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Crimzen dragon 05-26-2007 03:57 PM

Collecting Souls/Jackanism FAQ
 
Q. How do I collect souls?
A. To collect souls you will first need to collect Shrunken Heads found through out each level. After you collect a Shrunken Head you must activate your Jackanism Sword by pressing Left Trigger, Right Trigger and the "A" button, simultaneously. Then, when you attack enemies, you will get their soul.


Q. At what point will I start to see the Shrunken Heads that I need to collect?
A. You will start to see the Shrunken Heads in the second level(Port Royal)


Q. There is a Jackanism Chest in the first level, how will I open it if there aren't any Shrunken Heads in the first level?
A. After you finish a level you will be able be given the option to go back and retry from the "Extras" menu at the start of the game. If you save a game while you have three Shrunken Heads then when you load that save you will still have them, no matter what level you select.


Q. When I activate my Jackanism Sword there is a green explosion around me and it usually kills the enemies, do these kills go towards my soul count?
A. No, unfortunately not. If you are specifically trying to collect souls then try not to activate your Jackanism near the enemies as they will not count.


Q. Besides finding Shrunken Heads inside of chests, is there any other way to get them?
A. Yes. You will sometimes find them sitting in the open but more importantly you can get them by killing enemies with your finishing moves. This will prove to be invaluable when trying to get your 100 souls.


Q. How many Shrunken Heads do I have to collect to activate my Jackanism Sword?
A. You only NEED to collect one Shrunken Head in order to activate your Jackanism Sword. However, the more Shrunken Heads you collect, the longer it will last.


Q. I activated my Jackanism Sword near the green chest but it did not open, why?
A. In order for you to open the chest you MUST collect three Shrunken Heads. It will not open with anything less than three.


Q. How many Shrunken Heads can I collect at one time and does it tell me how many I have?
A. The maximum amount of Shruken Heads that you can have at one time is 3 and you can see the amount you currently have in the upper right hand corner of your screen. One green dot above the picture of the Shrunken Head means you have collected one Shrunken Head, two green dots means two Heads collected but when you collect three Heads the eyes will light up in the picture of the Shrunken Head.


Q. Can I collect Shrunken Heads with anyone other than Jack?
A. No, Jack is the only one that can use the Jackanism Sword therefore he is the only one who can collect Shrunken Heads.


Q. What about the levels that I don't play as Jack, how will I open those Jackanism Chests?
A. Not to worry. If you don't play as Jack on a particular level than there will be no Jackanism Chest.


Q. To get 100 souls collected can I just repeat the same level over and over untill I reach 100?
A. Ok, here is the tricky part of collecting souls. The game will only take your highest soul count on each level. So, if you do {insert level here} once and collect 10 souls than you must collect more than 10 souls the next time for to you get credit.

I'll give you an example:
If you were {insert level here} earlier and lets say you collected 15 souls and you retry the level and get 14 more souls, you will not get credit for them because it only takes the higest amount of souls you get in in each level which was 15.


Ok, now, same situation but on the retry you get 16 souls. Then you will only get credit for 1 soul because you already have collected 15 souls.
So now here is the problem. There is no way to tell how many souls you already collected on a particular level so you will have to over estimate to play it safe. Ok, say you have 67 souls so you need 33 more and lets say you collected somewhere around 15 so far on {insert level here}. Round it up to 20 to play it safe and add that to the 33 you already need and there is your magic number of souls you need to collect. 53 souls on {insert level here}should get you the achievement, assuming that you only got somewhere around 15 on this level earlier.

The above example was assuming that you will try to get your remaining souls on one particular level.

Questions or comments welcome!

Murbay 05-26-2007 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Crimzen dragon (Post 272030)
Q. Besides finding Shrunken Heads inside of chests, is there any other way to get them?
A. Yes. You will sometimes find them sitting in the open but more importantly you can get them by killing enemies with your finishing moves. This will prove to be invaluable when trying to get your 100 souls.

