Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 22 [1000gs.png]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 2-3 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: 11 [all non-story achievements are missable]
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No - can play on Casual for all achievements
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
 
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Introduction:
Welcome to Demon Hunter: Ascendance, another game in the Artifex Mundi catalogue. If you're unfamiliar with their games, they're old school point and click adventure games with a heavy emphasis on puzzles and hidden object scenes. The achievements in this game are pretty standard compared to all their recent entries, with nothing tied to difficulty, barely any skill-based achievements, and almost no restrictions on hints. This all combines to make for quite an easy completion, especially with a guide. Let's get started.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
As with all Artifex Mundi games, there are collectibles. There are two types: crystals and morphing objects. Every single scene has one of each in it, so it's best to find both collectibles as soon as you get to each new scene. Like most Artifex Mundi games, there are multiple points of no return. As a result, I highly recommend keeping a collectible guide open while you play through the game (a great one can be found in Collector (80G)). I highly recommend grabbing each collectible as soon as you reach that scene.

Aside from the missable collectible achievements, there are a number of miscellaneous achievements that are also missable, so you should be aware of them and, ideally, take care of them as soon as possible so you don't have to worry about them for the remainder of your playthrough. One is game-spanning:
 The rest are one-off achievements:
 The one game-spanning achievement just requires you to not press dpad-up.png during minigames. Refer to it if you need any tips. One important thing to note here is that there is no achievement for completing all HOPs without using a hint, only three of them. Therefore, as soon as you unlock Clairvoyant (50G), you can feel free to use hints during HOPs as much as you want. As for the one-off ones, you should be able to knock out all of those within the first 15 or so minutes of the game, allowing you to play through the rest of the game without worrying about missing any achievements (aside from collectibles). If you have any concerns about completing a minigame quick enough, you can make use of the walkthrough in Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) to ensure you have the solutions to those puzzles handy for when you start each one. As for the two HOP ones, there is a simple and guaranteed method to use to get both of those, described in Impeccable (60G).

Aside from the collectible achievements and bunch of miscellaneous achievements above, all other achievements are story related. By the time you complete the main game, you should have all achievements. The bonus chapter is not required for any achievements.

Conclusion:
This game is pretty standard as far as Artifex Mundi games go. Really the only thing that stands out about this game is that it's quite a bit creepier, and even has a jump scare or two. Aside from that, the achievements are very easy and the completion will only take you a couple hours. Hope you enjoyed, and congrats on another completion.
 
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Demon Hunter: Ascendance Achievement Guide

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There are 22 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Complete a Hidden Object Puzzle without a Hint.

    *MISSABLE*

    Refer to Clairvoyant (50G) for more information.
  • Complete a Hidden Object Puzzle without a mistake.

    *MISSABLE*

    As the description says, you'll need to complete any HOP without making any mistakes. This achievement isn't anywhere near as difficult as it sounds. While you could do this the legitimate way (take your time to find every object, ensuring you don't make any mistakes), there is an exploit you can take advantage of to make this much easier.

    When you reach an HOP, pause and quit to the main menu to save your game right before you start it. Now, play the HOP, making as many mistakes as you want, until you find all but one objects, making a note of where every object is. Locate the final object but don't click on it. Instead, press the guide button and force close the game app (do NOT quit to the main menu, as this will save your game). Relaunch the game app, continue your game, and you'll be back at your save before you started the HOP. Now that you know where all of the objects are, carefully go through the HOP to find them all,easily doing it without making any mistakes. If you do make a mistake, you can always repeat the process of force closing the game app to try again.
  • Complete a Hidden Object Puzzle in less than a minute.

    *MISSABLE*

    As the description says, you need to complete any HOP in under one minute. Because you're (presumably) playing on Casual difficulty, you have the ability to mash button-a.png during all HOPs to find objects without any penalty. As a result, there is a pretty good chance you will unlock this naturally while using that method.

