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                       F I N A L   F A N T A S Y   V I I


                                          < ASCII art created by vinheim 2010 >

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                      Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
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                                  Version 1.0
                             Last updated: 08/19/10
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                              Authored by: vinheim
                            Email: vinheim@gmail.com
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private use. It  may not  be placed  on  any  web site or otherwise distributed
publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web
site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation
of copyright.

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                               Table of Contents
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 To navigate much easier through this guide, I added the search system, which
works just by following these simple steps:

- Highlight the "Section Code" of the section which you wish to go and copy it
  (CTRL+C).

- Press CTRL+F to bring up the search sub-menu.

- Paste (CTRL+V) the "Section Code" and press ENTER twice to be where you
  wanted to be. Just like magic!

 My Section Codes were made as precise as possible, and I also prefer this
method instead of having you scroll 30 min through this huge guide looking for
the section you want to go.

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~~~~~> Section <~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> Section Code <~~~~~~

1] Introduction..................................................[sx100]

    1.1] Contact Rules  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx101]
    1.2] Donations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx102]

2] Game Basics...................................................[sx200]

    2.1] Story  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx201]
    2.2] Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx202]

3] Characters....................................................[sx300]

4] Abbreviations.................................................[sx400]

5] In-depth Walkthrough..........................................[sx500]

    5.1] Chapter 1: Sea of Flames . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx501]
    5.2] Chapter 2: Showdown in the Wastes  . . . . . . .[sx502]
    5.3] Chapter 3: Silent Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx503]
    5.4] Chapter 4: Headquarters Under Siege  . . . . . .[sx504]
    5.5] Chapter 5: Manor of Despair  . . . . . . . . . .[sx505]
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    5.6] Chapter 6: Deepground Strikes Back . . . . . . .[sx506]
    5.7] Chapter 7: The Shera . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx507]
    5.8] Chapter 8: Midgar Assault  . . . . . . . . . . .[sx508]
           Chapter 8-2: Fight for the Central Complex .[sx508-2]
    5.9] Chapter 9: An Empire in ruins  . . . . . . . . .[sx509]
    5.10] Chapter 10: Shinra's Dark Secrets . . . . . . .[sx510]
    5.11] Chapter 11: Beginnings  . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx511]
    5.12] Chapter 12: Omega and Chaos . . . . . . . . . .[sx512]
           Chapter 12-2: A Finale Chaotic . . . . . . .[sx512-2]

6] Boss List.....................................................[sx600]

    6.1] Chapter 1: Sea of Flames . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx601]
    6.2] Chapter 2: Showdown in the Wastes  . . . . . . .[sx602]
    6.3] Chapter 3: Silent Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx603]
    6.4] Chapter 4: Headquarters Under Siege  . . . . . .[sx604]
    6.5] Chapter 5: Manor of Despair  . . . . . . . . . .[sx605]
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    6.6] Chapter 6: Deepground Strikes Back . . . . . . .[sx606]
    6.7] Chapter 7: The Shera . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx607]
    6.8] Chapter 8-2: Fight for the Central Complex . . .[sx608]
    6.9] Chapter 9: An Empire in ruins  . . . . . . . . .[sx609]
    6.10] Chapter 10: Shinra's Dark Secrets . . . . . . .[sx610]
    6.11] Chapter 11: Beginnings  . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx611]
    6.12] Chapter 12-2: A Finale Chaotic  . . . . . . . .[sx612]

7] Extra Missions...............[NOT YET DONE]...................[sx700]

8] Latest Update.................................................[sx800]

9] Closing.......................................................[sx900]

    9.1] Credits  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx901]
    9.2] Last Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[sx901]
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 Hello everyone and welcome to my Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
FAQ/Walkthrough. I been wanting to play this game since like 3 years ago and
now that I finally got it, I liked it a lot. The graphics of this game are
beautiful (well, after Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, it was a MUST to
have the same quality graphics in the game).

 This was going to be my first started and complete guide written in 2010, but
because I got a PSP, it wasn't. Anyway, I've played through the game twice and
now in this third playthrough, I decided to FAQ it. Why this one and not other
Final Fantasy game? Well, the answer is pretty simple. This is the little list
I made at the beginning of the year, so let's see if I can finish before it
ends, shall I?

-- Write for at least:
  - Write for my Final Fantasy game [Dirge of Cerberus].
  - Write for THE Resident Evil game [Resident Evil 4].
  - Write for a Silent Hill game [Silent Hill 3].
  - Complete my Tales of Legendia and Tales of Eternia Walkthroughs.
  - Write for at least 10 SMS Games. These take me roughly 3 days. so that'll
    be easy.
  - Find a co-writer for my Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. I already found one for
    my PKMN Platinum guide - A Darkstar Ripclaw.
  - Get my KB count to 7,000 KB. I'm almost there dude!

 That's a pretty long list, as well as ambitious as all hell. I'll try my best
to do all that and see what the future has in store for me. So by all means,
continue reading the guide.

 There're some things I want to address, so please read the following
paragraphs:

- I'm writing this for free and because I like this game (just like I mentioned
above). If you are looking for tons of eloquent ways for me to say "move here
and shoot the enemies", you are going to be so disappointed. This guide is way,
way too big to begin with, and lofty language does not help.

- If you take a quick scan thru my guide, you won't find the explanations for
battle basics, main menu, saving-loading, etc. Why, you ask? Well, because the
game manual and in-game tutorials do a perfect job explaining the battle
system.

- The usage of abbreviations. When you're in my place or any who writes for
GameFAQ's or any other page, writing a guide for any game of such proportions,
people complain about using too many abbreviations. You have no idea how
helpful abbreviations are. It also looks better in every aspect you think.

- My guide is not the only one out there. I'm not forcing you to use mine, but
if you use others, then you better be prepared for lots of spoilers, which will
ruin the element of surprise for you, as well as to get you lost in the
walkthrough (like what happened to me when I tried to use some of the FAQ's in
the site). Also, people that have problems with how I write my guide are from
slim to none.

- The spoilers are great issues in making guides. I am a player of the game,
just like you are. The first time I played through this game was completely
by myself. I didn't read any spoilers, therefore nothing was spoiled for me.
All the story's ups and downs that were supposed to surprise me had such
effect. And I really think it's not fair spoiling such story elements to you.
Even if I want to spoil it to you, I'll bit my fingers so you can get the most
spoiler-free walkthrough here.

 With all this said, let's start with the guide! Enjoy  this guide and remember
that it is a spoiler-free, so you don't  have to worry about  important info of
the game being spoiled.


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 Any critics, suggestions, spelling mistakes, contributions are welcome, so
please send them at the following e-mail:


                           --> vinheim@gmail.com <--

 I always reply to all the mails I get, since feedback is the best reward of
all.

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 This is a little experiment of mine and I just wanna see how it goes. Well, if
you found this guide to be at least somewhat useful, think about donating some
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 Just a little bit of info of the game.


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 Three years after the events of Final Fantasy VII, an unknown group of
seemingly unstoppable soldiers appears, bringing a swift and bitter end to the
peace enjoyed by the people of the world. The members of this enigmatic group
are the ones who were trapped under the ruins of Midgar for three long years;
the Deepground soldiers.

 Vincent Valentine finds himself pursued by several elite members of the
mysterious Deepground organization. An unrelenting chain of events leads
Vincent to the truth behind his past... and forces him once again to be the key
player in a battle for the planet itself and all those living in it.

 Just what is the connection between Vincent's past and the recent attacks?
When the world is engulfed in darkness, his gun will toll a dreadful dirge...

                        - Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Official Website


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|- L1 button | = Super Bolt.                                                  |
|============+================================================================|
|- L2 button | = Switch Weapon.                                               |
|============+================================================================|
|- R1 button | = Shoot/Aim Mode.                                              |
|============+================================================================|
|- R2 button | = Reload.                                                      |
|============+================================================================|
|- D-pad     | = Move cursor.                                                 |
|            +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
|            | = Select command.                                              |
|            +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
|            | = Move character.                                              |
|============+================================================================|
|- L analog  | = Move character.                                              |
|============+================================================================|
|- R analog  | = Move camera.                                                 |
|============+================================================================|
|- Start     | = Pause game.                                                 |
|============+================================================================|
|- X button  | = Jump.                                                        |
|            +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
|            | = Open doors.                                                  |
|==_=========+================================================================|
|-[_] button | = Roll (when moving).                                          |
|            +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
|            | = Crouch (when standing).                                      |
|============+================================================================|
|- /\ button | = Main menu.                                                   |
|==ŻŻ========+================================================================|
|- O button  | = Melee attack.                                                |
|            +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
|            | = Exit menu.                                                   |
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/_______/\____/ \_______/  '======================='  /_______/\____/ \_______/
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 A little list of all the characters in the game. There are a lot of characters
and I tried to keep it spoiler-free (for this game at least, but may have
spoilers from the original FFVII)

~-~  VINCENT VALENTINE  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: 27 (physically)
Height: 6'0"
Occupation: Unemployed, Ex-Turk

 When the Shinra Company was still known as Shinra Manufacturing Works, he was
a gunman for the Turks. His body was reconstructed by Shinra's mad scientist,
Hojo, and he went to sleep in a coffin in the Shinra Mansion, but three years
ago he went together with Cloud's group and saved the world.

 On an invitation from Reeve, Vincent visits the Kalm Revival Festival. There,
he is met with the raid by the Deepground Soldiers. Beginning with this attack,
tragic love from a time long ago and his own mysterious past come to light...

   ~-~  LUCRECIA CRESCENT   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: Deceased
Height: 5'4"
Occupation: Former Scientist

 The highly ambitious doctor who worked with Professor Hojo and Professor Gast
on the Jenova Project, Lucrecia became the illfated patient of one of Hojo's
experiments, and bore a child that would one day become the infamous Sephiroth.

 Lucrecia also worked with another man, a scientist by the name of Grimoirea
Valentine, and together they worked to unravel the mystery of Chaos and
Omega...

   ~-~  REEVE TUESTI   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: 38
Height: 5'11"
Occupation: W.R.O Commissioner

 The real mastermind behind Cait Sith, and also the head of Shinra's Department
of Urban Development. At first he was a working for Shinra, using Cait Sith as
a mechanical spy, but he was soon moved by the actions of Cloud's group. He
eventually became a double agent as well as a reassuring, active companion.
After the collapse of the Shinra Company, his double acts as the director of a
private organization which helps regenerate the Planet since the deep wound
left by the Meteor disaster, known as the World Regeneration Organization
[W.R.O.].

   ~-~  CAIT SITH   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: N/A
Height: 3'2"
Occupation: Spy
Speaking in his unique accent, he's a self-proclaimed fortune-telling robot.

 To see the outcome of his predictions, he went with Cloud's group on their
journey, but he was really a spy controlled by Reeve of the Shinra Company's
Department of Urban Development.

 Other then Vincent, he is the only playable character in the game.

   ~-~  SHALUA RUI   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: 24
Height: 5'5"
Occupation: WRO Scientist

 Genius scientist of the WRO Engineering Department. It seems that she fought
against Shinra before joining the WRO, and it's said that her left arm and
portions of her insides have been replaced with artificial ones.

 Shalua is hardworking and extremely dedicated to her work, hoping that one
day, her assistance with the WRO will help her find "her reason for living"...

   ~-~  YUFFIE   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: 19
Height: 5'2"
Occupation: Wutai Ninja

 A female ninja from Wutai. She rushed out from her hometown and is currently
working with Reeve. Last time, all she cared about was materia, but for the
time being it seems that, as a ninja, she is in charge of intelligence.

 Yuffie also helps to keep the old group together, keeping tabs on all former
AVALANCHE members, including Vincent.

   ~-~  CID HIGHWIND   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Role in FFVII: Party Member
Role in DC: Commander - WRO

 A legendary airship pilot, and one of the allies who Vincent worked with 3
years ago. Now pilots the Sierra/Shera airship, and works as the leader of an
airship division with support from the World Restoration Organization.

   ~-~  W.R.O OPERATIVE   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Role in FFVII: Not in game.
Role in DC: World Regenisis Organization

 One of the many volunteers that make of the W.R.O, people dedicated to
restoring the world after the Meteor Crisis, as well as bring peace as new
enemies begin to appear.

   ~-~  SHELKE   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: 10 (Physically)
Height: 4'6"
Occupation: Member of Tsviets

 Despite having the appearance of a young girl, Shelke is actually nearly twice
that age, her body being the result of the experiments done to all Deepground
Soldiers.

 She is the computer expect of the Tsviets, connecting herself to what is known
as the "World Network", and performing Synaptic Network Dives (SND) to gather
information.

 Currently, she is using this ability to locate Vincent Valentine to learn the
whereabouts of the Protomateria.

   ~-~  AZUL   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: 33
Height: 9'5"
Occupation: Member of Tsviets

 Bearing an appearance is very similar to that of Guado from Final Fantasy X,
this Deepground Soldier was one of the first images to appear. Dedicated to
battle and blessed with tremendous strength, he is considered an Elite Soldier
even amongst his fellow DGS. It is believed that he was once a members of
SOLDIER and had been scouted by the Turks.

 While Azul, like any other member of Deepground, is reverently loyally to
Weiss, when it comes to the battlefield, he is the one in control.

   ~-~  ROSSO   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: 25
Height: 5'4"
Occupation: Member of Tsviets

 Her entire body dyed red with the blood of those she has slaughtered, Rosso
doesn't just kill people, she massacres them. She enjoys making her opponents
suffer as much as she can manage.

 Rosso is very proud of her skills and battle, but also swears utmost loyalty
to Weiss.

   ~-~  NERO   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: 23
Height: 5'8"
Occupation: Member of Tsviets

 One of the Tsviets, called "Nero, of the Pitchblack Darkness." His body is
always covered in darkness, and you can never see his figure clearly. The
darkness Nero controls draws in everything, yet and it is possible for him to
release them from it.

 It is said that the restraint like outfit he wears is to keep his power under
control. Nero is more than just dedicated to the leader of Deepground, and goes
as far as to even call Weiss his brother. Nero would sacrifice everything he
knows and has in order to ensure Weiss's safety and survival.

   ~-~  WEISS   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Pronounced "Vice"
Age: Unknown
Height: 6'2"
Occupation: Leader of the Tsviets/Deepground

 Weiss is a former SOLDIER, and leader of the army known as Deepground. Young,
powerful, and unmatched in battle, Weiss commands the absolute respect and
obedience of those he commands. Weiss wields two katana like swords that also
double as machine guns.

 Three years after Meteorfall, Weiss has launched a full out assault on the
Planet that has kept him and his comrades locked in its bowels for long enough.
But surely there are motives behind these killings, other then just absolute
destruction...?

   ~-~  DEEPGROUND SOLDIERS   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Role in FFVII: Not in game.
Role in DC: Enemy

 Deepground Soldiers appear to be the main protagonist in Dirge of Cerberus.
Consisting of both male and female soldiers, this new enemy is set on
destroying all those they see unfit to live.

   ~-~  HOJO   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Age: Deceased
Height: 5'7"
Occupation: Former Scientist

 Hojo is the demented scientist that took control of the Jenova Project after
Professor Gast left. He is the man that is responsible for the creation of
Sephiroth, as well as many of the tragic events of Vincent's past and present.

 Although Hojo was mortally wounded in the battle against AVALANCHE three years
ago, it seems as though not all his experiments were destroyed, nor
forgotten...

   ~-~  CLOUD STRIFE  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Role in FFVII: Main Character

 A central character in the battle for the life of the planet 3 years ago, and
one of the allies who Vincent worked with. Afterwards he ran a delivery service
out of the city of Edge, built near Midgar. Where is he now, as the Deepground
attack various places/every place in the world...

   ~-~  TIFA   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Role in FFVII: Party Member

 One of the allies who Vincent worked with 3 years ago. Ran the bar "Seventh
Heaven" in the city of Edge, built near Midgar. Edge was attacked by
Deepground, and she is also disappeared/hasn't been heard from.

   ~-~  BARRET   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Role in FFVII: Party Member

 One of the allies who fought with Vincent 3 years ago. Former leader of the
anti Shin-Ra organization AVALANCHE. After the battle he searched for energy to
replace Mako, mining oil fields and such. Has he gotten involved with the fight
against Deepground as well?

   ~-~  VINCENT [TURK]   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

Role in FFVII: Mentioned in storyline
Role in DC: Flashback

 Vincent from 30 years ago, while he was still with the Turks.

 Received a mission to guard the Jenova Project team, and came to the Shin-Ra
mansion. He got to know one of the researchers, Lucrecia, and grew to long for
her, but...

                                       - http://www.dirgeofcerberus.net website

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 A little list of abbreviations used throughout the FAQ.

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Author notes:
  This is how it works:

- Memory Capsule: I'll be writing down how many Memory Capsules are in each
Chapter, so you have a good reminder of how many are left. Don't worry though,
'cus I'll tell you during the guide where each Memory Capsule is.

- Objectives: During each chapter, some objectives/missions start. The better
you do, the more XP/Gil you get at the end. Inside the brackets [], I'll list
the total to get an S rank in them (ie. you need to save "X" amount of
Civilians). Note that I'll only list the objectives/missions of the complete
chapter, not where it's going to happen. That's what the guide is for down
below.

- Item Checklist: The Items that you'll be picking up from the various treasure
chests, items that are a MUST for the game to proceed or hidden among the area
will be displayed here. Note that I won't be putting the items sold from
stores, nor the items random enemies' drop, so please just remember that. Also
notice that next to the items you've obtained, it's the quantity of that item
throughout the whole chapter.

- Note that all the directiong I'll give you will be based on the map you have.
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 Well, please open the CD Tray, insert your Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy
VII DVD in your Sony PlayStation 2 and close the CD Tray. You'll be enjoying
during a lot of hours this game, trust me. You'll have three options at the
start screen, which are Game Start, Tutorial Menu and Extra Features. Choose
New Game and set the difficulty of the game. The guide was made in Normal mode.

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 o Memory Capsules: 8
 o Objectives: Protect Civilians  [25]
               Save abducted girl  [1]
               Obtain all Cardkeys [4]
               Assist WRO Members [12]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Potion --------------------------- 8 = x ------------------------ 7,000 Gil |
| Fire Materia ------------------ (AC) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Hi-Potion ------------------------ 2 = 3 --------------------- Phoenix Down |
| Sniper Scope ------------------ (SC) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Handgun Bullets x720 ---------- AMMO = (BR) ------------------- Long Barrel |
| Short Barrel ------------------ (BR) = 2 -------------------- Limit Breaker |
| Griffon Frame ----------------- (WP) = AMMO ------ Machine Gun Bullets x200 |
| Cerberus Relief --------------- (AC) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Cardkey -------------------------------------------------------------- (KI) |
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 Man, isn't Yuffie loveable? Alrighty, once all the scenes finish and you gain
control, it's time to save some people and kick some ass - Rock On! From where
we start, shoot them once to kill these DG Soldiers. Now go E to find 'Potion'.
Go up the ladder, kill 2 more DG Soldiers and when you get to the outer wall (E
most side), go S and break the crate with physical attacks to get '500 Gil'.

 Now go N and you'll see some DG Soldiers from a distance. There's a barrel
with oil here, so shoot it to kill all the DG Soldiers at once. Continue a
little bit to the N, take out 2 more DG Soldiers and when you see an entrance
going W, ignore it, go N a little bit and follow the outer wall to the W.

 When you get to the end, you'll find 'Potion'. Backtrack just a little bit and
look S where the white chimney is to find something glowing. This is the first
Memore Capsule, so we get "MEMORY CAPSULE #1" [1] (coordinates F3). Return now
to the entrance you skipped, start descending and you'll find 3 DG Soldiers.
Take them out ASAP and go all the way to the bottom.

 A little scene triggers here and then the map opens. Go W and a Mission
starts. You need to protect the civilians. Let the people run past by you and
kill the DG Soldiers behind them. When you get to the main street, start going
S, kill the DG Soldiers and the Beast Soldier. On the E side, you'll find
'Potion' right next to a tent.

 Keep going S, ignore the path to the W for now and when you get all the way to
the S, go E and you'll find 2 DG Soldiers and a Beast Soldier. Take them out,
go E past the fence and check behind the crate to find '500 Gil'. Go E some
more and you'll find a civilian. After rescuing him, there's a path going S at
the fence.

