I just finished my first run on Clair A last night (on Normal) and can agree with pretty much all of this and I had about the same time/saves at the end of my first game, but got a C ranking somehow. I watched pretty much all the reviews for this game before playing and a couple of them mentioned how you meet your counterpart (Leon/Clair) more throughout the game than in the original. Except I only saw Leon once in my entire game if you don't count the very beginning and end. Did I miss something? One of the minor annoyances I had playing as Clair too was that although you could make Acid rounds with gun powder, you can't make flame rounds, which seemed to be a bit more useful esp. against some of the enemies in the lab area. But fortunately, as Gamerk2 points as well, the game is somewhat generous at giving you ammo so I was never too short on flame rounds, but I'd say it would be much more useful to make them on the harder difficulties. Anyone got any generally useful tips for taking out zombies and conserving ammo? I generally aimed for the head, as it seemed to me that it still took 3-5 rounds in the leg just to disable them when I tried that, so you might as well try to pop their head for a kill, but the amount of rounds it takes varies wildly for head shots. Sometimes I could kill them in 1-2 shots, others would take like 8-9 shots to the head after coming back up for more a couple times. I try to knife them when they're down to make sure they're dead, but usually that wasn't an option because I had another enemy or two to handle first before I could check them. For Lickers, if I couldn't sneak around them, I hit them with a flame round once (2 in one shot if I could) then it would only take 2-3 pistol shots to kill them. The sewer mutants only took one flame/acid round and a couple shots to the eye as well. I used the Spark Shot or flame rounds for the plant zombies, but they seemed to respawn/recover half the time after I came back through later. Spoiler: Mr. X How Mr. X died in the middle of Clair's game (assuming it's probably the same for Leon) was pretty surprising and awesome.