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Returnal, tips for getting started

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Returnal, tips for getting started

Returnal is the latest roguelike shooter made exclusively on PS5 and made by Housemarque, available starting April 30th.

As this is a new next-gen title , we are sure that many of you will want to try to start the adventure in the best way, especially considering the procedural nature of the title.

For this reason we have thought of several useful tips to start your adventure, suitable for all those who are about to venture into biomes for the first time.

These tips are part of our Returnal guide , which we suggest you consult to find out all the details about the game.

Take your time

As we have already highlighted several times, Returnal is a procedural title: consequently, every time you regenerate the world will be different from how you remembered it.

Therefore, it is extremely important to calmly traverse the game’s different biomes, even if you have already faced certain areas in the past.

In this regard, it is very important not to take shortcuts and slowly explore the whole biome: this will allow you not only to easily level up, but also to earn a lot of money.

Discovering all areas of the biome will therefore provide you with a greater chance of survival within this difficult world.

Collect the oboliths
As in any self-respecting video game, special currencies are also available on Returnal that will perform the function of money .

These are the obolites , which it is absolutely essential to look for and collect whenever you have the opportunity.

You can get them by killing enemies and inside sarcophagi , which we remember are also procedurally generated ones.

The obolites are essential because we will be able to spend them in the Constructors, which are locations where it is possible to create consumables: at the beginning, we will have only one slot available but, as we advance in the game, we will be able to have 3 different spaces.

Accumulate as much Aether as possible

Don’t forget to explore the optional rooms as well – sometimes, if you’re lucky, you may find rare small spheres called aether.

There are no checkpoints available in this game, but having Aether at your disposal will allow you to use one anyway, but only once: by spending 6 units of Aether, you can start from a certain point only once, after being dead.

Keep an eye on your health

Our health bar will have available, in addition to the classic green bar that indicates how much life we ​​have, additional bars that indicate our level of resin, which occupies an additional slot compared to our health.

If the silphium is therefore able to regenerate our health, the resin will take care of putting these cleats back in order, which can help us or give us malus.

In fact, the resin could be malignant and cause failures , like almost all the elements of the game, so taking it always represents a risk.

Increase weapon proficiency

Focus on increasing the skill level of equipped weapons as much as possible – this will allow you to inflict much more damage.

Each weapon of Returnal will have a level cap of competence available , so the important thing is to try to get as close as possible to that number, taking into account that there are also parasites able to give us a hand.

Don’t get hit

It may seem like a foregone tip in a game where never dying is paramount, but really try not to get hit by your enemies.

As soon as you have inflicted a certain number of hits, you will in fact accumulate adrenaline , which will allow you to get random buffs that will only decay when you are injured.

Keep in mind that there are also consumables that can make you start from the maximum level of adrenaline and give you a consistent advantage in battle.

Fight as much as possible

In order to always have the best materials available and level up, there is only one particularly useful solution: keep fighting as much as possible.

Facing strong enemies in particular will give you access to the best drops in the game, so try never to skip any firefights and in a few minutes you will become strong and fearsome.

Never stop

Try not to focus on a simple objective, but keep moving even during the fights.

If possible, try not to waste time aiming at your target, but shoot blindly so that you can always keep an eye on everything around you with the camera.

This reasoning also applies to enemy drops: don’t stop to inspect them if the play area is still dangerous, but wait until you’ve cleared the area well.

Finally, try to immediately identify possible escape routes , should the action become more dangerous than you may have anticipated.

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