 Go S and you'll find a pair of civilians. Return to the main street and follow
the path to the W that I told you to ignore. Here, you'll find a Mako Point.
These recover your MP. Also, grab the Fire Materia, equip it on all 3 weapon
slots and go W some more to trigger a scene.

 Once it's over, go N some more hugging the left wall and shoot the barrel to
kill the Beast Soldier and some DG Soldiers (around 2-3). You'll find 1 more DG
Soldiers in the area, so take care of him and break the crates on the NW corner
of the area to find '500 Gil'. Now check the blue laser gate to have a female
DG Soldier appear from whence you came and another one drops from a roof near
the gate. Kill them both, grab the 'Cardkey', open the gate and proceed N.

 Follow the path and when you hear gunshots and screams, quickly look N you'll
find a helicopter called Dragonfly. Shoot it to make it fly away and help the
civilians. Once done this, go E from here, kill the DG Soldiers that pop out of
the houses. Use the Mako Point and continue to the E to have some more DG
Soldiers appear.

 Once you kill them, open up your map and you'll see that the path starts
leading NE. Check the second house from E to W on the N side to find "MEMORY
CAPSULE #2" [2] in a window (coordinates I10). Keep following the path while
killing the 2 DG Soldiers that appear to trigger a little scene. As you proceed
NW, you'll see the Beast Soldier take the little girl inside the crate.

 Let him do so (you can't stop it) and you'll have another mission. Save her.
Quickly go NE to find the mother being attacked. Kill the Beast Soldier and
approach the fountain near the crate and several DG Soldiers will appear
through the area (some are inside the houses and shoot you through the
windows), as well as some Beast Soldiers. There are like 2 Beast Soldiers and
like 5 DG Soldiers. Once you take care of them, open the crate to have the
Beast Soldier that took the little girl come out.

 Kill it and you've rescued the little girl. After the little scene, time to
grab the loot from the area. Go to the NW corner and destroy the crate to find
'500 Gil'. Grab 'Hi-Potion' from on top of the crate and grab 'Potion' from
behind the large crate. Now check the NW corner to find 'Potion'. Take a look
inside the fountain from here to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [3] (coordinates J7).
Now check the SW corner of the fountain to find 'Phoenix Down'.

 Now start going NW from this area and soon enough you'll find a path to the N
blocked by a blue laser gate. A mission starts as you get close. Time to go
find that Keycard. Before continuing, approach the gate and look S to find the
"MEMORY CAPSULE #4" [4] (coordinates H7). It's on top of some wooden planks
over the light window. Now continue to the W and a little scene triggers.
Quickly dispose of the enemies to save the little girl.

 Continue to the W, grab the 'Sniper Scope' and equip it on your weapons slots.
Now go all the way W (ignore the path to the N for now) and a little scene will
show you 3 civilians being chased by 4 DG Soldiers. Quickly take out your
Sniper and use Fire against them. Since the radius of the explosion is so-so,
you might kill more than 1 with a Fire shot.

 Once you take care of this, return and NOW go N. As you pass through the
hallway, some DG Soldiers appear. Quickly shoot the barrel to take care of all
of them. Now grab the 'Cardkey' and '500 Gil' from behind the crate. Now return
to where the blue laser gate is and go inside. As you approach the first set of
stairs, 3 DG Soldiers appear.

 Use a single Fire shot to take care of them. Now go up this first set of
stairs to have 2 more Soldiers fire at you. Take care of them and go up to
where they are. Now check the SE alcove to find 'Phoenix Down' and 'Handgun
Bullets x180'. If you picked the previous Phoenix Down and still have it, use
it to have it revive you when you die and pick this one up to have a spare one.

 Now continue on to the W and at the bottom of the stairs, 4 DG Soldiers are
waiting for you. Same like before, use Fire. One of them will drop 'Long
Barrel'. This Long Barrel increases your POW and RNG by a lot (well, more RNG),
but decreases your SPD (fire rate) and WT, making you run a tad slower. I say
go for it. It's a ton better. Now use the Mako Point and look W of this Mako
Point to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #5" [5] (coordinates H5).

 Now check the E alcove to find 'Handgun Bullets x180' and 'Hi-Potion'. Now
open the door and go outside to trigger a little scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: DRAGONFLY  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: This fight is not as hard as you may think. The first thing to do,
equip the Fire Materia and the Long Barrel. Now start aiming and shooting the
Dragonfly. You may notice the barrels through the area. Ignore them for now and
try to stay away from him. Let me list its attacks:

o Machine Gun. Rapid fire that deals around 7-10 dmg. per hit.
o Rockets. Several rockets are fired at you which deals around 80 dmg.
o Reinforcements. Once you start depleting its HP, it'll drop down some DG
  Soldiers.

 These are all the attacks. Try to always move around, just like it is so you
can evade its Machine Gun attack more easily. Now, when it drops DG Soldiers,
quickly take care of them with Fire. Once they're gone, keep shooting
Dragonfly. It doesn't have that much HP, so it'll go down fast. There are some
items scattered through the area, but let them there. We'll be coming back
later for them anyway.

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 Watch the scene after the fight. Inside the house, go behind the desk next to
you to find 'Phoenix Down'. Now go W and enter the first door on the N side.
Grab '500 Gil' and use the shop if you need to (the music machine). I recommend
modifying your Cerberus to Cerberus II. It'll pass from 60 POW all the way to
105 POW - almost doubled.

 Return to the hallway and enter the door in front of you to find '500 Gil'.
Return, go W some more and enter the next door on Vincent's right to find '500
Gil' and 'Handgun Bullets x180'. Return to the hallway, go W, grab 'Short
Barrel' (this one makes you shoot faster, but makes your weapon weaker) and go
up the stairs to trigger a scene.

 Once it's over, kill the DG Soldiers that appear (should be easy with Cerberus
II and a Long Barrel) and the scene will continue. I loled so hard with this
scene and Cait Sith. Once you regain control, another mission starts - assist
WRO. Ok, this area has infinite DG Soldiers, so don't waste your time like I
did the first time (I was here like 30 minutes killing Soldiers nonstop XD).

 You see the central structure of the area? The one that's all rusty? Climb to
the top of it to find 'Limit Breaker'. Now go S from this structure to find
'Potion' and 'Potion'. Now check the E side (N of the Mako Point) to find yet
another 'Potion'. Now go SE and before going through the gate, break the crates
to find '500 Gil', '500 Gil' and 'Potion'.

 Now go through the gate to the SE and you'll trigger a scene in here. Talk to
him about Supplies and grab 5x Vital Rations and 5x Spirit Rations. I like free
stuff =3. Talk to him about the other stuff if you're interested and when you
regain control, grab 'Griffon Frame'...

   <vin> 'Tis the Machine Gun of Vincent's armory. It has very low POW, but has
   incredible SPD. No wonder why it's a machine gun. Equip it with a Normal
   Barrel, Sniper Scope if you want to and Fire Materia.

 ... and 'Machine Gun Bullets x200'. From here, without moving, look NE and up
and you'll find "MEMORY CAPSULE #6" [6] on top of a wooden platform
(coordinates E8).

 Now follow the path and at the fork, go SE and assist the WRO troops. Kill the
DG Soldiers, pick up 'Cerberus Relief' that a DG Soldier drops. Equip it if you
want, return to the previous fork and go NW to trigger a little scene. Quickly
run up the stairs and kill all 4 DG Soldiers and return to the area where you
got the Cerberus Relief.

 Here, check the SW alcove to find some crates. Destroy them to find the
'Cardkey'. Open the map and you'll see 2 paths blocked by the blue laser gate.
Follow the N path first, grab '500 Gil' and the 'Cardkey'. Return to the
previous area and before proceeding, go to the little fire pit on the N side of
the area and Snipe through the fire to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #7" [7].

 Now follow the lower path to the E outer wall and go N. You'll be greeted by
some DG Sniper Soldiers. Take them out with your Sniper and then climb on the
small ledge on the E side. Use the Mako Point and grab 'Handgun Bullets x180'.
Before even moving, look W to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #8" [8] on top of the roof
(coordinates H8).

 Now go N and E where the WRO troops are and a scene triggers, as well as a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: DRAGONFLY GL  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: This fight is pretty similar to the previous one. The only
difference is that Dragonfly is now on the ground. He has basically the same
attacks, only that there are no reinforcements this time:

o Machine Gun. Rapid fire that deals around 15 dmg. per hit.
o Rockets. Several rockets are fired at you which deals over 100 dmg.
o Reinforcements. Once you start depleting its HP, it'll drop down some DG
  Soldiers.

 You can do the same thing you did before. Aim at it, shoot it nonstop with
either Cerberus II or Griffon (I recommend Cerberus because it's way stronger)
and keep moving. This will make the Machine Gun attack fail a lot. When it
shoots the Rockets, you can press [] to bounce them off. That's a nice trick
and never new until right now while writing this XD.

 Also, when you deal enough dmg., it'll lower it top part (where the propeller
was) and it has a blue circle. Shoot this to deal severe dmg. against it. If
you like to use Magic, there are 2 Mako Point inside 2 crates. One is on the
That's all of this fight.

Before stopping the strategy, let me tell you that there are tons of items in
this area. Most of them are AMMO, Potions and Hi-Potions. Use these that you
have when you need to and restock freely here. There are some chests that are
useful like Gil, so let me only point those out:

o 500 Gil. All the way on the E side. Go up the stairs and follow the lower
  path E.
o 500 Gil. Right next to the Mako Point on the S side of the area.
o 500 Gil. SE of the previous Mako Point.
o Limit Breaker. N side of the area, near the middle.

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 Now watch the scene and the first chapter is finally done. Man, this was a
lengthy one.

NOTE: Just in case you didn't know, Reeve mentions the city Edge. Just in case
you don't know, Edge is the city built on the outskirts of Midgar, where
Bahamut is called in Advent Children.

 Just for kicks and giggles, I'll let you know my ranking.
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    o Targets Destroyed -----     162 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     87% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Damage Sustained ------    2389 ------------       /___________/ // B
    o Critical Hits ---------      50 ------------  _____/___________/ // B
    o Killchains ------------     133 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------      15 ------------  ________/________/ // C
    o Magic Casted ----------      12 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 0:49:45 ------------          /________/ // C
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 Liked my ASCII chart? I did =P. Also, You'll get the option to keep the XP or
exchange it for Gil. You'll receive 10 Gil per 1 XP. I got 1353 XP, so I
recommend getting the XP here and then it's up to you. Also, the shop pops up.
Instead of buying items (which I don't think you'll need), modify your weapons.

 I upgraded my Cerberus II to Cerberus III, my Griffon to Griffon II, my Long
Barrel to Long Barrel II and my Normal Barrel to Normal Barrel II. 10,000 Gil
was spent here.

 Note that you can upgrade Cerberus III in 3 different paths, which increase
either the ammo capacity, the POW or SPD. Same as with Griffon II.

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 o Memory Capsules: 3
 o Objectives: Eradicate the Guard Hounds [70]
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| Cardkey -------------------------------------------------------------- (KI) |
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 Watch the scene after the shop and when you regain control, you have to take
care of some Guard Hounds. There are like 50 of these annoying things in this
part of the chapter. The one thing you don't want to do is to keep shooting
even when there's no enemies. Remember that at the end of the chapter, they
count your accuracy.

 Try to make your killstreak high enough - around 18-20. Once you're past this
part, you'll be on top of the Shadowfox. Just watch your left and right sides
as several more Guard Hounds come your way. Man, I really suck at this area.
Once it's over, watch the scene.

 When you regain control once again, go E from your location to find a Mako
Point. Go E from here to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #1" [9] (coordinates J11). Return
to the Mako Point and from here, go S to find 2 more Mako Points. Move NW of
the Mako Points and when you're at the edge of the cliff, look inside the water
to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #2" [10] (coordinates G14). Now go next to the
Shadowfox, on the lower left side of it (near the cliff) and look N to find
"MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [11] (coordinates G11).

 Now go N from the Shadowfox all the way until you trigger a scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: CRIMSON HOUND  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Alrighty, the Boss of the Guard Hounds. He's not that hard. The
annoying part is that he comes with several Guard Hounds. I recommend equipping
your Cerberus (hopefully a level III) with a Normal Barrel II. Maximum POW and
normal SPD. Let me list his attacks first:

o Dive attack. He jumps from on top of the rocks to deal medium dmg. Around 90
  dmg. or so.
o Whip. Just uses his whip on the head to deal around 50 dmg.
o Tackle. This is his most dangerous attack. He charges against you to deal
  massive dmg. Well, massive in comparison to his other attacks. Deals around
  200 dmg.
o Super whipping. He'll whip you 3 times to deal around 35 dmg. per hit.

 Not as hard. The first and best thing to do is to take care of the Guard
Hounds. One of them will drop the Thunder Materia. Now, you can either go in
between all the pillars hunt him down, or you can equip Cerberus III with a
Long Barrel II and aim for him (without the Snipe Scope) near the beginning of
the fight. You might be dealing around 250 dmg. per hit, so with a couple hits,
he'll go down.

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 Once you kill him, grab 'Cardkey', open the E gate and proceed NE to trigger
another scene and another...

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   ~-~  BOSS: PEGASUS RIDERS x5  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Are you kidding me? Let me list the attacks:

o Machine Gun. It deals around 7 dmg. per hit. It may not be much, but with
  several hits, it's a lot.
o Charge. They charge at you to deal over 100 dmg. Ouch.

 Well, this will go down rather easily and fast. First of all, take out your
Cerberus III with a Normal Barrel II. Focus on one and use all your Mako on
them (remember that magic used is also counted for your ranking). Use the Mako
Point on the E side of the area to refill and deplete that Mako as well. Once
you're out of Mako, simply shoot them once to destroy them.

 Yes, with just one shot from Cerberus III and Normal Barrel II they'll die.
Pretty easy, huh?

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 Once you end the battle, you'll finish the chapter.
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    o Targets Destroyed -----      56 ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     13% ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Damage Sustained ------    1092 ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Critical Hits ---------      12 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Killchains ------------      43 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------       2 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Magic Casted ----------      11 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 0:16:56 ------------       /___________/ // B
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 Thankfully, this one was really short, huh?! The next one is another long one.
Know, do what you want with your XP. I took the Gil, just to level up my
weapons.

 If you took the Gil, keep reading. Here's your choice to pick which Cerberus
upgrade path you wanna take. The P Cerberus increases your POW by 40, but
decreases SPD by 35. More power, less speed. S Cerberus reduces WT by 80 and
increases SPD by 15. This one is nice, yet not the best because you won't see
much difference.

 The M Cerberus however, reduces WT by 120 and increases POW by 5 only. Not
much POW, but reduces WT, which means faster running, but that's not the best
thing. It doubles your magazine, going from 21 (or 24 I don't remember) all the
way to 48, which is incredible. The bigger the magazine, the better because, if
you haven't noticed, Cerberus shoots 3 bullets at a time.

 The choice is yours. I got the M Cerberus. Also upgrade your Barrels. Only the
ones you use (mine are Normal and Large). Remember to stock your item supply if
you need to.

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 o Memory Capsules: 7
 o Objectives: Eliminate the snipers in hiding! [15]
               Protect the boy! [1]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = AMMO ----------- Handgun Bullets x72 |
| Potion --------------------------- 2 = (WP) ------------------------- Hydra |
| Rifle Bullets x48 ------------- AMMO = 2 ------------------------ Hi-Potion |
| Machine Gun Bullets x270 ------ AMMO = x ------------------------ 6,000 Gil |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = 1 -------------------- Limit Breaker |
| Elixir ------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 Watch the scene with Rosso. Man, she's hot =3. You'll also meet Shalua,
another hottie. When you finally gain control, follow the NW path and follow
the alley to the NE when possible. In here, you'll see a Beast Soldier pass by
to the right. Follow it and when you go around the corner, it'll disappear.
Quickly turn around to have 2 Beast Soldiers attack you. Kill them and proceed
NW.

 Once at the main street again, go N and N at the fork in the next street. Use
the Mako Point here and go E somewhat to trigger a little scene. Once it's
over, grab the 'Cardkey', and go E to fight 2 Beast Soldiers. Now return to the
street going E, go E too and you'll find some steps going S. Go up and drop
down on the other side of the fence to find 'Handgun Bullets x36'.

 Now go all the way S and go to the blue laser gate marked on the map. Enter
the house, which is a bar, and grab 'Potion' and 'Hydra'...

   <vin> The Hydra is THE sniper rifle of the game. It's POW is devastating,
   but its SPD is very low. Put it in Weapon Slot 3, along with a Long Barrel
   III, the Sniper Scope and the Thunder Materia.

 Now go up the stairs and grab 'Rifle Bullets x12', 'Rifle Bullets x12' and
'Rifle Bullets x12'. Now enter the door to the E and you'll be attacked by 3
Beast Soldiers. Move along and another one pops out behind you. Kill it and
follow the path until you reach the main area. A scene triggers and your new
mission is clear - take out the 15 DG Snipers.

 When you regain control, return from whence you came (to the SW) and shoot the
DG Sniper that was on the scene. From here, look on the right side of the
statue-thing in middle to find another DG Sniper on the roof. Pan a little bit
to the right (on the other side of the street going inward) from the one you
just killed to find the third one.

 A little bit more to the right and you'll find the fourth one. Now enter the
main area, stay behind the fallen rock on your right and look on the roofs to
the left side of the arc you're in to find the fifth DG Soldier. Now open the
map and you'll see that there's a path going in every of the 8 directions (N,
S, W, E, NE, NW, SE, SW). Go to the W one and in middle, look N and up to find
your sixth DG Sniper.

 The last DG Sniper of this part of the chapter is located on the N path. Stick
to the statue in the middle and look N to find the last DG Sniper over the
large blue laser gate. To proceed the game, you must go to the S path, where
the Mako Point is, so go there, kill the DG Soldier, use the Mako Point and
grab 'Machine Gun Bullets x60' from the crate.

 Now try to return and a little kid will run by. Follow him to the W and enter
the door he goes in. In here, grab '1,000 Gil' from behind the counter, go up
the stairs and kill the DG Soldiers. Use the Shop if you need to (I upgraded my
Hydra to Hydra II) and continue going up. Grab 'Potion' and 'Machine Gun
Bullets x150' on the top.

 Now return to the bottom and you'll see the kid run outside and on to the N.
Kill both DG Soldiers and grab 'Hi-Potion' from behind them. Now go to the N
path where the blue laser gate is and kill both DG Soldiers. Approach the kid
to trigger a little scene. New mission. Protect the boy. Remember that the DG
Sniper mission is still ongoing.

 Approach him and follow him. He'll open the door to the NE building, but watch
out because a Beast Soldier appears as he opens the door. Once inside, before
following the kid up, go the other path to find '1,000 Gil'. Once you're on the
top level outside, go E instead of W and at the ledge, look NE to find "MEMORY
CAPSULE #1" [12] (coordinates K7) on top of a building (it's very hard to see).

 Now look S to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #2" [13] (coordinates H10) on top of the
statue in the middle of the area. Now start following the kid and when you go
up the ladder check on the right side of Vincent to find a ladder going down.
Since the kid is safe here, follow the path until you get 'Materia Floater'...

   <vin> This makes you level up by one your materia equipped. If you have
   Fire, you'll have Fira and so on. Equip this on all except for the Hydra.

 Now return to where the kid is and at the end of the bridge, 2 Beast Soldiers
appear in front of him. Take them out ASAP and before going on, look N from the
bridge to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [14] (coordinates F7) on a ledge right in
front of you. When you get to the SW bridge, 2 DG Soldiers appear to attack
you on the SW side of the bridge. Take them out with the Hydra.

 On the S bridge, 3 more Beast Soldiers appear, 1 from behind Vincent. Since
Vincent is not the target, just let it run past by you for you to kill it
easily. When you reach the SE bridge, the kid will stop moving and now there's
a DG Sniper. Look for him all the way directly across from you. You're on the
SE corner so he's on the NW corner, on top of some yellow/orange billboard.
This was your eighth DG Sniper.

 Now continue and the boy will open the door at the end. He'll unlock the door
and step aside. Open the door, go inside and wait for the DG Commander to
appear. Kill him with 2 shots and grab 'Cardkey'. Now watch the scene (man, I
love Vincent) and when you regain control, return inside the building you came
out from (on the E side) and you'll find 'Model Gun'.

