So question about the single player

#1 Posted by Deathawk (280 posts) -

This game looks intriguing to me, but one thing I'm not sure of is the Chainsaw Battles. How do they work? Are they quicktime events? Because I'm really bad at those, do they factor at all into single player? Would I be able to complete the game without engaging in one?

#2 Posted by dutch42 (533 posts) -

if it happens then you pretty much just mash on the x button, but it doesn't happen a whole lot in the single player campaign

#3 Posted by Pie (7112 posts) -

It happened twice to me

#4 Posted by Bigandtasty (3204 posts) -

Whenever you attempt to chainsaw an opponent who has his Lancer out, and you approach him from the front (or if someone approaches you from the front with a chainsaw and you have your Lancer out), a chainsaw battle starts. Then you mash B to win.
 
One boss in the game requires that you win a few chainsaw duels, but it's not that hard, especially if you're playing on normal. The only time I ever lost a chainsaw battle is on insane difficulty.

#5 Posted by Grilledcheez (3957 posts) -

Slam on the b button I believe, and it barely happens so you should be fine....it happens in multiplayer a lot though

#6 Posted by Alphazero (1548 posts) -

I think you need to be starting a chainsaw event for it to even pop up. It's no biggie, just button mashing as dutch42 said.
 
I like the single player story. Nifty science fiction.

#7 Edited by TooWalrus (13257 posts) -
#8 Posted by FlamingHobo (4512 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" The game is absoutely worth the purchase for this reason:
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Walrus, I do believe you just won the thread.
 
You can most likely get through the campaign with an average of 3-4 chainsaw battles. Chainsaw battles occur when you and your opponent each have your chainsaw revved, and clash into each other. When your saws clash, you have to spam the B button with all your might! Depending on who pressed the B button the quickest and most often, wins the chainsaw duel.
#9 Posted by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -
#10 Posted by Deathawk (280 posts) -

So is it more jacking a vehicle in prototype mashing or is it more defeating a boss in Prince of Persia mashing, because I can do the first but not the latter...
#11 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Yes you can complete the game without engaging in one, and they are incredibly easy to do anyway, so it doesn't even matter, you just mash the B button.

#12 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

They are really easy to win in singleplayer. You wouldn't have a problem.

#13 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" Yes you can complete the game without engaging in one, and they are incredibly easy to do anyway, so it doesn't even matter, you just mash the B button. "
This, there is only one mandatory fight in the game where you have to do a chainsaw duel and all you do is mash the shit out of the B button. Honestly I rarely used the Lancer as I went through the campaign anyway as the longshot is usually enough to win most situations. I am fairly certain the only reason they were even added was because 2 people walking into each other with chainsaws revved in the first game lead to one person randomly dying and the other not.

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