Rational Mind achievement in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

Rational Mind

Unlock John's Rational Trait

Rational Mind-0.8
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How to unlock the Rational Mind achievement

  • Alex SobeckiAlex Sobecki655,307
    02 Nov 2020 02 Nov 2020 03 Nov 2020
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    There are several ways to accomplish this and I’ll detail a few depending on whether you’re playing Solo Theatrical Cut, Shared Story, or Solo Curator’s Cut. All of these involve making sure to pick only the head decisions as John as this is the best way to prevent him from believing in the supernatural.

    Solo Theatrical:
    - Head decisions only
    - Have Andrew gets the gun and keep it.
    - Make sure Angela survives her encounters with her demon and gets lost in the sewers.
    - Don't even interact with the poppet in the museum.
    - Once you get to the chapter “Low Point” and the group sees the “demon” in the distance, encourage Andrew to shoot. If done right, John should become rational at this point and the achievement will trigger.
    - If you don't get it there, further into the chapter you'll play as Andrew and have to decide between helping Daniel or Taylor fight their demon. Select to help Daniel, but fail all the QTEs so that he dies. This will make it so you play as John later in spots you should've been Daniel.
    - Once you get to "Ruined", upon being outside the factory, say to the group that you have to stop Mary and then select the "It might only be a theory, but it's all we've got" line as John. This line also provides a boost to the Rational trait that should unlock it if you didn't get enough previously.

    Shared Story:
    - Head decisions only
    - Once you get to the museum where you play as John and Andrew, make sure the person playing as John select to leave the poppet alone rather than taking a look at it. This should be enough to make him rational and trigger the achievement.

    Solo Curator’s Cut:
    - Head decisions only
    - Basically the same deal as above, except unlike the solo theatrical cut, you’ll be playing as John in the museum, so you can select to leave the poppet alone rather than avoiding it altogether.
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    BajerKRThanks for the guide. I can confirm if you do as he wrote it will pop after you shoot the Angela.
    Posted by BajerKR on 03 Nov at 08:45
    DenverMax27I followed this for solo theatrical mode, and after Andrew shot Angela the "rational" trait popped up for John at the top of the screen, but the achievement did not unlock for me -_- In case anyone else is having trouble, keep playing beyond this point but I think you need to get Daniel killed to force more scenes playing as John. When Andrew has a choice between saving Daniel or Taylor, choose Daniel but then fail all the QTEs so he will die. (If you choose Taylor, Daniel will automatically save himself and live.) Then after the Reflections flashback, when you get to the factory you'll be playing as John...choose the head dialogue options and after saying the "it might only be a theory but it's all we've got" line the achievement finally popped for me there.
    Posted by DenverMax27 on 03 Nov at 14:56
    Alex SobeckiThanks, I'll update the description to add that info
    Posted by Alex Sobecki on 03 Nov at 15:33
    Skaos3010Excellent guide. Popped when Andrew started to shoot Angela. I even used a heart interaction on the bridge (going for Angela and John's relationship too). This also works on Movie Night, for anyone who is curious.
    Posted by Skaos3010 on 03 Nov at 16:17
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