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    DEVIL MAY CRY 4
    SHUT DOWN THE DEVIL SOUND - PS3/XBOX 360 FULL WALKTHROUGH
    Authored by VampireHorde
    
    
    
    
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    +++DEVIL-BRINGER ASCII ARTWORK BY ME (BASED ON THE WITCHBLADE)
    
    
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    What it do, nephews! I'm back with my first walkthrough of 2008 and it 
    is for DMC4! In this guide will be a detailed walkthrough of all 20 
    missions for Nero and Dante, all the Secret Missions, and locations for 
    every single Blue Orb Fragment.
    
    
    WHAT COMES BEFORE PART "B"? PAR-TAY!!!
    
    
    +++For all other inquiries or for more details on things I'm missing, I 
    suggest reading the DMC4 guide from Berzerker. 
    
    
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                  +++   ADRIANA LIMA - THE GAMEPLAY ASPECTS   +++
    
    
    This section will explain all the gameplay aspects, some of which you 
    already know and some of which you probably don't.
    
    
    SQUARE BUTTON:   ATTACK
    TRIANGLE BUTTON: BLUE ROSE/EBONY & IVORY/COYOTE-A/PANDORA
    X BUTTON:        JUMP/KICK JUMP
    CIRCLE BUTTON:   DEVIL-BRINGER/SPECIAL STYLE
    
    L1 BUTTON:  DEVIL TRIGGER
    R1 BUTTON:  LOCK ON
    L2 TRIGGER: CHARGE EXCEED GAUGE (NERO ONLY); SWITCH GUNS (DANTE ONLY)
    R2 TRIGGER: CHANGE FIGHTING STYLE (DANTE ONLY)
    
    D-PAD UP:    TRICKSTER 
    D-PAD DOWN:  ROYAL GUARD
    D-PAD LEFT:  GUNSLINGER
    D-PAD RIGHT: SWORDMASTER
    
    
    --The EXCEED GAUGE (Nero only)
    Press and hold the L2 BUTTON three times to rev up Nero's EX Gauge. For 
    every three revs, one gauge lamp will light up on Nero's HUD. Rev up 
    the EX Gauge up to nine times to fill up all three EX gauges. This will 
    power up the Red Queen and deliver some major damage to all enemies.
    
    Also, when timed correctly, Nero can use an Instant Rev after 
    performing a combo. Press the L2 BUTTON just as Nero starts a combo and 
    one gauge lamp will light up automatically. This can only be done once 
    per combo until you purchase the MAX-Act skill.
    
    
    --SMOKIN' SICK STYLISH METER
    As Nero and Dante perform combos on their enemies, the Stylish Meter 
    will measure the combos and fill up the Stylish gauge. The more mixed 
    combos that they can initiate WITHOUT getting hit, the higher the meter 
    goes. To increase the meter, they must perform a different combo each 
    time or else the meter will start decreasing.
    
    There are seven names per gauge: DEADLY, CARNAGE, BRUTAL, ATOMIC, 
    SMOKIN', SMOKIN' STYLE and SMOKIN' SICK STYLE. Even after the meter 
    disappears on the screen, the gauge does NOT reset itself, which means 
    Nero can continue racking up more stylish combos until he takes damage 
    (which resets the Stylish meter down by two letters).
    
    
    --ORBS & SOME JUNK
    The main currency of the DMC games is a thing called Orbs. There are 
    SIX different Orbs to collect (some harder to get than the rest):
    
    RED ORBS - This Orb is used to buy Items such as Vital Stars, etc.
    GREEN ORBS - These fellas restore Health
    WHITE ORB - This Orb restores lost Devil Trigger gauges
    BLUE ORB - These babies increase your Health bar
    BLUE ORB FRAGMENT - Collect four of these Orbs to complete one full Orb
    PURPLE ORB - These increase your Devil Trigger gauge
    GOLD ORB - These babies revive you in battle and are the rarest. 
    
    VITAL STAR S-M-L - These items restore health via the Pause Menu
    DEVIL START S-M-L - These items restore lost DT via the Pause Menu
    
    
    --THE COMBAT ADJUSTICATOR
    Throughout Nero and Dante's adventure, they will come across some weird 
    looking statue thingie with blue or red flames. These things measure 
    how much mixed combos you can make. Strike them with combos until a 
    certain rank (BRUTAL, ATOMIC, SMOKIN', SMOKIN' STYLE, or SMOKIN' SICK 
    STYLE) has been reached to destroy the Adjusticator. Destroying the 
    Adjusticator will usually unleash Red Orbs and a Blue Orb fragment.
    
    
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                +++   ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO - THE COMBO LIST   +++
    
    
    This section will explain all of Nero and Dante's moves. Nero only has 
    one style and a few combos. All of them are easy to pull off but 
    require fast fingers to execute.
    
    --RED QUEEN COMBO A   /\/\/\/\
    --RED QUEEN COMBO B   /\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\
    --RED QUEEN COMBO C   /\/\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\/\/\/\
    --RED QUEEN COMBO D   /\/\/\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\
    --HIGH ROLLER         R1 + <-- /\ (hold button to jump up)
    --AERIAL COMBO        /\/\/\/\ (mid-air or during High Roller attack)
    --STREAK              --> R1 + /\ 
    --ROULETTE SPIN       /\/\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\ IN MID-AIR
    --EXCEED              L2 BUTTON
    --INSTANT REV         L2 AFTER EXECUTING AN ATTACK
    --CALIBUR             R1 + <-- --> /\ IN MID-AIR
    
    --CHARGE SHOT         HOLD [] 
    
    --RAINBOW              Press the SELECT BUTTON while running
    --EVASION ROLL         R1 + X BUTTON (use Left Analog Stick to roll)
    --TABLE HOPPER         R1 + X BUTTON (before enemy attack)
    
    --BUSTER               O (near enemy; in mid-air)
    --DEVIL BUSTER         O WHILE DEVIL TRIGGER IS ACTIVE
    --GRIM GRIP            R1 + CIRCLE BUTTON (standing on blue crest)
    --SNATCH               R1 + O (near enemy; mid-air combo)
    --DEVIL SNATCH         R1 + O WHLE DEVIL TRIGGER IS ACTIVE
    --HOLD                 HOLD O AFTER EXECUTING BUSTER
    --SUMMONED SWORDS      [] WHILE DEVIL TRIGGER IS ACTIVE
    
    
    --EX STREAK: Nero can also charge up the Red Queen when you press and 
    hold the buttons to perform the Streak. When done correctly, Nero will 
    stand still while revving the Red Queen and will automatically do a 
    Super Streak when the buttons are released.
    
