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Dead Space

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Below is a FAQ on the !!PC version!! of DEAD SPACE. CURRENT VERSION: 1.0.0.222

In this FAQ you will find the following things:

 - Stroyline
 - Weapons and upgrades
 - General tactics
 - Walkthrough, focusing on hard and impossible difficulty level
 - Enemy decription
 - Advanced game play, other tactical things you can try


In this FAQ you will may NOT be able to find:

 - The location of every item, 
 - How to be the best shooter in the world


IMPORTANT: when READING this walkthrough it should be noted that:

 -when copy and pasting this in Word processor, it may look different.
 -Do NOT panic if this does not display correctly. 
 -Do NOT panic if you can't get through a section of the game or got stuck.
If there is anything you do not understand, email me.

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If you have any problem reading this guide in terms of displaying issues, you 
can drop me an email.

I will provide as much as information about this game, there is many things 
yet to be discovered. If there is something you would like to tell me please
email me at:


Asukalangleyshoryu@hotmail.com


Please do not abuse that account or else I will just get rid of it. Please do
NOT send me attachments on the email. Those emails will not be opened. If you
want to send me info, just put everything in the email, for picture please use
a link. Thank you.

My pen name on GameFAQ is nfb_thing.

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                            Update Notes

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Version 1.15, first version


Version 1.26

-- Added more weapon upgrade path to section 5

-- Minor changes in section 5 with firing animation of weapon


Version 1.28

-- Minor adjustments

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Version 1.30

-- Add more information on section 9, thanks to Jon-Paul Cawley

-- Corrected some mistakes


Version 1.31

-- Minor corrections


Version 1.32

-- Added list of power nodes to section 5.5

-- Minor changes to other sections

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Version 1.33, 1.34, 137

-- Minor adjustments


Version 1.38 (Most Recent)

-- Minor corrections


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                           LEGAL AND IMPORTANT NOTES
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Please note: that you may NOT and I repeat you may NOT use this guide or
reproduce this guide for ANY COMMERCIAL purpose without my permission. Using
this guide on any wesbite and for any public display without my permission is
a violation of copyright.

I have no problems if you would like to use some info from this FAQ, just share 
it around and please drop me a email, Also please do NOT use this for any 
commercial purpose without my permission. Please do NOT copy sections of this 
FAQ without crediting the correct people. If you are interested in putting this 
FAQ on site other than Gamefaq.com, please drop me an email.


Below is a the website which have my permission:

www.gameFAQ.com (main website)


www.cheatcc.com

www.gamerevolution.com

www.gameborder.com

www.supercheats.com

www.gamesradar.com


Please NOTE: DEAD SPACE, Copyright ELECTRONIC ARTS 2008

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                              General Information

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This is my second FAQ, so I'm still learning and please keep that in mind. If
you cannot find something, you can email me and I will get back to you ASAP.
Remember to use the search and find function, Ctrl+f, try and search the number
that is attached to the table of content. 

If you cannot pass a section of a game, you may have to restart from pervious
saves. This will depend on the situation, but remember to keep multiple saves
just in case something happens. Also, remember that the direction I give in
this walkthrough is not absolute and I do make mistakes. Thanksfully, the game
has an in built objective finder, you can always use the breadcrumb key, the
default is "B" I think. This will tell you excatly where to go. 

I will add comments throughout the walkthrough, they are NOT part of the story
and are added in the format of ((YYY)), where the YYY are the random comments
The (( are the separators. A friend of mine, who is also very into this game
let's call him Jack, will also make some comments along the way.


I would also like to Thank the following people:

Kevin Hall (Berserker) - for information on items locations and enemy names

Staley (Deuce ex Defcon) - for weapon upgrading path and item locations

!!NOTE: acknowledgments will be added in the format of [[zzz]], if I used
information from someone else, the appropriate acknowledgment will be added.!!

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                            TABLE OF CONTENT --- (TOC)

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|                     1. INTRODUCTION --- (INT1)                             |
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|                     2. BASIC GAME PLAY --- (BGP2)                          |
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|                     3. SHOOTING AND AIMING --- (WA3)                       |
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|                     4. WALKTHROUGH --- (WLK4)                              |
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|                     5. WEAPON OVERVIEW, UPGRADING RIGS --- (WEA5)          |
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|                     6. ENEMIES --- (ENE6)                                  |
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|                     7. DOUCMENTS AND LOGS --- (DUL7)                       |
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|                     8. STORYLINE ANALYSIS --- (STR8)                       |
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|                     9. ADVANCED GAME PLAY --- (AGP9)                       |
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|                     10. ADDITIONAL NOTES --- (AN10)                        |
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|                     11. FINAL CREDITS --- (FC11)                           |
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!!PLEASE NOTE: SECTION 4 is very lengthy and has its own SUB-TABLE OF CONTENT.
The shortcut is (STOC4). Just search it and you will find it.!!


!!WARNING: PLEASE note that many of the following section may CONTAIN SPOILER,
PLEASE do not read further if you do not want to be spoiled.!!

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                        SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION (INT1)

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                        SECTION 1.1 Background stroyline
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DEAD SPACE:


A massive deep space mining ship goes dark after unearthing a strange artifact
on a distant planet. Engineering Isaac Clarke embarks on the repair mission,
only to uncover a nightmarish bloodbath - the ship's crew horribly slaughtered
and infected by an alien scourge: Now Isaac is cut off, trapped and engaged
in a desperate fight for survival

Deep space mining is a lucrative business that involves mining planets for
valuable ores, especially, gold, cobalt and osmium. Large sections of moons
and earth-like planets are pulled part and completely melted.

Although the mining operation is highly profitable, it is not without danger.
Sometimes, mining vessels and colonies require assistance from nearby
maintenance ships for emergency repair when the ship's engineers are unable
to fix the problems.

The USG Ishimura, the largest deep space mining vessel that has been operational
for over 62 years has sent out an emergency distress signal. You, Isaac Clarke,
part of the USG Kellion maintenance and security team has received the
distress signal from the Ishimura. Your team are now close by and ready for a
close look at what are the problems on the ship.

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                     SECTION 1.2 Basic game description
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Dead Space is a survival horror second person shooter, similar to that of 
Resident EVil 4 and aiming in this game is quite important. This game is notably
different from other shooter, that you can just aim at enemies' heads and bodies
to kill them. Instead you must shoot them in the limbs, including arms and legs,
in order to take enemies down quickly.

There are various different weapons you will be able to purchase throughout the
game. You will also have a chance to upgrade these weapons. Each weapon have 
its own advantage and disadvantage and it is useful to know them before buying
them. I will give a detailed description of these weapons allow the walkthrough
and also at the weapons overview in SECTION 5. 

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                              END OF SECTION 1 

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                      SECTION 2. BASIC GAME PLAY (BGP2)

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This section gives you a basic overview of the things you need to know when you
play the game. I suggest you also read the little book that is given to you
with the CD. This section covers similar information as the booklet, but will
also include my own comments.

The game is objective based and your goal is to complete various objective
without getting killed. Often, you are required to take down all the enemies
covering the objective before you can complete it. However, sometimes you are
required to run or perform special tasks.

!!IMPORTANT: any detailed game play will be discussed in the actual
walkthrough.!!

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                     SECTION 2.1 Mission status
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The game is separated into 12 chapters and each chapter will require you to
complete different missions. To find out what mission to do, use the J key,
which is set as default. You can change it any key you wish, I put it on F2.


Each mission can have three status:

 - Grey text on the mission(s) are missions that are active, but not completed.

 - Green text on mission(s) are missions that are completed.

 - Red text marks inactive missions.


Inactive missions are missions that are received, but cannot be completed yet.
Most of times, pervious mission must be completed before the inactive missions
become active.

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All the audios, message log and text log are kept in an organised database,
divided by mission chapters. You can access them repeatly when needed.

In terms of mission directions and where to go, you can activate the in built
Deck navigation system, default key is B or ctrl. A holographic route will
appear that leads you to your current objective. 

!!IMPORTANT: You may NOT move while you use the deck navigation and while
your character is using the deck navigation, you may NOT run at the same time.
You can also be damaged by enemy attacks while using it.!!

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                   SECTION 2.2 Important Personal Status
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Isaac's suit is a combination of a environmental and pressure vest, which is 
capable of protecting him from vacuum and some hazardous conditions. His suit 
can also be upgraded with reinforcement and will be able to protect Isaac from
impact and other dangerous attacks. Isaac's vest can also hold additional items
that he is carrying, the amount of item he can carry can also be upgraded.

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There are various important parameters that display on Isaac's suit:

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                      SECTION 2.2.1 Health bar

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The most obvious is his health bar, which appears along his back in a bluish
tube like meter. This meter is your health level and in the beginning you
would have 4 small bars, each represents 25% health. Once you upgrade your
health you may get additional bars appearing. NOte, each upgrade will give you
25% extra health, i.e. one additional bar. Note: you start will 100% health on
any difficulty level. You can have a maximum of 200% health with full upgrade.

!!IMPORTANT: you need power nodes to upgrade and I will explain this in
SECTION 2.6.!!

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                         SECTION 2.2.2 Air metre

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Air metre Just above his health bar is the air supply metre which determines
how much air you have remaining in your suit. This is important when you enter
in a low pressure area, or vacuum chamber.

Air supply is inbuilt in the suit and can automatically recharge itself when
Isaac exits a vacuum. You can also recharge. Your air supply by interact with
oxygen supply stations. The amount of air supply you have can be upgraded,
each upgrade will give you additional 20 seconds of air. Note: you begin with
70 seconds of air on any difficulty. You can have a maximum of 130 seconds of
air when fully upgraded. 

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Air metre can be recharged using:

 - Small air packs, recharges 30 seconds I think
 - Medium air packs, recharges 60 seconds.
 - Air supply stations, which appears in some parts of the Ishimura.Recharges
all air, can be used infinite number of times, but may have an delay between
charges.

Honestly, I never used a single air pack in my game play, I upgraded my air
supply, so I didn't really need it.


!!NOTE: The computer will notify you everytime you enter a VACUUM area and I
will also tell you.!!

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                         SECTION 2.2.3 Stasis Metre

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Stasis metre is displayed to the right hand side of the health bar on Isaac's
suit, it is a circular metre and will determine how much Stasis charge Isaac
have remaining.

Stasis is a special device that temporary slows down enemies and machinery by
creating a bubble of "time wrap" The stasis unit can be upgraded just like
everything else. Both the amount of total energy of the stasis and the
duration can be upgraded.

Stasis will not be available when you start the game, but you will be able to
pick up a stasis module soon enough. Remember, Stasis can be your best friend,
so don't forget to use it. But, don't abuse it, as you won't have enough Stasis
for every enemy in the game.

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Stasis can be recharged by:

 - Using stasis packs, recharges all stasis energy. 
 - Stasis recharge station, found throughout the Ishimura, can be used
infinite number of times, but may have an delay between charges. Every charge
restores all stasis energy

I rarely use stasis pack, because you can always recharge your stasis at any
stasis recharge station. Jack reckons that stasis is very useful especially
fighting a group of enemy. 

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                         SECTION 2.2.4 Kinesis 

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Kinesis device can be used to pick up objects remotely and move heavy and large
machinery. Kinesis can be activated by entering the aim mode, "mouse 2" and
then press the "f"key (default). This allows you to capture objects and you can
either bring them toward you by holding "mouse 2" and by moving the your mouse
closer to you, or you can propel them forwards. 

To release the objective and drop them at where they are, you can just move
the object around with the mouse around, then exit the aim mode. You can propel
them at any direction, by aiming them and then clicking the "mouse 1" or the
fire key. REMEMBER, you must hold "mouse 2" in order to keep objects in
Kinesis mode.

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You can experiment with Kinesis as much as you want, once you get it in CHAPTER
2. It is unlimited and does not require replenish and you can fully upgrade it
with only 3 power node, which is very little compare to everything else.
Although I find the upgrading rather not useful in most situations.

However, Kinesis is a very special ability, you can project fan blades and
explosive canisters (you will known when you see one, they are always marked
in red) and sometimes even fire extinguishers at enemies. Fan blades will cut
enemy limbs off and explosive canisters will cause seriously damage and
knock back to enemies.

You can also throw other boxes around at the enemies, that will also damage
the enemies a little bit. It doesn't work against large enemies, but works
well against smaller enemies. Things like fan blades or large boxes can be
thrown as many times as you want. You can also throw dead enemies' body parts
at other enemies, it will damage them, especially if it is something sharp.

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!!IMPORTANT: The object you project with kinesis will still be subjected to
the law of physics, which means they will bounces around and will drop alittle
due to gravity. Explosive canister, when projected over a large distance
will drop due to gravity. Make sure you take that into account when you
aiming and projecting objects.!!

!!WARNING: do NOT use explosive canisters up too close, as it will knock out
and damage Isaac. This damage has a strange splash damage calculator, as you
can use explosive canisters up very close, only a few metres without damage
youself. But, if you use it just a little bit too close, you will take quite
large damage and knock back.!!

!!NOTE: you can throw body parts, items and even enemy body parts at enemies,
this will also damage the enemies. But do NOT reply on this to take out tough
enemies. It doesn't really do enough damage. Try not too fool around if you do
NOT want to get hit.!!

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                        SECTION 2.3 Zero G areas
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There are some areas on the Ishimura that may not have gravity, but Isaac's
gravity boot are sensivity and will automatically keep you rooted to the ship's
surface. You can also jump in Zero G environment, the default is hitting the
aim mode key, which is "mouse 2" and then press "Ctrl". 

In some parts of the game, ZERO G jump will be very important, but it should be
noted that you may not always be able to jump to a surface. This depends on a
few things:

 - The surface will be be accessible
 - The surface is too close
 - The direct of the jump is improbable


!!IMPORTANT: in zero G jump you are not immune and can still be damaged or
even killed by various hazards or enemy attacks. I remember once, whilst in
jumping Isaac accidentally ran into an enemy attack and it still damages me.
So, becareful while jumping.!!

!!NOTE: The computer will notify you everytime you enter a ZERO-G area and I
will also tell you.!!

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                         SECTION 2.4 Inventory 
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Isaac's inventory displays the items he has, the weapons he currently equipped,
the level of his suit, any important mission items, the power nodes and the
credit balance he currently has.

It is important to keep an eye on your inventory space and your the items that
is currently in your inventory. For example, the amount of health, the ammo,
and various other items. Remember, you can upgrade your suit and increase your
inventory space.

Note: some ammo of weapons tend to really eat up inventory space and you need
to keep what ammo you need accordingly. If you have overfilling inventory, you
can always put items in the storage box, or just drop them to pick up more
important items. Also, unlike most mission based shooters, mission items that
are necessary for completing objectives will not be inside your general 
inventory box and will stored at a separate area, so don't panic if you run
out of space, you can still complete missions.

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                         SECTION 2.5 Saving 
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Throughout the game, you MUST use !save! station to save your progress. !Save!
station will be easily spotted, they appear like a panel with a hologram on it
and when you move close to it, you can interact with it by hitting the "e" key.
This will allow you to save the game progress. 

In most cases, the game will save checkpoint, although you be unable to
load directly from these checkpoints, however, if you die, the game will
automatically reload from the nearest checkpoint or save. So, do NOT quit
the game after you die.

While saving the game, the game is paused, enemies cannot attack you while
you are saving the game. 

!!NOTE: MAKE SURE to keep at least TWO different saves if you playing on high
difficulty.!!

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               SECTION 2.6 Nano-circuit repair benches, upgrading
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These appear like a large bench that you can !upgrade! your equipment
throughout the game. Isaac can upgrade his weapon, your RIG, stasis and the
Kinesis module. Upgrading is very useful since it will make Isaac's weapon
stronger, carry more ammo and sometimes shoot faster.

It is important when upgrading to focus on one or two weapon, rather than
spreading it out on all of the weapons. Having one powerful weapon to handle
strong enemies can be very useful. Remember, you won't have enough power node
to upgrade everything. Buying power nodes can be quite expensive sometimes,
so you should use them wisely.

Spare !Power Nodes! are required to upgrade various weapons and your RIGs. Any
upgrade must follow a specfic path and you may NOT jump between nodes. To
upgrade a weapon, first select a weapon bu pressing the arrow key and then
access its upgrade by press "ENTER". Then, you can place a spare power node
into the next available slot.

For more detail on upgrading please check SECTION 5 for more detail.

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                  SECTION 2.7 Ishimura Stores, !SCHEMATIC!
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Most of the items Isaac will need during the gameplay can be purchased at a
USG Ishimura Store and Exchange. These shops are located throughout the ship,
Isaac can use them to buy and sell supplies. 

There are three sub-tabs to the store, a shop to buy item, Isaac's inventory,
where Isaac can either sell or store item. A personnel safe to store any spare
items that Isaac may need later.

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                             SECTION 2.7.1 SHOP

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To buy an item, select it using the arrow and press enter. Isaac needs spare
credit to purchase most of the items as well as additional inventory slot.
Credits can be collected along the game or by selling items. Isaac can upgrade
his inventory slot by purchasing newer model CEC suits.

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                             SECTION 2.7.2 INVENTORY

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Isaac's inventory displays the item he currently have and Isaac can either
sell these items or store them. To sell an item, select the item using the
aroow key and press "ENTER", then click on "Sell". To store an item, select
the "Move" option instead of sell.

!!NOTE: Items sold are often less than the original purchase price.!! 

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                             SECTION 2.7.1 SAFE

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Isaac can store any spare items that he does not wish to sell in his personal
safe. Storing items and weapon can free inventory slots without needing to
selling them. Use the "Move" option to put items in the safe. 

!!IMPORTANT: Any item stored at one safe can be recovered from any other
USG Ishimura store, even if the stores are between different level. So feel
free to put spare items, such as health in the store.!!

!!NOTE: if you put any weapon in the safe and leave it there, its ammo will
be reduced to 1. Even if you have had more ammo in it. So be aware of this.
(Thanks Jack)!!

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                   SECTION 3. MOVEMENT AND AIMING --- (MA3)  

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This section will contain the basic information on the movement and how to hit
things, healing and how to avoid getting killed.

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                          SECTION 3.1 Aiming
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This game is heavily aiming oriented, which means a few good hits at your
enemies' weapon spot will serious hurt them. Try maximize your aiming, instead
of strafing too much. Most weapons have crosshairs and you can go into the
AIMING MODE by click the "Mouse 2" button and fire the weapon using the 
"Mouse 1" key.

You can also toggle aim mode by hitting the "Caps Lock" key. This allows Isaac
to be in aim mode indefinitely without needing to hold down mouse 2 key. You
can cancel the aim mode by reclicking "Caps Lock". Remember you can NOT run
once you are in aim mode. Also if you toggle aim mode, you may NOT access
any of your database files or you inventory until the aim mode is cancelled.

In the game, the weak spot of enemies' are generally their limbs/tentacles or
their appendages. Aim for their limbs, especially their legs can cripple most
enemies can seriously slow them down. It is unncessary to shoot enemies' in
the head to kill them, but you can if you wish.

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                        SECTION 3.2 Side stepping
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Side stepping can be very useful in SOME situations, in normal battle side
stepping is not needed. The idea of side stepping is that you can avoid
getting hit qithout losing sight of your target. Although moving backwards
can be very useful to increase the distance between you can your enemies.

When fighting large enemies, it is useful to strafe and shoot, however Isaac's
speed is slightly reduced when he is in AIMING MODE and pressing the running
key will NOT make Isaac strafe any faster. So, if a quick side step is
required, it is a good idea to cancel AIMING MODE, by releasing the mouse 2
key and then hold down the running key and side step. This allows Isaac to
do a quick side to side movement and can minimize the chance of getting hit.

Side step can also be useful against enemies which launches range attacks and
these attacks can be avoided by moving side to side, again remember Isaac
have a much better chance of avoiding getting hit if he is NOT in AIMING MODE,
since he can side step a lot faster.

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                    SECTION 3.3 Retreating and Running
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Hold the "SHIFT" key to run (default), I changed it to the space key, much
easier for me. Running allows Isaac to move faster and will make it easier for
Isaac to get away from dangerous situations. Hold down the running key and
this will allow Isaac to strafe about twice as fast as normally. However, if
Isaac is in AIMING MODE, he will NOT strafe any faster if you hold the space
key. 

Often in battle, it is nescessay to retreat, especially if Isaac get surrounded
or the enemies are overwhelming. Make sure Isaac retreat enough distances
between the enemies, so Isaac can set up a good defensive position again. Try
and not to get cornered. However, if the enemies do corner Isaac, remember to
focus fire power on the nearest enemy and try to make a quick escape. 

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                  SECTION 3.4 Hit recovery and knock back
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Hit recovery is something that happens to everyone. It is the time that is
require if you get hit in the head and then it take you a few seconds to
figure out what happened. 

The same thing applies to Isaac, if he gets hit by an enemy, Isaac will get
into HIT RECOVERY mode. In this mode, Isaac may NOT be attacked again and will
NOT take additional damage. However, Isaac may NOT be able to move around.
This is figure designed in most games, so the characters can NOT get hit more
than once in a roll, to keep the game a little more balanced.

Enemies also have HIT RECOVERY, if Isaac shoot enemies at the correct spot,
this will force the enemies to move back and recovery before they are able
to charge at Isaac again. Take advantage of this, because Isaac can still
damage and further knock enemies back while they are in recovery mode.

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Knock back occurs when Isaac gets hit by something big and really powerful,
such as an attack from a larger enemy. This will cause Isaac to be knocked
to the ground and Isaac will take a few second to get back up and recovery.
However, whilst in this recovery mode, Isaac can NOT be attacked again.

Enemies can also be knocked back or knocked down using some weapons, this is
very helpful, as Isaac can continue to damage them whilst they are still
recovering.

!!IMPORTANT: Isaac can STILL HEAL whilst he is in recovery mode. Just use the
quick health pack key, default is "Q".!!

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                       SECTION 3.5 Healing
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Isaac can use health packs any time in the game if he wishes, just press the
"Q" key to use a health pack. If there are different size health packs in
Isaac's inventory, Isaac will start by using the smallest size health pack.

For example, if the inventory has:

Two small health pack, one medium health pack and one large health pack.

If the "Q" key is repeatly pressed, Isaac will use the two small health packs
first, then the medium health pack, then the large health pack. If only ONE
health pack is required, then only press the "Q"key ONCE!

Isaac can also access his inventory and use the health pack that is required.
Click on the health pack and then click use, although in battle it is best
to use the "Q" key, as the game does NOT pause when Isaac access his
inventory. 


There are in total three types of health packs:

 - Small health packs, restore 25% of health
 - Medium health packs, restores 50% of health
 - Large health packs, restores all Hp

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Make sure you use your med packs or health packs efficently, if you lose 40%
health, it is good idea just to use one small med pack, rather than one Medium
health pack. If you lose your health by 80%, you can use one medium health
pack and one small health pack, rather than one large health pack.


In the ishimura store, you can buy all the health packs, provided you have the
correct schematics. 

 - Small health packs, cost 2000 credits
 - Medium health packs, cost 5000 credits.
 - Large health packs, cost 10000 credits.


In most cases, it is better to use two small health packs rather than one
medium health pack. But lots of small health packs does crowd inventory space,
not a big problem if you keep upgrading your suit. However, if you lose more
than 125% of health, it is good idea to use a large health pack. Remember, by
using the health packs correctly, you can save some credits, which is always
handy. 


!!NOTE: press the "Q" key once if Isaac only requires one health pack.!!

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                       SECTION 3.6 Taking damage
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In the game, everytime you get hit by the enemy you will take damage. The
amount of damage depends on what type of enemies, what their attacks and
the difficulty level. Generally larger enemies will do more damage and the
higher the difficulty the more damage you will take.

Isaac can purchase additional body armor from the Ishimura !Store! to help
protect him from enemies attacks and other hazardous. However, most armor
will require the proper !Schematics! before you can buy them.

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Some environmental hazards can damage Isaac as well. For example, areas of
very high temperature or corrosive spraying chemicals. Some hazardous can
kill Isaac instantly, like "High Voltage Electrical Hazards from damaged
electrical equipment. However, most of these hazardous can be easily avoided.
Some hazardous will require Stasis to avoid them safely.

There are also !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS!, these hazards are more difficult to
avoid and will require good timing. All of these hazards will kill Isaac
instantly. Unlike the other environmental hazards, these hazards are generally
NOT affected by stasis, therefore you must be very careful around them. I will
also point them out throughout the game. 

Don't panic if you die, you can always reload the game. The computer will
automatically load the nearest save or check point for you if Isaac dies.

!!NOTE: I will give more information some of the serious !INSTANT DEATH
HAZARDS! that are difficult to avoid and stasis MAY not be useful against
them. There are other hazards that may kill Isaac instantly, however, those
are less dangerous, because they can be easily avoided with stasis and can
sometimes be turned off, so the hazard can be removed permanently.

!!NOTE: Some weapons do radial or area damage and Isaac CAN damage himself
if he is too close to the damage area.!!

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                          SECTION 3.7 Melee Attacks
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When Isaac runs out of ammo or when enemies are too close. You can choose to
use Melee attacks. There are two types of melee attacks:

- Weapon Swing: Isaac swings his weapon with all of his power. This attack can
knock back most necromorphs, but does not do alot of damage. Enemies like
slashers can also block Isaac's attack and Isaac can easily be damaged when
using melee attacks. Be aware when using this attack.

- Foot Stomp: Isaac stamps his foot down and this can do pretty good damage.
This is effective against enemies crawling on the ground, lurkers, stingers
etc. This attack is also useful for dismembering bodies. However, Isaac can
still be damaged while using this attack.

Like most shooter games, melee attacks are not a wise move against most
enemies. There are only a few enemies I consider using melee attacks. There
are also enemies that you should NOT use melee attack against, it would be
a very unwise move to use melee against large enemies. Remember, this game
isn't like RE4, try avoid using melee attack unless it is absolutely necessary.

To use Melee attack effective, you need very good timing. Usually, you have
to make your enemy miss an attack. Then you can move closer and melee it. Then,
quickly move back and repeat the same thing. If you are really good at timing,
you can attack enemies with melee without been hit. 

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                         SECTION 4. WALKTHROUGH --- (WLK4)

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!!IMPORTANT: this walkthrough is for the PC version of the DEAD SPACE, if you
have the PS3 version or the Xbox version. There MAY be some differences. This
walkthrough also focus on to beat the game on higher difficulty, hard and also
impossible difficulty.!!

!!IMPORTANT: you must complete this game once on any difficult to unlock the
impossible mode.!!

In this walkthrough I will provide as much information as possible, on enemies,
weapons, item locations, direction to missions, tactics and even the storyline
Although there are other sections, which are focused on discussing weapons and
enemies. But, I will make comments about various weapon, enemies, tactics as
we go along.

This game can be quite difficult the first time you play, so don't panic if
you cannot pass through a section. Take a break and come back to it, always
try different tactics, it may work for you. If you are really stuck, then you
can email me and I will try to help you out. Remember, try and keep different
saves, just in case you want to go back and replay parts of the chapter.

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                        NOTES ON ROOMS AND DIRECTIONS

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In each room, I will most likely to give an list of all the items, it will be
noted in #### overall items ####. This will be a list of all the items I found
in the room. Sometimes, I miss items and other times items can be partially
hidden. So don't panic if you can't find something, all the mission items
should be pretty obvious. 

When revisiting areas on the same chapter, I will no longer give out item
lists, because you tend not get any new items if you revisit the same area on
the same chapter again. But, you may find items you missed perviously

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Important items are labelled as:

{Item} = mission items

!Item! = Power nodes and schematics

+ITEM+ = Key items you should pick up


The names of rooms and passageways will also be given to make directions
easier. But if you get lost, you can always use the in deck navigation button,
default is "B/Ctrl" and this will tell you where to go. The name of each
location will be displayed on the door you entered. Nevertheless, some doors
may not have a description above them, especially if they are just a small
room inside a large area. 

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I will also give directions according to where Isaac enters the room, so there
is less confusion to where right and left is relative to. I will also NOTE on
Signs and Posters on the walls, these are like reference marks and offer
better directions. Remember to use the Deck Nav Key, B/Ctrl if you have
problems finding where you are, or where to go.


Important locations are also given in the !!NOTE!! section for each room.

!Save! = there is a Save Station nearby

!Upgrading! = there is a upgrading bench in this area or nearby

!Store! = there is a store in this area or nearby

Also do NOT forget about the 3D Map you are given, you can access it by
pressing the "M" key (which is the default key). This gives very useful
informations about !Save! Stations, !Upgrading! Bench and !Store! around
the area. 

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                        NOTES ON VIDEO, AUDIO AND TEXT LOGS

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I know some of you are really into these storyline stuff, so I typed everything
up and it wasn't easy. 


- Storyline, mission Video and Audio Logs from the main characters in the game
are given in the WALKTHROUGH, i.e. SECTION 4. These logs includes any Video
and Audio Log from Hammond and Kendra. 

- The rest of the Video Log, Audio Log and Text Log that is picked up
throughout the game is given in SECTION 8.

- Isaac's personal journal and any message from Nicole will also be given in
the WALKTHOUGH, i.e. SECTION 4. 


Now, it is possible that a few Audio Logs or Text logs are missing, as I
probably won't be able to find them all. If you know one I missed, email me
and I will happy to look into it. 

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                           NOTES ON WEAPONS FOR THE GAME
                  
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I finished the game using mainly three weapons, Line Gun, the Pulse Rifle and
Plasma Cutter, I didn't have too much problems. But, I also recommend the
Force Gun, because it can be very useful against normal enemies. Jack
liked Flamethrower, so he used that as well. 

I suggest you keep three types of weapon in your inventory and make sure to
have a fast or rapid firing long range weapon, like Plasma Cutter or Pulse
Rifle as you will need it against some enemies.

In any sense, most weapons will do good if you use them correctly and can be
used against any enemies. However, weapons like the Force Gun, Flamethrower
and Ripper excel in close and medium range combat, but they are not effective
for long range battles. So using them against some enemies can be quite
difficult and are not recommended.

!!NOTE: Remember you can carry maximum of FOUR WEAPONS.!!

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I Recommend the follow weapons:

- Line Gun -- HIGHLY RECOMMEND, powerful and very good against groups of
enemies.

- Pulse Rifle -- Easy to use and good in tight situations

- Force Gun -- Very powerful at close range and quite effective against groups
of enemies.

- Plasma Cutter -- Easy to upgrade and you get for free


Jack also recommend the Flamethrower, because it is quite powerful at close
range and effective against groups of slower slower or smaller enemies.

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There are total seven weapons, but you can only carry four of them and you
probably won't have enough ammo to just use one weapon all the time. The
four weapon Jack Recommended are probably very useful throughout the game
and you won't have any problems. 

In terms of upgrading, you should concentrating upgrading one or two weapons
If you used the four weapons listed above. I suggest you just upgrade the
Line Gun or Force Gun and the Pulse Rifle or the Plasma cutter. Jack brought
a lot of spare nodes in his first play through on impossible, so he was able
to upgrade a few of his weapon. But, that cost a lot of credits.

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If you are interested in using other weapons, such as the Ripper or the
Contact Beam, you can get them as well.


- Ripper -- this can be a seriously powerful weapon if you use it correctly,
it can be just as deadly as the flamethrower, except it has longer range and
doesn't east through ammo so quickly. Although its stopping power is quite
limited. You can move around side to side when using the primary mode of this
weapon, it can be quite effective.

- Contact Beam -- use this only if you have good aiming, it isn't bad against
target if you stasis, but try not to miss. When you hit, it really does the
job, but can only hit multiple target in a straight line.


Please check SECTION 5 for more details on the weapons, I will also give a
short description of the weapon along the WALKTHROUGH in this section.

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                                END OF NOTES

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                      IMPORTANT NOTES ON IMPOSSIBLE MODE
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- Make sure you have plenty of health on you, as enemies will do a lot of
damage. Remember to HEAL if you get damaged. Keep your health as high as
possible. But, make sure not to waste large health packs, try and use small
health packs whenever possible and use your health pack efficently. 

- Make sure you have plenty of ammo, melee is a bad idea on high difficulty.
Honestly, I only had to buy ammo a few times, that is cause I get annoyed at
some enemies and I just spray my pulse rifle.

- Choose the right weapon, personally, the weapon which made impossible level
really possible was the LINE GUN. This is by far the best weapon in the game.
Although I also highly recommend the pulse rifle, because it is useful for some
enemies. I finished the game just with these two guns, LINE GUn and PULSE RIFLE.
But, it is also a good idea to keep the plasma cutter or maybe the flamethrower
on you as well. They are really helpful. 

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- Make sure you know the enemies' weak point, as a general rule, enemies are
weak around the limbs, arms/legs and also the head area. However, the head is
in fact harder to aim than the leg. Also, headless enemies tend to attack
relentlessly, whilst enemies without legs are much much less dangerous. Aim for
the legs first!

- Known when to upgrade and when not to, upgrade not only require power nodes,
which you may need to open some doors. But, in some upgrades, for example when
upgrading ammo for a weapon. The weapon will refill all of its ammo, regardless
how much ammo it had before the upgrade. So, say I had 0 ammo left for the
PULSE RIFLE and then I upgrade its capacity, I will get a free recharge of all
the rifle's ammo. The same for every other weapon and the same for health
upgrade, Stasis energy upgrade.

- Stasis is your friend, but again don't abuse it, you won't have enough Stasis
charge for every enemy. However, if you are near a Stasis charge station, then
feel free to abuse it.  

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- Know how to strafe, but don't abuse it. Strafe is important, but it kills
your aiming. Most of the times, it is better to just aim and shoot and stop
moving around. Unfortunately you cannot crouch in the game and your side step
speed is heavily reduced while in aiming mode. You may NOT run/strafe at the
same time while in aiming mode. Therefore, if enemies are about to charge at
you and you are out of ammo. You better off just turn around and run.

- Don't worry if you get killed, I generally get killed once or twice per
chapter. However, if you do get killed more than 10 times in a place (Never
happened to me, even in tough areas). You should consider changing tactics or
bring a bit more health and ammo.

- Remember to aim low and then run around if you want. There is no point
being a superhero and jump inside a room and shoot everything. Jack stayed
near the doors and pick enemies off one and a time, which is a valid tactic.
So, you can use the same tactics in some situations.

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- You can group enemies together and blow them up with explosive canisters or
Mines or Grenades from your guns. Aim low to remove enemy legs and this will
slow down even the fastest enemies. Then group all the crippled enemies and
throw them a Mine or a Grenade to kill them all.

- The game is a second person and camera angle does NOT always allow you
to see things from behind you. You often have to tilt camera angles and that
is difficult to do while you are on the run and you cannot do that while in
aiming mode. Therefore, you should be careful that enemies can creep up behind
you, although most of times you can hear them coming.

- Keep multiple saves, I cannot stop telling people that, keep more than one
saves, just incases you want to repeat some sections of the game. Be patient,
it took me about 10 hours to finish the game, there is no point rushing things.
You are not in a race and most parts of the game is not timed.

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- Enemies do a lot of damage in higher difficulty, that is hard and impossible
mode. Enemies appear to do about 50% more damage in impossible mode compare to
hard. A normal slasher necromorph attack do about 50%ish damage in impossible.

- Large enemies would do severe punishment to Isaac and it is good idea to
upgrade your armor and health whenever possible and as soon as you can.

- For the first round, death will occur and unless you are extremely good.
You will get killed, most likely by Brutes, which causes most of my death. 
My other death were generally accidental, like I forgot to heal or ran into
a hazard which I shouldn't of. Try not to get annoyed if you die, as there
are some rooms in the game that are death traps and I will point them out.
Although, in most cases, these areas are not that difficult if you know what
to do.

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- Try learn aiming is more important than strafing, but strafing is necessary
in some cases, especially when enemies charge at you or shoot projectile at
you. Nevertheless, in my experiences, if you aim at the correct place against
your enemies with the right weapon, they won't get anywhere near you. Even if
there are multiple enemies. Remember, good aiming is the key to taking down
even the toughest enemies. 

- Remember to heal, you will get plenty of health packs throughout the game.
Use them whenever you need. Please use your health packs as efficiently as
possible. Read the advanced game play SECTION 9 (AGP9) for more detail.

- You should upgrade your RIGs and weapons whenever possible on higher
difficulty, it is not necessary, but it makes things so much easier. Upgrading
weapon is just as important as getting newer armor and more health. Please see
SECTION 5 for a more detailed description on all the upgrade pathes for all
weapons and RIGs.

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!! IMPORTANT: enemies seem to be tougher on higher difficulty and it is good
idea to bring extra ammo and upgrade Isaac weapon as much as you can.!!

!!NOTE: you will NOT get anything extra if you finish impossible difficulty
on the PC version. I'm not sure about the pS3 or the xbox version. But, on the
PC version you won't get extra bounus.!!

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                         My experience with impossible mode

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This walkthrough is a guide only and you do not have to do exactly what I do
or use any of my tactics. But, I have completed impossible mode without too
much difficulty and I can tell you that my tactic works for me.

To be honest, impossible is quite difficult and enemies do a lot of damage and
it is a good idea to avoid being hit. There are a few ways to do that, one of
them is to be a good aimer and make sure enemies don't appear from behind you.
I often put myself in a corner and group the enemies and let the line gun do
the rest of the work for me. EVen though being cornered is a real bad thing.
But, it does stop enemies from coming from behind you, that is PROVIDED there
is NO VENTS or AIR DUCTS behind you!! Make sure to choose the right corners.

Before I knew how to play the game correctly, I had a lot more problems on hard
than impossible. In fact I went through impossible difficulty with much less
problems than I thought. 

Using the correct weapon against the right enemy is critical and remember it
is better to maxmize accuracy, instead of strafing in this game, especially
against single hard enemy. A few well placed hits, even with a relatively weak
weapon, often can really hurt and knock back an enemy. Nonetheless, you will
have to move around some times to avoid getting hit and some enemies can be
difficult to knock down even with powerful weapons.

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                        Jack's experience with impossible mode

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The Impossible difficulty is not easy, but it is not impossible. Although, most
enemies can do huge damage. Even the smaller annoying enemies can drop you from
full health in a few hits. Large enemies can almost instant KO you and cut you
into pieces. 

It is a good idea to be smart in impossible mode and remember your FOV is not
360 degrees like a third person shooter. Enemies can come from behind you or
put you in a corner. You will have slightly more view than a FPS (first person
shooter) around tricky corners. However, most of times you must stand still to
change camera view to see what is behind you. 

I didn't have too much problem with impossible mode, as I had quite some
experience with the game. I also find that if you strafe too much, you never
hit a thing and often will cause you too consume large amounts of ammo without
killing an enemy. In most cases, ammo is not a problem, but this game is not
like Doom or Quake, where your ammo almost never runs out. You should not waste
ammo and better stand still and shoot, unless something comes from behind you
or when fighting some enemies and you have to strafe. 

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                    SUB-TABLE OF CONTENT FOR SECTION 4 (STOC4)

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SECTION 4 is going to be long, so here is a table fo content:


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|                     4.1 CHAPTER 1 - NEW ARRIVAL --  (CH01)                 |
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|                     4.2 CHAPTER 2 - INTENSIVE CARE -- (CH02)               |
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|                     4.3 CHAPTER 3 - COURSE CORRECTION -- (CH03)            |
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|                     4.4 CHAPTER 4 - OBLITERATION IMMINENT -- (CH04)        |
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|                     4.5 CHAPTER 5 - LETHAL DEOVTION -- (CH05)              |
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|                     4.6 CHAPTER 6 - ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD -- (CH06)         |
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|                     4.7 CHAPTER 7 - INTO THE VOID -- (CH07)                |
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|                     4.8 CHAPTER 8 - SEARCH AND RESCUE -- (CH08)            |
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|                     4.9 CHAPTER 9 - DEAD ON ARRIVAL -- (CH09)              |
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|                     4.10 CHAPTER 10 - END OF DAYS -- (CH10)                |
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|                     4.11 CHAPTER 11 - ALTERNATE SOLUTION -- (CH11)         |
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|                     4.12 CHAPTER 12 - DEAD SPACE -- (CH12)                 |
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When you are ready, start and the game and let's get ready for the first
episode of this game.

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                         4.1 CHAPTER ONE - NEW ARRIVAL -- (CH01)

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Start the game and select your difficulty, either hard or impossible or what-
ever difficult that suits you. Then a cutscene will play.

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                        STORY LOG,  Skip if you NOT interested

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USG Kellion: 

 - Isaac Clarke - engineering and ship specialist
 - Kendra Daniels - computer specialist
 - Zach Hammond - chief security staff

Nicole: Isaac, it's me. I wish I can talk to you, I'm sorry, I'm sorry about
everything. I wish I can just talk to someone. It is all falling apart here...
It's strange... such a little thing...

Kendra Daniels: How many times you watched that thing? Guess, you really miss
her. Don't worry, we are almost there. You will be able to look her up once
we are on board. Sounds like you two have a lot of catching up to do.

Zach Hammond: All right everyone, we are here. Synching our orbit now.

Kendra: All the trouble over that chuck of rock.

Hammond: Deep space mining is a lucrative business, Ms. Daniels. Aegis 7 is
a gold mine according to prospector's reports. Cobalt, silicon, Osmium..., now
where is she? There she is, we have visual contact.

Kendra: So that is the Ishimura. Impressive.

Hammond: The USG Ishimura. Biggest planet cracker in her class. And It looks
like they already popped the cork.

Kendra: Why is it all dark. I don't see any running lights.

Hammond: Corporal, take us closer and hail them. And stay clear of that
debris field, we are here to fix their ship, not the other way around. 
 
Corporal: USG Ishimura, this is the emergency maintenance crew of the USG
Kellion responding to your distress call. Come in, Ishimuha.

Kendra: You are going to need to boost the signal if their power is low.

Hammond: Yes, We know. Boost the signal. More

Static/noises.
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Kendra: Never heard of a total communication balck out on one of these things.
You'd think thousands of people on board, someone would pick up the phone--

Corporal: What is that?

Kendra: It is a busted array like we thought. Sounds like they are having
problems with their encoder. You get us down there and Isaac and me can fix it,
48 hours max.

Hammond: Alright, you heard the lady. Take us in, and let's see what needs
fixing.

Corporal: Gravity tethers engaged. Automatic docking procedure is go.

The USG Kellion is apporaching the Ishimura and docking sequence is active.
What the hell?! Kellion appear to be hit by something.

Corporal: Sir, the autodock--

Hammond: What is it?

Corporal: We are off track, We are going to hit the hulk.

Hammond: Something wrong with their port booster.

Hammond: Hit the blaster shield, their guidance tether is damaged! Switch to
manual, NOW!

Kendra: Inside the magnetic field? Are you insane?! Abort!

Hammond: No, we can make it! Corporal, I give you an order!

Corporal: Argh, the field is too strong.

Impact!! USG Kellion appear to hit a real hard landing, but ship hull is
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Hammond: Is everyone OK?

Kendra: What...? What the hell were you thinking? Were you trying to get us
killed?!

Hammond: We just saved our asses, Ms. Daniels.If we aborted at that speed
and distance we would smashed right into the side of the Ishimura. Now settle
down and let's go to work. Corporal, report.

Corporal: I'm not getting any readings on the port boosters. And we lost comms
and autopilot. It will take sometime to fix.

Hammond: All right, let's get some extra hands from flight deck to help out.

Kendra: Hold still, Isaac. I'm synching everyone's RIGs with the ship. Ok,
we're done, clean bill of health for everyone.

Hammond: We still got a job to do. We are moving out.

Kendra: You didn't lose power to the port booster, you lost the port booster. 
Unbelievable.

Hammond: It looks like the power is down everywhere. Isaac, get here and hack
the door pad.

((Looks like they are going to fix your ship after all, well better find 
Nicole. She sounds like she is in trouble.))

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                             END OF STORYLINE

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                                Hangar Bay
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Now, after the long cutscene, you be able to move around the shield, first turn
left into a small compartment to get a Small Health Pack. Then you can move
Isaac out of the ship. A green training menu will pop up telling you how to
run. To run around, hold the shift key. 


---- New Training Log, "Run" ----

Computer: Use run to move quickly (default key is "shift")

---- End of Training Log ----


Your ship has taken a lot of damage and is on fire and it would require some
repair. Move Isaac out of the ship, you can also check up the message from
your lady friend Nicole. What is this little thing she is talking about?!
 

---- New Message, Video Log - Message from Nicole ----

Nicole: Isaac, it's me. I wish I could talk to you. I'm sorry. I'm sorry about
everything. I wish I could just... talk to someone. It's all failing apart
here. I can't believe what's happening... It's strange... Such a little
thing...

--- End of Video Log ----


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==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-1: "Follow the Crew"

The Ishimura looks like it is in bad shape, and our shuttle needs extensive
repair. Where the hell is the flight crew?

==== End of mission objective ====


Once you are out of the ship, just move forward towards where everyone else is
going. Hammond will tell you to hack one of the doors, before you go anywhere,
check around the view, watch the Ishimura video on the large screen just ahead
if you want or have a look around the landing bay.


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-2: "Open the Hangar Door"

I can use my RIG (Resource intergrated gear) to interact with the Ishumura's
holographic display system.

==== End of mission objective ====


As you move along, go near the railing to your left and move along a little.
Look down into the bottom of the railing on the other side of the ship. You
will see a little figurine all the way down the bottom. Take a note of it as
you can get it later on. 

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Once you are done looking, approach the large door just a head of you, a little
green training menu will pop up, read it and then press "e" again to continue
The door to your left "Runway 2" is locked, so there is only one door to
interact with.


==== objective 1-1 completed ====


---- New Training Log, "Action Button" ----

Computer: Look for blue holograms to activate (default key is "e").

---- End of Training Log ----


Before you interact with the door, you will notice a green box near the door,
with a greenish light flashing on the bench. These are item boxes, you cannot
open this one yet, unless it is your second playthrough. Don't panic if you
cannot open it at the moment, you will be able to open it later.

Remember, there will be more of these boxes around throughout the game and
you will need to break them to get the item inside of them. They generally
contain ammo, credits and health. Although some boxes may contain small
enemies, these are quite few and I will point them out.

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Get closer to the door and interact with it by hitting the "e" key and then
the door will open. Well done, you finished your second objective of the game,
don't relax just yet. Since there will be plenty more coming your way.


==== objective 1-2 completed ====


#### Overall items ####

Small health pack inside the USG Kellion

#### end of items ####

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                                Flight lounge
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Once you are inside of the door, there is some item to your right or left
depending on where to stand. There should be credits and a small health pack.

Get closer to Kendra, the lady and in front of you there is !save! station. 
But, it is saying standby, because you cannot save in the middle of a cutscene.
Now, remember these save points, as they will pop out throughout the game.
You also notice that Kendra does not have a RIG like everyone else with the
bluish bars behind their backs, strange.


#### Overall items ####

Credits, small health pack

#### end of items ####


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                       STORY LOG, Skip if you NOT interested

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Kendra: Seems like everyone were trying to pack up in a hurry.

Hammond: There should be a security detail in here.

Kendra: Yeah, well there is not. There is nobody here. I cannot pick up any
broadcasts.

Hammond: That security console is still alive. Isaac, log in and see what you
can find. Kendra, get that elevator back online. 

Kendra: Power's dead. I can't!

Hammond: Then re-route the d*** power. Look if we all co-operate we can figure
this out a lot sooner. Let's get that security console online.

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After the cutscene, you can interact with the !save! point and save the game.
If you want, you can save as many times as you wish.  You will also get a
new objective from Hammond.


---- New Training Log, "Objectives" ----

Computer: Use the Locator system to find your next objective (defaul key is
"ctrl/B").

---- End of Training Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-3: "Activate the Security Console"

There should be a security console nearby that I can run a system diagnostic.

==== End of mission objective ====


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!!IMPORTANT: you must use !save! points to save the game and you may NOT be
able to save in middle of a cutscene or in middle of a quarantine. However,
whenever you save, the game will pause. When you reload the game, you can NOT
be attacked for a very short period of time, as the animation of you exiting
the save point is played.!!

!!NOTE: you can NOT open doors by shooting at them. You must interact with the
door by hitting the "E" key and doors will not open automatically. However,
partially closed doors will open again if you apporach them. The same with
lifts, etc. Enemies can NOT open doors, but they will be able to go through
doors that stays open. Doors will automatically close, when Isaac is far enough
from the doors, but if he stays near the door, the doors will remain open.!!

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                           Security Panel Access

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Now, if you want, use the B/ctrl or the deck navigation to see where you are
going. Basically, you have to access one the smaller doors that you can open,
displayed with light blue icon on the door. It should be " Security Panel
Access". You can interact and open these doors. The doors with red icons
cannot be open, unless you have special keys or items to open them. 

When you enter the door, you can follow the little bend and to the security
console. There will another entrance/doorway to your left/right, note it, but
ignore it for now. Once you are near the security console, interact with it by
hitting the "e" key to load the damage report.


==== Objective 1-3 completed ==== 


Soon, alarms will go off and "Quarantine" will display on the holographic
screen, something is not right...

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                     STORY LOG, Skip if you NOT interested

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Corporal: Huh, that doesn't look good. She has taken a lot of damage.

Hammond: the tram system is offline and get around is going to be difficult.
The air seems to be flowing again. That's a start.

Siren, alarm goes off, the room darkens. 

Kendra: What the hell was that?

Hammond: Automatic Quarantine system must have been tripped when the filtration
system restarted. Everybody relax...

Kendra: What was that? Did you hear that?

Hammond: I'm not sure...

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Something just dropped into the room from the ceiling. It attacked one of the
security personnel

Corporal: what the hell?

Kendra: I don't know. Something is in the room with us!

Hammond: Je***! Open fire! Open fire!

Everyone starts firing, suddnely one more thing/monster drops through the
room and the other security personnel was killed. 

Hammond: Kendra, power?! Power...

Kendra: Come on, Come on... got it!

Hammond: Isaac get the hell out of there!

Kendra: The door is unlocked!!

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                             END OF STORYLINE

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Kendra will yell at you to get out of there, better get a move on. Move close
to the entrance to your right that just opened. Whatever attacked the security
personnel are not friend and they are coming after Isaac. Now, quickly move
down and keep running. 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Run" ----

Kendra: Run, Isaac get the hell out of there.

---- End of Audio log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-4: "Get to Safety" 

We been attacked. I'm cut off from Hammond and Kendra, I got get to ssafety.
Somewhere safe I can hide...

==== End of mission objective ====


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                              To Elevators
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Holy, one of those thing just pop out of the ceiling duct, run, start running,
and head for the entrance to your right "To Elevators", as the door ahead of
you is locked. Keep going down the passenge way and stop for nothing, more of
the monsters will drop down and try to attack you. Just keep running. When you
are at the end you will see an lift/elevator. Interact with it and by pressing
the "e" key. Do it fast, before whatever that is behind you gets to you.

Now once the lift opens, get it there and there will be a panel inside the
lift. Quickly activate it and then the lift will start going. Oh, goodness you
should be safe now. Ah, one of the things is trying to force open the lift.
Well, thank goodness, the lift door is strong enough to crush it.


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                NOTES ON ISAAC'S HEALTH BAR -- Skip if not interested

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- Isaac's RIG shows four bluish bars on his back, which indicates his health.
Each bar is 25 points and in total there are four bars, so that is 100
points.

- Everytime the enemy attack and hits Isaac. His health bar will be lowered, if
the bars are completely empty then Isaac will dead. 

- When Isaac's  health is below 50%, the bar will turn yellow and when it is
below 25%, the bar will turn red, warning to be careful. Isaac will also appear
injured if his health is low.!!

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                              END OF NOTES

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                               Elevator room
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!!NOTE: A enemy will appear in this area after you open the other door.!!

Now, when the lift stops, you will enter a room, with a locked door straight
ahead of you. You will hear someone hitting the door. Ignore him for the moment
and move to the area on your left. You will notice more green boxes. Then, turn
right and you will see a flashing object on the table, next to a dead body.
Pick it up, it is a weapon, called +PLASMA CUTTER+. You can pick up items by
pressing the "e" key, same as you unlock containers and open doors.

The computer will tell you to shoot limbs off enemies, so you better aim
for the enemies' legs and arms. You can go into aim mode by hitting mouse 2
and you can also do a melee attack by hitting mouse 1 without going to aim
mode. You can also do a stomp, which is default by the space key. The weapon
also have an alternate fire mode, like all weapon, you can hit mouse 3 or
right mouse + space bar to use it. It will turn the plasma cutter 90 degrees
Although, I highly recommend you use the horizontal firing line, rather than
the vertical one.


---- New Training Log, "Weapons and Melee" ----

Computer: Shoot the limbs off enemies for extra damage (To fire your weapon,
hold "Mouse 2" to go into Aim Mode, then press "Mouse 1").

COmputer: Use Melee to knockback enemies for a quick escape (Default key
for melee is "Mouse 1"

---- End of Training Log ----


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There will be some containers next to the table, with white/bluish light
flashing. You can open them by hitting the "e" or the interact key. They
will always contain items, ranging from ammo, health to credits. 

These containers exist throughout the Ishimura and can appear on walls or as
cabinets. Remember, white/bluish lights means you can open them. Red/orange
lights means you may NOT open the containers now, but you MAY be able to open
them later if you revisit the area. So, keep a note of the box location.

Now, walk to the green boxes and click stomp or "space bar" key (default).
This will break all the boxes and reveal the items. These boxes will almost
always contain ammos, break them if you see them. You will need the extra
ammo. 

Now, when you done marking around and wants to help the guys behind the door.
Then, go close the door and you can see a purple power module. Now, you have
to hit it with your plasma cutter and destroy it to unlock it the door, you
can also use a melee attack to destory the power module.


#### overall items ####

Plasma cutter, two item cabinets, two green item boxes

#### end of items ####


!!IMPORTANT: You will see more of these purple power tubes, destroy them
whenever you see them again. They MAY be important for opening new areas and
completely objectives.!!


Now, before you open the door, read the section below for a short description
of the new weapon you just picked up. If you not interested, just skip it.


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                 New weapon - Plasma Cutter, skip if not interested

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Plasma Cutter: high energy mineral cutter


- This is your basic weapon, it has moderate - low fire power, but can have
good capacity when upgraded. This weapon is useful against most enemies and
it has the unique ability to turn its firing line 90 degrees from horizontal
to vertical. 

Primay mode: Fires a short, accurate, long range enemy blast (Vertical Mode)

- This mode is good for cutting off enemies' arms and it is quite effective
at close and long range. This weapon is very accurate and its accuracy is
not affected at range. It is good against individual enemies, but lacks
serious firepower. 

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Secondary Mode: Blade orientation changes 90 degrees (Horizontal Mode)

- The only difference between primary and secondary mode is you can turn the
firing mode from vertical to horizontal. This horizontal mode is good for
cutting enemies' legs. Nonetheless, I find the horizontal firing line much
more useful most of the times.

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The Plasma Cutter is easy to upgrade and can be quite powerful with a few
upgrades.


Ammo: 6 ammo per pack, can stack up to 25 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 0 credits

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                             End of new weapon

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                        Passageway to Tram Control
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Now, once you done, open the door by interacting it, press the "e" key. The guy
behind the door will get killed by a monster. Then the monster will jump at
you. I suggest you move back a little and shoot the monster in the leg. Keep
shooting at it, until it becomes crippled and drops down. Then aim at its arms
to cut them off. The monster will try and crawl towards Isaac. Make sure it
doesn't get too close. Or else it will attack and damage Isaac.

Now, shoot it in the arms again if it isn't dead. Once you killed it. It will
most likely drop you an item, which could be ammo, health or credits.

!!NOTE: you can also shoot them in the head if you want. It also damages it.
But, shooting them in the legs can cripple the enemies and slow them down.!! 

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After you killed the monster, ignore the dead body of the guy that got killed.
You can stomp on it to dismember it if you want. No harm, if you are that kind
of person. Release your inner demons. No one will know... you can also stomp
on the dead enemy to keep dismembering it if you like.

Anyway, follow the passageway with the trail of blood, turn around the corner
and continue onwards. Then, interact with the door in front of you. You are
now in another area. There are no enemies here, so don't worry. 

!!NOTE: most medium, large sized enemies will drop you an item when you kill
them. However, this is not absolute. Some smaller enemies will not drop you
items when you kill them. Large enemies may drop you better items or more
credits when you kill them.!!

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             New enemy - Slasher necromorph, skip if not interested

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Slashers are human-like necromorph with multiple genetic mutations. Their are
characteristic for their long, blade-like arms, which they use to attack their
victims. These are the most common type of necromorphs Isaac will face. They
are quite aggressive and will not relent until their victim are slain or they
themselves have fallen. Those who are silly enough to "date" a lady slasher
are often left in smaller pieces and unable to tell their unfortunate tales.


Attacks: 

- Slashing attack with their arms: slashers can use this attack even if they
are crippled. This attack can do serious damage, especially in impossible mode.

- Bite attack: slashers can sometimes bite their victim's neck and inflict
heavy damage. You can shake this attack off and in the process, you maybe
able to knock their heads off and this will damage them. Headless or crippled
necromorphs cannot use this attack.

- Slashing leap attack: slasher can do a huge leap at their victim and slash
them. You can retreat or side step this attack, however, make sure you are not
in aiming mode when you side step/retreating, cause your speed will be too
slow to dodge the attack. Make sure you run/side step if you want to dodge it.
But, Headless or crippled necromorphs cannot use this attack.

- Spit: some slasher can spit out very hazardous vomits that is corrosive to
both metal, flesh and bone. This attack can do some serious damage, but is
only medium range. The attack can also be dodged by side stepping if you are
fast enough. It should noted, headless necromorphs cannot use this attack.

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Slasher have five limbs or appendages you should attack:

- Left and right arm

- Left and right leg

- The head area


Recommend weapons:

- Plasma cutter or Pulse rifle: good for individual slasher, aim for their
legs first to cripple them

- Line gun: very effective against groups of slashers. Make sure to cripple
them first, shoot their legs and once they are crippled, aim for their arms.
You can also aim for their arms and heads, it is up to you, but crippling
them significantly slows them down.

You can also use the flamethrower's secondary mode, the fire bomb against the
slashers when they are crippled on the ground. Really, most weapon could kill
them if you just aim for the limbs.

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 800 to 1,200, Small/Medium Health Pack

- Some slasher may drop you stasis pack

Slashers may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always have
to drop items


!!NOTE: headless necromorph can still attack, same as crippled necromorph.
However, slashers without head will attack with increased aggression, whilst
slashers without legs will be much slower and less dangerous. If you cripple
the slashers, it also stops them from using some attacks. !!

!!WARNING: Slashers can move through vents and pop out of some floor ducts.!!

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                              End  of new enemy

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                          Tram control passageway
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There are some items around here. There is credits you can pick up, it will be
to your left, near the blocked off area. The health pack should be in front of
you as you first entered the passageway and it should be flashing, the computer
will then tell you about using the health packs.


---- New Training Log, "Health" ----

Computer: Collect and use health packs to replenish your health bar (default
key is "q" for a quick health pack).

---- End of Training Log ----


Keep going and pick up  Audio log - "Vent Warning". The log will automatically
play. You can re-listen to any Audio log or read any Text log, by hitting the
log database key, the  default key is L. Move on, follow the passageway and
open the door. Then you be inside the tram control room. 


#### Overall items in area ####

Audio log - "Vent Warning"

Credit and small health pack

#### end of items ####


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              NOTES ON GREEN ITEM BOXES, ITEM CABINETS/LOCKERS 

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- Green item boxes are generally on the ground. Most of the time, they contain
a random item inside them. You can break the green item boxes by stompping on
them. However, you should be aware some green item boxes may contain enemies,
so be aware. I will generally point out the item boxes which has enemies.

- Item cabinets can be on the ground or on the wall, if the cabinet has a
pale bluish light, it means they are unlocked. If they have an orange light,
it means they are locked. 

- Items inside boxes and cabinets are generally RANDOM and you may NOT
get the same items every time. However, sometimes the items in the cabinets
or lockers are set and you will always get the same items. 

- I use item cabinets/lockers interchangeably. Sometimes I will use cabinets/
lockers, which means these look-like lockers, but I like to call the cabinets.
Basically, they mean the same thing.!!

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                           Tram control room
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!!NOTE: there is a !save! point in this area.!!

You should be safe now inside the tram control room, this is the area where
the main controls for the inter-deck tram system are located. Your friends
will call out to you, The security shutter open up and there is Kendra and
Hammond. The blue screen of the tram computer will tells you the data board
is missing.


==== Objective 1-4 completed ====


Now you got to safety and you will get a new objective from Hammond. You can use
the map to see the various important locations, including save points, 
objectives, upgrade and store areas.


---- New Training Log, "Map" ----

Computer: Use the Map Screen to check important objectives and locations
(default is the "M" key to open the map).

---- End of Training Log ----


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---- New Message, Video Log - "Repair the tram system" ----

Kendra: Isaac, Isaac, God, I don't believe it, he made it.

Hammond: Isaac, we ran into more of them on the way. Are you okay?

Kendra: What the hell are those things? Is that the crew?

Hammond: Keep your voice down. Whatever they are, they are not friendly. Now
half the doors on this ship is locked because of the quarantine.

Hammond: Now, we have to get to the bridge, but first we have to repair the
tram system.

Kendra: you are crazy Hammond, you will get us all killed.

Hammond: If you listen to me, I will get you out of here alive. Now, what's
wrong with the tram.

Kendra: sigh... The data board is fried, should be a spare in the maintenance
bay. This is also a broken tram blocking the way in the tunnel that needs to
be repaired. D***it, everything is on the other side of this quarantine, we
can not reach it from here.

Hammond: We can't, but you can Isaac... If I can get to the bridge, I should
be able to access the personnel files. If you fix the tram and I will help you
find Nicole. 

---- End of Video Log ----


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Ok, it looks like you have to get to maintenance bay to repair the broken tram
and also find the data board. 


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-5: "Replace the Damaged Tram"

Looks like there is broken tram that is blocking everything. It has been
delivered to tram repair, but never got switched off the track.

==== End of mission objective ====


First, there is a !save! point in the room, you can use it to save the game.
There are also a few item cabinets you can open. One should be near the door
you just entered. Once you done saving and collecting all the items, there is
another door at the other end of the room, interact with it and move through
the door to a new area, cargo hallway.


#### overall items ####

Three unlocked containers inside the tram control room.

#### end of items ####


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              NOTES ON VENTS AND DUCTS -- Skip if not interested

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- Vents and ducts are used to circulate air throughout the Ishimura. They are
found in almost every room on the ship, can are located in the ceiling, on the
ground and near the side of the room. Most of the vents will have fans inside
of them to keep the air flowing smoothly throughout the ship.

- Be aware of these vents, because enemies can travel through and appear from
them. Some vents and ducts are connected between rooms and enemies can use
them to travel from room to room. However, in some rooms, the vents are not
connected and enemies will not be able to use the vents to follow Isaac.

- If you hear enemies around, be aware of the vents, because they can pop out
from any of the vents and ducts in the room. But, generally the enemies will
come from the vents and ducts nearest to Isaac’s position. 

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                               Cargo hallway
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!!NOTE: there is a !save! point in this area. There is also one enemy in this
area.!!

Now, open the door and then head for the cargo hallway area. There is an enemy
here. You have to move down the left passage way, it will be laying there. It
will also be near another !save! point. You can kill it if you want, or ignore
it for now. It is another slasher necromorph. There should be a medium health
pack next to the !save! point. 

Now, back track your way, pick up the Audio log - "Shoot The Limbs", don't use
the lift yet, it is locked. Just use the other door, to the right when you
first came into the cargo hallway. If you just come out of the tram control
room, just turn to the right and keep going into the other door.


#### overall items ####

Audio log - "Shoot The Limbs"

One green item box, plasma cutter ammo, medium health pack

#### end of items ####


!!Note: you should be able to kill enemies in five to six plasma cutter hits.
If you aim for their legs, about three hits to take out the legs and then two
to three more hits to kill them.!!

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                                 Tram tunnel
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!!NOTE: there is a !stasis! recharge station in this area.!!

Open the door, Geez, what the, man I hope you didn't accidentally fire your
weapon like I did. Anyway, it is just a dead body, keep going down the slope
and then turn right. Hammond will buzz in.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Dismemberment" ----

Hammond: shooting them in the body didn't seem to work. Go for the limbs,
dismember them.

---- End of Audio Log ----


The computer will also tell you to dismember enemy limbs to do extra damage.


---- New Training Log, "Dismemberment" ----

Computer: Conserve ammo by dismembering enemy limbs and doing extra damage
(aim for enemies' legs first to cripple them, it slows them down).

---- End of Training Log ----


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Now, open the other door and then you will be in a tunnel. You can look up and
you will see the tram system. Now, turn left to get the flashing credit. Then,
you can turn right and go down the tunnel. You will hear the bang noise. The
door is malfunction, don't get too close to it.

Now, pick up the flashing item next to the dead body and you will get a new
+STASIS MODULE+. Next to the stuffed door is also a Stasis charging station,
you can charge your Stasis energy here unlimited amount of time. Remember it,
as you may need it. You can also break the green item box that is laying
around for an item.


---- New Training Log, "Stasis" ----

Computer: Stasis will slow down fast moving objects and enemies (to use
stasis, go into Aim mode first by holding "mouse 2", then hit "c" to
shoot the object with stasis, default is "c").

---- End of Training Log ----


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Stasis door" ----

Kendra: it looks like the door is malfunctioning. Isaac, try use the Stasis
module you just picked up.

---- End of Audio Log ----


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Try and hit the door with the Stasis and it will be slowed down and then move
through the door whenever it is safe. 


#### overall items ####

Credit, green box, +Stasis Module+ in tunnel. 

#### end of items ####


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              NOTES ON ISAAC'S STASIS MODULE -- Skip if not interested

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- Stasis is a special device that shoots out a projectile which can temporary
slow down enemies and machinery by creating a bubble of "time wrap". Stasis
units can slow down fast moving objects and enemies.

- Remember, Stasis can be your best friend, so don't forget to use it. But,
don't abuse it, as you won't have enough Stasis for every enemy in the game.
Also, make sure to aim and hit your enemies with stasis, if you want to slow
them down.

- However, in some rare cases, stasis may not work on large machinery, so you
need to be aware of that.

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                              END OF NOTES

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                            Tram station Hallway
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!!NOTE: there is a !save! point in this area.!!

When you crossed the malfunctioning door, move up the slope and then turn
right, pick up the Stasis energy pack. These packs will recharge your stasis
energy without needing to use a stasis station. There should be a !save! point
in front of  you. Save if you wish. Turn right again and move down the tunnel,
and the lights will go out, don't panic, nothing is going to happen. But, you
will hear some strange noises.

Pick up the credit, you probably noticed, you can go into aim mode and the
weapon will have an attached flash light, use to see if you happen to get
into dark areas. You cannot enter the tram station through that door yet.

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Now, once the lights are back on, you can see there is a rest room sign. Go
inside and pick up the goodies, two ammo packs and Medium Health Pack. No
enemies will pop out in this rest room, so you should be safe. Once you
finished, get out of the restroom.

Now, move down the corridor and you can see a green item box to the right
passageway, near the cargo room. Break it for an random item, if you wish.
Once you are done, go back out and keep going down and open the only other
door "Tram Repair Room".


#### overall items ####

In the hallway: stasis energy pack, green item box, 3,000 credits.

In the rest room: 2 ammo packs and Medium Health Pack

#### end of items ####


!!NOTE: you will notice sometimes, there will be a female computer voice
in the background, saying various things. It's not important, but it set
the mood for the game sometimes.!!


((What kind of "smart" person designed the bathrooms... it is silly, there is
no separation between the male and female section... You will probably also
hear some female computer voice: "se**al interaction, physical contact...
leads to poor decisions in multiple areas?! You will that voice on the
background from time to time.))

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                               Tram repair room
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!!Note: there are three enemies in this room.!! Make sure you don't get hit
too many times. On impossible, normal necromorphs do about 50 - 60% damage
on impossible difficulty and can kill you fast.!!


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Replacing the Tram" ----

Kendra: your stasis module should help you with that arm mechanism.

---- End of Audio Log ----


Now, move towards the blue screen, interact with it and the machine will pull
out an arm and it will grab the tram. Now, there should be a green box to your
right hand side. Inside is a power node, which is IMPORTANT for !upgrading!
weapons. Interact with it and get the power node, by pressing "e".

Move up the little ramp and you will see another stasis charging station. You
can charge your stasis module if you wish. Keep moving and collect the 
flashing items appears on the floor. My Geez, kill it, a slasher necromorph
will pop through one of the vents with the fans. Shoot it in the legs and then
cut off its arms while it is crawling on the ground.

Ok, now pick up the items, My! Again, another slasher, cripple it first and
then kill it, before it corners Isaac. Make sure to RELOAD your weapons. You
can use stasis to slow it down if you wish. Since, you can recharging the
stasis energy at the recharge station in the room..

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Once you killed the enemies, pick up the items, including, small health pack,
Audio log - "Tram Status" on the ground. Then get back to the computer screen
to get the other claw attached to the tram. 

According to the main computer on the little ramp in the middle of the room,
the second claw is broken and you will need to use the stasis module.

Now, with the other claw, it is not functioning and you cannot auto attched it
like the first machine claw. What you have to be is activate the claw, hit it
with the stasis unit to slow it down. You have to tim it right, the claw needs
to be slowed down when it hits the tram. Then quickly go up the little ramp
and interact with the main computer for train repair. 

Computer: Repairing bokren tram. Please stand by. 


==== objective 1-5 completed ====


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---- New Message, Video Log - "Replaced the Tram Car" ----

Kendra: Isaac you did it, the tram was blocking the whole system. When you get
the computer online you be able to call the tram from the computer room. The
faster the better, I hear something crwaling out there...

---- End of Video Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-6: "Find the Data Board"

The tram computer is offline because of a missing data board. Kendra thinks
there is another data board in the maintenance bay. Did someone deliberately
shut down the inter-deck transport. We ain't getting far unless I get tram
running again.

==== End of mission objective ====


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Now move towards the door to get out of the room, watch out!! Another slasher
will pop out of the vents with the fans. Kill it using the same way, shoot the
legs and then cut off the arm.  When it is dead move out of the room and get
back to the "Tram Station Hallway". 

Computer: Tram replacement complete.


#### overall items ####

Audio log - "Tram Status"

Credit, 1 container on the wall, health pack and 1 power node 

#### end of items ####


!!Important: enemies can pop out of vents, ducts, even vents with fans, so 
becareful around them. If you are cornered make sure you don't get cornered
against a duct or a vent!!!

!!NOTE: sometimes enemies can be damaged and they will lay on the ground
and appear to be dead and they are in fact not dead. Now, you have to hit them
again to ensure they are dead. Generally, if the enemy drops an item after they
fall on the ground. They are dead, or if you cut off both of their arms. Or
else be careful!!!

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                            Tram station Hallway
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Now, you can save the game if you want. As you move around, you will hear
something and it doesn't sound nature at all. Then keep going and head down the
ramp and to the "Tram Tunnel" again.


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                                Tram tunnel
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!!NOTE: two enemies will appear in this area.!!

Now, you can save the game again, after that move down the ramp again to the
malfunctioning door and use the Stasis unit again. Then move into the tram 
tunnel. Recharge your stasis unit if you need. 

Move forward and, halt, an slasher necromorph will come out one of the ducts.
There is also another new enemy coming out. Try shoot down the slasher's leg
first. This will slow down the slasher and once the slasher is crippled. You
can concentrate on the other enemy. 

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The new enemy, Stinger will charge at you, stasis him. Then aim for his
arms. These stingers are annoying, as they have an leap attack and they will
charge at you and attack you. You can slow them down by shooting off one of
their arms. You can also shoot off their heads and tails. Read the new enemy
description if you are interested for more detail. 

Once you killed them, then move back to the stasis station for a charge up if
needed. Then, move back to the tram tunnel, up the ramp and back to the cargo
hallway. Use the deck navigation any time if you get lost.

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                New enemy - Stinger necromorph, skip if not interested

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Stingers are necromorphs without any visible legs, instead they have developed
a powerful tail, which they use as a weapon as well as a way to enhance their
mobility. Stingers often crawl on the ground, but their can leap and also 
stand up on their powerful arms. 


Attacks:

- Leap attack: stingers can leap at their victims and attack with their
powerful claws/arms. They can do leap attack at medium distance. Stingers
that loses one of their arms cannot use this attack, unless it is in Zero-G.

- Tail sting: their powerful tail is razor sharp and can penetrate through
reinforced armor plating, they can only do this attack at close range. You
can cut off the stinger's tail to stop them from using this attack.

- Bite: sometimes stingers can overpower Isaac and bite him, they use this
when their tails are damaged.

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Stinger have four limbs or appendages that you should aim for:

- Left and right arm

- Tail and the head area


Recommended weapon:

- This is probably the only enemy I like to melee and stomp on, if you time
their attacks, you can dodge it and then stomp on them, especially if you
hit a few of them with stasis, stomping on them does good damage. 

- Pulse rifle or plasma cutter: good against single stinger only. Try aim for
one of its arms first, you can also shoot the tail off.

- Line gun: very good against individual or groups stinger, aim for its
head/arms, you can also use can also use stasis and throw done a mine, works
great if you can stasis a group of stingers.
 
You can also use the Flamethrower, contact beam, or the ripper etc. 

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 800 to 1,200, Small/Medium Health Pack

- Some stinger may drop you stasis pack

Stingers may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always have
to drop items


!!IMPORTANT: shoot off one of the stinger's arm first to slow it down
significantly. It also stops them from leaping. Use stasis if needed,
they can be quite annoying in groups.!!

!!NOTE: Stingers CAN go through vents and floor ducts.!!

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                             End of new enemy

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                             Cargo Hallway
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Once you in cargo hallway again, Kendra will radio you and tell you the
maintenance bay is unlocked. Good now you can use the elevator. 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Maintenance Bay Unlocked" ----

Kendra: I patched into the deck security system, it took some work. But I got
the elevator to the maintenance bay unlocked. The data board should be
somewhere inside.

---- End of Audio Log ----


Before you head there. Go into the "Tram Control Room" and interact with the
large computer near the door, it will say tell you that the tram needs a
data board. Then head out to the Cargo Hallway again and keep going, wait for
a while, Kendra should buzz in again.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Find the data board" ----

Kendra: Isaac, you still need to find the data board to the tram computer.
It's in the Maintenance Bay.

---- End of Audio Log ----


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Go to the elevator on the end of the passageway in the cargo hallway.
Kill the necromorph lying around the save point if you haven't yet done so.
Save the game. 

Open the elevator door Kendra just unlocked for you, interact with the
holographic display again to use the elevator. Once you in the elevator
Kendra will radio you again. 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Locked Door" ----

Kendra: Isaac, it is Kendra, it looks like the door to the storage room is
locked. There should be a key somewhere in the maintenance bay.

---- End of Audio Log ----


==== New mission log ====

Active objective 1-7: "Find the Maintenance Bay Key"

The data board is locked up in the storage room, and the key should be
somewhere in the maintenance bay. 

==== End of mission log ====


Now, you need to first find the Maintenance bay key. You will notice that
Objective 1-6: "Find the Data Board" will become inactive. You cannot do this
objective yet, as the storage room is locked, find the key first.

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                              Maintenance Bay
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!! Note: there will be about 5 enemies and two of them will pop out first,
follow by three more. Make sure to use the explosive canisters if possible!!

Now, the elevator may open behind you depends on where you stand. As you move
out, a slasher will crawl up the railing. It should be just ahead of you,
shoot it down fast. Aim for its legs to cripple it and then cut off its arms.
Then another slasher will appear on your right, shoot its legs off and then
cut off its arms. 

When they are dead, grab whatever items they leave behind. Then move straight
ahead. Ignore the passage to your right, you can go that way if you want. But,
it will lead you to the same area. Now, just go straight ahead and turn left,
follow the passageway. Note the locked storage room, gotta find the key first.
There should also be another green box just in front of the elevator. 

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Keep moving, note the explosive canister on the ground. You can blow it up by
shooting it. Just make sure you not too close to it. Move down the ramp, turn
right and you will hear a scream. More necromorphs, in fact three more, now
move back to where the explosive canister is and wait till the necromorph is
close by and shoot it to explode it. Depending on how close the enemies are
to the canister, they may not get killed. But they will most likely be damaged.

Keep shooting at their limbs, until they are dead, there should be three of
necromorphs. Once you finished them off. Stomp their dead bodies for fun if
you like. Pick up any items that has been dropped. Then continue along the
passageway. You should see some green signs that is showing the way to the
elevator, that is where you going to go.

There is also another passage way to your right, it will lead to some more
supplies: A container on the wall and a green box. Take them if you have
space, I ran out of space, so I left them there for the moment. Now go near
the elevator and there should be some plasma cutter ammo on the ground.
Pick it up, then use the elevator to get to the crane control level.


#### overall items ####

1 container on the wall, 2 green item boxes, plasma cutter ammo.

#### end of items ####


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                             Crane control
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!! Note: there are total three enemies in this area, be careful!!

Now move youself out of the elevator and there is some supply on the wall to
your left and also a green item box to the right you can break for some ammo or
items. Then move forward on the passage way, watchout, a necromorph just popped
out again. Shoot it down. Then move forwards, towards the flashing item.

Another necromorph will come out of the vents and shoot it quickly. After the
thing is dead. Pick up all the items, including ammo and Text logs - "Repair
Invoice".

Once you got everything, move back to the elevator. A necromorph will come out
again, you know what to do. After you dismembered it, move to the elevator and
then go down to the maintenance bay.


==== Objective 1-7 completed ====


#### overall items ####

Mission item, {storage room key} - Key for the Maintenance Bay

Crane control,  1 container on the wall, 1 green item box, plasma cutter ammo,

Text log - "Repair Invoice"

#### end of items ####


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                             Maintenance Bay
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Once the elevator door opens, a necromorph, unhappy with life will charge at
you. Shoot at its legs, before it gets a chance to cut you. Then go right, up
the ramp and use the key on the locked "Storage room". All you have to do is
click on the door and interact with it. Isaac will automatically use the key.
There is no need to select or equip the key.

!!Note: there will be some metal scracthing and funny noises. They will
continue to play even if you kill all the enemies.!!

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                               Storage Room
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!!There are is a !upgrading! station here!!

Once you are inside, there is a !Power Node! on the green-bluish box on the
wall. There will also be a cabinet you can open for a Medium Health Pack. A
flashing object on the table is the important Mission Item, take the
{Data Board}. 

There is also a !!upgrading!! station inside the room. You can upgrade your
weapon if you want. I suggest you save it for later. But if you really like
the plasma cutter, then you can upgrade it.


---- New Training Log, "Upgrade Bench" ----

Computer: Use Power Nodes to upgrade your weapons and RIG.

---- End of Training Log ----


You can also upgrade your RIG, I sugges you upgrade air first, the extra 20
seconds air will be very useful later. You can also upgrade your Stasis units,
although you will need more nodes. I managed to finish the game without
upgrading the Stasis unit. But, Jack reckons extra duration on the Stasis
is very helpful!


==== Objective 1-6 completed ====


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Once you taken the {Data Board}, Kendra will buzz in and give you a new
objective.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Found the Data Board" ----

Kendra: That's it! Take the board back to tram control, and slot in the
computer array. This will get the tram back online.

---- End of Video Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-8: "Install the Data Board"

Before I can operate the tram, I need to take the Data Board back to the tram
control room and install it.

==== End of mission objective ====


Now you have completed the mission and got the data board, you just need to get
back to the tram control room. Exit the storage room and back to the 
maintenance bay.


#### overall items ####

Mission item, {Data Board} - Modular circuit board for the tram control
computer

!Power Node! and 1 unlocked item cabinet with Medium Health Pack

#### end of items ####


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!!IMPORTANT NOTE: for each weapon there is a upgrading path. You will need to
put power nodes in adjacent nodes before you can upgrade some of weapon's stats
You will always need to start somewhere, although you can start only at the
starting nodes. There will also be a upgrade description on the bottom that
shows the decription of your enhanced weapon.!!

Also, it is necessary to put nodes in empty nodes, but not all empty nodes have
to be filled with power nodes to get all upgrade for the weapon. It is important
not to waste your power nodes on unnecessary empty nodes.

!!NOTE: For a detailed upgrade path of all weapons, check SECTION 5.!!

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                            Maintenance Bay
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!!NOTE: two more enemies will appear now.!!

Before you can get very far, two more necromorphs will appear, one will
appear in front of you, the other will appear to your right side. If you
low on ammo, you can try and run. But, best shoot them down and do it fast.
You can retreat to the storage room if they become annoying. Try focus
on shooting one of them at a time, cripple one of them first and then focus
on the other one. 

Once you killed them, follow the passageway on your right. Then go to the
elevator back to cargo hallway Another necromorph will be lying, pretending
to be dead, shoot or run for the elevator, up to you. I killed it, cause it
scared the life out of me. 

After you done looking around the maintenance area, get in the elevator and
get back to the cargo hallway.

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                              Cargo hallway
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!!NOTE: There will be one enemy in this area now.!!
 
Move along the passageway and a necromorph will pop out of nowhere. Run away
back to the tram control if you are low on ammo. Or you can kill it. Remember
to heal if you get hit, especially on high difficulty. Just follow the
passageway and turn right into the tram control.

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                              Tram control
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Get inside and then use the data board on the tram computer, it should be on
the opposite end of the room. A large computer with blue screen. Interact with
the computer to insert the Data Board. The computer will notify you when it
is done.

Computer: Tram control computer online.


==== Objective 1-8 completed ====


Once you installed the Data Board. Now, you can call the tram. Now, just move
away from the main computer, and go down the room and there should be
another blue screen inside the same room. It will display "Call tram" interact
with it and call the tram.

Remember, you can always use the deck navigation if you get lost and don't
know which screen to go to. The default is "B" or the ctrl key.


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-9: "Call the Tram" 

Look like I got the tram system up and running, I can call a tram for Hammond
and Kendra from the tram control.

==== End of mission objective ====


Computer: Ship-wide tram system re-initialized. All trams now operational.
Tram arriving at Flight Deck Station.


==== Objective 1-9 completed ====


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---- New Message, Video Log - "Activated the Tram" ----

Hammond: Alright. We are on board heading to the bridge. Good work.

Computer: Quarantine lifted. 

Kendra: Strange the quarantine just lifted...

Hammond: Whatever was in the flight lounge must have left. Lucky for us, Isaac
get back to the Kellion and prep it for launch. We will find out what we can
from the bridge and meet you there.

Kendra: If we live that long! You are out of your league Hammond. This is 
suicide. We are going to die out there.

Hammond: Your lack of confidence in me in duly noted Ms. Daniels, but I have
a mission to complete and that's exactly what I am going to do. With or without
you, do we understand each other?

Kendra: Just get us out of here alive.

---- End of Video Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-10: "Return to the Kellion and Run Diagnostic"

Hammond wants to get back to the Kellion and prep it for launch despite the
damage it took on landing. I can probably get it functional, but I don't know
how far we will get on it.

==== End of mission objective ====


Hammond will give you a new objective and wants you to get back to the Kellion.
Now, exit the tram control room as the video log is playing and get to the
"Flight Lounge". We need to get back to the Kellion. Move back along the
passageway you came from before.

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                       Flight Lounge Elevator Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Keep moving back the "Flight Lounge", follow the same passageway you came
before and move through only doors there is. Use the deck Nav if you get lost.
Once you are at the flight lounge elevator. Then get on the elevator and
interact with it to go up.

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                             Flight Lounge Elevator
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!!NOTE: There will be two enemies and they will appear after you move off the
elevator.!!

Exit the elevator and move forward, you can see a necromorph, you can shoot
it if you want. If you hit it a few times, it will turn around and attack you.
Shoot it down fast, then another slasher will appear behidn you. Retreat if it
get too close, then kill it before it corners you. Then follow the passageway
and enter the door. 

Alternatively, if you didn't shoot the first slasher as it goes into the vents.
Quickly go to the end of the passageway and open the door. The slasher will
likely to drop on top of you, just quickly go in the door. They will not
follow. Or you can wait for them to drop down and shoot them. But remember,
one of them will appear from behind you. So, you may need to use the stasis
to slow one down, while you take care of the other one.

