PlaystationTrophies Got a news tip? tips@x360a.org
Username
Password
 

Go Back   XboxAchievements.com > Xbox 360 Retail Games > Action > Clash of the Titans
Subscribe    Donate

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-27-2010, 06:49 PM   #1
HWNDarkside
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 117

HWNDarkside's Gamercard
The S Rank Guide

Firstly, massive props to SoZuu, without whom I would have probably smashed my Xbox the fuck up getting these done

Hopefully this will help you on your way to Height of Olympus. I unlocked it after 120 hours gameplay. (15 hours story, 45 hours Surpass Hephaestus, 60 hours S Rank)

This isn't going to give you a step-by-step guide to every level; these are the times/damage/kills I got to S Rank the level. They are not set in stone but as the game provides you with ZERO indication of what you need to do to gain S you'll at least now have something to aim for.

Some levels do not have any stats against them - this is because I completed them during my Surpass Hephaestus playthrough and I wasn't recording the stats at that time - this should mean they are fairly straight-forward and can be S Ranked without much trouble.

General Tips
95% of the levels were completed using Axe Of Themis. When charged with Battle Song III (Piscium Harp) it destroys most bosses in 6 to 8 hits and disposes of higher enemies very quickly too. Axe Of Themis also has Automatic Perfect Sub Weapon Seize - so you'll never miss if you've got it equipped (ie it's visable on your back)

Learn Boss Battles - you will need to dispatch every boss as quickly as possible - tips below

Satyros are a total ball-ache. They do not die easily. Learn to dispatch them quickly or use them to boost Chain Seize.

Chain Seize is your friend - learn when to use it, and more importantly, when NOT to use it. No point wasting it clearing a couple of enemies if you've got 8 waiting round the corner or filling you Soul bar up when it's already full!

If you complete a level and haven't got enough kills - farm them. Find a nice enemy spawn and boost your kills to the levels indicated.

Did I mention Axe Of Themis??? USE IT!!

Do not expect to S Rank on your first go. Even with some stats to aim for you're going to need some trial and error to get there.

Story Quests
You'll unlock statues in the Realm Of The Gods as you playthrough. These are listed in clockwise order, starting with the statue of your family directly behind you.

Quest / completion time / damage taken / kills

The Siren's Song - 0:42 / 0 / 10
Finding Tekla - 1:14 / 0 / 7
The Undead Swarm - 1:48 / 25 / 20
A Few Good Men - 2:33 / 0 / 18
On The Home Front - 0:37 / 0 / 5

Fall In - 1:29 / 35 / 5
The Spoken Word - 1:12 / 60 / 6
Night Raid - 3:06 / 70 / 16
Divide And Conquer - 7:44 / 164 / 24
Inflitration - 6:21 / 190 / 18
Out Of The Frying Pan - 5:27 / 0 / 22
Into The Fire - 6:01 / 95 / 13

Eye For An Eye - 0:07 / 0 / 0
Something To See - 3:46 / 55 / 10
Gift Horse - 3:44 / 250 / 10
Higher Learning - 3:38 / 50 / 12
The Beast Within - 3:25 / 165 / 7
The Gods Are Watching - 4:13 / 110 / 10
Face Your Destiny - 3:29 / 45 / 13

A Human's Strength - 10:20 / 265 / 31
Disillusion - nil / nil / nil

Protect Pegasus - 2:00 / 25 / 9
Rise, My King - 1:29 / 27 / 6
Taking Out The Trash - 3:35 / 203 / 18
The Reunion - nil / nil / nil
To The Lighthouse! - 4:28 / 60 / 34
Clash Of The Titans - 7:08 / 435 / 9

This Is Only The Beginning - nil / nil / nil

Daughter Of Fate - nil / nil / nil
Above The Underworld - 2:10 / 105 / 8
Scales - 3:34 / 30 / 1
The Three Keys - The Evil Lizard - 4:34 / 63 / 19
The Three Keys - The Watchdog - 3:16 / 110 / 25
The Three Keys - The Giant - 6:06 / 155 / 17
The Gate Opens - 1:37 / 145 / 14

