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                                       Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
    
                                               G a m e   G u i d e
    
    
                                                 By Aaron Busch          
                                       http://www.myspace.com/aaron_busch
    
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                                             Sea of Flames
    
                                             Showdown in the Wastes
    
                                             Silent Edge
    
                                             H/Q Under Siege
    
                                             Manor of Despair
    
                                             Mako Reactor 0
    
                                             Manor of Despair
    
                                             DG Strikes Back
    
                                             The Shera
    
                                             Midgar Assault
    
                                             Fight for the Central Complex
    
                                             Empire in Ruins
    
                                             Shinra's Dark Secret
    
                                             Beginnings
    
                                             Mako Reactor 0
    
                                             Omega and Chaos
    
                                             A Finale Chaotic
    
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    Dirge of Cerberus Game Guide
    By Aaron Busch
    
    Version:     A1 X05
    Created:     Wednesday, August 15th, 2006
    Platform:    Playstation 2
    
    E-mail:      Undernet01@Shaw.ca
    
    Primary Source:	http://www.gamefaqs.com
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    (C) 2006 - Dirge of Cerberus Game Guide
               Created by Aaron "Aaron21" Busch
    
               Information in this Game Guide has been created for free, public
               assistance to guide you through Dirge of Cerberus. Stealing work
               and claiming it as your own, or selling any material within this
               Game Guide is strictly prohibited. It's a term called plagiarism,
               and is a punishable offense.
    
               Any reference to this Game Guide must be given credit where it's
               due. You must contact me, should you want to use any information
               in this guide on your own Game Guide.
    
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    I.   VERSION HISTORY
    
         Version A1 X01    (Updated: 12:46 PM 16/08/2006)   >  Created Game Guide
    
         Version A1 X02    (Updated: 02:34 AM 23/08/2006)   >  Updated Game Guide
    
         Version A1 X03    (Updated: 20:55 PM 24/08/2006)   >  Updated Game Guide
    
         Version A1 X04    (Updated: 02:24 AM 25/08/2006)   >  Updated Game Guide
    
         Version A1 X05    (Updated: 18:10 PM 05/09/2006)   >  Walkthrough Complete
    
    
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    II.   USING THE GUIDE
    
    Within this Game Guide, each section will be referenced as a chapter. Below
    will be a reference that will explain how to report directly to the section
    in which you require assistance. For example, "Vincent" would be pronounced
    "V i n c e n t".
    
    Should the name of the chapter consist of more than one word, input a space
    between each letter, and three spaces between each word. 
    
    
       INTERNET EXPLORER / MOZILLA FIREFOX USERS
    
         = Select 'Edit', located on the toolbar at the top of your
           screen.
    
         = Select 'Find, or simply hold Ctrl, then hit the F Key.
    
         = Input the name corresponding to the specific section you are having
           difficulties with, then select 'Find'.
    
       NETSCAPE USERS
    
         = Select 'Edit', located on the toolbar at the top of your
           screen.
    
         = Select 'Find in This Page', or simply hit Ctrl, then the
           F Key.
    
         = Input the name corresponding to the specific section you are having
           difficulties with, then select 'Find'.
    
    
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    III.   WALKTHROUGH
    
    Start Dirge of Cerberus by selecting 'Game Start'. You are then prompted to
    select your mode of difficulty. Those who aren't accustomed to First-Person
    Shooters, I recommend Normal Mode.
    
    
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    Eliminate the initial three Soldiers, then proceed down the walkway. Obtain
    the Potion, then proceed to the ladder at the end of the walkway. Climb the
    ladder, clear out the nearby Soldiers, then proceed to the nearby structure
    surrounding Kalm. Crouch so the Soldiers do not sense your presence.
    
    Shoot the explosive barrel nearby to eliminate the surrounding Soldiers. In
    the distance, locate the lookout at I-01. Eliminate the Soldiers, enter the
    lookout, descend to the bottom, then defeat the Soldiers to begin your next
    objective.
    
    
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     Several citzens of Kalm will dash into the alleyway, but do not shoot them!
     Wait a moment, then eliminate the Soldiers chasing them. Continue into the
     Marketplace, eliminate the nearby Soldiers.
    
     Continue through the Marketplace and rescue the citizens who dash out from
     the right. Proceed to the end of the Marketplace and quickly eliminate the
     Soldiers to your left.
    
     You'll encounter three citizens nearby, located at I-14 / I-15. These will
     both connect midway through, near where you encountered the three Soldiers.
     Return through the Marketplace to G-13.
    
     Proceed through the alley, eliminate the Soldiers, then examine the nearby
     barrier. After you've been prompted to obtain a Cardkey, eliminate each of
     the Soldiers, obtain the Cardkey, deactivate the barrier, and then proceed
     onward.
    
     You'll encounter more citizens ahead, but they will escape safely. Instead,
     proceed onward to initiate a cutscene.
    
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     Your next objective is to rescue the two citizens. Enter the alley on your
     left, eliminate the Soldier devouring the mother, and then open the nearby
     cargo container.
    
     The cargo container will take fifteen seconds to open, so you need to hold
     off or simply eliminate the Soldiers. Leave the alley via J-07.
    
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     Location: E-04.
    
     Though it might seem like a simple walk through the park, you will need to
     rescue some citizens.
    
     Event 1:  Begins between H-06 / G-06. Eliminate the Soldiers that surround
               the boy.
    
     Event 2:  Alleyway located at F-06, Event will begin at E-05. You'll see a
               crate to your immediate left. Jump onto the crate and shoot down
               the Soldiers, prior to obtaining the Cardkey directly behind you.
    
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    Head back to H-06 with the Cardkey. After you have deactivated the barrier,
    proceed into the corrdior to eventually locate a door leading to Dragonfly.
    
    
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     Use the nearby Mako Points to cast Fire Materia on the Dragonfly, otherwise,
     assault the Dragonfly with your Long-Barrel equipped. Once you've partially
     depleted the Dragonfly's health, it will send Soldiers to attack. Eliminate
     them quickly by shooting one of the many nearby explosive barrels.
    
     Once you've depleted the Dragonfly's reamining health, Vincent will enter a
     nearby residence.
    
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    Once you're inside the residence, proceed upstairs to encounter Azul and an
    almost endless supply of Soldiers. Approach Azul to complete the event.
    
    
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     Location: K-06 - L-07
    
     Avoid the Soldiers, or only shoot those who become bothersome. There is an
     endless supply, so do not waste your ammo.
    
     Dash to D-07 to encounter the WRO. The WRO will eliminate the Soldiers who
     remain, so proceed onward to the WRO Commander. Speak to the WRO Commander,
     then proceed to F-08.
    