Questions or comments welcome!

Marines only drop money, hearts, knifes and flintlock

Your best bet for getting heads from enemies are other pirates including the flying dutchmen crew. You need to be careful with these though because they also drop grenados which explode when you activate your move. Your best option is to try and claim these souls when not having to defend another crew member.

It is possible to get all 100 from one level, though it will take time.

1. Look for a level where you are only playing as Jack

2. Try and go into a fight with 3 heads already as you normally get swarmed first thing so plenty of kills quickly.

3. Use a sword, punch, sword combo as this fills your meter quickly

4. When your meter changes to a different colour you can use your special move.

5. keep attacking till you build up another 3 heads then run away to activate it.

6. Be sure not to kill the special character otherwise there will be no more respawns.

7. Just keep repeating till you hit your 100.

I am still trying to find the easiest and quickest level for doing this. It is possible to do this on the isla Cruces level at the end as long as you can keep both Elizabeth and Will alive through it all.

Crimzen dragon 05-26-2007 04:53 PM

I got my last 53 souls in Port Royal at the end of the level when you control Jack and Will.

I only used 1 shrunken head at a time because the gurads won't spawn fast enough and I'd end up wasting my Jackanism.

So after I ran out of shrunken heads I did everything you need to do to finish the level except leave. I opened the gates and fired the cannon shot. What this does is stop them from spawning in droves and brings it down to 2 or 3(which makes it easy to keep Will alive).

From here I just killed them off and used a finishing move when ever possible and every few guards would drop a shrunken head. Wash, rinse, repeat.

WaltXXX 05-26-2007 06:36 PM

Is it really as difficult as it seems to be to collect 100 souls? :(

I'll buy this game tomorrow, but you guys are frightening me..

Edit: Will "Collect 100 souls" achievement be the last achievement I'll try to get do you think?

Murbay 05-26-2007 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by WaltXXX (Post 272101)
Is it really as difficult as it seems to be to collect 100 souls? :(

I'll buy this game tomorrow, but you guys are frightening me..

Edit: Will "Collect 100 souls" achievement be the last achievement I'll try to get do you think?

I think thats a huge possibility :) and considering it is worth 150 points, it's one you can't afford to miss.

Crimzen dragon 05-26-2007 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WaltXXX (Post 272101)
Is it really as difficult as it seems to be to collect 100 souls? :(

I'll buy this game tomorrow, but you guys are frightening me..

Edit: Will "Collect 100 souls" achievement be the last achievement I'll try to get do you think?

It's not so much that it's difficult but it could be time consuming.

To answer your other question, most likely yes. It will probably be your last achievement.

darkXhawk 05-27-2007 03:48 AM

Ehh this is dumb. Anyway, thanks for the info. I currently have 36 souls after completing the game and replaying 3 missions.

Murbay 05-27-2007 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by darkXhawk (Post 272400)
Ehh this is dumb. Anyway, thanks for the info. I currently have 36 souls after completing the game and replaying 3 missions.

You are in the best position then to collect souls. The less you have after finishing the game, the easier it is to go through again.

Crimzen has pointed out at least one level where you can score big and on another of his posts he lists a few other big scoring levels. Finally, you can get around 15-20 souls on the first level if you stand by the respawn doors and take out pirates as they come out. You can only do this AFTER completing the game since it gives you 3 skulls round the first chest. Just use one skull at a time on all the levels and you will do fine.

xRogue 5x 05-27-2007 07:21 PM

The big gain levels for me were Port Royal (the best), Shipwreck city, and Isla cruces its pretty easy to get around 30 on each of these and then fill out the remaining souls needed on the other jack levels.

10ish on prison fortress
10ish on kraken
20ish on davey jones locker

This achievement isn't that difficult just time consuming.

darkXhawk 05-27-2007 11:36 PM

I have 80 now. I have problems with Port Royal. By the time I get to the first lever, Will is nearly dead. Any tips? I'll be trying it again later tonight and hopefully can get my other 20.

killerharu45 05-28-2007 01:47 AM

i just got this achievement. I had about 50 total on port royal and Isle Crues. Just get at least ten on the rest and you will be fine. You get this achievement at the stat screen after a level. So dont expect it mid-level.

