PS3 Walkthroughs: Heavenly Sword Walkthrough

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Heavenly Sword Walkthrough

Heavenly Sword
FLYING IN THE SWIFTNESS OF TIME - Full PS3 FAQ/Walkthrough
Authored by VampireHorde






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++ASCII KANJI ARTWORK BY ME!


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What it does, party pranksters? It's been a long wait and now the PS3 
has its first big title (well, second after Ninja Gaiden Sigma). Get 
yourself strapped and ready because this is gonna be a very short and 
bumpy ride!


NO MORE TALK, FIGHT!


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        +++   SEDUCTION & PASSION - THE GAMEPLAY ASPECTS   +++

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===   BUTTON CONFIGURATION   ===


++NARIKO CONTROLS

X BUTTON: PICKUP/USE/FIRE/THROW (HOLD FOR AFTERTOUCH)
TRIANGLE BUTTON: ATTACK 2/COUNTER
SQUARE BUTTON: ATTACK 1
CIRCLE BUTTON: SUPERSTYLE/DROP OBJECT

L1 BUTTON: RANGE STANCE (HOLD)
L2 BUTTON: TWEAK CAMERA LEFT
R1 BUTTON: POWER STANCE (HOLD)
R2 BUTTON: TWEAK CAMERA RIGHT

LEFT ANALOG STICK: MOVEMENT
RIGHT ANALOG STICK: EVADE

SIXAXIS CONTROL: CAMERA/AFTERTOUCH (IF ACTIVATED)


++KAI CONTROLS

X BUTTON: USE/VAULT
TRIANGLE BUTTON: NOT USED
SQUARE BUTTON: STUN ATTACK
CIRCLE BUTTON: FIRE (WHEN AIMING/HOLD FOR AFTERTOUCH)

L1 BUTTON: HOLD TO AIM
L2 BUTTON: TWEAK CAMERA LEFT
R1 BUTTON: NOT USED
R2 BUTTON: TWEAK CAMERA RIGHT

LEFT ANALOG STICK: MOVEMENT/TARGET (WEN AIMING)
RIGHT ANALOG STICK: EVADE/ZOOM (WHEN AIMING)


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===   BLOCKING   ===


Nariko will automatically block if she is not attacking and she is in 
the correct stance. When enemies attack, they will have colored auras:

--Blue Attacks are blocked in Speed Stance
--Orange Attacks are blocked in Power Stance
--Yellow Attacks are blocked in Range Stance
--Red Attacks are Unblockable


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===   COUNTERING   ===


When Nariko blocks an attack, she can then counter-attack with a move 
of her own. Press the TRIANGLE BUTTON as the block is made (if the 
Stance is correct) and Nariko will strike back with a counter. If the 
timing is perfect, Nariko's counter will usually kill the enemy.

In later chapters, Nariko will face off against faster enemies. The 
proper way to kill them is to counter their stance attacks to activate 
a short kill sequence. When this happens, Nariko needs to press a 
second button shown onscreen (quickly) to complete the counter-attack. 
If the button is missed, Nariko will get thrown back, so GET IT RIGHT.


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===   SUPERSTYLES   ===


By performing Counters, Regular Combos, and Aerial Combos, Nariko will 
gain Style Points. With enough Style Points, Nariko can perform 
devastating Superstyle moves.

Each Stance has three levels of its own Superstyle. All moves are 
unlocked through obtaining Glyphs. The Superstyle disk is shown on the 
onscreen HUD as the large circle in the middle of Nariko's health bar. 
Each circle that lights up red will show the level of Superstyle that 
can be performed.

One Red Circle = Superstyle Level 1
Two Red Circles = Superstyle Level 2
Three Red Circles = Superstyle Level 3


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===   BLOCK BREAKERS   ===


As long as Nariko blocks an enemy attack in the correct stance, she 
will not take damage. But what about if an enemy is blocking Nariko's 
attacks? A lot of the bigger enemies tend to block Nariko's attacks and 
the only way to break their guard is to use Block Breaker Combos.

The Combo List below will point out all the Block Breaker Combos.


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===   AERIAL COMBOS   ===


Nariko can perform Aerial Combos on vulnerable enemies. To perform an 
Aerial Combo, Nariko must launch them into the air using a Range Stance 
(L1 + TRIANGLE). While the enemy is in the air, shake the SIXAXIS 
control to make Nariko launch into the air to begin a Combo.

Remember, if an enemy is NOT launched up into the air, Nariko cannot 
perform the Aerial Combo!


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===   ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES   ===


++KNOCKOUT RECOVERY
If Nariko is knocked into the air, quickly shake the SIXAXIS controller 
upwards to make Nariko recover her fall in mid-air.

++DEBRIS SWEEP
Press L1 + TRIANGLE to launch any surrounding debris at the enemy.


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===   STANCES   ===


--SPEED STANCE
Press the L1 Button to unsheathe the Heavenly Sword into two chained 
swords. This stance is very similar to the chained swords that Kratos 
used in the God Of War games. With these weapons, Nariko spins the 
blades in a circular motion and can unleash wind-based attacks. Use 
this stance to block Yellow Aura attacks.


--POWER STANCE
To enter a Power Stance, press the R1 Button to unsheathe the Heavenly 
Sword itself. Any attacks that Nariko makes in this stance will inflict 
heavy duty damage. The only downside is that each attack is slow and 
can slow down Nariko's combos considerably. To properly utilize this 
weapon, mix a Speed Stance attack followed by a Power combo. This will 
break up enemies that swarm Nariko. Use this stance to block Orange 
Aura attacks.


--RANGE STANCE
This is the default stance that Nariko uses. During Range stances, 
Nariko will use her Longsword and can inflict minimal damage on her 
enemies. To block an enemy's Speed Attack (Blue Aura), leave the stance 
alone and Nariko will automatically block the attack.


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==   COMBO LISTS   ==


+++LONGSWORD

SOMERSAULT KICK   [][][]
REVERSE SLASH     [][]/\
TEN FOOTED KICK   []/\   (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
CRESCENT KICK     /\/\/\
SPIRAL BLADE      /\[]/\


+++SPEED STANCE

ANGEL'S FURY      [][][]/\  (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
PUMMELING ANGEL   [][][][]
ANGEL'S VORTEX    []/\[]
SAVAGE ANGEL      /\/\[]
HEAVEN'S WRATH    /\/\/\
TWISTED ANGEL     []/\/\/\/\
FALLEN ANGEL
HEAVEN'S ASCENT   []/\/\ WHEN FALLING /\ (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
ANGEL'S GRAVE     []/\/\ AFTER LANDING /\ (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
TWIN ANGELS       []/\/\ AFTER LANDING []
ANGELIC FURY      /\[]/\ (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
ANGEL'S SMITE     [][]/\[]
HEAVENLY STORM    [][]/\/\/\ (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
HEAVEN'S SPIRAL   [][]/\/\[] (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
ANGEL'S HARVEST   []/\/\[]/\ (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
ANGEL'S CROP      []/\/\[][] (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)


+++POWER STANCE

DEVIL KNEELS      [][][]
DEVIL'S SCYTHE    []/\/\
RISING DEVIL      [][]/\
DEVIL'S FAVOR     /\/\/\
HELL'S ENVY       /\[][]
HELL'S WRATH      /\[]/\
STRIKING HELL     /\/\[][] (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
LAUGHING DEVIL    /\/\[]/\ (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
RAISING HELL      []/\[]/\ (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)
BLADE OF THE DEVIL []/\[][][] (BLOCK BREAKER COMBO)


+++RANGE STANCE**

DIVINE STORM      /\/\/\
UNFURLING WRATH   [][][]

**As Nariko unlocks levels 2 and 3 of Range Stance, just press the 
button for each combo numerous times to increase the attack power.