    However, if you'd like to guarantee this achievement, you can actually use the exact same exploit described in Impeccable (60G) - find all objects but don't click on the last one, force close the game app, relaunch it, and now that you know where all of the objects, you should be able to quickly click them all in under a minute.
  • Finish 3 Hidden Object Puzzles without a Hint.

    *MISSABLE*

    As the descriptions says, you'll need to complete any three HOPs in the game without using a hint (i.e. without pressing dpad-up.png). Because you can (and should be) play on Casual difficulty, there is no penalty for mashing button-a.png during HOPs to find objects. As a result, you likely won't ever need to use hints since you can just mash around each scene until you find every object.
  • Complete a Minigames in less than a minute.

    *MISSABLE*

    This game is loaded with very simple minigames. In fact, the first one, where you need to match keys from the key ring right at the start of the game, is so short and simple that you'd be hard pressed to take more than a minute to make the three matches required to finish the minigame. Later in the game, there is a minigame where you need to balance as you walk across a tree trunk. It only takes about 20 seconds to walk across, so even if you somehow fail once, you should still easily finish in under a minute, guaranteeing this achievement.

    Of course, if you want to be absolutely certain, you can always consult the walkthrough in Demon Hunter Supreme (30G).
  • Complete 5 Minigames without skipping them.

    *MISSABLE*

    Refer to Puzzle Hunter Superstar (80G) for more information.
  • Finish all the Minigames without skipping them.

    *MISSABLE*

    As the description says, you need to complete every minigame in the game without ever pressing dpad-up.png to skip them. The majority of minigames in this game are very short and easy, but there are a couple that might give you issues. If you ever get stuck, refer to the walkthrough found in Demon Hunter Supreme (30G). It contains the solutions to every minigame in the game.
  • Seeker

     

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    Find one Collectible.

    *MISSABLE*

    Refer to Collector (80G) for more information.
  • Collect all the Collectible Scrolls.

    *MISSABLE*

    Refer to Collector (80G) for more information.
  • Find one Morphing Item.

    *MISSABLE*

    Refer to Collector (80G) for more information.
  • Find all Collectibles.

    *MISSABLE*

    There are two types of collectibles in this game: crystals, which are just sitting there, and scrolls, which are morphing items (i.e. regular items on the screen, every few seconds, will morph into a scroll for a few seconds, then morph back). There are 28 of each collectible, and there are actually 28 "scenes" in the game. You therefore will be finding one of each collectible per scene in the game. There are only a couple points of no return in this game, but that still makes these collectibles highly missable. As a result, I highly recommend that, as soon as you get to a new scene for the first time, you immediately find the two collectibles before doing any other progression. I highly recommend keeping a collectible guide open while you play, and always look out for the next ones. A great collectible guide over on Steam, complete with screenshots, can be found HERE.
  • Find out the truth.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.
  • Find the missing tourist.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.
  • Become a star of a reality TV Show.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.
  • Tame the Cat.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.
  • Patch yourself up.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.
  • Share the knowledge with the police.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.
  • Find the proof of demonic presence.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.
  • Accept help from an unexpected ally.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.
  • Learn the origin of the demon' s presence.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.
  • Vanquish the Demon.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Since there are no achievements tied to difficulty, you can and should play on Casual. Doing so allows you to use hints throughout the game to see where to go and what to do next, with no impact to achievements. On top of that, once you complete three HOPs without using a hint and unlock Clairvoyant (50G), there are no more achievements restricting you in HOPs. You can therefore using hints throughout HOPs to help you find all the items much faster. Additionally, since you're on Casual, you can mash button-a.png during all HOPs without penalty, helping you quickly find all of the items in each one.

    The only remaining potential stumbling block left is the minigames. Most are quite easy, with only a couple that could potentially trip you up. If you ever get stuck, or just prefer not to think at all, refer to the following walkthrough HERE, courtesy of Big Fish Games.
  • Absolve a soul from the Demon.

    Story-related; cannot be missed.

    Refer to Demon Hunter Supreme (30G) for more information.

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