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RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.

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The best part about how unsubtle the cannibals were is how Krest spends the entire time going "wow this is hosed" and "what was anyone actually expecting here"

Though the opening to the area essentially being the Metro swallowing up Artyom and the rest again and Miller's response to the obvious happening was also p good

e: It's still weird how little it matters that Miller's on two prosthetic legs, though you can hear them clank softly when he's in full dress through his boots.

RBA Starblade fucked around with this message at 17:23 on Aug 9, 2021

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madeintaipei
Jul 13, 2012



RBA Starblade posted:

e: It's still weird how little it matters that Miller's on two prosthetic legs, though you can hear them clank softly when he's in full dress through his boots.

I dunno. There was a US Army Ranger who lost one leg, then worked harder than a motherfucker to get back in the regiment and did so well he went out on ops again. IIRC, he used some hybrid of a blade leg and a more regular leg.

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


One of Britainís aces in WW2 had lost both his legs. He was less susceptible to blacking out in high g turns.

Xander77
Apr 6, 2009

Fuck it then. For another pit sandwich and some 'tater salad, I'll post a few more.





Dogen posted:

One of Britainís aces in WW2 had lost both his legs. He was less susceptible to blacking out in high g turns.
The relevant point of comparison here is
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksey_Maresyev

(Even leaving aside the real person, pretty every in the USSR would have read "The Story of a Real Man")

Cream-of-Plenty
Apr 21, 2010


RBA Starblade posted:

The best part about how unsubtle the cannibals were is how Krest spends the entire time going "wow this is hosed" and "what was anyone actually expecting here"

Though the opening to the area essentially being the Metro swallowing up Artyom and the rest again and Miller's response to the obvious happening was also p good

e: It's still weird how little it matters that Miller's on two prosthetic legs, though you can hear them clank softly when he's in full dress through his boots.

I like to think that the cannibal leader's VA was reading his lines and the director was like, "no, no, more evil" and they kept going back and forth like that for a while until the delivery was so over-the-top, preposterously mustache-twirling that it obliterated any opportunity for a surprise twist.

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

2 fast 2 Hanwei Practical XL Katana Unveiling


Krest is one of the the best characters in the game imo. Everyone else feels naive compared to him. His little side conversations are all really good.

Xander77
Apr 6, 2009

Fuck it then. For another pit sandwich and some 'tater salad, I'll post a few more.





Another chapter restart - the game thought I've killed the bandit who attacked me at the start of the desert chapter.

I did end up killing him and his friends when they showed up to make me an offer. Which resulted in the Baron retroactively realizing his observation post was "wiped out". Hope that doesn't mean a retroactive karma point deduction.

Showed up at a canyon where the bandits were discussing recruiting a particular slave leader. Decided to walk away and wait until nigh time - when I came back, all the bandits were gone. No one around except two dogs. Man, this game is easy to gently caress up.

Goddamn, it's so easy to kill yourself by falling down a 2 foot incline or just going down stairs.

Xander77 fucked around with this message at 17:03 on Aug 14, 2021

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006



Killing that guy actually forecloses a bad ending for the region, although I don't believe it affects Artyom's party.

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



As I recall in the Caspian you can kill members of the slavers all you want? But if you start killing the slaves forced to fight that is when things turn bad.

Cream-of-Plenty
Apr 21, 2010


Kibayasu posted:

As I recall in the Caspian you can kill members of the slavers all you want? But if you start killing the slaves forced to fight that is when things turn bad.

Yeah you can kill slavers and bandits as much as you want. Iím not too clear on whether itís kosher to kill the slaves(?) who are armed and will attack you (the ones who will call out to their masters, etc.) so Iíve typically erred on the side of caution and knocked them out when necessary.

Xander77
Apr 6, 2009

Fuck it then. For another pit sandwich and some 'tater salad, I'll post a few more.





Cream-of-Plenty posted:

Yeah you can kill slavers and bandits as much as you want. Iím not too clear on whether itís kosher to kill the slaves(?) who are armed and will attack you (the ones who will call out to their masters, etc.) so Iíve typically erred on the side of caution and knocked them out when necessary.
I was stealthy enough that I basically never saw hostile armed slaves.

Apparently no one ever bothered to make a stealth playthrough? Probably because stealth is forcibly broken so often. Is there even a way to sneak up on the Caspian tower sniper?

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.

Games Idiot Court Jester


Xander77 posted:

I was stealthy enough that I basically never saw hostile armed slaves.

Apparently no one ever bothered to make a stealth playthrough? Probably because stealth is forcibly broken so often. Is there even a way to sneak up on the Caspian tower sniper?

Anna just shot him for me halfway through trying lol

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006



It's easy to miss but the gangster whose car you steal and who tries to bargain with Artyom has a plan to replace the Baron with a lookalike. If you kill the Baron without killing either the gangster or the lookalike you unwittingly complete the hardest part of his plan for him. You will hear worse radio messages from the Caspian region as you head east if you miss killing both of them.

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.

Games Idiot Court Jester


I didn't know you could even get radio updates on the Aurora, I thought it was just the plot thing and some tunes

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006



They don't call you personally but you can overhear other people talking to each other. For example if you get the good ending of the Taiga level you pick up messages from bandits calling for help as the Children and the Pirates roll through them on their way out of the valley.

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

2 fast 2 Hanwei Practical XL Katana Unveiling


Anyone know if the Ranger hardcore trophy will pop if you do it on NG+? I think I might have asked this a long time ago and forgot.

Xander77
Apr 6, 2009

Fuck it then. For another pit sandwich and some 'tater salad, I'll post a few more.





Miller is being the oldest of the metro old men, consistently taking his time on stairs and escalators, much to my frustration. Speedrunners hate this one trick.

Xander77 fucked around with this message at 20:50 on Aug 15, 2021

blackguy32
Oct 1, 2005

Say, do you know how to do the walk?

Xander77 posted:

Miller is being the oldest of the metro old men, consistently taking his time on stairs and escalators, much to my frustration. Speedrunners hate this one trick.

Nevermind I guess you found the rail gun.

The Dead city is great at having the classic metro feel but it's such a slog.

OhFunny
Jun 26, 2013

EXTREMELY PISSED AT THE DNC


Decided this will be the next game to cross off my backlog now that I have a new GPU.

On one hand I feel really smart and cool taking down a whole building non-lethally and mostly unseen.

On the other I feel like an idiot after spending way to much time looking for a railway switch after hooking the railer to the passenger car when there wasnít one.

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Mr Shiny Pants
Nov 12, 2012


OhFunny posted:

Decided this will be the next game to cross off my backlog now that I have a new GPU.

On one hand I feel really smart and cool taking down a whole building non-lethally and mostly unseen.

On the other I feel like an idiot after spending way to much time looking for a railway switch after hooking the railer to the passenger car when there wasnít one.

The game is awesome.

There is a switch though, just a bit farther up the track.

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