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Old 03-06-21, 17:48   #1
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This has probably been posted before, but I thought I'd post about it (to bring some fresh activity here, idk).

But is it just me, or is melee combat in this game RIDICULOUSLY overpowered? 3-4 hits with your climbing axe on any enemy, followed by a finisher (whatever they're called, when the white skull icon appears) and the enemy is dead. While hitting the enemy, he's stunned for long enough to not be able to hit you. No need to waste ammo, just rinse and repeat this.

Rise's Lara is on par with the Terminator in terms of strength.
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What difficulty mode do you play on? Single enemies are generally pretty easy to kill in the reboot games, but usually you encounter more than just one enemy. And on the harder difficulty modes, mainly using melee isn't really a viable option since other enemies will shoot at you when you're hitting someone.
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Reboot Lara swings her axe like a drunk with a piņata. I hope she gets some cleaner moves in the inevitable next reboot.
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Old 04-06-21, 07:18   #4
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What difficulty mode do you play on? Single enemies are generally pretty easy to kill in the reboot games, but usually you encounter more than just one enemy. And on the harder difficulty modes, mainly using melee isn't really a viable option since other enemies will shoot at you when you're hitting someone.
Extreme Survivor. Most of the time it is easier to use weapons, but especially in Kitezh I find it takes too much ammo to do so. It's much more efficient to melee attack them.

Combine this with the 1 free heal per combat enounter, plus the few seconds where Lara cannot take damage after healing (probably halfway through the game)? And you've got yourselves a melee terminator.

I've been thinking of doing a purely stealth / melee playthrough soon. Just got back into the game 2 days ago and finished it 100%, currently messing around with Lara's Nightmare on the hardest difficulty. Lack of proper melee combat here makes it harder lol.

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This has probably been posted before, but I thought I'd post about it (to bring some fresh activity here, idk).

But is it just me, or is melee combat in this game RIDICULOUSLY overpowered? 3-4 hits with your climbing axe on any enemy, followed by a finisher (whatever they're called, when the white skull icon appears) and the enemy is dead. While hitting the enemy, he's stunned for long enough to not be able to hit you. No need to waste ammo, just rinse and repeat this.

Rise's Lara is on par with the Terminator in terms of strength.
Yep.

When I got sick of the game I Just abused Bandages/the skill that restores you to full health instead of dying once a fight to sprint melee everyone because it's actually faster than trying to shoot them.
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Never liked the axe. Too brutal.
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