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Old 10-23-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:53 PM   #2
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Okay, a few comments from me on the achievements to start this discussion

I think the game perfectly demonstrates the principle "easy to learn, hard to master"; and that even goes for the achievements.


The Earth/Mars/Venus/Uranus/eden: It's rather easy to clear stages 1-5. I just finished that all today, wasn't any problem at all. You die from time to time, yes, but then because of knowing the placement of the enemies you do a lot better on your next try and usually make it then.
When having finished all those, you'll already have half of the achievement points you can get - pretty fast if you ask me!

Laser Assasin: 95% shotdowns is also quite okay; I didn't manage that in area 5 yet but almost, and for the rest I immediately had it at the start. It helps to just mash the shooting button because that way you can make sure that absolutely no enemy will escape you.

The Forgotten: Local ranking of 1st in lost area is also rather easy. Here you need to have a somewhat different approach than with the Laser Assassin achievement: It's vitally important that you don't mash your shooting button but always try hitting as many enemies at once; that will drastically increase the score. It's not even important that you manage to get all of the enemies; 150k points is enough after all.

That's as much as I got yet. I'm wondering about the "The Rezident" achievement. First, can you just do the playing time anywhere in the game? The "trance" stage (will unlock after you beat the lost area) just doesn't seem to end at all, so you could just keep it running while you're at work if you feel lazy and whoups, you might have your achievement. Can't try it out myself as I have no cable controller to plug in, and the wireless controller just turns itself off after a while.
Also, I'm wondering if you have to get the 100% shot down and support item for this achievement in one go, or if you theoretically could just only do one of them for example, then achieve the other in a second go and then together they'd mark the level as 100% completed and the game would recognize that for the achievement. Input on this would be nice.

One small side note, one hint: I've found it a lot easier to shoot without my thumb collapsing by setting the fire button to RT.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:47 AM   #3
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The trance achievement is not done in the mode you unlock after completing the lost area.

The achievement says you need to complete direct assault on trance. Direct assault is a game mode in the beyond section of the game where you play from level 1 through 5 non-stop and it takes around 60 mins. There are 5 or 6 different direct assault settings starting with normal. I've run through the normal one and i unlocked ambient so my guess is that one of these is trance which you then need to complete for the achievement.

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Combo as much as you can! It took me a few tries to complete these as i was rushing to kill things too quickly. The main trick to score high is to let the bosses live as long as possible. For example on the very last boss, instead of shooting the rings in the middle to open up the core, you need to take out all of the things that get shot out around the area chaining them up to max as much as possible. The score attacks should be fairly easy if you have cleared all 5 areas.

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Old 02-01-2008, 08:10 AM   #4
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I was just wondering if anyone can explain to me what local ranking means (sorry to be such a noob).
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:30 AM   #5
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I was just wondering if anyone can explain to me what local ranking means (sorry to be such a noob).
Hey there,

Local ranking is Rez's term for offline leader boards. When you complete a score attack or die trying one, it will show you the local leader boards.

The scores needed for each score attack are:

Score attack 1 - 150,000
Score attack 2 - 150,000
Score attack 3 - 150,000
Score attack 4 - 150,000
Score attack 5 - 300,000

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Old 02-01-2008, 12:36 PM   #6
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Boss Rush Mode is unlocked after getting 95% or over on areas 1-5, this is a direct assault on all the bosses.

You start off in the form you have selected in your beyond options so it might be an idea to unlock some of those before you attempt boss rush. You need to set a score of over 300,000 across all bosses to get the Firewall Buster achievment.
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Little question about the "Power Breaker" achievement. Do you have to start a score attack you like and die with some points to get that one count as a played score attack or dou you have to play a whole level of a scoure attack stage to get it count?
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:58 AM   #8
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No one tried that yet I think. Maybe you just try dying 30 times there and let us know?
As it says that you have to complete score attack though, I'm guessing that you actually have to finish it. That'll be some loooong replaying area 1...
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:01 PM   #9
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Little question about the "Power Breaker" achievement. Do you have to start a score attack you like and die with some points to get that one count as a played score attack or dou you have to play a whole level of a scoure attack stage to get it count?
The achievement says complete score attack 30 times which implies you have to actually play through a level to add towards the counter. This is the most annoying achievement in the game i think.

Just a quick note about direct assault runs. I'm currently on the oldschool setting and the bosses seem to be tweaked differently on each setting. Normally i can use the unlimited overdrive to kill everything on screen no problem but on the boss of area 3, something managed to hit me and kill me.

I'm gonna retry it actually looking at the screen this time instead of browsing the internet tapping X. :P
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:04 PM   #10
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Lol I'm just doing the same as Penn ^^ It's hell annoying though to press that button all the time. To think that we'll have to do this so often, for hours and hours... argh. I need some sort of auto-button-tapping machine here :P Any idea how to build one?

For the third and fourth boss, it is probably required to turn around sometimes. Actually, even for the 2nd boss you need to do that I think. So just doing it automatically won't work out...
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:17 PM   #11
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Actually, even for the 2nd boss you need to do that I think. So just doing it automatically won't work out...
It was on the bit where the boss opens up and the yellow flower looking things come out. Still have no idea what killed me there, i've never died there before.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:26 PM   #12
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The 3rd boss could have gotten you with the lasers at the start. Because of the default camera perspective, some lasers are not really reachable when shooting - especially the red lasers that shoot up and down at the same time. So that would be my guess.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:35 AM   #13
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Anyone else lose interest in this game after just beating it?
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