The Time Management Achievement can be very frustrating and time consuming if you don’t have a plan. You must complete “Chain Kill” or “Bend Time Massacre” without failing a Round or a Bonus Round. Below I have detailed the strategy I used to accomplish it playing the “Bend Time Massacre” challenge.
All six rounds are the same every time, but the bonus to each round can be 1 of 2 possibilities. This achievement is definitely achievable with a good plan and a little luck. I have noted the difficulty for each round and bonus to help show that you can easily get lined up with a set of challenges that can be done with a bit of practice.
Consider the perspective of your character in my descriptions to be in relation to how you entered the level by breaking the glass. (So if I mention a certain side of the room, it will be considering that you are viewing the room from the glass before you break it)
Round 1 – (EASY) Kill (3) guards. Break the glass and rush into the room. You have enough time to run up to the guards you need to kill and just stab them.
-Bonus #1A – (EASY) You must only use objects for (3) guard kills. Grab the brick off the table, run around to the right side and use it to break the glass near the guard with the oil canister next to him. Grab the whale oil and turn around and throw it between the two guards standing near where the brick was located. Finally, run past the blown up guards to the other hall where you can pick up a hammer off the table and throw it into the face of the enemy.
-Bonus #1B – (EASY) Kill the Elite and save the Art Dealer. Break the glass with the item and move up toward the people. Grab the bullet out of the air, pull out your gun, and shoot the guard in the face.
Round 2 – (EASY) Kill (5) Enemies in the red room. There will be three guards patrolling the outer perimeter, while the other people stay in place in the center. Equip your Spring Razor trap and position yourself directly behind the closest noble. When the patrols line up in a way where two of the guards are in the middle, slice noble’s back through the glass. Immediately run up to the guards that converged and drop the Spring Razor between them (It can be placed in a way to kill four enemies). Run to the left side of the room to stab the guard and use the rest of the time to stab any enemy that is furthest from the trap.
-Bonus # 2A – (EASY) Kill (3) nobles a not any guards. Watch for the same pattern as in Round 2, but wait till all the guards are away from the center. Break through the glass like before to kill the noble whose back is turned to you. Hurry and toss the Spring Razor Trap in between the other two noble’s feet. You must do this fast since you only have two seconds to throw the trap.
-Bonus # 2B (MEDIUM) Kill (6) enemies by dropping the street speaker on them. Like Round 2, wait until two of the guards are in the center and shoot the speaker through the glass to start the challenge. Immediately take possession of the guard to the left and bring him to the center. You will also need to take possession of the noble near the broken glass and move her up some. The difficulty in the challenge lies in the timing of getting the two patrolling guards in a position to be killed by the speaker. You must also be aware that if you exit your possession of an enemy while right up against another, you will cause one to push the other and most likely knock them out of the speaker’s range.
Round 3 – (EASY) Kill (7) enemies in the planning room. Shoot the guard off to the left with the pistol and then shoot the speaker. Grab the oil canister and jump up on the table. Drop the oil on the table toward the side that doesn’t have the speaker above it. Hit the oil canister with your sword so that it will blow up when time resumes. Immediately turn around to the right side of the room and jump off the table to kill the guard not standing at the table. Use the rest of the time to sweep around the table furthest from the broken glass and kill enemies.
-Bonus #3A – (MEDIUM) Kill (9) enemies and each must die after time resumes. Make sure you break the glass with your sword, then immediately shoot the enemy to the left and then the speaker. Like Round 3, grab the oil canister and jump up on the table. Drop the oil on the table toward the side that doesn’t have the speaker above it. Hit the oil canister with your sword so that it will blow up when time resumes. Finally, jump off the table and move all way to the back of the room and toward the right. If you face the table, you will have an enemy on either side of you that is not standing all the way up to the table. Make sure you are not right up next to either of those enemies and shoot a bullet at either. If you are far enough away and you do not then move into your own bullet, you can wait for time to expire and everyone should die.
-Bonus #3B – (EASY) Shoot the art dealer with 4 arrows, all of which must pass through a different panel of glass. Start the challenge by shooting the art dealer through a nearby pane of glass. Go to the next nearby pane of glass, aim, shoot at the art dealer, and then move into your arrow that is frozen in mid-air. This will cause your arrow to fly forward and hit the art dealer immediately. Run around the outside catwalk to the other 2 glass panes and repeat the process of shooting at the art dealer and then running into your arrows.