Anyway, once they are dead or if you decided to run, keep going and get into
the "Flight Lounge Room".

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                             Flight Lounge Room
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!!There are is a !save! point here!!

Once you are inside the flight lounge room. You can use the !save! station if
you want. You can also break the green boxes around and pick up the item near
the door (if you haven't picked the items up before). Once you are ready,
interact with the large door and head for the "Hangar Bay".


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Arrived on Bridge" ----

Hammond: Isaac, we made it to the bridge, it is a nightmare down here. No
survivors. We are going to try to get to the command computer. Wish us luck.

---- End of Audio Log ----


#### overall items ####

Two green item boxes gives random items, credits and health pack (if you did
not pick those items up before)

#### end of items ####


Now, move to the large door and head straight for the Kellion.

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                                Hangar Bay
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!!Note: there will be five enemies around.!!

When you are in the Hangar bay, break the green item box on the chair. Then,
head towards the USG Kellion. You will hear a loud scream. Something will jump
down and attack you, another Stinger. Slow it down with Stasis, or just shoot
it. Make sure you aim for one of its arms first. Retreat if it gets too close.

After, you take care of that, get inside the ship and get to the command
console. It is computer screen near where the pilot sits. Then load the
diagnostic run. Then, what the? Something got inside the ship and the shuttle
is going down. Get out.

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Computer: Hostile life form detected. Hulk damage critical, evacuate 
immediately. Collision detected in the hangar bay, emegerency crew has been
notified.

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Get out of ship as soon as possible, because the longer you stay in there, the
more damage you will take. Just get to the exit as soon as you can. There will
be a little cutscene, where the USG kellion will crash and burn up.

Now, to make matters worse, 3 more necromorphs, slashers and one stinger will
join your party. Two slashers will quickly charge at you, use stasis if needed.
Aim for the legs to chill them down a little. Focus firepower at just one of 
them if you stasis the other one. Try to damage their legs, so they both be
on the ground. Then you can finish them faster. Retreat if you needed. Since
the shuttle is gone, there is nothing block your way, you can fall back a long
way before you hit a solid wall. 

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After you plasma cutted the two necromorphs. One more slasher will charge at
you, along with a stinger. Cut down the slasher first and once the slasher
is crippled. Then go for the stinger. Run if the stinger gets too close. You
can wait for the stinger to "stand up" and then shoot for one of its arms.
You can also use stasis if you have enough charges left. 

Once all the enmies are dead, loot their remains and then gets back to the
Flight Lounge as soon as you are done.  

Alternatively, if you really low on ammo, which shouldn't be the case. Just
stasis a few of them and make a run for it. WARNING: the necromorph will
follow you inside to the flight lounge. So, you have to quickly go through
to the tram station. It should be unlocked, it is a door to the left of the
save station. It will say tram station on the top of the door. 
 
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---- New Message, Video Log - "Get to Medical" ----

Hammond: What's happening down there? What happened to the shuttle?

Kendra: That's our ride home... Its the only way off this ship...

Hammond: Kendra...

Kendra: No hammond! This changes everything!

Hammond: Just let me think. Can you access the command computer?

Kendra: It's no good, there is an exceuctive lock down on all primary systems.
I need the captains authorization. I cannot access them.

Hammond: well, where is the captain?

Kendra: Here he is. Captain Benjamin Mathius. Location... Medlab... Status...
deceased.

Hammond: What? How?

Kendra: I cannot access that information. Find the captain and you will find
his RIG. With his authorization code, I can crack this computer wide open.

Hammond: Isaac, I will send the tram back to your location. Get to the Medical
deck and find that RIG as fast as you can.

Kendra: What was that?

Hammond: Holy S***!Come on, get out of there.

((Why do I always have to do the hard work and seriously Hammond, shoot those
da** things.))

---- End of Video Log----


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==== New mission objective ====

Objective 1-11: "Go to the Medical Deck"

The Kellion is completely destroyed. There's no way of here. If I can find
the Captain's RIG on the Medical Deck, Maybe Hammond can figure out just what
the hell happened.

==== End of mission objective ====


Now get back to the Flight Lounge room, you gotta get to the medical deck now
and find the Captain's RIG. So Kendra can get access into the computer
networks.

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                        Flight lounge room/passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Move out of the flight lounge room and go to the door left of the !save!
station, it should say to Tram station. Interact with the door and go in, now
before going to the elvator down the passageway. 

First, take the turn to the right, interact with the door and you will be in
another rest room. get inside and go to the male section. Be sensible,
then get the LARGE HEALTH PACK on the ground. This will be handly later on.
Note the "Save Yourself" written in blood, along with other writing.


There should also be two more containers with items in the passageway before
the elevator.


#### overall items ####

Two containers with random item and Large Health Pack in the men rest room.

#### end of items ####


((There are some writing on the walls of the bathroom you have read, like in
the women's section, "I can't die like this, not yet, not like this..." There
is also a letter, "Dear Altman, we are here", who the hell is Altman? Also
there will be the same female computer voice whispering on the background.))

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                              Tram station
_______________________________________________________________________________


After you are done, you can go down the elevator and then go down to the tram
station. Once you out of the elevator. There will be a !Store! to your right
and an !Upgrading! station to your left. Use the Ishimura store to buy items
if you have enough credit. 


---- New Training Log, "Store" ----

Computer: Buy new weapons and item at the store, and place extra items in
the safe.

---- End of Training Log ----


Move around and the computer will tell you that if your weapon icon is
read, it means there is no ammo left in it. You will automatically reload
if you click the fire button again, or you can reload the weapon by clicking
"R".


---- New Training Log, "Weapon Select" ----

COmputer: Red weapon icon means your weapon has no ammo in its clip. (You
can select different weapon by using 1, 2, 3 or 4. You can also adjust
which weapon goes in which slot by changing it in the inventory set up,
click "Tab" to access your inventory).

---- End of Training Log ----


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Anyway, I recommend you buy the following items:

 - Line gun (highly recommended)

 - Pulse Rifle (recommended)

 - Level 2 Suit (Recommended only if you have enough credit)

I did have enough credit for all three item, after I sold my Stasis pack. 
You won't need stasis packs early on and you get plenty later. If you are
lucky you can get them from enemies too. 

Now, look around and note the posters in the glass area "There is always Peng",
Yeah she looks cool. Once you are done looking around, get on the tram, just
ahead of you and click on the map like thing of the Ishimura tram system.
Then you are ready for the next chapter.


==== Objective 1-11 completed ====


-- CHAPTER ONE COMPLETED --


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OK now you have finished CHAPTER ONE of DEAD SPACE. Don't get too excited yet.
There is plenty more action to come!

!!NOTE: Stores are useful to buy and sell items and they appear like a little
ittle shop with a bluish "STORE" hologram displayed on it. Remember their
appearance and locations as you will need them later on the game. You can
always check the map for their locations if you forget or get lost. Also, 
MAKE SURE there is NO ENEMIES around while you are shopping, it can be a nasty
surprise if a necromorph is lurking around!!

!!NOTE: for more information on the weapons and armor read on, if you not
interested skip to the next chapter 2.!!

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            New weapons and armor information, skip if not interested

_______________________________________________________________________________

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                    New weapon - Line Gun, skip if not interested

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Line Gun: Wide-beamed slicer with timed mine


The primary mode: Shoots a wide, powerful and long range energy blast capable
penertrate through many targets.

- This mode is good against most enemies, especially if they are in groups,
since the gun slice through targets. Another great thing about this mode is
that its wide blast can cut off more than one limbs at a time. In fact for
some enemies, you can cut off two or even three limbs with a few hits.

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The second mode: Fires a timed mine with radial blast.

- This is good against large stationary enemies, or against a crowd of enemies
being hit by stasis, or if enemies are being crippled. The Line Gun mine is
very powerful, you can kill a few slashers and stingers in one hit if they are
close to the blast radius of the Mine. Using the mine correctly without stasis
would require good timing, but it can be effective against group of enemies.

- Nevertheless, if you time it correctly, you can shoot a mine near you, wait
for the necromorph, injure or cripple them. Then run away just before the mine
goes off. Just make sure you stay clear of the blast radius. Remember, you can
blow up Isaac as well, so be careful!

- The Mine from the Line Gun will stick to most surfaces. When shooting the
mine, it is almost instant and does not arc very much, even over long range.

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- Seriously, in my opinion, this is one of the best weapon in the game. It is
just so useful in most situations. If you back it up with the Pulse Rifle or
the Force Gun. This will make sure you are the worst nightmare for your
enemies.

- However, it is important to note that line gun has quite slow firing rate and
its secondary Mine will take a while to explode. Be aware when using this
weapon. 


Ammo: 2 ammo per pack, can stack up to 6 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 9,000 credits, can be brought from store, does NOT require any schematic.


!!NOTE: Check SECTION 5 for more detail on this weapon.!!

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+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                    New weapon - Pulse Rifle, Skip if not interested

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Pulse rifle (PR): Military-grade rifle with high rate of firing


- This rifle is your standard "assault rifle" type of weapon. It is long range,
quite accurate and capable of rapid fire. Although it is possible to fire
semi-automatically by tapping the mouse. If you tap correctly, you can fire
one round at a time.

The primary mode: Rapid firing, long range, accurate, energy blast.

- The energy blasts are relatively weak, but due its fast firing rate. This
rifle can suppress a group of enemies quickly. You can choose to shoot in
short bursts by tapping the "Mouse 1" Key in aiming mode or fully automatic
by holding "Mouse 1" key in aiming mode. The weapon does have slight recoil
and spread, so its accuracy may be affected in rapid firing.

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The secondary mode: A 360 degree overhead sweep

- This is very useful when you are surrounded. You can fire a single round by
just tapping the secondary firing button. Or you can choose to fire a continous
stream of energy blast in a 360 degree sweep by holding down the secondary
firing button. In this rapid firing mode, the pulse rifle will continue to
rotate its firing drum and shoot out three streams of energy blast.

- However, in rapid firing overhead mode, the weapon can consume quite a lot
of ammo. The firing pattern seems like Isaac can only fire in one height level
and will only hit targets around him. So, this can be ineffective against some
enemies that are usually below and/or above Isaac, like Stingers or infectors.
But, it can be quite powerful and works great if you are surrounded by enemies.

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- I used this rifle extensively and it is quite good, I recommend it. However,
you can use other weapons or just stick to the plasma cutter if you wish. To
be honest, I find this weapon extremely useful against bosses and some enemies.


Ammo: 25 ammo per pack, can stack up to 100 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 7,000 credits, can be brought from store, does NOT require any schematic.


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Weapon combo tactics +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Line gun and pulse rifle combo:

Use the line gun to cut off enemy legs and then use the pulse rifle to shoot
off their arms. Generally, two line gun hits is all that's need to cut off the
normal enemies- slashers legs. Then a few pulse rifle hit to the arms will
finish them easily. 

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                          IMPORTANT ON AMMO PICK UP

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Dead enemies will most likely to drop you ammos, although not always the case.
You will get ammos from dead enemies. Dead enemies will most likely to drop
ammos from weapons that you carry. If you do NOT want ammo for a particular
type of weapon, put in the safe inside the store!!


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                            New Armor, Level 2 Suit

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

This is the basic upgrade from your normal suit, it gives a little armor and
three more inventory space. Highly recommended, get as soon as possible.

Cost: 10,000 credits

Armor: 5%

Inventory: Three additional slots for items

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                           End Additional Information 

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                       4.2 CHAPTER 2 - INTENSIVE CARE -- (CH02)

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After your ship crashed into the hangar bay. You soon found out there are
hostiles on board the ship and whatever they are, they are relentless. Now,
you must find the captain's RIG and so you can get more information on what
is going on around this ship. Plus, Nicole is located on this deck, maybe
there is something here indicating she is still alive.

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                            Tram station - Medical Deck
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!!Note: there is a !store! in this area!!

After you finished check out all the silly advertisement inside the tram, move
outside and ready for another new level. 

Once the tram stops, move out the tram and move forwards and you will see a
blonde lady talking and hugging a dead body. Notice all the dead body around
the area and also the strange symbol next to the !store!. 

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Blonde Female: Shhh, Shhh... it is OK, McCoy, He is here...Nothing to be afraid
of... I knew you would come ... just like you said. Here I, I,  saved this for
you. Can I go now? McCoy wants to take me... to the shuttle. 

What happened to her eyes... soon after she drops the Kinesis Module, she will
die. 

((Are those maggots coming out the guy's dead body?! Whatever they are you
can't damage them or stomp them out. Something is definite wrong on this
ship.))

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You now have the +KINESIS MODULE+, you can use it to throw or move objects. You
can do that by going to aim mode and then hit the "f"key. Try on the boxes that
is blocking your way. Shoot the kinesis at the boxes and drag them away using
your mouse. You can also throw them by hitting "mouse 1". Most objects,
especially sharp objects and explosive canisters can damage enemies. 

Now, you can either buy some items at the !Store!, or go get the small health
pack on the little area to your right with all the dead bodies in a bag. Don't
worry they won't come alive.


---- New Training Log, "Kinesis Modulue" ----

Computer: Use Kinesis to move ot throw objects (You must be in aim mode first
before you can use Kinesis, hold down "Mouse 2" to go into aim mode and then
press "f"to use kinesis).

---- End of Training Log ----


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Once, you done, remove the containers blocking your way using the kinesis
module. Keep going and pick up the !Schematic! - "Flamethrower" that is
flashing. Schematics can be uploaded to the store, so you can buy new items,
each schematic is different, this one gives you flamethrower, if you have
enough credit, you can buy it. But I didn't really use this weapon. 


---- New Training Log, "Schematics" ----

COmputer: pick up Schematics to add items to the store

---- End of Training Log ----


Once you are done marking around with your new Kinesis module, open the door
and enter the new area - security station. 


#### Overall items ####

+Kensis module+ and !schematics! - "Flamethrower".

#### End of items ####


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                 New weapon - Flamethrower, skip if not interested

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Flamethrower: hydrazine industrial torch.


- This is a relatively useful weapon and can be quite powerful if you use it
correctly. It has the unique ability to set enemies on fire and they will
continue to burn for a period of time, which is about 5 seconds. But, this
can be upgraded, so enemies burn for longer.

The primary mode: Fires a narrow core, short-range flame.

- This can be extremely damaging and can set enemies on fire. But, it is very
short range and often require you to get close to enemies. I suggest you
use on enemies that being stasis, it works great. You can also wait till
enemies come closer and flame them. You need to time it correctly, because if
you fire too early it will eat up too much ammo. This mode eats ammo faster
than you can say "Packman"!!

- Although short-range, the narrow core flame have good stopping power. If
you manage to set your enemies on fire, they will be knocked back as well.

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The secondary mode: shoots out a Napalm ballistic projectile with area
damage over time.

- This is truly very useful, because it can damage multiple targets and sets
enemies on fire.  I use this much more often that the primary fire. This is
effective against slow, stationary and if you time it correctly, even fast
moving targets. The fire bomb is also good against smaller enemies and its
range is quite far as well.

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!!NOTE: The napalm bomb/fire bomb uses 10 flame thrower ammo and is able to
damage an area. This fire bomb is very effective against smaller enemies, such
as lukers, spiders and crawlers, which you will meet later on.!!

!!WARNING: The flame from the napalm bomb can also set Isaac on fire if he
is too close, which will take about 15% damage and also forces him into
recovery mode.!!

!!IMPORTANT: the flamethrower does not work in vacuum or low oxygen
environments.!!

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- This is a weapon worth buying and it is very effective against smaller
enemies you will meet later on in the game.


Ammo: 25 ammo per pack, maximum of 150 ammo per inventory slot. 

Cost: 11,000 credits, can be brought from the store, but needs flamethrower
schematic. 


!!NOTE: Check SECTION 5 for more detail on this weapon.!!


++++++++++++++++++++++++ Combo weapon tactics +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The best way to use the Napalm bomb is to cripple a group of enemies with the
line gun. Then set them all on fire with one fire bomb. Then wait till they
all burn. 


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                              End of new weapon

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                            Security station
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!!Note, there is a !Save! station and a !Store! in this area.

This place is a mess and there are flys and blood everywhere. Note the big
hole just above your head. Whatever did that must be powerful. Hammond will
contact you and give you a few more missions. 


---- New Message, Video log - "Destroy the Barricade" ----

Hammond: Isaac, are you there? We were attacked and Kendra is gone! One
minute she was there, then... Ican't believe I lost her. We can still do this.
Get the Captain's RIGs code and we will find Nicole.

Hammond: Looks like the crew barricaded the door to the emergency wing. You
will have to blow through to get to the morgue. Get some thermite from medical
storage and some shockpad from Zero-G therapy, should be down the corridor.
God, communication is useless in all this static. 

---- End of Video log ----


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==== New mission objectives ====

Objective 2-1: "Find the Thermite" 

There's some thermite stored near the main lab. A small amount of that, plus
a timed electrical charge and I should be able to blow through the barricade.


Objective 2-2: "Find the Shock Pad" 

A portable defibrillator should provide enough juices to denonate the thermite.
There's one in Zero-G therapy, according to Hammond. 


Inactive objective 2-3: "Destroy the Barricade"

Once I've put together an explosive. I can blow up the barricade. Then I need
to make my way through the emergency and get to the morgue.


Inactive objective 2-4: "Retrieve the Captain's RIG"

The Captain's body made it down to the morgue. Probably before the ship was
totally compromised. Nicole worked on this deck, maybe I can find something,
anything showing that she's still alive.

==== End of mission objectives ====


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So, you have to destroy the barricade to get access to the emergency wing. You
need thermite and a shock pad to ignite it. Well, better get moving. First,
collect all the items in this area, there is a cabinet/locker you can open,
a green item box and some credits. There is also one Plasma cutter ammo pack
hiding behind the dead bodies in the corner. 

Once you done saving and getting all the items, the door to the emrgency wing
is not accessible at the moment. There is two other door, Research Wing and
Imagining Diagnostic Wing. Go inside the door that says Research Wing. Let's
get the thermite first! 


#### overall items ####

Credit on the floor, ammo pack, green item box and item cabinet in the little
room near the !save! station.

#### end of items ####


((Geez, there is a reason they barricade the door Hammond, you are really
trying to get us killed!!))

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           NOTES ON ISAAC'S KINESIS MODULE -- Skip if not interested

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- Kinesis device can be used to pick up objects remotely and move heavy and
large machinery. I is very useful as you can pick up items and project them at
any direction. Or you can move them closer to you.

- Using Kinesis, you can shoot explosive canisters/barrels at enemies to
do some serious damage. These canisters/ barrels are red colour. These
canisters will explode instantly upon contact with any surface when thrown
using the Kinesis Module, damaging anything within the blast radius. Be aware
the explosion may also damage Isaac if he is too close.

- You can also thrown fan blades at enemies to damage them. Fan blades can
be found near damaged vents or sometimes they are scattered on the ground.
There are few different types of fan blades, but each one is capable of
damaging the enemies when thrown using kinesis.

- Large boxes, non-flammable barrels and various other items thrown by kinesis
can also knock back normal or smaller enemies. Boxes and fan blades can be
thrown many times at your enemies.

- Enemies's body parts can also be thrown using Kinesis, you can throw sharp
body parts of dead enemies towards other enemies to damage them. 

- You can break the green item boxes by throw it at any surface using the
kinesis module.

- Unlike stasis, Isaac's Kinesis Module does not require recharge and can be
used as many times as he wishes.

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                              END OF NOTES

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                          Research Wing Passageway
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!!There is a !stasis! charge station in this area.!!

Move along the passageway, pass the dead bodies, don't worry about dismembering
them. Move pass the big poster with a lady holding a rock, with "SCIENCE"
written on it. Move around the corner and you can hear a door making loud
noises. There is a !stasis! recharge station here, also some ammo near the
dead body next to the recharger. The computer will tell you all weapons
have a alternating firing mode.


---- New Training Log, "Secondary Fire" ----

Computer: All weapons have an alternate firing mode (Go into aim mode first
by holding down "Mouse 2" and then press "Mouse 3" or "Mouse 2 and spacebar"
to use alternating fire). 

---- End of Training Log ----


Now, charge up your stasis and use it on the malfunctioning door and move
through the door quickly when you can. Keep going and open the door to the
main lab.

!!NOTE: You can throw dead bodies around with Kinesis.!!

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                               Main lab
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!!WARNING: there are nine enemies in this room, be careful. There is also a
!Stasis! charging station in this area.!!

Now, when you ready, proceed forwards and follow the path along the upper level,
and then you will hear sirens and alarms. Not good, all the exits are locked.
There will also be unpleasant noises. This room can get a little messy,
remember to cripple the slash Necromorphs to slow them down. Strafe and retreat
if the enemies get too close. 

Be careful the necromorphs can move through vents and there is plenty of them
around in the upper level. Keep moving and try to step up a defensive position
around an area that does not have vents and also watch out enemies can attack
from behind. Remember to use stasis if needed. 

Moved around the passage on the upper level and shoot anything you see, cripple
the slashers first. If you hear or see enemies charge from behind, run around
to avoid it. Remember, you can group enemies together and use the Line Gun. You
can also stasis a group of enemies together and drop them a Mine from the Line
Gun to kill them. 

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The enemies will initially come out around the main entrance, near the elevator
and near the other side of the passageway. There will be total four enemies on
the upper floor. There will be more enemies on the lower floor. You can use the
elevator if you want, but enemies can follow you down stairs and there are
enemies still around. 

One you killed the enemies in the upper level, the quarantine is still active.
This means there are still enemies around. But, they will appear on the lower
level. Feel free to explore the upper level, note the writing on the wall
"Watch the Vents". There is another locked room on the upper level and you
can see items inside of it. But, you cannot unlock it at the moment.

When you are ready, go down to the lower level using the elevator at the end
of the passageway. 

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Main Lab - Lower level

Once you are down there, suddenly, a crippled slasher Necromorph will appear
from the restroom and will try to move close to Isaac, shoot it down. Soon,
there will be four more necromorphs appearing. Feel free to waste stasis,
as there is a !Stasis! Recharge Station just ahead. You will also probably
notice vents with fans, you can shoot them and use kinesis to pick up the fan
blades and shoot at your enemies.

Try to cripple the slashers first, use the Line Gun if they are in groups.
Shoot them down before they corner Isaac. You can move Isaac into one of the
unlocked rooms, but they can follow through the vents. So be careful. One of
the slashers will be crippled, so kill that one first. Then, three slasher
will appear around you, make sure shoot them in the legs to cripple them.

You can also use the Pulse Rifle or the Flamethrower if you have it. Make
sure to aim for their limbs, arms or legs. One of the slashers will have armor
around its legs, you can still damage it. But it will take a few more hits to
cripple it. So, you can just shoot it in the arms if you want. Remember, you
can always use stasis to slow the slashers down or if they corner you. Also,
make sure to retreat if they get too close.

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Once everything is killed, the quarantine will be lifted. NO enemies will
reappear, so you are free to explore around. First recharge your stasis if
you used it. Don't forget to pick up everything from the dead enemies. Also,
note the writing on the table. 

Now, go through the bathroom at the end of the area for some ammo for your
weapon. If you go through the bathroom with the man/woman sign, you can
pick up an Audio log - "Mercer's Journal", should be near the entrance.
Note the writing on of the restroom wall "They are coming".

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                               Dr. Kyne's Office

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Then you can go through the door in the middle of the room and you should be
inside an office "Dr. Kyne's Office". Pick up the ammo and Audio log -
"Kyne and the Captain". Listen to it if you want. Now, inside the same room,
look behind the bookshelf and you can see something behind it. Use Kinesis to
move the bookshelf and expose another small area.

Behind the bookshelf, there are some good items, including two item cabinets,
!GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR! and Text Log - "MARKER OVERVIEW". So, they found something
call the "Marker" and the people down at the colony are in serious trouble,
something really bad must happened, it could be related to the this "Marker"
they found...

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There should be another room near the !stasis! recharging station, inside
are some ammos and items. There is also a green item box you can break.
Once you collected everything and ready to move on, go through the door that
is marked Bio lab. Use the deck Nav button if you got lost, default is B or
ctrl. 

#### overall items ####

Upper level: cabinet on the wall, Thermite inside the locked lab room. (You
can NOT access the room with the Thermite yet!!) 

Lower level, bathroom: Audio log - " Mercer's Journal", 2 ammo packs 

Lower level, in Kynes office: Audio log - "Kyne and the Captain", ammo pack,
two item cabinets, Text Log - "MARKER OVERVIEW", !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR! 

Lower level, inside room near the lift: 2 ammo cabinet and 1 green item box+

!!NOTE: You can seel the semiconductor at the store for good amount of money.

#### end of items ####


!!Damaged vents will generally drop you fan blades and you can grab the fan
blades with kinesis to shoot at your enemies. You can also shoot vents to
destroy them and they will leave fan blades behind. Although you do NOT need
to destroy any vents, it is just for fun if you like throwing fan blades
around.!!

((I thought this is just a mining vessel, what the hell are they doing down
here?! You may also notice the strange looking medical diagrams on the wall.
Something is seriously wrong on this ship.))

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                               Bio Lab
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!Note, there is a !save! station in this room!!

Use the !save! station if you wish, there are three cabinets next to you that
can be opened for items. Now, enter the door and go around into the Bio Lab.


#### overall items ####

Three item cabinets

#### end of items ####


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                               Bio Lab Passageway
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Follow the passageway, turn right and get the plasma cutter ammo. You
will also see a short cutscene.

Male research: Come on! Come on! Let me out, let me out... Nooo... Ahhhh

What the?! You can't open the door around the corner and you can see he is
being attacked by some small crawling thing. Geeez, it just killed that guy.


#### overall items ####

One ammo pack

#### end of items ####


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                                 Bio Lab
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Now, once the door unlocked, proceed carefully inside and move near the lift,
holy, get back, you will now face a new enemy, lurker necromorphs or I call
them mutated infants. It will jump at you, move back and shoot it with the
Line Gun or the Plasma Cutter and cut off its tentacles. If it grabs on to
Isaac, shake it off and Isaac will kill it instantly with a powerful kick.

Now, once it is killed, pick up the ammo packs lying around. Sometimes, you
can get credits instead of ammo packs, seems random. You can look at all the
babies in stasis, how cute... When you are ready use the cargo lift to get
up to the higher level.

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Bio Lab - upper level:

Once the lift stops, keep going forward, watch out two more lurkers will pop
out. Shoot them down, focus on one lurker at a time. The Line Gun is the best
solution against them, stay at a distance and wait until the lurker shows its
tentacles and aim for the middle one with the line gun, two hits and it will
cut off all its tentacles and it will die. The Plasma Cutter also works.
Remember to use stasis if needed.

Be careful not to get too close, they can do a leap and grab attack. If they
shoot darts at you, strafe side to side to avoid the darts. Now, once they
are dead, pick up the ammo behind the large stasis tube and move onwards to
the door that says "Return to main lab."


#### overall items ####

Lower level: two ammo packs

Upper level: one ammo pack

#### end of items ####


((You may notice more strange looking diagrams and X-rays on the wall, looks
like they are running some crazy experiments around this area of the ship.))

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                New enemy - Lurker necromorph, skip if not interested

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Mutated human newborns are just as deadly as their larger counterparts. These
smaller infant necromorphs are agile, fast and can climb around walls in order
to hunt down their victims. These lurkers are well known for their tentacles
which spawn from their backs and shoot high velocity darts at their targets.


Attacks:

- Missile darts: at range, the lurker would spawns its tentacles and fires off
deadly darts at Isaac. This attack can be dodged by side stepping, make sure
Isaac is not in aim mode when Isaac is dodge the attack or else he may get hit.
Initially, lurkers have three tentacles and can fire three darts, but as you
remove their tentacles, they will not be able to fire darts from tentacles that
you have cut off. 

- Leap and grab: lurkers can sometimes leap at their victim's face and strangle
them with their tentacles. You can shake off this attack and insteadly kill
a lurker by kicking it. 

- Tentacle swing: when their enemies gets too close, Lurkers generally retreat
but sometimes they wing their tentacles to damage or kill their victims.

!!NOTE: Jack noted thatthe missile darts from the lurkers can in fact damage
other necromorphs if they happen to get in the way. But, that has never
happened to me.!!

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Lurkers have three tentacles/appendages that are their weak spots:

- Three tentacles from its back


Recommended weapon:

- Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter: Good against individual lurkers, aim for
the tentacles.

- Line Gun or Ripper: both very effective against the lurkers. Aim for their
tentacles. You may only need one round to kill a lurker using the primary
mode of the ripper.

- Force Gun: Wait for them to show their tentacles and throw them a few
grenades, it will kill them quite quickly.

- Flamethrower: Use the secondary mode, throw a few fire bombs at them. Wait
for the flames to burn out, then repeat.

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 800 to 1,200 or Small/Medium Health Pack.

- Rarely, lurkers will drop you Stasis Pack.  

Lurkers may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always have
to drop items.


!!NOTE: these enemies cannot attack unless their show up their tentacles and
they can be quite annoying in groups or with other enemies around. They
will also run away if you get too close. But, once they show their tentacles
you should punish them with the Line Gun or the Ripper.!!

!!NOTE: Lurkers CAN go through vents and floor ducts.!!

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                               End of new enemy

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                               Return to Main lab
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Now, go through the doors and you should be inside the locked room that you
cannot enter before. Grab the thermite on the table and pick up the ammo
around the room. There is also a !power node! in the room. Hammond will also
buzz in after you pick up the thermite.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Found the Thermite" ----

Hammond: the thermite you picked up should be able to melt through the
barricade. Use the shock pad to ignite it, hope I can hold this position.
I hear something big moving out there.

---- End of Audio Log ----


==== Objective 2-1 completed ====


#### overall items ####

Mission item: {Thermite} 

2 ammo packs, !power node!

#### end of items ####


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                              Security Station
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Now exit the main lab and get Isaac back to the security station. Also,
save the power node. You will need it to open a door! I will explain as we
come to it.

Let's get back to security station, use stasis on the malfunctioning door
again and move through the passageway. Wait, I hear something, two slashers
will try to cut you off. Teach him who to mess with using your line gun,
pulse rifle or plasma cutter. Use stasis if you want, make sure to recharge it.

Once you are back to security station, stock up and you need to get to Zero-G
therapy to get the Shock Pad. First, go through the door called "Imagining
Diagnostic Wing". Note the "Evacuate this area" written on the side.

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                     Imagining Diagnostic Wing passageway
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!!NOTE: there is a !stasis! recharge station in this area.

Follow along the corridor and keep going around the corner, ignore the poster
with the lady. You can read it later. Keep going and you can hear some noise.
Move around a corner and you can see someone hitting their head, ignore him,
he is just crazy. His head will splatter on the last hit and he will be dead.

There is a !Stasis! recharge station just next to the dead guy. Use it if 
you need to recharge your stasis energy. Also pick up the ammo pack next to it.


#### overall items ####

Ammo pack

#### end of items ####

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                           Imagining Diagnostic Room
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!!Note: there is a !upgrading! bench here! There is also a room that requires a
!power node!. There is a !stasis! recharge station in this area and a !Save!
Station in this area. There will also be four enemies around.!!

Enter the room and note the big machine in front of you. Move forward and
pick up the Text log - "Interesting results". Use the upgrade bench if you
wish, make sure NOT to use all your power nodes, you need to keep a spare
power node on you to unlock one of the locked room in this area. 

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There will be a locked room to your left as you first enter and a !upgrading!
bench in front of you. Now you can open the locked room by using a !power node!
on it. Go near the door lock pad and interact with it and it will ask you
whether you want override the lock using a !Power Node!. Now, click "e" to use
it. 

IMPORTANT: there will be more of these rooms that needs spare !power node! to
enter, so make sure to keep one spare power node on you and don't waste it all.
These rooms will laways have goodies in them. 

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                  Power Node room - 1 - Imagining Diagnostic room

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Inside the room are plenty of goodies, there is a !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR! you
can pick up on the bench. There are two unlocked cabinets, one of the cabinet
should have a Large Health Pack and also an Audio Log -"Mercer and Kyne".

Note: if you see these SEMICONDUCTORS, they are no real use to you or the
storyline. You can sell them at the !store! for good credits.

!GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!: valauble electronic component, can sell for 3000 credits
in the store. This is common and useful.

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                          End of power node room 1

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If you have spare nodes, save them, don't upgrade anything yet. Now move around
the corner. Use your Kinesis to move the large machine in front of you back,
so you can go through. 


---- New Training Log, "Kinesis Symbol" ----

Computer: Use Kinesis on heavy objects that displaying this symbol (You will
see the shiny "Grip Symbol", use Kinesis on these objects to move them).

---- End of Training Log ----


Two stingers will charge at you, chill the with your line gun or your plasma
cutter. Use stasis if you want.  Once they are dead, move to the other side
of the large machine. You can see a box thing one the ground, bluish with a
power symbol on it. These are power modules/cells, you can move them into
power slots and there is one on the wall next to the elevator. This gives
the elevator power and now you can use it

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Before you go up the elevator, there is a room that is to the left of the
elevator that is unlocked. Open it and you can see a man, choking and die.
Ignore him, pick up the ammo, !Schematic!- "Pulse ammo" and the !power node!.

Watch out, a necromorph will jump down, shoot it before it hugs Isaac. Now,
move out and use the elevator to go to the upper level. You can use the !power
node! on the other door if you haven't opened it yet. Note the big white
writing, "It's Time" on the wall. Anyway, when you are done, get out of the
room and go for the elevator

As you go up the elevator, you maybe able to see ammo pack on the ledge, grab
it with kinesis. 

((After reading the "Interesting results", Harris is sure strange, well also,
what does "Make it whole again...", it sounds disturbing.))

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Imagining Diagnostic room upper level:

Now, you will note that the computer will tell you to use Kinesis on objects
with the GRIP symbol. Use the kinesis to move the platform closer to the gap
so you can move over to the other side. You can also see "Infidel" written on
the wall in blood.

Now, go on the other side and you can hear something, watchout, it is another
stinger, shoot it quickly. Stasis it if you wish. Now, move to the other
side and you can see a stasis charge station, use it if you want. Remember,
you can stasis enemies and then throw a line Gun mine, it will kill most
normal or smaller enemies in one hit.

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Suddenly, a slasher will pop out of the vents, next to the stasis station,
shoot it down quickly before it gets you. Now, move the platform again around
the gap and get onto it and move forward.

Now, you can save the game if you want at the !save! station near the door,
when you done. Shoot the purple power module near the door and then interact
and open the door to Zero G therapy.


#### overall items ####

Ammo Pack on the railing, use kinesis to pick it up.

!Power node!, !schematic! - "Pulse rifle ammo"

In the  power node room: !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!, ammo pack, two unlocked cabinets
one with Large Health Pack and Audio log - "Mercer and Kyne".

#### end of items ####

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                     Zero G therapy passageway - Vacuum Area
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!!NOTE: this area will be in VACUUM. So be aware of your air metre.!!

Keep going and enter the only other door, the door to chemical lab is locked.
So, ignore it and enter the zero G therapy. Note the strange symbols on the
walls.

Open the door and you will be in vacuum and then follow the passage way and
you will be in a area, you can open the cabinets in the room, there should be
two of them. 


---- New Training Log, "Air Metre" ----

Computer: Your Air Metre will appear when you enter a vacuum (the metre will
count down and try not to let it reach zero, you can always replenish the
air in Isaac's suit by using air canisters).

---- End of Training Log ----


Once you exit the area with the cabinet, you can move to the side of the wall
that is been damaged. If you move along the wall, you can see something 
flashing in the distance. Use Kinesis to grab it, it will be !10,000 credit!,
there will also be a ammo pack around. Now, once you are done go through the
other door to Zero-G therapy.


#### overall items ####

3 cabinets, credit and ammo in the vacuum area, along the broken wall.
You may also get a medium air canister, useful if you out of air.

#### end of items ####


[[Thanks to Jack for the note about the 10,000 credits.]]

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                    NOTES ON VACUUM -- Skip if you not interested

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- Vacuums are areas of low pressure and there is often no oxygen. Isaac must
breathe through his suit's reserve oxygen tank. Now, try to keep an eye out on
the oxygen metre. You can recharge oxygen using the oxygen recharge packs, 
which you can pick up throughout the game or buy from the store. You can also
recharge Isaac's oxygen using !Oxygen! Recharge Stations located on the
Ishimura.

- If Isaac runs out of air, he will die! So make sure to keep an eye on the
Air Metre, Isaac will also breathe more heavily if his air supply is low.
Fortunately, the amount of oxygen can be upgraded. Use spare power node to
upgrade Isaac's RIG to increase the amount of oxygen. 

- You cannot hear sounds in vacuum and you can NOT use the flame thrower. I
mean seriously, use common sense. Enemies CAN appear in vacuum, it sounds
silly, but, when the they appear, it can be difficult to hear them coming.
So be careful!!!!

- A computer voice will notify you once you enter and exit vacuum.

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                              END OF NOTES ON VACUUM

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                               Zero G therapy
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!!NOTE: this area will be in ZERO-G. So be aware of your air metre. There will
also be two enemies in this area after you obtained the {Shock Pad}.!!

Get inside and your oxygen will automatically recharge, so you should be fine.
Hammond will call in again. You can read the poster on Zero-G, how it is
dangerous and you need to be accompanied by CEC staff member etc.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Ship Gravity" ----

Hammond: As you know the ishimura is able to set its gravity locally. Your
ground boots will automatically kick in when you enter a Zero-G area.

---- End of Audio Log ----


Now, activate the blast door and enter the Zero-G therapy area. Then click on
the blue screen with the gravity control, press "e " to interact with it and
turn the gravity off. Then everything will float.

Then, you can jump to most surfaces by going to aim mode and click jump, which
is default right mouse + ctrl. I suggest you change to something easier like
G or alt. But, you can leave it if you want. 


---- New Training Log, "Zero-G" ----

Computer: Your ammo counter will flash red if you can NOT jump to a surface
(to do a Zero-G jump, first go into aim mode, then aim at a surface and press
"ctrl" to jump, the ammo counter will go red if Isaac can't jump to the
surface you are aiming at).

---- End of Training Log ----


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The door you have to go to is directly opposite of you, so jump to their first.
You will notice a few power cells/modules around. Grab any one of them and put
in the power slot near the door and it should open. 

Then you can jump to platform around the door, so you can turn youself around,
and open the door. Once the door is open, get inside and collect the goodies.
The mission item should be on a bench, shock pad and some cabinets you can
open and there is some credits lying on the floor.

!Note: there will be two enemies that will appear after you complete the
mission and move out of the door!


#### overall items ####

Mission item: {Shock Pad}

2 cabinet with random items, credits

#### end of items ####


==== Objective 2-2 Completed ====


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Found the Shock Pad" ----

Great you got a shock pad. COmbine it with the thermite to destroy the
barricade. S**t I hear more coming, moving through the vents. Stay safe,
Isaac.

---- End of Audio Log ----


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Once, you got the shock pad, move out of the door and you can hear something.
Two stingers will appear, if you want, wait around the door and wait for them
to come to you and you can shoot them down. You can also grab some of the 
explosive canister around and shoot at them. Or you can make a break for it
by jumping to the door you entered from. I suggest you just use the explosive
canister to kill them, just easier. I waited at the door until they came and
grabbed a canister and shoot at them, one good hit should kill them.

Once, they are dead, just exit the same way you came from, move out and go
through the vacuum area, watch out a slasher will appear in front of you and
you won't even hear it. Shoot it and kill it. Objective 2-3 will also become
active. Head back to the "Security Station", you need to blow through the
Barricade.

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                      Zero G therapy passageway - vacuum area 
_______________________________________________________________________________

As you move out the vacuum area, one more slasher will drop down, shoot it
fast before it slashes you. Go through the door to the imagine diagnostic 
room.

((Gee, these thing really can survive in vacuum, how do they breathe?!))


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                   NOTE ON ZERO-G AREAS -- Skip if you interested

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- The Ishimura is equipped with the lastest gravity drive and it is capable of
changing its gravity locally. Zero-G areas are sections of the ship that has
minimal gravity and objects will float due to the absents of the downward
gravitational force. 

- Isaac is equipped with garvity boots that automatically keep you rooted onto
the ship's surface in ZERO-G environment. You can jump to pretty much any
surface in Zero-G  environment. 

- There will be only two types of enemies that will appear in zero-G
environment, Lukers and Stingers. 

- Some areas on the ship can be in ZERO-G and vacuum, so you must be careful
of your air metre. The computer will notify you whenever you enter or exit
from Zero-G areas.

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                         END OF NOTES ON ZERO-G

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                     Imagining Diagnostic room/passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!Note: there will be 2 more enemies that will appear in this area, as well as
a new type of enemy in the passageway!!.

Save if you wish, after that and move across the gap and you can recharge your
stasis if you used it. Use kinesis on the platform again to help you move 
across. Then, go across the gap to the elevator. Then a slasher will pop out
of the vents. Shoot it and afterwards you will hear another stinger. Now, you
can shoot the stinger from above, or you can use the elevator to get down and
shoot it. It is up to you.

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Now, get down the elevator and move out of the room. Move slowly down the
passageway and you can hear something. Get back, you can see little crawling
things. They are spider/bugs, these things always come in groups and they will
jump on you and bite you. You need to shake them off if they get on you. 

Once you killed them all, follow the passageway and get back to get security
station. 

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          New enemy - Spider/bug necromorph, skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Spiders are small, bug-like necromorph that appear to be harmless. However,
these bugs almost always attack in large groups and can quickly overwhelm their
victims.


Attacks:

- Jump and bite: at close range, spiders jump on their victims and bite them.
This attack can be shaken off and once the spider is shake off, it will die.
However, spiders most likely work in groups to overpower their victims.

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Recommend weapons: 

- Plasma Cutter, Aim for the bugs to kill them, if the bugs are near each
other you can kill two or three with one hit.

- Pulse rifle, Shoot in rapid bursts to kill a group of them quickly. 

- Flame thrower, use the secondary mode to fire bomb them, it will kill group
of spiders quite quickly.

- Line Gun, secondary Mine, you need to time the mine correctly. But, it works
well with stasis.

- Force Gun, using the Proximity Grenade, good against group of spiders.


Possible items it drops: None

!!Note: you can instantly kill spiders/bugs if you shake them off after they
got on your backs. Make sure to shake them off as quickly as you can. They can
do a lot of damage, especially on impossible or hard difficulty.!!

!!NOTE: you can also throw objects, like boxes at them using kinesis to kill
them instantly.!!

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                             End of new enemy

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                              Security station 
_______________________________________________________________________________

!NOTE: There is a !store! and !save! point here. 

When you are back in the security station, stock up at the !store! and save the
game if you want. Once you are done looking around, go near the barricade and
there will be a hologram on it. Interact with it by click "e" key. Isaac will
automatically put the thermite and ignites it. 


==== objective 2-3 completed ====


After a bright flash of light, you can see a big hole in the barricade and
now you can proceed through the door to Ishimura clinic. Hammond will call
you again. This will also make Objective 2-4 active. Now you need to find
the captain's RIG, it should be inside "Morgue".


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Barricade Destroyed" ----

Hammond: ok you are through, should be clear from here to the morgue. Remember
the code is on the Captain's body. 

---- End of Audio Log ----


((Mmm, the Morgue... well... ))

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                                Ishimura clinic
_______________________________________________________________________________

Open the door to the clinic, follow the passageway and pick up the Video Log
- "Nicole's Report". After listening to it, it sounds like something is really
wrong on this ship. Let's hope she is still alive. Hammond will buzz in again.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "We will find her" ----

Hammond: that was Nicole right. I can't tell from here when that log was made
... I'm sure she is somewhere around here.

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


Continue onwards and note the large hole to the side of the wall. Whatever
did that must be really big and powerful. Anyway, keep going around and
you will get to like a waiting area. Break the green item box on the chair.
Note the writting on the wall and the big white text "It's time", there are
blood everywhere. When you done looking around. Then, enter the room to the
emergency room. 


#### overall items ####

Video Log - "Nicole's Report" and one green item box.

#### end of items ####


((Let's hope Nicole is alive, this place is a mess. Well, there should be 
survivors somewhere on this ship.))

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                              Emergency room
_______________________________________________________________________________

!Note: there will be two enemies in this room and there is a !Oxygen! recharge
station here.!

Move into the room and you will hear a scream, two lurkers will come at you,
get ready to blast them with the line gun. Run around or retreat back to
the door you came from if needed. After you killed them, move to the small
room and you will see some cabinets you can open, you can get some items.
Unfortunately, the elevator to the Morgue is locked and cannot be accessed
yet. So, we have to find another way to get there. 

Move around the room for some more ammo packs, one of the ammo packs should be
near the beds. You may also notice there is a power module/cell around here.
Pick it up using Kinesis and move it to the power slot near the door that
displays "ER hallway A". Put the power module in and then the door will be
accessible. 


#### overall items ####

Two ammo pack, green item box and 2 unlocked item cabinets.

#### end of items ####


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                              ER Hallway A
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!Note: There will be in total seven enemies, however, you can avoid the last
three enemies if you wish. There is also a !Oxygen! recharge station here.

Move in and a Lurker will run away and follow it. Then a slasher will charge
at you, shoot it down. The lurker will soon pop out to join the fun, shoot
it as well using the line gun. Once they are killed, you notice there is a room
to your right that requires a !power node!. Ignore it if you don't have a spare
node. You will get another !power node! later. 

Keep going forward and a necromorph will pop out, shoot it down fast. Then
another necromorph may appear behind you, shoot it down as well. Once, they
are dead. Keep going forward, around the corner and you can see a door to
intensive care. Pick up the Audio log - "Eileen", near the door. 

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                     Power Node room - 2 - ER Hallway A

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There are plenty of goodies inside this room, there should be five ammo packs,
green item box and an item cabinet/locker you can open for more goodies. Also
pick up the !Schematic! - Line Gun Ammo.

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                          End of Power Node room 2

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There is another pathway to the right of the door to the Intensive care unit.
Move down this path will get you a few new items, but will also trigger three
more enemies, slashers to be exact. You can move down that path if you want,
it is optional, does not affect the mission objectives.

Move down the corridor and get the flashing thing, now a slasher will pop out
of the ducts underneath. Stasis him quickly, as there will be another two
slashers that will appear behind you. Turn around and shoot them down and
use stasis again if needed. 

Once you taken one out. Run around, don't get cornered. Keep shooting at
the remaining two slasher as they follow you. I recommend you aim for the
legs again. Easier to cripple them. Then you can flamethrower or the pulse
rifle against them when they are on the ground.

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Once you are done, pick up the remaining items, including Text log - "Newborns"
Line gun ammo and two green item boxes you can break for items.


#### overall items ####

Audio log - "Eileen", Text log - "Newborns"

2 green item boxes, line gun ammo, credits

In the power node room: five ammo packs, item locker and !Schematic! - Line
Gun Ammo

#### end of items ####


((Oh Dear, remember Harris? He was noted in the "Interesting results" text
log as he killed a nurse. I feel bad for Eileen... oh Dear.))

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                            Intensive care unit
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!Note: there is a !save! station in this area!

Oh, you can hear the laughter of a woman. Finally, someone alive! Wait a sec,
what the?! you doing with that butcher knife, she appear to be cutting someone
else apart and then kills herself. So, don't worry as she won't jump out at you.
You should be fine. Ignore her and keep going around the corner. Use the !save!
station if you wish. Then open the door to the Morgue.

You can pick up a Text log - "More Time",  next to one of the busted tubes. 

_______________________________________________________________________________

                                Morgue Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Once the door is open, move forward a bit, watch out. Something is causing the
air to decompress and destroyed all the side panels. once, everything cools
down. Move forward and pick up the Audio log - "Colonist Problems". So the
colonist are experience dementia and hallucination, which is possibly linked
to the Marker.


#### overall items ####

Audio log - "Colonist Problems"

#### end of items ####


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                                  Morgue
_______________________________________________________________________________


Ok, get on the elevator and interact with it. Now, once you the elevator opens,
move out and open the door. Move forward SLOWLY! You can see a dead body ahead
of you. I highly RECOMMEND you shoot of the bodies limbs with the pulse rifle.
Then move around and you will see another dead body, stomp on it quickly to
dismember it. Now, you found the captain's body and will get a new objective.


==== Objective 2-4 completed ====


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 2-5: "Kill the captain"

Captain's body has been transformed into one of those thing. I've got to take
him down to get his RIG.

==== End of mission objective ====


You will see the captain's body just ahead. But something else got to it first
and it is doing somethuing to the body. Soon, the Captain has become something
else. It looks like one of the slasher, but it is darker in colour. Now, you
will face two new enemies.

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When the transformed captain or the enhanced slasher smashes the glass open,
stasis it if you can, but aim for its legs and take it down. Once it is
crippled. Stasis it more to slow it down or you can kill it. 

The other enemy, a somewhat bat-like thing or called an infector will charge
at you. You can shoot it down, or let it hit you and shake it off, you can
kill the infector instantly if you can shake off before it kills you. On
impossible mode, make SURE you have more than 50% or two bars of health if
you want to shake off and kill it. 

!!IMPORTANT: these infector or bat-like things can infect dead bodies and turn
them into enhanced slashers and makes things very annoying for you. From now
on you should dismember all the dead body you see. Although some are not
ncessary, it is good idea to do it. Because infectors cannot infector dead
bodies without limbs. But, infectors can infect bodies without heads.!!

!!WARNING: enhanced slashers are tougher, faster and more aggressive and 
sometimes they can jump out of the way of your line gun fire. This can be
annoying. Make sure to suppress fire until they are on the ground or got
killed.!!

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After you killed the new enemies, collect all the items around, there
should be some plasma cutter ammo near the dead body. Some credits
inside the glass area that the slasher came from, Small Health Pack and also
a !Power Node!. There is also a Text log - "Autopsy Report" to pick up.
After you done, make sure you go near the captain's body to pick {Captain's
RIG}.


==== Objective 2-5 completed ====


Well, according to the autopsy report, something sharp punctured through
the Captain's eyes and went directly into the front of his brain. I wonder
who or what did that. The report also mentioned the white blood cell count
in the Captain's body is lower than normal, strange...

Anyway, when you are done inside the Morgue. Take the elevator at the end of
the room. It should say the "Elevator to the Emergency Room". This will take
you back to the emergency room.


#### overall items ####

Text log - "Autopsy Report"

Plasma cutter ammo, 2 * credit, !Power node!, small health pack

Mission item: {Captain's RIG}

#### end of overall items ####


((I'm glad this game has a morgue, every survive horror game should have
one, it really creeps you out.))


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       New enemy - Enhanced Slasher necromorph, skip if you not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

These necromorphs are heavily mutated and are much stronger, more aggressive
and resilient compare to the normal slasher. They are characteristic for their
darker skin colour and their bright yellowish eyes. These guys will do heavy
damage to Isaac if you get hit and they are much more deadly than the normal
slashers.

Attacks: same as the normal slashers, but inflict more damage. This includes,
leap attack, slashing attack and bite. However, enhanced slasher do not appear
to be able to spit corrosive fluid/acid at you.

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Enhanced slashers have five limbs or appendages, same as slashers.

- Two legs, two arms and head area


Recommend weapons: 

- Plasma cutter or Pulse rifle: shoot off their limbs first, aim for the legs
to slow them down

- Line gun: Aim for their legs first and then shoot their arms when they
are on the ground. Good against groups of them or when mixed with other enemies

- Flame thrower: Secondary fire when they are on the ground.

Any weapon that is useful against the slasher should do good against enhanced
slasher, but you will expected to spend more ammo to kill enhanced slasher.

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 1,500 to 3,000 or Small/Medium Health Pack

- They seem to have higher chance of dropping stasis packs

Enhanced Slasher will most likely to drop you items after you killed them.
They generally drop better items than slashers.


!!NOTE: infectors can turn dead bodies into enhanced slashers and this can be
very annoying. Make sure you dismember all the dead bodies from now on, just
in case. Although I will point out the bodies you NEED to dismember.!!

!!WARNING: Enhanced slashers can climb through and pop out of vents and
floor ducts.!!

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               New enemy - Infector necromorph, skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

These bat-like necromorphs will cause you massive pain in the @$$ if you do not
start taking care of dead bodies. These infectors will seek out any corpse
nearby and turn them into dark slashers.

From NOW on you NEED to dismemeber the dead bodies you see. I will tell you the
bodies you MUST dismember in order to avoid these infectors turn them into
enhanced slashers. 

Attacks:

- Grab and stab/bite: infectors can leap onto Isaac and push their sharp tongue
through his neck. This attack can do quite a lot of damage.

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According to Jack, infectors have one weak point:

- Their infecting tongue or infecting tentacle. They only show the tentacle
while they are infecting bodies.

- It can be difficult to hit this tentacle unless they are infecting a dead
body. I suggest you just shoot them anywhere in the body.


Recommended weapons:

Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter: rapid firing at them to kill them, just shoot
anywhere at their body.

Line Gun: just keep shooting at them until they die.

Their tentacles or weak spot are very hard to hit, unless they are infecting
someone. It is just so much easier to just shoot them anyway. You can still
kill them, but will take a bit more ammo. You can also use flamethrower to
shoot them. 

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 900 to 2,000 or Small/Medium Health Pack

Infectors may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always have
to drop items.


!!IMPORTANT: you can instantly kill an infector if they attack you and if you
manage to shake them off in time. Just keep hitting the "e" key.!! 

!!WARNING: infectors maybe able to climb through and pop out of vents and
floor ducts and attack Isaac.!!

!!NOTE: according to Jack, you can intercept the infector while he is infecting
a dead body. You just have to keep aiming at his tongue. If you manage to kill
it before it is successful on infecting the corpse, it is possible to stop
the dead body turning into an enhanced slasher.!!

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                             End of new enemy

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                              Emergency Room
_______________________________________________________________________________


When the elevator stop, keep going and open the door to the clinic area.
Suddenly, another enhanced slasher will charge at you. Shoot off one of its
legs to cripple it first using the Plasma Cutter or the Line Gun, then aim for
its arms or the head area to kill it. Once it is dead, you can stomp on its
body if you want, then head back to the security station.

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                   NOTES ON DEAD BODIES -- Skip if not interested

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- Dead Bodies are scattered throughout the ship due to attacks by what appear
to be alien or partly human lifeform. Generally dead bodies are not a huge
concern, except that they are lead to transmission of disease if left in the
open for too long.

- However, some of the hostile life forms, called infectors are able to turn
dead bodies into Enhanced Slashers. A tough and deadly type of necromorph that
enjoys cutting Isaac apart. Fortunately, this infection process can be stopped
if you dismember the dead bodies.

- When dismember the dead bodies, it is important to cut off at least three
limbs to ensure the infectors cannot transform the bodies into the enhanced
slashers. You can remove the legs, arms and/or the head area.

- You do not have to dismember every dead body you see, but if you enjoy doing
it, there is no harm. I will tell you if you need to dismember some dead
bodies in order to avoid the infectors turn them into enhanced slashers, so
make sure to dismember those dead bodies.

- Remember infector do not die after infecting a dead body and they will
go around and hunt more dead bodies in the same area/room. If there is no
other bodies to infect, it will turn on Isaac, be aware!

!!NOTE: In some sense, you can cut off both legs of the dead body and let
the infector turn them into enhanced slasher, this way you get an enhanced
slasher that is crippled and easy to kill. But, I recommend you just dismember
at least three limbs, so the infectors cannot infect the body. Makes things
easier to deal with.!!

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                              END OF NOTES

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                           IShimura Clinic Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Move along the passage way and head back, as you exit the Ishimura clinic,
Hammond will buzz in again and give you a new objective.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Engine Problems" ----

Hammond: Isaac, somehow one of them found its way down to the Captain's Nest.
I manage to contain it in a damaged escape pod. Lifting executive lock down
now. I found the deck logs, whatever is happening down here came from the
planet when they cracked it open. it spread through the colony and reached
the ship. Isaac, this isn't an infection. This is some sort of alien life.

Hammond: Sh**, we got bigger problems. The ship's engines are offline and
our orbit is decaying. get over to the engineering deck ASAP. While I stay
here and figure out what the problem is. 

---- End of Video Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 2-6: "Go to Engineering"

So the infection started planetside, and somehow got onto the ship. And these
creatures came from within the planet. It's almost too incredible to believe.
Hammond needs me on the Engineering deck now, to try to correct the
ship's orbit. As if things could get any worse.


==== End of mission objective ====


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                              Security station 
_______________________________________________________________________________

Once, you are at the security station, you can save and shop around for a bit.
Recharge your Stasis unit by going to the Research wing.

Then, you gotta get to the engine room of the ship. Since, there are some
serious problems on this ship. Get back to the tram, go through the door
that says tram station and interact with the tram. This will get to the
engineering area of the ship. 

Wow, now you finished chapter two of the game! Well done, there is plenty
more to come. If you playing impossible mode, make sure that you have plenty
of ammo for the next chapter.

((mmm, the dead bodies disappeared from the beginning of the level, including
the corpse of the blonde lady.))


==== objective 2-6 completed ====


-- CHAPTER TWO COMPLETED --

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                      4.3 CHAPTER 3 - COURSE CORRECTION -- (CH03)

_______________________________________________________________________________

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After visiting the medical deck, you have obtained the Captain's authorization
code. Unfortunately, you were unable to find any convincing evidence that
Nicole is still alive. However, you got more serious problems and you need
to get the engine back online. 

!!NOTE: from now on, you should start considering upgrading Isaac's weapon. If
you run short of !Power Nodes!, you can always buy a few more, you will get
plenty of credits, but do NOT buy too many, just a few would do. You do NOT
need to max out Isaac's weapon, upgrade every now and then.!!

!!IMPORTANT: I suggest you start saving ammo and health from now on. Because
you will need them later on if you don't want to buy ammo. Don't forget that
you can put spare items in the safe.!!

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                       Tram station - Engineering Deck
_______________________________________________________________________________

Start by exiting the tram and proceed forward. There should be an unlocked
item container next to you as you move out. Then, you can go into the little
area to your right and open the item cabinet. Hammond will call you in again.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Repair the ships orbit" ----

Hammond: Isaac, we got two problems and we are working on borrowed time.
First, there is no fuel in the engines. Second the gravity centrifuge is
offline... which means there is couple of trillion tonnes of rocks pulling
us down. I need you to get that centrifuge operational. Refuel the main
engine and fire it up, so I can stabilize the ship's orbit. 

---- End of Video Log ----


Now you will get two new missions and I suggest re-fuel the engine first.
Now, move along the passageway that says control room, follow the corridor to
a new area.

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==== New mission objective ====

Objective 3-1: "Re-fuel the engine (0/2)"

I find it hard to believe that the Ishimura ran out of fuel. They haven't been
on mission long enough for that. Either the fuel lines are disengaged or
something very bad has happened.


Objective 3-2: "Activate the Centrifuge"

Hammond's right about this one. Ships like the Ishimura use massive centrifuges
to negate the pull of dismantled pieces of planet. Undoubtedly, it's offline
so I'll need to assess the problem and get it restarted. 

==== End of mission objective ====


#### overall items ####

Around the tram station: Two item cabinets

#### end of items ####


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                           Engineering control room
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: There is a !Save! station and a !store! in this area. 

There is plenty of item containers you can open around this area. Save the
game if you want, you can also shop around the store if you forgot to get
something or wants to put some items away. After you done, move into the
control room. 


#### overall items ####

Audio Log - "Temple Report 1" (Inside the control room)

Four unlocked item containers with random items

#### end of items ####


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                                 Control room

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Pick up the Audio Log - "Temple Report 1", then move forward and dismember
the dead body in front of you. A stinger will pass by, don't worry it will
not attack you. Make sure you remove at least three limbs off the dead body,
it is important if you don't want to face another enhanced slasher later on.

There are also some panels you can look in the control room, the main computer
displays the Ishimura orbiting the planet and there are some messages. Once
you are finished, go back to the engineering room.

Ignore the "Elevator to Centrifuge" for the moment, you do NOT need to go
there yet. We need to refuel the ship first. The door to the refueling is
locked. So, the only way is through the door that displays "Machine Shop". 

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                               Machine shop
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!!NOTE: there is an !upgrading! bench in this area and also an enemy around
here.!!

Move down the ramp and keep goind down to the end. Then turn right, and you
can see a necromorph sleeping. Wake it up, and shoot it down because it will
not be very happy. Then you can check out the little area to your left. Pick
up the Audio Log - "Temple Report 2" inside, and the !Schematic! - "Flame Fuel"
There are also two unlocked item cabinets you can open for some items.

Now, move out the room, and move through the damaged area, pass the "MASK ON"
sign. Move around the corner and pick up the text log - " Chaos". Sounds like
the ship has faced serious problems.

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If you have spare power nodes, you can use them here to upgrade Isaac's weapon.
Isuggest you upgrade the capacity for your pulse rifle or your line gun.
Remember if you upgrade the capacity, your gun gets a full refill regardless
of how much ammo it has before. So, you can get a full ammo after upgrading
the weapon's capacity even if you have no ammo in the weapon before. Make
SURE to take advantage of that, it can gives you extra ammo.


#### overall items ####

Audio Log - "Temple Report 2", Text log - "Chaos" and Two unlocked item 
cabinets.

#### end of items ####


After you finished upgrading. Keep going around and open the door to another
area.

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                               Refueling area
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is an enemy around here. Direction in this area can be confusing,
use Deck Nav whenever you get lost.!!

Keep going, and turn left when you pass the big sign that says "Team Work".
Now move into the little area to your right for a "Small Health pack". Then
keep going, up a little ramp. Move forward, and a Slasher will drop down
to greet you. Teach it not to surprise you like that again, by shoot it
in the legs and then removing its arms. 

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After you fix the slasher, move along the passageway to your right for
some items. There is one cabinet on the wall, some credits and a green
item box you can break for a random item. Now, move back to where
the slasher came from once you are done.

Keep moving forward, turn left and you can see two signs, North Refueling
station and South Refueling Station. I suggest you go for the North one
first, if you want to go to the south, you can as well.


#### overall items ####

Small health pack, one unlocked cabinets, credits, one green item box

#### end of items ####


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                            North Refueling Station

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!!NOTE: there are two enemies around here.!!


Ok, let's head for the North one, move around the corner, open the "Emergency
supply" cabinet on the wall and keep going around the corner. Then, up the
little ramp, and move to the area to your right. Then use your !Kinesis! to
pull the switch like thing down, it should have a Grip-like symbol on it.
After you get it all the way down the bottom, half of the objective will be
completed. The computer will also notify you when you done the objective.

Computer: "Refueling sequence activated." 


==== Sub-Objective 3-1 Completed (1/2) ====


Once, you are done, you can then go up the little ramp to your left and a
Slasher plus about a dozen spider will pop out. Shoot them down quickly,
then up the ramp, keep going, and collect the "Small Health Pack". Do NOT
bother going further, you will just head back to the control room. Now, you
should head towards the South Refueling station.


#### overall items ####

Small health pack, one unlocked item cabinet

#### end of items ####


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                          South Refueling Station

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!!NOTE: there are seven enemies around here. Four enemies will appear first,
then another three will appear after you activated the refuelling station.!!

As you move to the sign that says "South Refueling Station." You will notice
a lift that has stopped in the middle of no where. Move the lift close to
you using your Kinesis module. Then Get on the lift, push the dead body off
if you don't like it. Before you start the suspended lift, reload all your
weapons, you will need it. Then activate the lift by interacting with the
little hologram to side of the lift. 

As you ride on the suspended lift, sit back and relax a bit. Feel free to Look
at the creepy and foggy view around. After a while, you will hear something
like a groan. As you approach to your stop, you will see two slashers waiting
for you. Perfect timing, start shooting and get ready for a fire fight. I
recommend you use the line gun here, you can also heat them up a bit with a
few fire bombs from your flamethrower if you have it.

Once the lift stops, one enhanced slasher and another slasher will join the
fun. Focus fire on the enhanced slasher and drop him down first. Now, it is
likely you will be stuck on the lift like me. So, I suggest you try to shoot
them down as quickly as you can. 

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There is a few explosive canister around, but it will be hard to grab them
if you are still inside the lift. So, you should just shoot the explosive
canisters instead, but I highly recommend you cripple the necromorphs first.

Once you kill all of them, collect the goodies and move forward. There will be
plasma cutter ammo, and a green item box you can break. Move along the passage
to your left, and grab the item on the cabinet along the wall. Then move
around the corner, collect the Audio Log - "Temple Report 3". Sounds like
someone has turned off the fuel lines, why would anyone intentionally want
the ship to run out of fuel?

Then move pass the big poster that says "Work safely, someone expects you
home tomorrow." Then go to the little area to your right, collect the item
and the !Power Node!. Grab the explosive canister as you will need it later.

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After you collected all the items, move back to where the big poster is and go
up the ramp. I hope you still got that explosive canister. Move slowly forward,
and a slasher will jump out, but fear not, it will run away, but you can shoot
it if you got excited.

Now, Move around the corner and another slasher will appear. Cool it down abit
with the explosive canister or just shoot it. After it is dead, move around
the dark area where the slasher came from, and you can get !stasis! pack. 

Then, move forward out, and keep going. you will see a !save! station, save
the game if you wish. Then keep going around the corner, and you can see
another grip-like symbol, use kinesis to move it down and this will complete
the refueling mission. Also, pick up the !Schematic! - "Ripper".

Computer: Refueling sequence activated. Sufficient fuel to fire primary
engine.


==== Objective 3-1 Completed (2/2) ====


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Now, Hammond will buzz in again. You have to get back and turn on the
centrifuge.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Engine Refueled" ----

Hammond: Whatever you did, it's working Isaac. I got a fuel reading. It is
only quarter full, but that's enough to restore orbit once the engines are
online... What the hell? False alarm. Thought I saw something.

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


So, back-track your way, as you move around the corner, one lurkers will pop
out and greet you. If you still got an explosive canister, then teach it to
leave you alone. Soon, two more lurkers will join the party, shoot the
remaining lukers with your Line Gun or Flamethrower, remember to wait for
them to expose their tentacles and then shoot the tentacles. Also, try and
keep distance, so they don't grab onto Isaac.

After you killed them, move back the suspended lift, and then you need to get
back to the control room and get to the centrifuge. 


#### overall items ####

Audio Log - "Temple Report 3"

Plasma cutter ammo, one green box, two item cabinets on the wall, !Power node!,
one stasis pack and !Schematic! - "Ripper".

#### end of items ####


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                    New weapon - Ripper, skip if not interested

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Ripper: Remote-operated industrial saw


Primary mode: Fires a medium range, remote controlled, rapid-spinning saw
blade.

- This will cut through just about anything. I suggest you aim for enemies'
legs first and cripple them, then quickly cut off their arms. This mode does
require you to get pretty close to the enemy, but the damage you can inflict
is worth it. When upgraded, you can kill a slasher using about two blades.
This mode is also very effective against lurkers and you can kill a normal
lurker using just one blade.

- It is best to move around while you firing the blade, because the weapon
doesn't have a lot of stopping power. When moving the spinning blade, you
can sometimes miss the intended target. This may allow your enemies to get
closer to you So, make sure to retreat if they get too close. When using it
against lurkers, you can slowly move side to side, this way you can cut off
their tentacles very quickly.

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Secondary mode: Fires off a single, high velocity rotating blade.

- This mode is good for long range combat or if you don't want to get too
close to your enemies. It can do some serious damage if your aiming is good.
However, it isn't as powerful as the primary mode.

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- Well, I think the name says everything about this weapon. In my opinion, this
weapon can be quite powerful if you can use it correctly.  It will be the few
weapons you will probably end up with a good surplus of ammo. Simply because
you can kill slasher, lurker and stingers in two or so hits from the primary
firing mode.

- This weapon can be a little tricky to use and don't use the primary mode
against larger enemies, like Brute/Gaint, unless it is dormant, then you can
go behind them and unleash the Ripper. Remember, you can always use the
secondary mode for long range battles or if you don't want to get closer to
your enemies.


Ammo: 4 ammo per pack, 15 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 8,000 credit, can be brought from store, but needs Ripper schematic.


!!NOTE: The primary mode of this weapon is VERY EFFECTIVE against the
lurkers and the enhanced lurkers.!!

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                            End of new weapon

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                            Refueling area
_______________________________________________________________________________

As the lift stops, a slasher will run across, move carefully around the corner
to your right and keep going up the ramp and again. Then move around and
interact with the door that displays control room.

Then, move along the corridor and open the door to the control room. There is
also a green item box you can break near the end of the passageway near a
locked door.

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                           Engineering control room
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!!NOTE: there will be a enemy inside this room.!!

A infector will appear and it wants to infect something, hopefully you
dismembered the dead body inside the control room. Shoot it down quickly
before it hugs you. 

Save the game and shop around if you want, really stock up and get to the
"Elevator to the Centrifuge".

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                           Elevator to Centrifuge
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!!NOTE: There will be a !upgrading! bench in the area after you get off the
elevator.!!

Get on the elevator and interact with it. Move out the elevator once it stops
and move around the corner, pass the big sign that say "Mandatory
Decontamination." Go around and open the item cabinet/locker for Small Air
Canister. Then, go to the other side and open the item lockers for Small
Health Pack and Audio Log - "Temple Report 4".

Keep going around the corridor and open the item lockers to your side. Then,
you can use the !upgrading! bench if you want. There is also Line Gun Ammo
underneath the chairs and open the item locker just ahead. Once you have
collected everything, go through the door to the "Decontamination room".


#### overall items ####

Audio Log - "Temple Report 4" inside one of the item lockers

Six item lockers/cabinets in total, Line Gun Ammo

#### end of items ####


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                           Decontamination room
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!!NOTE: there will be three enemies that will appear during the decontamination
process.!!

Activated the hologram that say "Decon Chamber." It will tell you to stand
still and wait for the process to finish. You can move around if you like.
After a while, you will see three slashers move on the other side of the door.
They tried hitting the glass, but it is reinforced and now they are in the
vents! Suddenly, the lights will go out, oh dear...

Computer: Decontamination process activated. Please stand by.

Then, you will hear something, it will be hard to see cause it is all dark.
Go into aim mode and you can see with the attached flash light on Isaac's
weapon. A slasher will appear near the door to the opposite side, shoot it down
quickly before it gets you. 

Soon, another slasher will pop out around the room. Shoot it quickly, make
sure to cripple it first, don't let it run around freely in the room. When
it is down, shoot off its arms to kill it. Then, another stinger will pop
out the vent that the first slasher came from. Shoot it down.

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After you killed them all, collect the goodies, and the decontamination
process will be finished. 

Computer: Decontamination sequence complete. Thank you for your patience.

Now, move out of the room. Open the only item locker that is unlocked and
go through the door that displays "To Centrifuge."


#### overall items ####

One item cabinet/locker

#### end of items ####


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                           Centrifuge passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

You will now be in a circular-like passageway, there is a sign that says
"Don't go it alone", now first along your left and go all the way to the end,
and collect the !Power Node! and some Credits. The door to the "Emergency
supplies storage" is blocked and you cannot go any further.

Back track your way and keep moving along the passageway, pass the sign and
around the corner. Note the big hole on the side of the wall, whatever did
that must be big. Now, collect the items at the crack near the wall, there
should be some weapon ammo and a !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!.

Once you finished looking around. Then, move around the corner, and enter
the large blast door.


#### overall items ####

One !Power Node!, !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!, ammo, and some credits.

#### end of items ####


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                           Centrifuge Access
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!!NOTE: There is a !save! station on this area, and also a !Stasis! recharge
station as you enter the zero-G area. There is also an !oxygen! recharge
station here. The area will also be in ZERO-G. There will also be six enemies
in total that will appear, four will appear as you connect the generators
and two more will appear after you get the centrifuge online. 

!!NOTE: After you turn on the Centrifuge, there will be an !INSTANT DEATH
HAZARD, the area will also become VACUUM. So becareful!!

Move forward, and save the game if you want, now keep going and take the
medium air canister. You may need it later, and open the door and you will
enter a Zero-G area.

You will notices two generators down the bottom that are spinning, now your
goal is to connect these machines to the centrifuge to activate it. You will
also notice some explosive canister floating around, you may need them later
on. There is a cabinet on the wall, you can open it for some items.

Now, there is a !stasis! recharge station ot the opposite side. The lifts are
not working. Jump down to the spinning machine, and you will hear something.
Two stingers will try to hug you, now grab one of the explosive canisters
and teach them not to get too close. 

Once they are dead, pick up the green item box around using your kinesis and
break it for an item. Now, move near the spinning generator machine, this is
what you have to do:

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                  Connecting the spinning machine to the centrifuge

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You need to use Kinesis to move the machine, and Stasis to slow it down. If
you just move the spinning machine, it will NOT connect to the centrifuge.

So, you have to move it a bit closer, stasis it and as it slows down, quickly
move the machine towards the centrifuge to connect it. Just move it forward
along the path. Once you connected one of the generators, the computer will
notify you.

Computer: Generator modules attached.

After you connected one of the modules, try and connect the other one.
Recharge your stasis if needed.

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               End of information on connecting the spinning machine

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Two more stinger will come out, shoot them down quickly, and then Zero-G jump
to the centrifuge control panel. It should be near the !Stasis! recharge
station. Now that the clutches are engaged, activate the centrifuge. Once the
centrifuge is online. You have completed the objective. You have to get Isaac
back to the control room and fire the main engine up.


==== Objective 3-2 Completed ====


Now, you cannot access the blast door you came out directly, since you no
longer can zero-G jump because the gravity is restored and there is some sort
of large organic matter blocking your way and you cannot destroy it with
any of the weapons. To make matters worse, the area's main seal has been
opened and you will be in VACUUM and you have limited time to get out.

Computer: Centrifuge activated. Re-establishing balance with planetary cargo.
Gravity restored. Entering vacuum.

Now, you need to use the elevator to get down to the lower level. But, you
must be VERY CAREFUL, you will probably notice the warning sign when the
centrifuge is in operation, its arm will spin and that can crush anything
in its path. THis is an !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! if you get hit. 

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            NOTE ON !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! CENTRIFUGE ROTATING ARM

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- If you get hit by the rotating arm from the centrifuge when it is activated,
you will die instantly regardless your health and armor rating. So, be careful
you will have to time it correctly, and move into smaller hide out areas.

- Stasis does not seem to be effective against the machine. I cannot seem to
slow it down with stasis and because you are in vacuum, you need to get moving
and do it quickly, before you run out of air.

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                              END OF NOTE

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Use the lift to get down to the lower level, Hammond will buzz in. Once you
reached the lower level, you will notice a large arm from the centrifuge will
spin around. Now, you have time it, as it spins past you. Now, move quickly
to your right, keep going and you can get into a little corner and you can hide
there as the centrifuge spins across.

The first little corner will have a slasher popping out, shoot it down quickly.
before it gets messy. Follow the same step, as the centrifuge arms spins
across, move along the same path, and keep going around another corner, hide
there and also recharge your oxygen.

Then, after the centrifuge arm moves across, keep going, around another corner.
A stinger will come out and you should nail it down quickly. Then, wait for
the right moment, and keep going to the finish corner. Then you can use the
lift to get back up to where the main door is.

Hammond will buzz in again and you will get a new objective.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Centrifuge Activated" ----

Hammond: You are doing great Isaac. The centrifuge and the gyros are both
one hundred percentage and stabilized. Now get out of there and focus on the
engine. I don't know how much time we have. 

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 3-3: "Manually ignite the Engine"

Now that the ship has fuel and the centrifuge is working. I just have to
re-engage the engines from the Engine Room. The automatic navigation systems
should then correct our orbit. 

==== End of mission objective ====


Now, get out of the area before you are out of air. Then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
you save the game. Then, pick up the ammo pack near the door an move out of
the large door again.

#### overall items ####

Green item box and ammo pack near the !save! station as you exit the area

#### end of items ####


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                           Centrifuge passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Move forward and keep going, WHAT THE?! I suggest you use the pulse rifle and
just shoot as fast as you can while aiming at the tentacles. The tentacles
will have a green yellowish blob, and that is its weak spot. Keep firing at
it. Try use the pulse rifle or the plasma cutter. The line gun is too slow
and you will likely to miss. You have limited time before it will grab you
and kill you.

Once you killed it. Keep going back, and go through the door back to the
elevator. Check the section below if you want a bit more information on the
the enemy you just killed.

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               New enemy - Gaint Tentacles, skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It is unknown what these huge tentacles belong to, but what ever it is. It
would be very large in size and therefore it is probably best NOT to find out.


Attacks:

- Grab and Drag: the gaint tentacles grab their victims with huge force and
drag them to the abyss. 


Tentacles have one weak point to attack:

Large yellowish spot in the middle of the tentacles, shoot it with everything
you have.

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Recommend weapons:

- Pulse Rifle: this weapon really shines against these tentacles, shoot rapid
burst at its weak point, which the yellowish spot. 

- Plasma Cutter: Aim for its weak spot and fire as quickly as you can.

- Contact Beam: only if your aiming is good, aim for its weak spot.

Using Line Gun or Flamethrower or Ripper can be dangerous and MAY get Isaac
killed. 


Possible items it drops: None

!!NOTE: Tentacles like to pop out of large hole on the walls, which have been
forced open. Be aware.!!

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                             End of New Enemy

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                           Decontamination room
_______________________________________________________________________________

As you exit the decontamination room, you will notice a slasher move across
and carefully move out of the door. And move around the corner, the slasher
will pop out, shoot it down quickly and after you killed it. You can use the
!upgrading! bench if you wish.

Then keep going to the elevator and Kendra? will message you. She is alive
and she can log into all the computer systems. So the problems on the colony
are related to "The Marker" as reported by Dr. Kyne.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Kendra is Alive" ----

Kendra: Isaac? Can you hear me? It's Kendra... They attacked me... I ran for
it... and Hammond just... he just disappeared...

Hammond: Kendra? Where are you?

Kendra: Nice to see you alive and well, Hammond. I barricaded myself in the
computer core. I can hear them moving outside. But I don't think they know
I an in here. I can log in to everything from here. I hacked the root, and
found some reports from the colony. Even before they cracked the planet,
the colonist were experiencing widespread dementia.

Kendra; It seem to be related to some artifact they found on the planet.
Something called "The Marker". I will keep looking, I got your location
and I'm going to unlock the door to fuel storage. You can get to the
engine room from there.

---- End of Video Log ----


Ok, Thanks to Kendra, let's get to fuel storage and fire that main engine
up. After you exit the elevator, you can save in the control room. Then, move
to a large blast door in the control room. This will get you to fuel storage.

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                                Fuel storage
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: this area will be in VACUUM and ZERO-G. So be aware of your air metre.
There are also two enemies that will appear in this area.!!

Once, you enter the large door, open the other door to the side and keep going
forward. Now, you will be in VACUUM and zERO-G, as the section of the ship has
been damaged. There are some items, small air canister just ahead you can pick.
Green item box and weapon ammo above you. After you collected everything.
Quickly jump to the large platform in front of you. 

Once on the platform, two stingers will come out of the vents at the platform
below you. They will try to play with you in the vacuum, Now you can either
fight them, or quickly jump to the large blast door just above you.
You can also jump to the area below and fight them. Once they are dead, make
sure to pick up the Medium Health Pack floating in the air and the Medium
air canister. 

Once you are done. Enter the blast door and keep going, open the second blast
door and enter the Engine Room area.


#### overall items ####

One green item box, small air canister, medium air canister, medium health
pack.

#### end of items ####


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                             To Engine Room Area
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are four enemies in this area, three spiders and a new enemy.
The new enemy is not very dangerous. There is also a !Stasis! Recharge Station
in this area.!!

You should enter an area with very loud noise, ignore it. They are no enemies
or any hazard around here.

Now, move forward and collect the !Schematic! - "Medium health pack"  You can
also open the cabinet on the wall for some items. Then keep going and along
the corridor and turn left, then you will enter another area. 


#### overall items ####

!Schematic! - "Medium health pack", one item cabinet

#### end of items ####


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                           Upper level - level 3

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Move around, and the organic stuff is growing everywhere and you cannot run
on them. So you must walk on it slowly. You may also notice a human like thing
from the organic stuff, that is a new type of enemy, they are called Wall
Necromorphs, they are not very dangerous and doesn't usually attack you. You
can shoot to kill it or you can just ignore it. Just don't melee it, if you
want to kill it, shoot it with the Pulse Cutter or Pulse Rifle, it will die
quickly.

Now, before you go down on the cargo lift. There are two doors you can open
on the upper level. One of the doors to your left as you first entered this
area, would have plasma cutter ammo, one cabinet with items and Audio Log
- "Temple Report 5". From Jacob's log, it sounds like someone is sabotage
the ship

Then, move along the walkway to the other door, and open it, pick up
Text Log - "Corruption", there are three unlocked item cabinets and also
a !Power Node! you can collect. Once you are done, move to the lift to go
down to the lower level. One of the lift is been blocked by organic matter,
so use the other life.

(( That organic stuff is everywhere, what the hell is going on here.))

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                           Middle level - level 2

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!!NOTE: there are some small enemies here.!!

Move out of the lift, turn right and get into the little opening on your
right. Get inside for an item, I think it is a Small Health Pack. Then, keep
going along the walkway to your right, go around the corner, pass more organic
stuff. Then you can hear something, three spiders or bugs will crawl out of a
little area and shoot them down quickly. 

Now, go inside the area the spiders just came from. Now move forwards, HOLY!
Well, you will see a dead man come alive and a slasher will run across behind
you. Well don't worry it won't attack you, the man will struggle and die.
You can break the green box next to you and open the item cabinet/locker.

Now, once you are done, keep going down using the elevator next to the area
you just entered. 

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                           Lower level - level 1

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Now, as you get off the lift, there is a room ahead of you that is locked. But,
you can open it with a spare power node, you should have one as you collected
one on level 3. There is also a small room to your left as you walk out the
lift. There will be a !Stasis! Recharge Station in there, a !stasis! pack, and
a green box you should NOT open, because it will container 2 spiders.

Now, you can enter the locked room using the !power Node! and there will be
plenty of goodies inside. There is an enemy - wall necromorph, near the power
node room, it isn't dangerous, but it may attack you. 

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                Power Node Room - 3 - Lower level fuel storage

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There are plenty of items inside this power node room, pick up as much stuff as
you can. Make sure to pick up the 5,000 credits and !Schematic! - "Ripper
Blades", there are also plenty of ammo around you can get.

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                            End of Power Node room

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Now, once you have done marking around, go near the door that displays
"Exit to Engine Room." A slasher will pop out, let the door crash it and then
use Stasis on the door to slow it down, go through the door.


#### overall items ####

Upper level 3: Audio Log - "Temple Report 5", Text Log - "Corruption" and 
Plasma cutter ammo, !Power Node!, three unlocked item cabinets

Middle level 2: Small Health Pack, one green item box, one unlocked cabinet

Lower level 1: !Stasis! pack, one green item box with three spiders

#### end of items ####


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                New enemy - Wall necromorph , skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sometimes dead humans are captured by the organic material growing on the wall
and they manifest themselves on the surface of the organic growth. They seem
dormant. But they are in fact waiting for corious and unaware preys to come
near. However, these necromophs lack physical strength and is only dangerous
to the dying or a heavily injured person.


Attacks:

- Slap: when its victims are close, the wall necromorph will slap its victim
in attempt to kill it. 

You can attack any parts of the wall necrmorphs.

Recommend weapons:

- Plasma cutter or Pulse rifle: just shoot them anywhere or aim for the head

Any weapon would kill them, but avoid using melee against them.


Possible items it drops: None


These necromorphs are stationary, you can easily avoid them. They are not that
dangerous, but they can damage you. 

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                             End of New Enemy

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                           Engine Room passageway
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!!NOTE: there are three enemies in this area, one of the slashers will probably
be crushed to death by the malfunctioning door.!!

As you enter the malfunctioning door, keep going forward, grab the explosive
canister and keep moving slowly. You will hear something, wait for it, just
wait, you will see about half a dozen spiders coming down the little ramp.
Wait for them to get a little closer, and then fire the explosive canister.
THis will kill most of the spiders and probably even kill the slasher
following them. Shoot down the slasher if it is still alive.

Now go up the ramp, then up the ramp again and you can see a !save! station.
Save the game if you wish, and then go through the door that displays "Engine
Control Access".

