Fall of Light: Darkest Edition Walkthrough

10. Nightmare Mode

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Nightmare Mode is available once you have a save file that has completed the game in Normal mode. In this mode, the environment is darker and enemies are stronger.

Choose "New Game" and pick a slot to use, then choose "Difficulty: Nightmare" and choose your original save file to import the data to your Nightmare save file. You'll be starting with your weapons and upgrades from the previous playthrough, which makes the Nightmare playthrough much easier.

Progress through the basic game objectives to acquire the three elemental shards. The shard guardians can be killed with three or four hard attacks by utilizing the range of the Giant Sword and rolling away to safety, then repeating:

You must not fail any of the sunray sequences so that you can get the Normal ending.

There's no need to bother with Fragments of Luce, Books, Giants, or NPC dialogue. You also want to avoid the four Shrines of Courage (each is glowing when first found and protected by a knight with a flaming sword). The Normal ending requires not interacting with them.

If you find additional Amulet of Shadows upgrades, they will accumulate (allowing for more healing charges) but they will not be displayed- only the original 10 nodes will be shown.

Having the Giant Sword from the start is completely unfair. The hard attack can one shot pretty much everything. Some strong shielded enemies may take two hits and bosses and giants will die in three or four.

Consult the main guide for direction if you're not sure exactly where to go or what to do.

Since the game doesn't ramp in difficulty as it did in Normal, this path through the objectives is actually much shorter:

The Place without a Voice > City of Yersinia > Mountains (through the 3 skull gate) > Electricity Dungeon > Desert > Fire Dungeon > Mountains > Swamp > Forest > Water Dungeon > City of Yersinia > Final Boss

After obtaining all three elemental shards, you must have Aether open the three secret areas since the associated achievement doesn't seem to unlock in Normal mode.

One is in the Place of Lost Memories next to the Church in the City of Yersinia.

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One is in the upper left part of the Desert.

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One is at the end of the downward/right path in the Swamp.

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I had Aether open the first two and then by simply getting close to the third, the achievement unlocked:

Down the Rabbit-Hole in Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
Discover all secret areas
  • Unlocked by 2 tracked gamers (1% - TA Ratio = 9.79) 192

If you follow the path I showed, you can have Aether open the secret area in the Desert the first time you go through it, then have her open the secret area in the Swamp the first time you go through it, then head back to the church for the last secret area on your way to the final boss and the achievement will unlock there.

The final boss plays out the same as in Normal mode. After he is defeated, get Aether to the boat before failing the final sunray sequence to unlock the remaining two achievements:

Home Again in Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
Home Again1,600 (200)
Complete the game in Nightmare game mode
  • Unlocked by 3 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 8.00) 192

The red pill in Fall of Light: Darkest Edition
The red pill240 (30)
Complete the game with the normal ending
  • Unlocked by 3 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 8.00) 192

Game complete. Congrats!

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