     Once you've eliminated the Soldiers, you will need to locate a Cardkey. It
     will be in a crate, located in the alley to your right.
    
     Equip the Sniper Scope, deactivate the barrier with your Cardkey, continue
     up the stairs and aro
    
     Equip the Sniper Scope, deactivate the barrier, start up the staircase and
     around the corner to your left, then eliminate the nearby Snipers. Proceed
     down the walkway to eventually reach the Church.
    
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     Location: E-06 - F-07
    
     *Accessed only once you have obtained the Cardkey in "Assist the WRO".*
    
     Civilian Rescue will be completely optional but will require concentration.
     Equip your Griffon, because the Soldiers will have each citizen eliminated
     within seconds.
    
     With the Griffon equipped, you will be able to eliminate each Soldier with
     ease.
    
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     On this approach, the Dragonfly will assault Vincent from nearby. Shoot the
     Dragonfly continuously, because you need to make it bend over. After it has
     bent over, begin your assault on the core above.
    
     Keep your distance from the Dragonfly because the last place you want to be
     is directly beneath it. This will present problems obtaining a target.
    
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     Unlimited ammo! Simply hold down the R1 Button to begin a rapid assault on
     the Guard Hounds. Once you have held off the Guard Hounds long enough, the
     battle will come to an abrupt end, soon to be continued on the roof of the
     vehicle.
    
     You'll need to hold off the Guard Hounds once more. It's essential that no
     damage is dealt to Vincent.
    
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     Place your target lock onto a nearby Guard Hound. Your easiest method would
     be to chase the Guard Hound and don't stop, becuase the nearby Guard Hounds
     will chase you but will be unable to attack.
    
     The Guard Hounds will respawn, but you will have a brief moment to focus on
     the Crimson Hound.
    
     The Crimson Hound will typically sit atop a rock formation, where it can be
     easily targeted. When the Crimson Hound has been shot, several Guard Hounds
     will spawn, prompting the Crimson Hound to return to the surface to assault
     Vincent.
    
     Ignore the Guard Hounds, because the Crimson Hound is quite weak. After the
     Crimson Hound has been killed, the Guard Hounds will retreat.
    
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    After the battle, obtain the Cardkey, deactivate the barrier, then continue
    up the slope to initiate a cutscene. Eliminate each Soldier to complete the
    chapter.
    
    
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    After the initial cutscene, proceed straight, then through the alley to the
    right. Once you've passed the alley, proceed onward to the main road. Enter
    the alley across from the main road, then speak to the dying WRO Soldier to
    obtain the Keycard.
    
    Ascend the staircase, cross the walkway, then proceed to the main street on
    the other side. Deactivate the barrier, then enter the Inn. Continue to the
    back of the bar, ascend the nearby staircase, then exit through the door to
    reach the alleyway. Proceed through the alleyway to a large vicinity.
    
    
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     The Snipers will present quite a challenge because they shoot with extreme
     accuracy and deal massive damage. Should you die, you will be sent back to
     the beginning of the chapter, so you need to be quick.
    
     The Snipers will lead you to an encounter of a young boy who will run past
     Vincent. Eliminating each Sniper will lead you to an event prompting a boy
     to skit across the screen. After he has disappeared into a building, enter
     inside, eliminate the Snipers on the second level, then head back down. He
     will immediately exit outside and escape to the western perimeter.
    
     Eliminate the Snipers, then continue to the northern perimeter. Shoot down
     the Snipers to rescue the young boy next to the barrier. Once you speak to
     him, your escort mission will begin.
    
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     Stay a slight distance ahead of him, but not too much because enemies will
     approach in both directions. This will create a partial barrier to protect
     your escort.
    
     Simply remain close to your escort because he will lead you directly where
     you need to be to complete your objective.
    
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    After the escort objective has completed, return to the barrier. Deactivate
    the barrier, then eliminate the Snipers as you proceed through the alleyway.
    You will soon reach the main road.
    
    Proceed halfway down the road, then continue right. After you reach the end
    of the street, a cutscene will reveal several nearby Snipers. Eliminate the
    Snipers, then proceed onward.
    
    You will come to a road that overlooks the vicinity where you completed the
    escort objective. Proceed to the alleyway next to the Mako Point, but don't
    enter it. Instead, shoot the two explosive barrels to eliminate most of the
    Snipers.
    
    Proceed into the door once you have eliminated the Snipers to encounter the
    Heavy Armored Soldier.
    
    
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     Eliminate the Snipers on top before the two below because it will make the
     battle a lot less difficult. When you've eliminated the Snipers, bring the
     Heavy Armored Soldier down to 50% Health with the Cerberus.
    
     The Heavy Armored Soldier will then shoot you with his Machine Gun. Switch
     to the Griffon on Normal Mode, keep your distance, and escape to obstacles
     nearby to barricade incoming enemy assault. The Heavily Armored Soldier is
     quite easy to defeat.
    
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     Eliminate all the Soldiers once you have gained control of Vincent. You'll
     immediately receive incoming enemy assault once the chapter has begun. The
     objective will begin in the basement of WRO Headquarters.
    
     Ascend the staircase once you have eliminated the nearby Soldiers. Proceed
     counter-clockwise, past the barrier, then obtain the Cardkey at the end of
     the corridor. Deactivate the barrier and proceed to the second level.
    
     Shoot the Soldiers across the bridge, return into the corridor and proceed
     into the door located at F-12. Exit back to the main corridor on the other
     side and ascend the staircase to your right.
    
     Eliminate the Soldiers at K-08 / H-02, obtain the Cardkey, then proceed to
     the staircase at K-10. Head to the top level, eliminate the Soldiers, then
     return to the level below. Head counter-clockwise around the perimeter and
     access the elevator to return to the top level. 
    
     Exit the elevator to your right, then proceed through the door to initiate
     a cutscene. 
    
     Eliminate the Soldiers at K-08 / H-02 to obtain the Cardkey. Return to the
     staircase at K-10 and deactivate the barrier to initiate a cutscene.  
    
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     Arrows will be marked on several walls, so ascend the staircase, then head
     down the corridor. If you have been blocked by a barrier, you will need to
     eliminate all enemies that remain.
    
     You need to reach Reeve before the progress bar runs out. You'll have more
     than enough time to complete the objective.
    
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    Backtrack to the main corrior to encounter Azul. Proceed down to base level,
    and then enter the door at J-07. Eliminate the Soldiers in the corridor and
    head down the stairs to the level below. Shoot down the Soldiers to receive
    a Cardkey, deactivate the barrier, then continue onward.
    
    Some of the robotic enemies will make it difficult to survive, but you will
    need to eliminate them to obtain the Cardkey. Use a Limit Breaker to easily
    eliminate the Soldiers and robotic prototypes. Remain in your Limit Breaker,
    because you will still be battling more robotic prototypes.
    
