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Zeralith
09-08-2011, 08:33 AM
Crimson Alliance Achievement Guide

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Thank you to my friend Fliptriq (http://live.xbox.com/en-US/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=Fliptriq) for his Video Guides as well as the good times on XBOX Live!

Overview:
Estimated Achievement Difficulty: 6/10
Offline: 11 (190:gsicon:)
Online: 1 (10:gsicon: - "Three-peat" is faster to unlock playing co-op, but not required)
Approximate Time: 15 - 20 hours
Minimum Number of Playthroughs Needed: 1+ (Partial playthroughs required)
Missable Achievements: None
Does Difficulty Affect Achievements?: Yes (Special Delivery, Rampage, and Go for the Gold)
Unobtainable Achievements: 0
Extra Equipment Needed?: None
Cheats: No Cheats

Introduction:
Crimson Alliance clocks in at about 5 - 6 hours to finish the campaign, but it can take you quite a bit longer than that to unlock all of the Achievments. The ride is probably more fun with friends though, so you may want to find a buddy or 3 and get ready for some hack'n slash'n good times!

Campaign Playthrough:
The very first 2 that I recommend unlocking right away, on the very first stage (Fall of Byzan), are the Big Bang Theory and I'm Not Dead Yet! Achievements. Just start a solo (not co-op) game and use all the barrels on as many enemies as possible to unlock the Big Bang Theory Achievement. Next, get yourself purposely low on health and try to find a health jug with a barrel near-by. Grab the barrel and walk-up to the health jug. Throw the barrel into the health jug killing yourself and the jug. You should revive unlocking the I'm Not Dead Yet! Achievement. Now, from this point on, you can play the game solo or co-op (or a mix)... play however you want!

After finishing the first stage (Fall of Byzan), just play through the game normally and enjoy it. Basically, have fun and don’t worry about missing anything, you can always go back to any stage and none of the Achievements are missable.

You should be able to unlock the following 7 Achievements, pretty easily, on your first campaign playthrough:


I Have The Power!
Big Bang Theory
I'm Not Dead Yet! (Must be done solo, not in a co-op game)
Maxed Out
Horny Devil
Bring Out Your Dead!
Soul Survivor


Soul Hoarder, Collectables, and Gear Leveling:
After you've finished the game, you're going to want to go back and get all the collectables. You might as well get all the Heart Containers, Soul Anchors, Challenge Maps, and Treasure Chests (with Gear inside), to be able to get through the trials ahead in the most efficient manner possible. Collecting all 33 Soul Anchors also unlocks the Soul Hoarder Achievement.

Lastly, if you didn't by chance get Maxed Out during your first playthrough, you will most likely get it during this phase. I got it easily during my first playthough as The Wizard, but it may come slower depending on what character/class you play and what treasures you find (or don't find).

Three-peat (Best with boosting partner):
So, you're going to have to play Fall of Byzan at least 2 more times, but most likely more. Are you sick of it yet? It's actually best to do it with a boosting partner, playing it up to 6 times (3 times per person). This boosting partner should have a fully upgraded character, just like you, so you don't have to upgrade the other 2 characters/classes yourself.

Set the difficulty to immortal or higher and both of you guys should just rush through as quickly as possible, without getting hit once by any enemy, and have the fully upgraded character/class do all the work. The weaker character/class should just block and dash, for the most part. Try to find any quick to get to Secret Areas, as well, as these give more points the harder the difficulty is.

If boosting with a partner, it should take about an hour, going through the Fall of Byzan 6 times.

Go for the Gold, Rampage, and Special Delivery:
For Rampage, just go through a stage on normal difficulty and kill everything without ever taking any damage.

Stages where this has proven to be doable on include:


Argosy Road (Assassin)
Homecoming (Wizard)
Asturi (Everyone)

To unlock Special Delivery, first set the difficulty to hard and then start the "Palace of Death" stage. The present is located just up the first staircase and after the first wave of skeletons. There are some crates in front of it that you must grab and toss out of the way. Grab the present and go through the stage without breaking it. Drop it if needed and conduct combat. Watch-out for dropping the present behind doors that may close, leaving you no way back to pick-it-back-up.

Moving on, unlocking Go for the Gold is going to take some skill, practice, and a maxed-out character. Contrary to what the Achievement description states, you must also get a Gold Medal on all 6 of the Challenge Stages as well. This Achievement is the most difficult one to unlock in the whole game and will most likely be your last. Playing all the stages over again on ridonkulous difficulty proves to be the most efficient (yet hardest) way to accomplish this task, for the most part.

