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Old 02-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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VR Missions Strategy Guide (Rank 1st)


VR Master - 30
Complete every VR Mission.

Virtually a God - 50
Set the highest score on every VR Mission.

VR Mission 001:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies.
Time to beat to place 1st: 00:40.00
Strategy:
Wave 1 - Slide attack into Blade Mode (BM) into all 3 soldiers. I like to run off to the left because it lines them all up better. Also try to hit one in the center box so you can pick up his spine to refill FC meter.
Wave 2 - If the Gekko charges you at the beginning, you can parry it, do a QTE, and then finish it off (if you have full FC meter). But if it doesn't, then you'll have to slide into the other soldiers then combo it like I did in the video. You might not get all the soldiers, so you'll have to get the spine of the ones you killed and then slide attack into BM for the last remaining ones.

The other strategy I've heard is using the Pincer Blades on the Gekko at the very beginning to do major damage. This might be a faster way, so experiment with both strategies.

VR Mission 002:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies via Ninja Kill.
Time to beat to place 1st: 00:40.00
Strategy:
Kill the first guy, wait until you can kill the second guy on the ground floor around the corner. Don't zandatsu or else you'll waste time. Then proceed the kill the remaining enemies.

VR Mission 003:
Objective: Arrive at the specified waypoint.
Time to beat to place 1st: 00:15.00
Strategy:
Just Ninja run all the way there.

VR Mission 004:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies via Zandatsu.
Time to beat to place 1st: 01:00.00
Strategy:
Wave 1 - Slide attack and BM into the soldier. Zandatsu while you are sliding.
Wave 2 - You can either try to parry, and counter-parry this guy until you can Zandatsu him, or launch him (forward, forward + light attack) and combo him in the air until he gives up the center box to Zandatsu.
Wave 3 - Attack the Gekko relentlessly, timing your Offensive Defense dodges. He might do a stomp which will let you QTE him to death quicker. You can also try using a charged Pincer blades if you are good with them.

VR Mission 005:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies using the supplied sub-weapon
Time to beat to place 1st: 01:30.00
Strategy:
You'll just have to play this one until you learn the spawn patterns and can gauge throwing distance. My advice here is to aim for the invisible line the Dwarf Gekkos are walking. The ones with a center Dwarf Gekko can sometimes destroy the surrounding ones, saving time.

VR Mission 006:
Objective: Arrive at the specified waypoint without being detected.
Time to beat to place 1st: 00:15.00
Strategy:
Don't kill the first guy you see in front of you. Instead head left and take out that guy first, then the guy you saw. Don't Zandatsu after the Ninja kill.

VR Mission 007:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies.
Time to beat to place 1st: 04:00.00
Strategy:
Wave 1 - Run left and then slide attack into BM and you can get 4 soldiers this way. Make sure to hit at least one center box to pick up a Fuel Cell (FC). Kill the last one.
Wave 2 - Go to the center of the room, allow the cyborgs to come towards you and then move back a little. This will draw them all in, and then you can perfect parry one of them, hitting them all. You'll received a prompt to Zandatsu them, but don't. Instead, enter BM and then slice horizontally. Make sure to have full FC. Then run to a corner of the room; this will make the Spider Slider use his spin attack. You'll have to parry the last hit, and then QTE him to kill him. The spin move has 5 hits you'll have to parry if it is close. I like to count to 5 for each hit to help time the parries.
Wave 3 - Switch to Pole-Arm secondary weapon and use them on the 3 cyborgs here. You can do a combo with the Pole-Arm (Jump, Hard Attack, Hard Attack) and you can come down on all 3 cyborgs and knock them down. They are extremely vulnerable to this. Then you can keep attacking them or focusing on one and launch him.
Wave 4 - Slide attack and BM into the D. Gekkos. If you do this, make sure to attack the D. Gekkos with the guns, to refill your FC meter. You might need it because 2 Gekkos will spawn, and you can kill one quickly if he does a charge move. Focus on one Gekko until you destroy it, and then finish off the other.

VR Mission 008:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies via Ninja Kill.
Time to beat to place 1st: 00:50.00
Strategy:
The manner to kill which enemies first is hard to explain here, so it's much easier to watch the video. But the first enemy you will kill is the one on the right, not the one in front of you at the start.

VR Mission 009:
Objective: Arrive at the specified waypoint.
Time to beat to place 1st: 00:20.00
Strategy:
Head right at the start, climb up the blocks, and then head for the goalpoint. Make a right into a secret breakable door. In the long hallway, you will have to bob and weave the missiles, and before you head up the first block, do a Offensive Defense dodge to the left or right to escape a possible D. Gekko from latching on.

VR Mission 010:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies via Zandatsu.
Time to beat to place 1st: 01:20.00
Strategy:
Easy to do; just make sure to not run in a straight line when the waves of rocket launcher guys show up.