 Now go N, use the Cardkey and as you go N, 3 DG Soldiers appear. There are 2
on the ground and the other one is on the platforms with signs above the street
(this one is a DG Sniper #9). Once done that, return to the plaza and 2 more DG
Snipers appear. From whence you came, look S on the W side (where the large
white billboard is) to find the DG Sniper #10. Now go to the W path and you'll
find the DG Sniper #11. Only 5 more to go. Grab the 'Hi-Potion' here as well.

 Return to the N path and go E to enter a small area. There will a DG Soldier
on the ground, and DG Sniper #12 on a platform, so take them out. Stand
underneath the platform where the DG Sniper was and look NE to find "MEMORY
CAPSULE #4" [15] (coordinates F2). Continue on the path and in the alleyway,
you'll find a DG Soldier on a platform on top of the building in front of you
and another one is coming your way.

 Follow the path until you reach the main street once again. On the left side
of Vincent as he comes out, you'll see a DG Soldier on the platform across the
street moving around. Now locate the stairs near Vincent. Go up and after the
second set of steps, before crossing the bridge, look NE to find DG Soldier #
13. Now cross the bridge, use the Mako Point and break the crate to find 'Rifle
Bullets x12'.

 Now cross the second bridge NW and you'll get shot at. When you reach firm
ground, use the billboards to crouch and hide yourself and look SE to find DG
Soldiers (2 of them). Snipe them down, use the stairs on the NE side of this
roof and directly in front you'll find another ladder go up. Follow the path
and 2 more DG Soldiers appear (1 in front of you and the other one on the
ground).

 Now follow the path and climb at the end to find a crate. Break it to find
'3,000 Gil'. Now stand on the edge of the path and look E across the fence to
find "MEMORY CAPSULE #5" [16] (coordinates I8). Now drop down and return
following the path you just passed and break all the crates to find 'Machine
Gun Bullets x60' and 'Hi-Potion'. There are 2 paths going NE inwards to the
building.

 Go inside them to find 'Limit Breaker' and 'Handgun Bullets x36'. Now go S and
when the path forks N and S, go N inside the building and as you go up the
stairs, 2 DG Soldiers attack you. Grab '1,000 Gil' from the second floor and
follow the path from the third floor all the way to find 'Elixir' from inside
the crate at the end. Don't fall or you'll have to run all the way over here.

 Return to the fork prior to entering the building and go S this time. A scene
triggers as you approach. Now kill this lone DG Soldier and 2 more will appear.
Take care of them and move to the top to have 2 more appear. Go down the stairs
right afterwards and another DG Soldier appears underneath the stairs. Kill
him, use the Make Point (I hope you're not forgetting to use your Magic) and
continue on until 2 more DG Soldiers appear.

 When you drop down into an alley, follow the path carefully because there are
DG Soldiers in every corner. When you get to the large area of construction,
take out the DG Soldiers and go SE on the top bridges. You'll be targeted from
a DG Sniper that's all the way to the SE side, on the other side of the fence
behind the Mako Point. If you search behind him, you'll find MEMORY CAPSULE #
6" [17] (coordinates J14).

 Now look NE into the passage to find some DG Soldiers. Kill this one with the
Hydra and when the other come out, use the barrel next to the door to kill
them. There's another barrel inside which you can use to kill the rest. Also,
look up on the NW side of the area to finally find DG Sniper #15. There's a
shop here. If you can afford it, upgrade your Griffon II to P Griffon. Now,
before entering, open the door, crouch and enter like half a step.

 Equip your Hydra, snipe to the ceiling where the crystal glass is and you'll
find MEMORY CAPSULE #7" [18] (coordinates K13). Now go in to trigger a scene
and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: HEAVY ARMORED SOLDIER  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Oh man, this dude has 4 DG Snipers and 2 DG Soldiers as backup.
The snipers are on your left and right side, 2 on each side. You'll also find
some stairs going up, so I recommend shooting both DG Soldiers as you gain
control, go up and take care of the 4 DG Snipers. Once you've taken care of
these dudes, the Heavy one is easy. Let me list his attacks first:

o Grenade Launcher. He shoots some grenade-looking explosive dealing around 140
  dmg.
o Machine Gun. It deals around 25 dmg. per hit.
o Upward Slash. When you've dealt around 3/4 of dmg., he'll put away his
  fireweapons and take out his sword. The single slash deals around 400 dmg.,
  so be careful.

 These are his attacks. When he's using his firearms, it's the best time to
deal severe dmg. Just attack him and if he's approaching, run backwards while
you keep shooting. You'll deal around 270 dmg. per shot, so his HP will go down
fairly quickly. Like I said, without his backup, he's nothing.

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 Watch the scene and this chapter reaches its end.
                                                    _________________
    o Targets Destroyed -----      80 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     80% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Damage Sustained ------    4052 ------------           __/_____/ // D
    o Critical Hits ---------      16 ------------  ________/________/ // C
    o Killchains ------------      33 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------       9 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Magic Casted ----------      10 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 0:43:43 ------------          /________/ // C
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 Oh man, 4052 dmg.? Well, that happens when you take hits for free just to
calculate the dmg. received by bosses XD. From now on, I recommend picking in
one chapter keeping the XP and the next taking the Gil and so on. This time,
pick the XP.

 If you have Gil, upgrade the Hydra II to Hydra III. The 5,000 Gil that it
costs I got it from the mission Gil Bonus.

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 o Memory Capsules: 4
 o Objectives: Assist the WRO Members [20]
               Reach the Command Center ASAP [>1 minute]
               Swiftly eliminate the reinforcements squad [>40 seconds]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Handgun Bullets x120 ---------- AMMO = AMMO ------------- Rifle Bullets x90 |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = 1 ----------------------- Red Potion |
| Machine Gun Bullets x60 ------- AMMO = 3 -------------------- Limit Breaker |
| Potion --------------------------- 1 = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Gravity Floater --------------- (OP) = 1 ---------------------------- Ether |
| Power Cross ------------------- (AC) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 Watch the scene prior to the beginning of the chapter. Once you regain
control, you quickly start a mission - Assist the 20 WRO Members. The 20 WRO
Members are scattered through the whole chapter. Anyway, kill the 5 DG Soldiers
that are here and look upwards to the SW (from where you start) to find a Heavy
Armored Soldier.

 This one is not like the boss, just take him out with 2 shots from your Hydra
to the head. Now this first floor is secure. There are 3 WRO members here, so
make sure they're alive (they're on the W side of the floor) and now go to the
N side of the room (where there's a hole for an elevator), look S and all the
way up to the ceiling to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #1" [19] (coordinates H13), which
is on the left side of the arc glass...

   <vin> You'll see shots passing through the room, you'll hear gunshots and
   screams. Ignore these. The WRO members are not dying or anything. It's just
   there to put up a good mood.

 You'll also find 'Handgun Bullets x60' and 'Rifle Bullets x30' inside 2
crates. Also grab the Mako Point in the S side of the floor. Now go up the
stairs to the second floor on the W side. A DG Soldier appears in front of you
as you go up, so take care of him. Up here, go S and as you move E, a Heavy
Armored Soldier and a DG Soldier appear on the bridge to the N in middle of the
area, on the third floor.

 Kill them with the Hydra and continue to the E to have 3 more DG Soldiers
appear. Shoot Fira (Fire lv.2) to take them out. As you try to go up the stairs
to the third floor, a blue laser gate pop up. Dammit. Continue N and kill the
DG Soldier that appears to have him drop the 'Cardkey'. Now that the second
floor is safe, go N a little bit more to find a crate with 'Red Potion'.

 Return to the stairs on the W side and go N to find 'Machine Gun Bullets x30'
and 'Rifle Bullets x30'. Now return, use the cardkey and go up to the third
floor. As you get up here, turn left, start crossing the bridge and kill the 3
DG Soldiers on the W side of it. Now return and and you'll see a door on the E
wall. Go inside and then N to find 'Limit Breaker'.

 Use the Shop if you need to and go to the S part to find 'Rifle Bullets x30'.
Now exit onto the main area and go W. As you approach the blue laser gate, some
DG Soldiers appear on the other side. Use Fira to take care of most if not all
of them. Now enter the hallway to the S. Follow the path, kill the DG Soldier
that appears in here, use the Mako Point adn reenter the main area.

 If the DG Soldiers you just killed left any items, grab them, go all the way N
to find 'Potion' inside a crate and a Mako Point. Now return to where the
hallway is and go up the stairs to the fourth floor. As you go up, 2 WRO
members are running S towards you with 2 DG Soldiers behind. Quickly dispose of
them with either Fire or with Cerberus.

 From here, look to the E side of the floor to see barrel. Shoot it down right
here or you'll be sorry. Follow the path to the E side but keep looking to
where the barrel was. All of a sudden, some DG Soldiers appear shooting 3 WRO
Members. Quickly shoot Fira to take care of the DG Soldiers. If you wouldn't
have destroyed the barrel, the WRO members would've died as well.

 Go N from these 3 WRO members and 2 DG Soldiers have a WRO member cornered.
Use Fire to take care of both of them and grab 'Cardkey'. Now return to where
the 3 WRO Members are and go up the stairs to trigger a little scene with
Shalua (nice thong ;). Once it's over, go up and go N to have some DG Soldiers
go inside the elevator and go down.

 Kill the lone DG Soldier that remains, return to the N side of the previous
floor. Several enemies come out the elevator, so Fira their asses, grab
'Gravity Floater' that someone left behind. Equip it on all weapons and use the
elevator to return to the fifth floor.

 Up here, go out the W side and quickly look S to find a barrel. When a DG
Soldier appears, shoot the barrel to kill the enemy. Now continue to the W and
enter the door. A little scene triggers in here. Now we need to move... fast.
There's a Mako Point here, use it, grab 'Machine Gun Bullets x30' and start
following the path, killing any enemy that approaches you.

 This WRO girl from the scene must be protected to. When you get to a stair,
shoot the barrel that falls down so you don't lose time. Fira the Heavy Armored
Soldiers when you see them and you'll trigger a scene at the end. Once it's
over, return to the main area to trigger a scene with Azul. Once it's over, go
to the E side of the floor.

 Enter the door on the E wall and go NE to find 'Limit Breaker'. Now follow the
path, kill the 3 DG Soldiers that appear and exit to the main area in front of
the turret. Grab 'Ether' and climb on the turret and you'll have enemies
popping out from left and right on both the fourth and the fifth floors. DO NOT
keep the turret shooting. Just like in Chapter 2 against the Guard Hounds, this
counts in your accuracy rate at the end.

 You'll have to take care of 4 DG Soldiers and 2 Heavy Armored Soldiers - one
group on each floor, having a total of 12 enemies. Take out the Heavy Armored
Soldiers first as they'll inflict greater dmg. Remember to heal if necessary.
Return to the hallway all the way back to the main area, go down to the first
floor using the elevator.

 Go inside the door you came out in the beginning of the chapter. Follow the
path until you find 2 WRO members being attacked by 2 DG Soldiers. Kill of them
before they take out the WRO members. Grab 'Handgun Bullets x60' and 'Limit
Breaker' from the alcove and descend the stairs.

 Follow the path and you'll find several DG Soldiers passing to the E. Quickly
get behind them and use Fira to take care of all of them. These enemies drop
'Power Cross' and 'Cardkey'. In this room, take a look to the NW corner, on the
top to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #2" [20] (coordinates I4). Now go N from here to
get the Mako Point.

 Continue on to the S and in this long hallway, you'll find a new enemy, a
little Robot. Use Magic on these or the barrels to take them out quickly. Keep
running S and when you go W, some more enemies appear chasing 2 WRO members.
Fire their asses (finally all 20 WRO members are safe) and before continuing,
look up to the ceiling to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [21] (coordinates J13).

 Continue and when you're on the S hallway, open your map and locate the
circular room above you. Go in here to find a Mako Point. Now go all the way to
the W in the hallway and before entering the door, look up the ceiling to the
NE to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #4" [22] (coordinates F13). Now heal up and go
inside the door. Buy whatever you want from the Shop (I recommend stocking on
Potions and Hi-Potions) and proceed to trigger a scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: SHELKE THE TRANSPARENT  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Oh man, this battle is hard. It's hard because Shelke is fast,
strong and the area you're fighting in is really small. I hope your aim is
good, because her movement is sick. You'll have a hard time attacking her. Let
me list her attacks:

o Slash attack. She dashes towards you several times to attack you once for
  around 70 dmg. Not too bad.
o Double attack. She dashes the same way as the previous attack, only that she
  slices you twice for around 80 dmg. a piece.
o Thrust attack. She envelops in some blueish aura and lunge at you to deal
  around 350 dmg.
o Combo attack. Shelke jumps all over the place to end up attacking you with
  her swords several times. This one deals whopping 800+ dmg. to Vincent. This
  attack only occurs once you've depleted around 1/2 of her HP.

 As you can see, her attacks are devastating. Way stronger than any enemy/boss
so far. Keep moving around... always. Never stay put and always know where she
is 'cus some times she just disappears. Use all your Magic you have.
Fira/Thundara are work well here, but with Cerberus is more than enough. Don't
even thing of using Griffon, as its accuracy is horrible.

 If you're about to die (like having around 100 or less HP), use a Limit
Breaker to replenish your HP and gain STR and DEF. Like I said, always move,
use magic and have her in your aim to get out victorious of this battle.

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 Watch the scene after the fight, restock your item supply and return to the to
trigger another scene and another...

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   ~-~  BOSS: AZUL THE CERULEAN  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Alrighty. Azul may look intimidating, but actually he's waay
easier than Shelke. Let me list his attacks first:

o Heavy attack. You'll know it's this attack because he stops, crouches a
  little bit, then shoots. It has a small radius, but better jump or you'll
  receive around 500+ dmg.
o Machine Gun. Yes, his weapon works as two. He'll shoot several bullets
  dealing around 80 dmg. per shot.
o Shockwave. When you see he raises his weapon, jump 'cus he'll create a
  Shockwave, dealing over 300 dmg.
o Kick. If you get too close to him, he'll kick you for around 100 dmg.

 As you start the battle, you'll notice several barrels around Azul. Shoot them
one at a time to deal over 600 dmg. to Azul. Keep moving around until you shoot
all the barrels around Azul. Go to the back and start evading his attacks until
he comes near another barrel for you to shoot.

 Don't even bother attacking him, since you'll be doing very little dmg. On the
right side of the area, near the ceiling, there are several barrels. Shoot one
to have it drop down. Use these if you run out of barrels on the ground. This
is it. Pretty easy huh? Also, it's pretty easy to evade his attack so
altogether, you'll be fine. If you survived Shelke's battle, you'll most likely
survive this one.

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 Watch the scene and then the ranking comes up!
                                                    _________________
    o Targets Destroyed -----      73 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     39% ------------       /___________/ // B
    o Damage Sustained ------    7000 ------------           __/_____/ // D
    o Critical Hits ---------      14 ------------  ________/________/ // C
    o Killchains ------------      50 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------      16 ------------  _____/___________/ // B
    o Magic Casted ----------      11 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 0:48:49 ------------             /_____/ // D
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 Man, my worse play right here. Thanks to you guys, I got 7000 dmg. sustained.
Don't worry, still love ya ;). Take the Gil and it's time to upgrade. Make your
M Cerberus Gamma (that thing that looks like an "r" stands for Gamma). Upgrade
your Short Barrel to Short Barrel II and if you have any Gil left, buy some
Potions/Hi-Potions and a Material Booster, which increases your Material level
by 1 (which means if you have a weapon with this and Material Floater, your
material will be raised 2 levels -- Firaga/Thundaga/Blizzaga).

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 o Memory Capsules: 8
 o Objectives: Eliminate the Sahagin [33]
               Sneak by the DG Soldiers [13]
               Find the Omega Report files [4]
               Deactivate the mines [4]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Handgun Bullets x474 ---------- AMMO = 4 --------------------------- Potion |
| Phoenix Down --------------------- 2 = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| 7,800 Gil ------------------------ x = AMMO ------ Machine Gun Bullets x255 |
| Rifle Bullets x216 ------------ AMMO = 3 -------------------- Limit Breaker |
| Blizzard Materia -------------- (AC) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = (OP) ----------------- Power Booster |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = 1 ------------------------ Hi-Potion |
| Omega Report ------------------ (KI) = (KI) ------------------ Omega Report |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 As you start, equip your Griffon with the Short Barrel 2. Just to let you
know, this is one of my least favorite chapters. From where you start, before
even moving, turn around to the N and you'll see "MEMORY CAPSULE #1" [23]
(coordinates K4) inside the sewer. Now go S and a little scene with Sahagin
triggers. This is the first mission of the chapter.

 Kill all 3 Sahagin [3/33], keep following the path and in the narrow passage,
there's a little sloppy path leading N and another one going S. These contain
'Handgun Bullets x72' and 'Potion'. As you go W, there's another sloppy path to
the S, with 'Phoenix Down' in it. Watch out because a Sahagin [4/33] drops
down.

 Follow the path and when you see the blue laser gate, another Sahagin appears
[5/33]. Now go W from the blue gate and go up the stairs. Up here, go to the E
side to find a Mako Point. Now go near the stairs you just used and look S
between the pipes to see a Sahagin [6/33]. Use the Hydra to shoot it in the
head.

 Now drop down and 2 pairs of Sahagin will attack you [10/33]. Grab the
'Cardkey' to one of them drops, open the blue laser gate and follow the path.
Soon enough, another Sahagin attacks you [11/33]. Once you get to the second
part of the sewers (you can tell because of the change of map), quickly locate
the barrel in between 2 Sahagins and shoot it to kill them [13/33].

 Continue on and when you get to a fork, go N and break the crate to find
another Sahagin [14/33]. Now go S a little bit and when the water raises,
search for the Sahagin patrolling this area [15/33] and snipe him down. There's
another one on the SW corner spitting down [16/33]. Snipe him down as well and
approach the tunnel on the S side near the Mako Point to have 2 more Sahagins
appear [18/33].

 Once you've taken care of them, look N of the Mako Point to find another
passageway with some crates. Go here and look upwards to find a Sahagin nearby
[19/33].  Open the crates to find '900 Gil' and 'Machine Gun Bullets x70'.
Return to the Mako Point, stand right on top of it, crouch and look upwards and
N. You should see "MEMORY CAPSULE #2" [24] (coordinates G10).

 Now let's grab the remaining items in the area. There's 'Rifle Bullets x56' on
a ledge on top of the path you used to get here. Near the Mako Point, up the
ladder, there's '1,000 Gil' and inside the tunnel there's 'Limit Breaker'.
That's it for this area, so follow the path to the E and when the path forks,
near the end of this second area of the sewers, go W to find 'Blizzard
Materia'. Now go E to the third area of the sewers.

 As you enter, quickly look S to find a Sahagin [20/33] behind some bars
spitting at you. Kill him, go N and enter the small alcove here on the right to
find 'Potion'. Go N some more and enter another alcove on the W side to find
'Rifle Bullets x40'. As you do, a Sahagin attacks you [21/33]. Take care of him
and go N to take care of one more [22/33].

 This one drops a 'Cardkey'. Use it to open the blue laser gate next to you and
grab 'Handgun Bullets x72'. As you do, 4 more Sahagins appear to play with you
[26/33]. Use Firaga on them (assuming you have both accessories equipped) and
you'll be able to kill them all with one shot. Grab 'Cardkey' dropped by a
Sahagin and lower the W blue laser gate to find '2,500 Gil'. Before leaving,
move to the center of the N wall (there's half a circle on the wall on the
ground) and look up to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [25] (coordinates C8).

 Return to where the first blue laser gate was and go E. Climb up the ladder,
use the Mako Point and proceed. As you start entering the next area, a Sahagin
rushes towards you [27/33]. Backtrack and kill it. Now follow the path and take
out the next Sahagin [28/33], which is at the end. Quickly turn around and kill
the one behind you [29/33]...

   <vin> Man, this one scared me so bad when I first played the game XD.

 Now push the button near you, jump down and kill 3 more Sahagins [32/33]. You
may snipe them down from above if you can. Down here, break the crates to find
'Potion' and '500 Gil'. Now push the button in the center of the tower and when
the gate goes up, go N and W when possible. A lone Sahagin appears here
[33/33]. Kill him and go NE, up the ladder to get to the next section of the
sewers.

 You'll notice the Soldier right in front of you and 2 more Soldiers will start
shooting you from the upper floor. Take them out and now go slowly to the N
side. You'll see 2 Soldiers guarding the elevator. Kill them and go E to find a
half closed shutter. Crawl and start going it, only a little bit hugging the N
wall and look SE to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #4" [26] (coordinates J4).

