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Old 05-07-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
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the final mission is IMPOSSIBLE! (spoilers)

it is for me anyway haha ive tried it sooo many times, it makes me want to never play the game again!

Basically, no matter how fast i get on the boat and chase the chopper, little jacob lowers his chopper way too quickly and takes off before i can get anywhere near him! The guide says just do it fast but ive done it as fast as i possibly can, and since it takes Nico about 5 seconds to actually sit down in the boat once you've pressed Y theres not much more i can do

Anyone have any advice? Im seriously bummed out, its spoilt what was up until this, a pretty enjoyable single player.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:42 AM   #2
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You get on the bike and then chase the boat, then from the bike you go over a jump and get into the helicopter. Then chase the boat in the helicopter.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:51 AM   #3
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All I can say is keep at it. Just keep throttling the gas on the boat and head for the arrow. It's possible.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:53 AM   #4
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Not impossible. it took me seven tries, but i done it.
Hug the corners you make in the boat to get extra distance, and never let go of right trigger. youll lose too much speed.

It then becomes a case of hoping that the rockets dont hit you
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:02 AM   #5
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You get on the bike and then chase the boat, then from the bike you go over a jump and get into the helicopter. Then chase the boat in the helicopter.
this isn't the same mission he's referring to. he's talking about the version of the mission you get if you do the "if the price is right" mission. you're talking about the "one last thing" mission.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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its not impossible i got on the helicopter first time
but i got hit bya rocket :P
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:23 AM   #7
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I beat it my first try. When you get on the helicopter and the boat starts shooting missils RUSH to the island . I got hit once and rushed and I made it lol.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:30 AM   #8
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This mission took me a fair few tries as well, just keep on trying and you should get it eventually. I never found it hard to get to Jacob's chopper in time I just found it hard to actually get Niko to get into the boat quick enough.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:36 AM   #9
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I thought the last mission was the easiest. All you gotta do is stop shooting at the helicopter before getting yourself into Helicopter with Jacob.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:17 PM   #10
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all i did was drive the boat and go to the arrow, one of easiest missions on the game IMO

just try and get as close to a corner as possible and not to stray too much and stay on the right side of the boat if possible, when i did it i was weaving in and out so i was not in a straight line.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:52 PM   #11
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I had the same problem with this mission. first time i couldn't get to Jacob quick enough, second time i went to high in the heli and lost him, third time i didn't get on the boat quick enough and got blown up...

BUT!

the 5th time i did IT!

All i can say is just keep trying. as soon as you reach the boat swim over to the back press "x" to get into the back walk to the controls press "y" then just full throttle it. Don't pull back or foward on the joystick as that won't help much just keep following the heli if you start getting shot at with a sub machine or what ever it is he shoots at you not the RPG's. Don't slow down or back off because hes shooting you it won't kill you if anything it will knock a very small amout of health or armour off. then when Jacob comes down just keep heading for the arrow and you should make it.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:37 PM   #12
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I didn't have any problems climbing from the boat to Little Jacob's Chopper, the problem that I kept running into was actually getting the boat off of the dock before getting shot from an RPG. There were several times in a row where I would fall off of Dimitri's helicopter, immediately climb into the boat, only to immediately explode. Talk about frustrating. Once I got away from the dock, it was fairly simple from there. If you are having problems reaching Little Jacob's helicopter, you could try working the Trim (using the Left Analog Stick), that may help you get some extra speed.
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:00 PM   #13
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this isn't the same mission he's referring to. he's talking about the version of the mission you get if you do the "if the price is right" mission. you're talking about the "one last thing" mission.
So are there 2 different versions of the final mission, depending on the choices you've made earlier?
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:20 PM   #14
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So are there 2 different versions of the final mission, depending on the choices you've made earlier?
Yep you can either go...


