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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2017, 06:01:45 PM »
THIS GAME IS SO FUCKING GOOD OMG.

I shelved Zelda to play this that's how fucking good it is.
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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2017, 09:51:36 PM »
Super stoked for the March 17th Steam release since I won't be able to play it console.

Had a scare they wouldn't release it on Steam in my country, but that was recently debunked! Would love to get a switch port though, but uh, doesn't seem too likely?

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« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2017, 10:16:38 PM »
I grabbed the PC version too.  Hope it isn't a shit port!

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« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2017, 10:47:02 PM »
I grabbed the PC version too.  Hope it isn't a shit port!

Squenix ports have generally been at least alright, as have the PC versions of Platinum's games, so I wouldn't expect there to be any major issues.
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« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2017, 04:40:43 AM »
Still can't preorder NieR here, and they've region locked the Steam NieR page, so that page doesn't work for me (it shows up in Google search though). I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm guessing there's a reason why Japan can't preorder it yet, and why they seem to be releasing it separately on Steam. Have this happened before, aside from Biohazard/RE?

http://support.jp.square-enix.com/faqarticle.php?id=13421&la=0&kid=76161&ret=faqtop&c=4&sc=0
Square's FAQ specifically says Windows Steam version, and has the same release date as the one on Steam. I was hoping to grab some preorder bonuses, but that doesn't seem like it's happening. :'(

At this point I'll be happy if I get to play it at all!

If they censor 2B's crotch in the JPN release, I will rage.

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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2017, 04:51:45 AM »
This is my first Taro game that I finish with all the routes but man, it feels like torture porn with the shit that happens in route C-D.

The game is strangely uplifting while being depressing as fuck, even in the end.

Soma is still the better depressing existential tale about robots in video games

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« Reply #66 on: March 13, 2017, 09:56:14 PM »
Aw yiss, NieR is finally up for pre-order here on Steam, but then I realized I can't afford it because of the Switch. lol
Perhaps it's time to cancel my WoW subscription. Either way I'll play it sooner or later I hope, I'm just glad it's on PC!

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« Reply #67 on: March 13, 2017, 10:05:36 PM »
Then cancel your switch, save you plenty of money
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« Reply #68 on: March 13, 2017, 11:14:31 PM »
Been considering selling it after I finish Zelda, but might change my mind later. ┐(~`)┌

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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #69 on: March 13, 2017, 11:15:33 PM »
Gonna need a review of the PC version before I jump on it.

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« Reply #70 on: March 13, 2017, 11:27:03 PM »
I got Ending K, lol.

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ate a mackerel and died; thanks a lot, Jackass-san  :'(
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« Reply #71 on: March 14, 2017, 05:57:36 PM »
The 2.5D fight in the forest castle against
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2A
was way harder than it needed to be since the characters blended into the scenery and I couldn't tell which one I was controlling. Ugh.
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« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2017, 07:15:05 PM »
The 2.5D fight in the forest castle against
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2A
was way harder than it needed to be since the characters blended into the scenery and I couldn't tell which one I was controlling. Ugh.

Adjust your brightness as it is not going to be any easier in later parts.

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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #73 on: March 14, 2017, 07:21:31 PM »
I just finished the Forest Castle, game is so freaking good. Platinum Gods. :lawd
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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2017, 11:33:33 PM »
"I'll kick the shit out of thee!"

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« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2017, 04:36:00 PM »
I just finished the Forest Castle, game is so freaking good. Platinum Gods. :lawd

Just an advice: you are close to the point of no return. Must sub quest are going to be locked for a while after this.

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« Reply #76 on: March 15, 2017, 05:21:04 PM »
I just finished the Forest Castle, game is so freaking good. Platinum Gods. :lawd

Just an advice: you are close to the point of no return. Must sub quest are going to be locked for a while after this.

Too late.  :lol

It's okay, I'm not really worried about 100%ing it right now. I'm just moving the main story along and knocking out the sub-quests that I come across and look fun. There are a few that I tried and ended up just giving up on, like Jackass's Challenge and Speed Star. So far I'm still super pleased with the way everything is going. I finished Route A this afternoon.

