Before starting your game, check out the Road Map on the main site for the proper order of playing so as not to miss any achievements.
This guide is now complete! Huge thanks to Ray5555 on the forums here and Kiryn Silverwing on Gamefaqs. :)
Note #1: The game will REQUIRE two plays. Some of the musical scores are not available until the second play, and some of the side-quests are also not available until the second play. It's not a quick 1000, but it's also not a very hard 1000. The second play through you get to keep your Party Level (but not character level), your Score Pieces, and the Hero's Crest. However, enemies will have 2x health and 1.5x attack/defense, so getting as much as you can in the first play will make your second play easier and shorter.
Note #2: All of the "Party Level" and "Chapter" achievements unlock once you are back in control of your party. There are a lot of cinematics in this game, so you might go through 2-3 before the achievements actually unlock. These achievements can not be missed, unless stated otherwise.
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Party Level 2 can now be selected. 10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating the Forest Boar in Heaven's Mirror Forest.
Chapter 1 Raindrops has been completed. 10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating the Ogre Champ in Agogo Village.
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Party Level 3 can now be selected.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating the Killer Knight in Fort Fermata.
Chapter 2 Revolution has been completed.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating Tuba on the Cabasa Bridge outside Fort Fermata.
Chapter 3 Fantaisie-Impromptu has been completed.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating the Death Crow in the cemetary.
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/eu/Xc/0I...fn--PlYQ==.jpgGrande Valse Brilliante
Chapter 4 Grande Valse Brilliante has been completed.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating Fugue outside of Agogo Village after passing through the Wah Lava Cave.
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/eu/Xc/0I...fn--PlYQ==.jpgUnlocked Party Level 4
Party Level 4 can now be selected.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked at the same time as "Grande Vlase Billiante"
Chapter 5 Nocturne has been completed.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating Rondo in the Aria Temple.
Chapter 6 Tristesse has been completed.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating Waltz after passing through Mt. Rock.
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Party Level 5 can now be selected.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked at the same time as "Tristesse"
Chapter 7 Heroic has been completed.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
Final Chapter Heaven's Mirror has been completed.10 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked at the same time as "Heroic"
Note #3: The following achievements can be done on your first play, so long as you do not go through the purple portal after killing the big dragon at the top of Reed Tower. If you go through and save after killing the final boss, you will have to do these in your second play.
The Hero's Gate has been opened.30 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
Immediately after defeating the big dragon, you get a "Hero's Crest" -- leave the tower and return to the Noise Dunes. Go east for four screens and you will hit an oasis with a big door. Use the crest to open this door and the achievement will unlock.
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/eu/Xc/0I...fn--PlYQ==.jpgUnlocked Party Level 6
Party Level 6 can now be selected.20 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating the dragon on the first level of the Mysterious Union.
Rondo has been defeated in Unison.50 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by defeating Rondo on level 11 of the Mysterious Union.
Unison has been completed and Claves has been resurrected.50 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by collecting all seven soul shards in the Mysterious Union.
Final Chapter Heaven's Mirror has been completed with all characters remaining.70 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
This is unlocked by finishing the game with Claves resurrected. She does not have to be in your party when you finish the game, just alive.
Note #4: The following achievements must be done/finished on your second playthrough. You should begin collecting score pieces on your first play since they carry over, but the remaining few are on the second play.
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The mystery behind the the pirates' treasure has been solved and the treasure has been acquired. 80 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
For this achievement, you must do these steps. Note that step 3 can be done twice, but the first play you will only get an item, not the Pirate Paper you need.
The soul of Chord, the first mineral powder test subject, has been released. 79 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
To get this, after you fight Rondo for the first time and get the Heart Pendant, return to Fort Fermata and find the locked door. Open it and give the pendant to Chord. You must have talked to the man in the cave off the beach in Ritardando and the Former Servant in the east alley of Baroque City before doing this. Make sure you don't have it equipped or he won't talk to you.
