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I have also added a bit more to the Weapons section. Few minor updates to copyright and special thanks section. Version 2.0 (June 29, 2002) I have added the walkthrough for Stage 5 and 6. I have also added the controls for swimming and a little more to the weapons section. Version 2.5 (June 30, 2002) I have added the walkthrough for Stage 7. I have also added a glitch in the SECRETS Section (thanks to spiderXero) and have added more to the WEAPONS Section. Version 2.6 (July 5, 2002) Walkthrough is finished. I have added the Questions and Answers Section. A few errors are corrected. FAQ was cleaned up a bit. ^_^ Version 3.0 (July 8, 2002) Added Landing Attacks and Weapon Change Attacks to the WEAPON Section. Also added Descriptions of both in HOW TO PLAY section, along with Changing Default Controls. Version 3.1 (July 17, 2002) Added combo for twin blades (HS, LS) that I have been neglecting to mention for some reason (thanks to Colban (the magnificent)). Updated QUESTION AND ANSWERS section. Version 3.2 (October 16, 2002) Long time, no update...Added REVIEW Section (the new Section VII), added another strategy for defeating the Stage 6 Boss (thanks to Nick Wedge), added a bit more information about the Katars at max level, added a few more sites to the COPYRIGHT section. There may be one more update to come later! :) Version 3.3 (March 1, 2003) Well, while not being the update that I had hoped for, the FAQ has been revised and cleaned up a bit. I might try to have a list of the Data Disks and their locations in the future maybe ^_^; Version 3.4 (June 10, 2003) Added two new sites in the COPYRIGHT section that this FAQ can be located at, and changed my email address. Sections: Section I: Introduction Section II: How to Play Section III: Weapons Section IV: Walkthrough Section V: Secrets Section VI: Questions and Answers Section VII: Eve of Extinction Review Section VIII: Copyright and Special Thanks --------------------------------------------------------------- Section I: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ INTRODUCTION ~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is my first FAQ that I have ever written so please forgive me if it is not perfect. If you have any questions, suggestions, complaints, comments, then email me at [email protected] Also, let me know if I forget anything. :) Eve of Extinction (EOE) is a mix of many different games. It has weapons and combos much like Soul Caliber, the adventure areas of the game, and the puzzles are much like Soul Reaver(Josh moves just like Raziel whenever you have the rod equipped), and the action parts are like Sword of the Berserk(also made by Eidos and Yukes). In EOE, an evil corporation named Wisdom is trying to achieve worldwide military control using the EOE(the latest legacy model). EOE basically centers on Josh, former employee of Wisdom, and Eliel, whose soul is wired in the Core of Joshs weapon (legacy). Josh seeks revenge on the company for what they did to Eliel, and he is the only chance that humanity has against Wisdom. --------------------------------------------------------------- Section II: ~~~~~~~~~~~ HOW TO PLAY ~~~~~~~~~~~ CONTROLS: (default) Analog: moves Josh (press lightly to walk, press firmly to run) D pad: moves Josh (walk only) Square: Jump Triangle: Legacy Action X: Light Slash (LS) O: Hard Slash (HS) R1: change weapons R2: camera adjust L1: change weapons L2: lock-on, block L3: 1st person view R3: Legacy drive I will refer to each button by the action it performs since some people do not play with the default controller option. (Like me!) Changing Default Controls If you want to configure your controls then go to the options menu and select button configuration, which will be the last option. (Controls can also be changed during the actual game by pausing the game and going to the option menu) Saving your game: You can save your game anytime you want. To do this press start, and select save and the game will allow you to choose a save file. Once you restart your game you will start out at the previous Ley Line that you passed. Continues: You have an unlimited amount! Map: Enemies appear as red glowing dots on the map. Ley Seeds also appear on the map. Important locations appear on the map as red stars. Changing Weapons: Joshs weapons can be changed with the R1 and L1 buttons. You can change to a different weapon during a combo and Josh will change to the next weapon that you have and finish the combo. You might also need to change weapons in order to get to another platform while jumping. Gaining Levels for your weapons: Each time you use any of your weapons, your percentage on the right, above your available weapons, will go up. When the percentage reaches 100% you will gain a new level, and you will be able to perform higher combo attacks for that weapon. Each weapon can gain a total of 5 levels. Using the Legacy Drive: To use a Legacy Drive you must first find 2 Ley Seeds, then press R3, and use the right analog to trace the pattern on the screen. The pattern must be traced almost perfectly. Most of the patterns are easily traced, but a few, toward the end of the game, can be a real pain. Grabbing onto a far away platform: Jump over to a platform, and Josh should automatically grab the ledge. In order to make some jumps, you must do the pole vault jump, and then quickly switch to your bare hands so Josh can grab the ledge. This can really be tricky whenever you first start to play. Later you will need to use another combination of weapons Note: if the platform is really far away use the walk button to position yourself. Pulling yourself up from a ledge: When Josh is hanging from a ledge you can make him pull himself up with either the jump or Legacy Action buttons. You can also release Joshs grip of a ledge by pressing the L2 button. Grabbing onto a pole or ladder while standing: Tap the Legacy Action button to make Josh grab a ladder or a pole while standing next to it. Back flipping off of a ledge or pole: When Josh is hanging from a ledge or a pole you can press either attack button (LS or HS) to make him do a back flip. Recovering from a fall: Once knocked down, if you press the jump button as you land, Josh will spring back up. If you do not time the button press right, Josh will stay on the ground for about 2 seconds, and risk getting hit by an enemy. Controls for swimming: The up and down directions are reversed once you submerge yourself in water. (Up = Down, Down = Up) You can swim around on the surface also (controls are normal). To pull yourself up, press the grab button (Legacy Action button) near a platform. Once grabbed on, you can pull yourself up with the jump button. Beware Joshs Oxygen level! It depletes VERY quickly! Even I could even hold my breath longer than him! :) Action Movies: Do not put your controller down to watch all of the cutscenes! This is not Final Fantasy X! Some of the cutscenes allow the player to interact. These are known as Action Movies. These cutscenes allow the player to input certain button combinations. If the player does not enter the buttons correctly then Josh will suffer damage. You cannot die from an Action Movie! Changing the order of weapons: When the game is paused, go to the Status screen. You can change the order of your weapons, which can make for some dirty and horrifying combinations. The current levels and information regarding each weapon can be viewed here as well. Landing Attacks: Landing Attacks are weapon attacks that can only be performed after a jump(the second Josh lands) or Legacy Action. (see the WEAPONS Section for more info.) Weapon Change Attacks: Attacks that can be done during a combo when Josh switches to a different weapon. (Weapon Change Attacks can be performed during any combo) ITEMS: Ley Seed: You need two of these to power up each weapon so you can use the Legacy Drive of that weapon. The Ley Seeds come in blue and red colors. They are found inside of Ley Lines. Ley Line: A stream of Chi that shimmers in many areas of each stage that can only be seen by wielders of advanced Legacies. The Ley Line will replenish all of your health and your Legacy meter. The Ley Line also serves as a checkpoint if Josh dies. Data Modules: Disks that are received from Wisdom guards. The Data Modules have information about many different people and places from the game. Some are just notes and documents. (The Data Modules can be viewed by pausing the game and choosing Data on the menu.) First aid box: Some of the enemies may drop a first aid box once beaten. The box will restore some of your health. Vitality Crystals: A clear glass case with a crystal inside which will replenish some of Joshs Legacy Drive energy. Important items: Some enemies may drop important items that will help you advance through the game, such as a card key. Enemies that have an important item will have a red arrow above them which points down at them. --------------------------------------------------------------- Section III: ~~~~~~~ WEAPONS ~~~~~~~ Below is the entire list of all the available weapons in EOE, and information associated with each. I have listed the combos associated with each weapon. You can still do all the prior level combos after you go up a level. For instance, you can still do Level 2 combos after you get up to Level 3. Each weapon will take off more as you raise the level of it. NOTE: LS = Light Slash HS = Hard Slash >>>>>>>>>> Bare Hands >>>>>>>>>> (default weapon) Description: Joshs bare hands can easily beat down one enemy, but I cannot recommend using his bare hands against a group of 2 or more enemies. The damage inflicted is minimal, and the combos are not too powerful. The hard attack also leaves Josh vulnerable if it is blocked or even if it hits. Element: N/A Legacy Drive: N/A Legacy Action: use (lets Josh press switches) Attacks LS: punch HS: roundhouse kick Jumping Attacks LS: Jump kick HS: Jump kick Landing Attack: (HS or LS after Josh lands from a jump) Weapon Change Attack: Roundhouse Kick (can be followed up by LS or HS. LS can be charged (hold down button) for more powerful attack) Combos Level 1 N/A (you start at Level 2) Level 2 LS, LS LS, HS HS, HS Level 3 LS, LS, LS LS, LS, HS Level 4 No new combos Max Level No new combos >>>>> Sword <<<<< (default weapon) Description: The sword is the best weapon for hit and run techniques. The slices are very fast and