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Version 0.40, Last Updated: 8/1/2010 Author: Shadow_571 Contact Info: Shadow591@hotmail.com =-=-=-===-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Legal Bits: This Guide is copyrighted to Shadow_571. Reproducing this guide for anything other than personal, private use, is a direct vilation of copyright, this includes selling it for profit claiming it as your own and ETC FFXIII is a trademark of Square Enix This Guide may only be hosted on Gamefaqs.com and all of it's associates. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ------------------ Table of Contents ------------------ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= A Table of Contents serves the purpose of identifying the sections of the guide and for quick use, using a non-formatted FAQ. -Just copy and paste the section code into the Find and Replace box (CTRL-F) for quick navigation through the guide. ---------------------------------------------- 1. Introduction..........................[cr1] 2. Game Basics...........................[cr2] 2.1 Controls...........................[cr2.1] 2.2 Party Menu.........................[cr2.2] 2.3 The ATB battle system..............[cr2.3] 2.4 Battle Screen......................[cr2.4] 2.5 Optima.............................[cr2.5] 2.6 Crystarium System..................[cr2.6] 2.7 Summons............................[cr2.7] 2.8 Weapon and accessory remodelling...[cr2.8] 3. Trophies..............................[cr3] 3.1 Bronze Trophies....................[cr3.1] 3.2 Silver Trophies....................[cr3.2] 3.3 Gold Trophies......................[cr3.3] 4. Walkthrough...........................[cr3] 4.1 Chapter 1, Hanged Edge.............[cr4.1] 4.2 Chapter 2, The Pulse Fal'Cie.......[cr4.2] 4.3 Chapter 3, Lake Bilge..............[cr4.3] 4.4 Chapter 4, The Vile Peaks..........[cr4.4] 4.5 Chapter 5, The Gapra Whitewoods....[cr4.5] 5. Credits...............................[cr5] =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ---------------------- Introduction [cr1] ---------------------- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-==-= Welcome all to my second FAQ on Gamefaqs, this time it is for the highly anticipated, Final Fantasy XIII, my Japanese is not the best but thankfully is good enough to get me through the game and write this FAQ, expect large updates as soon as the US version comes out. I'll try to make this guide the best I can. =-=-=-=-=---=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ------------------------ Game Basics [cr2] ------------------------ -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= In this section I'll cover all the aspects of how FFXIII basically works, in the most comprehensive manner possible, there is a lot to learn so I can't help but make thsi section long. -------------------- Controls [cr2.1] -------------------- -X Button: Select/ perform an action/ select target (in battle) -O Button: Cancel option/ action -/\ Button: Execute Commands (in battle)/ Open Party Menu. - Button: Open area map/ Activate summon driving mode. -Right analog stick:Move Camera -Left analog stick: Move Character/ Move while in summon driving mode -D-Pad: Select Target/ Command/ Select Reverse Smoke. -L1 Button: Optima Change/ Activate Selected Reverse Smoke. -R1 Button: Libra Information (in battle) -Pause Button:Pauses Game -Select Button:Resume Game/Show and Hide Map. ----------------------- The Party Menu [cr2.2] ----------------------- The party menu is the central place where you can view all of your characters, develop their roles using the Crystarium system, or change the roles to be set in battle using the Optima change. A full translation that's in order of the party menu is below: -Optima -Status -Crystallium -Abilities -Equipment -Items -Area Map -Autoclip -Optima: Optima brings you into a small Optima change menu, here you can set roles to change into in battle, this is extremely important to both your strategy and survival in battle, you can set up to 5 roles to use in battle using this menu, this will be further detailed later on. -Status: Choosing this option takes you into the status menu, this will let you see a whole bunch of stuff about your selected character make sure you check this often. -Crystarium: This is the "Levelling up" of this game, you can learn abilities and improve your statuses for your different roles. -Abilities: the abilities menu checks the selected characters abilities in his or her current role. -Equipment: You can equip weapons or accessories that you upgrade or find in treasure during the game. -Items: This screen let's you see the items you have and set the items you have for use in battle, remember to use this a lot, and to keep a pheonix down