I'm in the campaign and currently the enemy has five islands left. The four ones on the lower right side of the map, and one on the left side which he captured (I let him have it and took four or more of his in the upper right while he was busy with this one). Unfortunately, he turned all of his remaining right side islands into defense islands...so these are REALLY tough (all connected!). When going through the upper right islands, things were very easy...thanks to better manta weapons and armor I could just run over the islands, destroy scramblers etc and quickly drop a hack pod on the command centers.
But those remaining islands...here for the first time I see enemy ground missile launchers, and they make using mantas very difficult to impossible. If I send walruses ahead to destroy the turrets, they get swarmed by enemy mantas/walruses (no air cover possible)...
Seriously, the step up in difficulty is extremely harsh. So I'm looking/hoping for some tips on how to proceed here. My only/best approach so far is to go slooooooowly and save, save, save at every point I've finished successfully.
Is there something that can help with the missile turrets? I haven't thought of them but could flare launchers help the manta?
Additionally, how much (if any) effect do these steps have?
- destroying the enemy radar (never really did that because the islands so far very maybe too easy, but if it helps even a little, I'll try for it here too)?
- destroying the dock of the island (this should break the connection of the island to the enemies island network, does this actually lower the defense too? Because then the island isn't directly connected to the other defense islands anymore)?
Overall liking the game, I see the problems with walrus pathing occasionally but can usually get around them with some care. But I've started and restarted on those last islands for longer than I like now.