+++AERIAL COMBOS**

DELIVERANCE         [][][]
FLYING REDEMPTION   []/\/\/\
FLYING VORTEX       /\/\[]
SOARING BLADE       (HOLD R1 BUTTON) [][][] 
LIBERATION          (HOLD R1 BUTTON) /\[] 
FLYING FAN          (HOLD L1 BUTTON) /\/\ 
OPTIMISTIC FLIGHT   (HOLD L1 BUTTON) [] 
FLYING ANGEL        (HOLD R1 BUTTON) /\ /\/\/\
BLADED DOWNFALL     /\ (HOLD R1 BUTTON) [][]
SOARING EMBRACE     [][] (HOLD L1 BUTTON) []
FALLING BLOSSOM     []/\/\ (HOLD R1 BUTTON) [][]
 
**To start an Aerial Combo, press the L1 Button for Range Stance and 
then press the TRIANGLE BUTTON to launch an enemy into the air. After 
the enemy is launched, shake the SIXAXIS controller to begin the combo.


+++SUPERSTYLES**

--LEVEL 1
LOVER'S EMBRACE (SPEED STANCE)
LOVER'S QUARREL (POWER STANCE)
GENTLE SEDUCTION (RANGE STANCE)  

--LEVEL 2
STARTLED LOVER (SPEED STANCE)
COMPASSION (POWER STANCE)
LINGERING TOUCH (RANGE STANCE)  

--LEVEL 3
STOLEN KISS (SPEED STANCE)
ADORING TRAVELER (POWER STANCE)
WHIRLING PASSION (RANGE STANCE)  

**Superstyles are all activated by pressing the CIRCLE BUTTON during a 
Stance. Nariko can use a SS attack when the Superstyle disk on the HUD 
lights up. When two Red Circles are lit up, she can use a level 2 SS 
and the same goes for a level 3 SS. Understand how it works?


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===   LEARNING TO USE THE AFTERTOUCH   ===


Heavenly Sword uses the SIXAXIS controller to a new degree unlike many 
other PS3 games on the market. When Nariko or Kai launch an object into 
mid-air, holding the corresponding button will make the object go into 
First-Person Mode AKA Aftertouch.

When the object is in Aftertouch Mode, the screen will enter a cat's 
eye vision perspective. From there, you can control the object by 
moving the SIXAXIS in any direction to make it move. Releasing the 
button during Aftertouch will release the object and make it fall.

When playing as Nariko, pick up any item lying around the area and then 
toss it by holding the SQUARE BUTTON to enter Aftertouch Mode. Or if 
Nariko is controlling one of those large cannons, press and hold the 
SQUARE BUTTON to fire a cannonball and enter Aftertouch. Use the 
SIXAXIS to control the cannonball towards its target.

When playing as Kai, the arrows that she flings at enemies can be used 
in Aftertouch Mode in order to guide them to their target. Flinging 
arrows from Third-Person perspective is not recommended because she 
cannot accurately aim. And especially in later chapters when Kai has to 
shoot at enemies that are a mile away, using Aftertouch is the best and 
only way to get them.


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===   UNLOCKING GLYPHS   ===


Each and every section of each chapter has a specific number of Glyphs 
to unlock. For some odd reason, it's not noted on the Instruction 
Manual or in the game on how to achieve each Glyph. But from what I 
have seen in my time with the game, unlocking Glyphs results from a 
couple of things:

--CHAINING A LARGE # OF STYLISH HITS
--NO DAMAGE TAKEN DURING A COMBO
--FINDING ALL HIDDEN RED/GOLD POTS IN THE AREA

A lot of the time, finding all the Red Pots (and cracking them open) 
usually unlocks a Glyph during a section. Sometimes, all it takes is a 
non-stop combo to unlock a Glyph. The objective can vary per chapter 
and section, so try one thing if the other doesn't work. By the time 
you finish your first playthrough, you should be able to unlock around 
75-90 total Glyphs out of 129 (without even knowing how you did it). 
Stumped? Yeah, you're not the only one.


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Now that you know the Gameplay Aspects, let's start this party! YES!!!!


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              +++   HARLOT OF HELL - THE WALKTHROUGH   +++

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                      +++   THE FINAL BATTLE   +++


As soon as the cutscene breaks, run into the rushing hordes of soldiers 
and begin attacking using any combo and stance. 

When the screen prompts it, press the CIRCLE BUTTON to begin using 
Aftertouch Attacks. After large amounts of soldiers perish, another 
cutscene occurs.


                        WELCOME TO HEAVENLY SWORD


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                     +++   THE ART OF BATTLE   +++


--OBJECTIVE: MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE REST OF THE CLAN

It's time to stand up and fight! Follow the directions onscreen and 
make your way down to the fight below. 

Use quick evasion and a hard combo on each enemy. Since Nariko is using 
the Speed Stance, avoid attacking the enemy when you see them attacking 
at her. She will automatically block their combos and can then counter 
back with her own combo.

Stay evasive! The fight will be over much quicker if Nariko keeps 
mobile! Gather up as many combos as you can without taking damage to 
unlock the first Glyph. After the first sets of soldiers are all dead, 
a cutscene occurs.


--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT ALL OF BOHAN'S SOLDIERS

Repeat the same strategies and follow the directions indicated 
onscreen. After the last soldier perishes, the chapter ends. You should 
be able to unlock the first three Glyphs by the time the chapter ends.


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                        +++   NIGHT ATTACKS   +++


--OBJECTIVE: STOP BOHAN'S SOLDIERS FROM REACHING THE FORT

Its Twing-Twang time, bitch! Aim and shoot at as many soldiers as Kai 
can see. To the top left of the screen is a tall watchtower, do you see 
it? Snipers will hide and emerge from under the watchtower, so keep 
your eye there and shoot them dead. Use Aftertouch Arrows to test out 
the Sixaxis controls if you want.

As for the other soldiers that appear, shoot who you can. The ones that 
get past Kai will be dealt with by Nariko.

Once Kai is done, Nariko will step in and slay the rest of the pawns. 
Use hard combos and evasion to kill the swarms of soldiers. Also, to 
avoid getting attacked from all sides, pick up the bodies on the floor 
and toss them at the soldiers to break them up (especially the ones 
holding the shields).