REST OF GAME BASICS COMING SOON! =-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ----------------------- Trophies [cr3] ----------------------- -=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=- This section will explain all the trophies in the game and a small description on how to get them, don't get all Agrro on me because I don't give you 10 Paragraphs on how to get 5 Starts on the Final Boss. ----------------------- Bronze Trophies [cr3.1] ----------------------- 1. Instrument of Fate Took the First steps towards challenging an unjust fate. Decription: Destroy the Manasvin Warmech at the start of the game. 2. Instrument of Dissent Survived the Purge to confront a greater peril. Description: Complete Chapter 1: Hanged Edge. 3. Instrument of Tragedy Strode into Danger's den and paid the consequences. Decription: Complete Chapter 2: The Pulse Fal'Cie. 4. Instrument of Flight Slipped through the net and lived to fight another day. Description: Complete Chapter 3: Lake Bilge. 5. Instrument of Vengeance (I had a feeling this trophy was coming!) Resolved to be more than a victim of cirsumstance. Description: Complete Chapter 4: The Vile Peaks. 6. Instrument of Survival Evaded pursuers, though memories of the past still gave chase. Description: Complete Chapter 5: The Gapra Whitewoods. 7. Instrument of Rebellion Made plans to infiltrate enemy-occupied territory. Description: Complete Chapter 6: The Sunleth Waterscape. 8. Instrument of Shame Carried the burden of guilt to the end of the line. Description: Complete Chapter 7: Palumpolum. 9. Intrument of Wrath Took light to the enemies door. Description: Complete Chapter 8: Nautilus 10. Instrument of Truth Recognized the true threat to the worlds future Description: Finish Chapter 9: Sanctum Skyfleet-The Palamecia 11. Instument of Hope Travelled to the world below, seeking a way to alter fate. Decription: Finish Chapter 10: Fifth Ark 12. Pulsan Pioneer Took Over 10,000 steps on the lowerworld surface Description: Repair Pukatai in Woruba Town 13. Gyshal Wreath Discovered buried treasure with help from a chocobo Description: Acquire a Ribbon in Chocobo Digging 14. Kelger's Cup Decription: Complete all the low level Cie'eth Stone Missions. 15. Xezat's Chalice Description: Complete all the medium level Cie'th Stone Missions. 16. Commando's Seal Description: Master the Commando (Attacker) Role PS. I think they've mistreanslated these trophies or changed the name of the roles for the NA release... 17. Ravager's Seal Description: Master the ravager (Blaster) Role. 18. Sentinel's Seal Description: Master the Sentinel (Defender) Role. 19. Saboteur's Seal Description: Master the Saboteur's (Jammer) Role. 20. Synergist's Seal Description: Master the Synergist (Enhancer) Role. 21. Medic's Seal Description: Master the Medic (Healer) Role. -------------------------- Silver Trophies [cr3.2] -------------------------- 1. Instrument of Faith Defied destiny's charge and embarked on a different path Description: Complete Chapter 11: Gran Pulse. 2. Exorcist Triumphed over Undying lowerworld souls in seven fierce battles. Description: Complete Mission 54 3. Floraphobe Toppled a green terror and cut an oversized succulent down to size (ha, ha Square Enix >_>) Description: Complete Mission 64 4. Natural Selector Complete Titan's Trails Description: Complete Mission 51 5. Dorgann's Trophy Description: Complete all the high-levelled Cie'th Stone missions 6. Galuf's Trail Description: Complete all Cie'th Stone Missions. 7. Limit Breaker Description: Deal 100,000 or more damage with a single attack. 8. Adamant Will Felled a heavyweight of the lowerworld wilds Description: Defeat Rongui 9. Master's Seal Description: Fully Developed ALL characters. ---------------------- Gold Trophies [cr3.3] ---------------------- 1.Instument of Change Witnessed the dawn of a new crystal legend. Description: Finish the Game 2.L'Cie Paragon Description: Earn a 5 star ranking for all the Cie'th Stone Missions. 3.Treasure Hunter Description: Every Weapon and accessory has run through your hands. 4.Loremaster Obtain the full attributes of 100 enemies. Superstar Obtain a 5-star ranking in the battle to determine the world's fate. Description: Earn 5-star Ranking on the final battle. --------------- Platinum --------------- Ultimate Hero Description: Obtain all the trophies in the game. Those are all the trophies in the game. --=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=--=-=--=----= ------------------------ Walkthrough [cr4] ------------------------ =-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-==-=--=--=-=-==-=-=- --------------------------- Chapter 1, Hanged Edge [cr4.1] -------------------------- Restricted Zone ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ You'll take control of Lightning and Sazh for this first part, after the opening credits you'll immediatly be pitted against your first boss: +++~~~..BOSS BATLLE..