RRRRRRRR EEEEEEEE SSSS IIIIII DDDDDDD EEEEEEEE N NNN TTTTTTTTTT RR RR EE E S S II DD D EE E NN N TT TT TT RR RR EE SS II DD DD EE NNN N TT RR RR EE E SS II DD DD EE E N NN N TT RRRRRRR EEEEEE SS II DD DD EEEEEE N NN N TT RR RR EE E SS II DD DD EE E N NN N TT RR RR EE SS II DD DD EE N NNN TT RR RR EE E S S II DD D EE E N NN TT RRR RRR EEEEEEEE SSSS IIIIII DDDDDDD EEEEEEEE NNN N TTTT EEEEEEEE VVVV VVVV IIIIII LLL 5555555555555555555 EE E VV VV II LL 5555555555555555555 EE VV VV II LL 55555555555555555 EE E VV VV II LL 55555 EEEEEE VV VV II LL 55555 EE E VV VV II LL 555555 EE VV VV II LL 555555555 EE E VvV II LL LL 55555555555 EEEEEEEE V IIIIII LLLLLLLL 555555555555 555555 55555 ***************************************** 55555 * Game: Resident Evil 5 * 55555 * Type: FAQ/Walkthrough * 55555 * For: PS3, Xbox 360 * 5 555555 * Played on: PS3 & 360 * 55 555555 * Author: Brad Russell "TheGum" * 5555555555 * Email: lunatic_252000@yahoo.com * 555555555 * Web: www.thechaosuniverse.com * 5555555 ***************************************** 55555 5555 Version 0.4 - Got through a good portion of the game, up to the Irving fight. (3/19/09) Version 0.8 - after losing my PS3, picked it up on the 360 and have just one chapter to go. (4/8/09) Version 1.0 - got the walkthrough complete for normal, vet is next. Still have many things to cover, and something new. (4/10/09) Versions 1.2 - not much added, still have yet to cover all of vet or get some of the cooler things added. I may be off my Warcraft guide for a while to really buckle down on this one. (5/25/09) ***************** Table Of Contents ***************** Use quick find (Ctrl + F) and type in the code or level. Section: Code: 1. A Brief Foreword 2. Controls ( CON2222 ) 3. Starter Tips ( TIPS333 ) 4. Walkthrough ( FAQ4444 ) Chapter 1-1: Return to Evil Chapter 1-2: Urban Warfare Chapter 2-1: Leaving Town Chapter 2-2: Mining Site Chapter 2-3: Savanna Chapter 3-1: Marshlands Chapter 3-2: The Refinery Chapter 3-3: Chasing Irving Chapter 4-1: The Cave Chapter 4-2: Dungeon Raiders Chapter 5-1: Into the Darkness Chapter 5-2: Capture the Base Chapter 5-3: Ghosts of the Past Chapter 6-1: The Undead Seas Chapter 6-2: Storming the Bridge Chapter 6-3: Killing a God 5. BSAA Emblems ( BSEM555 ) 6. Weapons & Items (coming soon) 7. Enemies & Bosses ( " ) 8. Author Info & Copyright ***************************************************************************** * 1. A Brief Foreword * ***************************************************************************** It all comes full circle. If there was any time for me to step out of guide making it would be after this one. If you don't know anything about me, good. But one thing to know is that I started making guides with Resident Evil 4. Not only was RE4 a sort of coming- of-age moment me, the guide that I wrote has sent me down this very interesting road of gaming. Needless to say, I owe a lot to RE4. Many have said my RE4 was the best guide they had seen, and to be honest, I think I put in some original and exclusive, big time content in that guide. Now I've tasked myself with not only making the best RE5 guide, I want to do great things with this guide and game. Well, didn't happend as quickly thanks to my favored PS3 calling it quits, making me change sides once again in the console wars and go back to how I was to start with, a PS3 hater and 360 lover, only this time I own a million PS3 games as opposed to two. Anyway, the guide will get done, and maybe this horrible twist of fate will result in a better guide, and has given me time to think of some new and interesting things to do in the future, so stay tuned. TheGum. ***************************************************************************** * 2. Controls ( CON2222 ) * ***************************************************************************** Basically the only difference in the controls is that the knife and aim buttons switch on the consoles, and trust me, it takes time to adjust from one to the other... PS3 --- X - reload when aiming; hold to run or turn easier (just hold if you want to move) SQU - use; melee context; move items around in menu O - partner commands TRI - bring up items R1 - fire/toss; swing knife; locate partner when not aiming R2 - toggle mini map L1 - aim L2 - draw knife RS - move camera LS - move START - pause/options; can RESTART the chapter SELECT - end cutscene D-Pad - map four weapons in your inventory XBOX 360 -------- A - reload when aiming; hold to run or turn easier (just hold if you want to move) X - use; melee context; move items around in menu B - partner commands Y - bring up items RB - toggle mini map RT - fire/toss; swing knife; locate partner when not aiming LB - draw knife LT - aim RS - move camera LS - move START - pause/options; can RESTART the chapter BACK - end cutscene D-Pad - map four weapons in your inventory Key Controls ------------ Quick Turn - hold down and press the run button to turn faster. Knife - to smash crates instead of using ammo. Map Weapons - put the four desired weapons in the four slots that correspond to the d-pad buttons. Melee - either use the knife to quickly attack nearby enemies, or sometimes enemies will stagger and allow you to run up and presss the melee button. This helps in fights with few enemies, but you must not be afraid to run up to them. Can even disrupt others nearby. ***************************************************************************** * 3. Starter Tips ( TIPS333 ) * ***************************************************************************** #1. Map four weapons on the D-Pad to the corresponding inventory slot in your item menu. This means you put your handgun to UP, shotgun to RIGHT, rifle to DOWN, and machine gun to LEFT. #2. You can combine ammo, grenades, and herbs. Press the pick up button (SQU or X), move to the destination, and press again to drop. You can combine your green herb with a red herb, and Sheva will do this after taking a few steps. #3. Sheva likes to go after items that you seem to pass up, so if you turn your back to something or make no move to beat her to items, she will get them or break the containers. #4. Sheva is best used as a mule for the items you are unsure you'll use, healing items, and handgun ammo. The reason for handgun ammo is because your M92F can hold a ton of ammo, so you should rarely need to request some from her. #5. Upgrades need to be focused. There is no sense in spreading your upgrades across different guns of the same type, like upgrading the Ithaca and M3 at the same time. Just pick one and stick with it. For your first run, stay with the M92F, pick up a P8 maybe, the MP5, Dragunov, Ithaca, and the M29. #6. You can use the RESTART option to better set up your inventories and clear space, just be sure to use it at the start of a new area. #7. Best to explore an area fully before moving on, you may find drops or things you would otherwise miss. I generalize directions for most items, as I assume you can look for items on your own to some degree. #8. Is the handgun your base gun? Not really, not like in RE4. Due to space you may have to pass on handgun ammo, but still, I think with 10+ bullets you are good to go with a handgun. The Dragunov used late can be your standard, and depending on the drops, perhaps the MP5. #9. Reloading guns is not mandatory, because you can use the capacity upgrades to "buy" ammo. If your gun is almost empty, don't reload, get to buy a cap upgrade for it, and the gun will be full. Of course with the smart-drop that depend on your supplies this may be overkill, but still, you may as well use it since you can plan along with this guide. #10. You don't need more than one healing item, you don't need the vests, and you don't need the stun rod. If you played RE4, there are no yellow herbs, the rocket launcher is not a boss-killer like it was, and you can hold more items for later in the game. One more thing is that there are some points where you can take cover, just like in Gears of War, but in this game it's not game- changing. ***************************************************************************** * 4. Walkthrough ( FAQ4444 ) * ***************************************************************************** Resident Evil 5 Walkthrough As of 4/10/09, this guide is only for normal mode. Expect slightly tougher bosses on VETERAN. =========================== Chapter 1-1: Return to Evil =========================== Intro ----- Just move up the street, you can run, FYI, and go left by the beating of something. You can move up into the meat area to be told to go around to the right and into the door. Then grab your gun and equip it. Learn to swing your knife and break a box in the corner for some coin, then read two documents on a counter. *NOTE: You can kick down doors by double-tapping the open button.* Go out and slash another barrel to your left. Down the steps, remember you can run, and you can investigate the carcass. Go in, open the door, look at another dead goat, and then slash three boxes. Grab an herb on the way out and go up the steps. Open the door for a scene, and be ready to fire at his head after. In the next room is ammo to reload, then jump out the window. Move up a little to trigger the next scene, then turn (you have a quick turn move), and run right into the house. There's a red herb, grenade, and then kick down the door for more in the next room including three barrels to slash. Jump down the hatch and climb up at the end to get more ammo and a herb, but remember your gun can hold 10 rounds, just in case that first box of ammo didn't reload it all the way. Go down the path and jump down for ammo and a herb. Now is a good time to open your equip menu and give Sheva two herbs and some ammo, and then combine your red herb with a green herb. Remember to equip your gun when leaving the item menu. Also be sure ammo is shared. Go into the building for a scene. Mad Town -------- So this is like the cabin in RE4. Push the two shelves in front of one window and a door, then there are some items to collect in both corners, including in some of the fruit. Take up point behind the wooden wall thing and from here be ready to attack and shoot heads through the window. When Chris talks be ready for three enemies to appear where you entered, and then from a hole in the ceiling soon after. Next comes the Executioner. The only thing you need to do now is stun him, maybe run up and uppercut him, and then run passed him into the market area. *NOTE: Don't be afraid to run and do whatever. Though there are a lot of enemies they are very inaccurate. Most of the time you can just run right by them and they won't do much to attack or stop you. The key to fighting when outnumbered is to just have no fear and run when in danger, odd as that may sound.* So from the cabin in RE4 we move right into the village-like area. There are a ton of places to go and things to collect. Mainly is the VZ61, a machine gun, if you run straight down the path and turn right, you'll find it in a case. Feel free to use it or wait. Your whole objective in this area is to stay alive for about five minutes until support arrives and saves you. That sounds a lot easier than it is, as the enemies will pour into the area and swarm you until then. There are countless ways in which to elude them. I will highlight the areas of note: 1. Market - this is where you find the machine gun and where you will have the most space to evade enemies. Come here first for the gun, ammo, and be sure to use the two flame stacks to burn enemies as they follow, including the one by the bus that will buy you time. 2. Two-story Building - come here next for the frag on the shelf and just wait for the Executioner to bust in before tossing that frag and any other at him. The top level is not safe as enemies can jump up from a number of places, so just run up and jump down to go back to the market. 3. Single-story Building - NOT inside it, above it. Take the stairs from the market to get above this building. On this roof you have two points they can attack you from, so hop over the side to the roof of a shack. From this roof you can use the barrel on the other rooftop, but this place is not very safe. Hopefully you can stay here briefly and finish off the Executioner, then jump to the bus and back down. These areas are not safe, but they give you a brief time to clearly see the field and evade the mob. 4. Top of Starter Building - to the right as you approach the first building you were in is a ladder to go up. If you follow the right wall you can go up another ladder to the top of this building. If you followed the other areas then at some point during this you should end the area. Killing the Executioner is not hard, you just use a lot of your stuff on him alone. You had a frag to enter the area, and another or so from the start, and then the ones you find on the field. All of these MUST be tossed to his feet, then followed with you running to him for a melee attack while he's stunned. You must also use the red stacks to burn him for good damage, and use all your machine gun ammo on his face. Do all of these and the melee attack when he's stunned and you should be able to kill him and get his treasure. Be sure to pick it up or it will be gone. As for the mob, ignore them unless they are right on you, and if they are a good distance away just use the handgun to keep them away. At no point should you "camp" in one spot and expect to survive, there are just too many enemies for this to work. You must keep moving, attack, and move again. Lastly, while you need to collect items and they disappear with the end of the chapter, do not try to go after all of them. Just get what you can see and maybe use the brief pauses for collection, but you don't need to hunt for items. There are items in drawers in the buildings, in the fruit, and some that are set: Grenades - market, two-story building, and roof of starter building. Machine gun ammo - in the buildings except the first one. Herbs - the one-story building and roof of the shack. Sheva will pick up a lot of stuff on her own, another reason not to hunt for items because she may already have them. So at times of calm you may bring up her items and see what she is holding. When Kirk calls in the support, the area and chapter are over. ========================== Chapter 1-2: Urban Warfare ========================== Item Management --------------- Between chapters is your chance to buy and sell and upgrade. The gun in your "inventory" is meant for those that somehow didn't get it at the start, so all that gun is worth is selling. Distribute ammo somewhat evenly, always giving Sheva the little bit more. Make sure to give her more health items as well. For upgrades (which have one button to access) I would say you must get the capacity upgrades for both characters' guns, or just yours if not enough money. You'll have a treasure to sell if you killed and picked it up from the Executioner, and that's the Gold Ring. So press the button to scroll over your inventory and sell it. This will fund the firepower upgrades for both handguns. Also, if you can, may as well get a capacity for the machine gun. Shouldn't need to buy anything, but it's possible to buy a machine gun for her, but I wouldn't since she prefers her pistol. *NOTE: One thing to keep in mind is that sometimes Sheva will claim items herself or get items you may have missed. She's like a nice little gopher for things you may not realize.* *NOTE: Just use the one clip on the VZ61, because after this chapter it is trash. Don't put bullets into it when it's empty.* Surprise, Surprise ------------------ As I said, all I found were the two frags on top of the first building after the fight; everything else was no longer there. Feel free to look around, maybe you can find more. Go through the opening and there is a barrel in the shack. Then swing around the path and hop down the hole for a quick barrel, then back up. Open the large door. *NOTE: You can stomp enemies when they are on the ground.* An in the building she'll probably grab, and then some ammo. Go out and assist jump up the broken ladder. Down the alley you will kill a woman, and then two enemies to the right and left; the one behind the fence will climb over to get you. Two will surprise you when you go near the fence, and there is one more inside the building to the left, not the little shack. There are plenty of items, some Sheva will get, and the rest are boxes for you to knife; don't forget the fruit. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #1. Ch 1-2, look south from the two-story building east balcony and shoot this emblem which is out of bounds. +++++ Then go out and locate the ladder by the fence where the two ambushed you. Assist jump Sheva up and she will get the key, then look up and take out the enemies that appear above. Through the shack there is ammo through the window, and an enemy behind the fence. Go around and one enemy busts out from the boxes, then another if you move up. Fruit, and then go under the stairs to enter the building. Shells, items upstairs and on the balcony, and two enemies when you try to unlock the upper door, so be ready. When they are dead, go out to the balcony and pick up the clock from the trunk. Hop down, get a barrel to the left, and then open the door to the right. *NOTE: You can hold down the run button as you move, and all you have to do to turn is stop and turn. It's actually EASIER to hold run and turn than move both analog sticks.* To the left you can use your key on the door to get the Ithaca, a shotgun. On the roof is an egg, and then one item under the stairs to the building. Before you go up the stairs, equip your VZ61. DON'T shoot her just yet, run back out and onto the ground level and then pop her head to reveal her plagas. Use up the VZ61 on it (don't reload), then pop it from a distance, and if it gets close just run. After that, take care of the Majini and then go back into the room for items at the back. *NOTE: You can use the shotgun here, and if you don't reload we get free shells with the capacity upgrade later. And you won't need to reload it anyway.