 The next thing you need to do it quickly. Go in and grab '100 Gil', '400 Gil'
and 'Power Booster'. Once you've gotten these, quickly get out because 5
Soldiers appear. Don't even bother killing them because they'll just keep
coming out. Anyway, enter the elevator that was guarded and once on the upper
floor, go to the N side to find a Mako Point.

 Now follow the S path down the stairs, kill the Soldier that comes out, use
the shop if you need to restock on items, return to the elevator and get off
the third floor. Once up here, go S, grab 'Machine Gun Bullets x45' and
'Handgun Bullets x90', use the Mako Point and as you try to proceed, the door
shuts. Try leaving from whence we came from and the door'll shut too.

 Now the walls on the sides will open and some DG Soldiers come out to play.
Wait for them to stop for you to shoot them, otherwise you'll miss and your
accuracy will go down. Use Firaga when several DG Soldiers appear (there are
like 13 enemies total), continue to trigger a scene. Now we get to play as Cait
Sith.

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 When we gain control, go SE, jump over the pipes and at the third one, a
little scene triggers to show you your mission. Once the DG Soldier walks by,
jump over the pipe and hide behind the crate. When the DG Soldier passes by,
you pass on the other side. Once done this, go to the NE corner and you'll see
a ladder going down.

 What you need to do here is to jump forward from here in order for you to land
on a pipe, then jump forward and behind the crate (on the N side). Wait here
until you see 2 DG Soldiers patrolling both paths. Follow the one going NW and
when he stops, hide behind the crate next to him. A little scene triggers
showing you where to go.

 Now go down the ladder halfway and move the camera so you can see all the DG
Soldiers. You'll have 2 of them, one each path, as well as a robot. When the DG
Soldier on the right is facing away from you, jump down and head over to the
other one (where the white barrel is). When he's not facing you, push the
barrel to kill him.

 Go NW a little bit and hide behind the barrel. When you see a DG Soldier
appear, wait for him to turn around, as well as the other DG Soldier we
ignored) and push the barrel to kill him. Now move to the NW corner, jump on
the crates and get behind the robot to get to the next area.

 When you appear, go SW, jump over the barrel and look NE to see a DG Soldier.
Use the barrel to take care of him, continue and hide behind the next barrel.
You'll now have 2 DG Soldiers patrolling. Wait for one to pass by, run behind
him and walk slowly behind him. Now go down the stairs and go NW to finish the
sneaking mission.

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 When you regain control of Vincent, go S and enter the room. Go S again and a
scene triggers. Once it's over, mission time. Go into the E room, kill the
Soldier that surprises you and 2 more will come out. Kill them too and grab
'Handgun Bullets x60' and 'Rifle Bullets x60' from inside the little room. Now
look under the fallen bookshelf on the N side of the room to find "MEMORY
CAPSULE #5" [27] (coordinates K7).

 Return to the previous room and go S. A Beast Soldier and a DG Soldier appear,
so take them out quickly and enter the E room to find 'Potion'. Now go W, kill
the DG Soldier in here and in the hallway, enter the door right in front of
you. There's a lone soldier in the E room, so take him out and grab the Mako
Point in the W room.

 Return to the hallway, go W and as it goes N, shoot the DG Soldier on top of
some crates, as well as a Beast Soldier. Check right new to the DG Soldier (on
your left side) to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #6" [28] (coordinates C8). Now enter
the lower left room to find 'Handgun Bullets x60' and 'Limit Breaker'. Enter
the room to the N and kill the DG Soldier and the Beast Soldier that appear.
Now check the N side to find 'Omega Report' [2/4].

 Exit this room through the N door and go N a bit more to find another DG
Soldier. Kill him and return all the way to the S side, which you should take
the E path this time. Kill the 5 DG Soldier behind the door (use Firaga all you
want) and enter the door to reach the second part of the basement.

 Grab 'Phoenix Down' from inside the crate, go S and enter the door to the E.
Approach the coffin and a SOLDIER Trooper appears. Return, keep going S and 2
SOLDIER Troopers appear, as well as a DG Soldier. Take them out, grab 'Handgun
Bullets x60' from the S most tip and go E through the hole in the wall.

 As you go down, a DG Soldier appears. Easy. Continue on, pass by the blue
laser gate indentations on the floor and a new mission starts - deactivate the
mines. When you approach them, a beeping sound starts. This is to let you know
where they are. Once you find them, they show up, looking like an orange
circle. Backtrack a little and shoot them. Here's the location of all the 4
mines.

1. K11
2. I10
3. K9
4. I7

 Go after K11 first. Then move NW a little to find I10. From here go to the E
side of the area and deactivate K9. Lastly the I7 mine is on the N most side,
in front of the blue laser gate. Once you deactivate them, the 'Cardkey' pops
up. Go N and when you get to a gap, look down to find a Beast Soldier. Take him
out, go down, use the Mako Point, return up and then press the orange button.

 This starts the little platform to move. As it moves, a DG Soldier appears.
Shoot the barrel to kill him if you want this way and continue on to the next
area of the basement. Follow the path and when it starts going W, 2 DG Soldier
start shooting at you, and a Beast Soldier approaches from the wall. Kill them
and proceed.

 Soon enough, you'll come to an open area with 3 DG Soldiers and some barrels.
Shoot the barrels to kill all 3 of them. Now enter the W door and you'll find a
Shop, a Mako Point in the next room and 'Handgun Bullets x60', 'Machine Gun
Bullets x70' and 'Limit Breaker' in the next room. Return to the large area
now.

 Start going N and then a DG Soldier pops up. Kill him and as you arrive to the
N most side of the area, 2 SOLDIER Troopers and a DG Soldier appear. Firaga
them, go inside a little to find 2 more DG Soldiers shooting at you from above.
Firaga them too and start going up the stairwell and at the top, a DG Soldier
and a Beast Soldier come out to play.

 Exit the stairwell and 2 more DG Soldiers appear. Take care of them, exit the
room and grab 'Rifle Bullets x60' in this room. Now go N into the hallway
(remember this place from the original FFVII? Those were good times =D) and N
from here. Go inside the room, break the crate to find 'Hi-Potion'.

 Do you see both windows on the N side of the room? Jump on top of the table in
front of the right window and look down outside to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #7"
[29] (coordinates L4). Now return to the hallway and go W a little. Look at the
main open area to find some DG Soldiers. If you want, snipe 1 in the head and
use Firaga on the rest as they go up the stairs.

 Now go to the W wing of the house and you'll find 3 doors in this corridor.
Use the S one first to find a crate with '1,500 Gil'. Return and enter the N
room to find a Mako Point. Now go W and a DG Soldier pops out behind the
crates. Kill him and grab 'Omega Report' [3/4]. Now return to the hallway
leading to the first floor and look to the SW corner of the glass window on the
roof to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #8" [30] (coordinates G10).

 Now jump down to the first floor and as you do, some DG Soldiers and a Beast
Soldier appear on the second floor. Shoot them and then follow the hallway to
the E. Enter the room at the end to find 'Omega Report' [4/4]. Return to the
open area and enter the SW room to find '800 Gil'. Now go W and inside the
large W room. 3 DG Soldiers come out and after you kill them, 2 SOLDIER
Troopers pop out.

 Once you taken care, follow the E hallway and enter the room at the end to
find 2 SOLDIER Troopers and a Beast Soldier. Grab 'Machine Gun Bullets x70'
from the S side of the room and enter the next room, to have a SOLDIER Trooper
pop out of here. There are 2 DG Soldiers behind the crates on the W side, so
shoot a Firaga ball before they even notice you.

 In this next room, grab 'Potion' from the SW corner, go N and enter the small
corridor on the W. A scene triggers in this room with the hotness. Now, in the
hallway, shoot Fire to the balls in the way to get rid of them, then proceed.
Grab the Mako Point, use the Shop when you get to it and proceed to trigger a
scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: BLACK WIDOW  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: The Black Widow is easy... very easy. Make sure you have your MP
filled. In any weapon (Cerberus mine), equip the Materia Booster, the Materia
Floater and the Thunder Materia. Let me list his attacks and then I'll keep
explaining:

o Beam. Deals around 800 dmg.
o Machine gun. Deals around 30 dmg. per bullet.
o Tackle. It tackles you for around 80 dmg. Punny attack.

 Like I said, with those 3 things equipped, you'll deal over 1000 dmg. to Black
Widow. Use Thundaga around 4-5 times and it's toast. See, it's that easy. But
also, let me explain some more. It likes to crawl around the place, climbing on
the walls and on the roof. If you want, you can keep shooting at it with your
Griffon, just to deal a little more dmg.

 Its Beam attack moves around, so make sure to jump it in case it kinda chases
you.

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 Watch the scene and finally this lengthy chapter is good to go. Stats time!
                                                       ______________
    o Targets Destroyed -----     115 ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     79% ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Damage Sustained ------    3372 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Critical Hits ---------      42 ------------  ________/________/ // C
    o Killchains ------------      65 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------       8 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Magic Casted ----------      16 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 1:00:44 ------------       /___________/ // B
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 Do whatever you want with your points. Either XP or Gil is fine. I made the
XP, but that's just me. Buy whatever you need from the Shop and what the scene.

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 o Memory Capsules: 10
 o Objectives: Destroy the choppers attacking HQ! [15]
               Save the WRO members [12]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = AMMO ------------- Rifle Bullets x60 |
| Potion --------------------------- 5 = 3 -------------------- Limit Breaker |
| 7,100 Gil ------------------------ x = AMMO ---------- Handgun Bullets x240 |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = AMMO ------ Machine Gun Bullets x240 |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = (AC) -------------------- L Adjuster |
| Guard N Barrel ------------------------------------------------------- (BR) |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 After the long scenes, and when we regain control you'll have to fight 3
Hovering Robots called Sweepers. Just shoot them and avoid their really slow
missiles. When you've killed the 3, the last one should drop 'Cardkey'. Before
proceeding, check the W side of the area, S of the Shadowfox to see "MEMORY
CAPSULE #1" [31] (coordinates C13) just on the other side of the fallen logs in
the stream.

 Now go E, use the Mako Point and the Cardkey. Right after the Shop, some Guard
Hounds appear. Continue to the E and when you see some ostrich-like animals,
stay there in that little area and some more Guard Hounds appear. Kill them and
before proceeding, look NW and up to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [32] (coordinates
K13).

 Continue on to the N, kill more Guard Hounds as you proceed, use the Mako
Point and enter the cave. You'll find a new enemy here, a bug. When it chases
you, backtrack a little bit and wait for it to turn around. This is the time to
shoot it, in its soft side. Continue on and soon enough you'll fight 2 DG
Soldiers and 2 bugs.

 Use Firaga on them to take care of all of them and grab 'Rifle Bullets x15'
and 'Potion'. From here, look E and you'll see several DG Soldiers, a couple of
Sweepers and there are some bugs as well. I recommend you shooting at the
Sweeper on the left with Firaga and quickly shoot the other one with Firaga. If
done correctly, you'll kill most of the DG Soldiers and both Sweepers.

 Now go down there, kill the remaining DG Soldiers and kill all the bugs (you
may want to Firaga all of them together). Once all clear, locate the ladder on
the N side, stand in front of it, look directly S and look up to find "MEMORY
CAPSULE #3" [33] (coordinates L6) on top of the hill. Now enter the little cave
on the W side and break the crates to find 'Limit Breaker'.

 Now enter the NE tent and break both crates to find '1,000 Gil' and 'Potion'.
Now enter the S tent to find 'Handgun Bullets x60' and '100 Gil'. Now proceed
SW and soon enough, the first mission of the chapter starts - Save the 12 WRO
Members. Quickly take out your Hydra and look W to find a DG Soldier on a
turret.

 Destroy the barrels near him to take care of him. Now use the barrels to take
care of the DG Soldiers nearby, then take out your Cerberus and start popping
heads. Once you're done with the WRO members, a more dangerous thing appears...
15 Choppers. Shoot all the barrels that are left and jump on the turret. You'll
have to take on the 15 Choppers while keeping alive the WRO members.

 The first 10 Choppers come by themselves. The eleventh wave of attack has 3
Choppers and the last one 2. Let me list you where they're coming from:

       1. W
       2. W
       3. W
       4. NW
       5. SE
       6. S
       7. E
       8. W
       9. NE
      10. W
11-12-13. W
   14-15. W

 The last one is the hard one, since it take almost 6 times the time needed to
take out. Once you deal with all 15 Choppers, release the turret, take out your
Cerberus because when this last chopper falls, 3 Heavy Armored Soldiers appear,
but these have a huge sword instead of the rocket launchers. Kill them to get
'Cardkey'.

 Use a Firaga on them and if they're still alive, just shoot them to get rid of
'em. Now break the crate on the W side of the building (outside) to find 'Rifle
Bullets x15'. Now that there's peace, move to the barrels that are/were next to
the Rifle Bullets x15 you just got (NE of the turret) and between 2 of them
you'll see a bush.

 Use the Hydra and snipe to the base of the bridge (through the bush), on the
water to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #4" [34] (coordinates E3). Now, just inside the
building floor, break the crate on the E side to find a Mako Point. Now go NW,
grab 'Potion' and use the Cardkey you got from the Heavy Armored Soldiers. Now
go in the Causeway.

 Follow the path, use the Mako Point, use the Shop if you need to and keep
following the path until you exit to the bridge. There's a DG Soldier in front
of you. Kill him and a Guard Hound appears on top of the crates, as well as 2
DG Snipers at the N, on the top of the bridges. There's another DG Sniper on
the W side, so take care of him as well.

 Grab 'Handgun Bullets x60' on the W side and as you try to go N, several DG
Soldiers and some Guard Hounds appear. Use all the barrels that are around the
area to take care of them, which is a pushover. Once you've taken care of them
and before proceeding, take out your Hydra and aim to the top of the tower on
the W to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #5" [35] (coordinates F10).

 When you get to the N side, 2 Guard Hounds and a DG Soldier greet you. Kill
them and another 2 DG Soldiers appears on the E side of the area, as well as
another 2 DG Snipers to the N. Take care of them and go all the way to the N to
find 3 WRO members being attacked by 2 DG Soldiers. Take care of them, grab
'1,000 Gil' from the center of the area and 'Machine Gun Bullets x120' on the
NE corner.

 Now, from this item, take out your Hydra, aim S and up the tower on the E
(your left side) to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #6" [36] (coordinates I10). Now enter
the door on the W side, and you'll find 3 DG Soldiers. Take them out with melee
attacks so you don't shoot the barrel and kill the WRO member. Now proceed to
the N most area.

 You'll find some DG Soldier scattered around the area, as well as 2 Guard
Hounds. Take them out to receive 'Cardkey'. Check the W side to find a Mako
Point and move to the E side looking S. Take out your Hydra and snipe to the
cliffs on the S part of the river to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #7" [37](coordinates
I14).

 Now use the Cardkey on the blue laser gate and go in to trigger a scene. Once
it's over, you'll have to fight several DG Soldiers that are on the ground with
some DG Snipers on the arcs. Use the large blocks on the sides to gain some
cover and when you've killes them all, grab the items around here that are (DO
NOT GO UP THE STAIRS YET): 'Handgun Bullets x60', 'Potion', 'Rifle Bullets
x15', '1,000 Gil', 'Potion' and 'Machine Gun Bullets x120'.

 Now look on the W side and in the fifth waterfall, look on top of it to find
"MEMORY CAPSULE #8" [38] (coordinates D8). Now go to the NE corner, look on top
of the WRO building to the N on the right side to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #9" [39]
(coordinates J2). Once you're all done, heal up and go up the stairs. As you
come up, your first step, move W along the edge and go S to find '3,000 Gil'
and 'Limit Breaker' across the beams.

 Now go N near the gate to trigger a scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: BLACK WIDOW II  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Yay, the Black Widow again. Thankfully, this one is easier... like
if the previous one was hard XD. Like always, let me list her attacks:

o Beam. Deals around 500 dmg.
o Missiles. Deals around 100 dmg.
o Machine gun. Deals around 50 dmg. per bullet.
o Tackle. It tackles you for around 80 dmg. Punny attack.

 This one comes with 4 DG Soldiers, so take them out first using your trusty
Cerberus. One of them drops 'L Adjuster', so make sure to grab it. Now,
basically the same strategy from the previous Black Widow remain, shoot it with
Thundaga around 4-5 times and it's toast. Don't even worry about using the
turrets on the back, as you'll be an easy target for all of its attacks.

 Also, before the fight ends, break the crate on the NW corner to find the last
Mako Point.

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 Before moving, use the Mako Point behind you. Follow the path, grab 'Potion'
and kill the DG Soldier. Now grab 'Handgun Bullets x60' and 'Rifle Bullets
x15' from behind him and go N and enter the room. You'll find 4 WRO members
fighting for their lives against several DG enemies. Take them all out using
magic.

 Use the Mako Point on the W side of the area and move to the entrance and
locate the huge screen that's destroyed in middle of the area, like on the
third floor. On the left side of this bridge is "MEMORY CAPSULE #10" [40]
(coordinates G7). Now go to the N side to find 'Limit Breaker'.

 Now enter the door to the basement, follow the path while killing the enemies
and before going down the stairs, grab '1,000 Gil'. Follow the path and go N to
where a pillar is on the ground, with some fire. IF you saved all 12 WRO
members throughout the chapter, you'll receive a secret weapon, 'Guard N
Barrel'.

 Now go E a little bit to trigger a scene ='(.
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    o Targets Destroyed -----     121 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     73% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Damage Sustained ------    3832 ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Critical Hits ---------     108 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Killchains ------------      88 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------       5 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Magic Casted ----------      12 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 0:18:03 ------------ /_________________/ // S
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 Now get the Gil and lets level up those babies. If you want, you buy the final
upgrade of Cerberus, Quantum Cerberus. Also upgrade your 3 Barrels if you want,
or only those that you use or upgrade either your Griffon or Hydra. Now watch
scenes.

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 o Memory Capsules: None
 o Objectives: None
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
|                                    None                                     |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 When we have contol, since there's no enemies, this chapter goes down quick.
Open your map and move all the way to the E room. Talk to Yuffie in the hallway
before going there. Talk to Reeve and then shop. You can now buy the Mega-
Potion and X-Potion. Buy some if you want, return to the hallway and go N and
inside the room to trigger a scene.

 Once it's over, get out of the room to trigger another scene... well, several
awesome scenes!!! Go Cloud! =D. When you regain control again, talk to Yuffie,
Reeve and Shelke once again. Now return to where Yuffie is and go N and into
the door. Follow the path and when the path forks, go inside the door in front.

 Speak to the WRO members in here and leave to trigger a scene, some more
awesome scenes and we're ready to get on to the next chapter, which is a
lenghty one.

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 o Memory Capsules: 9
 o Objectives: Escort the WRO squad to the central complex [5]
               Save the surviving WRO members [9]
               Defeat the Deepground commander [1]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| 20,000 Gil ----------------------- x = 2 ------------------------ Hi-Potion |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = 2 ---------------------- Mega-Potion |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = (KI) ------------------ Omega Report |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = 1 -------------------- Limit Breaker |
| Cardkey -------------------------------------------------------------- (KI) |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 Alrighty, let's go. As you move W, 2 WRO members get killed by several DG
Soldiers. Kill all of them using the barrel nearby. Now go all the way W to
find '2,000 Gil' behind some "train stoppers?". Now follow the path NE to find
4 WRO members that need to be escorted. This is the first mission - Escort the
WRO members.

 Now, go W a little bit and 3 DG Soldiers appear. Shoot Firaga between them to
kill all them and go all the way W to find the fifth WRO member. Now there are
5 to escort. Before moving, look W from this lone soldier in between the
metalic crates on the floor to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #1" [41](coordinates D9).
Now, go S from the door where the DG Soldiers camo out from to find 'Hi-
Potion'.

 Now go inside the building where the DG Soldiers came out from but be careful
because there will be several DG Soldiers waiting for you at the end. Grab the
'Cardkey' an enemy dropped, open the blue laser gate and prepare to kill 3 DG
Soldiers, as well as a DG Sniper behind you on a tower. Grab 'Mega-Potion' from
the SW corner and proceed N.

