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View Poll Results: How many GS Points will you be going for in Bioshock: Infinite
1000 GS is the only option! must complete 100% 99 89.19%
850 GS will do fine for me. Those last two achievements are just silly 12 10.81%
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Who's stopping at 850 and who's going for 1000 GS

Afternoon all!

Yesterday I completed Bioshock on Hard and finished all the achievements that I intend to do (excepting DLC) and have 850 GS. Obviously the two I am avoiding is the two achievements for 1999 mode.

I'm all up for a challenge and going through on the hardest difficultly but to me that achievement just involves too much jibbing of the player as:

1. Its a constant balance between having enough money to get past possible deaths and spending money on upgrades

and

2. I really dont want to spend time going through the game to get bummed by the siren battle which was hard enough on Hard difficult. The difficultly isnt so much the problem as the game over part of the game.

I know people will say 'well the achievements aren't supposed to be easy' but to me this game mode goes a bit beyond challenging so I think I'll stick to having 850 rather than 1000 GS.

anyways, thats my thought and just thought I might do a bit of a survey to see how many other people intend to do all the achievements bar these two and how many are mad enough to go for 1000 GS!
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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From everything I have heard, 1999 is actually a bit easier than hard.

Not to mention there are several extremely useful threads in this form that look to make 1999 pretty damn easy.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Im going for all 1000, im actually excited about the challenge of 1999.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:23 AM   #4
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850 for now.
1000 later for sure.

I'm too much of a completionist to not get it or at least let it destroy me for months to come.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:30 AM   #5
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The thread title should more likely ask: "Who's stopping at 800?" Nobody's playing this on Hard. It's Easy, Normal or 1999 Mode.

But seriously I need to start my 1999 run, all mah friends done beat it already!
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:47 AM   #6
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why would anyone stop at 800-850??? the challenge of 1999 mixed with the beauty of the game is what makes this game! if you didn't do 1999 on your first run it should be easier on a second run since you know what's coming. don't leave this incomplete...it deserves a second and maybe 3rd run. even though I did 1999 first I still did a full second run. I had so much fun with the time I spent on bio inf...!
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Going for the 1000. Started my 1999 playthrough Wednesday; gotta grab all of the collectibles along the way as well.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:49 PM   #8
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850 GS will do fine for me ! (i'm more motivated by re-doing Bioshock 1 actually)
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:59 PM   #9
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Going for the full 1000 and currently doing my 1999 run right now. So far, not bad at all. I generally opt for close quarter combat with the bucking bronco/shotgun combo, and fall back on the carbine/sniper rifle in conjunction with possession for crowd control if overwhelmed. Absolutely in love with the game, and I think I might play through Bioshock 1 & 2 again, just for old-times sake.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #10
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1999 mode isn't as hard as it's made out to be. I doubt I'm as good at video games as most of the people who post on these forums, and I didn't struggle too much with the mode.
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I'm going for all 1000. I'm in the middle of my 1999 play through. I just fought the siren for the first time.
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I like to complete games. I got 1000 GS in this a few days ago.
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i'm not going for the 1000, i loved bioshock 1 & 2, but this one isn't what i expected of it.
i'm glad to have finished it, because i do not like the story (the other bioshock's, i wanted to play on and on, i didn't had that drive with this story), it's weird and got nothing to do with the other bioshock games, at least not yet, maybe it will make sense if the next bioshock comes.
but for now i dislike this storyline and i do think that the other bioshock's are definitely much better.
i think it is the same as with assasins creed, it is some sort of 2.5 version and not the real bioshock 3.
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Game was too easy i thought. So now i found a way to mod the difficulty on the pc to make it even harder.
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Afternoon all!

Yesterday I completed Bioshock on Hard and finished all the achievements that I intend to do (excepting DLC) and have 850 GS. Obviously the two I am avoiding is the two achievements for 1999 mode.

I'm all up for a challenge and going through on the hardest difficultly but to me that achievement just involves too much jibbing of the player as:

1. Its a constant balance between having enough money to get past possible deaths and spending money on upgrades

and

2. I really dont want to spend time going through the game to get bummed by the siren battle which was hard enough on Hard difficult. The difficultly isnt so much the problem as the game over part of the game.