    Head down the corridor, eliminate the Soldier and robotic prototype, obtain
    the Cardkey from the Soldier's corpse, then proceed through the two sets of
    doors to encounter Shelke.
    
    
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     Shelke will be extremely quick, so you cannot remain still. She'll come at
     you quickly and perform a powerful combo, so jump before she reaches you.
    
     Shoot Shelke a couple times before moving somewhere else, because she will
     throw on a shield which cannot be penetrated. Shooting her will only waste
     ammo.
    
     Each time Shelke hits you, she will send you airborne, so counter and push
     the X Button to swiftly regain control of Vincent.
    
     When she runs low on health, Shelke will perform a new combo, dealing lots
     of damage. The key to winning is to keep moving, and don't let her get too
     close to you.
    
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    After you have defeated Shelke, exit to the corridor to encounter Azul. The
    battle will begin after the cutscene.
    
    
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     Don't bother with your weapons because Azul has way too much armor. You'll
     probably notice several explosive barrels nearby. Shoot the three that are
     closest to Azul, but keep moving, otherwise Azul WILL one-shot you.
    
     Once you've destroyed the three barrels next to Azul, run to the column in
     the back corner. This will bring Azul to the other side of the room. If he
     raises his Rocket Launcher during this time, you need to jump into the air
     to avoid his powerful shockwave.
    
     When Azul reaches the other side of the room, shoot the barrels closest to
     him to finish him off.
    
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     The Sahagin have inhabited the Nibelheim Sewers, but you should be able to
     eliminate them easily. Head through the sewer chamber to the barrier, then
     climb the ladder to your right.
    
     Once at the top, jump down into the main chamber and eliminate the Sahagin
     to obtain the Cardkey. Deactivate the western barrier and proceed into the
     next corridor.
    
     Enter the corridor and proceed to the larger room. Shoot down the Sahagins
     and enter the tunnel on your right. Proceed down the corridor and into the
     tunnel on your right. 
    
     Continue past the barrier and into the large chamber on your right. Access
     terminal on the gate mechanism, then return to the barrier in the previous
     room.
    
     Locate a small entryway across from the barrier and climb the ladder. This
     will bring you above the room with the gate mechanism. Access the terminal
     on the gate mechanism, then return to the lower level of this room. Follow
     the red wire to access the gate which you just opened, then proceed up the
     ladder.
    
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    You will now be centered in a warehouse in Nibelheim. Eliminate the enemies
    in this area, then ride the elevator to the upper-most level. Head into the
    corridor and attempt to access the stairs across the bridge. Once it closes,
    attempt to return to the previous room. Several Soldiers will then rush out
    from both sides and open fire.
    
    Once you have eliminated the nearby Soldiers, head into the door you opened
    and approach the elevator to initiate a cutscene.
    
    
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    Once you have entered the Mako Reactor, ascend the stairs on your right and
    jump over the pipes to begin your objective.
    
    
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     Guard 1: Use the crate to sneak past the DG Soldier. He will patrol on the
              right side, so stick to the left. After you have reached the pipe,
              jump to the platform below and quickly hide behind the crate.
    
     Guard 2: Both DG Soldiers will patrol in-sync. Once the DG Soldier on your
              right has turned away from the other, stay behind him and head to
              the nearby crate.
    
     Guard 3: Climb down the ladder when the DG Soldier has turned to the other
              direction and proceed left.
    
     Guard 4: When the DG Soldier has turned from the explosive barrel, push it
              in his direction. This will eliminate the DG Soldier.
    
     Guard 5: Wait behind the crates. As soon as the DG Soldier on the right is
              towards the ladder, push the barrel towards the DG Soldier who is
              directly ahead.
    
     Cross to where you eliminated the DG Soldier and jump onto the crate. Jump
     off behind the robotic prototypes to initiate a cutscene.
    
     Guard 6: Stand behind the barrel to your left. Push the barrel once the DG
              Soldier has come into range.
    
     Return to where you eliminated Guard 6, then hide behind the barrel on the
     bridge. When a Soldier passes 6:00, quickly run behind him, then exit down
     the stairs to your left. Proceed down the stairs on your right to complete
     the objective.  
    
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    Proceed through the door directly ahead to a small room, then enter through
    the next door to initiate a cutscene.
    
    
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    /  Objective: Omega Report Files       /
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     File 1: Obtained as soon as your objective has begun.
    
     Proceed to the main corridor, continue to the end and enter the cave. This
     will eventually bring you to your next objective.
    
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    /  Objective: Destroy the Mines        /
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     Four mines have been planted and you have three minutes to destroy each of
     them. When you come close to a mine, you will hear a sound. After you have
     come close enough, it will emit an orange beam, prompting you to step back
     and shoot it.
    
     Once you have eliminated each mine, pick up the Cardkey and deactivate the
     barrier.
    
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    Once you've reached the next area, press the switch to activate the central
    platform. Step onto the platform, jump off to the other side, then continue
    onward. Ascend the circular staircase, continue through the door at the top,
    and then exit to the Mansion Foyer.
    
    
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     File 2: Western circular room in the Mansion Foyer. 
    
     File 3: Mansion Foyer. Enter down the eastern hallway and continue through
             the door. File 3 can be located behind the crates.
    
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    Proceed down the western hallway, enter the Kitchen, continue into the door
    on your right, exit into the Storage Room, and then enter the room with the
    large elevator. Exit to the hallway and enter through the door to your left
    to initiate a cutscene.
    
    After the cutscene, jump over the mines and back to the room with the large
    elevator. Backtrack towards the Kitchen to encounter the Black Widow.
    
    
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    /  Boss Battle:  Black Widow    /
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     The easiest way to eliminate the Black Widow is to cast your Limit Breaker.
     If you cannot cast your Limit Breaker...
    
     The Black Widow has several attack which can be nearly impossibly to avoid.
     It's laser will strike you immeidately, so don't stand still. If it climbs
     onto a wall, shoot it down to temporarily stun it. When the Black Widow is
     down on the surface, keep moving or it will charge into you.
    
     That's all you need to know to eliminate the Black Widow. Like I said, you
     can easily defeat it by casting your Limit Breaker.
    
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    Shoot down the three robotic prototypes, then obtain the Cardkey. After you
    deactivate the barrier, proceed down the path, clearing each Guard Hound as
    they approach.
    
    Clear the cave, including the Soldiers in the encampment below. Go into the
    nearby cave and exit to WRO Headquarters.
    
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    /  Objective: Save the WRO Soldiers    /
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     Shoot each of the explosive barrels near the DG Soliders quickly. Once you
     have eliminated the DG Soldiers, equip the Griffon on Long Barrel, destroy
     each DG Helicopter assaulting WRO Headquarters.
    