 After the scene, we need to protect the WRO members from the hardest part, in
my opinion that is. You'll have 6 DG Soldiers on the W side and 3 more appear S
of you, from whence you came. Shoot the ones on the W and when you see the S
ones appear, Firaga their asses. There are 2 more DG Soldiers all the way on
the W side, so use your Hydra to take care of them.

 Once you're done, use the Mako Point and proceed until you see a blue laser
gate. Try opening it and since you don't have the Cardkey, try to return to
have Heavy Armored Soldier S appear. Kill him, grab the 'Cardkey' and proceed.
Run as fast as you can trying to leave the WRO members behind and kill the 4 DG
Soldiers that appear.

 Once you do, approach the blue laser gate and 9 red cockroach machines come
out. Use Thundaga to take care of all of them, or shoot them with
Griffon/Cerberus. Now grab the 'Cardkey' and before proceeding, look W from the
blue laser gate to see "MEMORY CAPSULE #2" [42] (coordinates C6). Now go
through to finally leave these WRO members. Now, buy anything from the shop
inside and proceed E. When you see a large cloud of black smoke, look S and up
to see a DG Sniper on top of a "house".

 Shoot him and to HIS right (your left), you'll see "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [43]
(coordinates H7). Now go all the way E and jump over the crates to find a Mako
Point. Now follow the path and when you're directly under the "house" where the
previous DG Sniper was, look SE to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #4" [44] (coordinates
I8) under the train car.

 Now go to the W side of this area to find '2,000 Gil'. If you want '2,000
Gil' more, you can find the on the W side of the "house", in the little narrow
path. Now enter the train car where the Memory Capsule was. As you proceed, 2
DG Snipers will start shooting at you. They're on top of the building to the W
of you.

 Now go inside the house and the next mission starts - save the surviving WRO
members. DO NOT STOP to read the mission, go to where the 2 WRO members are and
look N to find 2 DG Soldiers and a Heavy Armored Soldier. Firaga them so the
WRO members survive and quickly look S and up to find more DG Soldiers fire at
you... only that in turrets. Shoot Firaga towards them to kiss them goodbye.

 Now stand on the W side of the barrels where the WRO members were and look S
and in between the wrecked train cars to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #5" [45]
(coordinates D11). Before proceeding, make sure that all 4 DG Soldiers on the
turrets are gone. Now go NE from here to have 3 more DG Soldiers come out. Kill
them and proceed. Grab the Mako Point and look N on top of the building to find
"MEMORY CAPSULE #6" [46] (coordinates G5). Now make sure all 9 members
survived.

 Now go W from the surviving members to find '2,000 Gil'. Now hug the S wall
and look towards the water tower where the turrets are to find "MEMORY CAPSULE
#7" [47] (coordinates D13). Now go inside the building. A DG Soldier appears on
top of the train car, and 2 behind him on the floor. Kill them all and locate
the 'Omega Report' from behind the "train stopper" in front of the entrance.
Now move to the SE corner to find '2,000 Gil'. Now go to the N exit and before
exiting, look S and up to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #8" [48] (coordinates J10).

 Now exit to the N and out here, grab '2,000 Gil' and 'Limit Breaker'. Now
enter the next building, grab '2,000 Gil' from the right as you enter, now hug
the W wall and go S to find '2,000 Gil' near 2 fire pits. Now enter the train
car to the SE to trigger a little scene with the WRO member.

 Once it's over and like Shelke said, there's a heavy line of defense coming
up. Buy anything you need from the shop nearby...

   <vin> I got the S Hydra upgrade, which is lighter and faster, which is good.
   I also got the Short Barrel Beta. Of course, you can get whatever you want.

 I could add this as a Boss, but I won't, just because it doesn't look like it.
Ok, here's how it goes. As you get out, equip the Hydra and aim S with the
Snipe Scope to see some DG Soldiers run around, as well as 2 Sweepers. Try
ignoring the Sweepers and kill the DG Soldiers, but this is without going
further in the battlefield.

 Once you've taken care of the DG Soldiers, you'll see the Deepgound Commander
just standing there. Aim for the head and shoot over and over. He won't even
move, so this is the best way of doing it. Once you kill him, kill the
Sweepers, collect from the area the Mako Point, the 'Cardkey' and '2,000 Gil'
from the S side.

 Now, from the W side, look E at the wrecked train cars (the ones on the NE
corner of the map). You'll be able to see "MEMORY CAPSULE #9" [49] (coordinates
K7) from under them. Now use the Cardkey, go down the stairs, take out your
Hydra and snipe the DG Soldiers at the far E. Grab 'Mega-Potion' from the W
side and follow the path.

 In the corridor, you'll find a Heavy Armored Soldier S, kill him and you'll
find another one up ahead. Use the Mako Point from the E point and go W to have
several DG Soldiers appear, as well as 2 Heavy Armored Soldiers (the ones with
the rocket launcher). Use Firaga on them, grab 'Hi-Potion' from behind and
continue on until you exit this place.

 Once outside, follow the path N hugging the E wall to find the last Mako
Point. Use it, go to the W side to find '2,000 Gil'. Now follow the middle path
N to trigger another scene and what's supposed to be a boss fight, which I
won't put as such.

 These suckers are annoying because they shoot and move a lot. You saw that
some train cars are open, so use these to cover from the bullet rain. They take
around 20 HP per bullet, which isn't that bad. The best weapon, believe it or
not, is the Hypra... well, it's the weapon it worked for me the best. There are
6 Shrikes. If you deal around 140 dmg., each will go down with 3 shot, and
since the Hydra has long range, you can shoot them from very far away.

 If you got the S Hydra upgrade like I did, this will make the fight even
easier since the SPD of Hydra will be almost doubled, making this fight
quicker. Simple huh? You'll receive dmg., which is normal, since it's
impossible to evade the bullet rain. Anyway, watch the scene and the chapter
ends.
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    o Targets Destroyed -----      73 ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     77% ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Damage Sustained ------    3143 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Critical Hits ---------      36 ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Killchains ------------      43 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Items Used ------------       2 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Magic Casted ----------       8 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 0:52:41 ------------             /_____/ // D
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 o Memory Capsules: 5
 o Objectives: Avoid the aerial mines [3]
               Destroy the robotic assault units [2]
               Assist the WRO members [3]
               Defeat the sentry robots [10]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = 2 ------------------------ Hi-Potion |
| 9,000 Gil ------------------------ x = 2 -------------------- Limit Breaker |
| Handgun Bullets x48 ----------- AMMO = 1 --------------------------- Potion |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = 1 ------------------------- X-Potion |
| Machine Gun Bullets x110 ------ AMMO = AMMO ------------- Rifle Bullets x10 |
| G Report ---------------------- (KI) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 Ok, before even moving, look S and up to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #1" [50]
(coordinates D15) at the distance. Now follow the path and enter the hallway
where the 2 WRO members are shooting. Kill the 2 DG Soldiers behind the table
and another one that's hiding. Now grab 'Cardkey' and 'Hi-Potion', return and
use the Cardkey.

 You'll see several crates and barrels in here. That's because several DG
Soldiers appear at the N. Use the barrels on them, Firaga if needed and break
the crate on the W side to find '1,000 Gil'. Now climb on top of the large
crate to find 'Limit Breaker'. Now use the Mako Point and proceed NE.

 Follow the path all the way while killing the DG Soldiers that appear until
you reach a turret. Several other enemies will come out the door nearby, but I
recommend using only a Firaga shot to end this. This way you kill them quicker
and you don't have to worry about your accuracy. You can also find 'Handgun
Bullets x24' in the SW corner of this little turret area.

 Grab 'Cardkey' the last DG Soldier drops, stand on the frame of the entrance,
crouch, take out your Hydra and look N in between the wall and the fallen train
car to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #2" [51] (coordinates N4). Now go inside the room,
use the Cardkey, use the Mako Point and grab '1,000 Gil' from the crate. Now go
up the ladder and the first mission pops up - Avoid the aerial mines.

 Equip your Hydra and as you start going, a DG Soldier appears at the end of
the narrow pathway. Shoot him with the Hydra and make your way across the area.
Be careful with the aerial mines. Grab 'Potion' at the end and proceed up the
stairs. You'll have 2 WRO members fight against several DG Soldiers and 2 DG
Commanders. Use the barrels nearby and Firaga to get rid of them.

 Proceed and mission 2 appears - Destroy the Robotic assault units. These are
like the Black Widows. One of them runs down the stairs, so shoot Thundaga
twice on it to destroy it, before it kills both WRO members. It dies when it
reaches the end of the hallway, so make sure to kill it. Now go up the stairs
and when you get to the shop, take out your Hydra, crouch and slowly approach
the S hallway.

 At the far W, you'll have a DG Soldier on a turret, so shoot it in the head a
couple of times until you kill him. Now go E and you'll find a room with
several blue laser gates. To open these, you need to shoot those red little
mines (like the ones the Black Widow dropped in Shinra Manor). There's one
right there, in front of you, the second on is on top of the crates on the E
side.

 With this, you can now enter and shoot 2 more red mines. Grab all the items
that contain '1,000 Gil', 'Hi-Potion' and '1,000 Gil'. Now go to where the DG
Soldier on the turret was and grab 'Rifle Bullets x10'. Now heal and sit down
on the turret to have a ton of enemies come at you from whence you came. Take
them out with the turret and go up the ladder.

 Use the Mako Point and a DG Soldier appears from the door. Kill her and go W
to where the WRO members are to have the third mission appear - Assist the 3
WRO members. Crouch and snipe with your Hydra. You'll a WRO member on the W
side hitting the wall and the mechanism there. Some DG Soldiers appear to take
him out.

 You need to shoot these bastards so that the WRO member can hit it 40 times.
This one is easy. Try leaving the aim still on where the heads of the DG
Soldiers are and shoot them there. Then reload every time you kill a DG
Soldier. Once you're done, follow them and they'll start shooting up some
stairs.

 Quickly run in front of them and shoot the barrel and the crate that's falling
down so they don't die. Now kill both DG Soldiers on top ASAP, go up these
stairs and then up the ladder to find 'Limit Breaker', 'X-Potion', 'Machine Gun
Bullets x50', 'Rifle Bullets x10', 'Handgun Bullets x24' and 'G Report'. Nice
=D!

 Grab the Mako Point near the WRO members, return and enter the door now.
You'll have 4 more DG Soldiers in here, kill them and grab 'Cardkey' from the
last one. Before leaving, take a look at the SW balcony of the upper floor to
find "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [52] (coordinates A9). Now use the Cardkey, push the
button and go up the elevator.

 Once up here, another Black Widow appears, so 2 more Thundagas and he's gone.
Now break the crates in front of the elevator to find '1,000 Gil' and '1,000
Gil'. Now go up the stairs and another mission starts - Defeat the Sentry
Robots. Up the stairs, use the Mako Point and 4 red cockroaches-robots things
come out. Take care of them with a Thundaga and break the crates to find
'Machine Gun Bullets x60', '1,000 Gil' and '1,000 Gil'.

 Now get on the elevator to the N, use the control panel and quickly turn S. As
the elevator goes up, wait for the third white light to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #
4" [53] (coordinates L/M5). When it reaches the top, stay on the elevator, take
out your Hydra and snipe down the Heavy Armored Soldiers B at the end of the
hallway (good way of making those hard criticals).

 Once they're gone, step off the elevator and more cockroaches appear. Return
to the elevator and shoot them from there. They can't enter and they can't hurt
you there. Go left at the fork, use the Mako Point, use the Shop on the S side
and BEFORE entering the room, approach the door on the W side, let it open,
stand on the frame of the door and look SW over the large crate of steel to
find "MEMORY CAPSULE #5" [54] (coordinates B14). Check the coordinates and now
enter the door to trigger a scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: ROSSO THE CRIMSON  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy:  Ok, Rosso is not that tough, but she's quick though, so that's
bad. Take out your Quantum Cerberus, start aiming at her and shoot her nonstop.
Let me list her attacks and then I'll continue:

o Revolver. Shoots from her weapon to deal around 60 dmg. per bullet.
o Combo. She dashes towards you and attacks you several times for around 200
  dmg.
o Fire sickles. One the first part of the fight passes, after the little scene,
  she'll start throwing some sickles at you for around 300 dmg.
o Ground wave. Once you've dealt around half her HP in dmg. she'll start
  creating some waves that advance towards you. This one deals around 150 dmg.
o Super combo. Once she's about to die, she start another combo in which she
  approaches you very fast and attacks you several times to deal around 400 dmg

 During the first half of the fight, she'll run around while shooting at you.
The dmg. is medium, so there's nothing to really worry about. She's sometimes
dash towards you and attack you several times with her weapon, something like
Shelke's attack. There's really no strategy here, rather than keep yourself in
movement all the time, never stay still and always shoot at her with your
Cerberus, since it's the weapon with the most dmg. output/speed you have

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 Now watch the scene and the chapter is FINALLY over.
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    o Targets Destroyed -----      64 ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     63% ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Damage Sustained ------    9586 ------------  ________/________/ // C
    o Critical Hits ---------      65 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Killchains ------------      65 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Items Used ------------      10 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Magic Casted ----------      12 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 0:43:09 ------------       /___________/ // B
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 Nice. Grab the Gil this time. I had 33,880 Gil at the moment. I upgraded my
S Hydra to S Hydra Gamma and my P Griffon to P Griffon Beta. I also restock my
Mega-Potions and my Handgun Bullets, since I only had like 20 left XD.

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 o Memory Capsules: 5
 o Objectives: Collect top secret Deepground data files [5]
               Destroy the surveillance mines [99]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Limit Breaker -------------------- 2 = AMMO ------ Machine Gun Bullets x810 |
| Phoenix Down --------------------- 1 = 1 ----------------------- Red Potion |
| 12,000 Gil ----------------------- x = AMMO ---------- Handgun Bullets x468 |
| Rifle Bullets x48 ------------- AMMO = 1 --------------------------- Potion |
| Red Ether ------------------------ 1 = 1 ---------------------- Mega-Potion |
| Red Potion ----------------------- 2 = (KI) -------------- Top Secret Files |
| Top Secret Files -------------- (KI) = (KI) -------------- Top Secret Files |
| Top Secret Files -------------- (KI) = (KI) -------------- Top Secret Files |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 After the scene and when you regain control, before entering the area take a
trip around this area and collect all the loot: 'Limit Breaker', 'Machine Gun
Bullets x90', 'Phoenix Down', 'Red Potion', '1,000 Gil', 'Handgun Bullets x36'
and 'Rifle Bullets x12'. Also use the Mako Point on the W side of the area.
There's also a shop, so buy anything you forgot to buy.

 Before proceeding, move to the NW corner and look inside the Shinra building
to the NW corner to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #1" [55] (coordinates E4). Now proceed
N to the next area. Once inside the lobby, 2 SOLDIER Troopers descend from the
stairs on the right side. Kill them ASAP because they're quick. Now go up the
stairs and another SOLDIER will come out. Take care of him, grab 'Rifle Bullets
x12'.

 Now go to the W side of the area and try going up the stairs to have some DG
units come from the entrance from whence you came. Take them all out with the
Hydra. Now go up to the third floor, go E and grab '1,000 Gil'. From this exact
point, look S and a little bit up with the Hydra to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #2"
[56] (coordinates H12). Now drop down in the elevator hole.

 Down here, grab 'Handgun Bullets x36' and 'Potion' from the W side, then drop
down the hole on the E side. Follow the path and some bugs will come out to
play. They'll come one at a time, so it should be easy. When you fight the
first bug, you'll have some machines on the N side behind a fence. Check the E
side of them to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [57] (coordinates I7).

 Now follow the path, go E at the fork to find 'Rifle Bullets x12'. Continue on
until a little scene triggers. Wow, we're now in a large area. Check behind you
before anything to find 'Red Ether'. Now keep going and 2 DG Soldiers and a
Beast Soldier will appear around the corner. Take them out, grab '1,000 Gil'
from the briefcase.

 Now proceed N in the next room and 4 DG Soldiers appear on the upper floor.
Snipe them down, using the crates in the entrance as cover. Now grab 'Machine
Gun Bullets x90' from the W side and proceed E through the door. Go inside the
next room to the S and 2 bugs play with you. In the room to the E, several bugs
appear.

 Use Firaga twice on all of them then grab 'Mega-Potion' from inside. Now exit
this room, use the Mako Point  and go S a little to have 2 DG Soldiers appear.
Use the barrel to take care of them. Now go inside the room where 2 DG SOldiers
and a Beast Soldier are waiting for you. Kill them, grab '1,000 Gil', exit this
room and at the fork, go right to find 'Red Potion' and 'Red Potion'.

 Proceed, use the shop if you need to and enter the room to the N. There's a
lone DG Sniper in here and several barrels. Take care of him ASAP before he
blows everything here to hell. If you still have all the barrels intact, jump
on the one standing in front of the entrance and double jump to find '5,000
Gil'.

 Now go N and grab 'Machine Gun Bullets x90', 'Machine Gun Bullets x90',
'Handgun Bullets x36' and 'Handgun Bullets x36'. Now go N and use the panel.
The door opens and you'll be shown 4 bugs. Quickly turn the camera to the W,
use the next panel to open the door. Do this over and over until you reach the
NW side of the area.

 Now use the Mako Point when you get to it, heal up and enter the door to
trigger a scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: BLACK WIDOW TW  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Ok, even though we're against 2, it's still easy. There's one
Black Widow on the ground while the other one is hanging from the ceiling.
Allow me to list its attacks:

o Beam. Deals around 100 dmg.
o Machine gun. Deals around 20 dmg. per bullet.
o Tackle. It tackles you for around 50 dmg. Punny attack.
o Proximity mines. Does around 10 dmg. per mine.

 As you can see, it does half the dmg. the Black Widow II did, and this is
because they split the attack of these 2. First of all, focus on the one on the
ground. I recommend using the Griffon, although I don't like it, and shoot away
while you evade its attacks. The Black Widow on the ground only uses its Beam
and Machine Gun attacks while the one on the ceiling uses Proximity Mines,
which you should be familiar with.

 With 2 Thundagas, they're gone. I recommend shooting with the Griffon nonstop
and then shoot Thundaga one to kill it. If is doesn't die, keep shooting at it
until it does. Once the first one goes down, shoot the second one and it'll
fall to the ground. Same strategy. This is it. Simple, huh?!

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 Once you regain control, go inside the elevator. Once you're on the bottom,
prepare for a surprise because there's no map. Ok, from where we start, exit
the elevator and facing it, go SE and in this little room you'll find 'Top
Secret Files'. Now return to the elevator (all directions will be given as
facing the elevator) and go SW to find some cockroaches. Kill them and enter
the room to find 'Limit Breaker', 'Rifle Bullets x12' and a Mako Point.

 Return to the elevator and go in the NW room to find '3,000 Gil'. Now move on
to the NE room to have 2 Beast Soldiers and a DG Soldier appear. Kill them and
grab 'Machine Gun Bullets x90'. Now you'll see a door with a light on top of it
N of the elevator. Follow the path and when you're "outside", 2 Shrikes appear.
Use your Hydra without the scope and shoot them down (with 3 shots they're good
to go).

 Before that, look on the left side of the bridge all the way to the bridge on
the other building to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #4" [58]. Now enter the next room
and 4 DG Soldiers come out the door at the end. Kill them and proceed to the
next room where you'll find 2 Beast Soldiers, a DG Soldier and 'Top Secret
Files'.

 Continue on and 2 pair of DG Soldiers will attack you in this hallway. Take
care of them like usual and proceed until you're "outside" again. A little
scene triggers and finally we got a map of the area... just when we're about to
end this XD.

 Now, go inside the next building and go to the SW side to find 'Handgun
Bullets x108'. Now hop on the elevator and the second mission begins - Destroy
the surveillance mines. Remember these suckers? Well, we have to destroy them
now. Shoot as many as you can with Cerberus. I got a 34 score. Anyway, once at
the bottom, proceed SW, use the shop if needed, and in the next room grab
'Machine Gun Bullets x90'.

 Now proceed S and you'll see several DG Soldiers waiting for you inside the
room. Go inside the let the beast go wild. Once you've taken care of all of
them, grab 'Top Secret Files' from the S side. Now go in the N room and 4 more
DG Soldiers appear. Kill them and move W to the next room. As you enter, you'll
see several enemies moving S.

 Enter the S room ASAP and shoot them as they get in. Use Firaga to kill them
faster. Now return to the previous room and grab 'Top Secret Files' from the NW
corner, return to the S room and grab 'Top Secret Files' from the center of the
room. Now leave onto the hallway to the W and 2 DG Soldiers and 2 robots
appear.