Josh recovers almost instantly from each hit that he dishes out. The sword starts out relatively weak, but after you start to power it up you can pull off some mad combos. Element: Fire Legacy Drive: Burst of flames (Josh releases a flame burst from the sword) Legacy Action: Somersault (Josh does a somersault in the air. This is good to use if you are expecting an attack. You can evade the attack and counter with a slash.) Attacks LS: Horizontal slice HS: Vertical slice Jumping Attacks LS: jumping vertical slice HS: same as LS jumping attack Landing attack: Sword Swipe (HS or LS after Josh lands from a jump or after Legacy Action) Weapon Change Attack: Sword Swipe (can be followed up with HS) Combos Level 1 No combos Level 2 LS, LS LS, HS HS, HS Level 3 LS, LS, LS LS, LS, HS Level 4 LS, LS, LS, LS LS, LS, LS, HS Max Level No new combos. The sword deals out fire damage to enemies at max level. >>> Rod <<< (default weapon) Description: The Rod is an excellent weapon to have when you are fighting more than one foe. Josh has many combos with the Rod that can knock down enemies if they try to pressure or surround you. Element: Lightening Legacy Drive: Lightening Strike (Josh strikes the ground with the rod and lightening rains down in front of him.) Legacy Action: Pole Vault Jump (Josh spins the Rod around and plunges it into the ground while vaulting himself up into the air. Note: The spinning of the Rod in this action will actually hit enemies if they try to interfere.) Attacks LS: Vertical strike HS: Horizontal Strike Jumping Attacks LS: Josh swings the Rod vertically in the air HS: Same as LS Landing Attack: Rod Swipe (HS or LS after Josh lands from a jump or after Legacy Action) Weapon Change Attack: Rod Uppercut Combos Level 1 No combos Level 2 LS, LS HS, HS LS, HS Level 3 LS, LS, LS LS, LS, HS Level 4 No new combos Max Level No new combos. The Rod deals lightening damage to enemies at max level. >>>>>> Katars <<<<<< (received after completing Stage 1) Description: The Katars hit fast, kind of like the sword. With the Katars Josh can knock the enemy up into the air and perform a juggle while the enemy is falling. Element: Water Legacy Drive: Burst of water (Josh lets loose a stream of water from the Katars.) Legacy Action: Back Flip (Josh does a flying backward somersault and uses the Katars to land on his feet.) The back flip is useful for getting Josh out of troubled spots quickly or you can do it to dazzle your friends. Attacks LS: Standing Vertical Slash HS: Josh slides toward the enemy with the two Katars in front of him and strikes. Jumping Attacks LS: Horizontal slash HS: Horizontal slash Landing Attack: Double Katar Swipe (HS or LS after Josh lands from a jump or after Legacy Action) Weapon Change Attack: Katar Stab Combos Level 1 No combos Level 2 LS, LS HS, HS LS, HS Level 3 LS, LS, LS LS, LS, HS Level 4 No new combos Max Level No new combos. Katars now do water damage to enemies. (the water damage is barely noticeable, look for the tiny water droplets as the opponent is hit with the Katars) >>>>>>>>>>> Snake Sword <<<<<<<<<<< (received after completing Stage 2) Description: The Snake Sword is your first weapon that can inflict big damage. The damage can really add up once you get this baby up in levels. The Snake Sword does not have too much of a reach like you think it would have. If only Josh could use the Snake Sword like Ivy from Soul Caliber tsk! tsk! Element: Time Legacy Drive: Time Freeze (Josh uses the Snake Sword to stop time for about 2 seconds.) Legacy Action: Sword Grapple (The Snake Sword extends and grapples on to any nearby wall. Josh can use this to reach far away platforms.) Attacks LS: standing slash HS: more powerful standing slash Jumping Attacks LS: Vertical strike HS: Vertical strike Landing Attack: N/A Weapon Change Attack: Horizontal Strike (can be followed up with HS or LS) Combos Level 1 No combos Level 2 LS, LS LS, HS HS, HS Level 3 LS, LS, LS LS, LS, HS LS, HS, HS Level 4 No new combos Max Level No new combos >>>>>>>> Crossbow <<<<<<<< (received in Stage 3) Description: A pink crossbow! Heh, what will they think of next! The crossbow can be used to take out enemies from quite a distance. If enemies are really far away, you can usually stand back, and keep shooting them. Sometimes, they will not even move. Element: Life Legacy Drive: Life Recover (Some of Joshs health is healed instantly after the use of this Legacy Drive. Afterward, a shield surrounds Josh and gradually heals for about 10 seconds. This is probably the best Legacy Drive in the game!) Legacy Action: Frontal Roll (Josh rolls forward. This is good for escaping attacks.) Attacks (number of shots depends on current level of the crossbow.) LS: fires out a shot from the crossbow HS: delayed crossbow shot Jumping Attacks (number of shots depends on current level of the crossbow.) LS: fires out a shot HS: fires out a shot Landing Attack: N/A Weapon Change Attack: Crossbow Shot (press LS 2 more times for 2 additional shots) Combos Level 1 (1 shot) Level 2 (2 shots) Level 3 (3 shots) Level 4 (4 shots) Max Level (5 shots) >>>>>>>>> Giant Axe <<<<<<<<< (received in Stage 5) Description: One of my favorite weapons! Josh may swing the Giant Axe really slow, but look at the enemies life as you hit them with a combo, were talking at least half! The Giant Axe is good for about 2 enemies, but I cannot recommend it for a big crowd. Element: Gravity Legacy Drive: Gravity Smash Legacy Action: Evade (Josh digs the Giant Axe into the grounds and pulls himself back. Not very useful.) Attacks LS: Vertical strike HS: Spinning strike Jumping Attacks LS: N/A HS: N/A Landing Attack: Overhead Strike (HS or LS only after Legacy Action) Weapon Change Attack: Overhead Strike (very damaging!) Level 1 No combos Level 2 LS, LS LS, HS Level 3 No new combos Level 4 No new combos Max Level No new combos >>>>>>>>>>> Broad Sword <<<<<<<<<<< (received in Stage 5) Description: If you have played Sword of the Berserk and have seen the way that Gatsu uses the Dragonslayer, then you will love this weapon! This weapon is really good for getting a crowd off of you. It seems to be a little bit faster than the axe, but the damage is not as high. Element: Earth Legacy Drive: Duplicate (The Broad Sword lets Josh make a duplicate of himself which the enemies will attack) Legacy Action: Evade (Much like the Giant Axe evasion, and just as useless.) Attacks LS: Vertical Slash HS: Spinning Slashes Jumping Attacks LS: N/A HS: N/A Landing Attack: Reverse Vertical Slash (HS or LS only after Legacy Action) Weapon Change Attack: 2 horizontal slashes Combos Level 1 No combos Level 2 LS, LS HS, HS LS, HS Level 3 LS, LS, LS LS, HS, HS Level 4 LS, LS, HS, HS Max Level No new combos >>>>>>>>> Boomerang <<<<<<<<< (received after completing Stage 5) Description: The Boomerang is one of the coolest looking weapons in EOE. Too bad its not that great. The only good thing about it is throwing it out straight or using the jump attack with it. Element: Wind Legacy Drive: Wind Burst (The Boomerang sends wind out in all directions.) Legacy Action: somersault (same as the Swords Legacy Action) Attacks: LS: Josh throws the Boomerang straight out in front of him. HS: Josh throws the Boomerang to the side and it makes a half circle in front of him and then comes back. Jumping attacks: LS: Josh throws the Boomerang quickly while in the air (very useful air attack) HS: same as LS air attack Landing Attack: Underhand Boomerang Toss (HS or LS after Josh lands from a jump or after Legacy Action). Weapon Change Attack: Josh jumps and throws the Boomerang. Combos Level 1 No combos Level 2 No combos Level 3 No combos Level 4 No combos Max Level No combos >>>>>> Tonfas <<<<<< (received after completing Stage 6) (automatically comes with 2 Ley Seeds) Description: The Tonfas hit very quickly but they have some slow recovery time, much like using your bare hands. The Tonfas are much better once you start to gain levels. Element: Light Legacy Drive: Invincibility (Josh gets a metallic shield around him and becomes invincible for a few seconds.) Legacy Action: Back Flip (Almost identical to the Katars back flip. Good for avoiding attacks.) Attacks: LS: Downward Strike HS: Tonfa uppercut Jumping Attacks: LS: Jump kick HS: Jump kick Landing Attack: Roundhouse Kick (HS or LS only after Legacy Action) Weapon Change Attack: Tonfa Uppercut (can be followed up with HS) Level 1 No combos Level 2 LS, LS HS, HS LS, HS Level 3 LS, LS, LS LS, LS, HS Level 4 No new combos Max Level No new combos >>>>>>>>>>> Twin Blades <<<<<<<<<<< (received after beating the game) (automatically comes with 2 Ley Seeds) Description: Good lord, the damage! After these blades are leveled up to level 3, one combo can equal instant death for any enemy. You can even make mincemeat out of the bosses with these. Element: Cheese? :) Legacy Drive: Explosion (the twin blades make a big explosion in front of Josh) Legacy Action: High Jump (Josh jumps about the same height as he does when you do the Pole Vault jump with the Rod.) Attacks LS: Vertical Slash HS: Josh slides toward the enemy with both blades in front of him and strikes. Jumping Attacks LS: Vertical air slash (tap button twice for 2 slashes) HS: Vertical air slash (tap button twice for 2 slashes) Landing Attack: N/A Weapon Change Attack: Blade Uppercut Level 1 No combos Level 2 LS, LS HS, HS LS, HS HS, LS Level 3 LS, LS, LS LS, LS, HS Level 4 LS, LS, LS, LS LS, LS, LS, HS Max Level No new combos --------------------------------------------------------------- Section IV: ~~~~~~~~~~~ WALKTHROUGH ~~~~~~~~~~~ Before you start to read this walkthrough, I recommend trying to go through the game yourself. Just listen to Eliel and you can, most of the time, figure out a certain situation. If you are completely stumped on a part, then look it up in this walkthrough. I cannot guarantee that you will NOT run across a spoiler, but I have tried to not spoil anything in this walkthrough storywise. I do not talk about the cutscenes, so you do not have to worry about that part being spoiled for you. I do make a special note when there is an Action Movie (all of the Action movies and proper button inputs are listed in the SECRETS Section). The walkthrough is based on the normal difficulty. Good luck! _______________________________________________________________ ******* Stage 1 ******* Business District When you first start out, after the beginning cutscenes, Josh