Xenogears Walkthrough and FAQ by David Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Welcome one and all to my Xenogears walkthrough and FAQ! Hopefully this guide will answer whatever questions you have about the game, but if it doesn't, don't worry, because I'll probably be updated this guide at least once. Or you could just email me. In fact, if you have any questions, comments, or criticism, all emails will be welcome. Anyway, I've divided the guide into two parts: basic gameplay functions, and then the walkthrough itself. Part One: Basic Gameplay Functions Xenogears can be pretty confusing to those that don't know it's gameplay systems, so in this section I'll explain them to you in as much detail as possible(and as much as I know). I'll also list the characters. Characters: Wong Feifong(or just "Fei"): Gear: Weltall The main character of the game. Like most of your characters, he just uses his fist to attack. Elehayym Van Houten(or just "Elie"): Gear: Vierge The main heroine of the game. She uses rods to attack. Shitan Uzuki: Gear: Heimdal He uses his hands to attack, but later in the game he'll switch to a katana. Barthlomei Fatima(or just "Bart"): Gear: Brigander Uses a whip to attack. Billy Lee Black: Gear: Renmazuo He uses guns. However, they have a limited amount of bullets. Rico Banderas: Gear: Stier Attacks with his hands. Maria Balthasar: Gear: Siebzehn Attacks with her hands. She's extremely weak, yet her gear is one of the strongest. Chu Chu: The only character not to have a gear, but acts like an equivalent to a gear because he/she(it?) can grow to immense size. Uses hands. Emerda: Gear: Crescens Uses all of her body to attack, for example she might turn her hair into a knife, or her foot into an anvil. Gears: "Gears" are the name of the mech-suits your characters get to control in this game. They have much greater HPs than your normal guys, and of course have much stronger attack and defense capabilities. There are also a few more complex aspects to your gears, that's what is listed here. Fuel: Beside HPs, your gears also have a certain amount of fuel. Every time you attack or use a spell, it takes up a certain amount of fuel. During battle, you can choose to charge up your fuel for a round, but you'll only recharge 30(if you're on attack level 0. The higher the attack level, the more fuel that's recharged). Booster: In battle, your gear has a command called "Booster". What this does is, it makes your gear go twice as fast for the rest of the battle, but it sucks away mass amounts of fuel each turn. This is best used in short, but hard boss battles. Gear Ability: These are "gear only" spells. While you can use your normal spells while in gear form, these can only be used while as a gear. And instead of taking up EP like normal spells, these take up fuel. They are either special attacks that your characters get after a certain event, or spells that cure your gears' HPs, which can be gotten by equipping certain parts. Attack Level: Determine how powerful a gears' attack can be. You start a battle at attack level 0, after making an attack, if you have the ability, you will move up to 1. Now, you can either attack with a combo, putting your attack level back at 0, or you can do only a singular attack, and if you have the ability, you will go up to attack level 2. You cannot get any higher than attack level 3, if you have the ability to do so, you'll reach attack level "infinity", and once you reach that, you'll be at "infinity" attack level for three rounds. You can either charge your by 300 instead of the usual 30, or if you decide to attack, you can't do combos, but even a singular attack will automatically unleash a super- combo, doing mass damage. Getting on/off your gears: If you are in a gear dungeon, or are on the world map, you can choose to get in your gears by selecting "gear", on the status screen, then choosing "gear on/off"(simple enough?). During battle, there is also a command to get in your gears, if you are allowed to at that time. Gear Parts: These are thing which you can equip to your gear to boost their stats or give them special abilities. The most important gear parts in the game are the ones that can heal your gears at a cost of mass amounts of fuel. These are called "Frame HP(then the percent of how much HP is refilled)". Gear Shops: In the gear shops, you can upgrade your gears in various ways. Tune Up: Selecting Tune Up lets you either refill your gear's fuel and HP; buy a new engine(which changes fuel capacity and offense); a new frame(which changes HP); and armor(which changes your gears defense level). If, from the main menu, you select buy or sell, that's just buying or selling weapons or parts for your gears. Skills: Skills in Xenogears are a lot different from those in any other game. In Xenogears' fighting system, when you execute a normal attack, it's done by pressing either the Square, Triangle, or Circle buttons, or a combination of those. It works like this: you have a certain amount of APs(attack points). A Square attack takes up 1 point, Triangle 2, and Circle 3. The more APs, the stronger the attack, and a greater chance of that attack missing, as well. You start the game with 3 APs, the max is 7. Now, let's say that you have 6. You can choose to use 6 Square attacks, 3 Triangle, or 2 Circle. Or, you can do a combination, like Square, Triangle, Circle. That's where the skills come in. If you learn a skill, you can do that skill's specific button combination. But not all of the button combinations is also a skill. There are(as far as I know) two ways to learn a skill. One is to repeatedly do the button combination(as just a normal attack) over and over again until that button combination's skill is learned. The first skill(generally) in the game is Square, Circle. So, as soon as you have 4 AP points, continually attack by using Square, Circle, and you will quickly learn the skill. The other way to learn a skill is this: let's say that someone else in your party has that Square, Circle skill. Now, if they use that repeatedly in battle, eventually, your other characters will learn that skill as well(but it takes longer). To see how well you are learning skills, go to that character's status, and check "skills". There should be at least one green bar with a number after it, probably more. That number represents your percentage in learning the skill, once it's at 100, you've got it. Whenever you learn a new skill, you can also use it as a "special move". What special moves are is this: whenever you attack an enemy, if you don't use all of your APs in the attack, the remaining AP gets stored up in your "AP Bar". You can store a maximum of 28 APs. If you choose the "special move" command during battle, you can unleash those attacks, or a combination of those attacks. And each attack takes up a different amount of stored-up APs. For instance, the first two special moves you'll probably get is the 4 AP attack(labeled "1"), and the 5 AP attack(labeled "2"). Now, if you have all 28 APs stored up, you can do 7 number "1" attacks, that take up the whole bar, 5 number "2" attacks, which will leave 3 APs in the bar, or for maximum effect, you can do 2 number "1" attacks, and 4 number "2" attacks, for maximum efficiency. One thing to watch out for, is that I'm pretty sure there are other small requirements, like some skills you need to be on a high enough level to use, and stuff like that. If anyone knows the exact requirements for skill learning, email me! One last thing. The more skills your characters get, the more their gears get, and eventually, the higher attack levels your gears get. Battle Menus: These are the following "translations" of the battle commands, for both human and gear. When there's two commands in one space, such as "Run/Block", that means if you push the control pad in the direction of the command twice, the command will change to the other one. Easy enough? Humans: Spell/Get in Gear Run/Block Attack/Special Attack(with charged up AP). Item Gears: Spell/Gear Option Run/Charge Attack/Booster Item Part Two: The Walkthrough Disc One: Lahan Village: After the long opening, you'll be in control of Fei, the main character, in Lahan village. Walk up the stairs and talk to Fei's friend Dimoshi(he's standing in a big group of people). After you talk to him, try to leave the house, and a little short guy named Dan will walk in. Once that scene is done, you can leave the house. You now have to find the house with the woman standing in front of the door. Talk to her, then enter the house. Go upstairs and talk to Aruru. After that, exit Lahan to the north to get to a mountain pass. In the mountain, you will quickly come to a save spot with a fork in the road. Going to the right leads to treasures, and left leads farther up the mountain. If you go farther up, you'll soon get to a kid standing by a ledge. Here's where you'll have to make your first jump, get used to it. Just dash up to the ledge(by holding X, of course), then hit Square to make the jump. You'll soon get to Shitan's house. Shitan's House: You can talk to Shitan's family in the main house, but where you have to go is the shed out back, where you'll meet Shitan. After he's done talking to you, go inside the shed and search the machine. After all the following scenes are over, it'll be nighttime. Leave Shitan's hut and go back down the mountain. You'll soon see gears fly overhead. Run back down the mountain to Lahan. Lahan in Flames: There will quickly be a short anime scene, then Fei will jump inside a gear. You'll then fight your first gear battle. This is an easy battle no matter how you look at it, but one thing to watch out for is that your Circle Button attacks will sometimes miss, so it might be better just to use Triangle. There will eventually be another anime, then the scene will cut to Fei, Shitan, and the rest of the survivors the next morning. Then, you'll be on the overworld map. Head into the nearby forest. Forest: The first thing you're going to want to do in the forest is to get off ground level, and up onto one of the ledges. There are two ways to do that. One is, near the beginning of the place is a big rock you can jump on. From the rock, you can then jump up onto a nearby ledge. The other way to get up is to find the little creature standing near the base of a tree. If you approach him, he'll start jumping up the ledge near the roots of the tree. Follow him up there to get off ground level. At the end of the first screen, there's a creature in front of a big rock. Kill the creature, then get out of the rock's way, because you'll lose HP if it rams into you. Now you can go beyond where the rock was, and there you'll see a short anime scene introducing Elie. You'll have to fight an easy enemy, then there'll be another anime scene. Then, Elie will join. You'll enter a new section of the forest where some jumps will have to be made, nothing too hard, though. Eventually, at the end of this