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                           Engine Control Access
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: There will be about ten enemies this area. Four will appear before you
activate the engine. Five will appear the engine has been fired up.!!

As you open the door, try and stay near the door, you will see a necromorph
dragging a body away. Shoot them down quickly, before they all go in hiding.
Stay near the door, just in case they get too close. 

After you killed them a new enemy will appear, it will be slightly bigger
than a slasher and it will have a rather large stomach, now I recommend you
shoot its arms and that will kill it once you cut off two of its arms, or
shoot its head. If you shoot its stomach, then you will regret it, because
about a dozen spiders will come out, so be sure to kill them if they drop out.

Now, there are some items around the room, there is Medium Health Pack at the
area to your left as you enter the door. There is also a green item box near
the door. There is also a !Power Node! near the explosive canisters and a 
item cabinet on the other side. Now, go up the ramp to the higher area, there
are two green boxes up there.

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Before, you activate the engine, grab a few of the explosive canister and
put it near you, since you will need it soon.

Now, go near the hologram in the middle of the room and activate the engine
sequence. The engine will fire up, and the door to the exit will close, and
I hope you got the explosive canister, because they will be handy.

Computer: Ignition sequence initated. Please stand by.

I suggest you stay near the hologram panel, and set up a defensive position
there. Three necromorph slasher will charge at you, soften them with the
explosive canister and then shoot them down.

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Soon, three more slashers and one stinger will join the fun. Shoot them
the slashers down with the line gun and try to cripple them. Then, focus
on killing the stinger. Try and group them and use the line gun. Try
not to get cornered. Once you kill them, the computer will tell you to confirm
the ignition sequence.

Computer: Engine is ready. Please confirm ignition.

Go near the hologram again, and confirm by interacting with it. Now the engine
should fire up and you have completed the objective. Now, let's get out of this
room.


==== Objective 3-3 Completed ====


#### overall items ####

Medium health pack, one unlocked item cabinet on the wall, !Power Node!, three
green item boxes and !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR! from killing the Pregnant Necromorph

#### end of items ####


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               New enemy - Pregnant necromorph, skip if not interested

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These necromorph carries smaller enemies inside their stomach. Their bulky
size does not make them any less dangerous. They can move just as quickly as
slashers and can do some serious damage if you are not careful. It is best to
attack the Pregnant's arm and head, once you cut off both of its arms, it will
most likely to die.

If you shoot the pregnant in the stomach, it will burst open with smaller
enemies, which can be very annoying, especially if there are other enemies
around in the area. Also, Pregnant generally do NOT die if you just shoot
them in the stomach. 

There is two way to cripple pregnant necromorphs, you can shoot them in the
legs or you can shoot them in the belly till it bursts open. Be aware
sometimes you can accidentally shoot them in the stomach, even if you aiming
for their legs.


Attacks:

- Slashing attack with their arms, Pregnant can use this attack even if they
are crippled. This attack can do serious damage, especially in impossible mode.

Special abilities:

- When you shoot Pregnants in the belly, they will release smaller enemies.
Most report have suggested that Pregnant's contains smaller spiders/bugs
inside their stomach.

- Some reports indicates that lurkers have been found inside the Pregnant
necromorphs. In rare cases, Crawlers are also found.

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Pregnant necromorphs have five body/limb parts you should try to hit:

- Left and right arm

- Left and right leg

- The head area 


Recommend weapons:

Pulse Rifle: aim for the arms, and try not to hit them in the stomachs. Cut
off their arms first, this will really hurt them.

Line Gun: Aim for the arms as well, good against groups of Pregnants. 

You can also use the fire bomb from the Flamethrower, especially when it
releases smaller enemies. You can use Ripper or Contact Beam, but make sure
to target its arms.

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 1,200 to 2,000 or Small/Medium Health Pack

- Sometimes they drop stasis pack

Pregnants generally drop you an item after you killed them, the FIRST time you
kill it, it will always drop you !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!.


!!NOTE: Pregnant can NOT move through vents and floor ducts.!!

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                             End new enemy

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                         Passageway to Control Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

As you move out of the door, Hammond will buzz you. You can also save the game
if you want. Now, enter the door that displays "Return to Control room". You
will get a new objective again.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Engine Fired" ----

Hammond: It's working! We are online and functional. Finally, some good news.
Get the tram to the bridge Isaac. I'm going to take us back to geostationary
orbit.

Kendra: Wait, wait! We not safe yet. The ship's Asteroid Defense System is
offline. On the way up, the ship will pass through a debris field thrown up
by the planet crack... We'll be ripped to pieces unless you restart it.

Hammond: G*d***it! I'll start working it from here. Isaac, meet me at the
bridge you can do more good here than I can.

---- End of Video Log ----


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==== New mission objective ====

Objective 3-4: "Go to the Bridge"

From bad to worse. We're no longer going to crash, but we're going to get
smashed to pieces by the asteroid field surrounding the planet. I've got
to get to the Bridge and meet up with Hammond.


==== End of mission objective ====


Now move along the passage way, turn left for some items, break the green box
and open item cabinet on the wall. Then keep moving, up a little ramp, follow
the passageway and go out the door back to the engine room and then head back
to the control room. There will be some static and what sounds like Nicole
will buzz you. Was that really Nicole... is she still alive?


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Strange Transmission" ----

Nicole: Isaac... Isaac... Where are you... It's me... Nicole.

---- End of Audio Log ----


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                             Control Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is another enemy here.!!

Now, as you enter the door, look around for a green item box near the door.
Then, follow the corridor forward and enter the control room. Then, head for
the tram station, a slasher will jump at you. Shoot it down before it hugs
you.

Now, you can go around and do some shopping or save the game. Once you are
finished. Get to the tram station, get on the tram and head for the Bridge.
Hammond needs you there.


==== objective 3-4 Completed ====


-- CHAPTER THREE COMPLETED --

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                   4.4 Chapter 4 - OBLITERATION IMMINENT -- (CH04)

_______________________________________________________________________________

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You got the ship refueled, activated the centrifuge and also fired the primary
engine. Now, the ADS is offline, and the asteroids are going to smashed into
nothing but scrap metal. Geez, you probably be wondering how come so many
systems are offline. Maybe someone on this ship is deliberately trying to
destroy this ship. 

((Frankly, I wouldn't find channeling a few asteroids into that organic stuff,
so how it handle few tonnes of rock travelling at about 10 miles per second.))

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                        Tram Station - Bridge
_______________________________________________________________________________

As you exit the tram, Hammond and Kendra will buzz in. Move around the glass
area for a Small Health Pack. Then you can open the two cabinets along the
wall for some items. Once you are done, open the door that displays "Main
Atrium." You will also get a new objective from Hammond.


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 4-1: "Meet Hammond on the Bridge"

Hammond is waiting for me in the Captain's Nest. It's clear that Kendra
doesn't trust him. As for me, for the moment I've got no choice.

==== End of mission objective ====


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---- New Message, Video Log - "The Marker" ----

Hammond: Isaac, come in. Kendra is right, the ADS is completely shot. I need
your help to fix this. Kendra if you can hear me, see if you can get into the
ships reports. It sounds like you have better access from there. 

Kendra: Where are you going to tell us about the artifact, Hammond? This
"Marker"?

Hammond: I don't know anything about that. It is referenced in the captain's
records. They brought it up from the planet.

Kendra: It's on the ship?

Hammond: In cargo, they think it is of alien origin. But I don't know what
the hell it is.

Kendra: Really? CEC didn't know anything about it? You're lying.

Hammond: Back off! I'm not the bad guys here. We are all shaky right now.
You have to going to trust that I don't know anything about it. 

Static...noise...

Hammond: we entered the debris field. Get to the captain's nest. I will
explain everything later! Hammond out. 

---- End of Video Log ----


It feels like Kendra doesn't trust Hammond. But, Hammond doesn't sound like
he is lying. Also, the "Marker" is on board... Well, let's worry about that
later. We need to fix the ADS first. When you are done looking around, move
to the door that goes to the "Main Atrium". 


#### overall items ####

Two unlocked cabinets and also a Small Health Pack

#### end of items ####


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                           Main Atrium Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !store! in this area.!!

Enter the door and follow along the passageway, geez, a large tentacle will
pop in a suprise you. Well thankfully, it will back away. Pick up the ammo
on the ground and keep going down the passageway and you will see !store!.
You can shop around for a bit or store some items, then keep going and open
the door to the "Main Atrium."

((Well, I don't know, but Hammond sounds like he is telling the truth, well
there isn't much choice, there ain't many people alive on the ship anymore.))

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                              Main Atrium
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !Save! Station in this area.!!

This is the bridge command centre, there are plenty of items and cabinets to
open. Move forward, and an asteroid will smash through the bridge. Goodness,
that must be a high velocity impact. That rock went through several decks into
ship. Keep going around, and you can see the asteroids field from the outside.
Kendra will buzz in again.

Computer: Warning! Hulk breach detected.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Asteroid Impact" ----

Kendra: Isaac! Impact on the bridge, right at your feet! I'm reading heavy
damage, but containment looks solid. Life support is stabilized. We've got
get the ADS working. 

---- End of Audio Log ----


It look like the Bridge is in bad shape, most of the systems are offline.
Move around the area and collect items, there are five item cabinets you can
open. There are also three packs of ammo you can pick up. You can also get the
Audio Log - "Initial Attack" near where the hole where the asteroid smashed in.

All the elevators are offline in the middle of the bridge. There are is a
locked door to the security station. Ignore it and go near the large poster
that say "Planet Crack Starship Ishimura". Then go down the stairs and you
can save the game if you want. Keep going down, and get down the elevator
and head to the captains'nest.


#### overall items ####

Five item cabinets and three ammo pack.

#### end of items ####


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                             Captain's nest 
_______________________________________________________________________________

Now, get inside the door to the Captain's nest, Hammond will be inside and
he will talk and give you a new mission. Look around outside, and you can
see a lot of asteroids. Collect the items around the area. Make sure to
pick up the !Schematic! - "Level 3 Suit".


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Hammond: Isaac! Da** you scared me. This place is making me jumpy. F***ing
asteroids coming through the roof... Look, I know Kendra doesn't trust me,
but I don't know anything about a Marker or anything else. This is suppose
to be a repair mission, plain and cheap.

Hammond: This mess is the Asteroid Defense System (ADS). I can fix these
boards, but the main power routing is shot. You're going to have to re-route
them manually through at least three junction boxes to activate the primary
cannon. 

Hammond: Oh, but first you need to activate the Atrium elevators from the
bridge security. You can use them to get to the junction boxes. By the way,
Isaac. Be careful. I saw something out there, I don't know what, I only got
a glimpse. But it was big, really big.

---- End of Story Log ----


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After you Hammond finishes, you will complete the objective and he will give
you a new task to do. You can move around the captain's seat and take the
Text Log - "List of Dead". Lots of people are dead on board the ship...
Thankfully, Nicole Brennan's name is not on the list, so she may still be
alive.


==== objective 4-1 Completed ====


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 4-2: "Activate the Elevators"

The elevators leading to the other sub decks of the Bridges are offline. The
controls are in the Security Room. 

==== End of mission objective ====


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Ok, now you have to first activate the elevators and then re-route power to
the primary cannon. There are three junction boxes, let's get going. Move
out of the Captain's nest. 

Watch out, there is a necromorph inside one of the escape pods. Hammond will
call you in again.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Hammond: S***. Stand back. Thought that one was dead when I sealed the pod.
These things don't die easily.

---- End of Story Log ----


Hammond will fire the escape pod out, well your little necromorph friend
will have a good ride into space. Hopefully, he won't come back. Now, let's
get to the security station and get that elevator back online.


#### overall items ####

Text Log - "List of Dead"

!Schematic! - "Level 3 Suit"

Two unlocked item cabinets and one green item box.

#### end of items ####


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                              Main Atrium
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there would be a NEW GAINT enemy in this area. This enemy can do very
high damage if you get hit on Impossible Mode.!!

Now, once you are back to the Main Atrium, I highly recommend you save the game
and then move up the stairs. Go forward towards the security station, something
big will try to beat its way through the door. Goodness me, get ready for a big
fight, you will face a Brute/Gaint Necromorph.

I recommend you use the Pulse Rifle, Plasma Cutter or the Line Gun. Pulse
Rifle is pretty good against this enemy if you keep your distance. It is
hard to knock back the Brute, but if you do enough damage, you can make it
go down and stay dormant.

You can't leave the battle area, because Quaratine is activated and you
can't access any door. You can NOT save the game as well. So, you have
to be aware. The Brute will be able to break through the large holographic
display panels in the Main Atrium so don't hide behind them.

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Stasis is going to be really helpful here and you will need it. This thing
is going to be quite tough to kill. MAKE SURE you STRAFE or RUN, when the
Brute charges at you or when it is about to attack you. Try not to get hit,
it can do a lot damage. 

After a while, Hammond will buzz you in and tell you to shoot at its back and
that's what you should do. But first, you can either aim for its LEGS which
will slow it down once you manage to remove it. Or, you can aim for the
yellowish gap in its ARM JOINTS. Keep shooting at its weak spot.
Eventually it will yell and stays down.


---- New message, Audio log - "Brute Tactics" ----

Hammond: Your weapon cannot punch through that thing's armor! Shoot it in
the back, Isaac!

---- End of Audio Log ----


Once it is goes down, go behind it, Stasis it and shoot its back with
everything you got. If you have the flamethrower, this is the time to go
crazy with it just aim and fire, forget about wasting ammo.

Soon, it will jump up again. Run away and keep distance, keep firing at its
ARM JOINTS or LEGS when you have the chance. Side step his attack if you
have to. MAKE SURE you are not in AIM MODE when you side step and HOLD DOWN the
RUN key to move faster or else you won't be able to avoid it's attack, even if
it is in stasis.

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Keep shooting at its arm joints and once it goes down dormant again, go
behind it. Stasis and then just keep firing until it wakes up again.
After you removing one of its arms or one of its legs, it probably won't
be able to charge at you. But, it may use a ranged attack, so try to avoid
it if you can. 

If you manage to remove one of its legs, suppress fire at it with the Pulse
Rifle, Plasma Cutter or the Line Gun. MAKE SURE you aim for the weak spot on
its ARM JOINTS, which is the yellowish spot. Be careful the ranged attack it
uses. It will throw a corrosive pod at you, you can grab the acid pod with
kinesis and shoot back at the Brute if you want, or just side step it.

Once, you kill it, collect the items, you will get 5,000 credit. Now if you
want you can go back and buy the new level 3 suit if you wish. After you are
done, head into the security station.


#### overall items ####

5,000 credits from killing the Brute

#### end of items #### 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

           New enemy - Brute/Gaint necromorph, skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

One of the largest non-boss enemy Isaac will face. These things are very
aggressive and their thick body armor makes them extremely resilient to even
the strongest weapon. 

However, strong they maybe, Brute/Gaint is not invincible. Their arm joints,
where the yellowish green spots are their weak point. Their legs are NOT
protected by their body armor and can be damaged. There is also a large
yellowish spot on its back, and you can inflict heavy damage if you continue
to shoot at it. You can shoot it in other areas, but it won't do much damage.

Once you have done enough damage against the Brute, it will back down and
stay dormant for a few seconds. Then, it is your chance to get close behind
and just unleash everything you got. Best to Stasis it as well, and aim for
the weak spot. Make sure to focus fire on one of its arm joints, keep firing
at the same arm joint, after a while, you can cut off one of its arms. This
will slow down the Brute.

If you manage to shoot and remove the legs or one of its arms from the Brute,
it will be slower, but it will have a newer attack, and will throw corrosive
pods at you. Make sure to suppress fire at its arm joints, once you crippled
it. This will make sure it does not have much a chance to fight back. 

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Attacks:

- Charge: Once provoked, Brutes will stop at nothing and charge at their
victims and they will not relent until their victims are slain or they
themselves are killed. MAKE SURE to side step this charge attack!! Remember,
The Brute can NOT use this attack if you manage to cut off one of its arms
or legs.

- Smack down: Brutes can smash their opponents down with great force when
they are close. It is best Isaac avoid getting hit by this attack as it can
do a lot of damage.

- Corrosive pods: if you manage to remove one of its arms or legs, the Brute
will use this attack. This is a RANGED attack, but it can be dodged. You can
also shoot the corrosive pods, or grab it with kinesis and throw it back at
the Brute to damage it.

- Power bite: when you cut off one of the Brute's arms, it will use a powerful
bite attack when Isaac gets too close. This attack can do as much as the
Smack down and Charge attack, be aware.  

!!WARNING: If you are grabbing the corrosive/acid pods with Kinesis, make sure
you do NOT move the corrosive pods too close to Isaac, or it may explode and
damage him.!!

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Brute/Gaint necromorphs have five weak spots:

- Both arm joints with yellowish/greenish spots

- Both legs

- A large yellowish blob on its back


Recommend weapons:

- Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter: shoot rapid bursts into its arm joints or
aim for their legs to slow them down.

- Line Gun: Aim for the arms as well or shoot its legs, the wide damage of
the line gun makes it easier to damage Brutes.

- Contact Beam or Flamethrower: Make sure to use these weapons when it stays
down and go behind it, then just unleash everything you got. 

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Possible items it drops:

- Credits 5,000 or !Power Node! or Large Health Pack

Brute will always drop you an item after you killed it. The items is generally
fixed. 


!!NOTE: Brutes can NOT move through vents and floor ducts.!!

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                             End of New Enemy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                            New Armor, Level 3 Suit

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

This is the a new upgrade from your level 2 suit, it gives more armor and
four more inventory space. Get it as soon as you can, you should have
plenty of credits by now, if you didn't buy all the weapons. 

Cost: 20,000 credits

Armor: 10%

Inventory: Four additional slots for items


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                                End of new armor

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


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                              Security station
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !upgrading! bench in this area.!!

Go inside, and what a mess on the ground. Something strange will happen, all
the monitors around you will show Nicole. Man that was creepy, was that
Nicole, your screen will go a bit funny too. After your little strange
encounter. You can go near the hologram and activate the Atrium elevator.
Make sure to pick up the !Power Node! nearby.


---- New message, Story log ----

Nicole: Isaac... Make us whole again...

---- End of Story log ----


After activating the elevator, the computer will give you a notice. Go inside
the storage room, and collect some more item. There is also an !upgrading!
bench inside if you want upgrade any weapons. Break the green items box for
some ammo or credits. Now go out and use the elevator, make sure to use
the elevator that displays "Elevator to ship systems level." 

Computer: Atrium elevators are now online.


==== objective 4-2 Completed ====


#### overall items ####

!Power node! and three green item boxes.

#### end of items ####


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 4-3: "Re-route ADS Power (0/3)"

There are power junctions scattered around the Bridge. I can hack into them
and redistribute power to the ADS system. Then Hammond can start it up and
the ship will be protected from the asteroid bombardment. 

==== End of mission objective ====


There is another elevator to "Elevator to Mining Admin and Comm Array levels."
Ignore it, don't go there yet. Remember if you get lost, use your deck Nav
system by pressing B/ctrl to find out where you have to go. 

_______________________________________________________________________________

                       Elevator to ship systems level
_______________________________________________________________________________

Get inside the elevator and go pick up the Video Log - "Captain's Demise".
Now, interact with the elevator to go up and watch the video log if you like.
Well, it looks like Dr. Kyne has killed the Captain. He stabbed the Captain
in the eye with what appear to be a large syringe...

As you waiting in the elevator to go down, you may hear a really loud scream,
sounds like a woman screaming her lungs out. When the elevator stops, move out
and keep going, collect the items in the room. Then move to the open area to
the "Ship Systems".


#### overall items ####

Two unlocked item cabinets, one green box

#### end of items ####


((Well, as I thought, the Captain's eye got hit by something sharp. Well he
was killed by Dr. Kyne. I mean, why don't Dr. Kyne just inject in his arms or
just drug him first? )) 

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                               Ship Systems hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: There is a !Save! station in this area.!!

Now, move along the corridor, and I suggest you save the game, cause the next
area can be a littl tricky. Then keep going and pick the !Schematic! - "Contact
Beam". This will be a new weapon and I will give you more detail on it later. 

Move forward and get into the "SS storage A" for some items. 


#### overall items ####

Along the hallway, !Schematic! - "Contact Beam" 


Inside the storage room, Two unlocked item cabinets, one green item box

#### end of items ####


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                              SS Storage A

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!!NOTE: There is a !stasis! recharge station inside this room, there will be
an enemy inside as well.!!

Two unlocked item cabinets on the wall, also a green item box. There is
necromorph sleeping among the dead bodies, shoot it before it surprise you.
Collect the item and make sure to use the !Stasis! recharge station. You will
probably need to recharge after the fight with the Gaint/Brute. Note the bloody
writing on the wall "I don't want to die".

Once you are done inside the room, move back out to the hallway.

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                             Ship Systems hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Move around the corner and keep going, Kendra will buzz in again. While the
audio is playing, Keep going and get inside the door.


---- New message, Audio Log - " Reversed Gravity" ----

Kendra: It looks like some of the gravity plating is malfunction. keep an
eye out for any distortion effects coming from the floor. It could be
dangerous.

---- End of Audio Log ----


Now, you should listen to Kendra, these gravity distortion are fatal. Step
on them and goodbye. It is another !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS!. 

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                NOTE ON !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! REVERSE GRAVITY 

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Reversed gravity distortions appear like liquid flowing upwards and they are
very dangerous if you approach them. They are !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS!, if you
step on them, the force will push you to the ceiling and crush you. 

I suggest you keep AWAY from them as much as you can. If you have to get close
make sure to keep as much distance as possible. Enemies CAN also be killed by
these reversed gravity plating. However, necromorph are not dumb, they will try
to avoid these hazards, and will NOT generally walk into them. Nontheless, you
can use weapons to knock them back and force them into these distortions.

!!NOTE: these traps can kill you and/or the enemies INSTANTLY. Stasis is not
useful against them, so don't bother.!!

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                                 END NOTES

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                               Ship Systems
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: There is a !Stasis! recharge station inside this room, there will be
Seven enemy, including one GAINT enemy - Brute inside as well. There are
!INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! - REVERSED GRAVITY PLATING in this area. There is
also "High Voltage Hazard" near the objective point that may kill Isaac.!!

Now as the door opens, move forward, now becareful, move around the corner
and pick up the ammo pack on the ground. Keep going, and you can see some
type of distortion from the floor, it looks like a flow of liquid upwards,
make sure you be very careful around it. Try move to the side, and avoid it
as much as you can, as you step forward. If you accidentally step on these
distortions they will kill you instantly.

As you move close to the distortion, one lurker will come out. Hopefully the
distortion will kill it for you, after it is killed. Then, a slasher will pop
out, the slasher is smart and moves around the distortion, so you have to
shoot it. You can knock it back into the distortion sometimes, but, try to
kill it before it gets to you.

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Now, move along the edge of the wall and avoid the first distortion and move
around the corner, another lurker will come out, shoot it with the line gun
or the flame thrower. Now carefully move around the corner, and move forward,
avoid the distortions as much as you can.

You can pick up the ammo pack around the other side of the room. Keep moving
around the corner. Two more lurkers and a slasher will great you, shoot down
the lurkers if you can, and make sure to watch out the slasher, he may appear
from behind you. 

Once they are dead, move around the corner and keep going, use the !stasis!
station if you wish. Then move the boxes that are blocking your way and enter
the new area.

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Keep going around the corner, and you will hear something, something big is
coming. Get out of there and return to the area near the !stasis! recharge
station. You will have to kill another Brute/Gaint at this area.

You can retreat to the !stasis! recharge station if needed, the brute will
not follow you. So you can do the hit and run tactic you you wish. Shoot
it down the same was as you did before. 

When you stasis him, make sure you get a few good shoots at the weak spot
on its arm joints. This will do good damage. After you kill it, it should
drop you a !Power Node!, pick it up and also collect the ammo packs in the
room.

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Move to the end of the room and you can see an asteroid, probably the same
asteroid that went through the Bridge Atrium. You will see a few High Voltage
Power cords flipping like crazy. Now, be careful, you need to shoot the power
cords with stasis to slow them down. Make sure the electrical cord is on
Isaac's left before you try to go pass them. Try NOT to get hit by the
electrical cords, because it may kill Isaac.

Keep using stasis if needed. When it is safe move towards the hologram and
quickly activate it. Then, you the power will be transfered to the ADS.
After you transfer the power, the electrical cords will also stop flipping.
Now Hammond will buzz in again. 

Computer: Power transferred to the ADS.


==== Sub-objective 4-3 Completed (1/3) ====


---- New message, Audio Log - "System Module Placed" ----

Ship systems junction box re-routed. I'm making some process with the tracking
grid... One of the cannons is giving me a hard time... Keep moving.

---- End of Audio log ----


There should also be a Medium Health Pack near where the asteroid sits. Once
you are done, You have to get back to the Main Atrium and use the other
elevator. Back track your way out of this area. Make sure you avoid the
gravity distortion from the floors!! Remember to recharge your stasis energy
if needed.


#### overall items ####

Four ammo pack, Medium Health Pack, !Power Node! from killing the Brute

#### end of items #### 


[[Thanks to Kevin (Berserker) for the info on the Medium Health Pack.]]

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        NOTE ON HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL HAZARDS - Skip if not interested

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- Extremely "High Voltage Electric Hazards" are very dangerous and Isaac's
suit offers very little protection against them. They can often kill Isaac
instantly if he is not careful.  However, in most cases, Isaac can avoid
these electric hazards by using his Stasis Module.

- High Voltage Electric Hazards comes in many forms, varying from damaged
electric cable to malfunctioning electric generators. Most of them are very
dangerous, 

- Some of these electric Hazards can kill Isaac instantly, while others may
inflict damage ranging from mild burn to serious electrical shocks. In all
times, it is best to keep as much distance from them as possible.

- Although some malfunctioning electrical equipment can also be switched off
permanently. Most electrical hazards CANNOT be removed.

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                              END OF NOTE

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                          Ship Systems hallway
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!!NOTE: there are two enemies in this area now.!!

Move along the hallway and you will hear something, two necromorphs will jump
out and attack you. Shoot them before they jump onto you. Keep going, use
the elevator to get back the Main Atrium.

The computer will broadcast something on the background "attention... engineers
to centrifuge..." ignore it, it is not important. 

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                              Main Atrium
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!!NOTE: there are five enemies in this area now.!!

Once you are in the main Atrium, you will hear something, and two stingers
will come and try to annoy you. Shoot them down and teach them not to get
to close to you. Then three more stingers will come out, and shoot them
down one at a time. If you ran out of ammo, you can try and stomp on them,
make sure to time their attacks and then stomp on them. It can do good
damage.

It is also a good idea to group all the stingers together, stasis and then
use a line gun mine. I took out about 3 stingers this way. Or you can just
use stasis on one stinger, shoot line gun mine. Then stay around the mine,
wait for all the stinger to get close and when the mine is about to go off.
Then, just run, and watch the brilliant flash of explosion.

After you fixed up the stingers, you can save the game if you like. Or shop
around for a little at the !store! just outside the door. You can also use
the !schematic! - "Contact Beam" and this will be a new weapon. Read below
for a little more detail on it.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                 New weapon - Contact Beam, skip if not interestet

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Contact Beam: Heavy damage energy projector


Primary mode: Powerful charge up of concentrated energy beam that will
penetrate multiple targets.

- This weapon is extremely powerful and very useful against tough enemies
The thing about the this mode of this weapon is that make sure you don't miss
too many times, because it will require you to recharge up again, which can
take up some valuable time. If you missed a few hits, make sure to retreat and
reposition before you fire again.

- Hold down "Mouse 1" in Aim Mode to charge up, the weapon must be fully
charged up before you can fire. It is a good idea to pre-charge up the weapon,
then wait for the right opportunity and shoot. You can also try to group
enemies together, since the primary mode of the weapon can pentrate many
targets.

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Secondary mode: Launches a short-medium range 360-degree shock wave from the
feet.

- This shockwave is extremely useful when you are surrounded, it will damage
and knock down/back all enemies in the affected area. This mode can get you
out of seriously dangerous situations, especially when you are cornered.
Although the shock waves does not require you to charge up, the damage is
not as high as the primary mode.

- When using the shockwave, it is a good idea to exit Aim Mode after you fired
one shockwave. Jack noted that if you hold down Aim Mode throughout the firing
of the shockwave, you can't seem to fire it again. Just quick exit and re-enter
aim mode if that happens, you should be able to shoot again.

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- This weapon is truly destructive, but requires good aiming. The charge up
can be reduced with upgrades, but the delay will always be there. You should
always keep distance when using the primary mode and if the enemies get too
close, switch to the secondary mode to knock them back.

- The Contact Beam is definitely worth getting, provided you have an empty
inventory slot for this weapon and spare credits. When used correctly, Contact
Beam can be very rewarding for you and a nightmare for your enemies.

- But, You may have ammo problems with this weapon if your aiming is not good.
Ammo for this weapon can also eat a lot of inventory space, so be aware.
Remember to aim at the limbs of the enemy if you can!

- Interesting, when the weapon's damage is fully upgraded, the charged up beam
will look quite different. It will start to flash orange and green, rather than
the normal white colour. 


Ammo: 1 ammo per pack, 4 ammo per inventory slot. 

Cost: 9,000 credit, can be brought from store, but needs Contact Beam
schematic.

!!NOTE: this weapon can be a pain to upgrade, because you will need to spend
a lot of !Power Node! on empty upgrading slots. Check SECTION 5 for more detail
on upgrading this weapon.!!

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                               End of New Weapon

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Then, get to the other elevator that displays " Elevator to Mining Admin
and Comm Array levels". 

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                  Elevator to Mining Admin and Comm Array levels
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Get inside the elevator and go down to LEVEL 01. As you ride on the elevator,
Kendra will contact you.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Report from Kendra" ----

Kendra: Isaac, Listen up. I've gone over the Med-Sci reports. These things are
BIO-RECOMBINATORS. They take dead tissues, absorb it and molds it into new
forms. One iteration seems to have the sole purpose of infecting the corpses.
The other, well, seem to be making corpses to infect. And that body tissue we
keep seeing on the walls is part of it, too. I found a report that says it is
a habitat changer.

---- End of Audio Log ----


((Well, so the necromorph absorb dead tissues, and infect dead bodies, well
explains how they spread so fast.))

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                            Mining Admin Level 01
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!!NOTE: there will be a !Save! Station in this area.!!

Once, you are the elevator stops, move forward and you can see blood on the
wall " This way". Collect the item in the two cabinets that you can open.
Then, enter the door that displays "Admin Room".


#### overall items ####

Two unlocked item cabinets

#### end of items ####


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                              Admin Room Hallway
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!!NOTE: this area will become a VACUUM. Beaware of your air metre.!!

Move pass the large poster that says " Welcome to Mining Administration. The
Brains Behind the Muscles". Keep going, and something will smash into MA Hall
storage. Then the whole passageway will be in vacuum, geez. Well, you won't
have life support for a while, you can also see the debris field from there.

When you done looking at the outside, quickly use Kinesis to remove the
smashed door and the other debris from the smashed hole near the wall. This
will reveal a item, most likely to be ammo. Grab the item using Kinesis, it
maybe a little hard to aim, so you have to take a while.

When you are done, Keep going forward into the second MA Hall storage before
you are out of air.

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                              MA hall storage

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!!NOTE: there will be a !Upgrading! Bench in this area.

Isn't it great that every door on the Ishimura is air tight and is capable of
quickly restore life support. Well, collect the item around here. There are
two unlocked item cabinets with Random Items. You can also use the !upgrading!
bench if you wish. Make sure to save ONE spare !Power Node! as you will need
it soon.

Once you are done, get outside and keep going towards the "Admin Room" door.
Then keep going inside to the "Mining Admin Room." 


#### overall items ####

Two unlocked item cabinets inside the storage room.

Ammo near behind the debris from the hole on the wall.

#### end of items ####


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                           Mining Admin Room
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!!NOTE: there will be four enemies in this area. Make sure to dismember all
the dead bodies. There are !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! - REVERSED GRAVITY PLATING
in this area.!!

As you enter the room, two enhanced slasher will appear and they will be
dragging a dead body. Shoot them in the legs using the line gun or the pulse
rifle or the plasma cutter. This will knock them back, if you are lucky
and time it correctly, you can knock them into those malfunctioning gravity
plating and this will kill them instantly. Make sure to shoot them dead,
sometimes they can be pretending to be dead.

Well, there are a lot of distortion around this area, so be careful around
here. Dismember all the bodies you see, there are in total four dead bodies,
three will be on the ground, and one will be hanging from the ceiling. The
one on the ceiling, just shoot its limbs off using the Pulse rifle. 
Then, head left for MA Storage B.

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                              MA Storage B

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There is only one cabinet you can open there, not much in it.

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Once you done inside the storage room B, head to the room to your right as you
first enter the area. This room may NOT be very obvious, but head to the right
and you will find it. It should display "MA Computer Room". Go inside. Isaac's
heart beat will increase for some reason. Don't worry, no enemies inside yet.

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                       MA Computer Room and MA Storage D

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Pick up the Text Log - "Report of Infection" and there is a item cabinet on
the wall you can open. So, the infection spread really fast. Whatever it is,
it took over the ship quicker than expected and killed most of the crew.

Now keep going inside to "MA Storage D". Get the !Power Node! and open the
cabinet for an item, and there is also a green item box you can break.

After you done looking around, head for the room "MA Storage C". Should be
just ahead of you as you exit the "MA Computer Room". Use the !Power Node! you
just pick up and get inside. 

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                     Power Node Room 4 - MA Storage C

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There are plenty of items here, three cabinets you can open for some random
items. Medium health pack, some credits, a green item box and also !GOLD
SEMICONDUCTOR!.

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                          End of power node room 4

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Once you are done inside the storage rooms, keep going around the distortion
and go pass the area where the asteroid hit. Keep going, turn right when you
can and move to the end of the room. There is a Small Health Pack around the
corner, pick it up and then you can hear something, a Lurker, shoot it
quickly. If you are lucky, the malfunctioning gravity plate will sometimes
kill the lurker for you.

Then, you can see the Hologram displaying "Power System", interact with it by
pressing the "e" key. This will transfer more power to the ADS and you will
complete a another part of the objective. Hammond will also buzz you.

Computer: Power transferred to the ADS.


==== Sub-objective 4-3 Completed (2/3) ====


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Control Module Placed" ----

Hammond: Control Systems Junction Box Re-Routed. I'm getting a reading! Almost
there.

---- End of Audio Log ----


OK, now just one more power transfer to go before the ADS is online. Now,
carefully move out of the room. When you are close to the door way, one
infector will come out and greet you. Just run pass it for the door or shoot
it if you want. Make sure all the dead bodies are dismember, so they can NOT
be turned into Enhanced Slashers.

Keep going out of the Admin room, pass the vacuum area and keep going back
to the cargo elevator. You can save the game if you wish.


#### overall items ####

Mining Admin Room: Small Health Pack

MA Storage B: One unlocked item cabinet

MA Storage C: Three unlocked item cabinets, !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!, credits,
Medium Health Pack, one green item box

MA computer room and Storage D: one green item box, two item cabinets,
!Power Node! and Text Log - "Report of Infection"

#### end of items ####


((mmm, the lighting in the Mining Admin Room looks very different and very
cool. There is certainly a lot of storage rooms around here.))

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                  Elevator to Mining Admin and Comm Array levels
_______________________________________________________________________________

Get into the elevator and select LEVEL 03, and ready for a long ride up the
lift. Gee, I hate waiting for elevators. There will be some strange noises
on the background, just ignore it.

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                            Comm Arrays Level 03
_______________________________________________________________________________


Once the elevator stops, move out and some creepy dude will say "Make us
Whole again." I shot him, but it didn't do anything, so move out and then pick
up the Audio Log - "Temple on the Bridge". Then, collect the items around
the area. There are two cabinets you can open, also pick up the !Schematics! -
"Force gun." I will talk about this weapon a little later on.

Now, Move pass the Warning poster, and you will notice again all the monitors
are offline and are displaying nothing but static, so keep going to the
"Comm Array".

(("Make us whole again?" That sounds awfully similar to the what Nicole said
and what the Harris dude said... I got a bad feeling about this. ))


#### overall items ####

Audio Log - "Temple on the Bridge"

Two item cabinets, !Schematics! - "Force gun."

#### end of items ####


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                      Comm Array and Exterior Access Hallway
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! Station in this area and there are two enemies in
this area.!!

Save the game if you wish, and open the cabinets on the wall, there are two of
them. Then you will hear something moving. Just wait for it to come to you,
don't rush forwards. Oh, look it is a pregnant necromorph. I know you are 
tempted to shoot its belly, just hold that temptation and aim for its arms.
Cut off both of its arms to kill it.

Now, if you rushed too far forwards, an Enhanced Slasher will pop out of the
ceiling to make things a bit tougher. retreat if you have to and shoot the
slasher in the legs to take it out, and then shoot to kill it. Use stasis
if you have to.

When you are done, move forward to where the slasher came from. Both door are
locked, but there is a hologram you can interact with. Interact with it to
transfer more power to the ADS. Also pick up the ammo nearby. After you 
done, the computer will notify you that the ADS is online and Hammond will
call you again giving you a new objective.

Computer: Asteroid Defense System now online.

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==== Objective 4-3 Completed (3/3) ====


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Aim the ADS Cannon" ----

Hammond: All Right, We've got enough power. But the ADS cannon's auto targeting
is down. I think its a faulty data cable. I need you to manually aim the
cannon until I can replace it. Take the elevator to the top of the ship, and
head for the cannon pit.

---- End of Audio Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 4-4: "Destroy the Asteroids"

One of the cannons has failed to start, which means a big portion of the ship
is unprotected. I've got to take manual control and buy Hammond enough time
to fix it on his end. 

==== End of mission objective ====


Ok, now the door to the ship exterior will be unlocked. Open the door and
let's head for the outside of the ship.


#### overall items ####

Two unlocked item cabinets, ammo pack on the floor.

#### end of items ####


((Geez, Hammond, Do I have to shoot Asteroids? That is the oldest school
game I can think of. Well, you better have good asteroid shooting skills,
cause it will be really handy soon.

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!!NOTE: if you directed the power from this module before you did the other
ones, you will get a different Audio Log from Hammond.!!


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Astrogation Module Placed" ----

Hammond: Okay, primary astrogation power has been re-routed. Look. I don't know
about you, but... I think I'm seeing things... my head's pounding still... I
don't know. Just stay sharp, Okay?

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


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                           Ship Exterior Hallway
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It looks like a real creepy hallway, first get inside the Storage Room 47 for
some items. 

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                               Storage Room 47

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There is some ammo on the shelf, one green item box you can break and there is
also an item cabinet to your right as you enter.

After you are done, keep going straight ahead, there will be NO enemies around
this passageway, so you are safe, since there is no vents, the necromorphs
cannot get here. Then take the elevator to the "Ship Exterior Access". Note
the extreme danger warning sign below the elevator display.

#### overall items ####

Inside the storage room 47, one item cabinet, one green item box and
some ammo on the shelf.

#### end of items ####

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                            Ship Exterior Hallway 2
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Once the cargo lift stops, move out, and keep going around the corner and 
Hammond will call you again. You need to go through the ship exterior to get
to the ADS cannon pit.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Avoid the Asteroids" ----

Hammond: Isaac, you're going to have to cross the Ship exterior to reach the
ADS cannon. Problem is, we're still getting bombarded by asteroids. Look
for cover or you will be torned to pieces.

---- End of Audio Log ----


You better listen to Hammond, getting hit by an asteroid coming at you at
about a few thousand metres pwer second can be quite painful. Not a good way
to die. Ok, keep going around, and get the Medium Air Canister, as it may
be useful. Ok, open the blast door to the Ship Exterior Access Airlock,
note the warning message, it is extremely dangerous.

Keep going, and up the little ramp, and before you open the second blast
door. Remember you will be in vacuum, and the asteroids will be an !INSTANT
DEATH HAZARDS!. When you are ready, open the door and go outside.

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            NOTE ON !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! ASTEROID BOMBARDMENT

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- Asteroids will continue to impact the ship and they are deadly, if you
manage to get Isaac in the middle of the impact area. Well, there won't be
much of you left. So, you need to be aware of the asteroids. You can see the
asteroids coming, and that means you have about 3-5 seconds to take cover.

- You need to move Isaac behind metallic bunkers on the ship's exteriors.
These bunkers are very strong and can withstand asteroid impacts. Stay BEHIND
the bunkers until the impact is over.

- There are metallic bunkers on the main passage and there are bunkers on the
side. Don't even think about using stasis, not gonna work against so many
asteroids.

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                                END OF NOTE

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                               Ship Exterior
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: this area will be in VACUUM and ZERO-G. So beaware and keep an eye on
your air metres. There are !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! - ASTEROIDS in this area.
There are also FOUR !Oxygen! Recharge stations in this area.!!

The ship exterior will be in vacuum and zero gravity. But, you can't really
jump to any surface. So, don't even bother doing any Zero-G jumps. You need
to move quickly and make sure you are holding down the RUN key. Because
it will be a long way to the ADS cannon pit.

Start by running forwards as quickly as you can. Then, the computer will warn
you the FIRST time when the asteroids are about to hit. Then, it is up to your
judgement. When the Asteroids are approaching the ship. You MUST move Isaac
BEHIND the large metallic bunkers, they should be pretty obvious, and appear
like large bunker-like blocks from the ship's surface.

Computer: WARNING! Multiple impact detected across the starboard hull.

When you see the Asteroid's coming, quickly move Isaac BEHIND the bunkers for
cover, and WAIT for the IMPACT. The asteroids will hit the bunker and destroy
it. Then you should keep moving, you can move between thea nearest bunker to
the next, if you are fast enough you can skip one bunker.

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There are also metallic bunkers on the side of the ship, you can Zero-G jump
to them. Some of them have !Oxygen! Recharge stations, so you can jump to
them and recharge your oxygen. Make sure you don't Zero-G jump when the ship
is been hit by asteroids. You can still die if you get hit.

Try not to skip too many safety bunkers, and try to rush it. If you get hit,
you will die INSTANTLY and it is quite annoying. So remember to take cover
whenever needed. Use the air canister if you have to or you can recharge
your air on one of the oxygen recharge station on the side bunkers.

It is important to wait for a while even AFTER the impact. Jack reported
that, even after the impact, Isaac may get killed, if you move him out of
the cover from the metallic bunkers. So wait for a little while, feel free
to look at the asteroids impact behind you. But, don't wait for too long.
Keep moving when it is safe.

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You need to move quickly when you CAN, don't rush it, but move fast if you
can and when it is safe. Keep going STRAIGHT AHEAD. Zero-G jump to the side
bunker to recharge your oxygen if needed. Keep moving along the main
passageway after the asteroids have gone passed. Take cover when you see
the asteroids come again.

After moving across about four or five bunkers, you will be mid way through.
You can jump one of the side bunkers to your side to recharge your oxygen
if needed. Remember only Zero-G jump when it is clear. Now, stay behind the
Bunker and wait till the asteroids pass again. Zero-G jump back and keep
going. 

After about another five bunkers, you will reach a blaster door, quickly
enter the blaster door into the "ADS Cannon Pit".

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                               ADS Cannon Pit
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! Station in this room.!!

Now, as you enter the area, I recommend you save the game. Now, pick up the
"RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR" on the ground. This is quite valuable and you can trade
for a lot of credits. There is also a green item box you can break for some
items.

When you are ready, go near the cannon station and interact with the hologram
to manually over ride the cannon. Ok, now get ready for some asteroid shooting
action.


#### overall items ####

!!RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR!! and one green item box.

RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR: Rare electronic component, sell for credit at the store.
You can trade this for 10,000 credits, it is very useful. 

#### end of items ####


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                           Shooting Asteroid Minigame
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Once you are on the cannon, practice shooting the cannon for a little while.
You can see your the  !Hull Integrity! of your ship, which will start from
"85", below that number will be the OVERHEATING bar. You can fire the cannon
by pressing Mouse 1 for automatic rapid firing or tapping it for burst mode.
You can also hold Mouse 2 for dual rapid firing. 

EVery time you fire the ADS cannon, it will heat up a little, firing single
cannon will take a while for the whole system to OVERHEAT. But, if you hold
down "Mouse 1" and "Mouse 2", then two cannons will fire and everything will
OVERHEAT realy fast. So, remember to shoot in burst and allow your cannon
to cool by stop firing for a while. 

Your ship's !Hull Integrity! is displayed in front of you. Every time an
asteroid hits the ship your !Hull integrity! will go down. So, it is like
health, and when it drop to zero. Then, it is goodbye to Isaac. Large and
fast moving asteroid coming directly for the ship will do the MOST damage,
make sure to target them first.

The ADS is very powerful and can destroy small asteroid in one hit, larger
asteroids may take a few more hits.

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                      Tricks about shooting these asteroids

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- Make sure to prioritize your targets. Shoot down large asteroids and fast
moving asteroids first. Also aim for asteroids coming straight for you, the
asteroids moving around the outer edges i.e. stray asteroids are difficult
to target and ONLY shoot them if you can. They generally do NOT do very big
damage.

- Try to shoot in short burst and watch your OVERHEATING bar if you can.
Stop shooting if you can NOT see any asteroids. Only use the dual firing
mode if the asteroids get overwhelming. 

- Aim for the nearest asteroid first and don't over shoot, all you need is
one good shoot to destroy most asteroids. If you see large asteroids, focus
fire on them. Large asteroids will tend to break into smaller asteroids, so
you need to continue to shoot them.

- Shoot as soon as you see the asteroid, don't wait till they come close.
As soon as you see an asteroid, shoot it down.

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- Overheating is not a huge problem, but try to AVOID it, because it will take
a few seconds for the ADS cannon to cool down. The cannon can also overheat
very quickly if you hold down the firing button.

- Remember you can take damage, you don't have to shoot down every single
asteroid that passby. Your Hull has armor and you start with 85%, and it is
good idea to ignore asteroid impact the outer edge of the ship, because they
are harder to target and they often do little damage, unless they are large.

- Asteroids seem to appear as random, and they may NOT always turn out to be
the same. Sometimes, asteroids can be concentrated from one direction and
other times it might be different. So keep that in mind, remember you can
always retry if you get killed or taken too much damage too quickly.

- You probably have to try this game a few time, if you get killed, just
wait for the auto-reload. You restart in the ADS room, so you don't need to
reload everytime you die.

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                            About Asteroids Damage

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The damage of the asteroids depends on their speed, size and their impact
location. Large asteroids will always do more damage, especially if they
are fast moving. Asteroids hitting Isaac directly will also do more
damage than asteroids just skimming the outer edge of the ship. 


Below is the APPROMIXATE DAMAGE of the asteroids that hit the outer edge of
the ship:

- Small stray asteroid, slow, outer edge impact, 2% damage to Hull

- Small stray asteroid, fast, outer edge impact, 2-5% damage to Hull

- Large stray asteroid, fast, outer edge impac, 5-10% damage to Hull


Below is the APPROMIXATE DAMAGE of the asteroids that impact directly at
Isaac:

- Small asteroid, slow, direct impact, 2-5% damage to Hull

- Small asteroid, fast, direct impact, 5-10% damage to Hull

- Large asteroid, fast, direct impac, 10-15% damage to Hull


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                           End of Asteroid Damage

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Ok, now you got a basic idea of how this minigame asteroid shooting works. Get
on the cannon and start blasting away. When you are on the cannon, Hammond
will call you again


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Hurry up!" ----

That's it, Isaac, you're in the pit. The cannon is a massdriver, so it should
punch through anything flying at us. Keep an eye on the Hull's integrity. Too
many of these things get by and we're dead. I think I've almost got the system
repaired. Just buy me a little more time.

---- End of Audio Log ----


OK, suppress fire at the nearest asteroid and shoot as soon as you see as
asteroids. Try not to hold the fire button down and shoot in short bursts,
this allows the cannon to cool between shoots.

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After about one minute or so, Hammond will buzz in again.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "One More Minute" ----

Just one more minute and it should be fully operational! 

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


Ok, keep firing at the asteroids, try not to overheat. Now, larger asteroids
will come around about now. So be aware and focus fire power on them, remember
larger asteroid will explode into smaller ones and you will have to destroy
them too. 


((Hammond, you may want to hurry a little, cause I can NOT hold forever.
Geez, are you fixing it or are you making it worse. Hurry up before we all get
smashed to the moon.))

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After about another half a minute, Hammond will contact you.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Almost Fixed" ----

I've almost got this thing fixed! Just a little bit longer!

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


You don't have long to go, so keep shooting, if your Hull armor is low, try
and shoot the asteroid coming ahead of you. It will be over soon. Ignore the
asteroid impact on the outer edges. After about another half a minute, the
cannon will switch to automatic targeting. 


==== objective 4-4 Completed ====


((Now, after a few tries, I survived with 51% Hull armor. Jack said his best
was with 77% Hull armor remaining.))

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                      End of Asteroid shooting Minigame
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Once the cannon is automatic, your mission is done and the computer will notify
you that it is enabled. Hammond will also buzz you.

Computer: Automatic tracking system enabled.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "ADS Online" ----

Nice shooting, Isaac! Auto targeting is now online and clearing a path to
safe orbit! As soon as we're clear, I'll engage the Autopilot again. Head
to the tram station and I'll see you there when I'm done.

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


After you owned the asteroids. Now, it is time to move on. The auto-target
will shoot, so don't worry about them anymore. Now let's go and meet
up Hammond in the Tram Station. So back track your way. Move out of the big
blast door and head back.


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 4-5: "Go to the Tram Station"

The ADS is now fully operational. It should protect us from any asteroid
collisions. Looks like we've brought ourselves some time. 

==== End of mission objective ====


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                               Ship Exterior
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!!NOTE: there will be two enemies in this area now.!!

Enjoy the view? Well, keep going, you don't want run out of air. Now, move
along the same way you came. One stinger will come out and it is time to show
it who is the boss. After you kill it, move along and another stinger will
join the party. Shoot it the down too. Alternatively you can just run pass
both of them, they won't follow.

Keep going to the end, just before you get to the end, note the large hole
made by the asteroid. What a Deep Impact. Ok, enter the big blast door, and
enter the second air-lock door. Then move along the passageway, and Kendra
will buzz in.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Atomsphere Comtaminated" ----

Kendra: Wait! Isaac, Hammond... You're not gonna believe this, oxygen levels
are falling. Something is poisoning Hydroponics air production, whatever it is.
It's filling up the deck with that organic stuff. We are not going to have
any air to breathe soon.

Kendra: If I Understand these Lab reports correctly. I think I can make a
poison to destroy it. Head to Medical. It should have everything you need.

Hammond: All this never end?! Isaac, get to medical and mix together whatever
Kendra's come up with. I'm heading to Hydroponics. If I can slow it down, that
might keep us breathing long enough to fight it.

---- End of Video Log ----


Now, Keep moving, around the corner. Enter the elevator back to the hall.

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                               Comm Array Hallway
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!!NOTE: there are three new enemies in this area now.!!

OK, now keep moving down the hallway. The door to Comm Array is locked so
ignore it. Keep going, save the game if you want. Afterward, move around the
corner and you can hear something organic. Suddenly a head crawler will come
out and try to attack you, shoot it down before it grabs you. As you move
near the elevator, two arm crawlers will appear. Shoot them before they
attack you.

I suggest you use Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter against them, if you have the
flamethrower, make sure to hit and run, let the fire burn out before you
shoot them again. You can also stasis them and throw them a few Mine from
the Line Gun.

These are by the far the most annoying enemies in the game, because they
don't just charge at you. They are smarter, they do a hit and run tactic.
So, make sure you give a test of their own medicine. These things are called
Crawlers, they are relatively fast and you can use stasis if you wish.

If you low on ammo, just run for the elevator. Anyway, once you killed them
get on the elevator and get back the Main Atrium. We need to head to medical
again.

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                   New enemy - Crawlers, skip if not interested

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Small Necromorphs with a spark of intelligence. They attack their victims with
powerful bites and then quickly retreat afterwards. This slowly wear down
their victims and can be extremely annoying. They can also crawl and climb on
just about any surface. 

They may appear simple minded and smaller, but they are extremely dangerous
in groups. There are three type of crawlers:

- Head crawler, that appears with a small head

- Arm crawler

- Leg crawler


Attacks: 

- Grab and choke: only head crawlers can do this attack, and it will grab
its victims and choke them to death with its strong tentacles. You can shake
this attack off and it will instantly kill the head crawler.

- Leap and Bite: Only Leg and Arm crawlers can do this attack. They quickly
take a large bite at their opponent and then they retreat into safe distance
before launching another attack.

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Crawlers don't really have a weak spot, just shoot them anywhere. They are
only a single body part.


Recommend weapons:

- Pulse rifle: shoot rapid bursts and you need to hit them a few times before
these things will die

- Flamethrower: shoot the napalm bomb, let the fire bomb burn them and repeat
the same thing

- Force Gun Grenade: throw a few grenades to kill them quickly, but make sure
not to damage Isaac.


Possible items it drops: None

!!NOTE: Crawlers can move through vents and floor ducts.!!

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                             End of New Enemy

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                                Main Atrium
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Keep going out to the hallway. You can go into the Captain's nest and pay a
visit to your friend Hammond, but he will just stare at you with his angry
face. So, not much there.

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                                Main Atrium Hallway
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!!NOTE: there will be two enemies in this area now.!!

Ok, before you jump onto the store, two necromorph will appear. One ahead of
you along the hallway, and one will appear behind you. Shoot down the
necromorph ahead first, and then quickly turn around to shoot the one that
tries to hug you from behind. Use stasis if needed.

After you kill them, you can shop around and buy the new Force Gun, it is
a very useful weapon. Although its range is limited, and is not very good
against long range targets. Read the section below on the weapon if interested.

Once you are finished, head to the tram station and interact with it.


==== objective 4-5 Completed ====


-- CHAPTER FOUR COMPLETED --


!!NOTE: you will always miss an Audio Log for the first play through. It
depends on which of the three power modules you directed first, if you followed
my walkthrough, you probably will be missing the Audio Log - "Astrogation
Module Placed". It is no big deal, does not affect your mission.!!

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                    New weapon - Force Gun, skip if not interested

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Force Gun: Short range kinetic booster device


Primary mode: shoots a wide cone short range energy blast with high knock
back. 

- This mode does good damage and can knock down most enemies and you don't
need to aim for their limbs to knock them down, you can just aim for their
bodies. Because of the wide cone, you can shoot off multiple limbs off the
enemy. It is also capable of damaging a few enemies that are close to each
other. The only problem is that you must be quite close to the enemy for
this mode of the weapon to be truly powerful.

- The weapon can still hurt your enemies at a couple of metres away and even
at medium range. However the knock back only works if you are very close to
your enemies. So if you want to knock your enemies on the ground, wait for
them to get close. 

- You can also use the knock down/back to push enemies into dangerous hazards,
such as malfunctioning gravity plating.

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Secondary mode: fires a timed or proximity grenade with radial force blast.

- This grenade will explode when it contacts with any enemy. This has high
knock back and will do some serious damage to nearby enemies. The grenades are
easy to use and more versatile than the mine from the Line Gun. As it explode
instant upon on contact with anything, so you don't need to stasis most
enemies when using the grenade. You can use it grenade against stationary
enemies as well. 

- When firing the grenade, it will arc quite a lot and drop to the ground,
then roll around the ground. Because of the arcing and rolling of the grenade,
Sometimes it can miss the enemies, especially at long range. So try to aim
a little higher and let the grenade connect with your enemies, it will explode
instantly. If you miss a few grenades and the enemies get too close, you can
always use the primary mode to knock the enemies down and then throw them a
grenade to wake them up.

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- Don't let the range of the Force Gun stop you from buying it, it is a very
useful weapon and can be quite devastating. When upgraded, this weapon can
very powerful, it can have good firing rate and decent ammo capacity.

- Most enemies in the game you meet will excel in melee combat, therefore
most battles will take place in short/medium range. This makes the Force Gun
very useful.

- The wide cone and knock back from the force gun can be really useful even
against stronger enemies. Although you should try and avoid using the primary
mode of the weapon against larger enemies, like Brute/Gaint, unless it is
dormant, so you can get close and damage it. But, you can always use the
grenades against it if needed.

- However, the knock back may not always work against the enemies, you need
to be aware sometimes. However, at close range, the knock back is generally
very effective against normal enemies. Also, be aware when using the Grenade
at close range, Isaac can be damaged if he is too close to the blast radius.


Ammo: 3 ammo per pack, 12 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 11,000 credits, can be brought from the store, but needs Force Gun
schematic. 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                               End of New Weapon

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Alright, since you finished Chapter 4. Good idea to take a break now, go for
a jog or something. Too long on the computer is bad for your eyes. But, I
guess you probably want to keep going. So, go make yourself a milkshake for
the quick energy. 


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                    4.5 CHAPTER FIVE - LETHAL DEOVTION -- (CH05) 

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After fixing the ADS, everything sounds it is going smoothly. But, something
is poison the ship's air production. Without good quality air, you will be
forced to use emergency backup air supply, which will run out very quickly.
Thankfully, Kendra figured out a way to destroy whatever is poisoning the
air. So, you need to head to Medical to get some powerful chemicals

!!NOTE: you should have more than about 50,000 credits now if you being save
credits, and if you haven't brought too many weapons.!!

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                         Tram Station - Medical Deck
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is !Store! in this area.!!

As you exit the tram, move around and Kendra will buzz in. You will
get a few new objectives from her. Note the dead body bag in the glass door
area. they are all opened up...


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Go to Chemistry" ----

Sh**, Isaac! I can smell the contaminated air from here. It's spreading
faster than I expected! I'm trying to isolate it, but it's not gonna buy us
much time! We have to get that thing off this ship! The chemical you need are
in the chemistry lab. I'll hack the door for you when you get there.

---- End of Audio Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 5-1: "Find the Chemicals"

Kendra thinks she can create an agent that will poison and kill the creature
on Hydroponics that is contaminating the life support system. Bio-chemistry
is a little out of my field. I'll have to trust her.

==== End of mission objective ====


Ok, after Kendra finishes talking. Keep going down the hallway to the "Security
Station". 

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                                Security Station
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: There is a !Save! station and a !Store! in this area.!!

Enter the secuirty station, and you note the most of the lights are off. Keep
going forward and then someone will speak to you. Hey, that voice sounds
familiar, it is Dr. Mercer.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Dr. Mercer: You can't stand in the way of God's plan... The natural order...
Are you... Are you blind, like the rest? 

---- End of Story Log ---- 


Well, I can tell you one thing. "There is NOTHING divine is what I'm seeing."
So, ignore the nice Dr. Mercer and keep going. Mmm, he locked all the doors.
Kendra will call in again.

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---- New Message, Audio Log - "Someone Else" ----

Kendra: Look like someone has reprogrammed the door locks on this deck. And
recently, too. I guess we're not alone here, after all. Someone doesn't want
you in this part of the ship.

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


Thanks to good old Kendra, she unlocked the door to you. Keep going into
the "Imagining Diagnonstic Wing".

((Now, this Dr. Mercer guy will start to annoy you, trying to tell you, your
life is not worth living. You better get use to it, cause he is gona be real
annoying.))

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                     Imagining Diagnostic Wing Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: There is a !Stasis! recharge station in this area. There will also be
two enemies around the passageway.!!

Follow along the corridor and keep going around the corner and you will hear
what sounds like Lurkers. Well, two nice Lukers will pop out and try to hug
you in the face. Shoot them with the Line Gun, before they try and go all
over you.

Once they are toasted, move around the corner and keep going, use the !Stasis!
recharge station if needed. Then open the door to "Imagining Diagnostic Room". 

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                           Imagining Diagnostic Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!Note: there is a !upgrading! bench here! There is also a room that requires a
!Power Node!. There is a !stasis! recharge station in this area and a !Save!
Station in this area.There will be two enemies in this area now, including a
new type of enemy. There is a "High Voltage Electrical Hazard" that MAY kill
Isaac if he gets too close.!!

Enter the !Power Node! room. If you have already been inside the room, there
should be one more cabinet that is unlocked. Open it for some items.
Afterwards, move out of the room and grab the explosive canister. Then, move
slowly around the bing machine, keep going and you see something large on
the wall.

It looks like something remotely human, with tentacles popping out of the
middle of its body. Now, shoot the explosive canister at it and this should
kill it. If it is still alive, throw down a mine from the Line Gun or a Grenade
from the Force Gun to finish it off. 

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Now, those things are called Spawner, they may also throw down small pod of
mini-enemies, which can be very annoy. Watch out the attacks from the smaller
pods. MAKE SURE you don't go too close to it, spawner has a powerful tentacle
attack that can kill Isaac in one hit.

After you killed the spawner, you have to use the elevator to go to the
upper level. Since the door to the "chemistry Research Lab" is locked. 

!!IMPORTANT NOTE: Spawners generally appear near door that you have to enter,
but they have a nasty tentacle attack that can kill Isaac INSTANTLY, so Isaac
can't just run pass it. Try not to use any close ranged attacks as well. Make
sure to keep distance.!!

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Imagining Diagnostic upper level: 

As you go up, the large machine is malfunction. There is also a large electric
leak and its shooting large sparks everywhere. So be careful to get hit by
that. A Lurker will also pop out as you move closer to the malfunction
platform, shoot it quickly with the Line Gun or Plasma Cutter.

You should NOT get on the platform while the machine is faulty. So, you have to
use stasis it to slow it down and then cross the moving platform to the other
side the area. You must time it correctly, use stasis again if you missed it.
Since there is a !stasis! recharge machine just to the area as you cross the
platform. Try not to get to close to the "High Voltage Electric Hazard", as it
can kill Isaac if he gets too close.

Once you on the other side, recharge your stasis energy, and you have to
stasis the platform again to cross it on to the other side. Kendra will
buzz in. You will get another inactive objective.

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---- New Message, Audio Log - "DNA Needed" ----

Kendra: You're close to the chemistry station. Once you get the chemicals,
you're also going to need a DNA sample of the alien tissue. I'll search the
records for one.

---- End of Audio Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Inactive Objective 5-2: "Find the DNA Sample"

There is a sample of the necromorph's DNA somewhere on this deck. Kendra
needs me to find it to mix with the Chemical Capsule. In order to target the
creature's pathology. 

==== End of mission objective ====


Save the game if you want, when you are done, head into the door "Zero-G
Therapy Area." Then, go through the door to the "Chemistry Research Lab". 
Read the section on the new Spawner enemy below for some additional information
about it.

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                   New enemy - Spawners, skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It is unknow exactly how Spawners are created, but it looks us much less-human
compare to the slasher necromorphs. Spawners are large stationary enemies and
they like to throw down small Tentacles pods that will defend the host spawner.
They themselves may not seem dangerous, but if Isaac gets too close, they
can use a powerful tentacle attack that CAN kill him INSTANTLY.


Attack:

- Tentacle pods: Spawner will periodically spawn smaller enemies, these pods
defends its mother with missile projectiles. Spawner will keep on throwing
down smaller pods until they are dead.

- Slashing attack: When its victims gets too close, spawner will use its most
power tentacle and slash down its victims. This can kill Isaac INSTANTLY if
he gets too close, stay out of range.

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Spawner's weak points are its tentacles, but it has many tentacles, you have
to remove most of the tentacles to kill it. You can also focus fire power on
its main tentacle or just throw down a few mines, which will kill it fast.


Recommend weapons:

- Line Gun: throw down two mines at the spawner and this should do the trick.

- Force Gun: shoot three or four grenades at it and it should be dead. Try and
shoot the grenades directly at the spawner, so they will explode instantly.

- Flamethrower: use the napalm fire bomb and aim for its tentacles.

The Pulse Rifle and Plasma Cutter are not so effective against this enemy,
if you want use it, make sure to aim and shoot off their tentacles.

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 1,200 to 3,000 or Small/Medium Health Pack

- Spawner can also drop you stasis packs

Spawner will almost always drop you items, although the item drop is mostly
random, sometimes they can drop you good amounts of credits.


!!NOTE: Spawners are STATIONARY and they can NOT move. But, they can keep
throwing down smaller Tentacle Pods, that will attack you.!!

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                 New enemy - Tentacle Pods, skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Although these small pods can not move, they can be dangerous is large amounts.
They are loyal to their Spawner, and will defend its mother every time they
see Isaac, they have a single ranged attack that can be quite deadly.


Attacks:

- Missile darts: the pods will release its tentacles when their opponents
comes in their line of sight. These darts are be side stepped.

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Pods have only one tentacle that marks its weak spot, and you should try and
shoot off its tentacles.


Recommend weapons:

Line Gun: Use primary fire against group of pods, or you can use the mines.

Force Gun: Use the grenade against group of pods.

Flamethrower: use the napalm fire bomb at the pods to kill them, good against
group of pods close to each other.

Plasma Cutter Or Pulse Rifle: shoot off its tentacle

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Possible items it drops: None


!!WARNING: Do NOT try to stomp the pods, they will explode and damage Isaac.!!

!!NOTE: Tentacle Pods are STATIONARY and they can NOT move.!!

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                             End of New Enemies

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                      Chemistry Research Lab Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Go inside the door and note the big sing "Chemical Research Lab". It tell you
that there are dangerous chemicals and elevated radiation levels. Well, get
on the cargo lift and go down.

Once the lift stop, go forward and pick the Audio Log - "Mercer's Experiment
1". Listen to it if you want, so Dr. Mercer has been performing some crazy
tissue regeneration experiment... he killed that man...

Now, keep going and get inside the Chemistry Research Lab.


((This Dr. Mercer is really creeping me out.))

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                          Chemistry Research Lab
_______________________________________________________________________________

OK, get inside the lab and interact with the hologram ahead you and you will
complete the objective. The computer will process your request. Once, the
the process is done, pick up the mission item "Chemical Capsule".

Computer: Processing request. Please Stand by. Antigen compound completed.
Please remove the capsule. 


==== Objective 5-1 Completed ====


Then, Dr. Mercer will appear from the room behind you. while you listening
to his silly talk. Walk around the room and pick up all the flashing items.
There should be two green item boxes you can break, one item cabinet,
!Schematic! - "Force Energy" and also a !Power Node!.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Dr. Mercer: What ARE you doing? Your fight for survival is admirable but
pointless. And yet you keep on going. It almost makes me think that we had
hope, as a species. Am I the only one who sees that we have died out a long
time ago. We just haven't accepted it yet. 

Dr. Mercer: Stop running. Stop your struggle. Our future,  your future, the
future of our race, ends here. Allow me to introduce you to humanity's child.
The children that replace us. Our greatest creation.

---- End of Story Log ----


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After Dr. Mercer has finished. He will unleash his creation upon you. Watch
out one of the thing sin the capulse will come alive. It will burst through the
tube and come at you. I suggest you try to take our its legs first. This is
the REGENERATOR and you will NOT be able to "kill" it. Everytime you try to
kill it, it will keep regenerating back.

So cripple it first and then shoot off its arms. After you take out of its
arms, it will start to regenerate again. Quickly shoot it will stasis, this
will slow down its regeneration stage. Keep on stasis it. Then Kendra will
contact you.

Listen to Kendra, you really cannot kill it. So as the door unlocks, get out
as soon as you can. Keep going and turn left. The door to the "Imagining
Diagnostic Room" will be unlocked. So you don't need to use the cargo
lift and go all the way back again.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Indestructible" ----

Kendra: You can't kill it, Isaac! It's just going to keep regenerating! Get
out of there, run!

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


#### overall items ####

Two green item boxes, !Power Node!, !Schematic! - "Force energy", credits and
one item cabinet.

Mission Item: {Chemical Capsule} - Volatile chemical mixture.

#### end of items ####


((Jack tried to shoot and "kill" the REGENERATOR 3 times and everytime it just
comes back. He wasted almost 200 rounds of Pulse Rifle ammo and also 10 minutes
of his life, which he isn't gona get back. Try and NOT make the same mistake.))

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                 New enemy - the REGENERATOR - skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tissue regeneration is an ability possessed by all types of organic materials.
However, the REGENERATOR is a special type of Slasher Necromorph that can
regenerate all of its tissues or ANY part of its limbs extremely quickly.
This make it almost indestructible against normal gun fire. Even powerful
weapons cannot defeat it directly.

!!IMPORTANT: This enemy CANNOT be killed by normal gun fire.!!


Attacks:

- Slash and stab: The REGENERATOR uses his large arm equipped with knife-like
claws to slash and stab his victims.

- Leap and slash: When it's victim comes near it. The REGENERATOR can leap and
strike down its opponents. It can NOT leap if it is crippled.

!!NOTE: its attack can do HUGE damage, keep your health high if you playing
Impossible difficulty.!!

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The REGENERATOR have five body/limb parts ("Weak spot") you can attack:

- Left and right arm

- Left and right leg


Recommend weapons:

- Pulse rifle or Plasma: shoot its legs to cripple it. Then, focus on its
arms. All you need to do is cripple it, so it cannot get to you, since you
can NOT kill it.

- Line Gun: Aim for the legs to cripple it.

- Force Gun: Very useful and aim for the legs.


Possible items it drops: After you "kill" it, which will be a LONG while from
now. He drops you !Power Node.!

!!NOTE: The REGENERATOR can regenerate ANY parts of its body at ANY time. It
can move through vents and floor ducts.!! 

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                             End of New Enemy

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                           Imagining Diagnostic room
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be two groups of spider enemies in this area now.!!

Once you are in the imagining diagonstic room, keep moving forward SLOWLY
forward, near the large machine, a group of spiders will come out at you.
Shoot them down with the Pulse Rifle or you can use the Grenade from the
Force Gun is you got it.

Keep moving forward slowly and another group of about half a dozen of spiders
will appear. Shoot them quickly, before they get onto you, retreat if you have
to. Stasis them if you want and throw down Mine from the Line Gun does good
against them.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Hammond On Hydroponics" ----

Hammond: Is anyone there? Repeat! Come in Isaac... Kendra, is anyone there?

Kendra: Hammond! Where the hell have you been?

Hammond: I've reached Hydroponics. It's bad down here, really bad!... Can
barely breathe! That organic matter is growing everywhere! My eyes are
stinging... must eyes are stinging... must be seeing things.

---- End of Audio Log ----


Now, objective 5-2 will become active. So you have to get back to the security
station and try to find the alien DNA sample. 

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                    Imagining Diagnostic Area Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________
 
You can hear your big REGENERATOR friend yelling. As you enter the passageway,
it will pop inside one of the vents. He wn't attack you here, so don't worry.
Use the !stasis! recharge station if you want.

Then, keep going aroun dthe corridor, turn around the corner and keep going
back to the " Security Station".

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                             Security Station
_______________________________________________________________________________

Now, stock up in the security station and head for the Ishimura Clinic, we got
some work to do there. 

Don't forget to save the game if you want to and take plenty of health/ammo
because you will need it soon.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Creating The Poison" ----

Kendra: Now, you need to find a DNA sample of the growth. According to Lab
records there is an inert sample stored in the ICU. A Dr. Mercer was apparently
doing intensive research on it. I've been trying to contact Hammond but all
I'm getting is static! Isaac, you've got to hurry. 

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


Ok, let's head to theto the "Intensive Care Unit" (ICU) to get a alien DNA
sample. First go through door to the "Ishimura clinic", there should a sample
inside there.

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                              Ishimura Clinic
_______________________________________________________________________________

Keep moving along the passageway, turn around the corner and you can see the
good old Dr. Mercer again, and he will speak to you.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Dr. Mercer: Your persistence surprises me. Holding on your final breath, you
claw your way along! You hold onto what was once your world. But, now it
belongs to the children. Be glad of the knowledge that your death... will
bring their birth! Listen! Can you hear it? It is coming. Say your prayers.

---- End of Story Log ----


((Yeah, I crawl alone, along with my Pulse Rifle, Line Gun and Plasma Cutter.
Anything trying to stop me and I will put them down with the combined force
from all three weapons.))

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                              Emergency Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be six enemies in total in the room and there will also be
the REGENERATOR in this room. This is one of the "Death Rooms", be very
careful! There is also a !Oxygen! recharge station in this room.!!

!!WARNING: this will be one of the hardest room in the whole game and make
sure you got plenty of health and ammo, because you will need it. I ate through
three medium health pack in this room alone, so... be careful.!!

Once the cutscene is over, I suggest you go back to the security station,
save and take some health if you haven't done so. Bring one stasis pack
along with you just in case. 

When you are ready, move inside the door and collect some of the item near you.
Go to the area your left, near the !oxygen! recharge station. The REGENERATOR
will pop out of the vents ahead of you. Shoot his legs off and then stasis
him to slow him down dramatically.

Well, Line Gun is really going to be useful in this area. If you have the
Force Gun, it is also a good idea to use it, because you can knock down the
slashers and throw them a little gift grenade. Beware that the Slashers may
use their spit attack and can damage Isaac at range. Remember to keep moving
around.

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Two more slasher will join the fun, you need to shoot them down as quickly as
you can. Also, watch out for the REGENERATOR, stasis it again if needed.
If it regenerates its legs, then shoot it off again. I don't recommend you
go into the smaller area, there is some item cabinets you can open there, but
you can also get trapped in that room, which can be very messy.

Da**, all the doors are locked, the elevator is locked too, so becareful and
start shooting at the remaining slashers. Once they are killed, two more
slasher and a lurker will join the party. Now, if you using Force Grenades or
Line Gun Mine, make sure to keep distance from the explosion. Remember, the
Force Grenade explode when it contact with any enemy. 

Shoot down the slasher first and be aware of the lurker. If you see the
lurker, stasis him quickly and then throw him a Mine or a Grenade to play
with. Keep half an eye open for the REGENERATOR, because he like to creep
behind people and also enjoys regenerating.

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Now, you must kill ALL of the remaining enemies in this room apart from the
REGENERATOR in order for the door to unlock. Focus fire power on the slasher
first and remember if you run out of stasis, you can always recharge it with
a stasis pack.

Once you killed all the five enemies, apart from the REGENERATOR. Kendra will
contact you and open the door to the "ER Hallway A". Thanks to Kendra, go
open the door and get inside before the REGENERATOR gets you.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Open Door" ----

Kendra: Someone keeps on shutting down the door protocols. I've bypassed
the lock! Go!

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


#### overall items ####

Two unlocked item cabinets, three random ammo packs

#### end of items ####

_______________________________________________________________________________

                                  ER Hallway A
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !Oxygen! recharge station in this area. There is also an
enemy in this area now.!!

Ok, keep going along the Hallway, the REGENERATOR will not follow, since the
vents in the two rooms are not connected. Now, go inside the !Power Node! room
for some additional item cabinets that you can open.

Move along the hallway for some more items. There is some ammo next to the
one of the bed thingie. There is also some credits, there is also some
more ammo down the hallway.

There should be an explosive canister. Now, grapple it with your Kinesis
Module and slowly move forwards. Keep going and around the corner you
will see another Spawner, quickly shoot the explosive canister at it. That
should kill it, if it is still alive, throw down a Line Gun Mine to finish
it off.

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Near the Spawner, where all the dead body is, pick up the !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!
and then you can enter the door or keep going down the hallway.

As you moving down the hallway, you will hear a woman, laughing... Well, she
looks ok, but she is definitely not Ok. You can NOT shoot her, as Isaac will
lower his weapon if you try to shoot. You can NOT talk to her, so just leave
her alone. Don't know what she is laughing at, there is nothing funny around,
crazy lady.

OK, now, once you done checking out the crazy lady. Pick up the items near
her, there is some ammo and 2,500 credit. Keep going through the door to
Intensive Care Unit.


#### overall items ####

Two item cabinets in power node room

Random ammo, Plasma Cutter ammo, !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!, 1,100 and 2,500
credits.

#### end of items ####


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                            Intensive Care Unit
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !Save! recharge station in this area.!!

Go around and take the ammo pack hiding near one of the large glass tubes.
Then, you can go around and save the game, the door to the Morgue is locked.
So you cannot go that way. Now, keep going around. So turn around and enter
Dr. Mercer's Office.


#### overall items ####

One ammo pack

#### end of items ####


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                               Dr. Mercer's Office
_______________________________________________________________________________

... Dear ... some crazy stuff going on in his office. Loads of strange writing
and loads of crazy sample inside jars. Collect all the items inside the
office first. Pick Up the Audio Log - "Mercer's Experiment 2", credits,
Medium Air Canister and also get the items inside the two green boxes.
Dr. Mercer says something about Amelia Kyne was dead? What is that sound,
is the his experiment... it's alive...

Ok, now go near the hologram and interact with the it. This will add the
chemical compound to the mixture. The computer will notify you. Then pick
up the Mission Item {Chemical Compound with DNA}. 

Computer: Adding sample 9797 to chemical compound. Final Mixing Required.


==== Objective 5-2 Completed ====


!!IMPORTANT NOTE: after you get the alien DNA sample from Dr. Mercer's lab,
the ENTIRE Medical Deck will be in VACUUM, so you need to be aware.!!

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Once you are done, leave Dr. Butcher's room and keep going out of the 
Intensive Care Unit. Kendra will contact you and Dr. Mercer will cut in.
Agrrhhhh! He turned off the life support in this entire area and Kendra
cannot help you. So you are on your own. 

He will turn the area into vacuum and you cannot save the game. You have
to get back the security station now.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Interrupted" ----

Kendra: That's it Isaac! Now, you just need to finish mixing the poison.

Dr. Mercer: This has gone far enough! Accept your part in God's plan! Embrace
your own extinction!

Computer: Life support system failure on Medical Deck. Please Evacuate
Immediately.

Kendra: Who the hell was that? Isaac, he's decomposed the entire deck and
I've being locked out of those systems. All the air has been vented into
space! You should be able to being it back online from the security station.
But you don't have much time.

---- End of Video log ----


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Your new objective is just to get back and turn the life support now. So, get
moving before Isaac runs out of air.


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 5-3: "Restore Life Support"

Mercer just flushed all the air out of the Medical Deck! I've got to get back
to the Security Station and seal the breach!

==== End of mission objective ====


#### overall items ####

Audio Log - "Mercer's Experiment 2"

Credits, Medium Air Canister, two green item boxes

Mission Item {Chemical Compound with DNA} - chemical mixture with an alien
DNA sample.

#### end of items ####


((Stay out of my way, Dr. Butcher, or I'm make a hole in your head bigger
enough to fit a orange through.))

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                                  ER Hallway A
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be two groups of enemies in this area. This area will now
be in VACUUM. Keep an eye open on your air metre.!!

Ok, let's head back to the security station. As you move down the hallway,
two groups of spiders will attack you. You can throw down a few Grenade
with the Force Gun or just Pulse Rifle them.

Once you killed them, you can go recharge your oxygen at the other end of
the hallway. The laughing lady is now dead. So, keep going around the hallway
and move out of the door to the "Emergency Room".

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                               Emergency Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be three enemies in this area now, including the
REGENERATOR. This area will now be in VACUUM. Watch your Air Metre.!!

Ok, there are two pregnant in this room and the REGENERATOR, so don't even
bother fighting. Just run for it. Go for the door, open it and go through
to the Ishimura Clinic Passageway.

There is no point fight, because you will be low on oxygen and the enemies are
not easy. You will also notice Isaac's heart will be pounding very hard.

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                          Ishimura Clinic Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be one more enemies in this area now. This area will now
be in VACUUM.!!

As you move along the passageway, a lurker will pop out. Just ignore it and
keep going, open the door to the security station.

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                                Security Station
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: this area will also be in VACUUM before you turn on the life support
system. So you need to do it quickly.!!

Now Once you inside the security station, quickly head for the little area
next to the !save! station and go inside. Then interact with the hologram
and turn on the life support system.


==== Objective 5-3 Completed ====


After you done that, you can now save the game or shop around in the !store!
if you wish. Kendra will buzz in again and give you a new objective.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Finish The Poison" ----

Kendra: You got everything you need to make the poison. Now get back to the
Chemistry Lab! 

Hammond: Whatever you're going to do, do it fast... Can hardly breathe in here
...

Kendra: You're cutting out, Hammond! I'm going to try to switch over... sh**!
I lost his signal! I'll continue scanning for his location! You have to get
that compound mixed!

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


Ok, we need to get a move on to get that compound mix and kill whatever is
poison the air, before the time runs out.

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==== New mission objective ====

Objective 5-4: "Create the Poison"

With the DNA combined with Kendra's chemical mixture. I just need to run it
through the chemical station again to create the poison.

==== End of mission objective ====


Now, save the game and/or shop around for a bit and let Isaac calm down a
little from all that drama. Afterwards, head for the "Chemistry Research Lab"
and finish the poison. Now, enter the door to the "Imagining Diagnostic Wing".

((Hammond, if you cannot breathe the air, go find yourself some emergency
air canisters. There's gotta be some around on this ship.))

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                     Imagining Diagnostic Passageway/Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

Keep going around the corner and the door came down and surprised you. Ok, now
go inside and use the !Stasis! station. Then, keep going around the corner
and enter the "Imagining Diagnostic Room". Kendra will call you. mmm, the
Leviathan, that doesn't sound good at all.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "The Leviathan" ----

Kendra: I've got more intel on the Atmosphere. A survivor's report says that a
massive creature entered the Hydroponics deck from outside the ship. That's
when the air quality began degrading. The survivor called it... The Leviathan.

---- End of Audio Log ----


Keep going around inside the "Imagining Diagnostic Room". There is no enemies
here. So keep going to the Chemistry Research Lab.

(( Well, You know what that Leviathan means right, it basically means a real
big monster.))

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                             Chemistry Research Lab
_______________________________________________________________________________

Keep going and enter the door to the chemistry lab, and then interact with the
hologram to do the final mixing. The computer will notify you again. Pick up
the Mission Item {Poison Capsule}.

Computer: Processing request. Please Stand by. Final mixing complete. Please
remove the capsule.


==== Objective 5-4 Completed ====


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Poison Complete" ----

Kendra: Let's hope that poison works! head back to the Tram Station, and get
up to Hydroponics as fast as you can. Still no response from Hammond so be
careful! There's no telling how contaminated that deck is.

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Secret Lab Revealed" ----

Dr. Mercer: I'm beginning to truly admire your spirit, misplaced as it may be!
I think... I think you should see... The whole plan. You should not spurn the
Hive Mind's offerings. You deserve to witness that, at least.

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


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Ok, whatever Dr. Mercer. Now he did something to that door, and you can NOT
go back to the security station. You will get a new objective now and you
have to find a way to hydroponics. So you have to enter the other door to the
new area.


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 5-5: "Go to Hydroponics" 

Mercer got away. I can only hope one of his beloved necromorphs finds him
before I do. Now that I've got the poison, it's time to go to the Hydroponics
deck and kill that Leviathan creature before the air is totally contaminated.

==== End of mission objective ====


((Whatever, that Mercer guy is talking about, the plan and the Hive Mind?))

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                            Cryogenics Lab Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is !save! station in this area.!!

First turn right and go down the passageway, note the blood everywhere. Keep
going around the corner and break the two green item boxes. Then, go back,
pass the blood stained sign "Cryogenic Lab". Keep going and save the game if
you want at the save station.

There is also another four item cabinets you can open for some goodies. When
you are done, enter the Cryogenics Lab.


#### overall items ####

Two green item boxes, four unlocked item cabinets

#### end of items ####


_______________________________________________________________________________

                               Cryogenics Lab
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be four enemies inside this area, including the REGENERATOR
so be aware.!!


OK, go inside the lab and then recharge your stasis if needed. Geez, Dr. Mercer
will come out again and you know what that means. His "child", the REGENERATOR
will soon follow him. Let the doctor talk and telling you how you have so
little hope and his greater plans for the world. 

Don't worry, you will be able to put his little creation away for a while. You
can go around pick up the items around the room since Dr. Mercer is talking
rubbish. There are three green item box you can break and some Plasma Cutter
ammo you can pick up.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Dr. Mercer: Perhaps now you will understand. The work I have done must
continue... will continue I, Dr. Challus Mercer, shall serve as the catalyst to
the salvation of our species! These specimens will return to Earth with me.
I will spread their divine glory across the entire planet! I'll leave you with
my creation. Embrace the inevitable.

---- End of Story Log ---- 


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Ok, you see the large cold freezing thing in the middle. All you have to do
is get the REGENERATOR inside the room and keep it inside for about 10 seconds
or so. Then, you can freeze them and take him away.

