01-19-2013 09:12 PM
With all of the changes that have taken place because of Multiplayer it's made solo beyond difficult. Factor in the useless AI partners who die and cannot respawn and you have no way to bring them back, enemies have flawless aim and can kill you in two hits while they can absorb multiple rockets or grenades. Rocket launchers for you have horrible accuracy and when you're being bombarded by shotgun fire, machine guns, and rocket launchers with perfect aim from the enemy it's completely unfair.
The shotgun range for enemies is ridiculous because it can fire the length of a football field, yet you as a player need at least four shots to kill them opposed to their two. The unbalancing is extreme, and if you're playing Mercenary then you are screwed. It's the last trophy I need and there is just no possible way when things are so hard this early on.
I can't even finish Harvest Season (3rd stage) because of the inept partner AI, no repair tool, barely any rift barrels and they only spawn during enemy attacks. Enemies can destroy a turret in one hit or land and destroy it.
I thought I would try to get the Platinum but I might as well shelve the game because there is just no way with all the changes. Campaign was hard before but now it is simply ridiculous.
The worst part is that the game is stuck like this since it's been abandoned outside of the last small hotfix. Nothing is ever done about the insane difficulty in the campaign or the ability to have a fighting chance.
That really sucks... I completed the game on Mercenary right after I got the game. Wasn't very hard at all.
They changed so many things with the gameplay from the launch until now and with all of the glitches it's made the cutscenes even worse with audio cutting out and skipping worse than before.
The first two stage chapters were fine but as soon as Seasonal Harvest gets midway it becomes sadistic. The same glitches that are in Prospector show up like not getting rift for killing enemies at all times as well.
It's hard when the AI does next to nothing to help you and they end up dead and there is no spawn beacon to bring them back, and there are no tools like the Grinder or Repair Tool or Repair Arm since the game restricts you.
What's even worse is how the enemies move faster than you and can track you flawlessly and you're in the red within one shot of a shotgun or pelted by machine gun. The rocket launcher accuracy is complete crap and the enemies can take more hits than you.
01-19-2013 09:28 PM
I thought we just had this discussion....
Again, this is not as hard as some make it.
You can overbuild by waiting to trigger the next wave of enemies. The AI is not smarter, just the weapons have some more punch to them and even LBI toned down the Grinder in the last mini patch since we talked about it a month ago.
You can still (with some patience) get all the rift you need to build up defenses and slow the enemy down and save what needs saving (and survive) till the next check point.
It takes maybe an hour or two longer than it did in May on Mercenary but it's mostly a waiting game for rift barrels to respawn.
01-20-2013 11:44 AM
I would just uninstall the patches and play it.
I was going to say that. If you are really having a hard time, just delete the patches and play offline until you're done