Crimzen dragon 05-28-2007 02:58 AM

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Originally Posted by darkXhawk (Post 272913)
I have 80 now. I have problems with Port Royal. By the time I get to the first lever, Will is nearly dead. Any tips? I'll be trying it again later tonight and hopefully can get my other 20.

Ok, when attempting this in the final area of Port Royal do everything you need to do to finish the level except leave.

In other words, open all of the gates, kill the 2 head guards and fire the cannon for the Pearl. What this does is stop the guards from spawning in droves and cuts it down to 2 or 3 at a time which makes it easy to keep Will alive.

Im a Manatee 05-28-2007 04:56 AM

Those souls on Port Royale sound pretty easy, hopefully that will keep me from another late fee.

Animagi 05-28-2007 05:41 AM

It just takes time. I've yet to get all 100 but i'm damn close. *sigh* Any other levels where you can add up 20 or more souls?

darkXhawk 05-28-2007 06:09 AM

Just got it. I got my last 20 souls on Crucus. Actually I had to get 35 to get my last 20. I just didn't kill the main guy in the last area (as Jack) kept doing my finisher and collecting heads.. Surprisingly, the A.I. was very forgiving and the other two characters barely got hurt. Thanks for all the help, especially to you Crimzen, your guide was fantastic.

Crimzen dragon 05-28-2007 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by darkXhawk (Post 273145)
Just got it. I got my last 20 souls on Crucus. Actually I had to get 35 to get my last 20. I just didn't kill the main guy in the last area (as Jack) kept doing my finisher and collecting heads.. Surprisingly, the A.I. was very forgiving and the other two characters barely got hurt. Thanks for all the help, especially to you Crimzen, your guide was fantastic.

Thanks and congrats!!

Ult1ma Weap0n 05-28-2007 07:36 AM

Thanks crimson your guides for this game helped a lot.

LukeP91 05-28-2007 05:04 PM

i have yet to try this achievement but thank you for sharing the easiest levels to get souls! will be very helpful when i come to doing this!

Animagi 05-28-2007 07:28 PM

YES YES YES!!! Finally got it. I used Port Royal at first but honestly, that can take FOREVER. After, I used Isla Cruces (Lots more enemies!!!) and that worked like a charm. Just be sure not to accidently kill the leader in your soul sucking rage. Happened to me and I had to do it all over again. But nevertheless, i got the achievement. :woop:

Crimzen dragon 05-28-2007 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Animagi (Post 273429)
YES YES YES!!! Finally got it. I used Port Royal at first but honestly, that can take FOREVER. After, I used Isla Cruces (Lots more enemies!!!) and that worked like a charm. Just be sure not to accidently kill the leader in your soul sucking rage. Happened to me and I had to do it all over again. But nevertheless, i got the achievement. :woop:

Well done my friend.

angry 05-30-2007 03:44 PM

I am finding it hard on the Tortuga lvl as the jackanism chest is at the beggining and i have no heads, any help is appreciated, ty in advance.

LukeP91 05-30-2007 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by angry (Post 274780)
I am finding it hard on the Tortuga lvl as the jackanism chest is at the beggining and i have no heads, any help is appreciated, ty in advance.

i have had trouble with this aswell, thats why i created a thread...

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ad.php?t=27686

i have also found that you can get about 30 souls on Davy Jone's Locker, 30 on Port Royal, 30 on Isla Cruces and you should b able to get the other 10 easily on shipwreck city!

xxVTachoVxx 06-01-2007 12:13 AM

can somebody help me to get the jackanism chest on isla cruces, i dont know how to get it cause you start the level with Will.