will have to face 5 Wisdom enemies. Use this chance to get the proper feel of the game. Try to change between your weapons during combos. Believe me, you will be sick of changing weapons by the time you reach the later stages, so you might as well get used to it now! After you beat them, go past the two wrecked trucks until a cutscene starts. After the cutscenes, follow the agent. A cutscene will activate (Action Movie 1). Take out the enemy. Thankfully, Joshs bare hands are already at Level 2, so he can bust out a few combos. After you beat the enemy proceed further into the corridor. Another cutscene will take place (Action Movie 2). After the cutscene, go out the exit. Follow the agent that has Eliel. Eliel will tell you about the R2 camera angle feature which you WILL need throughout the game. You will eventually stumble across a gate, which can only be unlocked by a cardkey. Keep that in mind. Follow the agent further until you come across a pole in the middle of the room. Jump and grab on to the pole, and position Josh so that his backside is facing the area where the agent was. Back flip across to the area. Josh will need to jump and grab onto the ledge in front of him. Eliel should explain this to you well enough. Now, go up the ladder. Follow the corridor until you find a gate. Press the switch to open the gate, and a cutscene will start (Action Movie 3). Fight the enemy, and proceed to the next room. Defeat the enemy in the next room, and pick up the cardkey. Go back to the area with the gate and the cardkey reader that was mentioned earlier. On the way back, you will come across your first area where you will have to use the Rod, and do a Pole Vault jump, and then quickly switch to Joshs bare hands and grab the ledge. Try to get the hang of this now, because it will take some getting used to. Once you get back to the gate, Josh will automatically use the cardkey. Proceed forward, and grab the Ley Seed in the next room. You will need to use the Pole Vault jump to collect the Ley Seed. 3 enemies will appear after Josh has gotten the Ley Seed. After you beat them, go into the room where they came from. In here, you will have to use the Pole Vault jump and then quickly switch to Joshs bare hands to grab the pipe on the ceiling. Pull yourself across to the other side. Grab the next Ley Seed! A cutscene will start. Now, do the Legacy Drive. Another cutscene will start. After the cutscene, go over to the Wisdom building. 3 enemies will attack Josh. Get rid of them. One of the Wisdom guards will seal off the building by shutting off the power as Josh trys to enter. You need to find a way to open that door! Go over to the right side of the building and Eliel will give you a hint on how to power up the building. You will need to power up that generator with the Rods Legacy Drive. The only problem is that you need to find the 2 Ley Seeds for it. Along the way you will run into many enemies. A Ley Line is a little ways down the street. Next to the Ley Line is some stairs that lead down. Go down the stairs, and proceed to the subway. You will run across a gate that needs a cardkey to open. See all of those enemies? Well, the one with the red arrow above him (further in the back) has the key. Defeat all the enemies and grab the cardkey, and use it on the cardkey reader to open up the gate. Proceed through the gate, and you will run into more enemies (what did you expect!). Defeat them, and pull the switch next to the computer. The switch opens up the exit door. Continue forward, and you will run into another enemy. Go down the stairs and you will have to fight 5 more enemies. You can jump on the rail tracks to activate cutscenes (Action Movies 4 & 5). Now, proceed up the stairs on the opposite side. There should be a gate in front of you. Guess what!? More enemies. Proceed through the exit that you unlocked earlier (yeah, it was all the way over here). There are 2 switches on the other side of the gate that you can press. Press them to open the gates (this will make thing easier later). After that, go down the corridor, and go up the stairs. Once you exit the subway, there will be a Ley Seed to your left behind a gate. Pole Vault jump over the gate. You will need to Pole Vault jump onto the basketball, net and then jump and grab the pipe. Pull yourself over to it, and collect the Ley Seed. Jump back over the gate, and proceed further down the street. A cutscene will activate, and show you where the next Ley Seed is. Yep, all the way up there (There is a secret nearby for Special Game. If you want it, refer to the SECRETS section of this guide). Proceed all the way to end of the street. There will be a few enemies along the way. Once you reach the end of the street, you will need to Pole Vault jump and grab onto the top of the Diner sign. Once you get on top of the sign, go up the stairs. When Josh runs out of stairs to climb, you will need to Pole Vault Jump and grab the side of the top of the building. Proceed to the right and take out the enemy. You will need to Pole Vault Jump to the next building. Now you will see a crane. Break the strut that is holding up the crane by hitting it with a weapon. Now Josh can get to the other side! You might want to WALK across the crane until Josh gets to the end. I would hate for you to fall. :) Now change to the Rod, and do a (betcha cant guess) Pole Vault Jump, and quickly switch to Joshs bare hands and grab the side of the next building. Take out the enemy and grab the Ley Seed. You now have the Rods Legacy Drive. Go down the stairs on the side of this building to get down safely. Go back through the subway, and get back to the main street next to the power generator. Now, use the Rods Legacy Drive on the power generator to give the building power. The door to the building will open. Go into the building, and a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 6). You will now fight the first boss. =============================================================== Boss: Hans He will start out as a shadow. You need to get rid of the chandelier so there will be no light in the room. There are 2 ways to do this: 1. Use the Pole Vault jump and grab onto the ledge above. Go over to one of the sides. Use the Pole Vault jump again, and hit the chandelier. 2. Use the Rods Legacy Drive under the Chandelier. Your choice! Now that you have him out of his hiding spot, you can actually hit him. You can use either weapon against him, but I prefer to use the Rod. You will need to block a lot because some of his attacks are hard to avoid. If he ever starts to spin-in-place, then be sure to keep moving to avoid the attack that follows. If you do avoid the spin move, then Hans might spin into a wall and fall down. Be sure to let him know of his mistake, with Joshs Rod, if that happens. You can fight him around the broken chandelier, because the chandelier will damage whoever touches it. He shouldnt be too much of a problem, but he is actually kind of hard for a first boss. Josh will receive the Katars after beating Hans. =============================================================== ******* Stage 2 ******* Chinatown After the cutscenes, 4 enemies will greet Josh into Chinatown. Be sure to say thanks with Joshs new Katars. Go straight ahead and you will activate a cutscene. It seems that somebody or something is inside that mansion to your left. There is a key in the big fire that is in front of the mansion. You need to find some Ley Seeds to get it though. Take out the enemies that try to surround Josh. There is a Ley Line to your left if Josh needs recharging. You see that building up ahead? If you go up to it then some enemies will come out. You have 2 ways of getting inside of the building: 1) You could go through the front door, or 2) Turn to the left and get up to that platform in the cutscene that activates once you go that way. I will explain the latter because it is quicker. (You can skip the next paragraph if you do not want the extra cutscenes) Before you go up to the platform, turn left and go down that street and you will activate a cutscene (Action Movie 7). Now fight the enemies. As you go further up the street, you will run into even more enemies and you will also see a Ley Seed way up high. In order to get Action Movie 8, you will need to go back to the building at the beginning, and use the Pole Vault jump to go up to the roof (you will have to pull yourself up). From there, go along the rooftops until Josh reaches a gray rooftop that is right across from the mansion. Now use the Pole Vault jump and grab the side of the roof of the mansion. Go up to the walkway section, and walk around until a cutscene starts (Action Movie 8) Now lets get back on track, Josh needs to get up to that platform with the enemies on it. To do this, climb the ladder on the building next to the platform. You will need to Pole Vault jump, and then grab the ladder. Once Josh pulls himself up, jump over to the platform with the enemies. Enter the room off to the side. Go down the walkway and take out all the enemies along the way. There will be some more enemies once Josh reaches the bottom. Enter the area with the pots, and a cutscene will activate. Continue further and you will be attacked by many Wisdom guards. You will eventually come to a corridor, and another cutscene will activate. The blades are now moving. You have a choice of either the left or the right. The right may look harder but it will get you to your destination faster. Both paths wind up in the same place. Go to the right and go through all of those blades. Timing is everything! Keep going down the corridor and you will reach an area where you can turn right. Wisdom guards will be all over you at this point. Fight them off, and go down the right path. While going down the right path you will face many more enemies. Keep going down this path until you reach a Ley Seed. Grab the Ley Seed and a cutscene will take place (Action Movie 10). Now Josh will have to fight a boss. =============================================================== Boss: Raven This will be Joshs first encounter with Raven. He seems really tough at first, but the battle ends shortly. Either the sword or the Rod works nicely against him. He sometimes attacks while he is getting up from a knockdown, so be careful. The best way to beat him is to get a few hits in, and then back up, and repeat. You cannot stay on top of him because he will