 Snipe down the DG Soldiers and use Thundaga once on the robots to destroy
them. Now proceed to the end of the path, grab 'Handgun Bullets x108' from the
NW corner and go down the elevator. The same thing happens here, several aerial
mines are floating around the elevator, so stay in the center of the elevator
and shoot them down. When you hear some DG Soldiers, quickly face the NW side
of the elevator and look at the wall on the floor under the DG Soldiers to find
"MEMORY CAPSULE #5" [59] (coordinates A43). At the end, I got 94 total. Nice.

 Now proceed NW and when you get in the large area, 3 Heavy Armored Soldiers S
appear. Firaga them or just shoot them. Now go W, use the Mako Point in the
hallway and go N. Just like in the previous room, you'll have to fight 2 Heavy
Armored Soldiers B here. Destroy the barrels in here as well to raise your
killstreak.

 Go E and in the first room that opens, some cockroaches appear. Take them down
with either Cerberus, Griffon or Thundaga. Now, kill the 3 Beast Soldiers that
appear in the next room and in the last area grab 'Machine Gun Bullets x270',
'X-Potion' and 'Handgun Bullets x108'. I got the Normal Barrel Gamma here, but
this is up to you. Now go E all the way to trigger a scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: NEO AZUL  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Remember the previous fight against Azul? Well, he's back and has
the same attacks as before, so let me list them:

o Machine Gun. He'll shoot several bullets dealing around 30 dmg. per shot.
o Shockwave. When you see he raises his weapon, jump 'cus he'll create a
  Shockwave, dealing over 300 dmg.
o Kick. If you get too close to him, he'll kick you for around 100 dmg.

 The difference between this boss and the previous one is that there are 2
barrels to shoot. Luckily, he's easy. Use the central pillar for cover, take
out your Quantum Cerberus and start shooting at him. Shoot him over and over
and over and over until this fight ends. Yes. That's how easy he is. Remember
to jump over his Shockwave.

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 Watch the scene and NOW comes the true Azul.

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   ~-~  BOSS: ARCH AZUL  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Alrighty, this is true and last battle with Azul. Thank goodness.
Also, let me tell you right now that bullets don't work on him. You have to
rely on magic. Thankfully you have how to replenish. Open your map and look at
the 8 yellowish dots across the area. These are Mako Points... but here's the
list first =P:

o Body Slam. Man, many of these attacks are named after Pokemon ones XD.
  Anyway, he jumps and tries to Body Slam you for around 100 dmg.
o Horn Attack. He tries to horn you for over 200 dmg., which makes it a really
  powerful attack... XD.
o Multi Beams. He stays put and releases several blue beams from his mouth,
  dealing around 120 dmg. per hit.

 Ok, the Mako Points are covered. You need to have Azul destroy them by passing
over them. Once he's done that, make sure you grab all of them. In case you
didn't know, the Mako Points fill up after some time, always - all the Mako
Points, so you won't end up without MP.

 Anyway, use Thundaga against him. It's the best magic. Use it over and over to
deal over 1,000 dmg. every time. Once you're out of MP and the Mako Points are
empty, simple run around for a while until they regenerate. He's very easy.

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 Now watch the scene and the end of the Chapter... man, this was a lengthy one.
The next one is worse.
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    o Targets Destroyed -----     140 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     85% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Damage Sustained ------    9947 ------------     _____/________/ // C
    o Critical Hits ---------      59 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Killchains ------------      95 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------      10 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Magic Casted ----------      19 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 0:54:45 ------------          /________/ // C
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 o Memory Capsules: 15
 o Objectives: Eliminate the pursuers [10]
               Swiftly neutralize the enemy onslaught [>1:50 minutes]
               Defeat 100 enemies [100]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Handgun Bullets x162 ---------- AMMO = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| X-Potion ------------------------- 2 = x ----------------------- 30,205 Gil |
| Omega Report ------------------ (KI) = AMMO ------------- Rifle Bullets x92 |
| Hi-Potion ------------------------ 1 = 5 -------------------- Limit Breaker |
| Machine Gun Bullets x390 ------ AMMO = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Elixir --------------------------- 2 = 2 --------------------- Phoenix Down |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Ether ---------------------------- 2 = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = (KI) ---------------------- G Report |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = 2 --------------------------- Potoin |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = (BR) ---------------- Fairy L Barrel |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = (KI) ----------------------- Cardkey |
| Cardkey ----------------------- (KI) = 1 ----------------- Gold Moogle Doll |
| Blast Machine Gun ------------- (WP) = (WP) ----------------- Bayonet Rifle |
| Lucky S Barrel ---------------- (BR) = 1 --------------------------- Elixor |
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 Oh man, another lengthy chapter. Walk straight forward and when you reach some
block in middle of the path, look NW (more W than N) to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #
1" [60] (coordinates A7). Now go E, grab 'Handgun Bullets x90' and use the shop
if needed. Now follow a scene until a little scene triggers, with a new enemy,
the Gargoyle. You have to kill 8 of them. While they're flying around all the
area, you'll also find 3 DG Soldiers and a Heavy Armored Soldier S.

 Once you've taken care of all the enemies, the Heavy Armored Soldier mentioned
above appears. Kill him to get 'Cardkey'. Now move near the beginning and use
the Carkey. Drop down and grab 'X-Potion' and '1,200 Gil'. Drop down once again
and go up the ladder when you get to it.

 Now go E and approach where there was a blue laser gate to have some DG
Soldiers appear, as well as 2 Heavy Armored Soldier. Since you didn't drop
down, you can just snipe all the enemies around here. As you drop down, look W
to find 'Omega Report'. Now go E and before dropping down, move to the NE
corner, look NE and up to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #2" [61] (coordinates M4).

 NOW drop down, grab 'Rifle Bullets x20' and go S to the next area. Use the
Mako Point when you get to it and go through the door. Grab 'Hi-Potion' and
'Limit Breaker' next to the door and from the Limit Breaker, look E and down to
see "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [62] (coordinates N5).  Now start following the path S.

 Kill both DG Soldier giving you their backs and in the SE area, you'll have a
DG Soldier shooting at you all the way from the NW corner. Snipe him and
approach the W side to have a blue laser gate appear, as well as 2 Aerial
Mines, only that these shoot at you, are quick as hell and take more dmg. to
take down.

 Once you've taken care of them, grab the 'Cardkey' and grab 'Machine Gun
Bullets x60' before the blue laser gate. Now drop down and several barrels will
come your way. Shoot at them all and proceed forward. A DG Soldier comes and
tries to take all the items, but kill him before he escapes. The items are:
'1,000 Gil', '1,000 Gil', '1,000 Gil', '1,000 Gil', 'Elixir' and 'Phoenix
Down'.

 Now continue on, use the Mako Point when you get to it and a blue laser gate
appears as you try to proceed. Look behind you and there's a Heavy Armored
Soldier S coming your way, as well as several DG Soldiers on the upper W side
of the area. Kill the Heavy Soldier first then snipe down all the other
enemies.

 Now grab the 'Cardkey' and proceed to the next area. When the scene is over,
you'll have to fight the DG Elites. This is the only place I recommend using a
Limit Breaker. These bastards have a magic shield that repels bullets, so you
have to kill them with magic. Since there are 4 of them, it'll take you a lot
of magic and some Ethers, so use a Limit Breaker and kill them all.

 Once you kill them, only the DG Commander is left. Look for him and use
Cerberus over and over until he's dead. Also, use the Mako Point on the N side
and grab 'Limit Breaker'. Now grab the 'Cardkey' and before anything, go to the
left side of the area (where the stairs are) and from here, aim S and down with
the Cerberus to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #4" [63] (coordinates E12). Now proceed SW
through the blue laser gate on to the next area.

 Use the shop here if you need to, use the Mako Point and from here, aim S to
see 2 DG Soldiers patrolling. Snipe them down, go W to have 2 more DG Soldiers
attack you. Now go down the ladder and a DG Soldier attacks you from the E and
2 more from the W. Kill them and go down the ladder. Another DG Soldier appears
E of you, so take him out.

 Go down another level and down here, you'll have several crates. DO NOT USE
MELEE ATTACKS! Don't destroy the crates with melee attacks. Instead, shoot all
of them with the Griffon to find 'Ether', 'Machine Gun Bullets x30', 'Rifle
Bullets x12', 'Rifle Bullets x12', 'Cardkey' and '1,000 Gil'. Now move to the
NE corner, look up to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #5" [64] (coordiinates L5). Now go
up 2 floors, kill the DG Soldiers on the W side of the room and use the
Cardkey.

 Drop down and then go inside the door. Right as you enter, look S and up to
see "MEMORY CAPSULE #6" [65] (coordinates B14). Now follow the path, open the
map to find the path going E, follow this path, use the Mako Point, buy
whatever you need and go N to trigger a little scene.

 Once on top the monorail cart, equip your Quantum Cerberus with the Power
Booster, as well as the Long Barrel Betta (just for this part) and now we need
to take care of 10 targets. Soon enough, when you hear them, 2 targets appear
behind you. 2 Quantum bullets should be enough. This makes 4 targets - 2 DG
Soldiers and 2 carts. Afterwards, when both tracks are side by side, there's
another DG Soldier and cart approaching.

 Once you take care, the other track goes over you. When this happens, another
cart appears, but this time with 2 DG Soldiers. This makes 9 targets. The last
one is a Chopper. You have to deal around 10,000 dmg. for you to destroy it.
He's quite easy with the Long Barrel Betta and the Power Booster. Critical hits
deal over 1,000 dmg, and regular one deal around 400 dmg., so it's pretty easy
to take care of him.

 Once this is over, go W as far as you can and you can see "MEMORY CAPSULE #7"
[66] coordinates (coordinates C9) under the entrance of the cart. Now follow
the path, drop down and go S to the next area. Did you hear what Vincent said
to his gun? "You know what to do, Cerberus". Oh man, that sounded so awesome.
Anyway, go W from the start, break the crate to find 'Machine Gun Bullets
x180' and look W to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #8" [67] (coordinates G14).

 From here, we can reach another one. Stay close to the N fence, look NW and
down to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #9" [68] (coordinates J12). Now return to the main
street, go N and break the crate to find 'Ether'. Now stand N of the barrel,
look E and down through the broken street to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #10" [69]
(coordinates M12).

 Now go E and you'll have to take on 3 DG Soldiers. Once done that, proceed N a
little following the E passageway and 3 more DG Soldiers appear, along with a
DG Elite. Take out the DG Elite with 2 Firagas and the other ones normally. Now
go further N a little bit more and 2 DG Snipers and another DG Elite appear.
You know what to do.

 Now go down the stairs at the end, go down only one set and 2 DG Elites
appear, along with a DG Soldier. Take them out and go down a little stairway N
on the right side to find '3,000 Gil'. Grab 'Cardkey' from a DG Elite corpse
and go W onto the roof. Before moving, go to the E side of this roof (under the
walkway) to find 'G Report'.

 Now follow the path, use the Cardkey and go down the stairs. As you approach
the next blue laser gate, 3 SOLDIER Troopers appear behind you. Kill them to
get 'Cardkey'. Now use it and grab... 'Potoin'?...

   <vin> lol, I laughed so hard. I thought it was a glitch or my game was
   wrong, but no, it's an actual item XD.

 Watch out because a Heavy Armored Soldier S appears right next to you. Grab
the 'Cardkey' and use it. Once you get out, look S to see 1 DG Soldier on top
and 3 DG Soldiers on the lower ground. Kill the lower ones with the barrel,
then snipe the upper one and grab 'X-Potion'. Now drop down to have 3 more DG
Soldiers appear.

 Now use the Mako Point when you get to it and 2 DG Snipers and a DG Soldier
come out and play. Drop down from the Mako Point and go W to find 'Rifle
Bullets x12'. Locate the DG Sniper to the N and when you get to a fork, go N
and grab 'Blast Machine Gun'. Equip it if you want and try to leave to have the
blue laser gate activate.

 Now try going N and a s***load of Guard Hounds appear. The first 2 waves come
9 enemies. Use a Firaga to kill all of them on one shot. You should have a 17
killstreak. Then 3 Crimson Hounds appear. Use the same tactic. Grab all the
items, the 'Cardkey' and leave this area to the previous fork, which you should
take NW.

 Up here, go E to find 'Cardkey'. From here, stand in middle of the bridge, on
the N side and look NE and up on top of the house to the NE to find "MEMORY
CAPSULE #11" [70] (coordinates J6). Now go W and 2 Heavy Armored Soldiers B pop
up and shoot at you. Kill them and look N from where one of the Heavy enemy
appeared to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #12" [71] (coordinates E6).

 Now go W across the blue laser gate and in this area, you can drop off the S
side. Before doing so, take out your Hydra and look S inside the cannal to find
"MEMORY CAPSULE #13" [72] (coordinates E11). You'll also see a crate right in
front of you. DO NOT SHOOT IT! Take out your Hydra and aim at the barrel behind
it to make it fall. Now drop down and grab 'Fairy L Barrel'.

 This Barrel is better than the Long Barrel Beta, only that it has -10 POW than
the Long Barrel Beta. Now go to the W side of this area and go S and hop on the
turret. A mission starts - swiftly neutralize the enemy onslaught. Shoot
everything that moves. EVERYTHING! Once you're done, grab the 'Cardkey' and use
it on the blue laser gate behind the turret to find 'Cardkey', 'Phoenix Down',
'Limit Breaker' and '3,000 Gil'.

 Now go N, use the Cardkey and kill the 3 DG Soldiers that are waiting for you
here. Go down the stairs and grab all 4 items here: 'Handgun Bullets x36',
'Elixir', 'Machine Gun Bullets x60' and 'Rifle Bullets x12'. From this last
item, aim S and up to see 4 barrels. Shoot the second one from right to left to
have a Cactuar appear. Kill him.

 Now go inside the house S of here to find 4 briefcases with 1 Gil and another
one with '10,000 Gil'. Once you grab this, 3 DG Soldiers appear inside the
house and 2 DG Elite appear outside. Kill them all and now go E, up the stairs
and before getting on the bridge, go N and look N to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #14"
[73] (coordinates E2). Now move onto the bridge where you can find 'Limit
Breaker'. You'll also be greeted by tons of enemies.

 You'll have like 3 or 4 waves of 4 DG Soldiers. Take them out. The final wave
has 2 Heavy Armored Soldier S and a DG Elite. Kill them all with a Thundaga and
proceed E across the blue laser gate to trigger a little scene. Once it's over,
go E to the shop. If you have Gil, upgrade your S Hydra Gamma to Feather Hydra.

 Also grab 'Handgun Bullets x36'. Go up the stairs to find 'Rifle Bullets x12'
and 'Machine Gun Bullets x60'. Go to the top, where 2 blue laser gates appear
and grab '1 Gil' and 'Cardkey'. DO NOT USE THE SHOP! If you do, a DG Soldier
comes out of it. Also, break the crate to find a barrel. Shoot the barrel to
discover a mine and shoot the mine to find a stupid 'Protoin'.

 Now keep going up and enter the room. You'll see several mines here, so use
Thundaga to take care of them (or most of them) and several enemies appear on
the bottom of the room. Kill them, shoot the barrel on the W side over the
entrance and grab 'Cardkey'. Enter the next area and a DG Soldier will appear
from below. Also, 2 aerial mines will approach you. Take care of them first,
then the DG Soldier.

 There's a DG Soldier in one of the crates, so be careful. Use another
'Cardkey' and kill the DG Soldier that appears right in front of you. Now you
have to evade the barrels... oh goodie. Time your jump (right after them
exploding) and jump across. Grab the 'Cardkey', use it and exit the building
before the 30 seconds pass.

 Wow. Look N to find some DG Soldiers on the roof. Shoot the barrel to take
care of them. Now go down the stairs and around halfway, stop and locate the 3
DG Snipers to your NE. Kill them to make things easier, grab 'Rifle Bullets
x12', follow the path, use the shop if you need to and then enter the house,
where you can get '5,000 Gil'.

 From here, try to snipe the dude with the turret. Now go downstairs where
probably all the DG Soldiers of the area are trying to enter. Shoot them all
with Thundaga. When you kill all DG Soldiers and the DG Snipers, 3 DG
Commanders appear. Now go E out here and use the Cardkey. Down here, in this
little room, several things start exploding, making a SOLDIER appear, as well
as a Heavy Armored Soldier S and a shop. Buy whatever you need and use the
Cardkey on the left door.

 Follow the path and the third mission starts... and it's totally optional.
Kill 100 enemies in here to get 'Gold Moogle Doll'. This baby is worth 35,000
Gil. Not bad. There's also a Mako Point in here, so make sure you use it. Leave
this area to the top and go NW. You'll see a building that has a blue laser
gate not active. Go N to the cliff to overlook the ruins. If you look NE you'll
see several enemies.

 Look NW and you'll see a bridge. There's a part of it that raises like this:
/\. Underneath that is "MEMORY CAPSULE #15" [74] (coordinates H7). Also, shoot
the 2 turret DG Soldiers to the NE, as well as the other enemies there. Now go
inside the building, grab '3,000 Gil' and use the Mako Point. Now go to the
bottom and open the door. Drop down and now you have to find 4 items. Time to
do this... oh man, this gonna be tough explaining.

 Remember the cliff you were on when you killed the DG Soldiers? Well, go
underneath that, look up and you'll see a rusted pipe on the left. Inside it
has a small red mine. Shoot it and then shoot it again to find 'Cardkey'. Now,
on the E side, on top of the blue laser gate is a crate. Shoot it down to find
'Cardkey'.

 Now go inside the tunnel and midway through it, you'll see a mine on the
ceiling, next to the light. Shoot it to gain another Cardkey. Now return and go
all the way W. Use a Cardkey to get 2 more 'Cardkeys'. Return inside the tunnel
and follow it. When you get to a room, use the Mako Point and proceed W, kill
the DG Commander and drop down. Kill another DG Commander here, now go up the
next ladder and as you go up, you'll see another 'Cardkey'. Once at the top,
jump down to get it.

 Return up here and up another ladder to find a shop. Look behind the shop to
find 'Cardkey'. Now break the crate to find another 'Cardkey'. Now follow the
path NW until you get to a ledge. DO NOT FALL DOWN YET! You'll find a
'Cardkey' here, so crouch and crawl to get it. Now return to where the DG
Commander was and use all the Cardkeys you've got to get 'Cardkey', 'Cardkey'
and 'Lucky S Barrel'. Meh, not the best thing. Now return to where the Mako
Point is and use a Cardkey to find 'Bayonet Rifle' (I kept the Feather Hydra).

 Now return to the blue laser gate near the entrance to the tunnel to find
'Elixor'. Now return to where the DG Commanders were and use the last Cardkey
to find 'Limit Breaker'. Now go to the shop, fill yourself with Handgun
Bullets, Potions, Hi-Potions, etc. Load yourself up and go all the way NW to
trigger a scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: NERO THE SABLE  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Ok, Nero is not hard, but obnoxious. Always, ALWAYS move around.
Just like with Rosso, stay on the move. Nero has few attacks, which are the
following:

o Revolver. He shoots his revolvers that look like machine guns to deal around
  40 dmg. per bullet. He does that through the whole battle.
o Dance Macabre. When you get too close to him, he'll spin around and attack
  you around 10 times for around 250 dmg. total.
o Shadow Clones (Naruto?). He starts glowing purple and creates 2 copies of
  him. Anyone you shoot deals dmg., so to deal massive dmg., get all 3 together
  and use Thundaga to kill all 3 and make the clones go away.
o Shadow Orbs. Nero raises into the sky and shoots 2 Shadow Orbs that deal
  around 1,000 dmg. each one, so if you get hit, you'll be dead, so make sure
  to have Phoenix Down on.

 Like I said above, keep moving around all the time since he likes to shoot
around so damn much. Equip your Quantum Cerberus with Thundaga and Faerie L
Barrel. Stay away from him at all times. A good trick I found. When you have
Nero around 50% or less HP, let him on the E side of the area and quickly run
to the W side. There's a large collapsed pillar on the NW part.

 Nero will start shooting his Shadow Orbs agains you over and over and over and
over. When he raises to the sky, use this time to take out your Hydra and shoot
him in the head to deal over 450+ dmg. to him, and also getting tons of
critical hits for the ranking of the area.

