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Old 12-01-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
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Warning, Gene pods can glitch!

So I got all the way to the very end of level 8 and the LAST THREE gene pods for me had nothing in them. It instead opens the gene ability editing screne only with a blank screen instead of showing the gene map. I've tried clearing cache, uninstalling game, etc and nothing works. I'm going to have to replay the whole damn game from the beginning to get the last two achieves.

I think it may have something to do with exiting a gene pod before collecting both genes during one of the levels. I went back into that pod and made sure I collected the 2 genes, but maybe that's what glitched them I dunno, but I'm royally peeved right now.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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Ok so after replaying the entire game again, including playing levels 7 and 8 THREE more times because the glitch happened again and I was certain I knew why, I FINALLY got this game done.

Here's what causes the glitch: anytime you open a gene pod, if you ROTATE either of the two genes or EXIT the gene pod without picking up either gene or both genes, the game THINKS you picked them up. So, even though you can re-open that same gene pod immediately and pick up the missed gene or two that you left in it, there will be one less gene pod with genes in it at the end of the game. So if you open 3 pods without picking up the genes, even if you re-open them and grab the genes, the last 3 pods in level 8 WILL NOT have any genes. It just shows a blank screen where the little hexagons with genes in them are supposed to be. All you see is the red background but no genes.

My first time through the game I closed and reopened a gene pod in level 6 or 7 three times because I was trying to get it to give me different genes so I could max one of my abilities that I wanted and needed a certain gene. This caused the original glitch.

So I started back at ground zero with a new game and ran through as fast as I could, grabbing EVERY gene in EVERY pod. I made a copy of my save file after I finished level 6 since level 7 is such a long pain in the ass and thank god I did.

During level 7 I accidentally rotated a gene in one pod but I immediately picked it up without closing the pod. At the end of level 8 guess what? Yup, the LAST pod was empty.

So I deleted my save game and copied over the backup after level 6 I had made AGAIN, and this time during level eight my xbox froze while a pod was open. You guessed it, the last pod was empty again!!!

Finally, I copied over my backup again and ran through levels 7 and 8 without screwing it up or freezing while a gene pod was open. Wouldn't you know, the last pod was full and I finally 1k'd the game.

FYI -- from what I've seen in these multiple glitched playthroughs, the universal gene that can go all 6 directions appeared early in chapter 8 every time the game was glitched. The final run where I got the achievement, I didn't get the universal gene until the very last pod. So, if you see that gene early in chapter 8 odds are you're fubar'd (f'd up beyond all repair) and will have to start over.

This glitch needs to be added to the achievement guide as a warning.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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Hey I'm glad you figured out why it happened. I had the exact same thing happen to me and had to replay the entire game but luckily i managed to get it on my second play through, but it was very annoying. Not a very long game tho so not to bad once you get stuck in
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:40 PM   #4
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You should throw a warning at the top of your collectible guide Spyder so others don't run into this problem
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:20 PM   #5
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Yeah thats a good idea mate. I'll put a link to this post hopefully saving people some time.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:42 PM   #6
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I don't want to mess this up, but I'm slightly confused.

", if you ROTATE either of the two genes or EXIT the gene pod without picking up either gene or both genes, the game THINKS you picked them up."

Does this mean that you cannot rotate genes at all then?

Edit: Nevermind, read it wrong. Missed the "without picking up" part.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for the warning. About to put this in and make a start on it, will be extra careful.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:47 AM   #8
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Fortunately this glitch didn't happen to me.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:40 PM   #9
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It glitched for me, i hate this game anyway and this has made me hate it even more
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:18 AM   #10
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ffs the glitch happened to me. I dont want to do another playthrough of this terrible game.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:06 AM   #11
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happened to me for the very last pod. i didn't rotate any, nor did i neglect to pick one up. every level says i got them all except for the last level, which says i missed one pod. there's gotta be another reason for the glitch

Also, i read somewhere that the last one the game allows you to get is the all direction gene. my last one didn't have it

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Old 05-30-2011, 12:52 AM   #12
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glad this didnt happen to me
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:54 AM   #13
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Great job LifeExpectancy. Will save me a lot of pain for when I play this game
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #14
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ahhh for fucks sake... just had this happen with the very last pod of the game! I never closed any pods early and always collected all the genes!

I'm beyond pissed right now and really cant be arsed playing through the whole game again. What a terribly design flaw. Can't say I'm too surprised really...
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:09 PM   #15
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I got the universal gene in level 7, but still got all genes.
I never exited early.
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