Clean-up:
If you still haven't unlocked I Have The Power!, Big Bang Theory, I'm Not Dead Yet!, or Maxed Out by now, I question how you actually tried so hard to avoid getting these. I guess I could say, "good job" on not unlocking these on purpose, but you probably will want to get them now.

Conclusion:
You should now have unlocked all 200:gsicon: in Crimson Alliance. Congratulations!

Zeralith
09-08-2011, 08:34 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/-7tHdQ==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55466-I-Have-The-Power-.html)I Have The Power! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55466-I-Have-The-Power-.html) 10http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Unleash your Ultimate attack.

This will come after you find a few Soul Anchors to unlock the first bar of power. Kill some enemies to fill this bar up and then press LB when it's fully glowing.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/-lu-5g==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55467-Three-peat.html)Three-peat (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55467-Three-peat.html) 10http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Earn a gold medal on Fall of Byzan with each character class.

Get a fully upgraded boosting partner, set the difficulty to immortal or higher, and both of you guys should just rush through as quickly as possible, without getting hit once by any enemy, and have the fully upgraded character/class do all the work. The weaker character/class should just block and dash, for the most part. Try to find any quick to get to Secret Areas, as well, as these give more points the harder the difficulty is.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/+-lUHw==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55468-Big-Bang-Theory.html)Big Bang Theory (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55468-Big-Bang-Theory.html) 10http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Kill 25 enemies with explosive barrels in a single level.

Unlock this on the very first stage (Fall of Byzan). Use all the barrels on as many enemies as possible to unlock.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/+hmsjA==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55469-I-#39;m-Not-Dead-Yet-.html)I'm Not Dead Yet! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55469-I-#39;m-Not-Dead-Yet-.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Revive yourself while playing alone.

There's are a few different ways to unlock this. You can either use a Healing Totum with good timing or you get yourself purposely low on health and try to find a Health Pot with a barrel near-by. Grab the barrel and walk-up to the Health Pot. Throw the barrel into the Health Pot, killing yourself and breaking the Health Pot.
I'm Not Dead Yet! Achievement Guide - Crimson Alliance

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/+DilOQ==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55470-Maxed-Out.html)Maxed Out (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55470-Maxed-Out.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Max out any character stat.

Just find and/or buy enough gear to fully upgrade one single stat to maxium (20 points). You should easily get this near the end of the game.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/+dhdqg==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55471-Special-Delivery.html)Special Delivery (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55471-Special-Delivery.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Carry the present out of Palace of Death on at least hard difficulty.

First set the difficulty to hard and then start the "Palace of Death" stage. The present is located just up the first staircase and after the first wave of skeletons. There are some crates in front of it that you must grab and toss out of the way. Grab the present and go through the stage without breaking it. Drop it if needed and conduct combat. Watch-out for dropping the present behind doors that may close, leaving you no way back to pick-it-back-up.
Special Delivery Achievement Guide - Crimson Alliance

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/+v9JpA==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55472-Soul-Hoarder.html)Soul Hoarder (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55472-Soul-Hoarder.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Find and collect all 33 Soul Anchors.

These are scattered throughout each stage, found in Secret Areas. Here is a video with all of their locations (I'm playing The Wizard who shows-up from time to time!):
Soul Hoarder Achievement Guide - Crimson Alliance

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/+x+xNw==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55473-Rampage.html)Rampage (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55473-Rampage.html) 10http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Achieve a score multiplier of 8X on at least normal difficulty.

Just go through a stage on normal difficulty and kill everything without ever taking any damage.

Stages where this has proven to be doable on include:


Argosy Road (Assassin)
Homecoming (Wizard)
Asturi (Everyone)

Rampage Achievement Guide - Crimson Alliance

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/+KFc9g==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55474-Horny-Devil.html)Horny Devil (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55474-Horny-Devil.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Defeat Gashadokuro, the Death Knight.

Unlocked through normal campaign progression. It cannot be missed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/+oBVQw==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55475-Bring-Out-Your-Dead-.html)Bring Out Your Dead! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55475-Bring-Out-Your-Dead-.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Complete Requiem.

Unlocked through normal campaign progression. It cannot be missed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/+2Ct0A==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55476-Soul-Survivor.html)Soul Survivor (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55476-Soul-Survivor.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Defeat the Soul Siren.