Taming Pegasus - 3:35 / 0 / 29
God Or Man? - 2:08 / 0 / 15
Fisherman's Son - nil / nil / nil
Herb Hunt - 2:55 / 0 / 54
Path Finder - 3:14 / 29 / 18
Calibos! - 0:56 / 90 / 0
Tracking Calibos - 1:55 / 0 / 29

The Circle Of Hades - 1:19 / 43 / 11
Monsters In The Street - 1:08 / 30 / 14
Guiding Light - 0:59 / 5 / 10
Pacifism - 1:26 / 0 / 0
Rivalry I - 2:30 / 8 / 133
Coliseum I - 1:00 / 20 / 7
Night Watch - 4:04 / 45 / 22
Rivalry II - 2:30 / 32 / 159
Coliseum II - 1:55 / 20 / 8
Swords Speak Louder - 3:11 / 160 / 1
Departures - 0:38 / 25 / 2
__________________

www.hardcorewillneverdie.com

Last edited by HWNDarkside; 06-27-2010 at 08:02 PM.
HWNDarkside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
HWNDarkside
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 117

HWNDarkside's Gamercard
Challenge Quests

Free Roam Challenges
These are a pain if you don't know what you are doing. Kills tend to be the key factor so I've included details of where to farm them.

Quest / completion time / damage taken / kills

Mount Of Idols - nil / nil / nil
You come across 4/5 skeletons, then a left turn with another 5 skeletons. Rinse this 5 or 6 times - I think I finished with about 80 kills

Streets Of Argos - 9:37 / 28 / 72
Level = 4 x Stone ; 5 x Skeletons ; 5 x enemies outside. Boost Chain Seize with the 5 skeletons and use it on the 5 x enemies outside. Repeat 5 times and head back

Miasmic Swamp - 8:59 / 10 / 100
Get the area with the 2nd pillar and 4 x enemies will spawn. Kill them, run up the hill a bit and they respawn. Repeat 25 times.

Desert Of the Djinn - 8:54 / 160 / 57
Use the enemy spawn downstairs, inside the caves, to boost without taking too much damage

Norn Mountain - 8:43 / 140 / 42
Use the first 3 hounds you come across to boost kills.

The Underworld - 6:51 / 115 / 80
Use the undead at the bottom of the stairs to boost Chain Seize and rinse the Skeleton/Worm spawn 5 times

Medusa's Temple - 3:52 / 10 / 120
First room you get locked in - Skeleton spawns x 20ish - repeat 5 times

Argos Castle Area - 8:48 / 35 / 57
I used the same method as Streets of Argos here

Other Challenge Quests
Rivalry III - 2:00 / 50 / 106
Mating Season - 3:00 / 0 / 113
Glutton Of Miasmic Swamp - 2:36 / 40 / 52
Enemy Remnants - nil / nil / nil
Revenge Of The Satyros - 12:31 / 885 / 55
Looming Skeleton - 1:35 / 0 / 108
Sand Wormania - 6:55 / 100 / 25
Giant Glare - 6:23 / 55 / 22
Poison Wildlife Territory - nil / nil / nil
Stand Your Ground 1 - 7:15 / 175 / 81
Stand Your Ground 2 - 8:41 / 260 / 62
Gladiator 1 - 0:22 / 0 / 1
Gladiator 2 - nil / nil / nil
Gladiator 3 - 2:47 / 145 / 17
Gladiator 4 - 4:35 / 191 / 44
Gladiator 5 - 4:39 / 471 / 51
Here's how:-
Round 1 - spam for Chain Seize and use it = (15 seconds)
Round 2 - personally I prefer using Target + Forward + Y then Y to smash the eyes into the air. Spam for Chain Seize, use once, spam again and SAVE IT! (60 seconds)
Round 3 - keep your NPC healed if possible - he'll take some of the flak. Ignore the 2 flying bitches unless you need to boost Chain Seize. BS + AoT, run around the back of Polyphemus and unload. Either use Chain Seize to refill your Souls or suck them from Polyphemus. You'll need at least 6 fully charged hits before he'll start flashing for SWS (90 seconds)
Round 4 - spam for Chain Seize and use (30 seconds)
Round 5 - use the skeletons for souls or Chain Seize if needs be. Only attack the King's legs using BS + AoT. Make sure you suck his Souls when flashes blue. If done correctly the first time he collapses you'll get a Sub Weapon Seize to kill him. If you take out his arms it is very likely he will rebuild himself and screw up your time. (90 seconds).
Use the Boss Challenges to practice if needs be.
__________________

www.hardcorewillneverdie.com

Last edited by HWNDarkside; 06-27-2010 at 07:57 PM.
HWNDarkside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 06:50 PM   #3
HWNDarkside
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 117

