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

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It’s funny because I absolutely can’t stand the Electropylon. Not sure I have it enough time mind you. I was pretty boring in that I just enjoyed the carbines and shotguns. Towards endgame the Hollowseekers become really strong with afew attachment unlocks.
It's so insanely OP when you unlock the traits on it.

I can see people not necessarily enjoying the play style of the two guns I like though. They're very much AoE, persistent damage over time weapons so you do less shooting and more running and hiding.
 

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It's so insanely OP when you unlock the traits on it.

I can see people not necessarily enjoying the play style of the two guns I like though. They're very much AoE, persistent damage over time weapons so you do less shooting and more running and hiding.
Yeh I didn’t like the lack of control when I tried it and ended up dying. I just prefer manoeuvring killing one, repositioning etc. It’s cool the game offers options though.
 
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Yeh I didn’t like the lack of control when I tried it and ended up dying. I just prefer manoeuvring liking one, repositioning etc. It’s cool the game offers options though.
It really is. They cater for a lot of different play styles. It's an extremely good game. I just hope they add save support eventually because it really limits how much I play it during the week.
 

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It really is. They cater for a lot of different play styles. It's an extremely good game. I just hope they add save support eventually because it really limits how much I play it during the week.
Yeh at the moment I’m struggling to find yeh motivation to jump in and finish act 3. If they added some form of save I would probably finish it properly.
 

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I thought you'd finished it?
I finished act 2 as in killed all the bosses and got through all the biomes. After you do that you have to pick up a sun fragment in each biome which is kind of a random spawn. I think I have either 2 or 3 of the star pieces but as yet can’t find the motivation to find the others. Once you have them all you unlock a final house sequence I believe and then you finish act 3.
 

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It's so insanely OP when you unlock the traits on it.

I can see people not necessarily enjoying the play style of the two guns I like though. They're very much AoE, persistent damage over time weapons so you do less shooting and more running and hiding.
Yeah it’s a fun weapon - especially when you can fire several pylons at once. Probably my favourite weapon to play with now.
 

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I finished act 2 as in killed all the bosses and got through all the biomes. After you do that you have to pick up a sun fragment in each biome which is kind of a random spawn. I think I have either 2 or 3 of the star pieces but as yet can’t find the motivation to find the others. Once you have them all you unlock a final house sequence I believe and then you finish act 3.
I still think I'm a fair ways away from that yet.

When I get to play it for a few hours at weekend I tend to make real progress but then runs during the week tend to always end in failure.
 

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I still think I'm a fair ways away from that yet.

When I get to play it for a few hours at weekend I tend to make real progress but then runs during the week tend to always end in failure.
Yeh I still think I kind of lucked out completely act 2 so quickly. I basically completed it in 2 major 3 hour sittings. One massive run from 1-3 and another from 4-6 without dying. Once you get a certain level of health, Astro naught, healing items etc, you can actually tackle and beat most of the bosses first time.
 

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Yeah it’s a fun weapon - especially when you can fire several pylons at once. Probably my favourite weapon to play with now.
Hands down my favourite, which I think is to my detriment because I always pick it up.

Last night I made a conscious effort to ignore it and try different weapons. I ended up doing a challenge room in Biome 1 with a Spitmaw, took loads of damage and was basically game over, then one of the enemies dropped the Pylon. I grabbed it because I figured the run was practically over. Ended up steamrolling everything and getting to Biome 3 based solely on having a Pylon. Problem is in my experience it's shit against the drones.
 

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Yeh I still think I kind of lucked out completely act 2 so quickly. I basically completed it in 2 major 3 hour sittings. One massive run from 1-3 and another from 4-6 without dying. Once you get a certain level of health, Astro naught, healing items etc, you can actually tackle and beat most of the bosses first time.
I had a run last night where I was basically impervious to damage due to the artefacts I picked up. Then hubris got the better of me in Biome 3 and I got overwhelmed and killed.

Pretty sure if I'd concentrated that was THE run that would have cleared the game.
 

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Hands down my favourite, which I think is to my detriment because I always pick it up.

Last night I made a conscious effort to ignore it and try different weapons. I ended up doing a challenge room in Biome 1 with a Spitmaw, took loads of damage and was basically game over, then one of the enemies dropped the Pylon. I grabbed it because I figured the run was practically over. Ended up steamrolling everything and getting to Biome 3 based solely on having a Pylon. Problem is in my experience it's shit against the drones.
Yeah unless you’re very accurate it can be difficult with drones and other flying enemies, but then you can always create a trap for them so they fly into the pylons rather than you having to hit them directly. That gets more difficult in open spaces though.

I have been trying to pick up different weapons and unlock all the different traits, rather than just sticking to the same one. Spitmaw is very good at close range with certain traits!
 

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Just got two more scout logs to find (one in Biome 1, one in Biome 3) and about 4 cyphers across the first 3 biomes to have fully surveyed everything. Seems to be taking an age though :(
 

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Just got two more scout logs to find (one in Biome 1, one in Biome 3) and about 4 cyphers across the first 3 biomes to have fully surveyed everything. Seems to be taking an age though :(
Fair play for going for the Platinum. It looks a serious grind. Would be a hell of a good one to have though.
 

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Fair play for going for the Platinum. It looks a serious grind. Would be a hell of a good one to have though.
The problem I have is that my trophy for finishing Act 1 hasn’t unlocked - despite completing it several times now. So if I do end up getting all the other trophies I may just have to back up my save then delete it from the console so I can start a new game, then just do Act 1 again and hope it unlocks :lol:
 

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The problem I have is that my trophy for finishing Act 1 hasn’t unlocked - despite completing it several times now. So if I do end up getting all the other trophies I may just have to back up my save then delete it from the console so I can start a new game, then just do Act 1 again and hope it unlocks :lol:
Yeh that’s really annoying. Would have thought they’d have patched the trophy issues by now really.
 

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Finally got the scout logs I needed. Biome 1,4,5 and 6 fully surveyed now. Just need 4 cyphers across biomes 2 and 3.