Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Gunsmith, 10 Dec 2009.
The tunnel has taken me to a control room, inside i see an alien at a console operating some machiniery to my left, I've got enough battery in the suit to go in for the kill.
"imma gonna eatcha little fisheyyy"
I max melee him in the face when another alien comes outta nowhere and ive got a fight on my hands, he hits me but i grab him at the same time, i quickly kill him and sit to let the suit patch me up, man that was absolutley terrifying.
I leave the control room and into a massive tunning with force fields in, theres another small tunnel like pit that runs underneath them that i can use to get past them fields, i just hope theres nothing down there.
there isnt, but the force fields extend down here as well, they look like they are on a timer so i wait for the first field to dissapear before heading past, an alien sits in the chamber above but because there is no roof overmy head he can see into this small tunnel im in, i use a piece of the level to block LOS and recharge. I gotta wait for this second field to dissapear before i can move.
Second field down, I head on through as another alien dives into this small tunnel im in, he pays no attention to me and races off, I slide on cautious slipping in and out of cloak. 3rd field blocking my path. I wait in cloak for it to dissapear before heading on through.
third field down. I head in and cloak, nothing in here but to head upwards, I stop and hid in the rocks to recharge before heading towards what looks like a door, I head in and start picking up speed. its a transport tunnel or something...we're getting faster
GONADS IN THE LIGHTNING!
...IN THE LIGHTNING..
...IN THE RAIN!
it throws me into a room, before i can figure out where I am the inertia carries me into another transport tunnel
oh ffs here we go again
I'm out, and actually feeling dizzy I spot something in the distance, looks interesting, I cautious approach.
hmm looks like a schematic of the cave, that wierd yellow vien seems to run right through it.
something catches my eye, looks like a window, lets go take a looksey
holy ****!, theres loads of them!, it looks like an invasion force, either that or a zerg rush.
**** it im outta here, I turn to head back when aliens start swarming into the chamber im in, great,
I tag all i can see and watch thier movement patterns.
whilst i have done this entire level using only my fists before, here im not risking it, i load the FY with Incindiary and open up in short controlled bursts whilst dodging around,
did you know that if you if you try to run sideways you'll boost in that direction, its cool for dodging swooping attacks but consumes a hell of a lot of battery
one gets a little too close for his own comfort, one strangling coming right up
oh yeah, grenades are like missiles in zero G
All dead, now to find a way outta here. ive 100 inciediery rounds left, I want to save them for the next level. I approach the holo schiematic again when I spot several chambers with stuff inside, I take a laser aiming module and another mag of incindery ammo. laser sights are incredibly usefull for this and the next few levels of which i'll explain later.
it looks like the door at the back is the way out, only one more room to clear before we are outta here, lets go.
The door opens and im in another chamber, theres a wierd hologram infront of me, with every second a piece of it dissapears
ok this doesnt look good...
**** its a timer! theres a door at the end of the room, i put the speed on and race for it!
I get near the end when everything goes dark, I dive into cloak and wait, the lights come on and suddenly everything comes to life, theres aliens around me and the big ones look like they're going through a start up sequence, I've got 3 aliens near me and little choise but to kill them.
I take the one out before cloaking down into the depth, the last two appear above me so i take them down quickly with incindiery, they're dead and an alarm goes off, 2 more come into the other end of the chamber, im not going all the way over there, i'll shoot them from here.
I forget to turn fraps on but manage to take them down anyway, another alarm goes off, this time 3 enter, i tag them before watching thier movements
I start opening fire taking them down one by one, another alarm goes off and several more come in, I'm on edge but im not too bothered tho, I'm sitting by the door leading out of the level and this chamber is time based you just need to hold them off for around 5 mins,
remember you can sit in cloak idle for 3 mins on a full battery.
sure enough given time the door opens and im ejected into the next level: PARADISE LOST.
moar. seeing gabe is so fat he delayed ep3 i want more pretty crysis pictures and narrative.
kingred you scare me
08 PARADISE LOST
Paradise Lost: 0.1
I float on out by another door when gravity kicks in, I get back to my feet as the door in front opens and I can see daylight, the vulture v-tol is waiting for me. I hear something behind me, as I turn around to see waht it is im suddenly caught in a blast and blown out onto the mountain, using max strength I cling on as alien carriers swoop out and batter Vulture
what the hell is that. it looks like a spider! whatever it was it just hit me and ive fallen down the rockface. I get back on my feet, the place is a mess.
Paradise Lost: 0.2
nice and icy, stricklands on the horn and wants a "no ********" assessment, i cant give him one. he wants me to make my way down the mountain and to see if i can find a platoon of marines that he sent up here, i head off making my way down the mountain.
the thing that knocked me down in the intro is what i call a spider, they often will leap in the air and lunge for you often resulting in an insta-death, as you make your way down the mountain the large alien carriers will drop groups of 4 for you to fight off, if you are fast and abuse the speed function of the suit you can avoid every fight on your way down to the marine platoon.
To abuse it you need to pull off max speed leaps, you'll carry your speed through the air and the suit will recharge, the only down side is the landing is often hard and you can injure yourself, by switching to ARMOR before the landing you can cushion some of the damage.
