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    God Of War: The Hydra Battle
    ABSOLUTE BRUTALITY - Complete Demo Walkthrough
    Authored by VampireHorde
    
    
     
    
                                                                          
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    INTRODUCTION
    
    
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    Thanks for clicking on the FAQ. First of all, I wasn't aware that there 
    were any Online FAQ's available for the Demo, so I made one just in 
    time for the game's release. If you're reading this, just take a quick 
    glance of what the Demo offers and then get the full retail version for 
    more bloodshed hi-larity.
    
    The GoW Demo can be obtained through Pre-Orders only. If you got your 
    hands on a copy then you came to the right place, Warrior!
    
    I will detail everything you need to know for the Demo and a few hints 
    here and there. 
    
    
    No more talk, FIGHT!
    
    
    
    
    
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      GOD OF WAR CONTROLS
    
    
    
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    Welcome to the world of Ancient Greece! War is a bitch and so are your 
    Enemies! Kill them with everything you got! Nothing says "HELL YEAH!" 
    like Bloody Brutality!
    
    
    ==  MELEE ATTACKS  ==
    
    Circle Button:   GRAB/PUNCH (during Grab)
    Triangle Button: STRONG ATTACK/MUTILATE (during Grab)
    X Button:        JUMP/DOUBLE JUMP/KICK (while dragging item)
    Square Button:   REGULAR ATTACK/SWORD SWIPE (during Grab)
    
    L1 Button:  BLOCK
    L2 Button:  USE MAGIC POWER
    L3 Button:  NOT USED
    R1 Button:  SHOULDER TACKLE/DASH
    R2 Button:  OPEN CRATES/DRAG & LIFT ITEMS
    R3 Button:  NOT USED
    
    LEFT ANALOG STICK:  WALK/RUN
    RIGHT ANALOG STICK: EVASION
    
    D-Pad UP:    MAGIC POWERS SELECT
    D-Pad DOWN:  MAGIC POWERS SELECT
    D-Pad LEFT:  MAGIC POWERS SELECT
    D-Pad RIGHT: MAGIC POWERS SELECT
    
    START Button:  POWERUP MENU
    SELECT Button: OPTIONS MENU
    
    
    
    ==  THE COMBO METER  ==
    
    Think you can achieve more than 100-Hits for this Demo? I dare you to 
    get past 100-Hits!
    
    **The highest I've ever achieved for the Demo was 159-Hits. 
    
    10 HITS:      RUINED
    10-20 HITS:   BRUTAL/MUTILATION
    30-40 HITS:   VICIOUS
    40-60 HITS:   SAVAGE
    60-80 HITS:   INHUMAN
    80-100 HITS:  BLOODTHIRSTY
    100-110 HITS: RELENTLESS
    110-120 HITS: MERCILESS
    120-130 HITS: PITILESS
    130-150 HITS: MONSTROUS
    
    The following terms were provided by Afolabiyi Okubanjo. If anything 
    here is incorrect, please e-mail me and let me know.
    160-200 HITS: TYRANNICAL 
    200-250 HITS: IMMORTAL 
    250-300 HITS: ASCENDANT 
    300-400 HITS: GODLY 
    400-500 HITS: OMNIPOTENT/OLYMPIC 
    500-600 HITS: ALL-POWERFUL 
    600-700 HITS: ??? 
    700-800 HITS: SUPREME RULER 
    800-900 HITS: UNEARTHLY 
    900-100+ HITS: IMPOSSIBLE
    
    
    
    ==  EQUIPMENT  ==
    
    BLADES OF CHAOS   LEVEL 3
    BLADE OF ARTEMIS  LEVEL 1  (LOCKED)
    
    **I won't mention the Combos here. You can figure that part out for 
    yourself. You don't need me to tell you.
    
    
    ==  MAGIC  ==
    
    RAGE OF POSEIDON    LEVEL 1
    HEAD OF MEDUSA      LEVEL 1 (LOCKED)
    ZEUS' THUNDERBOLT   LEVEL 1 (LOCKED)
    THE DEAD OF HADES   LEVEL 1 (LOCKED)
    
    
    **HINT, HINT - the other 3 Magic powers and the Blade of Artemis are 
    LOCKED but are actually useable in the Demo (even though it's not 
    supposed to be)! 
    I won't tell you how to obtain them but it can be done.
    
