- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 19 
- Approximate amount of time to 1000
: 3-6 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 4
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: N/A
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: NoIntroduction:
Set in the alternative historical setting of 1897 Angelic Empire of Britannia, your contract will order you to eliminate the source of the unnatural fog enveloping the Berelai Manor. Discover the secrets of the estate, as you look for answers among the violent inhabitants. A strange and repelling madness took hold of the servants roaming the halls, and they will attack on sight, for their madness is one rooted in a deeper understanding of cosmic insignificance. To repel the maddening horrors, your Iaito cane, and Waltham A9 hand canon will aid you. To mend your injuries your Vitae concoctions will offer healing. Beware, whatever unearthly events have transpired, your sanity will be tested as the truth unfolds in this hungry all-consuming Fog.Step 1: Insanity + Optional Boss + Ending B
Step 2: New Game Plus + Ending D
On your first playthrough, you're going to want to do what I'd consider a full run - we are going to kill everything and go fully insane. The way the "insanity" goes is that it increases slightly with each death you have and a bunch more by getting a "blessing" from a priest (which turns out to be the exact opposite). Going fully insane is an achievement of its own, but also unlocks the area where the optional boss is located. We want to kill all the bosses (versus sparing their lives) so we can get as much Vitae as possible to purchase more Yth stones, which we will turn into more healing syringes and upgrades for our weapon. This will set us up nicely for the NG+ run - for reference, I got to 15 syringes and then put everything else into damage, and never upgraded my gun or stamina.
I would suggest using this video
to find the quickest routes to each of the bosses. You can explore the rest of the mansion if you'd like or if you want to kill more butlers for upgrade stones, but otherwise all you need to do to complete the story is kill the five bosses in the video.
Once you have beaten the game, make sure you choose to start NG+ and on this run we will be going for a second ending where we will kill all the knights (to get more Vitae and more Yth stones and more weapon upgrades), but spare the King at the end.Step 3: Ending A&C
After beating the game once, you unlock the ability to play as the knights, the four bosses you fight in the game. Using the boss that can make clones of himself makes the game a joke, and you should be able to finish these two playthroughs in about 15 minutes total. Sadly, NG+ is broken when using this boss and he gets stuck in the tutorial area or I would have suggested using him for that achievement, but it's easy enough with the default character. Same goes for going insane. He can't earn Vitae and thus can't purchase blessings, so that's why we have to do the optional boss with the normal character.Step 4: Survival Modes
Once again, the unlocked clone boss will be our friend here. You can dominate both survival modes with him and get those achievements easily.Conclusion:
Skautfold is apparently a series with multiple games, but this is the first on Xbox. It plays like a souls-like as far as the combat goes, but it's much simpler with a small map and only five required bosses to kill. Even on your first playthrough, you could easily do it in and hour or two, then considerably less when using the secret boss character. You could of course explore the entire map, read all the lore, and max out your stats - but that's not our goal here at XBA, now is it? Anyway, it's fun enough for the time and price.