Well, you probably be wondering how to do that. Well, stand in the freezing
chamber and then face towards where Dr. Mercer was standing. The REGENERATOR
will pop out a vent/duct below and come at you. Shoot off its legs quickly
and let it come inside the room. Then stasis it and make sure he is
crippled.

Ignore the lurkers outside, let's deal with them later. Get inside the area
that Dr. Mercer was before, and interact with the hologram quickly. This
will activate the freezing chamber and transfer the REGENERATOR away. If you
do this correctly, the computer will notify you of your sucess.

Kendra will also contact you again. Well, you won't be seeing it for a while.
Thanks to her again, she opened the door for you.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Got the Poison" ----

Kendra: Let's hope that's the last we see that... thing. I've managed to
override Mercer's lock down. There is a secondary tram station nearby and you
can take it to Hydroponics. Let's just hope there is enough time.

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


((Let's hope it doesn't come back anytime soon...))

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OK, you can now go outside and take care of the lurkers if you want. There
is three of them, the Line Gun or the Ripper should do the job. Make sure to
take the !Power Node!, ammo pack and credits inside the room as well. After
you are done, go through the door to "Tram Station". Don't forget to recharge
your stasis energy.

The door to the "Chemistry Research Lab" is locked, so you cannot go back
that way. You also notice all the slasher frozen in the tubes, and if you
look closely you can see the REGENERATOR inside one of the tubes.


#### overall items ####

Three green item boxes, two Plasma Cutter ammo, credits and !Power Node!

#### end of items ####


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                              Tram Station
_______________________________________________________________________________

Keep going along the corridor and head for the tram, before you get on, pick
up the credits near the glass area to you left. Note the advertisement on the
side of the wall, "There is always Peng".

Ok, when you are done, get inside the Tram and let's head to Hydroponics.
WELL DONE, you have finished CHAPTER 5 of Dead Space.


==== Objective 5-5 Completed ====


#### overall items ####

Some credits

#### end of items ####


-- CHAPTER FIVE COMPLETED --


((It never occurred to me, but Nicole worked on the same deck as that freak
Dr. Mercer. Let's hope she got away before it all went down.))

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                  4.6 CHAPTER 6 - ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD -- (CH06)  

_______________________________________________________________________________

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After meeting up with the evil and insane Dr. Butcher (Mercer). You find his
ideals just too crazy to believe. He tried everything to stop you and even
turned off the life support systems. After foiling his plan on spreading the
REGENERATOR. You will have to get to hydroponics and try to kill whatever is
poisoning the air.

_______________________________________________________________________________

                          Tram Station - Hydroponics
_______________________________________________________________________________


As you exit the tram, a new objective will be added to the your personal
journal. There are some items around the Tram Station. Pick up the Audio
Log - "Cross Report 1". Go around the glass area and get some ammo. Check the
posters out if you want. "Everyone wants Peng". Well, let's find Nicole first
before worrying about Peng.


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 6-3:  "Poison the Leviathan"

I can dispense the poison through the filtration system of Food Storage. It
should kill anything alive inside.

==== End of mission objective ====


One you are done, going through the door "Welcome to the Hydroponics deck".


#### overall items ####

Audio Log - "Cross Report 1" and some ammo.

#### end of items #### 


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                              Hydroponics Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Keep going down the hallway, turn into the opening area to your right, another
restroom. Then go left to the lady's section, well, don't worry, there ain't
any ladies around, at least none that is alive. Pick some item from the
item cabinet and Medium Health Pack. 

Then, go right again and WATCH OUT for three spider/bugs that will jump out
of the toilet. Shoot them before they can jump onto Isaac. Then pick up the
ammo and open the item cabinet. So many dead bodies around and look the
toilets are filled up with that disgusting organic stuff...

Once you are done marking around with the dead bodies. Leave the restroom and
keep going down the Hallway and take the cargo lift "Elevator to Grow Decks".
The computer will be broadcasting some stuff. Ignore it. 


#### overall items ####

Inside the restroom, 3 item cabinets, ammo and Medium Health Pack.

#### end of items #### 


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                              Grow Decks
_______________________________________________________________________________


When the lift stops, move out and Pick up the !Schematics! - "Contact Energy"
and also break the green item box for some stuff. Look at all the fresh plants
and note the poster "Welcome! Ishimura Farm".

Computer: Watering cycle initiated. 

Keep going through the door to "The Growth Areas". 


#### overall items ####

One green item box and !Schematics! - "Contact Energy"

#### end of items #### 


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                              Growth Areas
_______________________________________________________________________________

Once inside, you will see Hammond lying there. Watch out Hammond, he almost
shot you, but realizes you still human. Hammond looks in pretty bad shape and
he will give you a mission. Kendra will also call in. You will get a new
objective and your Old objective "Poison the Leviathan" will become inactive.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Hammond: Isaac... Good to see you in one piece... Don't take... your helmet
off... the air's rotten... I got a look... at it... it's huge... you won't
believe it... shut itself in Food Storage... The crew that was on this deck...
I think they're what's poisoning the air. They've been transformed... I saw
one of them, bloated, swollen. They're poison factories... we need to take
them out while we can still breathe...

---- End of Story Log ---- 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Hammond's Alive" ----

Kendra: Hammond! I thought you were dead! You need to get to cleaner air!
You're not going to be able to help Isaac in you condition. Isaac, I'm scanning
the area now. He's right, there's something really big in Food Storage, but I
can't get a good scan. Monitor readings are off the scale. Be careful!

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


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==== New mission objective ====

Objective 6-1: "Destroy the Poison Pods (0/8)"

According to Hammond, the necromorphs have transformed some of the crew into
these “poison pods”, which are contaminating the air. I need to find and destroy
them.

==== End of mission objective ====


Look at all the food, pumpkin and watermelons. You can NOT interact with
Hammond anymore, do just let him be. Once you are done picking up the item
and checking around. Go through the door to "Atmosphere Control".


#### overall items ####

Ammo and a green item box

#### end of items #### 


((Mmm, the crew has been transformed that is no good.))

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                             Atmosphere Control                
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !Save! station and a !store! in the this area.!!

Once, you are inside, open the only item cabinet you can unlock from some
items. Kendra will buzz you again. You can shop around and then save
the game if you want.

The door to the "Primary Food Storage" is locked due to the bad air quality.
So, there is two other doors unlocked. Go to the "West Growth Area" first.
Ignore the east one at the moment.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Getting to the Leviathan" ----

Kendra: That's the door to Food Storage. But I can't override the integrity
lockdown. You have to destroy the pods to bring the air quality up. Then you
can go through and use the poison on the Leviathan.

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


#### overall items ####

One unlocked item cabinet/locker

#### end of items #### 


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                           West Growth Chamber Passageway            
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is an !Upgrading! bench in this area.!!

Keep going along the corridor and Kendra will call in. Now, open the door and
enter a new area.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Trust" ----

Kendra: I suppose I should be glad that Hammond's alive, but I still don't
trust him. I think he's hiding something about the Marker.

---- End of Audio Log ----


You will notice there are few pipes that will spray out brownish liquids.
Those liquids are hazardous and will damage you badly. So don't get hit,
just wait for it. There are room you can open and can hide to your left.
Hide inside the room and wait for the spray to go over, and then keep going.

The nozzle of the pipe right near the middle does not spray anything, so
you can move Isaac there to wait. The spray follows a simple continuing
pattern. So it should be easy to avoid it. Remember, you can go inside
the room to hide, but make sure to watch out the spray as you exit from the
room.

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The first room to your left has nothing, just two locked item cabinets you
can NOT open. So don't even bother going in unless you have to. The next
room on your left has a !Upgrading Bench!, so you can go inside and use it.

Ok, basically, you just have to wait for the first spray to stop, keep going.
Wait for the second spray to go off and keep going, etc. Avoid the sprays so
Isaac don't get damaged. Keep going to the end and take the items from the
item cabinets. 

Once you collected the items, keep going around the corner and take the
cargo lift up.
       
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Once the lift stop, you will hear an slasher, it will try to kiss you. But,
you should shoot it down and make sure it stays down. These things have a
nasty habit of waking up again when you get close. Once you are done, move
forward and open the large door.


#### overall items ####

two item cabinets on the wall

#### end of items #### 


((I don't know why Kendra is so worried about Hammond hiding something about
the Marker?!))

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                             West Growth Chamber             
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are about fourteen enemies inside this room. Including two Toxic
Pods you need to kill to complete your objective. This is one of those "Death
Rooms", So beacreful. There are also TOXIC CHAMBERS in this area.!!

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                        West Growth Chamber Level 01

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This room can get a little bit messy and you may take some damage. So you have
to be careful, remember to use stasis if it gets too crowded. As you enter the
room, keep going and two lurkers, four slasher will pop out. Now, focus on the
slasher and shoot off their legs and try also avoid the darts from the lurkers.

It is a good idea to try and stasis a group of slashers and also the lurkers,
then throw down a few mines from the Line Gun or Grenades from the Force Gun.
This way you can damage and take down 2 or 3 enemies at once, which would
be quite helpful. 

After you killed the slashers, then focus on the lurkers and after you killed
them. Another three slasher will join in and you need to be careful here. Try
not to get surrounded and keep moving, shoot them in the legs to cripple them
if needed. Use stasis if needed.

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You can also retreat to the room in the centre, where the cargo lift is. There
should an explosive canister there you can grab and shoot at the necromorphs.
Try and set up a defensive position there, it is a little safer, because the
necromorphs are unlikely to come from beind you, but don't get trapped in
there.

There are two more explosive canisters in this room, you can grapple and use
them. But I suggest you try avoid getting hit first. Also, remember that the
slasher can go through vents, so they can pop out some random vents behind you.
You need to be a little careful. 

There should be about nine enemies in total, after you killed them all, go
around and collect the items in this room and don't forget to take any items
the slashers drop. There should be some ammo packs on the ground near the
entrance, and also two unlocked cabinets you can open, one of the cabinets
should be on the wall.

When are done look around the plants, go into the door near the two explosive
canister. Use the Deck Nav if you get lost, this area can get confusing.

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                      Room in West Growth Chmaber Level 01        

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Get inside the room, and it is filled with toxic gas, your air metre will
kick in. Don't worry, these toxic pods are easy to take down. Keep going around
the corner, and you can see a remotely human like thing sitting there, blowing
toxic gas everywhere. Aim and shoot at it, you shouldn't miss. You can also
use melee against them, but shoot them is easier. 

After you killed it, the air will be back to normal in this chamber and you
can breathe normally again. Break the green box for some items. You can also
hear a lurker and an enhanced slasher will appeared, go outside and teach them
a lesson.

Try kill the lurker first, the enhanced slasher will pop out, so be careful.
You can shoot it with the explosive canister if there is any left. When you
finished killing them, move around and enter the only other room in this area
"Inner Greenhouse A".


==== Sub-objective 6-1 Completed (1/8) ====


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              Inner Greenhouse A in West Growth Chmaber Level 01        

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One of the entrance to this room will be locked, so you have to enter from
the other door. Go inside and shoot the Toxic Pod just sitting there. Kill it,
slowly or quickly, it is up to you. 

When you are done, pick up the ammo and leave the room.


==== Sub-objective 6-1 Completed (2/8) ====


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Soon as you exit the "Inner Greenhouse A", a pregnant necromorph will charge
at you. Slow it down by shooting its legs. Then focus on cutting its arms
off. Once it is dead, you have to go to the middle of the room and use the
Cargo lift.

Now you can feed the plants and the computer will say "Replacing Nutrient
Vat". It is not important at the moment. Once you are finished up downstair,
get on the cargo lift in the middle of the room and go to the upper level 02.
As you move up the lift. The computer will report something to you.

Computer: Warning. Toxics detected in Atmosphere Processing. A repair
technician has been notified.

!!NOTE: The elevator to "Air Filtration Room" is locked, so you cannot go
that way.!!

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                     West Growth Chamber Level 02

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Once the lift stops, go around and pick the credit on the ground. Then, head
for "Hydroponics Control". Before you enter the room, look to your left and
you can see something flashy. Use Kinesis to grab it, it is 2,500 credit,
that will come in handy.

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                                Hydroponics Control

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!!NOTE: Two enemies will apear after you kill the Toxic Pod, make sure to
DISMEMBER ALL THE BODIES in this room. This is also a Toxic Chamber.!!

After you enter the room, Nicole will appear in the video screen. Gee, that is
a little creepy, is that really Nicole. Anyway, move around the at open the
only cabinet that is unlocked.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: Isaac... Make us whole again...

---- End of Story Log ----


Now, DISMEMBER all the bodies you see, do it or you will regret it. After that,
grab two of the explosive canisters and put it in front of you. Do NOT use the
explosive canisters against the Toxic Pod. Now, shoot the toxic pod before you
run out of air.  


==== Sub-objective 6-1 Completed (3/8) ====


Then, two infectors will come out. I hope you dismembered all the bodies. Now,
it is time to use the explosive canisters. Grab it and shoot at the nearest
infector, or just shoot it and let the radial damage kill them. If you are
lucky, you can kill both infectors. If not, just shoot the other one till it
goes down.

The door to "East Grow Chamber" is locked, so you can't go that way. Once,
you are done inside the control room, go outside and take the lift to LEVEL 03.

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                         West Growth Chamber Level 03

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When the lift stops at the third level, go around and break the green item box
for some items. There are two more green boxes on the other side. Then, move
to the end and get the !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR!.

After you are done take the elevator down to LEVEL 02 and go through the door
to the "To Refrigeration West"


#### overall items ####

Level 01: 3 ammo packs, 2 unlocked cabinets, 1 green item box.

Level 02: two credits, one item cabinet in Hydroponics Control

Level 03: !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR! and three green item boxes

#### End of items ####


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            New enemy - Toxic Pods Necromorphs, skip if not interested

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The crew on the hydroponics deck are transformed into mutated things that
absorb oxygen and produce highly toxic gases. 

- Attack: None, but Toxic Pods emit dangerous toxic gases that can kill any
personnel that is unprotected. However, Isaac's mask protects him.

Possible item drop: None

Recommended weapon: Pulse rifle or Plasma cutter, really any weapon will kill
them.

Just shoot them, they are easy to kill, don't use Mine or Grenades. Just
shoot them with Pulse Rifle or Pulse Cutter.

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                             End of New Enemy

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                 NOTE ON TOXIC CHAMBER - Skip if not interested

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- Toxic pods can contaminate an entire room with highly poisonous gases that is
corrosive to both flesh and organs. Thankfully, Isaac's mask protect him from
these toxic fumes. However, Isaac will have to breathe on reserved oxygen
inside these rooms. So watch your AIR METRE. 

- Toxic chamber are like vacuum areas, but you can stop the toxic fumes by
killing the toxic pod in the chamber. Once the Toxic Pod is dead, the air
quality will restore back to normal and Isaac will no longer need to use his
reserve oxygen.

- Also you MAY not use the Flamethrower in these chamber unless the Toxic Pod
is killed.

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                              END OF NOTE

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                        Refrigeration West Passageway        
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! Station in this room.!!

Go inside the door and open the item cabinet for a random goodie. Use the
!Save! station to save the game if you want. Then, keep going through the
other door.

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                          Refrigeration West Hallway        
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!!NOTE: there are five new enemies in this area.!!

As you enter the air, you will hear a distinct scream. It is a new enemy,
these are called Exploder Necromorphs. You can see they are dragging a large
yellowish blob and that's their weak spot. Shoot the yellowish blob on their
left arm. This will cause it to explode, instantly killing whatever is around.
Hence the name - Exploder.

Now, keep distance and shoot the exploder in the left arm, where the large
yellowish mass is. Keep shooting until it explodes and this will kill it
instantly. Two more exploders will come out and join the fun, teach them
a lesson not to mark around with explosives. After that, two more will
come out, try and kill them quickly.

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Try and keep your distance from them, if they get too close, shoot
their other body parts to knock them away. If you are too close to the
explosion radius, Isaac will get heavily damaged. 

These enemies can be very dangerous if they creep up behind you, as they will
use their exploding arm and try to take Isaac, you, me and whoever else is
around. Think them as su**ide runners and can inflict very high damage.
But, their explosion can also damage any necromorph around them, some times
they can be quite helpful.

Once you killed them all, collect any items they leave behind and then
move down the hallway and turn right. Then enter the door to the "Refrigeration
West".

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               New enemy - Exploder necromorph , skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It is unknown how these necromorphs come about, but one thing is for sure,
they have one objective in life and death that is to kill Isaac. Unlike most
other necromorph who perfer to live and kill Isaac. These exploders care less
about their own lives and will do anything to take down Isaac. This makes
them especially dangerous. These necromorphs also have a very distinct scream.


Attacks: 

- Explosion smash: when near its victims, the exploder smashes its left arm
that is filled with yellowish explosive fluids. This will attack will damage
anything within its radius, including Isaac. So keep distance at all times.

- Smack and head butt: when the exploder loses its left arm, it will charge
at Isaac and smack him with all its might. The exploder only uses this attack
if you manage to shot its left arm off without exploding the yellowish bulb.
It can do quite some damage, so be aware.

!!NOTE: if you shoot its explosive arm, the explosion will damage any other
Necromorphs around and it will also damage you if you are too close. If it
manage to use its explosive attack on you, again it will damage any necromorphs
around it.!!

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Exploder have one key weak spot:

- Left arm with explosive yellowish bulb

You can also attack its right arm and its legs to kill it if you don't want
its left arm to explode.


Recommend weapons:

- Plasma cutter or Pulse rifle: good for single exploder, aim for its left
arm for it to explode.

- Line gun:  very effective against groups of exploder, again aim for its
left arm

You can also use grenades from the Force Gun, napalm bomb from flamethrower.
If you using contact beam, try not to miss.


Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 800 to 1,200 or Small/Medium Health Pack

Exploders may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always
have to drop items


!!NOTE: If you shoot at the top of its left arm without destorying the
explosive yellowish bulb. You can also grab it using kinesis and shoot it
at your enemies, works just like an explosive canister. But, make sure not
to get too close to the blast radius.!!

!!NOTE: Exploder can go through vents and ducts.!!

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                             End of New Enemy

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                          Refrigeration West       
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!!NOTE: Most of this room will be in ZERO-G. There will be three enemies inside
this area.!!

Move forward and go inside, open the two cabinets/lockers for some items.
Then, move forward and enter the Zero-G area. Grab the green item with Kinesis
and break it for some more items.

Now, look up and you can see a Kinesis "Grip Symbol" on a door-like gate. Use
Kinesis and aim at the symbol to move the gate open. Move it across to open it.
After you opened the door, two lurkers will come out, shoot them down before
they fire at you. Retreat if you have to.

Once, you killed them, Zero-G jump near the opening area and zero-G jump
again to enter the next area.

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Move around the new area, and you will come to another door with a Kinesis
"Grip Symbol". Now, open it with your Kinesis Gun, then Zero-G jump
again to the next area. A lurker will greet you, you can shoot it down with
your Line Gun or Plasma Cutter. Or you can move around, and grab one of
the explosive canisters and throw at it.

Finally, Zero-G jump into the area next to the explosive canisters and then
enter the door "Air Filtration Room", note the warning Extreme Heat.


#### overall items ####

Two unlocked item lockers, one green item box

#### End of items ####


((How do they build this place? A Refrigeration unit next to a extreme heat
unit?))

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                              Air Filtration Room      
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!!NOTE: there is three enemies in the this area, near the filtration chamber.
There ara "Extreme Heat Hazards" in this room that will do a lot of damage to
Isaac if he gets hit. There will also be a Toxic Chamber in this room.!!

Enter the room and keep going, open the other door to the "Air Filtration
Room". Soon as you enter, the computer will warn you of the danger.

Computer: Warning. Air filtration system still active. Entering the filtration
tubes is extremely hazardous.

Firstly, open the cabinet near the door for some items, then move up the stairs
to your left for some ammo. The door can NOT be opened, so you have to find
another way to get around. Go around and head forward, pick up the Audio Log
- "Cross Report 2. Take the cargo lift and go down.

!!NOTE: The flame in the Filtration Chamber is very hazardous to Isaac if he
gets hit, it won't kill him but it will set him on fire and he will take
significant amount of damage.!!

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Once the lift stops, go forward and recharge your stasis if needed. There is
some ammo near all that explosive canisters. You won't need those explosive
canister, so don't bother pick them up.

When you are ready, shoot the purple power module and then the door will
open. Don't go in yet, look through the door and you can see another purple
power module on the other side. Shoot that out as well, then the door on
the other side will open.

Then, wait till the flame to die down before going into the chamber. Once
the flame is gone, quickly run across to the first chamber and go across
the door to the second chamber. This chamber will be a safe point and no
flame will come out at Isaac.

You will also hear that distinct scream again, it is a exploder and it will
try to cross the first flame chamber, a slasher will also follow it. Most
likely they will get killed by the flame. But, if it somehow manage to
survive, shoot it down and kill it before it gets you. Make sure to keep
distance.

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In the second chamber, there is another power module, shoot it to open the
door. Then look at the other side and shoot the power module again to open
the door on the other side. Then, a slasher will jump out and try to cross
the chamber, shoot off its legs and let the flame do the rest of the work
for you. 

Now, cross the chamber when it is safe, wait for the flame to go down first.
Then, quickly run across the chamber and keep going into another area filled
with toxic gas. Turn around and shoot the Toxic Pod before it releases more
poisonous gas. You can also grab the boxes around using Kinesis and shoot at
the Toxic Pod to damage it, keep shooting at it to kill it. Now, four Toxic
Pods down, four to go.


==== Sub-objective 6-1 Completed (4/8) ====


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After the toxic pod is dead, take the cargo elevator and go up. Once the lift
stops, go out and before you go for the exit. Turn right to the other side
and open the item cabinet, break the green box for another item. Then, head
up the little stairs into another room.

There are some items inside this room, pick up the Medium Health Pack, take
the !Power Node! from the cabinet on the wall and open the item locker. Once
you are done. Head outside and go to the "Exit to West Grow Chamber". Get on
the elevator, interact with the hologram and go down.

While you are riding on the elevator, the computer will say there is something
big in food storage. Also, am I the only one hear that song "Twinkle, Twinkle
little star, never shut your eyes?" faintly playing on the background. 

Computer: Warning. 10 kiloton mass detected in Food Storage.


#### overall items ####

two item cabinets, 2 random ammo packs, one green item box.

Inside the control room: Medium Health Pack, !Power Node! and one item locker

#### End of items ####


((10 Kiloton... geez, that is big.))

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          NOTE ON EXTREME HEAT/FLAME HAZARDS - Skip if not interested

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- Some areas of the ship operates at very high temperatures and these areas
can be very hazardous. Although there are insulating material built into
Isaac's suit. However, it cannot provide complete protection for him in high
temperature environments. 

- When Isaac is too close to Flame Hazards, he will set upon on fire and take
serious damage. Although most Flame Hazards cannot kill Isaac instantly, he
will be badly hurt if he get too close.

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                              END OF NOTE

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                              West Growth Chamber     
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be three enemies in this room now.!!

As you exit the elevator, two lurkers and one pregnant necromorph will greet
you. I suggest you cripple the pregnant and then focus on the lurkers because
they can be really annoying. Keep moving around and don't get surrounded.
use stasis if you have to. Once you killed them, move to the door to get back
to the atmosphere control room

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                         West Growth Area Passageway   
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Move along the passageway and suddenly all the air vents will get blown out.
That was freaky. Anyway, there are no enemies around. So keep going, take
the cargo lift and get down. 

Now, watch out for the Corrosive Sprays from the pipes, keep distance. When
it is safe, you can move to the middle nozzle, since it does not spray any
chemicals. When it is safe, move out of the door. Keep going, and open the
door to "Atmosphere Control".

 
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                            Atmosphere Control 
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! station and a !Store! in this room.

Save the game if you want and stock up at the store, or put away any additional
items if your inventory is full. 

Once you are done, go through the door to "East Grow Chamber".

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                         East Grow Chamber Passageway
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!!NOTE: there are two enemies in this area. There is a !Upgrading! bench in
this area.!!

Keep going forward and pick up the Text Log - "Corruption". Before you open
the door, I suggest you get out your Line Gun or Force Gun and reload it.
Then, open the door and you will see a spawner.

Shoot two mines from the Line Gun near the spawner and run for cover. This
should kill it. If not, shoot one more Mine. You can use the Grenades from
the Force Gun too, make sure to shoot the Grenades at the Spawner, so they
explode instantly on contact. About three or so grenades is enough to kill
the spawner. Once it is dead, you can check out the rooms on your right.

((Look at all the dead bodies on the floor... you do NOT need to dismember
them, you can if really want to.))

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The first room will have an !Upgrading! bench and you can upgrade Isaac's
weapon if you want. But, make sure to save one spare !Power Node!. 

The second room will have a necrmorph slasher waiting in there, open the
door and stay back, shoot the slasher before it hugs you. Pick up the
ammo and open the item cabinet.

The third room will be locked, but you can override it using a !Power Node!,
do it if you have a spare !Power Node!.

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               Power Node room - 5 - East Grow Chamber Passageway

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There are quite a few good items in here. Pick up the three packs of ammo,
the 5,000 credits, the Large Health Pack and there is an item cabinet you
can open.

((In my opinion, this room is really worth using the !Power Node!))

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                          End of power node room 5

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Once you are done collecting the items, take the elevator and go to the upper
level. When the lift stops, move forward and you can see more of that organic
stuff. They are growing around the passageway. Keep going, and the computer
will notify you about that organic stuff.

Computer: Vegetative anomalies detected in the East Grow Chamber.

Ok, after you done checking around, enter the door to the "East Grow Chamber".
Make sure you have plenty of ammo, as you will need soon. If not, go back and
get some more.


#### overall items ####

In the passageway: Text Log - "Corruption"

One item cabinet, ammo pack inside one of the rooms

Inside the !Power Node! room, 5,000 credit, 3 ammo pack, Large Health Pack
and one item cabinet.

#### End of items ####


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                              East Grow Chamber
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!!NOTE: there will be a GAINT enemy - Brute in this room. There will also be a
!Stasis! recharge station around this area. There are also Toxic Chambers
in this area,!!

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                        East Growth Chamber Level 01

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After you enter the room, you can see there area organic stuff everywhere.
Before you move forward, reload all Isaac's weapons and get ready. You will be
facing another Brute. When you are ready move forwards and the Brute will
appear.

Ok, there are plenty of space to move around, but don't get trapped. You
can move around in the centre, so it is hard for the Brute to follow. But,
I suggest you just do a circle around the outer edge of the room. This way,
you can keep distance away from it.

Use the same tactics as you used before against Brutes, shoot it in the weak
spot around the ARM JOINTS, the yellowish spot. This will do good damage,
you can also try to cripple it by removing its legs. When it goes dormant
remember to go behind it, stasis and keep shooting at its back with the Plasma
Cutter or Pulse Rifle or Flamethrower.

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Suppress fire until it is dead, then it will drop you a !Power Node!. There are
also more items around the room, three item cabinets on the wall, two green
item boxes and one ammo pack (this ammo pack should be in a small path near
the door to "Inner Greenhouse B")

Feel free to look around and that organic stuff is growing everywhere,
according to the lab reports, they think it is an alien lifeform. A type of
bacteria that grows very fast. As Kendra noted, it is a habitat changer.
This explains why it spread so quickly and grows everywhere.

When you finished collecting the items, enter the room to the left side of
the away and you should inside a toxic chamber. 

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                            Room in East Grow Chamber

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Ok, move around the room and shoot down the Toxic Pod to restore the air
quality back. Then use the !Stasis! recharge station near it. There are
also three green item boxes you can break for some items and one ammo pack
you can pick up. 


==== Sub-Objective 6-1 Completed (5/8) ====


When you are done inside this room, enter the door to "Inner Greenhouse B".

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                            Inner Greenhouse B

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Don't break the item box, because it contains nothing but three spiders. You
can shoot it if you really want to. Move around the corner and pick up two
ammo packs and a Medium Health Pack.

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After you are done inside the the "Inner Greenhouse B", move Isaac near the
cargo lift in the middle of the room. Don't use the lift yet. But, go near the
hologram to feed the plants. You can probably hear the Toxic Pod already.

Now the next bit is a little tricky, while the vat is replacing. You have to
shoot it with stasis and slow it down. Then move as close to the vat as
possible and look down. You can see a Toxic Pod, shoot it as fast as you
can through the gaps. Now, your hits may get blocked sometimes, try and aim
a little lower to kill it. If you didn't kill it the first go, interact with
the hologram again and stasis it, then shoot the Toxic Pod again till it is
dead.


==== Sub-Objective 6-1 Completed (6/8) ====


Once the Toxic Pod is dead, take the cargo lift and go all the way up to LEVEL
03. Remember you can always use Deck Nav if you get lost, default is the
B/ctrl key.

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                        East Growth Chamber Level 03

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You will enter a Toxic area, and move to the end of the passageway and kill
the Toxic pod and now you completed a bit more of the objective. Just one
more toxic pod to go. You almost there. Now, take the elevator down to
LEVEL 02.


==== Sub-Objective 6-1 Completed (7/8) ====


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                        East Growth Chamber Level 02

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When the lift stop, break the two green boxes around for some items. Then go
near the locked door and pick up Audio Log - "Cross Report 3" and also the
Small Health Pack, there is also one ammo pack you can pick using Kinesis
on the ledge, look to your left.

Now, when are finished collecting all the items, enter the room to "To
Refrigeration East".


#### overall items ####

Level 01: 3 Item cabinets, 5 green boxes, 4 pack random ammo and Medium Health
Pack (Item included from both the rooms.)

Level 02: Audio Log - "Cross Report 3", 2 green item boxes, ammo pack and
Small Health Pack

Level 03: None

#### end of items #### 

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                        To Refrigeration East Passageway
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! Station in this area.!!

Take The !Power Node! behind you on the wall. I RECOMMEND you SAVE the game
and make sure to reload all Isaac's weapons. Take our the Pulse Rifle or the
Plasma Cutter, because you will meet a Gaint Tentacle soon.


#### overall items ####

!Power Node!

#### end of items #### 


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                          Refrigeration East Hallway
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!!NOTE: there will be Gaint enemy - Gaint Tentacle in this area.!!

This entire hallway is covered in that organic stuff, move forward and pick up
the !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR! and watch out a Gaint Tentacle will grab you. Keep
firing at its yellowish blob weak spot until it explodes, try shoot it down
as quickly as you can, because you won't have much time.

Once it is dead, enter the door to the "To Refrigeration East". Move along
the passageway and take the Audio Log - "Temple's Search". Then go into
the door to the "Refrigeration East".


#### overall items ####

!GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR! and Audio Log - "Temple's Search"

#### end of items #### 


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                              Refrigeration East
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!!NOTE:  Most of this room will be in ZERO-G, there are five enemies in
this area. There is a !Stasis! recharge station here. Also there is a High
Voltage Electric Hazard that can kill Isaac INSTANTLY if he gets too close.
Be careful. There is also a Toxic Chamber in this area.!!

Move forward and open the item cabinets for some goodies. Note the strange
writing on the warning poster. Then move into the Zero-G area. Go around
and look at the hole above you, aim and jump to an area that is not covered
in that organic stuff, since you can't really jump on the organic material.

Now, the next bit could be a little tricky so be careful. You can probably
the electric generator. Now, turn around and jump near the Malfunction
Eletrical generator. Don't get too close, or else Isaac will get killed.
Then, shoot the generator with stasis to slow it down.

Once the Malfunctioning generation is slowed down, quickly jump on to the
nearby platform. Then, quickly turn to your right and aim to jump to another
platform. It should be on your right, and try aim for the platform that isn't
covered with that organic stuff. You have to do it quickly, before your
stasis runs out. 

!!NOTE: if you get killed by the High Voltage Hazard. Just restart, it should
automatically reload the game and Isaac should be from this area.!!

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Once you get to the safe area, four lurkers will pop out and attack you. The
lurkers generally come out two at a time, but sometimes all four can appear
at the same time. They can be quite dangerous and it is a good idea to use
stasis against them. try and group them, stasis and throw them a Mine from
the Line Gun or a Grenade from the Force Gun. You can also wait for them to
show their tentacles and cut them down with the Line Gun.

Once they are dead, move around near the entrance and you can see a hologram,
interact with it to turn the malfunctioning eletrical generator off. There is
also a Wall Necromorph somewhere here, you can kill it if you want. But, it
isn't dangerous. Now, you probably can hear another toxic pod. Move around
and look for a open doorway, which you can Zero-G jump down.

Once you are down there, you will enter a Toxic Chamber, pick up the ammo pack
and then look up around the corner. You can see a Toxic Pod. Shoot it to kill
it. And that's the last of the Poison Pod. Good work. Now, Kendra will buzz in
and give you a new objective.


==== Objective 6-1 Completed (8/8) ====


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---- New Message, Audio Log - "Pods Destroyed" ----

Kendra: That's the last one, Isaac. There's a switch in Atmosphere Control to
restart the oxygen recycling. Once the air's clean, you can get into Food
Storage. Isaac, I've been reading these reports... the crew all began having
mass hallucinations. And... well, I just saw my brother on a security monitor
... And that's just not possible...
  
---- End of Audio Log ---- 


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 6-2: "Recycle the Atmosphere"

Once the poison pods are all destroyed. I can return to Atmosphere Control
and recycle the air. That will unlock Food Storage, where the Leviathan is
holed up.

==== End of mission objective ====


Ok, we have to go back to the "Atmosphere Control" room to recycle the air.
First, you need to get out of this area. Zero-G jump back to the entrance
near the malfunctioning eletrical generator. Make SuRE you turned it off
and then aim up through the big hole and Zero-G jump to another platform.

Then move around, use the Deck Nav if you get lost. When you are near the
entrance, move out of the zero-G area and make sure to recharge your Stasis
energy and then exit the room. 


#### overall items ####

Two unlocked cabinets and one ammo pack.

#### end of items #### 


((Hallucinations... Nicole?! It can't be, I clearly saw her... oh wait?!
No way, she must be around here somewhere, maybe the mining deck.))

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                          Refrigeration East Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Keep moving across that organic stuff, you can't run on it. So you have to
walk around it. Keep going, enter the door "To East Grow Chamber". Now, you
can save the game if you want. When you are done, enter the door to the
"East Grow Chamber".

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                              East Grow Chamber
_______________________________________________________________________________

Take the Cargo Lift down to LEVEL 01 and go through the door back to
"Atmosphere Control". There isn't anything new in the East Grow Chamber, so you
don't need to stick around.

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                       East Grow Chamber Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be three enemies on the passageway now.!!

Once you are out the door, and you will see three slasher. They will try to
charge at you. I suggest you take out the Line Gun and chill them down.
Retreat back into the door if they get too close to comfort.

Once they are dead, take the Cargo Lift back down and keep going. I suggest
you upgrade your favourite weapon now, because you will face BOSS soon. I
recommend upgrading the Pulse Rifle or the Plasma Cutter. 

When you are finished, open the door. Move down the corridor and go through
the door to "Atmosphere Control". Nicole will suddenly buzz in.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "A Message" ----

Nicole: Isaac... Where are you? Help me...
  
---- End of Audio Log ---- 


((I'm coming Nicole, soon as I get the Leviathan out of the way.))

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                            Atmosphere Control
_______________________________________________________________________________

Ok, once you are inside the Atmosphere control room, go near the hologram and
interact with it to Recycle the Air. This will complete the objective. The
Computer will also notify you.

Computer: Flushing all air vents. Restoring oxygen and nitrogen level. Food
Storage lock down lifted.


==== Objective 6-2 Completed ====


Now, Objective 6-3: "Poison the Leviathan" will become active again, and
you will be able to enter "Primary Food Storage" Now.

I suggest you save the game and bring a lot of ammo, I recommend about 300ish
Pulse Rifle rounds or 100ish Plasma Cutter ammo, at least 3 slots of ammo.
You will need it, you do NOT want to run out of ammo for this battle,
because you are going to fight a BOSS.

You should also bring a few health pack, two Medium Health Pack and one
Large Health Pack should enough. Once you are ready, go around and enter
the door to "Primary Food Storage". Note the warning message, it basically
means there is something foreign inside.


!!NOTE: if you playing Impossible Mode, you may want to bring more ammo and
health.!!
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                          Primary Food Storage Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Once the large blast door opens, keep going forward and pick up the Audio
Log - "Cross Report 4" and break the two green item boxes for some items.
Then go through another large blast door and enter "Primary Food Storage".


#### overall items #### 

Audio Log - "Cross Report 4" and two green item boxes

#### end of items #### 


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                             Primary Food Storage 
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!!NOTE: there is a ZERO-G room in this area.!!

Ok, once you are inside, pick up the Medium Health Pack. Then, You can see a
panel with a holographic display. Interact with it to inject the poisonous
chemical into Food Storage to attempt to kill the Leviathan. The computer
will notify you when it is done.

Computer: Unknown Antigen injected into the filtration system.


==== objective 6-3 Completed ==== 


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Soon, the chemical will eat through the organic stuff near the other door and
it will damage the Leviathan. Kendra will then buzz in and give you a new
objective.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Kill the Leviathan" ----

Da***t, the poison wasn't strong enough. It's still alive! Get in there and
kill it, before it contaminates the entire ship!

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 6-4: "Kill the Leviathan"  

The poison dissolved some of the corruption, enough to allow me inside
Food Storage. But the Leviathan is still alive.
 
==== End of mission objective ====


The poison manage do destroy the outer laye rof the Leviathan, but it was not
strong enough to kill it. Now you have to get inside to kill it. When you are
ready, lock and load, get into the door and ready for the battle.

((Da** it, Kendra, try and stick to fixing computers next time... and stop 
pretending to be a bio-chemistry expert... ))

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                            BOSS - THE LEVIATHAN

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Once you are inside the large blast door, you will enter a ZERO-G area. The
storage completely circular or more accurately, cylindrical. So, there isn't
really a up and down or left or right. This will be the battle field. There
are plenty of items around and you will also notice many explosive canisters.

You can pick up the items later, focus on the boss first. Now, move forwards
to trigger the boss. Look the size of it, it is massive and completely covers
the back section of Food Storage. 

This boss fight will has three stages and you must defeat the boss in all
three stages to kill it. So, this may get a while. This Boss is not that
easy, so if you do get killed. You can always reload the game or just wait till
the computer automatically reload the checkpoint. 

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                        STAGE I OF THE BOSS - LEVIATHAN

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The first stage of the LEVIATHAN is pretty straight forward. The boss will use
its tentacles to try and smash you down. It will use one of its Gaint Tentacles
and then move it around, smash it down and swap across the ground. This will
damage Isaac if he gets hit. You must destroy the Gaint Tentacles, by shooting
at the yellowish blobby spot to destroy it.


Attacks: 

- Smack down and Swap with its tentacles: The Leviathan's large tentacles have
tremendous amount of power, and it uses them to smash and destroy its victims.
You can dodge this attack by performing the correct Zero-G jump or you can
run around to dodge it.

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Weak spots:

Yellowish blobby spots in the middle of the tentacles.


Recommend weapons: 

- Pulse rifle, aim for its yellowish blobby weak spot.

- Plasma cutter, shoot its weak spot. 

- Contact Beam, use it if you have quite good aiming, wait for after the
tentacles attacks Isaac. So you have more time to aim and shoot at their
weak spots.


I use the Pulse Rifle and the Plasma Cutter, since I have upgraded them.

!!NOTE: you can use any weapon that has a long range firing mode, the secondary
mode of the flamethrower can also work, you can just fire bomb the boss. Even
the secondary mode of the ripper can damage ths boss. But, I recommend you use
the Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter or Contact Beam.!!

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                      Tactics for stage I of the LEVIATHAN

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The boss will shoot out its tentacles and wave it around, then it will smash
down and swap the tentacle across the floor. If Isaac get hit by the swap, he
will take quite a bit of damage. So, be careful. You can dodge it by performing
a Zero-G jump to a safe distance. I suggest you just aim up, and Zero-G to the
opposite side of the cylindrical room. You can also run or side step around to
avoid it, but make sure to start running before it smash down its tentacles.
YOu MUST hold the RUN key when you side stepping. 

After its attack, the Leviathan will retreat its tentacles, but the yellowish
weak spot on the tentacles will still be exposed. Now, it is time to attack,
keep shooting at the yellowish blob on the tentacles. If you manage to inflict
enough damage, the tentacle will explode. But, if you didn't, it will move back
the tentacle further in. Then, it will uses its tentacles again to do another
set of attack.

Remember, you can shoot the tentacle's weak spot as it is waving around, you
don't have to wait till the attack is over to shoot the tentacles. You can
also shoot the tentacles as it is swapping across the floor, although I
recommend you start running/Zero-G jumping before it does the swap.

!!NOTE: you can still be damaged by the tentacles while Zero-G jumping, so
always keep an eye on your health bar. Heal if Isaac get damaged.!!

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Keep shooting at the tentacle's weak spot and eventually it will explode. Once
you destroy one of the tentacle. The Leviathan will use its other tentacle to
attack. So, be aware. Just repeat the same thing as before. Try and dodge its
attack before the tentacle swaps across the floor and hit Isaac. Suppress
fire at the tentacle's weak spot to damage it. 

If Isaac gets damaged, quickly heal by hitting the "q" key (default). If you
playing Impossible Mode, make sure to keep your health above three bars or
75 points. After healing, re-focus fire on which ever tentacles you can.

When you destroy the second tentacle, the Leviathan will use the third one to
attack you. So, dodge the attack as usual. Then keep shooting at the weak spot
and after you destroy it. The Leviathan will scream and it will open its
mouth. Shoot the yellowish globe-like thing inside its mouth to quite it down.
Now, you will be facing the second stage of the boss.

!!NOTE: it is not necessary to focus fire on one tentacle, shoot whichever
tentacle exposes its weak spot. The damage still counts.!! 

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                        STAGE II OF THE BOSS - LEVIATHAN

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Once you destroy the tentacles, the Leviathan will open its mouth to shoot
out corrosive/acid pods at you. You can avoid it by side stepping, you should
cancel AIM MODE and Hold the RUN key to strafe faster. This makes it easier to
dodge the attacks. You will probably see a yellowish Globular Spot inside its
mouth, that is its weak spot aim for it to damage the Leviathan.


Attacks: 

- Corrosive/acid Pods, The Leviathan is capable to shooting large amount of
acid pods that will explode on contact. They are extremely corrosive to flesh
and metal alike. This attack fires acid pods directly at Isaac and it can
be dodged by side stepping. Keep strafing to avoid it, try and hold down the
RUN key when side stepping. You can also shoot at the acid pods to stop them.
keep shooting at the pods to destroy them, but that will consume substantial
amount of ammo.

- You can grab those pods and shoot it back at the Leviathan. You can also
shoot the acid pods with any long range weapon, Pulse Rifle, Plasma Cutter
or Contact Beam to destroy them. If you are side stepping the acid pods, make
sure to keep moving. You can also wait for the pods to come close and then
quickly side step by holding down the Run button.

!!WARNING: when grabbing the acid pods, make sure NOT to drag it too close to
Isaac or else it will explode and damage him. Sometimes the acid pods can
bounce off the floor and then explode, so be careful. When shooting at the
acid pods, make sure the pods don't get too close, because they can still
damage Isaac if he is too close to the explosion.!!

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Weak spots:

- Yellowish Globular spot inside its mouth. The Leviathan will open it up
to shoot acid pods. You must shoot the Globular weak spot in order to damage
and kill the Leviathan.


Recommend weapons: 

- Pulse rifle, aim for its Yellowish Globular weak spot inside its mouth,
fire in rapid bursts.

- Plasma cutter, aim for its weak spot. Keep firing if the Leviathan shoots
out acid pods.

- Contact Beam, shoot for its weak spot. If you manage to get a good hit, it
can do a lot of damage. The Contact Beam can also pentrate through multiple
acid pods the Leviathan shoots. Try not to miss too many times, remember to
pre-charge up before the Leviathan exposes its weak spot.


I use the Pulse Rifle and the Plasma Cutter, since I have upgraded them.

!!NOTE: you can use any weapon that has a long range firing mode. But, I
RECOMMEND the Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter or Contact Beam.!!

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                      Tactics for stage II of the LEVIATHAN

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The Leviathan will open its mouth and start shooting corrosive/acid pods at
you. So you can either side step it or shoot the corrosive pods before they
get too close. You can also grab it with your kinesis gun. Although I suggest
you just side step or shoot the acid pods, it will be much easier.

When the Leviathan opens its mouth, it also exposes its weak point. Keep
firing into its mouth every time it opens, aim for the Yellowish Globular
weak spot and keep shooting until it closes its mouth. Soon, it will reopen
its mouth, keep firing at it until it retreats. You have to do this quite a
few times before you can inflict serious damage. 

Make sure to keep distance away from the Boss, so you have time to avoid or
shoot its attacks. It will fire about five acid pods continously, but if
you manage to damage it quickly. It will close its mouth and stop throwing
acid pods. I suggest you keep firing at the Leviathan when it exposes its
weak spot.But, don't forget to heal if you get hit by the acid pods, keep an
eye on Isaac's health. 

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When the Boss shoot its acid pods at you, you can stop the acid pods by
firing at it using your weapon. The acids pods will also explode if two
pods hit each other. If you don't have a lot of ammo, you can side step
the Leviathan's acid pods and shoot at its weak spot when you can. 

You can also use the explosive canisters and shoot at the Boss. There area a
total of six or seven explosive canisters around. You need to grab them use
Kinesis and wait till the Leviathan opens up its mouth. Then shoot the
canisters directly at it. Sometimes its mouth will move up and down, so you
need to be aware when using the canisters. Be careful when grabbing the
canisters, watch out for the Boss's acid pod attack.

The explosive canisters should do good damage against the Leviathan, but you
will probably still have to shoot it using your gun. Because I used about
five  explosive canisters and they still didn't do enough damage, possibly
because I missed a few hits. Anyway, make sure to keep shooting every time
the Leviathan opens its mouth. There are also two fan blades you can throw
at the Boss.

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This could take a while, because you have to do quite a lot of damage to
the Leviathan before it releases three more tentacles. Once you do signifcant
damage to it, the Leviathan will pop out more tentacles and you will be facing
the final stage of the boss.

!!NOTE: you don't need to use all the explosive canisters, your weapon can
still do good damage against the Leviathan. Be careful when grabbing the
canisters and try not to get hit by the acid pods.!!

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                        STAGE III OF THE BOSS - LEVIATHAN

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Once the Boss has taken enough damage, the Leviathan will pop out three more
tentacles. This the LAST stage of the boss and it can be a little tricky. It
MAY use its tentacles if it wishes and you can try and destroy its tentacles
if you wish. But, you can also try and dodge its tentacle attacks. Then, MAKE
SURE to aim for the Yellowish Globular spot inside its mouth when it opens up.
That will damage and kill it.


Attacks: 

- Smack down and Swap with its tentacles: The Leviathan's large tentacles have
tremendous amount of power, and it uses them to smash and destroy its victims.
You can dodge this attack by performing the correct Zero-G jump or you can
run around to dodge it.

- Corrosive/acid Pods, when injured the HIVE MIND can shoot out a burst of
acid pods that will explode on contact. They are extremely corrosive to flesh
and metal alike. Keep side stepping to avoid it, you can stop the acid pods
or destroy them by shooting at them. You can also grab those pods and shoot it
back with Kinesis.

!!NOTE: the Leviathan can only use one attack at a time. It can NOT use both
attacks at the same time.!!

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Weak spots: 

- Yellowish Globular spot inside its mouth. You must shoot the Yellowish
Globular spot order to damage and kill the Leviathan.


Recommend weapons: 

- Pulse rifle, aim for its Yellowish Globular inside its mouth when it opens
up. 

- Plasma cutter, shoot for its weak spot.

- Contact Beam, make sure to aim before you fire.


!!NOTE: you can use any weapon that has a long range firing mode. But, I
RECOMMEND the Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter or Contact Beam.!!

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                   Tactics for stage III of the LEVIATHAN

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The final stage of the boss can be a little bit difficult, because it has two
attacks. When it waves its tentacles around, it will use its tentacle attack.
So make sure to start running as soon as possible or you can do a Zero-G
jump to try and avoid it.

Usually after its tentacle attack, it will open its mouth and shoot acid
pods at you. This would be the time to attack, shoot its weak spot inside
its mouth with everything you got left. Keep firing, until it closes its
mouth again. If it opens its mouth, repeat the same attack plan. Heal if
you get damaged.

Sometimes, the Leviathan will use its tentacles to attack again, you can
try to destroy if you want. But, I suggest you focus your fire power at
damaging its weak spot, the Yellowish Globular spot inside its mouth.
Keep firing and reload when it shuts its mouth.

Again, this may take while, the Leviathan is pretty tough. Eventually, the
yellowish weak spot inside its mouth will explode, killing the Leviathan.
Then, the battle will be over.


!!WELL DONE YOU HAVE DEFEATED THE LEVIATHAN.!!


==== objective 6-4 Completed ==== 


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When you killed the Leviathan, go around and collect all the items around
the room. There should be a Large Health Pack, a Medium Health Pack and two
other random items, ammo or health around. Also, Kendra will have a chat to
you and give you a new objective.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Victory against the Leviathan" ----

Kendra: Isaac, you did it! Hammond, do you read? Oxygen levels are returning
to normal. Da***t! He's gone again! No sign of his RIG anywhere! It's up to us
now. I've got a plan to get off this ship! I've located an SOS Beacon on the
mining deck. If you can get down there and activate it, we might be able to
send a distress call. Oh god. I don't know how much longer that door will
hold...

---- End of Video Log ---- 


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 6-5: "Go to the Mining Deck"

Finally, the ship seems stable. I've brought us some time, hopefully enough to
find the SOS Beacon. But even if we send out a distress signal. Is anyone
close enough to this system to hear it... ?
 
==== End of mission objective ====


#### overall items #### 

2 random items, ammo or health, one Medium and one Large Health Pack

#### end of items ####


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                             Atmosphere Control
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You can save the game here and look around in the store if you want. Now, head
for the door to "Growth Area" and Hammond will no longer be there. Let's hope
he is still alive. 

Keep going out of the door and get on the elevator and head for the "Tram
Station".

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                                Tram Station
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Get on the tram and interact with the hologram and you will be heading to the
Mining Deck.


==== Objective 6-5 Completed ====


-- CHAPTER SIX COMPLETED --


Now, you are half way through the game, you should go take a break and clear
your head for a bit. You can also reward yourself for defeating the Leviathan,
that thing was tough.

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                     4.7 CHAPTER 7 - INTO THE VOID -- (CH07)  

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After fixing up the ship's engine, getting the ADS online, cooling down the
REGENERATOR and finally destroyed the Leviathan. It is time to get off this
ship. But, there is any space-worth vessel on board... You have to send out a
distress signal as soon as possible, let's hope there is a ship nearby. Staying
on the Ishimura any longer than necessary will seriously wear down whatever
sanity you have left.

!!NOTE: I suggest you start upgrading your RIG, it isn't important, but extra
health and extra air will be very helpful later on.!!

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                        Tram Station - Mining Deck
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Move out of the Tram station and Kendra will buzz in and give you a few more
objectives. As you listen to her, go around and collect the items around.
There should be two cabinets you can open, one is inside the glass area.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Distress call" ----

Kendra: This maybe our last chance of getting out alive, Isaac. There's an
asteroid loaded up in the mining bay ready to be smelted. If you attach the
SOS Beacon to it. You can launch it away from the ship to make a clean
broadcast. The Beacon is on the Maintenance sub-deck. You can launch the
asteroid from the control room.

Kendra: Sigh... Da**, the control room is locked. It looks like they keep
an emergency access key on the Processing sub-deck. Couldn't be easy, could
it? I don't know how much more of this I can take.

---- End of Video Log ----


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==== New mission objectives ====

Objective 7-1: "Find the Mining Access Key" 

Kendra located the Mining Access Key on the Processing Sub Deck. That must
be where the mining supervisor died... I knew these men. I can't believe they
are all dead. 


Objective 7-2: "Find the S.O.S. Beacon" 

That beacon could be our only way off this go***mn ship. It's stored
somewhere on the Maintenance Sub Deck. It sends out a strong sub-space
broadcast that should alert any ship in the sector.


Inactive Objective 7-3: "Plant the Beacon" 

I need to secure the SOS Beacon to the asteroid. Once the asteroid is
launched, the beacon will clear the Ishimura's navigation array, and it will
be able to broadcast a clear singal.

 
==== End of mission objectives ====


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Ok, so you need to first find the key to the Maintenance Sub Deck, then find
the S.O.S. Beacon and then attach the Beacon. Well, objective 7-3 is inactive
and you can't attach the Beacon if you haven't found it. 

Let's first get the key and then worry about finding the Beacon. Enter the
area "Mining Operations".


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets

#### end of items #### 


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                           Mining Operations Hallway
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Keep going, pass the big poster "Welcome to the Mining Deck", turn around at
the corner. Keep going and to your right is a item cabinet you can open.
Now, go near the door and to your left is a !Power Node!. Take it, because
you will probably need it. Then enter the door to "RIG Room".


#### overall items #### 

One item cabinet and !Power Node!

#### end of items #### 


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                             RIG Room
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! Station, a !Store! in this room and a !Upgrading!
Bench in this room.!!

Now, go straight ahead and save the game if you wish. Then, the area to your
right has a !store!, two item lockers, one ammo pack and a Small Health Pack.
The area to your left has a !upgrading! bench and two item cabinets.

When you done collecting all your items, keep going near to the "Elevator
to Mining Area", interact with it. You can then hear someone groaning. Soon,
a man without his arm appears, he is still bleeding... geez, unfortunately,
it is too late to save him. Go in the elevator, Kendra will buzz in. Now, 
Interact with the hologram, then select "Processing Sub Deck".


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Elevator Problems" ----

Kendra: The mining sub deck is offline for some reason, Isaac. I'll see if I
can run a bypass.

---- End of Audio Log ----


#### overall items #### 

Four item lockers/cabinets, Small Health Pack, Ammo Pack

#### end of items #### 


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                          Elevator to Mining Area
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!!NOTE: there are four enemies that will appear on the elevator, be careful,
this can be dangerous.!!

Once the elevator starts moving, you will hear something break and the guy's
arm will appear. Look above you, something destroyed the vent, watch out a
Slasher just popped out. Well, you better know what to do. Shoot it down
quickly, you use the fan blade, but I suggest you just shoot and not mark
around.

Once that slasher is dead, another one will pop out, shoot it quickly. Then,
two more slasher will come out. I suggest you use stasis if the elevator
gets too crowded, because it can get a little dangerous. You can use stasis
and then throw down a Mine or a Grenade, but make sure to keep safe distance
from the Boom.

Once, they are dead wait for the elevator to stop and move out.

((well, look at the big poster "Always follow Mining Deck Procedures", I gotta
a feeling you will be breaking some rules this round.))

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                         Deck B - Processing Sub Deck
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!!NOTE: there are five enemies and also a !save! station in this area.!!


Keep going and move pass the big sign "Safety begins with teamwork," turn,
well, left or right, it is up to you. Pick up the Audio Log - "Temple and
Elizabeth". Sounds like  Liz and Temple are trying to locate a distress Beacon
and get off this ship. Maybe they are still alive.

Then, turned left, keep going and open the item cabinets for items. Then,
move forward and turn right, oh No, it is a Pregnant Necromorph, fall back.
Try and cripple it and then shoot it, try not to open its belly.

Suddenly, another slasher will drop out the vents, move back and shoot it
down. Then, another slasher will pop out and two more will follow. If
it gets too messy, move back to the elevator and set up a defensive
position. Remember, you can also use stasis, plus Mines from the Line Gun
or Grenades from the Force Gun. 

Keep moving if they get too close, focus on crippling them first. Keep
an eye open behind you, just in case one creeps up. Heal if you get hit.Then,
once they are dead. You can move around and explore the area. Move around,
and there should an item locker you can open. Now, turn around and keep going,
save the game if you want at the save station. Then, go down the ramp and
enter the door to "Mineral Processing Area".


#### overall items #### 

Audio Log - "Temple and Elizabeth" and three item cabinets

#### end of items #### 


((Maybe Liz and Temple are the ones who sent out the first distress signal
to the USG Kellion.))

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                            Mineral Processing Area
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!!Note: there are enemies in this area, be very careful! There is a !Store! in
this room.!!

Go in, the door on your left is locked at the moment, so turn right and move
forward. Keep going and a slasher will pop out, teach it not to surprise you
like that ever again. Once it is dead, move forward pick up the Text Log -
"Processing Room Problem" and open the two item cabinets.

Shop around at the store if you wish, when you are done, keep going. Turn
left into the damaged area. You will now enter a Zero-G area.


#### overall items #### 

Text Log - "Processing Room Problem" and two item cabinets

#### end of items #### 


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                      Mineral Processing Area - Zero G area
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!!NOTE: there will be fifteen enemies in this area. Five will appear as you
remove the boulders and ten will appear after you restore gravity, be careful.
There is an !INSTANT DEATH HAZARD! in this area.!!

Ok, as you enter the Zero-G area. Kendra will buzz in and tell you to restore
gravity. Looks like one of the asteroids broke free just like the report
said, since Isaac is the engineer, he has to clear them. 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Clear the Boulder" ----

Kendra: There's a fail safe on the processing control door. It won't open
until gravity is restored. But, you can't turn on the gravity until those
boulders are cleared from the room. Maybe you can dump them into the
gravity beam with your Kinesis gun.
  
---- End of Audio Log ---- 


Anyway, before you do anything. I recommend you Zero-G jump to the locked
room on your right. Near the gravity control panel. Then, you will hear
something. Three slashers will appear. Ok, get ready, try and first jump
to a more comfortable position.

Wait for the slashers to get near, then stasis them and shoot them down with
your weapon, Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter. You can also throw them a Mine from
the Line Gun once they in stasis. Try and group them together. This will
makes it easier to kill. Remember, you can slow them down by shooting one of
their arms off.

Now, you can try and jump near the locked room beside the Gravity Control
Station. You can overrider the lock with a power node, do it and get inside
for some goodies.

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                 Power Node Room 6 - Mineral Processing Area

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There are loads of items to pick up, pick up the !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR! off the
ground. There should also be three random items, most likely to be ammo packs,
Medium Health Pack and a cabinet you can open.

!!NOTE: you should always get the !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR!, but the rest of the
items can appear at random.!!

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                          End of power node room 6

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Now, you have to dump the anomalies, those large reddish boulders into
the gravity beam. Grab them with your Kinesis gun and shoot them into
the beam. It doesn't matter where you shoot it, as long as it gets inside
the gravity beam, it should be fine. There should be in total four boulders.

Watch out the gravity beam, and try avoid jumping directly into it. You can
easily get to the other side without touching the gravity beam. Jack said you
can get killed if you jump into the beam, but I never really tried.

Every time you dump one of these boulders, the computer will notify you of
your success and will say "Anomaly destroyed." After you destroyed two of
these boulders, two lurkers will jump out. They will try to shoot at you and
you should kill them with your Line Gun or Plasma Cutter. 

Once they are dead, jump to the other side of the Gravity Beam and dump
the remaining two boulders into the gravity beam. Once, you destoryed all
four anomalies. The computer will notify you. Now you can restore gravity.

Computer: All free floating anomalies destoryed. Gravity can now be restored.

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You still can't enter the "Processing Control" door yet, the computer will
tell you to restore gravity first. 

Computer: Reminder. Gravity must be restored before acessing the control room.
Thank you.

Ok, jump to the Gravity Control Panel, should be near the !Power Node! room.
Before you restore gravity, you should grab those green item boxes, there
are two around. I also Recommend you go back and save the game again, because
after you turn on the gravity, it can get a little messy.Once, you are done,
restore the gravity.

Computer: Gravity Restored. Access to the control room permitted.

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Now, watch to your left, a Pregnant Necromorph will appear and then a Exploder
will follow it. Shoot the exploder to kill it and that will damage the Pregnant
necromorph too. Now, if the stomach of the Pregnant is open, about a dozen
spiders will jump out. I suggest you shoot down a Mine or a Grenade towards
them.

Turn around, because a slasher will creep up close to you. Shoot it down, then
another slasher and exploder will appear. Be careful and keep distance. Always
watch behind you because this area can get really bad. The exploder can do a
lot damage if you get hit. If you are on higher difficulty, make sure to heal
if you ever get hit.

Use stasis when needed. Remember, you can stasis a group of enemies if they are
close together. Watch out the spiders creeping up behind you, you should be
able to hear them. Keep moving and be aware of the exploders. There will be
in total four more exploders that will come out, along with two more slashers.
Watch out behind you. Shoot the exploders first. Try and stay clear of the
vents, since exploders can jump out of them.

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In total, there are five exploders, four slashers and one Pregnant Necromorph.
Remember, exploders and slashers can go through vents. So always keep an eye
open for the vents and try to look behind you once in a while. Keep moving
and shoot the nearest enemy, retreat if they get too close.

If you are going to retreat yourself into the !Power Node! room, make sure
you be very careful. There is still a vent in there and enemies can get
inside. There is also little room and you can get trapped.

Once they are dead, collect the items around their dead body. Keep moving
and go inside to the "Mineral Processing Control" 


#### overall items #### 

Zero-G area: two green item boxes

!Power Node! Room: !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR!, three random items, Medium Health
Pack and one item cabinet.

#### end of items #### 


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                NOTE ON !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! GRAVITY BEAM

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This is from Jack:

- The large gravity beam is designed to process small asteroids and break them
down into small debris, so they are easier to handle and smelt. 

- Be very careful when jumping near the gravity beam and avoid moving directly
into the beam at all cost. Because the beam will drag Isaac in and he will get
killed!! When Zero-G jumping, make sure to keep distance away from the beam.

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                                  END OF NOTE

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                      Mineral Processing Control
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Get inside and pick up the Flashing Mission Item {Mining Access Key}. There
are also three cabinets you can open and one ammo pack. Kendra will then
buzz in.

==== objective 7-1 Completed ==== 


---- New Message, Audio Log - " Key Found" ----
	
Kendra: That's the key, Isaac. It'll get you into the Control Room so you can
launch the asteroid. Don't forget to attach the Beacon first. I read another
report on the colonist's dementia. It seemed to start after they removed the
Marker from the planet. God knows how long it was down there.
  
---- End of Audio Log ----


Once you are done inside room, go through the door "To Elevator".


#### overall items #### 

Three item cabinets, one ammo pack

Mission Item: {Mining Access Key} - key to the mining control room

#### end of items #### 

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                        Mineral Processing Hallway
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Enter the door, and pick up the !Power Node! to your right, should be on the
wall. Use it on the !Power Node! room before if you didn't get to open it.
Anyway, keep going down the hallway, turn left and keep going near the door.

Suddenly, the power will go out and the vent above your head will break.
Don't worry there are no enemies. Once the power is back. Go through the door
and keep going out the other door to the Processing Sub Deck.


#### overall items #### 

!Power Node!

#### end of items #### 


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                          Processing Sub Deck
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Keep moving up the ramp. Save the game if you want. Keep going and the computer
will say something. Ignore it, you got nothing to recycle but dead necromorphs.
As you move along, a slasher will jump out at you. You should try and shoot
it down or you can run for the elevator. 

Computer: Please recycle any unused materials regularly. Thank you.

Once you reached the elevator, interact with the hologram and select "Deck D -
Maintenance Sub Deck".

!!NOTE: there is an dangerous hazard in this area and will kill Isaac
INSTANTLY. But, it can be avoided easily with stasis, it can also be switched
off.!! 

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                     Deck D - Maintenance Sub Deck
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!!NOTE: there are two enemies in this area.!!

Wait for the elevator to stop and then go out. Pick up the Medium Health Pack
to your left. If you can shoot the dead body on your left, but do NOT go down
the ramp as yet. Then go down the ramp and an Infector will jump out.
FOLLOW IT and it will try and infector a doby. Now, stasis it. Another infector
will also come out, you should stasis that one too if you can. Then shoot them,
throw them a mine or a few grenades to kill them.

You can also shoot the acid pods nearby. This can also damage them, just make
sure you not too close to the acid pods youself. Keep shooting until they
are dead. If they manage to infect a dead body, you will have to deal with
the enhanced slasher. Retreat to the elevator if you have to, it won't follow
you. 

Once they are all dead. Pick up the Audio Log - "Kyne's Hostage", the
!GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR! and open the item cabinet. Look at all that organic stuff.
Disgusting. It is everywhere. Anyway, keep going out the door to "Equipment
Maintenance Bay". 


#### overall items #### 

Audio Log - "Kyne's Hostage"

One item cabinet, !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR! and Medium Health Pack.

#### end of items #### 


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                          Equipment Maintenance Bay
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! station in this area. There are also seven enemies
in this area.!!

Once you are inside, I recommend you save the game and then you can hear
something. Look around and you will see a human-like thing on the organic
stuff. Don't get too close it will attack you. Another wall necromorph,
shoot it if you want, it isn't that dangerous. I just ignored it.

Then, move around and use Kinesis on the "Grip Symbol" and get the suspended
lift. Get on and ready for a ride. I suggest you take out your weapon and watch
your side. There will be enemies popping out.

As you ride along, you will near something and a tentacle pod will pop
out on your right. Shoot it before it shoots you, remember to strafe if you
can. I know you are in a lift, but try your best. Then another two pods will
come out to your left. Shoot them with the the Line Gun or the Plasma Cutter,
you can also drop them a Mine as a gift. Use the explosive canisters if you
want, but make sure to aim for the pods.

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Two more pods will appear from your right, shoot it down. Forget about the
items, focus on killing the enemies first. Dodge their attack if you can,
make sure to heal if you get hit. They can get annoying if you don't kill
them quick. Then, the last pod will appear on your left. Shoot it down.
There should be total six pods.

I know shooting the pods can be difficult because you are moving, try not to
spam and aim first. Remember you can always throw them a Mine if you get
annoyed.

Once they are dead, ride along the lift and when you get to the end. HOLY?!
Nicole?! Thank goodness, it's you. Come here Nicole, jump, it's not very far.
Well, she can't reach to you, it is a too far. But, she is still alive and
that's good news.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: Isaac! Is that really you? It feels like it's been so long... But I
can help you, now, come with me.
  
---- End of Stroy Log ----


Ok, follow Nicole, first pick up the items around. There should be two
ammo packs, Medium Health Pack and also two cabinets. Then enter the
door to "Repair Room". Now I suggest you grab one of those explosive
canister, it will come in handy.


#### overall items #### 

Medium Health Pack, Small Health Pack and two ammo packs

Two ammo pack, Medium Health Pack and two cabinets.

#### end of items #### 


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                             Repair Room
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!!NOTE: there will be nine enemies in this room.!!

Get inside the room and you can see Nicole on the other side. Alright, she will
disable the lock. Cool.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: The Beacon's in the storage room next to you. I think I can disable
the lock from here. Hold on.
  
---- End of Stroy Log ----


What the?! A Slasher will pop out the vent behind Nicole. Get out there Nicole
honey. You can jump to here. It's not far. Dang, no good, well. OPEN FIRE at
the Necromorphs before they get to Nicole, don't stop shoot until they are
dead. Just loose everything you got. Can't let Nicole die, not like this.

Another slasher will pop out, nail it down quickly before it gets to Nicole.
Then another slasher, dang, they just keep coming. Suppress fire until they
are dea. Then another slasher will try and jump on the railing and get to
your side. Shoot it down quickly, before it jumps on. Kill it.

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Keep shooting at the Necromorph near Nicole until it is dead. Alright, that's
five slasher. Then two more slasher will pop out near Nicole, shoot them
down with the Line Gun and watch out for the slasher trying to get on your
side. Kill it, you can shoot it off when it is trying to climb on the railing.
Then a lurker will join the party. Keep shooting the lurker until it drop into
the pit below, where it belongs. 

Once you killed all the enemies, Nicole will unlock the door for you. Thanks
to her. She is nice, isn't she. Well Nicole, don't go, let me find a rope and
we can be together for a while. Really, it has been too long and this does
things to a man...


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: Okay, the door's unlocked, Isaac. I can't get over to you... but, I'll
find a way. I love you... this will be over soon...
  
---- End of Stroy Log ----


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Alright Nicole won't be able to get to you. Now, focus on your mission,
let's hope she can make it to you soon. If you want the items the slashers
dropped on the other side, you have to use Kinesis to get it. After you
are done, get inside to the "Maintenance Storage Room".

!!WARNING: Nicole CAN DIE!!!! As much as Jack refuse to believe it, Nicole
can die, don't let the slasher kill her, or it will be game over.!!


#### overall items #### 

One ammo pack

#### end of items #### 


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                        Maintenance Storage Room
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Go inside, the the !Power Node! just next to you. Then get the Mission Item
{S.O.S. Beacon} and pick up the two ammo packs and Large Health Pack along
with you, also pick up the !Schematic! - "Level 4 Suit". Once you are done,
exit the room and head for the lift. You need to attach the S.O.S. Beacon.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Beacon Recovered" ----

Kendra: Isaac! Hey, I lost your singal for a while, you had me worried. I see
you've got the Beacon, so head for the mining bay and attach it to the
asteroid. I've been running trajectory calculations and if we launch soon,
there's a good chance the asteroid can reach a safe distance to begin
transmitting! Still no sign of Hammond, In his state, I can't imagine he's
still alive...

---- End of Audio Log ----


==== objective 7-2 Completed ==== 


#### overall items #### 

Mission Item {S.O.S. Beacon} - Deep-space emergency beacon.

!Power Node!, two ammo packs, !Schematic! - "Level 4 Suit" and Large Health
Pack

#### end of items #### 


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                         Equipment Maintenance Bay
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be eight enemies in this area now.!!

Get on the lift and interact with it. The next bit can be quite hard and
dangerous, so be careful. Suddenly pod will appear your left, shoot it down
quickly, then a lurker will pop out and join the party. Shoot it with your line
gun. Soon, another pod will appear on your right. Shoot it quickly. Then one
more lurker and another pod will appear on your left again, shoot them quickly.

Make sure to strafe as much as you can, even though these things are small.
They can do some serious damage. If there are still explosive canisters
around, shoot them at the lurkers to kill them. Make sure to aim at the
lurkers, not the pods. When you are near the other end, a pod and a lurker
will appear on your right. Kill them quickly. 

Make sure to be careful when you get off the elevator as two slashers will
appear and make sure to focus on shooting the slashers first. Kill them
before they get you. Once the slashers are dead, then you can shoot down
any lurkers that is still around. Or you can just exit the room. The
computer will also say something.

Computer: Safety gear must be worn at all times in Class A environments.

!!NOTE: you can ride the lift again and go around to collect any items the
enemies dropped. But you must ride it back again.!!

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                            Maintenance Sub Deck
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be one enemy in this area now.!!

Keep going up the ramp and slasher will pretend to be asleep, but it will
pop out at you once you are near. Shoot it down quickly before it hugs you.
Now, get on the elevator.

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                          Elevator to Mining Area
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Kendra will buzz in and give you two new objectives.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Elevator Fixed" ----

Kendra: I've got elevator access to the Mining Sub Deck. It was a security
lock down, although I don't think it helped them. Now that you've got the
beacon and the key, head over there. It looks like the asteroid is held in
place by some gravity tethers. You'll have to knock those out before you can
launch it.

---- End of Audio Log ----


==== New mission objectives ====

Objective 7-4: "Destroy the Gravity Tether (0/4) "

Mined asteroids are held in place by gravity tether beams. I need to disable
all of them in order to launch the asteroid away from the ship. A clean
shot pas their outer casing should do the trick.


Objective 7-5: "Launch the Asteroid"

The beacon's in place! Just need to get to the Control Room and launch the
asteroid off the ship.
 
==== End of mission objectives ====


Now you can either go back to Deck A - Preparation and stock up, get the Level
4 suit or you can head straight to Deck C - Mining sub deck. If you decide to
go up to Deck A, make sure to head down to Deck C when you are done up there.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                            New Armor, Level 4 Suit

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

This is the a new upgrade from your level 3 suit, it gives more armor and
four more inventory space. Get it as soon as you can, you should have
plenty of credits by now.

Cost: 35,000 credits

Armor: 15%

Inventory: Four additional slots for items


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                                End of new armor

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


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                         Mining Operations Deck
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be enemies in this area, a !Save! station, a !store! and
a !upgrading! bench in this area.!!

Exit the elevator, move carefully, straight ahead. What is that dust, can't
see anything. Then you will hear a scream, Lurkers. Now, I suggest you move
Isaac back to the elevator and set up a defensive position there. Two crippled
slasher will crawl towards you, shoot them first. Then two lurkers will pop
out, make them settle down with your Line Gun or Plasma Cutter.

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                           Extraction Area Left

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Once they are dead, move forward and turn left, open the cabinet for some
item. Then enter the door to another area. A slasher will come out of nowhere,
shoot it before it hugs you. There is a !save! station here, so you can save
the game if you want. There is also a !store! here and you can shop around and
get the new armor if you haven't done it yet.

Pick up the Small Health Pack behind you, open the item cabinet and take the
Audio Log - "Supervisor's Choice". Then keep going down the room, there are
three green item boxes. One of them will have three spiders, so be aware of
that. Shoot the boxes open, or grab them with kinesis and shoot to break
them. Kill the spiders and pick up the item.

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                           Extraction Area Right

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Then head to the little area to your left, open the item cabinet and then
take the power module out of the wall. Soon as you take the power module,
the vent will pop open, well no enemies. 

Once, you got the power module, take it down and then bring it with you using
your Kinesis. Keep moving, and head for the next area. Then, you will hear a
few exploder. Move back into the room and wait for them to show. Shoot them
in the left arm to kill them.

Once they are dead, grab the power module again and keep going, pass the
sign" Your safety is in your hands". Keep going, open the item cabinet,
it might be hard to see, if it is around the other side. Then enter the
new area. You can then slot the power module in the empty slot.

Then take the cargo lift and go down to the "Mining Bay".


#### overall items #### 

Audio Log - "Supervisor's Choice"

Four item cabinets, Small Health Pack

#### end of items #### 


(( I feel sorry for the Supervisor guy, he shoot off all his arms... that must
heard. Although he had good intention.))

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                              Mining Bay Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !Stasis! recharge station in this area.!! 

Once the cargo lift stops, keeping around the corridor. Turn right and keep
going. Then go and recharge your stasis and pick the !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!.
Open the item cabinets on the wall for more item and take the Text Log -
"Mining Timeline".

Once you are done, enter the large blast door into the "Mining Bay".


#### overall items #### 

Text Log - "Mining Timeline"

Six item cabinets and !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!.

#### end of items #### 


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                                 Mining Bay 
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!WARNING: there are !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! in this area, be very careful.
there are also five enemies in this area. Three new enemies will appear when
you enter the area, two more will appear after you enter the vacuum area.
There is also a VACUUM and ZERO-G area in this room. Be aware.!!

There are two entrance into this place, you can go in either way. Once you
enter, you will be in a Zero-G environment. You can also see the gravity
tethers. They will be large machines with rotating outer casing and shooting
a beam at the asteroid.

Before you do anything, move around and you will hear something. Keep moving,
there will be three Enhanced Stingers around. They will try to jump and hug
you. So you should be careful. These guys are a lot tougher than your normal
stingers, but you don't have to worry. Because you have use as much stasis
as you want.

I suggest you just stasis them, and throw down a Mine or a few grenades. Then,
watch the boom! Use stasis as much as you want, one mine will unlikely to kill
them so you have to throw down more mines or just shoot them. Keep firing at
their arms to cripple them. If you are out of stasis, simplying exit the room
and recharge your stasis energy. Then repeat shooting them. Group the stingers
if you can and stasis plus a few mines should take care of them pretty quickly.

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When they are dead. You can pick up two green item boxes with your Kinesis and
break it for some items. You can see there are two gravity tethers around you.
Unless you are superman, you better slow their outer casing down using Stasis.
Just aim and shoot stasis at them. Then, you will see the white flashy tubes
inside. Shoot at them to destory the gravity tether.

There will four gravity tether, the first one is just around Isaac. Shoot it
quickly to destory it. I recommend using the pulse rifle.


==== Sub-objective 7-4 (1/4) Completed ====


The second gravity tether should be directly above the first one. Zero-G jump
near it and shoot it with stasis first to slow it down. Then shoot it with
the your weapon. When Zero-G jumping, avoid the gravity beam above
your head, the beam with loads of rocks. Jack said you can get killed if
you jump directly into the beam.


==== Sub-objective 7-4 (2/4) Completed ====


Now, before you do the next bit, I suggest you go back up and around to
save the game first. You don't have to, but it is recommended. 

!!NOTE: I'm not 100% sure about the gravity beam death because it never
happened to me. I haven't really tried it. If anyone knows more about it,
you can always let me know.!!

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The next bit is a little tricky and you have to be careful. See the rotating
ring around the asteroids. Those are dangerous, if Isaac gets hit by them.
Well, he will be crushed to death. So be very careful!!

There are a few ways to get around the rings to the objective:

First way: get back to the normal level as you enter the room. Aim for the
middle upper section of the asteroid to do a Zero-G jump. UT BEFORE YOU JUMP
ONTO THE ASTEROID. You MUST MAKE SURE BOTH OF THE ROTATING RINGS ARE AT THE
LOWER SECTION OF THE ASTEROID. You must time this correctly, when it is safe
to jump. Quickly jump onto the asteroid. Then quickly RUN forward, just run
into the VACUUM area as quickly as you can.

Second way: Zero-G jump to your right or left side on the wall of the room,
jump high and then Zero-G jump on to the asteroid. BUT BEFORE YOU JUMP ONTO
THE ASTEROID. You MUST MAKE SURE BOTH OF THE ROTATING RINGS ARE AT THE LOWER
SECTION OF THE ASTEROID. Then quickly RUN into the Vacuum section before you
rotating ring gets you.

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When Zero-G jumping, make sure to avoid the gravity beam. Also make sure to
time your jumps, you can jump while the ring is moving towards the LOWER
sections. This may give you some extra time.

If you get killed, just reload the game or wait for the computer to auto
reload the nearest checkpoint.

!!NOTE: stasis does NOT affect the rings rotating around the asteroid.
You will stasis the whole asteroid, but it will NOT affect the rotating
RINGS.!!

!!WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ATTACH THE BEACON IF YOU ARE NOT CLEAR OF THE
TWO ROTATING RINGS. You should only attach it if you are in VACUUM. Then,
you should be near of the rings.!!

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                          Mining Bay - Vacuum Area

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Once you are outside in vacuum, I highly recommend you can attach the Beacon
now. But, you don't have to do it now. Focus on destroying the gravity tethers.

Soon, two lurkers will start shooting at you. Heal if you get hit and shoot
back at them. Remember, you can use stasis if need. But don't wait too much
of it. Kill them quickly before you are out of air.

Now, the third gravity tether should be Isaac's top right. Look to your right
and up a little, shoot it with Stasis and shoot the white flashy tubes to
destroy it. You can Zero-G jump near it, if you feel it is too far to shoot.


==== Sub-objective 7-4 (3/4) Completed ====


The last gravity tether should be near the top left side. Look up and to the
left, shoot it with stasis and then destroy it. Then you will finish the
objective and the computer will also notify you.

Computer: Warning. Payload 8772 is no longer tethered. Untrained personnel
should leave the area immedicately.


==== Objective 7-4 (4/4) Completed ====


For those who hasn't attached the Beacon, I recommend you attach it UNLESS
you really want another Audio Log file added to your database. 


==== Objective 7-3 Completed ====


!!WARNING: if you try and aim into space and ZERO-G jump you will get killed.
I never tried this, but Jack did. He told me he died, so don't try it.!!

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Now, don't worry the asteroid won't leave just yet. So, you are safe to wait
as long as you wait and watch to the planet below, there is also a green item
box you can break for a item. Try not to wait too long outside or you will
run out of air. You should try and get inside the mining bay whenever it is
safe.

To get back inside the mining bay:

You MUST WAIT TILL YOU CAN SEE BOTH ROTATING RINGS. Wait till they stop and
watch as they move. BOTH RING SHOULD BE MOVING AWAY FROM ISAAC. Now, quickly
follow them and keep running until you are out of the Vacuum and you can see
the side of the room. Then quickly Zero-G jump to either the left or the
right side. You have to do it quickly before the rotating rings come back
at you.

Now if you miss timed it or the Rings are not in the right position, move
yourself around or wait for the next time. Because you are on a round and
around asteroids, directions can be very confusing and it is easy to get
lost whether you are up or down. But, wait for you can see BOTH RINGS,
not just one. Follow them, but they should be moving AWAY from Isaac.
Then Zero-G jump to the right or left side of the wall.

Make sure to avoid jumping directly into the gravity beam around. Or else
you may get killed. Once you are safe away from the asteroid. Exit the
room and head back to "Mining Sub Deck".

!!NOTE: you will not get that Audio Log file if you attached the Beacon
already. It isn't that important.!!


#### overall items #### 

Three Green item boxes

#### end of items #### 


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          NOTE ON !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! ROTATING RING ON ASTEROID

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- The large mechanical rotating rings are designed to process the large
asteroids and assist in the smelting process. However, there are extremely
hazardous if Isaac gets too close. Because these rotating rings have
tremendous amount of force and easily crush Isaac.

- Make sure to keep distance away from them. Only move in when the rings are
moving AWAY from Isaac, so they have no chance of hitting him and then Zero-G
away to the side wall to avoid them.

- These rotating rings can NOT be turned off while Isaac is on the asteroid
Stasis is also ineffective against the rings.

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                                  END OF NOTE

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        New enemy - Enhanced Stinger necromorph, skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Enhanced Stingers are tougher Cousins of the normal stingers. Their skin
appear to be much darker. They are often more aggressive, stronger and can
inflict serious damage to their victims.


Attacks: same as the normal stingers, but inflict more damage.


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Stinger have four limbs or appendages that you should aim for:

- Left and right arm

- Tail and the head area


Recommended weapon:

- Pulse rifle or plasma cutter: good against single enhanced stinger only.
Try aim for one of its arms first, you can also shoot the tail off.

- Line gun: very good against individual or groups enhanced stinger, aim for
its head/arms, you can also use can also use stasis and throw done a mine,
works great if you can stasis a group of enhanced stingers.

- Force Gun grenade, very good against groups of stingers

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 1,500 to 3,000, Medium Health Pack,
stasis pack.

Enhanced stinger almost always drop you items

!!IMPORTANT: shoot off one of the enhanced stinger's arm first to slow it
down significantly. It also stops them from leaping. Use stasis if needed,
they can be quite annoying in groups.!!

!!NOTE: Enhanced Stingers CAN go through vents and floor ducts.!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                             End of new enemy

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                              Mining Bay Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be one enemy in this area now.!!

Move along the hallway and a crippled slasher will try to hang on to you, 
shoot it quickly to keep it down. Now, take the cargo lift back to the
"Mining Sub Deck". Don't forget to recharge your stasis!

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                           Mining Operations Deck
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are !EXTREME HEAT/FLAME HAZARDS! in this area now.!!

Once the lift stops, take the power module with your Kinesis because you will
need for the lift on the other side. Now you cann't cross the FLAME with the
power module with you, because you don't move fast enough. So there are two
ways to get the power module around.

You can either grab the power module, shoot it to the other side. Quickly
run across the Flame when it is safe. Or you can drop the power module, go
to the other side and pick up with Kinesis. Do which ever way you feel
comfortable with. Remember, if you get hit by the Flame, it will set Isaac
on fire and do some serious damage to him.

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Keep moving the power module, cross the room with loads of Flame hazards
and dust. First go around the side where there is no flames, should be
on your left. Then cross the to the other side, and wait for the flame
to die down. Then Keep going to the area where the save station is, then
I suggest you save the game.

The computer will also say something. (Mmm... dinner... Isaac wouldn't mind
a juicy steak after all that necromorph killing.)

Computer: Dinner will be served in the Mess Hall in ten minutes.

Keep going with the power module and then slot the power module back to where
you took it from. Then get on the cargo lift and get up to "Mining Control
Room".


((Mmm... dinner would be good now. Although I perfer dessert!))

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                           Mining Control Room 
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will four enemies in this area after you complete the objective,
be careful.!!