section, you'll see another scene with Fei and Elie followed by yet another anime. Elie will then get attacked by a giant dinosaur, and you'll have to fight it. Boss: Rankar For the first part of the battle, you really won't be able to hurt this guy. But soon, Shitan will come flying in and drop down Weltall, Fei's gear. So you'll get in your gear for the second half of the battle. Now the battle's pretty easy, Rankar's not that good at dodging attacks, so you can use your Circle Button attack and it'll usually hit. You'll trade hits for a while, but he'll eventually go down. Afterwards, there'll be more scenes, and Elie leaves, while Shitan joins. Head west to exit the forest. As you leave, you'll see a huge ship fly overhead. Once on the overhead map, head to Dajir, the town right in front of you. Dajir: When you first enter this town, look for a way to walk up the slopes of sand so you can get above the rooftops. Up there, you can see a cool scene that shows the overview of the town(at least I think that's what it is). Next, go to the big tent-like building near the end of town, where you will see some people working on a big green gear. Talk to the people in here. Then, go find a big blue sand buggy outside a house. Once you've searched it, go inside the house and talk to the guy behind the desk. Shitan will leave here. Also, if you go to the bar here, you can meet BigJoe, a recurring character, for the first time. The Desert: Once you've left Dajir, walk northwest until you get into the desert. If you did all the above steps in town, so that Shitan isn't in your party, you should see two gears jumping their way across the desert(if you don't do all the scenes in town, this place will just be a location that repeats whenever you get to a new screen). Anyway, after you see the gears, walk through this screen to the next part of the desert. In the next part, you will see a huge ship fly overhead. After that, you'll see more gears jumping through the desert. You'll then have to run through two more screens of desert until you see another scene. Pretty soon, you'll have to fight an easy gear battle. You will notice that your gear does more damage, and that you have an attack level of one now(with a square, square combo). After the battle you'll have your first meeting with Graaf, one of the game's major villains. He'll call some big sandworm to take you turn. Boss: Mimii This is a tricky battle. You can't hurt Mimii with any singular attack, only in a combo. And at this point, you're only going to have a Square, Triangle and Square, Square combo. When you have 0 attack level, just do a Square attack so as not to waste fuel(because this guy constantly sucks away your fuel). Then, just do a Square, Triangle(or Square, Square, if that's all you have)combo the next turn. Once he's dead, you and Shitan will be captured and taken aboard an enemy sandcrawler. Sandcrawler: Once you get control of Fei, you can either save or talk to Shitan for some more scenes. Eventually, the sandcrawler you're in will get attacked, and you'll have to escape. In the first section, you'll have to walk against the slope of the sinking sandcrawler, plus there's an ever-rising amount of sand. There's two treasures you can collect if you dare on this screen(actually, it's pretty easy). The next few sections are very basic, they just involve you running from screen to screen, fighting enemies as you go. Eventually, you'll climb out and be on top of the sandcrawler. You'll have to hurry up and run up the crane in order to get to the end so you can climb down to Weltall before it sinks into the sand. There'll be a short fight with Brigander, Bart's gear, then both Fei and Bart will get sucked down into a cave. Cave: This is your first "gear" dungeon. The first thing you have to do is push a rock out of the way in the southwestern corner. That will let you proceed with the dungeon. You will eventually reach a large open chamber with a save spot in it. Right near the save is a little door, when you get near it, you'll get out of your gears and go in. You'll meet an old man here, this is the first place in the game where you can buy gear equipment. Once you're done talking with the old guy, you must now find the 2 "sensor switches" in the dungeon. One of them is found by finding a different exit from the main chamber that this guy's cave is in. You'll have to follow a long, long, path, then eventually you'll get to the sensor. The other sensor can be found by going one screen back from the main chamber, to the screen where that robot is standing. In that area, you'll have to jump between some ledges to get to the sensor. Nothing too hard, though. Once both sensors are deactivated, go back to the old man, and he'll open up a giant gate for you. Go through this gate to get to the final section of the cave. In the final section of the cave, there will be a part where you must take the a little tram to a big switch, and hit it to start up an elevator nearby. Go down the elevator, and you will shortly find a save point. Right next to the save is an even bigger elevator you can take down, go down it and you'll see a huge gear flying around inside a big cavern. Walk a few feet into the cavern and the gear will attack you. Boss: Calamity Not too hard, he will threaten you, though. He has one attack that does 400, besides that, all his other attacks are nothing. Persevere, use combos whenever your attack level is 1, and you'll win. After you beat him, find the exit to this cave(a big glowing source of light). You'll soon find yourself in the Yugdrasil, Bart's ship. To get out of the section where your characters are as tiny as an ant, go find a guard standing next to a door in one of the corners(there's also another door down here with a guard standing next to it, this is the Yugdrasil's gear shop. Remember this place, it will often upgrade it's equipment). Anyway, once in the hallways of the ship, if you go in the door with a red-bandana-wearing pirate outside, you can talk to Meison, who'll chat with you and sell you stuff. Take the elevator up and go to the bridge of the ship. Talk to Siglude, the white-haired person with the eye-patch. You'll take the Yugdrasil to Bart's base. Bart's Base: Follow Meison into the room he goes to. After the scene, at the entrance of the room you can talk to a little girl, and her dad will run into the run. Then you can talk to the dad, and they'll both leave(don't know if you have to do this or not). You can also bear gear stuff from the woman behind the counter in this room. Walk into another one of the doors in this area, you'll know if you picked the right one if you see Bart and Shitan. Once they're done talking to you, you'll see two kids take the center elevator down. Go into Bart's room(the room with the sign on the door), and when you try to leave the room, Bart will come in. Then take the center elevator down and walk onto the deck of the Yugdrasil, there'll be a scene with Bart. Then, walk on the long platform that curves around the Yugdrasil, and take a second elevator down to the section where all the gears are. Talk to the guy in brown standing by Weltall. Siglude and Shitan will come in, then you'll see Bart standing at the edge of the Yugdrasil. Take the elevator back up to the main area of Bart's base. Go into the room with all the bunkbeds, and talk to the guy standing by the entrance. Talk to him, he'll ask you a question, choose the second answer, then the second answer again. You're characters will rest, and during the night, a bunch of bad guys will attack the base. Once you wake up, take the elevator down to where the Yugdrasil is. After some talking, a series of battles will then commence. Boss: Sword Knight Easy, just keep attacking. He won't last long. Boss: Shield Knight Another easy battle, even easier than the first. Boss: Wand Knights Again, pretty easy. Boss: Kapp Knight Very easy. Boss: Shyupararle Finally! A difficult boss! Actually, this guy's not that difficult, but he's not that easy, plus this battle is a long one. He has a few powerful attacks, but if you just keep attacking and using your combos, you'll (eventually) beat him. After the battle, you'll have Bart and Shitan in your party, as well as Fei. Go down inside the Yugdrasil and talk to Siglude on the bridge. You'll gain control of the Yugdrasil. Head to Ave, the big bluish town nearby. Ave: As soon as you enter, there'll be a fairly long scene introducing two more of the game's main villains, Ramsas and Myan. Once that's over, you'll be in Ave. The first thing to do is go to the hotel. You'll talk to a nun as soon as you enter. Then, follow her upstairs to her room and talk to her again. Afterwards, talk to the woman in green at the far end of the marketplace. Choose the first choice. You should see the little boy run away. Follow him through the little passage he runs in. You should see two boys next to each other. Talk to the blue one and choose the first choice for both questions. Also, talk to the lone boy nearby and choose the first choice. In the marketplace, near the entrance of town, there's a woman in blue and white clothes walking around. Talk to her, and choose the second choice(I'm not sure if you have to do this or not). Next, go find the man and woman that are standing underneath a clothes line, and by a red sewer entrance. Talk to both of them, and search the back of the sewer entrance(this should provoke a response from the man). Then go back to the hotel and talk to the nun upstairs. Exit the town from the back side to get to a festival-like area. When you try to exit that from the backside, Shitan will ask you a question. Choose the top choice, and Bart will stay behind. Go up to the next location, the big palace at the "peak" of Ave. In there, talk to a guard behind a counter. It doesn't matter which choice you choose. Then, go back to the hotel, and talk to the nun. Now, go back to where the man and woman were standing underneath the clothesline, and talk to the man. When he asks you a question, choose the middle choice. Go back to the hotel and talk to the nun, Shitan and Bart will split up from your party. Talk to either one, and choose the second choice to sleep, in the morning, Shitan will come with you while Bart stays behind. Go up to the palace at the peak of Ave, if you talk to the guard that's blocking your way, now he'll move. There's another guard past this one, talk to him, he'll let Fei get past him to get into the tent. In there, talk to Dan(the guy from Lahan village), then the scene will switch over to Bart. The Sewers, Palace, and the Tournament: Once you're controlling just Bart, go to where the man and woman were underneath the clothesline, and use your key to open up the entrance to the sewer. The scene will then switch back to fight as he enters the first battle in the tournament. Battle1: Gonzales Not too hard, he has about 400 HPs, you may need to cure once or twice. Now the scene will switch over