8. Arcadia Revisited
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When you start moving along Ryan will send some bots your way, so just run as
fast as you can back to the labs. In the Rolling Hills you can use that Bot
Shutdown station to kill off the bots following you. Then make your way back
to LangFord's office with only a few enemies in your way. An enemy in the
office and then you need to use that big control panel by the window. You
might want to equip your machine gun with antipersonnel rounds, maybe.
The trap is sprung. Run back to the first office of the lab and seal the door
with the lever. Now Splicers are still pouring in from the sides, but your
machines should start the defense. It may or may not be a wise move to get
the Big Daddy out of the way before the main group of Splicers arrive; if you
got the hardware you may as well kill the Bid Daddy on your terms rather than
accidentally hitting him.
Now set up shop in the second lab area, on the steps between the camera and
the turret. Hopefully you have the Natural Camo tonic, so if you just stand
still you will not be attacked from all sides by the Houdinis that pop out
of nowhere. When invisible you get to decide when you strike, and with
antipersonnel rounds you will make short work of Splicers. And don't forget to
take pictures, but don't put yourself in peril to do so.
As the battle wears on you will get updates about the vector's progress, but
it really corresponds to your progress with killing the Splicers. If your
in camo and looking at the doorway, the Splicers should barely poke out of the
doorway just enough so that you can tear them apart with a few bullets. When
the vector is done you need to return to the office and pull the lever, but
that is when some Houdinis will appear, one that will cause you some grief.
Pull the lever and return to the labs to take out the Houdinis and collect
the spoils of war.
Make your way, finally, to the metro; there are some items on either side
of the door that you unlocked, before you go through it. There is a Diary on
the bench of the station. Get to the sub and head to Fort Frolic.