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/eu/Xc/0I...fn--PlYQ==.jpg Xylophone's Treasure
The hidden treasure in the secret room on the top floor of Xylophone Tower has been acquired. 80 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
To get this, you need to follow a trading sequence started by the previous achievement. Once you get the orb, head to Xylophone Tower to open the door at the back of the top floor. Here are the trading locations:
All the score pieces scattered throughout the world have been collected.100 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
1. In a shrine next to March/Salsa's house in Agogo Village
2. In a chest at the end of Fort Fermata
3. In a boat outside Cantabile Inn
4. In a chest in Woodblock Groves
5. In a storage room in Andante City
6. Hidden near a rock in the entrance of Andante City (you must first find a note in some boxes next to the house that triggers the event to go to the graveyard)
7. On a bookshelf on the Baroque Ship
8. On the bow of the Baroque Ship
9. Pirate Ship Dolce
10. In a record player in Baroque Castle
11. In a clock in Baroque Castle
12. On a desk in the Baroque City Inn
13. In a snowman at Baroque City Entrance
14. In a cave in Sharp Mountains
15. In the fireplace in the Sharp Mountain Lodge
16. In a treasure chest in Wah Lava Cave
17. In the back of the Ritardando Bakery (inside)
18. On the side of the Ritardando Bakery (inside)
19. In a treasure chest in Mandolin Church Tunnel
20. In a barrel in the Baroque tavern wine cellar (must trigger Dolce fight first)
21. From a merchant at the Celesta Forest entrance
22. Cello Tree at Cowbell Heights
23. Mysterious Unison Floor 4
24. Mysterious Unison Floor 9
25. Mysterious Unison Floor 12
Note: These can only be received if you backtrack before the final boss.
26. Play Score Piece 24 with Easygoing Flat in Tenuto Village
27. Last area in Heaven's Mirror Forest, squirrel on a tree trunk
28. Forte City Tavern, upstairs on a table
29. Forte City, near door to Inn
30. Baroque City, rescue man with dogs sidequest
31. Forte City, man in pain. (Note: You must talk to the old lady in the in the Hotel during Chapter 4 or you will not be able to get this one.)
32. Play Score Piece 19 with Disappointed Note at Cabasa Bridge (north side)
Note #5: If you have missed any score pieces from the list above, then the numbers I am using below will not be correct. The score pieces are not numbered in the game (you just have to count from top to bottom), so I would suggest following that guide above closely so you can work on these at the same time.
http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/eu/Xc/0I...fn--PlYQ==.jpg EZI Worshipper
All the items related to EZI have been collected. 321 http://live.xbox.com/xweb/lib/images...n_External.gif
To get all but one of the EZI items, you need to play score pieces for people. Most of these are done by backtracking with the teleporter that is available in Chapter 6 Here is the list:
Note #6: Your EZI items disappear going to your second play, so don't even worry about them until then.
EZI Cracker - Play Score Piece 2 for the Gentlemanly Pop in the square of Forte City.
EZI Certificate - Play Score Piece 5 with Wiseman Maracas in the Glissando Cliffs.
EZI Photo - Play Score Piece 20 with Lonely Pitch at Lake Reverb.
EZI Scarf - Play Score Piece 4 for Captive Congo on the Pirate Ship Dolce. (3F-NW Door)
EZI Egg - Play Score Piece 14 for Killer Bell Lyre in a hidden cave in the Sharp Mountains.
EZI String Phone - Play Score Piece 1 for Celebrity Marcato in Baroque Castle. (2F-East)
Smiling EZI - Play Score Piece 6 for Contrary Marimba outside Hotel Ensemble in Baroque City.
Cherry EZI - Play Score Piece 3 for Worrywort Horn by the fountain in Ritardando.
EZI Pajamas - Play Score Piece 12 for Shallow Sweet in Baroque Castle. (2F-West)
EZI Paddle - Play Score Piece 7 for Granny's Girl Quena in the upper room of Hotel Ensemble in Baroque City.
EZI Handkerchief - Play Score Piece 18 for Conceited Choir in Baroque City.
Elite EZI - Play Score Piece 21 for Solitary String (cat) in Tenuto.