* Go out the door, kill a group, then get two crates before going through the exit door. *NOTE: It's nice to bring up the equip menu and see if anyone needs something the other character has between fights, or just from time to time so you know who needs to pick up what.* Following Shadows ----------------- *NOTE: You only need like 4 bullets from here to the end of the chapter, so feel free not to reload your gun.* One box in this room, then out the door. Four enemies will appear down the steps, then go around and knife two barrels before going through the door to the checkpoint. Proceed down the path and investigate the body that you see, then pick up the two items in this room. Go up the ladder for two barrels, and before you go out the door jump to the left for a trunk full of three stacks of gold. Then through the door. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #2. Ch 1-2, when climbing the building with BSAA dead bodies, look up through the hole in the ceiling and hit this under the water tank. +++++ Two crates and one box of ammo. Go out and down the elevator. Slash the box and there is something to look at in the corner of the hall. Some crates to slash around the body, and down the hallway to the next room. Some items all over, then pick up the furnace key by the controls. I will tell you that using the console closes the doors and turns on the furnace, so you don't have to use it, but if you do be sure to wait until it resets before leaving the room. Then head back to the locked door. BOSS: Uroboros It's a very simple fight. Just turn around and run back into the furnace room for a quick scene, and while waiting you should knock over either gas tank, but the one near the door is best. When the monster is inside lead him left of the doorway, the way with only the narrow path, not the side with the console. If you tipped over a tank he will pick it up, so run into the furnace and wait for him to get inside, shoot the tank to blow him up, and then run out to use the controls and melt him away. I can't stress enough how you must be quick to run out and use the controls, a moment late and he may bust out. If so feel free to use the restart option in the pause menu. Several things to note for this fight: Veteran must burn him a second time, so use other container If he disappears with the explosive on him, it will fall off, so either put it back on or try to manage without On a similar note, try not to get too far away from him to prevent him from going away Keep Sheva near or she may distract him And finally, a small tip for helping to pin him in the chamber. If he's near you as you try to exit the chamber for the controls, hug the wall as you move for the console. With the walls not being totally solid as for most games, he will try to attack you through the wall and hopefully be partially stuck. I haven't tried this out many times, but it's a small help if you are desperate to keep him inside. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #3. Ch 1-2, after the Uroboros fight but before using the elevator, look down the second half of the fence to hit this emblem. +++++ Now go to the locked door and go through. Probably best to let Sheva have the ammo in the case, then go up the elevator. ========================= Chapter 2-1: Leaving Town ========================= Item Management --------------- One healing item to Sheva, spread out the handgun ammo, REMOVE the VZ61, sell your two treasures, store your frag grenades and keep your flames grenades, and then get capacity upgrades for guns with non-full clips. Before you spend below 10,000 you can consider whether to upgrade the shotgun and both pistols or get Chris a melee vest. The vest is a wise buy considering the upcoming dogs are hard to prevent from attacking you, but more damage means you can kill everything quicker. If the capacities get you below 10,000 just get firepower for all three guns. *VET: You can pick up either of your Magnums, assuming you played on reg before. You can use one on the sub-boss.* *VET: A very solid setup is to have your upgraded handgun, M3, Dragunov, and the revolver; Sheva will have her handgun (maybe the M93R for kicks) and your upgraded SIG machine gun. She can hold any or all ammo, as well as a healing item of course. I say no go on melee vests, you'll pretty much use healing items after every hit either way.* Mission: Expendable ------------------- +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #4. Ch 2-1, at the start, when you read the document explaining these, shoot it on the wall to the right. +++++ Several crates along the walls, and in the corner is a ladder to get on top of the shipping container so you can jump to a trunk with gold. There is an MP5 in the case, and then a ton of documents to read, most important is the one explaining how to quickly equip items. SQUARE for the PS3, X for the 360 to grab an item and press it again over the item slot to switch it to that spot. You can only equip items into the four slots that correspond to the d-pad directions, with the angles and middle slots being for ammo and things you don't need to equip. *NOTE: I like to have my grenades to the left, shotgun right, machine gun down, and pistol up. Later you may not map the grenades.* *NOTE: Remember you can hold her button down to call her to you, in case she is away and you can't pick up an item.* Open the door to get outside. In this area watch out for wire bombs, like the first one in your path. Just be sure to shoot them while standing a ways back, and of course never touch them. Passed the first one be ready for a few enemies, and two crossbow ones above you. Chances are there is another enemy around the corner, so be ready unless the music is off. A wire blocks the first left, so take the second for a herb in a container, then go up the ladder to shoot the wire bomb and then hop down for the three items. Equip your shotgun now. Before you go beyond the next wire bomb, to the right you'll find a spray in container. *NOTE: Feel free to use your flame grenades up coming. They don't kill the dogs but they do help. It seems like the handgun is better for the dogs, but that's only if you're dealing with one at a time. So if you're good with the handgun maybe you can use it instead of the shotgun. The dogs that turn into monsters seem tougher than the others however.* *NOTE: One thing that happened was the molotov thrower kept burning the big guy, so don't back up, try to stay at the mouth of the containers.* Around the corner you'll see nothing, and then a dog appears, so blast him and his friends, back up, and once all three canines are dead kill the crossbow enemy. Clear the bomb and go around and up. Equip the shotgun and hop down into the next area where you run into quite a large fight. There are about three dogs that will come after you throughout, but you want to stay around the mouth of the containers to handle the big guy as the molotov thrower could burn him for you. Then you must deal with a few crossbows and enemies in the open, keeping in mind a dog may show up. Collect any items, including the treasure the big guy drops, and open the gate. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #5. Ch 2-1, after the bridge fight, stop on the steps and look to the middle beam under the bridge for this emblem. +++++ Two crates, and when ready hop over the gap. Move up a little to trigger the truck, and quickly shoot any of the red barrels on the side you are on so the truck turns away from you. Now get ready for a huge mob of enemies, bringing a little bit of everything, so use all the barrels. From there use grenades on more than two enemies and then your machine gun when you run out of handgun ammo. Some breakables in the garage at the end, then take the steps down and into the sewer. Three dogs and then two, so use your flame grenades and then handgun on both groups. Two items in the room and use the door. Port Superiority ---------------- Turn left for a sapphire, then equip your shotgun and be ready for the dead bodies to spit out some bat things. Kill them and you can either shoot the lock or kick it a few times to open the door. Go through the tunnel and up. In the water is some gold by the canoe, gold by the three sticks in the middle of the water, and topaz by the boat. Back up the steps is a herb by the stacked canoes and items inside the shack. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #6. Ch 2-1, when you enter the market to right, find the green booth, and look inside for the emblem. +++++ Head into the market area and none of the enemies will attack. Some items in the fruit, including a frag you can use to destroy the wooden stall at the south end (use map) to access the ruby in the trunk. There is another jewel if you climb on top of the buildings using a ladder at the south end, then look to the very north end of the roof for the emerald. Before you enter the building, go around and jump through the window. Leaving the lock on the front door saves you a little trouble. Inside are a few items and the key on the body up above you. Shoot it down, pick it up, and the scene triggers. If you entered by breaking the lock then you must quickly evade or stun the big man, then run out. If you came in through the window you have a lot of time before the big guy can get to the window. So just use your handgun and pick off goons as they try to climb in. When they are done and you see an opening, jump out and equip a flame or the shotgun and hold back the big Majini as you back up to safety. Kill the rest, then go use the key on the door leading to the boat. One enemy, so take him out. Three barrels on the this boat, then quickly run to the other side and hop up onto the narrow street. This will not only spawn a ton of enemies, if you do it will trigger your air support. With that you can hide behind the corner of the building and hope a missile takes out this second big guy. He drops a treasure, and as the chopper clears the street you can hop back down into the water and find gold under the board from pier to boat. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #7. Ch 2-1, after going beyond the boat and into the street with fire support, climb a ladder on the right, go to the end, and look for the emblem on the door of another building where an enemy was. +++++ If you let the chopper do its job then there is only the one archer on the balcony by the emblem. So you can grab the drops, items on the roof to the right, and the one item in the building to the left. Move up to the end of this road and a mob busts out of the building, including at least one behind you. You can again hide behind the corner of the building to the left and hope a missile takes them out. If so then there should only be one crossbow to take out. A herb on the left, barrel to the right, sniper rifle ammo as you enter the final little building. Pick up the Sniper Rifle and map it to one of your d-pad buttons. Use the gate to exit this map. *NOTE: By now it's close to time to giving Sheva one of your bigger weapons. The alternative is for you to hold them all, let her have the health and handgun ammo, and only between fights do you request pistol ammo to reload, or anything of that sort.* To Protect and Sever -------------------- *VET: You can restart and pick up the magnum, even sell your treasures to get a capacity upgrade if needed.* Going straight down this path has one item, and then through the window you can take out the three goons in the slaughter house. One item in here, a herb out the door, and items around the corner. Give Sheva all your handgun ammo. After the scene, kill two bats, then run to the half-broken ladder and toss Sheva up. Run around the corner and kill the molotov-thrower and quickly take out this bat. Kill the three more, and then smash the barrel. When you approach the door a huge mob will emerge, but you only have to hold them back with a few shotgun shells as Sheva will dissect them, or toss a frag in, your call. Use the command to call her (O or B) and collect the drops. *NOTE: Not sure if the sniper strategy works, but you can give her the rifle and rounds along with the handgun ammo if you want.* In the bathroom to the left is one enemy in the last stall, and two items. Another in the living room, and a few more up the stairs. Items all the way up to the top where you will toss Sheva to the other building; so if you want to give her your shotgun for a spell, that is fine, just make sure you have the sniper rifle and she has all the handgun ammo - she won't use the shotgun unless out of handgun ammo, but it's a decent option just in case. As soon as you toss her over, run back down a flight and start sniping, but wait for a big mob and her to be back before you use the red barrel. Snipe heads or just hit targets to keep them off her. When she is at the stairs, not much you can do, but you can wait for her to go down. Then you get to the ground level and wait for her to open the gate. DON'T use the red barrels, save them for the next part. Just pick off targets, back up into the building, and you should be fine. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #8. Ch 2-1, after the part where you snipe to cover Sheva, go into that building and up to the second level, come to the edge, look up to the right, and you can barely see this one leaning. +++++ Grab the drops and items on both levels of the building, and get familiar with this immediate area. Some items around the bus, including a herb. Before going up the steps make sure you have max shotgun shells, give her all the pistol ammo, and you hold all the grenades. Go up the steps to trigger the Chainsaw Maniac. This fight can go many different ways, but let's stick to a few rules: 1. If he gets close just run right by him or farther away. 2. Use the shotgun for 95% of the fight, with the handgun for picking off minions and popping barrels, and then maybe one use of the MP5 instead of reloading the shotgun. The sniper rifle will get you killed. 3. Use the transformer above the bottom of the steps, and then all the red barrels in this area. You can back into the building you tossed Sheva to only to go through the door to slip into the back alley. 4. DO NOT back into a corner, this is certain death mainly because you will probably get Sheva hit. Just use the building and the back alley, and stay around the middle of the street. I found it not too difficult to just run back and forth in this narrow street. Shotgun blasts cover a wide area, enough to hit him and knock back any minions on the sides. Grenades are essential, so make sure you toss them to his feet so they don't go too far away. When he's stunned run up and do a melee attack, then run far away, turn around, and resume the attack. Use grenades when he's coming at you to ensure you stun him. And that's it, just run back and forth, frag, blast, pay little if any attention to the minions, and just focus on him. When he goes down, take this time to clear any enemies and collect any nearby items. Quickly grab the key from him and bolt up the steps. There is a barrel and then use the key on the gate, go through, quickly grab the gold and jewels in the trunk, and then go through the gate to leave him behind. DO NOT try to finish him off, it's not happening. And if you bolted from him fast enough he won't even give chase. *NOTE: Once he's down, DO NOT reload because you can buy capacity upgrades for all your guns and they get full clips.* Black Hawk Doomed ----------------- Go through the door for a herb and shoot the crow - it was there the first time and not the second, no big deal. Go through the gate and get ready to hit three context-sensitive buttons: two singles and then probably both the aim and fire button. It's to avoid the chain attack, shoot the chain, and then avoid when two bikes charge at you. Enjoy the rest of the scene. ======================== Chapter 2-2: Mining Site ======================== Item Management --------------- Combine any items and store your VZ61 by selecting "Remove" for it if you haven't done so already. And for all end of chapters you only need one healing item on Sheva, or anywhere from 0-1 healing items on Sheva. Even if you're terrible you still only need one max. Sell all your treasures. This is a crucial juncture because you can get both characters a Melee Vest, or get mucho upgrades. Start with capacities for all non-full guns. Here is a rundown of your weapons: Sniper Rifle - will be replace very soon, so no need to upgrade at all. Shotgun - will be with you for the whole game, so start upgrading that fire- power (FP). Handgun - there will be a new kind introduced soon, so consider only heavily upgrading one of your two current pistols. MP5 - will be with you for the whole game, get to work on it. It's not hard to max the reload speed and current FP of the shotgun, get a few FP's for the MP5, and max the FP of Chris' handgun. *VET: Could go with same lineup as the start of last chapter, or grab the magnum before the boss in a restart. Also feel free to grab a stack of flame grenades for the dogs.* Dangerous Mines --------------- +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #9. Ch2-2, go out the first building, go left, turn around, follow the power line behind the building, and it's on the tower. +++++ There are a few items in here, as well as a most interesting document to read. Go out and around the trains to hit a wire bomb, which should spring a pack of dogs to attack, so blast them as best you can with your shotgun. Go around and hit the next bomb, then run and elevate onto the raised area at the back of the train, turn right and hop up to grab a beetle off a stack, and then go up the ladder and take out the three crossbows. *VET: You really should just hit both wire bombs ASAP, grab the one beetle on the stack by the ladder, and climb the ladder to be done with these dogs. One chomp of a mutated one and you're basically dead, and they transform very quickly.