THIS GAME CAN ONLY BE COMPLETED IF YOU HAVE A DISC COPY OF THE GAME. TWO ACHIEVEMENTS MUST BE EARNED WITH NO PATCHES INSTALLED, WHICH IS ONLY POSSIBLE WITH THE DISC VERSION.
So what we have here is a walkthrough for Shadows: Awakening. SA is an action-RPG. SA requires 3 full playthroughs to get everything. The main hook is that the game technically has 2 worlds in one, a shadow realm and a mortal one. You have the main character that exists in the shadow realm, and his "puppets" that exist in the mortal realm. There are differences in the world between the two, and different kinds of enemies exist in certain realms (or both). Unlike most gimmicks, it does have an effect on gameplay, especially in the harder playthroughs.
SA is stuffed with missable achievements, the most complicated probably being Glorious Erudition for getting all the books. While it's nothing like Crackdown with hundreds of collectibles, you can only get to all of them if you make specific choices throughout the story. Some of them are also missable because of time or other issues. The other tricky one would be the achievement for the endings, the third "true" ending would be pretty hard to figure out on your own. I'll cover them all, along with stat and skill builds, on page 2. As for how the completion looks...
1. Playthrough on easy with Kalig. Kalig is melee, and melee sucks on harder difficulties. Therefore we play him on easy. We'll get a bunch of achievements here, but not all.
2. Playthrough on extreme with Evia. Extreme difficulty is pretty annoying, everything has a shit ton of HP and fights take forever. We'll get the rest of the achievements aside from 3.
3. Playthrough on hard with no puppet deaths. You can simply reload if you lose a puppet, so it does not require perfection. We'll get the last 3 achievements here.
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