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** Official Returnal Thread **

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Vengance, 4 May 2021.

  1. Digital X

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2013

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    Location: Kent.

    Made it to level 5 on Adrenaline last night, my heart was pounding.

    Anyone getting Alien vs Predator vibes on the first biome? specifcially the underground pyramid? It feels so alike.

    Oh, and regarding those large stone gates with treasure behind them:

    Look around the immediate vicinity for a yellow light usually on a wall, aim your gun it will red and then shoot. This will unlock the game
     
  2. nantucket66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,031

    This is my bug bear, loving the challenge but I'm half way through a run from late last night and my 7 year old son is desperate for a bit of gaming time with his dad this afternoon.....loving It Takes Two as it happens!
     
  3. ricky1981

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jun 2003

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    Location: New Zealand

    Grind some weapon traits, nearly all of the guns are viable and most end up feeling a touch overpowered once you get 3-4 decent traits. Only one I can't get on with is the shotgun, it's okay with the narrow spread trait but pretty useless otherwise.

    Hallowseeker and pylon are both very good with some decent traits.
     
  4. Digital X

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Kent.

    I had a shotgun or something that shot a straight projectile but had shotgun like spread bullets as well, what was that? I love that one.
     
  5. Vengance

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2006

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    Was it leaving behind red pylons that electrocuted? Or just straight damage?
     
  6. Digital X

    Sgarrista

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    Just straight damage, it wasn't upgraded much, if at all. If I get around to playing it later I'll take a screenshot.

    It looks like (going by the IGN Wiki) the spitmaw blaster with a huge straight shooting projectile.
     
  7. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

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    Sounds like a Spitmaw with Slugshot.
     
  8. hyperseven

    Sgarrista

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    Location: M28

    Don't think we will see a sequel as dropped to 15th place in the UK charts after a week of release, 84% drop.
     
  9. Digital X

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Kent.

    Sounds like it Plainsong. Great fun to use.
     
  10. mmj_uk

    Caporegime

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    People aren't going to take a risk on a £70 game, the developers have shot themselves in the foot really.

    I guess we'll see if it lingers in the charts when it reaches £40 or thereabouts.

    Why buy Returnal which is an unknown quantity for £70 when RE Village is released a week later for £45 in some places.
     
  11. Mobius 1

    Capodecina

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    Boxed charts. Doesn’t include digital/PSN downloads.
     
  12. Vengance

    Hitman

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    I don’t think a sequel was ever on the cards. Hopefully they’ll work on something new.
     
  13. hyperseven

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    It's the only chart data we have access to as digital sales data is not released and the UK is one of/the only country that has any usable data.

    PS+ incoming :cry:
     
    Last edited: 10 May 2021
  14. D3K

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Nov 2014

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    Yeah traits seem to be key. The mark II traits I've been unlocking, as well as the new ones make a world of difference. And tbh it's a nice side venture while getting mauled over and over again. Feels like some kind of progression.
     
  15. Plainsong

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    Boss 3 down first run. I had so much integrity, protection and max proficiency that he barely touched me. Fun! :)
     
  16. Wilko_Dog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Feb 2014

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    Location: North West England

    Accidentally picked up a parasite yesterday as it said greatly improves integrity but I failed to read the small print as it also greatly increased cool down for melee and dash :( got killed before I could find an item to remove it! I had the hollowseeker with the waves trait as well that seems to melt everything.

    Is it possible to skip the first biome and go straight to 2nd one and perform well in it? Last few cycles I’ve died in the first biome just trying to collect some items and maybe a revive before going back to 2. Is that what everyone else does?
     
  17. Plainsong

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    You'll get a random item at the start of the next biome which will level your weapon enough to be able to take out the enemies there so you can pretty much go straight there if you can live with low health. I like to farm the early biomes quickly before moving on. In non lock down rooms you don't have to kill everything you can just move on. Most enemies won't travel through doors. The teleporting Groots do though!
     
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  18. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

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    Boss 4 done. No health items or astronaut. On the same run as above. Jesus.
     
  19. Wilko_Dog

    Wise Guy

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    Nice ! I’ve just done boss 2 had my astronaut but didn’t even need it on the 2nd boss, I have a 10 star hollowseaker though and one of the traits does damage over time it was really powerful for the 2nd biome, such a good game this.
     
  20. nantucket66

    Wise Guy

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    Boss 1 finally down, ironically in the end it was fairly straightforward, I had a large integrity vial and an astronaut and didn't need to use either.

    Onwards and upwards!