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Crimson Alliance

Crimson Alliance Achievement Guide

Guide By: Zeralith
There are 15 achievements with a total of 250 points.


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Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10 
- Offline: 11/12 (190/200)
- Online: 1/12 (10/200) ("Three-peat" is faster to unlock playing co-op, but not required).
- Approximate amount of time to 20015-20 hours 
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1+ (Partial playthroughs required).
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes ("Special Delivery," "Rampage," and "Go for the Gold").
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None

Introduction: 
Crimson Alliance clocks in at about 5 - 6 hours to finish the campaign, but it can take you quite a bit longer than that to unlock all of the achievments. The ride is probably more fun with friends though, so you may want to find a buddy or 3 and get ready for some hack'n slash'n good times!


Campaign Playthrough: 
The very first 2 that I recommend unlocking right away, on the very first stage (Fall of Byzan), are the "Big Bang Theory" and "I'm Not Dead Yet!" achievements. Just start a solo (not co-op) game and use all the barrels on as many enemies as possible to unlock the "Big Bang Theory" achievement. Next, get yourself purposely low on health and try to find a health jug with a barrel near-by. Grab the barrel and walk-up to the health jug. Throw the barrel into the health jug killing yourself and the jug. You should revive unlocking the "I'm Not Dead Yet!" achievement. Now, from this point on, you can play the game solo or co-op (or a mix). Play however you want!

After finishing the first stage (Fall of Byzan), just play through the game normally and enjoy it. Basically, have fun and don’t worry about missing anything, you can always go back to any stage and none of the achievements are missable.

You should be able to unlock the following 7 Achievements, pretty easily, on your first campaign playthrough:

  1. "I Have The Power!"
  2. "Big Bang Theory"
  3. "I'm Not Dead Yet!" (Must be done solo, not in a co-op game)
  4. "Maxed Out"
  5. "Horny Devil"
  6. "Bring Out Your Dead!"
  7. "Soul Survivor"


Soul Hoarder, Collectables, and Gear Leveling: 
After you've finished the game, you're going to want to go back and get all the collectables. You might as well get all the Heart Containers, Soul Anchors, Challenge Maps, and Treasure Chests (with Gear inside), to be able to get through the trials ahead in the most efficient manner possible. Collecting all 33 Soul Anchors also unlocks the "Soul Hoarder" achievement.

Lastly, if you didn't by chance get "Maxed Out" during your first playthrough, you will most likely get it during this phase. I got it easily during my first playthough as The Wizard, but it may come slower depending on what character/class you play and what treasures you find (or don't find).

Three-peat (Best with boosting partner): 
So, you're going to have to play Fall of Byzan at least 2 more times, but most likely more. Are you sick of it yet? It's actually best to do it with a boosting partner, playing it up to 6 times (3 times per person). This boosting partner should have a fully upgraded character, just like you, so you don't have to upgrade the other 2 characters/classes yourself.

Set the difficulty to immortal or higher and both of you guys should just rush through as quickly as possible, without getting hit once by any enemy, and have the fully upgraded character/class do all the work. The weaker character/class should just block and dash, for the most part. Try to find any quick to get to Secret Areas, as well, as these give more points the harder the difficulty is.

If boosting with a partner, it should take about an hour, going through the Fall of Byzan 6 times.

Go for the Gold, Rampage, and Special Delivery: 
For "Rampage," just go through a stage on normal difficulty and kill everything without ever taking any damage.

Stages where this has proven to be doable on include:

  1. Argosy Road (Assassin)
  2. Homecoming (Wizard)
  3. Asturi (Everyone)

To unlock "Special Delivery," first set the difficulty to hard and then start the "Palace of Death" stage. The present is located just up the first staircase and after the first wave of skeletons. There are some crates in front of it that you must grab and toss out of the way. Grab the present and go through the stage without breaking it. Drop it if needed and conduct combat. Watch-out for dropping the present behind doors that may close, leaving you no way back to pick-it-back-up.

Moving on, unlocking "Go for the Gold" is going to take some skill, practice, and a maxed-out character. Contrary to what the achievement description states, you must also get a Gold Medal on all 6 of the challenge stages as well. This achievement is the most difficult one to unlock in the whole game and will most likely be your last. Playing all the stages over again on ridonkulous difficulty proves to be the most efficient (yet hardest) way to accomplish this task, for the most part.

Clean-up: 
If you still haven't unlocked "I Have The Power!," "Big Bang Theory," "I'm Not Dead Yet!," or "Maxed Out" by now, I question how you actually tried so hard to avoid getting these. I guess I could say, "good job" on not unlocking these on purpose, but you probably will want to get them now.