Once the soldiers are dead, this part ends.


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                          +++   DAWN SIEGE   +++


--OBJECTIVE: JOIN SHEN AT THE TOP OF THE FORT

++WAVE 1: 
Make your way to Shen and then get ready for some Sixaxis action! There 
are three Catapults with red weak spots on them (they shimmer to 
signify themselves). Nariko has three minutes to shoot all three 
Catapults down or else she fails the objective. The cannon has infinite 
cannonballs so spend your time honing your Sixaxis skills instead of 
worrying about how many cannonballs are left.

Aim the cannon and then use the Aftertouch to aim and move the 
cannonball. Each Catapult has three weak spots. When all three are 
destroyed, a hidden weak spot appears. Shoot the last weak spot to 
demolish the catapult. Repeat for the remaining two catapults to end 
this wave.


++WAVE 2:
After the catapults are down, Nariko has to kill 700 rushing soldiers 
within three minutes. Simply aim all over the place and start blasting 
like crazy. If you want to use Aftertouch, then use it, but be aware 
that it'll only slow down the pace. Just aim low and blast until 700 of 
those doofuses are dead.


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                          +++   THE ESCAPE   +++


--OBJECTIVE: ESCAPE WITH THE HEAVENLY SWORD

Make your way down the snowy path and destroy the soldiers that appear. 
Make it all the way to the end to end this section.


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                         +++   FOREST AMBUSH   +++


Nariko will encounter a few tough baddies here. Instead of unleashing 
combos on them, use Counterattacks instead. When the enemy attacks 
Nariko, press the TRIANGLE BUTTON just as she blocks the attack and she 
will counter back. Use this to kill the big dudes easily.

Once all the baddies are dead, approach the shimmering wheel and 
interact with it to open the gate. Exit the area and then enter the 
next area with three enemies. Kill them all with easy combos to clear 
the area.

After the area is cleared, search for red pots to unlock some more cool 
crap! Now exit this area to encounter the cowardly soldier. When he 
locks the door, approach the ledge to the left and grab some swords. 
Toss one at his stupid-ass and then one on the large gong to open the 
door. (Doesn't this seem reminiscent of the first God Of War game?)

Continue all the way down the path to finish this section.


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                      +++   THE HEAVENLY SWORD   +++


STAND AND FIGHT!!! Use Counterattacks on the enemies and mix your 
attacks. Use light attacks followed with a heavy attack from the 
Heavenly Sword. This section can be lengthy or quite short depending on 
how skilled you've become so far.

Use every range with the sword and test out different combos. Once 
Nariko has killed enough baddies, the chapter ends.


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                          +++   FEARLESS   +++


--OBJECTIVE: FIND A WAY DOWN TO THE TEMPLE TO FIND SHEN

This level is the same one that was found in the Demo. Approach the 
large rope and press the X BUTTON to begin an RTE (Real-Time Event). 
This is the order of the buttons:

Rapidly Tap X BUTTON --> DIRECTIONAL RIGHT --> X BUTTON --> DIRECTIONAL 
LEFT --> Rapidly Tap X BUTTON --> SQUARE BUTTON


Once Nariko lands on the large pillar, begin using Counterattacks on 
all the soldiers. Nearly all of them use regular attacks (Blue Aura) so 
counter them and then follow it up with a Speed/Power Combo to knock 
them off the pillar to the depths below.

Continue this until the area is cleared of threats. Approach the rope 
on the bottom left and press the X BUTTON to trigger the next sequence.


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                      +++   NO TURNING BACK   +++


As the pillar falls, rapidly tap the X BUTTON to run and jump to the 
ground below. The first waves of soldiers in this area mix their 
attacks JUST a little bit. Some use Power Attacks but the majority of 
them use Range Attacks (with the occasional Red Combo). Use lots of 
Counters on the baddies until more burst through the door. Kill them 
all to clear the area and to finish this sequence.

Exit through the next door and out to the next area.


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                        +++   FIRE FIGHT   +++


--OBJECTIVE: MAKE YOUR WAY ACROSS THE DEFENDED BRIDGE

As you traverse down the bridge, there will be archers ready to fling 
tons of arrows at you. To deflect them properly, run down the bridge 
while in Range Stance (press and hold the L1 BUTTON) and then attack 
when they fling their arrows.

Approach the stupid archers and begin whupping some ass. Again, use 
Counters on them and a mix of Speed/Power Combos to get them all. Make 
your way to the end of the bridge and kill off the last three archers 
with mixed combos and counters. Once that's done, break open the red 
pot at the end of the bridge and go around the mountain path to the 
next area.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND A WAY INTO THE BANQUET HALL


                    ===   THE BANQUET HALL PUZZLE   ===

It's puzzle time! TO open the large double doors, Nariko needs to ring 
both of the large gongs next to the banquet hall doors at the same 
time. Across from the bottom of the stairs is a large wooden 
scaffolding contraption. Do you see it? Approach the ladder on the 
contraption and climb up to the top.

Approach the large crate of items and press the X BUTTON to pick one 
up. Throw the item using Aftertouch into the first gong and then direct 
the item as it deflects and hit the second gong across from it. It'll 
take a few tries, so DO IT. Once both gongs are ringing, the doors 
open! WOOHOO! Now go down the ladder and head up the stairs to 
encounter your first stupid-ass boss battle.


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                        +++   BEWARE THE FOX   +++


--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT FLYING FOX

Get ready for on of the LONGEST and most BORING pre-boss battles in the 
game. When the Fox arrives, he sends in three waves of enemies at you. 
As he talks (and talks and talks and talks), kill each wave of enemies.

After the third wave, Fox finally shuts his yapper and the real boss 
battle finally starts!


                ===   BOSS BATTLE: THE FLYING FOX   ===

This battle is basically your typical back-and-forth type deal. Fox 
will attack with either a Speed or Power Attack and all Nariko needs to 
do is block it using the correct stance.

After Nariko blocks his attack, quickly evade and pull any combo you 
want from behind him. That's pretty much it in terms of strategy, I'm 
sorry to say. Stay evasive so that Fox doesn't catch you off guard with 
his Red Combo. When Fox performs a combo, evade him so that he doesn't 
finish the combo and then smack him from behind. Yeah, that's it.

After 95% of his health is gone, the CIRCLE BUTTON will appear. Rapidly 
tap it to begin the Kill Sequence:

CIRCLE BUTTON --> DIRECTIONAL LEFT --> Rapidly Tap X BUTTON --> 
DIRECTIONAL RIGHT --> DIRECTIONAL UP --> DIRECTIONAL UP --> SQUARE 
BUTTON --> DIRECTIONAL UP --> SQUARE BUTTON

When done correctly, the battle ends in a draw (unfortunately). If you 
missed any of the sequences, Fox kicks you down and you have to fight 
him again (with 40% of his health restored). GET IT RIGHT! Once the 
battle is over, exit the area outside.


