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Old 11-18-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Worth Playing on Hard First?

I was wondering if it was worth playing on Hard mode first?

Apart from a couple of boss fights TR:Legend wasn't that difficult on hard so I was wondering what this one was like.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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yes do that, the game is very easy in the combatzones

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Old 11-22-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:45 PM   #4
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lol hard was a joke, did it with pistols och kicks:P worked for me=)
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:53 PM   #5
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I was wondering if it was worth playing on Hard mode first?

Apart from a couple of boss fights TR:Legend wasn't that difficult on hard so I was wondering what this one was like.
Absolutely play it on hard first. I found getting close and kicking and the one shot kill when you can. Anyway you do it is fine, it's not hard at all on hard setting. Took me two days to get 100% completion for everything, and I started on hard.
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:44 AM   #6
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For less headache, start with easy.

If you're going for the full 1,000 Gs, consider playing on easy first and getting all other achievements, especially the collectibles. Keep in mind the Treasure Hunting option is unlocked after you beat it, just in case you missed a collectible.

After you beat it on easy, all the collectibles (especially the relics) are still in your inventory. Having all 6 relics, your health bar is double from the start. Plus, you will already be familiar with all the puzzles and you can just breeze through the Master Survivalist difficulty. I ran past almost every enemy.

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Old 11-27-2008, 06:30 AM   #7
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If you're going for the full 1,000 Gs, consider playing on easy first and getting all other achievements, especially the collectibles.

After you beat it on easy, all the collectibles (especially the relics) are still in your inventory. Having all 6 relics, your health bar is double from the start. Plus, you will already be familiar with all the puzzles and you can just breeze through the Master Survivalist difficulty. I am.

Good luck with your 1,000 Gs.
Excellent point. Getting the relics ups your health, didn't know you could keep them like that.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:56 PM   #8
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I disagree with the suggestion to do it first on easy. The combat and the treasure collecting are pretty separate activities while you're going through the levels. On top of that beating the game unlocks a treasure hunting mode where you can select a stage and just walk through it. Even without a guide I breezed through the game, found most of the treasure, and all of the relics.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:10 PM   #9
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I just got the game today and im planning to play through on easy first, Get a feel for the game, Go "Collecting" and then move onto hard difficulty.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:12 AM   #10
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i started it on hard first and collecting only the relics. i'll get all the other stuff on my 2nd time round. that way i'll know wat i have to do and where i gotta go. so i'll take more time searching instead of solving puzzles.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:15 AM   #11
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If you're going for the full 1,000 Gs, consider playing on easy first and getting all other achievements, especially the collectibles.

After you beat it on easy, all the collectibles (especially the relics) are still in your inventory. Having all 6 relics, your health bar is double from the start. Plus, you will already be familiar with all the puzzles and you can just breeze through the Master Survivalist difficulty. I ran past almost every enemy.

Good luck with your 1,000 Gs.

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Old 12-06-2008, 03:07 AM   #12
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I'm going through on Hard first. I was really surprised how easy TRA and TRL were on Hard, and I did both of those on the Normal difficulty the first time.

I'll zip through again for any relics and treasures I missed, and hopefully with unlimited ammo if you get that as with other TR games.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:37 AM   #13
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Also keep in mind that this game is very generous with checkpoints. Go ahead and play on Master Survivalist. I am. I'm dying a lot (mainly from falling) and it doesn't even bother me.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:37 PM   #14
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Hard on this game is about the same as easy on any other game. Which is disappointing. But hey, makes for an easy 1000. Timewise, it only took about 8 hours for me to earn the entire gamerscore.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:43 AM   #15
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If you're going for the full 1,000 Gs, consider playing on easy first and getting all other achievements, especially the collectibles. Keep in mind the Treasure Hunting option is unlocked after you beat it, just in case you missed a collectible.

After you beat it on easy, all the collectibles (especially the relics) are still in your inventory. Having all 6 relics, your health bar is double from the start. Plus, you will already be familiar with all the puzzles and you can just breeze through the Master Survivalist difficulty. I ran past almost every enemy.

Good luck with your 1,000 Gs.

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I just beat the game on easy as you suggested....got every achievement except beating the game on hard obviously. So now how do I start a game on hard while keeping my relics for the extra health? The warning when I go to start new game scares me that I would lose my relics and thus extra health. Please let me know...thanks!
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:12 AM   #16
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I just beat the game on easy as you suggested....got every achievement except beating the game on hard obviously. So now how do I start a game on hard while keeping my relics for the extra health? The warning when I go to start new game scares me that I would lose my relics and thus extra health. Please let me know...thanks!
Well since nobody felt like answering my question I went ahead and started a new game. Just like I feared....the relics and treasures DID NOT carry over. Guide should be updated to say how you go about starting a game on hard once you have all the relics to take advantage of the maxed out health. Also it should be added to the guide that you might as well just play through on hard as it really is not that hard as stated before. I really wish I had done it in one playthrough. So if anybody is wondering....DO NOT START A NEW GAME if you want to follow what the guide says with two playthroughs. I have no idea how to carry over the relics or if you even can.

Sorry to bash on the guide a bit....everything else was a great help and thank you for that....but this really should be changed....
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:13 AM   #17
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I'm playing it on hard straight up and damn, this game is soooo easy! What were they thinking? It's like a babies game .

Getting all the collectables is still so easy. The only time I've died is when I've randomly fallen off ledges for no apparent reason .
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:14 PM   #18
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I didn't seem to see a big difference between easy normal and hard. The only problems you're going to come across are the puzzles and figuring out where the hell you gotta go. Enemies are no big deal.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:25 AM   #19
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:12 PM   #20
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even on hard it's easy ! the whole game is easy... got all achievments ! now waiting for the new tomb raider....
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:09 PM   #21
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On easy it took me 9-10 hours to do all collectibles (185!) and finish the game.

I got stuck a few times. Since there are NO level bosses and hardly ANY enemies I feel a chump to not start on hard, so I say definitely start on hard.

The final boss of TR Legend was too difficult for me to ever beat, but this game has no bosses at all, the whole game simply drives on collecting crap, a real shame.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:59 PM   #22
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game really ain't worth playing on easy or hard...just my opinion.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:53 PM   #23
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just play it on hard...no need to go through the game twice...just take your time for finding all relics and treasures (if you're into that)...if not, then it makes the game even faster for you to complete...
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:00 PM   #24
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Hard was a joke. The only thing hard about the game is the platforming, it's easy to die if you don't know where to go(or jump).
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #25
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Hard difficulty is pretty easy
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:18 AM   #26
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I started on hardest setting and it has been worth almost every death, heh. I know I won't have to restart the whole game to get one achievement and I've found out it has made me a better gamer.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:33 AM   #27
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I always play on easy first or normal just to enjoy a game and story. Then go thru hard. Whats wrong with doubling your gameplay. You paid for it might as well get the most time for your money.
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