EZI Pendant - Play Score Piece 27 Methodical Gospel in Ritardando.
Small EZI - Play Score Piece 29 for Precocious Flute by the cave in Agogo Village.
Swimming EZI - Play Score Piece 15 for Twilight JuJu in the Chorus Plains.
Laughing EZI - Play Score Piece 9 for Strolling Ghost Note in Hanon Hills.
EZI Pocketbook - Play Score Piece 13 for Tenacious Coronet in Cantabile Inn.
Weekly EZI - Play Score Piece 16 with Gentle Harp in Baroque City.
Rainbow EZI - All the way to the east of Elegy City, inside a small urn. It is in front of the steps that takes you to the dunes.
EZI Bun - Play Score Piece 28 for Glamorous Oboe in Elegy City.
Chapel EZI - Play Score Piece 13 for Desolate Saburo in the Noise Dunes.
I better guide on the EZI would be really helpful since I want to get most of the achievements on this for this game before Halo 3.
Also, a link to the original guide would be pretty cool also.
Thanks a lot for this. I ended up getting the strategy guide, and it's just confusing as hell. It didn't seperate the first playthough from the second, so it's been telling me all these score pieces are all over the place when they arn't.. wasted hours spamming A in so many areas.. This clears it up. I just KNOW I'm going to end up missing something or messing one up so I won't bother though, I don't think.
If I do, I'll attempt to get everything on the second playthough, and this will help a lot. Thanks
Quick question about the sheet music for anyone that knows. Say you pick them up out of order (i.e. you pick up #4 before #3) and then you pick up #3 later, does the game put them in the proper order in your inventory or in the order you pick them up? I'm just curious because I just got to Chapter 5 today and am missing a good portion of the music and I'm just curious if I should give up on the ones I missed this play through.
Good questions, Graf.. I think it will order them, but I have got them all in order, so I can't be sure. Maybe Kaens knows, he should be lurking around here somewhere...
score piece 20
I am trying to get score piece 20 in Baroque City Chapter 5. When I go to the wine cellar, the guy there says the same stuff he did earlier, and no option to start a fight. Is there something that needs to be done first? or is it possible this actually doesnt occur til chapter 6? help please!
Score Piece 20 can only be received by selecting the third option from him, which should start a fight with that pirate lady from before whose name I can't remember. After the fight that guy is gone and you can search the barrels.
I don't think you can do that fight unless you've fought her in the Wah Lava Cave though, so you might need to do that on your second play, because I'm not sure you can backtrack to that spot.
Is there any reason to try and get any of the non-story achievements in the first play through?
Absolutely! The second playthrough the enemies have 2x health and 1.5 att/def ratings, so it is a bit harder. I would suggest getting everything possible in the first play.
Does anyone happen to know how many EZI pieces there are total?
21, I'm working on them all. That post by Ray5555 has them all, but they don't have locations or anything. I edited his post with numbers to say what play you'll find them in.
Pants do you know how many EZI pieces you can get on the first playthrough?
Well, I'm on Chapter 6 and I have eight so far. There might be a few more, I'll keep updating the list when I find something.
Edit: Just found my ninth one at the beginning of Chapter 7.
I didn't want to make a new thread so I'll ask here....
What is Burst and what does it do?
EDiT: What chapter am I able to get Rainbow Ezi: Elegy of the moon shop, got to search for it. (1)?
Say I miss some score pieces and EZI's on my first play through. Will they still be there on the second playthrough?
Houseplant, I updated the guide, that one is in Chapter 7. I got nine EZI items on my first play (finally finished tonight), so I'm assuming that's all you can get unless I missed something... I also don't remember anything called Burst.
army, everything will still be there the second go, you don't have to worry about missing anything. (Welcome to the site, by the way!)
do you keep EZI items from the first to the second playthrough?
Yes, score pieces and EZI items are all kept, as well as a few "valuable" items like the Hero's Crest and Heart Pendant, maybe some others.
Well I think Burst is a status effect that is acquired from accessories and weapons, but IDK what it does.