surely push Josh back. The battle will end before you take him down all the way (it will end once Josh has taken about half of Ravens life). =============================================================== Now, take care of the enemies and go back out the corridor. Go to the right once you make it out of the corridor. Go past the 2 blades and fight some more enemies. Keep going down the corridor until you come across a room to your left. Go inside. Upon entering the room a cutscene will take place (Action Movie 9). You will notice a Giant Buddha in the room. Take the enemies out with whichever weapon you choose, and then start to climb the Buddha on the right side. Jump off the Buddha onto the area to the side. Fight off the enemies. Go to the other side of the Buddha (right side), and jump over to the walkway that goes up the Buddha, and begin to climb again. You will need to Pole Vault jump and grab onto the higher walkway once you get so far. Pull yourself up, and continue up the Buddha. Josh will eventually reach a part where he will have to Pole Vault jump over to the side. Its best to jump over to the right so Josh will not miss the area. Follow this area until you get to the left side of the Buddha. Jump onto the walkway that goes up the Buddha and proceed until the camera switches to an overhead view of Josh. Switch to the Rod and Pole vault jump and grab onto the side of the ledge. Or you can first grab onto the pole and jump up to the ledge. Go through the corridor in front of Josh, and take out all the enemies along the way. You will eventually wind up in a room with steel dragons moving along the railings on the walls. Take out the enemies in the room. Now look above Josh with the L3 button. Position Josh below an opening from the top and use the Pole Vault jump to jump up and grab the first railing. Try to time it so the dragon leaves the first railing as you are jumping on it. Now you will need to jump to the next railing and grab on. Continue until you reach the top. If a dragon hits Josh, he will suffer major damage. So watch yourself! Once you get to the top, you will have some more enemies to greet you. There is a doorway up there that you can go through. Go through the doorway, and you will reach the last Ley Seed for the Katars. Go grab it! There is a piece of a ladder on the side of the building. It is hard to see because of the camera angle. Go down the ladder and drop off. Josh will not suffer any damage. There is a special game icon nearby (Go to the SECRETS section if you want to know where) Now go back to the mansion and use the Katars Legacy Drive on the big fire. Grab the key and use it on the door. A cutscene will start, and Josh will have to fight the main boss for this stage. =============================================================== Boss: Viper Viper is really not too bad. I would recommend using the Sword or the Rod on him. He will jump on top of one of the 6 platforms in the room eventually. To get him down, Josh must hit the gong below that platform with a weapon. If you hit the gong in time, Viper will fall and hit the ground. Use this time to beat the crap out of him! Beware the Snake Sword whenever Viper is up on the platforms. It takes quite a bit of life. There is really not too much of a strategy for beating him while he is on the ground. I usually combo him with a weapon (Rod), and try to stay on top of him. Josh will receive the Snake Sword after you beat Viper. =============================================================== ******* Stage 3 ******* The Wisdom Base Beware the helicopter at the beginning! It will try to shoot Josh as he walks out into the open. Go up a little ways past the gate on the right, and you will run into 3 Wisdom guards. Use this chance to start to power up your new Snake Sword. Go up and to the right a little bit, and you will notice an opening in the gate. You need to go in there in a bit, but first you need to get the first Ley Seed for the Snake Sword. Go up a little more and to the right and you will see some boxes next to the gate. Jump over the boxes. You must watch out for the helicopter the whole time while you are outside! Once you jump over the boxes proceed forward until you see a ladder on the left. Switch to your bare hands and climb the ladder. Now, you see the platform across from you? Switch to the rod and use the Pole Vault to jump over the platform and switch to bare hands during the jump so you can grab onto the edge of the platform. Pull yourself up, and go up the ladder. A cutscene will be activated, and you will have to fight 3 Wisdom guards while avoiding the helicopter. If you are low on health, you should run over and get the Ley Seed right now! Try to not get near the edge because once you get knocked off you will take severe damage. After you have the Ley Seed climb back down the ladder that you used to get up there. Go back the way you came, past the boxes. Now go over to the area that has an opening in the gate. Defeat the 2 enemies that guard the door and proceed through. Once you go through the door, Eliel will warn you about the gun turret as you enter into the next room. The gun turret will begin firing right away! Run down the stairs to your right and run over to the switch and press it. This will cause the lift to rise. Grab onto the lift, and ride it up. There should be a Ley Line not to far away from you. If you suffered damage from the gun turret then go heal yourself. Stand on the edge of the lift, and use the rod to hop across to the gun turret. Hit the turret with whichever weapon of your choosing, (the rod works the best) and hop over to the next platform, and press the switch. This causes the door below you to open. Drop down and go through the door that you just opened. A cutscene will activate (Action Movie 11). After that, you will be forced to fight 3 enemies. 2 more enemies are just ahead. On the left will be a security card reader. You need to find that security card. Go to the door up ahead of you with the switch next to it. Press the switch, and the door will open. Go through the door and you will face 2 enemies. One of the enemies(the one with the red arrow over his head) has the key card for that room you just passed. Defeat both of them and get the keycard. Go back to the security card reader, and use the security card. This room has the second Ley Seed for the Snake Sword. You will have to face an enemy with a flamethrower as you enter the room. There are a total of 5 enemies in this room. There is switch next to a lift in the middle of the room. Go over to the switch, and press it. Ride the lift up. There will be a pipe up there, against the wall, that you can grab onto and pull yourself across over to the Ley Seed. After you have gotten the Ley Seed, go back to the room where you got the security card. Now, go all the way up the stairs in this room. There will be an Arachnoid guard up here, and there will also be 2 more guards once you go through the door. Once you are through the door, go up the ladder to your left. Keep proceeding forward until you run into a big fan that is spinning with extreme speed. There is also a Ley Line in the corner. You must use your new Snake Sword Legacy Drive to stop time so you can go through the fan. You must stand directly in front of the fan because the time stop only last for about 2 seconds. Go up the ladder in the area beyond the fan. Go down the ladder at the end of that part. Now you will wind up in a big hallway. There is a switch next to a big door to your right. You can press it and open the door, but that is room that you just came from. So proceed to your left. Keep going down the corridor until you run into a door that you can open. Once you go through the door a cutscene will activate. Follow the two women up the stairs while either stopping to fight the guards or avoiding them. They will go through a door at the top of the stairs. Keep following them. There will be a few guards that will bother you along the way. You will eventually come to an area where you must avoid some laser beams. Its kinda funny how the women just move right through them. Anyway, maneuver your way through the laser beams, and be sure to look out for the one that moves around on the floor! Once you are through the lasers, you will come to corridor where you can either go right or left. Going left will get you nowhere right now, so go to the right. There are 2 guards here. Eventually you will have to turn left and go through a door. A cutscene will activate. Do not worry about the 2 Ley Seeds just yet. There are two guards in this room to take out, one big guard and one with a sniper. There is also a Ley Line in this room. Go through the door that is next to the Ley Line. You will come up to a door with 3 switches on the it. Destroy all 3 switches, and the door will open. After the cutscene, (Action Movie 13) you will have to fight a boss. =============================================================== Boss: Vixen She has a pink crossbow, which she is quite good with. She has 3 far-off attacks that she will use. She sometimes fires a single shot from the crossbow. She also has an attack where she focuses on you for a couple of seconds, and lets loose one powerful shot. She also has an attack where she will let loose a whole stream of shots in a half circle in front of her. You can block her shots. The best weapon to use for her is the Rod. It is best to stay close to her while fighting her. Do not let her get you in the middle of the room, when she is on either of the sides, or she will set up a laser cage around you and use you for target practice. You will most likely get stuck in the laser cage at least once because you have to cross the center to get close to her. Do not let her have a moments peace. Stay right on top of her and you should defeat her easily. =============================================================== After you beat her, a cutscene will activate. You now have the crossbow! Go back to the room with the 2 Ley Seeds that you previously skipped. Go over to the left side, and there will be a platform in the center that you can jump over to. Use the Pole Vault jump. Once you reach the platform, jump over to your right to the next platform. Once on that platform, turn around and the first Ley Seed should be right across from you. Jump over and get it. Now, jump to the platform in front of you. A cutscene should activate (Action Movie 12). Now jump over to the lift. Hit the switch, and ride the lift up. The second Ley Seed will be on the left side after you get to the top. Grab the Ley Seed, and ride the lift back down. Go through the door in front of the lift, and go forward. Turn to the right and there will be a guard waiting for you. Defeat him, and continue going forward. A cutscene will activate (Action Movie 14). Fight off the 3 enemies, and go through the door with the orange light above it. You will enter a room that is full of steam. Use the crossbows Legacy Drive before going into the room. This will protect you from the steam. Go through the steam and make your way to the next door on the left side of the room. Go through that door and through the corridor into the next room, which should be full of boxes. There is an enemy in the distance. Take him out. Once you reach the area where he was standing, a cutscene will activate. Get over to the train, and another cutscene will activate. Now you are on top of the train. Take out the 3 enemies, and watch out for the lights that pass by on the ceiling of the tunnel. They can hit you and take off damage. Keep the enemies in front of you so the lights will hit them. After you take them out, go toward the front of the train. Each time you jump to the next cart, watch out for the railing on the ceiling. It will hit you at the peak of your jump if you are not careful. After you have gone so far, a cutscene will activate and you will fight a boss. =============================================================== Boss: Zera As soon as you start out, you can get a few hits on her before she escapes. She runs toward the end of the train. What in the world is she doing? Anyway, follow her to the end of the train. You can stop and shoot her with your crossbow while she is running. Be sure to avoid the railings each time you jump from cart to cart. She will stop to fight you ever now and then. Just keep following her until you reach the end. A cutscene will activate once you reach the end of the train. =============================================================== ******* Stage 4 ******* Wisdom Airship Josh has received an invitation to the Wisdom Airship from Agla. How thoughtful! When you start out, there will be 3 enemies that you will have to face. After you take care of them, proceed through the open doorway in front of you. You will face 3 more enemies. Take the guy with the gun out first. They are the most annoying enemies. Now go through the door in front of you. A cutscene will activate. After the cutscene, go through the doorway. There is a room with enemies in it to the side. You can go in and take care of them if you want to, or proceed through the other doorway just ahead of you, and a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 15). Proceed through the door again and to your left will be a kitchen. If you choose to go down there, you will activate a cutscene (Action Movie 16). Go to the right, and another cutscene will begin (Action Movie 17). There is a bar in the middle of this room. You will have to fight two enemies in here. Proceed through the new doorway on the opposite side and go through the elevator. Youre now back on the floor that you started on. Take out the two enemies and go though the door in front of you. A cutscene will activate (Action Movie 18). After the cutscene you will face a boss. =============================================================== Boss: Raven Yes, you get to fight Raven again. Raven is quite a difficult boss to fight. He is much more difficult than he was the first time. You must remain patient while fighting him. He is very quick. The strategy that I use is to run around him, and let him attack first, then run up to him and attack while his defense is down. The best weapon to use is either the Rod or the Snake Sword. Do not try to just run up and attack him normally, or he will block your attack and most likely hit you. Use the Crossbows Legacy Drive if you need some extra health. The battle will end when you have taken about 90% of his health. =============================================================== After the battle, go through the door on the other side of the room. Get into the elevator, and run into the cargo hold. ******* STAGE 5 ******* The Guiana Highlands At the start of the stage proceed forward, and a cutscene will activate. You will now have to fight 3 enemies. Watch out for the big enemy! Keep following the trail that you are on, and you will activate a cutscene (Action Movie 19). You will then have to fight 3 more enemies. At the end of the trail, you are forced to jump up to a mountain area. You will need to use the Pole Vault jump. Once you get up there, go down the path to the side of you. Keep following the path until a cutscene activates. Now you will have to fight a boss. =============================================================== Boss: Z Z gave me some problems the first time I fought him. You have to CONSTANTLY stay on the move. One way to defeat Z is to use your crossbow on him from a distance. Using the crossbow can be very time consuming though. The Rod, Katars, and Snake Sword work nicely too. If you do use any of those weapons you need to use a combo that will knock him down! Dont leave him standing while you are right next to him, or you risk getting hit. Also, if your life starts to get really low, use the Crossbows Legacy Drive. Get away from him if he starts to stomp the ground! Rocks will start to fall. Also look out for his spinning attack. He will spin around with his axe out about four times. Run away if he starts the spin attack. =============================================================== After you beat Z, you will gain the Giant Axe! Now, take the path in front of you. You will run into 3 enemies along the way, and a cutscene will activate. The cutscene will show you where the 2 Ley Seeds are for the Giant Axe. Take out the enemies and snag the Ley Seeds. You will have to jump over to the 2 Ley Seeds on each side. A normal jump should do. Now, jump over to the platform that is next to the waterfall. Continue proceeding forward until you run across a big boulder. Hmmmmmm, it seems like you cannot go any further. You just got a new weapon and a new Legacy Drive and now Hey, I bet you could use that Giant Axes Legacy Drive on that big boulder! Try it! It worked! Now, go through the new path. Keep following the winding path until you activate a cutscene. Oh good lord! All of your weapon crystals have now been taken away from you. You will need to defeat the enemies in green with the orange lightsabers to get them back. You are now stuck with your bare hands only. A big enemy should start to charge toward you. I would not recommend fighting him with your bare hands unless you are just awesome! Run past him, and jump up on the platform in front of you with one of the green enemies. Defeat him, and you will get the Giant Axe back. Now you can take out that annoying big enemy. Proceed down, next to the river, and take out the enemies down there. There is nothing near the waterfall, or on top of the side of the mountain next to the river, so go the way that the river is flowing. Go up to the raised area on the right side of the river and a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 21). You will eventually have to jump over the river. Once on the other side, keep following the path until you come across a small body of water. Jump in, and swim over to the other side (If my directions on swimming were not good enough, then listen to Eliel). Once you reach the other side, you will run into 2 enemies. The green enemy has one of your weapons. There is a Ley Line on the raised platform to the left if you need recharging. Go down the path to your right until you run across 3 enemies in a valley below you. Jump down and fight them. I recommend that you take out the 2 normal enemies first, and then take care of the green one that has one of your weapons. If you take out the green enemy first, then you will have to fight the boss that is about to come out, along with the other 2 enemies. Anyway, once you take out the green enemy a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 20), and you will have to fight a boss. =============================================================== Boss: Magnus Magnus looks scary, but he is not too much of a problem. You fight him very similar to the way that you fought Z. You have to keep your distance from him, and combo him sparingly. He doesnt chase you down near as bad as Z did. I recommend using the Giant Axe to defeat him. The other weapons do not seem to take off enough, and you cannot knock him down with the Katars. Any combo with the Giant Axe seems to work fine. The only major thing to look out for is his reach with that Broad Sword. ============================================================== After you take out Magnus, you will receive the Broad Sword. Now, go back the way you came. Go back to where that Ley Line was. Get on the platform above the Ley Line. Take out the enemy, and jump across to the area in front of you. Take out the 2 enemies over here (one of them has your Crossbow). After you get the Crossbow, jump back across, and go back down the platforms. Now, go over to the left side, and defeat the enemy over there. You will eventually reach some water that you can dive into. You will need to use the Crossbows Legacy Drive in order to survive the swim. Take a dive into the water, and swim downwards until you reach a hole. Swim through the hole, and then swim upwards. Once you reach the surface, jump out of the water, and jump up the path in front of you. Follow the path and you will eventually see 2 Ley Seeds in the background. Dont worry about the Ley Seeds just yet. Take out the enemies in front of you. Jump up to the platform on the left side. There will be some enemies up here; one of the enemies has your Rod. There will be another platform that you can jump to that has a Ley Line if you are interested. Once you have gotten the Rod jump back down, and another green enemy will appear. Beat him to death with the Rod, and make him give you back your Snake Sword. Once you have gotten the Snake Sword back, look over at the 2 Ley Seeds. They will be to your left. Now, look at the platform across from the Ley Seeds. There should be an enemy up there. Go over to the platform on the right. Once you reach the platform (you will have to use the Pole Vault jump and grab the side), take out the enemy. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Getting the Ley Seeds for the Broad Sword: (I feel that this topic deserves it own little section.) Now, Eliel should tell you what you will have to do on the platform that you are on. Alrighty then, go to the edge of the platform (walk with the directional pad), and line up the camera so that you can see the 2 Ley Seeds in the distance (one of the Ley Seeds might be covered up by Joshs life bar). OK, now LISTEN to me here. You will have to switch to the Rod. Do a Pole Vault jump over to the Ley Seeds. As soon as you do the jump, you must QUICKLY switch to the Snake Sword, and IMMEDIATELY do the Sword Grapple. (Legacy Action button). I cannot stress IMMEDIATELY enough! (In other words, press the Legacy Action button like a maniac once you switch to the Snake Sword) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ After you get over there, collect the 2 Ley Seeds. A cutscene will activate once you get the second Ley Seed. The cutscene will show you an area behind the waterfall. Go there now. Once you have reached the area behind the waterfall, go into the tunnel. See the 2 switches on the ground? Both of them have to be activated at the same time. You will need to stand on one of the switches, and use the Broad Swords Legacy Drive. Go over, and stand on the other switch. Now, go to the door in front of you. A cutscene will activate. A boss fight will start. =============================================================== Boss: Dr. Wiseman (with many special guests appearances!) First of all, you must get rid of the Laser Barrier that he is hiding behind. To do that you will have to take out those 2 spinning orange-robot-looking-things. You will have enemies swarming you this entire fight. You can kill the enemies, but the problem is that another enemy will join in. In other words, there will always be 4 enemies chasing you, and the mad doctor will always be trying to hit with that boomerang of his. I use either the Giant Axes or the Broad Swords Hard Slash (HS) to take out the orange robots. Once you have taken out the orange robots, the laser barrier will disappear. After the barrier disappears, concentrate your attack on Dr. Wiseman. It is best to use either the Giant Axe or the Broad Sword to beat him. If you start to run out of life, dont forget to use the Crossbow Legacy Drive. You will get the Boomerang after you beat him. =============================================================== ******* Stage 6 ******* The Mayan Ruins After the cutscenes, you will be standing in front of a temple. If you go up to the temple, Eliel will start to babble about how you cant get in. You need to find another entrance. Some enemies might start to attack you. There are some right next to you, to the left. You need to go over to the right of the temple. From there, you need to go over to the area on the right (below the helicopters on the side of the cliff in the distance). You will be fighting a few enemies along the way. The red and blue Wisdom enemies will make their appearance for the first time. Once you reach the area on the right, go down the ladder. After you get down the ladder, proceed down the corridor in front of you. You will run into a sniper enemy along the way. Keep going forward until you run into some more enemies. There will also be a Ley Line to your left. Now, proceed down the corridor to your right. More enemies (of course!). Keep going forward until you reach a pool of water. You must use the Crossbows Legacy Drive, and then dive in. Swim straight ahead. There will be a hole in the top where you can surface once you have gone so far. Now, grab the side and pull yourself up. 2 enemies will greet you. Take them out, and continue forward. Keep going until you activate a cutscene (Action Movie 22). Take out the enemies, and go through the door that just opened. You will need to maneuver your way through the flames. Stay on one side, and slowly work your way through. Once you reach the end, proceed through the door. There are 4 enemies in here (the ones with the spears). There is a Ley Seed up ahead of you. Go over to the right side, you will find a statue head that is not spewing flames. Use the Swords Legacy Drive on the face of the statue. Now, a red skull will drop down in the middle of the area ahead. Go down the right side, and you will see the skull and the first Ley Seed for the Boomerang. Grab them both. Now go back to the room where the enemy disappeared in the cutscene a while back. Go towards the middle of the room. Josh will automatically use the red skull on the statue. A new door will open. Take out the enemies around you, and go through the new opening. Go forward until you reach another door. Go through this door, and a cutscene will activate. The skull and next Ley Seed are at the top center of the room. You will need to Pole Vault Jump and grab the side of a few ledges until you reach the top center. I like to use the right side. Jump over to the closest ledge on the right side with the Pole Vault jump. Now, you can use either the Pole Vault jump, or jump normally to the rest of the platforms in front of you. You eventually reach a platform where you will have to turn and jump to the right. After that, jump over to the center platform using the Pole Vault jump (you will have to switch to your bare hands and grab the side). Now grab the Ley Seed. Turn around and go over to the side of the platform, which is next to the left statue head. You will need to jump over to the left platform and use your Katars Legacy Drive on the face of the statue. Go back over to the middle platform and collect the blue skull. You will need to go back to the room that you came from, and use the blue skull. Another door will open. Proceed through the doorway and through the next door. There will be a Ley Line in front of you. Go over to the left area, and use the Boomerangs Legacy Drive. Stand in the middle of the room while using the Legacy Drive. After using the Legacy Drive, go back to the center and collect the green skull. Go back to the room that you came from, and use the green skull. An area up high will open (above the doorway that brought you into this place). You will need to use the Pole Vault jump, and grab the side of the raised area in front of the doorway to get up there. There will be a Ley Line next to the door at the top. Now, go through the door, and a cutscene will activate. You will have to fight another boss. =============================================================== Boss: Zera She is not really too tough, but she can be very hard to hit. She will make 4 images of herself and circle around you. Now, all the images will either: (1) Come toward you and circle around you a bit, and then attack, or (2) the real Zera will shoot out a projectile at you. To avoid (1) you will need to jump at the moment she tries to attack. To avoid (2) you will need to keep running around in the middle, and dodge the projectile. After she tries to hit you, she will come out by herself, and try to attack. This is when you are free to hit her. Really, any weapon you have got will work fine on her. The Boomerang and Crossbow can be used on her while she is flying. Also, dont forget to use the Crossbows Legacy Drive if you get low on health. You will receive the Tonfas after this fight! Extra Stategy: (contributed by Nick Wedge) If you use the Crossbow against Zera, press the lock-on button when she does her split attack, and Josh will automatically lock-on to the real Zera. This makes the battle a bit easier. =============================================================== ******* Stage 7 ******* Wisdom Headquarters After the cutscenes, you will be standing in the middle of the Wisdom Headquarters! Many enemies will try to attack you in this area. There are about 8 enemies in this room! After you have gone forward a little, a cutscene will start. The cutscene will show you the area to your left (Restricted Area), the area to your right (its open!) and the main elevator (in the middle). You will need to go up the stairs to your right, and go over to that open hallway to your right. As you proceed up the staircase on the right, a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 23). There will be some enemies once you reach the top of the staircase. Go over to the hallway on your left. Keep proceeding down the hallway (fighting the enemies as you go) until you run into 2 elevators. Go down the elevator to your left. After the minor cutscene, proceed out into the hall. You will face about 4 enemies. You can go down the right path into the door at the end of that area, but all that is in there are more enemies (about 7). Take the path to your left, and you will notice a door at the end. Walk toward the door. There is another hallway to your right just before you reach the door. (You can skip the next paragraph if you just want to finish the game. It is not necessary.) Keep proceeding to the door in front of you. An enemy will literally be waiting at the door for you. Take him out and go into the library. Walk toward the stairs in the library and a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 24). There is really no point in going up the stairs right now (refer to the Secrets Section if you want to obtain Special Game 3, which is very close!). If you are coming out of the Library, then you will need to go down the hallway in front of you that is about midways down. If you did not read the last paragraph, then go down the hallway to your right. Get in the elevator. After the cutscene, go toward the left and fight off the enemies. Proceed to the door in front of you at the end of the hall. 3 enemies will attack you. Proceed through the next door. 3 more enemies will attack. Now, go through the door on the other side. Hah, Another door! Go through it! You should eventually reach a room with a big pool in the middle of it. There is a Ley Line on the left side if you need it. Enemies will swarm you in this room. You need to go over to the diving board, which is to your right. Climb the ladder to get up on the diving board and a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 25). If you did not take a dive, then fight off the enemy, and grab the key. Now, you will need to go all the way back to the Restricted area (Basically