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 Now watch the scene and my ranking XD! Damn this chapter. It was so damn long!
lol, it took me like 6 hours or more to finish this sole chapter, so be
grateful! XD
                                                    _________________
    o Targets Destroyed -----     210 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     44% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Damage Sustained ------  13,761 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Critical Hits ---------      95 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Killchains ------------     156 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------      21 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Magic Casted ----------      16 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------    100% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 1:56:11 ------------             /_____/ // D
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 Wow, I did 1000 times better than I thought I would. Yay, time to go shopping.
I upgraded my Normal Barrel Gamma to Master N Barrel and the Materia Floater to
Materia Floater Gamma, just to be able to equip the Power Booster on the
weapons.

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 o Memory Capsules: 6
 o Objectives: Defeat the Gargoyles [2]
               Defeat the Gargoyles [3]
               Defeat all targets on the central pillar [8]
               Defeat the Gargoyles [9]
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Handgun Bullets x255 ---------- AMMO = 4 ------------------------ Hi-Potion |
| X-Potion ------------------------- 2 = AMMO ------------- Rifle Bullets x60 |
| Mega-Potion ---------------------- 1 = 1 -------------------- Limit Breaker |
| 5,900 Gil ------------------------ x = AMMO ------ Machine Gun Bullets x160 |
| Phoenix Down --------------------- 1 = (KI) ---------------------- G Report |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 Alrighty, move forward to grab 'Handgun Bullets x51', 'Hi-Potion' and the Mako
Point. Now go E and 2 DG Elite start shooting at you. Take care of them and
soon enough you'll have a DG Elite Sniper shooting at you from the NW side. Use
Firaga to take him down and go N to the Mako Point. Grab it and the 'X-Potion'
and kill the Gargoyle and the second DG Elite Sniper.

 From the X-Potion, look N through the wall and you'll see the reactor with
some rings spinning around. On the upper ring, there's "MEMORY CAPSULE #1" [75]
(coordinates F-3?). Now follow the E path, enter the door, use the shop if
needed and proceed to the next room. A little scene triggers in the next room
where you have to destroy the Gargoyles.

 There're 2 Gargoyles in this area, as well as a DG Soldier to the NE on top of
a pipe. Take them out, proceed, use the Mako Point, grab 'Handgun Bullets x51'
and proceed to the next room. Drop down and kill the cockroaches. Grab 'Rifle
Bullets x20'. Follow the path, grab 'Handgun Bullets x51' and soon enough
you'll encounter 3 more DG Elites. Kill them and a Heavy Armored Soldier B
appears to the SE. Kill him and 2 bugs appear, as well as 2 blue laser gate.

 Grab the 'Cardkey' from the bugs, go NE and jump on the little platform to
find 'Mega-Potion'. Now drop down the ladder and at the bottom, go down the few
stairs in front of you and turn S to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #2" [76] (coordinates
J13) on the ground.

 You know where are we now, right? Yeah, same place as when we were playing
with Cait Sith. Anyway, go NW and go down the ladder at the bottom. Go up the
ladder right next to you to find 'Limit Breaker'. You'll also find '100 Gil' x9
and a Mako Point. As you grab the Mako Point, 4 bugs drop down. Use a Thundaga
to take care of all of them.

 Grab 'Cardkey' and proceed to the next area. There are 3 more Gargoyles, so
take care of them. There's also a turret to take care of them, but don't use
it. We need the accuracy. Grab 'Rifle Bullets x20', 'Handgun Bullets x51' and
'Machine Gun Bullets x80' just N of the turret. Now go N to the next area. A
little scene triggers here and your next mission starts - defeat all the
enemies in the central pillar.

 Start by locating the pillar. Once you've done so, look on top of the pillar
to find several crates and barrels. Shoot at a barrel to make everything fall
down, killing most of the enemies. If DG Elites are still alive, use Thundaga
to get rid of them. Also, go to the SE corner to find 'Hi-Potion'. Now go to
the NE corner to find 'Phoenix Down'. Now proceed to the next area, grabing
'X-Potion' and 'Hi-Potion' along the way.

 You'll have to fight 9 Gargoyles here. What a pain. At first, most of them
approach you together. Use this valuable time to shoot a Thundaga and kill/hurt
most of them. Then just use Hydra to take care of the rest. Now go NW, use the
Mako Point and proceed to the next area. In this area, some enemies pop out.
Kill the DG Elite with magic or melee attacks, use the 'Cardkey' it drops.

 There's a DG Soldier pushing a turret on the other side. If you can, snipe him
from where you fought the DG Elite before he takes his place. If you can't,
stay on the side where you fought the DG Elite and use the consoles in middle
of the hallway to take cover. There's a time when the Turret Soldier stops
firing. Use this time to snipe him in the end.

 Once you've killed him, move to the consoled in middle of the room and look S
to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #3" [77] (coordinates C7). Now follow the path and
you'll find 3 DG Elites giving you their backs. Thundaga them all and proceed.
In the next room, you'll find 2 bugs inside the pipe on the roof. Kill them and
proceed to the next room.

 Use the Mako Point in here and proceed to the next hallway. You'll have 4 DG
Elites on top shooting downwards. Shoot these that are shooting downwards with
Thundaga to create an opening, then run to the next room. You'll have 8 bugs in
here, so use the expansion wave of Firaga to take care of all of them. Pretty
neat. Once you kill all them, grab 'Cardkey' and look up in the W corner to
find "MEMORY CAPSULE #4" [78] (coordinates A6).

 In the next room, you'll have some DG Elites. There's a "MEMORY CAPSULE #5"
[79] (coordinates C10)and a 'G Report' in here. First of all, shoot Thundaga to
the DG Elites to kill them. More will reappear, but there will only be 2.
Anyway, as you enter, go to the SW side of the room and you'll see 2 white
pipes coming out of the ground in the center. Jump on them and look inside to
find the Memory Capsule.

 As for the G Report, stand in the middle of the room and the platform will
rise. Once at the top, jump either on the left or the right side and make your
way to the N corner to find the G Report. Make sure you use all 4 Mako Points ,
proceed to the next room, grab 'Machine Gun Bullets x80', 'Handgun Bullets
x51', 'Rifle Bullets x20' and 'Hi-Potion'. Look upwards from these items to
find "MEMORY CAPSULE #6" [80] (coordinates F9).

 Now load all your guns and proceed to the next room, in which you'll trigger a
scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: DRAGONFLY PT  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Dragonfly PT is as easy as its brothers back in the first mission.
He only has 2 attacks, which are:

o Machine Gun. Rapid fire that deals around 15 dmg. per hit.
o Rockets. Several rockets are fired at you which deals over 200 dmg.

 It also has some Gargoyles and cockroaches with it, so this makes it a little
bit tougher... nah, not really. Since you don't have that much space to move,
have the Gargoyles be on their way (if they're not attacking you, let them be)
and kill the cockroaches with they appear. Once Dragonfly is near you, use
either your Griffon or your Cerberus to take care of it.

 Shoot Thundaga over and over throughout the battle to make its HP deplete even
faster. That's it basically. You can use the pillars around you to take cover
from its rockets.

==-------======-------====-=-====---=====---===========----====-=======---=====

 Now watch the scene and go inside the reactor. You'll see a DG Elite running
away from you. Follow him but don't kill him. Follow him while watching every
corner and soon enough, you'll find 5 DG Elites waiting to attack you. Run out
and Thundaga them all. Use the shop and go inside the door to trigger a scene
and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: ARACHNERO  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: This fight is pretty simple if you know what to do and how to
damage Nero. Let me list his attacks first:

o Beam. The small purple crystals that are flying around the area shoot a beam
  dealing around 500 dmg. Yikes.
o Fireballs. Deals around 150 dmg. per fireball.

 Ok, do you see those purple crystals flying around the area? With 3-4 shots
from a Quantum Cerberus, they get destroyed. Once they're destroyed, start
shooting at Nero's magic barrier to destroy it. Once destroyed, you can damage
him, while he shoots Fireballs at you. These are easy to dodge, so do so and
keep shooting at him.

 Use Blizzaga every time you can and after some damage, he'll return behind his
magic barrier and the purple crystals come out. Do this over and over until a
scene triggers and this fight ends.

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 Watch the little scene and another...

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   ~-~  BOSS: GORGONERO  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Nero is now his usual self. That being said, he has the same
attacks as when you first fought him, only that he doesn't use his Shadow Orbs
anymore.

o Revolver. He shoots his revolvers that look like machine guns to deal around
  40 dmg. per bullet. He does that through the whole battle.
o Dance Macabre. When you get too close to him, he'll spin around and attack
  you around 10 times for around 250 dmg. total.

 We have nowhere to run to. We're stuck in this little piece or land. Nero
likes to appear and disappear in several locations. If he gets besides you,
he'll use Dance Macabre. When he disappears, start looking for him and when you
find him, shoot at him.

 If you're quick enough, you can shoot at him twice. This is all the fight.
He's very easy. I remember having a really hard time against him when I first
played the game.

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 Now watch the scene and when you regain control, grab '5,000 Gil', restock and
proceed E to the next area to trigger a rather long scene. Now you have to
fight Weiss the Immaculate. He's impossible to defeat, so just let him attack
you until you trigger a scene and a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: WEISS EMPOWERED  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Thankfully, Weiss is not hard. Even though his attacks deal a lot
of dmg., he's still easy. Let go with the attacks first:

o Sword slash. He dashes towards you and slashes you to deal around 150 dmg.
o Cross attack. He jumps near you and attacks with both swords to deal around
  250 dmg.
o Ground wave. She creates some waves that advance towards you. This one deals
  around 200 dmg. per wave.
o Earthquake. Remember the wave attack Azul did? Weiss does it too to deal
  around 200 dmg.
o Multi-bullets. These deal around 120 dmg. per round.
o Homing Orbs. He moves to where he was seated in the previous scenes and shoot
  4 homing orbs at you that deal around 150 dmg. per orb.
o Slash combo. Once he has like 20% left, he starts to pump up and jumps at
  you, attacking you several times for around 150 dmg. per hit. If you're low
  on HP, this attack can kill you.

 Whenever you see Weiss dashing towards you or jumping, quickly step aside and
press [] to dash and probably evade the attack. Always stay away from Weiss.
Try to stay as far from him as possible. Just shoot him with Cerberus normally
like you would do to any other boss.

 Using Thundaga will privide useful, as it deals 3 times more dmg. than
Cerberus. When he does his Slash combo, which is his most powerful attack, try
evading it with aside + []. Tap that as quickly as possible to evade. Also,
always keep your HP high. Try keeping it over 1300 so you can withstand all of
his attacks.

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 Now watch the scene and the ranking pops up.
                                                          ___________
    o Targets Destroyed -----      85 ------------  _____/___________/ // B
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     72% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Damage Sustained ------   17256 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Critical Hits ---------      56 ------------  _____/___________/ // B
    o Killchains ------------      53 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------      22 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Magic Casted ----------      34 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------     83% ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 1:05:48 ------------       /___________/ // B
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 This time, get the XP. You won't be needing the weapons so much... you'll see
why. Now watch the scenes.

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 o Memory Capsules: 2
 o Objectives: N/A
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
| Elixir --------------------------- 1 = (KI) ------------------ Omega Report |
| Omega Report --------------------------------------------------------- (KI) |
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 Now you see why I told you we weren't going to use the weapons that much?
Anyway, you'll have a new enemy bugging you around all the chapter. With 1 shot
of your Death Penalty and they're down. Start going SE, go up the metal ramp
and go SW to find 'Elixir'. Now continue on SE while killing all the enemies
until you drop down inside a large pipe. As you land in here, look NW to find
"MEMORY CAPSULE #1" [81] (coordinates I10).

 Exit this pipe from the right side and when you get to some sort of balcony on
L15, look NE and up and locate the diamond-shape boulders. Check right of them
to find "MEMORY CAPSULE #2" [82] (coordinates I dunno... like Q19?)...

   <vin> Note that this Memory Capsule only appears once you've finished the
   game with all 3 G Reports. Once you finish the game, come back here to get
   it.

 Now continue until a little scene triggers. When you regain control, follow
the path, go up the stairs to the right and when you get inside the fenced
area, check the W narrow path at coordinates E8 to find 'Omega Report'. Now go
up the stairs on the E side, kill the enemies and as you cross W, you'll see
another 'Omega Report'.

 Grab it and go up the heliport. 12 enemies will attack you, so kill them all,
which should be easy and another scene continues. Nice! Now... you're inside
Omega, flying around while you have to evade all the obstacles and killing the
enemies...

   <vin> OMFG! Gackt's song LONGING plays through the whole area. Just bought
   this game for this moment!

 When you reach a small area, just kill all enemies until the flying comences
once again. When you regain control once again, start following the path right
until you get to the top. There's only a straight path, so follow it until a
scene triggers. Once you regain control, kill the enemies to have the scene
continue and have the chapter complete.
                                                    _________________
    o Targets Destroyed -----      83 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Accuracy Rate ---------     88% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Damage Sustained ------    2360 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Critical Hits ---------       0 ------------  ___________/_____/ // D
    o Killchains ------------      63 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------       2 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Magic Casted ----------       0 ------------  ___________/_____/ // D
    o Mako Collected --------      0% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------       0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 0:35:05 ------------             /_____/ // D
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 Man, 35 minutes. Thanks a lot Gackt! XD Anyway, do whatever you want with the
points. Since we have the Death Penalty, there's no use leveling up the
weapons, so I recommend taking the XP.

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                        A   F I N A L E   C H A O T I C
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 o Memory Capsules: N/A
 o Objectives: N/A
o~~Item Checklist: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
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o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

 Watch the scene with the blue blue things, which are a...

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   ~-~  BOSS: CRYSTAL FEELERS  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Although it's a boss, it doesn't feel like it, but whatever. You
see those 6 crystals that were in the scene? Well, these open up every once in
a while for like 10 seconds. You need to rush to them and attack them with
melee attacks. This is the only way of hurting them. Also, you'll have infinite
enemies attacking you, so have fun.

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 Now watch the scene and here comes another...

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   ~-~  BOSS: OMEGA COCOON  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Oh man, another easy boss. This is similar to the previous boss,
only that you can shoot Omega with your pace, since it's won't attack. Also,
you'll have several of those flying enemies attacking you, so try not to bother
with those since they'll just come back.

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 Now watch yet another scene and the final boss comes up!

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   ~-~  BOSS: OMEGA WEISS  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Alrighty, the final boss! Oh man is he hard! Haha, let me list the
attacks that may rip you a new one XD:

o Projectiles. These are shot from on top Omega and deal around 70 dmg. a
  piece.
o Smash. Tries to smash you with his hand to deal around 350 dmg.
o Hand combo. Hits you 2 times to deal around 350 dmg.
o Meteor. He throws a Meteor at the ground to deal a massive 1500+ dmg.
o Weiss slash. Weiss comes down and slashes you with his sword ot deal around
  350 dmg.
o Slash combo. Weiss attacks you several times to deal around 600 dmg.
o Mirrors. Several mirrors form in front of Omega and then attack you with them
  dealing around 100 dmg. per mirror hit.

 He's seriously not that hard. Just wanted to scare you ;). Since you're
attacking both Omega and Weiss, you'll be dealing double dmg. to him. Keep
shooting at him from a distance to have him only attack you with attack 1.
These can easily be avoided while pressing [] and a side. Also, when Weiss
comes down, focus on him and ignore Omega, as Omega won't do anything while
Weiss is down here.

 Also, try to keep your HP above 1500. His Meteor attack deals a whopping 1500+
dmg., so try having Phoenix Down on at all times. When he turns red, he starts
following you around. Keep moving while dashing and attacking him. Overall, not
a hard fight at all. Probably Shelke was the hardest boss of all the game XD.

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 Now watch the final scenes of this awesome game.
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    o Targets Destroyed -----     1279 ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Accuracy Rate ---------      59% ------------    /______________/ // A
    o Damage Sustained ------    84366 ------------       /___________/ // B
    o Critical Hits ---------      553 ------------  _____/___________/ // B
    o Killchains ------------      898 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Items Used ------------      129 ------------  __/______________/ // A
    o Magic Casted ----------      162 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Mako Collected --------      96% ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Times KO'd ------------        0 ------------ /_________________/ // S
    o Time Expired ---------- 17:34:13 ------------             /_____/ // D
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ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\\\  Total  Rank \\\ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
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 Not bad. I had 17+ hours because I wrote this guide. Over 17 hours dedicated
to you guys. ;) Now watch the scenes... ALL the scenes and when the credits
finish, make sure you watch the secret scene... only if you got all 3 G
Reports. This is nice. Love the ending.

  Now site back, make some popcorn, open up a soda and lay down to watch this
 magnificent ending. Let the controller on the floor, turn on the Home Theater
                            and turn up the volume ^_^.
                               Enjoy the ending!

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 A complete list of all the bosses in the game. If you don't want to scroll
through the whole guide just to look for certain boss, I'll list them all here.

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                               C H A P T E R   1
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                           S E A   O F   F L A M E S
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   ~-~  BOSS: DRAGONFLY  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: This fight is not as hard as you may think. The first thing to do,
equip the Fire Materia and the Long Barrel. Now start aiming and shooting the
Dragonfly. You may notice the barrels through the area. Ignore them for now and
try to stay away from him. Let me list its attacks:

o Machine Gun. Rapid fire that deals around 7-10 dmg. per hit.
o Rockets. Several rockets are fired at you which deals around 80 dmg.
o Reinforcements. Once you start depleting its HP, it'll drop down some DG
  Soldiers.

 These are all the attacks. Try to always move around, just like it is so you
can evade its Machine Gun attack more easily. Now, when it drops DG Soldiers,
quickly take care of them with Fire. Once they're gone, keep shooting
Dragonfly. It doesn't have that much HP, so it'll go down fast. There are some
items scattered through the area, but let them there. We'll be coming back
later for them anyway.

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   ~-~  BOSS: DRAGONFLY GL  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: This fight is pretty similar to the previous one. The only
difference is that Dragonfly is now on the ground. He has basically the same
attacks, only that there are no reinforcements this time:

o Machine Gun. Rapid fire that deals around 15 dmg. per hit.
o Rockets. Several rockets are fired at you which deals over 100 dmg.
o Reinforcements. Once you start depleting its HP, it'll drop down some DG
  Soldiers.

 You can do the same thing you did before. Aim at it, shoot it nonstop with
either Cerberus II or Griffon (I recommend Cerberus because it's way stronger)
and keep moving. This will make the Machine Gun attack fail a lot. When it
shoots the Rockets, you can press [] to bounce them off. That's a nice trick
and never new until right now while writing this XD.

 Also, when you deal enough dmg., it'll lower it top part (where the propeller
was) and it has a blue circle. Shoot this to deal severe dmg. against it. If
you like to use Magic, there are 2 Mako Point inside 2 crates. One is on the
That's all of this fight.

Before stopping the strategy, let me tell you that there are tons of items in
this area. Most of them are AMMO, Potions and Hi-Potions. Use these that you
have when you need to and restock freely here. There are some chests that are
useful like Gil, so let me only point those out:

o 500 Gil. All the way on the E side. Go up the stairs and follow the lower
  path E.
o 500 Gil. Right next to the Mako Point on the S side of the area.
o 500 Gil. SE of the previous Mako Point.
o Limit Breaker. N side of the area, near the middle.

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                  S H O W D O W N   I N   T H E   W A S T E S
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   ~-~  BOSS: CRIMSON HOUND  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Alrighty, the Boss of the Guard Hounds. He's not that hard. The
annoying part is that he comes with several Guard Hounds. I recommend equipping
your Cerberus (hopefully a level III) with a Normal Barrel II. Maximum POW and
normal SPD. Let me list his attacks first:

o Dive attack. He jumps from on top of the rocks to deal medium dmg. Around 90
  dmg. or so.
o Whip. Just uses his whip on the head to deal around 50 dmg.
o Tackle. This is his most dangerous attack. He charges against you to deal
  massive dmg. Well, massive in comparison to his other attacks. Deals around
  200 dmg.
o Super whipping. He'll whip you 3 times to deal around 35 dmg. per hit.

 Not as hard. The first and best thing to do is to take care of the Guard
Hounds. One of them will drop the Thunder Materia. Now, you can either go in
between all the pillars hunt him down, or you can equip Cerberus III with a
Long Barrel II and aim for him (without the Snipe Scope) near the beginning of
the fight. You might be dealing around 250 dmg. per hit, so with a couple hits,
he'll go down.