Paradise Lost: 0.3
I race down the hill and past a smashed crate, theres an area ahead which a carrier will drop 4 spiders. I speed leap my way over the boulders.
take an immidiate right and drop through this tree and race down the slope.
never let the suit run into its secondary battery when speed leaping, the lack of power will not save you for the landing + you'll move around 20% slower when in reserve. At this point another carrier should drop off 2 more spiders, again I race past not stopping to let it deliver its cargo.
Paradise Lost: 0.4
Another alien playpen with un-delivered spiders, I leap over the rocks and down the passage to right and past a burning jeep.
Found Stricklands marines, they put on a bit of an icy reception for me /dives for safety.
Paradise Lost: 0.5
Balls, a carrier has dropped a load of spiders on top of me, just as one is about to leap and kill me it's suddenly shot out the air!
...and man is he pissed!
Ok you convinced me , I bought it.
Paradise Lost: 0.6
I raid the container for a scar and a load of ammo before equipping the scar with a laser sight, laser sights are invaluble for taking on the alien horde here for several reasons, the ice has frozen all the glass in your sights making it difficult to aim with them and secondly, the aliens are fast, you dont have time to take aim and fire so i'll be running around in speed mode mostly, they're ice shard attacks have a slow tragectory making them fairly easy to dodge, just gotta watch out for them when they start jumping around.
with the SCAR equipped I race out and start shooting.
several waves make a nice shooting audience.
Paradise Lost: 0.7
Prophet informs me that his suit is damaged and cant regulate tempurature properly, he's burning his suits battery in an attempt to keep warm, if he doesnt get to heat source soon to let his suit recharge he'll freeze to death, he's carrying an awesome alien weapon that fires ice shards which he gives to me before seeking refuge in the weapons container, tbh its actually ****, I'd rather stick to my SCAR and FY, another wave of spiders decend.
time to nut up or shut up.
when they start thier jumping ****, just backpedal or sidestep, watch out when side stepping though as they do track your movments a little.
oi where are you going?!
come back here and take your "f*ck you" like a man!
Paradise Lost: 0.8
With the horde dead; a damaged carrier slams into the rockrace ahead of us carving a passage for us to escape, on the way out we're pinned by a barrage of carrier ice fire.
the carrier loses interest when it cant find us and leaves, beyond the encouter is some burning wreakage, prophet moves in and starts to recharge his suit.
"COVER ME NOMAD, WHILE I REGENERATE!"
dude I killed everything 5 mins ago while you were shitting snow cones in the container, get a move on.
Paradise Lost 0.9
With Prophet's suit back at 100 we head off searching for another heat source.
looks like the village got fubar'd pretty bad, inside i see a heate source for Prophet. as we move in I hear carriers incoming.
looks like they're not carrying spiders but they sure as hell arent pleased to see us. I start taking them down using an overturned skip for cover.
oh yeah, i forgot to mention, when you shoot carriers and spiders down they'll explode after a short time, dont be near them when they do go up or your as good as dead.
Lost Paradise: 1.0
2 down and I'm running low on ammo, I raid one of the trucks for FY rifles. more incoming, tagging them makes this a hell of a lot easier as im fighting inside a hole almost making visibility and tracking quite tough.
oh for gods sake, DIE ALREADY!
Paradise Lost: 1.1
2 more down, I raid the other truck for ammo and find a nice suprise in the back of the truck
COOR, a rocket launcher! lets prep and play!
slinging the RL over my shoulder i dive out the truck and play in the snow waiting for hte chance to unleash my dissaproval at the carrier. Looks like that was the last one.
we leave the area via the north
Paradise Lost 1.2
I spot more spiders in the distance, I got 2 rockets left, might as well play with them, i get the one but theres 2 more to deal with, fine, we backpedal through the canyon firing away as they come towards us.
Paradise Lost: 1.2
another heat source for Prophet, his whining is starting to annoy me.
with him back at 100 we head on.
Paradise Lost: 1.3
Just ahead theres a bridge with a frozen river beneath it, a carrier drops off another 3 spiders for us to play with, lucky i still got some grenades left. a clean and well timed lob and all 3 are taken down.
Paradise Lost: 1.4
Ahead is a downed chopper and another heat source for prophet, just as we leave the gound starts shaking,
oh my god!
what the **** is that?!
with stern words Prophet advices we leave, ****ing aye to that!
Paradise Lost 1.5
we race through the remaints of a battle between the allied and KPA forces, I raid SCAR ammo off the fallen allied troops before racing out of the ice sphere with Prophet and into EXODUS
go go go!
I need to see the culmination of this. Just started an ironman run of Far Cry to see how punishing it is. First level down. I don't have the patience to Fraps and report everything like you, though.
This has just inspired me to reinstall Crysis and give it another go...
make sure you play it on Delta
There is no other difficulty setting, only immersion-breaking assists.
tbh even Delta isnt hard enough for me, I once did a run through where i rebound my reload key to my weapon drop key,
i do like warheads AI but the pacing and sheer loony amounts of ammo just ruin it. :/
Always thought this game prehaps suffers for it's graphics. People seem to just write it off as just pretty graphics without realising how there are dozens of different approaches to each mission in the game. (Well the first 3/4 anyway)
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