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                       +++   PRISON APPROACH   +++


--OBJECTIVE: REACH THE PRISON AND FIND SHEN

Make your way past the bridge to the grassy area/waterfall. There is a 
hidden GOLD pot near the waterfall area, so kick it to grab the 
goodies. Now make your way up the next set of stairs while dodging dead 
bodies and crates.

Once you make it to the top of the hill, KILL. Kill all the baddies 
with counters and Power Combos until the area is cleared. After that's 
done, approach the wheel next to the metal gate and rapidly tap the X 
BUTTON to start opening it. When it's open, go through the gateway to 
the next gateway. Open the gate on that end and then head up the stairs 
to the prison area.


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                         +++   THE PRISON   +++


--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT ALL SOLDIERS AND RELEASE YOUR CLANSMEN

When the soldiers drop down from above, kill them off with Counters and 
Power Combos. After all of them are dead, a really dumb, overacted 
cutscene occurs. ENJOY.


                   ===   THE PRISON CELL PUZZLE   ===

Approach the ladder and press the X BUTTON to bring it down. Climb it 
up to the top and then approach the large lever and activate it to open 
the doors on the second floor. Once that's done, approach the orange 
gong next to the lever and attack it to ring it and open the prison 
door next to the lever.

Enter the first cell to find a crate of shields. Grab one shield and go 
back near the lever. There is another orange gong across the way, so 
throw the shield at it using the Aftertouch to open the next door.

After the second door opens, head down the walkway to find another 
crate with shields. Grab a shield and toss it at the orange gong next 
to the second lever to open the door next to it. Now approach that 
lever and activate it to open the prison doors on the first floor. 
WOOH! That was stirringly tedious!

Now go back down to the first floor to trigger a cutscene with your 
sonofabitch bastard clansmen.


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                        +++   THE MAIN GATE   +++


--OBJECTIVE: USE THE FIRE-ROCKET TO DEFEAT THE ENEMIES

Make your way all the way down to the other side of the bridge. The 
Fire-Rocket is located at the other end of the bridge, so go and grab 
it! As soon as you see the hordes of enemies rushing at you, start 
blasting. You don't need to use Aftertouch but be aware that Nariko can 
only use it FIVE times before it runs out of ammunition.

Once all the enemies are dead, approach the double doors at the end of 
the bridge. Fight off the remaining enemies that appear using Counters 
and Speed/Power Combos. 

Notice those two red pots in the upper pillars on the left and right 
side? Nariko can't reach them, so leave them alone for later. Ignore 
the pots and make your way to the large gate.


--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE TEMPLE GATES

The gates are shut, so approach the shimmering light on the right side 
to begin a sequence:

Rapidly tap X BUTTON --> SQUARE BUTTON --> SQUARE BUTTON 

After Nariko lands on the roof, eliminate the blue soldiers with 
Counters. Kill them all to open the metal gateway. Inside is a lever 
and a crate with shields. Activate the lever to open the locks on the 
main gate. Now grab a shield and fling it at the orange gong on the 
opposite end of the area using Aftertouch. When the gong gets smacked, 
the metal doors on the other side open up. Now jump back down to the 
ground and approach the shimmering light on the left to trigger another 
RTE sequence:

Rapidly tap X BUTTON --> DIRECTIONAL UPPER-LEFT --> DIRECTION UPPER-
RIGHT --> DIRECTIONAL UPPER-LEFT --> DIRECTIONAL UPPER-RIGHT --> 
DIRECTIONAL UPPER-LEFT --> DIRECTIONAL UPPER-RIGHT --> SQUARE BUTTON

After Nariko lands on the balcony, kill off the enemies and clear the 
area. Once that's done, approach the lever and activate it to open the 
Main Gate. WHEW! Now enter the gate to the next area.


--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT ALL WHIPTAIL'S PERSONAL GUARDS

Can this get any more repetitive? Kill all the baddies using Counters 
and Power Combos to trigger the next boss battle.


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                            +++   WHIPTAIL   +++


--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT WHIPTAIL


              ===   BOSS BATTLE: WHIPTAIL - PART 1 OF 2   ===

This is a three-part battle that is quite annoying to finish.

++WAVE 1: 
Whip will start unleashing a Wave Attack at Nariko throughout this 
first battle. To evade the attack, either use a Range Attack (L1 + 
TRIANGLE BUTTON) to destroy the wave or roll out of the way at the last 
second to evade it.

After Whip stops throwing those waves, quickly approach her and attack 
her with Speed/Power Combos and then evade. Use lots of quick evasion 
and then a Power Combo to confuse her. When you do it this way, she 
won't have time to counter. After she takes a big hit, she escapes to 
the other end of the arena and the whole process starts over again. 

This battle can get pretty irritating because Whip just bolts back and 
forth so many times. But evade her Wave Attack and then whack her up 
close to whittle down her health. But be conservative of Nariko's 
health, though! Use the Red Pots only if absolutely necessary! Once 
Whip's health is down to Orange, the next wave begins.


++WAVE 2:
This time, Whip will start throwing Wave Attacks and then a Tidal Wave. 
Use Range Attacks to destroy both waves (evading them is not a good 
idea) and then use the same tactics from the first part to whittle her 
health to RED. 

After finishing off Whiptail in the second wave, the game cuts to Kai. 
Yup, its Twing-Twang time again, bee-hotch!


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                        +++   SHEN'S ESCAPE   +++


--OBJECTIVE: SHOOT THE SNIPERS

Get ready for a really long sequence. For this sequence, Kai needs to 
kill all the enemies that come running after Shen (as he makes his way 
towards the other side of the bridge). You MUST use Aftertouch Attacks 
on every enemy or this sequence will end on a sour note. If you attempt 
to shoot the enemies the old-fashioned way, good luck to you because 
you'll need it!

First, kill the two Snipers on the left pillar using Aftertouch Arrows. 
Once both are dead, focus on the enemies on the bridge itself.


--OBJECTIVE: PROTECT SHEN

After the two Snipers fall, Kai must protect Shen from incoming 
soldiers as he hobbles his way down the bridge. The first wave contains 
seven soldiers to kill, so get to it! Once all seven are down, take the 
time to shoot the Red pots in the upper pillars (that Nariko couldn't 
reach). Now wait as the second wave of soldiers arrive.

In the second wave, eighteen total soldiers will rush from the south 
side (near Kai) and north side (near Shen). You'll need to be quick 
with the Aftertouch controls or you may end up doing this sequence 
again. You don't need direct headshots to kill the baddies. As long as 
Kai's arrows hit them anywhere on the body, they will fall.


Copy and paste this URL to see a video of this section: 
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/107606.html


Finish off the second wave to end this sequence and trigger the third 
wave of the Nariko/Whiptail battle.


           ===   BOSS BATTLE: WHIPTAIL - PART 2 OF 2   ===

Just finish her off already! Once her health is 95% gone, press the 
CIRCLE BUTTON and then wait for the SQUARE BUTTON to appear to finish 
this battle.