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    Obtain the Cardkey, then enter into WRO Headquarters. Proceed down the hall,
    exit outside, eliminate all nearby DG Units, then continue through the west
    entryway.
    
    Ascend the stairs on the other side, exit outside, eliminate all the nearby
    Soldiers to obtain the Cardkey, then deactivate the barrier. Enter into the
    darkened corridor to initiate a cutscene. Afterwards, eliminate the enemies
    nearby, then ascend the stairs.
    
    
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    /  Boss Battle:  Black Widow 2  /
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     This battle can literally end in seconds, simply eliminate the DG Soldiers
     and run down the stairs. Shoot it a couple times while it's still centered
     at the top of the stairs and you're done.
    
     The Black Widow has several attack which can be nearly impossibly to avoid.
     It's laser will strike you immeidately, so don't stand still. There is not
     much difference between the Black Widow in Nibelheim or WRO H/Q, only that
     it will now launch several rockets.
    
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    Head through the main corridor and enter into the large room. Enter through
    the door in the north-eastern corner, then proceed through the corridor and
    down the stairs to the basement.
    
    Start through the basement corridor to eventually encounter... Azul? You've
    completed the chapter.
    
    
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    Enter into the corridor through the southern door and speak to Yuffie, then
    continue to the end of the corridor. Enter through the door on your left to
    initiate a cutscene.
    
    Return into the corridor, then proceed to the first door on your left. Talk
    to Reeve to continue the story.
    
    After the cutscene, speak to Cid, Yuffie, Reeve, then Shelke. Head into the
    door across the hall from Yuffie, continue downstairs, through the corridor,
    then into the Engine Room. Attempt to exit and Vincent will have an episode.
    
    
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    Turn into the opposite direction, proceed around the train to the right and
    sneak behind the WRO Soldiers. Follow the WRO Soldiers into the train depot,
    then shoot the explosive barrel to eliminate the nearby DG Soldiers.
    
    Continue onward to encounter more WRO Soliders. After the cutscene you will
    begin your objective.
    
    
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    /  Objective: Escort the WRO Soldiers    /
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     Proceed deeper into the Sector 7 Slums, shoot down the three Soldiers that
     emerge from the nearby garage, then approach the WRO Soldier hiding behind
     the large crate in the distance. Once the WRO Soldier joins you, enter the
     garage.
    
     Equip your Griffon, then start down the corridor and quickly eliminate the
     DG Soldiers on your left. Pick up the Cardkey and proceed past the barrier.
    
     Eliminate the DG Soldiers outside and continue down the stairs to initiate
     a cutscene.
    
     Return up the stairs you just came down, eliminate the three Soldier, then
     return down the stairs and clear the vicinity. Approach the barrier on the
     other side, shoot down the Guard, then deactivate the barrier and continue
     into the next area.
    
     Eliminate the Soldiers, then approach the barrier. Wait for the several of
     the robotic prototypes to attack and eliminate them with Fire Materia. Now
     obtain the Cardkey and proceed past the barrier to initiate a cutscene.
    
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    Equip your Long Barrel, enter the Train Graveyard, shoot out the Soldier on
    the tower, then enter the south-eastern train. Exit on the other side, then
    proceed down the path, into the vicinity of the Train Graveyard.
    
    
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     This will be difficult mainly because the two Soldiers will die before the
     prompt disappears. Go around the crates on your left and eliminate all the
     Soldiers. Turn around, then cast Fire Materia to eliminate the Machine Gun
     above.
    
     Venture deeper into the Train Graveyard and do the same to the two Machine
     Guns that assault the nearby WRO Soldiers. Proceed into the next Graveyard,
     eliminate the Soldier, then proceed down the sidewalk to your left.
    
     Shoot the two Soldiers that approach, cross over to the central dock, jump
     onto the track, then exit the Graveyard.
    
     Continue around the corner, then enter the final Graveyard of the Sector 7
     Slums. Run along the train on your left, jump off to your right, head down
     the central walkway, then proceed into the southern-most train to initiate
     a cutscene. Exit the train, then proceed through the southern gate.
    
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    /  Boss Battle:  DG Commander      /
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     Eliminate all the DG Units before attacking the Commander. After they have
     been eliminated, equip your Griffon and begin attacking the Commander. You
     should have more than enough time to deplete his health before he calls on
     more DG Units.
    
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    Eliminate the DG Soldiers as you progress through the corridor. Exit on the
    other side to reach a large Train Graveyard. (Okay, I lied earlier.)
    
    Stay near the eastern wall until you reach the Mako Point. Jump through the
    train across from the Mako Point, then continue down the path to your right
    to initate a cutscene.
    
    
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    /  Boss Battle:  Shrikes           /
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     You cannot stop moving in this battle. Once you have a Shrike targetd, you
     cannot let it go, so continue shooting it until it has been destroyed.
    
     Keep your Griffon equipped on Long Barrel and watch your health. You might
     require the use a lot of health-restoring items, depending on your current
     level.
    
     There is a train located at E-08 holding a Jukebox, so if you have the Gil,
     you can restock on items. This is also a great place that can be used as a
     shelter.
    
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    Follow the WRO Soldiers to the initial three Soldiers. Eliminate them, then
    obtain the Cardkey and deactivate the barrier. Enter into the next room and
    eliminate the DG Soldiers. Shoot the explosive barrels or cast Fire Materia
    to eliminate the DG Soldiers quickly.
    
    Proceed down the walkway into the blue-lit corridor, access the machine gun
    on your right, then shoot the incoming DG Soldiers. (Friendly fire will not
    apply.)
    
    Pick up the Cardkey and continue into the door on your left. Deactivate the
    barrier, then climb the ladder to the walkway above.
    
    
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     You need to time this correctly! This is pretty simple, just avoid running
     past if one of the mines is too close. You are locked between each barrier
     for about three to five seconds and the mines cannot be shot down. There's
     a Soldier you need to shoot directly ahead once you are about halfway into
     the hallway.
    
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    Exit on the other side, then proceed up the stairs. Shoot down the Soldiers
    in the corridor upstairs, then proceed onward.
    
    
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     Destroy the robotics with your Griffon, or cast your Materia to finish the
     objective quickly. Go up the stairs and turn right into the corridor. Kill
     the Soldier operating the Machine Gun, then climb up the ladder.
    
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    Proceed into the room on the right, eliminate the Soldiers, then deactivate
    the barrier. Press the switch, then enter the elevator. Press the switch in
    the elevator to be taken to the upper level.
    
    Exit into the corridor and destroy the robotic unit. Head around the corner,
    then up the nearby stairs to begin your next objective.
    
