I'm up to the part where I'm standing on the platform connected to the mast of the ship. I'm fighting the giant serpent(after tying down the two on deck) I'm up on the mast of the ship fighting this beast. I kick her ass good weakening her, attaching the ropes and pressing the circle button(the way they indicate) but I cannot get past that. I've played this darn level too many times it's pathetic!! What am I doing wrong? The level before when you have to hold the circle after you attach the ropes I sailed right through. I hold the serpent there for a good while then she smacks me against the post again...darn! Anyway, some help would be greatly appreciated. I would like to play God of War 2 someday. Shaggy.