                           CHAPTER CLEARED

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                         +++   CHAPTER 3   +++

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                       +++   KAI'S MISSION   +++


--OBJECTIVE: INFILTRATE BOHAN'S TEMPLE TO FIND NARIKO

The majority of this chapter will involve controlling Kai through 
various parts of Bohan's fortress. When the chapter begins, acquaint 
yourself with the area.

Kai can jump over objects and she can only push off enemies when in 
danger. Make your way towards the middle of the bridge and take cover. 
When the soldiers start rushing towards Kai, either use Aftertouch 
arrows to take them out or use up-close arrows.

If the Aftertouch arrows aren't hitting anybody, wait for the soldiers 
to get within mid-distance of Kai and then just start shooting them 
point blank. The soldiers are stupid enough to let you shoot them like 
that. Once that's done, a new objective comes up.


--OBJECTIVE: TRY AFTERTOUCHING AN ARROW THROUGH THE FLAMES

For this objective, line Kai behind a flaming torch (any torch is fine) 
and then shoot an Aftertouch arrow through the flame. Guide the arrow 
towards the red barrel to explode the doorway open.

After the door opens, exit outside and down the bridge to encounter an 
armored enemy. This enemy can only be killed by headshots, so either 
use an Aftertouch arrow or wait for him to get within mid-range and 
then aim for the head and POW! It's not that difficult, so DO IT! Once 
he's dead, exit the area and enter the other building.


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                           +++   PLAYTIME   +++


--OBJECTIVE: KEEP YOUR DISTANCE AND DEFEAT THE GUARDS

Even though the room is large and provides lots of cover, there isn't 
enough space to launch Aftertouch arrows at the baddies. Instead of 
Aftertouch arrows, just wait for them to get within mid-range and then 
start shooting at them until they all fall.

If one of them is about to strike, simply roll back and run away. Re-
position Kai and continue shooting all the baddies that appear until 
the room is cleared. Exit to the next room and access the wheel to open 
the metal gate to the next area.


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                        +++   SHOOTING FISH   +++


--OBJECTIVE: STOP BOHAN'S SOLDIERS BEFORE THEY REACH YOU

This section doesn't really involve any special puzzle-solving. When 
the metal gates are open, start shooting at the rushing soldiers and 
pick them off one-by-one. No need for Aftertouch, so just shoot!

After the first set of soldiers is wasted, another set will emerge from 
the large metal doors, so continue shooting until all of them are 
toast. Once the second wave is gone, a third wave will emerge, so SHOOT 
THEM ALREADY. But if you don't want to fight the last wave, just 
quickly dash past them and enter the opened doorway.

Access the wheel inside the room to open the door and exit outside. 
Make a right turn (Kai's left-hand side) and go around the corner to 
the ladder and climb it up.


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                       +++   DUCK AND COVER   +++


This next section will be quite lengthy. Numerous archers from across 
the other side will start shooting arrows at you. Since they are too 
far, it's time for some Aftertouch arrows up their asses. 

There are archers that emerge down the stairway and some that take 
cover on the balcony ledges. Take cover and then start shooting 
Aftertouch arrows and pick off all the baddies one by one. Once the 
last enemy falls, take the nearby ladder going up and go around the 
corner and enter the building to end this section.


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                       +++   TWING TWANG!   +++


--OBJECTIVE: LOCATE THE ARMORY TO FIND THE HEAVENLY SWORD

Enter the elevator and access the wheel to bring it to the top. Exit 
the elevator and open the next door to the next area. When Kai exits, 
she will be outside the arena. Notice that there are boxes to take 
cover behind and bunches of archers ready to shoot at Kai. 

Well touch me in the morning and then just walk away because its Twing-
Twang time again! Take cover and begin shooting Aftertouch arrows at 
the baddies ABOVE the arena. Ignore the enemies on the bridge and shoot 
the ones hiding above the arena rooftop and the ones on the arena 
balcony ledges (to the upper left side). If Kai's aim is accurate, 
guide the Aftertouch arrows through the torches and then shoot the red 
barrels to shorten this section a little. 

Once the area is cleared of baddies, approach the wheel at the other 
end of the bridge and access it to open the gate to the arena. Enter 
the arena to complete this section.


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                 +++   BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER   +++


--OBJECTIVE: SURVIVE BOHAN'S TWISTED GAME

This section is not as difficult as it looks. For the battle, Nariko 
must either KILL or PARALYZE her bastard asshole bitch clansmen. Your 
best bet is to paralyze them (if you wanna get the Glyphs for this 
section). Simply wait for them to attack at Nariko and then press the 
TRIANGLE BUTTON to counter them. After she grabs them, press the two 
buttons that appear to begin the Paralyze Attack.

There are fifteen of your douchebag clansmen to battle, so GET TO IT! 
If you stink at Countering, then consider this a difficult battle. 
Otherwise, just paralyze them all to complete this section.


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                           +++   FIREWORKS!   +++


--OBJECTIVE: LOCATE THE ARMORY TO FIND THE HEAVENLY SWORD

Once control returns to Kai, make a left turn and approach the large 
metal door with the red symbol on it. Approach the door to trigger a 
cutscene. After the cutscene, its enemy time!


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE COMMANDER IN THE WEST TOWER TO GET THE PASSWORD 
FOR THE ARMORY

Armored soldiers will rush in from both sides of the upper arena. You 
can either try to face them up-close or use flaming Aftertouch arrows 
to shorten this battle.

Kai can move from one end of the upper arena to the next using the 
wooden scaffoldings in the center to her advantage. Run from one end to 
the other and shoot flaming Aftertouch arrows into the red barrels just 
as the armored soldiers walk by them. Do it this way so that Kai 
doesn't need to waste time trying to make headshots.

When all the armored soldiers are dead, exit the arena using the metal 
door on the right (that the armored soldiers emerged from). Cross the 
bridge and access the door to receive the next objective.


--OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE PASSWORD FROM THE COMMANDER

After the cutscene, make your way back to the arena. Stand behind the 
opposite side of the metal doorway and shoot a flaming Aftertouch arrow 
into the room with the fireworks. Be careful! If Kai accidentally 
shoots the commander, you will have to re-do this ENTIRE section all 
over again (trust me, it happened to me)! Quickly run towards the 
commander to obtain the password once he is blown out of the room.

Now make your way back to the door and give the password to the idiot 
doorman to end this section.


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                        +++   A NEW THREAT   +++


--OBJECTIVE: SLAY ROACH'S PET

The enemy that Roach sends after Nariko isn't all that powerful. To 
kill it, use quick evasion and hard combos. As soon as it starts using 
a specific aura, quickly roll in and attack it. Don't forget to use 
counters on it, too! Kill the pet to end this section.


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                          +++   RIDING HIGH   +++


--OBJECTIVE: RIDE THE CABLE CAR TO THE ARMORY

Time to clench the pearls, boys and girls, because it's Twing-Twang 
time again! When Kai enters the cable car, soldiers will start rushing 
in on the bridge on the other side. Use Aftertouch arrows on them and 
pick them off.

