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Old 02-24-2011, 01:14 AM   #91
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Chapter 9 - before room full of stalkers.
Chapter 11 - before lift and drill
Chapter 13 - before eyepoke machine.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:07 PM   #92
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Chapter 5 - Before the Tripod in the Church. Waste of a save. Never died from here until Chapter 9.

Chapter 9 - After the Stalker & Guardian room, before the Tripod nest. Another wasted save. Died before this point once then after getting this far and saving I didn't die until Chapter 13.

Chapter 13 - Before the laser centrifuge. So glad I saved here since I died immediately by forgetting about a puker when trying to run between rooms. Only died at the eye poke machine once after that then it was hello Hard Core achievement

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:29 PM   #93
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At the end of 5 - Before you talk to Dania
Beginning of 10 - before the two brute fights in the long hallway
Chapter 13 - After the soldiers get overrun by the Necromorphs
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:31 PM   #94
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At the beginning of these chapters
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:06 PM   #95
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if anyone thinks they are screwed with their saves and want to restart, DONT QUIT YET! these were my saves.
4 and 7 in the middle about of each chapter then the very beginning of chapter 11 when the number comes up in the lower corner.
I was playing all night and little sleep on my days off so knowing what was ahead I didnt want to mess up and return to those chapters so thats why I saved at crappy spots ;p after dieing a few times after chapter 11 I got some rest then came back and did it in one try.
my heart was pumping so fast near the end even for awhile after I beat the game ;p
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:22 PM   #96
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Chapter 13 before the eyepoke machine, no deaths.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:02 PM   #97
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is it true that there is a free save point when you switch to disc 2 ?
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:50 PM   #98
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is it true that there is a free save point when you switch to disc 2 ?
No, it's a check point, yet when you die and it asks you to restart at last check point say yes or you'll have to start all the way from disc one
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:50 PM   #99
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Chapter 5 - In the blue room with the bench and store where you have to move the three hanging magnet thingies in front of the save terminal.
Chapter 9 - Right before the tripods where you have to blow up the tentacles.
Chapter 13 - Just before you say bye bye to Ellie in the gunship.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #100
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Talking My Saves on Hardcore

1) End of Chapter 7 - When leaving the captain's quarters before the freefall. (I wanted to save before the unpredictable freefall and I never died to utilize the imfamous disc change checkpoint and, quite frankly, I was afraid to use it in case it didn't work.)

2) Middle of Chapter 10 - On the Ishimura, after activating the centrifuge, before getting on the tram to the medical center. (I had a pretty good stew going and didn't want to risk dying a cheap death by screaming exploders at the medical center hack.)

3) Middle of Chapter 13 - Before the centrifuge machine. (I wanted to save before the eye poke machine, so why not save before the sketchy centrifuge part and the run through the red rooms to fight the last brute--glad I saved there too because I died about four times between that save and Chapter 14.)
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:10 PM   #101
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... Save 1: Mid way through Chapter 5. (I lost my nerve and couldn't face the prospect of a senseless death and restart)

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Old 03-01-2011, 01:47 AM   #102
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1st: Beginning of Ch. 5
2nd: Beginning of Ch. 9
3rd: Beginning of Ch. 12

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Old 03-05-2011, 11:56 PM   #103
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My saves were

5 Before the church scene with the tripod, after the cyro rooms
9 after the tram ride with ellie
13 government sector riot wall with the power core pull out

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Old 03-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #104
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Chapter 8 - beginning of chapter next to the store
Chapter 13 - right after you send Ellie away, next to the elevator that takes you down to the drill crash site
Chapter 15 - the store/bench/save room right before you go outside to run the gauntlet to the marker.

Hilarious that I let Tiedemann kill me because I wasn't tapping fast enough. No biggie, that's the only section I have to complete now.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:28 PM   #105
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Chapter 9 - just before the stalkers
just after the drill ride
just after the eye poke machine
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #106
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Chap. 3 - before u go upside down with the train scene

Chap. 9 - the beginning of Chap. nine

Chap. 12 - before drill ride; only died once because I timed running lasers wrong.

