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Old 08-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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Cool My opinion/rant on formidable difficulty

...specially NOT on Formidable difficulty!!
Like wow!! even on level 2, you can get one hit and die!! lol and the convoy get hit so quick!! if you don't rush out and kill the tanks+turrets quickly!
Some levels are also BIG JOKES on formidable!! and NO!! it doesn't make everything a "walk on the cake" even after you upgrade to the max!! how could it be that easy, if they can kill you in ONE hit!! yes!! 1 missile/laser/bullet,etc can kill you in ONE HIT!! (NO protective shield,NO extra life bar,etc)

The HARDEST is not even Ultimo!! some of the earlier levels are really really frustrating!! I beat Ultimo on formidable first, then start from level 1 and just random (you don't have to do the level in sequence to pop out the "formidable" achievement, as long as you finish 1 level in FULL,you will get it.

Yes,of course Ultimo is really TOUGH,due to it's camera and control,but once you get used to it (after so many tries!!), you'll figure out how to beat him! but on Formidable, ONE swipe of his tentacle hand and/or laser and/or his GIANT stomp (outside) plus the tentacle and/or the core sidekicks (inside) hit you ONCE , you'd die INSTANTLY!! lol it's HARD!! really HARD!! and frustrating!! earlier levels on formidable are also bloody HARD!!

Lucky we all have A saviour in a form of ..... yes you guess it!! "CHECKPOINTS" !!! phew !! lol just don't mash the red button just after you died, coz i did it by mistake and had to go back to checkpoint 1 on Ultimo and i smashed my controller!! like aarrgghh lol

Anyway, I'm doing the last 130G now for Normal & Formidable difficulties.
Just have to do formidable as they're all stacked up,down to the last 4 levels.

In conclusion, Yes it's easy to get 870G or even 900G (with normal difficulty)
but to get the last 100G for formidable difficulty is a TOTAL NIGHTMARE!! lol
yes! even with all upgrades,you'd still die with ONE HIT!! well not all of them, but most of them!!

Worth a rent for 870G or 900G absolutely!! but NOT that easy for full 1000G.

it's a decent & FUN game!! i agree! regardless of the crappy drawn-graphic!!
haven't played the 1st one,but many said its camera is even a NIGHTMARE! lol

UPDATE 1: Right!! 5,6,7 formidable done!! just one more level!! level 4!! then
hopefully 130G will pop out to round off the 1000G !!

UPDATE 2: YES! YES! YES!! Persistence pays!!!! finally got my last 130G to
make it FULL 1000G !! woo hoo!!!!! 100G for Formidable and 30G
for normal (stacked)
another FULL 1000G game to make it 18!!!

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Old 08-05-2010, 03:03 PM   #2
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At least there are checkpoints. In the first one you die and you have to restart the entire level. It made the end bosses a blast on formidable.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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At least there are checkpoints. In the first one you die and you have to restart the entire level. It made the end bosses a blast on formidable.
oh have you 1K'ed it? these formidable levels 4,5,6,7 really pissed me off now I'm renting it, have to return it quickly lol all the upgrades are USELESS if most of them can kill you in 1 HIT, right ? p.s. I've done the last Ultimo Boss, took me more than 2 hours to figured it out lol oh well ...
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oh have you 1K'ed it? these formidable levels 4,5,6,7 really pissed me off now I'm renting it, have to return it quickly lol all the upgrades are USELESS if most of them can kill you in 1 HIT, right ? p.s. I've done the last Ultimo Boss, took me more than 2 hours to figured it out lol oh well ...
I got the 1000 on the first one but I haven't played the second one yet.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:21 PM   #5
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I got the 1000 on the first one but I haven't played the second one yet.
Oh i got the 1st one somewhere, but never really explored it lol you should try the 2nd one!! it's pretty FUN! amidst the POOR drawn-graphic!!
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:01 PM   #6
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I am having a horrid time on level 7 on formidable. The one where you have to escort the arminger. Ive maxed my upgrades for both Iron man and War Machine. I'm using 2 mini guns on ultimate module and missles with the rest for War Machine. Should i be using iron man instead?


What is the strategy on beating this level. On easy, it was a cake. I am so stuck. Should i stay and hide behind the arminger or just attack like crazy cuz when I run wild, I get blasted fast.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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I am having a horrid time on level 7 on formidable. The one where you have to escort the arminger. Ive maxed my upgrades for both Iron man and War Machine. I'm using 2 mini guns on ultimate module and missles with the rest for War Machine. Should i be using iron man instead?


What is the strategy on beating this level. On easy, it was a cake. I am so stuck. Should i stay and hide behind the arminger or just attack like crazy cuz when I run wild, I get blasted fast.
Glad you ask! I'm here to try to answer any question re: IM2
Yes! as my 1st post said you can get 870G simply on easy (grinding for "X" weapon kills, Max upgrades and basically buy everything achievements).
But for "Formidable" you don't really need any fancy "weapon combos" and/or module.
I use 2 lasers on each side,rocket launcher and homing missiles for Iron Man and 2 Mini Guns on each side,rocket launcher and homing missiles for War Machine.
I use ALL with piercing ammunition and ULTIMATE module.
I just found out today, if you use "Ultimate IM" costume, somehow you don't get killed as quick as you would do with any other IM costume! and it moves slightly quicker.

Ok so you got 2 more levels to beat, 7 and 8 (Ultimo)?
Here's my strategy for 7:
first,quickly use your rocket launcher to blast closest turrets (I think only 2-3 turrets).

secondly, don't move/fly too fast!! move slowly and kill them one-by-one, as with many other games, if you move too quick, all the enemies would start to swarm and suffocate you!!

