Being a detective isn’t easy at the best of times – you have to inhale the stench of the corpse and ask the grieving families tough questions, to begin with. But imagine waking up with a horrible hangover and no memory of where you are only to then find out that you are the lead investigator in a murder case. No warning, no morning coffee; just you in your underwear, sore as hell, sprawled awkwardly on the trashed floor of a rented room.
This is what happens to our main character in Disco Elysium – The Final Cut. He’s a man who needs some serious help (even before his hideous tie tries to strangle him). Luckily, we made sure there was plenty of support available throughout the game. Here’s a quick rundown of how to go from the drunken mess of yesterday to the law enforcement superstar of today. hui.
It’s a good idea to deal with that cracking hangover first. People have suggested all kinds of hangover remedies through the ages: rub lemons on the skin, drink pickle juice, eat raw eels. They won’t help much but they are fun. Fortunately, we have a range of more effective remedies that you can buy over the counter at the local Frittte.
The best option is a bottle of magnesium. Take this and the detective’s head should stop beating. You might also want to take ammonia to keep him from vomiting when faced with unpleasant smells – beyond his own beer bottle breath, that is.
Pain relievers such as Nosaphed and Drouamine are also an essential purchase. Once you’ve got it, if you ever find yourself running low on health, you can just press left on the d-pad to instantly feel a little better.
Rebuild crime scenes
With a clear head, one advantage our detective will soon discover is being able to reconstruct crime scenes with his mind. This is done using a skill called Visual Calculus.
There are 24 skills in total, all of which can be upgraded to open up new possibilities in investigating, but you’ll probably want to focus on the ones that suit your personal police style – be it calm intellect. , physical or other assault. Between. It’s a role-playing game, after all.
Choose to upgrade Visual Calculus and you might be able to determine the weight of the person who left a footprint in the mud. Or you can even calculate the trajectory of a bullet that has been shot through a window with mathematical precision. Very intelligent, very forensic, he can even impress your partner.
Tool in place
Can’t get through a locked door? Unable to see inside a dark room? Need to motivate yourself by diffusing big chunks from your shoulder? This is what the tools of Disco Elysium – The Final Cut are for.
These items can be equipped in the detective’s hands. From there, just click the L3 button to use the left tool, or the R3 button for the right tool, and voila! You are a brilliant and well-equipped lawyer that few barriers can stop.
Tools include a sturdy lever that unlocks containers – including any bins you want to dig into (yes, we answer Hobocops). We also have chain cutters, a flashlight, a portable tape drive and a yellow plastic bag. This plastic bag may seem silly now, but you will learn to love it once it saves your life over and over again.
Win new thoughts
It’s a good idea to talk to locals to get eyewitness reports and shed some light on the background to the case. But that’s not the only benefit of talking to people as some of them can give you new ideas for your arsenal.
Thoughts in Disco Elysium – The Final Cut gives you new dialogue options that can lead to new avenues of investigation. Once you acquire one, you have the option of expanding it in your Thinking Cabinet, which is a special inventory just for thoughts. Each thought takes a certain time in the game to develop – one of them takes almost a whole day! You’ll know when the thought is done because the PS5’s DualSense controller will be buzzing in your palms.
Thoughts are part of your personality and give you a range of bonuses and disadvantages. For example, if you fully develop Superstar Cop Thinking, you will get -1 Logic because that is the price of self-delusion, but your learning cap for other skills will be increased by your newfound daring and confidence. .
Be the fashion police
The world is your stage so don’t be afraid to dress up a bit. Who said you have to look like a cop anyway? Not us, that’s for sure. Look for any opportunity to acquire new clothes while exploring the Cold Coastal District, as wearing them can provide you with certain benefits.
Dress in a silk kimono with a roaring dragon and you will get +1 Drama. Or put on the yellow gardening gloves and it will be easier to perform an autopsy in the field. It’s worth mixing and matching clothes to get the bonuses you want at all times.
For example, at one point in the game you have the option of singing karaoke in front of a crowd. To achieve peak performance, you’ll want to wear the silk kimono, a mesh tank top, and a bow tie. This is quite the look! And the one that we entirely intended for this superstar moment.
Do you have it all? You should now be ready to strut your stuff when Disco Elysium – The Final Cut hits PS4 and PS5 on March 30, 2021.