to Bart swimming through the sewers. For the rest of this dungeon, every so often the scene will switch back over to Fei as he fights the next battle in the tournament. So, instead of giving a guide to the dungeon, interrupted every paragraph or so by the next fight, I've list the battles first, then the walkthrough to the dungeon. Battle2: BigJoe BigJoe is disgustingly weak, the main opponent in the fight is the audience, who will either cure Joe or throw cans at you. What you should do is, power up your AP Bar to 28, then just unleash a combo of special moves. If he isn't dead after that, he's very close to death, so just keep attacking him until he goes down. Battle3: Skadd One powered up 28 AP attack is all it takes. Battle4: Dan He's not that difficult, but he has one super-powerful beam attack that does around 80-90 damage, but it's possible to kill him before that. Battle5: Wiseman This doesn't really count as a battle, because you can't hurt him, and after a few rounds, he'll flee. Now, here's the walkthrough to Bart in the dungeon: Sometimes, while in the sewers, the current will overpower you, and you'll just have to wait for it to die down. Don't forget to ALWAYS hold down the X Button to go faster, it's a necessity here. Your object is to find a big red door, once you do, search it, then wait a while, but it will eventually open. Then, go through into the next screen, and climb up a hard-to-see ladder to get out of the water, then talk to the woman. Climb the next ladder near the save, and you'll be in the palace. In here, there are guards wandering around, you can either sneak past them, or fight them(you have to fight the ones guarding doors). If you ever try to open a door and you get two choices, choose the second one to open the door a crack to see if a guard's coming before you run out. There's a room at the top of this place with a hidden monitor where you can view different parts of the palace. For me, whenever I viewed the tournament area, the last battle always occurred.(maybe you have to do that to fight the last battle?) Anyway, the room you're looking for can be found by going one floor down from the monitor room, and going down a small hallway that's off to the side. Go in the door there, and go down another passage, and find Maru in one of the rooms(the object of this place was to rescue Maru. As soon as you leave the room, you'll fight Ramsas. Boss: Ramsas This is the first tricky fight in the game. First of all, both Bart and Ramsas will have "helpers"(Maru and Myan), and these helpers will cure whoever they're helping. Since Ramsas frequently gets cured, I'd recommend storing up your APs so you can unleash a 28 AP attack(that should kill him). One thing to watch out for here, is if Ramsas ever gets into a defensive position, don't attack him, otherwise he'll counter-attack with a super-powerful attack that will probably kill you. So you just cure yourself or block until he decides to attack. You'll have to immediately fight a second battle with Ramsas, but this time you'll have Fei in your party. This battle is much harder, as Myan now cures for 100, plus Ramsas has more HP. A full 28 AP attack from both Bart and Fei will kill him. Once the battle's won, you'll hop in an elevator. Run down the hallway, and you'll be in a new area. You'll meet Elie again here. After all of the scenes you'll be back on the Yugdrasil. Yugdrasil: Go down into the hole, and talk to the cat in front of the door. Then take the elevator down and find the room that Maru's in. You'll get to name the cat, the default name is "Chu Chu"(later on in the game, Chu Chu will join). Now you can get into the bridge. Do so, and go talk to Siglude. Take the Yugdrasil north of Ave to a lone tree. If you're in the Yugdrasil, you can click on it to submerge into the ground. Eventually, you'll be on the Nisan "mini-map". Head into the town section. Nisan: You can peer through a hole in the door in one of those buildings to see a bunch of people having a meeting. Also, there will be a short scene if you go into one of the shops. Walk down the steps to the bottom "level" of town, and talk to the guy blocking your exit. Leave through that exit, and go in the church. After talking to the nuns, you'll find Maru standing in a doorway. Talk to her, then follow her up the stairs. You'll have to follow Maru on his "grand tour" of the church, talking to him whenever he stops at a new location. Once all that's done, leave the church and head back through town. Near the entrance of town, Meison will call to you to enter a building. You'll be given a choice of 4 questions. Choose each one of them once, then when you get 2 questions, choose the second. Now, you'll have to find Bart in the town. He's standing on a bridge overlooking part of the town. Next, go to the house that you peered in the door of earlier. There will be a long scene. Afterwards, it'll be nighttime, and you'll be in a house with Bart and some others. Talk to Bart and choose the first choice. After an FMV, the scene will switch over to Shitan back on the Yugdrasil. Go up and talk to Meison behind the counter. Then, take the elevator up to the top level, then climb up the ladder to get out on deck. The scene will eventually switch over to Fei(in Weltall) and a few other gears at some cliffs. Cliffs: Jump up the cliffs to get to the cave entrance. If you're not sure where you're going, follow the red gears. Inside the cave, you'll have to jump up more cliffs. If you're not careful, you can fall all the way back down to the beginning of the cave. Once you get to the top, there's a robot and a save point. The robot will give you four choices: buy gear stuff, buy human stuff, fight him, or do nothing. Make sure not to fight him, because if you do, he'll be dead, and you won't be able to buy anymore new stuff from him(or more importantly, you won't be able to have him refill your fuel). Once you exit the cave near the robot, there'll be a series of battles. Boss: Wand Knights Very, very, easy. Boss: Kapp Knight, Shield Knight, and Sword Knight Very easy. The only slightly tricky part is that it's hard to damage shield knight unless it's in a combo, because he blocks a lot. Boss: Vierge(Elie) This can be a somewhat difficult battle, but as long as you come into the battle with high HPs and fuel, you'll do all right. The Circle Button attack is somewhat risky, because it occasionally misses(especially in the latter half of the battle). After the battle, and all of the following scenes, you'll be back inside the cave, with the robot to buy stuff from(as long as you didn't kill him earlier). Jump up the cliffs until you reach a spot where light is shining down, this is the exit. Then the scene will switch over to Bart down in the basement of Ave's palace. Climb up the ladder to get to the courtyard, there a long scene will begin. After all that, you'll be back in the Yugdrasil with Bart and Shitan. Leave the room, and the scene will switch over to Fei. Desert Battle: Once Fei leaps off the cliff to the desert below, you'll be a sort of action mini-game of Xenogears(but not really). Your goal here is to head as far west as possible, while avoiding gunfire(which will subtract 1 HP), land mines(which will subtract 15 HPs), and enemy gears(which will result in a battle). Once you've headed as far west as possible, there'll be a scene, then you'll be on another desert screen, where your goal is again to head as far west as possible. Only, this time, it'll be a little harder, because you'll have to maneuver between two sand ships. Once the second screen is cleared, you'll have to fight a boss. Boss: Cannon Besides the main cannon, there are two small side cannons. But don't worry about these guys, they do hardly any damage at all. Just attack the main cannon with the Circle Button if your attack level is 0(you can't miss), and if it's 1 do your best combo. If you've bought the best gear stuff to date, you should kill him just before he does his big cannonball attack, which does 400 damage. Not that powerful, but you'll want to be in good standing for the next boss. Boss: Dorla For this battle, you'll not only have Fei, but two other "generic" gears which will help you. In the beginning of the battle, though, only Fei will be able to hurt this guy. But after some damage, his front will blow off and your other two gears will be able to hurt him as well. This is a difficult battle. In fact, if you don't put on Booster, it's extremely hard to win, especially if you took any damage from the earlier battles in this event. Kisrev: After that, there'll be a whole bunch of scenes, as well as a fight you can't win. After all this, Fei will wake up in the town of Kisrev. Pretty soon, Rico, the current battling king of Kisrev(I think) will challenge you to a fight. You'll have to battle his four henchmen, then him Battle1: Leonardo Not too hard, just keep attacking, using learned skills. You might have to cure. Battle2: Hainriba The same as Leonardo, except he has a slighty more powerful attack. Battle3: Balgas Everytime you attack him, he uses an equal counterattack. For example, if you do a 1-hit combo on him, he'll counterattack with a 1- hit combo. If you do a 3-hit combo, he'll counterattack with the same. His normal attack is very weak, so you won't have to worry about that. What I did was just do weak 1-hit combos to quickly build my AP Bar(and so the counterattacks would be weak, as well), then once it was full I unleashed all 28 APs on him and he died. Battle4: Susanne This battle can be a pain. She has 2 main attacks, one that drains all your EP, and one that cuts your HP in half. She also has a normal attack that does about 2 damage, you won't have to worry about that one unless she's gotten your HP down to 1 or 2. Battle5: Rico As far as I know, there's no way to win this battle. After 3 turns, he'll unleash a super-power atttack on you, that WILL kill you, even if you block. After you lose to Rico, you'll be back in bed in the basement of a Kisrev house. The first thing to do is leave the house, and climb up the ladder right outside the doorway to get to the roof. On the roof, climb up another ladder to get to a platform with some guy on it. Talk to him, he'll show you a train go by. Next, go to the bar(it's got neon lights on the outside), and talk to Hamar, the camel guy. Next, go north of the bar, and try to leave this area, but a guard won't let you. Then, return to the bar for a scene. Then, go enter the original building(the one you came out of), but enter it from the back door(the back door is opposite of the gear building). You'll talk to Hamar again, and meet Shitan again. When there's 3 choices, choose the middle one. Now you can get past that guard and go to the Battling Arena. Talk to Hamar, then talk to Rua(the woman standing near Hamar), and choose the second choice. When Shitan asks you four questions, choose the fourth, then of the next two, choose the second. Your first battle