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Old 01-31-2011, 02:41 AM   #1
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Hardcore Mode Saves Thread

Post ONLY the three save stations you used. Try to include how far along into a chapter and not just the chapter numbers themselves. No need to include the disc change checkpoint.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:56 AM   #2
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Oh I wish I could answer this. But no. Damn game froze at Ch 9 without dying or saving. Anyhow my saves were gonna be beginning of Ch 10, cause I hated the Ishimura. Then probably Ch 12(?) I think it is, right before the drill ride. And my last save probably on Ch 15, at the start, because that particular part gave me trouble on Normal.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:15 AM   #3
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Chapter 11, just before the Drill ride.
Chapter 13, just before facing the immortal necromorph.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:58 AM   #4
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Chapter 5 - After the cryo-rooms (Demo). @ 01:22:21 hours

Chapter 9 - After leaving Ellie & Stross in the tram, to check what is blocking the way. @ 03:30:58 hours

Chapter 13 - After the big door scene (Government Sector) when the Necromorphs overrun the soldiers in the entrance. @ 05:12:13 hours

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Old 01-31-2011, 05:02 AM   #5
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1. At the beginning of chapter 5.

2. Right before the hack to start the Drill in chapter 11.

3. The save before the Eye Poke Machine.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:52 AM   #8
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:54 PM   #9
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:26 PM   #11
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Chapter 5: save before final cutscene (1hr:37)
Chapter 8: somewhere in the middle, i had to go to class (3hr:15)
Chapter 12: right before drill ride (5hr:21)

total game time 6 hours 24 minutes
only upgraded RIG HP, STASIS, PLASMA CUTTER, & FORCE GUN (focused on Force Guns Alt Fire first)
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:20 AM   #12
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:25 AM   #13
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:34 AM   #14
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Only upgraded plasma cutter and force gun.
Yeah, that's the way to go!

By the way, I don't understand why so much people save before chapter 7, you have a special infinite checkpoint, so why saving your game just before???
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:44 AM   #15
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Yeah, that's the way to go!

By the way, I don't understand why so much people save before chapter 7, you have a special infinite checkpoint, so why saving your game just before???
Come on dude. Simple. Some people are NOT THAT SKILLED as you or just getting way to excited.
Same goes for me. I saved on Chapter V, cause after getting screwed the 2nd time, I told myself THIS IS THE LAST FUCKING TIME I'M GOING TO WATCH all the cutscenes and doing all the shit again.
I'd rather save before the Disc-Switch than risking all and dying right before Chapter VII.
Besides, IT WORKED JUST FINE, hehe.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:18 AM   #16
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Saved earlier than I wanted to cause my Xbox has been freezing.

Beginning of 4
Beginning of 8
End of 10

Yeah, definitely too early but I beat it so whatever. It worked.
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1. Chapter 10 Ishimura, before fighting the two Brutes

2. Chapter 11 Before entering the Exploration Mine and Drill Ride

3. Chapter 13 After fighting the final Brute, ride the elevator up and watch the Marker cutscene, then ride back down and save
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:43 AM   #18
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1. Chapter 5. Before the action sequence where the tripod jumps at you in the church.
2. Chapter 9. Before having to make your way through the processing plant.
3. Chapter 12. Right before the drill ride.

The last run after chapter 12 through the end of the game was a beast but I did it my first try without dying. Yay force gun
I was so nervous
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #19
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1. Beginning of Chapter 5 (where the demo started if i remember correctly)
2. Beginning of Chapter 10 (Just as you enter the Iishimura)
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:58 PM   #20
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:35 AM   #21
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ch.8 @ the save station right before the beginning of chapter 9
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:14 AM   #22
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Chapter 7, right before entering Tripod Elevator. after activating it.

Chapter 11, right before Big Elevator down to Drill that you ride on, after clearing rooms between save and elevator, and activating it.

Chapter 14, Last store & bench in game, after eye-poke and right after power node room recomended for infinite power node glitch

Made it to first save first try, second save took forever to get too, third save 3-4 tries (stupid laser spinning room with mini-marker in middle), end of game 2nd try.

I see a lot of people saved earlier than me, Don't, make it as far as possible before your first save, at least disc 2, only play when you know you have hours to spend, and only save before really hard parts. take your time, take breaks, and use stasis...a lot! Plasma cutter & Force gun FTW!
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:20 AM   #23
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Chapter 5 - After the cryo-rooms (Demo). @ 01:22:21 hours

Chapter 9 - After leaving Ellie & Stross in the tram, to check what is blocking the way. @ 03:30:58 hours

Chapter 13 - After the big door scene (Government Sector) when the Necromorphs overrun the soldiers in the entrance. @ 05:12:13 hours.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:37 AM   #24
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I haven't beat Hardcore yet but I'm already on my first save.

1. Chapter 5 - After Cryo-Room and just before the tripod + Pack encounter.

2. Chapter 13 - Right before Eye poke machine.

3. Chapter 15 - Right before the Final Boss fight.

I gotta say, Hardcore is easier than I anticipated, I haven't died yet....but that's probably because I haven't encounter any Black-Necromorph (or what I'd like to call, the Lightweight, Marathon, Juggernaut and Commando Necro) yet.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #25
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Exact same as me.
Hahaha, what a coincidence. Quite nice to read, that somebody used exact the same save points as me. ^^
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Chapter 5 (Beginning)
Chapter 9 (Beginning)
Chapter 12 (Before Drill Ride)

Mostly used these saves due to time and being tired. I would've liked to have pushed past 12, but didn't want to risk it, turns out, it was a cake walk, as was 13 up until the laser room. Unfortunately, as soon as I entered for the first time, Puker on ground hit me and slowed me, letting the laser kill me. So I guess it was a good thing I saved on 12, otherwise I would've been way further back.
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Ok just finished Hard Core. Great achievement, frustrating at times but well worth it in the end. My saves were:

1 - Chapter 7 - right at the end before the huge battle where they infinitely respawn until Ellie gets the door open.

2 - Chapter 11 - Beginning. This is a really quick chapter, basically all in 1 room other than the space section. I was relieved to have finished the Ishimura first time without dying so didnt wanna snuff it here and go all the way back to chapter 7

3 - Chapter 13 - The goold old standard just-before-the-eye machine save.

The end run was made somewhat more difficult by my ridiculous inventory management JUST prior to my last save. Just stocked up on ammo and nodes thinking that I was pretty much there and as soon as I clicked to spend my last 10k on a node I thought bollocks, didnt buy any health packs. Fail.

Anyway buggered if I was gonna replay from Chapter 11 to rectify that mess, so I just rambo'd it through the trench run and finished it on my third try from that final save.

So pleased to have that one in the bag.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #28
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Chapter 5 - after the Cryo rooms
Chapter 10 - Ishimura, in the control room with the elevator down to engineering before turning on the Centrifuge (everything, literally everything after that made me nervous!)
Chapter 13 - just before the circular room with red spinning lasers (those made me nervous too) and not far to go before the eye poke machine.

So worth the effort, so soooooooo worth it. So fun.

Victory over Hard Core has tasted like no other victory from any other game, it tastes like ....Chimay...
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Sooo happy I managed, didn't think I would
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:36 AM   #30
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