    --EX HIGH ROLLER: Perform a High Roller attack with one (or more) gauge 
    lamps lit up and Nero will perform a Super High Roller. Press the Rev 
    button again in mid-air to do an Instant Rev.
    
    
    
                    +++   DANTE COMBO LIST - ALL STYLES   +++
    
    
    --DEFAULT STYLE
    
    REBELLION COMBO A   /\/\/\
    REBELLION COMBO B   /\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\/\
    HELM BREAKER        /\ IN MID-AIR
    HIGH TIME           R1 + <-- /\
    STINGER             R1 + --> /\
    MILLION STAB        RELEASE ANALOG STICK & HOLD /\ AFTER STINGER
    ROUND TRIP          PRESS AND HOLD /\, THEN RELEASE
    
    
    --SWORDMASTER
    
    PROP                O
    SHREDDER            O AFTER EXECUTING PROP
    AERIAL RAVE         O O O O IN MID-AIR
    DRIVE               R1 + <-- O (HOLD O FOR MORE POWER)
    QUICK DRIVE         O + /\
    
    
    --TRICKSTER
    
    DASH                O
    
    
    --GUNSLINGER
    
    TWOSOME TIME        O (EBONY & IVORY - USE ANALOG TO CHANGE AIM)
    FIREWORKS           O (COYOTE-A ONLY)
    
    
    --ROYAL GUARD
    
    BLOCK               O
    ROYAL BLOCK         O (PRESS BEFORE GETTING HIT)
    RELEASE             R1 + --> O
    ROYAL RELEASE       R1 + --> O (BEFORE ENEMY ATTACKS)
    
    
    --GILGAMESH
    
    GILGAMESH COMBO A   /\/\/\/\
    GILGAMESH COMBO B   /\/\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\/\
    FULL HOUSE          /\ IN MID-AIR
    DRAW                R1 + <-- /\
    STRAIGHT            /\ AFTER PEFORMING DRAW
    KICK 13             R1 + --> /\
    FLUSH               X BUTTON
    SHOCK               O (HOLD BUTTON FOR MORE POWER)
    SHOCKING!           O IN MID-AIR
    BEAST UPPERCUT      R1 + --> O
    RISING DRAGON       HOLD O BUTTON AFTER EXECUTING BEAST UPPERCUT
    DIVINE DRAGON       HOLD O BUTTON AFTER B.U. UNTIL FIST FLASHES TWICE
    
    
    --LUCIFER
    
    LUCIFER COMBO A   /\/\/\/\/\ (AS MANY TIMES AS NEEDED)
    LUCIFER COMBO B   /\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\ (AS MANY TIMES AS NEEDED)
    LUCIFER COMBO C   /\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\
    LUCIFER COMBO D   /\/\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\
    LUCIFER COMBO E   /\/\/\/\ (SLIGHT PAUSE) /\
    SPLASH            /\ IN MID-AIR
    ECSTASY           R1 + <-- /\
    DISCIPLINE        O
    CLIMAX            R1 + <-- O
    
    
    --PANDORA
    
    PF013: EPIDEMIC   []
    PF262: JEALOUSY   [] IN MID-AIR
    PF594: ARGUMENT   O (GUNSLINGER ONLY)
    
    
    --DARK SLAYER
    When Dante uses this style, he can unleash devastating slashes (the 
    same as Vergil's DMC3 style) that can annihilate even the strongest 
    enemy (*COUGH alto angelo COUGH*).
    
    SLASH DIMENSION F   R1 + --> O (USE ON ENEMIES FAR AWAY)
    SLASH DIMENSION C   R1 + <-- O (USE ON ENEMIES UP CLOSE)
    YAMATO COMBO S      O O O
    AERIAL RAVE V       O O IN MID-AIR
    
    
    That's the full list...well, almost. 
    
     
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                  +++   IZABEL GOULART - KNOW YOUR ENEMY   +++
    
    
    This list will explain the strategies for defeating each and every 
    single enemy. 
    
    
    --SCARECROW (LEG & ARM)
    --CHIMERA SCARECROW
    --MEGA SCARECROW
    Aside from the occasional cheap attack, all the scarecrows are quite 
    easy to dispatch with some hard combos and Busters.
    
    --CHIMERA SEED
    Simply tear this thing apart with a Buster grab or Stinger.
    
    --FROST
    --ASSAULT
    --CHIMERA ASSAULT
    Aerial attacks are the key to defeating these guys. Launch them into 
    the air and then use an aerial combo + mid-air Buster grab.
    
    --ANGELO BIANCO
    --ALTO ANGELO
    These guys all have a weak spot: their backs. While they can block all 
    your attacks, it leaves them vulnerable from the back, so roll or jump 
    behind them and just whack away and laugh.
    
    --MEPHISTO
    --FAUST
    These guys are weak against the Buster punch (for Nero) and the Coyote-
    A (for Dante). Weaken them with these attacks to reveal their true form 
    and then just wail away on their weak bodies.
    
    --FAULT
    These things cannot be killed but you can shove two quick Stingers in 
    their face to unleash some Green Orbs.
    
    --GLADIUS
    --CUTLASS
    --BASILISKS
    The Gladius and Cutlass are all victims to the Grim Grip. Simply grab 
    them and then wail away with hard combos. In Dante's case, use the 
    Coyote-A to stop them in their tracks. As for the Basilisks, just use 
    projectiles against them.
    
    --BLITZ
    This douchebag only appears twice in the game (in Dante's missions) and 
    makes cameo appearances in Mission 19 (if you're unlucky to get him). 
    So far, the only way to stop him is to shoot a nonstop barrage of 
    bullets at him until he gets knocked out. Once he gets knocked out from 
    lots of bullets, wail away at his weak body. After he gets knocked out 
    twice, he turns red and starts blasting the place. Dodge the blasts and 
    then he'll just explode. LIKE A BITCH.
    
    
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              +++   MIRANDA KERR - ADVANCED TIPS AND TACTICS   +++
    
    
    This section will list a bunch of advanced tips and tactic for you to 
    use. As you start replaying missions, these tips will begin to make 
    more sense. Trust me, they will.
    
    
    --ABUSE THE BUSTER GRAB
    Nero has a special grab move for all the enemies (and bosses) in the 
    game. Abuse the Buster on all of them to get the full benefit of the 
    combat system.
    
    --REV UP BEFORE FIGHTING ENEMIES
    Rev up the Red Queen to max power just before jumping into battle. If 
    you know that a certain enemy might require some extra juice to defeat, 
    then Rev up before you encounter them!
    