~~~+++ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Boss Name: Manasvin Warmech. HP: Phase 1: 1500, Phase 2: 1900, 3400HP overall. This Boss has no Weaknessess available Strategy: ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ This guy is basically just a tutorial fight, he'll fall extremely easily just attack with both Lightning and Sazh and should your HP get low use a potion or use the spell cure, too easy. Remember to Skip the ATB tutorial. Difficulty 1/10 ---------------------------- After finishing of this guy he'll fall off the street, you'll get a cutscene along with the bronze trophy "Instrument of Faith" once again you can choose to skip the camera tutorial, the funny thing is all you need to know about the camera is that you can move it using the Right analog stick on your PS3 Controller. Once you regain control, head further down the street, there should be a save point somewhere on the left, you can save here, later on you can shop and remodell accessories and weapons right here but don't worry about that right now. Head straight down the path you were at before heading to the save point on the left, eventually you'll find a bunch of PSICOM soliders, just enter the battle and kill them, they're easy so just normal attacks and cure (only in critical conditions) should get you through really, really easily. Once again continue, head over the wreckage blocking your path, there should be some PSICOM soldiers ahead of you once again, kill the sorry SOB's, then head over another pile of wreckage, they really made these maps way to linear..., loot the treasure on your left, return to the main path, continue forward once again for cut-scene time. Return to the street once again, you'll find a save point squished over near some crates, once again continue on for another cut-scene, this will lead you into a battle once again, skip or take the item tutorial, it is entirely your own choice, once you've mopped the floor with them use the stairs on the left of where you are, then jump down on to another platform, there should be some controls right there, press the O button to activate them and move the platform down to street-level, you'll have pissed off a PSICOM Official. +++~~~..BOSS BATLLE..~~~+++ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Boss Name: PSICOM Officer, 2x PSICOM Soldiers. HP: Unknown No weaknesses are available on this Boss. Strategy: ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ This will be trickier than the Warmech, take care of the PSICOM Soliders first, then focus on the officer, once again cure and potions when your health is low, make sure Lightning does not fall, or otherwise you get a game over. Make sure to Skip or Take the Chain Break tutorial. Boss difficulty: 3/10 ---------------------------- After this the section of Hanged Edge, you will lose control of Lightning and Sazh and gain control of Snow and the dedicated members of Team Nora. Resistance Front ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ You'll start here, you'll be controlling Snow (Snow FTW!), continue straight down the road and you'll see a save point somewhere on your right, then as you keep on moving down you'll get a cut-scene, this will initiate your first fight with Snow and friends, this should be laughing easy with Snow's Grenade Skill, you can grind on the enemies here. Eventually the Boss for Snow's area will spawn after continueing down the linear path: +++~~~..BOSS BATLLE..~~~+++ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Boss: Behemoth. HP: Unknown This Boss has no elemental weakness Strategy: ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ This Boss is just easy central!, just use Snow's Grenade to keep it down and Team Nora's attacks to neuter it once and for all, an extremely easy boss. Boss Difficulty: 0/10 --------------------------- You'll regain control of Sazh and Lightning for one battle, dispatch them ASAP so you can get back to controlling Snow and Team Nora. Once back with Snow and Team Dora, I mean Nora, go and kill the enemies and then you'll eventually find some steps (no save point ehh??) proceed through all of the steps and you'll get a small battle, mop the floor with them then inspect the hoverbikes to end this chapter. Bronze Trophy "Instrument of Dissent" is earned for finishing Hanged Edge, for chapter 2, we will gain control of Hope and Vanille --------------------------------- Chapter 2: The Pulse Fal'Cie [cr4.2] --------------------------------- Lowerworld Vestige ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ You'll arrive at the Fal'Cie, then you'll be thrust