begins! Battling Controls: D-Pad: move it to go where you want L1: Block R1: Shoot Square: Jump Triangle: Weak Attack Circle: Strong Attack X: Dash(hold while running) *Note: Both the Shoot and Dash commands if overused, can cause your gear to overheat, and you'll have to stop using it for a while. The first battle is pretty easy, once you take off 2/3 of the guy's life, Fei's gear will start to overheat or something, and you'll automatically lose the battle. You will awake from bed. Go to the Battling Arena, and talk to the guy behind the counter that gives you two choices. Choose the second one to enter. Once you kill the enemy, choose to enter again, and after you kill the next enemy, it'll be nighttime. At night, go back to your room and get some rest. Then return to the Battling Arena, and enter two more fights. It'll be nighttime again, so go back to your room again to rest. In the morning, Rico will join. You must now go to the Kisrev sewers. The entrance is on one of the rooftops. Sewers: There's a treasure chest in here that has a map of the place(I think it's on the first floor). Anyway, what you want to do is climb down the big ladder to get the second basement floor. This is a huge area, so you better hope you found that map(press select to use it). Find your way to a locked door. Your characters should say something after you searched it. Next, go a find a little green dragon down on this floor. Talk to him, he'll tell you about the key. Now, have you seen those little droids moving throughout the sewers? Well, you have to find a stationary droid, and search it to get the key. In the room behind the locked door, you can jump up the pipes to get to a treasure. Then go back to the green dragon, talk to him, then walk north of him to get to a sewage pipe. Search it to fight a boss. Boss: RedRam This is the toughest battle in the game so far. All I can say is just hang in there, you'll probably end up using almost all of your HP healers. You can either do individual attacks or charge up your AP Bar for a big attack, it doesn't matter. There's no particular strategy here, other than just be strong enough. Back in Kisrev: Now, go to the Battling Arena, and fight three more battles(some of them aren't that easy). Then, leave the place to watch a scene and then fight Wiseman, the guy from the tournament back in Ave that you couldn't kill! Boss: Wiseman Not that hard, but because of his high evade rate, it's best to just power up your AP Bar to full, then unleash special moves on him. Once he's beaten, go back to the Battling Arena, for a final action battle against Stier, Rico's gear(a pretty tough battle). After you beat Rico, you'll be able to explore the rest of the town. Go to the section in the lower-right hand corner, and go up some stairs to get on the rooftop of one of the buildings. From there, you can jump down a pipe to get inside. Then talk to the woman. Next, go to Kisrev's central area and talk to the guards to get in. Take the elevator up in the beginning, then go left(to the right are guards). You'll reach Jirkmunt's room. After all the scenes are over, once Fei rejoins with Rico, you can search the mirror to get an item. Once you leave the room, though, Rico will unfortunately get taken away. Leave the place. You will meet up with Hamar and the woman again. Now, go back into the D quadrant(the original one) for a scene. After the scene's over you can go through the previously locked door to a small room with a save spot. If you search what seems to be the chair, you will get two choices. Chose the bottom one to sleep. Then the scene will switch to nighttime. At Night: You'll have to climb up onto that platform where a man earlier showed you a train going by. If you talk to the girl, she'll call a train to come, and you'll have to jump onto it as it goes by(try to stand on the top of the stack of boxes for the best chances). On the train, move to the front as quickly as possible, and eventually your guys will automatically jump off. You'll then find yourself in a dungeon. If you go up to one of the doors in the first room, some guards will come out and there'll be a brief scene. After that, jump up the boxes and ledges to get to the door at the top of the room. You'll then be in what appears to be air ducts. You can look down through the grates in this place to see little scenes. I don't think that you have to view these, but I could be wrong. Early on, you will come out into a room with a lot of boxes and a locked door. In here, just jump up the other stack of boxes to proceed. You should come to a room where, as soon as you enter, you'll see a scene with some guards. Once you enter the room, search the open shelf to get the Master Key. Shitan will also give you a Frame HP 30 for your gears. In another room, if you search a shelf you'll get a minigear, but the punishment is fighting some guards. Eventually, if you work your way through the whole place, you'll wind up back at the original save room, only now you have the key to open the main door. But to open it, you must search the switch to the right of the door. You'll come to a big room with lots of gears. There's these gear "containers" in this room, with a gear in each one and a flashing button to the right. If you press the left-most container's button twice, Weltall will appear and you can get in. Once in Weltall, if you go to the opposite side of the "containers", you can take an elevator up. But before you do that, don't forget to talk to one of the robots here, it's actually a gear shop. After you take the elevator up, a gear battle follows. Boss: Rankar-R Very, very, easy. After you kill him, there will be a long sequence, then a series of gear battles. Boss: Shield Knight R Not that difficult, but because of the coming battles, try to conserve your energy. Boss: Sword Knight R Again, not that difficult, but since he can put a hurting on you, disregard your fuel level. Boss: Kapp Knight R Same as the previous. Boss: Wand Knights Pretty easy, considering the fact that Rico joins for the battle. After the scene with Elie, you'll get the option to save your game, then you'll fight a boss. Boss: Dominia(?) Pretty difficult. At times during the battle, she'll call down a big gun, and you have a few rounds to destroy it before it does it's super-attack. I've never managed to destroy it, so just ignore it and attack the main enemy. After all of the following scenes, Elie will finally join. To leave the place you're in, go to the exit where the 3 guards are at, talk to them and choose the second command to get past them. Leave town and head north(you need to be a human to cross the forest), and go into the dungeon on the other side of the mountain. Goriate: You can talk to Hamar in a gear in the beginning here, he'll let you change your characters. In the next room, you'll have to fight three easy normal enemy battles. Go through the long hallway, eventually you'll take a platform up and get on a conveyor belt. Once you get off, jump down and hit the switch to change the flow of the belts, then get back on and take it to the end. In this section, there are two switches. The one near the belt changes the direction, the one on the opposite wall calls out enemies. Once you change the direction, take the belt to a room with a save in it, hit the switch right next to the save, then get into the big entrance- way via the conveyor belt. You'll then fight a boss. Boss: Number 6 The trick to this boss is not to use the Triangle Button attack, because he usually blocks it(unless it's the second part in a combo). After the boss, you'll board a plane. On the plane, there'll be a long sequence(including a boss fight you can't win). Eventually, the plane will be shot down by Bart. Ocean Wreckage: You'll be in control of Elie on a little piece of debris floating through the ocean. Search the hatch on the ground and Fei will pop out. The scene will then switch over to the rest of the party in the Yugdrasil. Talk to Bart on the bridge, you will eventually control just Bart. Go down to the bottom floor and talk to Shitan in the gear shop(don't forget to buy new gear stuff now, it's kicks ass). In the same area, find Rico's gear to see a sequence. Back with Fei and Elie, you'll be rescued by a big floating ocean town called Damuz. Damuz: In the "town" section(also floor B1), you can play a card game with some kid. If you see a floating from here to there with a treasure chest on it, jump up and hit it with your head to knock down the treasure. There's also a stationary platform with a treasure on it, but to get that you need to jump to it from another platform. On floor 4, talk to the dog captain. Follow him to floor 3, and talk to him again. Then head back to floor 4, and after the scene, head to floor 1, and get in your gears. There will be a short and easy gear battle underwater. Afterwards, Elie will get kidnapped, and Bart and Shitan will be back in your party, plus you'll be back in Damuz. Go in the elevator, see the many long scenes, then you'll be back in the bridge of the Yugdrasil. Go to floor 3 of Damuz(it's now connected with the Yugdrasil), and talk to the captain and Bart. Elie will reappear. Then go back down to the Yugdrasil, and talk to Siglude on the bridge. Then go down to the engine room(accessed by first going to Meison's room), and witness a scene with Elie. Then, go talk to Elie in the doctor's room. Afterwards, get ready for a gear battle against Dominia. Boss: Dominia Pretty easy. After a bit of damage, she'll run away. Then, your characters will dive underwater and you'll have to fight Ramsas and Myan. Boss: Ramsas and Myan Pretty difficult. Myan will just sit there and cure Ramsas as usual, plus she can't be hurt, so you have no choice but to just beat up on Ramsas. Since he's pretty powerful, every hit counts, and since he can't evade, it's worth doing Circle Button attacks(that is, unless you could do a combo). You'll also probably want to put on Booster for this battle. At a certain point in this battle, whenever you attack him, he'll counterattack with a spread electricity attack. At this point, you should just charge your fuel until he does the attack unprovoked, signaling that it's safe to attack him again. Afterwards, Fei will leave the party(because he's injured), and you'll have Elie and Bart in your party. Go to Damuz, and into the little "deck" area(the only area to not also be a floor), and talk to Maru. Shitan will also rejoin here. Then, go back to the Yugdrasil and talk to Siglude, to get control of the ship. Now it can move in the ocean. Head north of Damuz to an island(the yellow dot will already be lit). This is a big church town. Church: Once you get in, you will shortly begin talking to Billy. Keep following Billy through this place. Eventually, you'll get to where Fei is, and Elie will leave to stay by his side. Then, go upstairs to the top floor and talk to everybody up there(there's not that many people), and when