    --INSTANT REV IS ONLY FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS
    If you have impeccably perfect timing, then using the Instant Rev will 
    be helpful when fighting most of your enemies. But it is less likely 
    that you'll be using it after Mission 5, so stick with manual Revving.
    
    --DON'T BE AFRAID TO USE HEALING ITEMS
    A lot of so-called "advanced" DMC players might look down upon you for 
    using healing items. Those reprehensible pricks can all B-L-O-W ME. If 
    you need to use a Healing Item, then DO IT. It will affect your ranking 
    by a small margin but that shouldn't discourage you!
    
    --I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE! I DRINK IT UP!
    Healing Items are not cheap in this game. Fortunately, you are allowed 
    to replay previous missions to gather up as much Red Orbs as needed. 
    Replay a mission as much as you want and then purchase all that you 
    need on the next mission. This method is known as "farming".
    
    --YOU DON'T NEED TO PURCHASE EVERY SINGLE UPGRADE
    There are a few essential moves that Nero and Dante need while the rest 
    are just additions. For example, you don't really need to purchase the 
    Air Hike simply because it doesn't make combat any easier. But if you 
    are a whore for Achievement Points...then by all means, buy them all!
    
    --DEVIL TRIGGER IS NOT A NECESSITY
    Is it possible to defeat all the bosses in the game without ever having 
    to activate DT? ABSO-DAMN-LUTELY! I would consider you more of a REAL 
    advanced player if you can get through the entire game without using 
    that pesky Devil Trigger (especially on DMD Mode). 
    
    
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                 +++   KAROLINA KURKOVA - THE WALKTHROUGH   +++
    
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    This is a non-Devil Trigger walkthrough for Devil Hunter Mode. I urge 
    you to try and complete the game WITHOUT using Devil Trigger. It 
    doesn't count against you, but it really isn't necessary either.
    
    
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                  +++   MISSION 1 - BIRDS OF A FEATHER   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: FACE OFF AGAINST THE MYSTERIOUS ASSASSIN
    
    
    Rock and roll time! This mission is a Tutorial on the basics of combat. 
    A set of instructions will appear onscreen and all you need to do is 
    follow it. Sound easy? Let's begin.
    
    
    INSTRUCTION #1: ATTACK WITH YOUR GUNS WITHOUT LETTING YOUR ENEMY GET 
    TOO CLOSE! (5/5)
    
    INSTRUCTION #2: JUMP TO AVOID YOUR ENEMY'S GUNFIRE!** (3/3)
    **Wait for Dante to do a backflip and fire at you BEFORE jumping. Once 
    Dante starts blasting, simply jump straight up.
    
    INSTRUCTION #3: PERFORM A SIDE ROLL TO AVOID YOUR ENEMY'S GUNFIRE! 
    (3/3)
    
    INSTRUCTION #4: BLAST YOUR ENEMY WITH A SWORD COMBO (3/3)
    
    INSTRUCTION #5: USE THE HIGH ROLLER TECHNIQUE TO BLAST YOUR ENEMY INTO 
    THE AIR! (3/3)
    
    INSTRUCTION #6: DEAL BIG DAMAGE WITH THE BUSTER! (3/3)
    
    
    Once all that is over with, its boss battle time with that sum-bitch!
    
    
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                         +++   BOSS BATTLE: DANTE   +++
    
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                     / / / / /| | /  |/ / / / / __/   
                    / /_/ / ___ |/ /|  / / / / /___   
                   /_____/_/  |_/_/ |_/ /_/ /_____/   
                                                     
    
    This battle should not be too difficult to complete. For most of this 
    battle, Dante will only do three moves:
    
    --TAUNT
    --RAPID GUNFIRE
    --HELM BREAKER
    
    Stay in close to Dante (so that he doesn't use his guns) and perform 
    some hard combos on him. You won't be able to do a full aerial combo on 
    him, so stick with regular combos instead. Stay evasive because eh will 
    use his Helm Breaker attack to throw you off. Dante will also be 
    evasive of the Buster attack, but don't hesitate to use it anyway. 
    
    Keep up the pressure on Dante and, while you're at it, Taunt him as 
    well. Defeat Dante to complete the mission.
    
    
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                  +++   MISSION 2 - LA PORTE DE L'ENFER   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: HEAD TO FORTUNA CASTLE
    
    
    ++AREA: OPERA HOUSE PLAZA
    
    --OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE STOREHOUSE
    
    
    Head north and make your way to the opera gates. A couple of Scarecrows 
    will appear for you to eliminate. Test out your hard combos and 
    eliminate them one by one.
    
    Once you're done fooling with them, go to the right side of the opera 
    gates to see a light blue door (the camera angle will change). Enter 
    inside to the Storehouse for a short cutscene.
    
    As you enter the storehouse, you'll see a giant Red Orb hidden in an 
    upper alcove (it's a Gold Orb in the Xbox 360 version). To retrieve it, 
    jump towards the wall and Nero will do a Kick Jump. Grab it and 
    continue going up the stairs to the next area.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: TEST OUT THE BUSTER GRAB
    
    Eliminate the three enemies that appear here by testing out Nero's grab 
    move. Or if you already discovered it, then screw it! Kill 'em off 
    already! Once that's done, exit outside.
    
    
    ++AREA: CATHEDRAL
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE EVIL LEGACY
    
    
    Enter the next doorway to the Cathedral. Make your way all the way to 
    the bottom of the area and approach the large blue altar to receive a 
    new power: EVIL LEGACY. This new power will allow Nero to extend the 
    Devil-Bringer and use it to grab far away objects.
    
    Before you approach the blue crest, explore the area for some goodies 
    first! On the second floor are some cages (or prison cells). There is a 
    Vital Star S and a Green Orb to collect using the Grim Grip.
    
    Once all the stuff is collected, approach the glowing blue crest in the 
    center of the room and use the Grim Grip move to catapult to a higher 
    area. Look for the next blue crest and catapult to the exit. Before you 
    exit the Cathedral, use the Grim Grip to grab the large Red Orb!
    
    
    ++AREA: TERRACE/BUSINESS DISTRICT 
    
    --OBJECTIVE: START YOUR FIRST SECRET MISSION
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    Look for more blue crests and catapult your way across the area. As you 
    land on the first terrace, approach the large object and examine it to 
    begin your first Secret Mission.
    