VR Mission 011:
Objective: Arrive at the specified waypoint without being detected.
Time to beat to place 1st: 00:25.00
Strategy:
Wait for the first guy to walk close to the corner of the block, and then jump behind him and over the laser on the the ground. Climb up the blocks on the right, Ninja run into an opening and grab the RP grenade. Use it for the guy up ahead to distract him, and then jump over the lasers to the finish.

VR Mission 012:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies using the supplied sub-weapon.
Time to beat to place 1st: 02:30.00
Strategy:
The trick here is to stand on an area where the rocket launcher spawns. This way you won't have to pick up anymore. Shoot the Gekkos just before they land on their next spot. You should focus on an area to your right, where they are the closest. This allows the rocket to reach them faster as shown in the video.

VR Mission 013:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies.
Time to beat to place 1st: 03:30.00
Strategy:
Wave 1 - Jump kick (jump, foward+hard attack) towards the Sliders (birds), and then enter BM to Zandatsu them. Don't jump at them while they are shooting at you.
Wave 2 - Get rid of the Sliders first, and then deal with the Helicopters. Use the homing missile and cover to stun them.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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VR Mission 014:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies via Ninja Kill.
Time to beat to place 1st: 01:10.00
Strategy:
This one is better explained with a video guide. One thing to mention, is you might get spotted by a Gekko at the beginning when you cross the jump. You can choose to wait a moment until the Gekko turns away. You should have plenty of them left.

VR Mission 015:
Objective: Arrive at the specified waypoint.
Time to beat to place 1st: 00:30.00
Strategy:
Jump kick (jump, forward+hard attack) towards the guy across from you to get over the gap. Then run in a curvy line to dodge the missiles. You might have to slide attack some enemies at the end to help avoid missiles.

VR Mission 016:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies.
Time to beat to place 1st: 02:30.00
Strategy:
Easy VR Mission. You can aim faster when you are not shooting; keep this in mind.

VR Mission 017:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies using the supplied sub-weapon.
Time to beat to place 1st: 03:30.00
Strategy:
Area 1 - Use the tactic of standing in the area where the rocket launcher spawns. As area 2 is about to be uncovered, aim for the D. Gekkos fleeing and hit 'em with the rocket launcher.
Area 2 - Run to the right rocker launcher spawn you see, and then a cyborg soldier will jump down. Wait for the lock-on to show up, and shoot him twice. Then another soldier will coming run toward behind you, and make him attack, then finish him. There should be two rocket launcher spawns in the back; make the two soldiers on the top blocks fire and miss, and then finish them. Then get rid of the D. Gekkos.
Area 3 - In this area you'll have to quick-fire the grenades and rocket launchers by pressing the sub-weapon and attack buttons simultaneously. I would throw the grenades at the D. Gekkos first, and then use the rockets on the bigger UGs. When you get down to the last Raptor, it will go beserk and turn red. Head to a rocket launcher spawn and make sure it doesn't get close.

VR Mission 018:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies.
Time to beat to place 1st: 10:00.00
Strategy:
Wave 1 - Make the Gekko charge at you. QTE him to kill. The best way to make him charge is to keep at a distance, and look left and right. Then switch to the Pole-Arm weapon and destroy the remaining D. Gekkos. You NEED to make sure you have a full FC meter here for the next wave, so don't let the D. Gekkos latch onto you.
Wave 2 - Run along the wall to avoid the Mastiffs. Wait until the jump up high and then back down on you, perfect parry them, to kill them. If they run at you and seem to be gaining, they might try a drop kick, when means you'll have to be ready to parry it because it comes out fast. Don't run too close to the wall, or too close to the center, because the camera is a real problem on this one. You will need to keep eyes on both Mastiffs. Destroy the D. Gekkos, and again, make sure you have a full FC meter from either Zandatsu'ing a Mastiff or you have enough D. Gekkos to beat up.
Wave 3 - Blade Wolf (Fenrir) is the biggest threat in this entire VR Mission. You'll need to stay close to it -- if you stray too far it will shoot projectiles which are hard to dodge, or a laser beam that will kill you outright. Staying close allows you to attack it to stop the attacks. The main strategy is staying close to it, but far enough away to realize that you can perfect parry it once it jumps at you.
After you kill the Fenrir, you can focus on the rest, starting with the D.Gekkos first. Then when you just have 2 sledgehammer enemies left, use the Sai and target one of them. Wait long enough for the Sai to turn purple. Bait one guy to attack, and then use the Sai on the other. You can attack up to 9-10 hits until the other one begins attacking (unless you are very close). The key thing to remember for these guys is that when they light up, it is their only (or final) attack. If they don't light up, then stay away because it could be a multiple-hit sequence.
Wave 4 - D. Gekkos. Finish them off quickly with Pole-Arm or whatever you choose. You don't need a full FC meter afterwards.
Wave 5 - Look at your time -- your current time needs to be at least 8:40 or under going into Wave 5, because if it's not, then you don't really have a good chance to complete this Mission in time for 1st Rank. Wave 3 will be the one that takes the longest because of the sledgehammer enemies. As for the strategy, just use the charged-up Sai on the GRAD, and combo it however you please. Focusing on the leg may be better for quicker hit than the center body. After about 145-150 hits it should die. Just remember not to use the Sai before it turns purple. You should be able to stun him indefinitely until he is dead. Don't Zandatsu at the end unless you have plenty of time.