    
    ==  ESSENCE  ==
    
    There are three types of Essence in the Demo:
    
    --RED ESSENCE (BLOOD)
    This is used to Power-Up your Weapons and Magic in the Menu screen 
    (which isn't useable in the Demo).
    
    --BLUE ESSENCE (MAGIC)
    Found only after obtaining Rage of Poseidon.
    
    --GREEN ESSENCE (HEALTH)
    Found by killing humans or opening specific Chests.
    
    
    
    
    
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       HYDRA IN YOUR ASS
    
    
    
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    "The Gods of Olympus have abandoned me. Now there is no hope." --Kratos
    
    Get ready for Chaos and Destruction. Prepare for the Madness of God Of 
    War.
    
    
    
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               ==   COMPLETE WALKTHROUGH: THE AEGEAN SEA   ===
    
    
    
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    --AREA 1: SHIP BOW
    
    Welcome to God Of War! Test out all your skills and eliminate all the 
    enemies until a cutscene occurs.
    
    After eliminating all the enemies, walk up to the metal grate and mash 
    the R2 Button to open it. Jump down to the next area.
    
    Open the Chest to replenish Health and destroy the Barrels to fill the 
    Blood Meter (not like it's of any use). Head through the hallway on the 
    right and destroy the barricade. Continue through the hallway to your 
    first sub-boss battle.
    
    
    
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    Woohoo! Boss battle time, YEAH!
    
    BOSS TACTICS AND EVASION:
    This battle may look difficult but it actually ISN'T. The Hydra Spawn 
    only does a Two-Chomp attack every time and can be evaded with simple 
    back rolls. 
    
    Stand near the entrance doorway and wait for it to do a Two-Chomp 
    Attack (you'll be safe here). Immediately roll in twice and perform ONE 
    combo on the Spawn and then IMMEDIATELY ROLL BACK TWICE to the doorway! 
    Repeat this tactic until it keels over.
    
    Believe it or not, that is the pattern for this particular fight. 
    Practice this tactic and you can basically beat this boss unscathed. 
    Once you've dealt enough pain on its scaly ass, it'll keel over and a 
    series of Buttons will appear above its head.
    
    Get up close to the head and press the following buttons when they 
    appear: CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE
    
    When performed correctly, you'll witness the most INTENSE Brutality of 
    a boss you'll ever see on a game. If the opportunity is missed, you'll 
    have to start all over again. The boss's HP will fully regenerate AND 
    YOU DON'T WANT THAT!
    
    
    
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    --AREA 2: BACK OF THE SHIP
    
    After the battle, head forward and walk through a series of bars 
    Prince-Of-Persia style. Continue through the destroyed hole on the left 
    side and continue through. Ignore the prisoner (you can't help him 
    anyway) and head up the stairs. Destroy the barricade and then open the 
    door. Head outside.
    
    Destroy all the winged foes and kill the defenseless humans to 
    replenish Health (BRU-TAL!). Continue through to another sub-boss 
    battle on the deck.
    
    
    
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    Unfortunately, no button pressing Brutality can be found here. DAMMIT!
    
    
    BOSS TACTICS AND EVASION: The sub-boss has three attacks.
    
    --HEAD POUND
    It'll pound it's head on the deck in a left, right, center pattern. 
    Remember this pattern!
    
    --SWALLOW
    It'll grab Kratos and try to swallow him alive. Mash the Circle Button 
    to open the jaws and counterattack.
    
    --SWIPE
    It'll do cheap swipes with its head to knock you off your feet. Use 
    timed double jumps (straight up) to avoid getting damaged.
    
    --WIND GUST
    Technically not an attack, but it uses this move if Kratos moves too 
    far away. SISSY!
    
    Whittle the boss's health down to ZERO to trigger the next Checkpoint. 
    Jump down to the water and swim to the other side. Climb up the ropes.
    
