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The Writer

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The Writer

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Iron Will

Special 2: Survive the final encounter without being seriously hurt.

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Achievement Guide for Iron Will

  • HaganeGirHaganeGir85,888
    12 Oct 2010 12 Oct 2010
    54 0 5
    This is obviously quite full of spoilers. Please be careful when reading!

    Being ‘severely hurt’ means having less than a quarter of your health left. This is when the game becomes black and white, and your heart beat becomes loud and erratic. As the description reads, you must avoid this state of health throughout the final encounter.

    The final encounter comes in several stages. You will initially fight Barry on the bridge heading towards Bird Leg Cabin, though you only need to shine your light on him at this point. From there, Barry will send several waves of familiar faces after you, in the form of speedy Taken (First Hartman, then the Anderson brothers together). Each enemy is accompanied by pesky birds. Since these are speedy Taken, who often keep their distance until you’ve removed the darkness from them, it is possible to focus on the birds initially, as they can whittle away your health fairly easily if left alone. If you have spare flares, they can help you easily deal with the birds. There are ammo crates for the revolver, shotgun and batteries that you can use to stock up when necessary.

    A tip that worked for me when needing ammo was to remove the darkness from an enemy, shoot them a few times, and stun them with your flashlight, while moving into position near an ammo crate. This gives you a brief period in which you can restock. After fighting Hartman and the brothers, you will face Barry three more times, with the last encounter being a speedy Taken form. Each ‘wave’, so to speak, plays out the same, so find a way of dealing with the encounter that suits you and stick with it. Just remember; deal with the birds first, then the Taken!
  • spineboxspinebox208,139
    12 Oct 2010 16 Oct 2010
    21 0 1
    what also helps is if you do get seriously hurt just reload last save point. it depends on what part of the fight you're on but it should only take you back to the start of the part of the fight that your on at that point. just watch out for the birds they'll get you every time!
  • greenApp7egreenApp7e208,923
    10 Apr 2013 10 Apr 2013 18 Apr 2013
    18 0 5
    This is how it worked for me on normal mode.
    When the fight begins, pick up ammo and easy go back to the point, where the BRIDGE was.
    You are now with your backside to a stone or something like that and cant get attacked from behind and the sides. Now the only thing is to watch your frontside, using your flashlight and reload it if necessary.
    Hope it helps
  • REALFOX81REALFOX81349,510
    30 Oct 2010 30 Oct 2010 15 Nov 2010
    2 2 0
    Guide for the "Iron Will" achievement in Alan Wake: The Writer DLC

    This is for visual people like me. I take no credit, because this video was uploaded by ZeroDayVirus on YouTube.

    Please read the solutions above, if you want more detailed informations on how to obtain this achievement.

    P.S. Please leave a comment if you vote negative... thanks :-)
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