Crimzen dragon 06-01-2007 12:30 PM

You'll change back to Jack near the end of the level and be able to get the chest

HellzManik 06-02-2007 09:55 PM

I just finshied this achievement. It took about 2-3 hours.

I got 70 souls on Port Royal. I spent about 2 hours at the end of this map. I just killed the two guys upstairs back and forth until I got a special. Then I killed one of them with the special move.

I have to say you RARELY get any shrunken heads on that level. I went an entire 20-30 minutes without getting one shrunken head. Then I got like 4 in a row. So basically its all LUCK when you get shrunken heads..lol

Anyway,
This guide was helpfull and I'm glad the soul collecting is finally over. The game was GREAT and it only took me 3 days to get all the achievements. I guess its time to return it to hastings now:)

Ash3n 06-04-2007 04:09 PM

Ok, first off. Crimzen....your guide inspired me to register. I have always used bits and tids from guides before. This was really the first time I had the laptop on the whole game, reading word for word lol. So, thank-you. Second I think I have a pretty good strategy for this, if anyone wants to try it out. I have 5 souls left cuz I stopped to soon lol. I should wrap it up today. Contents below:

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Capture 100 Souls - First I have tried just about every level and Isla Cruse was by far the fastest and easiest. The drops for the shrunken head are very common. I would say 1 out of 7. Port Royal is kind of slow shrunken head drops and the soldiers spawn to slow as well. Yes, you have Jack and Elizabeth to keep alive, but that is easy in these steps. I guess this just adds to what some people have mentioned.

1. Ok, First. Go directly to the end of the level. Right after Jacks ziplines down to the starting beach.

2. You will team up with Beth and Will here. Of course you have to keep them alive to be successful. You must kill about 10 of Davy Jones Soldiers in order to spawn the mini-boss. He will be very large an have a crablike body type. THE NEXT STEP IS CRUCIAL TO KEEP BETH AND WILL ALIVE.

3. You will need to grab Beth, or Will. Push down to cycle thru players. Then you will see 2 other players helping in the fight, that you can not control. These are NPC's, as we know, NPC's can not be harmed. So take advantage of it. Pintel and Ragetti (guy with wood eye) are fighting to the left of you usually. Head all the way to the left in the water....and make sure the mini-boss is following you. Kill Pintel or Ragetti's Davy Jones Soldier and then run back to the right. The NPC of Ragetti or Pintel should engage the mini-boss. This guy is the reason your other two PC's get hurt so fast.

4. After that, just assist the other 2 PC's (Beth or Will) with their kills. Make sure to use this button config, it is fast and builds your special up:

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5. With your special you should have a ton of Health Shield drops. So once and awhile Will or Beth can grab one and heal up. I went over an hour without having to heal them.

6. Once a Skull drops, just head up away from the drops. Because bombs drop sometimes. The Jackanism will blow them up. That can kill Will or Beth. So head up to the Palm Tree Line. After that 2 Davy Jones Soldiers will come at you. Dispatch them and kill 3 more. So that is 5 per turn. I got about 87 kills from this in less than an hour. Just rinse and repeat.

7. Just make sure not to kill the Mini-Boss and keep an eye on Will and Beths health. This should unlock for you very easily after an hour or an hour and a half. If you get stuck IM me on Live and I will help you out! Good Luck! Hope that helps.

Ash

Forbzy 06-07-2007 12:17 PM

Thanks for the guide just got this achievement just now:locked:Bounce:

xGWAVE360x 06-11-2007 01:50 PM

Ash3n we must think alike.

I done mine this way also, I got just over 200 souls (to see if it could be done on just that bit).

Once you hit around 80-90 souls it starts to become abit jumpy due to so many flintlocks and armour laying around on the floor, but not to jumpy to finish off all of your 100 souls within' that little section.

zFerus 06-15-2007 08:48 AM

Nicely done. Thanks for the info.

DBL X MACMILL X 06-17-2007 10:58 AM

Is The Achievements Easy On This Game


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