BEWARE of the "yellow bullet" turrets !! as those are the most dangerous ones to one-hit kill you! just stay back and/or down and let the arminger kill them (you just help it occasionally by firing the homing and rocket) with RB (target button) from the distance (get closer if your bullets dont hit them, obviously! but with extra care!, the closer you get to them,the more probability you get killed by 1 hit!

PAY ATTENTION when it starts to spread the yellow bullet/missile then decend/dash down or dodge/dash left/right.

TRY to get used using the D-Pad Down for the arminger to target more than one turrets,first use your RB button to target them then HOLD D-Pad down while you move the camera around with Right stick to the ones you want it to shoot.

Don't worry if the arminger gets critical hit, you can simply repair it (get closer and hit B repeatedly) (I only repaired it ONCE, so I can't tell you/not sure if it works second,third time repairs).

There are 3 or 4 checkpoints, so actually this level is NOT as difficult as the ones that you have to beat the mini bosses earlier.

You will start from checkpoint 2,3 or 4 as you progress, so DON'T accidentally mash the red button then green! (like I did with Ultimo CP3!! I had to restart from CP1!!

Just do it slowly, if you keep dying (like me yesterday on level 4!!) just take a break!! play it again later/tomorrow! it HELPS! trust me! I almost gave up! but I finally got full 1000G with some "rest" and "persistency"

For 'Formidable" you really don't need any fancy weapon/module/ammunition combos, just follow my set, then you should be fine (can't be bothered to test each combo with each type of enemies anyway lol)

Good Luck! Any more question, just ask! while my mind is still fresh from finishing this game today! before i forget later! lol

NOTE: Don't try to fly faster/run wild and gone shooting berserk toward the turrets!!
You will die with just ONE hit! lol!! trust me! been there done that! sneak and kill them one-by-one! just like splinter cell/MGS/Hit Man style

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Old 08-05-2010, 06:37 PM   #8
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Yea, thanks for the help and adivce. Im exactly in the same boat you were in. Im at 830gs. Just need to finish on formidable and stack with normal playthrough. I was about to return it to gamefly yesterday until my friend said, "hey lemme try to beat ultimo and not get hit". luckily he got it within the first try so that motivated me to continue to achieve 1k. I will try your methods. I get over anxious and i put myself in dumb situations to get beat. Wish me luck!
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Yea, thanks for the help and adivce. Im exactly in the same boat you were in. Im at 830gs. Just need to finish on formidable and stack with normal playthrough. I was about to return it to gamefly yesterday until my friend said, "hey lemme try to beat ultimo and not get hit". luckily he got it within the first try so that motivated me to continue to achieve 1k. I will try your methods. I get over anxious and i put myself in dumb situations to get beat. Wish me luck!
Hey, sorry I just edited some of my post earlier re: helping you with Level 7 (there are some additional tricks)

Have you done last level (8-ultimo)? I did it first immediately from headquarter choose option change to formidable. It took me prolly more than 2 hours!!

It's hard but once you know the pattern/know what you have to do, it's actually not impossible. it's a combination of luck and skill hehehe
just hope it doesn't swipe you with its tentacle arm and you dont get stomped or lasered! then it should be fine! Good Luck, I'm also renting it, have to return it tomorrow, been pretty unmotivated to play it,but once i got hooked, i couldnt stop lol

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Old 08-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #10
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Oh i got the 1st one somewhere, but never really explored it lol you should try the 2nd one!! it's pretty FUN! amidst the POOR drawn-graphic!!
going from IM1 to IM2 is like going from GTA4 to Big Bumpin

seriously, what were they thinking?!
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:34 PM   #11
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To be honest , iron man 2 isnt a really good game. most people think its kinda lame , well some bits r cool . but most are lame. .
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:54 PM   #12
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:26 AM   #13
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No one listen to this scrub. This game is extremely easy and is a really quick 1000 you should be able to get 1000 in about 7-8 hours. How this guy has 42,000GS surprises me because if you think this is a nightmare then games like Riddick and Ninja Gaiden are impossible for you.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:26 AM   #14
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I hope this thread was a joke. I just dd this game in around 8 hours of game play and probably died about 7 times on formidable. It was SO easy with max upgrades. Nobody listen to the original poster if you are thinking about getting the game. Trust the guide.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:29 PM   #15
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i got 1k this morning
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This game is extremely easy.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:00 PM   #17
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I probably died about 2-3 times total on all levels exept 8 where I CAN NOT FUCKING DO IT!!! I'm at the second stage of the indoor bit and I kill him then his drones come and I can kill them but when he comes back he always fucks me over! I will do it today but this mission is not easy.
I wish it had more checkpoints

EDIT: Haha did it first try after I posted this lol. What I was doing wrong was that when I was indoor I was using duel lasers. You need the lock on missle launcher and laser, makes it much easier. Wish I knew thsi before and i'd have saved myself half an hour lol.

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Changed your thread title

Creating a thread with the title you had, will scare off gamers into thinking the game might be a difficult 1000. Please refrain from using such eye-catching phrases when really it was just a rant. I completed the game on that difficulty with no problems at all, as have tons of people. But because it's an opinion, you need to keep it as such in your thread titles instead of suggesting the game is harder than it really is, especially when you did it eventually. Next time please keep your threads open for opinion/discussion, instead of using it to vent. Send me a PM if you disagree with my decision, and I'll discuss it with you that way.
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