Questions about Insanity run

#1 Edited by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -

So my first playthrough I was sentinal and really enjoyed.  Now from what I have heard Insanity is a bitch to do but I wanna 100% the game so my question is can I start a new game and import my character and still get the trophy
 
A simple yes or no would work. Thanks!

#2 Posted by Yummylee (21615 posts) -

Yeah, though it's apparently not advised since the enemies still scale with your level, thus making it more difficult. I done my Insanity run with a Sentinel too, straight from scratch (well, imported from ME1 still) and found it fairly challenging but still attainable.

#3 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@Abyssfull:  Oh that might weigh my decision a little. Hmm thanks for the tip
#4 Posted by hedfone (1751 posts) -

make a fresh solider with warp ammo its so easy

#5 Posted by Chris2KLee (2335 posts) -

Do a new game for sure, the enemies will be weaker early on, and you can use the upgrade system to keep an edge on them. That's how I did it. Soldier will make it the easiest ride, with the slow down power and sniper rifle you will handle most situations with ease.

#6 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@hedfone: @Chris2KLee:  Thanks guys I appreciate it. If I may ask another question, right now Im just playing on casual because i need to get the trophy that everyone survives, any tips for that? I only lost one person last time for a reason I dont know since.  My plan is to do no side missions except the loyalty ones and upgrade everything on the ship
#7 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1263 posts) -

Yeah, I did a fresh Soldier run as well. Most of it was cake as long as you have at least one member with warp and another to take down shields.

#8 Posted by kishan6 (1914 posts) -

Im doing a Insanity Adept run.... its fucking ridiculously hard in some spots. 

#9 Posted by Yummylee (21615 posts) -
@Sackmanjones:  
Long as you have everyone Loyal, and you choose the right party members for the right objectives, it should nail down the achievement with ease. Which party members to go with what objectives is obvious enough, but just in case, the most sure bet is to have:  
 
  • Tali for the vents.
  • Garrus/Jacob lead the secondary teams.
  • Jack/Samara for the biotic bubble.
  • Anyone, really, for escorting your crew back. (which btw also requires you do save all the crew members along with your entire party surviving)
#10 Posted by Chris2KLee (2335 posts) -

If you just want the trophy for insane, skip all the loyalty quests (and side quests in general) since they will just increase your level and make the quests harder. Only do quests that you need for story or that give you can upgrade (Mass Effect Wiki can show you which ones).  
 
If you want the whole team to survive, I recommend just reloading a save before the collectors ship on casual and make sure you have done the following: All loyalty missions, all ship upgrades and choose the right leaders for each mission (i.e don't chose Jacob to hack, or Legion to lead the second team,etc).

#11 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@Abyssfull:  I seriously did all of that but for some reason I still lost somebody.  Im thinkin not doing any side missions cept for loyalty should help though
#12 Posted by Yummylee (21615 posts) -
@Sackmanjones said:
" @Abyssfull:  I seriously did all of that but for some reason I still lost somebody.  Im thinkin not doing any side missions cept for loyalty should help though "
Huh, well that sucks =/ I imagine luck still plays a small part so you're better off just making a separate save per stage for the Suicide Mission. 
#13 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2453 posts) -

 http://www.giantbomb.com/guides/suicide-mission-guide/1551/

#14 Posted by Ultimadark (150 posts) -

I remember that I tried to play insanity right after I finished the game on normal, I imported my vanguard and it was almost impossible to get past the first level.

#15 Posted by Mike76x (558 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" @Sackmanjones:  
Long as you have everyone Loyal, and you choose the right party members for the right objectives, it should nail down the achievement with ease. Which party members to go with what objectives is obvious enough, but just in case, the most sure bet is to have:  
 
  • Tali for the vents.
  • Garrus/Jacob lead the secondary teams.
  • Jack/Samara for the biotic bubble.
  • Anyone, really, for escorting your crew back. (which btw also requires you do save all the crew members along with your entire party surviving)
"
I used Legion for the vents
Miranda leading secondary teams
Samara for the biotic bubble 
and Mordin escorting the crew back, he tends to die otherwise
 
That worked for me on normal and insanity
#16 Posted by Obinice (275 posts) -
@Sackmanjones said:
So my first playthrough I was sentinal and really enjoyed.  Now from what I have heard Insanity is a bitch to do but I wanna 100% the game so my question is can I start a new game and import my character and still get the trophy  A simple yes or no would work. Thanks!
That's what I did! Though I did make the mistake of going into the Kasumi DLC too early on, and it was a bitch to get through that. Later on in the game though when you're appropriately equipped and leveled up, life gets easier. It's all about your strategy. It's hard, but not insanely hard. Just a damn good challenge :) It was a pleasure to complete it on insanity.
#17 Posted by Zidd (1846 posts) -

While the Kasumi DLC is a bit of a pain early on you get a godlike SMG so its worth getting at early.

#18 Posted by Obinice (275 posts) -
@Zidd said:

While the Kasumi DLC is a bit of a pain early on you get a godlike SMG so its worth getting at early.

Ah yes good point, forgot about that! That is a damn handy gun.
#19 Posted by Zidd (1846 posts) -

Its so good I have preemptively decided to choose sniper rifles as my extra weapon specalization because I don't need assault rifles now.

#20 Posted by Obinice (275 posts) -

I love that DLC assault rifle though. It packs a hell of a punch, great against armour. Also makes you feel badass.
Fuck BOOM you BOOM Harbinger BOOM.

#21 Posted by DuderMcBrohan (18 posts) -

Insanity runs can be done (kinda) well with vanguards. If you spec into shield regen when you charge and use the shotgun you get if you have the cerberus network, you can cut off the infinite spawn areas that happen a lot in the game and do crazy damage. And since guns do tons of damage at melee range, charging and then shotgunning guys does crazy damage. Also, if you buy one of the weapon packs, you get an awesome rifle, a pretty good pistol, and a badass geth shotgun that charges up.

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