    
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     As you proceed toward the elevator, four Sentry Robots will come out. Cast
     your Materia to eliminate them, then enter the elevator to be taken to the
     upper level.
    
     Strafe left and right inside the elevator to avoid the missile while, then
     eliminate the Sentry Robots. After that, shoot down the two robotics ahead.
    
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    Continue into the next room, then through the door on the other side of the
    wall to initiate a cutscene.
    
    
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    /  Boss Battle:  Rosso the Crimson    /
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     You need to keep moving in this battle because Rosso is quite quick, has a
     lot of health, and packs a pretty decent punch. For the initial phase, run
     circles around the perimeter shooting her with your Cerberus. Make sure to
     keep clear of the nearby pits too, as they will be your disadvantage.
    
     You need to keep your distance from Rosso too, otherwise she'll dash up to
     you and perform a powerful combo. Once you've dealt enough damage to Rosso,
     she will raise the stakes.
    
     If you run low on health or ammunition, there are several white briefcases
     you can use to restock. There's also a Jukebox near where you entered.
    
     In phase two, Rosso will begin to throw several red spheres at you. Though
     they deal a considerable amount of damage, they are quite easily avoidable
     by jumping out of the way. The same will go for her electric ground tremor.
     Simply keep moving backwards away from Rosso and she will have a heck of a
     time trying to hit you.
    
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    Enter the Shinra Headquarters, eliminate the initial enemies, then continue
    up the eastern staircase. Cross to the western staircase, clear out all the
    Soldiers below, then continue to the third landing.
    
    Drop down into the elevator shaft, then exit to reception. Descend down the
    ladder on your left, then continue through the corridor to eventually reach
    the Basement.
    
    Eliminate the initial enemies, then proceed deeper through the corridor. In
    the second room, eliminate the Soldiers that cross above, then head through
    the door on your right.
    
    Enter the room on your right, shoot down the bugs, proceed into the door on
    your left, eliminate some more bugs, then enter into the hall on your left.
    Continue past the Mako Point, shoot down the Soldiers, then enter the room
    on your right.
    
    Elimiante the enemies, then exit into the corridor. Go past the Jukebox and
    into the next room, eliminate the Soldier, then enter the corridor ahead.
    
    Head through the corridor and press the switch against the wall to open the
    door. Enter into the next room to initiate a cutscene. Run into the chamber
    you just opened and press the switch to close the door.
    
    Continue through the remaining rooms, then down the final corridor to reach
    a Mako Point. Enter the door beyond the Mako Point to initiate a cutscene.
    
    
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     *Yawn*, You're battling the same type of Black Widow, just a couple of new
     attacks. The Black Widow on top won't do much, but the other will shoot at
     you with several rapid attacks. This means you will need to run around the
     Black Widow in circles.
    
     The Black Widow on the bottom can be easily defeated by casting your Limit
     Breaker, though the other may be difficult to reach. Equip Griffon on your
     Normal Barrel, then while dodging the several bombs it dispenses, shoot it
     until it has been defeated.
    
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    After the battle, proceed into the elevator. After you've reached the upper
    level, your objective will begin.
    
    
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     File 1: Behind the desk in the north-western room.
    
     File 2: Located in the Materia Exhibit.
    
     File 3: Found in the first Computer Lab at the bottom of the long elevator
             shaft.
    
     File 4: Found in the third Computer Lab at the bottom of the long elevator
             shaft.
    
     File 5: Found in the final Computer Lab at the bottom of the long elevator
             shaft.
    
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    Start through the eastern door, shoot down the Shrikes before you cross the
    bridge, then proceed into the door to reach the Crystal Exhibit. Shoot down
    the enemies in the Crystal Exhibit and Materia Exhibit, then continue along
    the long corridor. Approach the second bridge to initiate a cutscene. 
    
    Proceed into the door on the other side of the bridge to reach the elevator,
    then access the elevator to begin your next objective.
    
    
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     Rotate the camera as the elevator descends, shooting all the mines as they
     come into range. Make sure you stand in the center of the platform because
     they will explode.
    
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    After you've reached the bottom, exit through the south-western door, cross
    the bridge, then head through the door ahead to reach the Computer Lab. Now
    proceed through each room until you reach the corridor just past the fourth
    Computer Lab.
    
    Eliminate the Soldiers and robotic units, continue through the door located
    at the end of the hall, cross the bridge, then access the elevator to reach
    the vicinity below.
    
    
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     Rotate the camera as the elevator descends, shooting all the mines as they
     come into range. Make sure that you do not shoot them down too close, they
     will explode.
    
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    Once you reach the bottom, exit the elevator shaft, cross the bridge, enter
    into the next corridor, then shoot down the enemies in the large room ahead.
    
    The next series of room is quite simple. Your first large room will consist
    of melee enemies, so just keep your distance and eliminate them. The second
    room will consist of enemies holding rocket launchers. Target the explosive
    barrels to eliminate them quickly, keeping your distance, then proceed into
    the eastern corridor ahead.
    
    Eliminate the robotic units and the Guard Hounds and enter through the door
    ahead. Access the Jukebox, then head past the bridge to encounter Azul.
    
    
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     Circle around the central column so Azul cannot see you. Strafe out, shoot
     him a couple times, then return behind the column. Unfortunately, you will
     not be perfectly safe doing this because once you return behind the column,
     Azul performs a shockwave that will damage you regardless of where you are.
     When Azul hits you, it's going to hurt, so don't act like a hero and think
     you can take him in one assault.
    
     Keep your distance from Azul too, because when you get too close, he kicks
     you, dealing incredible damage, so run away from him once he begins to run
     towards you.
    
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    Before you venture towards the central complex, you need to eliminate eight
    airborne enemies. This event triggers when you descend the second staircase,
    just past the Jukebox. Once you've eliminated eight of the airborne enemies,
    shoot down the enemy unit that approaches to obtain the Cardkey. Deactivate
    the barrier at H-07.
    
    Jump to the lower ledge, eliminate the nearby enemies, then continue onward.
    Jump down to the bottom ledge, then proceed through the door ahead to reach
    a corridor leading to the Outer Wall.
    
    Shoot out the enemies on the stairs, then head onto the walkway to activate
    the barrier. Step onto the balcony on your right, destroy the mines, obtain
    the Cardkey, then deactivate the barrier.
    
    Climb down the ladder, then proceed onward with caution. Eliminate the four
    explosive barrels which drop from above, then descend the stairs, eliminate
    the Soldier before he collects all the items, then climb down the ladder to
    the walkway below.
    
    When you have reached the Mako Point, turn around, then eliminate the Heavy
    Armored Soldier. Aim towards the upper walkway behind you, eliminate all of
    the Soldiers, then pick up the Cardkey from the Heavy Armored Soldier. Head
    to the barrier and deactivate it.
    