Deal:
Price Is Right
Mr. & Mrs. Bellic *Roman Dies*
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:22 PM   #15
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this mission was probably the most annoying mission of all time. I have the same problem, I would make it to the helicopter but jacob raises it and I lose Dimitri, secondly I would get in the helicopter and get blown up. it took me about 30 times overal(no exaggeration), but I eventually did it. The trick is to get into the boat as quick as possible. If you get into the boat quickly, then you would make Jacobs helicopter easier.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:49 PM   #16
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guess i lucked out. did the entire final mission in one shot.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:29 PM   #17
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I had 2 saves and in the end did the bike ending 1st time as the boat chasing was doing my head right in, checkpoints ffs R* don't piss your players off by making them do big missions over and over.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:36 PM   #18
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I don't see how you guys thought that mission was "hard".

I did it, first try, with half- health left.

Stay behind the helicopter, but don't ride it's ass. That'll get you easily blown away with an RPG. Then, when you see LJ's helicopter, just gun it. When you're in the helicopter, stay behind, and above the other helicopter. Don't go below it and (stay low) like it says, that's an easy way to get you hit with an RPG.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:55 PM   #19
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While driving a boat, cant you just use the right thumbstick to make the boat (i dunno boating terms) jump up less so the boat goes faster? its so stupid how I cant really explain anything to you but if you read the manual, there should be something in there about driving the boat. similar to riding the motorcycle, if you duck your head some, you drive much faster. Someone please explain better then me if you can understand me. Sorry. I'm a little slow today
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:04 PM   #20
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Deal:
Price Is Right
Mr. & Mrs. Bellic *Roman Dies*
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Revenge:
A Dish Served Cold
Mr. & Mrs. Bellic *Mallorie Dies*
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I did the revenge route but Kate died for me not Mallorie.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:25 PM   #21
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I did the revenge route but Kate died for me not Mallorie.
Same here ! as for the post question - I did this in like 2 min 1st time, all you do is run to the dock and jump on the bike and chase him, the helicopter will come and you jump a ramp to get to it - Simple
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #22
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This was almost the easiest mission in the whole game (I'll Take Her... gets the award for easiest). Were you tapping 'A' to swim as fast as possible to get to your boat?

Seriously, I had more than enough time to get on Jacob's helicopter.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:52 PM   #23
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the best way 4 me 2 transfer from the boat in 2 the helicopter was when u 1st see the arrows under the helicopter go a little 2 the left and u`ll make it every time....
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:59 PM   #24
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this mission i actually got first try, i was somewaht amazed

but i have the stradegy guide

and i knew how long the mission was so i really didnt want to fail, i failed to many times on one of the longer missions and it was nerve recking
but yeah, just keep trying, you'll get it

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i did it first try, no problems. caught up with the chopper pretty quick.

i'm thinking it might be the weather system -- the ease of the mission might depend on how choppy the water is.

either way, if you wanna talk impossible boating mission, go play vice city. there's a mission called "checkpoint charlie" and it's basically a checkpoint boat race that unlocks the boatyard as an asset. it took me close to 50 tries. everyone i know that played it had similar issues: you just can't make the checkpoints with enough time left unless everything goes amazingly perfect with the weather, you hit and land every jump perfectly, and you handle the boat perfectly. this is complicated by the wonky boat camera -- first person is slightly better, but not much. you can't actually see half the turns you have to make, so it's all blind memorization.

after that, the final mission of this game is practically nap time.
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It's far from impossible, if anything I struggled with the bit once your in the chopper, until I realised you need not shoot at all, just avoid his rockets for a minute or two until you land and then chase him on foot.
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The jump was the only thing i ever had troubles with.
Yeh i have the same problem, when it tells me to pull up into the helicopter by pressing the A button and when i do that after like 10 seconds mission fails. I am tapping the A as fast as I can and hes still not pulling up.
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I did the revenge route but Kate died for me not Mallorie.
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:36 AM   #30
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Well i did it in the end guys, thanks for all the tips and stuff

Although a lot of people seemed to think i was struggling because of the rockets or something, in all of my many attempts i never once got hit by a rocket. The problem was simply not being able to make it to LJ's chopper before he flew away and so it said i lost dimitri. I just couldnt get the boat to the marker quickly enough, when i eventually did do it, i was still nowhere near it, the cutscene just activated :S oh well lol
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