Also, I extend my condolences to DarkWolf, and must inquire what difficulty he is playing on. Word from those who see themselves as wise: never, ever, melee the flood with anything shy of a gravity hammer or an energy sword. Start the level over, aim for the center of mass, not the head, and stop using plasma weapons. I will also add that the flamethrower can become a liability both at higher difficulty settings and in co-op
Yes, I should have been more clear. I'm out of ammo, and the only way I can hurt them is via a melee attack. I'm playing on Heroic, can't find a Brute Shot or anything with a one-hit melee blade, and I'm really pissed because there were like ten energy swords at the beginning of the level, and there aren't any now. And I've drained both the flame throwers I've found without killing myself, and the third person view that comes with it has saved my ass. But, sadly, I'm now back to taking down Scarabs on Legendary, which is easier than the damned Flood level.