    **If you need Health, open one of the doors on the right side of the 
    boss and then open the Chest to replenish.
    
    
    
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    --AREA 3: SHIP TO SHIP
    
    Climb up and eliminate the enemies here. Walk the bars to the other 
    side. TAKE YOUR TIME AND BE CAREFUL! There's a Chest on one side filled 
    with Blood (not like you need it).
    
    Cross the bars and head for the ship to trigger a cutscene. Once the 
    cutscene finishes, open the Chest to replenish Health.
    
    Head down the ship and hide behind the large Crates to avoid arrow 
    damage (which you can block, BTW). See that small crate on the right 
    side? You need to push that thing all the way to the other side.
    
    If you try to push it manually, it will probably get destroyed halfway 
    though. Instead, press the R2 Button and then press and hold the X 
    Button to do a charged strong kick. Doing this will fling the crate a 
    far distance. Do this until you can safely push the Crate under the 
    pillars. 
    
    **If you need extra Health, slay the humans hiding behind the Crates 
    (BRU-TAL!).
    
    Jump on the Crate and then jump up to where the bitch-archers are and 
    slay them all. Open the nearby Chest to replenish Health and continue 
    through the hallways outside.
    
    Unfortunately, you cannot save the women and children locked in the 
    Captain's Quarters. Instead climb the ladder and then the ropes all the 
    way up to the top of the Ship. Eliminate enemies on the way up or just 
    keep pressing the Jump Button to quickly get to the top.
    
    
    
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    --AREA 4: THE LORD POSEIDON
    
    Jump to the top of the Ship's sail and then grab onto the long rope. 
    Slide down to the next area.
    
    There are three barricades: the left and right barricades contain 
    Chests with Blood and the middle is the next Checkpoint.
    
    Destroy the middle barricade and head through to a cutscene.
    
    
    ++MAGIC POWER OBTAINED: RAGE OF POSEIDON
    
    After the cutscene, destroy all the enemies that appear. (Use your 
    newly acquired Magic if you want.) Once that's done, head through the 
    halls outside.
    
    Replenish your Health and Magic Meters at the Chests and then climb up 
    the rafters to the last boss battle of the Demo.
    
    
    
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    Remember the last sub-boss battle? Yeah, same thing from that battle 
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    BOSS TACTICS:
    You need to attack each Spawn (one at a time) until it keels over. Next 
    to each Spawn are stacks of Crates. When the Spawn is down, jump on 
    those Crates to the top and then jump on the large anchor hanging to 
    Brutally pin it down. Do this for both Spawns.
    
    Climb up the ropes to end the Demo.
    
    
    CONGRATS! YOU BEAT THE DEMO AND YOU GOT NOTHING OUT OF IT FOR DOING SO! 
    Oh well, wait until the full retail version comes out for some REAL 
    Brutality!
    
    
    
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      ==  UNLOCKABLES  ==
    
    
    
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    There's really nothing to unlock in the Demo but you do get a few 
    freebies in the TREASURES section:
    
    --GOD OF WAR TEASER
    A 30-second Trailer that sort of tells you what to expect...
    
    
    --GOD OF WAR BEHIND THE SCENES
    This is basically an EPK with a few members of the GoW Staff pimping 
    the game and begging you to buy the game because they know much Twisted 
    Metal: Black SUCKED!
    
    
    --HYDRA LEVEL COMMENTARY
    The game director takes you through a scene-by-scene and Scenario-by-
    Scenario breakdown of the entire level. For clues on beating the sub-
    bosses, watch this clip BUT DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!
    
    
    
    
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    Did the Demo whet your Appetite for Destruction? If not, you seriously 
    should go back to Devil May Cry 3. That game might be better for you.
    
    For any questions or inquiries about the Demo, please e-mail me at the 
    address below.
    
    
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    This FAQ is only for use on GameFAQS. You may not copy, link, or 
    reproduce this FAQ on your publication or website without permission. 
    If you want to use this FAQ, please e-mail me at kroqjock@charter.net. 
    I have no problems with anyone who asks. March 2005.