Is it possible to get all secrets on first playthrough?
I see some crazy requirements, like this guys needs to be at this level and have this many kills. I think I can maybe get one of my pilots to have the necessary amount of kills, but all of them?
I think Lamia, Bullet, and Kai have some crazy level and kill requirements to unlock their secrets. Should I try to get them all on the first playthrough or should I wait till NG+?
Also, kills and levels that carry over to NG+ still count for the secrets right?
With one exception, all secrets can be obtained in the first playthru. With good planning (and some hogging of kills/exp early on) you can get everything.
The exception is the Vysaga unit, as that REQUIRES a NG+ to be possible for you to obtain. So on a first playthru you can only get the Ashsaber (or the default upgraded Angelg, if you fail the requirements).
Only cash and PP are carried over in this game, nothing else.
Ahh alright thanks! Good thing the board's not dead.
So since kills don't carry over, if I want the items again, I'll have to rehog kills on NG+ right? I know I can also kill those three bosses on that mission and get items too. But that's gonna be hard with none of my guys upgraded haha.
Also last question: if only PP and Cash carry over, then none of the items/secrets I unlock carry over either? No mechs or weapons or equipment? That sucks yo!
Kills, items, and secrets do not carry over, no. You have to unlock everything again. There is one sort-of exception...if you beat Ex-Hard mode and start Special mode, you automatically start with one of every item and weapon in the game.
There are guides to beating the Inspectors on Mission 15 around. Check the main FAQ topic.
So many books, so little time.
No its not possible to get all secrets on a first playthru.
Lamia's Ashsaber and Vysaga is mutually exclusive, as is the Hucklebein Trombe and Hucklebein Mk 3 R
Gilliam's stealth wing means you lose the extra bonus mission at game end.
I don't recommend getting the mission 15 bonuses without upgrading the Hiryu custom first.
I don't recommend getting the Bullet's shishio blade because its not worth it.
To get kills up For lamia and Kai is no big deal because Lamia is a killing machine at game start, and Kai has along time to do it in.
Bullet doesn't need to get kills except for the S***shio blade.
Arado has a pretty long time to get his kills in.
The level requirements are also moot if you use the resupply function
The Mission 15, if you go space first route you can upgrade the hiryu Kai and pilots, giving them a damage and SP regen boost. Taking down Aguilla is now less of a problem because you have strike.
But Sikalog can be sniped from out of range with villeta and the graviton launcher.
and if Gilliam is next to the Hiryu Kai, and casts strike, and ends turn he can have his defensive support eat the damage, and the counter attack does 1500 or so to mekibos a turn. Takes like 50 turns but you can bring those two down without any risk.
so you just need to drop Aguilla and the other two will fall....eventually.
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