For boss fight I took 7 pieces of health (med. & small), force gun that was not fully upgraded. Only upgraded for damage 2 or 3 times and had adv. suit that gave 25 slot inventory. Almost upgraded cutter but was four nodes shy. Shot the heart or what ever its called with the cutter it only took 2 clips to end fight. Used force gun on bratty kids and boss lady. I never really moved or ran around. She always came straight to me. Its finally over now I can grow my hair back again.

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:10 PM   #107
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chapter 10 before the double brute hallway

chapter 13 before the spinning laser room

chapter 15 right before the boss fight

I blasted through this yesterday super easy if you guys need tips msg me
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:17 PM   #108
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1. Chapter 7 right after you get off the elevator
2. Chapter 10 right before the fight with the two brutes
3. Chapter 13 right at the beginning of the chapter.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:16 PM   #109
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1. Chapter 5 before the gunship/tormentor cutscene
2. Chapter 10 before the double brute hallway
3. Chapter 13 before spinning lasers

Some people managed to brave the majority of the first 7 chapters without dying, I died twice trying mine and both were before chapter 7 so for those like me I recommend saving here. The last few chaoters are fairly easy I bought as many nodes a spossible had a fully upgraded FG and a near upgraded plasma cutter up until the last store and bench.

I then respeced the plasma cutter and force gun and fully upgraded the contact beam and partially upgraded force gun for the last run (contact beam's special stasis area attack is a god-send) and then annihalated the final boss.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:55 PM   #110
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Chapter 9: Very beginning... I always seem to get sucked out that window.
Chapter 13: After sending Ellie away.
Chapter 13: Before Eye poke machine.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:48 PM   #111
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Today ,I finally did it on the Hardcore.Fuuuuuu.

Chapter 5 - after cryo-rooms.
Chapter 10 - Ishimura ,before two Brutes.
Chapter 13 - after Ellie send out.

Plasma Cutter - upgrade to the max
Line gun - upgrade only primary shots and capacity + wide
Plasma rifle - upgrade only primary fire and capacity
I used Patrol Seeker rifle from DLC Severed for first , then (Chapter 13) Hacker contact beam from DS: Ignition (upgrade secondary fire to the max and primary fire only capacity and charge)
...of course RIG was half upgraded and Stasis to the max.

Patrol suits armor whole time from Severed DLC.

It was hard especialy on the chapter 15 (near the Marker, Regenator on the back and too many aggresive necros), but now I am done and finally get good dreams
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:12 PM   #112
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HOORAY, I've finally finished!!

This was quite daunting, especially since it took me about 5 tries to make it to my first save point... "Issac, heeeellllooooooo Issac." SHUT UP NICOLE!

1. At the beginning of chapter 5.
2. Near the end of chapter 9.
3. Chapter 13, just after getting into the Earth Gov sector and letting the Necros in.

13 to the end actually wasn't too bad. 14 and 15 were a breeze with the fully upgraded Force gun!

Thanks to DreamDevice's hardcore tips, totally invaluable!

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:36 PM   #113
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Chapter 5 - before the cryo rooms.
Chapter 9 - before the Tripod nest.
Chapter 12 - before the drill ride.

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Old 04-21-2011, 06:25 PM   #114
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is it true u get a free save when u change from disc 1 to 2 ?
and should i buy any dlc ? what should i do tips ?
if u want to help me abit send me a chat to talk me threw
where should i save ?
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:53 AM   #115
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Ch 5 right before bulletstorm cut scene
Ch 9 beginnning; had a tough time with 8
Ch 13 after Ellie cut scene

Would have saved last save until later in 13 but didn't want to risk progress. Had a tough time in 14 with stupid deaths...
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:27 PM   #116
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First save - Beginning of chapter 4

For me the hardest part was getting past the train part. After this it was pretty easy up to my save. I didn't want to risk seeing the opening scene and train again so I saved early.

Second save - Just before the zero gravity part on chapter 8

The more the game went on the easier it seemed to get though my confidence led to a cheap death deep into chapter 9 so I decided to save before the zero gravity bit as it made me nervous flying through the machinery.