Don't know if anyone else saw this, but I had to play Score Piece 12 for the EZI Pajamas.
Nice guide Pants. I've been following this thread past few days and it's looking great.
What we need is a good EZI guide, showing what towns to go to, what number score to use and the npc to use it at. The EZI guide listed so far is not bad, but still should have a little bit more info, it's sorta hard to understand.
Thanks, keep up the great work.
Edit: Also, for the EZI achievmeent, do you need to have all the EZI in your inventory for it to complete? Or do you just need to acquire it, but can use it or sell it and still get the achievement?
go ahead and delete my posts if you want to, as long as you give me credit. All is fine then
Here is the list for the EZI achievement I will tell you were and how to get them,but you can re-order them for your achievement guide ok?
Well here they are
EZI scarf: Located on the pirate ship that Polka, and gang board. Play a session with Captive conga. You need to use Score piece 4 to get this item.
EZI string phone: Located in Baroque castle. in the main hallway go up the left stairs. Enter the hallway you see. The guy you have to play the session with is Celebrity Marcato. Use score piece 1,
EZI Handkerchief: walk through the audience chamber(after getting the warp key) to the side garden there. There is a person called conceited choir. Play score piece 17 for this item.
Smiling EZI: to the left of the hotel in Baroque talk to a person named Contray Marimba. play score piece 6
Chapel EZI: After atalking to the left statue by the enterance to double reed tower of sand. Go south just before exiting the area look in the sand for a statue. Talk to it and play score piece 13.
Weekly EZI magazine: in Baroque, across the street from the bar look for a person called Gentle Harp. play score piece 16.
EZI Cracker: Talk to a guy named Gentlemanly Pop in forte city near the castle gate to the left. Talk to him, and play score piece 2
EZI Bun: in Elegy of the moon, just north of the save point located near the enterance to Xylophone tower
Rainbow EZI: in Elegy of the moon, right before you go down the stairs towards the barrier, check the items in the bottome left corner of the screen.
EZI Paddle: In Baroque inn, go up the right stairs and enter the second door to the left. Play Score piece 7
EZI Egg: about halfway up sharp mountains take a right into a cave, press A to talk to Killer Bell Lyre. Play score piece 14.
EZI photo: Located outside the enterance to Andante. instead of entering the cave head right down the path to the next screen. on the next screen there should be a man called Lonely Pitch. Play score piece 20
EZI pendant: Located in mandolin church, talk to the guy sitting in the pue to the left of the priest called Methodical Gospel. play score piece 29.
Small EZI: Located in agogo village near the cave enterance is a guy called Precocious Flute. talk to him, and play score piece 26
EZI Pajamas: Located in Baroque castle. in the main hallway go up the left stairs. Enter the second door on the left. talk to the guy there and play score piece 12.
Elite EZI: Tenuto Village just follow the dirt path from polka's house the the musician called Solitary String. play score piece 21.
Laughing EZI: located in hannon hills right before you go to Forte city. Right where the Lace veil is located is a man called Strolling Ghost Note. play scorce piece 9.
EZI Pocketbook: located in cantabile, talk the guy you give the fruitbasket to to play a session. play score piece 13.
Swimming EZI: located on the beach of chorus plains Talk to a person named Twilight Juju. play score piece 15
EZI Certificate: located in Glassando cliffs, just keep jumping down the ledges to the right, until you see Wiseman Maracas. Talk to him and play score piece 5.
Cherry EZI: Located in ritardando when you return with polka's party. A guy named Worrywart Horn is located near the pharmacy. talk to him and play score piece 3.
that is it. I am pretty sure that is all of them. I even gave the locations of all the items. Please note some of these are second playthrough only, or can be got only at a specific time.
TPP, you say Note #5: Your EZI items disappear going to your second play, so don't even worry about them until then. at the top, but in another post you say that they transfer over. So which is it? @_@
For the person that asked about Burst, I believe it increases your attack at the cost of reducing your defence.
Hmm, so don't worry about EZI items until the 2nd round?
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