where you started the level). Go back out of the pool room, and make your way back to the elevator. Some more enemies will pop up on your way back. Once you get out of the first elevator, go to your left and go down the hallway to your right. Take the left elevator back down. Once you make your way back to the main hall that you started in, you will now have to go over to area on the left side (Restricted area). Go over to the Restricted area and use your card. Go down the blue hallway, and take a right. Follow the hall until you run across some elevators. Use the first elevator to your left. Proceed into the hall, (which is filled with enemies) and go over to the door on your right. Explore the area inside until you activate a cutscene (_and possible glitch_ [See SECRETS Section]). There are 3 enemies in here. Go up the ladder, and take out the last enemy. Grab the disc and exit this room. Go back out into the hallway and go to your right. Go to the door at the end of the hall. Get rid of the enemies in that room, and use the disc on the computer. Leave the room, and go back to the elevator to your right. Once you get out of the elevator, go down the hall. Proceed to your right until you reach a room. Get inside the elevator in that room. Once you come out of the elevator, take out the enemies in your way, and go straight. Go down the stairs. Proceed through the double-doors at the bottom. There are plenty of enemies in this room for you take your anger out on. There is a Ley Line at the back right. There is a ladder on your left. Go up the ladder. You will now be on top of a ventilator. Run to the opposite end of the ventilator. There should be a sniper enemy there. Once you reach the end of the ventilator, you will need to Pole Vault jump to the next ventilator to your right. When you get across to the right ventilator, you will notice a pipe above you. Grab the pipe and pull yourself over to the platform that it leads to. Go up the ladder on the platform. Go up the next ladder also. You will run into an enemy. Take him out, and pull the switch on the right. Now the main elevator is on! Slide down the pole that is next to the switch. Go out the gate door. Turn to the left, and go back the way you came. Go up the stairs and back into the elevator. Once out of the elevator, go to the right, and go back into the main hall. Now you will need to go down the stairs, and use the elevator in the middle of the room (main elevator). Some enemies will try to stop you (beat them with the Giant Axe for me!). (You can now go and get Special Game 3 from the Library. See SECRETS Section) After you ride the elevator up, go through the door in front of you. A cutscene will activate. Now, you can go one of 2 ways (you will eventually have to do them both.). 1) Go to the left. Take out the enemies, and go straight ahead. Go through the door in front of you (ignore the annoying sniper for now). You will fight 3 more enemies after you go through the door. Look over at the fireplace. An item! Grab the item. You can go up the stairs to your left and take out that sniper if you want. Go back the way you came. 2) Go through the door in front of you. Take out the 2 enemies and make your way through the next few doors. You will eventually enter an office. Grab the item to your left. Go back the way you came. Once you have the 2 items, use them on the door that was shown in the cutscene earlier. Proceed through the door and through the next door. You will eventually reach a room where you must stand in the middle and do your Legacy Drives in a certain order. The color on the floor will show you which weapon to do the Legacy Drive for. The order is: (the same order that you got the weapons) Sword Rod Katars Snake Sword Crossbow Giant Axe Broad Sword Boomerang Tonfas Now an elevator will open in front of you. Go through the elevator. Go down the hall and through the door at the end. A cutscene will activate, and you will have to fight a boss. =============================================================== Boss: Agla Agla can be kind of tough. You have to watch out for his regular slashes, and his Legacy Drives. If he starts to do a Legacy Drive then get away from him! You can win this fight by running from him and using the Crossbow if you are patient enough. The Katars Hard Slash (HS) works nice also. Any weapon that you have seems to work well against him but I would not recommend using the Sword. He takes quite a beating before going down so try to use a powerful weapon. If your health starts to go down too much, then use the Crossbows Legacy Drive. =============================================================== After you beat him, you will see a cutscene. You will then have to fight the final boss. =============================================================== Boss: (final) Agla (fused w/original Legacy) This boss can be a real pain (Im talking about controller-throwing-tough! Well, at least the first time) His Legacy Drives can take tons of health. If he looks like he is about to do some big attack, take my advice, and get away from him! You will need to pay attention to the color of his body. That is the color of the weapon that will hurt him the most. If he turns Clear use the Bare Hands Orange use the Sword Blue use the Rod Aqua Blue use the Katars Purple use the Snake Sword Pink use the Crossbow Grey use the Giant Axe Yellow use the Broad Sword Green use the Boomerang White use the Tonfas He is constantly moving and trying to attack you. Once you find the right weapon for him, then go up and beat the living crap out of him! I have found that it is almost better to use any other weapon, once he turns clear, than your Bare Hands. The Bare Hands still do not take off enough! Dont forget to use the Crossbows Legacy Drive if you start to run low on health. You can also use the Tonfas and Broad Swords Legacy Drives for pretty good results. Good luck! =============================================================== Once you beat him, you will see the end of the game. Dont forget to save it! Refer to the SECRETS section to find out some extra things that you can do once you beat the game. --------------------------------------------------------------- Section V: ~~~~~~~ SECRETS ~~~~~~~ Bonus: Special Game 1: Survival Mode Received on top of a rooftop in the first stage. To get the Special Game, find the alley that is to your left, a little ways after you come out of the subway. There will be a gate back there. Hop onto the trashcan and use the Pole Vault jump to get over the gate. Climb the ladder on the building behind the gate. The Special Game icon will be on top of the building waiting for you! Special Game 2: 3 Min. Battle After you get the second Ley seed for the Katars, go down the ladder on the side of the building. Go over to the next building. You will need to use the Pole Vault jump to get to the next building. Once on top, go over to the left and you will see the Special Game icon. Special Game 3: Boss Battle Received in the Library of the Final Stage (Stage 7). You must go back to the library after you have turned on the main elevator. Then, and only then, the door at the top of the stairs in the library will open for you. You will need to go through another door, and you will eventually have to jump across the chandelier in the middle of the room. You will reach another door where the Special Game 3 icon will be waiting for you, along with 2 enemies. Action Movies: Action Movie 1 Circle Action Movie 2 X, Circle, Square Action Movie 3 X Action Movie 4 Triangle Action Movie 5 Square Action Movie 6 Circle Action Movie 7 Triangle Action Movie 8 X Action Movie 9 Square, Triangle Action Movie 10- Circle Action Movie 11- Triangle, Square, Circle Action Movie 12- Triangle Action Movie 13- Circle Action Movie 14- X Action Movie 15- Circle Action Movie 16- Triangle Action Movie 17- Triangle, Square Action Movie 18- Circle, Circle, Circle Action Movie 19- Triangle Action Movie 20- Square Action Movie 21- Circle Action Movie 22- Triangle Action Movie 23- Circle Action Movie 24- X Action Movie 25- Square Twin Blade Weapons: As mentioned in the weapons section, the twin blades are the secret weapons of the game. You will receive the twin blades after you have beaten the game. The twin blades can be maxed out just like any other weapon. Max out your weapons: Once you beat the game, you can start a new game from your old save file if you saved it. When you receive the weapons over again, they will be at the same level they were at when you beat the game. After you have gone through the game about 3 times, you may be able to max out all your weapons! Glitch: Although this is not really a secret, I just had to mention this because it is so funny! If you go over to the Restricted Area in the last level (Stage 7), and go through that hallway (you must already have the cardkey), and if you do not see ANY enemies, then the glitch will probably work. Use the elevator and go to the fourth floor. Go over to the door to your right, and go through it. If there are no enemies in here then the glitch will work. Keep moving until a cutscene starts. The cutscene will show Josh sneaking up on HIMSELF (another Josh) who is going up a ladder. The game will eventually freeze, and you will have to reset it. This happened the third time I went through the game. If anyone knows the true way to activate this glitch then email me! ([email protected]). (Thanks to spiderXero for telling me about this glitch.) --------------------------------------------------------------- Section VI: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Q) I keep trying, but I still cannot get the Broad Sword Ley Seeds. Can you help me? A) OK, when you switch to the Snake Sword after the Pole Vault jump, you will need to IMMEDIATELY (tremendously fast, quickly, hurriedly, speedily, until you are red in the face, as if your life depended on that split second in time) do the Sword Grapple!  