Been on this forum in the HT area for 3 years and searched for a way to beat this damn level and found my way back to AVS. I've completed the entire game several times at legendary level with the exception of Cortana - made it through on Heroic but damn if this is the creepist level of any FPS I've ever played.
I enjoy the hell out of H3 every level but this damn one it's as if this thing gives me motion sickness and feel like fighting through someones anus up through the bowel track but get lost especially during the escape sequences. The opening sequence of this level ironically has him lift his boot and is he's stepped into crap and that's the way the whole level feels.
The bitch is that I come in here now about a quarter way through Legendary on Cortana and now I see people say use a needler on the transformers and I'm in an area where there is no going back to get a needler and have plenty of close range weapons with the Sword, Hammer, and the flame thrower I found but they are useless at a distance with those damn wall huggers and I found one lousy sniper weapon and it took all the ammo to get rid of one. I'm just beyond the checkpoint where you find the hidden flame thrower. Why the hell would they place so many close range weapons in an area where they have no impact with those damn things on the ceilings and upper walls? This level truly tests your patience and your cardiac levels. I'll take Serious Sam anyday where at least I'm not cornered and I can outmanuever them but damn your fighting in what it seems like someones arse?
Well at 57 I feel good I could handle the rest of the game at legendary though I found parts of that Tsavo Highway next to impossible but made it but I may never finish this damn Cortana level - the toughest I've encountered on any FPS and hope it never returns in a future edition. Been playing this game close to six months and totally enjoy the replay value except for Cortana but damn if it doesn't nag at you knowing it's the one piece short of Legendary.