    
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                 +++   SECRET MISSION 01: ANNIHILATION   +++
    
    For this mission, Nero has 60 seconds to eliminate eight Scarecrows. As 
    easy as it sounds, you may not be able to kill them all that quickly 
    without some juice. To kill them all quicker, use Nero's Instant Rev 
    (from the EX-Gauge) to power up his sword after each attack. Rely on 
    using sword combos and try NOT to use too many aerial Buster attacks. 
    For your effort, Nero will receive his first Blue Orb Fragment!
    
    
    Copy and paste this URL to see how to complete this mission:
    http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/173235.html
    
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    Once you're done poking holes in the raisin bag, continue with the 
    mission. Grapple to the next terrace and eliminate the enemies that 
    block the way until you reach the next area.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: TEST OUT THE SNATCH MOVE (that's what she said)
    
    Eliminate some more enemies using the new Snatch move and then exit. 
    
    
    ++AREA: RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    Jump down to the lower area to find some more dummies to eliminate. 
    Kill them off and then let's do some exploring! Mid-way through the 
    area, you'll notice a large glowing Red Orb statue. Approach the statue 
    and destroy it to unleash bunches of Red Orbs. After the statue is 
    destroyed, jump down and make a left turn near the statue to find an 
    alley with more Red Orbs. 
    
    Jump to the rooftops to find a more Red Orbs and the Blue Orb Fragment 
    in a hard-to-see corner! Jump down towards the exit and you'll see a 
    small grassy field with a watchtower near the ledge. Use a Kick Jump on 
    the tower to land on the top of it to find a large gaggle of Red Orbs!
    
    Jump down and then hightail it to the exit door.
    
    
    ++AREA: PORT CAERULA
    
    --OBJECTIVE: ACTIVATE THE BRIDGE
    
    
    Navigate through the port and find the blue crest. Catapult to the next 
    area and then enter the Customs House. Once you enter, more enemies 
    will emerge. WHATEVER.
    
    Once the enemies are in the dirty swirly, approach the blue mechanism 
    and attack it until the blue energy blocking the way dissipates. Jump 
    up to the next area and then approach the controls to activate the 
    bridge. Now exit the Customs House and head back to the previous area.
    
    Catapult outta there and make your way to the next area where you 
    activated the bridge. Kill more fatties and then exit the area.
    
    
    ++AREA: FIRST MINING AREA
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    Enter the next area and jump down to find a large collection of Red 
    Orbs in the waterway. Now approach the Grim Grip and grapple to the 
    upper ledge.
    
    Notice that there is a Divinity Statue on the right and a blue Combat 
    Adjusticator on the left. Approach the Adjusticator and start hammering 
    some mixed combos at it. Keep striking it until Nero receives a BRUTAL 
    rating and this will unleash a Blue Orb Fragment! 
    
    Once you're done going down to Dixie, stock up at the Divinity Statue 
    if you need to and then exit the area.
    
    
    ++AREA: FERRUM HILLS
    
    Head up the stairs to trigger a cutscene with the hi-larious Berial!
    
    
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                         +++   BOSS BATTLE: BERIAL   +++
    
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    B-boy is a pretty strong boss with lots of heavy firepower up his fiery 
    arsenal. He likes to use heavy swipes with his sword and the occasional 
    jumping attack. B-boy has two main attacks that he uses a lot:
    
    --ARMAGEDDON
    When B-boy flames out and loses a large chunk of health, he initiates a 
    deathblow explosion attack followed by an aftershock. This CAN be 
    avoided by simply running away BEFORE he initiates the attack.
    
    --FIRE PITS
    He will punch the ground to initiate this attack. Simply use evasion 
    rolls as they fire up underneath Nero.
    
    
    The main way to defeat Berial is to use the Devil-Bringer to catapult 
    above his head. Approach Berial and catapult towards him and then 
    perform a mid-air combo. Be quick though! Before Nero lands on the 
    ground from the combo, continue to catapult above B-boy's head and 
    attack him in mid-air as he walks around the arena.
    
    Continue the aerial assault on Berial's head (while evading his sword 
    attacks) until he flames out and keels over in pain. When he's down, 
    approach him and use the Devil-Bringer to trigger a cool grab move on 
    him to throw him back. 
    
    After Berial gets knocked out, he launches his Armageddon attack. RUN 
    AWAY! If you don't run, you'll get caught in the Armageddon attack! To 
    recover any lost health, have Berial destroy the houses to unleash some 
    Green Orbs. Keep catapulting and slashing away at his head until B-boy 
    is down and out. After the battle, go up the stairway and go all the 
    way to the top of the hill to complete the mission. 
    
    
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                     +++   MISSION 3 - THE WHITE WING   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: SEARCH THE FORTUNA CASTLE
    
    
    ++AREA: SECOND MINING AREA
    
    Make your way down the tracks and make a hard left turn at the first 
    intersection. Aside from the enemies, you'll see a barricade blocking a 
    Red Orb statue. Break down the wall and start getting those Red Orbs!
    
    Once that's over with, eliminate those delicate little flowers and 
    continue down the mine to the waterfall area. Jump up to the top of the 
    area by using the Grim Grips floating above. 
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    As soon as Nero grapples to the top, you'll notice there are two more 
    Grim Grips high above. Jump towards them and grapple them. When Nero 
    grapples the second one, do a kick jump on the wall to jump higher and 
    you will see THREE more Grim Grips AND a Blue Orb Fragment. Grapple 
    past those grips to land on the platform with the Blue Orb Fragment!
    
    Believe it or not, there is ANOTHER Blue Orb Fragment in this cave! 
    Read the info below to find out how to reach this well-hidden item
    
    
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    --OBJECTIVE: FIND ANOTHER BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    In the same area where you found the first fragment, there is a well-
    hidden path across the second mining entrance doorway (where you 
    encounter some more scarecrows). To reach that hidden path, Nero needs 
    to use the Streak to jump across the chasm, perform a Roulette Spin 
    attack to elevate higher, and then use an Air Hike to make it toward 
    the hidden ledge. Break down the wall to find the Blue Orb Fragment 
    hiding inside a mine cart in the alcove!
    
    
    Copy and paste this URL to see how to reach this elusive fragment:
    
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4igmg_dmc4-mission-3-blue-orb-
    fragment_videogames
    
    
    Big thanks to federleezy fo' sheezy for this tip! 
    
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    Now jump back to the mining entrance and enter the next area to 
    eliminate some more baddies. But before you exit the area...
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN A YELLOW ORB
    
    There is a hidden alcove just near the exit of the mine shaft. Make a 
    left turn and you'll find a YELLOW ORB (it's a Vital Star M in the Xbox 
    version)! This item resurrects you in mid-battle in case you perish. 
    Grab it and then leave.
    
