The Surge

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  • 8287
    On sale for 159.10 DKK. Used christmas present money.
  • 2018-01-03
  • 8288
    I roamed around the starting area for a while, getting to grips with the combat and upgrade systems.
  • 2018-01-27
  • 8362
    I wandered around the scrap pile. I love the way this area is designed, it is a tiny interconnected microcosm. I destroyed a Smelter Bot.
  • 2018-01-28
  • 8363
    Act I/V completed. I got the P.A.X. to hit itself with its missiles and punished it for its stupidity.
  • 8364
    Act II is a bit more intimidating, with a lot of claustrophoic, Dead Space-like corridors.
  • 2018-01-29
  • 8365
    I've been slowly exploring Central Production B, and remembered how to block, parry (timed block that allows for a follow-up attack), backstab (R1 from behind), and use drones to attract enemies. I'm using a giant hammer, which requires a lot of care to avoid taking damage. I also learned that big weldring droids have weak back armour. I finally discovered a shortcut enabled by smashing a certain type of door, that is breakable for some reason.
  • 8366
    Next up: use the shortcut to get back to area with the bridge, where several dudes shoot at you, and cross it to get to the recycling area.
  • 2018-01-30
  • 8367
    I did what I set out to do. This area is large and confusing. I'm starting to get the hang of the combat, and feel a bit more in charge.
  • 2018-02-01
  • 8372
    I think I reached the boss arena for this area, but went back through a shortcut and lost my way.
  • 8373
    Looking at the recording, I think I know where to go: Using the shortcut to the red light area, I should take the first door on the left, go past the almost dead guy on the floor, follow the giant tubes to the Recycling area, through a gate at the bottom to a room with a door that leads to the boss area.
  • 8374
    Using video recordings to analyze games after the fact is an interesting activity, one that before this decade wasn't practical in all but a few games with replay functionality.
  • 2018-02-02
  • 8375
    I figured it out, beat the awesome looking FIREBUG, and entered the Resolve Biolabs.
  • 2018-02-16
  • 8403
    Playing The Surge while having a particularly bad influenza is not really recommended. I didn't gain a lot of progress.
  • 2018-02-17
  • 8404
    I still have the flu, but did a little better and gained some progress. I had a particularly heartbreaking experience, where I after a long search discovered a button to disable guard systems, and one meter from being able to turn it off, I was murdered by a Bloodhound. I *hate* those things.
  • 2018-02-18
  • 8405
    I have returned to Central Production B. This is where I wish I had payed a bit more attention to what NPCs are saying, because I have no idea why I'm here. Anyway, my drone can open doors now, so that's great.