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Shadow Complex

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Minimalist in Shadow Complex

Minimalist25 (10)

Complete the game with less than 13% of items

  • Unlocked by 9,726 tracked gamers (16% - TA Ratio = 2.52) 62,117  

Achievement Guide for Minimalist

32,102 (21,915)
Achievement won on 21 Aug 09
TA Score for this game: 285
Posted on 21 August 09 at 00:30, Edited on 05 January 10 at 01:27
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Okay Minimalist isn't that hard to get, just have to be careful. Here is what you should have at the end:

This is 11%:

-Climbing Gear
-CLD Thrust Pack
-Omega Armor XOS-7
-Friction Dampener

-WSAR60 Coil Rifle

Health Upgrades 0/8
Armor Upgrades 0/8
Grenade Packs 1/30
Foam Packs 1/20
Missile Packs 1/20
Gold Bars 1/12
Passkeys 0/12

This took me only 1hr and 50 min so it's not too long.

Here are some tips before you start:

There is one gold bar you are forced to get after you get the friction dampener and you break some boxes, so don't worry about that.

Getting to level 20 before trying this helps if your having trouble, because then you will gain access to the full map from the beginning, so you can make sure to be careful on squares with ?'s.

Play on casual because you'll only have 100 or 200 health (depending on your level) throughout it so it'll be hard to complete on Insane.

Even though the achievement says "under 13%" you will still get it if you have 13%. Since only 11% is the necessary items, you have a bit of room for error for the other 2%.

You can follow these percentages to see if you might of picked up something by accident or to know what you need to get:

Note: At the very beginning, before the spider boss, right after a save, there will be a health pickup lying in the ground in front of you, just try to jump over it, if you accidentally get then just reload your last save.

-Had 1% at Flashlight
-Had 1% at Backpack
-Had 2% at WSP40 (Pistol)
-Had 3% at Grenades
-Had 4% at WSMP50 Compact (Submachine Gun)
-Had 5% at WSM400A1 Carbine (1st Assault Rifle)
-Had 6% at CLD Thrust Pack and Fusion Body Armor (Light armor and Double Jump)
-Had 7% at the SCHCA Mask (Scuba Mask)
-Still had at 7% after getting foam.
-Had 8% after getting Omega Armor XOS-7 (Full Body Armor)
So right now you should have:

Climbing Gear
CLD Thrust Pack
Omega Armor XOS-7

WSM400A1 Carbine (Because I'm using Gold Guns)

1/20 Foam
1/30 Grenade
Everything else at 0.

The only other pickups left are 1/20 missile and 1/12 gold bars, nothing else.

-Had 9% at the Friction Dampener (Super Speed)
Note: At the point a few minutes after getting the Friction Dampener, you have to run through some walls, and in the middle of them is a gold bar. It's unavoidable so just go on after you get it.
-Had 10% after getting the gold bar.
-Had 11% at WSAR60 Coil Rifle (2nd Assault Rifle)
-Still had 11% at the missiles

By now you should have everything you need to beat the game, so just go and finish the guy attacking the girl, then don't go for any of the suit upgrades just goto the blue exclamation point things to finish the story. Don't follow the blue line and don't go for the little grey pictures, those are the armor upgrades.

Note: The game expects you to pick up the armor upgrades, so that's why the blue lines goes to there, but you don't need them to continue and it will only add to your item percent. So ignore the blue lines, and just goto the exclamation points, those are the story events, you need to finish all of them to activate the end boss fight and beat the game.

You'll get the achievement at the time/score menu thing after the credits.

Thanks to Renesis for the original list of stuff you should have at the end, it's what I used to beat Minimalist myself, but I was still confused and it would've been easier with a guide, so I made this for anyone else

Thanks to Audio Radar for a list of the item percents, so I could fill in the ones I was missing

Note: Also going to the jeep and doing the joke ending ("Status Update: Single" Master Challenge) won't count as beating the game, so you can't just do try to do that ending to finish the game quicker, you have to do the whole thing, or you won't get the achievement.

Note: Using a Gold Gun will not effect the items percent, or the achievement at all, the game will treat it as if you are not even using it. For example, you might grab the gold vers of the shotgun at the beginning, and then you pick up the pistol, it'll say in the inventory menu that you are only using a pistol.
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