Once the lift stops, two spiders will jump onto you, shake them off by tapping
the "e" key. Then Go around and enter the "Mining Control Room". Go into the
middle of the room and interact with the hologram to launch Pay Load 8772.
You can also pick up the item around the room before you launch the asteroid
if you wnat, there are two cabinets and a !Power Node!.

Computer: Payload 8772 launched


==== Obecjtive 7-5 Completed ====


---- New Message, Video Log - "Asteroid Launched" ----

Kendra: Beacon's on its way! All functions normal and broadcasting wide band.
Now we just have to hope somebody's listening! It'll position the array
receiver. I thought I saw my brother again. He waved to me. Like nothing was
wrong. 

Kendra: Okay, I should leave this channel open... What? The comms array
receiver isn't responding! Isaac, can you get back to the bridge? We need that
array online or we can't receive signals from anyone responding to the Beacon!

---- End of Video Log ----


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This next bit a get a little bit messy, so becareful! Listen to the Video Log
and when you go near the door, quarantine will activate. What the?! Watch out,
two slasher will pop into the room, one from each vents above. Stasis one and
try to avoid the other one. Quickly shoot them down using your weapon.

Then two Enhanced slashers will pop out. Be aware of them, stasis them and
make sure to cripple them first. Then focus fire on the any slasher remaining,
kill them first. Then stasis the enhanced slashers again if needed. You can
throw them a Mine to play with, just make sure to kill them as fast as you can.

Once they are dead, the quarantine will be lifted and then you can go out of
the room. Now Kendra wants you to go the bridge and pick up the Comm Array.
Let's head back to the Tram station. Take the cargo lift down.


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 7-6: "Go to the Bridge"

The beacon's on its way, broadcasting loud and clear. Now we cross our fingers
and hope someone picks up the signal. The chances are slim, but it's our only
hope. Kendra says there's something wrong with the Communications Array,
which means if someone tries to reach us, we can't hear them. Got to get back
to the Bridge and fix it. 
 
==== End of mission objective ====


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets and !Power Node!

#### end of items #### 


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Ok, now if you haven't attach the you have now go all the way back, take the
power module, re-slot into the power slot to get the cargo lift online. Then,
go down to the "Mining Bay", jump onto the asteroid, WATCH OUT FOR THE ROTATING
RINGS, go inside the vacuum, plant the beacon. Then jump off the asteroid and
up the cargo lift, take the power module and then get all the back, re-slot
the power module and take the cargo lift back the Mining Control Room.

!!NOTE: if you didn't planet the Beacon, you will get a message from Kendra.
That's all you get nothing special. Now, was it worth all that going around,
not really... but if you really want to do it, be my guest.!!


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Attach The Beacon" ----

Kendra: You still need to plant the Beacon onto the shuttle, Isaac, before
you launch the asteroid.

---- End of Audio Log ----


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                           Mining Operations Deck
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Head for the elevators, get on and head for Deck A - Preparations. Now if
you use the !upgrading! bench in this area. An slasher will pop out, so
be aware of that.

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                           Elevator to Mining Areas
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!!NOTE: there will be one enemy that will appear in this elevator now.!!

Ride the elevator and as it is moving up, an enhanced slasher will drop down.
It will drop down near the hologram on the elevator. Shoot it quickly, I
suggest you cripple it as soon as possible. Then shoot its arms to kill it.
Don't let it hit you if you playing higher difficulty, they can do a lot of
damage.

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                           DECK A - Preparations
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!!NOTE: there will be three enemies in this area now.!!

As you move out of the elevator, three crawlers will pop out. One head crawler
and two arm crawler. Just run for the door, it is so much easier. They are very
annoying. So I suggest you just keep going outside the door and head for the
tram station.

If you want to fight the crawlers, remember to keep distance you can stasis
and throw down a Mine or a Grenade to kill them fast. You can also retreat to
the elevator and they won't follow you. Focus fire on one of them at a time,
once they are dead head for the tram station.

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                              Tram Station
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Get on the tram and interact with it to get to the Bridge.


==== Obecjtive 7-6 Completed ====


-- CHAPTER SEVEN COMPLETED --


Well done, you finished CHAPTER SEVEN of dead space. Ready for CHAPTER EIGHT?
Well, I think I'm ready for dinner... take a break get some food, come back
to it later? No... well... then read on and play on.


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                     4.8 CHAPTER 8 - SEARCH AND RESCUE -- (CH08)  

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Finally, the asteroid is launched with the S.O.S. Beacon. But, is there any
ships in the nearby system that will hear us? But, the Comms array receiver is
not responding, maybe it is damaged. So, you have to get to bridge and try to
fix the receiver.

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                           Tram Station - Bridge
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Get off the tram, keep going and open the item cabinet that is unlocked in
front of you. Kendra will also buzz in.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Go to Communications" ----

Kendra: Things are looking up! A military ship just shocked in! The USM
Valor. I don't know what it was doing out there, but it must gotten our
distress signal. We can't talk to it until that Comms Array is fixed. I'm
going to hack the door to communication for you. Get in there and find the
comm control station.

---- End of Video Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 8-1: "Contact the Military Ship"

Somehow a military ship heard our distress call. It's unbelievable luck. Now
I just need to see what's wrong with the Comms Array and contact the ship.

==== End of mission objective ====


Looks like help is coming, well better get to communications quickly, you
need to warn them about the things on broad.


#### overall items #### 

One item cabinet

#### end of items #### 


((Cool, the USM Valor... finally some much need fire power. That's some good
news, but it is a good idea to warn them about the danger on the Ishimura.
But, I guess they are probably equipped for these kinda of things.))

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                              Main Atrium Hallway
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!!NOTE: there is a !Store! in this area.!!

Keep going down the hallways and you can hear some monster scream. Shop around
if you want.

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                                  Main Atrium
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!!NOTE: There will be ten enemies in this area. There is a !Save! Station in
this area. This area is one of the !Death Rooms!, so you need to be careful
not to get cornered. !!

This area can get a quite messy pretty quickly. So need to be careful. First,
when you are ready. Move Isaac close to the elevators and three exploder will
appear in front of you. Kill them as quickly as you can. Then four more
exploders will appear behind you, so you need to watch out. Do NOT let them
creep up behind you. Use stasis if needed.

If they get too close, run or retreat and reposition yourself. Try not to
get cornered and remember you can push them back by shooting them in the
body or the right arm or their legs without exploding them. Focus fire on
the nearest exploder and keep moving if possible.

When they are dead, two enhanced slasher and one enhanced stinger will appear,
shoot them with stasis first and drop them a few Mines or Grenades. If they
are still alive, shoot them down, don't let the slashers run around freely
or they will really hurt you. Remember to cripple them first!!

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Once they are all dead, move around and collect the items around the room,
there should be four item cabinets you can open. One will have a Large Health
Pack and the rest seems random. If you want, save the game and you can use
the !upgrading! bench in the Security Control Room.

Now get on the Atrium Elevator and the elevator to the ship system is
completely grown over by that organic stuff. So, Take the "Elevator to
Mining Admin and Comm Array Level". Select the LEVEL 03. The mining admin
in Level 01 is offline.


#### overall items #### 

Four item cabinets

#### end of items #### 


!!NOTE: If you playing impossible difficulty like me and Jack, make sure
not to get hit by the exploder, because they can do more than 100 points
of damage even with LEVEL 4 armor. I didn't have extra health, so I died
a few times because I got cornered and was out of stasis. You can always
reload if you get killed or let the computer auto-reload the nearest check
point. !!

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                          Comm Array Level 03 Hallway
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!!NOTE: There is a !save! station in this area. There are also two enemies in
this area.!!

As you ride the elevator, Kendra will buzz in and tell you that she unlocked
the door to communications. Once the elevator stop, move out.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Eavesdropper" ----

Kendra: Isaac, the door to Communications is open. But I've been getting some
weird feedback spikes on the local comms. I think someone's listening in on
us, so be careful.

---- End of Audio Log ----


Mmm, so someone is listening to us. Better not be that Dr. Mercer guy...
Anyway, keep going and pick up the ammo packs to your left and open the
cabinet to your right. Then go around the corner, open the cabinets on the
wall and then you can hear something screaming.

It is a spawner, it will be ahead of you. Now, just shoot a few Mines at it
or a few grenades to kill it. Watch out the pods it pops out. Don't try not
run for the door near the spawner because you won't make it. You have to kill
it first. Shoot the mines as close to the spawner as possible for maximum
damage. If you using the Force Grenades, try and throw the grenades directly
at the spawner, so they explode instantly on contact.

There is also another spawner to the area on the left, kill it as well, use
the same tactics as before, shoot a few mines or a few grenades to kill it.
Make sure to kill the tentacle pods as well. You can use the plasma cutter
to kill them easily.

Once they are dead, collect any items around. Then go inside the door "To comm
Array".


#### overall items #### 

Two ammo packs, four cabinets

#### end of items #### 

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                            Comm Array Hallway
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!!NOTE: there are one new enemy in this area.!!

Keep going down the passageway, gezz, a man will try to crawl out in vain.
Then, something else came from behind him, it is a new enemy, they are called
divider or I call them "Pain-in-the-@$$". You will soon find out why I chose
that name. 

The best way to kill it is to use a Line Gun, aim for the upper section of its
legs. This way you can damage its arms too. Or just aim for its legs to damage
it. When it is dead, it will divide into five crawler, one head crawler, two
arm crawlers and two leg crawlers. So, be careful, I suggest you stasis the
crawlers before they go everywhere and throw down two mines or a few grenades
to put a stop to them permanently.

If the crawlers gets too close, retreat and keep moving, shoot the nearest
crawler. The pulse rifle and the flamethrower are by far the best way to deal
with them. Remember crawlers can go through vents and ducts. So be careful,
because they can pop out a vent behind you. Keep firing until they are dead.

When they are all on the ground and not moving an inch, move around and pick
up any items, including the !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR! the divider drops and open the
three cabinets on the wall. Then go around the corner, pas the large poster and
use Kinesis to move the objects blocking the door and enter the door to "Comm
Array." The elevator to ADS cannon 48 is locked, so don't worry about it yet.


#### overall items #### 

!RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR! from the divider and three item cabinets

#### end of items #### 


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            New enemy - Divider necromorph , skip if not interested

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Dividers are necromorphs that are composed of smaller crawlers. When seriously
injured, the divider will split into crawler. This makes very dangerous and
one should never underestimate the crawler, although small, they are capable
of taking down opponents many times their size. Dividers also do not appear
to be very aggressive, however, when they are close to their victims, dividers
will attack relentlessly.

Attack:

- Smash: When it victims are at close range, the divider smashes them with its
powerful arms. Be aware of this attack, it does a lot of damage.

- Tentacle tongue grab: sometimes the divider uses its tentacle-like tongue to
grab and strangle its victims. Make sure Isaac shakes off this attack quickly
in order to reduce the damage he takes. Remember to tap the "e" key quickly to
perform the shake off.


Special abilities:

- Dividing into crawler: the divider can split into smaller crawlers when it
is seriously injured. The crawlers are still very dangerous.

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Divider have five limbs/appendages that you should aim for:

- Both arms and legs

- The head area


Recommend weapons:

Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter: aim for one of its limbs to damage it. Pulse
Rifle is good against the crawlers

Line Gun: aim for the upper section of its leg, this damages its arms as
well and you can kill it quite quickly. Use stasis on the crawler and mines
to kill them.

Force Gun: the secondary fire mode, grenades are effective against the crawlers

Flamethrower: fire bombs are very good against the crawlers 

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Possible items it drops:

- The first time you kill the divider, it will drop you !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR!.

- Later on, divider can drop you credits, from 1,800 to 3,000, stasis pack, 
Medium Health Pack, ammo pack.


!!NOTE: The crawlers from the divider can go through vents and ducts. Be
careful.!!

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                             End New Enemy

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                           Comm Array Passageway 2
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!!NOTE: there is an !upgrading! bench and a !Save! station in this area.!!

Now, you can save the game and upgrade your weapons if you wish. Then, use the
lift to go up. Once the cargo lift stop, move out and pick up the Audio Log -
"Illegal Mining" and then enter the door "To Comm Array".


#### overall items #### 

Audio Log - "Illegal Mining"

#### end of items #### 


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                           Comm Array Lift Hallway
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!!NOTE: be careful when riding on the lift, if Isaac get pushed off the lift,
he will die.!!

When you are inside, take the !Power Node! next to you and then get on the
lift. As the lift is going on, be careful and watch out anything ahead of you,
it is hard to see, but if you get hit by anything, it can push you off the lift
and kill Isaac instantly. Be aware.

As you ride along for a while, you can see the dead body hanging above, quickly
strafe to the side to avoid it or it will push Isaac off the lift. When the
lift stops, get off and enter the door.


#### overall items #### 

!Power Node!

#### end of items #### 


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                             Comm Array Control Room
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! station and a !stasis! recharge station in this
area.!!

Once you are inside, the computer will notify you that comms are offline. Well,
I suggest Isaac is the only technician alive on this ship. Kendra will also
buzz in.

Computer: Communications array offline. A service technician has been notified.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Main Array Problems" ----

Kendra: The Comms Array is in bad shape. We need at least six working dishes
for a strong enough signal. Make sure they're aligned symmetrically so there
are no power gaps.

---- End of Audio Log ----


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 8-2: "Fix the Array"

The communication dishes have taken some damage. I need to swap out the
broken dishes and create a circle of working ones. That should align the
signal and allow us to transmit to the ship.

==== End of mission objective ====


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Ok, objective 8-1 will become inactive and you must now complete objective 8-2
first by fixing the array. First let's collect the item around this room,
there should be a !Schematic! - Medium Air Canisters and one green item box.

Look through the glass area and you can see see the area below. Note the large
computer screen and you can see red cirlces and green ones, you can see a 
six circles in a ring on the inner side. You need to make all six circles green
by putting in the undamaged dishes and taking out the damaged dishes.

When you are ready, recharge your stasis and save the game, then go inside the
door and try to get into the comms dish room.


#### overall items #### 

Green item box and !Schematic! - Medium Air Canisters

#### end of items #### 


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                             Comm Array Storage Room
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Now, you will be inside a storage room, break the green item box for a tem and
open the three lockers for some items. Take the !Power Node! as well and keep
going into the large blast door, open it and then keep going and open the
second blast door. Also Pick up the ammo pack.


#### overall items #### 

Three item lockers/cabinet, green item box, !Power Node! and ammo pack

#### end of items #### 


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                             Comm Array Dish Room
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!!NOTE: this room is in ZERO-G, be aware.!! 

Once you are inside, three enhanced stingers will appear. I suggest wait for
the stingers to come close, stasis them, throw down a few mines or a few
grenades to kill them. Keep stasis them, if you run out stasis you can always
go back recharge if needed. The Mines or Grenades from the Force Gun will kill
them quite quickly. Alternative you can shoot them with the Pulse Rifle or
the Plasma Cutter, make sure to cut off one of their arms first to slow them
down.

After they are dead, start taking this place apart. The easiest way is to take
out all the broken dishes, the dishes flashy red out of their slots and just
dump them somewhere else, you can throw them in the middle of the room if
you want. Take every single broken dish out and remove them from their slot.

The large computer holographic display on the wall tell you the dishes in each
slot, hollow circle means the slot is empty, red circle means the dish is
damaged and green circle means the dish is working.

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If the dishes are too far then Zero-G jump near them and use Kinesis on the
dishes to grab it. There should be two working dishes, three damaged dishes
and one empty slot in the inner circle. So you need to grab four more 
working dishes and replace the damaged ones. You can also look up onto the
large computer holographic display to see where the damaged and working
dishes are. 

Take out the four working dishes that is not in the inner circle of dishes,
the ones in flashy blue colour out and then move them into the slot in the
inner circle. There should be six slot in the inner circle and there should
be six working dishes. Slot each working dish in and then you should be
complete the objective. Make sure to remove all the damaged dishest
from their slots!!

Once all six dishes are slotted in the inner cricle without any gaps and
all the damaged dishes are removed. The computer will notify you.

Computer: Communications Array re-aligned. Messages can now be received.


==== Obejective 8-2 Completed ====


---- New Message, Video Log - "Array Fixed" ----

Kendra: That's it. It's working! Get back to the Communications and use the
control pane to send our coordinates to the valor!

---- End of Video Log ----


Kendra will buzz in and give you a new objective. Now, Zero-G jump near the
entrance of the room and exit through the blaster door. You can also pick up
and break the green item boxes inside the room before you leave.


#### overall items #### 

Two green item boxes

#### end of items #### 


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                             Comm Array Control Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

Once you are inside the room, recharge your stasis if needed then interact with
the holographic display nearby to send the message to the USM valor.


==== Obejective 8-1 Completed ====


---- New Message, Video Log - "First Contact" ----

USM Valor: This is USM Valor, wide casting on all frequencies to USG Ishimura
in response to your S.O.S. We've picked up your escape pod number 47, and are
en-route to your position. This message will repeat every thirty seconds until
you respond. 

---- End of Video Log ----


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Big Problems" ----

Kendra: What? Isn't that the escape pod Hammond jettisoned? One of those
thing was onboard! No! No, this isn't going to happen! USM Valor! Come in
Valor! Our signal isn't strong enough. I'm going to open the blast doors
to boost the signal.

Computer: Error: blast door blockage detected. Please contact a repair
technician.

Kendra: Sh**! Isaac, there's something big on the hull of the ship, directly
above the Comms Array. Something organic, I don't know what it is, and I don't
care. We have to get the doors open to transmit to the Valor. You should have
a clear shot from ADS cannon 48. Get to the cannon and blow it out into space!

---- End of Audio Log ----


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==== New mission objective ====

Objective 8-2: "Use the ADS cannon to clear the blast door"

The signal still isn't strong enough, and Kendra needs the blast doors opened
above the Comms Array. Something big is sitting right on top of them, no doubt
some kind of Necromorph. If I can get to one of the ADS turrets, I hopefully
can blast it off into space.

==== End of mission objective ====


The Valor will response and Kendra will also buzz in and give you a new
objective. Something organic is blocking the communication and you need to
blast it off to space. Da**it, the Valor is our ticket out of here, plus it
will have fire power on it to kill any necromorphs around. You need to get
to the ADS cannon quickly, and send them the warning message. Ok, leave
the room and head for Cannon 48.

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                           Comm Array Lift Hallway
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!!NOTE: there will be an enemies in this area now.!!

Get on the lift and interact with the hologram to get it moving, now be careful
and watch out a Lurker will pop out of no where. Strafe out of way quickly,
forget about shooting it. If you are lucky the lift will sometimes crush the
lurker and kill it.When the lift stops, move out and head for cargo lift to
get down. 

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                           Comm Array Passageway 2
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!!NOTE: there is an enemy in this area now.!!

The cargo lift will move up for you and it has something on it. An enhanced
slasher will pop out. Shoot it quickly before it hugs you, I suggest you
cripple it as quickly as you can and don't let it get to you. After you 
kill it. Get the cargo lift down. You can save the game and use the !upgrading!
bench if you want.

When you are done head out the door, then head for the eleavtor to cannon 48.


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                               ADS Cannon 48
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! station in this area.

Once you off the elevator, move forward and open the item cabinets for some
goodies. You can break the two green boxes next to the blast door for some
more item. Then get inside the door. Take the !Power Node! first and then
I suggest you save the game.

You will be facing another boss, this one won't need you to use any ammo but
will require you to aim before shooting. When you are ready, interact with
the hologram to override the cannon manually. This boss isn't very hard, I
never died facing it so don't worry.

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                       BOSS - SUPER GAINT SPACE NECROMORPH

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I don't know the name of this boss, but it is just as big as the Leviathan.
Maybe they are related. Anyway, when you are ready, shoot it to wake it up.
Then it will pop out five tentacles.

All you have to do is destory the Boss' five large tentacles but shooting
them in their weak spot. Which is the yellowish bulb spot in the middle of
the tentacle, same things as the tentacles for the Leviathan.



Attacks: 

- Grab and throw, the gaint space necromorph will throw anything at its
victims to kill it. It will throw damaged part of the ship and explosive
canisters at Isaac. Its attack can be stopped and intercepted. If you shoot
manage to damage the tentacles enough, it will retreat before it can throw
anything at Isaac. The objects it throw can also be destroyed by a few good
ADS cannon shots.

Direct impact with the explosive canister can do most of the damage, about
10-12% ish on your Hull armor. Make sure to shoot those things down.

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Weak spots:

Yellowish bulb spot on its five tentacles


Recommend weapon: 

- ADS cannon 48... really that's a big gun

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                      Tactics for fighting the BOSS

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Ok, this boss is relatively easy, all you have to do is keep firing, aim at
the tentacles' weak spot and also try and destory anything the boss throws at
you. Focus on one tentacle at a time or you can just shoot at any tentacle
if you want. Sometimes it will retreat a tentacle so you cannot attack it
for a while, you can then switch targets.

If you fire the single cannon at a time, the ADS cannon will NEVER OVERHEAT.
But, if you fire dual cannon, the ADS cannon will OVERHEAT quite quickly.
Remmeber, you can always use dual fire when it gets a bit messy, when it is
about to overheat, you can switch to the single cannon fire.

Make sure to keep firing, at least with a single cannon at the boss, aim for
the weak spot and shoot down anything it throws at you. Remember to keep an
eye on your Hull Integrity. Too much damage and Isaac won't see daylight again.
All you have to do is kill the five tentacles the boss has, to destroy it.
Keep firing until it is dead.


==== Objective 8-3 completed ====


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                                   END OF BOSS
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Once it is dead, stay on the cannon and Kendra will buzz in. Now, Kendra will
try to contact the valor, but there is no response. Oh No, those things, they
are on the Valor! D***it... there goes our tickets... 


---- New Message, Video Log - "Impact" ----

Kendra: USM Valor, this is Kendra Daniels of the USG Ishimura, come in! Do not
open the escape pod. USM Valor, this is Kendra Daniels on the USG Ishimura,
come in! Do not open the escape pod! Da** it, respond!

USM Valor: Ka... what...

Kendra: Why did they open the pod?! Da** it. Oh God, it's heading right for us!
Isaac! ISAAC! Get the f*** out there. It's going to crash into the ship!

---- End of Video Log ----


Look at the top left corner, it looks like a ship, oh no, it's headed straight
at you. Fire the cannon, just shoot everything you got, but the cannon does
not appear to have any effect on the Valor's armor and it's getting closer!!

BOOOM!! That's it, the valor has crashed into the Ishimura. Now, it is
impossible to repair either ship, the Valor or the Ishimura...

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After the crash, abruptly Hammond will contact you. Well, at least that's some
good new, Hammond is alive and he has a plan to get off this ship.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Hammond Returns" ----

Video of Nicole start to playing...

Nicole: I wish I can just talk to someone... It's all falling apart here... 

Hammond: cough, cough, Isaac! Are you there Isaac? Thank god you're all right!
I've been trying to reach you! Someone's blocking my RIG signal remotely!
That crash must have interrupted signal block.

Kendra: Hammond? Where have you been?

Hammond: Surviving. Barely. I found some med supplies and patched myself up.
Listen, I'm calling abort on this mission. F*** the CEC and f*** the chain
of command. We have to get the hell out of here! I think I've located a
shuttle on the crew deck.

Hammond: The flight log says it needs a new singularity core. But, we can
porbably salvage one from the Valor. I can see the tail-end of it sticking
out from the side of the Ishimura. I'm headed down there now to find a way
inside! I'll meet you there! Hammond out. 

Kendra: Isaac, if what he says is true about the shuttle, we might have a
chance of getting out of here. Head to the cargo bay and see if you can
help Hammond... in his condition, he may not last long.

---- End of Video Log ----


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==== New mission objective ====

Objective 8-4: "Go to the Cargo Deck"
 
The military ship... it slammed into the Ishimura. Maybe some of the marines
are still alive and can help... but somehow I doubt it. Hammond says he found
a shuttle one the Crew Deck. I need to salvage a Singularity Core out of the
military ship to repair the shuttle. There is still hope. slim though it may
be...

==== End of mission objective ====


Ok, there is a slim chance to get off this ship using the shuttle. But, it
needs a singularity core and that can be obtained from the Valor. Alright,
head to the Tram station, get to crago bay and let's get than core! First,
take the elevator back to the Comm Arrays.


#### overall items #### 

Two green item boxes, two item cabinets and !Power Node!

#### end of items #### 


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                             Comm Array Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there maybe two enemies in this area.!!

Ok, keep going and head for the elevator, save the game if you want. Sometimes,
there can also be a few crawlers around here, so be careful, you can either
kill them or just run for the elevator. Then head for the elevator and get back
to the Main Atrium.

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                                Main Atrium
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be an enemy in this area now.!!

Soon as you as you are out of the elevator, a divider will come at you. Shoot
it before it hugs you. If you are low on ammo, you can run away from it. But,
make sure to stasis it first. 

Remember to aim for its legs and when the crawlers came out, stasis and throw
down a few Mines or Grenades to kill them quickly. You can also use the Flame
thrower if you want. Remember to keep distance when shooting the crawler, if
they get close, back away and then shoot at them.

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                             Main Atrium Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be one enemy in this area now.!!

Keep going along the hallway and a pregnant necromorph will cut Isaac off. You
can stasis and try to move around it or just shoot and kill it. Aim for its
arms or its legs and avoid shooting at its belly. 

If you accidentally popped open its belly, you have to fight three more
crawlers. I suggest just stasis the crawlers and drop them two Mines from the
Line Gun or a few Force Grenade to kill them. Once they are dead, head for the
tram station.

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                             Tram Station
_______________________________________________________________________________

Keep going, interact with the tram and get to the Cargo Bay.


==== objective 8-4 Completed ==== 


-- CHAPTER EIGHT COMPLETED --


That's CHAPTER 8 finished, good work.

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                     4.9 CHAPTER 9 - DEAD ON ARRIVAL -- (CH09)  

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Da** it, the Valor crashed into the side of the Ishimura and the status of its
crews on board is unknown. But, the situation looks grim, whatever was in that
escape pod manage to take over the Valor very quickly. Now, because of the
damage both ship took, it is impossible to fix either ship in any reasonable
time frame. But, there is another shuttle on board that is undamaged, all it
need is a singularity core and that can be obtained from the Valor.

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                          Tram Station - Cargo Deck
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !upgrading! station in here.!!

Move of the tram and Hammond will buzz in. Move around and break the green item
box in the glass area and open the cabinet around the outside.


---- New Message, Video Log - " The Valor" ----

Hammond: Isaac! Good, you made it inside! Listen! I just found the munition
log for the Valor! I don't think their presence here is a coincidence! They're
not on reconnaissance and they're not on patrol! This ship is prepped for war!
They're on a seek and destroy mission! Do you hear me!

Kendra: Isaac, I lost him again! No signal from Hammond's RIG... Find the
Singularity Core and get the hell out of there. 

---- End of Video Log ---- 


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 9-2: "Enter the military Ship"

The military ship USG Valor slammed into the Cargo Bay of the Ishimura. The
ship tore right through the Ishimura's hull. I need to find a way inside.
 
==== End of mission objective ====


Looks like the Valor was ready for battle... well... Let's hope there is
someone alive on that ship to help us. Ok, keep going to "Zero-G Ore Storage".


#### overall items #### 

One green item box and one item cabinet

#### end of items #### 


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                          Zero-G Ore Storage Hallway
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!!NOTE: there is a !store! in this area.!!

Move along the hallway, break the green item box and take the item inside the
cabinet adn keep going and get inside the blaster door.


#### overall items #### 

One green item box and one item cabinet

#### end of items #### 


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                             Zero-G Ore Storage
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!!NOTE: there is a ZERO-G and will also become a VACUUM area. There are also
TWO !Oxygen! recharge station here.!!

Once you are inside the blaster door, take the medium air canister from the
cabinet on the wall. Then head out for the second blaster door. Kendra will
buzz in to tell you to remove the radioactive materials. Objective 9-2 will
become inactive now. SO must remove the radioactive sphere first.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Radiation Hazard" ----

Kendra: Isaac, one of the Valor's weapons ripped open in the crash. Those
green orbs you see are highly radioactive and the Valor's airlock has sealed
itself. You're going to have to throw those into space before you can get into
the ship

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 9-1: "Clear Radioactive Material (0/6)"

One of Valor's weapon module ripped open in the crash, scattering highly
radioactive munitions though the Ore Storage chamber. The radiation leak has
caused the Valor's airlock to seal itself. I need to clear the chamber of the
munitions before I can get onboard the ship.
 
==== End of mission objective ====


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You cannot enter the Valor yet, the door is locked because of the radiation.
If you go near the Valor's door on the other side. The computer will say
something.

Computer: Warning: Dangerous radiation levels detected. Safety lock engaged.

Before you can clear the radioactive material, Zero-G jump down into the
bootom area. You can see purple coloured power module again. Shoot them,
there is a total six of them. Destory all six to release the airlock of the
Ore Storage chamber and everything will be in vacuum.

Now, you may want to bring the six radioactive spheres close to the air
lock before you open it. But that is up to you. You can hold the radioactive
sphere as long as you want. Isaac suit is effective at stopping radiation.
Anyway make sure to destroy the purple power module to open the air lock.

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Once the airlock is opened, the area will be in Vacuum, so watch your air
metre, there will be two !oxygen! recharge stations, so don't worry too
much, recharge the air if needed. One lurker and a stinger will appear,
you can't hear them, so you have to watch out behind you. Shoot them down
quickly before they get you.

Then two enhanced stingers will appear, teach them a lesson by using stasis
and then throw them a few Mines as a gift or a few Grenades from the Force
Gun. Wait for the mines to explode or you can shoot them with the Pulse
Rifle or Plasma Cutter, but make sure to aim for their arms first.

Now, once they are dead, and it looks clear, grab one of the radioactive
spheres and throw it down the opened airlock into space. The computer
will notify you when you are done.


Computer: Radioactive material removed.


==== Sub-objective 9-1 Completed (1/6) ====  


Two more lurkers will pop out, shoot them before they shoot you down. Then
grab one more and shoot it down and grab the third one and shoot it down
the air lock. Make sure to recharge your oxygen whenever needed.


==== Sub-objective 9-1 Completed (2/6) ====  

==== Sub-objective 9-1 Completed (3/6) ====  


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Once you are half way there, the rest of the spheres maybe a little harder to
get. Unless you moved them closer to the airlocks before you opened it. Anyway,
before you Zero-G jump around, make sure to charge your oxygen, because the
direction can be confusing.

Anyway grab the nearest sphere and shoot it down the air lock.


==== Sub-objective 9-1 Completed (4/6) ==== 


Then grab the remaining two spheres and shoot it down the air lock.


==== Sub-objective 9-1 Completed (5/6) ==== 

==== Objective 9-1 Completed (6/6) ==== 


Computer: Radiation hazard clear. Safety lock released.


Once all the radioactive material is removed. You can also grab the two green
boxes floating around. Jump around the the other side and open the blast door
into the Valor. Use the Deck Nav if you get lost, default is ctrl/B key.


#### overall items #### 

Medium Air Canister inside Ishimura air lock and two green item boxes

#### end of items #### 


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                             Inside the Valor
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!!NOTE: there is a !save! station here and there is also an !INSTANT DEATH
HAZARD! here.!!

Once you are inside the airlock, keep going and open the second blast door and
get inside. Open the cabinet on your right for an item. Then keep going. Kendra
will buzz you in and give you a new objective.


==== Objective 9-2 Completed ==== 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Find the Singularity Core" ----

Kendra: The part you're looking for will be in the engine room at the back
of the ship! I'm reading massive damage, so you may need to find an alternate
route to get there!

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 9-3: "Find the Singularity Core"

Made it inside. Now I just have to find a way to the engine and salvage the
Singularity Core.
 
==== End of mission objective ====


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The ship has taken massive damage and it is a mess everywhere. Keep going and
watchout for the reversed gravity plates. You can not take the power module
out of the damaged door. SO keep going and save the game if you want. When
you are done, go around to your right and enter the "Cargo Room". 


#### overall items #### 

One item cabinet

#### end of items #### 


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                                  Cargo Room
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!!NOTE: there are four new enemies in this area. There are also !INSTANT DEATH
HAZARDS! around this area. Be careful.!!

Go inside and  you can see something and suddenly it run away really quickly.
What a mess, the soldiers tried to get away inside that escape unit. But,
it didn't go far... Go around and open the two item cabinets for some items.
There is also a ammo pack behind the damaged escape pod. Hammond will buzz
in and tell you about a new type of infection.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Infected Soldiers" ----

Hammond: The infection process is doing something strange to these soldiers.
They all had built-in Stasis units in their body armor. The infection is
merging the Stasis unit into their flesh or something... marking them move
fast... real fast. Be careful.

---- End of Audio Log ---- 


Ok, first you have to go around the place by moving the large container using
your kinesis module. You can only move the containers with the "Grip Symbol"
that is lighted up.

First move around the opening area and get inside, until you cannot go
anywhere. Now move the two cabinets on your right along the track and move
in to get an ammo pack. Then get back, and move the middle container around.
Then move the next one back. You should be able to see a passageway now, then
move the other container to the side to give you more room.

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Move in and use Kinesis on the container that is blocking you and now follow
the passageway you created and move slowly and be careful. Take out your
weapon, perferably the Force Gun or Pulse Rifle/Plasma Cutter or Line Gun.

QUickly turn around and you can see something transforming, shoot it, these
are a new type of enemies, Stasis Enhanced Slasher. They are extremely fast
and they are even quite fast when you stasis them. Just focus fire on them
and shoot them down as quickly as you can. Aim for their legs to slow them
down a little bit.

Two more stasis enhanced slashers will appear, shoot it them quickly, use
stasis if you. Retreat back to the area with the container boxes if you can
suppress fire until they are dead. The primary mode of the Force Gun is the
very effective at killing them, but, you can also use the Pulse Rifle.
Remember to keep shooting at them even if they are crippled, because they
are still very fast even without their legs.

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These enemies ain't hard to kill in a way because they are not that strong.
they are slightly tougher than a normal slasher, but they are very fast and
are much more aggressive and deal more damage. Be very careful if you playing
the game on higher difficulty!! Keep shooting until they are dead!

Once they are dead, move near the unlocked door and other stasis enhanced
slasher will pop out. Shoot it before it hugs you, they are so quick, they
can even flank you sometimes before you know it, they are netx to you. So
you have to shoo them quickly. Retreat if you have to, and watch out the
reversed gravity plates.

When it is dead, move the boxes away from the door and enter the "Torpedo
Room".


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets, three ammo pack and one green item box

#### end of items #### 


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           New enemy - Stasis Enhanced Slasher, skip if not interested

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When the necromoprh infection process merges with the in built stasis unit
inside some soldiers. It transforms them into Stasis enhanced slashers, which
are extremely dangerous, especially in groups. They are very fast and easily
outflank Isaac. Sometimes, these slashers can also dodge attacks from Isaac's
weapon. 


Attacks: 

- Slashing attack: Stasis slasher can smash and slash their victims with
their power arms. Try side stepping to dodge it.

- Slashing leap attack: sometimes, stasis slasher can jump at their victims
and smash them down with their arms.

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Slasher have five limbs or appendages you should attack:

- Left and right arm

- Left and right leg

- And the head area


Recommend weapons:

- Plasma cutter or Pulse rifle: good for individual stasis slasher, aim for
their legs first to cripple them and then shoot off their arms as fast as
you can.

- Force Gun: wait until they get close and shoot, this can do good damage
against them and almost always knocks them down. Try avoid using the grenades
against the, unless they are on the ground. They can close in on Isaac really
quickly and the grenade may end up damaging Isaac as well.

You can also use Line Gun, but sometimes the stasis slasher will be able to
dodge your Line Gun attacks.

You will probably have to use stasis against these enemies, they can be very
dangerous if you let them run around freely. They can do some serious damage
and you really have to be careful. The stasis slashers are slightly stronger
than normal slasher and may take a few more hits to kill. 

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 1,200 to 2,000, Small/Medium Health Pack

- Some stasis slasher may drop you stasis pack

Stasis slasher generally drops you an item after you killed them.

!!NOTE: stasis enhanced slashers are very fast and can close in on Isaac in
a blink of an eye. So you have to be very careful. Also crippled stasis
slashers are still quite fast and you really need to kill them quickly.!!

!!WARNING: Stasis enhanced slashers can move through vents and pop out of some
floor ducts.!!

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                              End  of new enemy

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                                 Torpedo Room
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!!NOTE: There could be one enemy around here.!!

Go inside and move the boxes out of the way. WHAT THE?! HOLY... geez that
scared me. Did you see that, that doesn't sound like Nicole. There is something
serious wrong with that. That could be just something else...


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: Isaac... Make us whole again...

---- End of Story Log ---- 


Ok for all you people out there, the Torpedo is right next to you, but it is
way to big for you to carry, although I'm sure you wouldn't mind launching
a few of these at the Necromorphs and see how they react.

Anyway, go around and collect the items, there should be three item cabinets
and two green boxes around. Now, to your right is a few boxes piled up, don't
you start removing them or you will regret it. An stasis enhanced slasher will
pop out if you do, shoot it if it comes out. You can grab the power module
from the wall if you want, it is up to you.

Once you done, keep moving and Hammond will buzz you in. Then enter the door
"To elevator to upper deck".


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Hammond's Assistance" ----

Hammond: Isaac. I'm tracking your position but it doesn't look like I can
reach you. This da** ship was nearly sheared in half. I made it to the
bridge... it's a mess here. These poor bastards didn't stand a chance. I'm
going to override all door locks so you can get to the engine room. I'll
try and catch up with you there.

---- End of Audio Log ----


#### overall items #### 

Three item cabinets and two green item boxes.

#### end of items #### 


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                                 Elevator Hallway
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!!NOTE: there are two enemies that will appear in this area. There is also a
!Save! station in this area.!!

Keep going and save the game, then diemember all the bodies you see. You know
why, because infectors will soon come out. Keep dismembering the bodies. When
you are ready, move around and interact with the door to the elevator. Then
the power will go out, suddenly two infectors will pop out.

One ahead of you and one behind you. So shoot it down as quickly as you can,
I hope you dismember all the bodies. You can use stasis if need. After you
killed them. You can grab the power module and put it in the slot for the
elevator. The door to "Cargo Room" is blocked. so you can't go that way. So,
get on the elevator and get to the upper deck.


#### overall items #### 

Three item cabinets and two green item boxes.

#### end of items #### 


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                           Elevator to Upper Deck
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As you ride on the elevator, Dr. Kyne will somehow buzz in. He will ask for
your help. Well, isn't Dr. Kyne the one killed captain? So, he is the one
listening on to us... Unlike Dr. Mercer, he is nice enough to ask for help.
But, he is speaking some crazy stuff, the Marker, the Church, returning it
to the planet? 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Dr. Kyne" ----

Dr. Kyne: Mr. Clarke! I need to speak with you... My name is Terrence Kyne...
Doctor Kyne. Listen to me, there isn't much time... If you really can repair
the shuttle, there is a better use for it than just run away. You must
understand, the forces at work here are... greater than you can imagine.

Dr. Kyne: If you leave now... you will condemn all humanity! The planet will
never stop, never rest, unless the Marker is returned. Don't you see? The
Church is wrong! This is all a trap! I've seen it... you must help me!

---- End of Audio Log ----


Anyway once he stops talking. The elevator will stop. Step out, keep going
around to your right, there are two item cabinets you can open. Then, keep
going and enter the " To Armory".


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets

#### end of items #### 


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                                Armory
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are five enemies in here. There is also a !Upgrading! bench in
here. There is also a !SHOOTING MINIGAME! you can play here. There are also
!INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! around, be careful!!

Go inside and you can hear a monster scream, look out it is a divider, get
back and shoot it quickly. Watch out the gravity distortions. I suggest you
stay near the door you came in from and stay there until your enemies came
near. They won't follow, but you can still shoot them. Aim for the exploders
to kill them off first. Hopefully the explosion will hit the divider as
well. Then, try and stasis the crawler and throw down a few mines to kill
them.

Two more exploders will pop out the vent, watch out they should be pop out
near the door entrance. Shoot them down quickly and if you are lucky the
crawler may get caught in the explosion.

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Once the enemies are dead, move around and collect all the items and go around
to the little area near the upgrading bench and watch out for the gravity
distortion. Keep going and open the item locker and pick up the Audio Log -
"Emergency".

Ok now you can play the shooting minigame if you want, if you not interest,
go to the end of the room and enter the door "To infirmary".


#### overall items #### 

One green item box, three item cabinets/lockers and !Power Node!.

#### end of items #### 


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                           Shooting Gallery Minigame
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There isn't much to this game, except shoot the targets that pops out, don't
miss and shoot the correct target. Make sure you shoot the red targets and
do NOT shoot the blue targets. You need to shoot all the red targets to proceed
to the next level, you may NOT miss a target. 


Recommended Weapon: Pulse Rifle or Upgraded Plasma Cutter

You can also use the Line Gun, the Line Gun works good for the first four
levels. But, level five is just too fast for it.

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If you miss a target, simply back away and restart the level. You have infinite
ammo, but don't sppam, because you may hit a blue target. Remember, all you have
to do is shoot the target once with any weapon to destory. There are also
rewards for finishing each level. There are total five levels:


Level 1: This is pretty easy.

Reward - weapon ammo


Level 2: This is getting a little harder, but nothing too difficult.

Reward - weapon ammo


Level 3: Well, it is getting a little tricker, make sure to stay in the middle
and aim before you shoot. Also return your cross-hair to the middle once you
destroyed a target.

Reward - Medium Health Pack


Level 4: This is getting pretty hard, level 4 is quite difficult and will take
you many tries, take a break if you can't get through. I only manage to do this
a few times, and it was quite lucky too. You need to keep shooting and try not
to spam, because you will end up hitting one of the blue targets.

Reward - !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR!


Level 5: This is very hard and I'm not kidding, Jack said he finished it. But,
he said it is not easy, although Not impossible, but will probably take you
a few hours. Unfortunately I only managed to complete Level 5 once and it took
me a while. But according to Jack, there is no tricks here, you just have to
keep shooting at the red targets until the level finishes. 

Concentrate on the target, not your score, ignore the score, because it is
meaningless. You need to shoot all the targets to get the reward, i.e. you
have to get the maximum score. Jack also reckon the plasma cutter is better
for this level, rather than the Pulse Rifle. I also recommend the plasma
cutter, especially if it is upgraded. 

Reward - !Power Node!

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Remember, in the minigame, you can shoot any part of the red target to destory
it, you don't have to shoot them in the head to destroy the target. I gave up
on Level 5, it is quite difficulty for me. Also, Isaac seem to block
the view on the left side, or considering moving side to side whenever you
find the view too difficult to see.

After you finished level 5, you can restart the game and play again if you
want. But, you won't get any extra rewards. Jack told me the minigame is easier
on PS3, because you don't get mouse lag. But I guess it is all depends on how
much you are use to your mouse. Don't turn up the DPI too much, because it
doesn't really help much. Your crosshair ends up going everywhere.

[[Thanks to Jack for providing the information on the rewards for level 5,
and thanks to Kevin (Berserker) for confirming it.]]

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                            End of Minigame
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                          Infirmary Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !stasis! recharge station here.!!

Move in a you will see a soldier holding his leg, poor bastard... you can't
help him. He is dead. Recharge your stasis and move into the door to the
"Infirmary".

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                                Infirmary
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are two enemies in this area and there is also an !INSTANT DEATH
HAZARD! - HIGH ENERGY LASER here.!!

Watch the laser beam, don't move too close, a stasis enhanced slasher will pop
out and then it will get cut by the laser beam. Open the cabinet to your right.
Then slowly move to your left and then stasis the laser beam when it is moving
to the right, when it is safe, cross to the other side. Then a stasis enhanced
slasher will pop out the vents. Shoot it with stasis before it gets a chance
to run around. Then kill it.

Make sure to you are clear from the laser or else Isaac will get killed
instantly. It should be noted that sometimes you can trigger the second
stasis slasher without needing to go over the other side of the laser. You
can use the laser to kill him. 

Anyway, there are one more item cabinet here you can open, there is also one
in the path of the laser beam, so you have to stasis the laser beam to get it.
But, if you want to risk it. Then don't worry about it. Once you are done head
for the door "To Barracks".


#### overall items #### 

Three item cabinets, one of them is near the laser.

#### end of items #### 


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            NOTE ON !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! HIGH ENERGY LASER

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High energy laser beam can cut through metal, flesh and even strong insulating
materials very quickly, therefore making them very dangerous. These laser beams
can kill Isaac INSTANTLY if he gets hit. Unfortunately, the source of the laser
is out of reach and the laser emitter cannot be destroyed with light weapon.

The easiest way to avoid them is to shoot them with the stasis module. This
slows down the movement of the laser emitter. This allows Isaac a few seconds
to move around the Hazard.

!!NOTE: even when in stasis, the laser CAN still kill Isaac if he gets too
close. SO keep distance at all times.!!

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                              END NOTES

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                               Barracks Hallway
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!!NOTE: there are five enemies in this area and there is also a !Save!
station.!!

Go inside and you can hear something scream, sounds like exploders. Ok, move
along the passage to your right and keep going down, pick up the ammo quickly.
Then turn around and a stasis enhanced slasher will come at you, kill it
quickly before it hugs you.

Then you will see a exploder, shoot it in the left arm to kill it. Another
exploder will drop from the vent just ahead of you. Be careful and shoot
him in the body or the right arm to push him back. Then kill it, make sure
to keep distance. Use stasis if needed. Then two more exploders will appear
in front of the passageway. Shoot them in the left arm, you should have
plenty of time to kill them.

Once they are dead, take the !Power Node! nearby. The corridor behind you is
blocked. So you have to keep moving forward, then turn right and you will see
the !Save! station. Save the game if you want and open the two item cabinets.
Also pick up the Small Health Pack near the door. You may see another exploder
on the other side, but it can't get to you. When you are done go into the door
"Barracks". 


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets, three ammo packs, !Power Node! and Small Health Pack.

#### end of items #### 


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                               Barracks 
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!!NOTE: there are fourteen enemies in this room. This is also one of those
!Death Rooms! be very very careful here. There are also !INSTANT DEATH
HAZARDS! around. There is also a !Store! in this area.!!

Ok, make sure you have saved the game and reload all your weapons, because you
will be in for a big fight. When you are ready, move forward and take the Large
Health Pack next to your right. Then keep moving forward and quarantine will
be activated. Suddenly a Pregnant necromorph will appear shoot it down quickly.

Then two lurkers may pop out of the Pregnant, you should be careful, try use
Stasis plus mines are grenades. Two stingers will also pop out. Remember you
can stasis groups of enemies. This room can get really messy really quickly.
Keep moving and use stasis whenever need. Keep an eye open for those reversed
gravity hazards, accidentally stepping into them can be nasty.

Soon, two more lurkers will pop out plus two stasis enhanced slashers. Watch
out the stasis slasher, make sure to shoot their legs off first and then try
and shoot their arms off. use stasis whenever you think you needed. Soon,
three exploders will join the party. Avoid the exploders at all cost if you
can and try to kill the stasis slashers first. Soon, two more stasis enhanced
slasher will come out.

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I suggest you stay near the entrance you came in from and not too go down
the other end too much. Because most enemies spawn from there, especially the
exploder. If you go near where the !store! is, the exploder can pop out next
to you which can get really nasty. Three stasis enhanced slasher will also
come from there, so be careful when moving down the hall!

Make sure to focus fire power on the stasis slasher because they are extremely
dangerous. Watch out for the exploders and keep an eye open for the reversed
gravity hazard. They are just as dangerous as whatever is chasing after you.
Remember you can push enemies into the hazards to kill them too. Also, make
sure to heal if you get damaged.

Keep moving and keep shooting, don't stop moving or else something will hit
you. Once you killed exploders, focus fire power on the lurkers, hopefully
all the stingers are killed by the explosion from the exploders. When your
enemies are all dead. Take a deep breathe cause you just pass one of the
hardest room in the whole game!

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You can now go around and collect all the goodies around and make sure to
shop at the !store! at the end of the hall if you want to. Pick up the
Text Log - "Orders". There are also six item cabinets. Now, the other door
near the entrance will be blocked, so can't go that way. 

It looks like they knew about the Marker, Hammond is right. The USM Valor
didn't came here by accident... Well, they were look for the Ishimura. But, it
looks like their mission short lived. Feel free to look around, this is where
all the soldiers sleep, there are in total eighty beds. Lots of soldiers on
board. Anyway, once you are done, enter the door "EXIT".


#### overall items #### 

Text Log - "Orders"

Large Health Pack and six item cabinets on the wall

#### end of items #### 


!!NOTE: this room can be quite hard, so if you get killed, you can always
reload, don't worry, me and Jack died a few times too. You can get killed
really easily if you playing impossible mode, especially if you haven't
upgraded your RIG yet.!!

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                               Exit Hallway
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! Station in this area.!!

As you enter, you can hear someone groaning, you can't help him. So pick up
the ammo pack and keep going down the corridor. Head to "Engine Room". You
can save the game if you want, although I recommend you do, after what you
just been through. Keep going down open the cabinet for an item.

When you are ready, keep going down the hallway and enter the door "To Engine
Room".


#### overall items #### 

Ammo pack and one cabinet

#### end of items #### 


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                               Engine Room Hallway
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As you enter the room, a injured soldier will try to run away. You can't follow
him, the door behind him will be locked and you cannot enter. So open the item
cabinets for some items and break the green item box. There should be more item
cabinets near the locked door, where the soldier ran into. When you finished
collecting the items, enter the "Access to Lower Engine Room".


#### overall items #### 

Five item cabinets and one green item box

#### end of items #### 


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                             Engine Room Upper Level
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are EXTREME HEAT/FLAME HAZARD in this area, be very careful.
A Gaint enemy - Enhanced Brute will appear after you finish the objective in
this area.!!

As you enter, take the elevator and go up. This next bit is quite tricky and
you need to be careful:

You can either go the left or the right ride. But, I went for the left side
first. You can see a large metal cyclinder with a "Grip Symbol" on it. ISAAC
MUST STAY BEHIND THE LARGE METALLIC CYCLINDER AT ALL TIMES, this prevents
him from getting burned by the flame.

First using Kinesis slowly move the large cyclinder forward and make sure
Isaac foolows close behind. Then, keep moving, if the cyclinder gets stuck or
you can't move it. use Kinesis to move the cylinder SLOWLY to your left and
then keep moving it forward. Then you can see the PURPLE POWER MODULES, shoot
them to destroy them. There are in total six of those power modules, one on
each side and you have to shoot them all.

Then, keep moving the large cyclinder forward and you can see a second power
module, shoot it. Then move the cyclinder forward and there is another power
module, then destroy it. If the large cyclinder gets stuck, move it to your
left alittle bit and then you can move it. The cyclinders can get stuck on
some of the pipes.

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Once you took out all three power module, then you have to be careful. You
can NOT just run back. You have to mode the cyclinder back with you. SLOWLY
move it back bit by bit. Make sure Isaac stay behind the cyclinder, so he
does NOT get damaged. Don't rush it, take it slowly one step at a time.
When you moved the cyclinder back all the way, wait for the flame to die
down and then run around to safety near the elevator.


You have to then repeat the same thing on the right hand side. Go to the right
and then move the large cyclinder forward and shoot out any purple power module
you see. Keep moving it forward, if he gets stuck, move the cyclinder a little
to the side. Then keep moving, there are in total another three more power
module. Shoot them to destroy them, once they are destroyed, the flame will
stop and you can go around and pick up the Mission item - {Singlaurity Core}.

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Now, before you pick the core. Then, go around outside and save the game.
Because once you pick up the core, you can't go back to the Barracks and
most parts of the door on the ship will be locked.

Anyway, if you don't wanna go back all the way or when you are done. Pick
up the Mission item - {Singlaurity Core}. Once you take the core, things
on the Valor will start going bad, real bad. The elevator doesn't have any
power, so you can't go that way. Anyway, take the little passageway
near the large cyclinder and go down, open the item cabinets for some items.

!!NOTE: after you take the Singularity Core, you cannot go back to most
part of the ship and you won't be able to access the shooting minigame again,
so if you still want to play that minigame, don't take the core and go back,
and you can play it again.!!

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                          Engine Room Lower Level

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Kendra will buzz in and tell you to get to the crew deck. Alright, better
get out fast, this ship isn't going to be very stable for very long. Keep
going down the ramp and collect more items. Then keep going down and open
the door to the lower level of the engine. Then keep going forward near the
glass area and you will see Hammond!


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Kendra: Is that it? You got it? Oh my god, you got it! That's the piece
we need. Get to the crew deck!

Hammond: Isaac! Over here! I've been trying to reach you but my comm was
out! You got the singularity core... That's our ticket out of here. Get that
core to the shuttle! Don't wait for me. Oh, f*** me. Aaarrgh!

---- End of Story Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 9-4: "Go to the Crew Deck"

I've got the Singularity Core now. Removing it may cause some bad side
effects to the Valor's power system, so I should get out of here quickly.
I'm heading to the Crew Deck now, in hopes of repairing the shuttle
docked there.

==== End of mission objective ====


He will wave to you and Oh no... a Brute... Hammond tried to fight it back,
but in vain. The Brute didn't show any mercy and Hammond is gone. Then, it
smashes the glass and is charging for you. Now, Avenge for Hammond and shoot
that thing down, before it kills you.

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use the your normal tactics against the Brute, aim for the weak spot around
its arm joints. Remember to use stasis when need, keep shooting, cut off its
legs if you can. When it goes dormant, go behind it and keep shooting it.

This is an enhanced Brute and is tougher than the ones before and it does
ALOT of damage, now seriously. I got killed in one hit with 125 points of
health and level 4 armor, so be careful if you playing high difficulty.
Use stasis or else you will have problem killing it. 

The area is relatively small and you can easily get trapped if you not careful,
if you get trapped, try use stasis on the Brute and find a way out. So try and
shoot it till it goes dormant. It is pretty hard to kill, but if you focus fire
on its weak spot, you should be able to take it down with about 250ish Pulse
Rifle rounds. Yeah it isn't easy, it took me about 150 Pulse Rounds and about
12 Line Gun hits to kill it.

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When it is dead, it will drop you the best item in the game !DIAMOND
SEMICONDUCTOR!, you can sell that for 25,000 credits, so it is very useful.
Kendra will also buzz in again. 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Hammond's Death" ----

Kendra: I just lost all of Hammond's vitals! Is he dead? Oh god. It's just us
now, Isaac...

---- End of Audio Log ----  


Well, there goes Hammond, he almost made it, that's too bad, there is nothing
you can do. Now, you can pick up Hammond's body and throw it around if you
want, but you can't pick up his weapon. 

When you are done, exit the room and head out of the Hallway. The Valor is
falling apart completely, explosions everywhere.


#### overall items #### 

Mission item - {Singlaurity Core} - Critical Engine Component

Nine item cabinets in total, upper and lower level

#### end of items #### 


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        New enemy - Enhanced Brute/Gaint necromorph, skip if not interested

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These Brutes are much tougher and stronger than the normal Brute. They are
heavily mutanted and can inflict serious damage even to well-armoured
opponents. Be very careful, they do not like to be provoked and they are far
more aggressive than the normal slashers.

Ehanced Brute is very similar to the normal Brute, but they are tougher,
stronger and do more damage. They have the same attacks, so it is recommended
you use stasis against him. Use the same tactics as you do against the normal
brutes, shoot them in their weak spot. When they become dormant, keep shooting
at the weak spot on their back.

Remember to avoid their attacks at all costs, enhanced Brute can do a LOT of
damage.

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Attacks: Same attacks as the Brute, but do more damage.

!!NOTE: Enhanced Brutes may NOT be able to charge at you if you shoot off
their legs or one of its arms.!!

!!WARNING: If you are grabbing the corrosive/acid pods with Kinesis, make sure
you do NOT move the corrosive pods too close to Isaac, or it may explode and
damage him.!!

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Enhanced Brute/Gaint necromorphs have five weak spots:

- Both arm joints with yellowish/greenish spots

- Both legs

- A large yellowish blob on its back


Recommend weapons:

- Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter: shoot rapid bursts into its arm joints or
aim for their legs to slow them down.

- Line Gun: Aim for the arms as well or shoot its legs, the wide damage of
the line gun makes it easier to damage the Brute.

- Contact Beam or Flamethrower: Make sure to use these weapons when it stays
down and go behind it, then just unleash everything you got. 

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Possible items it drops:

- The first time enhanced Brute will drop you !DIAMOND SEMICONDUCTOR!, the
Brute Isaac in later chapter will likely to drop you Power Node.


!!NOTE: Enhanced Brutes can NOT move through vents and floor ducts.!!

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                             End of New Enemy

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((... Hammond keep firing, geez, or shoot the glass. The Enhanced Brute will
be easy to handle if Isaac had double the fire power.))

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                                Engine Room Hallway
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!!NOTE: There are heat hazards here, be careful.!!

Keep going down the hallway and enter the door to "Elevator to Lower Deck".
The ship is catching on fire and it won't last very long. The computer
will keep on warning you, so keep moving. Be aware of the fire around the
deck, they can damage Isaac.

Computer: Warning. Catastrophic failure of fuel containment. Evacuate the
vessel immediately

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                                Engine Room Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: There are heat hazards here, be careful.!!

Keep going, open the item cabinet, then go down the corridor and you will see
a power module, slot into the empty slot next to the wall. Open the cabinet on
the wall and ride the elevator down.


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets

#### end of items #### 


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                            Lower Deck Air Lock Hallway
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! station in this area.!!

If you want save the game using the save station just ahead as you move out of
the elevator. If not, just turn left and get into the airlock. Keep going, open
the second blast door to the air lock.

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                            Zero-G Ore Storage
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!!NOTE: this is a ZERO-G area.!!

Ok, the Ishimura airlock is just ahead to the left, aim a little to the left
and jump at the airlock, you should be able to get there in two jumps. If you
can't find it, use the deck Nav key. Once you are at the Ishimura air lock, go
in and you need to get to the Crew Deck to get that Shuttle.

You can look back at all the explosion near the Valor, well what a waste of a
good ship... get inside the blast door and head for the Tram. On your way to
the station, a stasis enhanced slasher will pop out, shoot it before things
get nasty, it almost killed me, took me by complete surprise. so, make sure
to kill it quickly. 

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                               Tram Station
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Get on the tram and interact with it to get to the crew deck.


==== objective 9-4 Completed ====


-- CHAPTER NINE COMPLETED --


That's CHAPTER 9, good work, hopefully you still have plenty of ammo and
health, it's going to get tough soon.

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                     4.10 CHAPTER 10 - END OF DAYS -- (CH10)  

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Bad news, Hammond is gone. But good news, the singularity core should work on
the shuttle. Let's hope the shuttle works, because that is probably the last
chance to get off this da** ship.

((Note: at the this stage, I have well over 100K credit, but I didn't buy any
power node yet. So, you should keep around 50,000 credit because you will need
it soon.))

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                               Tram Station - Crew Deck
_______________________________________________________________________________

Get off the tram and Kendra will buzz in. Listen to her and move around and
break the green item box. There will be three more objectives, objective 10-4
is inactive at the moment.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Find The Nav Cards" ----

Kendra: Isaac, I've located the shuttle Hammond found. Sh**! No good. The
shuttle is brain dead, someone removed the navigation cards, God knows why.
There's three of them scattered around the deck. I'm downloading their
locations. I can't access the doors from here. So you'll need a crew key. If
you can find those parts. I think we can get that shuttle operational again.

---- End of Video Log ----  


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==== New mission objectives ====

Objective 10-1: "Find the Crew Key"

Once I find the Crew Key. I'll be able to access the elevators down to the
various Sleep Blocks on the deck.


Objective 10-2: "Find the Navigation Cards (0/3)"

It sounds like someone sabotage the shuttle and ripped out the Navigation
cards. I've got to find them and bring them to the shuttle, along with the
Singularity Core


Inactive Objective 10-4: "Find the Shuttle"

Now that I've got the Singularity Core. I need to find the shuttle on this
deck and repair it. It's the only way to get off this ship. 

==== End of mission objectives ==== 


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The shuttle won't go anywhere without the Nav Cards, so you need to find them.
Look like someone doesn't want anyone to leave this ship. There are three Nav
cards in total. You will also need to find the crew key. 

You can go into the glass area to pick up an ammo pack, it should be at the
very end. Note the strange writing on the wall and "Don't Believe..." etc. 
When you are done looking at the bloody palm prints on the wall, go down stairs
into the "Commons". Let's find the Crew key first.


#### overall items #### 

One item cabinets and one green item box

#### end of items #### 


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                               Commons
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!!NOTE: there is a !store!, !Upgrading! bench and !Save! station in this
area.!!

Who is singing that song... "Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what
you are... never shut your eyes" Try and ignore the song, but I know it is
catchy and sets in the mood. Now keep going forward and look at all the dead
crew... what a mess...

I suggest you dismember all the bodies you see, if you don't you will seriously
regret it later. Jack didn't listen to me and end up having three enhanced
slasher chasing him across the room... so, you better start dismembering all
the body, make sure to cut off at least three limbs from each body, arms, legs
and head. There are in total nine bodies. You can also use Kinesis, group all
the bodies together and throw down a mine to dismember them all

Go around and pick up the items arounds. There should be two ammo packs
and two green item box. You can shop around at the store if you want. Look
around the funny posters, "Shaolin Vs Space Ninja"?! "Rancid Moon" etc. Note
the strange writing all over the floor.

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Once you finished sight seeing, don't go into "Sleep Block C" yet. Take the
Cargo lift and go to the upper level, save the game if you want. Open the
item cabinet and pick up the Text Log - "Unitology Article". Use the Upgrading
Bench if you wish.

You can go inside the "Executive Security Hall", keep going and interact with
the locked door. Looks like you can't get inside the "Executive Security Room"
because of the lockdown. Dr. Kyne will then buzz in.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Locked Executive Door" ----

Dr. Kyne: Amelia? No... No no No NO! The shuttle is mine. I control access to
the shuttle! If I could make the journery... I could fix everything... I'm
sorry. MAr. Clarke, unless you can prove to me you get it space worthy again.
I'm afraid I can't let you through. I need to know you're on my side!

---- End of Audio Log ----  


According to Dr. Mercer, Amelia Kyne was dead... Maybe, Dr. Kyne is crazy.
Also, according the Unitology article, it looks like you have to die first,
give up your body, and undergo some kind of transformation to become immortal.
Sounds awfuls like the necromorph transformation... Dr. Mercer keeps on
saying it is divine...

When you finished looking around and reading the article, go inside the door
"Residental Hall", it should be near the Upgrading Bench.


#### overall items #### 

Text Log - "Unitology Article"

Three item cabinets on the wall, green item box and two ammo packs.

#### end of items #### 


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                              Residental Hall
_______________________________________________________________________________

Soon as you go in, you see a familiar face, oh no, oh no... it is Dr. Mercer,
da** it. He is behind the glass and you cannot shoot him, you can't go in the
door either. What the ??? is he talking about, oh dear... he is going to use
that knife... he just killed Jacob Temple, the guys who tried to find Liz...


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Dr. Mercer: What do you cling to when all must seem so utterly hopeless
around you? Dr. Cross was a true believer. She has faith. And now she awaits
her transformation. Her rebirth. Are you ready to ascend, Mr. Temple? Of
course you are. Have no fear. You will play your part soon enough. Witness the
conviction of a true believer! They are ready! Take them! Embrace them!

---- End of Story Log ----  


When Dr. Mercer finishes, you can go inside and enter the door into the 
"Dining Room". Note, you cannot run on the organic stuff. 

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                                Mess Hall
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!!NOTE: there are two enemies in this area, they are annoying Divider!! Be
careful.!!

Get inside and look around, "Featuring the Fine Food of Ishimura Farm", well
I bet Isaac wouldn't mind a drink and a nicely cooked meal. Well, the place
is a complete mess and there is no food around, just empty bottles... that
organic stuff is everywhere. Now, break the green item box for an item and
you can pick up the ammo using kinesis, it is underneath the table.

Look around the poster and keep going "Altman be Praised"? Who the hell is
Altman, where have I heard that name from? Oh yeah the text log before?
Remember, Unitology... That must be the church that the captain was talking
about. Mmmm, things are start coming together...

Keep going around and a exploder will pop out of the vents, but he can't get
to you. Move around and you can see Temple's body and next to him is Dr. Cross,
well they are both gone. If you use Kinesis to flip Dr. Cross body around, she
was killed the same way as Jacob. 

Now, you can clench your teeth and hold your mouse real tight, because you will
need it soon. Anyway break the green item box around, keep going near the item
cabinet and take the cargo lift down.

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                            Mess Hall Lower Level 

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When the lift stops, you can hear two divider, one will appear a head of you,
the other one will be on your right. Try and group them and shoot them
together. Use stasis if needed. When the divider about to split apart, quickly
throw down a grenade or a Mine to kill the crawler. If you have the
flamethrower, it is time to spray fire bomb, just keep shooting fire bombs
at the crawler and run.

Try avoid stepping on the organic stuff, because you can't run on it. Make sure
to kill the crawlers as soon as you can, because they can be very annoying.
A good way to kill them is to stasis a group of them, then throw down a few
Mines or Grenades. The radial damage will kill them pretty fast. If the one of
the divider is still alive, try and stasis him. Then reposition yourself
and try to shoot down the crawlers as soon as you can. 

Fire bomb is really effective against the crawler, because you can do the same
hit and run tactic they use, especially if you upgraded the flame duration.
Nothing is better than giving them a taste of their own medicine. 

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Alternatively, Jack told me you can take the cargo lift back up and shoot the
divider from the upper level to kill them. You can also shoot down some of
the crawlers from the upper level, remember the crawlers can move up any
surface, so they can move to the upper level as well, be aware. Personally,
I perfer going down there and shoot them down.

Once everything stops moving, stomp on them to ensure they are dead. Then,
you can go around a pick up all the items. There is a !Power Node! nearby
and open the item cabinet for the Mission Item - {Crew Key}. Break
the green item box for a goodie. Be careful not to get hit by the Wall
Necromorph there, shoot it to kill it if you want. Strange, Dr. Mercer
also got the lift down, where did he disppear too?


==== objective 10-1 Completed ==== 


Once you collected everything. Take the Cargo Lift and go up. Then move
around the dining tables and head out of the door. Dr. Kyne will buzz in and
he says he can explain all this. Well, better get the Nav Cards. Head out the
door to the "Residental Hall" and then go into the other unlocked door 
"Residental Lobby".


---- New Message, Video Log - "Kyne's Gambit" ----

Dr. Kyne: Mr. Clarke! I really... mus speak with you! I'm really close to
your position and... and I know you want to hear what I have to say. I can
explain all this! I know what happened. When you have the Nav cards. I'll
let you into the security station. We must talk, Hurry!

---- End of Video Log ----  


#### overall items #### 

Mission Item - {Crew Key}

Ammo pack, four green item boxes, three cabinets

#### end of items #### 


((If you remember much earlier, there is some writing on the wall of the
restroom that noted Altman... Well... maybe it's all related.))

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                                 Residental Lobby
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!!NOTE: there are two enemies in this area.!!

When you move around the corner, look it is a spawner and there will be a few
tentacle pods already on the ground. Quickly move back for cover as the pods
fire at you. Then, move out quickly, throw a few Mines or Grenades and get
back. Soon, an enhanced slasher will pop out near the spwaner, it will charge
at you. Cool it down with the Pulse Rifle or the Plasma Cutter.

Make sure to cripple the enhanced slasher first and then shoot off its arms.
Use stasis if needed. Try and take cover and avoid the the darts from the
tentacle pods. Exit and re-enter the room if you feel uncomfortable. Kill
the enhanced slasher first before taking out the pods.

Once you killed the enhanced slasher, if the spawner is still alive, shoot
it with a few more mines to kill it. Then shoot a mine or a grenade at the
pods to take them out as well. Then, go around and pick up the two ammo
packs and open the cabinet on the other side.

Once you are done, first go into the ladies rest room and open the item cabinet
for 3,000 credit. Then go near the locked elevator, interact with it and unlock
it with the crew key to "Sleep Block A".


#### overall items #### 

One item cabinets and two ammo packs

Inside the rest room: one item cabinet

#### end of items #### 


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                            Elevator to Sleep Block A
_______________________________________________________________________________

Once the elevator stops, keep going, open the cabinet and head into "Sleep 
Block A Commons. 


#### overall items #### 

One item cabinet on the wall

#### end of items #### 


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                             Sleep Block A Commons
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !Save! Station in this area.!!

Go inside and Kendra will buzz and give you a new objective. Move around
and pick up the item - Small Health Pack and break the green item box. Pick
up the ammo pack too. Save the game if you wish.

Kendra: The lift support system in Sleep Block B has been shut down. You'll
have to find an override nearby to get to the door.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Life Support Down" ----

Kendra: The life support system in Sleep Block B has been shut down. You'll
have to find an override nearby to get to the door.

---- End of Audio Log ----  


==== New mission objectives ====

Objective 10-3: "Override the Locks to Block B"

Life Support is down in Sleep Block B and the door is locked. I should be
able to run a override from a nearby control station.

==== End of mission objectives ==== 


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Ok, so life support is offline that is no good. Look like you have to find an
override somewhere. Now there are plenty of doors around here. First go inside
the men's restroom. Wait, it's an enhanced slasher... strange it is already
dead, stomp on it to dismember it if you like. Then go around and open the
item cabinet and take the ammo pack.

Then go around outside and open the unlocked door to "Sleep Block A Bunks".


#### overall items #### 

Small Health Pack, green item box and ammo pack.

Inside the men's restroom: ammo pack and item box.

#### end of items #### 


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                             Sleep Block A Bunks
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!! NOTE: there are two enemies in this area. One Gaint Enemy - Gaint Tentacle
that will appear after you enter and another enemy will appear after you
complete the objective.!!

Go in and Geez, it is another gaint tentacle, it will grab you. So shoot it
with the Pulse Rifle or the plasma cutter to kill it. You won't have much time
so shoot it die as quickly as you can. Once the tentacle explode, move to the
end and open the item cabinet for - Large Health Pack and then back track your
way around, pick up the credit and open the item cabinet and enter the door to
"Storage Room." 

Feel free to look around the buunker beds, well... they don't look that
uncomfortable.

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                                Storage Room

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Get inside and pick up the ammo pack and then use your Kinesis Module to pull
down the override lock. Now "Sleep Block B" should be unlocked. Now move
outside.


==== objective 10-3 Completed ==== 


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Suddenly, an enhanced slasher will pop out, cool it down quick and shoot it
before it gets you. Remember to cripple it first. Once it is dead, pick up
anything it leave you. Then, move out to the Commons and then head for
the door to "Sleep Block B".

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                             Block B Commons
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are rooms in this area that are VACUUM. Be careful and there are
also three enemies in this area. There is a !Oxygen! recharge station around
here.!!

Keep going out through the second door and you will enter a Vacuum, one slasher
and a Pregnant Necromorph will charge at you, move back into the door and take
it easy. Wait till they comes around and shoot them. Cripple the slasher
first and the cripple the pregnant, retreat back into the door if they get
too close. After you killed them, there is another enhanced slasher nearby,
it will appear to be asleep, wake it up and kill it.

Then recharge your oxygen and head for the men's restroom first. Go inside
and open the item cabinet, pick up the Small Health Pack and the ammo pack.
Then go outside and enter "To Residental Hall". Open the item cabinet, but
the elevator is offline and the organic stuff is blocking it. Now go outside
and keep going into "Sleep Book A Bunks" 


#### overall items #### 

Item cabinet

Men's restroom: Small Health Pack, Ammo Pack and Item cabinet

#### end of items #### 


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                             Sleep Block B Bunks
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be five enemies in this area. Including two new enemies.!!

There is two doors into the Bunks, so you can go into either one. I enter the
one near the damaged Soda Machine. But, you can go in the other one if you
want, as you go inside, a new enemy, Enhanced Lurker will pop out. Now they
are just like the lurkers, except they are tougher and do more damage. Shoot
them quickly with your Line Gun and if you have the ripper, then it is your
time to shine, the ripper will serioud cause them nightmares.

Keep going forward and one more En hanced lurker will pop out along with a
Pregnant Necromorph, shoot them quickly. The pregnant is crippled, so
focus on the Enhanced Lurker first. After you killed it, take out the
Pregnant Necrmorph. Then, keep going, around then bunker beds. Then keep
going and a stasis ehanced slasher will drop down. Shoot it down quickly
before it gets to you. Remember you can go outside and recharge your oxygen if
needed.

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Then, go around and pick up the Mission Item - {Nav Card} and when you
try to go out the door. Another Stasis Enhanced Slasher will pop out. Shoot
it to kill it before it hug you. How did they get on board? I though the Valor
was destroyed?!

Now, look to your left or right, there should be a storage room and get inside.
Break the green item box for an item and take the !Power Node!. Then head out
again. Feel free to check out the beds again, they all have numbers 43077 or
04377.


==== Sub-objective 10-2 Completed (1/3) ====


Anyway, Once you are done head outside into the Commons and head back into
"Sleep Block A Comms" before you run out of ammo.


#### overall items #### 

Mission Item - {Nav Card} - Holo-card containing the ship's Navigation data

Two item cabinets

Storage Room: Green item box and !Power Node!

#### end of items #### 


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       New enemy - Enhanced Lurker necromorph, skip if not interested

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

These are much tougher versions of the normal lurker, they appear to have
darker skin due to the enhanced mutation. They are stronger and more deadly.
Much similar to normal lurkers, they are file, fast and can climb on just
abotu any surfaces. 


Attacks: Same attacks at the normal lurker, but do much more damage. 

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Lurkers have three tentacles/appendages that are their weak spots:

- Three tentacles from its back


Recommended weapon:

- Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter: Good against individual enhanced lurkers, aim
for the tentacles. 

- Line Gun or Ripper: both very effective against the enhanced lurkers. Ripper
will seriously damage enhanced lurkers.

You can also use the Flamethrower, which is also very good. 

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Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 1,500 to 3,000, Medium Health Pack, Stasis
pack

Enhanced lurkers almost always drop you an item.


!!NOTE: these enemies cannot attack unless their show up their tentacles, and
they can be very annoying in groups or with other enemies around. They
will also run away if you get too close. But, once they show their tentacles
you should punish them with the Line Gun or the Ripper.!!

!!NOTE: Enhanced Lurkers CAN go through vents and floor ducts.!!

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                               End of new enemy

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                             Sleep Block A Commons
_______________________________________________________________________________

When you are out of the Vacuum area, you can save the game if you want and the
keep going out the door to "Return to Main Commons". Then call the elevator/
tram and get on and get back to the Main Commons.

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                              Residental Lobby
_______________________________________________________________________________

Once the elevator stops, then you can hear what sounds like exploders. Well
they are not around here. Keep going outside to the hallway.

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                              Residental Hall
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are five enemies in this area now.!!

Keep going and two exploders will pop out of the vents, well teach them how to
explode by shooting their left arm. Then three crawlers will also try to come
around. If you are lucky, the crawler will get killed by the explosion. If not
shoot them with Pulse Rifle or Flamethrower.

When they are all dead, head out of the door to the "Commons"

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                                 Commons
_______________________________________________________________________________

Save the gaem if you want, or shop around or upgrade your weapon, once you
are done. Get down using the cargo lift and head for "Sleep Block C".

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                          To Sleep Block C Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there will be an enemy in here.!!

Head in and shoot the enhanced slasher before he jumps at you. Then go around
and open the item cabinets. Then head for the door to "Zero-G Basketball
Court". 


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets

#### end of items #### 


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                       Zero-G Basketball Court Hallway
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Keep going around and open the item cabinet and pick up the Schematic "Level 5
suit". Open the item locker for an item.

Now, I suggest you go back and buy the Level 5 suit, especially if you are
playing Impossible difficulty. But it is up to you. Anyway, once you are
ready, keep going the door and get inside.


#### overall items #### 

Schematic "Level 5 suit" and two item cabinet/locker

#### end of items #### 


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                          Zero-G Basketball Court
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!!NOTE: there is a ZERO-G area in this room and there are also three enemies.!!

Go inside and pick up the Text Log - "zero-G rules" and then open the blast
door and head inside into the Zero-G area.

Zero-G jump onto the second platform and pick up the Mission Item {Nav Card}
and then three enhanced lurkers will pop out. Now Zero-G jump around a safer
area dn shoot them. I suggest you try and stasis one of them and shoot them
down with your Line Gun. Focus firepower on one of them at a time to kill
them. 

You can use the Flamethrower, Shoot a few fire bombs at the lurkers and start
running around, wait for the fire to burn out and repeat. The Ripper is also
quite good here, but you need to go quite close to the lurkers. When using
the ripper blades, you can move around and let the blade cut the tentacles.
The primary mode of the ripper can cut off their tentacles quite quickly.

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They can get annoying, if you take too much damage, heal and you can always
go outside of the blast door. Remember to take them out one a time, once
you killed one, it becomes easier. Focus on the remaining lurkers to kill
them.

Once they are dead, you can now play the Zero-G ball, go near the platform
close to the blast door to interact with the hologram and you can now play
the "Zero-G Basketball" Minigame. Remember, you can try this game any time
later, as long as you are still in this Chapter. 


==== Sub-objective 10-2 Completed (2/3) ====


Once you have finished, go outside into the hallway. Two Nav Cards, one
more to go.


#### overall items #### 

Mission Item - {Nav Card} - Holo-card containing the ship's Navigation data

Item cabinet and Text Log - "Z-Ball Rules" 

#### end of items #### 


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                           Zero-G Backetball Minigame
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This game is easy to learn, but it can take a while, all you have to do is
grab the baal and shoot it into either one of the four holes. If you shoot it
into the holes with out any score multiplier, you get 1 point. Here is how the
mutiplier works:

You need to jump on one of the platforms that lights up, they light up randomly
so, you need to turn and look around. There are nine platforms in total, so it
can get confusing. Once you jump on the platform, the multiplier will become
increase. In higher levels, the score mutiplier will change between different
platforms, so be aware of that.

The multiplier will also reset every thirty seconds I think, so you can't just
jump around and keep stacking it. 


Multiplier 0 - 1 point

Multiplier 1 - 2 points

Multiplier 2 - 4 points

Multiplier 3 - 6 points

Multiplier 4 - 8 points


I never managed to get over level 4 multiplier, so try and get to level 4 and
shoot the ball quickly, because the multiplier will reset after a given amount
of time, if you didn't shoot any balls into the hole.

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If you want to restart the game, simply exit the area and the game will stop
and re-interact withe hologram to start the game again. You need to score 20
points at least to go up each level, there are total six levels and the
computer will notify you everytime you get a reward as you exit the area
through the blast door.

Computer: Reward Locker Unlocked. Congratulations


Level 1: This is pretty easy, just aim for any of the holes, you don't
even need to jump on any multiplier platform.

Reward - weapon ammo (random)


Level 2: This is getting a little harder than Level 1 and the blocks around
the holes will start moving to block some of the holes. Just shoot at the
holes that are unblocked.

Reward - Medium Health Pack


Level 3: The blockers will move around more frequently and start to block
the holes, but there is generally always one hole that is unblocked. Try
and not shoot if the blockers starts move over the hole.

Reward - Stasis Pack


Level 4: This is getting a little bit harder. The blockers will close over
the hole quite quickly. So you really need to act a little faster now.
If you can take a shoot, take a shoot, otherwise, you can always wait for
the next chance. 

Reward - 3,000 credit


Level 5: I find level 5 easier than level 4, it isn't that much harder. The
blockers will close the holes up a little bit faster.

Reward - !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR!


Level 6: The blockers will pretty must permanently three holes and one of the
holes will be randomly available for you to shoot. You have to wait and time
it. Try and not aim for very high multipliers, because it can become quite
difficult. Sometimes it is good idea to just take a shoot. Remember, try and
jump to the nearest platforms to shoot. It is easier to shink the ball that
way. This shouldn't be too hard, just needs a little bit of practice. 

At level 6, you don't have much time before the blockers start to close up.
So, you have to quickly aim and shoot. You don't need to aim exactly in
the middle of the hole, as you won't have time. As long as the ball goes in
that is all that really matter.

Reward - !Power Node!


After you finish level 6, that is the highest level. 

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Anyway, you can jump really close to the holes and shoot the ball, but you
will not get any score multiplier, although it is really easy to shoot
from close distance. Remember you can shoot it in any of the four holes to
score points, but sometimes the holes will be blocked, so aim for the one
that is open.

If you are going to jump around the platform and try to get store mutiplier,
remember you can no grab the ball and Zero-G jump with it. So, always remember
where you left the ball and then quickly grab and try to shoot for the holes.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to find where the ball is, so near the end of
every round, with less than 5 seconds left. Grab the ball, and move it
somewhere you can find it. If you shoot it into the holes, the ball will
come out of a random hole at the beginning of the next round. So you need
to be aware of that.

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Also, Isaac's body can sometimes block the view on the left side and you
may want to move Isaac around a little from time to time. Remember, once
you throw the ball into the holes, they can come out from any of the four
holes. So, you need to aim before firing your Kinesis. 

Having Kinesis upgraded will help you a little bit, but it isn't necessary,
nevertheless. Remember you can shoot the ball anytime when you grab it
with Kinesis, you don't need to move it close to you. I recommend you
use the plasma cutter for aiming.

After level 6, there are still three more lockers that are locked. I'm not
sure if you can ever unlock them. I heard from a few people that those
remaining three lockers cannot be opened.

!!NOTE: According to Kyle Hinsberger, who got 38 points at level 6 on the Xbox
version of the game - None of the three remaining lockers can be opened.
However, if someone else has more information on those remaining lockers,
please let me know. Thanks.!!


[[Thanks to Kyle Hinsberger for the information]]

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                           End of Minigame
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                       Zero-G Basketball Court Hallway
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!!NOTE: there is an enemy in this area.!!

As you try to exit the door, an enhanced slasher will pop out of no where and
try to slash you. Now, you should try and kill it before it goes all over you.
Once it is dead, move out the door and head for the elevator/tram for sleep
block C.

Alternatively, you can head back to the Commons and go buy the Level 5 suit.
But you should note there is an Infector and possibly an enhanced slasher
waiting for Isaac  in the main Commons. If you didn't disemember all the
bodies, well a few more enhanced slashers may end up trying to kill Isaac,
so be aware of that. 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                            New Armor, Level 5 Suit

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

This is the best suit you can get so far, it has very good armor and can
protect Isaac from most attacks

Cost: 60,000 credits

Armor: 20%

Inventory: Three additional slots for items


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                                End of new armor

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


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                            Sleep Block C Elevator Hallway
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!!NOTE: there is !Save! Station here.!!

When the elevator stop, keep going and you can hear Dr. Mercer talking and keep
moving through the Door to  Block C commons. You can save the game if you
want. 

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                              Block C Commons
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are three enemies in this area.!!

Oh, it is just a holographic video of Dr. Mercer, well he is talking about the
Unitology and the transformation, again, a load of non-sense. Anyway, move
around and three tentacle pod will attack you. Dodge their attacks and shoot
them. Kill them and move around the room and open the item cabinets. Then go
inside the men's restroom for some more ammo pack and one more cabinet.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Dr. Mercer: How can you be turning away from the Church in this vital hour.
Do not abandon your faith! What's happening on the colony is not a tragedy.
It is God's work! The truth is even more fantastic! On the planet below us,
we have found a Marker! can't you see, god's plan is unfolding, and we are
its inheritors! We will ascend, as we always knew we would! UNITOLOGY IS
TRUTH! And your death is the first phase of this transformation.

Dr. Mercer: Do not be deterred by the physical methods of transformation.
Soon, you will be beyond any physical concerns! You must have faith in the
process. Where are you going? You fools! This is what we've been searching
for all these years! This is what we have been waiting for. Don't listen to
them! Come back! COME BACK!!!

---- End of Story Log ----  


When you are ready, go inside the Sleep Block C Bunks.


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets

Men's rest room: one item cabinet and ammo pack

#### end of items #### 


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                            Sleep Block C Bunks
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!!NOTE: Two enemies will appear after you completed the objective. One of them
is the REGENERATOR.!!

Ok, go in and  open the item cabinet for a few items. The storage room is
locked. But you can override the lock with a !Power Node!. If you have one,
I suggest you use it. 