Third save - Just before the drill ride on chapter 12

As I said before the more I played the more confident I was especially now that I had a fully upgraded forcegun and plenty of dollars rolling in so ammo was never an issue nor were health packs as I had accumulated quite alot and rarely got hit. By the end I had almost 40 at the beginning of chapter 14. I never had to buy a health pack so all my money went into nodes and force gun ammo.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:40 PM   #117
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First: Chapter 12 before Drill
Second: Chapter 13 before Eye Machine
Third: Chapter 15 before Boss

I have yet to defeat the boss. But need some sleep now. Will try again tomorrow . Was a breeze so far, apart from the boss^^

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Old 05-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #118
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Just before the fight after you've fixed the solar panels, after finishing the Ishimura, and before the laser trap in the Government section.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:35 PM   #119
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So, what I am going to do it take the responses to this thread (as best as I can, I may make a mistake or accidentally miss a response), aggregate them together, crunch the numbers and figure, and find what save instances have the biggest population.

I count 75 suggestions so far. I'll first calculate the chapters used the most, and then break that down further. I didn't round up, took whole numbers only. Again, responses are from this thread only, and no other threads or sites.

If someone wants to expand on it with standard deviations, and bell curves and what not, please do!

Game Breakdown

Save 01

Chapter 01: x 01 (01%)
Chapter 02: x 01 (01%)
Chapter 03: x 03 (04%)
Chapter 04: x 07 (09%)
Chapter 05: x 38 (50%)
Chapter 06: x 04 (05%)
Chapter 07: x 07 (09%)
Chapter 08: x 03 (04%)
Chapter 09: x 05 (06%)
Chapter 10: x 02 (02%)
Chapter 11: x 03 (04%)
Chapter 12: x 01 (01%)

So first save should be somewhere in Chapter 5 based on general consensus (and a rather large margin I might add).

Save 02

Chapter 07: x 03 (04%)
Chapter 08: x 09 (12%)
Chapter 09: x 22 (29%)
Chapter 10: x 16 (21%)
Chapter 11: x 13 (17%)
Chapter 12: x 02 (02%)
Chapter 13: x 10 (13%)

The major seems to be for Chapter 9, with the second majority wanting to stick it out to chapter 10. I'll note them both.

Save 03

Chapter 10: x 01 (01%)
Chapter 11: x 05 (06%)
Chapter 12: x 11 (14%)
Chapter 13: x 43 (57%)
Chapter 14: x 06 (08%)
Chapter 15: x 09 (12%)

The overwhelming majority is the final save should be in chapter 13.

Chapter Breakdown

Note, i am going by individual descriptions and trying to infer as best as I can. If some of the responses or synonymous, that's my bad since I don't know the game 100% of when something happens. Also, some responses

Chapter 5

I had 34 worthwhile responses.

Before Diana Dies: x 11
Beginning: x 07
After to Cryo Rooms: x 06
Before the Cryo Rooms: x 04
Before the Tormentor: x04
Before Being Dragged into the chapel: x 01
Before final cutscene: x 01

Biggest repose is before the girl who is playing you like a fiddle, dies. Of note, the chick who voice acts Diana is bloody gorgeous.

Chapter 09

Start of Chapter: x 11
Before the Stalkers/Tripod Nest: x 08
After Ellie and Stross in the Tram: x 02
Before the Processing Plant: x 01

Most seemed to prefer the start of the chapter, but quite a few waited until the stalker/tripod area. Many responses seemed to convey killing the stalkers, backtracking, saving, and then going to the tripods.

Chapter 13

Before the eye poke machine: x 18
After the soldiers are overran: x 06
Beginning: x 06
After sending Ellie off: x 02
Before facing the immortal necromorph: x 01

I had a crappy time with the eye poke machine on casual!

So there we go, my attempt to aggregate the responses to see where the majority of saves were placed. So now, let's see if I can take these metrics and do it myself!
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:51 PM   #120
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Just take into account, if you can get to the end of the first disc without saving, like myself, the game automatically checkpoints you when you switch discs. So ideally you get 4 saves with this method. But, the game won't save when you swap discs, so you need to have made one save before switching off your console.
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