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   ~-~  BOSS: PEGASUS RIDERS x5  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Are you kidding me? Let me list the attacks:

o Machine Gun. It deals around 7 dmg. per hit. It may not be much, but with
  several hits, it's a lot.
o Charge. They charge at you to deal over 100 dmg. Ouch.

 Well, this will go down rather easily and fast. First of all, take out your
Cerberus III with a Normal Barrel II. Focus on one and use all your Mako on
them (remember that magic used is also counted for your ranking). Use the Mako
Point on the E side of the area to refill and deplete that Mako as well. Once
you're out of Mako, simply shoot them once to destroy them.

 Yes, with just one shot from Cerberus III and Normal Barrel II they'll die.
Pretty easy, huh?

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                               C H A P T E R   3
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   ~-~  BOSS: HEAVY ARMORED SOLDIER  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Oh man, this dude has 4 DG Snipers and 2 DG Soldiers as backup.
The snipers are on your left and right side, 2 on each side. You'll also find
some stairs going up, so I recommend shooting both DG Soldiers as you gain
control, go up and take care of the 4 DG Snipers. Once you've taken care of
these dudes, the Heavy one is easy. Let me list his attacks first:

o Grenade Launcher. He shoots some grenade-looking explosive dealing around 140
  dmg.
o Machine Gun. It deals around 25 dmg. per hit.
o Upward Slash. When you've dealt around 3/4 of dmg., he'll put away his
  fireweapons and take out his sword. The single slash deals around 400 dmg.,
  so be careful.

 These are his attacks. When he's using his firearms, it's the best time to
deal severe dmg. Just attack him and if he's approaching, run backwards while
you keep shooting. You'll deal around 270 dmg. per shot, so his HP will go down
fairly quickly. Like I said, without his backup, he's nothing.

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                               C H A P T E R   4
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                H E A D Q U A R T E R S   U N D E R   S I E G E
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   ~-~  BOSS: SHELKE THE TRANSPARENT  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Oh man, this battle is hard. It's hard because Shelke is fast,
strong and the area you're fighting in is really small. I hope your aim is
good, because her movement is sick. You'll have a hard time attacking her. Let
me list her attacks:

o Slash attack. She dashes towards you several times to attack you once for
  around 70 dmg. Not too bad.
o Double attack. She dashes the same way as the previous attack, only that she
  slices you twice for around 80 dmg. a piece.
o Thrust attack. She envelops in some blueish aura and lunge at you to deal
  around 350 dmg.
o Combo attack. Shelke jumps all over the place to end up attacking you with
  her swords several times. This one deals whopping 800+ dmg. to Vincent. This
  attack only occurs once you've depleted around 1/2 of her HP.

 As you can see, her attacks are devastating. Way stronger than any enemy/boss
so far. Keep moving around... always. Never stay put and always know where she
is 'cus some times she just disappears. Use all your Magic you have.
Fira/Thundara are work well here, but with Cerberus is more than enough. Don't
even thing of using Griffon, as its accuracy is horrible.

 If you're about to die (like having around 100 or less HP), use a Limit
Breaker to replenish your HP and gain STR and DEF. Like I said, always move,
use magic and have her in your aim to get out victorious of this battle.

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   ~-~  BOSS: AZUL THE CERULEAN  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Alrighty. Azul may look intimidating, but actually he's waay
easier than Shelke. Let me list his attacks first:

o Heavy attack. You'll know it's this attack because he stops, crouches a
  little bit, then shoots. It has a small radius, but better jump or you'll
  receive around 500+ dmg.
o Machine Gun. Yes, his weapon works as two. He'll shoot several bullets
  dealing around 80 dmg. per shot.
o Shockwave. When you see he raises his weapon, jump 'cus he'll create a
  Shockwave, dealing over 300 dmg.
o Kick. If you get too close to him, he'll kick you for around 100 dmg.

 As you start the battle, you'll notice several barrels around Azul. Shoot them
one at a time to deal over 600 dmg. to Azul. Keep moving around until you shoot
all the barrels around Azul. Go to the back and start evading his attacks until
he comes near another barrel for you to shoot.

 Don't even bother attacking him, since you'll be doing very little dmg. On the
right side of the area, near the ceiling, there are several barrels. Shoot one
to have it drop down. Use these if you run out of barrels on the ground. This
is it. Pretty easy huh? Also, it's pretty easy to evade his attack so
altogether, you'll be fine. If you survived Shelke's battle, you'll most likely
survive this one.

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                               C H A P T E R   5
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                        M A N O R   O F   D E S P A I R
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   ~-~  BOSS: BLACK WIDOW  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: The Black Widow is easy... very easy. Make sure you have your MP
filled. In any weapon (Cerberus mine), equip the Materia Booster, the Materia
Floater and the Thunder Materia. Let me list his attacks and then I'll keep
explaining:

o Beam. Deals around 800 dmg.
o Machine gun. Deals around 30 dmg. per bullet.
o Tackle. It tackles you for around 80 dmg. Punny attack.

 Like I said, with those 3 things equipped, you'll deal over 1000 dmg. to Black
Widow. Use Thundaga around 4-5 times and it's toast. See, it's that easy. But
also, let me explain some more. It likes to crawl around the place, climbing on
the walls and on the roof. If you want, you can keep shooting at it with your
Griffon, just to deal a little more dmg.

 Its Beam attack moves around, so make sure to jump it in case it kinda chases
you.

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                               C H A P T E R   6
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                 D E E P G R O U N D   S T R I K E S   B A C K
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   ~-~  BOSS: BLACK WIDOW II  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Yay, the Black Widow again. Thankfully, this one is easier... like
if the previous one was hard XD. Like always, let me list her attacks:

o Beam. Deals around 500 dmg.
o Missiles. Deals around 100 dmg.
o Machine gun. Deals around 50 dmg. per bullet.
o Tackle. It tackles you for around 80 dmg. Punny attack.

 This one comes with 4 DG Soldiers, so take them out first using your trusty
Cerberus. One of them drops 'L Adjuster', so make sure to grab it. Now,
basically the same strategy from the previous Black Widow remain, shoot it with
Thundaga around 4-5 times and it's toast. Don't even worry about using the
turrets on the back, as you'll be an easy target for all of its attacks.

 Also, before the fight ends, break the crate on the NW corner to find the last
Mako Point.

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                               C H A P T E R   8
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           F I G H T   F O R   T H E   C E N T R A L   C O M P L E X
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 ~ Strategy:  Ok, Rosso is not that tough, but she's quick though, so that's
bad. Take out your Quantum Cerberus, start aiming at her and shoot her nonstop.
Let me list her attacks and then I'll continue:

o Revolver. Shoots from her weapon to deal around 60 dmg. per bullet.
o Combo. She dashes towards you and attacks you several times for around 200
  dmg.
o Fire sickles. One the first part of the fight passes, after the little scene,
  she'll start throwing some sickles at you for around 300 dmg.
o Ground wave. Once you've dealt around half her HP in dmg. she'll start
  creating some waves that advance towards you. This one deals around 150 dmg.
o Super combo. Once she's about to die, she start another combo in which she
  approaches you very fast and attacks you several times to deal around 400 dmg

 During the first half of the fight, she'll run around while shooting at you.
The dmg. is medium, so there's nothing to really worry about. She's sometimes
dash towards you and attack you several times with her weapon, something like
Shelke's attack. There's really no strategy here, rather than keep yourself in
movement all the time, never stay still and always shoot at her with your
Cerberus, since it's the weapon with the most dmg. output/speed you have

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   ~-~  BOSS: BLACK WIDOW TW  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Ok, even though we're against 2, it's still easy. There's one
Black Widow on the ground while the other one is hanging from the ceiling.
Allow me to list its attacks:

o Beam. Deals around 100 dmg.
o Machine gun. Deals around 20 dmg. per bullet.
o Tackle. It tackles you for around 50 dmg. Punny attack.
o Proximity mines. Does around 10 dmg. per mine.

 As you can see, it does half the dmg. the Black Widow II did, and this is
because they split the attack of these 2. First of all, focus on the one on the
ground. I recommend using the Griffon, although I don't like it, and shoot away
while you evade its attacks. The Black Widow on the ground only uses its Beam
and Machine Gun attacks while the one on the ceiling uses Proximity Mines,
which you should be familiar with.

 With 2 Thundagas, they're gone. I recommend shooting with the Griffon nonstop
and then shoot Thundaga one to kill it. If is doesn't die, keep shooting at it
until it does. Once the first one goes down, shoot the second one and it'll
fall to the ground. Same strategy. This is it. Simple, huh?!

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   ~-~  BOSS: NEO AZUL  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Remember the previous fight against Azul? Well, he's back and has
the same attacks as before, so let me list them:

o Machine Gun. He'll shoot several bullets dealing around 30 dmg. per shot.
o Shockwave. When you see he raises his weapon, jump 'cus he'll create a
  Shockwave, dealing over 300 dmg.
o Kick. If you get too close to him, he'll kick you for around 100 dmg.

 The difference between this boss and the previous one is that there are 2
barrels to shoot. Luckily, he's easy. Use the central pillar for cover, take
out your Quantum Cerberus and start shooting at him. Shoot him over and over
and over and over until this fight ends. Yes. That's how easy he is. Remember
to jump over his Shockwave.

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   ~-~  BOSS: ARCH AZUL  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Alrighty, this is true and last battle with Azul. Thank goodness.
Also, let me tell you right now that bullets don't work on him. You have to
rely on magic. Thankfully you have how to replenish. Open your map and look at
the 8 yellowish dots across the area. These are Mako Points... but here's the
list first =P:

o Body Slam. Man, many of these attacks are named after Pokemon ones XD.
  Anyway, he jumps and tries to Body Slam you for around 100 dmg.
o Horn Attack. He tries to horn you for over 200 dmg., which makes it a really
  powerful attack... XD.
o Multi Beams. He stays put and releases several blue beams from his mouth,
  dealing around 120 dmg. per hit.

 Ok, the Mako Points are covered. You need to have Azul destroy them by passing
over them. Once he's done that, make sure you grab all of them. In case you
didn't know, the Mako Points fill up after some time, always - all the Mako
Points, so you won't end up without MP.

 Anyway, use Thundaga against him. It's the best magic. Use it over and over to
deal over 1,000 dmg. every time. Once you're out of MP and the Mako Points are
empty, simple run around for a while until they regenerate. He's very easy.

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   ~-~  BOSS: NERO THE SABLE  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Ok, Nero is not hard, but obnoxious. Always, ALWAYS move around.
Just like with Rosso, stay on the move. Nero has few attacks, which are the
following:

o Revolver. He shoots his revolvers that look like machine guns to deal around
  40 dmg. per bullet. He does that through the whole battle.
o Dance Macabre. When you get too close to him, he'll spin around and attack
  you around 10 times for around 250 dmg. total.
o Shadow Clones (Naruto?). He starts glowing purple and creates 2 copies of
  him. Anyone you shoot deals dmg., so to deal massive dmg., get all 3 together
  and use Thundaga to kill all 3 and make the clones go away.
o Shadow Orbs. Nero raises into the sky and shoots 2 Shadow Orbs that deal
  around 1,000 dmg. each one, so if you get hit, you'll be dead, so make sure
  to have Phoenix Down on.

 Like I said above, keep moving around all the time since he likes to shoot
around so damn much. Equip your Quantum Cerberus with Thundaga and Faerie L
Barrel. Stay away from him at all times. A good trick I found. When you have
Nero around 50% or less HP, let him on the E side of the area and quickly run
to the W side. There's a large collapsed pillar on the NW part.

 Nero will start shooting his Shadow Orbs agains you over and over and over and
over. When he raises to the sky, use this time to take out your Hydra and shoot
him in the head to deal over 450+ dmg. to him, and also getting tons of
critical hits for the ranking of the area.

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   ~-~  BOSS: DRAGONFLY PT  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Dragonfly PT is as easy as its brothers back in the first mission.
He only has 2 attacks, which are:

o Machine Gun. Rapid fire that deals around 15 dmg. per hit.
o Rockets. Several rockets are fired at you which deals over 200 dmg.

 It also has some Gargoyles and cockroaches with it, so this makes it a little
bit tougher... nah, not really. Since you don't have that much space to move,
have the Gargoyles be on their way (if they're not attacking you, let them be)
and kill the cockroaches with they appear. Once Dragonfly is near you, use
either your Griffon or your Cerberus to take care of it.

 Shoot Thundaga over and over throughout the battle to make its HP deplete even
faster. That's it basically. You can use the pillars around you to take cover
from its rockets.

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   ~-~  BOSS: ARACHNERO  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: This fight is pretty simple if you know what to do and how to
damage Nero. Let me list his attacks first:

o Beam. The small purple crystals that are flying around the area shoot a beam
  dealing around 500 dmg. Yikes.
o Fireballs. Deals around 150 dmg. per fireball.

 Ok, do you see those purple crystals flying around the area? With 3-4 shots
from a Quantum Cerberus, they get destroyed. Once they're destroyed, start
shooting at Nero's magic barrier to destroy it. Once destroyed, you can damage
him, while he shoots Fireballs at you. These are easy to dodge, so do so and
keep shooting at him.

 Use Blizzaga every time you can and after some damage, he'll return behind his
magic barrier and the purple crystals come out. Do this over and over until a
scene triggers and this fight ends.

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   ~-~  BOSS: GORGONERO  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Nero is now his usual self. That being said, he has the same
attacks as when you first fought him, only that he doesn't use his Shadow Orbs
anymore.

o Revolver. He shoots his revolvers that look like machine guns to deal around
  40 dmg. per bullet. He does that through the whole battle.
o Dance Macabre. When you get too close to him, he'll spin around and attack
  you around 10 times for around 250 dmg. total.

 We have nowhere to run to. We're stuck in this little piece or land. Nero
likes to appear and disappear in several locations. If he gets besides you,
he'll use Dance Macabre. When he disappears, start looking for him and when you
find him, shoot at him.

 If you're quick enough, you can shoot at him twice. This is all the fight.
He's very easy. I remember having a really hard time against him when I first
played the game.

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   ~-~  BOSS: WEISS EMPOWERED  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Thankfully, Weiss is not hard. Even though his attacks deal a lot
of dmg., he's still easy. Let go with the attacks first:

o Sword slash. He dashes towards you and slashes you to deal around 150 dmg.
o Cross attack. He jumps near you and attacks with both swords to deal around
  250 dmg.
o Ground wave. She creates some waves that advance towards you. This one deals
  around 200 dmg. per wave.
o Earthquake. Remember the wave attack Azul did? Weiss does it too to deal
  around 200 dmg.
o Multi-bullets. These deal around 120 dmg. per round.
o Homing Orbs. He moves to where he was seated in the previous scenes and shoot
  4 homing orbs at you that deal around 150 dmg. per orb.
o Slash combo. Once he has like 20% left, he starts to pump up and jumps at
  you, attacking you several times for around 150 dmg. per hit. If you're low
  on HP, this attack can kill you.

 Whenever you see Weiss dashing towards you or jumping, quickly step aside and
press [] to dash and probably evade the attack. Always stay away from Weiss.
Try to stay as far from him as possible. Just shoot him with Cerberus normally
like you would do to any other boss.

 Using Thundaga will privide useful, as it deals 3 times more dmg. than
Cerberus. When he does his Slash combo, which is his most powerful attack, try
evading it with aside + []. Tap that as quickly as possible to evade. Also,
always keep your HP high. Try keeping it over 1300 so you can withstand all of
his attacks.

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   ~-~  BOSS: CRYSTAL FEELERS  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Although it's a boss, it doesn't feel like it, but whatever. You
see those 6 crystals that were in the scene? Well, these open up every once in
a while for like 10 seconds. You need to rush to them and attack them with
melee attacks. This is the only way of hurting them. Also, you'll have infinite
enemies attacking you, so have fun.

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   ~-~  BOSS: OMEGA COCOON  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Oh man, another easy boss. This is similar to the previous boss,
only that you can shoot Omega with your pace, since it's won't attack. Also,
you'll have several of those flying enemies attacking you, so try not to bother
with those since they'll just come back.

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   ~-~  BOSS: OMEGA WEISS  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~

 ~ Strategy: Alrighty, the final boss! Oh man is he hard! Haha, let me list the
attacks that may rip you a new one XD:

o Projectiles. These are shot from on top Omega and deal around 70 dmg. a
  piece.
o Smash. Tries to smash you with his hand to deal around 350 dmg.
o Hand combo. Hits you 2 times to deal around 350 dmg.
o Meteor. He throws a Meteor at the ground to deal a massive 1500+ dmg.
o Weiss slash. Weiss comes down and slashes you with his sword ot deal around
  350 dmg.
o Slash combo. Weiss attacks you several times to deal around 600 dmg.
o Mirrors. Several mirrors form in front of Omega and then attack you with them
  dealing around 100 dmg. per mirror hit.

 He's seriously not that hard. Just wanted to scare you ;). Since you're
attacking both Omega and Weiss, you'll be dealing double dmg. to him. Keep
shooting at him from a distance to have him only attack you with attack 1.
These can easily be avoided while pressing [] and a side. Also, when Weiss
comes down, focus on him and ignore Omega, as Omega won't do anything while
Weiss is down here.

 Also, try to keep your HP above 1500. His Meteor attack deals a whopping 1500+
dmg., so try having Phoenix Down on at all times. When he turns red, he starts
following you around. Keep moving while dashing and attacking him. Overall, not
a hard fight at all. Probably Shelke was the hardest boss of all the game XD.

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1. People

- Gbness, Mighty Oracle, Super Slash, PeTeRL90, Truly Dexterous, warfreak,
IceQueenZer0, BSulpher, Da Hui, DBM11085, Snow Dragon: All those who I consider
online friends. These guys are really cool and I always have a blast talking to
them on AIM, MSN and the FCBS. They all inspire me in writing more and more
FAQ's. Note that all these fellows are FAQ writers as myself, so I thank them
too for supporting me in my FAQing.

- Raul and Eduardo: Just for being my best friends and always being there for
me, in the good and bad moments.

- You: For having the patience of reading through the whole guide.


2. Internet sites

- www.gamefaqs.com: For hosting my guide.
- www.supercheats.com: For hosting my guide.
- www.neoseeker.com: For hosting my guide.


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 Like I said, I had no plans on doing this FAQ, but the outcome is beautiful.
If you like this FAQ, if you found it useful, make sure to check my other FAQs
in case you need help with any game in particular. Here's a little list of FAQ
I've made:

1. Tales of Symphonia (GCN) DONE
2. Jericho (360) DONE
3. Tales of Legendia (PS2) [In progress]
4. Tales of the Abyss (PS2) DONE
5. Devil May Cry (PS2) DONE
6. Tales of the Abyss Enemy Database (PS2) DONE
7. Jericho Monster List (360) DONE
8. Jericho Achievements (360) DONE
9. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS) [In progress]
10. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) DONE
11. Lloyd Irving Character FAQ (GCN) [In progress]
12. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (PS2) DONE
13. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition (PS2) DONE
14. Pokemon Platinum (DS) [In progress]
15. Soma Bringer (DS) [In progress]
16. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
17. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS) DONE
18. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS) [In progress]
19. Tales of Eternia (PSP)
20. Sands of Destruction (DS) DONE
21. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 (PSP) DONE
22. Dante's Inferno (PSP) DONE
23. Dante's Inferno Judas Coins Locations (PSP) DONE
24. Dante's Inferno Boss FAQ (PSP) DONE
25. LittleBigPlanet (PSP) DONE
26. Mimana Iyar Chronicle (PSP) DONE
27. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Demo FAQ (PSP) DONE
28. Hexyz Force (PSP) IN PROCESS
29. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (PSP) MAIN WALKTHROUGH DONE
30. Metal Gear Solid 3: Susbsistence (PS2) NEARLY DONE
31. Odin Sphere (PS2)
32. Sands of Destruction Boss FAQ (DS) DONE
33. Sands of Destruction Item FAQ (DS) DONE
34. Tales of Symphonia Multimedia FAQ (GCN) DONE
35. Odin Sphere Boss FAQ (PS2) DONE
36. Tales of the Abyss Boss FAQ (PS2) DONE
37. Mimana Iyar Chronicles Boss FAQ (PSP) DONE
38. Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (PS2)

 Please check these games if you have any doubts in one future. So, with all
this said and done, I bid you farewell!
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