* As for the pack of dogs, they are tough to take out. The only reason to clear the ground is for a 30 pack of machine gun ammo and a 2,000 money for another beetle. That is not worth the effort and damage needed to dispose of the entire pack. Aim for their heads, and when they transform into monsters aim for the start of the split in their heads if you decide to take them out. They will all transform if you waste too much time. *NOTE: There is a small gold on top of the car to the left as you climb up the ladder.* Hit a wire bomb up here. Before you drop down try and take out one of the two wire bombs down the tracks of the cart you're about to hop in, otherwise you will have to hit both when you drop down into the cart. If you do or don't, get out and grab the gold down the tracks on the side, then use the lift to get down. There is a herb and lantern. The lantern is your only source of light for this cave, so tell her to grab it. When moving it's best for Chris to move up the left side while she moves to your right; and if you want to look at something just aim and she will point the light to that spot. Move up and at the first fork pick up a herb to the right. Go down the left path and a little into the water an enemy will appear, who will probably sprout a head, so blast it back and snipe it, then you can snipe the other enemy down the path. Look up near the end of the water and shoot the jewel to pick it up. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #10. Ch 2-2, at the wooden bridge in the mine, look right and it's in the waterfall. +++++ At the fork there is an enemy to your right, and another to the left. One will most likely sprout a plagas, and to the right are some supplies including at least one flash grenade which kills those tentacle heads. Move up to the bridge and there is a jewel above the end of it, but when you pick it up you could toss a frag into the corridor as three enemies will appear, or use a flash if a head pops out - or save the flash for the big battle ahead. *NOTE: Snakes can be shot or slashed, and after they are on the ground, try to knife em if they are near you for a free egg, but don't chase them around or waste a bullet on them.* Move up to the next fork and two enemies drop to the left. To the right are three crates to open, and the right-most one has a snake in it, so be ready to double-slash it. To the left are two more items, then move up the path where you may be able to snipe the lone enemy in a corner. Move right and when you see some light, go right and down to a lit area for a trunk with a jewel, and the left crate has a snake in it. When you approach the gate the lantern is of no more use. You turn the crank and then when Sheva goes through let go and be ready to fend off a couple of enemies while she turns the crank on her side. So just back up into the gate and you'll slip through when it's open, and feel free to finish them off. If you don't you'll probably fight them when the rest of the mob shows up in the main room. Your biggest targets are the dynamite throwers and archers, but those are hard to take out at the start. Run left and hide in the little tunnel. You can just camp here and let all but the crossbows up high come to you. If you saved that flash from earlier then now is the time to use it when multiple or just one plagas emerges. When you are no longer under attack in the alcove, snipe the dynamite thrower in the middle above you, far to the left, the archer, and then slip out to hit the guys up to the right; watch out for the dynamite. *NOTE: On the top level, in the middle, is a fence to hop over for a barrel, in case you miss it.* Plenty of items in the corners, and a jewel on the wheel of the central mechanism if you go to the left of it, it's on the round axle. Get on the top level and take the left-side tunnel, kill the lone enemy, and look up to see a jewel you can shoot down. Take the exit tunnel where a few archers wait for you by the lift, so take cover to the right and lob a flash grenade over the wooden wall, which may cause the dynamite not to be tossed and explode on them, then clear whatever is left. Pick up the items and take the lift up. Breaking Through ---------------- *VET: If you need your magnum for the boss, get it now with a restart.* A few items to the right and then go up the steps. After the scene quickly grab the Dragunov in the locker in the left corner (it's the only open locker) and then take cover under the window. Wait for the turret to stop its stream of fire, then pop up and kill the gunner, and if you do also try to take out the two crossbows near the turret. Then snipe the guy that tries to get on the turret, and then be ready to defend from anyone near you. Should be a few more turret gunners, so snipe him and the rest before leaving. There's a document here if you want to read it quickly. *VET: Just snipe faster, the ranged attacks from them are much more accurate and deadly. To start just hit the crossbows to the left, then the guys that try to get on the turret, and if you don't want Sheva to switch between the guys in the room and the guys in the distance, snipe everyone out in the open quickly.* *NOTE: Of course the Dragunov is the sniper rifle of choice, so quick equip it or map it to the button you mapped the other rifle. The old rifle will be inventoried at the first chance.* +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #11. Ch 2-2, after you climb the first tall ladder outdoors, turn around and snipe this one on a building. +++++ *NOTE: There is a grenade in the bed of the truck, and another behind the truck with the turret. There is a final grenade before the boss, giving you three to go into the battle with for sure.* When outside, go left and up a ladder for a trunk with a diamond, and there is a red herb up here. Go around the turret truck and pick up a frag, then some sniper ammo by the port-a-potty, and some ammo in the shack. Then look to the top of the first tall ladder for a jewel to shoot down. Go up it and an enemy will probably follow you. Hop down the next one and to the road to get a brief scene for the next fight. If you want to give her your old sniper rifle and some ammo that is fine, you keep the shotgun and pistol. You can run her up to the broken ladder and push her up, then handle the mobs of enemies from all sides as she assists. After the bottom enemies are clear, run up the road and assist her and kill the rest. Hop down the ladder to the ledge for a jewel on the wall and some ammo, then back up. *VET: Really a lot of ways to die here. One option is to equip your handgun and just run up the ramp with Sheva, pop enemies in your way to stall them, then shotgun blast your way to the trash bin, and from there mount your defense. Two many ways to be attacked anywhere else for this fight.* *NOTE: You can shoot the dynamite out of an enemy's hand to blow it up.* Move up to the trash bin where one last enemy should drop down. Then go to the left of it and push the trash over the side. Many items to pick up, and let's take this time to distribute supplies before we hop down. Reload all guns you have, and here how you map your items: UP - handgun, second option to inflict damage. LEFT - shotgun, the key to winning this fight quickly. DOWN - Dragunov, NOT a key offensive weapon, but an option for big damage. RIGHT - Frag grenades. *VET: Just make sure your frags and magnum are mapped. They are all you need. And you may not need the frags at all, but you may as well play it safe and not waste ammo, and you may have time to snag a few items.* During the fight just be ready to manually equip the mines. And no, the MP5 is not intended to be used, it's the last weapon you use. Feel free to take away any guns from Sheva to prevent her from wasting tons of ammo. She can hold the rifle and handgun ammo though. BOSS: Popokarimu This boss is very tough, and it's basically a game of cat and mouse. He has only a few attacks: swipe when close, lunge when a medium distance away, acid when you're directly behind his tail, and his aerial dive he does four times or more when in the air. To avoid the aerial attack you can either step to the side to avoid it, run away, or use the dodge button. I suggest just turning away and running, slashing barrels of items as he is in the air, and you don't have to grab the items, hopefully Sheva will. His only weak point is under his tail, the pink part. He exposes this after a failed lunge, slightly while in the air, when one of you is behind him and the other in front, when he's "stuck" in the field, and when he's been stunned. You have three things to keep in mind during this fight: collection of items on the field, including the proximity mines which are gold for this fight; stunning him; and then causing damage. There is little reason to shoot at any part other than his pink side, but enough damage to his face and that will stun him. This is done by using grenades or by just blasting him with whatever you got, but since you don't know when he will stun your only choice is to toss grenades. *NOTE: Direct grenade hits equals stun, but if the blast is far from him don't expect him to get stunned.* *NOTE: Inflicting damage to his body other than his tail does seem to count against his HP, but not a lot.* The reason you want the mines is because those equal instant stun. So it's best to use up all your grenades on him to start, pump some lead into his tail, and with open items slots map the mines to a button. So long as he's not right behind you, you can pick up the items around the shacks without much harm - it's not like he will attack as soon as he touches you. Pick up the mines and only set them down in the lower part of this area, because you need space to go around him, and that is not given in the raised part. Sadly, the mines seem to only go off if he's directly over them, so it may take some running around a mine before he sets it off. *NOTE: You can pick up the mines from a set spot to re-place them.* *NOTE: Again, you use shotgun, handgun, MP5, and sniper rifle in that order if you run out of ammo for the shotgun.* So this is the game plan: stun using either frags or the mines, run to his tail and pump shotgun shells to the pink part, and once he regains just run around the field and slash barrels to pick up more mines. Basically you never stop moving unless you're doing something. And NEVER get behind him if he's not stunned or you'll be sludged. No need to go in the shacks unless totally out of stuff. *VET: With the magnum, really simple. Takes about three frags to turn him over, then about 4-6 shots to the tail to end the fight, depending on how much you upgraded your magnum. Even if for whatever reason you don't have a magnum or didn't bring one, all your upgraded guns make this fight much easier.* ==================== Chapter 2-3: Savanna ==================== Item Management --------------- If you didn't get the melee vest before, no reason to get it now, unless you are constantly getting hit and dying of course. Remove the S75, mines, flash grenades, all but one healing item, and you only need one full box of MG ammo. Your inventory should be: Chris - M92F, shotgun, Dragunov, MP5, MG ammo. Maybe some frags, they could prove useful later. Sheva - Handgun ammo, M92F (less upgrades than Chris'), healing item. I say get capacities for all your guns, except the old machine gun and sniper rifle, which both should be in the inventory. I maxed the FP of the shotgun, got the Dragunov to 800, and the MP5 to 90. As you can see the armor piercing handgun is in the shop, but let's wait one more chapter to get that. Just give Sheva's gun a capacity upgrade and that's it, feel free to get your handgun a few upgrades. You could save 3,000 for after this brief chapter, but it's not crucial at all. And I shouldn't have to remind you to sell your treasures. Safari Hunt ----------- *NOTE: Remember not to hold down the trigger too long of you overheat the gun. And don't miss the turns.* You start on a turret, so mow down the first couple of bikes. There's a turn and then a big truck to the right, but don't neglect the bikers on the road. Basically when Sheva fires to a side, you handle the bikers. More turns and enemies, with the third turn having a dual-press. Then you get two trucks on either side as well as tons of bikers, so take the side she doesn't and just balance your fire all around. Then you hit a roadblock where you just fire all around and aim for the red barrels. Then one truck to your right you need to get quickly. More bikers and this rail gun part is over. BOSS: Ndesu Yes, ol' El Gigantes! "What's up bro, what'cha been up to all these years?" Okay, so no TMP and flash grenades this time, it's pure turret shooting. Just keep an eye on your gauge so you don't overheat it, and just fire on his face. When he staggers backwards shoot the barrels he gets near. When the plagas emerge, shoot those. After those are popped go after the big one. During some down time, meaning he's not attacking you, pop a few of the cross- bow guys on the sides. Keep firing and doing the button dodges until four plagas pop out. Now fire on those to stop his attacks as each one is popped. He may often pick up objects and use them against you, so either dodge the pole or break the boulder he hurls at you. It may even be best to save the three barrels until all four appear (there's one down to your right). He has several attacks: Leg smash - he raises his left leg when close. Just hit his head to stop it. Slam - he raise both hands when close to slam you. Inflict damage to stop. Swipe - he throws his right arm when close. This has to be dodged. Ram - he will be far away and charge. Just inflict damage to halt him. Ground slam - just press the button to avoid. Boulder toss - just hit the rock to destroy it. Telephone pole - only way to stop this is to hit him with a barrel, or pop a plagas. Minions - there are two to the right and one to the left, not very important on reg, but they are on vet. Once all four are gone just pour lead into the big one a final time. It should only take two main plagas appearances for the fight to end, no matter what. *VET: This is a real tough fight on vet, mostly because you have no advantage in weapons. You MUST kill the guys on the sides, the two to the right and the one molotov thrower who all show up at different times. It's also very important to dodge what you can, which is basically a split second to react, and aim for boulders when he pulls them up, don't try to hit him when he raises a boulder.* ======================= Chapter 3-1: Marshlands ======================= Item Management --------------- Just a stun rod. It takes up a spot in your inventory and can only be used at close range, not worth it. Nothing is different from the last time, so continue. Into the Wild ------------- +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #12. Ch 3-1, this one is hard because it's meant for co-op but can be gotten by wasting a few sniper rounds. From the start of the level, move up to the end of the walkway, turn, look right, and zoom in on the telephone pole far away and you should see the slanted blue disc. Thanks to your wavering gun it will take a few shots to get it. That or get it while in co-op with a pal, or plug in a second controller and get it alone if you chose that option to start with. +++++ Pick up the Beast Slate, some items, and a gem on the skull to the left (knife it down) and get the beetle on the fence to the right. Now get back on the boat and drive it straight and land at the chicken farm. *NOTE: At any time feel free to toggle your mini map to help get around.* +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #13. Ch 3-1, under the hut at the chicken farm, easy to get if you stand by the canoe. +++++ There is a tiny beetle to the left on a pillar after you get off the dock. Here you have a spot that you can farm for eggs. Seriously, you can hop on and off the boat and the chickens will continue to drop eggs, and it seems like a gold is dropped every time. There are also two eggs on a rack to the right, two jars to break, and a trunk with a chalice. I say you owe it to yourself to hit this place at least 3 times, if not to get your health up then at least get some eggs for Sheva, and the eggs do stay to one stack in your inventory. After you farmed the eggs enough, get on the boat and go directly west. All you have here is a Slate Map that marks the slate pieces on your PDA, your mini map when you toggle it. From here go north a little to find the shipwreck. One jar and a Rocket Launcher in the case. Of course the RL can instantly kill a few bosses, so just letting you know that you need to save it for a big enemy. Also pick up the beetle in the sunken part of the ship. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #14. Ch 3-1, in the hut of the fish farm, hard to miss. +++++ Now go northwest to the fish farm, where you can jump into the pool in the center to knife the fish for only tiny amounts of gold. Then grab the treasure in the trunk at the top before departing. There is a beetle on a tree in the marsh, south of the northeast dock, that Sheva will pick up when near. Head east of here, to the northeast dock. Move up and knife the altar to pick up an emerald and other items. To the right is a hut with jars on either side, and at its front you can knife a skull for a ruby. Another hut and move to the back. Two jars on the side and then notice the two raised huts. Assist Sheva up the left one for a treasure, then toss her up the right and be ready to fight a new type of Majini. These village Majini are much tougher than the townies, and they seem more aggressive as well as better equipped. So just equip your shotgun, blast through the first few, quickly knock down or frag the next mob, and then run for the boat to end the fight. To the south of here is the east dock, but watch out for the towers in the marsh that have bombers and archers, so just avoid and hurry to the dock. When there you will see that a pool is between you and your goal, and in this pool are live crocodiles. You can just run around the wooden wall and to the ladder directly opposite the dock, just angle to the side of a croc when their head bobs up. Be careful as they are one-hit kills. Climb the ladder and in the first hut four Majini drop from above, so it's best to just snipe them through the window. Go in for an egg, a red herb, and some items. Around the right of the tiny hut you can kill the last Majini here, then pick up the Raptor Slate inside. Now you have to drop down the ladder and face a croc, and it takes about three shotgun blasts to take him out, so you better be quick or toss a frag; you could try avoiding, but it's tough with such a little space. If you kill him, grab the ruby to the left along the wooden fence. You could also run all the way right, pick up the beetle at the tree, and it should only require dodging one croc. Then run to the boat for safety. Navigate your way around the towers and head to the southwest channel to reach the village. Through the narrow opening of the narrow channel you can find ammo on either side that Sheva will pick up when near. And on the front right and back left of the wooden wall in the water are more items; of course Sheva can't pick up items if her inventory is full. There is a herb south of the village before you get in, and then finally you have a beetle on a tree as you round the wall on approach to the dock. At the village you will find a treasure, herb, and jar in the middle; a single item in the first shack; one in the corner shack; and one item with the last slate in the left corner. A big mob of Majini spring up when you approach the back huts, so it's wise to clear some space, grab the item in the right corner shack, and then run for the other shack with your slate and the final jar. Then just blast a path back to your boat and get on and speed away. *NOTE: You can give Sheva the handgun only, it may cost less MG ammo and be quicker.* You have to kill five Majini in order to open the gate to get out. If Sheva has the machine gun this should go faster, just circle around the wall until those four are dead then let her mow down the last one in the tower, and never be still for too long. With the gate down you can speed down the narrow path while running over a few in the water. You can even run over the rest to kill the music. If you do you can have Sheva pick up items in the water if possible. Also, just in case you somehow missed items in the village, you can go back now, but it's not worth it if you skipped a single item in a hut. With all four slate pieces go to the west dock and insert all four to get out of the marsh. The Village ----------- +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #15. Ch 3-1, after you've gotten through the slate door and are in the village area, drop off the wooden platform at the start, turn around, and it's under the walkway. +++++ Drop over the side and snipe the crossbow guy in the tower. Move along the water and don't worry about the crows, they aren't as rewarding as their RE4 cousins. At the village checkpoint DO NOT go right, it's a trap. For one the only way to trigger the true attack is to go north and investigate the down bridge. Before you do that, you can loot items around two buildings on the west side, but don't go crazy making space of the items and herbs, you can get them after the fight. So when ready, go north to trigger the enemies, who spawn from your sides and even a few from where you entered the area. Back up first and decide how you wish to take on this group and their two leaders. The giant Majini are your focus, and using the shotgun's spread shot to manage the minions is better than focusing on them. There are a few options for the two big Majini: use the rocket launcher when both are close to end them quickly, or use your frag and shotgun on their bodies until they go down. It takes a good amount of shotgun shells to down them, and it gets tough to stun either when both are close. I fully support using the RL now ONLY IF you get both; so only use when you are 100% sure you will hit both and not a goon who just ran into the picture. If you choose to slice and dice your way out of this your best option may be to backpedal as far back to the start of the area as needed, or just run around the middle of the village. Of course keep your eye open for drops and don't forget any healing items if it comes to that. To get the magnum just go up the stairs of the structure to the east of the center, go right, and drop down to pick it off the dead body. If you try to get in there from the ground you'll not only trigger the spikes but a few enemies will spawn too, so that's not a wise move. There are also torches inside the hut that can be used to burn the lower part, but since all the Majini can jump, not much of an advantage from there. *NOTE: Remember to not reload any empty guns after the fight, unless that opens needed space.* After the fight, get the magnum as stated above, loot items you didn't get the first time, and to the left are jars at the back, but don't step on the holes on the ground for the sack of gold, it's not worth it. Head to the upper right and slip around the tiny path to reach the crank. Get Sheva on it and either now or later pick up the beetle to the right of the locked door. As Sheva turns the crank go to the middle of the village to get across the bridge. Some jars with snakes are beyond the door, and then another jar in a corner before you go up to unlock the door for Sheva. Lots of jars, items, ammo, and a document after you unlock the door. Go up and into the tunnel for a treasure. Come back and hop across the gap to reach the gondola and use it to end the chapter. ========================= Chapter 3-2: The Refinery ========================= Item Management --------------- Store your flash bangs and healing herbs, but keep one if you don't have any eggs. Remember to sell all treasures, and just because there isn't the "NEW" symbol over a treasure in the list doesn't mean there isn't one to sell. Several things to look for here. First I say just max out that magnum's FP to max or near max, and a reload time or two. Two is getting the P8 for Sheva. It will be a little costly to upgrade it, but the armor piercing and ability to shoot through enemies is nice. And lastly is the decision to upgrade your other guns or get a melee vest or two. Again, unless you're getting torn up by melee attacks, no reason to get the vest(s). Just upgrade your other guns as you see fit. Yes, the old rifle and first machine gun are sitting in your inventory, but they only sell for a few hundred, not much reason to sell them unless a hundred away from something. Escaping the Village -------------------- Some items before you hit the scene, and from here you can snipe about five initial Majini, including two to the far left. Another wave should come out of the tunnel, so snipe them too. Hop down and pick up the jars before climbing up and jumping over the gap to trigger one more group, with two behind you. clear it out, collect any drops and investigate the crank in the middle. Follow the path to the raft and get on. All you do is hit the four context presses, which are most likely two button presses. On the PS3 it was a little harder than I thought it would be to do the SQU + X press, it required I made sure my thumb was completely flat over both buttons. Climb the ladder when it's in range, kick the button, and get back to the middle where you can cross the bridge. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #16. Ch 3-2, when you reach the Tricell tents, go behind them and shoot this emblem between them. +++++ Shoot both torches for gems. On the other side of the tunnel you hit a scene. In the three patches of grass are snakes, so you can run around them and let them jump out if you wish. There's a document, first aid spray, and items in and around the tents. There's a beetle in the spilled oil and a few items in the shack. There is one gem to the right, on the rock wall, as you near the door to the oil refinery. Objective in Sight ------------------ *NOTE: Again, hit dynamite to use against enemies.* Snipe three crossbow Majini, then hop down and kill more around the corner and some from the center. Barrels are in all but the northeast corner, which leads to a locked gate. So just climb up the middle to a valve and turn it, then kill the four enemies, one having a crossbow to the left. Go into the new area for some items. Head up the ladder and call the zip line over. Get on with magnum equipped as you get over, which triggers a Chainsaw Majini to appear at the entrance. This is good since you have a few free hits, and if you have a frag or two you can use them to pelt his path, but he only needs to go around the corner to jump up to your spot. When he's close, just use the magnum and run back and forth. With headshots it should not last very long. And if you really need the proximity bomb in the barrel, that is its purpose, otherwise you don't need it; unless you want it for the next chainsaw guy. *NOTE: Don't miss the beetle on the other side of the valve in the middle.* Turn the valve here to shut off one half of the flames in your way. Go up the middle structure and head right and call another zip line. Take it across and wait for Sheva to do the same. Now you may want to set that proximity mine in the middle of this "cage", since putting it by the door will set it off for nothing. Equip your magnum and someone turn the valve, and then Sheva will probably unbar the door after. Another Chainsaw Majini drops down and busts through the door, and this one is much tougher than the last - obvious from his blue pants. You need more headshots with the magnum and you'll need a few shotgun shells, and maybe even a grenade or two; if you brought the mine, us that too and don't be shy to melee him when he's stunned. Very small quarters, you could leave, but just run back and forth, it works and simplifies things. *NOTE: I say just use one magnum clip and then the shotgun to finish him off, that way you can park the magnum and get it a capacity at the end of the chapter.* Just a big mob as you go through the open path, so shotgun away, and be ready for a plagas head. Jump off at the end and get two items before hitting the next area. Just defend him as he works by shooting enemies out of the windows and from the fence; it's easier to just hit them while they climb up the fence. Have a frag mapped to a button for the last part, and there there a moment of calm after the first wave for you to collect items. After he opens the lift, toss a frag to knock the big mob of enemies including two big Majini and just get in the lift. Not much peace as you must blast your way up a ladder, quickly get the two items, and then clear your path to the second console. Quickly gather the items before the scene. Now you can easily hold back the enemies because you can blast them off either ladder as they climb, but the Chainsaw Majini will reach you - maybe if you're crazy good at sniping him you may be able to halt him, but then you leave all the rest to come at you. Unhindered, it takes only a few seconds after he reaches you for the door to open, so hopefully as soon as he gets close you can blast him, stun him, and then just press the button to open the door to exit the area. A frag or proximity mine could work too. The Gauntlet ------------ After that, go outside and you can jump through either window to pick up two items in the barrels, then take the door to the next area. Couple of barrels by the entrance and more if you go left through the door, so do that now. Then go right and toward the big boat, but get the barrel below you in the corner. Two items in the first shack and from the first shack shoot the barrel in the other shack. BEFORE you move past the first shack here, make sure you map your frags, you need two to make this next part easy. Move forward to trigger the scene. *NOTE: If you somehow only have one frag, use it on the dogs. If none, have to shotgun it the whole way.* +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #17. Ch 3-2, at the very end when Irving sets the timer off, run to the end of the dock his boat was parked, turn, and quickly shoot through the bars on the window of the building to hit the emblem. Should only take 10 seconds and on my first run I had 15 to spare and I got the emblem. +++++ Turn and run to the end of the wooden dock for a case of money, then stand on the other side to shoot the emblem through the window. Shotgun blast the mob and just run to the fork at the start, but toss a frag to the gate before you arrive so the enemies run into it. Quickly kick the door and toss a frag in the middle of the ground to blast the dogs, doesn't matter if you hit the big guy. Just run by them, or shoot a shell, then at the top of the steps quickly hit the wire bomb, then run around and to the end of this dock. Turn and help your friends if they get stuck. =========================== Chapter 3-3: Chasing Irving =========================== Item Management --------------- Sell treasures, and then capacities where needed. Store all grenades, the magnum and bullets, and then upgrade away. Here is where my guns stand on firepower: M92F (Chris) - 230 Shotgun - 360 MP5 - 90 Rifle - 850 Magnum - 2700 P8 (Sheva) - 220 If your guns are close, that's fine. If you get within 200-300 money of some upgrade, sell your older guns (maybe keep the other M92F) and flash grenades. For ammo, give Chris the rifle, shotgun, and MG ammo. Sheva should just have the P8, handgun ammo, and a healing item. *NOTE: It's up to you who gets which pistol. Since I give her the handgun ammo it's better she has the smaller clip so I don't have to reload as much.* River Rabids ------------ +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #18. Ch 3-3, from the boat when you first stop, look under the archway you passed under and snipe this emblem. +++++ Snipe the boaters behind you, and after you give a few shots to each boat you need to turn and focus on the tanks of explosives all along the path; aim for none of the enemies, just the containers. When you reach the first stop, snipe any enemies around you. Climb out and there are barrels in the corners. Hop over the gap and get more items before pulling the lever, then turn and kill a few bats and blow the tanks to kill the guys above. Should be one more Majini and you're free to get back on the boat. However, if you stand at the corner that is touching the gate from this side, you can snipe several enemies and hit some explosives to make this next part much easier before you get on the boat. *NOTE: With you having the rifle, let her have all the handgun ammo. You will be on rifle and shotgun duty.* Two things to duck under for this second, shorter ride and of course more enemies from more sides, so just try to get as many as you can, mostly the ones in front of you. When you stop hop up and get the healing items, then take cover behind the wall as the two turrets will go live and Majini will pour out on both sides. One thing to do is wait on the right side of the wall for the right turret to go empty, then peek around and pop it to not risk attack from the other turret, then take it out while it reloads. It is quite a long pouring of enemies, but they do stop, so keep sniping them. After that, go southeast, basically down the walkways until you find the M3 Shotgun in a case, along with items in the shack, and a gem and more if you hop to the opposite shack. This new shotgun is inferior to the one you have, so let's just tuck it away until it's five shells are needed. Up the right- side walkway you'll hit a red herb and items. When you approach the turrets, quickly climb the ladders and be ready to mow down the Majini and bats using the either turret (hold down the button to stay on) though you might let them get close so you can easily pick up any drops. But getting on the turrets to mow them down is best. And a small group of Majini come at you when you head for the raft. Before you get on the raft, reload your handgun and take the handgun ammo from Sheva, she will only waste it. You need to reload no guns, just use the 30 bullets you have in your handgun. BOSS: Irving The only ammo you need is what is in your handgun, and you can take any or all from Sheva because she will waste what she has. There are only three things to do in this battle: attack weak point on his head, alternate the turrets as you mow down tentacles, and run around when the smooth tentacles are flying about. The front turrets are shells, while the back ones are chain guns. You want to stay around the back ones because their accuracy is better for hitting Irving's head. The front ones are only used for when the tentacles line up. When he's swimming to the side, unload with the chain guns, and when he disappears be ready to attack the tentacles as they get in position. You shoot two and then be ready to dodge, then run to the front one (a shell turret) and blast just one arm, then run back to the chain gun to finish off the arms and be in position to start on the head. He may sometimes ram the boat, but you can't do much about that. Also, when he disappears from the sides and back just be ready to run in circles to avoid the smooth tentacles. Lastly, when he goes to make a chomp at the boat, just avoid and if you are on the left of him (which you should be if you stay by the chain guns) then you can shoot the top of his head with a few handgun rounds. The final phase is he will latch onto the back and expose his "tongue". You need to focus on that and that alone. After the first showing, the next time there will be the tentacles, and all you do is fire, dodge, run to the other turret, and repeat. He should only have to reveal the tongue three times, and you should be able to kill him before the second tentacle wave start attacking. Pay absolutely no attention to the tentacles, just dodge them. ===================== Chapter 4-1: The Cave ===================== Item Management --------------- Capacities for all guns that need it, and if you don't mind Sheva having the MP5 then feel free to let her have it while you store one of the handguns. If not, you'll have the Magnum, M92F, Shotgun, MP5, and rifle. You only need to hold the shells and rifle rounds. Sheva can hold the magnum, handgun, and MG ammo. Also pull out and give her the eggs and a healing item if you took damage in the last fight. *NOTE: If you're keen on using the RESTART function, you can wait to grab the magnum until the last part.