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              Power Node room - 7 - Sleep Block C Bunks Storage Room

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Inside the room loads of good items, there are eight ammo packs, Large Health
Pack and there is a item cabinet you can open for some items. Once you are
done move outside the the Bunks.

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                          End of power node room 7

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Now, you have to move the Bunker beds using your Kinesis Module. First, move
the bunker bed ahead to the side and then you can move the beds to your left
across, this allows you to get inside.

Then, go in and pick up the !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR! and then you have to close
the opening you just made. Then move the other beds along and then move the
beds in front of you across and this allows you to open another passage and
go in. Now, break the green item box for a goodie and follow the path. Keep
going along the corridor.

Then you can hear a woman laugh, oh a survivor, well... wait ma'am... what
you doing with that gun, wait I can help you... wait... BOOM... well, I guess
she had too much. Well, go around and pick up the items, there are two ammo
packs, green item box and Medium Health Pack. Then pick up the Mission Item -
{Nav Card}. After you picked up the last Nav card, objective 10-4 will become
active. 


==== Objective 10-2 Completed (3/3) ====


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When you are ready, go back the same way as you did before. Suddenly,
Dr. Mercer will buzz in...


---- New Message, Audio Log - "The Hunter Returns" ----

Dr. Mercer: This time there will be no escapes for you, my friend. You have
been most resourceful up until now, but my creation is free, reborn in the
fierce heat of life itself! Now it's time to play your part...

---- End of Audio Log ----  


Oh no... Oh dear... you know what that means. The REGENERATOR is back and he
is not happy to see you, so I suggest you give a warm welcome with your Pulse
Rifle or Line Gun, remember to cripple it first and then stasis it to slow it
down. Don't let it run around freely, or else Isaac will most likely get
damaged. Now if The REGENERATOR blocks your way, just try and move around it.
He can sometimes be really annoying and block you.

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Don't wait for Mercer to finish, keep running along the corridor back and
into the area where you moved all the bunker beds. An enhanced slasher will
pop out and try to kill you. Shoot it down quickly before it gets you. If the
REGENERATOR is behind, then try cripple it. Then quickly move the bunker beds
acroos to seal off that area.

Then, move the remaining beds around to get out of the area. Remember, you
have to first move the beds on the side along, before you can move the beds
in the middle across. As you about to move out, the REGENERATOR will jump
down, cripple it and then stasis it slow it down further. Then head out the
door to the "Block C Commons".


#### overall items #### 

Item cabinet, !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR!, two green item boxes, two ammo packs and
Medium Health Pack

Mission Item - {Nav Card}

#### end of items #### 


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                            Block C Commons
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are total six enemies in this area, including the REGENERATOR.
This room can be quite dangerous.!!

As you go out, one enhanced lurker will try to grab you. Quickly shoot it with
your Line Gun. Then an enhanced slasher will pop out behind you. Shoot it
quickly. Aim for its legs to cripple it. Once it is crippled, focus firepower
on the enhanced lurker to kill it. 

The door out of here is locked and Kendra will buzz in. This room isn't too
hard, because the enemies only come one by one and there is plenty of room
to move around. But, you still have to be careful around, because there are
quite a few tough enemies around.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Sob Override" ----

Kendra: Isaac, that son of a b***h just overrode the door lock! I'll try to
run a bypass. Hold on!

---- End of Audio Log ----


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Soon, the REGENERATOR will probably come out, cripple it and stasis it to
slow it down. Kill the enhanced slasher and another enhanced slasher will pop
out, shoot it and kill it. MAKE SURE you always cripple the REGENERATOR if it
ever regenerates its legs back. If you get hit, make sure to heal and try avoid
getting hit by the REGENERATOR. 

Once you killed the enhanced slasher, Kendra buzz in and unlock the door for
you. Then, another enhanced slasher and possibly an enhanced lurker will pop
out. Don't fight them, just run for the door to the elevator/tram and get on
the elevator back to the "Main Commons".


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Lock Bypassed" ----

Kendra: Okay, I bypassed the lock! Get out of there!

---- End of Audio Log ----  


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As you exit "Block C Commons", get on the elevator as fast as you can. Don't
even worry about saving the game. Along the way Dr. Kyne will buzz in and
Kendra will call you again.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Executive Area Unlocked" ----

Dr. Kyne: Excellent work, Mr. Clarke! Excellent work. Now... come and meet me
in the Executive area. The door is unlocked. Be quick.

---- End of Audio Log ----  


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Kendra's Warning" ----

Kendra: Isaac, be careful with Dr. Kyne. A lot of what I've discovered so
far has come from his records... the man has clearly gone insane. He might be
unstable, maybe even violent. 

---- End of Audio Log ----


Well, Kendra has warned you, so better be aware of Dr. Kyne. He did kill the
Captain and tried to take the crew hostage. But, he sounds reasonable
enough. Anyway, Dr. Kyne has unlocked the "Executive Security Room". You need
to go there and find that shuttle.

!!NOTE: I'm not sure what makes Kendra unlock the door, but it may be to do
with if you kill all the area around the area, but the REGENERATOR. But, the
enemies generally keep on dropping into the room. So, maybe if you kill a
certain number of enemies and Kendra will unlock the door for you. In any
sense, if Kendra didn't unlock the door for you, keep shooting the enemies.!!

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                               Commons
_______________________________________________________________________________

When the elevator/tram stops, keep going to the commons. Now, you can shop
around here. Once you are done, take the cargo lift up, save the game if you
want. Then enter the door "Executive Security Hall".

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                          Executive Security Hall
_______________________________________________________________________________

Keep going down the corridor, the door to the security room should be unlocked.

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                          Executive Security Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

Go inside and you can see Dr. Kyne, he seems desparately excited and he will
try to explain everythign to you. Listen to him if you want. So the infection
did start from the planet. Also, the HIVE MIND, goodness, it looks huge. But,
wait, Dr. Kyne just said Amelia told him... didn't Dr. Mercer say Amelia was
dead... well, Dr. Mercer is full of crap anyway... And what about the shock-
point drive, we need that working for deep-space travel...


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Dr. Kyne: Amelia, I knew that you would know what to do. I knew, I love you
so... You made it! Thank god, you made it... I've been following your progress.
I know you want to repair the Executive shuttle and leave this place, but...
Escape is impossible at this point. The... The shuttle's shockpoint drive is
destroyed. No no no no no no no, don't lose hope! Don't lose hope...


Dr. Kyne: At first I lost hope, I tried to scuttle the ship, sabotage the
systems... but Amelia... she changed things. The church! They think the Marker
is divine, but they don't know what happened here! What's been released! Look,
look, look... Look at this: That's is what we found, in the core of the
planet... Mercer calls it the Hive Mind. It's the source... controlling the
necromorphs telepathically!


Dr. Kyne: We were so STUPID! But Amelia, she knew! She knew it could be
stopped... by returning the Marker to the planet! The Marker was containing
it within the planet. Return the Marker, and seal the Hive Mind! Please, I'm
sorry Amelia... I bear much of the responsibility for this tragedy. Now, I
must responsibility for ending it, and atone for my sins. But you can help me.
If you repair the shuttle, and bring the Marker back on board... We can end
this. Forever.

---- End of Story Log ----  


---- New Message, Video Log - "Hive Mind Glimpse" ----

Shows a quick video of the Hive Mind, it looks so big... and it looks angry,
bad combination.

---- End of Video Log ----  


Alright, once Dr. Kyne stops talking. Move around and break the item box
and look around all the strange writing on the wall. You can't go inside and
meet Dr. Kyne. So take the "Elevator to Executive Block".   


#### overall items #### 

Green Item Box

#### end of items #### 


((Dr. Kyne sure says a lot of No No Nos...))

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                       Elevator to Executive Block Hallway
_______________________________________________________________________________

Once the elevator stop, keep going and head to the door "Executive Sleep
Block". Note all the pictures of the captain's on the wall.

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                         Executive Sleep Block
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are three enemies in this area now.!!

Once you enter the door, three pregnant necromorphs will pop out. Retreat back
and shoot them through the door way. Cripple them first and aim for their
arms. use stasis if needed, if they all get too close, retreat and you can
move into one of the doors around if needed. Avoid shooting them in the
stomach if you can.

Remember to aim for their arms and cut them off to kill them, if you
accidentally shoot them in the stomach, be careful of the little enemies
coming out, the spiders can be annoying. You can stasis them and focus fire
on their arms. Make sure to take them out one at a time. Keep shooting until
they are dead. You can also throw the sofas at the Pregnant using kinesis,
it can knock them back. But, be careful not to get hit.

Once they are dead, open the item cabinets and you are free to explore all
the rooms around. There are plenty of items around the room. Ok starting
from the Captain's room. It should be on your left as you enter the door.

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                            Captain's Room

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Captain's room looks comfortable, anyway, open the item box and take the
Audio Log - "Captain's Report". So, the captain and Dr. Kyne are Unitologists,
it sounds like they found the Marker by coincidences in this illegal mining
operation... The church made sure most of the crew were followers, in order to
get the Marker. The Captain also knew about the problems on the colony.
Well the story is all coming together. 

Now, use your Kinesis gun and move one of the sofa in the corner and then
take the !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR! hiding there. Once you are done, exit the room.

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                           First Officer's Room

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Now, head for the first offices room just next door. Open the item cabinet
and take the Text Log - "White's List". Well... so the first office knows
about the unitologists... and there are alot of them on the ship. You can
also see a model of the Ishimura next to the first officer White's bed.

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Then, head to the door on the other side. Open the item cabinet and don't
open the green item box, because there are three spiders inside. You can
see the blood in the corner and the writing " Infidel".

Now, enter the fourth sleep room. Break the green item box and open the
item cabinet.

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Now, you can look at the cool poster around, nice painting. Once you are done
open the door into "Executive Shuttle Hall".


#### overall items #### 

In all the rooms and the area: Five item cabinets, !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR! and
two green boxes, one of them has three spiders. 

#### end of items #### 


[[Thanks to Jack for telling me about the Ruby Semiconductor.]]

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                         Executive Shuttle Hall
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !Save! Station in this area.!!

Go inside and open the item cabinet on the wall and then I recommend you save
the game. Then go through the door to " Executive Shuttle Bay".


#### overall items #### 

One item cabinet

#### end of items #### 


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                         Executive Shuttle Bay
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are at least three enemies in this area, including the
REGENERATOR, they will appear after you completed the objectives.!!

Keep moving forward and you can go around and pick up the items and there are
two green item box, one item cabinet and Large Health Pack. Once you are done,
go around the shuttle and enter it, then insert the Nav Cards into the 
machine to complete the objective.


==== objective 10-4 Completed ==== 


Dr. Kyne will buzz and tell you to get ready. You will get a new objective.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "On My Way" ----

Dr. Kyne: Excellent! Excellent! Wait there for me. I'm on my way.

---- End of Audio Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 10-5: "Test Fire the Shuttle Engines"

The shuttle should be operational now, but I should test fire the engines to
ensure flight readiness before Kyne gets here.
 
==== End of mission objective ====


Ok, now you have to go into the Shuttle Control Room. Pick up the three ammo
pack on the ground. Now, get your weapons out and when you are ready. Interact
with the Hologram to test fire the shuttle.


==== objective 10-5 Completed ==== 


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As you try to go out of the room, the REGENERATOR will pop out. Shoot it to
cripple it and then stasis it quickly. Soon as the door is unlocked get out
of the room and run to the area near the rear of the shuttle's engines.

In case you haven't figured it out. You have to "trap" the REGENERATOR near
the back of the shuttles engine and then test fire the engines again to fry
it. But, you must MAKE SURE it is BEHIND the shuttle's engine. The easiest
way to do that is cripple it around the area near the back of the engine and
then stasis it to slow it down further. Then, quickly run inside the control
room and interact with the hologram again to test fire the engine.

Now, to make Isaac's life difficult, two more stasis enhanced slashers will
be around to try to kill you. Make sure to cripple them first and then try
and lure the REGENERATOR near area at the back of the shuttle's engine. Shoot
the stasis slashers if they get too close, remember to use stasis whenever
needed.

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Try not to get surrounded, the stasis slashers are in fact more dangerous
than the REGENERATOR, because if you cripple the regenerator, it isn't that
deadly until it regenerates its legs back again. But the stasis slashers are
just so fast, even when you cripple them.

You should considering running along the bay, there is plenty of area and take
out the stasis slashers first. Now, it isn't necessary to kill the stasis
slashers, you just have to kill the REGENERATOR first. If you manage to kill
the stasis enhanced slashers, more will pop out. So focus on killing the
REGENERATOR.

Anyway, once you lured the REGENERATOR near the rear of the shuttle's engine,
cripple it quickly and shoot it with stasis. Make sure the REGENERATOR is
behind the shuttle engines, so the flame from the engine will be able to hit
it. Now, quickly go inside the control room and test fire the engines. Watch
through the glass window as the REGENERATOR burn into ashes... regenerate
that b***h... Good Riddens, good riddens. Once it is dead, it will drop
a !Power Node!.

Computer: Testing firing shuttle engines.

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Now, once the REGENERATOR is turned into ashes. Stay inside the room, the
remaining stasis slashers should run away. But, if they come after you.
Shoot them down and kill them quickly, before they hug you. 

Ok, soon you will see Dr. Kyne appear, you can't get out of room because it
is in standby. Dr. Kyne will talk to you and listen to him... did he just
say "Make us whole again?"... that is just too familiar to what Nicole kept
on saying... what could it mean... well, I hope Nicole is Ok... would be
a good idea to find her before the shuttle leaves.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Dr. Kyne: It works? Yes, this will work! There's still time to make things
right! The shuttle needs to be released before launch... The control Platform,
there! I need you to guide the undocking procedure while I start the shuttles
engines. This will make us whole again. Hurry! I'll take the shuttle up to
the Flight Deck where the marker is being held.

Dr. Kyne: What are you waiting for? Hit the switch to release the shuttle.

---- End of Story Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 10-6: "Release the Shuttle"

Kyne's onboard and ready to fly. I have to release the docking clamps holding
the shuttle in place.

==== End of mission objective ====


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Dr. Kyne will ask you to release the Shuttle docking locks. Don't wait too
long or he will yell at you. All you have to do is interact with the other
holographic display next to you and unlock the docking locks.

Computer: Docking bay locks disengaged.


==== objective 10-6 Completed ====


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Meet on the Flight Deck" ----

Dr Kyne: I'm en-route to the Flight Deck. Meet me there, and we can load
the Marker on board. Yes, Amelia. Soon, we will take it home...

---- End of Audio Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 10-7: "Go to the Flight Deck"

Kyne is on his way to the Hangar Bay. He needs me to meet him on the Flight
Deck and load the Marker onto the Shuttle. With the Marker onboard, we can
then fly down to the planet.

==== End of mission objective ====


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Ok, once Dr. Kyne has gone with the shuttle. Kendra will buzz in, well I don't
like her sound, I mean what you going to do after he isn't on our side? Well,
worry about that later. 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "New Ally" ----

Kendra: I don't know if Kyne is crazy or not, but we need that shuttle. Let's
keep him on our side... for now.

---- End of Audio Log ----  


Now, go outside and pick up any remaining item that is around. Then, head back
to the Main Commons and the Tram station, you need to get to the Flight Deck.


#### overall items #### 

Large Health Pack, two green item boxes, item cabinet and !Power Node! from
the REGENERATOR

Three ammo pack inside the control room

#### end of items #### 


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                         Executive Shuttle Hall
_______________________________________________________________________________

Now you can save the game if you want. When you are ready, go outside into
the Executive Sleep Block and head for the elevator. Then Dr. Mercer will
buzz in. Oh, almost forgotten about you, now that your "children" has died,
I'm coming for you, Mercer, you are going down... D*** it... an infector has
got him... well looks like you still get to shoot what's left of him.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Mercer's Last Sermon" ----

Dr. Mercer: Your time has come. No need to be frightened! No reason to fight!
Many have gone before us, and it's time for us to take the voyage together,
transcend death... and let the future take its cause. Join me, as I gaze upon
the face of God!

---- End of Video Log ----  


((Even at death, this Mercer guy still believe in all the non sense.))

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                         Executive Security Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

When the elevator stop, go inside the area Dr. Kyne was standing before when
he talked to you. Get the Large Health Pack and then head back to the Main
"Commons".


#### overall items #### 

Large Health Pack

#### end of items #### 


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                            Main Commons
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!!NOTE: there will be one enemy in this area now.!!

Open the door and you will see an infector getting what's left of Dr. Mercer,
I suggest you just shoot with whatever weapon you got and kill the infector
first and kill it. Then keep shooting until it is dead. Now, if the infector
does decide to turn the dead Mercer into an enhanced slasher, shoot the
enhanced slasher as well. 

Once they are dead, head for the tram station and the song "twinkle, twinkle,
little star is still playing..."  

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                               Tram Station
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Get onto the tram and interact with the hologram to go to the Flight Deck.


==== objective 10-7 Completed ====


-- CHAPTER TEN COMPLETED --


That's Chapter 10 finished, there isn't much more to go, but I suggest you
take a short break and come back.

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                     4.11 CHAPTER 11 - DEAD ON ARRIVAL -- (CH11)  

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The shuttle is ready, Nav Cards are slotted in and the Singularity Core is
also working. But, Dr. Kyne wants you to load the Marker onto the shuttle and
get back the colony in order to contain the necromorphs. Kendra is not so
convinced, but it looks like there is much of a choice. It is vital to keep
the infection away from Earth. The last thing you want to happen is to let
Dr. Mercer's "divine" creatures to get back to Earth. 


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                       Tram Station - Flight Deck
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!!NOTE: there is a !Upgrading! bench and a !Store! in this area.

Move off the Tram and Dr. Kyne will buzz in and give you a new objective. Move
around and break the green item box. You can shop around or use the upgrading
bench if you want.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Find the Marker" ----

Dr. Kyne: Mr. Clarke, I'm approaching the shuttle hangar. You must... You must
find your way to the Cargo Bay. The Marker... It's being stored in there.
There's a cargo loading lift you can use to deliver the Marker up to the
Hangar. Please... you must help me with this! It's the only way... 

---- End of Video Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 11-1: "Transfer the Marker"

The Marker is being stored in the Cargo Bay of the Flight Deck. I have to
transfer it from there up to the Hangar Bay. Kendra seems more interested in
the shuttle than in Kyne's plan to trap the Hive Mind. I can't really blame
her. We need to get off the Ishimura.

==== End of mission objective ====


Now, you have to get to the cargo bay. Head into the door "Tram Station Hall".


#### overall items #### 

Green item box

#### end of items #### 


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                               Tram Station Hall
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!!NOTE: there is a !Save! station in this area.!!

Keep going, and turn right into the rest room, go to the Lady's section
for a green item box. There are also strange noises on the background. Ignore
them, not the writing on the wall of the men's restroom section "No God, know
fear, know God, no fear".

Go out and save the game. Break the green item box around and head right into
the "Cargo Room".


#### overall items #### 

Two green item boxes

#### end of items #### 


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                               Cargo Room
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are enemies in this area, including six Gaint Tentacles.
Enemies will appear as you unload and move the Marker, be careful. There is
also a !Upgrading! bench in this area.!!

When you enter the room, you can hear enemies around. Take the cargo lift
down and a Pregnant Necromorph and a Exploder will greet you. Now, you should
say hi back in the form of Pulse Rifle or Line Gun. After they are dead, I
recommend you go around and collect the items around the room. There should be
two item lockers/cabinets near the lift, keep going around for more green
boxes and item lockers. There should be in total seven item lockers, three
green item boxes, one ammo pack and !Power Node!.

When you are ready and collected everything, interact with the Hologram to
unload the RED MARKER. Now, you can hear more enemies. There are one more
Pregnant Necromorph, two slashers and one exploder. If you shoot the
Pregnants in the belly, two lurker will pop out, so it can be annoying.
Kill the enemies first, don't even touch the Marker.

Cripple the slashers and focus on shooting the exploder and kill it. Then
kill the slashers. Then focus on the Pregnant to kill it. After they are all
dead, I suggest you go up the cargo lift and save the game in the hallway.

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Feel free to look at the RED MARKER, all the strange symbols on the walls
looks just like the symbol on the Marker. Once you have done that, you can
move the RED MARKER slowly along the track using your Kinesis Module.

Computer: Delivering cargo shipment 782. Kinesis Module required for further
cargo transport.

Before you can get very far, a Gaint Tentacle will pop out. Now, there are in
total six of them along the three passageway parallel to the track of the
Marker. They will attack you and they can do a lot of damage, you have to move
back and shoot them while they are out. Shoot them in their usual weak spot.
Now, if you go close enough, but not too close, you can make them stay outside
and they will continue to attack. But, they will not hit you.

Now if you move the RED MARKER. Watch out, two enhanced slasher will appear,
one behind you and one a head you. Dodge their attacks and reposition
yourself. Then two more slasher and a Pregnant will drop down. I suggest you
try and group them together, stasis and throw few Mines. But, if they get
too close, just shoot them all with the Line Gun. Focus fire to cripple
the enhanced slashers first or you can aim for their aims it is up to you.

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This area can get a little bit messy, but thankfully it is not under
quarantine. Which means you are free to use the cargo lift to move Isaac
up and out and save the game, stock up at the store if needed. Remember,
there is a vent on the upper level, near the !Upgrading! bench, so be carefful,
as slasher can move through vents and attack you.

Once you killed all the moving enemies, it is time to destory the tentacles,
move slowly forward until the tentacles pop out. Then stay there and shoot it,
if the tentacles retreat, simply move forward SLOWLY until it pops out again.
Shoot it to destory it. Then, keep going along the same passageway. Another
Giant tentacle will pop out, shoot it to destory it. 

Once you killed the two tentacles along the passageway, move the RED MARKER
all the way till the end and the computer will tell you when it is ready to
be transported. When it is done. Dr. Kyne will message you.


==== objective 11-1 Completed ==== 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Marker Transferred" ----

Dr. Kyne: The cargo lift has arrived! The Marker is in the Hangar bay. Now you
can load it into the shuttle. Hurry!

---- End of Audio Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 11-2: "Meet Kyne at the Hangar Bay"

The Marker is on its way up to the Hangar Bay. Kyne should be arriving there
now. 

==== End of mission objective ====


Suddenly, more enemies appear, one enhanced slasher will appear near the
cargo lift. Two more slashers, one lurker and one pregnant necromorph will
appear. Shoot all of them with the Line Gun, remember to cripple the
enemies first. Try and stay close to the cargo lift, if things goes south
then get on the lift and move up and get out of the area.

Anyway, once they are all dead, move out. You don't have to kill everything,
but I know you want to. Remember to conserve ammo. Now, just head out of
the door to the "Tram Station Hall".

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                               Tram Station Hall
_______________________________________________________________________________

Ok, save the game if you want. Then keep going out of the hall to the Tram
Station. Kendra will buzz in and tell you the elevator is unlocked. Let's
hope she makes it. I don't wanna ride with that semi-insane Dr. Kyne all
the way back to the planet alone.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Rendezvous" ----

Kendra: I restored power to the elevator. Take it up to the Hangar Bay and
get that marker on the shuttle. I'm heading up to the flight deck now. Oh
god... I'm just going to run for it... wish me luck.

---- End of Audio Log ----  


Now, take the door to the Tram Station and take the "Elevator to Flight
Lounge".

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                          Flight Lounge Passageway
_______________________________________________________________________________

When the elevator stops, head for the men's restroom for a green item box.
Then get into the Flight Lounge.


#### overall items #### 

Green item box in the restroom

#### end of items #### 

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                               Flight Lounge
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !Save! station in this area. There is also six enemies that
will appear in this area.!!

Now, get inside and I recommend you save the game. Then try and go out the
door to the Hangar bay, then a quarantine will be activated. Two slashers
will pop out, I suggest you just shoot them quickly. Then two more slasher
and one enhanced slasher will drop down. Cripple them as quickly as you
can with the Pulse Rifle or the Line Gun. Then throw them a Mine or a few
Grenades and run. Soon, one more enhanced slasher will likely to appear
behind you, so be careful. Cripple it quickly.

Make sure to cripple all the slashers as soon as you see them. Then you
can just throw down a few mines or grenades or firebombs to finish them
off. Don't let them run around freely in the room. Use stasis if needed.
This room isn't too hard, because the normal slashers are really easy
to kill. You can also go into "Security Panel Access", but remember the
slasher can still come in from the vents above you, so be aware.

When they are dead, you can break the green item box in the "Security Panel
Access" and take the items Medium Health Pack and some ammo pack. Pick up
whatever items the slashers dropped you and head out to the Hangar Bay.


#### overall items #### 

Medium Health Pack, ammo pack and green item box in the Security Panel Access.

#### end of items #### 


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                              Flight Hangar
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are enemies when you are reloading the Marker. There is also
a ZERO-G area in this section. There is a !PENG FIGURINE! in this area.!!

As you go out, Dr. Kyne will dock the shuttle, move to the runway if you
want watch him. He will give you a new objective.


==== objective 11-2 Completed ==== 


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Landing the Shuttle" ----

Dr. Kyne: Excellent! I'm going to dock the shuttle. Got to be careful now...
careful...

---- End of Audio Log ----  


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Load the Marker" ----

Dr Kyne: I'm bring the shuttle down now. The automated loading controls aren't
responding. You'll have to shut down gravity in the hangar bay and then
manually bring the Marker directly beneath the shuttle.

---- End of Audio Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 11-3: "Position the Marker"

I have to move the Marker along the loading tracks and position it underneath
the shuttle.

==== End of mission objective ====


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     NOTES ON THE !PENG FIGURINE!/!PENG TREASURE! - SKIP IF NOT INTERESTED

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Before you go anywhere, you be wondering what is this !PENG FIGURINE or some
people like o call it, PENG TREASURE!? Well, when you are in the "Flight
Hangar" again, move Isaac close to the shuttle along the Runway 2 platform.
Keep going until you are near the shuttle. Then, turn around and look down
to the gap on the other side of the runway. You can see a little figurine,
grab it with your Kinesis Module. Then, check it out in your inventory. 

The item you just picked up is the item !PENG!, it is a figurine of PENG.
Remember the lady on the poster, "There is something about PENG and there is
always PENG". Well, here she is. Apart from the awesomeness and the coolness
of the figurine, you can sell it at the !STORE! for 30,000 credits. It is
definitely worth picking up.

You can also pick !PENG! up along the first runway as you enter the Flight
Hangar. You have to keep going along for a bit, then look down to your
right (or left, depending on which way you facing) and use kinesis to pick
up the figurine. You can pick it up from either side, but make sure to take
it with you. Remember, you can also take the !PENG! item when the area is
under Zero-G.

!!NOTE: Remember back to the beginning of CHAPTER 1, you can see the PENG
FIGURINE, but you can't pick it up then.!!

((I found the !PENG FIGURINE! by pure accident, Jack was quite excited on
hearing about it. It is a cool figurine, at least that's what he said.))

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                               END OF NOTES

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Ok, so you have to turn off the gravity. Now, enter the door to Runway 2. Keep
going, break the green item box and head for the door "To Control Room". The
door should unlock when Kyne stops talking. Keep going, up the ramp and head
outside the door. Then, interact with the hologram to turn off gravity. Open
the two item locker around the corner for two items. The doors behind you
will lock up because of the Zero-G, so you can't go back.

Now, Zero-G jump all the way down, near the tracks and then you can go
around and openm all the item cabinets. There should be six of them around.
There are also three green item boxes you can break. Note all the explosive
canisters around, you will need them soon. When you are done, go near the
Marker and four Lurkers will pop out. Retreat and do NOT let them surround
you, because they can be quite dangerous.

Use the explosive canister if you needed, but I suggest you just shoot them
with your Line Gun, use the Marker for cover if needed. Use stasis on a
few of them a drop them a Mine. Now, if you are going to use the explosive
canister, be very careful, because if you holding a canister and the Lurker
manage to shoot it with the darts, they CAN explode the canisters and this
will damage and knock back Isaac. This only happened to me once.

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Keep moving and use the shuttle's landing gear for cover if needed. Remember,
don't stop strafing or else you will get hit. Focus on the nearest lurker
and try to use Mine or Grenades on it to kill it quickly. Once they are all
dead. Go to the end and start moving the Marker.

First move the Marker along the track and keep moving it close to the
holographic display. Interact with the display to turn the track around.
If the display is red, move the Marker back a little bit tillthe display
goes blue and interact with it. Once the track changes, move the Marker
along the track across to the other end. Then interact with the holograph
again and move the Marker along the track, straight along.

Soon, you will near something crawling, two enhanced stingers will appear.
It is time to use the explosive canisters, shoot whatever explosive canisters
there is left around at them. If they are still alive, shoot them with your
Pulse Rifle or Plasma Cutter to kill them. Once they are dead. Keep moving
the Marker along. 

Interact with the holograph to turn the tracks, then move the Marker along
the tracks and move it under the shuttle. Two Lurkers will pop out, so shoot
them before they shoot at you. Then move the Marker all the way down and
underneath the shuttle to complete the objective. Make sure to move the Marker
all the way to the end and under the shuttle.


==== objective 11-3 Completed ====
 

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Dr. Kyne will buzz in again and tell you to turn on the gravity. All you
have to do is Zero-G jump back up and interact with the hologram to turn
on the gravity again.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Restore Gravity" ----

Dr. Kyne: Okay, it's in position. Eh, still having trouble with these da**
loading controls. Isaac, restore gravity to the room. I should be able to
load the Marker then. 

---- End of Audio Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 11-4: "Restore gravity to the Hangar Bay"

Kyne can't get the Marker on board until I restore gravity to the Hangar Bay.

==== End of mission objective ====


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Once you turn the gravity back on, Dr. Kyne will message you again and
now you can all get on the shuttle. Not sure where Nicole is, but I doubt
she would made it. Well, we have to get off this ship...

Computer: Loading cargo shipment 782.


==== objective 11-4 Completed ====


---- New Message, Video Log - "Come on board" ----

Dr. Kyne: It's on board! Please, come and join me. Together we can stop this
Hive Mind. We can end this nightmare! At last.

---- End of Video Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 11-5: "Meet Kyne at the Shuttle"

The Marker's on board. Now we can all finally get off this ship.

==== End of mission objective ====


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                          Flight Hangar - Runway 2

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Keep going, out of the control room hallway, keep going out of the door and
get to "Runway 2", then you can see Dr. Kyne waving at you. Go near him.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Dr. Kyne: Over here! Hurry, there's no time to waste, we must do it...

Sudden, gun shoot...

Dr. Kyne: Wait... Amelia... where are you going ... wait...

---- End of Story Log ----  


Suddenly, someone has shot Dr. Kyne. What the?! Then the shuttle start
departing... what the... and who you talking to Dr. Kyne, I don't see anyone
around but me, there is no Amelia... he must be crazy even at death...


==== objective 11-5 Completed ====


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Soon, Kendra will buzz in and enlighten you on the whole situations...


---- New Message, Video Log - "Betrayal" ----

Kendra: Sorry, Isaac, I couldn't let him go through with it. I suppose I
should thank him for finding the Marker. We even managed without the help
from the USM Valor. Thank you for helping me find it, by the way. My
department's been looking for this place for a long time.

Kendra: See, what Kyne didn't know was, it was the government's mess to begin
with. This whole planet is one big experiment. The Marker? This "Divine Relic"?
Made by man. They reverse engineered a couple of hundred years ago from the
REAL Marker, a true alien artifact recovered on Earth. They dug it up, studied
it, and made it their own. Then they brought it to Aegis 7, and activated it.
And you've seen the results. The stuff of nightmares. They sealed system and
no one would have been the wiser. 

Kendra: But, then the CEC blunders in and starts tearing the planet apart.
The experiment was still alive. Kyne was right about the Hive Mind. The Marker
would contain it... But that doesn't matter now, does it? I have the Marker
and this whole system can go to hell. For what it's worth, you did a great job
Isaac. See you around or maybe not.

---- End of Video Log ---- 

 
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Kendra, how could you, after all we been through... how could you betray me
at the last minute... Well... So, Kendra knew about the Marker all along, but
blames Hammond... she is just a little smarter than you... Everything is clear
now, that this Marker was only discovered by accident because of the illegal
mining operation by the CEC... so this system was suppose to be sealed off...
and the Marker is man-made. Geez, all that Unitology stuff Dr. Mercer was
saying... all rubbish... 

If you knew about the nightmare, why would you even want the Marker? Just to
return it to somewhere else... So, Kendra also knew about the USM Valor.
Everything was just a big mistake... "See you around or maybe not?" Kendra,
how do you expect Isaac to get to Earth, walk, Zero-G jump?!

((Check out Dr. Kyne's RIG, looks fancy.))

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Suddenly, Nicole will message you after Kendra has finished ask for your
help. She is in the flight control room. Great, she is alive, thank goodness,
but she needs help. Let's head to the control room.


---- New Message, Video Log - "Nicole's alive" ----

Nicole: Isaac! It's Nicole! I need you to help me, help us! Now, I'm... I'm
in the flight control room! Please, Isaac hurry! Please... I love you...

---- End of Video Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 11-6: "Meet Nicole in Flight Control"

Nicole's alive! I don't know how she tracked me here, and I don't care.
Kendra betrayed me... this whole time, she was some kind of covert agent.
She's murdered Kyne and taken the Marker and the Shuttle. If Nicole can help
me get the Marker back, I still might be able to end this nightmare.

==== End of mission objective ====


Head for the flight control room, enter the door "To Flight Control Room" and
keep going, follow the ramp up, enter the door and keep going into another
door and head for "Flight Control Room A".


#### overall items #### 

Four green Item boxes (one is near the entrance to Runway 2), eight item
cabinets/lockers and !PENG TREASURE!

#### end of items #### 


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                              Flight Control Room A
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is an enemy in this area now.!!

Taek the ammo pack and head for the door. Soon as you enter the door, a
spawner and a couple of pods will appear to try and cut you off. Kill the
spawner using a few Mines from your Line Gun. Shoot about three mines around
the spawner and wait for the boom. You can also use the grenade from the
Force Gun.

When it is dead, walk around a take the item from the locker and then keep
going inside the door to "Flight Control Room B".


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets/lockers and ammo pack along the passageway

#### end of items #### 

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                              Flight Control Room B
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: There is a !Save! station in here.!!

Once you inside the room, Nicole will greet you. She apologises for her
mistakes, but that's alright. She is here and alive. There is a remote
override that can bring the shuttle back.


==== objective 11-6 Completed ====


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: Isaac! Is that really you? I never thought we'd be together again!
God, I'm... I'm so sorry! I'm so sorry for what I did... I never want to hurt
you... You need to get it back now. Isaac, you can pilot the shuttle remotely
from here. Make us whole again! Make us whole again...

---- End of Story Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 11-7: "Remote Pilot the Shuttle"

I can override Kendra's control of the shuttle from here, and bring the
shuttle back.

==== End of mission objective ====


Nicole keeps on saying "Make us whole again..." Same thing Dr. Kyne was
saying, same thing Harris was saying... what does it mean? It concerns me.
But, Nicole is alive and that's all that matters.

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Now, interact with the holographic display to override the shuttle and this
will bring it back. Kendra will yell at you and she will eject an escape
Pod. Let's Kendra be, no point chasing after her. What does Nicole mean, none
of us can escape our fate... well... as long as Nicole is alive, that's all
good.


==== objective 11-7 Completed ====


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Terrible Mistake" ----

Kendra: Isaac, what the hell are you doing?! You're making a big mistake,
this is not over!

---- End of Audio Log ----  


Computer: Escape pod away, crew shuttle USG-09. Repeat, shuttle has ejected
escape pod.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: It doesn't matter, she can't escape her fate... None of us can...

---- End of Story Log ----  


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Well, it looks like the shuttle is coming back and Nicole is reprogramming
it to fly to the colony. She seems determined on returning the Marker. It
looks like it is the only way to end all this nightmare. 


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: Here it comes! I'll reprogram the shuttle so we can fly down to the
colony. We're so close. Now go! Get on the shuttle and I meet you there. 

---- End of Story Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 11-8: "Fly the Shuttle to the Colony"

Nicole is completely driven to return the Marker to the Colony. If we can
continue with Kyne's plan, and use it to trap the Hive Mind, we just might be
able to survive this. Together. 

==== End of mission objective ====


Now, Wait until Nicole finishes. Then, you can save the game if you want. Make
sure to pick up all the items, there are two item cabinets, !DIAMOND
SEMICONDUCTOR! and !Power Node!. Then head out of the door and go for the
Flight Hangar. 


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets, !DIAMOND SEMICONDUCTOR! and !Power Node!.

#### end of items #### 


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                              Flight Hangar
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there are three enemies in this area now.!!

Now, exit the door and head for Runway 2, three enhanced stingers will try to
cut you off. D**n, these necromorphs just don't give up. stasis them and drop
them a few Mines or just shoot them with your Pulse Rifle. Alternatively, you
can just run for the shuttle and forget about them. 

Once, they are dead, just head for the shuttle entrance, go inside, interact
with the door and Nicole will soon join you. Good, she is here, let's head for
the colony and finish this once and for all.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: You're doing the right thing, Isaac. We've together now, the way it
always should have been. I know you would came back for me. Nothing can stop
us now...

---- End of Story Log ----  


==== objective 11-8 Completed ====


-- CHAPTER ELEVEN COMPLETED --


Remember to pick up the !PENG TREASURE! if you haven't done it yet, it is
near the bottom of the Runway 2. If you haven't got it yet, run to the middle
of Runway 2, near where the shuttle is, turn around, look to your right, at
the bottom of the runway to the other side. You can see a little figurine.
Aim at it and use Kinesis to pick it up.

OK, that's CHAPTER 11, it was short, wasn't it. Anyway, ready for the last
CHAPTER of the game.


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                     4.12 CHAPTER 12 - DEAD SPACE -- (CH12)  

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After finding Nicole, you manage to get the shuttle back from Kendra and now
you be will heading to the colony to return the Marker. Let's hope this works.
The colony is likely to be heavily populated with necromorphs, but it is the
only way according to Nicole and Dr. Kyne.

!!NOTE: this is the last chapter of the game, so feel free to use any supplies
you have left in your safe.!!

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                               Landing Pad
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a small electric Hazard you should be aware of.!!

Ok, the shuttle has landed on the colony safely. Move out and go down the
ramp. Nicole will chat to you.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: Isaac, use one of the loader to get the Marker off the Shuttle.

---- End of Story Log ----  


==== New mission objectives ====

Objective 12-1: "Bring the Loader to the Shuttle"

I need a mobile loading platform to move the Marker. There should be one
attached to the track somewhere around here.


Objective 12-2: "Open the Supple Depot Door"

I'll have to drag the Marker through the colony. The door to the Supply Depot
is offline. I need to find a Power Cell to get it working again.

==== End of mission objectives ====


Move yourself around and Nicole tells you to bring the one of the Loader to
transport the Marker around the Colony. Well, first you probably want to move
around outside to collect some of the items around. Go to the are on the other
side of the shuttle. keep going to the end and take the !Power Node! and
open the cabinet on the wall.

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There are also two green item boxes around here, break it for some item. Then,
head for where Nicole is standing. You can see a Loader with the "Grip Symbol"
and grab it with your kinesis gun. Move it along the track to the end, near
the shuttle. Now interact with the holographic display to load the Marker.
If the hologram is still red, move the Loader at little bit closer.

The Marker will then be loaded on the Loader. Then move the Marker and the
Loader along the path towards Nicole. Keep moving until the end. Put the Marker
near the track where it is sparkling electricity. Keep away from the
electricity as it will damage Isaac if he gets too close. Once you are done,
open the item cabinet near where Nicole is standing and note all the strange
writing on the wall.


==== objective 12-1 Completed ====


Feel free to look around outside and look at the gaint rock above you and all
the gravity tether. Now, you will notices a power module is required, because
the slot on the wall is empty. so, go inside the "Control Room Barracks".


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets, two green item boxes and !Power Node!.

#### end of items #### 


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                           Control Room Barracks
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!!NOTE: there are two enemies in this area. There are !Save! station, !Store!
and !Upgrading! bench in this area.!!

Now, go and save the game if you want and shop around the store and upgrade
your weapons. Make sure to keep one spare power node on you as you will need
it soon. OK, pick up the ammo packs around. Nicole will buzz in and give you
a new objective.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "The Pedestal" ----

Nicole: Isaac, the Marker needs to be returned to the Pedestal chamber. Use
the loader to bring it there and place it on the pedestal. Replace what was
taken and make us whole again.

---- End of Audio Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 12-3: "Take Marker to Pedestal Site"

Nicole said something about a Pedestal Chamber. I need to bring the Marker
there and plug it back into the pedestal somehow. According to Dr. Kyne, that
should trap the Hive Mind back into the core of the planet. Kendra had said
that the Marker was responsible for starting the necromorph infection. Somehow
it must have the power to also contain the creatures.

==== End of mission objective ====


Now, start dismembering all the bodies you see. When you are done, head for
the door "Gravity Tether Control Room". Note the large poster "May Altman
be within you", I guess most of the colonist are probably unitologist too.

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                         Gravity Tether Control Room

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Enter and look around, what a mess. open the item cabinets around for some
items. Then pick up the Audio Log - "Colony Chaos". Geez, by the sound of the
Sergeant, all those people... my goodness... There is also a !GOLD
SEMICONDUCTOR! around. You can also look at the writing all over the walls. 

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When you are done, head outside and enter the door "Gravity Tether computer
Room". Look through the cracked glass and you can see infectors inside...
Get ready and make sure you have dismembered all the bodies in the room.

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                         Gravity Tether Computer Room

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Open the door and an infector will jump out, shoot it and suppress fire. Then,
another infector will join the party. Focus fire on one of the infectors to
kill it. Then, retreat and kill the second infector.

Once, they are dead, go inside the computer room and break the three green
item boxes and also take the power module. Then, take it outside and
you can put in the slot on the wall.


#### overall items #### 

Ammo packs

Gravity Tether Control Room: three item cabinets, !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR! and
Audio Log - "Colony Chaos"

Gravity Tether Computer Room: three green item boxes

#### end of items ####


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                               Landing Pad
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Go outside and you will near a noise, a divider will charge at you. Drop the
power module and shoot it. Use the Line Gun to kill it and when it starts to
slit into crawler, stasis the crawlers and throw them a few Mines or Grenades
to kill them. This will make sure they don't crawl all the around and jump
at you.

Once it is dead, you can look around and Nicole is gone. Let's hope she is
still alright. Put the power module in the slot and the large door will open.
Then move the Marker all the way inside. I suggest you go back and save the
game. When you are done. Enter the room and interact with the hologram open
the shutters.


==== objective 12-2 Completed ====


Once the shutter opens. Enter the door to "Gravity Tether Operations A".
It should be unlocked.

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                           Gravity Tether Operations A
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!!NOTE: there are seventeen enemies that will appear in this area. Be careful,
this is one of those !Death Rooms! There is also FOUR !Stasis! Recharge Station
in this area.!!

Move out and don't touch the Marker yet. Cross the bridge and recharge your
stasis energy and pick up the ammo packs. Then interact with the bridge control
and the bridge will quickly fall down. What you have to do it, when the bridge
is up, shoot it with stasis and move the Marker over it to the other side.

Now, take out your favourite weapon, when you are ready, move the Marker across
the first bridge and the quarantine will be activated. First a slasher will
drop out nearby, shoot it down quickly before it jumps onto you. Keep shooting
until it is dead. Then things will start to heat up, two lurkers and two
enhanced slasher will pop out. Cripple the slashers first, then stasis them
and then drop them a Mine. Then kill the Lurkers.

Remember to use stasis as much as you want, there are FOUR stasis recharge
stations and it means you can recharge anywhere in this room. Keep enemies
in stasis and shoot them. Soon two exploders will drop down and two more
enhanced slasher will appear. Cripple the slashers first, stasis them and
then focus on the exploders. Keep an eye open behind you, don't let anything
creep upon you.

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Keep firing at the exploder until you kill them. Remember to heal if you get
hit. Keep moving around and don't just stand in one place. Recharge your
stasis if needed. Once they are dead. The quarantine will still be active.
But, you can keep moving the Marker. 

Go to the other side and activate the bridge, shoot it with stasis and then
move the Marker across. Soon, two Lukers will appear. Shoot them down before
they get too close to you. Once they are dead, keep moving the Marker across
the third bridge. Then four exploders will appear. Shoot them and make sure
not to get surrounded. Keep moving and kill them as quickly as you can.

Once they are dead, the quarantine will be lifted. Now, you can go around the
room and pick up all the items from the dead enemies. Also open the two item
cabinets near the stasis recharge station and break the two green boxes. Now,
you can take a break as you made it through another really hard room in the
game.

Then, there is a locked door on the other side, go near it and override the
lock with a !Power Node!. Now get inside for the goodies.

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              Power Node room - 8 - Gravity Tether Operations A

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Inside the room are loads of ammo. There are ten ammo packs and one Medium
Health Pack, pick them up and get moving.

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                          End of power node room 8

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Once you are done, go move the Marker all the way till the end of track into
another loading area. Pick up the !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR! near the door and then
enter the area and open the shutters.


#### overall items #### 

Two ammo packs, two green item boxes, two item cabinets and !RUBY
SEMICONDUCTOR!

Power node room - 7: ten ammo packs and Medium Health Pack

#### end of items #### 


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                           Gravity Tether Core
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!!NOTE: there is a !stasis! recharge station in this area. There is also !Save!
station and !Store! in this area. There are also two enemies in this area
now. There are !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! in this area after power is restored.!!

Now, unlock the door and you will hear Nicole. She is still alive, cool.
Then, go near two spawner. Then quickly go near the large pillar and take
cover there. Pop out every now and then to shoot at the Spawner, I suggest
you drop them a few Mines to play with. Focus on killing one of the them at a
time. Once one of the them is dead, shoot the other one with Mines or Grenades
to kill it.

There will be no doubt plenty of tentacle pods around. Pop out and quickly
throw them a few mines to kill them. Try shoot the mine in the middle of
all the pods. Once they are dead, move around and recharge your stasis,
watch out the wall enemy, shoot it to kill it cause it is annoying.

There should be plenty of items around, 2 ammo packs, Medium Health Pack
and four item lockers you can open. You should also save the game and
shop around the store if needed. Note all the strange writing on the
ground and that organic stuff is again growing everywhere.


---- New Message, Audio Log - "Restore Power" ----

Nicole: Isaac, you're almost there. You'll have to restore power to the
bridges to move the Marker through this area.

---- End of Audio Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 12-4: "Restore Power to the Bridges"

I don't know where Nicole went, but she said I need to restore power to the
bridges. There's a zero-g maintenance tube nearby that should have a power
grid inside.

==== End of mission objective ====


Once you are ready, you need to restore power. So, enter the large blast
door next to the dead spawners.


#### overall items #### 

Two ammo packs, Medium Health Pack and four item lockers.

#### end of items #### 



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                          Zero-G Maintenance Tunnel
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!!NOTE: this is a mostly ZERO-G area. There are . There is also a !stasis!
recharge station here.!!

Enter the door into a Zero-G area and open the cabinet behind you for Large
Health Pack, break the green item box and keep going along the tunnel. An
enhanced stinger will cut you off. Now, just keep stasis it and shoot it
till it is dead. Remember you can always go back out and recharge your
stasis if needed.

Keep going down the tunnel, break the second green box and keep going. An
enhanced lurker will appear and try to shoot at you. Kill it as quickly as
you can. Then keep going down the tunnel, notice the large fan blades. Keep
going. Then you have to Zero-G jump into the partly fenced off area. Then,
keep going and break the third green item box. 

Notice all the dead body parts around... geez what happened here... keep
going. Then, Zero-G jump down the area near the holographic display. Now, pull
down the clamp using the Kinesis Module. Then open the item boxes for some
goodies. You should also recharge your stasis energy if needed.


==== objective 12-4 Completed ====


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Once the power is back, you can hear the fan blades moving. Now, keep going
and head out. Zero-G jump out. Keep going and you can see the large fan blades
moving. Now, try and not get hit, unless you want Isaac to join all these
dead body parts around. Shoot the rotating with stasis and move through. I
suggest you aim for the middle of the fan, so you don't miss.

After you go through the large fan blades, two enhanced lurkers will appear
along with an enhanced stinger. Now stasis the lurker and the stinger and
drop them a few mines to teach him not to follow you around. Remember to
kill one of the lurkers first. Then focus on the enhanced stinger.

Once you killed one of the lurkers, focus on the stinger, stasis it and Shoot
it with the Plasma Cutter or the Pulse Rifle. Then, kill the second enhanced 
lurker. Once they are dead. Keep moving and shoot the fan blades with stasis
to move through. Then keep going and head outside and back to "Gravity Tether
Core".


#### overall items #### 

Three item cabinets, one has Large Health Pack and three green item boxes

#### end of items #### 


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            NOTE ON !INSTANT DEATH HAZARDS! ROTATING FAN BLADES

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Large fans are used to supply must needed air for the clonists an they also
keep oxygen in circulation around the colony. Although these large fans are
not razor shape, nevertheless, when they are very hazardous when the blades are
rotating at high speed. Those who are approaching the rotating fan blade should
take extreme caution.

Like most machinery, high speed rotating fan blade can be slowed down with
stasis. Isaac should always use stasis whenever he needs to cross them.

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                              END OF NOTE

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                           Gravity Tether Core
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is one Gaint enemy - Enhanced Brute here now.!!

Soon as you go out, you will see an Enhanced Brute waiting for you. This fight
should be easy, because you are near a stasis recharge station. Keep stasis
and recharge whenever keep. Make sure th Brute is always under stasis. Then
focus shooting at the weak spot of one of its arms. You can also try shooting
off its legs. But, remember it can do a along range acid pod attack.

Keep firing until it is dead, use stasis as much as you need. It should drop
you a !Power Node! or Large Health Pack after you killed it. Now, you have
power, you can move the Marker around. Interact with the first bridge, stasis
it and move the Marker. Then interact with the second bridge, shoot it with
stasis once it is up, then move the Marker all the way to the end.

Now, I suggest you save the game and then bring about four Large Health Packs
with you or whatever health you have remaining, because you will need it.
When you are ready, go into the door"Gravity Tether Operations B" and interact
with the holographic display to open the shutter again.


#### overall items #### 

!Power Node! or Large Health Pack from the Brute

#### end of items #### 


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                          Gravity Tether Operations B
_______________________________________________________________________________

!!NOTE: there is a !stasis! recharge station here.!!

Open the door and pick up all the items around, there should be One ammo packs,
two green item boxes, three item cabinets and !Power Node! around. Then,
recharge your stasis becuase you will needed it. Move the Marker across the
bridge and all the way to the end and enter the door to "Excavation Site".

Now, interact with the holographic display and the shutter will open. Move
out.


#### overall items #### 

One ammo packs, two green item boxes, three item cabinets and !Power Node!

#### end of items #### 



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                            Excavation Site
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!!NOTE: there are thirteen enemies in this area, including three Gaint enemies.
There will be three waves of enemies, so be careful. There are small electrical
hazards in this area that may damage Isaac, be aware.!!

As you go out, the music will change and you know it is close to the end. Have
your weapons ready, lock and load. Then go out and move the Marker along the
track and suddenly large tentacles will pop out. Move back and keep distance.
Then you will hear enemies coming from behind you. 

An enhanced Lurker will pop out, now cool it down with your Line Gun. Then,
a stasis enhanced slasher will pop out (Geez how did they get down from the
Valor to here?), shoot it and cripple it quickly. Then stasis it and drop
it a Mine as a gift. Then, suddenly an enhanced slasher will pop out. Cripple
it and then shoot it in the arms or drop it a Mine or a few Grenades.

Once they are dead, collect the items around. Apart from the items the enemies
drops. There should be two ammo packs, four item cabinets and Medium Health
Pack. Don't shoot the tentacles yet, wait around for a minute or so. Then
another enhanced lurker will pop out. Shoot it with your Line Gun or stasis
it and drop it with few mines to play with. 

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Soon, two stasis enhanced slasher will join the party. Kill them quickly,
use stasis if needed. Remember to cripple them first, I suggest you suppress
fire with the Pulse Rifle until they are dead. Now, wait around for another
minute or so. Another enhanced lurker will pop out, kill it the same way as
before. Then, two more enhanced slashers and one more stasis slasher will
appear.

Focus firepower and kill the stasis slasher as soon as you can. They are
really dangerous. Then try and cripple the enhanced slasher and stasis them,
then drop them a Mine, wait for the Boom and there goes all the enemies. I
counted in total of ten enemies. You should always wait around for a little
while. If there are no more enemies, then it is time to focus on shooting
the tentacles.

There are three Gaint tentacles, and focus on killing them one at a time.
Shoot at their weak spot to kill them, aim for the yellowish bulb part to
damage them. Remember, take your time and don't rush anything. Once they
are all dead. Move the Marker all the way to the end of the track and
interact with the holographic display to put the Marker on the Pedestal
Chamber.


==== objective 12-3 Completed ====


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Once you completed the objective, the music will change again and now the
Marker is restored. Soon, Nicole will call you. She is standing next to
the Marker and suddenly she will disappear... Nicole...? No it can't be...
That must be Nicole... But she just disppeared?!


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Nicole: Thank you, Isaac. I always believed in you. I knew you would return
to me. We are whole again, Isaac, we are whole again...

---- End of Story Log ----


Watch as the Marker is being restored and its brilliance flashing before your
eyes. Then suddenly, the computer will give you a serious warning. Look above
and the gravity tethers holding the gaint rock are gone. Someone has turned off
the gravity tethers...

Computer: Emergency. Geo-orbital gravity tethers offline. Tectonic Load
released. Impact imminent. Evacuate this area immediately.

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You have to get back to the shuttle, go near the glass chmaber, pick up the
ammo pack nearby using Kinesis and keep going into the glass chamber and
it will close around you for decontamination. Then Kendra will appear behind
you. She will chat to you.

Well, she is back... I thought she would of just ran away, but she wants the
Marker... and she has it now. But, what you mean I'm insane...


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Kendra: Isaac, Isaac... You really didn't think I was going to walk away did
you? I can't do that. The Marker's coming with me. It's a shame... I was
starting to like you. Even if you are insane. What, you don't believe me?
Take a look at yourself. Better yet, take a look at that Video from Nicole.
And this time, watch it right to the end...

---- End of Story Log ----  


---- New Message, Video Log - "Nicole's Farewell" ----

Nicole: Isaac, it's me. I wish I could talk to you. I'm sorry. I'm sorry about
everything. I wish I could just... talk to someone. It's all failing apart
here. I can't believe what's happening... It's strange... Such a little
thing... In the end, it all comes down to this one little thing... I didn't
want it to end like this. I really wanted to see you again, just once. I
loved you. I always loved you.

---- End of Video Log ---- 


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The message from Nicole film will play. Oh no... NO... Nicole... she is dead?!
But, I saw her, she was there with me, next to me and this is NOT possible.
She was just an illusion created by the Marker... and I thought Dr. Kyne was
crazy... Looks like Kendra was right about everything after all... it was all
just a terrible mistake... everything is... d**n this planet and d**n the
Marker.


---- New Message, Story Log ----

Kendra: See! You're insane, just like Kyne, just like the Captain. Nicole has
been dead this whole time. Whatever you were seeing... was caused by that. You
were its pawn. But don't worry. It will be in good hands now, far away from
this da** place. Goodbye Isaac. 

---- End of Story Log ----  


==== New mission objective ====

Objective 12-5: "Return to the Shuttle"

Is Kendra right... am I losing my mind...? Nicole was dead this entire time. A
hallucination created by the Marker. This whole time, it was the Marker pushing
me to return it to the planet. It's sentient... alive in some way. And now
Kendra has it again. I've got to get back to the shuttle and get off of the
planet before the chunk smashes into it!

==== End of mission objective ====


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When Kendra finishes, she will run away, no point going after her. The glass
door is reinforced and you can't get out. Enter the door "Return to Landing
Bay". Time to get out of this place.


#### overall items #### 

Three ammo packs and four item cabinets

#### end of items #### 


((Look at Isaac closely when the farewell video from Nicole is playing and
at the end, Isaac will shake his head in sorrow after seeing Nicole die.))

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                            Hallway to Landing Bay
_______________________________________________________________________________

That organic stuff is everywhere. Go around, Open the item cabinet and keep
going around. Pick up the !Power Node! and break the green item boxes for some
items. Keep going and the ground will shake. Now, open the item cabinet and
head for the door.


#### overall items #### 

Two item cabinets, three green item boxes and !Power Node!

#### end of items #### 


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                            Emergency Supplies
_______________________________________________________________________________

Once you enter the door, the door behind you will be locked. Pick up all the
goodies around this room. There should be two ammo packs, five item cabinets
lockers you can open and Medium Health Pack.

Once you collect everything, keep going and head out of the door "Control
Room Barracks".


#### overall items #### 

Five item cabinets, Medium Health pack and two ammo packs.

#### end of items #### 


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                            Control Room Barracks
_______________________________________________________________________________

I highly recommend you save the game and bring whatever items, ammo and health
from the the safe. I suggest bring about three to four slots of ammo. If you
upgraded the Pulse Rifle or the Plasma Cutter, that would be good, bring about
200 Pulse Round and about 25 to 50 Plasma Cutter ammo. Should be enough, if
you are only going to use one weapon, bring about 75 Pulse Cutter ammo or about
300 Pulse Rifle ammo.

Bring about two Large Health Pack and two Medium Health Packs or whatever
health you have left with you. Then, when you are ready, reload all your
weapons, upgrade everything, spend all your power nodes. Save the game again
on a different file, then head outside for the FINAL BATTLE.

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                              Landing Bay
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Now, move out and go around, you can see some green item boxes, use Kinesis to
grab the boxes at a distance. There are seven item boxes around, don't worry if
you can't grab all of them from range. Don't go too much forward if you don't
want to trigger the BOSS yet!

If you look up, you can probably see the large rock burning up in the planets
atmosphere. Well... it looks huge. When you are ready, reload all Isaac's
weapons and take a deep breathe. Prepare for the FINAL BATTLE.! Move forward
and go near the shuttle to trigger the FINAL BATTLE!!


#### Overall items ####

Eight green item boxes filled with random items

#### End of items ####


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Well, if you keep going forward a shot cutscene will trigger. 

Kenra: Oh my God! Nooooo.... ahhhhh...

You will see Kenra trying to run away in vain and the HIVE MIND will suddenly
appear and manage to smash Kendra down. After watching her brutal death...
the HIVE MIND will look at Isaac and it wants to have him for dinner. Well,
that's won't happen, will it? Better get ready. This is the final battle.

Get your favourite weapon, I used the Pulse Rifle, fully upgraded. I suggest
you bring good amount of spare ammo and health. I brought about 200 rounds of
Pulse Rifle ammo and it was enough. Generally, three or four slots of spare
ammo should be enough. So, if you using the plasma Cutter, you should bring
about 75 to 100 spare rounds.

You should get about two large health, should be enough. Bring more if you on
impossible difficulty and if you do not have the level 5 armor. More health
is always good, just in case. 

((Jack wasn't happy that Kendra died like that, well, I guess, she wasn't
such a bad lady. Also, Kendra's body seem to have disappeared after the
cutscene, well... it is no big loss, I guess you be going home alone. Unless
you still got the !PENG FIGURINE!, that will keep you company for the journery
home.)) 

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                            FINAL BOSS - HIVE MIND

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The HIVE MIND is huge and it is the largest of all necromorphs and controls
all the other necromorphs telepathically. This is the source of all these
monsters you see and also indirectly cause the death of Nicole, Hammond, and
well directly responsible for killing Kendra. 

The HIVE MIND is not a difficult boss, but he is not push over. Something this
large has a few trick up its sleeve. It will not hesitate to use it against
you. Well, you saw what happened to Kendra... 

There are five green item boxes around, one of them you will see as you first
come out of the door, the other four will be at the battleground. You can shoot
the boxes open, and use kinesis to get their items. You can do that before
you enter the battlefield, since the cutscene and battle only triggers after
you walk pass a particular point.

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There will be two stages to this boss fight, so get ready. This Boss is not
very difficulty. But, if you get killed. You can always reload the game
or just wait till the computer reload the checkpoint. 

You don't really need to use stasis against the boss, not sure if stasis
works. But, the boss isn't that hard to kill. However, you should make
sure you have some stasis energy left, as you may need to use stasis if
the boss drops down any smaller enemies at you.

There are also many explosive canister around, I suggest you do NOT use it
against the boss. Since, they may not hit the boss. The boss may appear to
be close, but, in fact it is quite far away, and the canister you project
using your Kinesis sometimes miss the target, because it will drop a little
due to gravity! The canister will be useful later on, just shoot the boss,
it will be so much easier.


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                     STAGE I OF THE BOSS - HIVE MIND

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The first stage of the HIVE MIND is relatively easy and will not cause you
too much problems. Just aim for its weak spot, and you should be fine.


Attacks: 

- Smack down with its tentacles: the HIVE MIND enjoys smashing down its victim
with its massive tentacles. This can be easily side stepped, but make sure you
NOT in the aiming mode and HOLD down the RUN KEY when you side stepping its 
attack. Or else you may get hit, because you move much slower. 

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Weak spots:

- Five yellowish blobby tentacles/appendages around its mouth. Its weak spot
will start bleeding if you manage to seriously damage it.


Recommend weapon: 

- Pulse rifle, aim for its yellowish blobby appendage.

- Plasma cutter, this weapon is also good, but make sure you have upgraded it.

- Contact Beam, shoot at the weak spot, try not to use this weapon when the
HIVE MIND grabs Isaac. Because it will be difficult to aim.

You can use the secondary mode of the flamethrower and throw fire bomb at the
weak spot. But, the fire bomb may not have enough range, so you may have to get
close. I recommend you use the Pulse Rifle, Plasma Cutter or the Contact Beam.

!!NOTE: you can use any weapon that has a long range firing mode, even the
secondary mode of Ripper. But, I highly RECOMMEND the pulse rifle or plasma
cutter. Do NOT even think about the Force Gun... Seriously...!!

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                       Tactics for stage I of the HIVE MIND

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As you may already noticed, it appear to have five yellowish globes tentacles 
around its mouth. That is its weak spot and that is what you should aim for.
Each yellowish tentacles does not have a lot of health, and it is easy to
kill them if you focus on them with a upgraded weapon. Pulse rifle should do
the trick for you, and you can kill each blob very quickly. With maximum
upgraded pulse rifle, it took me about 20 to 30 hits to kill each blobby
tentacle thingie. 

The HIVE MIND's attack initially is just a smack down with its tentacles,
you will know when he attacks. It will lean back a little bit, and smash its
tentacles at you. You can side step it easily, MAKE SURE you hold down the
RUN key (default is "shift") when you side stepping, and you are not in aim
mode. 

After each of attack, the HIVE MIND will scream at you, and will expose its
yellowish blobs, and that is moment to strike. You may WANT to weaken ALL of
the blobs uniformly. Alternatively, you can focus shooting off two of its
five blobs. Once, there are three more of them yellow globes remaining. Then,
you can weaken them uniformly. This is because the HIVE MIND like to grab
Isaac when it only has two blobs remaining.

Remember, The HIVE MIND's weak spot will start to bleed if you manage to
damage it very badly. This means a few more hits at that particular weak
point - yellowish blobby appendage, then it will be destoryed. So, make
sure you keep a note of that. 

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Every time you shoot off a yellowish blobby tentacles from the HIVE MIND,
it will yell and lean backwards from you. Then It will launch another attack,
so make sure to strafe side to side to avoid it. You don't need to go in aim
mode wile you strafe, unless it exposes its weak spot.

Make sure to heal if you get damaged, if you playing impossible difficulty.
You should always keep your health above three bars or 75% at all times.
Remember to attack all its five weak spot evenly. That will come in handy
later on.

!!IMPORTANT: Once the HIVE MIND has only two yellowish blobby tentacles
remaining, it will grab Isaac (much like those gaint tentacles before.). Isaac
will be upside down and aiming becomes very difficult, and it is HIGHLY
recommended that you use a rapid firing weapon, like a pulse rifle or you can
use plasma cutter. The remaining blobs should not be hard to kill, since you
should of weaken the blobs uniformly, at least when there is only three
remaining, rather than concentrating on taking out one at a time.!!

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Once the HIVE MIND grabs you, keep firing at the remaining two blobs. Fire
rapid burst if you using the pulse rifle. Focus on one blob at a time, once
one of them gets blown up. Keep shooting the other one to kill it. Then the
HIVE MIND will drop you down and it will release its second stage.

!!IMPORTANT: I suggest you shoot down the two remaining blobs as quickly as you
physically can. Because the HIVE MIND will drag Isaac closer and closer to its
mouth and if you wait too long. It will devour Isaac for dinner. That will be
a nasty way to die.!!

!!WARNING: you MUST shoot at the HIVE MIND's weak spot, i.e. the yellow
greenish blobby appendages/tentacles around its mouth. Shooting anywhere else
will NOT kill it or damage it.!!

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                           STAGE II OF THE BOSS - HIVE MIND

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The second stage of the HIVE MIND is a little bit tricker. It will be have a
few more attacks and it may take quite longer to kill.


Attacks:

- Smack down * four with its large tentacles: the HIVE MIND will smash down
its tentacles repeatly for four times. It will smash down with its left
tentacles first, then its right one, then it will wait for a bit, and
repeat the pervious action again.

- Minion pods (two pregnant necromorph pods): sometimes the HIVE MIND can drop
down two minions, most likely pregnant necromorphs. You should use Stasis and
then grab the explosive canisters and shoot at them. Line Gun is also very
effective against the, stasis plus a few mines.

- Corrosive/acid Pods, when injured the HIVE MIND can shoot out a burst of
acid pods that will explode on contact. This attack fires acid pods randomly
and it can be slightly difficult to dodge. Keep side stepping to avoid it,
make sure you are NOT in AIM MODE and hold down the RUN key when side stepping.
You can grab those pods or shoot them with your weapon, but it can be tricky,
since the HIVE MIND shots out acid pods in different directions.

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!!WARNING: when grabbing the acid pods, do NOT drag the acid pods too close
to Isaac or else it may explode and damage him. If you decide to shoot at the
acid pods, don't get too close either. I suggest you try to side step the
corrosive pods.!!

!!IMPORTANT: The HIVE MIND may or may NOT use all of its attacks. But it WILL
use the smack down attack most of the times. It can also a combination of the
attacks decribed above. However, it can NOT use two attacks at the exactly
same time.!!

!!NOTE: Jack told me that the HIVE MIND's smack down can kill the pregnant
necromorphs if they get in the way. So, maybe it is a good idea waiting for
the HIVE MIND to kill its own minions. The HIVE MIND's smash can also destory
any explosive canisters around, be careful.!!

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Weak spot:

- Five yellowish blobby appendages inside its body. It will open up after a
series of attacks.


Recommend weapon:

- Pulse rifle, shoot rapid burst when the HIVE MIND exposes its weak spots,
the yellowish blobby appendages inside its boby.

- Plasma cutter, aim for its weak spots.

- Line gun, very useful against the minions - Pregneant it drops.

- Contact beam, only if you have good aiming, shoot for the weak spot. AIM
before you shoot.

You can use the secondary mode of the flamethrower and throw fire bomb at the
weak spot. But, the fire bomb may not have enough range, so you may have to get
close. I recommend you stick to the Pulse Rifle, Plasma Cutter or the Contact
Beam.

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                       Tactics for stage II of the HIVE MIND

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Its weak spot is in its body area, where you can see about five yellowish
blobby globe-like things. Aim for these globe-like tentacles to damage it.
They are quite easy to take down, take about 10ish rounds from the pulse rifle.

The HIVE MIND will expose its weak spot everytime you dodge a series of attacks
from it. You have limited time to destory these yellowish globes, before it
will close up its body. Then you will be unable to damage them. You will have
to dodge its attacks again before it will expose its weak spot again. The HIVE
MIND will also shield its weak point, every time you destory one of these
yellowish blobby tentacles.

You can weaken all of its globe-like appendages in its body at the same time.
Or you can focus one of them at a time. It does not make any difference. You
should watch out its attacks and try not to get hit.  Don't forget to heal if
you get hit, keep an eye on your health.

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It will use its smackdown attack most of the times, to dodge it, simply strafe
side to side, holding the run button and make sure you are NOT in aim mode. 
Try not to get cornered at the edge of the battle field. You may also need to
time its attacks. When it is about to attack, it will raise of its tentacles
and lean back a little, ready to smack down. You should try and dodge before
it attacks you,

If it starts to drop its minions, try use the explosive canisters. Remember
you can also run around the battlefield if you like. Concentrate on dodge its
attacks and when it expose its weak spot, focus on shooting at it.

Once you take down more and more of its yellowish appendages inside of its
body. The remaining globe-like attachments may become slightly hard to aim.
Just focus and shoot at it. You will eventually kill it. Once you destory all
the yellowish globe-like tentacles inside its body. The HIVE MIND will cry and
die.


!!!!GREAT WORK YOU HAVE KILLED THE FINAL BOSS!!!!


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                      Landing Bay - After Boss Battle
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Now, you can mark around for a bit. Since I don't think there is a time limit.
Pick up any remaining items, and walk around a bit if you like. Everything is
pretty much a mess on the Landing Bay, you can't go back because the large
tentacle is still there blocking you. 

Now you might be wondering about the six missing logs from the database files,
don't worry about it, because you will get it later after you finish the game.
When you are ready to finish the game, head for the shuttle and get on. Forget
about loading the Marker on the shuttle, I guess you be going home empty
handed.


-- CHAPTER TWELVE COMPLETED --


ENJOY THE ENDING OF THE GAME, I WON'T SPOIL IT FOR YOU!

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After you completed the game, watch the credits roll through and then you will
get to the reward screen. After you complete the game, you will unlock:

- Military suit, level 6 suit
- Backstory log
- 50,000 store credit
- 10 power nodes
- Impossible mode

Now, you can try impossible mode if you like. Make sure to save the game as
you can replay it with all your items and upgraded weapons with you. If you
finished impossible mode, like me when I wrote this walkthrough. Then I
RECOMMEND you replay it with you items, the game isn't much easier even with
upgraded weapon, and you should get the military suit. It makes you look
cooler. I won't spoil the beans for you, try it out and see. 


!!!!CONGRULATIONS YOU HAVE FINISHED DEAD SPACE!!!!


!!IMPORTANT NOTE: you do NOT get anything extra for finishing impossible mode
on the PC version of the game. I don't know about the ps3 or the xbox version,
you may get something extra.!!


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             Extra info on the final boss - Skip if you not interested
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                  My stat and equipment for against the HIVE MIND

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Equipment: 

- Pulse rifle, fully upgraded

- Line gun, slightly upgraded

- Plasma cutter, slightly upgraded

- Level 5 suit, 20% armor

- About 200ish spare pulse rifle rounds, 6 spare line gun rounds and 36 plasma
cutter ammo

- I took about two Large Health pack, one Medium and one Small Health Pack
with me. I still had a lot of left over Large Health Packs.

Stats:

- 150% health point, 90 seconds air

- No stasis or Kinesis upgrade

- 0 spare !Power Nodes! and 258,600ish credits remaining, plus loads of
semiconductors and I still got PENG.

Personally, the last boss did not give me a lot of problems. It was pretty easy
to defeat. Just make sure it does not hit you too many times. I only used 
1 small health packs to finish it, since I only got hit onece. It was not
difficult. I used about 350 to 400 rounds of ammo to kill it. Jack being a
better shooter, used about 250ish rounds. 

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                  Jack's stat and equipment for against the HIVE MIND

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Equipment: 

- Pulse rifle, fully upgraded

- Line gun, partly upgraded

- Flamethrower, partly upgraded

- Level 5 suit, 20% armor

- About 200ish spare pulse rifle rounds, 10 spare line gun rounds and
200 flamethrower ammo. 

- About eight large health packs, I think Jack took two with him for the
final boss.

Stats:

- 175% health point, 90 seconds air

- No stasis or Kinesis upgrade

- 1 spare !power node! and 189,000ish credit, plus some semiconductors and
PENG.

From Jack: this boss is reasonably easy. But it can be a problem when the boss
start dropping down its minions, little pods with enemies. I didn't really get
hit at all. Since, I took care of the minions with the explosive canisters.

Jack brought quite a few !Power Node! to upgrade his RIGs, so don't worry if
you didn't manage to get to 175% health.

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                              End of extra info
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Now, you have reached the end of the main walkthrough, there are more sections
if you interested in reading on some of the more descriptive stuff. 

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                              END OF SECTION 4 

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              SECTION 5. WEAPON OVERVIEW, UPGRADING RIGS --- (WEA5)

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This section is a more detailed analysis of the weapons, upgrading Isaac's
Stasis Unit and his RIG.

- With each weapon, I will give a quick guide on how to use it, how to upgrade
it, it advantages and shortcoming and its effectiveness against each enemy.

- With the effectiveness, I will give a rating out of possible of five
stars (*****) on how well the weapon performs against a certain types of
enemies. Five stars means that weapon is very effective, whilst one means it
isn't recommended.

- There are in total seven weapons and each have a slightly different
upgrade paths. I will give one POSSIBLE upgrade paths, as there are generally
a few differen paths you can take for each weapon. Remember when upgrading
weapons, you can NOT just jump nodal slots. You must follow a certain
upgrading path.

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Please remember I'm writing from my experience of each weapon, I have used
some weapon more than others. So, if you have better suggestions on how to
use a weapon, you can always let me know.

It should be noted that: the firing animation of all the weapons will be
slightly different when their damage has been fully upgraded. You only have
to maximize the damage of the weapon to see the different firing animation.

After the weapons and upgrading section, there are also more information on
list of power nodes and lists of items Isaac can purchase from the store.


((Special Thanks to Staley (Deuce ex Defcon) for the tips on the weapon
upgrading path.))

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                           SECTION 5.1.1 PLASMA CUTTER
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Plasma Cutter: high energy mineral cutter


Primay mode: Fires a short, accurate, long range enemy blast. (Vertical Mode)

- This mode is good for cutting off enemies' arms and it is quite effective
at close and long range. This weapon is very accurate and its accuracy is
not affected at range. It is good against individual enemies, but lacks
serious firepower. 

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Secondary Mode: Blade orientation changes 90 degrees. (Horizontal Mode)

- The only difference between primary and secondary mode is you can turn the
firing mode from vertical to horizontal. This horizontal mode is good for
cutting enemies' legs. Nonetheless, I find the horizontal firing line much
more useful most of the times.

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Ammo: 6 ammo per pack, can stack up to 25 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 0 credits

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                           Upgrading Path

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The Plasma Cutter requires at least 17 power nodes to fully upgrade. It has a
relatively easy upgrading path.

Here are the upgrade stats for the Plasma Cutter:


Damage (D): starts at 10 Pts

- Increases 2 Pt for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 12, 14, 16, 18 Pts
- Maximum of 18 Pts 


Capacity (C): starts at 10 Pts

- Increases 2 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 Pts
- Maximum of 20 Pts 


Reload (Re): starts at 1 Pts

- Decreases 0.25 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.75, 0.5 Pts
- Minimum of 0.5 Pts


Speed (S): starts at 1 pts

- Decreases 0.2 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.8, 0.6 Pts
- Minimum of 0.6 Pts

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Below is the possible upgrade path for the Plasma Cutter:


                       (10)--------{ E}
                         |           |
           ( 8)--( 7)--[ 9]        (16)    
                   |                 |
     ( 1)--{ E}--[ 6]--(11)--(14)--[15]
             |     |     |     |     |
           ( 4)--( 5)    |   { E}--(17)
             |           |     |
     ( 2)--[ 3]--{ E}--(12)--(13)  


- 17 nodes are required to fully upgrade the Plasma Cutter. There are in total
21 nodal slots in the upgrading path, with 4 redundant empty nodal slots.

- Legend:

( number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.

[ number], indicates an empty node that must installed with a Power Node in
order continue upgrading along the given upgrading path.

{ E}, indicates a redundant note that you should leave empty.

!!NOTE: the numbers only show a POSSIBLE upgrade path. There are many other
different upgrade paths you can use. This is only one of them.!!

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                   Advantages and shortcoming of the weapon

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Primary Mode: Short, accurate, long-range energy blast. (Vertical Mode)

++ Long range
++ Accurate
++ Decent firing rate
++ Easy to use
++ Costs 0 credit

-- Lack fire power against group of enemies
-- Difficult to damage multiple targets
-- Requires upgrade to archieve good damage and capacity 

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Secondary Mode: Blade orientation changes 90 degrees. (Horizontal Mode)

- Same as the primary mode, only the firing line changes by 90 degree. The
horizontal mode is in fact more useful.

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                      Effectiveness vs. Each type of enemies

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- Slashers: Plasma Cutter does well against single slashers, but lacks
firepower against groups of slashers. Remember to shoot for their legs to
cripple them. (****)

- Stingers: Quite effective against single stingers, aim and cut off one of
their arms to slow them down. I find the vertical mode more useful against
stingers. Easy to cut off their arms. (***1/2)

- Lurkers: Useful against single lurkers, because you can rotate the firing
line. It is good against lurkers when they jump onto the side wall. It is
better than the Pulse Rifle when shooting at lurkers. (****)

- Infector: Keep firing at them. (****)

- Pregnants: Remember to aim for their limbs, moderately effective. (****)

- Crawlers: Quite effective against them, but you may need upgrade this weapon
for it to be more useful against crawler. (****)

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- Brutes: effective as long as keep distance, remember to use stasis and aim
for one of their weak spots. (*****)

- Spawners: this weapon can be good against spawner, but only when you have
upgraded it and your aiming is good. But, it is quite good against the
tentacle pods. (***1/2)

- Exploder: Aim for their weak spot, the yellowish bulb hanging off their
left arm. (*****)

- Dividers: Moderately useful against them. Aim for their arms or legs to
damage them. (****)

- Stasis Enhanced slashers: Use the Plasma Cutter when you have substantially
upgraded it. (***1/2)

- BOSSES: When upgraded, the Plasma Cutter can be quite deadly against both
the LEVIATHAN and the HIVE MIND. (****1/2)

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-- Plasam Cutter has a score of 49 stars out of a maximum of 60 stars, making
it useful in 82% of the situations.

-- Plasma Cutter is quite effective against pretty much all the enemies. It
can kill single enemies quite quickly, however, make sure you have upgraded
the weapon if you want to use it against group of enemies.

!!NOTE: five stars (*****) means it is very effective against that particular
type of enemy.!!

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                              Additional Notes

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- This is your basic weapon and you should keep it on you most of times. It
is a good backup weapon and you should use it against most singular enemies.

- When the damage of the Plasma Cutter is fully upgraded, the firing animation
will be slightly different.

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Pulse rifle (PR): Military-grade rifle with high rate of firing


The primary mode: Rapid firing, long range, accurate, energy blast.

- The energy blasts are relatively weak, but due its fast firing rate. This
rifle can suppress a group of enemies quickly. You can choose to shoot in
short bursts by tapping the "Mouse 1" Key in aiming mode or fully automatic
by holding "Mouse 1" key in aiming mode. The weapon does have slight recoil
and spread, so is accuracy may be affected in rapid firing.


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The secondary mode: A 360 degree overhead sweep

- This is very useful when you are surrounded. You can fire a single round by
just tapping the secondary firing button. Or you can choose to fire a continous
stream of energy blast in a 360 degree sweep by holding down the secondary
firing button. In this rapid firing mode, the pulse rifle will continue to
rotate its firing drum and shoot out three streams of energy blasts.

- However, in rapid firing overhead mode, the weapon can consume a lot of ammo
very quickly. The firing pattern seems like Isaac can only fire in one height
level and will only hit targets around him. So, this can be ineffective against
some enemies that are usually below and/or above Isaac, like Stingers or
infectors. But, it can be quite powerful and works great if you are surrounded
by enemies.

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Ammo: 25 ammo per pack, 100 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 7,000 credits, can be brought from store, does NOT require schematic.

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                           Upgrading Path

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The Pulse Rifle requires at least 15 power nodes to fully upgrade the
weapon. It has a relatively easy upgrading path and also uses the lowest
amount of power nodes compare to other weapons.

Here are the upgrade stats for the Pulse Rifle:


Damage (D): starts at 5 Pts

- Increases 1 Pt for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 6, 7, 8, 9 Pts
- Maximum of 9 Pts 


Capacity (C): starts at 50 Pts

- Increases 25 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 Pts
- Maximum of 175 Pts 


Reload (Re): starts at 1 Pts

- Decreases 0.2 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.8, 0.6 Pts
- Minimum of 0.6 Pts

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Below is the possible upgrade path for the Pulse Rifle:


           ( 3)  { E}--(10)--[ 9]--(11)--(12)
             |                 |     |     |
     ( 1)--[ 2]--( 7)--------( 8)    |   (13)--(14)
             |                 |     |     |
           ( 4)--[ 5]--( 6)--{ E}--(15)--{ E}


- 15 nodes are required to fully upgrade the Pulse Rifle. There are in total
18 nodal slots in the upgrading path, with 3 redundant empty nodal slots.

- Legend:

( number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.

[ number], indicates an empty node that must installed with a Power Node in
order continue upgrading along the given upgrading path.

{ E}, indicates a redundant note that you should leave empty.

!!NOTE: the numbers only show a POSSIBLE upgrade path. There are many other
different upgrade paths you can use. This is only one of them.!!

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                   Advantages and shortcoming of the weapon

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Primary Mode: Rapid-fire, long-range, accurate energy blasts.

++ Rapid firing rate
++ High ammo capacity
++ Relatively easy to reload
++ Long range

-- Each shot cannot damage multiple targets
-- Relative low damage per shot

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Secondary Mode: Overhead 360-degree sweep.

++ Area cover, good when cornered, can damage multiple enemies
++ Good stopping power in rapid firing

-- Very high ammo consumption in rapid firing
-- Only able to fire at one height level
-- Cannot damage enemies above or below Isaac

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                      Effectiveness vs. Each type of enemies

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- Slashers: Pulse Rifle does well against slashers, aim for their legs to
cripple them and then you can shoot for their arms. Suppress fire if there
are groups of slashers around. When surrounded, use the secondary mode and
rapid fire to damage all the enemies around Isaac. (****1/2)

- Stingers: You can use this weapon against stingers, although sometimes you
will likely to miss the target. Use rapid fire against groups of stingers.
(****)

- Lurkers: Pulse Rifle is not particularly good against lurkers, unless you
have good aiming, or else you are likely to waste quite a lot of ammo. (**1/2)

- Infectors: Suppress fire at them, because the rapid firing rate, you can
kill infectors quite quickly. (*****)

- Pregnants: Remember to aim for their arms, Pulse Rifle is good against single
Pregnant Necromorph. (****)

- Crawlers: Very effective against them, try to shoot in bursts and keep moving
around. (*****)

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- Brute: moderately effective, remember to use stasis and aim for one of their
weak spots. Make sure to keep distances. (*****)

- Spawners: Not very useful them, they have too many tentacles and it can be
hard to aim, you will waste a lot of ammo to kill them. (**)

- Exploder: Aim for the weak spot on their left arm, use rapid firing against
group of exploders. Make sure to keep distance. (*****)

- Dividers: Useful against them, because you can just aim for one of their
limbs. Pulse Rifle is also very good against the crawlers. (****)

- Stasis Enhanced slashers: Quite effective against them, because of the rapid
firing, you can always just spread at them, make sure to aim for their legs. 
(****)

- BOSSES: because it is rapid firing and long range, it is very useful against
both the LEVIATHAN and the HIVE MIND. (*****)

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-- Pulse Rifle has a score of 49 stars out of the maximum of 60 stars, this
makes it useful in 82% of the situations.

-- Against most enemies, even in a group, the Pulse Rifle does quite well.
However, it isn't very good against Spawners and Lurkers, so you should
consider using another weapon against them, like the Line Gun.

!!NOTE: five stars (*****) means it is very effective against that particular
type of enemy.!!

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                              Additional Notes

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- This rifle is your standard "assault rifle" type of weapon. 

- You can fire one or two rounds at a time by using a quick tapping method
when you are in aim mode. Quickly tap "Mouse 1" and repeat it to shoot in
very short bursts.

- Burst shooting is sometimes better than just spraying into your enemy. It is
also a good method to conserve ammo.

