Lovecraft’s Untold Stories 2 is not an easy game. Even getting to your first boss can take multiple hours – let alone your second. What’s worse, these two bosses are disturbingly close to the start of the game. You have likely been brutally murdered by regular enemies and spiked floor on repeat this whole time.
All that is behind you now, as you have conquered the Asylum twice, and you are face to face with the dreaded Lobotomist. A mere man with a penchant for brain surgery, experimentation, explosives, and rifles. If he sounds like a chap with plenty of talents, and if that scares you, then you are on the right track.
Despite the horrors, the Lobotomist could theoretically inflict if he got his hands on you, his actual attack pattern is incredibly simple – as was the case with the Possessed Nurse. Lobotomist has one form of attack, and they will do this on repeat until someone dies – ideally you.
Lobotomist has a rifle, and he will fire that rifle in two ways – single shot, or double shot. Sometimes he will combine them to do a single shot into a double shot with a brief gap, but the general idea is that he will shoot you.
His projectiles move very quickly, they deal a lot of damage, and more importantly, they have incredible range. Lobotomist can fire at you from anywhere in the boss arena – even off-screen. Not only that, but the animation that plays when he fires is difficult to spot in the chaos, so dodging is much harder than usual.
Topping it all off is how his projectiles interact with you. When you are hit, you are knocked back and briefly slowed. This might not seem like an issue at first, but in practice, this is devastating. Lobotomist out-ranges most characters, and if you can’t close the gap, you can’t deal your damage. Lobotomist can keep you at arm’s length with ease.
Lobotomist has two mechanics that exist simultaneously during this fight – and both make it much more difficult. Firstly, Lobotomist is accompanied by a handful of madmen with electrodes rammed into their bodies. These guys are pretty darn tanky and can hit for a lot of damage if they corner you.
Not only that, the arena is cluttered. It is filled to the brim with various kinds of explosive barrels, which will not only deal damage if you are caught in the explosion but will also leave damaging floor tiles. By the end of the fight, the floor will be mostly dangerous, making manoeuvring nightmarish, to say the least.
Which Character To Use
At this point in the game, you only have access to four characters – Professor, Witch, Detective, and Veteran. Of the bunch, you probably want to write off the Witch. Despite having an excellent kit, her short range makes it incredibly difficult to deal damage to Lobotomist – not without taking damage. Since she has the lowest HP, this is not a combo.
We found that the Professor was the best choice here. He doesn’t have the mobility to avoid Lobotomist’s attacks, but his shield can absorb his damage very effectively, and it makes him more-or-less immune to the floor tile problem. To make him even better, we advise bringing some Artefacts and Equipment that improve his Energy Regeneration.
You can also use the Detective or Veteran, but they have their issues in this fight. The Detective is very weapon dependent – if you only have a Shotgun, you are not going to have a good time. The Veteran is incredibly slow, only has two skills, and his mobility skill is awful.
As simple as Lobotomist may be on paper, he is far more dangerous than his piddle gun may suggest. First things first, however, you need to take care of his minions. These guys will dash at you the moment the battle starts, so start running and gunning ASAP. They only have melee attacks, so providing you keep your distance you should be fine. Easier said than done as the Professor, of course, so keep that shield raised.
Once the minions are down, you need to pay very close attention to the arena. Ideally, you want to spend some time destroying the barrels so you can fight Lobotomist without having to risk blowing yourself up. Remember, if you are running the Professor, your shield will help mitigate the floor damage.
Once all of this is done, you are ready to take on the Lobotomist himself. He won’t stay still, so you will need to chase him a bit. Try to dodge his shots, but really, providing you have your shield raised, you should be fine. Blast him until he dies.
Your shield won’t survive the whole fight, so remember to fall back and let it recharge from time to time.