* If you bought the melee vest(s), good luck fitting all these and more items, you may seriously have to give her the MP5 and park a handgun. Of course, park that new shotgun, the M3 - you will NOT be using it or upgrading it. Cave Crawling ------------- You can have the MP5 and give her the pistol. Three jars in and around the shack, then just move down the path until you're in the waterfall area with the skeletons. Little spiders emerge who are little more than pests that will lunge and grab you, leaving you helpless and requiring help from Sheva while causing a tiny amount of damage over time. With the shotgun you can blast the first group, then use the MP5 or let Sheva have at the ones around the ladder. To the left of the ladder is a jar, then hop up up to the ledge for a trunk, and before you hop down shoot the gem on the ceiling in this same alcove. When you try to exit be ready for four spiders. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #19. Ch 4-1, when you go up the first ladder, look right below the light you saw on the skeletons, and the emblem is below that. +++++ One more up the ladder, then smash the two jars. Have the shotgun in hand as you move up. Knife the torch, then get ready as a spider mob will rush in, and then another wave. Blast them away and the music stops. Smash another torch as you approach the exit, slash the torch at the exit, and then smash both skulls on the ground, then leave. Underground City ---------------- +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #20. Ch 4-1, You can see in from the start if you snipe it down below, to the left a little among the city. Or just wait til you get to the middle of this area. +++++ By now you either think the RE4 to RE5 settings are uninspired or there just aren't many other places to kill things. Hop down and slash two jars, then look above the doorway for a gem. Hop down the steps and in the next room you can open the chest for a good haul of gold. In the next room slash the torch for a gem to pop out. BEFORE YOU MOVE FROM HERE, give Sheva the handgun ammo, your Sniper Rifle, rifle ammo, and you take the MP5 and ammo. When you move up you hit a scene where you two get separated, duh. Just hop down and either toss a frag or just blast the mob of Majini that appear. Kill the shielded ones and when you move up another batch approaches, as well as one behind you, so back up to take them out. Only pick up drops and move up the steps. If you can toss a flame into the room before the three undead come out, that works, then just frag them because they are tough. With that battle over, return from where you came for the herbs, and slash the torch on the steps for a gem. Inside the Majini room is another chest with lots of gold and a gem. In the next room is a jar and two gems if you examine the mummy three times, and yes, another gem in the torch by your mummy. Proceed to the next chest for the trap. Run to either end and from there defend yourself; I prefer the south end since you'll see the fire guy as he comes, but Sheva liked to stay in the middle here for some reason, so you may have to cover her more than you like. Just blast away the Majini and spiders until the door opens and the fire guy runs in. Shoot him, frag him, and clean up these corridors. At each end is a chest with a gem. Swap you MP5 for Sheva's rifle. Look out through the doorway and quickly snipe the crossbows, then the shield guys before they can run and hide, and a few more will appear on both sides. Hop down for the items but DON'T smash any of the jars just yet. Turn the crank, and after the scene quickly just make a break for the door and press the button to slide under before it closes - of course dodge any fire balls. Of course failing to do this the first time means you'll have to do it again I guess, so don't mess up. When you get under the door the fire balls are gone and you can go collect the 14 items from the jars at your leisure; should have tons of handgun ammo. Take the opened door to the next area. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM Same as #20, only this time you are closer - just a reminder. It's above the exit. +++++ A Maze Apart Part 2 ------------------- The joke is this is the same title for an area in my RE4 guide. Just move up to trigger a long context scene, where you have running, three jumps, and a grab; I just put the controller on my knee and mashed accordingly, and you have to repeatedly mash the run button, very fast. At the end of that, hop down and pull the cords to enter the maze. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #21. Ch 4-1, look far up to the left as you enter the maze and you can shoot this, may have to move up or to the right a little. +++++ Jar to the left, then go right a few steps to see a gap you can jump over. Go up this wooden path and at the top look up for a gem, and don't forget the two jars up here. That's all, go back to the start and head down the steps; nothing else to find. Take the left and you'll find the Grenade Launcher, and it's wise to pick it up. Then go to the statue in the northwest corner and use the cords. Before leaving, from the north side look up to the west to see a gem on the end of a board and shoot it, and pick it up while not forgetting the one revealed after using the cords. There is also a jar with a first aid spray from the north side of this "room." Now go to the middle and up, but DON'T pull the cords yet. First go left of them, turn, and jump over the gap for a treasure. Now use the statue to call for a change of steps. Make your way to the start and enemies appear - I shouldn't have to tell you but SAVE the Grenade Launcher for later. You are NOT taking the upper path, you are just going right, down the steps, and up to the cords, so blast a way through and just run and pull to send the Majini away - stop for nothing. Face the purple statue, but to right to pick up flash grenades for your GL; you can drop these if you need to, they are not that important. Reach the statue and Sheva will stay on this cord while you go to the other. Go down the steps and take the room on the right first, for three barrels. Then go into the room under the cord Sheva is at to trigger enemies, but as soon as the scene is over just run and pull the cord, ignoring the spiders. Quickly nab the gem after and then it's your choice to run up and get the gem where Sheva was at (you may as well, then use the other path from it to evade the enemies. Now run to the southwest room, quickly, and pull the cord. After you do that, turn and move up a little to trigger the boss. You can pick up the gem before or after the boss, your call (best to get it after, especially if you can kill him quickly). BOSS: Popokarimu 2 This fight can be very simple, hard, or very easy, your call. The simple way is to toss a few frags until he is stunned, then run to the tail and shoot the pink with your nearly maxed out firepower magnum. It just took two bullets for me. And it's best to stun him when he's in front of that pillar, otherwise you may not have room to clearly see the tail - just keep in mind you need room to his left if you want to see the pink. And of course you could use the grenade launcher to stun him as well. The hard way is to stun him over and over and use the shotgun to kill him. This is difficult because it takes more to stun him and you have less space to navigate. This is basically how you fought him the first time. The easy way is to just run for dear life, it's up to you. But killing him nets a valuable treasure. *NOTE: If you don't have a powerful magnum, or didn't bring it, just restart and pop a few upgrades on it.* ============================ Chapter 4-2: Dungeon Raiders ============================ Item Management --------------- Tons of treasures to sell, and the Soul Gem if you killed the boss; gave me a grand total of nearly $50,000, or "N" of whatever it's called. Capacities for whatever needs it, though I would hesitate to upgrade the magnum's cap so soon if it's only two shy of a full clip or something. *NOTE: It may be overkill to upgrade the magnum any further, it's not really as useful for the rest of the game. It helps for the next boss, but that's kinda it. And you may upgrade it for future use, so it's your call.* I got the magnum's power up to 2700, along with maxing it's reload time. Best to get FP for the shotgun, and a few for the sniper rifle. Firepowers for the handguns, and with whatever is left upgrade the MP5. Also store the GL and the flash rounds, no need to buy more grenades for it since we've upgraded the magnum. Should only need one health item, a single spray, an you can store all your grenades. You either store or bring the magnum, here's why. There are just two giants to face in the next area. They take one or two magnum bullets to kill, however, with a trick we will only face one at close range. If your shotgun is near its max on FP, you could save yourself an item slot by not bringing the magnum. The Paths of Light ------------------ Two jars, then turn around and look above the entrance door for a gem. Move up to the locked door to see that you need three round keys to get through. To the left is a scene to show a beam of light down this path. Let it fry the undead that appears, and when it passes go through the doorway. To the left is another doorway that is slightly safe to pass through, though the beam seems to end in front of it, so you can run out and grab the two items in the jars. From this second doorway look up to the left and snipe three enemies, and a fourth will come from that spot after. Snipe them, then snipe the shoulders of the masked Majini in the center. Move up, that fourth one will drop, and get the jar items to the right. Collect the items around the Sea Emblem and pick it up. Quickly run back to the first doorway, pull out your shotgun, and be ready to hold the enemies, including the giant, in the path of the beam. This will let the beam take them out for you, or just a magnum round on the giant (it's really all you brought the magnum for, otherwise just hold him back with the shotgun). From the middle, go back a bit and take the right path which will also be covered by a beam. This narrow path requires a lot more zig-zagging as the way to the next emblem is farther away. Just take cover in the alcoves as you move up, and you can slash the brazier in one for a gem. Careful toward the end that you don't mistake the fire for the laser going by - make sure it goes by before you move. In the hallway on approach to the earth emblem is a slight ambush of three guys. If you picked up that mine earlier, set it toward the corner of the hall so it hits enemies as they come from behind you. Go to the corner and quickly snipe the shield enemies (you can hit them through their shields with the rifle), and all the others that come from the emblem area. A few will be behind you, so handle them. Lastly, peek out of the hall, look up to the right, and snipe a crossbow. *NOTE: Don't think you can skip an alcove, Chris may be able to jump two hiding spots but Sheva will probably get caught.* Pick up the earth emblem. Up the steps opposite are two jars and a gem you can knife off the wall. This upper path is also blocked with a light beam, but you only have three alcoves to zig and zag to, so just run as soon as the beam passes by you - you're going toward the beam, in case you thought it was left. At the end smash the jar, then go right for a jar, a gem in a brazier, and then you can pop the head of the beam operator to neutralize this right-side beam; just needs a handgun round to kill these operators. Now you are heading northwest, and since you knocked out one beam there is only one left to cover the path. Run under the archway and knife the gem off the ceiling and wait here to take out the incoming Majini. This is a pro tip, so listen up. From this hiding spot, which is the archway halfway across the walkway, get out your sniper rifle and look to the north- west corner of the map. You should barely see the arm of the second giant Majini. Snipe that arm, stay where you are, and use the beam and either the rifle or handgun to keep him at bay. Not a big need for the magnum, just keep pumping lead into him and he will die. Now the next part will be 60% easier (I'll allow a pause as you contemplate the meaning of that percentage, which was 50% random). Two jars to the right, and you can kill the beam operator, and since we killed the giant there is almost no reason to let the operator live. BUT FIRST, let's now go back a bit and take those steps where you found that herb a second ago. These paths would be beamed up, but with the light out you can collect the four items with ease. There is a gem in a brazier, down the first path, and then three jars down the path that leads back to the locked door. *NOTE: It's up to you to give Sheva the shotgun or MP5, or neither.* Get those and return to the northwest area. Make sure Sheva only has the pistol, and perhaps the shotgun if you really don't want her to take a hit. This is the only time when a flash grenade could help. Assist toss Sheva over the gap, then use the MP5 or really pro sniper shots to take out the mob that surrounds her. From where you tossed her you have a decent view of most, but some will disappear behind the wall. Do what you can and this should be a ton easier so long as you took out the giant earlier using that tip. Sheva will nab the emblem and return. All you do now is run back to the start and place all three in the middle door. A few Majini follow, so you can kill the ones that followed Sheva then get the two that appeared elsewhere, not a big deal. Insert the emblems in the middle of this map, nab the gem above the exit, and leave. *NOTE: No need to reload your pistol, and you can waste a shotgun clip in the next area, just for the purpose of getting it a capacity upgrade.* Pyramid Scheme -------------- *NOTE: Be sure she's on the raised parts in all areas, don't want to burn her by moving the mirrors.* Kill the snake in here with your knife, then go down and through the door to the first puzzle room. Needless to say, don't touch the focused beams of sun- light. Only one step in room one to solving the puzzle: 1. Use the upper-left mirror and turn it once to the left so it hits the wall panel. Now stand on the blue area around the panel and use it to go down. In room two Sheva will pick up the gem at the raised area. Here are the steps to room two: 1. Turn the middle mirror right. 2. Turn the the upper-right, or northeast, mirror left. 3. Topple both pillars, with you back to the nearest walls. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #22. Ch 4-2, in the pyramid puzzle, when you reach the third floor the first thing you do is enter the northen room and shoot this above the doorway. +++++ Take the lift down to room three. DO NOT OPEN THE CHEST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM. Go to the north room now and kill the three spiders, then look at the trap (get the BSAA emblem now). Here are the steps for this final puzzle: 1. Turn the NW mirror right. 2. Turn the SW mirror right. 3. Turn the NE mirror right. 4. Enter the west and east rooms opened for treasures. The eastern room has a ton of jars, about five with snakes, two skulls with gems that flank the idol, and the idol; if you have about 20-30 MP5 rounds in the clip, use those and don't reload so you can get a capacity upgrade. The west room has only a single beetle - don't forget to get the eggs from those snakes. 5. Turn the NE mirror left. 6. Turn the middle mirror left. 7. Turn the NE mirror right. Yes, the NE mirror blocks the way to the middle mirror. *NOTE: If really low on ammo I guess you can open the middle chest to call a swarm of spiders to you, they do drop ammo. But I still wouldn't.* Now head to the south room and out. Call Sheva when you stand on the left side of the mirror, just in case she glitches. In the next area just move foward to watch the scene. ============================== Chapter 5-1: Into the Darkness ============================== Item Managment -------------- Sell treasures but buy neither the new pistol nor the bulletproof vest. Of course capacities for empty guns, and you should have a few, maybe even for a non-full magnum, and then upgrade. It's wise to upgrade the MP5 a good deal, maybe even maxing it's FP, and even getting a few capacities just for the heck of it. I also got my rifle up to 1000 FP, and then a few reload times. The next part could use grenades and any number of ammo supplies from your MP5, shotgun, or rifle, or all three. If you are low on ammo and grenades, but still want those treasures, consider bringing a bunch of healing items; again, only if you have nearly nothing but somehow want to claim the treasures, otherwise just the standard one healing item. Here is a nice reminder for gun assignments in case you didn't pick this up on your own or have not followed along: MP5 - can be your base gun if you have a vest or two, but if you didn't buy the vests this thing may not see much use. Shotgun - used for mobs or close enemies. Sniper - long range, but about to become a key weapon. Magnum - used for tougher enemies only, seldom reloaded, and not needed for this chapter, but could help. This is the gun to leave if you plan on getting those treasures. M92F - your pistol, or not if you have vests. P8 - Sheva's handgun, it shoots through armor and shields. Grenades - used for large crowds or to stop big enemies, and you have a little of both in the next chapter, and for the boss. Vests - two kinds, melee and bullets, but neither are required if you know your stuff. That's it, all other guns should be tucked away, and there should be no doubles of any type of gun other than two pistols a piece in your inventories. *NOTE: Ten grenades of either type are probably fine, maybe even mines you've stored from earlier. But we are talking about one part where you don't have to fight, so it's up to you. You only need 8-10 frags and no flames if you want to do it.