Round 4 – (EASY) Kill (10) enemies in the planning room and hall. Treat this challenge like Round 3. Shoot the guard off to the left with the pistol (you can most likely line up a shot that kills multiple guards), and then shoot the speaker. Grab the oil canister and jump up on the table. Drop the oil on the table toward the side that doesn’t have the speaker above it. Hit the oil canister with your sword so that it will blow up when time resumes. Immediately jump off the table toward the back of the room and sweep toward the hallway section by stabbing or shooting any enemy not standing up to the table. If you have time, move up to the hall and kill a guard there.
-Bonus #4A – (EASY) Kill 10 enemies using whale oil canister explosions. You must move quickly since you only have six seconds. Disregard the oil canister right next to the window in the planning room unless you have extra time. Wait until the enemies have moved in range of the oil canisters and start by shooting through the glass and hit the hallway oil. Immediately run down the walkway to the planning room glass and shoot the oil on the table.
-Bonus #4B – (EASY) Kill the (3) Pendleton Brothers and hide their bodies. Immediately break the glass to the planning room and kill the nearest Pendleton to the left. Turn around and move back through the broken glass and throw the body off the ledge. Run to the next Pendleton in the planning room on the other side of the table and kill him. Take his body up the stairs toward the hallway and throw his body through the glass. Next, kill the Pendleton in the hall and throw his body off the ledge. Finally, the second Pendleton’s body most likely didn’t make it off the ledge when going through the glass, so pick it up and dispose of it.
Round 5 – (EASY) Kill (7) enemies, in the upper hall and lower room. Break the glass to the upper hall and throw a Sticky Grenade in the middle of the group. Immediately, turn and run down toward the room with the other enemies. Break the glass and just start stabbing or shooting any enemy in there.
-Bonus # 5A – (EASY) Kill the Overseer with the oil canister. Break the hallway glass with the item nearby. Immediately, turn and run back to the main room glass and break it with it’s nearby item. Grab the oil and start running to the Overseer in the hall. You don’t even have to throw the whale oil at him… stop next to him and wait until time expires.
-Bonus # 5B – (EASY) Kill (6) Overseers. You will want to hesitate a second until a third Overseer joins the group in the hallway. Like in Round 5, break the glass to the upper hall and throw a Sticky Grenade in the middle of the group. Immediately, turn and run down toward the room with the other enemies. Break the glass and quickly locate and stab the three overseers there. Time will be short, so make sure to skip the other enemies in the room.
Round 6 – (MEDIUM) Kill (15) Enemies in the planning room, lower room, and upper hall. Approach this challenge like Round 4. Shoot the guard off to the left with the pistol (you can most likely line up a shot that kills multiple guards), and then shoot the speaker. Grab the oil canister and jump up on the table. Drop the oil on the table toward the side that doesn’t have the speaker above it. Hit the oil canister with your sword so that it will blow up when time resumes. Immediately, look toward the lower room to the left and shoot the speaker there and then throw a sticky grenade down to the group of enemies there. Next, jump off the table toward the back of the room and sweep toward the hallway section by stabbing or shooting any enemy not standing up to the table. If you have time, move up to the hall and kill a guard there.
-Bonus # 6A – (HARD) Save all enemies from the ignited whale oil canisters. Start at the top hallway area and break the glass. Grab the nearby canister and throw it off the ledge. Run down the stairs to the table in the planning room and pick up the oil. Run back up the stairs and as soon as you can glimpse the empty space past the cliff, throw the canister out there. Immediately turn around and hurry toward the lower room and break the glass there with your sword. Grab the oil and chuck it out the window as fast as possible since time will be running out.
-Bonus # 6B – (EASY) Kill (10) enemies while using only your sword and blink. Approach the planning room glass and count the enemies inside and around the table. Make sure there are ten before you break the glass or wait until the full ten assemble down there. Quickly run around the table and stab all ten enemies. Use blink to save some time when the enemies aren’t next to each other. You must do this quickly… you cannot leave an enemy behind and get back to them. All must die in one lap around the table.
You should get familiar and comfortable with the challenges before attempting the achievement, so play through a few times without the stress of needing perfection …
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