Full guide for isometric adventure Beautiful Desolation.
GETTING TO THE PENROSE
Pick up the OLD ENERGY CELL close to the entrance of the hangar. Pick up DON’S ACCESS KEYCARD from the pile of tools under the helicopter. Access the television and watch the documentary. Use DON’S ACCESS KEYCARD on the yellow databox on the reception counter to unlock it. Walk to where the old car is being repaired (green indicator will appear). Talk to Don.
THE PENROSE (’86)
Combine the OLD ENERGY CELL with the UNPOWERED AGNATE RETINA to get the POWERED AGNATE RETINA. Use the POWERED AGNATE RETINA on the first databox. Turn off the security systems. Open your CODEX and take note of the codes page. Access the second databox. Type in the code 7734 (taken from the CODEX notes). Run to the large backup systems to the right. Pick up the PENROSE DATA DISK. Talk to P00CH.
GETTING OFF THE PENROSE
Consult your inventory and note THE SIMULACRUM. This will change depending on how this world perceives you, ranging from white to red.
Run to the military transport on the bottom left. Talk to DON. A sound effect will play. Run to the scanners and access the databox. Talk to the AGNATES.
FIXING THE BUFFALO
Wake up. Talk to Don on the RADIO. Try to access the crashed transport. You will need an AGNATE to access it’s systems. Explore the overpass. To the east you will find the OLD DOLI. Talk to him. He tells you that you will need an AVIONICS DATABUS. Run up to the top of the destroyed overpass (south), and exit to the MILKBUSH SEAWALL.
Explore the seawall. You will find a BUFFALO TROOP TRANSPORT to the east. Pick up the page from the technical manual, adding it to your CODEX. Head South towards the shipwrecks, and exit to MILKBUSH BEACH.
Pickup the Gold – to the south by the wrecked cars on the beach. Explore the beach. Close to the boat a little creature will run away from you. Find POOCH at the beach and talk to her. Head back to the MILKBUSH OVERPASS. Talk to Pooch and ask her to access the crashed transport. Access the crashed Agnate transport and get the AVIONICS DATABUS. Take the ejected AVIONICS DATABUS back to the BUFFALO in the MILKBUSH SEAWALL.
Load the AVIONICS DATABUS into the receiving tray inside the workshop. Head back to the MILKBUSH OVERPASS and talk to OLD DOLI. He will tell you that you need a TEAR SLINGSHOT DEVICE, TETHER DEVICE, and RED MERCURY to start up the ARRAY and open a portal back home. The RED MERCURY is in THE KETTLE with GRAVE. The other devices are scattered around the world.
Take the ejected NEURAL NETWORK CONTROLLER from OLD DOLI to the BUFFALO TROOP TRANSPORT and place it into the receiving tray inside the workshop. The Buffalo has been fixed and a cutscene will play. Call it using the RADIO. Talk to Pooch.
FINDING DON AND ACCESSING THE WARDEN
Explore around the area of VESTA. Land at the SANCTUARY AT WITHERBERG. Explore around WITHERBERG, collect the DIAGRAM found in the scrapped satellite parts (Just North of JAREK). Talk to JAREK the mechanic. He will add coordinates to a crashed satellite at the ROCKFACE to your map. Enter the ABBEY.
Talk to BRA’ BONES. He will tell you about his brother who is currently at THE KETTLE and give you the WARDEN MAP which will be added to your codex. He will add coordinates to a CRASHED LAB to your map. Talk to the drunk FLEY ATUM at the bottom corner of the bar. Head up the stairs to the ATTIC.
Explore the ATTIC. Make an offering of GOLD, and receive the CREDITS. (Optional). Steal the CREDIT WALLET from the sleeping woman and receive 2 CREDITS. Talk to the MISTRESS OF WITHERBERG. TRADE with her to get a FIRST AID KIT. Leave the attic and the Abbey back into the SANCTUARY. Exit to the OVERLOOK in the east.
Explore the OVERLOOK. Talk to ISHMAEL and learn about his travels. Leave WITHERBERG using the Buffalo.
Fly to the CRASHED LAB. Run towards Don. Talk to Pooch about Dons wounds. Use the FIRST AID KIT on Don to revive him. Access the computer terminal by the crashed lab and unlock The Alexis Disaster Recovery terminal. Explore the area and collect the other DIAGRAM SKETCH on the side of the satellite ruins. Exit on the Buffalo and fly to the ROCKFACE in the south west.
Land on the ROCKFACE and explore the area to uncover the FINAL DIAGRAM SKETCH. Access the Alexis Disaster Recovery terminal and match up the symbols to the collected sketches. It is probably best to redraw the symbols on a piece of paper and align them to get the correct combination. Take the ALEXIS DATA CORE from the open airlock.
Leave on the Buffalo and fly back to the SANCTUARY AT WITHERBERG. Give the ALEXIS DATA CORE to JAREK, and he will install a WARDEN ACCESS DEVICE into your Buffalo. Leave on the Buffalo, and fly towards the WARDEN. Accessing the WARDEN, you can fly to multiple areas. You can go to any map and any location. Cutscene will play.
THIS PART OF THE GAME IS NON LINEAR BUT THIS IS THE QUICKEST PATH.
The walkthrough from here on is divided up into different tasks, with those tasks overlapping each other.