Resident Evil 4 achievements

Resident Evil 4

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A Rock and a Hard Place in Resident Evil 4

A Rock and a Hard Place60 (50)

Outmaneuver the rampaging beast, El Gigante.

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Achievement Guide for A Rock and a Hard Place

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Achievement won on 30 Aug 16
TA Score for this game: 1,773
Posted on 04 September 16 at 00:18
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You will get this achievement just after you defeat your first encounter with the El Gigante. The best advice I have to offer is to buy the rocket launcher from the merchant just before you encounter El Gigante. You will encounter him during the first chapter in act 2.

Basically after you obtain the "Round Insignia" and take a quick non-playable boat ride, you will end up in a safe room with a typewriter and a merchant. You can buy the rocket launcher for 30,000 PTAS.

Once you engage the boss fight, pump him full of hand gun bullets and once he curls over and his weakness emerges from his back pull your rocket launcher out and aim it at his weakness area. This will instantly kill him, awarding you with the achievement and a pot of PTAS. Alternatively you can defeat him without the rocket launcher, it just takes more time and more bullets. Just continue shooting his weakness once it emerges and you will kill him in no time.

Add-in: You should also note about saving the dog earlier in the game. It helps to distract him a little.
Posted by superallyno1 on 23 Sep 11 07:10:43

Thank you superallyno1, for some reason I totally forgot about the dog haha! But yes, that is totally correct.

Add-in: You don't need to shoot him until his weak spot appears, you can just blast him with the rocket launcher straight away and he will die. Just thought I'd mention, so you don't go wasting any unnecessary bullets on him. :P
Posted by Reevys on 23 Sep 11 11:58:52

Awesome Reevys, I guess I have never even tried this, I will totally do it on my Pro playthrough! Thanks for the add-in!
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