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23rd-May-2008 11:03 am
unfiction anakin
Hey, you know that part of Halo 3, on Tsavo highway where you're up on a hill with some little buildings and Katie Sackhoff and wave after wave of pissed off Brutes come charging up the hill and all you have to defend yourself with is a woefully inaccurate mounted machine gun, panicky marines, and some prox mines (well, there's a sniper rifle too, but that might as well be a rubber band gun in my hands); and some of those aforementioned Brutes have fuel rod cannons and then finally after killing a million of them, a Wraith shows up and blows you to hell? Right, that part.

I figured out a way around it.

Run down the hill, kill the guy in back with the fuel rod gun (he won't turn around until you shoot him the first time, 3 shotgun blasts will do it), if you're lucky, the other Brutes won't notice (they're a bit busy), grab the now available fuel rod and knock the gun off the Phantom that's dropping off another hundred or so Brutes and run around the corner.

Look who it is! Its the Wraith that's not scheduled to appear until after you kill those Brutes. (my first idea at this point was to steal that and use it to kill the Brutes, that didn't work out)

Unfortunately there's a sniper tower next to the Wraith tank, but fortunately you have a fuel rod cannon, unfortunately you have to take out the tower while the tank shoots at you, but fortunately you can stay out of range easily enough. After that, kill the Wraith's gunner, and run up and pound on it, thus taking it out.

You will be rewarded with a cacophony of noises as every scripted event for this section fires at once. Johnson tells you that Covenant armor is on the way (you just blew it up), Starbuck announces that more Brutes are coming, Johnson congratulates you, Keyes says that she's coming in with reinforcements. While this is happening, Pelicans and Phantoms are popping in and out of existence above your head.

And there you go, way easier than fighting several thousand Brutes.
23rd-May-2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Huh, interesting. I'll have to try that sometime - unfortunately that'll probably be next week at best.

We need to play some more. Need to find time, mostly.
23rd-May-2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
I'm off work this week, so I have all the time in the world.
23rd-May-2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Ha, I need to try that.
23rd-May-2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
ooh, definitely need to try this.

Amazingly, I figured out exactly where you were talking about roughly halfway through the first sentence.
23rd-May-2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, me too!!
23rd-May-2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
In fact, I was playing this area with Izequo on co-op, and I think we were trying to get points or a skull or something, because we were on a higher difficulty, and I kept dying. He was remarkably patient and nice about it.
23rd-May-2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
Yes he is! I was playing through High Charity on Legendary with him. God that's tough.
23rd-May-2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I was doing this on Heroic. I can't handle Legendary by myself.
23rd-May-2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised, its one of the hardest battles in the game. Its just relentless!

But I needed to go back and play through it solo on Heroic to get the achievement (apparently i screwed up my saved game, and it didn't count that level for me)
23rd-May-2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
I found it much easier if you have two people, and you use a grav lift to get the warthog over the broken bridge. Suddenly, all the brutes go down real quick.

Alternately, you can just cruise right past the whole debacle.
23rd-May-2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, even that Wraith?

Wow, that makes sense though, wouldn't have ever thought about grav-lifting the Warthog (didn't even know that would work actually)
23rd-May-2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yup, you can find a grav lift in a bombed out building near the first tunnel the Covies have shielded. Right around when Sgt. Stacker says that his convoy's been hit, if I remember.
23rd-May-2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's insanely easy to do!
23rd-May-2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Totally know where you're talking about, and wouldn't have even thought to try that. Nice find :)
24th-May-2008 07:52 am (UTC)
I went through the whole thing on Legendary, solo, and that was the hardest part in the game for me (reminded me of that damn second boarding room in Halo 2, first level, ugh).

My way of getting around it was hilarious, I sprinted up the side with all the grunts, grabbed the sniper rifle and trip mine, then I rounded the side while Brutes were still finishing off marines. Luckily I kept a Carbine handy from a ways ago.

Basically I spent the next, literally hour and a half, hiding in those two giant broken pipes. I just pot shotted them in the head with the carbine since I could always leash them back to their commander whenever I ran to the second pipe and half of them had carbine ammo so I just had to draw one or two out and jack the ammo later. Meanwhile the Wraith was bombing me, but could never hit me, because of the pipe's overhead.

'Course, the Carbine eventually ran out and I had to scavenge from the dead guys to the left of the pipe, at the beginning of this part, and I ended up shredding a few million needles (and in a lucky moment, about 13 rounds of a FRG).

'Course, the Wraith wanted to eat my face afterwards, I used the sad mishaps of the marines in the warthog, when they came by, as decoy while I ran up and tripmine'd the tank (the brute chopper = way better for Legendary for this level, just due to maneuverability)

It was hilariously awesome, I wish I saved the film.
26th-May-2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
*mouth agape*

this is why I play games on easy - I just want to enjoy the story. I suck at actually being good :P
5th-Jun-2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
This sounds like so much fun! I'll have to go back and try it!
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