Walkthrough Video Highlights of my RE Village gameplay.

Here's a video from my current Hardcore NG+ playthrough. Sadly I'd forgotten to set ShadowPlay to 20 min so it doesn't show the whole battle. It is however an example of how to kill one of the toughest enemies in the game with minimal resources and no damage. I took damage at one point, but it was due to a stupid mistake.

This is the Varcolac Alpha, the alpha werewolf of the game. I find luring it out of the wheat field makes it easier to see and deal with, plus there's a handy cabin to retreat to. Killing it will get you the Crystal Ancient Beast, which at 80,000 Lei, is the most valuable thing in the game, whether you're talking corpse loot, or even assembled valuables.

You're also rewarded with the Leader of the Pack trophy, which nets you 10,000 Completion Points you can spend on bonus items, like better weapons.

 
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Interesting. I like that fight with the STURM and especially "Heisenberg" boss. That guy is huge, lol. Pretty tough game RE: Village is actually.

Too bad I couldn't even play through this game, since I got stuck in one of the early levels/area. A lot of puzzle solving is there, which is not my cup of tea, but it would have been great if this game was a bit more linear and easy to beat. I really want to re-play this game, but it will require a lot of patience and puzzle solving at least from my side.

BTW, do you also plan to do a complete and a FULL Video walkthrough of this game ? I know this would be very hard and time consuming though.
 
Interesting. I like that fight with the STURM and especially "Heisenberg" boss. That guy is huge, lol. Pretty tough game RE: Village is actually.

Too bad I couldn't even play through this game, since I got stuck in one of the early levels/area. A lot of puzzle solving is there, which is not my cup of tea, but it would have been great if this game was a bit more linear and easy to beat. I really want to re-play this game, but it will require a lot of patience and puzzle solving at least from my side.

BTW, do you also plan to do a complete and a FULL Video walkthrough of this game ? I know this would be very hard and time consuming though.
The puzzles once you've solved or looked them up are not hard to remember I find, and they're mostly in the castle. Once you get outside, the game gets better, and even better yet when you get to the Stronghold, Heisenberg's Factory, and the Chris Redfield segment.

Yeah I plan on doing a full video walkthrough, possibly even on Village of Shadows difficulty if I can manage it. Once I finish this Hardcore NG+ playthrough, I plan to do Hardcore with a fresh start. That will be my first indication of whether I might be able to handle Village of Shadows with a fresh start, which I may skip straight to instead of a NG+ on VoS, if my Hardcore fresh start goes well.

I've been studying videos of those whom have mastered the game, like Aether, whom has a sub 2.5 hr run on VoS with no damage taken, using no saves or restarts. The guy even did a run where he killed all the optional bosses too no damage, including the Varcolac Alpha with just a knife. It involved slashing and blocking for about 24 min , then right after he took on two armored Lycans back to back the same way, totally nuts! While I won't dare attempt a no damage or no save run, there ARE some good pointers to pick up that most anyone can accomplish, like how to easily survive the 3 or so min werewolf attack at the start of the game unscathed.

I just finished the Stronghold (werewolf lair) on this Hardcore NG+ run, and did pretty well this time. Prior I had also beaten all the optional bosses and collected and assembled all the valuables, neither of which did I manage last playthrough. You can get a pretty crazy amount of cash just from valuables that don't require combat, and even some loot protected by those optional bosses can be gotten without fighting them.

There's indeed a lot to know about this game. Right now I'm battling Heisenberg's mechanically enhanced enemies in the factory, but for now, here's that Stronghold video. At first I thought at the 4:20 mark I wasted an ineffective shot at the barrel, thinking it would have made more sense to shoot it at the start of the next wave of werewolves, where one stands up on a ledge nearby. Then I realized his loot may not have been reachable if he died up there. On VoS though, I imagine ammo will be just as valuable as corpse loot, so I may keep it in mind anyway.

The only other mistakes that stood out was trouble zeroing the archers, and my taking too long to find the dang gem on the spiked crystal at the 10:30 mark, really felt stupid I forgot to look there. Just prior to that gem cave I downed Urias so fast he couldn't even summons any minions though, but then with all that cash I spoke of earlier, I was able to upgrade my weapons pretty good.

 
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Here I have parts 1 & 2 of the Factory. I missed a few items to pick up in Part 1, but went back and found them before capturing Part 2. In Part 2 I focused on showing all the pickups, and verified search completed by showing blue status with the map when exiting areas. I will focus on doing this when I make my walkthrough as well.