- Secondary mode in rapid firing can consume a lot of ammo very quickly. Even
though it is very effective against groups of enemies, the firing pattern may
not be able to hit some enemies, especially if the enemies likes to stay below
Isaac, like infectors, stingers or crawlers. So be aware.

- I'm not sure if you can change the firing height and angle in the secondary
rapid firing mode. It seems like it is fixed.

- The firing animation will be slightly different when the damage of the Pulse
Rifle is fully upgraded.

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                          SECTION 5.1.3 LINE GUN
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Line Gun: Wide-beamed slicer with timed mine


The primary mode: Shoots a wide, powerful and long range energy blast capable
penertrate through many targets.

- This mode is good against most enemies, especially if they are in groups,
since the gun slice through targets. Another great thing about this mode is
that its wide blast can cut off more than one limbs at a time. In fact for
some enemies, you can cut off two or even three limbs with a few hits.

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The second mode: Fires a timed mine with radial blast.

- This is good against large stationary enemies, or against a crowd of enemies
being hit by stasis, or if enemies are being crippled. The line gun mine is
very powerful, at close range you can kill a few slasher and stingers in
one hit. Using the mine correctly without stasis would require good timing,
but it can be effective against groups of enemies.

- Nevertheless, if you time it correctly, you can shoot a mine near you, wait
for the necromorph, injure or cripple them. Then run away just before the mine
goes off. Just make sure you stay clear of the blast radius. Remember, you
can blow up Isaac as well, so be careful!

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Ammo: 2 ammo per pack, can stack up to 6 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 9,000 credits, can be brought from store, does NOT require schematic.


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                           Upgrading Path

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The Line Gun requires at least 17 power nodes to fully upgrade. It's path
for upgrading can be a little tricky

Here are the upgrade stats for the Line Gun:


Damage (D): starts at 15 Pts

- Increases 3 Pt for every upgrade.
- After each upgrade: 18, 21, 24, 27 Pts
- Maximum of 27 Pts 


Capacity (C): starts at 5 Pts

- Increases 1 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 6, 7, 8, 9 Pts
- Maximum of 9 Pts 


Reload (Re): starts at 1 Pts

- Decreases 0.15 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.85, 0.7 Pts.
- Minimum of 0.7 Pts


Width (W): starts at 1 pts

- Increases 0.5 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 1.5, 2 Pts
- Maximum of 2 Pts


Mine (M): starts at 20 pts

- Increases 5 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 25, 30 Pts
- Maximum of 30 Pts

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Below is the possible upgrade path for the Line Gun:

      
     ( 2)--[ 5]--( 6)--[ 7]--( 8)
       |           |           | 
     ( 1)--------{ E}        ( 9)
       |           |           |
     { E}        { E}--(13)--(10)--[11]--(12)  
       |           |           |
     ( 3)--------(15)        (14)
       |           |           |
     ( 4)--{ E}--(16)--(17)--{ E}
     

- 17 nodes are required to fully upgrade the Line Gun. There are in total 22
nodal slots in the upgrading path, with 5 redundant empty nodal slots.

- Legend:

( number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.

[ number], indicates an empty node that must installed with a Power Node in
order continue upgrading along the given upgrading path.

{ E}, indicates a redundant note that you should leave empty.

!!NOTE: the numbers only show a POSSIBLE upgrade path. There are many other
different upgrade paths you can use. This is only one of them.!!


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                   Advantages and shortcoming of the weapon

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Primary Mode: Wide, powerful, long-range energy blast.

++ Good damage
++ Wide cover, can cut of multiple limbs
++ Pentrates targets, can damage multiple targets

-- Slow firing rate
-- Relatively low ammo capacity
-- Reloading takes too long

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Secondary Mode: Timed mine, radial damage.

++ High damage
++ Radial damage, can damage multiple targets and remove multiple limbs

-- Requires good timing
-- Radial damage can hurt Isaac if he is too close
-- Slow firing rate

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                      Effectiveness vs. Each type of enemies

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- Slashers: Very effective against single and groups of slashers, aim for
their legs to cripple them or you can just cut off their arms. You can
alos use the mine with stasis against groups of them. (*****)

- Stingers: Good against single or groups of stinger, you can use stasis
and mine to kill them. (*****)

- Lurkers: Line Gun is Excellent against Lurkers and because of the wide
beam you can even damage multiple lurkers. The only problem is that when
the lurkers go on to your side. The weapon may not be as effective.
(****1/2)

- Infectors: Use the primary mode and shoot them with the energy blast, you
can easily damage multiple infectors if you upgraded the width of the weapon.
(****) 

- Pregnants: Quite effective, but you have to generally aim high to cut
off their arms, usualyl you will accidentally damage their belly as well.
But the Line Gun Mine can take care whatever little things coming out of
the Pregnant's belly. (****1/2)

- Crawlers: The mines are very useful against them, especially when combined
with stasis. (****1/2)

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- Brute: You can damage both of Brute's arm, just aim for its weak spot.
Keep distance and use stasis if needed. This weapon can be very effective.
(*****)

- Spawner: The Mine from the Line Gun will take care of the spawner and the
tentacle pods they shoot out, just throw them a few mines and wait for the
BOOM. (****1/2)

- Exploder: Aim for the weak spot on their left arm, it is good against group
of exploder. Make sure to keep distance. (****1/2)

- Dividers: Aim for the upper section of their legs and you can damage their
arms too. Use Mines against the crawler, use stasis if needed. (****1/2)

- Stasis Enhanced slashers: moderately effective against single stasis
slashers, aim for their legs and cut off their arms. It is more useful against
groups of stasis slashers. But, sometimes stasis slashers can dodge the energy
blast from your Line Gun. Be aware. (****)

- BOSSES: although it is long range, the Line Gun's energy blasts will take
a few seconds to hit the bosses. You can use it against the Leviathan, but
it is not very effective against the HIVE MIND. (***)

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-- Line Gun has scored 53 stars out of the maximum of 60 stars, making it
useful in 88% situations. 

!!NOTE: five stars (*****) means it is very effective against that particular
type of enemy.!!

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                              Additional Notes

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- This is one of the best weapon in the game and it will also be your best
friend in many situations. However, the few drawbacks of the weapon are that
its firing rate is a little slow, it ammo capacity is relatively low and takes
a bit long to reload. So, you should back it up with the Plasma Cutter and 
Pulse Rifle or the Force Gun.

- However, it is important to note that line gun has quite slow firing rate and
its secondary mine will take a while to explode. Be aware when using this
weapon. 

- The Mine from the Line Gun will stick to most surfaces. When shooting the
mine, it is almost instant and does not arc very much, even over long range.

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- If Isaac gets caught in the blast radius of the Line Gun Mine, he will take
about 25 point of damage. 

- Jack noted, that in rare cases, the Mine from the Line Gun will explode
instantly upon contact, sometimes it happens when you use the Mine against the
spawner or against Bosses.

- The energy beam from the Line Gun will look slightly different when the
damage of the weapon is fully upgraded.


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                          SECTION 5.1.4 FLAMETHROWER
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Flamethrower: hydrazine industrial torch.


- This is a relatively useful weapon and can be quite powerful if you use it
correctly. It has the unique ability to set enemies on fire and they will
continue to burn for a period of time, which is about 5 seconds. But, this
can be upgraded, so enemies burn for longer.

The primary mode: Fires a narrow core, short-range flame.

- This can be extremely damaging and can set enemies on fire. But, it is very
short range and often require you to get close to enemies. I suggest you
use on enemies that being stasis, it works great. You can also wait till
enemies come closer and flame them. You need to time it correctly, because if
you fire too early it will eat up too much ammo. This mode eats ammo faster
than you can say "Packman"!!

- Although short-range, the narrow core flame have good stopping power. If
you manage to set your enemies on fire, they will be knocked back as well.

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The secondary mode: shoots out a Napalm ballistic projectile with area
damage over time.

- This is truly very useful, because it can damage multiple targets and sets
enemies on fire.  I use this much more often that the primary fire. This is
effective against slow, stationary and if you time it correctly, even fast
moving targets. The fire bomb is also good against smaller enemies and its
range is quite far as well.

- The only drawback of the flamethrower is that you cannoe use it in vacuum.

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Ammo: 25 ammo per pack, maximum of 150 ammo per inventory slot. 

Cost: 11,000 credits, can be brought from the store, but needs flamethrower
schematic. 

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                           Upgrading Path

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The Flamethrower requires at least 18 power nodes to fully upgrade. It has a
relatively easy upgrading path.

Here are the upgrade stats for the Flamethrower:


Damage (D): starts at 0.75 Pts

- Increases 0.25 Pt for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 1, 1.25, 1.5 Pts
- Maximum of 1.5 Pts 


Capacity (C): starts at 125 Pts

- Increases 25 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 150, 175, 200, 225, 250 Pts
- Maximum of 250 Pts 


Reload (Re): starts at 1 Pts

- Decreases 0.15 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.85, 0.7 Pts
- Minimum of 0.7 Pts


Duration (Du): starts at 5 pts

- Increases 1 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 6, 7 Pts
- Maximum of 7 Pts

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Below is the possible upgrade path for the Flamethrower:


           ( 3)--{ E}        ( 9)--{ E}        { E}--(18)
             |     |           |     |           |     |
     ( 1)--[ 2]  ( 6)--( 7)--[ 8]  (12)--[13]--(14)  (17)
             |     |           |     |           |     |
           [ 4]--( 5)        (10)--[11]        (15)--[16]


- 18 nodes are required to fully upgrade the Flamethrower. There are in total
21 nodal slots in the upgrading path, with 3 redundant empty nodal slots.

- Legend:

( number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.

[ number], indicates an empty node that must installed with a Power Node in
order continue upgrading along the given upgrading path.

{ E}, indicates a redundant note that you should leave empty.

!!NOTE: the numbers only show a POSSIBLE upgrade path. There are many other
different upgrade paths you can use. This is only one of them.!!


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                   Advantages and shortcoming of the weapon

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Primary Mode: Short-range, narrow cone fire damage.

++ Good damage over time
++ High ammo capacity
++ Sets enemies on fire

-- very fast ammo consumption
-- Short range
-- Cannot use in vacuum

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Secondary Mode: Napalm ballistic projectile with radial damage over time.

++ Can damage multiple targets
++ Set enemies on fire and burns over time
++ Medium-long range
++ Costs relatively small amount of ammo

-- Limited firing rate
-- Cannot use in vacuum

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                      Effectiveness vs. Each type of enemies

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- Slashers: Good against normal slashers and you can easily set them on fire.
The firebomb is also good against groups of slashers, especially if they are
crippled. (****)

- Stingers: The secondary fire bomb is quite effective against stingers, you
can damage a group of them as well. You can also use the primary flame, but
you have to get close to the stingers. (****)

- Lurkers: Use the fire bomb against the lurker, you can wait for them to show
their tentacles, once you set them on fire, you can run around and wait for
the fire to burn out, then repeat the same tactic. (****)

- Infectors: Wait till they come close and use the primary fire. Keep firing
until they are dead. (****)

- Pregnants: Moderately effective, the fire bomb is very useful against the
little enemies popping out of the belly of the pregnant necromorph. (****)

- Crawlers: The fire bomb is very effective against the crawler, set them on
fire and move around and wait for them to burn. (*****)

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- Brutes: Use the napalm fire bomb at long range against the Brute. When it
goes dormant, go behind it and unleash the flame, this can do a lot of damage,
you can combien it with stasis. (****1/2)

- Spawners: Use the fire bomb against them, but you may need quite a lot of
fire bombs to kill them, aim for their tentacles. The napalm bomb is very good
at killing the small tentacle pods. (***)

- Exploder: Use the secondary mode to fire bomb them and aim for their weak
spots. Make sure to keep distance, retreat if they get too close. You can keep
fire bombing them to push them back. (***1/2)

- Dividers: You can use the primary mode against the divider, but you need to
be a little careful. Use the napalm fire bomb against the crawlers. (****)

- Stasis enhanced slashers: wait for them to come close and flame them. You
need to be careful against them, because the flame may not always be able to
stop them and it is narrow core. Don't use the fire bomb unless you have shot
them with stasis. (***)

- BOSSES: the fire bomb is moderately effective against the bosses and it
has pretty good range. But, sometimes the fire bomb can fall a little short,
so you may have to get closer to the bosses. Although, it can set the Boss'
weak spot on fire and continue to damage them, which can be quite useful.
(***1/2)

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-- Flamethrower has a score of 47.5 stars out of a maximum of 60 stars, making
it useful in 79% of the situations.

-- But, remember you cannot use this weapon in vacuum or low oxygen
environments, so you have to be aware.

!!NOTE: five stars (*****) means it is very effective against that particular
type of enemy.!!

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                              Additional Notes

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- This is a weapon worth buying and is very effective against smaller enemies,
such as crawlers and lurkers. It also has the unqiue ability to set enemies on
fire. The flame will continue to burn and damage the enemies for a period of
time, so remember to take advantage of that.

- The napalm bomb/fire bomb uses 10 flame thrower ammo and is able to damage
an area. This fire bomb is very effective against smaller enemies, such as
lukers, spiders and crawlers, which you will meet later on.

- The flame from the napalm bomb can also set Isaac on fire if he is too
close, which will take about 15 points of damage and also forces him into
recovery mode.

- The Flamethrower does NOT work in vacuum or low oxygen environments.

- When the damage of the Flamethrower is fully upgraded, the flame will be
bluish/reddish colour instead of the orange/reddish fire. The Napalm fire
bomb will be blue in colour and looks kinda cool.

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                           SECTION 5.1.5 RIPPER
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Ripper: Remote-operated industrial saw


Primary mode: Fires a medium range, remote controlled, rapid-spinning saw
blade.

- This will cut through just about anything. I suggest you aim for enemies'
legs first and cripple them, then quickly cut off their arms. This mode does
require you to get pretty close to the enemy, but the damage you can inflict
is worth it. When upgraded, you can kill a slasher using about two blades.
This mode is also very effective against lurkers and you can kill a normal
lurker using just one blade.

- It is best to move around while you firing the blade, because the weapon
doesn't have a lot of stopping power. You have to be aware sometimes, because
the weapon will not always be able to stop your enemies coming closer to
you. So, make sure to retreat if they get too close. When using it against
lurkers, you can slowly move side to side, this way you can cut off their
tentacles very quickly.

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Secondary mode: Fires off a single, high velocity rotating blade.

- This mode is good for long range combat or if you don't want to get too
close to your enemies. It can do some serious damage if your aiming is good.
However, it isn't as powerful as the primary mode.

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Ammo: 4 ammo per pack, 15 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 8,000 credit, can be brought from store, but needs Ripper schematic.

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                           Upgrading Path

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The Ripper requires at least 17 power nodes to fully upgrade. It has a
reasonably easy upgrading path.

Here are the upgrade stats for the Ripper:


Damage (D): starts at 8 Pts

- Increases 1 Pt for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Pts
- Maximum of 12 Pts 


Capacity (C): starts at 8 Pts

- Increases 2 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 10, 12, 14, 16 Pts
- Maximum of 16 Pts 


Reload (Re): starts at 1 Pts

- Decreases 0.2 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.8, 0.6 Pts
- Minimum of 0.6 Pts


Duration (Du): starts at 5 pts

- Increases 1 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 6, 7 Pts
- Maximum of 7 Pts

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Below is the possible upgrade path for the Ripper:


                       ( 7)
                         |
                 [ 5]--( 6)--{ E}--(13)                
                   |                 |
     ( 2)--[ 3]--( 4)--------(11)--[12]--(14)
                   |           |     |
     ( 1)--{ E}--[ 8]--( 9)    |   [15]--(16)
                   |           |     |
                 (10)--------{ E}--(17)


- 17 nodes are required to fully upgrade the Ripper. There are in total 20
nodal slots in the upgrading path, with 3 redundant empty nodal slots.

- Legend:

( number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.

[ number], indicates an empty node that must installed with a Power Node in
order continue upgrading along the given upgrading path.

{ E}, indicates a redundant note that you should leave empty.

!!NOTE: the numbers only show a POSSIBLE upgrade path. There are many other
different upgrade paths you can use. This is only one of them.!!


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                   Advantages and shortcoming of the weapon

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Primary Mode: Medium-range, remote controlled circular saw-blade.

++ High damage over time
++ Low ammo consumption, can kill most enemies with two or so hits

-- Limited stopping power and can sometimes miss your enemies
-- Limited range 

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Secondary Mode: Single, straight shot with circular saw-blade.

++ Long range

-- Requires good aiming
-- Difficult to damage multiple targets
-- Not as powerful as the primary mode

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                      Effectiveness vs. Each type of enemies

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- Slashers: use the primary mode, cut off their legs first, you can kill normal
slashers very quickly. But the weapon is limited against groups of slashers.
But, you can use the secondary mode to cripple the slasher instead, if they
are in groups. This weapon may not be so effective against enhanced slashers.
(***1/2)

- Stingers: Use the primary mode, aim for one of their arms. It works quite
well even against groups of stingers, because you can kill them quite quickly.
(****)

- Lurkers: The primary mode is very effective against the lurkers, you can kill
them with just one blade. But, you have to go a little closer to the lurker
for the weapon to be truly effective. (****1/2)

- Infector: use the primary firing mode and keep the spinning blade on them
until they are dead. (***1/2)

- Pregnants: Aim the spinning blade at their arms, this will kill them quite
quickly. It works well against the smaller enemies too, but make sure not
to get too close to the spiders. (****)

- Crawlers: Wait for them to come a little closer, you can kill them really
quickly with the primary mode. Move around with the blade if you have to.
(****)

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- Brutes: Use the secondary mode against the Brute at long range, when it
goes dormant, go behind it and use the primary mode. Works well if it is
in stasis. (***1/2)

- Spawners: Don't get too close to the spawner, using the primary mode you
can cut off many tentacles using just one blade. But, make sure to keep as
much distance as you, getting too close can be dangerous. The primary mode
is also very good against the tentacle pods, you can kill many tentacle pods
with one blade, just aim for the tentacles. But, remember not to get too
close to the pods or the spawner. (***1/2)

- Exploder: Use the secondary mode and keep distance, retreat if they get
too close. You can also shoot at their bodies to push them back a little.
(****)

- Dividers: Make sure to keep distance, don't let them get too close. It
is quite good against the crawlers. (***1/2)

- Stasis enhanced slashers: You have to be careful when using the primary
mode, it may not have enough stopping power. Good idea to combine it with
stasis. But it can kill them very quickly. (***)

- BOSSES: You need to use the secondary mode and you need to have good
aiming. Generally it isn't that effective. (**1/2)

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-- Ripper has a score of 42 and 1/2 stars out of a maximum of 60 stars, making
it useful in 71% of the situations.

!!NOTE: five stars (*****) means it is very effective against that particular
type of enemy.!!

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                              Additional Notes

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- Well, I think the name says everything about this weapon. In my opinion, this
weapon can be quite powerful if you can use it correctly.  It will be the few
weapons you will probably end up with a good surplus of ammo. Simply because
you can kill slasher, lurker and stingers in two or so hits from the primary
firing mode.

- This weapon can be a little tricky to use and don't use the primary mode
against larger enemies, like Brute/Gaint, unless it is dormant, then you can
go behind them and unleash the Ripper. Remember, you can always use the
secondary mode for long range battles or if you don't want to get closer to
your enemies.

- The best thing about the Ripper is that it won't consume much ammo if you
use the primary mode of the weapon correctly.

- When the damage of the Ripper is Fully Upgraded, the rotating blade will
look slightly different. There will be a brownish mist coming from the blade.

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                          SECTION 5.1.6 CONTACT BEAM
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Contact Beam: Heavy damage energy projector


Primary mode: Powerful charge up of concentrated energy beam that will
penetrate multiple targets.

- This weapon is extremely powerful and very useful against tough enemies.
The thing about the this mode of this weapon is that make sure you don't miss
too many times, because it will require you to recharge up again, which can
take up some valuable time. If you missed a few hits, make sure to retreat
and reposition before you fire again.

- Hold down "Mouse 1" in Aim Mode to charge up, the weapon must be fully
charged up before you can fire. It is a good idea to pre-charge up the weapon,
then wait for the right opportunity and shoot. You can also try to group
enemies together, since the primary mode of the weapon can pentrate many
targets.

- If you do not wish to fire the beam, you can release "Mouse 2" and cancel
the beam. But you must make sure to release "Mouse 2" before you get go of
"Mouse 1".

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Secondary mode: Launches a high powered short-medium range 360 degree shock
wave from the feet.

- This shockwave is extremely useful when you are surrounded, it will damages
and knock down/back all enemies. This mode can get you out of seriously
dangerous situations, especially when you are cornered.

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Ammo: 1 ammo per pack, can stack up to 4 ammo per inventory slot. 

Cost: 9,000 credit, can be brought from store, but needs Contact Beam
schematic.

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                           Upgrading Path

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The Contact Beam requires at least 19 power nodes to fully upgrade. It has
quite a tricky upgrading path, you need to spend a lot of empty nodes.

Here are the upgrade stats for the Contact Beam:


Damage (D): starts at 100 Pts

- Increases 25 Pt for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 125, 150, 175 Pts
- Maximum of 175 Pts 


Capacity (C): starts at 4 Pts

- Increases 1 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 5, 6, 7 Pts
- Maximum of 7 Pts 


Reload (Re): starts at 1 Pts

- Decreases 0.25 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.75 Pts
- Minimum of 0.75 Pts

Charge (Ce): starts at 1 Pts

- Decreases 0.2 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.8, 0.6 Pts
- Minimum of 0.6 Pts

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Below is the possible upgrade path for the contact Beam:


           [ 3]--( 4)        (11)              (18) 
             |                 |                 |
     [ 1]--[ 2]--( 5)--[ 8]--[10]--[12]--[16]--[17]
                   |     |           |     |     |
           ( 7)--[ 6]--( 9)        [13]--(15)  (19)
                   |     |           |
                 { E}--{ E}--------(14)


- 19 nodes are required to fully upgrade the Contact Beam. There are in total
21 nodal slots in the upgrading path, with 2 redundant empty nodal slots. You
will need to fill in ten empty nodes in order to fully upgrade this weapon.

- Legend:

(number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.

[number], indicates an empty node that must installed with a Power Node in
order continue upgrading along the given upgrading path.

{E}, indicates a redundant note that you should leave empty.


!!NOTE: the numbers only show a POSSIBLE upgrade path. There are many other
different upgrade paths you can use. This is only one of them.!!

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                   Advantages and shortcoming of the weapon

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Primary Mode: Very powerful build up, single-shot energy blast.

++ Very high damage
++ Can penetrate and damage multiple targets

-- Requires charging up
-- Low ammo capacity, spare ammos tend to take up a lot of inventory space

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Secondary Mode: Short-range, 360-degree energy blast from the feet.

++ Good area cover and can damage multiple targets
++ High damage
++ Good knock back and knock down
++ Great if cornered or surrounded

-- Short range
-- Slow firing rate

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                      Effectiveness vs. Each type of enemies

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- Slashers: The primary mode is good against groups of slashers, but you will
need to charge up. If the slashers get too close, you can knock them back
with the secondary mode. (****)

- Stingers:  It can be hard to hit multiple stingers, because they are on the
ground and the primary beam may not be so effective. But the secondary mode
can do good knock back. (***1/2)

- Lurkers: It is hard to hit the lurkers tentacles using the primary beam.
You can aim at their bodies, it can still do a lot of damage. (****)

- Infectors: Use the secondary mode to knock them back and primary mode should
be able to kill them quickly. (****)

- Pregnants: Make sure to aim for their arms using the primary beam. The shock
wave is also very useful against small enemies coming out of their belly.
(****)

- Crawlers: The secondary shock wave is good against groups of crawlers, but
will require you to get close. (****)

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- Brutes: Use the primary mode and aim for the weak spot of the Brute, use
stasis if needed. When the Brute goes dormant, go behind it and shoot it with
the primary beam, all you need is a few good hits to take a Brute down. (*****)

- Exploders: Make sure you don't miss them, one good hit into their weak spot
is all that's needed to kill them. Try not to let them get too close. (***)

- Spawners: Not so effective, but you can cut off multiple tentacles using
the primary mode. (***)

- Dividers: The primary beam should kill them pretty quickly. Use the shock
wave against the crawlers. (****)

- Stasis enhanced slashers: The shock wave is quite effective against them,
but will require good timing. If they are not stasis, it can be hard to hit
them with the primary beam. (**1/2)

- BOSSES: The weapon is good against most bosses, if you have good aiming.
You can kill the bosses quite quickly. (*****)

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-- Contact Beam has 46 scored stars out of 60 stars, which makes it useful in
77% of the situation.

!!NOTE: five stars (*****) means it is very effective against that particular
type of enemy.!!

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                            Additional Notes

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- This weapon can be truly destructive, but requires good aiming. The charge
up can be reduced with upgrades, but the delay will always be there. You
should always keep distance when using the primary mode and if the enemies
get too close, switch to the secondary mode to knock them back. 

- If you have a slot for this weapon in your inventory and enough credits, you
should purchase this weapon. It can be very rewarding if you use it correctly.
Remember, Contact Beam is quite useful against large enemies like Brute and
Bosses if your aiming is good, but it may not be effective against some smaller
enemies.

- The drawbacks of the Contact Beam are that it may take a while to charge up
and it isn't really worth using against some smaller enemies. If your aiming
is not very good, you may have problem with ammo. The ammo packs tend to take
up alot of inventory spaces. Upgrading can also be quite tricky.

- Interesting, when the weapon's damage is fully upgraded, the charged up beam
will look quite different. It will start to flash orange and green, rather than
the normal white colour. 

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                          SECTION 5.1.7 FORCE GUN
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Force Gun: Short range kinetic booster device


Primary mode: shoots a wide cone short range energy blast with high knock
back. 

- This mode does good damage and can knock down most enemies and you don't
need to aim for their limbs to knock them down, you can just aim for their
bodies. Because of the wide cone, you can shoot off multiple limbs off the
enemy. It is also capable of damaging a few enemies that are close to each
other. The only problem is that you must be quite close to the enemy for
this mode of the weapon to be truly powerful.

- The weapon can still hurt your enemies at a couple of metres away and even
at medium range. However the knock back only works if you are very close to
your enemies. So if you want to knock your enemies on the ground, wait for
them to get close.

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Secondary mode: fires a timed or proximity grenade with radial force blast.

- This grenade will explode when it contacts with any enemy. This has high
knock back and will do some serious damage to nearby enemies. The grenades are
easy to use and more versatile than the mine from the Line Gun. As it explode
instant upon on contact with anything, so you don't need to stasis most
enemies when using the grenade. You can use it grenade against stationary
enemies as well. 

- When firing the grenade, it will arc quite a lot and drop to the ground,
then roll around the ground. Because of the arcing and rolling of the grenade,
Sometimes it can miss the enemies, especially at long range. So try to aim
a little higher and let the grenade connect with your enemies, it will explode
instantly. If you miss a few grenades and the enemies get too close, you can
always use the primary mode to knock the enemies down and then throw them a
grenade to wake them up.

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Ammo: 3 ammo per pack, can stack up to 12 ammo per inventory slot.

Cost: 11,000 credits, can be brought from the store, but needs Force Gun
schematic. 

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                           Upgrading Path

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The Force Gun requires at least 19 power nodes to fully upgrade. It has a
slightly tricky upgrade path.

Here are the upgrade stats for the Force Gun:


Damage (D): starts at 20 Pts

- Increases 3 Pt for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 23, 26, 29, 32, 35 Pts
- Maximum of 35 Pts 


Capacity (C): starts at 10 Pts

- Increases 2 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 Pts
- Maximum of 20 Pts 


Reload (Re): starts at 1 Pts

- Decreases 0.25 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.75, 0.5 Pts
- Minimum of 0.5 Pts


Speed (S): starts at 1 pts

- Decreases 0.2 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 0.8, 0.6 Pts
- Minimum of 0.6 Pts

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Below is the possible upgrade path for the Force Gun:


     ( 1)--( 5)--[ 6]--( 9)--[10]--(11)  (19)   
       |           |           |           |
     ( 2)--( 4)  ( 7)  (14)--[12]  (16)  [18]
       |           |     |     |     |     |
     ( 3)--{ E}--( 8)  { E}--(13)--[15]--(17)


- 19 nodes are required to fully upgrade the Force Gun. There are in total 21
nodal slots in the upgrading path, with 2 redundant empty nodal slots.

- Legend:

(number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.

[number], indicates an empty node that must installed with a Power Node in
order continue upgrading along the given upgrading path.

{E}, indicates a redundant note that you should leave empty.

!!NOTE: the numbers only show a POSSIBLE upgrade path. There are many other
different upgrade paths you can use. This is only one of them.!!

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                   Advantages and shortcoming of the weapon

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Primary Mode: Wide cone, short-range, high-knock back/damage force blast

++ Wide damage and can knock back multiple enemies
++ Good knock back and damage at close range

-- Short range, ineffective at medium or long range
-- Knock back may not work all the times against the enemies

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Secondary Mode: Timed/proximity grenade, radial forced blast

++ Explodes instantly upon contact
++ Radial damage and can easily damage multiple enemies
++ Can damage targets at medium-long range

-- Grenades tend to roll on the ground and may miss the target
-- Can damage Isaac if he is too close

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                      Effective vs. Each type of enemies

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- Slashers: The primary mode is good against single or groups of slashers if
they are close to you. Make sure to wait till they come close and the primary
force blast does good damage and often knocks the slashers to the ground. You
can also use the force grenade at medium range. (*****)

- Stingers: The primary mode is quite effective, even against groups of them.
You can also use the grenade if they are far away. (****1/2)

- Lurkers: The secondary force grenade is quite ffective, wait till they show
the tentacles and throw them a few grenades. (****1/2)

- Infectors: Use the primary mode to knock them back if they get too close.
When they are recovering on the ground, throw them a few grenades to kill them.
This weapon can be very effective against them. (*****)

- Pregnants: The secondary grenade is very useful against the smaller enemies
coming out of the pregnant's stomach. Use the primary force blast to knock
them back if they get too close. (****1/2)

- Crawlers: Use the force grenade to kill them, a few good grenades is all
that's needed to kill a group of crawlers. (****1/2)

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- Brutes: Use the force grenade at long range and when the Brute goes dormant,
go behind it and unleash the primary force blast. You can do a lot of damage
this way. (****)

- Exploders: If they get too close, simply knock them down/back with the
primary force blast, then throw them a few grenades to kill them. (****1/2)

- Spawners: Make sure to throw the grenades directly at the spawner for the
best results. Sometimes the grenades can roll under the spawner and won't do
very good damage. The grenades are also very effective against group of
tentacle pods. (****1/2)

- Dividers: Use the primary mode to knock them back and throw down a few
grenades to damage them. (****1/2)

- Stasis enhanced slashers: The primary mode is very effective against them,
but requires good timing for maximum effect. Wait for them to get close and
the force blast will almost always knock them down, a few good hits and they
will be dead. But, don't use the secondary mode unless they are in stasis.
(****1/2)

- BOSSES: It is very hard to hit the bosses with the Force Gun, because
the weapon is too short ranged. The bosses are often quite far away. (*)

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Force Gun has scored 51 stars out of 60 stars, which makes it useful in
85% of the situation.

!!NOTE: five stars (*****) means it is very effective against that particular
type of enemy.!!

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- Don't let the range of the Force Gun stop you from buying it, it is a very
useful weapon and can be quite devastating. When upgraded, this weapon can
very powerful, it can have good firing rate and decent ammo capacity.

- Most enemies in the game you meet will excel in melee combat, therefore
most battles will take place in short/medium range. This makes the Force Gun
very useful.

- The wide cone and knock back from the Force Gun can be really useful even
against stronger enemies. Although you should try and avoid using the primary
mode of the weapon against larger enemies, like Brute/Gaint, unless it is
dormant, so you can get close and damage it. But, you can always use the
grenades against it if needed.

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- Remember, this weapon is for short and medium range combat, although you
can throw the grenade quite far. But, unlike the Mine from the Line Gun, the
grenade arcs too much and tend to roll around on the ground. So, the Force Gun
is not recommend for long range combat and against bosses.

- However, the knock back may not always work against the enemies, you need
to be aware sometimes. However, at close range, the knock back is generally
very effective against normal enemies. Isaac can also be damaged if he is
inside the blast radius of the grenade.

- You can also use the knock down/back to push enemies into dangerous hazards,
such as malfunctioning gravity plating.

- If the damage of the Force Gun is fully upgraded, the energy blast from the
weapon will look slightly different.

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                  SECTION 5.18 Overall COmment on the Weapons
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- Most weapon will push enemies back when they are hit. The Force Gun and the
Contact Beam has the most stopping power. Whilst the Ripper has relatively
low stopping power, because the spinning blade tend not to push enemies back
far enough.

- The Line Gun is useful in most situations and you should always get this
weapon. The Force Gun is also very good, but lacks range against bosses.

- The Plasma Cutter does good against pretty much all of the enemies and
is good against bosses. You should always consider keeping it on you. Although
the weapon lacks fire power against groups of enemies, it is very good against
individual enemies. When upgraded, the Plasma Cutter can pack a good punch.

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- The Pulse Rifle does well at long range and is very effective against
bosses. It's fast firing rate is very useful in suppress a group of enemies.
When using against single enemies, you can also shoot in short bursts.

- Contact beam is quite effective against large enemies, like Brutes and the
bosses. But it will require good aiming. So, you should save the contact beam
against them. But, it is also quite effective against group of enemies.

- The fire bomb of the Flamethrower can be very powerful if you use it
correctly. The additional burning can do a lot of damage, make sure to take
advantage of that.

- The Ripper may not be very useful in some situations, but it can do serious
damage when used correctly.

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                     SECTION 5.2 Upgrading Isaac's RIG
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Isaac's RIG has a straight forward upgrading path and will require 15 power
nodes to fully upgrade.


Here are the upgrade stats for Isaac's RIG:


Health (H): starts at 100 Pts

- Increases 25 Pt for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 125, 150, 175, 200 Pts
- Maximum of 200 Pts 


Air (Ai): starts at 70 Pts

- Increases 20 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 90, 110, 130 Pts
- Maximum of 130 Pts 

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Below is the upgrading path for Isaac's RIG:


     ( 1)        ( 6)        (10)
       |           |           |
     [ 2]--[ 3]--[ 5]--[ 7]--[ 9]--[11]--[13]--[14]
             |           |           |           |
           ( 4)        ( 8)        (12)        (15)


- 15 nodes are required to fully upgrade Isaac's RIG. There are in total 15
nodal slots in the upgrading path, with NO redundant empty nodal slots.

- Legend:

(number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.

[number], indicates an empty node that must installed with a Power Node in
order continue upgrading along the given upgrading path.


!!NOTE: the numbers only show a POSSIBLE upgrading sequence. There are other
sequences that you can follow as well.!!

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- Extra health and air is always useful. It is recommended that you upgrade
your health and air throughout the game. The additional 20 seconds of air and
extra 25 health will make a big difference.

- If you playing impossible mode, I suggest you upgrade your RIG as soon as
you can. However, you don't need to spend too much power nodes on it. You
won't have enough nodes to upgrade everything.

- I think 90 seconds of air is enough and about 150 health point by the end
of the game should be enough.

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                    SECTION 5.3 Upgrading Stasis Module
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Isaac's RIG has a straight forward upgrading path and will require 11 power
nodes to fully upgrade.


Here are the upgrade stats for Isaac's RIG:


Duration (Du): starts at 8 Pts

- Increases 2 Pt for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 10, 12, 14 Pts
- Maximum of 14 Pts 


Energy (En): starts at 100 Pts

- Increases 20 Pts for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 120, 140, 160 Pts
- Maximum of 160 Pts 


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Below is the upgrading path for Stasis Module:


                 ( 8)
                   |
                 [ 7]--( 9)
                   |     |            
     [ 1]--[ 2]--( 3)--[10]--(11)
             |     |
           ( 4)--[ 5]
                   |
                 ( 6)

- 11 nodes are required to fully upgrade the Stasis Module. There are in
total 11 nodal slots in the upgrading path, with NO redundant empty nodal
slots.

- Legend:

( number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.

[ number], indicates an empty node that must installed with a Power Node in
order continue upgrading along the given upgrading path.


!!NOTE: the numbers only show a POSSIBLE upgrading sequence. There are other
sequences that you can follow as well.!!

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- Upgrading stasis can be quite useful in some cases, however you can go
through the game without too much difficulty if you do not upgrade your stasis
module.

- Increasing the duration of the stasis module is just as important as
increasing the energy. Remember, your stasis energy will get recharged if you
upgrade the stasis energy. This means, even if you had no stasis charges left
and then you upgraded your stasis energy, you will get a complete refill of
your stasis charges.

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                   SECTION 5.4 Upgrading Kinesis Module
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The Kinesis Module for Isaac is very simple to upgrade and only requires three
power nodes to fully upgrade.


Here are the upgrade stats for Isaac's RIG:


Range (Rn): starts at 20 Pts

- Increases 4 Pt for every upgrade
- After each upgrade: 24, 28, 32 Pts
- Maximum of 32 Pts 

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Below is the upgrading path for the Kinesis Module:


     ( 1)--( 2)--( 3)


- 3 nodes are required to fully upgrade the Kinesis Module. There are in
total 3 nodal slots in the upgrading path, with NO redundant empty nodal
slots.

- Legend:

( number), indicates the sequence in the upgrade path and the node is NOT an
empty upgrading node.


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                          Additional Notes

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- Upgrading Kinesis is not necessary, but it can be useful in some situations.

- I recommend you upgrade Kinesis only if you have a lot of spare nodes, you
don't really need it. 


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                 List of items that can be thrown using Kinesis

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- Most of the items in the game can be picked up using Kinesis. You can move
those items around or you can shoot them at enemies to damage them.

- Even small items thrown using kinesis can damage enemies. Large items can do
a bit more damage and will also knock back or sometimes knock down enemies.

- Explosive canisters can do serious damage to enemies inside the blast radius
when thrown using kinesis. However these canisters can only be used one, as
they will explode upon impact.

- Items like fan blades can also be thrown at enemies to damage them, fan
blades can do quite decent damage. They can also be thrown many times. Boxes,
containers and even sofas can be thrown at enemies to knock them down and
damage them a little.

- Isaac can also throw dead enemies' body parts at other enemies to damage
them, especially if the body parts are sharp, like the razor-sharp arm of
a slasher.

- Most items can be thrown many times, except explosive canisters.

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Below is a list of some of the items that you can throw with kinesis and a
short description of their effects:

- Explosive/flammable canisters: very high radial damage, similar damage to
the Line Gun Mine. Except the explosive canister/barrels will explode
on contact with any surface or enemy when thrown using kinesis. These canisters
will also explode when shot at with any weapon. 

Upon impact, the explosion can kill normal lurkers, stingers and slashers in
one hit, provided they are close to the blast radius. The radial damage can
also damage any nearby enemies. Tougher enemies, like enhanced slashers,
enhanced stinger will require a few explosive canisters to kill.

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- Fan blades: when thrown using kinesis, it can do decent damage against
enemies. There are a few different types of fan blades, all of them can be
picked up kinesis and thrown at your enemies. However, the fan blades do not
have good stopping power.

- Non-flammable barrels/canisters: these canisters are grey in colour and they
will do some damage to your enemies when shot using kinesis. It can sometimes
knock normal size enemies to the ground, aim for their legs.

- Large size boxes/containers: larger boxes can have good knock back when
they are thrown using kinesis. But, they don't seem to do a lot of damage.

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- Medium size boxes/containers: similar to large boxes, it can still knock
down smaller or normal size enemies.

- Small size boxes/containers: does a little damage and small stopping power.

- Fire extinguishers: when thrown using kinesis, it will cause a very small
watery blast and does a little damage. Aim for enemies' legs to knock them
back.

- Sofa: this item is available in chapter 10 I think and it is quite useful.
You can knock down normal enemies with it. Unlike most items, sofas don't
bounce around so much. So, you can easily grab it again and keep throwing
at your enemies.

- Small cans/items: minor damage to enemies

- Microscopes: does a little damage

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                         Section 5.5 Power Node Lists
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This section will list on the location of each power node in the game. There
are in total 37 power nodes Isaac can obtain in the game, including the
power nodes from reward lockers after beating the minigames.

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                            Chapter 01 - Power Nodes

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Power Node 1: found in Tram Repair Room

Power Node 2: inside the Maintenance Storage Room


There are in total two power nodes in chapter one.

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                            Chapter 02 - Power Nodes

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Power Node 3: inside one of the rooms in the Main Lab, same place where the
thermite was.

Power Node 4: found inside one of the unlocked room (near the cargo lift) in
the Imagining Diagnostic Lab.

Power Node 5: found in the Morgue, near where the captain's body was.


There are in total three power nodes in chapter two.

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Power Node 6: Found in the South Refuelling area, it is around the corner and
near the ramp.

Power Node 7: Found in the passageway to the Centrifuge.

Power Node 8: Inside one of the rooms on the third level to the Engine Area,
in the same place as the Text Log - "Corruption".

Power Node 9: Found in the Engine Room, it should be near the area with the
explosive canisters.


There are in total four power nodes in chapter three.

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                            Chapter 04 - Power Nodes

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Power Node 10: inside the security station, near the control for activating
the atrium elevator.

Power Node 11: after Isaac kill the second Brute in the Ship Systems

Power Node 12: found in "MA Computer Room".


There are in total three power nodes in chapter four.

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                            Chapter 05 - Power Nodes

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Power Node 13: found in the "Chemistry Lab", where the Isaac first met the
REGENERATOR

Power Node 14: inside the "Cryogenic Lab", near the control for activating the
freezing chamber.


There are in total two power nodes in chapter five.

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Power Node 15: Found around the Upper Level of the "Air Filtration Room".

Power Node 16: The Brute in the "East Grow Chamber" will drop the power node
after Isaac kills it.

Power Node 17: Found in the "To Refrigeration East Passageway", near the !Save
Station!.


There are in total three power nodes in chapter six.

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                            Chapter 07 - Power Nodes

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Power Node 18: in the "Mining Operations Hallway".

Power Node 19: found in the " Passageway To Elevators".

Power Node 20: inside the "Maintenance Storage Room", the same room where the
SOS Beacon is located. Remember the room Nicole unlocked for Isaac.

Power Node 21: found inside the "Mining Control Room".


There are in total four power nodes in chapter seven.

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                            Chapter 08 - Power Nodes

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Power Node 22: found in the "Comms Array Lift Hallway", near the area where
Isaac gets on the very fast moving lift.

Power Node 23: inside the "Comms Array Storage Room".

Power Node 24: inside the ADS Cannon 48 pit.


There are in total 3 power nodes in chpater eight.

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Power Node 25: Inside the "Armory", the same room where you can play the
shooting gallery minigame.

Power Node 26: You have to beat level five of the shooting gallery minigame
to get this power node.

Power Node 27: Found in the "Barracks Hallway", near the blocked corridor.


There are in total three power nodes in chapter nine, you must beat level five
of the shooting gallery minigame in order to get one of the Power Node.

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                            Chapter 10 - Power Nodes

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Power Node 28: found in the "Mess Hall Lower Level", where Isaac fights the
two dividers.

Power Node 29: found in the storage room in "Sleep Block B Bunks".

Power Node 30: After you beat level six of the Zero-G Basketball, the Power
Node will be the reward.

Power Node 31: after Isaac kill the REGENERATOR, it will drop the Power Node,
inside the "Executive Shuttle Bay".


There are in total four power nodes in chapter ten, you must beat level six
of the Zero-G Basketball minigame in order to get one of the Power Node.

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                            Chapter 11 - Power Nodes

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Power Node 32: found inside the "Cargo Room".

Power Node 33: found in the "Flight Control Room B", where Isaac meets Nicole,
the same room where Isaac recalls the shuttle.

There are in total two power nodes in chapter eleven.

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Power Node 34: found around the "Landing Pad", you have to go to the side
of the shuttle and keep going to the end to find this power node.

Power Node 35: after Isaac defeats the Enhanced Brute in the "Gravity Tether
Core", the Brute will drop a power node.

Power Node 36: found in the "Gravity Tether Operations B".

Power Node 37: found in the "Emergency Hallway to Landing Bay".


There are in total four power nodes in Chapter twelve.

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                           Additional Nodes on Power Nodes

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- There are in total 37 power nodes you can find in the game with one play-
through.

- This is enough to upgrade one or two weapons and with some upgrades on
Isaac's RIG, but not enough to upgrade all the weapons.

- Upon completion of the game, the player gets ten extra power nodes for each
play-through.

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                    Section 5.6 List of items in the Store
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You can buy items from the Ishimura store, but they will cost you credits. You
can buy as many items as many times as you want, provided you have inventory
space and enough credits. Remember, you can buy new armor to increase you
inventory space and you can put extra items in the safe.

Below is a list of all the items that is available in the store and their
corresponding prices.

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                           Weapons (Purchase Price)

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Plasma Cutter: 0 credits

Line Gun: 9,000 credits

Pulse Rifle: 7,000 credits

Flamethrower: 11,000 credits

Force Gun: 11,000 credits

Ripper: 8,000 credits

Contact Beam: 9,000 credits

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                                Ammo (Purchase Price)

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Plasma Energy: 6 ammo per pack, 1,200 credits

Line Rack: 2 ammo per pack, 2,000 credits

Pulse Rounds: 25 ammo per pack, 1,250 credits

Flame Fuel: 25 ammo per pack, 1,000 credits

Force Energy: 3 ammo per pack, 900 credits

Ripper Blades: 4 ammo per pack, 1,800 credits

Contact Energy: 1 ammo per pack, 2,000 credits

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                           Armor (Purchase Price)

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Level 2 Suit: 10,000 credits

Level 3 Suit: 20,000 credits

Level 4 Suit: 35,000 credits

Level 5 Suit: 60,000 credits

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                         Health (Purchase Price)

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Small Health Pack: Restores 25 points of health, 2,000 credits

Medium Health Pack: Restores 50 points of health, 5,000 credits

Large Health Pack: Restores all health, 10,000 credits

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                         Other Items (Purchase Price)

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Small Air canister: Restores 25 seconds of air, 1,000 credits

Medium Air canister: Restores 50 seconds of air, 2,000 credits

Stasis Pack: Restores all stasis energy, 5,000 credits

Power Node: 10,000 credits

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In the store, you can also sell items, remember you will generally have to
sell items at a lower amount of credits compare to the purchase price.

Below is list of the selling price for most of the items:

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                           Weapons (Selling Price)

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Plasma Cutter: 0 credits

Line Gun: 4,500 credits 

Pulse Rifle: 7,000 credits

Flamethrower: 11,000 credits

Force Gun: 11,000 credits

Ripper: 8,000 credits

Contact Beam: 9,000 credits


!!NOTE: These prices are for weapons that are not upgraded, for each upgrade,
additional 5,000 credits are added.!!

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                            Ammo (Selling Price)

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Plasma Energy: 6 ammo per pack, 600 credits

Line Rack: 2 ammo per pack, 1,000 credits

Pulse Rounds: 25 ammo per pack, 625 credits

Flame Fuel: 25 ammo per pack, 500 credits

Force Energy: 3 ammo per pack, 450 credits

Ripper Blades: 4 ammo per pack, 900 credits

Contact Energy: 1 ammo per pack, 1,000 credits

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                           Health (Selling Price)

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Small Health Pack: Restores 25 points of health, 1,000 credits

Medium Health Pack: Restores 50 points of health, 2,500 credits

Large Health Pack: Restores all health, 5,000 credits

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                         Other Items (Selling Price)

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Small Air canister: Restores 25 seconds of air, 500 credits

Medium Air canister: Restores 50 seconds of air, 1,000 credits

Stasis Pack: Restores all stasis energy, 2,500 credits

Gold Semiconductor: 3,000 credit

Ruby Semiconductor: 10,000 credits

Diamond Semiconductor: 25,000 credits

Peng: 30,000 credits (( There is definitely something about Peng! ))

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                         SECTION 6. ENEMIES --- (ENE6)

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This section contains a more in depth analysis of how to combat enemies.


((Special Thanks to Berserker (Kevin Hall) for information on the names of
the enemies.))

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                           6.1.1 Slasher Necromorphs
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Slashers are human-like necromorph with multiple genetic mutations. Their are
characteristic for their long, blade-like arms, which they use to attack their
victims. These are the most common type of necromorphs Isaac will face.

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                               Attacks

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- Slashing attack with their arms: slashers can use this attack even if they
are crippled. This attack can do serious damage, especially in impossible mode.

- Bite attack: slashers can sometimes bite their victim's neck and inflict
heavy damage. You can shake this attack off and in the process, you maybe
able to knock their heads off and this will damage them. However, Headless
and/or crippled slasher cannot use this attack.

- Slashing leap attack: slasher can do a huge leap at their victim and slash
them. You can retreat or side step this attack, however, make sure you are not
in aiming mode when you side step/retreating, cause your speed will be too
slow to dodge the attack. Make sure you run/side step if you want to dodge it.
You can only do that without going to aim mode. It is noted that crippled
slasher may not use this attack.

- Spit: some slasher can spit out very hazardous vomits that is corrosive to
both metal, flesh and bone. This attack can do some serious damage, but is
only medium range. The attack can also be dodged by side stepping if you are
fast enough. Remember, headless slasher cannot use this attack.

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                             Types of Slashers

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There are five different types of slashers:

- Female Slashers: these are mutated dead female crew members, they are
the first types of slasher you will meet. They are slightly weaker and do a
little less damage. But that doesn't mean you should let them "kiss" Isaac.
They are quite effective in turning Isaac into pieces...

- Spitting Female Slashers: these slashers like to vomit corrosive acids
at Isaac. They can be quite dangerous at range.

- Male slashers: these are slashers are more aggressive and do more damage
to Isaac.

- Slashers with armoured legs: these slashers are probably mutated security
staffs. They still have armour around their leg area. This makes it diffcult
to damage their legs. You should consider shooting them in the arms. But, you
can still cripple them, just take a few more hits from your weapon.

- Enhanced Slashers: These slashers are heavily mutated and are much stronger,
more aggressive and resilient compare to the normal slasher. They are
characteristic for their darker skin colour and their bright yellowish eyes.
They can inflict heavy damage to Isaac and are much more deadly than the normal
slashers.

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Slasher have five limbs or appendages you should attack:

- left and right arm

- left and right leg

- And the head area


- Aim for their legs to cripple them, this slows them down significantly. It
also stops them from leaping at you.  When they are crippled, cut off their
arms to kill them.

- Alternatively, you can just aim for their arms. If a slasher loses both of
its arms, it will die. But, I recommend you always cripple them, especially
if they are in groups, it slows them down and makes them easier to die.

- When slashers loses their heads, they MAY attack relentlessly with increased
aggression, be careful! 

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                            Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: Good for single slasher, aim for their legs to cripple them,
then cutt off their arms. 

- Pulse rifle: good for individual and small groups slasher, aim for their
legs first to cripple them. 

- Line gun: very effective against small or large groups of slashers. Make
sure to cripple them first. Alternatively, you can also aim for their arms
and heads, it is up to you, but crippling them significantly slows them down.

- Flamethrower: Use the secondary mode to fire bomb slashers when they are
crippled. This works well very if you have groups of crippled slasher. When
using the primary mode, wait for the slasher to get close and then spray them
with fire.

- Ripper: Aim for their legs to cutt them off, then finish them off by cutting
their arms. All you need is one or two shoot from the primary mode to kill
them. Use the secondary mode at long range.

- Force Gun: Wait for slashers to come close and fire the primary mode, it
will knock them back. Because the weapon has a wide cone, it is not neccessary
to aim at the slasher's arms or legs. Use the secondary mode against groups of
slashers. The grenade is very helpful.

- Contact Beam: Use this only against groups of slasher and aim for their legs
to cripple them. Then shoot off their arms. The secondary mode is very useful
when you are cornered! 

!!NOTE: Remember you need to use more ammo against enhanced slashers, because
they are much harder to kill.!!

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                              Item Drops

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Slashers may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always have
to drop items.

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 800 to 1,200, Small/Medium Health Pack

- Some slasher may drop you stasis pack

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Enhanced Slasher will most likely to drop you items after you killed them.
They generally drop better items than slashers.

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 1,500 to 3,000 or Small/Medium Health Pack

- They seem to have higher chance of dropping stasis packs

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- Slashers can perform a quick side step to dodge your attacks. They can also
crouch down to avoid getting hit. Be aware of this when fighting them. But,
crippled slashers cannot side step or crouch down, they will fall on the
ground and use their arms to move.

- Remember always to cripple the slashers and then cut off their arms. If you
cripple slashers, they will be slower and unable to use some of their attacks.
For example, crippled slashers may not be able to leap at you.

- Although, for slashers with armor on their legs, you may want to shoot off
their arms first. However, if you are against a group of slashers, you should
always cripple them first.

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- Sometimes slashers may appear to be dead on the ground, but in fact they
are still alive. So you need to be careful when going near them. Generally,
if the slasher is on the ground and drops you an item. Then, it means they
are dead. However, if the slasher didn't drop you anything, it could indicate
that it MAY still be alive. 

- Enhanced slashers are much stronger than normal slashers, they do more
damage and are harder to kill. Infectors can turn dead bodies into enhanced
slashers and this can be very annoying. Make sure you dismember all the dead
bodies I pointed out in the game.

- Slashers can move through vents and pop out of some floor ducts. So, don't
stay too close to the vents.

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                           6.1.2 Stinger Necromorphs
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Stingers are necromorphs without any visible legs, instead they have developed
a powerful tail, which they use as a weapon as well as a way to enhance their
mobility. Stingers often crawl on the ground, but their can leap and also 
stand up on their powerful arms. 

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- Leap attack: stingers can leap at their victims and attack with their
powerful claws/arms. They can do leap attack at medium distance. Stingers
that loses one of their arms cannot use this attack, unless it is in Zero-G.

- Tail sting: their powerful tail is razor sharp and can penetrate through
reinforced armor plating, they can only do this attack at close range. You
can cut off the stinger's tail to stop them from using this attack.

- Bite: sometimes stingers can overpower Isaac and bite him, they use this
when their tails are damaged.

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                             Types of Stingers

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- Normal stingers: these are the generic type of stingers, Isaac will often
encounter them

- Enhanced stingers: much tougher and stronger than normal stingers. They
inflict more damage and are much harder to kill

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Stinger have four limbs or appendages that you should aim for:

- Left and right arm,

- Tail and the head area


- Aim and shoot off one of their arms, this will slow them down signifcantly.
This will also stop them from leaping in normal gravity area. However, they
may still be able to leap in zero-G, even with one arm.

- You can also shoot off their tails. This can be a little tricky, but it
stops them from using one of their attacks. 

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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: aim for one of their arms and shoot it off, this will slow
the stinger down. Then aim for the other arm or shoot off its tail. This
weapon is good against single stingers.

- Pulse rifle: shoot off one of their arms to slow them down. Suppress fire
against group of stinger, try to aim for their arms or their tails.

- Line gun: aim for their head arm and the energy blast should hit their
arms as well. This way, you can cut off both of their arms and their head
in a few energy blasts. 

- Flamethrower: use the primary mode when they get close. Fire bomb the
stinger if it is at range, the napalm bomb also work well against group
of stingers.

- Ripper: Use the primary mode at close range and aim for their arms. The
baldes should cut off their arms very quickly. use the secondary mode at
range. 

- Force Gun: Throw them a few grenades at range, especially if they are
in groups. You can use the primary mode to knock them back when they get
too close for comfort.

- Contact Beam: Use the secondary mode to knock them back if they get too
close. You should aim for their arms with the primary mode, but the energy
beam is unlikely to hit multiple targets because the beam will often hit
the floor and dissipate.

!!NOTE: Remember enhanced stingers are much harder to kill. So beware, you
will most likely need more ammo to kill them.!!

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                              Item Drops

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Stingers may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always have
to drop items.

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 800 to 1,200, Small/Medium Health Pack

- Some stinger may drop you stasis pack


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Enhanced stinger almost always drop you items

Possible items it drops:

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 1,500 to 3,000, Medium Health Pack

- They have a higher chance of dropping a stasis pack.

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                              Additional Notes

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- Stingers CAN go through vents and floor ducts.

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                           6.1.3 Lurker Necromorphs
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Mutated human newborns are just as deadly as their larger counterparts. These
smaller infant necromorphs are agile, fast and can climb around walls in order
to hunt down their victims. These lurkers are well known for their tentacles
which spawn from their backs and shoot high velocity darts at their targets.

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- Missile darts: at range, the lurker would spawns its tentacles and fires off
deadly darts at Isaac. This attack can be dodged by side stepping, make sure
Isaac is not in aim mode when Isaac is dodge the attack or else he may get hit.
Initially, lurkers have three tentacles and can fire three darts, but as you
remove their tentacles, they will not be able to fire darts from tentacles that
you have cut off. 

- Leap and grab: lurkers can sometimes leap at their victim's face and strangle
them with their tentacles. You can shake off this attack and insteadly kill
a lurker by kicking it. 

- Tentacle swing: when their enemies gets too close, Lurkers generally retreat
but sometimes they wing their tentacles to damage or kill their victims.


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                             Types of Lurkers

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There are two types of Lurkers:

- Normal Lurkers: these are the generic type of lurkers, Isaac will often
encounter them

- Enhanced Lurkers: much tougher and stronger than normal lurkers. They can
inflict quite a lot of damage.

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                               Weak Points

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Lurkers have three tentacles/appendages that are their weak spots:

- Three tentacles from its back

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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: aim for their tentacles and cut them off. You can change the
blade orientation if they jump on a wall and move to Isaac's side.

- Pulse rifle: shoot their tentacles. You may have problem hitting their
tentacles using this weapon. The Pulse Rifle isn't very effective against them.

- Line gun: Aim for their middle tentacles and the energy blast shoot be
able to damage all three tentacles. You can also throw down a Mine near them
and let the explosion kill them.

- Flamethrower: Use the secondary mode and fire bomb lurkers when they show
their tentacles. Keep moving around until the fire burns out and repeat.

- Ripper: wait for the lurkers to show their tentacles and shoot the primary
mode. Then slowly move Isaac side to side and let the blade do the work. You
have to get quite close to them, but make sure to keep as much distance as
you can. The ripper blade should cut their tentacles off very quickly.

- Force Gun: throw them a few force grenades to kill them. Make sure to hit
them with the grenades so they explodes instantly.

- Contact Beam: you can just aim the primary beam at the lurker's body. it
should do good damage. Shooting their tentacles will require good aiming, but
it will most likely to kill them in one hit.


!!NOTE: Remember enhanced lurkers are much harder to kill. So beware, you
will most likely need more ammo to kill them.!!

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                              Item Drops

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Lurkers may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always have
to drop items.

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 800 to 1,200 or Small/Medium Health Pack.

- Rarely, lurkers will drop you Stasis Pack.  


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Enhanced lurkers almost always drop you an item.

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 1,500 to 3,000, Medium Health Pack.

- They have a better chance of dropping a Stasis Pack.


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                              Additional Notes

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- Lurkers cannot attack unless their show up their tentacles and they can be
quite annoying in groups or with other enemies around. They will also run away
if you get too close. 

- Jack noted thatthe missile darts from the lurkers can in fact damage other
necromorphs if they happen to get in the way. But, that has never happened
to me. So, I'm not 100% sure there.

-Lurkers CAN go through vents and floor ducts.

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                           6.1.4 Spider/Bug Necromorphs
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Spiders are small, bug-like necromorph that appear to be harmless. However,
these bugs almost always attack in large groups and can quickly overwhelm their
victims.


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- Jump and bite: at close range, spiders jump on their victims and bite them.
This attack can be shaken off and once the spider is shake off, it will die.
However, spiders most likely work in groups to overpower their victims.

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                               Weak Points

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- Shoot spiders anywhere in the body and they will die instantly


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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: Aim for the spiders to kill them, if you are lucky, you can
take out two or even three spider at a time. Good for killing single or
small groups of spiders.

- Pulse rifle: Use primary rapid firing mode to kill a group of spiders.
Shoot in short bursts to kill single or small groups of spiders.

- Line gun: You can kill about four, five spiders with one hit from the
primary mode. But the timed mine is more effective, but make sure to time
the explosion.

- Flamethrower: Use the secondary mode to fire bomb the spiders.

- Ripper: Use the secondary at long range, if you want to use the primary
mode, stay as far as possible.

- Force Gun: Force Grenade is very useful against them. One grenade should
be enough to kill a group of spiders.

- Contact Beam: Use secondary mode and the shock wave can take out a group
of spider nearby. But you have to go quite close, so be careful. 

Pretty much all the weapons are effective against spiders, just keep distance
and uses an ranged attack from each weapon.


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                              Item Drops

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- Spiders will not drop you any items after you kill them.

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                              Additional Notes

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- You can instantly kill spiders/bugs if you shake them off after they
got on your backs. Make sure to shake them off as quickly as you can. They can
do a lot of damage, especially on impossible or hard difficulty.!!

- You can also throw objects, like boxes at them using kinesis to kill
them instantly.

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                           6.1.5 Infector Necromorphs
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These bat-like necromorphs will cause you massive pain in the @$$ if you do not
start taking care of dead bodies. These infectors will seek out any corpse
nearby and turn them into dark slashers.

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                                  Attacks

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- Grab and stab/bite: infectors can leap onto Isaac and push their sharp tongue
through his neck. This attack can do quite a lot of damage.

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                               Weak Points

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According to Jack, infectors have one weak point:

- Their infecting tongue or infecting tentacle. They only show the tentacle
while they are infecting bodies.

- It can be difficult to hit this tentacle unless they are infecting a dead
body. I suggest you just shoot them anywhere in the body.

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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: Keep firing at the infector's body to kill them.

- Pulse rifle: use primary mode and rapid fire to kill them, just shoot them
in the body.

- Line gun: use the primary energy blast when they are infecting a dead body,
aim for their infecting tongue.

- Flamethrower: wait till the infector gets close and spray it with the
primary fire. You can also use the fire bomb at range to damage them.

- Ripper: Use the primary mode and keep distance, try not to let them jump
onto Isaac.

- Force Gun: wait till they are close, shoot them with the primary energy
blast to knock them back. Then throw the infectors a few grenades to kill
them.

- Contact Beam: Use the secondary mode to knock them back if they get too
close. Then use the primary beam to kill them.

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                              Item Drops

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Infectors may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always have
to drop items.

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 900 to 2,000 or Small/Medium Health Pack

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                              Additional Notes

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- You can instantly kill an infector if they attack you and if you manage to
shake them off in time. Just keep hitting the "e" key.

- According to Jack, you can intercept the infector while he is infecting
a dead body. You just have to keep aiming at his tongue. If you manage to kill
it before it is successful on infecting the corpse, it is possible to stop
the dead body turning into an enhanced slasher.

- Infectors maybe able to climb through and pop out of vents and floor ducts
and attack Isaac.


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                           6.1.6 Pregnant Necromorphs
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These necromorph carries smaller enemies inside their stomach. Their bulky
size does not make them any less dangerous. They can move just as quickly as
slashers and can do some serious damage if you are not careful. It is best to
attack the Pregnant's arm and head, once you cut off both of its arms, it will
most likely to die.

If you shoot the pregnant in the stomach, it will burst open with smaller
enemies, which can be very annoying, especially if there are other enemies
around in the area. Also, Pregnant generally do NOT die if you just shoot
them in the stomach. 

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- Slashing attack with their arms, Pregnant can use this attack even if they
are crippled. This attack can do serious damage, especially in impossible mode.

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- When you shoot Pregnants in the belly, they will release smaller enemies.
Most report have suggested that Pregnant's contains smaller spiders/bugs
inside their stomach.

- Some reports indicates that lurkers have been found inside the Pregnant
necromorphs. In rare cases, Crawlers are also found.

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Pregnant necromorphs have five body/limb parts you should try to hit:

- Left and right arm

- Left and right leg

- The head area 

- There is two way to cripple pregnant necromorphs, you can shoot them in the
legs or you can shoot them in the belly till it bursts open. Be aware
sometimes you can accidentally shoot them in the stomach, even if you aiming
for their legs.

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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: Aim for their arms to kill them. You can also shoot off its
legs to cripple it. Avoid shooting it in the belly.

- Pulse rifle: Aim for their arms and keep firing until they are dead.

- Line gun: Aim for their heads and the energy blast should be able to damage
their arms as well.

- Flamethrower: Use the secondary mode and fire bomb them. If their stomach
opens up, continue to fire bomb the small enemies coming out of their belly.

- Ripper: Use the primary mode and cut off their arms.

- Force Gun: Throw them a few force grenade to kill them. The grenades are
also very useful against the smaller enemies from their belly.

- Contact Beam: Aim for their arms with the primary energy to kill them.

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                              Item Drops

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Pregnants generally drop you an item after you killed them, the FIRST time you
kill it, it will always drop you !GOLD SEMICONDUCTOR!.

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 1,200 to 2,000 or Small/Medium Health Pack

- Sometimes they drop stasis pack

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- Pregnant can NOT move through vents and floor ducts.

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                           6.1.7 Brute/Gaint Necromorphs
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One of the largest non-boss enemy Isaac will face. These things are very
aggressive and their thick body armor makes them extremely resilient to even
the strongest weapon. 

However, strong they maybe, Brute/Gaint is not invincible. Their arm joints,
where the yellowish green spots are their weak point. Their legs are NOT
protected by their body armor and can be damaged. There is also a large
yellowish spot on its back, and you can inflict heavy damage if you continue
to shoot at it. You can shoot it in other areas, but it won't do much damage.

Once you have done enough damage against the Brute, it will back down and
stay dormant for a few seconds. Then, it is your chance to get close behind
and just unleash everything you got. Best to Stasis it as well, and aim for
the weak spot. Make sure to focus fire on one of its arm joints, keep firing
at the same arm joint, after a while, you can cut off one of its arms. This
will slow down the Brute.

If you manage to shoot and remove the legs or one of its arms from the Brute,
it will be slower, but it will have a newer attack, and will throw corrosive
pods at you. Make sure to suppress fire at its arm joints, once you crippled
it. This will make sure it does not have much a chance to fight back. 

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                                  Attacks

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- Charge: Once provoked, Brutes will stop at nothing and charge at their
victims and they will not relent until their victims are slain or they
themselves are killed. MAKE SURE to side step this charge attack!! Remember,
The Brute can NOT use this attack if you manage to cut off one of its arms
or legs.

- Smack down: Brutes can smash their opponents down with great force when
they are close. It is best Isaac avoid getting hit by this attack as it can
do a lot of damage.

- Corrosive pods: if you manage to remove one of its arms or legs, the Brute
will use this attack. This is a RANGED attack, but it can be dodged. You can
also shoot the corrosive pods, or grab it with kinesis and throw it back at
the Brute to damage it.

- Power bite: when you cut off one of the Brute's arms, it will use a powerful
bite attack when Isaac gets too close. This attack can do as much as the
Smack down and Charge attack, be aware. 

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                             Types of Brutes

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- Normal Brutes: this type of Brute are strong and powerful. Isaac will meet
them earlier on in the game, from chapter 4. 

- Enhanced Brutes: these brutes are much stronger and can inflict incredible
amount of damage to Isaac if he gets hit. Isaac will encounter them much
later in the game, from Chapter 9.

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                               Weak Points

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Brute/Gaint necromorphs have five weak spots:

- Both arm joints with yellowish/greenish spots

- Both legs

- A large yellowish blob on its back

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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: Keep firing at their weapon point to damage and kill the
Brute. Focus fire on one of its weak point if you can.

- Pulse rifle: Make sure you focus on one of its weak point, if you aim for
its arm joints. Try and aim for the same arm joint to cut it off.

- Line gun: Aim for its arm or its legs, the energy blast should be able to
damage both of its arms or legs.

- Flamethrower: Use the fire bomb at long range and aim for its weak spot.
When it goes dormant, go behind it and unleash the flaming hell.

- Ripper: Use the secondary mode at long range. Once it is dormant, go behind
it and use the primary mode.

- Force Gun: use the force grenades at long range. When it goes dormant, go
behind it and fire the primary mode as quickly as you can.

- Contact Beam: Aim the primary beam at their weak spot. Use stasis if needed,
a few good hits from the contact beam will kill them.

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                              Item Drops

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Brute will always drop you an item after you killed it. The items is generally
fixed. 

- Credits 5,000 or !Power Node! or Large Health Pack

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- Brute may NOT be able to Charge at you if you cut off one of its arms or
legs.

- If you are grabbing the corrosive/acid pods with Kinesis, make sure you do
NOT move the corrosive pods too close to Isaac, or it may explode and damage
him

- Brutes can NOT move through vents and floor ducts.

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                           6.1.8 Crawler Necromorphs
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Small Necromorphs with a spark of intelligence. They attack their victims with
powerful bites and then quickly retreat afterwards. This slowly wear down
their victims and can be extremely annoying. They can also crawl and climb on
just about any surface. 

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- Grab and choke: only head crawlers can do this attack, and it will grab
its victims and choke them to death with its strong tentacles. You can shake
this attack off and it will instantly kill the head crawler.

- Leap and Bite: Only Leg and Arm crawlers can do this attack. They quickly
take a large bite at their opponent and then they retreat into safe distance
before launching another attack.


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                             Types of Crawlers

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They may appear simple minded and smaller, but they are extremely dangerous
in groups. There are three type of crawlers:

- Head crawler, that appears with a small head

- Arm crawler

- Leg crawler


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- Any part of their body, crawlers are just a single appendage.


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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: Keep firing at the crawlers to kill them.

- Pulse rifle: Shoot in short bursts to kill the crawlers, if there is a group
of them around, keep firing at them until they are dead.

- Line gun: Use the Mine against group of crawlers, you can stasis the crawlers
if needed.

- Flamethrower: Fire bomb the crawlers and run around until the fire burns out.
Then, repeat the same thing.

- Ripper: Use the primary mode and aim for the crawler, it should kill them
quite quickly.

- Force Gun: Throw the crawlers a few grenades.

- Contact Beam: use the secondary mode and then shock wave should kill the
crawlers.


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                              Item Drops

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- Crawlers will not drop you any items after you kill them.

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                              Additional Notes

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- Crawlers like to do a hit and run tactic, so be aware of this when fighting
them. Remember, you can use the same tactic against them.

- Crawlers can move through vents and floor ducts.

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                           6.1.9 Spawner Necromorphs
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It is unknow exactly how Spawners are created, but it looks us much less-human
compare to the slasher necromorphs. Spawners are large stationary enemies and
they like to throw down small Tentacles pods that will defend the host spawner.
They themselves may not seem dangerous, but if Isaac gets too close, they
can use a powerful tentacle attack that CAN kill him INSTANTLY.

Although the small pods can not move, they can be dangerous is large amounts.
They are loyal to their Spawner, and will defend its mother every time they
see Isaac, they have a single ranged attack that can be quite deadly.

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- Tentacle pods: Spawner will periodically spawn smaller enemies, these pods
defends its mother with missile projectiles. Spawner will keep on throwing
down smaller pods until they are dead.

- Slashing attack: When its victims gets too close, spawner will use its most
power tentacle and slash down its victims. This can kill Isaac INSTANTLY if
he gets too close, stay out of range.


Attacks from the tentacle pods:

- Missile darts: the pods will release its tentacles when their opponents
comes in their line of sight. These darts are be side stepped.


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- Spawner's weak points are its tentacles, but it has many tentacles, you have
to remove most of the tentacles to kill it. You can also focus fire power on
its main tentacle or just throw down a few mines, which will kill it fast.

- The tentacle pods have one weak point, the single tentacle it uses to shoot
the darts at Isaac.

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- Plasma Cutter: Aim at their tentacles to cut them off, I suggest you use the
vertical mode to cut the tentacles off the spawner. Then switch to the
horizontal mode for killing the pods.

- Pulse rifle: Aim at their tentacles and shoot short bursts. This weapon
isn't very good against the spawner. But, you can use it to kill the pods.

- Line gun: use the secondary Mine against the spawner, shoot a few mines
to kill near it, move around and wait for the explosion. You can also use
the mine against group of pods.

- Flamethrower: Use the secondary mode and fire bomb the spawner, aim for
it's tentacles. The napalm bomb also works well agains the tentacle pods.

- Ripper: Use the primary mode, but stay as far as you can. The blade should
remove the tentealces very quickly. You can kill the tentacle pods with the
primary mode, move around and let the blade do the work.

- Force Gun: Use the Force Grenades against the spawner, throw a few grenades
to kill it. Make sure to throw the grenades directly at the spawner, so they
will explode instantly. The grenades also work well against group of pods.

- Contact Beam: Aim at the spawner's tentacles and fire the primary beam. Try
avoid using this weapon against the spawner, although you can cut off quite
a few tentacles in a good hit. But, it will take you a while to kill the
spawner.

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                              Item Drops

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Spawner will almost always drop you items, although the item drop is mostly
random, sometimes they can drop you good amounts of credits.

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 1,200 to 3,000 or Small/Medium Health Pack

- Spawner can also drop you stasis packs

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                              Additional Notes

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- Spawners are STATIONARY and they can NOT move. But, they can keep throwing
down smaller Tentacle Pods that will attack you.

- Do NOT try to stomp the pods, they will explode and damage Isaac.

- Tentacle Pods are STATIONARY and they can NOT move.

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                           6.1.10 Exploder Necromorphs
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It is unknown how these necromorphs come about, but one thing is for sure,
they have one objective in life and death that is to kill Isaac. Unlike most
other necromorph who perfer to live and kill Isaac. These exploders care less
about their own lives and will do anything to take down Isaac. This makes
them especially dangerous. These necromorphs also have a very distinct scream.

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- Explosion smash: when near its victims, the exploder smashes its left arm
that is filled with yellowish explosive fluids. This will attack will damage
anything within its radius, including Isaac. So keep distance at all times.

- Smack and head butt: when the exploder loses its left arm, it will charge
at Isaac and smack him with all its might. The exploder only uses this attack
if you manage to shot its left arm off without exploding the yellowish bulb.
It can do quite some damage, so be aware.

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                               Weak Points

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Exploder have one key weak spot:

- Left arm with explosive yellowish bulb

You can also attack its right arm and its legs to kill it if you don't want
its left arm to explode.

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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: Aim for the weak spot and keep shooting until it explodes.

- Pulse rifle: Shoot in short bursts and aim for the exploder's weak spot.

- Line gun: You can shoot their weak spot or you can aim the upper section
of their arms. So you can cut off both of their arms without exploding them. 

- Flamethrower: Use the fire bomb and aim for their weak spot.

- Ripper: Use the secondary mode and shoot their weak spot.

- Force Gun: Use the Force Grenade against them, if they get too close, shoot
them with the primary mode to knock them back.

- Contact Beam: Aim for their weak spot with the beam. If they get too close,
use the secondary shock wave to knock them back.


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                              Item Drops

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Exploders may drop you items after you killed them, but it does NOT always
have to drop items

- Weapon ammos or credits range from 800 to 1,200 or Small/Medium Health Pack

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                              Additional Notes

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- If you shoot its explosive arm, the explosion will damage any other
Necromorphs around and it will also damage you if you are too close. If it
manage to use its explosive attack on you, again it will damage any necromorphs
around it.

- If you shoot at the top of its left arm without destorying the explosive
yellowish bulb. You can also grab it using kinesis and shoot it at your
enemies, works just like an explosive canister. But, make sure not to get
too close to the blast radius.

- Exploder can go through vents and ducts.

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                           6.1.11 Divider Necromorphs
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Dividers are necromorphs that are composed of smaller crawlers. When seriously
injured, the divider will split into crawler. This makes very dangerous and
one should never underestimate the crawler, although small, they are capable
of taking down opponents many times their size. Dividers also do not appear
to be very aggressive, however, when they are close to their victims, dividers
will attack relentlessly.

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- Smash: When it victims are at close range, the divider smashes them with its
powerful arms. Be aware of this attack, it does a lot of damage.

- Tentacle tongue grab: sometimes the divider uses its tentacle-like tongue to
grab and strangle its victims. Make sure Isaac shakes off this attack quickly
in order to reduce the damage he takes. Remember to tap the "e" key quickly to
perform the shake off.

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                            Special Abilities

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- Dividing into crawler: the divider can split into smaller crawlers when it
is seriously injured. The crawlers are still very dangerous.

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                               Weak Points

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Divider have five limbs/appendages that you should aim for:

- Both arms and legs

- The head area

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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: Keep shooting at their weak spots, aim for their aims or
legs to kill them. 

- Pulse rifle: Shoot at their arms or their legs to kill them. When the divider
splits into crawlers, shoot in short bursts at the crawlers to kill them.

- Line gun: Aim for the upper section of their legs, this way you can damage
their arms and their legs. Use the secondary Mine against the crawlers.

- Flamethrower: Use the secondary napalm/fire bomb against the divider at
range. Keep firing and let the divider burn. When it splits to crawlers, use
the fire bomb again, run around and let the fire burn, then repeat.

- Ripper: Use the primary mode against the divider and the crawlers. Keep
distance if you can.

- Force Gun: Use the primary mode to knock the divider back if it is too
close. Then shoot a few grenades to kill it.

- Contact Beam: Aim the primary beam at their weak spots, then use the
seconday shockwave against the crawlers.


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                              Item Drops

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Divider will always drop you an item when you kill them.

- The first time you kill the divider, it will drop you !RUBY SEMICONDUCTOR!.

- Later on, divider can drop you credits, from 1,800 to 3,000, stasis pack, 
Medium Health Pack, ammo pack.


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                              Additional Notes

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- The crawlers from the divider can go through vents and ducts. Be careful.

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                     6.1.12 Stasis Enhanced Slasher Necromorphs
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When the necromoprh infection process merges with the in built stasis unit
inside some soldiers. It transforms them into Stasis enhanced slashers, which
are extremely dangerous, especially in groups. They are very fast and easily
outflank Isaac. Sometimes, these slashers can also dodge attacks from Isaac's
weapon. 

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- Slashing attack: Stasis slasher can smash and slash their victims with
their power arms. Try side stepping to dodge it.

- Slashing leap attack: sometimes, stasis slasher can jump at their victims
and smash them down with their arms.

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Slasher have five limbs or appendages you should attack:

- Left and right arm

- Left and right leg

- And the head area

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                         Weapons and combat tactics

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- Plasma Cutter: Aim for their legs to cripple them first, then shoot their
arms. Keep distance if you can.

- Pulse rifle: Use the primary mode and rapid fire at their legs to cripple
them, then shoot off their arms.

- Line gun: Aim for their legs, cripple them, then cut off their arms.

- Flamethrower: Use the primary mdoe and wait till they get close and set
them on fire. Keep firing until they are dead.

- Ripper: use the primary mode and keep the blade on them if you can. You
may need stasis to help you, because the ripper may not be able to stop
them charging at you.

- Force Gun: Wait till they get close and shoot the primary energy blast.
Shoot them again if they are not dead, but wait till they get close again,
so the weapon can inflict maximum damage.

- Contact Beam: Use the secondary shockwave to knock them back and then
use the primary beam to kill them. You may need stasis to slow them down
a little, so you can get better aiming with the beam.

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                              Item Drops

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Stasis slasher generally drops you an item after you killed them.

- Weapon ammos, credits range from 1,200 to 2,000, Small/Medium Health Pack

- Some stasis slasher may drop you stasis pack

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- Stasis enhanced slashers are very fast and can close in on Isaac in a blink
of an eye. So you have to be very careful. Also crippled stasis slashers are
still quite fast and you really need to kill them quickly.

- Remember to use stasis against stasis enhanced slasher to slow them down.
They are be very dangerous in groups.

- Stasis enhacned slashers can side step quickly and this may allow them to
avoid some of your attacks. They can also flank you this way, so be careful.

- Stasis enhanced slashers can move through vents and pop out of some floor
ducts.

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                        7. DOUCMENTS AND LOGS --- (DUL7)  

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This section contains the Audio Logs and Text Logs Isaac picked up throughout
the game. All the contents of the logs will be given here as well their
location and the chapter they are found in.

PLEASE NOTE that Personal Mission logs from Isaac and Nicole and also Video,
Audio Logs from both Hammond and Kendra will NOT be found in this section.
They are given in SECTION 4 (WLK4). 

!!IMPORTANT: the BACKLOG stories are given in SECTION 7 in the story analysis
and I won't repeat it here.!!

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                    CHAPTER 1 - AUDIO AND TEXT LOGS (CHAL1)
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         AUDIO LOG - "VENT WARNING" - FOUND IN TRAM CONTROL PASSAGEWAY

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Benson: This is Benson. Everyone listen up! They're using the vents! That's
how they're getting around the ship! Stay away from the vents... Look out!
Get back! Get Back! 

Ahhhh... Screams...

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           AUDIO LOG - "SHOOT THE LIMBS" - FOUND IN CARGO HALLWAY

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Benson: This is Benson, tram engineering. We think we've figured it out. Smith
killed one! Listen, forget about shooting them in the body, you gotta cut off
the limbs. Grab a cutter, anything like that, cut them apart!

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           AUDIO LOG - "TRAM STATUS" - FOUND IN TRAM REPAIR ROOM

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Listen up, car 8 is trashed. We managed to get it back to the repair depot,
but now the auto-loader is fried. I need a Stasis module brought down here
now! If we don't get this piece of sh** of the tracks, it's going to jam up
the whole system!

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           TEXT LOG - "REPAIR INVOICE" - FOUND IN CRANE CONTROL

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USG ISHIMURA
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DEPT
SHUTTLE REPAIRS INVOICE

MISSION DAY TWO:
- Faulty fore gyro, vessel USG ISH - 503. Replaced, now functional.

MISSION DAY THREE:
- Faulty 4D scope, vessel USG-ISH-SOI. Still in repair.
 
MISSION DAY FOUR:
- Damaged landing repulsors, vessel USG-ISH-SO5. Completed replacement, now
functional.
- Damaged fore and left-fore viewports, vessel USG-ISH-SO4. Replaced, now
functional.

MISSION DAY FIVE:
-	Damaged booster collar, vessel USG-ISH-SO5. Repaired, now functional.

ENGINEER'S NOTE 
WRIGHT, J.F. (2nd ENGINEER, MAINTENANCE BAY).

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           AUDIO LOG - "MERCER'S JOURNAL" - FOUND LOWER LEVEL IN MAIN LAB

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Dr. Mercer: I finally convinced Jurgens to show me the video feed from the
colony. And what I saw was glorious. Breathtaking. Miners undergoing a
transformation into something extraordinary. I must know more. Even as the
believer within me wants to become one of them, the scientist needs to uncover
their secrets. I need to study one of these... necromorphs, as Kyne so
clinically puts it. I need to witness this infection first hand. Perhaps that
patent from the colony...

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       AUDIO LOG - "kYNE AND THE CAPTAIN" - FOUND LOWER LEVEL IN MAIN LAB

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Dr. Kyne: What in God's name is going on down there?

Captain: I think that's precisely the point, Doctor, God's work.

Dr. Kyne: I'm not so sure of that... We Have to assume the colony's problems
are somehow connected with the Marker.

Captain: You can assume all you want to, I do not. The Marker is glorious and
divine, you - you know that.

Dr. Kyne: God moves in mysterious ways...

Captain: Anyway we'll have it on board, tomorrow. You can analyse it all you
want to. What are you so worried about?

Dr. Kyne: Worried? Captain, people are dying down there, killing each other.
Is this madness, the "transformation" unitology teaches us?

Captain: Doctor, Terrence... there will always be risks when the stakes are
high. And here, they're enormous. It could change everything.

Dr. Kyne: That's what worries me.

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    TEXT LOG - "MARKER OVERVIEW" - FOUND INSIDE DR. KYNE'S OFFICE, MAIN LAB

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PERSONAL LOG

DR. KYNE. T. (CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER)

The videologs from the colony are poor quality, but the artifact does indeed
appear to be a genuine Marker, the first to be found in Unitology's two
hundred year history. I'm eager to get it on board the ship so I can study it
properly.

The potential here is enormous. Not just for me personally, though it's true
I've dreamed of such a discovery for decades. But also to humanity, and the
Church of Unitology in particular. 

This Marker could herald the sawn of a new age for mankind, and I will do
my part to ensure it comes to pass. I know the Church will be grateful, but
the true recognition will come from all of humanity. On this day, we are
blessed.