HWNDarkside's Gamercard
Boss Battle Challenge Quests
Battle Song III + Axe Of Themis is absolutely key here for quick take-downs. Axe also gives you automatic SWS so no cock-ups to ruin your times! Once you've mastered these Quests it'll make the Gladiator Quests a bit easier. Most have no stats - they should be easy (hahahaha!) Remember to drain souls from all the bosses when they flash blue.

The biggest pain in the ass - Cyclops & Polyphemus. Two huge clubs and a nasty triple pounding make him a nightmare to finish off quickly. Try and use your NPC as bait and nip around the back to unload BS + AoT, then use him to recharge using Soul Seize.

The Stubborn Squad Leader - nil / nil / nil
The Cursed King - 0:49 / 112 / 0
Blood-born Demons - nil / nil / nil
The Blue One-Eyed Giant - nil / nil / nil
Beast-man And Giant - 2:39 / 270 / 2
Chthonic Terror - nil / nil / nil
Twin Blades In The Mist - 1:32 / 397 / 3
The Desert Rowdy - nil / nil / nil
Death-Eating Snake - 2:38 / 0 / 1
Avoid all energy balls and the snake will eventually stop flying around and the camera will pan around and show it looking at you out of the water. Dodge/avoid the 3 rounds of energy balls it fires at you and you've got about 60 seconds to hit all 4 yellow "eyes" on it's tail before it flies away. Do so, and the snake flies away from you, turns around and comes back. You'll get a Sub Weapon Seize chance. Take it! After the SWS the snake will try and coil round you - 2 hits with Axe Of Themis and it's a goner. Time for another SWS and you're done.

Evil Lizard Of The Underworld - nil / nil / nil
Twin-Headed Hellhound - nil / nil / nil
Son Of Poseidon - 1:32 / 270 / 2
Skeleton King - 1:43 / 113 / 10
The trick here is to use Battle Song + Axe Of Themis on it's LEGS only. If you destroy the arms too there is a much higher chance of it rebuilding itself and thus taking too long to kill.

Celestial Beauty - 5:51 / 712 / 1
Even Snake-face is no match for Battle Song + Axe Of Themis!

The One-Armed King - nil / nil / nil
Twin Bladed Cavalry - nil / nil / nil
Shadow In The Depths - nil / nil / nil
__________________

www.hardcorewillneverdie.com

Last edited by HWNDarkside; 06-27-2010 at 07:44 PM.
HWNDarkside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 08:13 PM   #4
HWNDarkside
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 117

HWNDarkside's Gamercard
I could have spent months adding guides for all these levels but really, I want my life back now

I'll try and help where I can though so please post here if you want any level specific help (no PMs or FRs please)
__________________

www.hardcorewillneverdie.com
HWNDarkside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 10:17 PM   #5
Rockets88
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 19
Great job. Now hopefully I can get the last few of my S ranks. Thanks alot man

Last edited by Rockets88; 07-05-2010 at 04:16 AM.
Rockets88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
xDante1986
 
xDante1986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 246

New xDante1986's Gamercard
hi, I used your weapon guide and is great but this isnīt ....it need some info how to do certain mission not only values......bosses level are easy but some tips for looming skeletons or gladiator levels are much appreciated
__________________
xDante1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #7
virgil must die
 
virgil must die's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ireland
Posts: 14

virgil must die's Gamercard
A tip for rivalry 2 which i had a ton of trouble with is to use the martial arts core demeters touch (i had it maxed), i used its B attack and soul sieze when possible. The B attack will build your sould sieze so you shouldnt need to attack enemies, just group the enemies together. my stats were 2:30-0-159
virgil must die is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #8
apollo0756
 
apollo0756's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5

apollo0756's Gamercard
great guide... super helpful.
apollo0756 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:08 AM.