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Ashy
01-15-2010, 04:56 AM
3:11:50 or so now. (Had to guess one that I recently redid and my xbox is off ._.)

P - 3:19
I - 07:56
II - 9:36
III - 7:36
IV - 8:18
V - 14:49
VI - 13:59
VII - 5:39
VIII - 11:27
IX - 14:02
X - 8:19
XI - 6:55
XII - 8:46
XIII - 10:20
XIV - 20:01
XV - 17:32
XVI - 06:18
E - 18:19

Which times can I cut down the most? I've been trying and I'm barely shaving anything off the longer times here.

Thanks in advance.

MADasaHatter
01-15-2010, 06:35 AM
Well, let's see. I'm at 3 hrs 33 seconds and can't figure out mine (by freagin 34 seconds smh))

P - 3:19
I - 07:56
II - 9:36 (I have this 8:07. I mash this level a lot, so I can pretty much mentally go through the steps on how to bunch enemies together for bigger combos.)
III - 7:36 (6:55)
IV - 8:18 (8:17)
V - 14:49 (I have this at 10:10. Some of these fights you can totally bipass.)
VI - 13:59 (11:34)
VII - 5:39
VIII - 11:27 (10:24 I can probably squeek this one out faster. Not sure if this highway scene is "on rails" or not, but I accelerate all of the way through and hardly shoot.)
IX - 14:02
X - 8:19
XI - 6:55
XII - 8:46
XIII - 10:20 (8:44)
XIV - 20:01
XV - 17:32
XVI - 06:18 (2:08 you should really look into this one. You should be able to cream this guy on normal. I would have done it faster if he'd just hit me one less and not pushed me away)
E - 18:19 (15:39)

From the looks of it, you still have a shave of a good 16 minutes. I don't use the finishers on enemies. I save all of my magic for getting hit/hitting witch time and I panther form everywhere, including in between enemies that have a distance bwtn them.

update: Just by looking at yours, I saw that I could get the Vestibul down more. Got it from 5 minutes to 3 and I'm now under the 3hr mark (2:58). Unlocked the bangle of time. Now I just need to afford it.

Dead Herb
01-15-2010, 09:22 AM
XIV 17:19
XV 16:01
XVI 04:11
E 12:49
I finished mine in 2hrs59mins49secs I got these times for the last 4 chapters you could probably gain your extra time from these my advice is to try and do each chapter in 1 with no deaths,I used yellow/green lollipops to get through the boss battles with relative ease.
When I 1st done jubileus I clocked up 18mins or so and died 3-4 times the problem there being that youve got to redo 2-3 bars of his health again that takes time so as I say try to do them in 1 especially the boss battles

KingBroly
01-15-2010, 10:42 AM
XV can had a lot of time cut from it. There are basically only 4 fights required of you there outside of the bosses. I believe I got my time to under 10 minutes on it. Remember to use your Panther and Raven forms when needed. The Raven form at the point where it should be used can save you 3-4 minutes, easily. Also remember that skipping cutscenes is your friend, also.

XIV can also be done quicker if you remember that mashing X is faster than holding it down.

mjemirzian
01-15-2010, 11:07 AM
Here's my list, hope this helps.

P : 02:14
I : 05:30
II : 07:06
III : 07:04
IV : 06:33
V : 11:46
VI : 12:35
VII : 05:59
VIII : 08:48
IX : 10:48
X : 11:37
XI : 06:48*
XII : 07:35
XIII : 10:26*
XIV : 13:54*
XV : 11:43
XVI : 05:51*
E : 18:16*
ALL : 02:44:43

b00ned
01-15-2010, 11:25 AM
Chapters 1, 2 and 3 can both be done in under 5 minutes.

6, 7, 8, and 10 should all be 8 minutes or less.

mjemirzian
01-15-2010, 12:05 PM
You can get any chapter down to extremely low times just spamming magic items and using bracelet of time, so what's your point? This is supposed to be for a first run through, probably not with the best equipment or using exploits or bracelet of time.

Asturgis
01-15-2010, 02:13 PM
You can get any chapter down to extremely low times just spamming magic items and using bracelet of time, so what's your point? This is supposed to be for a first run through, probably not with the best equipment or using exploits or bracelet of time.

I tend to agree :)

I know I got my time down to 2 hours and 45 minutes without even really trying, and I'm not very good. Some good tips, without spamming items, are to play on Normal, make good use of the save and reload feature, equip Odette all the time and use Panther form all the time, and double jump while in this form. Use a yellow lolipop per boss, when it's mandatory or you have very low health, learn to use Maha Kaala and spam front+Streak (RB+front+Y). When you're not doing too good, quit and use continue, and retry your last part. Skip all unnecassary fights, sometimes you can just run and get to the next scene. And you're good to go :)

b00ned
01-15-2010, 04:46 PM
You can get any chapter down to extremely low times just spamming magic items and using bracelet of time, so what's your point? This is supposed to be for a first run through, probably not with the best equipment or using exploits or bracelet of time.

Not sure if that was directed at me, but I was responding to the OP, not you.

And I got mine down to under 3 without the bracelet of time cheat.

Ashy
01-15-2010, 05:34 PM
Thanks for all the advice. I now have 7min30s to shave off where I can. I've attempted to better V, but that level is a real pain for me for some weird reason.

I'm still not very good at the fighting and I'm mainly just spamming Y/B and the dodge trigger, this is probably a bit of a downfall in some of the easier fights :/


My setup:

A: Pistols (hands), Durga (feet)
B: Shuraba (hands), Lt. Col Kilgore (feet)

Acc: Selene's Light

Customer
01-15-2010, 05:37 PM
I got my overall time to somewhere around 2 hours and 30 min. You should be able to complete EVERY non boss level in about 10-15 min without too much difficulty in Normal mode (My time on boss levels were around 7-8 min except for the Epilogue).

If you must, use yellow items to give you a shield and just proceed to beat the crap out of everything in sight. Also, skip every Alfheims and skip any enemies that you do not need to kill (only kill enemies if you see a barrier). Skipping these will drastically reduce your time.

Ashy
01-15-2010, 06:00 PM
I just replayed XIV getting it down to 14:30ish, that means I only need to shave off 2:08 now :]

And ouch, I forgot how much spamming that fire button hurts >_>


Edit- 2hr59

Hell yeah :P

Thanks for the help guys ;3