Ok, im terrible at survival, any song recommendations?

#1 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

I managed to pick this up in the indie music deal last month and have dabble din it occasionally, but not really got the hang of it. 
 
When i saw it was one of todays steam challenges my initial thoughts were  
"Hurray a game i dont need to buy, i can do this" 
 
Now my thoughts are 
"I fucking suck at survival mode, and have no idea which songs could get my close to that 3.7 mil mark" 
 
Any hints, tips or suggestions for songs?

#2 Posted by MetalBaofu (1386 posts) -
@OmegaPirate:   I just got the game today, so I can't offer much in the area of game play tips or anything.  For me, the best I have done so far is playing the first Wolfmother album.  I only managed to get through one and a half songs, but scored 1.9 million.  I'm assuming that if I level up a bit more to get some of those better starting powerups or whatever and learn those particular songs, then I think I might can hit the needed score for that objective.
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#3 Posted by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -

I've played quite a bit of the game and still can't really commend any specific songs for survival. I'm fine on the "hard mode" but I feel like for survival the game really ramps up the difficulty.

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#4 Posted by Tairoku (62 posts) -

A lot of techno and trance stuff lasts a while and can cause a huge amount of low-level enemies to amass. 

#5 Posted by ESREVER (2691 posts) -

Stockholm Syndrome by Muse should easily get you the achievement. I'm sure there are many other better choices, but its a pretty good song to play to. Might be a little difficult. Definitely suggest playing with a gamepad.

#6 Posted by MetalBaofu (1386 posts) -
@Tairoku said:
" A lot of techno and trance stuff lasts a while and can cause a huge amount of low-level enemies to amass.  "
That sorta seems like what was going one with the Wolfmother stuff.   Maybe not to the same degree you are talking about, but there seemed to be a ton of enemies at times, and the bosses were constantly shooting.
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#7 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

You would want to use music that is constantly playing. Don't use anything that has any breaks or use anything that goes into a softer tempo. For example I use heavy metal songs like Lamb of God and Devildriver. They stick with the same rhythm and tempo throughout their songs.

#8 Posted by Gilsham (293 posts) -

iir leveling up will help you quite a lot, also I think if you don't shoot for a while it'll increase your multiplier 

#9 Posted by Tairoku (62 posts) -
@metalhead87 said:
" @Tairoku said:
" A lot of techno and trance stuff lasts a while and can cause a huge amount of low-level enemies to amass.  "
That sorta seems like what was going one with the Wolfmother stuff.   Maybe not to the same degree you are talking about, but there seemed to be a ton of enemies at times, and the bosses were constantly shooting. "
I find the higher amount of bass, the larger amount of low-level enemies. So, I'll listen to NOISIA and Unknown Error whenever I want to crank out points.
#10 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -
@ESREVER: Ha, thats like, one of my favourite tracks too xD dunno why i didnt give any muse stuff a try some reason got it into my head that Pendulum or Passion Pit would be easier?! gah, well its 2am heer so ill try that tomorrow and report back if met with success. 
 
Good job on the recommendations guys, this is probably the hardest of the steam challenges so far i think!
#11 Posted by ESREVER (2691 posts) -
@OmegaPirate: I don't know, Undergarden was difficult for me. But that was a problem with the quest activating. I played through the first level and HATED it. Game does not control well with KB/M. When I exited it out and found that steam had disconnected me. I regrettably loaded it back up and goofed off in the level selection then closed it back out to see if I got it finally. I did, thank goodness. 
 
Anyways, good luck on Beat Hazard! It's a really fun game if you can find the right tracks for it.
#12 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Confusion (Pump Panel Remix) by New Order.

#13 Posted by MetalBaofu (1386 posts) -
@OmegaPirate said:
" Good job on the recommendations guys, this is probably the hardest of the steam challenges so far i think! "
Hardest for me so far(out of the ones I've tried to get) has been the one for Shatter.  Mainly because I can't even unlock the required mode because I can't beat the round stages in that game to save my life.@Tairoku said: 

" @metalhead87 said:
" @Tairoku said:
" A lot of techno and trance stuff lasts a while and can cause a huge amount of low-level enemies to amass.  "
That sorta seems like what was going one with the Wolfmother stuff.   Maybe not to the same degree you are talking about, but there seemed to be a ton of enemies at times, and the bosses were constantly shooting. "
I find the higher amount of bass, the larger amount of low-level enemies. So, I'll listen to NOISIA and Unknown Error whenever I want to crank out points. "
Cool....I'll try checking out some of my higher bass stuff and/or try out the stuff you mentioned.
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#14 Posted by mithhunter55 (612 posts) -

nothing soft!  Either some good electronic/techno, high BMP means your shooting more. Maybe some metal if you prefer.

#15 Posted by Ferginator4k (737 posts) -

I dunno, I hit one of the highest ranks a while back so i start with a ton of bonuses which makes it easier. 
Tip- Play on Suicide difficulty. You get higher scores much easier on higher diffs.

#16 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

Alright i finally managed to break the challenge score (almost doubled it in fact if i hadnt been so dumb) 
 
I managed to get it by starting on  
"Thoughts of  a Dying atheist" by Muse from the "absolution" album 
I then finished that song as well as the next "TSP" and eventually ran out of lives on the final track "Rule by Secrecy" 
 
Final time of just over 5 minutes and final score of just under 6 mil. 
 
Now i am terrible at this game so if i managed to get that on those 3 songs then just about anyone can! so anyone having issues be sure to give that a try!! 

#17 Posted by MetalBaofu (1386 posts) -
@OmegaPirate:   I managed to get it with Muse as well.  I started with the song Stockholm Syndrome, though.  Managed to last 12 minutes and got 6.9 million.
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#18 Posted by TURbo (29 posts) -

Choose fast paced songs. That's the big one. I used Anamanaguchi and lasted almost 2 hours.

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