Backtracking at endgame

#1 Posted by ThrashCowboy666 (16 posts) -

So I've already beat the game, and promptly reloaded to go back and pick up the rest of the stuff I've missed. 
 
Maybe I'm retarded, but is there a way to get back to the upper right part of the map? I can't seem to figure out how to get around the part with the elevator and two save rooms...

#2 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -

Pretty sure those two in the top right have to be done before you can trigger the finale. I could be wrong though. Maybe someone's found a workaround.

#3 Posted by WallacetheGreat (555 posts) -

Yeah, you can't go back to that area once you trigger the explosion.

#4 Posted by Osaladin (2503 posts) -

Same thing happened to me the first time I beat the game.

#5 Posted by jakob187 (21514 posts) -

Only way over there is to make sure you don't blow shit up.  You also won't be able to get the Inertia whatever-the-fuck-it's-called gun thingie after the explosion either. 
 
There are a ton of really great strategy guides for the sequences to run in online.

#6 Posted by Osaladin (2503 posts) -

I just delayed getting the 4th piece of armor until I got every other item on the map. I got the gun then went down and got the helmet, after that, I was golden. It's kind of sad that you don't get much time to play with the helmet, but oh well. I would have liked if there was an option to start a new game with a fully decked out character.

#7 Posted by SketchyBrown (180 posts) -

I was able to get back into the far Eastern sections of the map (past that elevator) by blowing a hole in the save room floor (missile vent, semi-hidden) at the bottom of the elevator shaft. From there you can get underneath the elevator and manipulate it's position so you can work your way further eastward. I stumbled upon the final boss accidentally while working my way to the eastern sections of the complex and found this was the only way I could work my way back.

#8 Posted by ThrashCowboy666 (16 posts) -
@SketchyBrown: thank you! let the collectathon begin!
#9 Posted by supermike6 (3523 posts) -
@SketchyBrown said:
" I was able to get back into the far Eastern sections of the map (past that elevator) by blowing a hole in the save room floor (missile vent, semi-hidden) at the bottom of the elevator shaft. From there you can get underneath the elevator and manipulate it's position so you can work your way further eastward. I stumbled upon the final boss accidentally while working my way to the eastern sections of the complex and found this was the only way I could work my way back. "
 
Yeah, everybody says it's impossible but I found it on my first playthrough without a guide.

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