into a rather simple battle with Vanille and Hope, once you're finished with the enemies then go to the save point and buy iron bangles for 50Gil for all your Characters, the notable chest here is one that yields a new weapon for Lightning, there is an arrow telling you where to go, on a linear map like this you should almost no trouble gettign to your destination. Follow the arrows and fight off all the enemies in here, you'l also get a tutorial on pre-emptive strike, skip it or take it, but pre-emptive stikes just means an advantage at the start of the battle by initiating the battle by touching the enemy on the back. Area Abilities (like your good friend Grenade) work very well against the monsters here, the boss shouldn't be very far off in this Linear map, the bosses name is unknown to me so should you have the data, send it to me. +++~~~..BOSS BATLLE..~~~+++ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Boss Name: Unknown HP: Unknown There are no weaknesses available for this Boss. Strategy: ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Not the easy treatment you have been getting in the previous bosses, just kill the arms ASAP, then get to the body, don't worry about getting the arms after they regenerate, that would just take way too long, the arms will regenerate as many times as they want until you kill the body. Area Skills and Curing make this boss a dull boss. Boss Difficulty: 5.5/10 --------------------------- You will gain the bronze trophy "Instrument of Tragedy" ------------------------ Chapter 3: Lake Bilge [cr4.3] ------------------------ Hmm...This place looks so much like Macalania Forest from FFX, yet they named it "Lake Bilge" ....Please, Square Enix, anyways take the little loop on the left and get the little orb to nab the treasure inside, Return to the main road and jump on the crystal right in front of you. Run ahead and you'll see some enemies run ahead and kill the enemies, keep on running and grab the treasure, run back and go through the cross road on the left, keep on moving ahead you'll find some jumping gecko enemies, attack them, then obtain the treasure that's there, run back and head through the rather obvious path and save your game the save point, go around the fork in the road, your party members will have a conversation, then you'll have a scene again, follow the path and you'll encounter more enemies, quickly dispatch them then run to the east for some more treasure, pass through the rings, to continue to the other side of the path. You'll find even some more enemies, there's a fork further up the road leading to some treasure, then go back and take the other side of the road, jump around the chain and continue through to a bridge made of scrap metal, there's a save point here as well. Continue along the bridge for a scene(hmm...Lightning Hits Snow...Classic) you'll be delved into a boss the Bosses name is unknown to me: +++~~~..BOSS BATLLE..~~~+++ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Boss Name: Unknown. HP: Unknown No weaknesses available for this boss Strategy: ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Normal attacks and area attacks are the way to go, change your Optima's frequently, you should always have someone heal, that's the way to go, watch out for it's laser attack, it hits hard, and lot's of times, so heal afterwards. Boss Difficulty: 6/10 --------------------------- You'll get a scene after this, once you're back in control, you'll have a party of Lightning, Vanille and Sazh after this as Snow will leave the party, follow the arrow onto a pretty straightforward path, just keep on going, OMG this game is linear, send the enemies ahead to kingdom come, take the right side of the ring, loot the treasure chest and jump off it, then just jump off into a beam, you;ll find a couple of treasure chests in this area, go back up the beam and you'll find another beam, you'll know this on is right because it's longer, there should be some enemies that surprise you by jumping out of the blue, keep on going, yet another beam. Kill the large amount of enemies there and grab the treasure, return up the beam and then turn to the right, keep on running forward and go onto the right of the path to kill a pack of enemies, grab the treasure, go back there shoudl be a machine there, examine it, then kill the enemies on the bridge, reach the other side of the bridge, and move up the path, there will be a save point on your right, save, update your crystallium and move on. You'll get an enemy coming up, skip the tutorial on TP abilities, Libra this guy, and just keep attacking and hitting it and heal whene necessary, grab the treasure on the right fork of the road, go back on the main road, keep running forward for a scene. From there just follow the main path, the arrow should be easy to follow, it's so straight and ther are hardly any enemies, eventually you'll reach what appears to be a tunnel, keep on running through with the arrow, you'll eventually find what appears to be a bunch of stairs, jump over onto the beam, then keep on running, follow the arroiw all around the place, you'll find a save point nearby, save and continue, follow the arrows as the path is completly linear until the next boss/es: +++~~~..BOSS BATLLE..