    
    
    ++AREA: FORTUNA CASTLE GATES
    
    Make your way to the upper left side of the hill to find a large Red 
    Orb sitting on top of a ledge. Jump up and grab it and continue down 
    the hill to the next area. Destroy the small pillars to restore health 
    and continue towards the bridge to trigger a cutscene with a new enemy.
    
    
    --NEW ENEMY: FROST
    After the cutscene, it's Twing-Twang time! The Frosts are a strong and 
    sneaky bunch and you'll need to be on your feet to defeat them. They 
    like to toss ice projectiles and attack from above. Evade their 
    projectiles and use hard aerial combos on them to defeat them. For 
    better results, try to battle all the Frosts close together. When Nero 
    uses the Buster on them, they will get hit as he spins them around, so 
    get to it. The more Busters, the better!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET RED ORBS
    
    When all three Frosts are toast, the red energy will disperse. Do NOT 
    leave the area just yet! There is a stairway next to the large pillar 
    structure that leads all the way back up to the Fortuna Castle Gate 
    area. Does it make any difference? Not really, but just so you know.
    
    Also, in the area where you encountered the Frosts are four large 
    pillars. Jump and land on top of two of the pillars to reveal a large 
    gaggle of Red Orbs. There's nothing else to do in this area, so make 
    your way to Fortuna Castle to trigger a cutscene with the BOOBTASTIC 
    extraordinaire Gloria! When the cutscene ends, enter the castle.
    
    
    ++AREA: THE GRAND HALL
    
    There is nothing to do inside the Grand Hall (well, except break open 
    the chairs and pews for Red Orbs). The upper part of the room is 
    blocked by blue energy, so ignore it. The Grand Hall has two doors: a 
    Green door on the left side (near the Divinity Statue) and a Red door 
    on the right side of the room. Enter the GREEN door to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: LARGE HALL
    
    --OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE TORTURE CHAMBER
    
    
    This giant hallway is filled with Scarecrows and some Gyro Blades. 
    Ignore the Gyro Blades for now. Destroy the enemies if you want and 
    then explore the hallway. You'll notice that when you make it to the 
    other side of the hall, the Red door exit will lead Nero BACK into the 
    Grand Hall. When you're done exploring the large hallway, go back to 
    the other side (near the Green door) and look for the side hall with 
    another Red door.
    
    
    ++AREA: TORTURE CHAMBER
    
    Enemies will appear, so get to eliminating them! When all of them are 
    gone, enter the next room and go up the stairs. It's PUZZLE TIME!
    
    
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                       +++   TORTURE CHAMBER PUZZLE   +++
    
    
    On your first try, this puzzle might seem difficult, but its not. If 
    Nero screws up the puzzle or he hits the spikes on the roof, he lands 
    to the bottom of the Torture Room and has to fight some enemies. This 
    will happen every time you screw up, so BE CAREFUL! Now stand on the 
    blue crest and use the Grim Grip to land on the first ledge. Catapult 
    to the very next ledge but DO NOT move just yet!
    
    Notice that there are TWO Grim Grips: one in the middle and one behind 
    it that moves left to right. When the moving Grip is within the middle, 
    catapult twice to the next ledge and then WAIT! Three more Grim Grips 
    will appear. Wait for the closest one to appear and then quickly 
    catapult three times to the next ledge and then WAIT!
    
    As soon as Nero lands, wait for the three previous Grim Grips to 
    disappear. Now TWO more Grips will appear: one that appears and 
    disappears and one stationary Grip behind it. When the Grips appear, 
    catapult to the next ledge and then WAIT!
    
    Three final Grips will appear: one near Nero, another moving Grip in 
    the middle, and a stationary Grip behind it. Time your catapults 
    correctly and Nero will land in the narrow hallway! WHEW-WEE! Enter 
    through the doorway to the next area.
    
    
    If you're still having trouble with this puzzle, copy and paste this 
    URL to see how it's done:
    
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4aq9d_dmc4-torture-room-
    puzzle_videogames
    
    
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    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    You will end up back in the Grand Hall. Make your way to the adjacent 
    side (the right side of the hall). See those Red Orbs on the wall? Jump 
    towards the wall to grab the first one and then use a Kick Jump + the 
    Grim Grip to grab the Red Orb up on top. Now exit the area using the 
    Red door.
    
    
    ++AREA: CENTRAL COURTYARD
    
    As you make your way up the stairs, Rev up the Red Queen to full 
    capacity. Make your way down the balcony terrace to encounter two 
    Frosts. Eliminate them with a revved up attack and use hard aerial 
    combos on them. If you are taking too much damage from them, then EVADE 
    by rolling towards them and battling them close together. Once the 
    Frosts are gone, exit the terrace using the other doorway.
    
    
    ++AREA: FORIS FALLS
    
    There are no enemies here, so make your way down the stairs. Go all the 
    way down to the bottom of the terrace to see a strange pink-colored 
    light pole. Above the pole is a Vital Star L. To retrieve it, use a 
    Kick Jump and Grim Grip to grab it.
    
    With the item in your stash, go up the stairs and exit the area (ignore 
    the red Combat Adjusticator). 
    
    
    ++AREA: CENTRAL COURTYARD
    
    Yup, it's the same place, but only on the other side. Two Frosts will 
    appear (again), so Rev up and bring the pain! Exit the area using the 
    stairs to go back inside to the Grand Hall.
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    Approach the fiery blue mechanism and strike it until it releases the 
    blue energy in the room. But before you do anything else, there is a 
    Blue Orb Fragment just itching to be found. Just near the newly opened 
    doorway is a large mirror on the wall. Jump up and smash it with combos 
    to reveal a secret alcove with a Blue Orb Fragment floating inside!
    
    Alright, now enter the newly opened doorway and exit to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: GALLERY
    
    As you enter the Gallery, some more scarecrow enemies will appear. 
    Snuff them all out to clear the area. Now exit to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: LIBRARY
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE ANIMA MERCURY
    
    
    Approach the Divinity Statue and power-up whatever you need to power 
    up. The next area will be a sub-boss battle, so be prepared!
    
    
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                  +++   SUB-BOSS BATTLE: ANGELO BIANCOS   +++
    
    
    The Angelo Biancos are NOT too tough as they look, but you still need 
    to be quick on your feet. These Knights have a few attacks:
    
    --JOUST STRIKE
    --AERIAL JOUST STRIKE
    --SHIELD SMACK
    
    The Knights will spend most of the time guarding themselves (or flying 
    in the air). If you attack them from up front; they will block and then 
    smack you with their shield (or poke you with their joust) if you don't 
    move away. As for the floating Knight, he will spin around to do an 
    aerial joust strike, which you can simply evade. You can knock down the 
    floating Knight by using the Buster on him.
    
