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Old 31-01-22, 17:12   #201
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I've actually done it twice and a third time but with saves. Its satisfying when you do manage it but the number of times I had to repeat it, even on the second, eventually successful, attempt was probably 20+.

The worst time to fail is when sprinting round the lava whilst finishing Willard off a couple of pistol rounds at a time and just misjudging the angle and slipping down into it.

There's another hardcore thing to try in that boss fight area and that is to get out without killing Willard. You can't complete the level if he's not dead but it is a tough challenge getting up the 'ladder' whilst he is stunned and into the nearest corner without getting hit.

The 'ladder' is very awkward because the block at the edge is only partially climbable. So you need to judge the point at which you shimmy off the 'ladder' along the platform very precisely.

The number of times you will mess up that shimmy and get hit by Willard's attack as you're climbing up will be in the 20+ region unless you're very lucky or very skillful.

I've read that it is possible to avoid the entire boss fight with Williard by jumping onto one of the ladders. I tried that and failed. So I used my Desert Eagles and went after the artifacts. I was able to save after each artifact without getting blasted by Willard. It's a challenging battle, running around in a circle, but I had the satisfaction of beating Willard in the end. I hope they keep this fight when they do the remake.


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Old 16-03-22, 22:41   #202
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Iím playing the PS1 version via Duckstation and I really love the colours and lighting over the PC version, despite it being frustratingly dark in spots. The upscaled visuals make it very close to the PC version. The save crystals arenít that bad after all, I have over half of the levels memorised now (India, Nevada and South Pacific) so I can get through most of those levels without having to save or saving just once per level so I have plenty of crystals for the rest of the game.

MADUBU GORGE CAN CHOKE HOWEVER. Seriously, f**k that level. The beautiful scenery and the spectacle of unplugging the giant plug to gain access to the level exit is a great moment but the kayak makes this level unbearable to play for me. Such a shame.

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Old 02-04-22, 13:51   #203
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Which is fine; you have to use the guns that you personally want to use. There are some people who won't use anything other than the pistols.
I used to do that a lot, but ultimately you should use what you got.
The boss battles often arenít that hard and require logistics.
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Old 02-04-22, 13:59   #204
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I can understand you skipping Lost City Of Tinnos; it's an absolute monster of a level, especially when it's your first time of doing the level. South Pacific is my least favourite section, Nevada is my favourite but I like London as well.
Tinnos might be my favourite of the bunch.
I like a good challenge.
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I’m playing the PS1 version via Duckstation and I really love the colours and lighting over the PC version, despite it being frustratingly dark in spots. The upscaled visuals make it very close to the PC version. The save crystals aren’t that bad after all, I have over half of the levels memorised now (India, Nevada and South Pacific) so I can get through most of those levels without having to save or saving just once per level so I have plenty of crystals for the rest of the game.

MADUBU GORGE CAN CHOKE HOWEVER. Seriously, f**k that level. The beautiful scenery and the spectacle of unplugging the giant plug to gain access to the level exit is a great moment but the kayak makes this level unbearable to play for me. Such a shame.
I'm great at steering with the kayak. And it takes a lot of practice for new TR gamers to learn how to use it.

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Old 03-04-22, 01:23   #206
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No idea TBH. For me the first time through, on PS, by pure accident I did the Nevada first and halfway through its first level I did something I'd been thinking about throughout India: using the all items cheat to get 50 extra save crystals.

I disciplined myself not to use any of the extra weapons and as all the weapons are taken away at the start of the next level it all worked out perfectly.

Still tough even with the extra save opportunities particularly if going for the secrets.

But since then it has always been Nevada first for me then you can get over the weapon loss ASAP.

I've occasionally played the South Sea Islands before London. That does make a bit more sense as regards the start of Antarctica because of the helicopter but it actually a bit ridiculous in terms of the distances involved.

Logically the South Seas would be the last chosen level before Antarctica simply because of the geographic location. Likewise doing London first makes more travel sense, coming back from India, with Nevada as the second level. Also London would be the place she find more information about what happened to the sailors from The Beagle after they returned to to GB.
The South Pacific levels are better played before the London section.
You might need those extra harpoons.
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Old 03-04-22, 13:48   #207
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I rarely use the harpoons except on the crocs and divers in Lud's Gate and there are plenty of those pickups if you've taken the long route through the museum and explored the underwater areas fully.

The logical story order is as I suggested: London, Nevada, South Seas and Antarctica but the game order intended does appear to be South Seas first as that's what the world map location choice starts with.
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Old 03-04-22, 17:02   #208
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I rarely use the harpoons except on the crocs and divers in Lud's Gate and there are plenty of those pickups if you've taken the long route through the museum and explored the underwater areas fully.

The logical story order is as I suggested: London, Nevada, South Seas and Antarctica but the game order intended does appear to be South Seas first as that's what the world map location choice starts with.
london first? i prob die in middle of the adventure if i does it. i prefer do like that: nevada,south pacific,london,antarctica
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As said I've always played Nevada first for the reason previously stated in the regard to the weapon loss but geographically and story-wise it makes more sense to play London first after coming back home to the UK from India.
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As said I've always played Nevada first for the reason previously stated in the regard to the weapon loss but geographically and story-wise it makes more sense to play London first after coming back home to the UK from India.
The thing what I like in the October 26, 1998 version & retail version of this game is that, you can select any type of order you want to travel to next from the world.
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