Unlocked through normal campaign progression. It cannot be missed.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1951/-sJGKQ==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55477-Go-for-the-Gold.html)Go for the Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55477-Go-for-the-Gold.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png

Earn a gold medal or better on every Main Campaign level on at least normal difficulty.

Contrary to what the Achievement description states, you must also get a Gold Medal on all 6 of the Challenge Stages as well. This Achievement is the most difficult one to unlock in the whole game and will most likely be your last. Playing all the stages over again on ridonkulous difficulty proves to be the most efficient (yet hardest) way to accomplish this task, for the most part.

Zeralith
09-08-2011, 08:34 AM
If anyone sees any errors or has anything to add, feel free to post and I will update the guide!

VashPR
09-08-2011, 09:29 AM
Wow. An amazing guide by the looks of it. From what i can see there's no mistakes that i've noticed.

I would say. The wizard in general maxed is prob the best character to do it with. Make sure you have high freeze and fireball stats.

Many thanks for the guide, and your time taken to complete it =)

OrIGInalPyRO
09-08-2011, 09:45 AM
I definitely recommend doing "Special Delivery" in co-op and don't forget to be carrying the present when the level ends. Remember, only one person can get this achievement at a time in a co-op game.

Andreas_loel
09-08-2011, 10:27 AM
I definitely recommend doing "Special Delivery" in co-op and don't forget to be carrying the present when the level ends. Remember, only one person can get this achievement at a time in a co-op game.


Thats bullshit ><

Oh well quick rush trough inc then

Fliptriq
09-08-2011, 11:21 AM
I definitely recommend doing "Special Delivery" in co-op and don't forget to be carrying the present when the level ends. Remember, only one person can get this achievement at a time in a co-op game.

This isn't true. Zeralith and I were playing 3 player co-op earlier and all 3 of us got the achievement at the same time with just 1 run through. The video for this achievement is being uploaded to YouTube right now and will be available soon, I'm sure Zeralith will be adding it to his guide as well.

Zeralith
09-08-2011, 05:48 PM
I definitely recommend doing "Special Delivery" in co-op and don't forget to be carrying the present when the level ends. Remember, only one person can get this achievement at a time in a co-op game.

Doh! You're incorrect my man or maybe it glitched on you? I found that none of the Achievements are glitched at all though, personally.

What Fliptriq and I did, playing 3 players, was let the person who was carrying the present go through the Red Goal Gate at the end of the level.

This made the Achievement unlock for all players, so maybe it's the best method.

I'll get Fliptriq's video guide up there, for this, after he uploads it!

Thanks for the compliments and hope the guide works-out for everyone (I just made some minor edits)!

OrIGInalPyRO
09-08-2011, 06:07 PM
I stand corrected

Gun-Nut
09-08-2011, 08:42 PM
Anyone got any tips for Storm of Blood challenge? Only thing left I need to gold! Playing as Mercenary and Assassin and we just can't seem to do it on Immortal we just about make Silver and on highest difficulty we can't even pass it!

Something so hard about skeletons!

Fliptriq
09-09-2011, 03:48 AM
That one was very difficult. Way harder than any of the other levels, its all about memorizing spawn points of all the enemies and chaining kills to get more points. A couple things to remember:

Obviously, killing enemies without getting hit increases your multiplier.

Also, killing enemies within ~5 seconds of each other adds bonus points. So AoE attacks are much stronger than single target dps. Ideally, you want everything to die at the same time.

Be sure to use all the tools at your disposal. This includes consumables. You may have played through the entire game without dropping a Monster Bait, but in this level they can be a life saver.

Hope this helps! It took us tons of practice before we finally got the gold. Also, you must have gold medals on every level with the same character. You can do a couple levels with the wizard, switch to the mercenary, and finish the game on the assassin. The achievement won't pop unless you have all gold on one character.

VashPR
09-09-2011, 08:55 AM
That one was very difficult. Way harder than any of the other levels, its all about memorizing spawn points of all the enemies and chaining kills to get more points. A couple things to remember:

Obviously, killing enemies without getting hit increases your multiplier.

Also, killing enemies within ~5 seconds of each other adds bonus points. So AoE attacks are much stronger than single target dps. Ideally, you want everything to die at the same time.

Be sure to use all the tools at your disposal. This includes consumables. You may have played through the entire game without dropping a Monster Bait, but in this level they can be a life saver.

