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Old 07-04-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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Best Playthrough Order

I hate using guides on my first playthrough, and my usual plan of attack on games is :

Hardest run first, no guides
Easy run for collectibles.

Anyway, was going to do the original Alice first, then hit a Nightmare/1 Hysteria run through, followed by an easy collectible run.

Thing is, how hard is Nightmare on your first run without having anything levelled up?

Or should I go for a Normal run/no guide followed by a Nightmare/1 Hysteria/Collectible Guide run?

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Old 07-05-2011, 01:38 AM   #2
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i followed more or less the same method (although i gave up on Alice 1 then came back to it after beating Alice 2 lol)

with the DLC dresses and weapons nightmare/no hysteria is pretty easy, i didnt have any trouble with it (and i typically avoid the hardest difficulties)

i also think its easier to the collectible run second, since you can load any checkpoint you dont have to do a solid run through, load a checkpoint, get what you need, then skip to the next checkpoint
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Easy or Normal - Collectibles / Weapon upgrades / No damage achievements / No Hysteria

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Nightmare - you should have upgraded weapons and health using new game+ - fly through the game not worrying about picking things up. This playthrough should be fairly quick compared to the first. It can get pretty mad. I tried nightmare and got to the second world but I was trying for collectibles to - I ended up restarting because you do end up dieing more than expected. If you are getting the dresses try it on first run. Otherwise I would really take advantage of fully upgraded weapons and health. Some parts can be pretty tough!
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:50 AM   #4
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i agree 100%... would be best to do an easy/normal first to get all of your upgrades unlocked for Nightmare. The extra health is very very useful.
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Cheers guys.

So does the DLC (original Alice) contain extra dresses ands stuff then?

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You know, once you complete the game on any difficulty, you are able to switch to the Classic dress which will regenerate health when shrinking. I used that dress for nightmare run through. Didn't cost me an extra cent...
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Thanks for that info NitNoid, I never knew that!

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I'm pretty sure that DLC is just the original game (which you access from the main game title menu). This DLC costs 160 points. It's the Weapons & Dresses Pack DLC.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:05 AM   #8
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Cheers guys.

So does the DLC (original Alice) contain extra dresses ands stuff then?
that would be a no... only Madness Returns has DLC content.
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either way, for $2 I'd have to say this is by far the most useful DLC that has come out in awhile.
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And now that the game price has dropped to $39 just after 2 weeks, its an even better deal!
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