This is a fabulous game. Lovely controls, lovely style. I've had a lot of fun playing it, doing every time trial and delivery mission as they opened up to me.
The problem is that I've reached Fly Trap and I'm screwed. I cannot get past the guards in that arena-type area. For the first hour I was doing what I normally do in combat situations in this game - run. Slowly it started to dawn that there wasn't a way out (that walkway around the top is tempting, but I couldn't find a way of reaching it no matter how hard I tried). So, after a few YouTube videos confirmed it, I started trying to defeat the guards.
Four hours and many deaths later they were still coming. At some point I started keeping count of how many I beat before they finally cornered me again and took away that last flashing red bar. Sixteen. And there were still three of them beating me. How many are there? At least nineteen, obviously. And I don't think I'm ever going to get there.
I know some people find the combat in this game easy. I am not one of those people, I play the game for the running aspect of it. Yes, I went back and did the tutorials again, several times in fact. Yes, I played through the whole game again, this time doing the combat instead of running away. It did no good. Three guards I can deal with. Nineteen-plus, apparently followed by some kind of boss, no I can't.
It is a real shame. As I said, this is easily one of my favourite games. I'm just disappointed that I'm never going to get to play the rest of it.
"Remember what I taught you. Isolate them, one at a time" -Mr Mercury
Bet Noah didn't even say that.
The Sentinel after them was dead easy after all that. Didn't even drop a bar. I think the previous bit was hard simply because of the sheer number of them without the chance to recover, plus the shooters - one of them would often fire three times in quick succession, knocking three bars off straight away.