VR Mission 019:
Objective: Eliminate all enemies via Zandatsu.
Time to beat to place 1st: 10:00.00
Strategy:
Area 1 - Attack the Fenrir however you please, I like to use the Stinger move (forward, forward +hard attack). Cancel it into BM, to cut down the recovery time, and you can do it again quickly. It will be stunned after 23-24 hits, so make sure to do the QTE. Tip about the Zandatsu, I like aiming the blade horizontally to hit the center box on the Fenrirs.
Area 2 - Run all the way to the back, since there is more room here. Fenrir won't attack until you kill the two non-sledgehammer cyborgs. Equip the Pole-Arm, separate the two types of enemies by running back and forth. Use the Pole-Arm's jumping attack (jump, hard attack, hard attack) to come down on the cyborg soldiers. Then combo them on the ground or launch them up. Once you finish them, I like to unequip the Pole-Arm so I can do the Stinger move on the Fenrir, which will come down to attack you. Destroy it quickly, and then use the Sai technique on the sledgehammer enemies as you did for VR Mission 18. You should finish the Fenrir by 3:30 or 4:00, and you should finish the sledgehammer enemies by 7:00 at the latest.
Area 3 - Use the same attacks at you did for Area 1 to get rid of the Fenrirs. The best advice here is to use targeting lock, and make sure to focus on them one-by-one until they are all dead.

VR Mission 020:
Objective: Arrive at the specified waypoint without being detected.
Time to beat to place 1st: 00:20.00
Strategy:
There is a cyborg soldier standing guard on the left side of this map. You can either try to jump over and behind him, but you may get caught several times. You can also try going to the ground area near him, jumping up and getting a target lock, and then jump kicking up the ledge (jump, forward+hard attack). Make sure to disengage the lock to proceed. The rest should be easy to avoid (a camera and another guard with his back turned).
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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Man, you´re a life saver. I was having a really hard time on these missions.
Thanks a million!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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awesome job. this is gonna help so much
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:36 AM   #5
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Nice job, thanks for the guide!

And what jackhole anonymously rates this thread a 1? Somebody takes the time to help the community, and some kid anonymously trashes it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for posting the vids, but could you put them behind spoiler tags?
This thread is god awfully slow...or is it just me?

Little off topic...

To 1k the Ghostbuster game is still not legitemately possible, is it?
I'm asking because i just saw it on that completion card a couple post above ^^
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:34 AM   #7
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:28 AM   #8
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If anyone is having trouble with VR mission 1, then i just did it an alternate way.

1. Charge up Bloodlust for the first wave, cleave all 3 of the soldiers.

2. This depends entirely on luck, but the Gekko NEEDS to start charging when it spawns. If it does, move closer to save more precious seconds, and block its charge. Immediately execute it afterwards by pressing Y+B, but don't waste time on taking the spine.

3. If the two melee soldiers stands close, hit them a few times with X to get Blade Mode again, slice them over quickly.

4. Immediately after you kill the two melee soldiers, hunt down the remaining two, cleave them like in the first wave asap using Bloodlust.

I managed to get a time of 35:59 using this tactic.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #9
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Can someone please tell me how to beat the GRAD in mission 18. I know that I can keep stunning it but what buttons do I need to press? I can't manage to pull it off...
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #10
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Can someone please tell me how to beat the GRAD in mission 18. I know that I can keep stunning it but what buttons do I need to press? I can't manage to pull it off...

Just make sure you have the Sai equipped as soon as possible before the battle as it does take a few seconds to charge up to it's purple stunning form.

You just hold which stuns and pulls you to it then keep mashing until the Sai fully recharges to it's purple form. Rinse and repeat.

Remember, getting hit or pressing accidentally while the Sai is equipped results in the Sai's recharge time resetting and you'll most likely end up dead, so just make sure you don't use at all unless when you can stun the GRAD.
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Just make sure you have the Sai equipped as soon as possible before the battle as it does take a few seconds to charge up to it's purple stunning form.

You just hold which stuns and pulls you to it then keep mashing until the Sai fully recharges to it's purple form. Rinse and repeat.

Remember, getting hit or pressing accidentally while the Sai is equipped results in the Sai's recharge time resetting and you'll most likely end up dead, so just make sure you don't use at all unless when you can stun the GRAD.
Thanks for the reply. I managed to get to the last wave but then I died on what supposed to be the easiest wave. Now with your tips I guess I can beat it next time I make it to the GRAD
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #12
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Just wanted to thank the OP for this guide. Been working on these since yesterday. I'm thinking a couple of the last ones are just outside of my skill range though. Thanks again, you're remarkably good at this game.
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