Q) Where is the R3 button? A) The R3 button is the right analog. If you press the right analog like a button you will here it click. This is the R3 button. (Same for the L3 button)  Q) How exactly do you get over the dang lake where you have to use the Snake Sword, because it doesnt work? A) *sigh* See first question  Q) Why do you say that you should use the bare hands on the clear form of Agla when other weapons takes off more damage? A) Yeah, the bare hands are really useless against him, but I believe that you are supposed to use the bare hands against the clear form. I, myself, would rather use any other weapon, like I said in the walkthrough. --------------------------------------------------------------- Section VII: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EVE OF EXTINCTION REVIEW ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A bio-genetics corporation known as Wisdom develops a new weapon. This new weapon known as Legacy will allow Wisdom to achieve world wide military control. Josh and his girlfriend Eliel find out about Wisdoms plan and try to stop them. Wisdom kidnaps both of them and uses Eliels soul to make a new Legacy, the Eve of Extinction (EOE). Josh escapes from Wisdom and takes the EOE. Now it is up to Josh to stop Wisdom from continuing their plans of global domination, and get Eliel back to her original form. From the makers of Sword of the Berserk for Dreamcast (Yukes and Eidos), comes Eve of Extinction for PS2. Graphics The Graphics in EOE consist of well-detailed character models and nicely designed weapon effects. The main characters of EOE are very well detailed and stand out much more than the normal enemies. The character animations are crisp and stylish. The main characters look really nice during the cutscenes. Polygon breakup is, for the most part, non-existent. There may be a few occasions where a weapon might slip through a wall or the floor while striking an enemy. The backgrounds consist of many different outdoor and indoor areas such as cities and mountain type regions. The backgrounds are in complete 3-D and allow for free roaming. There are altogether 7 different stages that the player must make his or her way through. The special effects on the weapons are taken directly from Soul Caliber. Each weapon leaves a trail of lighting effects as Josh swings them at enemies. EOE has 10 different weapons to choose from. When the player changes from one weapon to the next, the weapon will actually morph into the next weapon. The weapons Legacy Drives can release some great graphical eye candy, especially the time stop ability. The only flaw in the graphics is the fact that many of the enemies that Josh fights at the beginning of the game have a generic appearance. The enemies will all be wearing the same outfit (dark green business suits). A little originality in the development of some of the enemies would have would have been nice. The enemies in the later stages look a little better, but the same enemy will pop up too frequently. The camera angles can get a little annoying as well. The camera does not always follow behind Josh. 8/10 Sound The stage music in EOE is good, not great, but good. No real memorable music is present in EOE. When the player runs across enemies, the game will start to play some upbeat disco type of music, which may start to annoy the player after the 5th enemy encounter. Many of the enemies will let out a casual grunt whenever Josh hits them. The weapons make some cool sound effects when Josh swings each one, but whenever the weapon hits an enemy it make the sound as if someone was hitting a plaster wall with a mop. The voice acting is a major strong point. Cam Clarke, who does the voice for Liquid Snake (MGS2) and Puck (Sword of the Berserk), does the voice of Josh Calloway. The cutscenes are especially memorable because of the well-written and spoken dialogue. 7/10 Gameplay Ah the gameplay! The gameplay is the main savior of EOE. Fighting has never been so deep in a brawler! When Josh first starts out, he only has two weapons at his disposal, and they are very weak. However, once Josh starts to gain more weapons the game will get addicting. Josh has 10 different weapons, which allow him to do many different weapon combos. Josh is allowed to switch to a different weapon during the middle of any combo to finish the combo. He can dish out 7 hit combos with ease once his weapons have gone up enough in level. The fighting never does get too boring because each weapon has many different combos that can be done. For instance, Josh can do a 4 hit combo with the rod, and then switch to the axe and finish off the combo by hitting the enemy with an overhead strike, which hits about 4-5 times. Each weapon starts out at a low level with only a few combinations available. As gamers start to level up each weapon, EOE will start to get a lot more interesting as many more combinations become available. Eve of Extinction combines action and adventure, so it is not a full-fledged brawler. In some instances, Josh might have to explore an area while trying to look for an item or a switch. Eliel will constantly give the player hints if he or she gets stuck. The player is expected to perform a few dangerous jumps that could lead to much frustration if the controls are not mastered. The controls take time to get used to. There are areas where the player will be forced to switch to Joshs bare hands in order to progress further. For instance, there are a few parts where Josh has to do a jump that can only be done with his rod and reach a high platform. Josh might have to switch to his bare hands in order to grab the side of the platform and pull himself up. The controls can be very frustrating at first, but after a while of playing, everything will come natural. The only problem with the controls is that the lock-on button is also the block button, so gamers will always be blocking while locked on to an enemy. Normal enemies provide minimal challenge in the first few stages, but they sure can gang up on Josh quickly. There is a boss (and occasionally a midboss) at the end of each stage. Many of the bosses can be quite tough. Some bosses require the player to perform a specific task before he or she can actually hit the boss. Each level has a few cutscenes where the player will have to enter certain button combinations during the cutscenes to keep from taking damage. (Much like the Quick-time-events of Sword of the Berserk or Shenmue) 8/10 Lifespan EOE can easily be beaten in about a day, the first time through. The game allows the player to bring each weapon up five levels. Each time the game is completed, gamers will be able to start a new game with the same leveled up weapons. The player will have to beat the game at least three times in order to max out every weapon. There are also a few special games that can be found throughout the 7 stages. The special games include a survivor mode, and a few other modes. There is also a special weapon that can be unlocked. 9/10 Originality EOE combines a little bit of Soul Reaver (platform), Soul Caliber (weapon and combat), and Sword of the Berserk (action and cutscene) into a nice blend. The new weapon based approach to combat is excellent! The story could have been better. But hey, we do not play brawler-type games for the story alone! Also, a few more character models for the normal enemies would have made the enemy encounters more enjoyable. 8/10 Overall If you like plenty of action in your game, and you like a few breaks in between the action, then you will love Eve of Extinction. EOE might be getting some bad reviews from some areas of the gaming business, but you have to actually play the game to judge it for yourself. The game does have its flaws, but a hardcore action fan can look past the flaws and realize the perfect gameplay. Overall Rating: 8/10 (This review can also be found on PS2 Update. (http://www.ps2update.net) The version on this FAQ is slightly altered.) --------------------------------------------------------------- Section VIII: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ COPYRIGHT AND SPECIAL THANKS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Copyright This document Copyright 2002 Kevin Hall This document is for private and personal use only! Do not try to sell this document for profit! This is a free document and should remain free. Do not try to reproduce this document in any way, shape, or form. If you want to use this document on your site then contact me, ([email protected]) and ask for permission. I am very understanding. We can, most likely, work something out. If you see this on any other site besides: GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com/) Cheat Code Central (www.cheatcc.com/) Cheat Happens (www.cheathappens.com/) Neoseeker (www.neoseeker.com/) Gameguru Mania (www.ggmania.com/) Jester Race (http://jester_race.tripod.com/) http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~jaguar23/public_html/index.html GameNation (www.gamenation.com.au/) Computerunderground.com (www.computerunderground.com) CheatCodes.com (www.cheatcodes.com/) then please contact me! Special Thanks to: The people on the EOE GameFAQs boards - You guys were the ones that convinced me to get this game. Thanks! Ignus Infernus for being the first person to make a FAQ for this game! Congrats! And for warning me about the Broad Sword Ley Seed emails ;) CjayC I do not know you personally, but I have been coming to your site for quite a while. Keep up the good work with such a wonderful site! May GameFAQs live on! Thanks for posting this FAQ. My mom and dad Where would I be without you two! Also, you bought the game for me. :) Eidos and YUKES Thank-you for another cool brawler game after you made Sword of the Berserk! Cheat Happens, Cheat Code Central, Gameguru Mania, Jester Race, Neoseeker, GameNation, Computerunderground, CheatCodes.com, and Joels site for posting my FAQ on their sites! Cam Clarke (voice of Josh Calloway) Thank-you for having such an amazing voice talent. I dont know of anyone else that can go from doing a forest-elf voice (Puck Sword of the Berserk) to doing Liquids freaking awesome voice in Metal Gear Solid! You da man! Keep up the great voice-overs! spiderXero for telling me about the glitch! golbez66 for convincing me to write a FAQ. (yeah, you remember.) You should write one too! ^_^ *gives you Mike Tysons Punch-Out!! and a Nintendo* Colban (the magnificent) for telling me about the twin blade combo that I forgot to add on my prior updates. Michael Wilson from PS2 Update for allowing me to write a few reviews for him. Go and visit his site, I order you! Muaha! :) (http://www.ps2update.net) Nick Wedge for the Zera strategy. All the people who emailed me I appreciate your comments. --------------------------------------------------------------- ([email protected]) This document Copyright 2002 Kevin Hall