I know people will say 'well the achievements aren't supposed to be easy' but to me this game mode goes a bit beyond challenging so I think I'll stick to having 850 rather than 1000 GS.

anyways, thats my thought and just thought I might do a bit of a survey to see how many other people intend to do all the achievements bar these two and how many are mad enough to go for 1000 GS!
Not gonna lie, I think the Siren battle will be easier on 1999. If you die on hard, she pretty much went back to full health and you were left with less ammo to kill her. On 1999 mode you at least reset from the beginning and still have full ammo to fight her.



As for stopping, I will eventually go back and get 100%, but I only rented it from Gamefly for now, so I stopped at 450 something. I'll pick the game up when I find a copy for $20-$30 and 100% it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #17
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There are some pretty good skips if some of you guys are having trouble. just saw a guy find one using the charge vigor.
I don't know if he'll make a vid as I just saw him find it live, but cuts out a good amount of fighting and a run in with a boy of silence
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Going for the full 1000. Anytime I'm only 1-2 cheevos away from 1000 I always go for it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:32 PM   #19
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I got the full 1000 back on Monday. 1999/Scavenger Hunt was not much of a challenge, it was easy for me.

Dead Space 2 hardcore was probably the toughest difficulty achievement I ever completed.
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Why stop? The game is super pussy easy even on 1999 mode. It's all about the prep; the right gear and the right vigors/weapons upgrades.

I will make a Hoborg certified text guide for that mode soon.
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850, im at 665 or something like that, missed some vigors and missed collectable. Since the game is shitty about letting you know where you missed them im not playing again
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1k (done) all the way. Completionist madness!

Oh and yeah starting a poll for this is a joke. I had my laughs when I checked the thread. Besides, it's the easiest Bioshock out there. 5/10 from me for the difficuty rating!
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Definitely going for the full 1000. I'm in the middle of my 1999 play-through now, so even if I have to play the game once more to clean up, it's no big deal for me.

Plus, I love the Bioshock franchise, so why would I give up with only one play-through and under 12 hours of game time? I'll also be doing the DLC when it's released because why the hell not? The more Bishock, the merrier!
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I already 1000ed this game. For those of you worried about 1999 mode, don't be. It isn't that hard. Granted it can be a bit dull as you won't want to stick your head out to shoot to often but it is a breeze. I actually never died. I did die once at the beginning of one fight just because I rushed out, stupidly forgetting there was a battle there but reloaded and beat it just fine.

There are a lot of helpful hints and tips around the threads and if you read those you will have no issues with the game.

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To anyone thinking of stopping at 850 please at least TRY 1999 mode, it's not hard and getting another 1000gs is always worth it.
I just finished got my 1000 tonight and loved the game, I went half the game on 1999 before I died at all and I actually did all the "Hand of the Prophet" parts better this time than on hard.

So yeah just try it, if you don't like it you can always just stop playing lol.
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I did 1999 and hard mode together so it's not that bad, just a little frustrating. Just take your time
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If 1999 was perma-death at any point throughout the game (with no checkpoints/respawns) THEN I could see this being considered a huge difficulty, simple fact is checkpoint system can be abused, and you get respawns aplenty if you manage your funds properly, and actually scavenge everything. This seems to be a lot easier than most people assume. I think it is just the "perma-death" and not using vending machines for ammo/health that is scaring some people. I haven't done it yet (this weekend sometime I will) but I can't imagine it is very hard.
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I think it is hilarious that everyone is saying 1999 mode is easier than the first two considering there are easy tricks to completing the first two on hard. To my knowledge, there isn't one for 1999 mode yet.
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I'm almost done with my hard playthrough and I think that I'll stick with my 850GS. The game was a total breeze until the second handyman, I'd say, and there's a solid difficulty increase from then... I know that I will get frustrated on 1999 mode, and I play video games to relax after work, not to be frustrated...
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