* *NOTE: Of course if you use the restart function you could do so after the Lickers to bring you magnum for the boss.* Hidden Evil ----------- +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #23. Ch 5-1, to the right as you start, under the metal walkway. Hard to hit. +++++ Three gems, the first being behind you and on the rock wall above. Second is to the left on the ground. Then you stand on the bottom steps of the garden and snipe the blinking one way up on the north end of the room (it falls at the bottom of the north steps). Then go read the document before leaving. Enter the left room for a document on the desk, then inspect the left wall for items in drawers, including a short document. In the hall and after the quick scene, read another short document to the right. Around the corner is a herb, then go into the room. Just ammo in here, and you can look at the flowers before going down the hallway. Smash a crate, open the door, pull the lever, and slash the glass to get through. Go through the room with animals and on the other side you'll run into two Lickers. Quickly turn around and run a good distance back down the room. With medium to long range between you and them they cannot attack you, and killing them with the MP5 should require about two clips. If you somehow aim for something else, aim for their head and keep firing when they are turned over. Pick up the treasure one drops, then open the door, smash a crate, and into the room on the right. A red herb and then the AK-74 from the case. It's base FP is 90, so if you're MP5 is at 100 or 90 and has upgrades, better to just let Sheva hold the AK and you keep the MP5. With upgrades the AK will have more FP. *NOTE: For all intents and purposes, you will not be using the AK-74.* Two items before you pull the lever up the steps. Go through the door and DO NOT FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR RUN! Just cautiously walk between the two pens and reach the door. When you open it this will break them free, so run to the end. BEFORE you decide to inspect the elevator you should know that there can be two groups you can take out one at a time. There are the base six that come after you, then four more once you press the button. So maybe it's a wise idea to press the button if you don't intend on killing them, but if you brought a ton of grenades with you, maybe you'll want to wait to press the button to you can take out the two groups a little easier. As for killing them, just hold them at the corner with grenades, and when you spend five on them, get out the shotgun or rifle and blast the rest away. Do again after you press the button. You are rewarded with about four Lion Hearts and all for the cost of a few un-used frags. *NOTE: Last chance to use the RESTART option in the pause menu to get your items in order. It's okay, it's not cheating. Bring at least 2 grenades, even though you get two in this area. Give Sheva a few healing items to be safe, and the magnum can speed this fight up a little.* Pick up the generous stock of supplies, make sure you have the MP5, magnum, shotgun, and either grenade type mapped to a d-pad button, then move up for an interesting scene. DON'T miss the button press at the end of the scene. BOSS: U-8 The key to this fight is tossing in two frags into his mouth to expose his tasty brain. Yes, there is one given on the platform and as soon as you stun him you can toss em in if you have them, otherwise you won't expose his brain. Exposing his brain is optional, it's only his true weak point but you can manage without. To stun him you simply shoot at either his mouth or the red joints of his arms. Once stunned to use the button press to toss a frag into his exposed mouth, but not tossing in a frag like you would at any other time, it's a button press. Once you toss in two frags his brain will be fully exposed. Now you no longer need to stun him, but you can try. It's at this time you may want to let him get close and just unload magnum rounds onto his brain. He has a few attacks. The dodge-able swipe, the swipe you can't dodge, a ground slam to stun you, a slam from the wall to greatly damage you, and little flying bugs to cause tiny damage and stun you. All attacks can be avoided by running away from him, so this battle is a struggle with staying in view of him and staying away from him. To avoid the bugs just run around them. *NOTE: Of course no reason to reload the magnum, or to have brought the extra bullets.* ============================= Chapter 5-2: Capture the Base ============================= Item Management --------------- Remove grenades, the AK-74, sell your treasures, and get capacities for the guns that need it. Magnum - totally optional for the upcoming sub-boss, and even then I say leave it here. If you MP5 is decently upgraded, you can park this with ease. Grenade Launcher (GL) - optional as well for the boss, or picked up before you face the boss using RESTART. Grenades - Frags mainly. There is another Licker portion, but you have the ability to dispatch them with other firearms, so these are not as important as in the cramped area of the last fight. Remember, one healing item. The only upgrades were the capacities, if you have more for other upgrades then by all means. Tango and Slash --------------- *NOTE: The sniper rifle is the only weapon for this area, maybe a shotgun shell or two are needed.* From the chambers just go into the north door. Four crates of items in the room beyond. Through the next door you can stop on the other side, get out your sniper rifle, and look down to see the feet of some soldier Majini. Yes, these Majini have guns, real guns, not the crossbows of all the enemies since RE4, these enemies actually have guns. But of course since you can't move while aiming, neither can they; so it's really a sorta boring gun fight if someone were watching. The only warning you have you're about to be shot up is the green laser of their gun needs time to focus on you. Either quickly shoot them down from afar, or take cover. When behind cover wait for them to reload to shoot. *NOTE: All cover you can actually hide behind is lined with red and white lining, to help you know what you can use or not. Of course just standing behind cover will work, but you can only duck behind the lined cover. This new cover system may be odd if you only played RE4, but if you've gamed with GTAIV or any Gears of War title, it should feel natural.* From atop these steps, snipe the leg of the one you see, then the second one that should run up. Run down and snipe the other, then the two that emerge from the door. Get the drops, the herb, and the crate in here. Three crates on the other side of the door. Take cover at the corner and let the Majini fire, wait for the reload, and snipe his face. Before you run out of cover there are two others in this room, one to the left and one far to the right. So long as you don't go in front of the wall of boxes you won't trigger to six other enemies to rush in. So take out the first two, then move up and be ready for two waves of three enemies to emerge from the left doorway. Snipe them before the get into position. Lots of drops, and then a few items to the left of the room, and three more if you go left at the end, just watch for the Majini that appears by the broken steps. Take the security door to get three more items. Take cover at the corner with shotgun in hand to quickly blast the melee Majini that runs up, or back up and let him come to you (quickly dispose of if he sprouts a plagas). Three more gunners, so you can either use the cover and hope the rest don't shoot you, or just peek around the side of the wall, ensuring the left-side Majini doesn't see you. Then take out the two up the steps. Three crates of items, two of which on below the steps and one above. Use the elevator when ready to leave. Hall of Monsters ---------------- All Lickers in this area. Get the items and get into the first corridor. It might very well be possible to get through this without firing a single shot, but there are a few reasons to just blast away. First is that you simplify how to get through, and also you get nice Lion Hearts for money. The sniper rifle is the gun of choice, with the MP5 as your next long range option, and then the shotgun if they get close (a full FP shotgun does very nice). Also be sure to just shoot the Lickers that hold Sheva, much easier than setting her free. For this first corridor just snipe the first one down and try your best to hold the first two back. Remember, the sniper rifle can fire through as many enemies that stand in one line as there are; meaning if your bullet path would hit more enemies if you went straight, then it will. You don't have a lot of space to retreat into, and you'll take damage if you try to run by them, but if they get close just blast with the shotgun. Be sure to grab any drops, including treasures. When you round the next corner two more pop out, so just start sniping. When they are gone you'll probably out or near out of sniper rounds, so when you move up this corridor you'll have to spend all your MP5 on the huge group that approaches, then just blast with the shotgun or toss a few grenades. That's all, collect any drops, and exit. Of Belts and Bugs ----------------- A very challenging area, but not too bad if patient. Go grab the crates and hop down the ladder to trigger a nasty battle. Yes, grenade spam from Call of Duty makes its way onto RE5. Stand behind a metal panel and blast the two melee dudes on your side. Don't use the panels as cover here, just take out the enemies to the right, and move down the belt as you take out more. If you feel like ending this quickly, you could either run up the first ladder and snipe the gunners, or hop panels down to the end and take this ladder. Clear the ground enemies, then look up and hit a red bundle of containers to kill a melee enemy. Drop off this walkway to the other side, grab the drops, then go left into a corner for crates. Turn and look left to snipe one more Majini who should be stuck to kill the music. There was a red herb back where you first dropped down, so go back and get that. Then get back across and go down to end of the conveyor belt where the boxes are going. Hop onto the belt and run down to the other end, you can go between the boxes, and hop up. Kick down the door and grab the three items. One Majini should appear above the second belt, so take him out before he frags you. When hopping onto the belt be careful that you don't hop just as a bundle goes by, the blast does stun you for a second. But first, stand just to the side of the rail and try to snipe the second grenandier, but no big deal if you can't. Make sure your pistol is full of ammo, and give Sheva the rest of course. Stepping onto the belt you need to stand in the middle so you don't get pulled by either belt. The stream of melee enemies will keep coming until you get off at the other end, so you need to hurry. As for dealing with them you should use the explosives, but if there are none near a group then just try to run by them and to the end. But most important are hitting the grenade throwers up above, especially the two at the end. The quicker you pull the switch the quicker you end the groups appearing. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #24. Ch 5-2, after you get past the second conveyor belt, go down the steps and shoot it in the dumpster to the left. +++++ Use the console and head down the steps. There is a document, a new machine gun, and poor poor souls who you would put out of their misery if ammo wasn't so scarce. Try to use the console and hop onto the inactive belt to realize that all of the trouble you're about to go through is because Chris and Sheva lack the ability to get over this rail. Go up the nearby steps and toward the area covered in slime, grab the ammo, and investigate the missiles for some chat. Four crates behind the power box and a herb. Grab and activate the power. Make your way back and through the slimey area you run into a Reaper. One option if you are not confident in yourself is to retreat back to the power box and run around while you shoot at him. That works, but so does just running away from him a little, then turning and using your MP5 to shoot at the pale bulbs you see, then unload on the chest bulb when it is exposed. Trust me, this is only considered a sub-boss because it's your first encounter, but it's a fairly weak and easy enemy if you have a good MP5 and know to hit the bulbs. *NOTE: Your handgun and MP5 are probably nearly out of ammo, so don't reload, we'll get upgrades for those by using RESTART, or reload and don't if you want.* Pick up the treasure he drops and head back to the powered up console. Use it and get on the belt. Go around the rail and run up the middle to avoid the bodies who lunge at you, and if you see the option to pick up a necklace just backtrack and grab it quickly (only two show up), avoid the rest, and hop up at the end. Two crates and exit. Burn This House Down -------------------- *NOTE: One of the few times I'll advocate openly using the RESTART option from the pause menu. Do so to unload flash bangs, the SIG, the red herb, and to get capacities for your handgun and MP5. Selling all your treasures will allow for the caps and more, so feel free - probably maxing both pistols. No need to bring sniper ammo, bring 150 MG rounds, and about 20 or so shotgun shells. Also, as an option, bring the GL, you'll get flame rounds for it in the level. So Sheva can have two healing items, P8, and handgun ammo, that's it. You hold the ammo, guns, GL, and flame grenades to be safe (you could map the flame grenades and remove the rifle even). You don't need the magnum.* See the dark goo on the walls? Move up and hop down. Grab all six items in this room, then bring up the inventory. Sheva should have one handgun, all the grenades, and the sniper rifle ammo. You should have both machine guns mapped to a button, the handgun and all ammo, and the shotgun. Open the door when ready. BOSS: Uroboros This fight is very simple at it's core: you weaken the thing's arms by shooting the bulbs with the handgun or a machine gun, you order Sheva to pick up the flamethrower on the east wall, and then you shoot at either the other bulb or the boss' head while she burns it, and when you see the thing curl up and sprout a few more bulbs into the air, run up to the thing with shotgun and just keep blasting the new weak points until they go away or the thing regains its form. So basically you run around until the flamethrower ding signals it's ready, then you need to take out an arm, before having Sheva pick up the flame gun. While she approaches the thing you need to keep firing at it or else it may attack and not let her get close. If she keeps getting knocked back not only will she drop it and you'll have to order her to pick it back up at times, she'll also use healing items. The best thing you can do is at times stay a medium distance away from the monster. He can send his arm at you that you can dodge, but his swiping attack can't be dodged. It's best to just run around the place until the flamethrower is ready, picking up items where you can, and using the red explosive tanks to help stall him. Once you hear the ding, go get Sheva on it. Again, if she's hit you have to lead the monster away from the flame pack so she can pick it up again. You must also be cautious of when he disappears, he will most likely pop up under your feet or nearby - the worms will tell you this. The only guns you need are the machine guns and handgun to pop his shoulder bulbs, and then the shotgun to blast the sprouted bulbs. This fight can take over 10 minutes if you keep getting hit for no reason or have no plan to be aggressive, or it can take just two meltings and you're done. Now if you brought flame grenades those will momentarily expose the inner bulbs, but not for long enough to do much. Also feel free to use the grenade launcher, but it's not required to use. You really only need the flame tank and some handgun and MP5 ammo to finish this fight. The items here are gone after the fight, but no big deal if you let them go, just try to kill the boss quickly. Hopefully Sheva will pick them up. =============================== Chapter 5-3: Ghosts of the Past =============================== Item Management --------------- Camp the SIG since your MP5 can be maxed quicker. Store any flame grenades, and any spare rifle rounds (you can keep a maxed box of bullets though). Don't forget to grab a healing item, maybe two if you remember taking damage in the last fight. As far as upgrades, capacities for both handguns, the shotgun, MP5, but probably not needed for the rifle. Your MP5 and shotgun should have maxed firepower. That should leave only the rifle and handguns with un-maxed FP, and for that I say upgrade the rifle. That may sound odd since you're about to get another sniper rifle soon, but that rifle doesn't exactly blow the Dragunov out of the water, so feel free to upgrade this rifle. I also maxed the FP of the M92F. With whatever you may have left, maybe get a reload speed for Sheva's P8. I can't stress it enough, maxing your MP5 really helps handle the Reapers upcoming. *NOTE: You have Reapers, so bring the MP5, and you also have Lickers, so bring spare grenades. You probably don't have 10, but just like the last mob of Lickers, you can kill another optional mob for treasure.