    Follow the walkway through the door ahead to encounter a new challenge. The
    enemies here will be shielded, so your weapons will not work. Instead, your
    only way of eliminating these enemies is to either attack them by melee, or
    cast Materia. Once they've been eliminated, obtain the Cardkey and continue
    through the south-western barrier.
    
    In the next room, climb down a series of ladders until you reach the lowest
    level of the complex.
    
    Destroy the crates to obtain the Cardkey, then head two levels up to return
    to the barrier. Deactivate the barrier, then jump down to the walkway below
    and continue into the door ahead.
    
    STOP! Proceed with caution through this next corridor because there will be
    two traps located at the entrance and near the exit. After you have reached
    the next room, jump onto the tram to initiate a cutscene.
    
    
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     Keep a close eye on your surroundings, because several enemies come at you
     to block your entrance to the reactor.
    
     In the initial area, shoot the Soldiers, not the trams, then switch to the
     Hydra and eliminate the aircrafts. You will also have several Snipers that
     will be attempting to shoot you down from the surrounding buildings.
    
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    Once you have come to the end of the tram, begin through the corridor ahead,
    then once the walkway collapses, drop to the surface below.
    
    Eliminate the Soldiers as you progress down the walkway on your right, then
    head down the stairs and along the rooftops to enter the nearby building.
    
    Deactivate the barrier inside, then continue down to the lower level. Shoot
    down the enemies that appraoch, pick up the Cardkey, deactivate the barrier
    behind you, eliminate the Heavy Armored Soldier, then obtain the Cardkey to
    deactivate the next barrier.
    
    Exit through the door directly ahead of you and shoot down all the Soldiers
    as you make your way to the street below.
    
    Equip the Long Barrel and eliminate the Snipers, then enter the dark tunnel
    and pick up the Blast Machine Gun. Attempt to exit the dark tunnel to start
    an event.
    
    
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    /  Objective: Hound Eradication      /
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     Several Guard Hounds will begin to approach but they can all be eliminated
     quickly with the Blast Machine Gun.
    
     This will become somewhat troublesome if the Guard Hounds manage to gather
     together. Each Guard Hound will only deal a small amount of damage, but it
     will take big number off your health guage if they begin to attack Vincent
     in large quantities.
    
     Once you have eliminated the Gaurd Hounds, pick up the Cardkey and proceed
     back onto the street.
    
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    Ascend the stairs, eliminate the Snipers, obtain the Cardkey located on the
    crate behind you, then proceed to the end of the alleyway and eliminate the
    Rocket Launchers.
    
    Once in the next room, drop down to the ledge below, cross the bridge, then
    continue up the staircase. Access the machine gun nearby to begin your next
    objective.
    
    
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    \                                    \
    /  Objective: Enemy Assault          /
    \                                    \
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     You'll be assaulted by Snipers from the distant building, as well as a few
     robotic units, including Aerial Mines. Your objective is to keep them from
     swarming towards you, keep your health sufficient, and don't hold back, as
     you have unlimited ammo.
    
     From time to time, make sure that you pop a health potion. This battle may
     last a while and you're not invulnerable.
    
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    Return towards the stairs in the direction you came from and deactivate the
    barrier at the end of the walkway. Eliminate the Soldiers, then descend the
    stairs to the muddy waters below.
    
    Proceed past the eastern stairs, then into the alley on your right. Head up
    the stairs in the distance, then cross the bridge. Shoot down the onslaught
    of Soldiers, obtain the Cardkey, deactivate the barrier, then proceed ahead
    to initiate a cutscene.
    
    Ascend the stairs to the upper-most level, eliminate the onslaught of enemy
    units, pick up the Cardkey, then deactivate the barrier. Head up the stairs
    and enter through the door.
    
    Don't shoot the mines! Instead, sneak past or jump over them, then locate a
    Cardkey at the end of the walkway. Deactivate the barrier, jump past all of
    the crates, avoiding the Aerial Mines, pick up the Cardkey, then deactivate
    the next barrier.
    
    Avoid the explosive barrels on the side, continue down the walkway, pick up
    the Cardkey, then deactivate the next barrier. Head through the door to the
    left, eliminate the enemy units, descend the stairs, then drop off a nearby
    ledge to reach the village ruins below.
    
    Exit out the door at the base of the building, eliminate the enemy Soldiers,
    pick up the Cardkey, then deactivate the northern barrier. Before you enter
    the building, stand on the ledge that overlooks the area below and gain the
    surprise attack by shooting down the enemies in the distance. Continue into
    the building where you deactivated the barrier, begin down the stairs, then
    exit outside and eliminate the enemy units.
    
    Drop down to the left, enter the muddy waters, continue through the eastern
    tunnel, then out the small passage on your left. Proceed onward through the
    door, eliminate the two Soldiers, head to the end of the tunnel, then climb
    the ladder on your left.
    
    Obtain the Cardkey, then climb the second ladder. Shoot the second crate to
    locate another Cardkey, jump off the roof to your left to reach the surface
    below, then continue up the hill to reach an area which practically screams
    cutscene.
    
    
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    /  Boss Battle:  Nero             /
    \                                 \
    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= O
    
     You can practically dance through this fight without even taking a scratch
     of damage. Simply strafe in a circular motion around Nero. His attack will
     be pretty basic, you just can't let him corner you, otherwise he will have
     the advantage.
    
     When the screen begins to darken, you will be faced with three Neros. They
     will all be able to attack and deal damage, so equip the Griffon and begin
     assaulting Nero. It doesn't matter which one you attack because every time
     you deal damage, it will inflict damage on the real Nero.
    
     When Nero has reached half health, he will gain a new attack which prompts
     a circular spin. This can easily be avoided, just don't allow Nero to come
     too close.
    
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    |  Equip: Cerberus, Normal Barrel (Nero)                                   |
    |  Equip: Griffon, Normal Barrel (Nero x3)                                 |
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                           M A K O   R E A C T O R   0
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    Proceed around the corner, then up the stairs. Eliminate the Soldiers, jump
    on top of the pipe, target the Soldier behind the large tube directly ahead,
    then jump/shoot to eliminate him. Continue down the walkway to your left to
    reach a second pipe. Jump over the pipe and proceed down the walkway to the
    right, ignoring the two Soldiers because they cannot be killed. Quickly run
    down the stairs and enter through the next two doors to initiate a cutscene.
    
    
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    \                                      \
    /  Objective: Defeat the Gargoyles     /
    \                                      \
    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- O
    
     This is just like the previous area. You will need to target each Gargoyle
     in the region and shoot them down, but the rails will make it difficult to
     do so. You MAY need to jump/shoot to eliminate the targeted Gargoyle.
    