    So how do you defeat these guys then? Simple! While they do have some 
    painful joust strikes, you can AVOID all that pain by simply rolling 
    BEHIND them. Yes, when you roll behind them, the Knights will NOT see 
    you and will assume you are in front of them. Assault them from the 
    back with a barrage of Streaks and aerial combos. Keep the pain raining 
    on them and then end the battle by using the Buster. That was easy!
    
    
    Once you're done going cannibal on these fools, approach the yellow-
    glowing pedestal in the next room to receive a new item: the ANIMA 
    MERCURY. This item will allow Nero to activate and move the Gyro Blades 
    inside the Large Hall. MISSION COMPLETE!
    
    
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                     +++   MISSION 4 - COLD BLOODED   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: USE YOUR NEWLY EARNED POWERS TO GATHER THE FOUR GYRO 
    BLADES!
    
    
    ++AREA: LIBRARY
    
    Approach the Gyro Blade inside the Library and use the Buster to 
    activate it. The only way to move the Gyro is to punch it with the 
    Devil-Bringer. The only problem is that when Nero punches the Gyro, it 
    only moves about a foot away each time.
    
    The fastest way to move the Gyro is to attack it with the sword and 
    then punch it. When Nero strikes it, the Gyro will start spinning. 
    Punch the Gyro while it's spinning to hurl it like a pinball across the 
    room! Cool move, huh? Use the Gyro to break the door open and then 
    leave the Library back to the Gallery.
    
    
    ++AREA: GALLERY
    
    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE GYRO BLADE AGAINST YOUR ENEMIES
    
    
    More enemies will appear including a pair of Frosts. Not to worry! 
    Quickly approach the Gyro at the end of the room and activate it. Spin 
    the Gyro and then punch it to hurl the Gyro around the room like a 
    killer sawblade. The spinning Gyro will instantly kill the Scarecrows 
    and damage the Frosts like crazy! Continue using the Gyro Blades until 
    the room is clear. Now exit the area back to the Grand Hall.
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    --OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE SEALED COFFIN
    
    
    Jump down to the lower floor of the Grand Hall. There is a Gyro Blade 
    at the front of the room, so approach and activate it! Hurl the Gyro 
    towards the coffin to destroy it. After the coffin is gone, there is 
    nothing else to do, so enter the Green door to the Large Hall.
    
    
    ++AREA: LARGE HALL
    
    --OBJECTIVE: SOLVE THE GYRO BLADE PUZZLE
    
    
    Alrighty, get ready for the easiest yet longest puzzle! Near the Green 
    doorway (where you entered) is a sealed off Gyro Blade at the end of 
    the wall. You'll need another Gyro Blade to break the seal.
    
    Make your way to the middle of the Large Hall to find the Gyro Blade 
    altar. Two Gyro Blades are already in place, so activate one of them 
    and then hurl it towards the sealed wall. Remember to spin the blades 
    and then punch the Gyro so that it instantly kills all the scarecrows 
    that block the hall. Break the seal and then you'll release the third 
    (out of four) Gyro Blade.
    
    With two Gyro Blades to move, Nero can only activate and move one Gyro 
    at a time. Hurl both Gyro Blades to the altar and place both of them 
    back into its place at the altar. One more to go! Now go to the other 
    side of the Large Hall and enter the Brown doorway to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: DINING ROOM
    
    Whoa-oh! A pair of Biancos will appear in the area to crash the party! 
    Eliminate them the same way as in the previous mission to clear the 
    area. Now exit the Dining Room to encounter another puzzle.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE GYRO BLADE AS A SHIELD
    
    The adjacent hall will spew large fireballs every few seconds. Activate 
    the nearby Gyro and hurl it towards that hall. Stand behind the Gyro 
    and continue to hurl it towards the fire-spewing wall. Destroy the wall 
    to reveal a special treat. Approach the wall and examine it to find the 
    next Secret Mission!
    
    
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                   +++   SECRET MISSION 02: ALLEY OOP   +++
    
    This mission requires Nero to perform a mid-air Buster FIVE times 
    WITHOUT touching the ground! Let me explain how it works:
    
    --Jump up and use the Grim Grip to grab one enemy
    --Release the Lock-On button and press the CIRCLE BUTTON to perform a 
    mid-air Buster
    --As soon as Nero throws the enemy down, quickly press and hold the 
    Lock-On button and do another Grim Grip while still in mid-air
    --REPEAT UNTIL FINISHED
    
    The timing for this move will take some practice, but once you figure 
    it out, I guarantee you will never stop using it in combat.
    
    
    Copy and paste this URL to see how to complete this mission:
    http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/173403.html
    
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    Once you're done swingin' the hammer on that mission, exit the room to 
    the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: LARGE HALL
    
    More scarecrows will appear here. Eliminate them to disperse the red 
    energy and to reveal a fiery blue mechanism. Strike the mechanism to 
    open the doorway and then approach the fourth Gyro Blade.
    
    Activate the Blade and hurl it towards its place in the Gyro Blade 
    altar (while slicing the scarecrows in the hall with it) to solve this 
    goddamned puzzle! Finally! Now enter the newly opened doorway to 
    encounter a new boss...?
    
    
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                         +++   BOSS BATTLE: BAEL   +++
    
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    The battle begins with Nero battling the Rusalka twins. They rarely 
    inflict any damage, so keep using the Streak on them until the REAL 
    boss finally shows his big fat slimy ass.
    
    Battling Bael is very similar to battling Cerberus from DMC3 (only 
    without the three heads). Bael has a bevy of attacks:
    
    --ICE SPIKES
    --ICE RAIN
    --CHOMP-AND-CHOMP
    --ICE DECOY
    --BODY STOMP
    
    All of Bael's attacks are easy to evade. Run to the left or right side 
    of Bael to avoid getting damaged from his mouth attacks. Use the Devil-
    Bringer to grapple closer and use aerial combos on him. That's pretty 
    much it. When Bael loses a large chunk of health, he expands his body 
    and then disappears, leaving only the Rusalka twins.
    
    Damage the twins (watch out for their blade swipes) until Bael shows up 
    again. Another way to bring Bael out of hiding is to grab one of the 
    twins. Most of the time, the twins just flitter around the area. But 
    when one of them starts floating towards you, it means she'll grab and 
    freeze you. Use the Grim Grip and then use the Buster to shove Bael out 
    from his hiding spot.
    