* The Exterminator ---------------- +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #25. Ch 5-3, go through the opened door at the start and shoot the emblem through the right fan. +++++ Go through the door and up the ladder, then follow the left path into the room for two items and a gem in the safe, and a document on the desk. Then go down the other path, pick up the MG ammo, and hit the door. Couple of items to the right, then go out into the next missile area and take cover by the first metal panel as you exchange fire with the two Majini across the way. Then the next pair of enemies may run up or they may delay a little, but be ready for them. Two crates nearby, and about five items in the nearby room, including new rounds for the GL which you don't have. There are about four more Majini to exchange fire with along the walkway as you approach the room, but more important is the fact that you can face any combination of 2-3 Reapers before the room. On multiple playthroughs I found that sometimes the first egg opens, the second egg opens, or the third egg opens. It turns out the outcome is random and some have hit all three. No matter what you get, use the MP5, and with full firepower you can just wait for the chest bulb to expose, shoot it to knock it over, and then tag the two on it's back to fully expose the chest spot. Do this as many times as there are bugs, and don't forget there are Majini, so don't let them get you. Inside the room are a ton of items including a new rifle, the PSG-1, which is not much of an improvement over your upgrade Dragunov, so let Sheva have it. Pull the lever and go out to the lift to hit a scene. Shoot the dynamite off the throwers, then snipe the big guy to death, and finally the one at the back. YOU operate the lift first and send Sheva over, but hit the gunner to the right, then quickly take out both shieldists who will sprout plagas, so snipe quickly. Get on and Sheva will send you over. Pick up the treasure waiting for you. Hop to the right for three items, and when you try to go left you'll be introduced to the RPG Majini. Don't take cover at the corner of the catwalk, just stay at the first steel plate. Two RPG's will appear at first, but also a couple of Majini, including suicide Majini who will stagger once hit enough and then blow up, so not only know when to stop attacking them you must also stay away when they blow - so try to only attack when they are moving toward you, and they wear vests of explosives. After the first group another group will show, but maybe the RPG's will take each other out. Finally, when you approach the room you need to watch out for the three that wait inside. DON'T take the first door, go around and flank the shieldists. Grab the treasure, herb, crate, and read the document in the room and exit the map. 'Round You Go ------------- +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #26. Ch 5-3, when you reach the moving platform, BEFORE you turn it on, get out your rifle and zoom up from the east side of the platform to hit the emblem through a metal walkway. FYI, I forgot to get this once and got it for hitting the first lever holder guy, so maybe you get this one regardless. +++++ About nine items as you approach the lift. Find the console on the side and pull the levers to send the lift up. There will be a few enemies on some side walkways as you go up, but just hide around the middle column because it only takes a few revolutions before those enemies are out of view. Once you hit the scene you need to locate the enemies on the side and only kill the middle one, the guy holding the lever. This is possible with the handgun if you don't mind random luck, but it's best to get out the rifle, hold the sight to the right of your target, and when ready to fire move your sight left and then shoot; it's the only way to know where your sight will be since it will be moving no matter what. After the lift is back to moving, just use the middle column as cover from the next group. When you hit the second stoppers there are actually two of them, the ones level with you and the ones just below you. Again, do the sniping as described above for only the middle guy below you. Then back to hiding as you anticipate the end. Finally, when close to the top there will be four gunners waiting for you, all of them stretched along the staircase. Just hide behind the column and snipe the right one and then the rest from right to left. Pick up the drops and get to the next map. Pest Problem ------------ *NOTE: If you need a RESTART to get your grenades, do so, or maybe even use the GL. This is of course if you wish to confront this mob of Lickers.* *SPOILER WARNING: If you want no part of spoilers, don't scroll below the dotted line. Glancing at the title, possibly by just reading this, you'll have a little bit spoiled for you. Even when you see the first boss name, seeing the second is the real spoiler. But if you just read the first boss name and play, you'll know the surprise and can see the second name.* +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #27. Ch 5-3, at the beginning of the cave-like room with the controls (the Monarch Room Entrance), go left, go around an elevator shaft, and shoot the emblem below. +++++ Move up to the open and then turn around and look up to shoot a gem on the ceiling of the tunnel, near the light. Crates to the left and right, and one up by the bridge. Pull the lever to the right of the bridge to restore power to a lift to the left. Before you call that lift, go around and pick up the ammo (as well as hit the emblem in the shaft). Now pull the lever to call the lift, and then you hop into the lift to go up (or command Sheva to send you up). DON'T send her up there, please, it's far easier for you to do the work. On the upper walkway tread cautiously as the Licker appear. Back up and calmly snipe both. Move up and along the way you need to quickly dispatch the three you see moving up the wall, and time is essential here. Quickly pick up the drops and the two crates along the way as you SPRINT to the end of the path and begin pushing the metal object. Do not stop pushing until it topples off the end of the path. No matter what, just keep pushing and only fight if they get really close, otherwise Sheva will most likely stall them for you. Once it falls off quickly hop down and into the room. Pull the lever in here and then quickly check the left locker to your left for a treasure, but that's it, you have no more time as the Licker are outside the room and falling in. After grabbing the treasure unlock the door and run out toward the tunnel entrance, let them draw to you or let them attack Sheva to the side, then sprint for the bridge. Quickly pop the treasure on the ceiling toward the exit door and leave. The items to collect in and above the building are magnum shells, a treasure, a herb, and a first aid spray. Good stuff, but of course requires a ton of effort to clear the Lickers. You can do this will all your firearms, or use the frags you brought. As far as I know these lickers do NOT drop treasures, so killing them is totally optional. Just grab the treasure in the locker, the one above the exit, and leave. If you do kill them, either use RESTART after you go through the door, or get organized now. You picked up 12 magnum rounds in this chapter, so give those to Chris. There is no need to RESTART because you will get a new magnum in the next fight. Get the magnum rounds, don't need MP5 ammo, and don't need grenades of any kind. Sheva only needs handgun ammo, which she will totally waste. Again, don't forget the gem on the ceiling before you leave. ----------------- BOSS: Wesker This fight is a very difficult game of cat and mouse. To start you must run right and use the door to get through, then just turn around and run up the steps to lose Wesker. For this whole fight pay no attention to Jill, since if you kill her you lose. Get to the northwest of the map where you have two rooms and a long hallway that can allow you the space to evade Wesker. He will slowly walk around and you can track him on the map, but Jill will constantly be running all over and shooting you. First, run to the northwest and smash the jar directly to the right as you enter the first room, it's on the wall, for a gem. Then run into the second room and use Sheva's help to open the sacophagus. Keep Sheva close, if you can, and try to give her as much of your ammo as you can. Pick up the Hawk magnum and the two gems. This magnum will be your friend until it's out of ammo, which you've gotten a little from this chapter. As far as attacking Wesker, you only have to inflict damage if you want to speed up the actual Seven Minutes until he leaves. If you think you can hurt him enough then feel free to attack, otherwise he'll leave and you will not get the reward to chasing him away. You can ONLY attack when he is not looking at you, otherwise you'll miss. You only have time to shoot him 2-3 times, or four seconds, before he will regain himself and dash to you; you could try to counter with the button press, but it's wiser to either turn and run or run by him. If you are serious about attacking you will need to work fast, possibly luring him to the NW area from the start. All you can do is run to one end of a room, wait, shoot the instant he is in view, and run when he gets off his knee. Of course use the Hawk. Repeat by watching the map and seeing which way he is facing, then pop up behind him and shoot some more. It's possible to evade him for 7 minutes, his slow movement, radar tracking, and ease to lose track of you will play into your ability to stay away. Again, you can just run around the rooms and the hall adjacent the rooms to evade him for as long as you wish and to get in position to hit him. *NOTE: All items in the upper rooms all but lost once Wesker leaves, so collect them as you try to evade and get in position during his fight.* BOSS: Jill If you chased Wesker away then get the treasure that is in front of you. Also, run to the east balcony and grab a gem from the jar. There are more jars along these balconies, but don't go crazy getting them all, Sheva can't hold her own very long. Just get on the floor and chase Jill around, trying to get behind her and using the ENTREAT option when you see it, or just mash the button when near her. Once she is held by Sheva, run up and press the button to grab the control device on her chest, then mash the button to rip it off; if on the ground then you need to be ready to dodge her kick. You must do this about seven or so times until you finally rip it off. She can twirl around shooting her guns to both sides, get on a balcony and shoot guns, and she can always kick you when close. All of these can be avoided by being behind her, under her, and keeping some distance to her respectively. Now you can grab her if you want, but it's tricky. If you do be ready to avoid her counter after. Lastly, the option to shoot the control device is there, and will possibly speed this fight up. But of course killing Jill is not the option, but if you don't like mashing buttons just use your pistol while Sheva holds her, or Sheva will when you hold her. It's not a difficult fight. ============================ Chapter 6-1: The Undead Seas ============================ Item Management --------------- Store the Hawk, new sniper rifle, and Chris just needs a few flash grenades if any. Only one pack of ammo for each gun, and don't forget to bring a herb or spray with you. Bring two if you can recall either of you having low health from the boss fight. Selling your treasures nets you nearly 50,000 money, and that's quite a lot. At this time you can choose to either buy vests or go for the special upgrades of each gun you have. I know you have a whole cache of weapons that seem much better than the old guns you have, but it's just not cost effective to start upgrading them this late in the game when you're near maxing these guns. You should have: M92F, Ithaca, MP5, Dragunov, P8, and the M29 (first magnum) with good upgrades. The Dragunov has no special. The P8 and MP5 can have their piercing ability increased. The M92F and Ithaca can have their critical head- shot percentage increased. You don't have to max these, but at least get one of each. With 10,000 left, perhaps pass on the Ithacas and get Sheva a melee vest if you didn't get one earlier. *NOTE: The flash grenades finally find a use, though you are provided them in the level, but you can still bring one or two if you wish.* *NOTE: For a BSAA EMBLEM you MUST bring a frag grenade, it's a must.* Ship of Fouls ------------- *NOTE: For any Majini with grenades on their vest you can shoot those to blow them up.* Turn and snipe an enemy directly behind you, then two more along the tall beam that crosses high above the ship - just make sure you hit them or they may run after you and keep the music on (RESTART is an option). Snipe one more enemy high up to the north end of the ship, then hop down and collect some items before confronting the heavily-armored Majini you'll face for this whole section. Kill these three with either precise handgun rounds, quick sniping, or shotgun blasting and head stomping, your call. *NOTE: I can't stress enough how effective it is to blast an enemy to the ground, run up, and stomp on them, and hopefully on their head for an instant kill.* Get the drops and go up the ladders to the top for a few items. Hop back down and at the north end of the ship are about six items. When you hop down and take the stairs you will be ambushed by two dogs behind you and two Majini in front. You need to blast the dogs, then either keep blasting them or pick them off with handgun rounds, then blast the Majini. When you move forward from this ambush you'll be attacked by two more dogs, two goons, and a big fat Majini. The big guy will not be a problem for your upgraded shotgun, so just shotgun blast all of them from the top of the steps. Then around the corner is a fairly weak Majini who runs up, but upon death turns into some massive clam thing. No, the thing at its side is not a weak point, only when it briefly opens its mouth to chomp is the weak point exposed. However, with only a brief time to shoot that spot and the legs being your only other option, it's best to just use a flash grenade, or the one on the wall around the corner. These kill this type of plagas instantly. Just remember to keep your distance from these things at all times. Grab the flash if you didn't and the red herb on the wall. Move up and go right, get the crate in the alcove, and go use the button along the wall. Go through, hit the crates, and go up the ladder. Push up the trash container and Sheva will activate the next fight. There are about four Majini, and the one that turns into a clam will drop the key card. If you don't have a flash on you, one is in the crates on the side. Kill him and the others, grab the key- card, and shoot the button higher up. Use the key card at the previous panal to open it, go up the stairs, kill the Majini, climb the ladder, kill one more Majini, and then wait. First snipe the two dogs near Sheva, while not necessary you will save her from consuming a healing item if hit. Now you can decide if now is the best time to aim for the BSAA emblem, which is closer than before, but still far away. Then pull the lever to let her out. She will climb a ladder to escape the dogs. *NOTE: The dogs will circle the cage two at a time, and Sheva will waste her ammo on them, so consider taking it from her before. And the dogs will keep coming for a while, they do stop refilling, but not quickly.* +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #28. Ch 6-1, in the spot of the ambush where one character is trapped, you must toss a frag grenade into the northern, open container (the one where a Majini camped in) to get the emblem. +++++ So with her free climb back down and return to the spot just above the ambush and kill any dogs with the pistol, or sniper rifle. Get any drops and climb up to meet Sheva, as well as more items. Go north to the area above alcoves you passed earlier and hop across to pick up gold bars out of a safe, then kill the two pair of Majini before you hop back. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #29. Ch 6-1, at the double lift "puzzle" spot before you leave the outside of the ship, you can stand around the west side lift and look to the far south and snipe this emblem on a radar tower. It's possible to hit from other spots on the ship, but this is the closest you'll get. +++++ *NOTE: Sheva may be low on handgun ammo, so no harm in giving her the MP5 for a spell.* Around the corner you need to quickly kill two big guys before they cause any damage to Sheva. Collect the items here before shooting the button visible on your side, and Sheva will do the same. When you're both up you'll need to blast away the dogs and quickly get to the bottom level you can so that you can kill the dogs to cover Sheva's stupidity of constantly wanting to stay on the ground level. Anyway, collect the items you can after, but careful, if you drop to get the boxes that are between the two lifts, you'll have to redo the shooting of the buttons, and Sheva may not help, but luckily you can knife the buttons. Collect all the items and take the door to get inside. *NOTE: Forgot to mention that before you leave, you can climb to an area on the side, press a button, kill a dog, and get another safe of gold bars.* Undead Vessel ------------- Get you items in order as you get the bunch in here. Down the steps are two crates, then down a hatch and all the way down more steps for crates and the Jail Breaker, which sadly is not the second coming of the Striker from RE4. Just give it to Sheva and use the door for a scene. +++++ BSAA EMBLEM #30. Ch 6-1, the last one is after the first scene when inside the ship, in a cupboard up on the wall. +++++ *NOTE: One computer to read in this room.