you come down Elie will rejoin. Then go back down to where Fei was for another scene. Kid's Town: Afterwards, pilot the Yugdrasil to get to the kid's town(east of Damuz). Go inside the house, and talk to Billy. Afterwards, find the room with the blue bookshelf, search it and a pathway will open up, and Billy will come out. After that, go to the room with Primera(Billy's sister) in it, and talk to the kid on the bed. He'll give an item(you may need Rico in your party to do this). Leave town and you'll automatically be back in the Yugdrasil. Take the elevator down, and go in Meison's room, and talk to Siglude and Jesse. After you rest, go back to the room where Jesse and Siglude were, and talk to your other characters and Billy(who's in the corner by the table). Afterwards, Billy will join. Leave the Yugdrasil(via the ladder) to get to a dungeon. Sea Base: You can knock over crates in here if you jump into them. Also, early on, you can turn on the lights(which will open up the A doors). You can also climb onto the roof, then find another hatch down. Search the glowing thing on the wall to open the B doors. Eventually, you'll get to a hallway with a bunch of side doors. In the side doors, you can get many treasures, and in one of them, see blood come out of a shower. There's a locked door at the end of this hallway. You have to keep ramming into it until it falls. Then go onto the roof, and near the roof's save spot, a little pipe will open up. Jump down to fight a boss. Boss: Bloody A harder incarnation of RedRam from the Kisrev sewers. If your characters have full HP, Bloody will do an attack that drains them of all their HP, killing them. So, believe it or not, keep your HP levels far from full. But make sure your HP is higher than 100, otherwise you'll be killed by his rain attack. After he's dead, search the door next to the ladder to get Billy's gear, then fight a sea monster. Boss: Huge Werus The only way to hurt this guy is to use Billy's Triangle Button attack. You'll probably also want to put him on Booster to speed things up. Once the boss is dead, you'll be back in Yugdrasil. You can go to Maru's room for a little scene. Back at the Church: Take the Yugdrasil to Billy's church, when you walk in, everyone will be dead. Go downstairs and take the elevator down and go into one of the rooms for a scene will all your party members. After everything is done in here, head back to Damuz and talk to the captain. Then, pilot the Yugdrasil north of Damuz to a little mechanical place on an island. Mechanical Dungeon: In the beginning, just keep proceeding through the place, killing all of the guards. Later on, in the hallway with two guards, one of the side rooms has a door with a lot of text when searched. After you see that, go back to the first side room and search. You'll unlock the other door in the hall. After unlocking the door, you'll reach a room with a brown door and a gray door. Go in the brown one first, then the gray one and search the panels. Then go back to the room inside the brown door and talk to the girl. There will be some scenes afterwards, and you'll have to fight 2 female ninjas. Boss: Selafighter and Tronu A very hard battle. At the beginning, the girls will each do a very powerful spread attack that will seriously damage your party. Kill off Selafighter(the pink-haired one) first, since she has the least HP and you want to single out the other one as quickly as possible. Don't bother charging up your APs, as you'll kill them quicker with normal attacks. After them, make your way out of the dungeon, and at the long bridge section, there'll be another boss. Boss: Id An extremely difficult battle, you'll have to heal very often, and in fact there will be some rounds in which there will be nothing but healing. But try to get in an attack when you can, and if someone dies, don't give up. Just bring the person back to life, and pray you can cure them before he kills them again. Back in the Yugdrasil: If you're lucky enough to win the battle, after a quick run out of the place, you'll be back in the Yugdrasil. You will quickly notice that Fei is missing from the doctor's room. Go down to the gear storage area, and go search Weltall to find him. A gear battle will then quickly ensue. Boss: Algansel During the first part of the battle, he's invincible, so try to conserve fuel. After Billy shoots him with Jesse's gun, however, you can hurt him(although some attacks still won't do damage). The best people for the battle would probably be Billy, Elie, and Rico, because their gears can cure(and you might not have gear parts that let other people cure). Once he dies, watch out for the wussy final attack. Afterwards, you can buy new equipment in the gear shop. Now you have to head to the Tower of Babel, east of the last dungeon you were in. Tower of Babel: If you miss a jump in here, you'll fall in the water and float back to the beginning of the place. When you get to the rope, hit left and right on the control pad to swing back and forth, until you have enough leverage to jump off to the ledge on the other side. After the rope, there's a platform that will tilt downward when you jump on it, stay at the joint where it tilts to avoiding falling off, then when it swings back up again, jump on it, then jump on the nearby platform. You'll come to a second rope, but you just have to jump up onto the rope, then your guys will automatically climb up it. When you get out of your gears, and go into the little room, search the big diagram on the wall, then search the little gray metal thing right above the control panel to make the tram rise out of the water. Go in the tram, when you get to the top, get out of your gear and climb up the ladder from the back. Once inside the little compartment, search the little panel in the top right to get the tram moving. You'll soon have to fight a boss. Boss: Ramsas Very easy, just hammer away at him for a few rounds and he flees. In the next part of the dungeon, there's a little pit that has a small door in it. You'll have to get out of your gears to enter. In the room, search all 4 computer panels(they're on the second "ledge" of panels). Make sure that the far left one says "DONE!", that will unlock the big door near the pit. Continue proceeding through the halls until you get to a room with a circular platform, walk around the blue ledge to get to another doorway. Go through to reach a huge room with a refill robot.(yes!) There's a green pod in this room, jump onto it from the platform above. You'll have to fight an easy enemy, then you can ride the pod up. In fact, the whole rest of this chamber is like this, and including this pod, there's five in all. At the top you'll reach a save point, and have to fight a huge gear boss. Boss: Siebzehn Not too hard, just keep attacking, and she'll go down. Flying City Shebat: After the scenes, follow Maria through the door to talk to her and see her gear. You can get to a town section, continue through it(you'll have to take some pods down), until you get to the room with the wooden horse. Search it, and Maria will appear. After that, on the town's map section, go to the goddess statue and click on it to take an elevator up to a new section. Follow Maria through the double doors. You can talk to Wiseman here. Then go through the doors and talk to Zefar. Then, go off to one of the side doors and talk to Maria, then back to Zefar again and choose the first choice. You'll have to leave one of your characters behind, in order for Maria to join. Leave this part, and on the Shebat map, head for the location where you take the elevator down to Maria's gear. Maria will stop the elevator and open up a little hatch for you to go in. Shafts: Go left in the beginning to get a map. When you get to the crystal, you can search it to change the direction of the spinning blades. Then jump on the blades to get across. Once you take the elevator down, you can finally use the map you just got(hit select). The map works like this: the colors represent the height(gray is the lowest elevation, blue is the middle, and green is the highest). The big circles represent stairwells, the little ones are elevators. Your goal is to make it to the elevator in the upper-left. Once the elevator is taken, you need to proceed to the left, jumping over pits. Once you get to some rotating platforms, make sure to stand at the edge so you won't get knocked off by the ledges. You'll take another elevator down, then go through more stairs and hallways. When there's a fork in the road, you can go straight to save your game, or if you go the other way, you'll drop down a manhole and be at the entrance of Shebat. Go in the door to get to Siebzehn, Maria's gear. There'll be a long scene, then you'll be talking to Zefar, and have to choose 4 of your characters for the battle ahead. The Battles: What you must do here is, when Zefar asks you to choose 4 of your characters, you're choosing 4 guys to take on a bunch of enemies all alone, and obviously, there are 4 sets of enemies. Here's the list of what you'll face in each battle, to help you decide who fights what battle: Battle1: 4 Solaris Soldiers, 2 Machines(name?) This is a hard battle, because although the soldiers are killed in 1 hit, they are QUICK. It's best to have someone like Bart or Billy who can do a gear spell in the beginning to get rid of all the soldiers at once. Battle2: 3 White Knights This is probably the easiest one. The White Knights are fast, but shouldn't take more than two hits to kill. Battle3: 2 White Knights and a Citadel Kill off the Knights early, then concentrate on the Citadel. You're going to need someone who can cure, and someone who's pretty fast(Rico, because he's slow, will not be a very good choice here). Battle4: 2 White Knights and an Avalanche Very similar to the last battle, just make sure whoever you pick is pretty strong, as well as fast(I picked Fei for this one). After all the battles, Chu Chu(the pink cat), will have to fight a gear. Boss: Ahatsen After a few Circle Button attacks, you should beat him. But then Maria will get in her gear, and will have to fight him again. But all in all, it's a pretty easy battle. After all that's done, you can go down to the bottom of this place(where Maria's gear is), because the Yugdrasil is attached to it, and now it can fly! So fly over to Nisan. Nisan: When you first enter, you'll fight a guard, after that, run through town, and kill all the guards(about 5). Then there'll be a scene where you'll have to choose a character to come with Fei and Bart(but you can't take Shitan). After that's done, leave the town from the left or right side, and walk around the Nisan map until you get to the back, and talk to Maru to enter a dungeon. When you get to the cave part, choose choice number 2 to open up the door, if you accidentally choose the first choice, you'll have to search the corner of the wall to open it. Fight the guards inside, then watch the scene. Then take