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     TEXT LOG - "INTERESTING RESULTS" - FOUND IN IMAGINING DIAGONISTIC ROOM

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MEDICAL LOG

DR. WARWICK, B. (CHIEF PSYCH OFFICER) REPORT OF PSYCHIATRIC
OBSERVATION PATIENT: HARRIS, B. (Employee #PM -- 19026 -- EH).

Harris is asleep, after another strong sedative. He seems literally unable to
sleep without chemical aid. Most people succumb to exhaustion after 50+
hours of working, regardless of any desire to stay awake. Not Harris.

His explanation of events on the colony is also odd, and points to the same
paranoia we've seen elsewhere planetside. His guilt is not in doubt -- two
planetside security officers were present when he took Dr. Sciarello hostage
and murdered Nurse Evans -- and he doesn't deny his actions. But he insists
there was no crime, nor does he feel guilt. 

This is classic sociopathic behavior. But Harris exhibit no other symptoms. He
is affable and friendly, able to empathize and offer original opinions. When
questioned about the murder, however, he becomes withdrawn and intransigent,
displaying schizophrenic behavior. He also undergoes intermittent hallucinating
periods, again similar to those experienced by other colonists.

Harris claims he threatened the Doctor because he “ had to stop the dreams and
the faces”, and that he'll kill again to “ Make it whole again”. What that
means, I haven't determined yet. An almost intriguing case. 

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            AUDIO LOG - "MERCER AND KYNE" - FOUND POWER NODE ROOM - 1

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Dr. Mercer: You found something down there, didn't you?

Dr. Kyne: Yes... we found something.

Dr. Mercer: So the texts were right! All this time...

Dr. Kyne: I wouldn't be certain of that. There was nothing divine in what I
saw.

Dr. Mercer: We must embrace this. We are the First Witnesses!

Dr. Kyne: Mathius isn't letting anyone down on the colony. It is under
quarantine until we learn more.

Dr. Mercer: To hell with Mathius! He, of all people, should know that this
is greater than him, or the operation, or even the company. This is our
deliverance!

Dr. Kyne: Keep your da** voice down! People are dying down there.

Dr. Mercer: Only the worthless and the unbelievers. But I believe. Do you
believe, Terrence? Do you?

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           VIDEO LOG - "NICOLE'S REPORT" - FOUND IN THE ISHIMURA CLINIC

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Nicole: This is Senior Medical Officer Nicole Brennan, transmitting ship
wide. We need more help! We don't have the resources to deal with this many
cases. Nobody will tell us what's happening. 

Nicole: These wounds... we're not equipped to deal with this... God...
Get him to the table! Hold him! Nurse, you hold him down! Christ! End
recording!

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                AUDIO LOG - "EILEEN" - FOUND IN ER HALLWAY A

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Eileen: Hello? Can anybody hear me? My name is Eileen Fisk. I just woke up
in here and everybody was gone... I don't know what's happening... Why did
they all leave? I'm going to try and find someone... if you can hear this,
please come for me... I can hear scratching in the walls...

Eileen: H-Hello? Who's there? Are you a doctor? Why has everyone... Wait,
I know you. You're Harris! The prisoner from the colony! You kill that
nurse... Help! Somebody help me Please!

Scream...

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                TEXT LOG - "NEWBORNS" - FOUND NEAR END OF ER HALLWAY A

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NEWBORNS

- Alyssa Rose
- Kai Jatin
- Alyssa
- Leoni
- Ian Ansel
- Jackson Thomas
- Lucas
- Zara James
- Caitlyn
- Kai Joshua
- Kody
- Kyle
- Jiannah Faith
- Jack William
- Agatha Marjorie

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          TEXT LOG - "MORE TIME" - FOUND INSIDE THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

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SCIENCE LOG
FROM. DR. KYNE, T. (CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER)

ATTN: CAPTAIN MATHIUS, B. 

Benjamin --
Further to our pervious conversation. I ask that you delay bringing the Marker
up from the planet for a day or two.

You know I'm as keen as anyone to study it in detail, and I understand your
sense of urgency given the events on the colony, but that's why I ask -- what's
happening down there is just too unique, too unprecedented, to cut it short
without proper time to study the causes and effects.

In light of a discussion I had with Dr. Mercer. I'd like to meet with Drs. 
Sciarello and Wellland planetside to get their observations. 

-Terrence 

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         AUDIO LOG - "COLONIST PROBLEMS" - FOUND IN PASSAGEWAY TO MORGUE

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Dr. Kyne: Science log, Chief Science Officer Dr. Kyne reporting. The colony's
problems concern me greatly. I have no doubt they are somehow linked to
discovery of the marker, but the exact nature of that connection is still
unkown. Almost 40 percent of the colonists are experiencing a form of dementia.
The obvious symptoms are acute depression, insomnia and hallucination.

Dr. Kyne: Incidence of violence and even murder also indicate extreme
paranoia. Dr. Mercer has advised that I bring some of the affected on board
for study. Dr. Welland, the planetside psychiatrist, has reported that his own
analysis has been fruitless. I'm hesitant to reply on Dr. Mercer at this point,
but I need his expertise. We need solutions and we  need them quickly.

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          TEXT LOG - "AUTOPSY REPORT" - FOUND IN THE MORGUE

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MEDICAL LOG 
DR. DOMUSS.G. (MEDICAL EXAMINER)
REPORT OF DEATH ON SHIP

SUBJECT: CAPTAIN MATHIUS, B.

It is my sad duty to officially pronounce Captain Benjamin Mathius dead.
Reports of the exact circumstances surrounding his death are conflicted, and
beyond the scope of my role. I can only report on the body.

The subject was in generally good health for his age, though a cursory blood
test indicates his leukocyte count was very low, with eosinophils  in
particular almost non-existent. His preflight physical exam showed no such
problems, indicating a rapid onset, however, it is unlikely this had any effect
on his death.

Multiple contusions on the arms and hands, indicating a brief struggle
pre-mortem. Slight contusion around the ribcage, suggesting his chest was
restrained in some way. Cause of death was a single prolonged trauma to the
ocular body which continued on through the cavity wall, and finally into
the frontal lobe, causing rapid neurotrauma, seizure and death. 

The force required to puncture the ocular cavity in this manner is great, and
the possibility of self-infliction correspondingly low.

I therefore have no alternative but to record a preliminary verdict of
UNLAWFUL DEATH. Whether deliberate or accidental is beyond my
jurisdiction.

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                    CHAPTER 3 - AUDIO AND TEXT LOGS (CHAL3)
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              AUDIO LOG - "TEMPLE REPORT 1" - FOUND IN CONTROL ROOM

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Temple: Personal log, acting Chief Engineer Jacob Temple, it's been two days
since they pulled that planet open... since the captain died. The panic, the
riot... they were nothing compared with what came after. Our friends, our
co-workers, started coming back... Changed... coming back to kill us, drag
us away. Rucker disappeared this morning, and I have to assume he's dead.

Temple: My crew... they're starting to crack. I'm trying to keep an eye on
them, but right now I have bigger problems, we're hemorrhaging fuel and
the primary engine is laboring. Danvers and I are going to try to reach the
fuel depot to see if we can fix it. Temple out.

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           AUDIO LOG - "TEMPLE REPORT 2" - FOUND IN MACHINE SHOP ROOM

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Temple: What in hell is going on here? Danvers?

Danvers: It's, it's Henderson... he's crazy! Pulling his own teeth out!

Temple: Henderson, for Godsake!

Henderson: unh... arggh, bang.

Danvers: Oh god. Is he dead?

Temple: Relax, he's alive. But he hit that door pretty hard.

Danvers: Man... why would he do something like that? I don't get it.

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             TEXT LOG - "CHAOS" - FOUND IN MACHINE SHOP ROOM

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DECK LOG
HALLOW. F. (AB)

Don't know what's going on around here. Someone said the ship's been attacked.
Who the hell would attack us out here? First, the Captain dies, now we get
attacked? Carmack says someone on Bridge staff killed him. Can't believe that.

G*dd**n chaos now. Can't get through to the bridge. Can't get through to
anyone. Everyone's running. Getting the hell out of here. Should probably join
them. 

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       AUDIO LOG - "TEMPLE REPORT 3" - FOUND AT SOUTH REFUELING STATION

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Danvers: Never should have let him live. Never should have let him live.

Temple: Shut it, Danvers! Shut... it! Engineering log, Temple reporting.
Someone has shut off the fuel lines to the primary engine, and damaged the
valves in the process. They need to be repaired before I can re-open them,
but we're running out of time. With the engine offline, orbit decay will begin
in less than ten hours. I just can't understand who would do this. If it's one
of those crazy Unitologist bastards. I'll break their neck.

Danvers: Henderson said they were coming. We never should have let him live.

Temple: Sh** up, Danvers and help me with the tools. Temple out.

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      AUDIO LOG - "TEMPLE REPORT 4" - FOUND NEAR THE DECONTAMINATION ROOM

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Temple: This is Temple. Now the centrifuge is offline! We've got four trillion
tons of rock hanging off our ass, and without the centrifuge to balance the
ship, the gravity tether will pull us straight down to the colony! I'm heading
in there now to see if I can fix it.

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         TEXT LOG - "CORRUPTION" - FOUND IN UPPER LEVEL 3 IN FUEL STORAGE

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ENGINEERING LOG
DANVERS. C. (QMED)

Re: Organic growth engineering (Updated)

The unidentified growth seen in other parts seen in other parts of the ship has
now reached engineering. I don't know what the hell this stuff is -- looks like
someone threw up their guts all over the walls -- but it's spreading faster than
we can cut it up, which is pretty disgusting in itself.

It's already in the engine spoke, and if we can't find a way to stop it soon,
it'll hit the main chamber by the day after tomorrow. I hope the docs are
looking into it, because it's way beyond me. 

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     AUDIO LOG - "TEMPLE REPORT 5" - FOUND IN UPPER LEVEL 3 IN FUEL STORAGE

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Temple: This is Temple. Screw the engine. I can't restart it by myself. And
with all the other sh** going on, it's obvious this is sabotage. I'm heading
for the bridge, and then I need to find Elizabeth. I've got to get her off
this ship, it's not safe.

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                      CHAPTER 4 - AUDIO AND TEXT LOGS (CHAL4)
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             AUDIO LOG - "INITIAL ATTACK" - FOUND IN MAIN ATRIUM

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Bridge, come in! We' ve been boarded! Repeat, the ship has been boarded! We
are under attack! What the hell are they? They, they' ve already killed most of
the Deck staff! We need security backup here immediately! Guns are useless,
we can' t hold them back for very long...

Open fire!!

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               TEXT LOG - "LIST OF DEAD" - FOUND IN CAPTAIN'S NEST

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MINING LOG
DALLAS, A (SUPERVISOR, 2nd ENGINEER)

The death toll is mounting. Known dead so far:

Arnold-Fernandez, D
Ashik, M
Bagwell, W
Bao, A
Baristiran, O
Briggs, R
Carrillo, R
Centkowski, K
Chan, D
Charlow, A
Chikes,
Colomar, B
Condrey, M
Deguzman, J
Ding, V
Drinkward, C
Eckert, J
Espeleta, T
Fattouh, S
Feise, D
Felker, T
Fike, T
Fong, C
Fuentes, C
Gamel, S
Gaugy, M
Geraci, J
Gregory, L
Guanman, E
Hartness,E
Hasan, J
Holt, T
Ignacio, D
Jamerson, K
Johnson, M
Keum, J
Kong, C
Krakowski, M
Kuo, D
Lackey, A
Leal, D
Lee, L
Leong, J
Lingen, D
Louie, C
Louie, M
McSweeney, B
Meneses, F
Merenda, R
Molina, E
Natividad, J
Noonan, M
Pairang, J
Patel, J
Patterson, I
Pavey, E
Peterson, M
Pitts, R
Piwenitzky, H
Pugh, D
Ruelas, A
Sarossy, V
Schlegel, P
Schofield, G
Scott, D
Seo, A
Shande, T
Silver, S
Swearingen, S
Swenson, D
Talens, J
Thibodeaux, N
Thoeun, C
Tuohy, J
Valadez, G
Vaught, C
Vocal, C
Voelker, S
Wells, J
Williams, N
Wrede, R
Zelaya, A
Zittle, K


((That is a long list...)

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   Video Log - "Captain's Demise" - FOUND IN ELEVATOR TO SHIP SYSTEMS LEVEL

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Captain Mathius: This is mutiny! You'll all be tried for mutiny! Kyne, make
them listen to reason!

Dr. Kyne: Settle down, Ben. Hold him! By maritime law article 5469 I hereby
declare Captain Benjamin Mathius unfit for duty.

Captain Mathius: The Marker must be delivered to the church! Terrance,
please...

Dr. Kyne: I' m sorry. Ben, but I can't let you do this.

Captain Mathius: Traitor! Heretic! Murder!


Dr. Kyne: Hold his head! Hold Him

Captain Mathius: argh, mmm.

The Captain struggles in vain, then Dr. Kyne stabs the Captain in the eye with
a large syringe.

Captain Mathius: Aaarrrggghhh!

Dr. Kyne: He's... He's dead... No! It was an accident! I had to stop him...

Security staff: Arrest the doctor!

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       Text Log - "REPORT OF INFECTION" - FOUND IN MA COMPUTER ROOM

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CAPTAIN'S LOG
INITIAL INFECTION VECTORS

It's been less than an hour, but they've spread fast. Flight deck was the
first to go, after the shuttle crashed. Now almost entirely overrun. We've
lost at least half the Medical deck, and about a quarter of Engineering. No
information yet from Cargo or Planet Ops, which suggests bad news. This is
not what I expected.

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     AUDIO LOG - " TEMPLE ON THE BRIDGE" - FOUND IN COMM ARRAYS LEVEL 03
 
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Temple: This is Temple. The bridge is f***ed. I don't know what went on
in there, but I'm not sticking around in case whatever did it comes back.
I'm heading for Hydroponics, to find Elizabeth.

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                      CHAPTER 5 - AUDIO AND TEXT LOGS (CHAL5)
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     AUDIO LOG - "MERCER'S EXPERIMENT 1" - FOUND IN CHEMISTRY RESEARCH LAB

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Personal Log, Dr. Challus Mercer. I now have a live subject for my study. I'm
eager to validate my tissue regeneration theory. Initial restraint was
problematic, but now the patient is resting comfortably. HE trusts me,
Doctor Kyne. He puts his life in MY hands! He knows his part in all of this,
understands what I'm doing! The forehead has been swabbed clean and marked...

Patient: You can't hold me here. Please, please, you got the wrong person

Patient: What... What you doing with that...

Dr. Mercer: ... and I am now attempting to create a passage to inert the
sample tissue into...

Patient: No! No! Nooaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

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     AUDIO LOG - "MERCER'S EXPERIMENT 2" - FOUND IN DR. MERCER'S OFFICE

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Dr. Mercer: Personal log. Doctor Challus Mercer. The specimen continues to
respond well to my experiments. Its cellular fortitude, not to mention
elasticity, is remarkable. Doctor Kyne, I am sure, would disapprove. But
I do not anticipate that issue, as the good doctor is busying himself with the
Marker... As if that matters now! He has also succumbed to the same dementia
that afflicted the colony. Only yesterday, he told me he has spoken to his
wife... But Amelia Kyne has been dead for some years.

Monster: Groans...

Dr. Mercer: My subject grows restless. Patience. Your time is soon. Very soon.

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                      CHAPTER 6 - AUDIO AND TEXT LOGS  (CHAL6)
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              AUDIO LOG - "CROSS REPORT 1" - FOUND IN TRAM STATION

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Dr. Cross: Hydroponics log, Dr. Elizabeth Cross reporting. I'm pleased to say
that we're working close to maximum capacity at the present time. All flora is
healthy and thriving and food yield has created a surplus. I was going to pass
the surplus on to the colony, but the Captain has given a no-fly order. I want
to note my opposition to that order. Everyone knows they're in trouble down
there, and I don't see what denying them our surplus will achieve. 

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          AUDIO LOG - "CROSS REPORT 2" - FOUND IN AIR FILTRATION ROOM

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Dr. Cross: Hello? Hello! Security! Thank god. This is Dr. Cross, in
Hydroponics. I'm trying to locate Second Engineer Jacob Temple! I can't get
through to Engineering! Of course I know there's a ship-wide medical alert!
That's why I'm trying to locate him! No, we're safe now. But the tram is down,
and we can't each the escapes pods. Hello? Hello?!

Scream...

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       TEXT LOG - "CORRUPTION" - FOUND IN PASSAGEWAY TO EAST GROW CHAMBER

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CHEM LAB REPORT
FROM: PROF. JAGERWALD. H.
ATTN: DR. CROSS. E

Elizabeth -

No doubt you're aware of the organic growth found in some parts of the ship.
I've been examining the substance and thought the results would interest you.

The cells most closely resemble bacteria, with viral behavior. Like bacteria,
the organism infects other cell through osmosis, then mutates and reproduces
agamogenetically. 

What's amazing is the SPEED at which it grows. A single bacterium
reproduces twenty fold in just one minute. I've never seen anything like it.
I won't stake my reputation on it, but I think this may be a genuine alien
lifeform!

Prof. Hawley theorizes that it's a habitat transformer -- the levels of
gaseous output are tremendous, which is why it smells so bad -- but to what
end we simply don't know. I'll keep you posted.

- Heinrich

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      AUDIO LOG - "CROSS REPORT 3" - FOUND IN EAST GROW CHAMBER LEVEL 02

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Dr. Cross: Hydroponics log. Dr. Cross reporting. Something huge just slammed
into the hull, near Food Storage. It wasn't a rogue asteroid, I know what that
sounds like. But it was big, and heavy. I'll report again when I know more.

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         AUDIO LOG - "TEMPLE'S SEARCH" - FOUND IN REFRIGERATION EAST

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Temple: This is Temple. Acting Chief Engineer. I came down here to find
Dr Elizabeth Cross, but she's not here. In fact, I can't find anyone. Just
more of this organic s**t everywhere. I'm going to check the Mining deck,
it's about the only place I haven't looked yet.

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          AUDIO LOG - "CROSS REPORT 4" - FOUND IN FOOD STORAGE HALLWAY

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Dr. Cross: Hydroponics log. This is Dr. Cross. It... It's hard for me to
believe what I'm seeing here. This is crazy, absolutely crazy. I'm going to
the Mining deck. I hear that's where survivors are gathering. Jacob... I'll
wait for you there.

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                      CHAPTER 7 - AUDIO AND TEXT LOGS  (CHAL7)
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      AUDIO LOG  - "TEMPLE AND ELIZABETH" - FOUND IN PROCESSING SUB DECK

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Temple: This is Temple. I found Elizabeth, but there isn't a single spaceworthy
vessel in the whole godd*** bay!

Dr. Cross: Jacob, hurry up! We need to find a beacon!

Temple: There's got to be one around here somewhere.

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     TEXT LOG - "PROCESSING ROOM PROBLEM" - FOUND IN MINERAL PROCESSING AREA

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MINING DECK LOG

KREUZ. G. (QMED)

The situation here just got a lot worse. The gravity failure came as we were
collating asteroids, and one broke free of the grav beam. It collided with a
wall, killing two crew, and split into chunks. They're free floating in the
processing room, and we can't restore gravity to get the Master Key until
they're cleared. We could really use some engineering help up here.

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             AUDIO LOG - "KYNE'S HOSTAGE" - FOUND IN MINING SUB DECK

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Processing Crew: Dr. Kyne! What the hell are you... Aaah!

Dr. Kyne: Get back! Come any closer... and I'll shoot him! Give me the access
codes to the cargo bay!

Processing Crew: You... idiot! This is... processing! Why the hell... would
I have codes... to cargo?

Dr. Kyne: Don't lie to me! I'm sick of everyone lying to me! It is imperative
that I get the marker! Give me those codes!

Processing Crew: I don't... have them! Is this... what you did... to the
captain? Go on... shoot me if you've got... the balls!

Dr. Kyne: IDIOTS! It's the only way to stop it... The only way to end this!

Processing Crew: He's completely lost it... Somebody call security!


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          AUDIO LOG - "SUPERVISOR'S CHOICE" - FOUND IN MINING SUB DECK

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Dallas: Processing log, Supervisor 2nd Engineer Dallas reporting. This will
be my last report. I've seen what they do... to the bodies. What they
become... I can't let that happen to me. At least if I don't have any limbs...
I won't be able to kill anyone when I'm infected... Please, tell Dawn... and
the kids... that I love them.

Gun shots...

Dallas: Oh God... One more... one more...

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             TEXT LOG - "MINING TIMELINE" - FOUND IN MINING BAY HALLWAY

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MINING LOG
DALLAS. A. (SUPERVISOR, 2ND ENGINEER)

Planet crack went smoothly from this end, although there do seem to have been
some problems planetside, and we've temporarily lost contact with the colony.

First rockball was extracted from the tectonic load approximately one hour
after planetcrack, and has been processed, refined and smelted.

Results have exceeded even optimistic initial estimates. Normal recovery is
around 35% mineral, 5% fossil, 60% waste, but material from the first ball
was 65% mineral

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         AUDIO LOG - "ILLEGAL MINING" - FOUND IN COMM ARRAY PASSAGEWAY

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Bailey: Communications log, First Comms Operator Bailey reporting. The
ship is under attack, but requests to issue a distress call have been
repeatedly denied by Captain Mathius. He won't say it, but everyone on the
bridge knows why -- this is an illegal operation in a prohibited system.
We're all known for months, and we kept our mouth shut. Not any more.

Bailey: Mayday, mayday, mayday! This is USG Ishimura, this is -- what the
hell? I don't believe this! The whole comms system is offline! Now he's gone
too far... Bailey out.

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                     AUDIO LOG - "EMERGENCY" - FOUND IN ARMORY

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Commander Cadigan: This is Commander Cadigan! We have hostiles on board! This
is NOT a drill! Hostiles are alien, repeat, ALIEN and extremely dangerous!
All personnel have weapons ready and fire at will!

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                      TEXT LOG - "ORDERS" - FOUND IN BARRACKS

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EYES ONLY - PRIORITY  BLACK
FROM: CHIEF OF STAFF, EARTH DEFENSE

ATTN: COMMANDER CADIGAN, F.
OPERATION WHITE LIGHT

THEATER: AEGIS SYSTEM, PLANET PENDING
OBJECTIVE: DEEP CLEANSE

CEC vessel USG Ishimura in breach of government order. They are believed to
have recovered Marker 3A. Special Ops has confirmed the system but has been
unable to provide the planet location.

Special Ops advises caution. If Marker 3A has been recovered, infection by a
lethal organism is a credible threat.

Shockpoint to Aegis system, move to position out of local scope range and
await signal from Ishimura to confirm location. 

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                      CHAPTER 10 - AUDIO AND TEXT LOGS  (CHAL10)
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          TEXT LOG - "UNITOLOGY ARTICLE" - FOUND IN COMMONS UPPER LEVEL

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UNITED WE... ASCEND?
Is Unitology a new hope, or just another scam?

By Carrie Van Ottken

If you've been living on Mars for the past 200years, you might have missed the
fastest-growing religious movement in history.

Unitology boasts a following of millions, counts powerful CEOs and officials
in its ranks, claims $78 billion of stock in multiglobal companies, and owns
two of Earth's largest financial institutions (GPSG Financial and Unitas
Energy Investments). From its beginning as a cult of personality. Unitology
has become a respected,  established religion. Most people know the basics.
Two hundred years ago Michael Altman, a professor of anthropology, blew
the whistle on what he claimed was the biggest cover-up ever instituted by
Earth Government, the discovery of an artifact, or “Marker”, which proved
beyond any doubt there is alien lift in the Universe. The Government labeled
Altman a kook, but his claims struck a chord with some, and his mysterious
death soon afterwards fueled the interest.

Unitologists believe the Marker contained a code, the key to eternal life,
through rebirth and ascension to heaven (The kicker is you have to die first).
They say the Government is hiding the Marker somewhere, keeping its secrets
for themselves. Across all of human space, Unitologists praise Altman's
martyrdom and wait the day God comes to take them to their new life beyond
death. It all sounds pretty harmless. But, like any cult, there's a dark side.

Unitologists are “ranked” in the Church. Nobody ever talk about it, but most
of its critics believe there are at least three tanks above the average
believer, or “initiate”. With each new rank, more of the Church's inner
workings and research is revealed to a follower. And these ranks are achieved
by one simple criteria -- giving money and power to the Church.

Think talking all your money's bad? The Church also requires members to
donate their bodies after death. Why? What do they do with them? Nobody will
say, and attempts to infiltrate the inner circle have failed. With their
emphasis on “Transformation and rebirth”, maybe we wouldn't like the answer
even if they told us.

One rumor that also refuses to die says the Church us funding a secret
shipbuilding program. Some claim to have seen the fleet. No documentary
evidence has ever been supplied, but the claimants all say these “mausoleum
ships”, despite their huge size
(Cont'd on P94)

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          TEXT LOG - "Z-BALL RULES" - FOUND IN ZERO-G BASKETBALL COURT

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Z-BALL RULES

Step on the lighted platform and activate it to start the game!

Jump to as many scoring platform as possible to increase your score multiplier.
Then use your Kinesis Module to grab the ball and shoot it into the active
basket before the shot timer runs out. Beating each level opens a locker with
a reward inside.

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Captain Mathius: Captain's log, personal. I want to set the record straight.
By the time this log is heard, my actions will have been vindicated. I'm a
Unitologist. By now, it's probably no secret that we shouldn't be in this
star system. Just another illegal mining job for the company... That is until
the colony found the Marker. 

Captain Mathius: That was when the Church took an interest, and chose me to
lead this pilgrimage. They also ensured many of the mission crew were devout.
My primary instructions was to get the Marker up from the colony and on board
the ship. Dr. Kyne, the CSO, is an expert on the original Marker and was tasked
with deciphering this new one. He says he's making good progress. 

Captain Mathius: My decision to quarantine the colony is sound. They've got
some kind of epidemic down there, and I can't allow it to infect the ship. Not
with such a precious cargo. Not when we are so close. Planetcrack takes place
tomorrow. We will continue to decipher the Marker, and when we return home,
we'll pass all our finding, and the Marker, to the Church. The government isn't
going to cover this one up. Altman be praised.

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   TEXT LOG - "WHITE'S LIST" - FOUND IN EXECUTIVE SLEEP BLOCK (WHITE'S ROOM)

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PERSONAL LOG
WHITE, D. (FIRST OFFICER)

Godd**n Unis are running the ship. Known so far:

Captain Mathius
CSD Kyne
2SD Mercer
LCOR Holt
LT Carrillo
LTJG Pitts
LTJG Wrede
ENS Maynard
ENS Shande
ENS Espeleta
ENS Natividad

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                      CHAPTER 11 - AUDIO AND TEXT LOGS  (CHAL11)
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No additional Audio Log or Text Log in this Chapter. All Audio and Video Logs
are from either Dr. Kyne or Kendra or Nicole in this chapter, check Section 4
for more detail, it should all be there in the walkthrough.

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       AUDIO LOG - "COLONY CHAOS" - FOUND IN GRAVITY TETHER CONTROL ROOM

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Sergeant Neumann: This is Sergeant Neumann, P-sec! We've lost all the
shuttles! One of them just took off, then came straight back down and crashed
into the bay! Took a couple hundred people and all the remaining shuttles
with it! If anyone can hear this, do not land! Do not land!

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                              BACK LOG STORIES (BLS)

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I have typed up all the back log stories, read it if you are interested. If
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(Excerpts from THE FALSE MESSIAN, a book banned on Earth and most colonies)

A RELIGION IS BORN

When Michael Altman went public with his research on the Black Marker, the
world was teetering on the brink of self-destruction. Many people, myself
included, felt civilization was at an end. We couldn't change the world by
ourselves and most of us didn't want to. What Altman offered us, this chance
at a rebirth for humanity, was exactly what our hungry empty souls were
looking for.

Practically overnight, our hope for humanity was renewed. Millions flocked to
his conferences to hear him profess to know the way to a new beginning. We
stared at awe at the evidence of the alien artifact that would change
everything. And we did whatever he told us to.

We rallied against the government. We joined together in congregations to share
his word. And we prepared ourselves to the future he said was coming.

Where we you when Michael Altman was assassinated by our government? It's the
question of our generation. I suppose. It's certainly the day when everything
changed for me... and the world.

The martyring of the scientist-turned-savior Michael Altman begat fanatical
zealots and I was one of them. We birthed and maintained the tenements of new
religion, known now as the Church of Unitology. I was only a follower but I
was suddenly part of the biggest social movement in history. The riots that
followed and the crippling of our government made us realize we finally had
the power to change things.

...

No one known what is contained in the Black Marker. Some claim it contains
a genetic string that grants immorality through gene therapy. Others say it
contains the DNA of an alien life form. Even Altman confess to not knowing
exactly what it is for.  

...

Death is an important event in the journey of a Unitologist and seen as a
necessary step to being reborn. The body is considered holy and it may not be
cremated or be allowed to decay in the ground. The bodies are given to the
church for safekeeping. Where they are taken is unknown, but I have been
massive Unitology compounds on all of the major settlements I have visited.
Curious, I asked around. No one would tell me what was housed inside, but
I uncovered evidence of massive shipment of preservative chemicals being sent
to the compounds on a regular basis.

I was around this time that my superior, Paragon Fontenay, brought me in for
my first “soul cleansing”.

...

Despite the headaches and the nausea that continued to plague me. I manage to
sneak into the shipyard. I had almost regained full function of my legs and was
able to make it into what appeared to be the nerve center of the operation.

What I discovered were ships, massive ships and lots of them. Stasis storage
tubes lined each of the hundreds of exposed cargo bays. I couldn't see any of
the bodies, but I knew what the tubes were for. What I couldn't figure out
was why the church needed to transport so many suspended bodies in what
looked like deep-space vessels.

Before I could investigate further, I was recaptured and the real “soul
cleansing” began. 
 
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((Looks like the unitology church is up something, transporting dead bodies
in tubes using deep space vessels. So the rumors are true, the Church is
building large ships... I wonder what they are for...))

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(From a CEC-sponsored articles in the publication, Amazing Universe)

As many of our older readers may recall, resource management on Earth and on
the colonies was not always as streamlined as it is today. There was a time
when needs could barely be met by the now-extinct resources of Earth and the
dwindling supplies of the colonies. Looking to the stars for additional
resources is nothing new, but at the time only smaller ships were shockpoint-
able and they were insufficient at keeping up with demand. 

Enter the Ishimura.

The USG Ishimura, named after Astro Physicist Hideki Isshimura (inventor of
the shockpoint drive), was the first of the massive Planet Cracker ships. Built
62 years ago, she has a long and storied career. The Ishimura was the first
vessel of her size to utilize the shockpoint drive for large-scale, commercial,
deep space expeditions.

As the time of her inception, the Inshimura was hailed as the savior of the
Earth colonies. She was created to mine and melt down entire small planets
and moons. She was also the first ship capable of the “scan and catch”
technique for harvesting mineral rich asteroids. Using huge gravity tethers,
the Ishimura can lock onto asteroids and pull them inside the ship's massive
collection bays for smelting. 

At 62 years old, the Ishimura is still in remarkable shape. Much of the
equipment has been upgraded over the years. Many spaces have been retrofitted
to take advantage of modern advances in technology. Despite the long years of
service, she is still the pride of the fleet remains the largest Planet
Crackers in the fleet. Whenever an important deep space mining project comes
up and the Ishimura is available, she's the first ship to be called.

It's ships like the Ishimura - and the dedication of the men and women who
crew her – that have helped make Concordance Extraction Company the trusted,
dependable workhorse that it is today.  

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((Well, at 62 years old going to Ageis 7 is probably its farewell Journey.
Guess the Ishimura is probably ready to retire, after its captain and crew
became something else, and also getting struck by the Valor side on. Well,
old saying, the Captain goes down with his ship, in this case, the ship goes
down with its Captain.))

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                         TEXT LOG - BACKGROUND REQUEST

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To: Zach Hammond
From: XXXXXXXXXXX
Re: Background request

Per your request, here's what we could find on your hastily – assembled crew.

ISAAC CLARKE

Isaac was born to Poul and Octavia Clark((e)) on Earth in the eastern seaboard
region of the American Republic. Poul Clarke was an award-winning ship
architect employed by the Galactic Union Marine Corp His record shows
extended time off-world away from his family. 

When Isaac was born. Poul was given a temporary reassignment to an Earth-based
GUMMC ship production facility. During the four-year tour, Poul and Octavia
raised Isaac together. When the tour was over, Poul shipped off for an extended
off-world tour.

Poul's influence on his son must have rubbed off. Records indicate Isaac
pursued studies in mechanical and electrical engineering and achieved high
honors. 

According to medical and psychiatric reports. Poul Clarke's absence has a
profound effect on Octavia. She suffered from depression and personal anguish
until doctors encouraged her to find fulfillment by working with charitable
organizations. It is believed that this is how she ended up coming in contact
with the Church of Unitology. 

Her association with the Church appears to have alleviated her mental
condition. The cancellation of her therapy sessions corresponds with the local
parish announcements of her initiation ceremony.

At this point, records on her become somewhat scarce. There are indications
that she sold off much of the family estate to finance her full membership in
the church.

Isaac appears to have been selected to a prominent engineering school but we
surmise that he was unable to afford the tuition, as records show that he
instead attended a lesser-known school with the help of scholarships and
financial assistance.

After graduating with high honors. Isaac enlisted in the Merchant Marines.
He quickly gained a reputation for his resourceful engineering solutions and
after two years was promoted to higher-profile position closer to the major
shipping lanes.

There are several inquires about the location of his father that have been
logged by his contacts at the GUMMC. Isaac appears to have been trying to
re-unite with him unsuccessfully for years. It's doubtful he ever got far in
his investigation as Poul Clarke's service record has been mysteriously
classified by an executive order. 

Octavia continues to be a contributing member of her church and has managed
to purchase a Vested-level title. 

Isaac's career stagnates at this point. There are records that he cohabited
with a medical officer named Nicole Brennan for a couple of years. Records
indicate she moved out after receiving a promotion and is currently serving
on the USG Ishimura.

KENDRA DANIELS

I couldn't find anything on her in the time. I had but Darlton swears by her.
She is on the mission with his recommendation. If he thinks she has the
necessary skills, who am I to argue.  

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((Well look like Zach knows everything about Isaac. His family also has a
strange history. Something tells me that Isaac wasn't sent on the ship by
accident. As for Kendra, well...))

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                         TEXT LOG - PLANETARY MINING

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(Excerpt from the CEC shareholder information packet on planetary mining)

PLANET CRACKING 

Planetary mining is quite literally, the dismantling of planets and moons on a
macro-scale. Entire worlds are fractured on reveal rich seams of valuable
minerals contained inside. Despite environmentalist concerns, the operation
is perfectly safe and is the only way to extract the necessary resources on
the large scale required to supply Earth and the colonies.

You may have read reports that claim the destruction of a planet can destroy
an entire solar system due to the disruption in the gravitation forces that
hold each celestial object in orbit. Some of the wilder reports claim this
causes the whole system to spin out of control or cause planets to smash into
each other. Concerned investors are directed to read the article “The CEC
Pledge to the Health of Our Universe” for a detailed breakdown of the truths
about Planet Cracking. The short answer is: Planet Cracking is perfectly safe
and provides an essential service to Earth and the colonies. With all Planet
Cracks, the planets are carefully chosen for their mineral content, net worth,
and the safety with which they can be dismantled.

Planet Cracking is a lengthy process spanning from three to five years.
Generally, the first year is spent prospecting and setting up the colony. The
second year and a half involves tectonic excavation and related planet-side
activities.

The Planet Cracker class ship arrives between the 2.5 and 3 year mark,
depending on the progress of the excavation. Once the ship is in orbit,
preparation for tectonic chunk extraction begins. This takes approximately
one week.

The removal of an excavated chunk from the planet into a stabilized
geosynchronous orbit usually takes about 1 day (24 standard hours). During
this process, billions of tons of debris break off from the underside of the
chunk, creating an instant asteroid ring around the planet. While the floating
debris is extremely dangerous, the Planet Cracker ship have an excellent
Asteroid Defense System (ADS) to keep the ship and crew safe from them.

Depending on the size of the planet, this process is repeated until the entire
planet has been broken up and processed.


ABOUT US 

The CEC is the largest solar mining and extraction company in the Earth
colonies. It is also the fifth largest company in terms of market capital. It
has become a powerhouse of industrial might and influential political force.
With a generous budget allocated to election spending, CED has always been
able to maintain and improve its market position.

The CEC owns over 400 deep space vehicles including five Planet Crackers,
with the famous USG Ishimura as its flagship. the CEC was the first to develop
deep space mining, asteroid catchers and was the first to implement shockpoint
drives for commercial use. We are the largest supplier of precious metals.

Out of over three dozen Planet Cracks, only one operation has met with less
than optimal results. Many may remember the Wanat Disaster 11 years ago wherein
a Planet Cracker, three supply ship and a colony was lost due to a gravity
tether failure. Since that time, CEC has worked closely with the manufacturers
and held crew training lectures to ensure a disaster of this magnitude never
happens again. 

We take your financial well-being and the well-being of our employee seriously.
When you invest in CED, you are investing in the future of mankind.

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RECOVERED FILE

Personal log: Dr. G. Abernathy, automated transcript
(Restricted access – Maximum encryption)

Day three of quarantine for the former Drs. Clifton and Hogan. The infection
is spreading quickly through Dr. Clifton. Dr. Hogan appears unaffected at this
time.

The chest of the corpse has started to expand, like it is taking a deep breath.
Something appears to be happening under the surface of the skin. The body is
convulsing – a yellowish briny liquid bursts from the mouth accompanied by
choking noises. There is a crunching noise as the throat bulges and the jaw
collapses. The head is splitting apart... reforming now into what appear to be
a proboscis and feelers. The chest splits along the center now as the flesh
stretches and expands outwards, the organs, bone and muscle bend inwards.
The internal organs contort and recognize themselves into an odd structure
central to which is a massive bladder. The bladder is filling with a liquid,
some of which can be seen spilling from the proboscis. I can only assume the
two are connected.

The legs are quivering as the flesh peels away and meshes with the flesh from
the chest region. There is a sudden snap halfway through the process as one
leg bends backwards. More quivering now and the other leg has snapped at the
knee. The changes appear to be slowing now... it starts to sit up, the body
convulsing, the legs flopping. It is trying to take its first step, uneasy at
first... but now it is adapting quickly. A half-dozen steps and it seems to be
perfectly at home with the new contorted form.

The spattering on the glass is making observation difficult. It appear that
Dr. Hogan's legs are elongated, somehow flaying themselves and now twisting
with a mixture of his own internal organs into a single appendages, like some
sort of tail. His face is contorted, his jaw clenching and unclenching...
several jaw-like appendages are emerging from his every widening mouth. His
mouth no longer appears able to accommodate the change... his head is
splitting, seams bursting...

And almost instantly, he is perched on his hands, shifting his weight from one
palm to the other. He's pacing, circling the room and... he appears to be
watching me! No, he's fixated on the ceiling now... Oh G** no, he's leaping
at the vent! With his powerful tail-like appendage, he's striking at the
reinforced covering, trying to get it open. I must warn the others!
Record end!

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((Looks like some type of infection, and it sounds like whatever the infection
may be. It is focused on infecting corpses. The decriptions of the infected
ones are awfully similar to the necromorphs.))

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                        TEXT LOG - THE RED MARKER

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RECOVERED FILE FRAGMENTS 
FROM: DR. EANDO DUKAJ
TO: GENERAL AMBROSE CAIDEN
(Restricted access – Maximum encryption)

Altman's hasty expulsion from the object is unfortunate. His notes on the
Black Marker appear incomplete and out findings thus far have been
inconclusive. What notes we have recovered appear to be written in a code of
his devising. It will be weeks before we can decipher them. In the meantime,
someone has to shut him up. His public outcry about the Marker is more than a
nuisance. This is a matter of security.

...

Funding has been insufficient. Moving the research to Aegis VII is only
aggravating the problem. I understand the pressure to relocate the project
outside the reach of oversight committees, but this has only inflated our
resource requirements.

We are on the verge of cracking the replication code we extracted from the
Black Marker. It would be a shame to come this far and have to scrap the
project.

...

The continued financial infusion over the years has been appreciated and
I'm pleased to share the results with you today. While some of our material
fabrications are approximations of substances foreign to us. We have
completed the internal workings of the devices. One obvious difference between
our replica and the original is the reddish hue. I assure you this is purely
cosmetic difference not indicative of a flaw. 

The device, when activated, began to emit a highly complicated rhythmic
pattern across a wide band of frequencies – from actual sound waves through
the electromagnetic spectrum to alpha, delta and theta brain waves. It seems
mostly inert and harmless aside from some slight interference with
communication equipment.

We are proceeding with the final construction.

...

We've run into a disturbing but fascinating find. In re-creating the DNA
instructions gleaned from the Black Marker, we've managed to create a
recombinant microbial life form. It seemed dormant at first, even when placed
in a bath of rich nutrients. Were it not for Dr. Clifton's poor hygiene, we
might have deemed the attempt a failure. Fortunately for us, he had not fully
decontaminated himself before working with the sample and managed to
contaminate it with some dead skin cells. Suddenly, the microbes jumped into
action! Recombination happened almost instantly and the sample began self-
replicating and mutating before our eyes.

...

More confounding results from our research. Today, we moved what we're now
calling the Red Marker, we had to pass by the cellular lab area. The scientists
working at the time complained about interruptions in the necrotic flesh
experiments. As it turns out, the field generated by the Marker creates a 
“dead space” around itself that forces the recombination affect into dormancy.

...

I apologize for the setbacks relayed in the last report. The macro-scale
infection has been contained with a minimal loss of life. The newly
recombinated doctors are now quarantined for further study. 

...

Many of the scientists have been complaining of headaches and we are all
having difficulty sleeping for more than an hour at a time. We suspect a
problem in the ventilation system. The maintenance team reported finding a
build-up of some kind blocking the airways.

...

The organic mass continues to expand and take over the complex. The
recombinated nightmares now move freely through the corridors. My remaining
crew is hastily constructing a transmitter for the Marker in an attempt to
broaden the signal it is emanating. Dr. Foster said the idea came to him in a
vision. Our hope is to use the signal to keep the unchecked infection from
spreading to the landing area. There is little time remaining! You must send
help as quickly as possible! Our lives are in your hands.

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((Mmm.. things are becoming clearer now, the infection comes from a microbial
life form engineered from the DNA pattern on the Marker. It seems to recombine
with dead tissues. Then, there was some sort of macro-scale infection and
people started to transform into these things. Apparently, the emission from
the Marker can stop the recombination process, and maybe able to stop the
infection process.))

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                    SECTION 8. STORYLINE ANALYSIS --- (STR8)

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This section will have some detailed analysis of the storyline of this game.
But, this will only be my and Jack's interpretation of the story. I do NOT
have absolute answers to everything and only can analyse the story based on
documents, text files and audio logs collected. 

If I do make a mistake interpreting something, email me and I will try to
correct it. Before we discuss anything, let's look at the back log stories
first.

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                         Section 8.1 Overall Storyline
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                        Two Hundred Years Ago - On Earth

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It all began two hundred years ago, when the Earth Government has uncovered
an alien artifact - the BLACK MARKER on Earth. The scientist soon took a great
interest in it and they made a replica of the BLACK MARKER. This was the RED
MARKER.

Michael Altman was a well known anthropologist and one of the scientists
who was working on the original BLACK MARKER, but he was not convinced by
the government. So, he spoke out publicly about the Marker. Initially, people
did not believe him. However, soon, many people start to follow him and then
the religion Unitology was born. 

The government tried to discredit Altman, by naming him a kook. But, that has
failed. Eventually, they had to take serious action. Altman was found dead,
mysteriously, although it is never certain who or what killed him, or how
he died, many believe the government had something to do with it.

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Altman's death sparked almost a revolution and the government's plan to
discredit him back fired. Altman's follow grow more and more by the day and
soon they overthrown the government. Unitology was becoming a very powerful
religion.

Unfortunately, Altman's followers do not know for sure what the Marker does.
Even Altman himself was puzzled by the secret of the Marker. However,
Unitologist believed in an alien artifact, The Marker. They believe the Marker
is divine and contains the secret to immortality. Through first death, then
transformation and rebirth, one would be able to become immortal and closer
to God.

Many of Unitologists thinks the government is hiding the Marker somewhere and
would do anything in order to return the Marker to the church.

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                        Many Years Ago - On Aegis 7

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The government was successful is studying the original BLACK MARKER. The
research facilities was re-located to Aegis 7. This was done, so the project
is outside the reach of oversight committees. The relocation is also probably
related to Altman's public outcry about the Marker.

Soon, even without the help of Michael Altman, the scientists was able to
produce a replica of the BLACK MARKER. They called it the RED MARKER, it is
almost identical to the BLACK MARKER, except for the colour.

The Marker, when activated, began to emit a highly complicated rhythmic
pattern across a wide band of frequencies – from actual sound waves through
the electromagnetic spectrum to alpha, delta and theta brain waves. This
emission appear to be inert and does not cause any harm.

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The scientists also manage to re-create an microbial life form from the DNA
pattern on the Marker. This microbial life form seems dormant and does not
interact even when placed in a bath of rich nutrients. However, when one of
scientists, Dr. Clifton accidentally left the microbes some dead skin cell.
Then the microbes instantly recombines with dead skin cells, self-
replicating and mutating.

The scientists also found out that the emission generated by the Marker creates
a "DEAD SPACE" around itself. This forces the recombination of the microbes
into dormancy.

However, there was a macro-scale infection on the Aegis 7 research facility.
Some of the doctors were killed and the microbes have recombined with them.
Soon, the recombinated doctors became necromorphs and they managed to break
out of their quarantine through the vents. There are also reports of large
organic masses building up in the vents.

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The scientists and engineers on Aegis 7 had to barricade themselves, because
the organic mass has grown rapidly over the research facilities. They are
trying to construct a device to broaden the signal emitting from the Marker.
This way, they can force the recombination process into dormancy again. This
may stop the landing area becoming affected.

What happened afterwards is unknown on Aegis 7, but it is most likely the
government has abandon the research and buried the research facilities. However,
the experiment was still alive, the recombinated necromorphs buried underneath
Aegis 7 are not dead yet. The Marker is probably left in Aegis 7 too, and what
happened to the scientists are unknown. However, it is unlike they would of
survived.

It is believed that the government have sealed the entire star system so
no one would be able to find out what happened or get the RED MARKER.


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                         A few years ago on Earth

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The CEC, one of the largest deep-space mining corporations has conducted many
deep-space mining operations. However, some of these operations are of
questionable legality. The CEC has found a planet Aegis 7 in the Aegis system
that may contain valuable ores for mining.

However, this system has been sealed by the government. But, the CEC managed
to pull a few strings and soon they charted the USG Ishimura, one of the
biggest deep-space planetcracker to Aegis 7 for exploration and mining.

The Ishimura has served the CEC for 62 years and is one of the first ship
to have utilize the shockpoint drive, capable of traveling between planets
in very short amount of time. This makes Ishimura the perfect candidate for
deep space mining.

The Church of Unitology has grown larger and more respected. It has more
resources and controls powerful organisations on Earth. The church has almost
endless funding. It is rumored they were building large deep-space vessel for
something... but no one knows what those ships are for...

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                                Now On Aegis 7

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Soon, a colony was set up on Aegis 7. The exploration went as usual without
any problems, until the colonist discovered the Marker. This appear to be the
MARKER in the centre of unitology teaching. Then the church of Unitology
instantly took an interest and made sure most of the crew on the Ishimura
are devout followers of unitology.

The Captain of the Ishimura Benjamin Mathius, Dr. Kyne and Dr. Mercer are
all unitologists. They were very interested in the Marker and wants to
transfer the Marker back to the church on Earth.

However, soon as the colonist discovered the Marker, they were experience
wide spread problems, dementia, hallucinations and some of the colonist
became violent, even murderous. The planetside doctors cannot explain what
is happened. But, the problems seem to be getting worse and worse.

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Dr. Kyne on the Ishimura began to be seriously concerned about the problem
down at the colony. However, the Captain does not seem to be very worried,
because he believes everything happening on the colony is God's work.
Dr. Mercer, who is fanatical follower of the Unitology, believes whatever
happening down under the colony is divine and part of the transformation
unitology teaches.

The Captain managed to get the Marker on board for study. Even though Dr. Kyne
has tried to delay bringing on the Marker. Dr. Mercer also manage to convince
Dr. Kyne to bring some of the affected colonist, the necromorphs as Dr. Kyne
calls them, on board. While, Dr. Kyne is reluctant in studying the affected
colonist, Dr. Mercer seems extremely interested in them. In the mean time,
Dr. Kyne tries very hard to find out what is happening down at the colony
and its connection to the Marker.

Soon, the problem on the colony grow worse and worse. The colonist are not
only experiencing dementia and hallucinations, but they are undergoing some
type of transformation into something strange.  The captain realizes
the magnitude  of the problems down at the colony and issued a quarantine.
Then, they pulled the planet apart and the problems on the colony has gone
from bad to worse...

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Somehow, the infection spread on the ship. It probably came from the shuttle
from the colony. It started as a little thing as Nicole said. But it spread
fast and start growing all over the ship. In an hour, it spread so quickly. 
Half of the Medical deck was gone, a quarter of engineering. The staff on
the ship tried to contain it, but it didn't not work. 

The crew tried to set out a distress signal, but the request has been denied
by the Captain. The crew thinks it is because this is a illegal mining
operation, but there is something more than that, the Marker. Then, the
communication array have gone offline.

Then, the Captain died, killed by Dr. Kyne. The situation on the ship took
a serious turn. The quarantine short lived and the situation on the colony
has grown very desparate. The colonist tried to evacuate and a few shuttle
managed to escape, but one of the shuttles came back down and took out all
the remainign shuttle on the landing bay and a few hundred people got killed
in the process.  

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Everyone started to panic and there were riots everywhere. Everything started
to fall apart. People started to change, coming back into something else and
former co-workers and friends are killing each other. The security team tried
to fight whatever that is on board, but they failed to contain them. The guns
they have are not working.

The crews eventually worked out how to kill the infected ones, the necromorphs,
by cutting off their limbs. One of the engineers, Benson also noted that the
necromorphs use the vents to get around the ship and that's how they move so
quickly and spread the infection so fast.

But, that information was too little too late and the ship was completely
overrun in a matter of days. Then, some people started to sabotage the ship,
cutting off the fuel lines and turning off critical systems. Most of the
systems on the Ishimura are now damaged or broken. Not soon after, the
infection on the ship has killed most of the security staff and crew members
on the ship, there are only a couple of survivors out there.

Somehow, the Ishimura managed to sent out a distress signal even with all the
broken and damaged equipment. It was a weak signal... but someone picked it
up.

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                           A few weeks ago on Earth

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The government has heard about the discovery of the Marker and has sent
special ops to investigate. However, special ops only provided very limited
information. So, the government has sent out the USM Valor, a military ship
equipped with high tech weaponry in order to contain this discovery.

The USM Valor was to shockpoint to Aegis system, stay out of range of radars
and await for information from the Ishimura.

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                            Enter the USG Kellion

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The USG Kellion picked up the signal and Zach Hammond quickly assembled a
crew, which includes:

- Two security staff members
- Isaac Clarke, engineer and ship specialist
- Kendra Daniels, computer specialist

Isaac, still very much in love with his former girlfriend, Nicole, has
received a message from her. It sounds like she is in trouble.

As the Kellion approaches the Ishimura, the crew notices something is wrong
with the ship as there are no running lights. The communication is also very
fuzzy on the ship, which sounds like a busted array.

As the Kellion tries to land on the Ishimura, the ship crashed due to a
collision with something inside in the Ishimura's magnetic field. The ship
also lost the port booster. However, the crew escaped any serious injury.

Soon as the Isaac and Kellion crew aboard the ship, they are attacked by
hostiles. They appear to be like aliens, but also their faces resembles the
crew. Isaac managed to escape the hostiles, but was separated from Hammond
and Kendra. He was able to restored the inter-deck tram system, which was
offline for some reason.

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Hammond and Kendra reached the bridge, but it was a mess. Everyone was dead
and there was not much left to do. Isaac tried to re-launch the USG Kellion,
but the ship exploded due to extensive damage. Now, Hammond, Kendra and Isaac
are all stuck on the ship. 

The computer systems on the ship was under a lock down and Hammond soon found
out the Captain was dead. He instructed Isaac to find the Captain's RIG, so
they can access the computer system on board. After an attack from the
hostiles, called necromorphs, Hammond lost Kendra, she is feared dead.

Isaac managed to destroy the Barrack to the Ishimura Clinic and got to the
Morgue. Having found the Captain's RIG, Hammond was able to access all the
computer files. On the way, he picked up a video log by Nicole, noting the
problem on the ship.

Soon after that, Hammond realizes something is wrong with the engine and the
gravity centrifuge is offline, which means the ship will get pulled into the
colony... Isaac succeeded in firing up the main engine and turning the
centrifuge back online. Along the way, he picks up audio logs from Jacob
temple, an engineer, who noted some serious problems with the ship after the
captain died. It appears someone was trying to sabotage the ship.

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When Hammond tried to take the ship back into orbit, Kendra who managed to
escape from the necromorphs on board, warned that the ADS (Asteroid Defense
system) is offline. This means, as the ship is moving up to orbit, it will
get smashed to pieces by the asteroid ring created from the planetcracking
process.

Isaac had to re-route three junction power units to the ADS cannon, then
manually targeted the asteroids until Hammond was finally able to get the
auto-targeting on the ADS working. Isaac, saw some strange image of Nicole
from monitors... and Hammond also noted something strange going on. Then,
Hammond and Kendra's relationship took a turn and Kendra suspects Hammond
knows about the Marker, which is on the ship.

When all seems well, Kendra soon found out that the air production from the
Hydroponics section on the ship is corrupted. But, she knows a way to destroy
whatever is poisoning the air. After meeting up with Dr. Mercer, the evil
Unitologist doctor, who believes this infection is divine and who tries to
spread the infection back to earth, Isaac manage to contain Dr. Mercer's
creation inside a frozen tube. 

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After, destroying the poison pods in the Hydroponics section. Isaac also
managed to defeat the Leviathan, a giant necromorph that weights over 10,000
tons. Isaac also managed to found logs of Dr. Cross, who noted something is
terribly wrong with the ship. Finally, the ship is stable and everything is
back to normal. But, Hammond is gone and his status is unknown... it is likely
he is dead.

But, the ship is no safe by any means, it just won't crash or get smashed
to pieces. Kendra managed to locate an S.O.S. Beacon. Isaac, now able to
combat the necromorphs without too much problem, found the S.O.S. Beacon and
launched it into space using an asteroid. On the way, Isaac also found that
Nicole is still alive, but she is unable to get to him.

Then, a military ship, USM Valor managed to pickup the escape signal. Just as
the ship was about to help out the Ishimura. One of those infected things got
on board the military ship, because they mistakenly picked up an escape pod.
Even though the crew on the military ship was well armed, they were taken by
surprise and in a matter of hours, the ship was completely comprised.

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The USM Valor knew what the Ishimura was up to, but it's mission short lived
as it crashed into the side of the Ishimura. Now that both ship has taken
serious damage, it is not possible to repair either ship. But, Hammond, who
manages to stay alive, have found a shuttle on the crew deck and all it needs
is a Singularity core. That core can be found on the Valor.

Isaac and Hammond, both tried to locate the core. Isaac managed to get the
core back safely, but Hammond was killed by a necromorph in the process. Isaac
was also able to get the shuttle in operation again.

Then Dr. Kyne steps in and wants Isaac to take the Marker back to the colony.
Isaac reluctantly agrees and helps Dr. Kyne load the Marker on the shuttle. But
just as they are able to get on the shuttle. Kendra kills Dr. Kyne and leaves
with the shuttle and the Marker. So, Kendra was a covert agent and knew about
everything all along.

With Nicole's help, Isaac managed to get the shuttle back and returns to the
colony. He finally places the Marker back to where it was found. But, Kendra
manages to take it back. Isaac then found out that Nicole was dead a long time
ago, and the Nicole he saw was just a illusion created by the Marker.

Then, the gravity tether went offline and the large chuck of rock is going to
crash to the colony. Isaac tried to return to the shuttle, but Kendra got on
there first. But, she was killed by the Hive Mind. Isaac, now with better
weapons and armor, managed to destroy the Hive Mind and escaped from the 
Aegis 7 before it all went down.

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                                 Summary

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Basic, the government found the Marker and tries to study it. Then Altman, who
was one of the scientist turned on the government and create Unitology. The
church grew more and more powerful. So the government had to move the research
to Aegis 7. Then, the researchers managed to create a replica of the original
Marker and called the RED MARKER.

The research also re-created a microbial life form from the DNA pattern on the
Marker. But the microbes were dangerous and infected the whole facility. Even
though the Marker was able to contain the infection process, it was too late.
Soon the government had to shut down the project and bury everything in Aegis
7. They also sealed the system, so no one can get in there.

All went well for few hundred year. But, then the CEC started going into the
system, looking for potential mining sites. They set up a colony and the
colonist found a Marker. Then, the church took an interest in getting the
Marker. The Ishimura arrived with most of the crew followers of Unitology. 

But, the colony soon started to experience serious problems and it spread to
the ship. Whatever it was, it was an infection that was deadly and killed most
of the people on the colony and the ship. A nightmare relived as the research
facilities few hundred years ago. That's how it all started again.

The CEC accidentally discovered the Marker because of the illegal mining
operation. It was all a big mistake and a big coincidence, started from such
a little thing... and spread to so fast... and it was deadlier than ever.


Make us whole again... We are whole again...


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                         Section 8.2 Character analysis
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This section will give a quick overview of the major characters in the game.

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                               Isaac Clarke

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Isaac is an engineer and ship specialist, and is the main character of the
game. There isn't much character development as such with Isaac throughout
the story. As, with many cutscenes, Isaac does not interact with the any of
the other characters directly. 

However, from the background story log. Isaac's mother was involved with the
Church of Unitology and his father mysteriously disappeared. There is no
information on whether Isaac has any involvement with the church.

As the story progress, it is possible to see that Isaac is still very much
in love with Nicole. He follows her instructions, even through her projection
is just a hallucination created by the Marker. At the end, Isaac allowed
himself to forget about Nicole, after realizing that she is gone. 

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                                Nicole Brennan

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Isaac was romantically involved with Nicole, however she left him after
getting a promotion to work on the Ishimura. The exact nature of their
relationship is not known.  From Nicole's message to Isaac, she sounded
very regretful, sad and lonely. The desperation in her voice indicated
something has gone really wrong. 

It is safe to assume that Nicole was sorry that she left Isaac for her job,
which did not turn out to be the job she hoped for. At the end, she killed
herself and it was not known what happened after that. Nicole's body was
never officially found in the game, probably because Isaac was under the
impression she was still alive.

The Marker used Nicole as bait for Isaac, although it was never clear
how the Marker was able to project these hallucination.

((I kinda feel sorry for Isaac and Nicole, would of being such a good couple.))

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                                 Zach Hammond

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Sergeant Hammond is the chief of security aboard the USG Kellion, and is
part of the CEC's security team. He seems like a head-strong and tough
security guard, perhaps with military training. Hammond tries hard to save
the Ishimura, but it appears that there are people on board that are doing the
opposite. 

Initially, Kendra suspects Hammond of hiding something from her and Isaac.
However, later on, this becomes more and more unlikely. After attempting to
clean the toxic air on board the Ishimura, Hammond was badly injured, but
managed to get to safety just in time. Soon afterwards, he called an abort
to the mission. But, was later on killed by a gaint necromorph and Isaac
was unable to save him in time.  

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                                Kendra Daniels

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Kendra is a computer specialist, and helped Isaac through most of his missions
on the Ishimura. Initially, Kendra was friendly and gave Isaac important
information, assisting him in repairing the various problems with the ship. 

Kendra conveniently blaming Hammond about knowing the Marker and this shifted
most of the suspicion to Hammond and the CEC. Later on, it was revealed that
Kendra is a covert agent working with perhaps a rival organization or maybe
the government? This was never really clear, and whether she is involved with
the Church of Unitology is unknown. 

It is also unclear what Kendra's real intention is and whether or not she was
in fact affected by the Marker. There are hints that the Marker was creating
hallucination of her brother. Kendra was later killed by the HIVE MIND. 

According to Jack, Kendra may have some relation with Isaac, because she
calls him by his first name and she seems very friendly towards him in
some situations. I, personally prefer blondes, refuse to believe that.

((Kendra is Jack's favourite character in the game, because her betrayal was
quite a big surprise. Plus Jack real like the way she broke the "News" to
Isaac)).

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                               Dr. Mercer

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Dr. Mercer is probably the main antagonist in the game. Dr. Mercer believes
that the infection is divine and that the necromorphs will eventually replace
humanity as a whole new species. He was very interested in studying the
necromorphs and performed many experiments in his lab, and created the
Regenerator, which he unleashed upon on Isaac. 

Dr. Mercer is a loyal follower of the Church of Unitology and also killed the
remaining survivors. He murdered Dr. Cross and Mr. Temple. He tried very hard
prevent Isaac from completing many of the key objectives. It is most likely he
also tried to stop communication between Isaac and Hammond. Unfortunately,
Dr. Mercer was turned to one of those things before you be able to get to him.

It is quite unclean if or not the Marker had any affect on Dr. Mercer.

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                            Dr. Terrance Kyne

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Dr. Kyne is another follower of the Church of Unitology, he also worked 
with Dr. Mercer. Unlike Dr. Mercer, he was reluctant in studying the
necromorphs, he does not believe they are divine or part of the teaching in
Unitology. Dr. Kyne confesses at first he lost hope and tried to sabotage
systems and equipment, but later on realized his wrong doing. 

Dr Kyne's wife is Amelia Kyne, who was dead for quite some time according to
Dr. Mercer. The Marker was able to project another hallucination of her to tell
Terrance Kyne to return the Marker to the planet. He convinces Isaac to take
the shuttle and get the Marker back to the colony. He believes that is the only
way to control the necromorph infection. Close to the end of the game, Dr. Kyne
was shoot dead by Kendra. 

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                                Jacob Temple

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The acting chief engineer on the Ishimura who worked on the engineering deck of
the ship. Throughout the game, Isaac found many audio logs from Temple talking
about the situation. He tried hard to try to locate and group with Elizabeth.
Jacob first traveled to the bridge and found no survives. Then he traveled
to the Hydroponics sector, but did not manage find Elizabeth.

When Jacob finally found Elizabeth, they discovered there isn't any space-worth
shuttle on board and escapsing the Ishimura is becoming less and less likely.
Eventually, Dr. Cross and Jacob was caught by Dr. Mercer on the crew deck, and
became victims to his madness. Dr. Mercer stabbed Jacob in the head and killed
him, whilst Dr. Cross' body also lies near. 

Although it is never specified, one would assume there is some relationship
between Jacob and Elizabeth.  

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                               Dr. Elizabeth Cross

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Dr. Elizabeth Cross worked on the Hydroponics deck and in food storage. From
her audio log, she was first pleased with the excellent progress of the
food production on the hydroponics deck, but she also noted the problems on
the colony. However, from her second audio logs, things has taken a serious
turn on the ship. She also reported that something large has dropped into
food storage and it is definitely not nature...

Dr. Cross also tried to locate Jacob, but they managed to find each other in
the mining deck. They were looking for a way to get off the ship and she also
mentioned about the Beacon. Later on, Isaac discovers what appear to be Dr.
Cross' body lying near Jacob's dead body. It is unknown who killed her, however
there is very little doubt that Dr. Mercer is responsible for her death. This
conclusion was drawn because of the similar in the wounds that killed them both
and the promixity of her body to Jacob's while he was killed by Dr. Mercer.

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                               Benjamin Mathius

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The captain of the the Ishimura and is also a Unitologist. The captain took a
interest in the Marker and has a good relationship with Dr. Kyne in the
beginning. The captain initially believe it is God's work under the colony.
However, he soon realizes that the colony is in serious trouble and issued a
no fly order in order to quarantine the entire colony.

But, later on the captain has a fall out with Dr. Kyne, who uses his authority
to relieve the captain from his duties. Dr. Kyne also tried to inject Benjamin
Mathius with some sort of fluid, when he appear to accident stab the captain
in the eye, which resulted in his death.

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                          Section 8.3 More Plot Analysis
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                                  The Marker

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There are two Marker, the Red Marker and the Black Marker. The Black Marker
was the original alien artifact, whilst the Red Marker was reverse engineered
by the scientist on Earth using the Black Marker. 

The DNA pattern written on the Marker is in fact an alien microbial life form.
This life form seems dormant, but in reality it attacks dead tissues and then
turns it into new forms. The new form are called necromorphs, which are the
monsters that took over the original research facility on Aegis 7 few hundred
years ago and also responsible for attacking the Ishimura and the Valor

Once activated, the Marker sets out a complex set of electromagnetic radiation
that suppress the recombination effect, and thus is able to contain the
infection by the necromorphs. So, in some sense, returning the Marker back
to the colony maybe able to contain the necromorphs.

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The Marker is somehow able to project images of the loved one for those
in close proximity to it. Even if those loved ones are dead, and Marker is
able to use these projections to persuade those around it to perform any
tasks it wishes. However, it is unclear whether the Marker is evil or good,
whether it is trying to contain the necromorphs or not.

The Marker seem to have different affect on different people, for example
it was able to convince Dr. Kyne and Isaac to return the Marker to the colony,
whilst the captain clearly said the Marker must be returned to the church?
The Marker also somewhat affected Kendra, as she said she saw her brother,
and that was impossible. As for Dr. Mercer, well, he is just crazy. Even the
Marker cannot make an insane person sane. 

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                          Necromorphs and the infection

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The infection first started in a government testing facility in Aegis 7.
According to the recovered file from Dr. Eando, the infection occured when
they re-created a microbial life form using the DNA pattern on the Marker.
The microbial seem to be able to recombine with dead tissues, and replicated
instantly. This would suggest that the infection primarily targets dead bodies.

There are two main types of Necromorphs, one that infects corpses and the
other type makes corpse to infect. They both work together and this is how
the infection spreads so quickly. Basically, the necromorph will kill anything
that is alive. Then other necromorphs can re-combine with the dead bodies and
mould into a new lifeform. The microbes is also able to create organic tissues
in the form of plant life. These organic plant life form keeps on growing,
multiplying extremely fast and is able to grow over anything in short amount
of time.

It is unknown exactly how the first infection started on the colony. However,
it is closely involved with when they found the Marker. It is possible some of
the microbial survived for many hundreds of years. Then it started infecting
the colonists. When the pulle dthe planet apart, it got worse and worse.
Eventually the infection reached the ship. Then, it quickly spread and manage
to overun the entire ship is a couple of days...

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                        Role of the Church of Unitology

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Michael Altman was the found of Unitology, he created the new religion in an
attempt to expose the government. Later on, he died mysterious. After his
death. The church grew more and more powerful and eventually manage to
overthrown the government.

Many years later, Unitology became a dominate religion on Earth and the Church
controls powerful organisation on the Earth. After the discovery of the Marker,
the Church took a great interest in Aegis 7 and instructed the Captain of the
Ishimura, Benjamin Mathius to return the Marker to the church.

The church believes the Marker is divine and holds the key to immortality.


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                            We are whole again?

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Throughout the game, there is a message that is repeated many times:

- Make us whole again...

But, what does it mean? Well, it seems to indicate that the Marker is somehow
alive. The emission it makes can in fact create images in our heads and
interact with our brain waves. The Marker seems to be able to know our thoughts
when it is activated. 

Since, the Marker was taken away from the colony, it wishes to be returned.
So, "Make us whole again..." could mean "Return what was missing or return
what was taken, so it is complete..."

The exact nature of the phrase still puzzles me, maybe someone can enlighten
me.

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                    SECTION 9. ADVANCED GAME PLAY --- (AGP9)

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This section focus on some of the more indepth game play strategy and also
gives more tips on going through impossible mode.

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Now, if you are a very good player with decent aiming and use the correct
weapons, also UPGRADING them correctly, you will NOT need to buy additional
ammos. I used mainly three weapons thoughout the game and didn't have much
ammo problems at all. 

My weapon selection:

Plasma Cutter, this is my best friend against indiviual enemies

Line Gun, this is my best friend against groups of enemies

Pulse Rifle, this is the little beast that is good against almost everything

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                     SECTION 9.1 Advanced Tip for Impossible Mode
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                               Play Seriously

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-- Seriously, in impossible mode, it is best NOT to get hit too often. Some
enemies will do crazy amount of damage. One such enemy is the REGENERATOR,
it is going to cause you quite a few problems if you you don't stasis or
cripple it. Even normal slashers can do serious damage, with their normal
attack dealing about 50% damage with 10% armor, so be careful.

-- Try not to be silly, remember you will need MORE than just the plasma
cutter. Get the Line Gun and Pulse Rifle because you will need them in
tight situation or when there are group of enemies. Plasma cutter will fall
short if there are too many enemies around.

-- Also, make sure to SAVE the game and keep MORE than ONE SAVES. I use a
different save for every two chapters and I keep two saves within a
Chapter, although I override them for every new Chapter. It is useful if
you ever want to go back or start again from somewhere.

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                            Aim well and don't miss

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-- When you shoot, AIM, don't spam, seriously, spamming wastes ammo and makes
you miss your enemies. Strafing is important, but make sure to maximizes you
accuracy against most enemies. Against single enemy, strafing is not necessary,
focus on getting accurate hits.

-- Keep distance, always keep a safe distance between you and the enemy. Most
enemies are melee and will charge towards you, so make sure to side step and
move backwards. Some enemies, however have ranged attacks, make sure to hide
behind doors or large objects.

-- Side Step is extremely important in avoiding getting hit, especially against
group of enemies. But, if you want move quickly, MAKE SURE you are NOT in aim
mode and HOLD the RUN key. Seriously, you don't realize how slow you move while
you are in aim mode, until the enemies charge at you. You can move so much
faster by HOLDING the RUN key if you not in aim mode.

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                        Shoot for their weak spots

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-- Most enemies have weak spots, shoot their weak points not only allows you
to deal extra damage, but it is also more likely to knock back enemies. 
In most cases, the limbs of enemies are their primary weak spots. Cutting
of enemies' legs will almost always slow them down.

-- It is always a good idea to cripple your enemies first by shoot their
legs. This slows them down. However, if you want to inflict the maximum
amount of damage, sometimes it is just as good to aim for their arms. If
you cut off both of the enemies' arm, you will most likely to kill them,
whilst if you cut off their legs, they may still be alive.

-- Remember, head shots are NOT always the best, although the head is a weak
spot, enemies without heads can still attack and they will attack relentless
with increased aggression, so be careful.


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                  Use the Correct Weapons and Conserve Ammo

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-- Some weapons are more effective against certain enemies. You should know
which weapon to use against wish enemy. For example, the Line Gun is 
very effectively against the lurker, while the Pulse Rifle is much better
against the large Tentacles. 

-- Using the correct weapon can really save you ammo, for example the Ripper
can cut down enhanced Lukers with one or two hits from its primary mode, so
you only used a fraction of its ammo. While, if you used the plasma cutter,
you will probably need much more ammo to just kill an enhanced lurker.

-- Conserve ammo as much as possible, use Plasma Cutter or Pulse Rifle instead
the Line Gun against single enemies. Switch to the Line Gun against multiple
enemies. 

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                    Accurate judgements will make the difference

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-- Always AIM low if you can, it is the trick to slowing down most enemies,
cut off their legs and they can't run or charge at you. This gives you
serious advantage, it also makes the enemies less likely to avoid Mines or
Grenades you throw down.

-- Use good prediction and judgement when shooting, you can sometimes predict
where the enemies are going to come from and you can suppress fire at that
point to hold them back. You can also predict where the enemies are going
and throw down a Mine or a Grenade there.

-- Make sure to use the environment to your advantage. Nothing is worse than
getting surrounded by a group of necromorphs, but most of the times you can
use the environment and various obstacles in an area to force the enemy to
come from one direction or two directions. Then, you can just suppress fire
at those "Hot Spot". You can also trap enemies around door ways.

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                      Be aware of enemies from behind

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-- Don't let the enemy take the upperhand, sometimes, enemies work in groups
and slowly bring you down. It is a good idea to use stasis a few enemy and
drop them a Mine or a Grenade to cool them down a little. Or group them
together and shoot a few Line Guns.

-- Always keep an eye open from behind, I know it is difficult because your
view is very limited. However, sometimes you can see enemies crepping behind
you, other times you can hear them coming. Make sure you are moving around.

-- Remember to Heal, if you get hit, HEAL! It is important to keep your health
above AT LEAST THREE BARS (or 75 points). Because most enemy attacks can do
about 50 points damage and you really don't want to get killed too often. 

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                         Dodge and Evade attacks

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-- It is very important to know how to dodge attacks and how to evade them.
This way enemies will miss their attacks and it often require them some time
before they can attack again. You should also know that you can move backwards
and forwards when shooting. Moving backwards while shoot gives you a bit more
room, while moving forward is useful if you are suppressing enemies.

-- Dodging attacks require you to move side to side, strafing, running Zig Zag
will all help you dodge attacks. But, you should always hold down the RUN
key when dodging and strafing. Unless you are in aim mode, but remember you
strafe slower in aim mode, because you cannot run.

-- Evading attacks requires timing, although dodging does too. But, evading
is slightly different. Sometimes, you can cause enemies to attack by moving
a little closer to them. Then quickly retreat, this causes their attack to
miss. This is because, the enemy thinks you are going to keep moving forward,
so it gets ready to attack you, but in fact when it is about to attack, you
move backwards and this forces the enemy to miss its attack.

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                      Use your skills - Stasis and Kinesis

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-- Stasis is your best friend, because it will slow down just about anything.
Hitting enemy with stasis will make them much easier to kill and less
dangerous. You can also stasis a group of enemies at a time and then throw
them a MINE to kill them. Remember, stasis can also really help you against
dangerous hazards

-- Kinesis can serious hurt your enemies too, you can grab explosive canisters
and throw at your enemies and this can do some serious damage. You can also
throw broken fan blades, even dead enemy body parts at your enemies to
damage them. 

-- ZERO-G jump can sometimes save you from damage, so use it carefully and
because you can jump to most surfaces in ZERO-G. It can sometimes give you
the upper hand to kill your enemies.

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                 Upgrading can be a nightmare for your enemies

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-- You will need to UPGRADE your weapons, make sure you do this as much as
possible, whenever you have more than two !Power Node!, start upgrading your
weapon. But, it is good idea to keep one !Power Node! to open any locked
room that requires power nodes.

-- When upgrading weapons, it is good idea to focus on one or two weapons
at a time. Get your favourite weapons, and upgrade them as much as you can.
I upgraded the Pulse Rifle and Line Gun, as well a little bit on Plasma
Cutter

-- You won't have enough nodes to upgrade everything. But, if you have plenty
of credits, so feel free to buy !Power Node! if you want. Although you
probably won't need it, but it is good idea to have stronger weapons, because
you can kill your enemies faster, thus you can conserve ammo and will be less
likely to get hit. 

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                         Isaac is NOT a superhero

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-- Running is OK and retreating is just as important as shooting your enemies.
Isaac is NOT superman and there is NO need to be a superhero. You can always
fall back to reposition yourself and set up a better position.

-- Although in some battles you may not run away, in most areas you can just
run away from your enemies. Sometimes, it is also a good idea to run around
in circles to avoid enemy attacks or group enemies together.

-- Buy NEW ARMOR as soon as you can, unless you are low on ammo. Armor will
allow you to carry additional items, which is very helpful. It also can
reduce the damage you take and that is important on higher difficulty.

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These tips will help you through impossible mode, but it is important to
remember that you may have to play the game a few times to get use to
everything. Don't panic if you die, death will happen quite often in impossible
mode because the enemies do a lot of damage.

I played this game about 4 times before I was good at it, and Jack played it
about 6 times and he is now an expert in it. So, you will need time to get
better and you won't be a master overnight.

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                 SECTION 9.2 More Tactics Against the Boss
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This section I will give some different tactics you can use against the Boss.


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                             The Leviathan

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The easiest way to kill this Boss is to use the Pulse Rifle, Plasma Cutter or
the Contact Beam. But you can use other weapons, such as the Line Gun.


Below is the tactic given by Jon-Paul Cawley, who used the Line Gun to kill
the Boss:


Basically you get in really close, this allows you dodge the flailing
tentacles easily. Then, as the tentacles attacks, make sure Isaac is at the
opposite side of the tentacles. So he doesn't get hit. When the tentacles
finishes attacking, aim at the weak spot with the Line Gun and keep firing.
Repeat for the rest of the tentacles.

For the second stage of the boss. If you choose to stay close, you have to
side step it quickly. Once the Leviathan finishes firing its acid pods, aim
your Line Gun at its weak spot and fire two hits. You can also throw a Line
Gun Mine, the Mine will explode instantly if it contacts DIRECTLY with the
weak spot. Repeat until the third stage of the Boss. 

For the third stage of the boss, dodge its tentacles whenever it uses them.
If the boss decides to use the acid pods, keep strafing if needed. Shoot its
weak spot when you have the chance.


[[Thanks to Jon-Paul Cawley for the tactics]]

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Now, the trick here is to stay close, because the Line Gun energy blast will
take a while to hit the Boss at long range. So if Isaac is close to the Boss,
the energy blast doesn't have to travel as far. Make sure not to get hit by
the tentacles, because they can do a lot of damage.

You should only use this strategy if you have significantly upgraded the Line
Gun damage, have plenty of spare Line Gun ammo and don't have any other
available weapon for the battle. Other wise I suggest you stick to the Plasma
Cutter, Pulse Rifle or the Contact Beam.

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                    SECTION 10. ADDITIONAL NOTES --- (AN10)

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                    SECTION 10.1 Some features of the game
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- When you load the game and it will say press any key to continue. Don't
press anything and wait for a while. Then, You will get to see some action
trailer of the game.

- Isaac has a number of idle stances. If you leave the screen untouched for
a while, Isaac will go into idle mode. Sometimes he will look around, point
his weapons and scratch his head.

- There are plenty of funny movie posters in CHAPTER 10, including "Shaolin
vs Space Ninja". Some of the posters are the other levels are quite funny
as well. It is good to see the designer of the game has a sense of humour.

- When you are shooting the gravity tethers to release the asteroid. If you
are outside in Vacuum, you can point in space and do a Zero-G jump. Although
you won't get far before you die. Zero-G jump back to the colony would be fun.

- And there is always Peng.

- Make us whole again...?

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                    SECTION 10.2 Writing on the Walls
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In the games, you will notice some strange writing on the walls, some of them
are symbols. But there are words that keeps on repeating, including:

- They are here

- It's time

- Infidel

- cryptic alien symbols, looks similar to the symbols on the Marker

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For those who are interested, here are the writing on the wall and tables:

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            Rest room Flight lounge room/passageway - Chapter 1

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Writing on the wall:

- "I can't die like this, not yet, not like this"

- "Eat me, they ate my body"

- "Dear Altman, we are here"

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                               Main Lab - Chapter 2

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Random writing on the table:

- "Lndia, If I don't make it back, take care of the kids for me. I love you.
Steve."

- "If you are here + you are in Love know that I was here Come back at night +
you will see love was always there"

- "We need more people here"

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                               Ishimura Clinc - Chapter 2

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Writing on the wall:

- "Give them hope, Give them strength, They will last a bit longer"

- "We are so f***ed"

- "It's time" 

- "ME, help me, help me, help me, save me, save us"

- "Don't open that door, they have come"

- "Sorry we are full, F*** this ship"  

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                   Gravity Tether Control Room - Chapter 12

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Random writing on the wall:

- "Dear god, Please keep us safe from monsters..."

- "Sorry had a family emergency when can we try again"

- "I give great Peng, M/W -10pm here! Anyone?"

- "If you are here + you are In Love know that I was here come back at night +
you will see love was always there"

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                       SECTION 10.3 Comments about the game
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This game is very well made and I enjoyed it very much.

Storyline:

the game has a solid storyline. It is quite different to your ordinary
"Zombie-infection-goes-bad" plots. The stroyline of the game may seem quite
confusing at first. But, it becomes clearer as the player goes along the game.
If you piece together all the audio and text logs, it will all come together,
especially with the backlog stories. 

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Gameplay:

The game play was slightly different to your normal survival horror game. But
follows pretty much the same basis, although one distinct element is that you
must aim at enemiés limbs to serious damage them as compare to your normal
"shoot-in-the-head-to-kill-zombies" combat style. This makes the game somewhat
challenging and unqiue. 

The gameplay in some cases are quite limited, because there is only a single
storyline to follow, one ending and the characters cannot make any choices.
This reduces replayblility, however, there are various different weapons and
different difficulty levels you can go through, this makes it slightly more
interesting everytime you playing it again. The game also allows you to
restart the game everytime you finish it with all Isaac's equipments and some
bonuses are unlocked as well.

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Character development:

Due to limited interaction, the main character Isaac has quite limited
development in the game. Although you are able to see some of Isaac's feeling
from his personal logs. 

Other characters, such as Kendra, Hammond and Dr. Kyne shows a bit more
development as the game progresses. However, in most cases, Isaac cannot
interact with them directly and the player has to rely on Audio and Video Logs
to discover their personality.

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Graphic and system requirement: 

The graphics are excellent, in most parts of the game, the details are very
good. I also really like the various posters in the game, some of them are
really clever and well made. The graphics is also not extremely system
demanding. I'm still using two SLI 7900 GS cards and they are running the game
very well on 1280 * 1024 resolution. 

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                    SECTION 10.4 Some questions and answers
_______________________________________________________________________________

Q: Did you really enjoy the game?

A: Yeah, it is a very good game.


Q: What is the best part of the game?

A: Well, the game play is very good and the storyline is very interesting. The
game is also very intense and does not slow down at any point, it keeps the
player on the edge even until the end. 


Q: What are parts of the games you think can improve?

A: Mmm, Isaac should have more interaction with other characters. The game is
designed so that player has no choice but to follow a single story path, this
minimizes replayability. In terms of game play, melee is terrible, wouldn't
mind better melee attacks.


Q: Have many times you played the game?

A: Me about four time, Jack about six times I think.

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Q: What kind of computer are you running?

A: My system: I'm running a slightly older computer, so here are the stats:

- E6400 dual core, 2GB Memory (667MHz DDR2)
- SLI 7900 GS (decent old card)
- Window Xp

Jack's system: he's computer is much newer

- E6700 Quad core, 4GB memory (1066Mhz DDR3)
- SLI 8800 GTX (very good card)
- Windows Vista


Q: Did you find the game difficult?

A: yes, at first. That is with most games, first time I played impossible
difficulty. It was really hard, but when I played it again. I used slightly
different tactics and tried a few different things, it wasn't so hard anymore.

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Q: What is your best asteriod shooting hull integrity score?

A: Mine was about 51%, but Jack said he just set a new record of 81%.


Q: What is your highest Score in Zero-G basketball?

A: Mine was 38 points on level 2 I think. Jack had 39 points.


Q: What is the least number of weapon you used to complete the game?

A: I did it with two weapons just recently, Plasma Cutter and Line Gun. But,
I think having a Pulse Rifle would be quite helpful in some situations. Jack
said he has completed the game with just a Plasma Cutter, but it was quite
difficult. He had a lot of problems killing spawners.


Q: What is the fastest time you completed the game?

A: About eight hours for me.


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                    SECTION 10.5 About emailing me 
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Here is my email again:


Asukalangleyshoryu@hotmail.com


Please email me if you have any additional question.

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                    SECTION 11. FINAL CREDIT --- (FC11)

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I would like to Thank the following people for making this walkthrough
possible:

Jack - You are the best, thanks for all the tips for this game

Kevin Hall (Berserker) - for his help with tips, enemy names and item
locations

Staley (Deuce ex Defcon) - for his help with weapon upgrading path and some
item locations

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Also Special Thanks to:

EA - Electronic Arts Inc. for making this great game!


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