* Sniper ammo, one in the glass shelf and one on the side of a desk, and a herb by the door. Go through the door (the right one is locked), and snipe the Majini in the distance. Move up and snipe the one below to your left, then the one on the floor and another up above. When the alarm sounds either use the explosives on the floor to kill them or snipe them quickly. Get on the floor and be ready for two to emerge from a container up to the left, then more will fall in. Just take out each with sniper rounds and move around the room. Don't miss the two that could be above, where you entered. When clear, drop down the open hatch and be ready to snipe and blast your way through every corner of this corridor. After two long stretches a clam Majini will sprout from the one at the ladder, so flash it away. Go up and snipe two more from the catwalk if you didn't earlier to kill the music. A few items and a moments pause to organize everything. Don't miss the two flames in the corner. Equip them if you wish and move up to trigger the Gatling Gun Majini. Take cover by the hatch and use the red tank to stun him, then run up, wait for him to recover, and use a flame grenade to stun him again, or try to just run straight up the steps which will most likely result in you getting hit. Quickly run up and down the right walkway, hop down, turn, and with the sniper rifle just unload on his face over and over and over until he dies; not the walkway by the red tank. If you stand as far to the left as possible from this small area you can avoid damage, but he will pelt Sheva a bit. Just keep sniping his face and he will die. *NOTE: Possibly the more active approach would be to turn and climb the ladder near the hatch, but the two stuns is enough to get you to the southwest corner perch.* Crates up here and a key, then hop down for the mine, herb and crates on the floor - even the stuff in the corner if you died. Few items up higher, then pick up the key from the sub boss and use both on the door. Quickly just snipe the first RPG, then the one to the right, then the one below - speed is the key because those crates do blow up. A crate and herb up here, then hop down from two more crates as you pick up the necklaces they dropped. Take the hall to the elevator and a nice cutscene. ================================ Chapter 6-2: Storming the Bridge ================================ Item Management --------------- You can remove all grenades, but two boxes of MG ammo, a box of shells, as much handgun ammo as you can, and whatever rifle ammo you got should all be given to Sheva. Again, with eggs, try to remember if you took damage in the last segment, and if so then bring them. Also, for at least one clam plagas, bring a flash or two. You can hold the healing items if you wish you really only need to hold the four guns. As far as upgrades, your base five guns excluding the magnum should be fine on everything but a few reload times and capacities, as well as a few perks to upgrade. It's your call to get those perks or buy capacities on full clips. The alternative is to finally purchase a melee vest for both of you, but I would get the upgrades first - you've made it this far without them anyway. Tread Lightly ------------- Move up for a scene, then prepare for a context sequence of many presses: it's four that you should double press to be safe, a double to climb, and then mash run. Move up and where you see the herb be ready to hit the dodge button to avoid a tentacle. In the room there are two items in the lockers including a chalice. In the next hall you must twice avoid a stab from the vent above. In the next room is one item in the locker, then one locker item and two more in the third room. Go out, avoid the stab at the bottom of the steps, and go up. On the second level take the first door for a treasure in a locker and a herb. Go back out and the first two and last two dead bodies are live, so shoot them to call to their bluff, but careful of the last one who is a clam, so use a flash I told you to bring. Pick up the key it drops and enter a computer room with two documents with nice info. Use the key and go up the steps. Ammo to the right, herb and ammo on the raised area, and shotgun ammo behind the other steps. Go up and out the door. Get your items in order: Chris - Handgun ammo, mine and flame grenade, shotgun and ammo, and rifle and ammo. Sheva - Healing items, MP5 and ammo, and P8. There is just a red herb she'll need space for, along with any drops. Open the door when ready. BOSS: Excella Basically this is not a tough fight, just a test of endurance, staying calm, and maybe having four healing items. You can start by climbing the ladder to grab the red herb and ammo up here, then jump down. She has basically four attacks: rear back a tentacle and stab you, toss goo at you, the goo attacks you, and the rare slam which is hard to evade. With four full healing items you really have nothing to worry about, just make sure to dodge the stabs and you'll do fine. You can ignore the goo, hopefully Sheva will be on those. You focus purely on sniping and blasting the bulbs. The handgun is used after the rifle, and the area you can shoot at to register a hit is quite large, so feel free to hold down the trigger. If the bulbs are close and you want to conserve ammo I guess you can use the shotgun, but that may be overthinking it a little. Keep shooting at a bulb until it pops, then move to the next. There are two bulbs, then four, then two. Once all visible bulbs are popped you have time to collect items, insert a few more rounds into the giant bulb, and then use the laser gun on big bulb. The LTD is on the wall on the lower level, and you get it by using your key card. You just pick it up, aim for the giant bulb when it's exposed, hold your aim, and fire to reign death upon it. It should only take three hits, and feel free to pop a few rounds into the big spot, you have a lot of time. Just be cautious of the spewing goo after you hit it. ========================== Chapter 6-3: Killing a God ========================== Item Management --------------- Not many upgrades, probably capacities for the P8 and MP5 and that's it. Get 5 of each grenade type, give them to Sheva, and give Chris back the MP5 and ammo. One healing item, all the ammo you can reasonably carry for the five guns, and you're ready. Last Defense of the Majini -------------------------- Take the door back to the control room. After the scene take the elevator. Enemies to pop before you head down. Some items in the pool, then climb up and kill any remainders. To to the side and pull the lever, then back up and take up a position at the top of these steps as you fight back the many Majini that rush in from all sides. *NOTE: Again, reminding you that frags on an enemy's vest can be blown up, and that the MP5 is the weapon of choice here.* Quickly collect drops, clear this room, and take cover behind a pillar as you start on the next room. TONS of enemies all over this area, so keep your eyes peeled, stay behind cover, and always assume one is somewhere. After it's clear, go find the many items, including on the sides in the water, and up above at each end of the walkways. There are more than enough healing items in the corners and the rooms, so carry what you can. Reload the MP5 and when ready, pull the lever to open the bulkhead. Then turn and quickly unload your MP5 onto one Reaper, and hopefully you take it out (remember you only need to hit the bulbs a little, then unload on the chest when it staggers). Run back to not get cornered by the other, kill it, and grab their treasures quickly - time is a factor. Then hop down to the left of the bulkhead and wait for it to open. Quickly hop over the gap, climb the ladder to your left, and one after the other take burst shots at the two Gatling Gun Majini to stun them until they die. Even if you do reach you, you can hit them from the top of the ladder, and even down below if you can't see them. But you hit one, stun him, then the other, and so on until they are both dead. Mop up the few Majini on this side, and only if you really need health or have spare handgun ammo should you hop to the previous area because there are more Majini there. You can grab the items on this side, the key cards, and use them at the door to get out. *NOTE: The mines can be dropped, as well as any flash grenades. The grenade launcher ammo probably won't make it back either, but no big deal. If you don't make it to the turrets for some reason, use those flash bangs to hold off the big guys.* BOSS: Wesker Round 2 Quickly run northeast, use the lever, then southeast, then southwest, and finally run northwest and grab the RPG. Run away and a scene should show you that Wesker can no longer see you. Just get a read on him and fire. Quickly switch to your handgun while he's holding the rocket and shoot it. Pick it back up and run to the northeast, smash the crate, pick the RPG back up, select load since you're near a rocket, and Sheva will load you up. Hopefully Wesker still can't find you, so make sure he doesn't see you and fire again. Pop the rocket as he holds it. This time run behind him and if you don't restrain him, she will. Whoever does the holding, the other person does the injecting to end the battle. *NOTE: The stash of rockets if the battle drags on is up above in the middle, along with seemingly random drops from crates. Honestly, it's simplier than that one, long paragraph would imply. And took less than a minute, so work fast and don't worry about him hitting you, just run. Be ready to dodge, fire, waggle, fire, and help (double press) during the nice scene. BOSS: Wesker Round 3 Lots of items behind you as you start. Move up the path after you've set things aside, and there is one green herb you might get to go with that red. After the scene, run up and before you step on the bridge, aim beyond the bridge and to the right of the outcrop of rock to make it fall. Then step on to fall down. Quickly turn left and hop over to grab the gem. Now avoid him and jump back over the gap. He should have jumped to the upper part. *CO-OP: The thing that makes him jump up is Sheva hitting his back. So in co- op one player must snipe that orange spot on his back to get him to jump up. It's also good if this player moves up the path a bit, so that when Wesker jumps up he doesn't land on you.* Jump to the middle island and run along the right side, lower path but don't get on the boulder just yet. Instead look left and wait to sniper Wesker as Sheva is in danger. Now wait to avoid his projectile attacks, then get on the boulder and do the long and multi-button press sequence of mashing to create a path for Sheva to join. The buttons change as you are pressing, so watch for the change. Run up the ramp, pick up the herb on the ramp, and get ready for the final fight. You should have plenty of shotgun ammo, but use the more precise MP5 or handgun until they are out. You have two spots you want to aim for, the weak spot on his back, and when it's open the spot on his chest. To hit the back you must let him come after you and then just run behind him, turn, and hopefully you can get in a hit on his back. That should open the spot on his chest, which is easier to hit. After the chest is hit you need to back up to avoid his deadly tentacle tornado. His other attacks include a swing after he raises his arm and projectiles, all dodge-able or avoidable with distance or moving out of the way. He may also pound the ground and send tentacles after you in the ground, so just run around the area. To end the battle you must test the waters of going behind his back and doing one more restrain. It's best to try after two times hitting his chest spot, just try to run behind him and if there is no prompt to RESTRAIN then just run back and do it again.If there is then be ready to mash the hold prompt, and that's it. You've beaten the game... well one final double press during the scene to end the battle. *CO-OP: One player mashes the button to hold him, the other must shoot that spot over and over. The restraining player MUST be Chris. And again, only try after two hits to his chest spot.* Feel free to start a Game+, start on VETERAN mode, try mercs, go online, or play with a friend. Really a lot to do... ***************************************************************************** * 5. BSAA Emblems ( BSEM555 ) * ***************************************************************************** #1. Ch 1-2, look south from the two-story building east balcony and shoot this emblem which is out of bounds. #2. Ch 1-2, when climbing the building with BSAA dead bodies, look up through the hole in the ceiling and hit this under the water tank. #3. Ch 1-2, after the Uroboros fight but before using the elevator, look down the second half of the fence to hit this emblem. #4. Ch 2-1, at the start, when you read the document explaining these, shoot it above on the wall. #5. Ch 2-1, after the bridge fight, stop on the steps and look to the middle beam under the bridge for this emblem. #6. Ch 2-1, when you enter the market to right, find the green booth, and look inside for the emblem. #7. Ch 2-1, after going beyond the boat and into the street with fire support, climb a ladder on the right, go to the end, and look for the emblem on the door of another building where an enemy was. #8. Ch 2-1, after the part where you snipe to cover Sheva, go into that building and up to the second level, come to the edge, look up to the right, and you can barely see this one leaning. #9. Ch2-2, go out the first building, go left, turn around, follow the power line behind the building, and it's on the tower. #10. Ch 2-2, at the wooden bridge in the mine, look right and it's in the waterfall. #11. Ch 2-2, after you climb the first tall ladder outdoors, turn around and snipe this one on a building. #12. Ch 3-1, this one is hard because it's meant for co-op but can be gotten by wasting a few sniper rounds. From the start of the level, move up to the end of the walkway, turn, look right, and zoom in on the telephone pole far away and you should see the slanted blue disc. Thanks to your wavering gun it will take a few shots to get it. That or get it while in co-op with a pal, or plug in a second controller and get it alone that way. #13. Ch 3-1, under the hut at the chicken farm, easy to get if you stand by the canoe. #14. Ch 3-1, in the hut of the fish farm, hard to miss. #15. Ch 3-1, after you've gotten through the slate door and are in the village area, drop off the wooden platform at the start, turn around, and it's under the walkway. #16. Ch 3-2, when you reach the Tricell tents, go behind them and shoot this emblem between them. #17. Ch 3-2, at the very end when Irving sets the timer off, run to the end of the dock his boat was parked, turn, and quickly shoot through the bars on the window of the building to hit the emblem. Should only take 10 seconds and on my first run I had 15 to spare and I got the emblem. #18. Ch 3-3, from the boat when you first stop, look under the archway you passed under and snipe this emblem. #19. Ch 4-1, when you go up the first ladder, look right below the light you saw on the skeletons, and the emblem is below that. #20. Ch 4-1, You can see in from the start if you snipe it down below, to the left a little among the city. Or just wait til you get to the middle of this area. #21. Ch 4-1, look far up to the left as you enter the maze and you can shoot this, may have to move up or to the right a little. #22. Ch 4-2, in the pyramid puzzle, when you reach the third floor the first thing you do is enter the northen room and shoot this above the doorway. #23. Ch 5-1, to the right as you start, under the metal walkway. Hard to hit. #24. Ch 5-2, after you get past the second conveyor belt, go down the steps and shoot it in the dumpster to the left. #25. Ch 5-3, go through the opened door at the start and shoot the emblem through the right fan. #26. Ch 5-3, when you reach the moving platform, BEFORE you turn it on, get out your rifle and zoom up from the east side of the platform to hit the emblem through a metal walkway. #27. Ch 5-3, at the beginning of the cave-like room with the controls (the Monarch Room Entrance), go left, go around an elevator shaft, and shoot the emblem below. #28. Ch 6-1, in the spot of the ambush where one character is trapped, you must toss a frag grenade into the northern, open container (the one where a Majini camped in) to get the emblem. #29. Ch 6-1, at the double lift "puzzle" spot before you leave the outside of the ship, you can stand around the west side lift and look to the far south and snipe this emblem on a radar tower. It's possible to hit from other spots on the ship, but this is the closest you'll get. #30. Ch 6-1, the last one is after the first scene when inside the ship, in a cupboard up on the wall. ***************************************************************************** * 8. Author Info & Copyright * ***************************************************************************** ----- FAQs: i'm sure there will be some, but probably will be too many to start. just be patient, I'll get everything into this guide over time ----- ----------- Please contact me if you need any help, if you want to praise me, if you want to talk, or if you want to ask a question. All help is appreciated, but that doesn't mean it will be included in the guide. No response either means I've heard it before, I've already done it, or I just can't help you - replying saying "I can't help you" makes little sense. I would love to help you with multiplayer, but 95% of multiplayer or co-op questions will not get a response. I'm just not an online kinda guy. Flamers may or may not get a response, most likely not. 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