the elevator up. Go until you get to the red room with the save. Search the computer in there for a scene. Then take the elevator up, and continue through the pathways to get to a save. Search the thing in that room, then go in the door near the door that leads to the save. You'll be in a HUGE room(there's similar rooms like this, but smaller). Follow the "runway" like thing off the screen to get to a gear. After that scene search the gear for another scene. Then go down to floor one and the computer room for a scene. Then search the computer to activate something. After all those scenes, guards will invade the place. Take the elevator up to the second floor, and go left to reach the hall with all the doors. Go into the fifth door(I think), to fight some guards and see a scene. If you go in the main room, Bart will get in a new gear and you'll have to fight an easy battle. After all the scenes are over, once you gain control of your characters again, head west of Nisan to get to a little cave. Gate Cave: You'll have to fight 2 easy wizard gears, then get to the gate room, where you'll have to fight a boss. Boss: Sharkan If he attaches himself to the gate, he'll cure for 1000 almost every round. To make things worse, after a certain amount of damage, if he's attached to the gate, he'll cure for 1000 every time you attack him. You'll definitely want Booster on for this battle, and have Maria or else you probably won't make it. This is a very tough battle. After the long scene after killing Sharkan, your next step is to fly the Yugdrasil back into Babel Tower. Babel Tower(revisited): Once you go , the remaining people in the Yugdrasil have to form a part(Billy must be included). Anyway, once the game switches back to your original part in Babel, head for the computer room(the one down in the pit that you have to get out of your gear to go in). Shitan will leave here, so exit the computer room, then proceed on into the dungeon. After a few steps, Fei and Elie will have to fight a boss. Boss: Bleedgache(Dominia) and Marinbache(Kelbana) Although this battle alone is tricky, you'll soon have to fight it again, but with them at full strength. So make sure you do well here. One tricky thing is that most of the rods that Elie equips will cure Marinbache. What I did was equip the Flare Rod, and that seemed to hurt her. After the battle is won, the scene will switch over to Billy and the rest of your party. You'll have to fight Selafighter and Tronu in their gears. Boss: Groundgaon(Selafighter) and SkyKing(Tronu) This is pretty easy, just keep attacking. They will go down surprisingly quickly. Then the scene will switch back to Fei and Elie, fighting Dominia and Kelbana again. Boss: Bleedgache and Marinbache This is hard as hell, especially since you won't be at full strength after the last battle, but the bosses will be. Again, it's best to have that Flare Rod equipped to hurt Marinbache. A very tough battle. Then, the scene will switch back again to Billy and company, then you'll have to fight Selafighter and Tronu in their gears again. Boss: Groundgaon and SkyKing Again, very, very easy. Man, if only the Babel Tower battles were this easy. After all this is over, go to Damuz, and talk to the captain on floor 4. Then, go down into the Yugdrasil, and talk to Siglude. The Yugdrasil will dive underwater to an undersea tunnel. Undersea Tunnel: Before you go in this place, you might want to head back to the Yugdrasil, because the gear shop has updated it's stuff. Anyway, once you're ready, head on into the place. This place is a big maze of tunnels. If you go right, then left, you'll get to a part where a current is shooting you back. Just constantly jump forward to get past it. At the end, there'll be two treasures, and when you open one, the screen will shake. This is signaling that the current that was earlier pushing you back is now gone. So, go back to where the current was, and now you can go behind it, down a plant-filled tunnel. Eventually, you'll get sucked down into the tunnel, and there'll be another gate room, and a boss in there. Boss: Crescens Pretty easy, especially if you bought the new gear stuff from the Yugdrasil. She does have a high evade rate, though. After that, you'll be back in Shebat, the floating city, and talking to Zefar. This is the last time in the game you can go visit all the towns, and the world map as it is, so if there's any town you want to visit or anything like that, so do it now. Once you're ready, talk to Zefar to go the Solaris' Empire HQ. Solaris Base: In the beginning of this place, your characters will be upside- down. There's a tube you have to go into, and when you enter it, Fei will get separated from the rest of the party. Once in the town section, if you go to the far left-hand pod, and take it to it's room, you'll meet Elie. In another on of the rooms in this section(accessed by a pod, of course), you'll meet Samson, who Fei mistakes for his dead friend Dimoshi. He'll give you a pass to get past one of the guards in this section. In the next section, there will be little pods patrolling the area, and if you get in their line-of-sight, they'll put you back in the beginning of the area. You'll soon get to another town part, and you must get a ticket from a woman who's downstairs in one of the buildings. With that pass, you can get past a guard in dark armor who's blocking the way to the next area. After the guard, there'll be a long scene(including a flashback), and then Fei and Elie will have to run through a sewer system, evading security pods. You'll have to climb ladders, dodge obstacles, and make some very tough jumps to get past. All the while these pods are chasing you. For the very last jump, you can instead walk very slowly across a skinny pipe to get by. If you end up fighting the pods(which you will), you'll have to alternate between normal attacks and magic attacks in order to hurt them(usually for the first few rounds, NOTHING will hurt them). Once you leave the sewer part, head into the palace in front of you. After the long scenes, go into one of the rooms and talk to Medina(the girl you talked to when you entered this place). Then go to another room, and search behind a desk to start another scene. After that, Fei will be back in the big town section. Go back through the passage to the original section. Shitan will rejoin along the way. Once back in the original section, you can rest in one of the compartments. Then go to the middle of the area, and search the little blue spot in the ground to get into the trash area. Solaris Trash Area: You'll be in a little cave room, search the green thing on the wall, and Elie will eventually rejoin. Then, search it again to get sucked up into the trash area. When you get to the fan, push the debris on the ground into it to break up the blades. Fall into the pit, but make sure you huge the wall so that you can land on the tiny ledge near the hidden door. Go through this place, you will reach a room with conveyor belts. Go to the other side of this place to get to a room with a control panel. Search it, and blocks will appear. Take away the 2 and 4 blocks, then choose the "enter" command(I had messed around with this for a while before I got it, so you may need another condition as well, like having the bottom 2 and 4 blocks showing first. But I'm not sure). You can also get treasures here from entering different combinations. Now, since you entered the code, you can go through the glowing parts on the conveyor belt. Continue through this place, you will soon learn that it's actually humans being mashed up on the conveyor belts. Eventually, you will leave the trash area and enter a place that looks almost like an office building(even though it's still the same dungeon). In this area, you'll eventually reach a jail, one of the guys in the cage will ask you to free him, don't do it, or else he'll attack you, and he's pretty powerful. In the meeting-room area, search the panel to turn the door lock off. Now follow the hallway to the next door, you should be back in the original screen of the "office building" part, except now you can get through the door at the top of the stairs. You'll come to an intersection. The left and right lead to elevators that go back to the jail areas, so just go straight. After a while, you'll get to a door that needs an audio password to be unlocked. You can make different sounds depending on which direction you press on the D-pad, and then press the Circle Button once you're done to input it. The correct password is Up, Down, Up, Left, Right. Eventually, after more winding hallways, you'll come to a room that has holographs, and pretty soon after that is a door that is locked, but when you search it, Shitan will unlock it. Then, the lights will turn off, and Fei will be all by himself. Just blindly stumble through the hall and go in the first door you come to, and there'll be a long scene. Real long. Eventually, though, you'll rescue Elie and reunite with the rest of your party. Here you can save and change your characters. Now you'll have to make your way through a bunch of maze-like hallways with lots and lots of doors, some of which are just there to confuse you, and you can't even open. You know you're going the right way if the background changes into a gray metal tunnel. Go through that, and you'll be in another similar maze section. Again, you'll have to find an identical gray metal tunnel, and that will take you to the third(and small) maze section, and you know you're in the right place because in here the walls will be greenish. Once you get through there, you'll reach another area where you can save and change your characters. There'll be a scene, then you'll finally fight Graaf. Boss: Graaf Actually not that hard, if you kill the knight side-kick first, it will make the battle a little easier. Also, make sure to keep everyone's HP pretty high, because Graaf will occasionally do a 200+ damage attack. He takes a lot of punishment, but all in all, the battle is not that hard. After that, there will be A LOT of scenes(about a half-hour worth), and then finally, you'll have beaten Disc One. Disc Two: You will awake in some guy's cabin(named Tora). After the talking, once you can control yourself, walk up(or down, I can't remember) the stairs for more talking. Eventually, Fei will get in a powered-up Weltall(called, originally, Weltall 2), and you'll have to fight Ramsas. Boss: Ramsas Pretty easy. For the first three rounds, you have an "infinity" attack level, so take advantage of it. Then, there'll be some more scenes, then the Yugdrasil will combine with the red "ship" in the middle of Kisrev to form a huge gear, which will have to fight a giant enemy. Boss: Hariken Easy. You have 100,000 HP, so just do a bunch of Circle Button attacks, and it'll go down in no time. Then, there'll be some more, long scenes, then another boss fight. Boss: Sofal The trick to this boss is not to kill all his flunkies, or