~~~+++ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Boss Name: ??? HP: Unknown No weaknesses are available for this boss Strategy: ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Nice umm...Giant Mechanical Dragon Thingy, there are two stages to this Boss, one is easier than the other, just have someone heal and have two people attack, watch out for its attacks as they can hit pretty hard, in the second part he'll release a giant purple ball attack that hits your party members for around 200 HP, HEAL AFTER THIS, then it is pretty easy to get the rest of him, just watch out for his strongest attacks and take care of your party leader, you won't be going anywhere if they die. Boss Difficulty: 7/10 Your crystarium level wil go up after this, Yay!. ----------------------------- Then it's scene time, after that scene you will have even another scene, this one is with Snow, cool!, after that you'll be in a Battle with just snow agains't some soldiers, they're pretty weak but they hit hard too and theres lot's of them, Defeated or not, it's scene time once more. You'll be pitted against the Shiva Sisters +++~~~..BOSS BATLLE..~~~+++ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Boss Name: Shiva Sisters, Styria and Nix HP: Unknown No weaknesses available for this boss Strategy: ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Well, this is basically a tutorial battle, Snow will have a countdown on top of him, if it reaches down to 0, then you will die and it's game over. The best strategy for this battle is not to attack at all, Styria will heal you, so you cannot die, just keep Snow in the Defender Role at all times and just Spam Rise guard. You will get an ATB level up along with the Shiva sisters for Snow, that is the end of this Chapter. You'll obtain the Bronze Trophy "Instrument of Flight" and you'll proceed to the next Chapter: -------------------------- Chapter 4: The Vile Peaks [cr4.4] -------------------------- This is the Chapter in which you fight Odin, he's tough so better brace yourselves and level up. There will be a scene to start you off as usual and once again you'll be thrust in to battle against some really easy enemies, once it's dead you'll get another scene. Forced Party of Sazh and Vanille, turn to the right for a bridge, there will be a scene if you should try to move to the right, then you'll get another another scene as soon as that one is done, you'll continue through with another forced party of Lightning and Hope. Go forward if you go to the right of the big center area, jump over the rubble, then prepare for a fihgt, once that is done then just move forward and grab the treasure, head back to the big circular area, and save if needed, you can also buy things and remodell weapons should the need come. Move to the top of the blockage, there will be some enemies, kill them, they should be easy even with a two person party, head forward, and jump to the massive circular area, then jump again to the other side of the mountain, then jump over the rubble, kill the enemies up front, thet aren't so tough with good chracters, but you may need to have someone heal, if Hope dies then just bring him back, if you don't have any items for this then too bad, he'll just be dead for that battle. Move on ahead, try to geet a pre-emptive strike for this battle, it will make it a lot easier, just have Hope heal when neccessary the battle itself isn't too tough. Keep on moving forward and battling all the battles you can, along while trying to get pre-emtive strikes, it will make thigs a lot easier, trust me, jump over all the debris blocking your way and land down in the big circular area for a rather interesting scene. You'll be back with Vanille and Sazh again, save at the save point, upgrade your crystallium and mess around with Optima's a little bit if you want, go through the giant tinnel that's straight ahead of you kill the enemies at the end of the tunnel, they aren't so hard, then continue on, use the lever, then move through the newly opened area, ambush the enemies, then move on ahead, grab the treasure and kill the enemies ahead of you. Then continue through the tunnel and activate the panel for a small scene, then proceed through the newly opened pathway, kill the enemies, then head