Gaming Returnal (PS5) - 30th April 2021 (MC: 86 from 81 reviews)

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I'll have to check. Somethings definitely not adding up....
You need to make sure that the house in both Biome 1 and 4 isn't showing a red porch light. If it's red, you can enter and play another sequence. Then restart cycle, return until it stops being red. I'm not sure if you can get different sequences in 1 and 4 so I'd definitely check both just to be sure.
 

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Did another run to get the real ending yesterday evening and I decided to do the Biome 4 boss again along the way. That might be one of the greatest boss fight experiences in any game. The main organ theme playing through the entire Biome 4 and getting louder when you approach the tower, the way the music crescendos while you are climbing up towards it and becomes deafeningly loud at the top and then seeing the boss itself. When you realize the significance of the music it only adds to what an emotional journey that is. A stunning fight as well. Housemarque have crafted a masterpiece here.
 

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Agreed mate, found a house segment there too so hopefully that's enough.
 

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Even after completing the entire game several times and fighting bosses and elite enemies over and over again, Biome 3 drones are still by far my most feared enemies. They are absurd. At least when you're getting into a Malformed Severed or Malformed Typhonoid fight, you know what to expect. Drones though, they spawn constantly and swarm you, they shoot a barrage of fast rockets with insane tracking that are basically impossible to dodge - a single dodge is not enough and your dodge cooldown is too long for another timely dodge - and also do obscene amounts of damage. It doesn't help that the attack is virtually impossible to see coming, unless you're not shooting them. They don't have tons of health but they don't go down super fast either.

They're the only enemies in the game I'd consider legitimately broken.
 

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Even after completing the entire game several times and fighting bosses and elite enemies over and over again, Biome 3 drones are still by far my most feared enemies. They are absurd. At least when you're getting into a Malformed Severed or Malformed Typhonoid fight, you know what to expect. Drones though, they spawn constantly and swarm you, they shoot a barrage of fast rockets with insane tracking that are basically impossible to dodge - a single dodge is not enough and your dodge cooldown is too long for another timely dodge - and also do obscene amounts of damage. It doesn't help that the attack is virtually impossible to see coming, unless you're not shooting them. They don't have tons of health but they don't go down super fast either.

They're the only enemies in the game I'd consider legitimately broken.
Think I agree. Enter the room and see them and it's pretty much:

 

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Even after completing the entire game several times and fighting bosses and elite enemies over and over again, Biome 3 drones are still by far my most feared enemies. They are absurd. At least when you're getting into a Malformed Severed or Malformed Typhonoid fight, you know what to expect. Drones though, they spawn constantly and swarm you, they shoot a barrage of fast rockets with insane tracking that are basically impossible to dodge - a single dodge is not enough and your dodge cooldown is too long for another timely dodge - and also do obscene amounts of damage. It doesn't help that the attack is virtually impossible to see coming, unless you're not shooting them. They don't have tons of health but they don't go down super fast either.

They're the only enemies in the game I'd consider legitimately broken.
Yeah I wouldn’t disagree with that; they were awfully annoying in Biome 3 and 5. As you say pretty much impossible to dodge, I always had to hide behind a pillar or a wall which always felt like cheating.
 
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Yeah I wouldn’t disagree with that; they were awful annoying him Biome 3 and 5. As you say pretty much impossible to dodge, I always had to hide behind a pillar or a wall which always felt like cheating.
I don't even think it's cheating. Sometimes you peek out to look as it feels clear and you get 5-6 rockets in the face..
 

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Yeah I wouldn’t disagree with that; they were awfully annoying in Biome 3 and 5. As you say pretty much impossible to dodge, I always had to hide behind a pillar or a wall which always felt like cheating.
For some reason they never annoy me in Biome 5, I don't know why. It feels like their tracking is a lot less severe, or perhaps the rockets have less splash damage. Anyway, got the first 3 biome surveys done, now missing a single xenoglyph in each biome of Act 3, along with two more scout logs.