So I'm replaying mass effect now, and decided to try hardcore. I went off to rescue Liara pretty much before doing any other mission or sidequest, since I wanted the medal for doing assignments with her. But now I'm stuck, and getting frustrated.
I'm stuck at the final battle after rescuing Liara. The one against the Krogan Battlemaster. Everything so far was pretty easy, but this battle just seems impossible. Not even "just get more skills" impossible, but outright impossible. Taking out his henchmen is no problem, they die fast enough. But that krogan is just unkillable. He regenerates almost as fast as I can hit him, and instant-kills you as soon as he gets close. (Not sure what ability it is. It doesn't seem to have a recharge time though). You can't outrun him though, he's faster than you even when you sprint at full speed. Several times now I've had the battle bug where he stayed out of the battle until I engaged him, so I was able to take out all henchmen, then recharge all abilities, before engaging him. Didn't help. I once had him bug where I could fire at him without him doing anything until he was almost dead. Even that didn't help, because well, he just instant-kills you.
Having to watch a 21 minute unskippable movie every time you try him is not helping either. I had forgotten how annoying all those unskippable movies in mass effect are. Wow. I hope they fixed that in 3.
Anyway, why I'm posting this here: Is there a way to go back? Leave the planet and get some levels before trying him again? Or even get in different squadmembers? Because he's obviously outright impossible with my current setup. Having something like throw or stasis would already help a lot. Or am I forced to replay the entire game from start?
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