I was just thinking about Baldurs Gate years ago. My first play-through(to be honest the idea of a second play-through only hit me slightly previously on fallout)
I loved the game, but it was pretty tough, but I carefully avoided spoilers and made it all by myself, and thought I had done a very good job searching everything possible. Once i was done I was satisfied and put it away and started Evercrack. After a while reminiscence threads started popping up, and the most referenced thing was Minsc and Boo. Who the hell were Minsc and Boo? And why did I have no memory of this thing?
Well after piecing it together from internet info I had a vague recollection of it, Some crazy ass dude threatening me if I didn’t go safe his Witch. Well I had a world to save, and no time for time for that jackass, so he opened his mouth, we fought, and I killed him, and went on through the game. In retrospect it would have been much easier with a descent good aligned tank, but I completely missed that he was intended to be it. I did things better on a second run through and caught up with the rest of the world.
Anybody else have computer games where only after you finish and talk to other people did you realize after completion that you had missed the best/most memorable part?
In Fallout 2, evidently, there are all of these great New Reno quests. They can have you working for mobsters, starring in a porno, etc…, and I missed all of them, being content to drive all over the wastelands with Vic, Cassidy, and Sulik. Marcus was great, right up until he sprayed the party with an Avenger. Anyway, if you play Fallout 2 —and you should, it’s great—you might want to investigate New Reno a little
Edit: oh I did the exact same thing with Minsc (and Vicky, too), my first time through. I roared reading your post.,
I may be misremembering, but I thought you could theoretically challenge Lavos before you even got Marle. Are you talking about that, or something slightly later? Because I don’t think you can grind or buy items at that point.
Only after you’ve already gotten through the game at least once, which presumably means Chrono has a few extra levels, skills, and equipment.
The earliest you can fight Lavos in a fresh game is after you already have 4 party members to chose from. That’s after you go to the apocalyptic future the first time, so you theoretically don’t even have to get the Epoch at all or even travel to the prehistoric era or even really encounter Magus.
In the original Halo, I apparently missed about half of the “Assault on the Control Room” level. Apparently at one point you’re supposed to open the door onto a bridge, where several Elites and Grunts are waiting. The Elites jump into Banshees (flying fighter craft), you have a battle and fight your way across the bridge, down to the bottom of the valley, across to the pyramid, then proceed level by level up to the top, where you finally enter the control room. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour to do it that way.
Without realizing I wasn’t supposed to do it this way, I would rush onto the bridge, shoot the Elites in the face, swipe one of the Banshees, and fly directly to the top of the pyramid, bypassing a good chunk of the gameplay.
Yeah, I guess it wasn’t AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, because I did go to the prehistoric time and then fight Magus…I think it was right after I did that. I must have missed some dialogue or cut scene or something that said what to do next, so I was like “well…defeated Magus, I guess it’s time for Lavos!”