     When you've descended the second to last staircase, target the Soldier who
     is standing on the upper walkway connected to the central structure, shoot
     him down, then proceed through the door ahead.
    
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    In the next large room, descend down the ladder, kill the two sentry robots,
    then head down the walkway to the initial pipe, eliminating the one Soldier
    on your left.
    
    Kill the two Soldiers at the first two pipes, then kill the Rocket Launcher
    in the distance. Make sure you do it from a distance, otherwise you will be
    locked in with a Rocket Launcher and several bugs.
    
    Pick up the Cardkey, deactivate the barrier, then proceed to the end of the
    walkway. Eliminate the beetle on the large pipe to your right, then proceed
    down the series of pipes to the platform below. Continue west to the end of
    the walkway, then climb down to the large platform below.
    
    Collect all the boxes, eliminate the beetles, obtain the Cardkey, then head
    to the barrier and deactivate it. Enter through the next two doors to reach
    a large room.
    
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    \                                      \
    /  Objective: Defeat the Gargoyles 2   /
    \                                      \
    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- O
    
     This is just like the previous area. You will need to target each Gargoyle
     in the region and shoot them down, but the rails will make it difficult to
     do so. You MAY need to jump/shoot to eliminate the targeted Gargoyle.
    
     There will be a machine at the bottom of the initial staircase, but it may
     be easier simply shooting them with your Cerberus on Long Barrel. When you
     have reached the end of the walkway, proceed through the door to reach the
     next large room.
    
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    \                                          \
    /  Objective: Shoot the Rocket Launchers   /
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     They're all bunched together, but you cannot kill them. Instead, eliminate
     the sentry robot that approaches, hide behind the initial pillar, then run
     quickly to the second pillar.
    
     Hide behind the second pillar, elimiante the sentry robot, then run to the
     third pillar. Do the same to reach the last pillar, then leave through the
     door. (Don't waste your MP...)
    
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    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- O
    \                                      \
    /  Objective: Defeat the Gargoyles 2   /
    \                                      \
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     This is just like the previous area. You will need to target each Gargoyle
     in the region and shoot them down, but the rails will make it difficult to
     do so. You MAY need to jump/shoot to eliminate the targeted Gargoyle.
    
     This time, I would suggest that you equip your Thunder Materia because the
     Gargoyles will come in an enormous flock. There's a Mako Point by the exit,
     should you need one.
    
     There will be a machine gun about halfway through this room, but I suggest
     using Thunder Materia or your Machine Gun / Blast Machine Gun.
    
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    When you have reached the exit, proceed into the next room, then melee down
    the Soldier in front of you quickly before the other has pushed the machine
    gun to the end of the walkway.
    
    After the first Soldier has been eliminated, obtain the Cardkey, deactivate
    the barrier, then head halfway down the walkway, stopping at the console on
    your left. Jump into the air and shoot down the Soldier that is pushing the
    machine gun. Once this has been done, exit through the door ahead.
    
    Enter through the next door either with caution, or a Limit Break. Kill the
    Soldiers on the other side of the door quickly, otherwise it will be harder.
    Should you fail, crouch under the pipe, kill the initial Soldier, head into
    the next room, jump over the next pipe, then kill the two other Soldiers.
    
    When you've entered the next room, quickly hug the wall on your left. Since
    the Soldiers here have shields, you will need to kill them with either your
    Limit Break, or your Materia. All the Soldiers will be on the walkway above
    you.
    
    Once they have been eliminated, enter the next room, kill the beetles, then
    pick up the Cardkey. Deactivate the barrier to the right of the entrance of
    this room, then proceed into the next room.
    
    The Soldiers here will begin shooting from above, but will jump down to the
    floor. While they're above, either attack them with Materia, or switch into
    a Limit Break. When they jump down to the floor, start assaulting them with
    basic melee attacks. The amount of Soldiers will appear endless, so proceed
    into the central-eastern door, access the wall console, then enter into the
    next room to initiate a cutscene.
    
    
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    \                                 \
    /  Boss Battle:  Dragonfly PT     /
    \                                 \
    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= O
    
     You have several targets to shoot down here. First, shoot the Gargoyles by
     casting Thunder Materia, and the sentry robots with basic weapon fire. The
     sentry robots can drop various items that can be used to assist you in the
     battle.
    
     The Dragonfly's rockets deal quite a bit of damage, so you need to stay on
     the move to avoid enemy fire. Your main target is the Dragonfly, but if it
     is out of range, you need to focus your attacks on the Gargoyles or robots
     roaming the area with a weapon other than the Blast Machine Gun or Rifle.
    
     Use the side pillars to hide from the rockets if needed. This will prevent
     enemy fire from the Dragonfly, but only if that pillar is on the same side
     as the Dragonfly.
    
     The Dragonfly will spend a lot of time behind the central structure, which
     is enough to make you scream. At that time, you will want to focus on both
     the Gargoyles and sentry robots. Simply repeat this process until you have
     defeated the Dragonfly.
    
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    |  CUSTOMIZABLE OPTIONS                                                    |
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    |  Equip: Thunder Materia (Gargoyles)                                      |
    |  Equip: Blast Machine Gun or Rifle, Long Barrel (Dragonfly PT)           |
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    After you've defeated the Dragonfly, access the console on the wall next to
    where the barrier previously stood, begin through the corridor, then follow
    the Soldier to reach a larger group of Soldiers. Eliminate them, then enter
    through the door on your left to initiate a cutscene.
    
    
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    \                                 \
    /  Boss Battle:  Arachnero        /
    \                                 \
    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= O
    
     Shoot the shield to destroy it, but it will only disappear for a couple of
     seconds. This doesn't give you much time at all to shoot Nero. Once you've
     deactivated the shield, switch to your Blast Machine Gun and quickly shoot
     Nero until the shield has come back up.
    
     At that point, target a crystal that is activating the shield and shoot it
     down. As you repeat this process, you will notice that the environment has
     become more difficult, so keep a watchful eye on your surroundings.
     
     With that said, begin running around the platform in a circular motion and
     don't stop, otherwise the crystals will shoot you down, and they can cause
     quite a bit of damage. When they have been destroyed, eliminate the shield
     protecting Nero.
    
     He will then plunge down below and back onto the floating platform. Do not
     stop circling around the perimeter, as this creates several fireballs that
     will be coming regularly. Some time later, the crystals will respawn again,
     prompting you to start back from destroying the crystals.
    
     After you have brought Nero down to 50% HP, Nero will plunge down into the
     lava and Phase 1 will end.
    
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    |  Equip: Cerberus (Shield)                                                |
    |  Equip: Blast Machine Gun, Long Barrel (Nero)                            |
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    \                                 \
    /  Boss Battle:  Gorgonero        /
    \                                 \
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     The bad part about this is that he has probably consumed most of the items
     you brought into this battle.
    
