When RE4 came out on PS2 I loved it, finished it on normal difficulty and forgot about it.
Now that it's come out on Xbox 360 (yay) and of course has achievements, I'm trying to complete the game in professional mode.
Honestly, it is pretty difficult, but obviously it is not impossible. I've mastered the use of the knife in previous games and normally end up with ridiculous amounts of ammunition at the end.
One of the keys to professional is using the continue points in the game to your advantage massively, in ways such as:
- Restarting from a continue point when you've been struck too many times and thus used too many healing items / ammunition.
- Walking through one, killing a couple enemies, walking out, walking back in to kill a couple more and repeat until you've cleared the room (enemies reset their positions when you leave).
The first point actually hinders me quite a bit because I always end up feeling like I've used too much ammunition and restart to try improve on what I've done. Sometimes it takes me over an hour to clear a single room and by that point I've managed to do the entire thing without using more than 2 handgun bullets or similar.
I realize this is pretty overkill, so I've been wondering - are there any guidelines around how much ammo I actually need at given points in the game? I always feel as though I'm going to eventually come up against something in pro that will need a lot of bullets to kill and I won't have enough.
Also, which bullets should I be using? I found myself at the end of normal mode having killed almost every boss with the mass handgun bullets I'd found + maxed out Red9 (because it's boss) with around 50-100 handgun bullets and then 600+ of rifle/shotgun bullets.
If anyone has any insight into the couple of points above, that would be awesome and help me stop being extremely overkill with my ammunition conservation and actually start playing the game.