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2B is such a good oneechan to 9S. :uguu
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« Reply #77 on: March 15, 2017, 06:37:02 PM »
now I'm all like

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« Reply #78 on: March 15, 2017, 07:33:09 PM »
I may have broken the game.  :'(

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In 9S's route, when 2B wakes up, the game plays back all the fiddling around in the option menus that you did as 2B at the first of the game. It's a cute scene, BUT...I got a text or something when I was playing that scene for the first and I left the game running and the system ended up going to sleep before I came back to it. Now that I'm replaying the scene as 9S, the menu is just going nuts, flipping through a single option repeatedly, endlessly. I've let it set for about 10 minutes so far and it's still stuck on this screen and it won't let me skip it. I feel like this says something about robots, AI, and folly of assigning meaning to our lives or something.  :doge

n/m, it finally worked itself out
« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 07:39:15 PM by Joe Molotov »
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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2017, 10:19:10 PM »
I just finished the Forest Castle, game is so freaking good. Platinum Gods. :lawd

Just an advice: you are close to the point of no return. Must sub quest are going to be locked for a while after this.

I think I'm at the point of no return

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just beat the factory with all the religious robots

Can you go back and do the quests you missed?
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« Reply #80 on: March 16, 2017, 07:37:31 PM »

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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #81 on: March 16, 2017, 08:49:07 PM »
I just finished the Forest Castle, game is so freaking good. Platinum Gods. :lawd

Just an advice: you are close to the point of no return. Must sub quest are going to be locked for a while after this.

I think I'm at the point of no return

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just beat the factory with all the religious robots

Can you go back and do the quests you missed?

No until Route B, and only some missions. Is until
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Unlocking chapter select in Route c-e
that you can finish your sub quests at leisure.

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« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2017, 04:21:04 AM »
THIS GAME IS SO FUCKING GOOD OMG.

I shelved Zelda to play this that's how fucking good it is.

Dont forget Horizon and Nioh and Gravity Rush 2 dawg

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« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2017, 10:02:26 AM »
THIS GAME IS SO FUCKING GOOD OMG.

I shelved Zelda to play this that's how fucking good it is.

Dont forget Horizon and Nioh and Gravity Rush 2 dawg

Haven't played Horizon or Nioh yet, but I shelved GR2 after like chapter 19. Will get back to that one too :)

Have a week staycation coming up before I start my new job, and planning to catass a lot of these great games.
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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #84 on: March 17, 2017, 12:42:02 PM »
PC version runs at 900p when in fullscreen mode.

Cool.  Should've just got it on PS4.

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« Reply #85 on: March 17, 2017, 12:51:28 PM »
Durante will fix it.

No, wait, what copy protection are they using? If it's Denuvo, then he might not be able to. :doge

Nevermind, I took a look at the community forums on Steam and it appears to only be upscaling from 900p when you pick fullscreen. In windowed, it renders at native resolutions. Use https://github.com/Codeusa/Borderless-Gaming if necessary.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 01:02:58 PM by Rufus »

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« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2017, 01:23:55 PM »
I'll give this a try but I'll wait a little bit to see what kind of things need to get ironed out.
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« Reply #87 on: March 17, 2017, 03:11:44 PM »
Durante will fix it.

No, wait, what copy protection are they using? If it's Denuvo, then he might not be able to. :doge

Nevermind, I took a look at the community forums on Steam and it appears to only be upscaling from 900p when you pick fullscreen. In windowed, it renders at native resolutions. Use https://github.com/Codeusa/Borderless-Gaming if necessary.

I downloaded that program and it works fine now.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #88 on: March 18, 2017, 04:25:56 AM »
Cant wait to get this, demo was really refreshing

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« Reply #90 on: March 18, 2017, 08:11:31 PM »
Cleared Route B. I'm ready for the real Dark Souls to start. :lawd
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« Reply #91 on: March 19, 2017, 02:22:04 AM »
Cleared Route B. I'm ready for the real Dark Souls to start. :lawd

Edit Read wrong, thought you finished Route A. Anyway, prepare for depression.

« Last Edit: March 19, 2017, 02:27:04 AM by Boredfrom »

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« Reply #92 on: March 19, 2017, 10:04:19 AM »
Durante will fix it.

No, wait, what copy protection are they using? If it's Denuvo, then he might not be able to. :doge

Nevermind, I took a look at the community forums on Steam and it appears to only be upscaling from 900p when you pick fullscreen. In windowed, it renders at native resolutions. Use https://github.com/Codeusa/Borderless-Gaming if necessary.

I downloaded that program and it works fine now.

Thanks for the heads up.

So the PC version is relatively ok? Just need it to run at 60fps and I'll be good.
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« Reply #93 on: March 19, 2017, 10:35:59 AM »
Depends on your card.  I have a 970 and had to turn AA off to get 60 FPS, and I still get periodic dips.

It's not a great port, but it's serviceable. 

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« Reply #94 on: March 19, 2017, 10:37:25 AM »
i got:


i7 3770k
16GB RAM
GTX 1070

so hopefully it'll run ok?
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« Reply #95 on: March 19, 2017, 10:46:43 AM »
You'll be fine at 1080p.  I can't vouch for higher resolutions.

