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Prav
Oct 29, 2011



Snidesworth posted:

Just finished what I assume to be the penultimate mission. How in the world are you meant to beat it without killing anyone? I managed it for a few segments, but there are some bits where it seems impossible, especially given how KOd guards wake up much faster than civilians.

the main thing is that someone you're carrying won't wake up. between using that to remove problem guards and create breathing room, distracting with kuma and rocks/powder you can slip by some really tricky stuff. if you hate yourself i think you can also reset the sleep timer by picking someone up and putting them down again, but i don't think this is necessary to beat the challenge and it's certainly not fun to micromanage.

make getting a kimono your number one priority, it makes life way, way easier for the obvious reasons.

i actually found the first part of the level to be the toughest, mostly because of the first samurai.

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Prav
Oct 29, 2011



if you beat up a civilian without alerting them they'll just go hide in a house after they wake up. it's not nice but hey i've got a mission to complete here

getting spotted by a civilian isn't the end of the world either since it doesn't raise an alarm on its own, most samurai just tell them to gently caress off, and regular guards are dumb as hell so picking them off while they're searching the area is often possible

Prav fucked around with this message at Dec 15, 2016 around 14:01

Prav
Oct 29, 2011



also this is the best puzzle game i've played in a good while

Prav
Oct 29, 2011



Snidesworth posted:

Has anyone tried hardcore difficulty? Does it require you to change the way you play, or just reduce the margin for error drastically?

i've done two missions (2 and 11) on hardcore now and so far the difference isn't massive. you get spotted ~2x as fast so you have to actually respect view cones and can't do cheeky stuff like stab someone right at the edge of the cone and be done before you're spotted

Prav
Oct 29, 2011



Kuma is great and i recommend using him a lot. A tanuki! Are you hungry? -- last words of a lot of pixelmen

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