    Continue to evade his ice attacks and AVOID standing in front of him. 
    When he jumps up, his shadow will indicate that he'll drop on top of 
    you, so quickly roll away and continue pounding some combos until his 
    health has been depleted.
    
    Once Bael is down for the count, approach him and use the Devil-Bringer 
    to trigger the final blow towards this big fat blob. Once it's all done 
    and over with, collect those Red Orbs and exit the courtyard to 
    complete the mission.
    
    
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                        +++   MISSION 5: TRISAGION   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE WING TALISMAN
    
    
    ++AREA: SOLDIER'S GRAVEYARD
    
    
    --NEW ENEMY: MEPHISTO
    It may seem a little bit difficult at first to kill the Mephisto 
    enemies, but there is only one way to do it: use the mid-air Buster. 
    Yup, avoid trying to do mid-air combos at it. Instead, jump towards 
    Mephisto and use a mid-air Buster to punch him in the face.
    
    It'll take a few tries to jump close to them, but all it takes is a few 
    Buster punches to the cranium to reveal its true lizard form. Keep 
    using mid-air Busters on Mephisto until its lizard form falls to the 
    ground. From there, use whatever combos you want on it to kill it! Kill 
    both of these things to clear the area.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: USE THE RUSALKA CORPSE TO FIND A SECRET MISSION
    
    Destroy all of the tombstones and pillars to get Red Orbs. Near the 
    exit stairway is a metal fence on both sides. Destroy the fence and 
    then go under the stairs to find another Secret Mission door!
    
    
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            +++   SECRET MISSION 03: NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE   +++
    
    For this mission, Nero is required to raise his Stylish ranking without 
    using any attacks. WHO WITH THE WHAT WITH THE HEY NOW?!?
    
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    Once the Secret Mission is done (or not), exit the graveyard to the 
    next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: MASTER'S CHAMBER  
    
    More Biancos will show up to greet you, so greet them back with a sword 
    to the cranium! Once you're done splattering their shields, the Rusalka 
    Corpse will indicate that there is another Secret Mission in the room.
    
    Approach the fireplace and jump above it. Destroy the mirror to reveal 
    a secret alcove to another Secret Mission!
    
    
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                 +++   SECRET MISSION 10: PUPPET MASTER   +++
    
    For this mission, Nero must use ONE Gyro Blade to destroy FIVE 
    pedestals located in the Large Hall. Activate the Gyro, attack it to 
    spin it, and then punch it to hurl it across the room. Destroy all five 
    pedestals within two minutes to complete the mission. Trust me, this 
    will be too easy.
    
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    Once that's done, exit the room to encounter the Biancos again. Kill 
    them off (or don't) and then exit the room to a familiar place.
    
    
    ++AREA: TORTURE CHAMBER
    
    Approach the fiery blue mechanism and strike it to open the metal gate 
    and lower the spikes. Now activate the Gyro and hurl it to the other 
    side and destroy the pedestal to trigger a cutscene.
    
    
    ++AREA: PRISON DEPTHS
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE WING TALISMAN
    
    
    Two Mephistos will appear, so get to it and Buster them to death! After 
    you're done blowing curry up their butt, approach the mantle and grab 
    the WING TALISMAN. This item enables Nero to jump to super high places 
    that have a red-glowing crest on it. Jump on the first red crest and 
    jump up to the next one.
    
    As you jump higher, you'll notice that there are ledges near each 
    crest. If you can direct Nero to make him land on the ledge, you will 
    find a few goodies like Red Orbs and a Red Orb statue. Now jump your 
    way out of the chasm back to the Torture Chamber.
    
    
    ++AREA: TORTURE CHAMBER
    
    Scarecrows and Mephistos will show up to bug you. Bust out the Buster 
    and show them the backdoor bugaloo to clear the area. Exit back to the 
    Large Hall.
    
    
    ++AREA: LARGE HALL
    
    Three Frosts will be waiting for you in the halls, so be ready to fight 
    back. Eliminate the Frosts and exit back out to the Grand Hall.
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    Approach the red crest (where you destroyed the coffin) and jump to the 
    chandelier above. Strike the base of the chandelier to trigger a 
    cutscene. Now enter the newly opened path and go down the stairs.
    
    See that glowing green thing behind the metal bars? Use the Grim Grip 
    to grab a Vital Star S! Now exit the room to a new area.
    
    
    ++AREA: UNDERGROUND LABORATORY
    
    Go all the way to end of the path to complete the mission.
    
    
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                     +++   MISSION 6: RESURRECTION   +++
    
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                 / /|_/ // /_\ \_\ \_/ // /_/ /    / / _ \ 
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: RELEASE THE TRUE POWER THAT RESIDES WITHIN
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    Enter the chasm but DO NOT jump down just yet! To the left of the 
    screen is a Blue Orb Fragment sitting and waiting to be taken. 
    Carefully walk around the ledge and then grab it. Now jump down to the 
    bottom of the laboratory. Ignore the red Combat Adjusticator and enter 
    the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: R & D ACCESS
    
    
    --NEW ENEMY: CUTLASS
    These enemies "swim" under and around the area. All Nero has to do is 
    simply grab them with the Grim Grip so that he can inflict some damage. 
    Use the Buster on them to shorten the battle. Once all of them are 
    fried, exit the area through the other doorway.
    
    
    ++AREA: GAME ROOM
    
    
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                         +++   LIAR'S DICE PUZZLE   +++
    
    
    The concept of this "puzzle" is really simple. In order for Nero to 
    exit, he needs to roll the dice. Whatever number it lands on is how 
    many spaces his "shadow" can move. Understand it so far?
    
    There are four different colors on the board and each one gives you a 
    certain "prize":
    
    --RED CIRCLE
    This is NOT the one you want to land on. If your shadow lands on this 
    circle, prepare to face off against some baddies.
    
    --WHITE CIRCLE
    This is a freebie. It allows Nero to roll the dice again.
    
    --BLUE CIRCLE
    This one is also a freebie. Chests will appear on the floor that 
    contains goodies like Orbs.
    
    --YELLOW CIRCLE
    If you land on this circle, Nero will automatically be transported to 
    another Yellow circle further down the board. Consider yourself lucky 
    if you get this one!
    