These runs went pretty well, I had many flashbangs available, most of which I found. It's really helpful to have 3 for the Soldat Jet and Panzer enemies, both of which are armored and require more ammo than it's worth to take them down. I also managed to solve the Iron Horse Labyrinth puzzle this time, which I missed on my first run. The Iron Horse puzzle is by far the hardest of the 4 labyrinth puzzles for me, but I finally got the feel of it.

At the 12:22 mark in Part 1, when I first saw the loot in the small fenced-in room where the Soldat Elris (1 auger arm) is sleeping last play through, I realized if I could lure the Soldat Zwei (2 auger arms) toward the fence where there's a piece of machinery you can circle around to avoid him, he'd possibly break through the fence. This became apparent to me when I was waiting for it to approach one of those sets of high voltage electrical coils, which shock/stun them if you shoot them when they're near one, because I saw him rip right through a fence to get to me. A video guide I saw recently when I couldn't find the last item in that room, suggested tossing an explosive toward that little fenced in room, which wakes the Soldat Elris sleeping there, and he busts through the fence. That method however wastes an explosive, and any ammo you might have to use to kill the Soldat Elris. Tactics like these and the use of flashbangs and luring the Haulers to their death into the heavy machinery in the Engine Room are tricks I'm using to practice for fresh starts on the harder difficulty modes, where every bit of ammo and cash become critical.

Other than that, some highlights for me were the no miss kill on the Soldat Elris at the 7:26 mark in Part 1, the 3 Hauler kill in Part 2 at the 1:20 mark using just 3 shotgun rounds and 1 pipe bomb, and the 12:27 mark in Part 2 where I landed some pretty good snipe shots through the window on the room full of Haulers, including a 2-for-one shot. These may seem like trivial accomplishments, but they add up resource wise. I DO however keep making the mistake of taking too many shots at the Soldat Elris' when they're stumbling toward me. It's far better to wait until they get to that stationary thrust pose at the end of it, even if it means backing up a bit if you can. Haulers will go down with two well placed headshots each with a substantially upgraded shotgun at close range (on Hardcore anyway), but the way they move, it's often hard to accomplish that. This is why I like to use a pipe bomb to soften them up or finish them off when they're clustered together.


 
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Here's the completion of my Hardcore NG+ playthrough with 3 more videos. Nowhere has the NG+ nature of this run been more evident than here. I almost worry I spoiled myself for fresh starts on Hardcore, and especially Village of Shadows. I had such ridiculous amounts of Mines and Magnum and Grenade Launcher ammo, that it made the last 3 boss fights too easy.

In fact it was so easy I put the Sturm and Heisenberg fights in one video, because it took like less than 40 seconds to take down the Sturm boss. I also used a starting method on the Sturm that I've not seen anyone else do yet, and when it came to me, I realized it just made sense. Miranda also went pretty fast and easy this time, and I didn't even have to use 1 health vial.

As far as the video walkthrough I was planning, I decided I may do two. I was originally thinking of just doing a Village of Shadows walkthrough, but then I realized most that have the courage to play on VoS with a fresh start probably don't need a walkthrough as much as those whom try a fresh start on Hardcore. So doing both just seemed logical to me.



 
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Nice gameplay videos. BTW, I assume the New Game+ mode only unlocks AFTER we beat the full game in any difficulty level ? I was hoping someone could upload a SAVE game file, and if I can also use that same file to play the game form the beginning, assuming this can be done. At least I will get to keep all the upgrades for the weapons, no ?.

There are few sites on the internet which have these save game files, but those are for the cracked/pirated version, which obviously we need to avoid at all costs. I have a LEGIT STEAM copy though. I think the files are located here, ......Steam\userdata\(user-id)\1196590\remote\win64_save

Btw, gamepressure website has some save files for all the main levels/areas/encounters of the game, but I'm not sure if these are going to work on my STEAM copy, but I will try these once I re-download and update the full game again.

https://www.gamepressure.com/download.asp?ID=78135
 
Btw, gamepressure website has some save files for all the main levels/areas/encounters of the game, but I'm not sure if these are going to work on my STEAM copy...
Thanks, I'm making headway now on my Hardcore fresh start run, and the tricks I've learned on how to save ammo knife killing the enemies in the dungeon are paying off.

Well since the page you linked to refers to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\Your_SteamID\1196590 for instructions, I would think it IS based on a Steam copy, so should work.
 
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