Conclusion: 
You should now have unlocked all 200 in Crimson Alliance. Congratulations!

[x360a would like to thank Zeralith for this Roadmap]



I Have The Power!10
Unleash your Ultimate attack. 

This will come after you find a few Soul Anchors to unlock the first bar of power. Kill some enemies to fill this bar up and then press  when it's fully glowing.

Three-peat10
Earn a gold medal on Fall of Byzan with each character class. (10) 

Get a fully upgraded boosting partner, and set the difficulty to immortal or higher. Immortal is good enough to obtain gold. Both of you should just rush through as quickly as possible, without getting hit once by any enemy, and have the fully upgraded character/class do all the work. The weaker character/class should just block and dash, for the most part. Try to find any quick to get to Secret Areas, as well, as these give more points the harder the difficulty is.

Alternatively, this can be done alone, on immortal, if you're just starting a new character and all of it's equipment and stats are low. Everything is almost the same stated above. Rush through the level as quickly as possible, but if you have to kill enemies to advance: for all your characters, take advantage of the stun abilities and kill the enemies without getting hit to max your multiplier and get more points. But when the enemies regain their consciousness, be sure to dash away to avoid getting hit and lowering your multiplier. Rinse and repeat. Explosive barrels are a big plus to your multiplier, especially when enemies come at you in numbers. Take advantage of that as well. Don't forget to check for secret areas as well. If it proves too hard, gather up enough gold to buy better weapons and armor and try again.

Big Bang Theory10
Kill 25 enemies with explosive barrels in a single level. (1) 

Unlock this on the very first stage (Fall of Byzan). Use all the barrels on as many enemies as possible to unlock.

I'm Not Dead Yet!20
Revive yourself while playing alone. (6) 

There's are a few different ways to unlock this. You can either use a Healing Totum with good timing or you get yourself purposely low on health and try to find a Health Pot with a barrel near-by. Grab the barrel and walk-up to the Health Pot. Throw the barrel into the Health Pot, killing yourself and breaking the Health Pot.

Maxed Out20
Max out any character stat. (2) 

Just find and/or buy enough gear to fully upgrade one single stat to maxium (20 points). You should easily get this near the end of the game.

Special Delivery20
Carry the present out of Palace of Death on at least hard difficulty. (7) 

First set the difficulty to hard and then start the "Palace of Death" stage. The present is located just up the first staircase and after the first wave of skeletons. There are some crates in front of it that you must grab and toss out of the way. Grab the present and go through the stage without breaking it. Drop it if needed and conduct combat. Watch-out for dropping the present behind doors that may close, leaving you no way back to pick-it-back-up.

Soul Hoarder20
Find and collect all 33 Soul Anchors. (1) 

These are scattered throughout each stage, found in Secret Areas. Here is a video with all of their locations (I'm playing The Wizard who shows-up from time to time).

Rampage10
Achieve a score multiplier of 8X on at least normal difficulty. (7) 

Just go through a stage on normal difficulty and kill everything without ever taking any damage.

Stages where this has proven to be doable on include:


  1. Argosy Road (Assassin)
  2. Homecoming (Wizard)
  3. Asturi (Everyone)

Horny Devil20
Defeat Gashadokuro, the Death Knight. 

Unlocked through normal campaign progression. It cannot be missed.

Bring Out Your Dead!20
Complete Requiem. (1) 

Unlocked through normal campaign progression. It cannot be missed.

Soul Survivor20
Defeat the Soul Siren. 

Unlocked through normal campaign progression. It cannot be missed.

Go for the Gold20
Earn a gold medal or better on every Main Campaign level on at least normal difficulty. (18) 

Contrary to what the Achievement description states, you must also get a Gold Medal on all 6 of the Challenge Stages as well. This achievement is the most difficult one to unlock in the whole game and will most likely be your last. Playing all the stages over again on ridonkulous difficulty proves to be the most efficient (yet hardest) way to accomplish this task, for the most part.

 
 
DLC: Vengeance Map Pack
Cost: $2.99 USD Achievements: 3 Points: 50
 
Tough as Nails15
Survive Fistful of Coins wave 7 on at least normal difficulty.  
Way of the Ninja15
Complete Dead Among Us. 
Burning Down the House20
Complete Inferno. 

 
 
 
Game Info
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Certain Affinity
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Release:

US September 07, 2011

HDD Space Required : 972.28 mb
Collection:477
Wishlist:30
 
 
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