After all the bridge soldiers are gone, the camera angle switches 
towards the Armory. More archers will emerge on the upper left side of 
the Armory, so start shooting! Once the lot of them is gone, more 
soldiers will emerge on the lower right side of the Armory. Shoot them 
down with Aftertouch arrows. Once their dead, Kai is safe...for now.

Before Kai reaches the Armory, the cable car will snap in half leaving 
Kai hanging on by her feet upside down. From her upside down angle, Kai 
must shoot a few more soldiers. The angle of her Aftertouch arrows 
might disorient you a little but don't hesitate! Kill all the upside 
down soldiers to emerge at the Armory.

Once you approach the Armory, take the time to approach each weapon on 
the walls and read about their history. If not, then just grab the 
Heavenly Sword from the upper right section to trigger a cutscene with 
that goddamn Flying Fox nutbag.


Press the buttons in this order:
DIRECTIONAL RIGHT --> DIRECTIONAL LEFT --> Rapidly tap X BUTTON


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                         +++   ROACH'S PETS   +++ 


--OBJECTIVE: SURVIVE ROACH'S PETS

Get in a few combos on these mongrels to trigger a cutscene. 


--OBJECTIVE: SLAUGHTER ROACH'S PETS WITH THE HEAVENLY SWORD

Once Nariko gets the Heavenly Sword, use quick evasion and Power/Range 
combos to kill all the pets. To make this fight go by faster, use heavy 
Power Combos to knock the pets out of the arena.


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                       +++   ROLLING THUNDER   +++


--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT ROACH


                     ===   BOSS BATTLE: ROACH   ===

This battle (which comes in three waves) is a tad bit easier to deal 
with than the Whiptail battle. Roach has two special attacks: a Rolling 
Thunderball and a Spinning Thunderball attack. And he has the 
occasional Range/Power/Red Combo in between special attacks.

The main strategy here is to NOT use melee combat on this bitch. If you 
use melee combat, you'll waste a lot of time trying to break his guard 
and it won't work! Instead of trying to fight him with stances and 
counters, run around the arena! You need to bait Roach into doing his 
Rolling Thunderball (where rolls towards you like a bowling ball). Run 
away from Roach and run in a clockwise direction when he starts 
rolling. If he does the spin move, roll away before he lands on the 
ground to avoid getting hit.

After he charges at you (and misses) with his rolling attack, do NOT 
attack until Roach fully stops or crashes. If you attack him before he 
crashes, Nariko WILL get hit by him by accident. After he crashes, roll 
in and perform a hard Power Combo. Only do ONE Power Combo and then 
roll away. Do this for the entire battle and Nariko should have no 
problems defeating Roach on all three waves.

When Roach jams his weapons into the ground, run up behind him and 
press the CIRCLE BUTTON and then the SQUARE BUTTON for the first wave. 
On the second wave, press the CIRCLE BUTTON and then the TRIANGLE 
BUTTON. For the third wave, press the CIRCLE BUTTON twice.


This is the button sequence for the last wave:
DIRECTIONAL RIGHT --> SQUARE BUTTON --> DIRECTIONAL UP --> SQUARE 
BUTTON to end the chapter.


Copy and paste this URL to see a video on the last part of this battle:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/107737.html


                             CHAPTER CLEARED

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   / __/ _ \/ _ `/ _ \/ __/ -_) __/ / __/ / -_) _ `/ __/ -_) _  / 
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                          +++   CHAPTER 4   +++

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This next chapter will be a little bit more difficult than the previous 
chapters. A new enemy is introduced here and you probably won't like 
them the minute you try and fight them off.


                         +++   CAT AND MOUSE   +++


--OBJECTIVE: RESCUE KAI FROM FLYING FOX

The enemies in this chapter are little more annoying and cheaper. After 
the cutscene, you will be approached by mallet-toting baddies. Your 
only best bet is to use counterattacks and Block Breaker Combos to 
break their guard. Don't be afraid to use Superstyle attacks! Kill off 
the big baddies and then approach the wheel and open the door.

Once the door is open, get ready for a new enemy: Ninja Girls. These 
girls are quite evasive and can jump away from your Power Combos just 
as fast as you can swing. Instead of combos, rely on using 
counterattacks on them. When Nariko performs a counter on the ninja 
girls, she must quickly press another button to finish the counter.

If the counter connects, Nariko will kill them off. If she misses, they 
will throw her down, so DO IT PROPERLY! Once all the ninja girls are 
gone, kill of the remaining mallet-toting enemies. Once the area is 
cleared, enter through the doorway to encounter some more enemies.


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                       +++   ON SILENT WINGS   +++


Kill off more ninja girls with counters and the large door at the end 
will open. More mallet-toting baddies will show up, so eliminate them 
by knocking them off the bridge with a Power Combo. Once the area is 
cleared, it's PUZZLE TIME!!!


                  ===   THE DING DONG DITCH PUZZLE   ===

This puzzle is so goddamn easy, I don't even understand why I even call 
it one. Here's how it goes: the exit to the mountain path is locked. 
Behind the locked door is a large yellow gong. Do you see it? And next 
to the doorway is a crate with some shields.

To ring the gong, approach the wheel and turn it to bring up a large 
statue of Bohan holding a shield. As soon as you finish turning the 
wheel, grab a shield and toss it at the large statue shield and then 
use Aftertouch to guide the projectile towards the gong before the 
statue falls back down. RIINNGG!!!


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                       +++   HUNTING PARTY   +++


--OBJECTIVE: BATTLE BOHAN'S HUNTING PARTY TO RESCUE KAI

As you make your way down the mountain path, more mallet enemies and 
other whatnots will be waiting for you. Instead of fighting them head-
on, bait them near the mountain ledge. Use Power Combos to knock them 
off the mountain. It's so much faster if you do it this way, SO DO IT.


---OBJECTIVE: SCALE THE SCAFFOLDING

Climb up the ladders to the very top of the mountain (fight the enemies 
if you want) to reach the next area.


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                      +++   BEASTS OF THE LAND   +++


--OBJECTIVE: FIND A PATH THROUGH THE ORANGUMEN TEMPLE

Wait, so Roach's stupid-ass pets are called Orangu-men? PUH-LEASE. 

At the top of the temple area, you will find a Rocket launcher. Grab it 
if you want and start blasting using Aftertouch. Just be aware that 
it's not really effective if Nariko is being swarmed.

If you don't want to fight the orangumen, just make your way to the end 
of the large field towards the temple entrance and enter through to the 
next area.


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                       +++   THE WRONG PLACE   +++


--OBJECTIVE: CROSS THE BRIDGE TO THE DERELICT TEMPLE

Exit out through the next area to find a narrow bridge and lots of 
soldiers. Use Power Combos to knock the idiot baddies off the bridge to 
the void below. Do this to make this fight go a little bit faster. When 
everyone is gone, enter the next area to trigger a cutscene.