forward for another scene. Forced party of Hope, Vanille and Sazh...where have Lightning and Snow gone off to...oh wait, we know where they both are so never mind that last statement. climb up the giant wall thingy and you'l see a bunch of enemies hanging around at the top, then get the treasure that's there, then head further up the hill and save, then head further up the hill, kill the enemy that's there, don;t worry about the door that's there you can't access that, just jump up to another platform and kill the harpy enemies that are there, then just continue forwards for another scene, then continue forward, jump up to rock to the ramp, run across it. this next little bit of map looks like a pair of balls, pretty strange to see that in a "T" rated game =P, head around and jump up the edge, you;ll see another door, there will be a harpy that pounces on you, you can avoid it or pre-emptive strike it if you are quick to move around it, then jump even furhter up the rocks, there will be a little loop around the left side along with a save point and some treasure, play around with your crystallium and Optima if you want, head back around to the main path, head up to see a bridge made of scrap metal, kill the enemies here, then continue forward, jump over the rubble, kill the enemies, including the one that jumps out of the door, there'll be a save point just ahead, then continue up the steps for another scene, where you'll find Lightning once again. You'll get party of Lightning, Sazh and Vanille, after upgrading your crystallium, continue up the other steps, there'll be some more enemies at the gates there, take more steps and move around to the right, you'll find some more enemies, there are some more enemies furhter up the hill, make sure you pre-emtive strike them to make thigs easier for you, then continue forward, use the panel to let down some steps, then just save at the save point then kill the enemies further ahead, heal when necessary, then proceed ahead there will be 3 more enemies ready to pounce at you, defeat them then proceed forwards, then run ahead, depending on which way you run you can avoid or pre-emptive strike the enemy, then re-calibrate yourself with the arrow on your map and move forwards. There'll be a save point ahead, remember to keep on upgrading your crystallium and set your Optima's for the next boss after some more scenes. Once again my Japanese is just too poor to understand this bosses name, so can someone please E-mail me the data?, thanks in advance! +++~~~..BOSS BATLLE..~~~+++ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Boss Name: Unknown. HP: 44850 No weaknesses available for this boss Strategy: ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Just keep attacking, have someone on attacker while the other two are Magicking it down from the side, this boss will fire it's cannon at you once you are through with some of it's HP and send you down a hole, then you'l continue the battle there, switch someone into Jammer and someone into healer at this point, he'll attack pretty hard, eventually just change someone back to Blaster and Attacker/ Enhancer, but always keep someone on healer if you don't want die, especially with it's extremely annoying missile attack, that can kill you, eventually it will fall. Crystarium level up!! Boss Difficulty: 8.5/10 ----------------------------- Finally you'll be able to access one of those doors that the soldier's use, it's very long and doesn't have any twists, so just press on until you hit the mountain again, head up the path and you'll find a save point, just save here if you want. You can remodell weapons and accessories right here with all the raw materials you've been acquiring, then save, continue forwards and you'll get a scene and Sazh and Vanille leave for now and you'll be in a battle against some soldiers, geep someone in healer and someone else in attacker, you gotta kill em' pretty fast, usually hope will die. After killing them then you get some more scenes, you'll be controlling Hope and Lightning for now, position yourself with the arrow on the map and continue to move forwards, save at the save point, then continue on ahead, kill the enemies further on, then move on forward, there are a LOT of enemies in this area, go to the little side branch on the left for some treasure and some enemies, then head back to the main path, jump down from there for some more enemies, continue on forward, go into the loop on the right, jump up some rocks and grab the treasure, head left to pre-emtive strike the enemy. There's a save point ahead, go into the cone shaped area for a small scene and a fight with some PSICOM dudes, if someones in attacker role and someone else in healer role, you shouls have no trouble, cool!, you'll