Hope this helps! It took us tons of practice before we finally got the gold. Also, you must have gold medals on every level with the same character. You can do a couple levels with the wizard, switch to the mercenary, and finish the game on the assassin. The achievement won't pop unless you have all gold on one character.

Thanks for the heads up reguarding doing it with one character for the gold medal achievement.

Also, many thanks for the vids you've posted to help with various achievements. Much appreciated =)

littlejay
09-09-2011, 02:29 PM
i got 8x with the mercenary on the third level. it took a few tries due to silly mistakes but it's pretty easy overall and can be done a little past half way through the level :)

x S 7 R I K E Z
09-11-2011, 12:19 AM
Nice guide, i just need to get gold on 3 levels and that's the 200G for me!

STWWAT
09-11-2011, 03:07 PM
I have a one thing to add regarding the Soul Hoarder (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/crimson-alliance/achievement/55472-Soul-Hoarder.html) achievement. Just picking them up is not enough. you need to get a checkpoint before you quit the level or it wont regester.

Fliptriq
09-12-2011, 06:15 PM
Nice guide, i just need to get gold on 3 levels and that's the 200G for me!

grats! = )

cjhweald1
09-12-2011, 06:26 PM
thanks helped me a lot and was very useful :) !

RaajTM
09-12-2011, 06:59 PM
Haven't seen this mentioned, but it is beneficial to do Special Delivery as you get special Unicorn Armor for your class which changes color and usually has awesome stats. The game doesn't really prompt you about this so after getting the achievement be sure to check you armor inventory for it.

Just heads up if anyone hadn't noticed.

Isanox
09-15-2011, 02:18 AM
I am barely half way in with one character, and I am already annoyed by it.

Doubtful I'll get the "Go for the Gold".

OrIGInalPyRO
09-15-2011, 03:31 AM
This is referring to the "Rampage" achievement which I had a lot of trouble with. (probably because me and buddy kept trying to do it in co-op)

On the second level (Arogsy Road or something), I baited all the enemies in the first area, threw a barrel at them and got an automatic 6X. After I went through that big wood door I would group as many enemies as I can from that area with bait and then threw a barrel at them. By this time you should be close to 7X or at it. Then use your last bait on a group of enemies in the next area (with the big guy who has the spiked club) throw a barrel at them, then take out the rest in that area. So, if you did this right, you should be past 7X at this point. I was playing as the assassin so for the rest of the level I just used turrets and my daggers and got it no problem. Getting the enemies to group with the bait is a little tricky at first becuase sometimes some of them will chase you instead of the bait. Once you get the pattern down this shouldn't be too hard though.

Isanox
09-15-2011, 06:45 PM
This is referring to the "Rampage" achievement which I had a lot of trouble with. (probably because me and buddy kept trying to do it in co-op)

On the second level (Arogsy Road or something), I baited all the enemies in the first area, threw a barrel at them and got an automatic 6X. After I went through that big wood door I would group as many enemies as I can from that area with bait and then threw a barrel at them. By this time you should be close to 7X or at it. Then use your last bait on a group of enemies in the next area (with the big guy who has the spiked club) throw a barrel at them, then take out the rest in that area. So, if you did this right, you should be past 7X at this point. I was playing as the assassin so for the rest of the level I just used turrets and my daggers and got it no problem. Getting the enemies to group with the bait is a little tricky at first becuase sometimes some of them will chase you instead of the bait. Once you get the pattern down this shouldn't be too hard though.


Nice OrIGInalPyRO, I'll try that

ConfederateSuga
09-17-2011, 12:09 AM
Trying to get the 8x seems to be a problem for me. Been at 7 a couple times, but it's always a fucking archer, spear chucker or bomb thrower that gets me. lol

WilliamRLBaker
09-28-2011, 11:52 AM
you have your rampage levels mixed its wizard agrosy road and homecomming for the asssasin.

Mr.Pink26
02-05-2012, 06:30 PM
Great guide.

I'm still having issues with the 8x achievement, but I think that's just me. For the dlc, does anyone know if that has to be done on-line?

Tyger7
02-08-2012, 01:53 PM
It would be good to stress the fact that if people want the full 200, they will indeed need to buy all of the character classes. They might as well buy the set that has them all. The game is on sale and perfect for people to grab it. You can put it in extra equipment needed. You can download the game for free, but the characters themselves cost money. It throws a 0 on your gamertag if you try playing without a character. Though you can delete the game, it might register on other websites that track your completion percentage.

Kairi
05-21-2013, 08:32 PM
Congratulations!

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