After the cutscene, you'll face off against a couple of puny archers. 
Use Range Attacks when they shoot the arrows to deflect them. Approach 
them and use Power Combos to clear this area. PUZZLE TIME!


                 ===   THE STATUE-FACE DOOR PUZZLE   ===

In the center of the large area is a wheel. When Nariko turns it all 
the way, the statue face at the end of the area will rise up and reveal 
a yellow gong. About 4-5 seconds later, the statue face will quickly 
drop and close again. Across from the wheel (on the right side) is a 
hard-to-see crate of shields. 

Yup, you have to throw a shield on the gong before the statue-face 
closes. Jeez, puzzle solving is not this games' best feature. Once the 
door opens, enter through to the next area to finish this section.


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                         +++   TEMPLE WILDS   +++


--OBJECTIVE: RESCUE KAI BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

This next section is one big RTE. Follow these directions:

DIRECTIONAL UP --> DIRECTIONAL UPPER-LEFT --> Rapidly tap X BUTTON --> 
DIRECTIONAL UP --> Rapidly tap X BUTTON --> Rapidly tap X BUTTON

After the RTE, go down the stairs to fight off some more ninja girls. 
If you don't want to fight them, then quickly make your way to the 
other side of the area to encounter you-know-who.


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                        +++   TO KILL A FOX   +++


--OBJECTIVE: KILL FLYING FOX


               ===   BOSS BATTLE: FLYING FOX (FINAL)   ===

Fox has two new attacks (well, their actually projectile attacks): 
Range Knife and Power Blades. When he tosses the Range Knife (he 
quickly tosses it), counter the attack by standing still. If you're 
quick enough, you can counter and Aftertouch the knife and hit him with 
it. For the Power Blade, he'll spin and then toss them at you. Use a 
Power Stance counter to toss them back at him.

Other than those two attacks, he's still the same boss from the first 
battle in Chapter 1 (but in three waves). To be specific, the best way 
to defeat Fox is to NOT wait for him to attack. Yes, roll in close and 
perform a Speed/Power Combo on him while he's standing and waiting. 
After Nariko finishes her combo, IMMEDIATELY roll away and attack him 
with the same combo again and then repeat QUICKLY.

When you do it that way, Fox won't have time to begin his counter 
maneuver (although he will sneak in a cheap move). You must be really 
quick with this strategy or Fox will catch you off-guard with his Red 
Combo. Do it this way nonstop for the ENTIRE battle and Nariko will 
only lose a little portion health throughout the encounter (though you 
may need that one Red Pot just in case).

On the second and third waves, use this same strategy for his 
doppelgangers and they will all fall quickly. After the third wave is 
done, move Kai's bow towards Fox and shoot him to end the battle and 
the chapter.


++RED POT NOTE: You will notice that there are two additional pots 
sitting on the high ledges of the arena. Deflect Fox's Range Knife 
(when he tosses it) and use Aftertouch to guide the knife towards the 
pot to break them. This is not an easy thing to do, so follow the 
strategy above to avoid having to use the extra pots.


Copy and paste this URL to see a video of the entire Flying Fox battle:
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/108184.html


                            CHAPTER CLEARED

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   / __/ _ \/ _ `/ _ \/ __/ -_) __/ / __/ / -_) _ `/ __/ -_) _  / 
   \__/_//_/\_,_/ .__/\__/\__/_/    \__/_/\__/\_,_/_/  \__/\_,_/  
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                           +++   CHAPTER 5   +++

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             / /__/ _  / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ /__ \ 
             \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/    /_/ /___/_/|_| /____/ 
                                                        

                        +++   BOHAN'S ARMY   +++


This mission is EXACTLY similar to the cannonball launching mission 
from Chapter 1. If you've got your Aftertouch skills in check, then 
this mission will be a breeze.

Throughout this mission, there will be various distractions. Shen will 
tell Nariko to destroy the enemies that are rolling the flaming barrels 
and to watch the walls, but ignore all that. Nariko's main focus should 
be on destroying all four catapults in the distance. If you ignore 
them, they will destroy the fort wall and that's not a good thing.

Each catapult has TWO weak spots. Once the two weak spots are 
destroyed, the catapult will still keep moving. Why? Because there is a 
third and fourth weak spot hidden inside the catapult! Keep launching 
cannonballs at the catapult to destroy its wooden exterior and reveal 
the third hidden weak spot (blast it!). Once it's been blasted, the 
fourth weak spot will reveal itself. Blast that f*cker down to destroy 
the catapult completely. WHOO-WEE! Blast the remaining three catapults 
to oblivion to end this section.


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                      +++   DEATH FROM ABOVE   +++


This next section can either be VERY frustrating or simple as hell. All 
Nariko needs to do in this section is kill a whole assload of ninja 
girls. Sounds easy, right? F*CK NO!

Stay within mid-distance of Shen as the ninja girls battle ensues. Use 
hard combos and be sure to use Counterattacks on each ninja girl to 
kill them off properly. If you try to use a Power Combo, expect 
frustration because they tend to evade you like crazy. Trigger the 
Counterattack on them and then press the button shown onscreen to kill 
them off. It's pretty simple but you gotta be quick with the Counter!

If you move too far away from Shen, a health bar on the upper right 
side of the screen for Shen will appear (and you don't want that), so 
stay within close distance so that you can help him. Also, use 
Superstyles whenever the chance presents itself and don't forget to 
break those Red pots to restore health. Once all the ninja girls are 
gone, the section ends.


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                         +++   WAR MACHINES   +++


The objective is to annihilate 500 enemies. This is a pretty easy thing 
to do, so get to it! Blast the rocket launcher into the first wave of 
rushing enemies (use Aftertouch if you want) until it runs out of ammo.

From there, rush in and start using Power Combos and Counters. To kill 
enemies much faster, build up Nariko's Superstyle disk so that it 
reaches three Red Circles. From there, activate any level 3 Superstyle 
to annihilate a large number of those suckers. Since enemies are piling 
all over the place, filling the Superstyle disk will only take about 
10-20 seconds, so repeat this strategy to kill all 500 of these 
blowhards easily.

Once that's done, it's time to destroy some more catapults, but from up 
close! Run up to the first catapult and stand next to one of the back 
tires to trigger an RTE sequence. Press the X BUTTON to start the 
sequence and then follow this sequence:

Rapidly tap X BUTTON --> SQUARE BUTTON


When done correctly, the catapult will be destroyed into a hundred 
pieces. From there, run up to the second catapult and repeat the same 
thing to destroy it down. Remember, the entire encounter is TIMED, so 
be quick!


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                         +++   FULL CIRCLE   +++


Nariko has about a minute to make it towards the fort. Just as you 
reach the end of the area, try to get in a couple of combos on the 
enemy to build up the combo counter. By doing this you should be able 
to get a Glyph (or two or three) before the chapter ends.


