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BioShock 2

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There are a maximum of 53 BioShock 2 achievements worth 1,750 (1,035)

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Research Master in BioShock 2

Research Master40 (20)

This is a rare achievementMax out research on all 9 research subjects.

  • Unlocked by 1,587 tracked gamers (25% - TA Ratio = 1.98) 6,256  

Achievement Guide for Research Master

338,299 (199,726)
Achievement won on 25 Sep 16
TA Score for this game: 1,750
Posted on 25 September 16 at 14:53, Edited on 25 September 16 at 14:57
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a seemingly simple cheevo but take heed!

Ok the Bioshock 2 camera differs from B1.

It's found in the Paupers drop level and is required as a goal in the game.

Whip it out o_o, turn it on when your target is in view and you automatically switch back to your last gun.

Now dispatch your foe in a creative and varied manner for more research points.

Big sisters (and to a lesser extent Alpha Daddy) pose an issue as there are a severe limit to their numbers - they appear approx every three sisters that you "deal with".
To maximise your score, (whip the camera out again to film) electrobolt, then drill melee (no need to use fuel - hit B), and repeat until dead - bolt n drill

I post this as I didn't get the Sisters researched until the last couple. I changed my strategy using the tip above and got loadsa points.

Obviously when you spot a new enemy try your very best to snap every one and max your score as soon as. Certain enemies (such as thuggish) fritter out towards the end of the game. If you're half paying attention like me then only the sisters will pose an issue.

Any negs, please comment.
Any other solutions, please explain why mine isn't good enough ^_^
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Arc Vampire
199,480 (129,540)
Arc Vampire
Achievement won on 01 Dec 16
TA Score for this game: 1,509
Posted on 03 December 16 at 00:38, Edited on 03 December 16 at 00:46
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The best method for completing this achievement is using the Shotgun with Phosphorous Buck Shot. You will pick up the Research Camera in Pauper's drop, but you will not find Phosphorus Buck Shot until Siren Alley. Use any preferred method of research until you find Phosphorus Buck Shot.

One other thing that will help is the Keen Observer Tonic found in Pauper's Drop, or bought later at a Gatherer's Garden for 40 Adam.

Before starting any research, equip the Shotgun with Phosphorus Buck Shot as your weapon, then switch to the Camera. When you start the Camera, you will automatically switch back to your last equipped weapon. When you shoot the Phosphorus Buck Shot at an enemy it will stick to them and then explode a couple of seconds later. For some reason this causes your research score to increase exponentially. You will be able to achieve an A or A+ rating during each session. Using this method you should be able to complete all research before Persephone.

On thing to note is you will only research a subject until the next level, and then the Camera will stop. An example would be a Leadhead Splicer with only 200 points until the next level. This will probably only take one shot of Phosphorus Buck Shot to gain the next level, keep this in mind to conserve ammo when needed.

Have fun and enjoy Rapture's many strange inhabitants...
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