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« Reply #96 on: March 19, 2017, 02:23:34 PM »
Cleared Route B. I'm ready for the real Dark Souls to start. :lawd

Edit Read wrong, thought you finished Route A. Anyway, prepare for depression.

I'm prepared. :fbm

Also, Nier Automata OST is GOTY.  :bow2
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« Reply #97 on: March 19, 2017, 06:11:42 PM »
The borderless fullscreen program does this weird thing with Nier where when I close the game, it leaves a black box in my screen that I can't close.

Is it confirmed that the game's internal buffer is at 900p when it runs @ Fullscreen 1080?
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« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2017, 06:32:03 PM »
Final Route(s) cleared. GOTY confirmed, arigato Based Yoko Taro. We shall become as gods. :rejoice

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I bought the Platinum trophy. :shh
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« Reply #99 on: March 20, 2017, 07:31:41 AM »
Is it confirmed that the game's internal buffer is at 900p when it runs @ Fullscreen 1080?
People noticed due to blurriness of the image and the Steam overlay looking strange. Dunno if anyone actually pixel counted.

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« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2017, 08:16:57 AM »
Is it confirmed that the game's internal buffer is at 900p when it runs @ Fullscreen 1080?

It's been found that while in exclusive fullscreen the internal resolution is still whatever you set it to in the settings but due to a mistake in the code the image displayed on the monitor is downscaled to the nearest stretched resolution then upscaled again to the native monitor resolution. It's wack but explained here:

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What's going on here is that when switching to fullscreen, the game will ask Windows to switch to a mode with the given resolution that is also stretched... the programmer probably thought this exclusively referred to aspect ratio correction, but what happens instead is that if Windows can't find a stretched mode for that resolution (because it's your monitor's native resolution, and thus doesn't need to be stretched), it'll look for the closest mode that is - so the first supported resolution below your monitor's native res.

The game will still render at the selected res (hence screenshots coming out correctly), but it'll be downscaled and then upscaled again on your display (what happens on my system is that the game renders at 1080p, but the display resolution is 1680x1050 so it's downscaled to that, then my monitor or GPU upscales it to 1080p again).

Guy by the handle Kaldaien released a fix for this in a custom build of their Special K utility. Some have pointed out that Riva tuner needs to be disabled for it to not conflict with frame drops.

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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #101 on: March 21, 2017, 04:34:42 PM »
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You're thinking about how much you want to **** 2B, aren't you?

Then the game crashes.  :lol

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9S has to keep it a secret.

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« Reply #102 on: March 21, 2017, 05:28:15 PM »
 Should I be doing all these sidequests in my first playthrough?

 I have 10% completed and probably another 10% active, but the game has tons of sidequests that open up by finishing sidequests on the other side of the town. I've spent well over an hour running around town from point A to point B. I know there's a fast-travel system at some point, but I don't know how long until I get it/if it's viable.

 Should I just rush in for my first canon ending? Should I work towards getting all the sidequests and finding a fast travel system? Halp.

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Re: Nier Automata
« Reply #103 on: March 21, 2017, 06:05:48 PM »


Has some spoilers.
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« Reply #104 on: March 21, 2017, 06:30:57 PM »
Should I be doing all these sidequests in my first playthrough?

 I have 10% completed and probably another 10% active, but the game has tons of sidequests that open up by finishing sidequests on the other side of the town. I've spent well over an hour running around town from point A to point B. I know there's a fast-travel system at some point, but I don't know how long until I get it/if it's viable.

 Should I just rush in for my first canon ending? Should I work towards getting all the sidequests and finding a fast travel system? Halp.

Wait until you get fast travel before you spend a lot of time on side quests. You'll get it pretty soon. After that you can do how ever many side quests you feel like. Completed side quests carry over to other playthroughs so it's never a waste to do them early (although a few of them are difficult if you're underleveled; if you see LV 60 enemies when you're LV 25, just peace out for now).
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« Reply #105 on: March 21, 2017, 06:37:50 PM »
Should I be doing all these sidequests in my first playthrough?

 I have 10% completed and probably another 10% active, but the game has tons of sidequests that open up by finishing sidequests on the other side of the town. I've spent well over an hour running around town from point A to point B. I know there's a fast-travel system at some point, but I don't know how long until I get it/if it's viable.

 Should I just rush in for my first canon ending? Should I work towards getting all the sidequests and finding a fast travel system? Halp.