be in a giant mech thingy, this is the one that you killed earlier, just blast the soldiers blocking your path to kingdom come, then proceed through the bridge and do the same for the other soliders, then just run through the barrier, kill some more soldiers and continue down the bridge again for another scene, well there goes your warmech XP. Position yourself in the location of the arrow, grab the two treasures that are there, then just continue, throught the road, grab the treasure in the tunnel and then just head out and save, from the save point there are 3 enemies, waiting for you, silently ambush them and kill them, then just move on, you'kk eventually find a little loop, just take it and you'll find a robot, kill it and get the treasure then jump back down and proceed back to the main path, take another loop, grab the treasure and jump and kill the soldiers in the bottom, then just continue through, kill the robot that's there and proveed through the tunnel to ambush the soldiers, further down you'll find a save point just jump up the rocks, then save, continue along the road for a scene and get ready for a friggin' tough fight. +++~~~..BOSS BATLLE..~~~+++ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Boss Name: Odin HP: Unknown. No weaknesses available for this boss Strategy: ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ Have Healer in a lot of the, remember to watch the countdown over Lightning's head, have Lightning Blaster and Hope Healer, then just attack him with magic, or have Lightning on attacker, it's much more risky but it really sppeds it up, once you arrack him a bit wait and let his drive Gauge go up, the countdown was just finishing when I beat him. ATB Level up!! Boss Difficulty: 9/10 ----------------------------- After killing Odin, you can move back to the previous save point and save, then continue forwards around the bridge, then you'll get a scene There'll be an awesome little tutorial on how to use Summons, Odin will replace Hope, but he's much awesomer than him, but also has a super cool drive mode where Ligthning wields 2 Giant Blades to kill the enemies. Then you'll be back in control of Sazh and Vanille after the scene, you can also save your game, move fowards towards the save point, you can save, shop or do whatever you want at it, then from the save point, then move around and poistion yourself for the main path, you can kill the enmy there, then head up the bridge, once you hit the mountain once again then there will be a couple of the same enemy (they look like bombs from all the previous Final Fantasies) then head down and use the lever. Then proceed on to the platform, the walk along the beam and kill the enemies right there, then you can continue further on and turn right then right again, then walk on further on through the path, there'll be a save point if you are going the correct wat, then just proceed further on, it's a pretty straight path, but there are some enemies there, just kill them and proceed, it really couldn't be simplerm there'll be some reactor like thing at the end of the path, with a whole bunch of enemies, make sure you kill them all. Mov to the back of the reactor and continue on, remmber that there is a save point ant the front of the reactor and some panels you have to press on the sides of the reactors, doing so will give you a scene where some enemies come out, kill them and continue on at last, there is some treasure on the right side of the reactor thing. There'll be some treasure further up the path, there'll be a scene further on ahead. You cna save your game if you want, then you'll get another cool scene with Snow an Fang (FTW!!!) You'll be in control of Snow, once again, run along the place after around 6 minutes of Scenes, It's just too easy here, just follow the arrows to arrive at some sort of bar, just talk to the person there twice, the direction of the arrows will change then head towards the arrow for some scenes. That's all we gotta do here, so yeah, some more scenes wit Lightning ans Hope making a sorta tactical approach, this is the start off the next chapter: You'll get the Bronze Trophy: Instrument of Vengeance ------------------------- Chapter 5: The Gapra Whitewood [cr4.5] ------------------------- Ohh, what a nice little place, just make sure to save at the save point that's there, kill the enemies that are further ahead. REST OF WALKTHROUGH COMING SOON =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Credits [cr5] =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=---=-=-=-=-=-= This guide is incomplete so please help me by emailing me all the info you have. Me-For making this guide Square Enix-For making this Great Game CjayC-For making GameFaqs. Thanks to everyone who helped in this guide.