Tango Gameworks is known for making games that aren’t completely identical to their predecessors, even if they’re direct sequels. Ghostwire Tokyo happily embraces more action playstyles while making a huge leap towards a game that celebrates the environment above all else.
The Spider’s Thread update, which always has roles doing other things, unexpectedly added a roguelite mode to the game. It’s a tough game mode that plays quite differently than the base game, and it can take a while to get through. With these tips, you can quickly uncover the source of the curse.
10 take it slow
In a game like this, throwing yourself into a fight head-on can feel very appealing, considering you’re going to lose pretty much everything anyway. The problem is that if you do, you also risk not getting enough tangible benefits to strengthen yourself.
Spider’s Thread measures your time, but purely for record keeping. It does not affect your progress or the rewards offered. So, with that in mind, take your time to memorize the steps before moving on to the next one or making a huge mistake.
9 get the iron orb
You can earn beads within Ghostwire’s base game to improve your abilities, from empowering elemental weaving to searching for souls. More specifically added for dramatic spider webs.
One of the most powerful are Iron Beads. This allows you to defeat everyone (including bosses) with a single hit, but can also kill you with a single hit. If you have good aiming skills and reflexes, this is a surefire way to run all the way through and means you won’t have to worry so much about collectibles.
8 don’t save food
Almost every stage hides many consumables that you can feast on to stay healthy during battle. However, unlike the base game, you cannot keep them in bulk stacks forever.
Any consumables picked up from the web but not purchased will be converted to money each time you return to the hub area Cat’s Paw. So don’t be frugal. Miss some health and eat up the food if you have it.
7 listen to the hidden cat
Even in the base game, animals were very important. Dogs will guide you to treasure, raccoons will spread out across the city in disguise, and cats will give you cryptic hints about places and people around the city.
In Spider’s Thread, cats are at the forefront of their adventures. In fact, there may be more than just the base game hidden at certain stages of the game. Each time they enter a hiding stage, you will hear an echoing ‘meow’ sound and may even search for spectral footprints to find their hiding place.
6 Recycle Chaos Beads
In keeping with the theme of random levels with random objectives, the Cobweb mod grants randomly generated beads based on your performance in the level. Better performance comes with stronger beads, but there are more downsides.
At times, these Chaos Beads can be outrageously powerful. However, in most cases it can do more harm than good. In such a scenario, it is recommended to recycle immediately to get Spirit Thread that can be used for permanent beads.
5 pet cat
The Spider’s Thread mod is introduced in a fantastic way. Akito and KK somehow stir themselves into the depths of Tsuchigomo’s curse to resolve themselves. Early on they will even meet a cat that has lost its owner.
These cats are rather important to the overall story, but more important is the gameplay impact they provide. Whenever you return to Cat’s Paw, you can pet this particular cat and they will restore you perfectly.
4 location memory
Ghostwire Tokyo stood out for its handcrafted feel in every aspect of the world. It felt as if each corner was placed by hand, and each had its own personality. Contrary to what you might expect, the same goes for the random levels in the Cobweb mod.
Levels are chosen randomly (except for some fixed boss battles), but all levels are handcrafted. This means you can actually remember the placement of enemies, items, and key objectives, allowing you to get through levels more efficiently.
three upgrade plan
Ghostwire Tokyo has a rather simple but enjoyable skill tree for players to work through. It gave you some interesting abilities and simpler power upgrades, like summoning a tengu to slingshot you into a rooftop.
However, the cobweb mod has its own skill tree, which is upgraded with currency rather than skill points. Also, many skills are level locked. For the best experience, it’s best to scan the entire tree and plan how you’ll get through it, either focusing on boosting your health first or unlocking more fighting abilities.
2 The gacha method for great photos
A new mechanic added in the Spider’s Thread update is a small capsule machine that spits out statues for use in photo mode. This is actually the second major update to Ghostwire’s already excellent photo mode, and it brings even better features.
Whenever you return to Cat’s Paw, there is a capsule machine across the street. It’s ridiculously cheap, so you can spin it around a few times and get some fun companions in photo mode that you’ll only find on this particular capsule machine.
One Remember you can swap marbles at any time.
In the base game, beads were far from essential, but they were quite important. Helped you find collectibles or provided useful features. But in the spider’s web, beads are needed even more.
Iron Beads should always aim for what they have, but they are not always the best for sections with platforms. In that respect, beads that reduce gravity or restore health are much more helpful. Best of all, once you enter the stage, it won’t be locked and you can swap marbles with total freedom at any time.
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