else he'll start doing attacks which drain ALL of your HPs, killing you. So, kill three out of the four flunkies, then just hammer away at the big guy. There will then be a cool anime scene(it's about time), then you'll be in a dungeon. Anima Dungeon 1: Although you can get in your gears here, you need to be in human form to get in the big building at the end of the bridge, plus you need to be in human form to get some of the treasures hidden behind walls. In this place, you have to find a room with red sparks shooting out of the wall. If you search that, there will be some text. Next, go to a room close by that has two boxes in it. One of the boxes has an item you need. Take that item back to the red sparks, and the lights will come on. Then search the computer in that room to open up all the "A" doors. If you proceed on through the place, you'll be in a room where, if you search a panel in the corner, you'll have to enter a password. The correct password is 0, 3, 2, 0. After entering the password, search a computer panel in this room to open up all the "B" doors. If you go to the large circular room where the save spot is, you can now open the two "B" doors on the left and right sides. One of them leads back to the beginning of the dungeon, the other leads to a control room. In there, if you search the middle panel, you will activate the elevator(in the middle of the large circular room). Take that elevator down, and you will reach four panels marked A-D. What you have to do is, go to each panel, choose the correct number, than search the little black box next to the "A" panel, and choose the third command to input it. The correct password is A=2, B=4, C=8, and D=5. Now you can take the elevator down another level. Go in the door down there and there will be a scene where Billy gets his new gear. Then your characters will walk out of the place, but you'll be confronted by Dominia, Tronu, Selafighter, and Kelbana, the 4 "Elements". Boss: Elements Since Kelbana will cure whoever is injured(including herself), it's best to take her out first, with a charged-up 28 AP attack, to kill her in one shot. Next you'll probably want to get rid of Selafighter, because she will suck out your characters' EP(if she hasn't done so already). You can also kill her in one powered-up 28 AP attack. Then I went for Tronu, who you probably won't be able to kill with a powered-up 28 AP attack, so you might just want to normally attack her. The game will force you to save Dominia for last, because if you attack her while there's still someone else left, she'll automatically heal herself. And once she is by herself, she'll get a lot harder. She'll go quicker, plus she'll have a powerful new attack that can do to some of your weaker guys around 250 damage. But you should win if you hang in there. But it's not over yet. After you beat them, you'll go outside and get in your gears to fight their gears. But this time, their gears will combine into a huge gear. Boss: G Elements A somewhat difficult battle, you'll probably want to use Booster. You have so much fuel now it won't even matter. Don't even bother using Triangle or Circle Button attacks, as they'll be blocked for almost no damage(it's okay to use them in a combo, though). You might want to try using Fei's "System Id" technique, it will put Fei at infinity attack level for 3 rounds at a cost of 1000 fuel(and if you're Id, it's okay to do Triangle Button attacks, they won't be blocked). After you defeat them, there'll be more long, long, scenes, then you'll be put in a cave. Anima Dungeon 2: At the beginning of the cave, there'll be the usual save and switch character spots, plus the friendly robot who you can buy new stuff from, or get your fuel refilled. There'll also be a long jump you can't make, and two treasures down in a pit. Near the save spot is a rock. Push it out of the way(towards the direction of the pit), and it will reveal a tiny doorway that you need to get out of your gears to enter. This is a puzzle room, if you search one of the pillars, Fei will say something. In fact, make sure you search ALL of the pillars in here, otherwise some of the puzzles won't work. There's four wall scribbles in this room. They are all clues on the puzzles here. One of them says "South 4 steps, West 10 steps". Once you read that, just walk south 4 steps, then west 10 steps, and you hit a wall(actually, you'll probably hit the wall before your 10 steps are up, so just walk into the wall for the last few steps). That will cause a stone block to fall down. Push it into one of the three holes in the ground(and remember, this puzzle won't have worked unless you search the pillars first). The next one is easy. Just constantly search the back of the western pillar until another stone block falls. But don't push it into one of the holes, at least not yet. You'll need to use that stone block, where it is, as a stepping stone to jump atop the middle pillar. Once on top of the middle pillar, jump straight up into the air. That will cause the final stone block to fall. Push them into the remaining holes. Now, outside, you can make the impossible jump, because now there will be a middle ledge to jump onto. Jump across, and go to the next area. In the next area, there will be an impassable lake the middle of the room, plus a tiny ledge on the side, that your gears can't go across. So, get out of your gears to go across the ledge into another little room. In here, you will shortly find a room with three pits in it(if you look closely, you can make out where the pits are). If you fall into the third pit(the one at the far side of the room), and hug against the eastern wall, you fall through into a hidden passageway. In the next room, spikes will begin to fall from the ceiling. Just stay in the center of the room, you'll be fine. Once the platform hits the ground, jump on the outer ledge of it, and let it carry you back up to the top of the room, where there's a door you can go into. In this room, there's a pit in the middle of the room, and there's two switches right in front of the pit. The two switches either raise or drain the water level. Now, when you enter the room, the pit is full, and it has a volume of 10. Whenever you raise or lower the water level, you do that in increments of 3. However there are switches on the left and right side of the room that let you toggle the amount raised an lowered between 3 or 7. Your goal is to make the water have a volume of 5. To do that, with a full tank, lower the water by 7 to get 3. Then add by 3 to get 6, then add by 3 again to get 9. Then, lower the water by 7 to get 2, and then add by 3 to get 5. That will cause the lake outside to drain, and you can go on with the dungeon. There will be another chamber with a save spot, and another door you need to get out of your gears to enter. If you go in that door, you'll run down a hallway, then you'll watch a scene where Rico gets a new gear. Then your characters will start to leave the place, but you'll get attacked by Hamar. Boss: Hamar Pretty easy. The one thing to remember is, once he turns red, you'll have to run away from battle. If you don't, he'll blow up, and you'll die. There will be a few more scenes, then you'll be in the Yugdrasil. Yugdrasil: Follow Elie downstairs, and go in the first room to talk to her. There will be a lot more scenes, and then eventually you'll go to some mechanical place and have to fight another boss. Boss: Deus You have to let this boss hurt himself, because if you attack him, he'll cure for 16,000 HP. Every so often, he'll do a powerful attack on everyone, including himself. So constantly charge your fuel, and cure when needed. After he takes a bit of damage, he'll sort of kneel over. At this time, I attacked him, and he died(but maybe I just got lucky, so don't get mad at me if you do the same, and he doesn't die but instead cures himself). There will be many long scenes, eventually you'll be in another mechanical-looking place. Mechanical Place: This isn't really a dungeon, but in the entrance you can still save and change your characters, plus if you go out to the little side door, you can find a robot who will sell you stuff, and refill your fuel if needed. But where you have to go is through a big door. Do so, and you'll have to fight Ramsas one final time. Boss: Ramsas At the beginning of the battle, Ramsas will reduce everybody's HP to 1. You have to cure yourself, then make sure you can kill him quickly before he does it again(because there's another battle after this one). You definitely want to use Booster here, and use Fei's System Id. If you just can't kill him before he does it again, then make sure you have a weak cure equipped(such as Frame HP 30), so that you won't waste that much fuel having to cure for a second time. After he's dead, you'll soon fight another boss. Boss: Opiomolpus(Myan) Undoubtedly the hardest boss in the game so far. She only has about 25,000 HPs, but she's very, very tough(especially since you probably took a beating in the last battle). Every time you attack her, her defense and magic power go up(even if you miss). And every few rounds, she'll unleash a devastating magic attack. Depending on how much you attacked her in the previous few rounds, the spell will do different damage. At least after she does her attack, her defense and magic power go back to their normal levels. If you can get in 4 or 5 System Id attacks, you can win(plus maybe a combo or two from your supporting characters). That means having at least 2000 fuel in reserve. What it's best to do is, just use 1 System Id attack, then charge your fuel for the next 2 turns. Remember, when you have infinity attack level, you'll regain 300 fuel every time you charge, so you'll have regained 600 fuel. Hopefully that will give you enough to use Id again, and that plus a few other attacks will do her in. One thing you'll want to watch out for, is if even one of your guys is killed off, she'll turn vicious, attacking every round until everyone's dead. One thing that will help win this battle is if you have equipped the Z 80/25 Armor for your gears, as that's the best one available that defends against magic. If you do manage to beat her, there will be some more scenes. You will get a chance to save your game, do so, because there will be more scenes for a while. Then, after all those scenes are over, you will be given the chance to save your game again, plus change your characters, signaling that it's time for another boss fight. Boss: Id Not that difficult, compared to the last fight. Just keep attacking him. I used the Circle Button attacks, and he never dodged once. You may need to cure once or twice, though. After he's killed, there'll be more long, long, scenes(what a surprise). After a while, Fei will get a new gear(called "Xenogears", yes even with the "s" on the end, making it seem someone plural), and have to fight Graaf in his gear in a one-on-one battle. Boss: Graaf You'll want to