                             CHAPTER CLEARED

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   / __/ _ \/ _ `/ _ \/ __/ -_) __/ / __/ / -_) _ `/ __/ -_) _  / 
   \__/_//_/\_,_/ .__/\__/\__/_/    \__/_/\__/\_,_/_/  \__/\_,_/  
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                          +++   CHAPTER 6   +++

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             / /__/ _  / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/ / _ \ 
             \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/    /_/ /___/_/|_|  \___/ 
                                                         

                          +++   THE GODDESS   +++


Nariko will be invincible throughout this entire encounter, so start 
rushing into enemies and whacking away like its no big deal. Don't 
worry about getting hit, just rush into them and they'll start flying 
all over the place.

After a few seconds, they'll start running away, so try and catch up 
with them by running the opposite direction and whacking away until the 
timer ends. If you can muster up more than 500+ kills, you should be 
able to unlock another Glyph (or two or three).


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                        +++   THE RAVEN KING   +++


For this battle, it is very similar to the second Flying Fox encounter. 
Bohan uses ONE attack (his Lightning Bolt attack), which can be evaded 
by rolling left or right, and then spends most of the time doing Power 
Combos and dashing away.

Use lots of evasive rolls and then use a quick Range/Power Combo and 
then roll away. The best way to defeat Bohan without too much problems 
is to use quick combos and then fast evasion rolls. The more Nariko 
uses fast evasion, the better her chances of not getting hit cheaply 
(which can happen a lot). 

Once Bohan's health has been depleted, approach him and press the 
CIRCLE BUTTON and then the SQUARE BUTTON to end this sequence.


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                       +++   HEAVEN AND HELL   +++


Bohan will use a brand new attack that is similar to Flying Fox's 
attack. When he hovers above the air, he'll either launch Range or 
Power Lightning Bolts at Nariko. 

Use the proper stance when you see him launching the bolts and then use 
the counter to fling it back at him. He'll toss a bunch of them in a 
row, so deflect them back to decrease his health dramatically. Another 
attack he uses is his Kamikaze Dive where he flies down and knocks you 
to the ground. This move is unblockable, so use a well-timed evasive 
roll to avoid getting hit.

Damaging Bohan is the same from the first battle. Use lots of 
Range/Power Combos to knock him down and then quickly roll away. 
Usually, the best way to defeat Bohan faster is to deflect his 
Lightning Bolts. When you deflect them all, he should lose about 30% of 
his health quickly. Once his health is depleted, press the CIRCLE 
BUTTON twice to end this sequence.


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                          +++   REDEMPTION   +++


WOW! Get ready for a very cheap last battle! Trust me, you'll know what 
I mean when you get here. It's THAT cheap.

For this battle, Bohan mixes all of his attacks from the last two 
battles plus ONE new attack where he flings a bunch of ravens at you. 
To avoid getting hit by those ravens, enter SPEED STANCE (press the L1 
BUTTON) and then mash the TRIANGLE BUTTON to destroy them as they fly 
towards Nariko. After Bohan flings 3-4 flocks of ravens at you, he 
quickly does the Kamikaze Dive to catch you off-guard, so be ready with 
the evasive roll once he swoops down! Another attack he uses is a Power 
Bolt, which can be evaded with an evasive roll.

When Bohan flies up and then laughs, he will attempt a Kamikaze Dive, 
so roll away. When he flies up higher, he'll fling ravens at you, so 
deflect them with Speed Stance. Again, like the previous two battles, 
use Range/Power Combos to knock him down. Stay evasive and keep 
knocking him down. When he does the multiple Lighting Bolt attacks 
(from the air), deflect whichever bolt you can and then roll away if 
you cannot deflect the next one.

Once his health is down to 60%, he will start floating in the air 
unconscious, so quickly approach him and then press the CIRCLE BUTTON 
and then the SQUARE BUTTON to fling him far away. From there, wait for 
him to fly back and then continue the assault until his health depletes 
down to 30%. From there, press the CIRCLE BUTTON and then the TRIANGLE 
BUTTON to fling him far away.

If the CIRCLE BUTTON does not appear when his health reaches 30%, 
ignore it and continue damaging him with Range/Power Combos. Once his 
health FINALLY reaches ZERO percent, approach him and press the 
following buttons:


CIRCLE BUTTON --> SQUARE BUTTON --> CIRCLE BUTTON --> TRIANGLE BUTTON


Once you input the last button correctly, sit back and enjoy the not-
quite-Final-Fantasy ending. 


                    MON CONGRATS, YOU BEAT THE GAME!


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                 +++   ANGEL OF SIN - THE SECRETS   +++

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The majority of Heavenly Sword's unlockables lie within the game. As 
you progress through the game and unlock all the Glyphs, bonus material 
will be unlocked in the SPECIAL FEATURES section.


--HELL MODE
Defeat the game once to unlock this mode. Is it worth playing through? 
I don't know, I could care less about this mode.

--THE ANIMATION SERIES
There are two unlockable anime videos: LEGEND OF THE SWORD and 
GUARDIANS OF THE SWORD. Are they worth watching? Nope!

--ART GALLERY
There are 129 art pieces ranging from original character and level 
designs to promotional material. You should be able to unlock 75% of 
the artwork by the time you finish your first playthrough.

--UNLOCKED VIDEOS
There are 39 videos that are automatically unlocked as you progress 
through the game. All the videos are the cutscenes from the game 
(except the scenes of Nariko speaking to the camera between chapters).

--MAKING OF HEAVENLY SWORD
There are five featurettes that are available for viewing ranging from 
game design, Mo-cap sessions, ADR and Foley, and orchestral scoring.


++UNLOCKABLES NOTE: 
While most of the material in the SPECIAL FEATURES section is unlocked 
via Glyphs, they are also downloadable for FREE at the Playstation 
Store. This is absolute bullshit! What's the point of even unlocking 
all of this stupid f*cking crap then? NOT COOL.


                            END OF SECTION


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                        +++   BIG THANKS   +++

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            / _ )/  _/ ___/ /_  __/ // / _ | / |/ / //_/ __/
           / _  |/ // (_ /   / / / _  / __ |/    / ,< _\ \  
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Big thanks to the following people:

--IGN FAQs
--Vanessa Hudgens for taking those sexy pics (three words: DEE-LISH-US)
--Zac Efron (if it wasn't for him, those Vanessa pics wouldn't exist)
--Megan Fox - Looking like a zombie never looked sexier
--To the rock band Queen for the title of the FAQ.
--And to the one and only Tera Patrick for lending her likeness to the 
main character. If that isn't the case, then she should sue Ninja 
Theory up the ass like a muthaf*cker.


++NOTE:
This FAQ was originally exclusive for IGN but since the game has been 
out for awhile now, I'm now adding it to GameFAQS. For all other 
inquiries that I may have missed, please refer to the other Heavenly 
Sword FAQ by ResidentEvil719.


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Remember, beauty is only comparable to one's lust for the lewd.


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want to use or post this FAQ, please e-mail me at kroqjock@gmail.com. 
I have no problems with anyone that asks. September 2007.

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