little plant is more of a nuisance than anything else, as it can be destroyed
with a single pistol or sling shot. Just be sure to stay away for a few seconds
until the gas cloud dissipates, but then it won't be any more trouble.
birds are quite a pain in the butt, as they always seem to be circling overhead
right when you need to fight a Fleshbinder or concentrate on jumping a platform.
The best bet is to get somewhere you can avoid the other enemies and watch the
bird as it circles (or listen for its cry just as it begins its attack) then
dodge and kill it as it struggles to free its beak from the ground. You can
shoot them down with pistols or uzis but it seems like a waste of ammo to me..
the regular bird, the fire bird has a dive-bomb attack, although if he comes
close to you on the way down he'll explode and throw you down, which is really
annoying if you're on the blood platforms or fighting another enemy.
claw is invincible to your attacks, so your only option is to avoid him. He only
attacks when you get near his zone, so if you can keep your distance you'll be
fine. He can also be used as a powerful tool to kill other enemies (like the
Grawlix in the Eden cliffside) if you get just within range of his attack and
then lure enemies into the damage zone. The claws also love to burst through
walls to attack you when you least expect it in one or two spots in the game
Grawlix are some tough customers, but they can be dealt with pretty well once
you get the hang of them. They have three general attacks: when they are far
away, they will usually do a breath attack, where they will stop and spew out a
cloud of gas at you. This is a great time to hit them with a charged crossbow
attack, sling, or pretty much any other ranged weapon. Once they get up close,
they will swipe once or twice at you, so if you have a shield, you can block
their attack and counter with a combo of your own. Finally, they will charge up
(they stomp the ground and shake) before executing a rolling attack at you,
which ends in a spasm of electric energy. Your best bet is to sidestep this
attack, and use a ranged weapon to hit them as they recover from the spin.
Creepers are two fists of trouble if you're not careful. They have a nasty
gas-spit attack, which can catch you off guard if you're too close, and a pretty
harsh melee attack as well. They will hop to the right or the left just before
swiping, so if you're not on your toes (or fighting more than one at a time)
they can get you before you have time to move and block. They are also less
susceptible to combo attacks, as you can usually only get two or three hits off
before they begin their counter-attack. Be careful with these guys.
Evil Shgliek are a pretty weak enemy, but when there are four or five of them
after you, and you only have swords to fight with, they can really be a pain.
Pre-evil shglieks are pretty docile, and will run away from you when approached,
so you have to stun them with the sling if you want to use them as bait for
sucknblows or other creatures.. BUT, if they get near water or asteroids, they
turn evil. Then they'll stalk you and either use a melee attack or throw balls
of, well, crap at you. The ranged attack is pretty annoying because you don't
always see it, and the guys are sneaky enough that sometimes you don't notice
them running up behind you. Luckily they're pretty easily taken care of with a
combo sword attack, or just stun them with slings and take your time. If you're
not in the mood to deal with them, guns do the trick as well.
lympthorns are always lurking around the corner or near platforms ready to knock
you around. They fire a green dart at you in a timed sequence, but you can
easily block with a shield and time your combo sword attack or ranged weapon to
hit them between cycles. Some varieties of lympthorn will unroot themselves and
run around, but again they only attack in cycles, so you can time your counters
to hit them while they can't get you back.
ghouls are a real pain, if only because they can only be attacked at specific
times in their flight pattern, and also because they always seem to show up when
you need to avoid other enemies or jump platforms. They will pass near you for a
few feet and then turn invisible, and just before they attack you'll be able to
see their eyes glow. I've found swords work best against ghouls, as you need to
be pretty close to attack them, and guns waste too much ammo. I always seem to
take a little damage from the ghouls though, so just sort of plan for it..
the ground-based gasyerass, these puffballs are fairly harmless, although the
vine-based variety pop out new puffballs until you kill the vine itself by
shooting or striking it a few times. If you don't have ammor or time, you can
just blow up the puff with one shot and wait until the gas disperses, then run
past, but usually you'll either have to return to the area or fight enemies
nearby, so I usually take the extra few swipes to get the job done the right
vymish mamas are quite a pain, although not as much as the big mama you meet
early in the game. These can be killed with two or three sword combos, although
they'll be spawning vymish mosquitoes after you the whole time. Ignore the
mosquitoes for now and concentrate on their source, and then you can deal with
the two or three skeeters later. Just circle-strafe around the mama to avoid her
tongue-lashing. If you prefer guns, feel free, although these seem to allow her
to live longer and spawn more skeeters after you from what I've seen.
are a real nuisance here in meatspace, so they're just as annoying in the game.
You'll have to fight off two or three at a time usually, so prepare to take at
least a bit of damage from them. They always try to get around to your backside
before stinging, so be ready to either circle-strafe around or spin around a
lot. Luckily they go down with a swipe or two of your sword. Sidestepping and
swiping seems to be ineffective most of the time, and guns are just a waste of
ammo. I hate these guys :)
sucknblow will kill you instantly if you get too close, so don't test him. You
can distract him with a shgliek or other enemy, if you can lure one into him,
and then run past. OR, if you can find a green pool and cover yourself in it by
walking through, the sucknblow will find you very distasteful and spit you out,
almost always uncovering hidden areas of the map. If you see a sucknblow, look
for a green pool nearby, and grab yourself some goodies. There are also a few
areas where you must use the sucknblows to get from one area to another as well.