put on Booster, you have more than enough fuel to make it even matter anymore. For some reason, he usually blocks your Triangle and Circle Button attacks, making them do little or no damage. So just use Square, it should do 2000. And, don't even bother charging up to attack level 2, as level 1 does almost as much damage. With this in mind, he should go down pretty quickly. Then there will be an insane amount of scenes, with some cool FMV. Eventually, you'll be in a town, which is actually a crashed- down Shebat. If you go into this place, you can find Zefar, and talk to her for a scene. If you leave, you'll see that you'll finally be on the world map again! But is has been changed. You can also now freely fly around in the Yugdrasil, and if you go down to the Yugdrasil's gear shop, you'll see that they're selling new stuff. Optional Stuff: The end dungeon is the dot on that island in the western middle of the map. But before you go there, there's some optional stuff you can do first. Kisrev's Battling Arena: Besides the crashed-down Shebat, Kisrev is the only city you can go into. But there's only one part you can go into, and that's the Battling Arena. You can go back her to fight those action battles from earlier in the game(actually, you could do that back on Disc One as soon as you could fly). You can choose 2 modes. Mode 1 is where you can just mess around, where you can practice, and or just play battles, where you can choose any gear to fight with. You'll also have the options to make it Player One vs. Computer, Player One vs. Player Two, or Computer vs. Computer. You can set the difficulty and the match count. Mode 2 is more like a tournament, and here you can win BPs(Battle Points), and trade them in for rare items and such(like in Final Fantasy 7). Also, in the center of Kisrev's map, you can buy stuff from the blue crystal. Tora's Hut: On the long skinny continent on the eastern side of the world map, you can find Tora's hut in the middle of a forest(you have to get out of your gears to enter). Inside, you can talk to Tora, and he'll give you some items. The Underground City: Around the middle of the map, there's a large, empty continent. Actually, it's not totally empty. There's a lighthouse on a peninsula sticking out of the northwestern side. If you go in, you'll take an elevator down to an underground city. As you're wandering through the streets, if Fei ever says something, that means you can get out of your gear and go inside a nearby building. In one of the buildings you can search a computer for a cool scene, in another you can buy some new gear stuff from BigJoe. In one part of the city, there's a hole you can drop into in the middle of the street, but you'll have to get out of your gears(Fei will say something when you approach it). If you go through there, you'll eventually be in a big area, and you can see a scene there(you may need Emerda in your party, because the scene involves her). After the scene, Emerda will change from a child to a full-grown woman. As far as I know, that's all you can do in this place. Sandman's Desert: East of the end dungeon, there's a small desert isle with a desert and some ruins on it. The only place you can land is in the grass. Once you enter, you'll encounter some Sandmen, and they'll tell you to leave. Answer no to fight them. Then you'll be able to move around freely in here. What you have to do in here, is walk away from the camera all the way until you hit the wall. Then, move to the right, almost all the way, but don't exit off to the right(if you do that, the screen will just repeat itself). What you have to do is, instead of exiting to the right, head towards the camera until you go off the screen, and then you'll be in a desert clearing. Once in here, if you head north, you'll get back to where you were. If you go any other direction, though, the screen will repeat. Honestly, I have no idea what to do at this part. If anyone knows what to do, email me! You'll get credit in my guide. Hopefully, by the time I update this, I'll know the solution(whether someone tells me or if I manage to figure it out by myself). Other Optional Stuff: As far as I know, that's all you can do. Since Elie's permanently gone from the party, you have an open spot for another character, so maybe you can get someone to join? Who knows. You can also go back into the two dungeons earlier in Disc Two, but I don't think you can do anything there. Is there anything else?? The Final Dungeon: When you first get in here and jump down into the maze section, you can hit select to look at a map of the place. The lighter blue parts mean high elevation, and the dark blue parts are low elevation. Your goal is to get to the upper-right hand corner of the map, that's where the door to the next area is. You'll have to find a place where you can either walk up a ramp up jump up ledges to get to the higher elevation(don't worry, there's quite a few of them). Once you go through that door, you'll have to jump down into a pit. While falling down the pit, you'll have to dodge beams of light. Nothing too hard, though. You'll then be in a new section, where you can again hit select to look at a map of the place. Again, the light blue is a higher elevation than the dark blue. You will also notice on the map the existence of eight doors around the perimeter of this place. They lead to the tunnel system of this place, that also has it's own map. Basically, you need to get to the red pod in the center of the map. To do that, first take the tunnel system so that you'll come out at the top middle of the map, so you can get to the pod right north of the red dot. Unlike most of the pods here, this one isn't an elevator, instead, jump on top of the pod, and walk into the beam of light to rotate the direction of the red pod. In fact, whenever you see an "outline" of a platform on a map, with a faint circle around it, that means that you can rotate the platform by physically pushing the bar on top to the side. Anyway, your next step is to make your way to the pod the far right middle of the map, there will be another switch, this one will rotate the pod that's adjacent to the red pod, now you have created a bridge to reach the red pod. The bridge is connected to an exit from the tunnel system(I got there by entering the tunnel system from the right middle, then, looking at the map of the tunnels, I exited in the upper-right. Once you get to the red dot on the map, you'll jump down another one of those tunnels where you have to dodge beams of light. Once you're through the tunnel, you'll be back at the place where you had to fight Ramsas and Myan in their gears not long ago. Again, if you take the passage way off to the side from this place, you can talk to a robot, who'll let you buy new stuff, and you can also choose to leave this dungeon. You have to again go through the big door just like before, except this time you'll come to a big green pit in the ground that your characters will jump in, leading to the last boss. The Final Confrontation: All of your characters will be here, and there will be a huge organic thing in the center of the room. There are also four big globes of light circling the center. Each of these four is a boss. You don't have to kill all of the four globes, before you go fight the main boss in the center, but whenever you kill one of the four minibosses, the main boss will lose an attack(some of those attacks can be very annoying). There's also a blue change character spot in here, so you can fight the minibosses with your weaker guys, and save your best characters for the guy in the middle. Boss 1: Metatron(looks like a robot) This is without a doubt the hardest of the four, he has powerful spread attacks as well as a special move where he gets in 5-10 attacks in one round, which can seriously mess your party up. I generally fought this guy last, and even brought in some of my best characters, as well. Boss 2: Halroot(looks like a vortex) Pretty easy. He has a few high-powered attacks, but rarely uses them. He also has a pretty crappy evade rate(although he WILL dodge Maria's Circle Button attack). Boss 3: ThunderRufon(looks like a bunch of spinning red diamonds) Not too hard, except for the fact that after every one of your attacks, he will counterattack(but he usually misses). Boss 4: Marloot(looks like a flat golden phoenix on the ground) This guy can be hard, especially if you fight him as the third or fourth guy. But, you'll probably want to fight him as the third guy, especially if you're using all of your second-best characters, because after the first they'll be pretty drained, and you won't want to use them anymore. The reason that makes them a good choice for this boss is because he can drain your fuel, so if you go into this battle having a lot of fuel, you'll come out with virtually none, however if you go into this battle with not much fuel, you won't come out much worse, either. What I did was, I quickly got down to zero fuel. Whenever that happened, I just charged my fuel a few times, then attacked. Oh yeah, you can't do combos on this guy, either, and since he tends to block Circle Button attacks(especially later on in the battle), it's best to use Triangle Button attacks. One good thing is since you can't use combos, your attack level will quickly rise, and unless you have someone who has an infinity attack level, it will stay high, so you can recharge fuel quicker. Anyhow, once all four are dead, pray that you have your best 3 characters at either full strength(which is almost impossible, since it's hard not to use at least one of them for at least one of the four battles), or hopefully at least your best guy at full strength. Then, head for the center, for the final battle(almost). Boss: Deus Very difficult, there's a few attacks that do a lot of damage. Plus, once the hands fly off(which happens at the beginning of the battle if you killed the four minibosses), every time you attack, the bosses hands will counterattack. But hang in there, and you'll win. But you're not done yet. After a few short scenes, Fei(in his gear) will have to fight a one-on-one battle. Final Boss: Erovoros Not that hard, but don't get cocky or anything because she CAN kill you. You're definitely going to want to put on Booster, so you can get in attacks quicker. In fact, with Booster, you shouldn't have to cure more than once(if at all). Her most powerful attack does 7000 damage, so make sure that your HP doesn't fall below that number. All in all, not that hard a battle, considering that you get all your stats refilled before the battle. When she goes down, it's time to sit back and watch the cool anime ending. You deserve praise if you can make it through this game. Well, I hope you enjoyed my faq. If there's anything you'd like to add, or if there's some corrections you'd like to make, email me at email@example.com. If I use what you say in the guide, you'll get credited for it. Thanks for reading!