"Relics of the Lost Age" Post-Release Discussion Thread

Yes, you need 70 stat checks

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@Javerious_Gilmore : interrogation stat checks will vary depending on what stage of the game you’re at, getting harder the further you get in the game (which seems fair, since you level up). Basically, if it’s a skill being tested, you’ll need anywhere between 4 and 7. if it’s a personality stat, you need 65 in the first 3 chapters, and 70 in the last 3 chapters.

@black 1. To destroy Eschatos: You need to let Schneider use the console. It doesn’t exactly work out like he was hoping it would!

  1. What happens to the Relics presumably depends on what happens to the island. If it’s destroyed, the Relics will be under a ton of rubble at the bottom of the sea. If the British have it, presumably they’ll be studying the Relics.

As for 3, 4 and 5, I don’t want to give too much away about what will be happening later in the trilogy at this point. You’ll have to wait and see! But you can be sure that all this Relics stuff will come back again at some point in the trilogy.

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Thank you @Schliemannsghost!

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@Schliemannsghost for Schneider to use the console I have to tell him all about the relics? the truth?

No. At the end, when he comes in to the chamber on Eschatos and holds you at gunpoint, just don’t try to stop him from using the console. I think you can do that regardless of how much you told them on the boat.

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i really need some help right now i’m stuck in the scene where i was running from o’shea’s men and i feel down the bridge, though when o’shea found me he was gonna attack me i tried shooting, fighting or trying to tire him even talk him out it all led to my death i’m totally stuck here no mattwr what choice so please help.

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Ways to avoid getting beat down by O’Shea: 1) With Gunplay of 6 or higher, just shoot him at the start of the fight! 2) With Reactions of 6 or higher, try to dodge him. You can’t talk him round, but I think failing a talk test does less damage to you than failing the other tests (-1 health rather than -2).

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Overall, I really enjoyed the story and the characters. I love the adventure and detective work necessary to progress. My favorites were the MC, Abdul, and Sam. It would have been cool to have been able to romance some of the villains like maybe Maxie In London or the Amazonian possibly. This game almost checks all the marks for me.

I would say my one disappointment is the acquiring of skills. I don’t find it very balanced and having it focused more toward the beginning is a bit rough. I do like that you try to allow for different scenarios skill wise to navigate the game. However, the very limited parts of the game that let you upgrade skills are disappointing. I would have preferred instances where you can build through out the entire game. Chapters 4 and 5 were tough especially when I was expecting that moment to boost skills if even by a point to not even have it come. Even scenarios where I felt my skill was high, I felt like is it going to work because I would choose skills that I was high in and I would fail at times.

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Hi, thanks so much for your comment and your kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed it overall, and if you like the idea of romancing some more villainous-type characters (including one you specifically mentioned!), keep your eyes peeled for the sequel, as it will allow for that!

On skill checks, you can actually improve a skill each chapter except 4 (but then you get to upgrade two in Chapter 3, so it balances out!). There is a choice which upgrades skills at the beginning of Chapter 5.

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I get it. It didn’t come off as natural as other elements in the story. It didn’t really feel as organic as everything else in the story. It kind of came off as an oh upgrade your skills here moment anytime that that section came up in the story. I would like to see it integrated in a way that isn’t nearly quite as obvious that that is what you are doing, and it would be kind of cool if you could build off your skills based on decisions you make. I pretty much knew none of the decisions impacted my skills per se like even if I did everything smoothly it still wouldn’t mean an upgrade in skills like at the end of the chapter if I did well in say fisticuffs I didn’t even get an upgrade even if by a point.

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It’s the opposite for me. I personally really liked how improving skills was done in the game. Sure, it was “obvious” and not as “seamlessly integrated” into the game, but I much prefer that over the confusion that many games create while trying to do that (The Fog Knows Your Name for example, even if a great story, has very confusing stats.) I much prefer building stats first and then proceeding to choose options based on stats rather than be confused if an option I’m picking is building a stat or requires a stat to be high enough to be picked.

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I know this game has achievements but I can’t find the achievement list; I’m using the iOS omnibus app. Also, I was wondering why the stat increase in chapter 6 is only worth one point where are all of the other ones are worth two?

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The missing achievements list on iOS is strange. Unfortunately, I can’t help with that: you’ll need to email support. I can confirm that the achievement list is showing up on the Steam and Android versions, so it sounds like a problem specific to that version.

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More strangely, at least I have the achievements list in iPad, but not on iPhone!

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now that I think about it, there’s another game I can think of that has this exact same problem; I wonder what is causing this

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I think there’s another bug in chapter 4. During the huge battle with the Nazis, I hear about the Southgate giving way and the Nazis breaking in but several pages later, I hear about how after a hard fight they just broke through the Southgate again; I think that’s a bug; speaking of which, does anybody know how to get the best outcome in that battle?

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There’s a guide to doing well at Congo on Post 38 above.

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during the endgame, when trying to take out the guards that are guarding the cave, you can choose to trigger the dynamite and kill them with the explosion. The problem is, later on, when you come to the laser trap, having a high subterfuge or having Maria with you will have you use dynamite to blow up the trap. The problem is, if you already detonated all of the dynamite earlier, how would that second scene still work?

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Doesn’t say you detonated all of it!

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just a suggestion; I do think it would be fair to mention that some of the dynamite did survive after that explosion because the text made it sound like all of it blew up

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