     When Nero spawns in the distance, equip the Hydra or Cerberus and shoot at
     him. If he spawns right next to you, hold off on the ammo and perform your
     basic melee attacks.
    
     You'll only get one shot, and he will attack the moment he forms, so after
     you've located his circle of darkness, shoot him the moment you get a lock,
     otherwise he will shoot you several times. This can become a pain when you
     run low on Potions.
    
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    |  CUSTOMIZABLE OPTIONS                                                    |
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    |  Equip: Cerberus or Hydra (Distance)                                     |
    |  Equip: Melee, (Close)                                                   |
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    After the battle, talk to Yuffie, buy some supplies at the Jukebox, then go
    down to the door that Nero entered through.
    
    
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    \                                 \
    /  Boss Battle:  Weiss            /
    \                                 \
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     Just die... Save your ammo... Save your Potions.
    
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    \                                 \
    /  Boss Battle:  Weiss 2          /
    \                                 \
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     The most complicating part of this battle is his Agility. Equip your Hydra
     or Cerberus, use the nearby pods to shield yourself, and don't stop moving
     around the room. Shoot Weiss while running in the opposite direction. This
     will ensure that you don't take as much damage as you possibly could.
    
     Be careful that you don't trap yourself in the corner, otherwise Weiss may
     take that chance to his advantage. If you get too close, Weiss performs an
     incredibly powerful shockwave that has knockback and causes lots of damage.
     This is when you need to back away and perform a double-jump. Watch for it
     when he jumps into the air.
    
     When he spins his swords around, he's invincible, but you need to move out
     of his way, otherwise the attack will hit you hard.
    
     When he transports to the central platform, run around the room quickly in
     a circular motion to avoid his powerful energy attack.
    
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    |  Equip: Cerberus or Hydra                                                |
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                          O M E G A   A N D   C H A O S
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    You have an extrmely powerful weapon which can eliminate all enemies in one
    blow. Simply follow the path, target an enemy, then shoot it. Simply follow
    the path forward until you drop down to the inside of a large pipe, proceed
    towards the darkened area of the tunnel, then exit out to the right. Follow
    the path to eventually initiate a cutscene.
    
    You'll eventually arrive in a large complex. Begin around the corner and up
    the stairs, then follow the path to a large outdoor warehouse. Start up the
    stairs on the right, cross the walkway, circle around the pillar, climb the
    stairs to the platform above, then eliminate all the enemies which approach
    to initiate a cutscene.
    
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    \                                      \
    /  Objective: Omega Report Files       /
    \                                      \
    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- O
    
     File 4: Pick it up at the end of this circular pillar, located just before
             the stairs, prior to your encounter with the rest of the AVALANCHE
             Group.
    
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    When you enter Omega, you will be unable to turn around, so you can't shoot
    the enemies attacking from behind. Instead, attack them after they come out
    in front of Vincent while avoding the lasers from behind. This will start a
    cutscene when you have progressed to next area.
    
    Shoot the enemies in the next area to be automatically taken ahead. At that
    point, follow the path to the top of the room to return outside.
    
    Shoot the enemies in your way, following the stream of light until you have
    reached the head of Omega.
    
    
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                         A   F I N A L E   C H A O T I C
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    \                                 \
    /  Boss Battle:  Crystal Feelers  /
    \                                 \
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     For this, you need to stand by one of the Crystal Feelers. As soon as they
     open, step inside the glimmering one quickly and strike it in melee combat
     to destroy it. Shoot the enemies using the Death Penalty, then repeat this
     process until the Omega Cocoon has rised to the top.
    
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    |  Equip: Death Penalty                                                    |
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    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= O
    \                                 \
    /  Boss Battle:  Omega Cocoon     /
    \                                 \
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     You'll be focusing more on the enemies attacking you than the Cocoon. This
     is because of the fact that too many can become quite annoying. Bring them
     down to smaller numbers, then take a few hits at the Cocoon. Be careful of
     the invisible buildings in t his area, as they will block you from getting
     an accurate shot.
    
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    |  Equip: Death Penalty                                                    |
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    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= O
    \                                 \
    /  Boss Battle:  Omega Weiss      /
    \                                 \
    O =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= O
    
     The battle is simple! Avoid the lasers by strafing left and right shooting
     at Weiss with your Death Penalty. You will also sometimes deal more damage
     at a greater distance.
    
     The surrounding platforms will elevate, which may block you from venturing
     down the path you wish to go. If it happens, strafe the other way, but you
     cannot get close to Omega or he will pretty much crush you. 
    
     He may eventually transport high above the arena, casting a powerful laser
     that will pretty much remove what's left of your health. Drink a Potion to
     bring your health up or you will die. Fortunately, this happens when he is
     at low health, so you shouldn't have to see it a second time.
    
     One final note about Omega Weiss, halfway through the battle he will begin
     sending a ton of disk fragments in your direction. Shoot them down or they
     will deal a string of damage. You need all your health potions for the end.
    
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    |  Equip: Death Penalty                                                    |
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     You have beaten Dirge of Cerberus! Congratulations.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    IV.    SIDE-QUESTS
    
           Coming Soon!
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    V.      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    
    1.0     GENERAL QUESTIONS
    
    Q:      May I use this Game Guide on my website?
    A:      Please send all requests to Undernet01@Shaw.ca. I will personally
            e-mail anybody who publishes this Game Guide on their website who
            did not request consent from me.
    
    Q:      May I add my own information to this Game Guide?
    A:      I will review suggestions and answer questions or comments. Submit
            your suggestions, questions, or comments to Undernet01@Shaw.ca.
    
    Q:      May I copy this Game Guide as a template for my own?
    A:      You may copy the template only within reason. Please make sure to
            provide credit to "Aaron21" or "Aaron Busch".
    
    Q:      Is this Game Guide for the American or Japanese version?
    A:      American.
    
    Q:      What is does the Chain Gauge do?
    A:      You total damage will multiply based on your successive Chain Combo
            Points.
    
    Q:      Questions / Concerns, Who may I contact?
    A:      Please! 9 / 10 your question will be within the Game Guide. If the
            information you seek has been stated within the Game Guide, I will
            respond with, "Check the Game Guide". If your question hasn't been
            stated within the Game Guide, please e-mail Undernet01@Shaw.ca
    
    Q:      What happened to the Treasure Chest Section?
    A:      After realizing some item locations were random, while others I had
            missed out on completely, I'd removed the Items & Locations Section
            because of the amount of unnecessary data space that was being used.
            Items of importance have been stated in the Walkthrough.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    VI.     CREDITS
    
            Coming Soon!
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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