Wait until you get fast travel before you spend a lot of time on side quests. You'll get it pretty soon. After that you can do how ever many side quests you feel like. Completed side quests carry over to other playthroughs so it's never a waste to do them early (although a few of them are difficult if you're underleveled; if you see LV 60 enemies when you're LV 25, just peace out for now).
Thanks!

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« Reply #106 on: March 21, 2017, 07:34:33 PM »
Also there are some side quests that you can only do on your first playthrough and some that only open up on later playthroughs, but eventually you'll unlock Chapter Select so you can go back then for any early ones you missed if you want to.
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« Reply #108 on: March 22, 2017, 05:42:17 PM »
With that I might be able to run it without upgrading my gpu. :aah
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« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2017, 11:53:07 AM »
From the little bit I've played, only about 3-4 hours so far, it seems the game doesn't really come into it's own until you get the ability to fast travel around the different access points. Makes side quests much easier since the open world isn't really very interesting.
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« Reply #111 on: March 23, 2017, 03:00:39 PM »
From the little bit I've played, only about 3-4 hours so far, it seems the game doesn't really come into it's own until you get the ability to fast travel around the different access points. Makes side quests much easier since the open world isn't really very interesting.

The world is very small to begin with, fast travel improves the game a lot but is not exactly difficult to get one place to another outside dungeons.

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« Reply #112 on: March 24, 2017, 10:09:50 AM »
So I am enjoying this game but I have a few issues so far:

-I don't like the open world, even if it's small. It's kinda pointless and doesn't really add that much. I kinda would prefer if this was linear. Though maybe that's just because I'm playing Zelda and I don't really wanna have another world to run around in

-I'm about 5 hours in, I just did a pretty BIG boss sequence and it doesn't feel like that much is happening, weirdly. I can't tell if I'm just super early on before shit pops off.

-I'm hoping for more enemy variety as it continues. The tinker-toy robots are getting a little dull to fight.

These aren't huge issues, but I kinda want it to get a little crazier and weirder and more over the top and it's just sort of settling just below the level I'm wanting. Having fun though overall.
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« Reply #113 on: March 24, 2017, 10:14:01 AM »
Also I JUST learned about the mechanic where you slot in chips which add buffs and certain gameplay tweaks like running speed, health regen, etc. I didn't even know it was a thing until I stumbled on the menu option.
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« Reply #114 on: March 24, 2017, 12:50:24 PM »
Also I JUST learned about the mechanic where you slot in chips which add buffs and certain gameplay tweaks like running speed, health regen, etc. I didn't even know it was a thing until I stumbled on the menu option.

The game does a terrible job explaining chips.

This is why manuals are worth the 5 cents it costs to make them, publishers.
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« Reply #115 on: March 24, 2017, 02:44:48 PM »
I really enjoyed the demo for this and am probably going to pick it up once I get my tax return. I surprisingly didn't suck at the combat and the little robot buddy that shoots helps a lot.

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« Reply #116 on: March 24, 2017, 06:49:16 PM »
 This game is great so far 50% of route b in.

 OST is probably even going to beat out P5.

 Pascal (the song) with/without vocals is so damn great.

 Route A spoilers
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I wanted to see if I could kill the machines/Pascal in Pascal's village with a self-destruct and kinda got sad when they all blew up while crying out that they wouldn't retaliate...especially when seeing if an NPC would react and finding out they keep claiming they are peaceful and wouldn't attack  :'(

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« Reply #117 on: March 24, 2017, 07:00:41 PM »
Bonus: There's an achievement for doing it. :fbm

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Killing 10 non-hostile machines, that is.
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« Reply #118 on: March 24, 2017, 07:15:57 PM »
 Also the first time I lol'd from a game in years was (half-witted inventor spoilers)
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When you invest 100k and a week later he builds this huge tower. I grinned a bit when he said that it was suppose to hit the moon and that he actually 'failed' and hit mars, but when he goes on about selling materials to make up for his losses I got a bit curious. Open up the shop menu and he sells a fucking alien mask along with his space rock fragments.  :lol :lol

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« Reply #119 on: March 25, 2017, 02:29:11 PM »
Am I fucked?

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I finished the mission at the abandoned factory with the suicide cult. Then Eve freaked out. So I saved the Resistance camp and then Pascal. Now I have to fight Eve in the city ruins pit area. But I have no healing items and I'm underleveled. 

When I die it loads me right back at the fight. Is there no way to back out of this and buy supplies? Because that really sucks. I didn't expect the game to throw me into a mission that I'm under-leveled for and not let me back out of it...I had to load back to my last save which is right after I finished the mission at the factory. I have to fight a bit to get back but:

Pascal's village is closed
The thing with the Resistance camp.

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