, and he can be taken out easily by waiting until he moves to the left side of the hangar while the other is on the fence at the back. With him out of the way, as usual, the last cyborg should pose no difficulties. There's also a box with some [REPAIR NANOPASTE] on top of the containers in the upper right corner.
Approaching the hangar from the start of this area, stay on the right side of the hangar and look behind the containers. The intel can be found behind them; it's not directly underneath the nearby catwalk, but it's certainly close.
In the hangar, jump on top of the second plane (initially furthest away) and carefully hop onto the right propellor to find the last data storage!
Head outside (through the fence) and look in the corner of the area to find some [REPAIR NANOPASTE]. Destroy the camera to the left, then quickly jump on top of the catwalk when the guard is looking away, and immediately equip the drum can. If you do it correctly you should be able to quickly approach the guard from behind (even if it triggers caution) and cut off his
; again, immediately switch to the drum can after this. The other two cyborgs can be dealt with a RP/EM Grenade or 3D Photo Frame.
There's one last [MAN IN BOX] behind the containers at the far end alley, after which you can proceed to the waypoint to trigger the final boss fight.
Boss Battle: METAL GEAR EXCELSUS
Keep dodging its attacks (see below) and damage the boss' legs whenever he moves them. You'll enter Blade Mode when damaging the legs enough, and you'll also be able to slash away at the head when you generate a BMI error halfway through the battle.
SINGLE BLADE VERTICAL SLASH
: This can be dodged with Ninja Run.
DOUBLE BLADE VERTICAL SLASH
: This can also be dodged with Ninja Run, but this is more difficult to do than with the single blade slash. It helps to keep moving and have some distance available to run. A dash at the very last moment can also make a difference. You can damage Excelsus' by hacking away at its blades after this.
SINGLE BLADE HORIZONTAL SLASH
: You'll have to timely jump over these, which are typically performed multiple consecutive times.
DOUBLE BLADE HORIZONTAL SLASH
The following attacks are performed after lowering Excelsus' health somewhat.
: This is a fairly slow attack that you'll want to evade by staying away from the leg.
: A very easy attack to evade, since it is a vertical crush on the place it is standing still.
After halving its health, the following attacks are performed (and two gekkos join the fun - try to get Excelsus to toast them):
: Can be evaded with Ninja Run.
HORIZONTAL DOUBLE BEAM
: Can also be evaded with Ninja Run, but stay far away from Excelsus. On the other hand, it's smart to first lure the Gekkos close to Excelsus so he accidentally toasts them.
Boss Battle: SENATOR ARMSTRONG
Yup, the lame guy is actually the final boss of this game. There's no way he ever made it to senator in real life. Anyway, his attacks are fairly easy to evade once you know them.
The first part of the battle is easy, and isn't the 'real' battle yet. Keep blocking his attacks while hacking away. When Raiden loses his sword, simply keep fighting until a cutscene plays. After this, the final battle commences.
STRAIGHT LAVA LINE BURST
: Armstrong hits the ground and a stream of fire/magma is aimed at Raiden in a straight line. Sometimes he uses this twice in a row, so be careful. He'll always open the battle with this attack, so use Ninja Run to avoid it.
: Armstrong hits the ground and cracks appear everywhere around the area. Don't stand on any of them when they burst and you'll be fine. He usually comes at you through the flames, following his attack up with several punches.
DOUBLE LAVA LINE
: Mr. Senator punches the ground but this time two streams of fire/lava emerge, curving somewhat around the area.
: This cannot be blocked, so once you see him 'charge up', immediately back off and dodge.
: Needless to say this can also not be blocked, so dodge sideways.
METAL ARM THROW
: An annoying attack for which Blade Mode is quite broken. You'll have to slice several squares at once, especially on the higher difficulties. The first slice is easy, but the ones after that are very hard to do right. You'll have to move the camera with the left analog stick or otherwise the slice is impossible. If you cannot get it to work (which is very understandable), simple Ninja Run the hell away from the arm and you'll most likely dodge it (left stick up works well).
Get Armstrong down to 0.1% of his health and he'll perform an attack that triggers a QTE:
Left Stick wiggle, Blade Mode his fists, Y+B (Xbox 360) or Triangle+Circle, tap X (Xbox 360) or Square (PS3), Blade Mode his heart, B (Xbox 360) or Circle (PS3). Do it correctly to end the fight.
Congratulations on beating Metal Gear RisingYou now unlock several items. Keep playing and check out the other sections of this guide (coming soon) to figure out how to collect all optional items.