    
    It doesn't matter where Nero stands. When you approach the dice, watch 
    the number that appears on top. Strike the dice when the number you 
    want appears on top (but you have to be quick) and that number will be 
    the number of spaces that Nero's shadow can move. Make it all the way 
    to the end to finish this piece of crap goddamned puzzle.
    
    
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    Before you enter the doorway to the next area, access the nearby 
    Divinity Statue first! Stock up on stuff and then exit.
    
    
    ++AREA: CONTAINMENT ROOM
    
    
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                    +++   BOSS BATTLE: AGNUS'S MIRROR   +++
    
                          ___   _______   ____  _______
                         /   | / ____/ | / / / / / ___/
                        / /| |/ / __/  |/ / / / /\__ \ 
                       / ___ / /_/ / /|  / /_/ /___/ / 
                      /_/  |_\____/_/ |_/\____//____/  
                                                       
    
    The point of this battle is to shatter the large glass mirror that 
    Agnus is standing behind to win the battle. See those large flying 
    swords (called Gladius)? They can be painful if you don't evade them 
    properly.
    
    Use the Grim Grip to grab them in mid-air and then immediately use the 
    Buster to throw it at the mirror. That's it! That's all you have to do 
    for this battle, so evade the sword attacks, and then grapple and throw 
    them at the mirror until it finally shatters to a million pieces. Oh 
    yeah, and watch out for that electric shock on the floor! I can't make 
    it sound any easier than that, so GET TO IT ALREADY.
    
    
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    After the long cutscene, Nero will have the ability to use the Yamato 
    Devil Trigger! Now exit the area.
    
    
    ++AREA: FORIS FALLS
    
    --OBJECTIVE: GET TO THE FORIS FALLS ENTRANCE
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    Approach the blue mechanism and strike it to trigger a cutscene. From 
    there, go upstairs and move towards the ledge near the exit door. 
    You'll notice a floating Blue Orb Fragment. Do you see it?
    
    In order to retrieve it, face towards the Orb and then perform a Streak 
    to catapult Nero across the ledge. It will take a few tries to get it, 
    so just keep doing it!
    
    Once you're done playing with the grill in the washing machine, exit 
    the area.
    
    
    ++AREA: ANGEL CREATION
    
    Enter into the factory to face off against a trio of Biancos. These 
    guys should be easy by now, so GET TO IT! Use the Buster on each of 
    them to kill them faster. After you're done, make your way to the back 
    of the room to see three cages. Behind one of the cages is a Secret 
    Mission doorway!
    
    
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           +++   SECRET MISSION 04: TRACKING TREASURE DOWN   +++
    
    For this mission, Nero has two minutes to locate hidden areas of the 
    Grand Hall that contain gaggles of Red Orbs. Use the Rusalka Corpse to 
    the best of your ability to locate the random spaces. 
    
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    Once you're done, continue up the pathway to encounter two more of the 
    Knights inside the large cage. Clean them up with your Buster style and 
    then get out of the cage.
    
    In the next area, you'll face off against a large gaggle of Knights. 
    About 6-8 Knights will spawn (not all at once), so kill them all off to 
    clear the factory area. Now exit out to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA UNDERGROUND LABORATORY
    
    Jump all the way back to the top of the chasm and then make your way 
    back into the Grand Hall area.
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    As soon as you enter the Grand Hall, enter through the door on the left 
    or right side of the destroyed painting.
    
    
    ++AREA: CENTRAL COURTYARD
    
    Rev up the Red Queen because you'll encounter some Frosts again. 
    Approach and kill them off and then exit the area.
    
    
    ++AREA: FORIS FALLS
    
    Make your way to the newly revealed entrance.
    
    
    ++AREA: FOREST ENTRANCE
    
    Go all the way up the tunnel to the Forest area to complete the 
    mission. WOW.
    
    
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                     +++   MISSION 7: THE SHE-VIPER   +++
    
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                  /  |/  /  _/ __/ __/  _/ __ \/ |/ / /_  /
                 / /|_/ // /_\ \_\ \_/ // /_/ /    /   / / 
                /_/  /_/___/___/___/___/\____/_/|_/   /_/  
                                                           
    
    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: PROCEED THROUGH THE FOREST OF RUIN
    
    
    ++AREA: FOREST ENTRANCE
    
    In the forest area, there are large pods on the ground that looks like 
    cocoons. Destroy them to unleash a bunch of Red Orbs. This area is 
    clear of enemies, so its exploration time!
    
    There is a large tree branch with cocoons and a Red Orb statue near the 
    gazebo. Approach the large gazebo in the center of the area and the 
    Rusalka Corpse will start buzzing off. In the center of the gazebo is a 
    doorway to a Secret Mission!
    
    
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                +++   SECRET MISSION 08: ROYAL BLOCKER   +++
    
    This is more of a mission for Dante than Nero. For the mission, Dante 
    needs to do FIVE successful Royal Blocks using the Royal Guard ability. 
    Should be easy enough, right?
    
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    ++RED ORB FARMING NOTE: 
    You can start farming for Red Orbs in this mission. To gather 4,100+ 
    Red Orbs in a few seconds, start this mission and then approach the Red 
    Orb statue. Rev up the Red Queen to max power, activate Devil Trigger 
    and start whacking away with regular combos until the statue shatters. 
    By doing this, you will gather around 4,100+ Red Orbs in under 20 
    seconds. From there, RESTART the mission and repeat this tactic until 
    you are satisfied with the amount you've accumulated.
    
    
    Once you're done canoodling, make your way to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: WINDSWEPT VALLEY
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE HOLY WATER
    
    
    Before you jump down to the bottom of the mountain, make a left turn 
    and follow the ledges to the end to find a lone Holy Water sitting and 
    waiting for your ass. Now jump down to the bottom to encounter some new 
    baddies.
    
    
    --NEW ENEMY: CHIMERA SEED
    These things are a total joke. Simply grapple them and then use the 
    Buster to tear them to shreds. Too easy. In the area are two large 
    sealed doors that can only be opened with a Gyro Blade.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE GYRO BLADE
    
    There's nothing else to do in the area, so go up the stairs and enter 
    the large building.
    
    
    ++AREA: RUINED CHURCH
    
    In this area, the Chimera Seeds will morph with the scarecrows to form 
    a full Chimera enemy. Although they don't look any different, the 
    Chimera have the ability to use sharp blades even after Nero knocks 
    them down, so BE CAREFUL when fighting them!
    
    Once you're done with these freaks, look to the right side of the room 
    to see glass walls that can be shattered. Shatter the glass wall to 
    reveal some more cocoons and a Combat Adjusticator (for Dante). Before 
    you go upstairs, there is another glass wall UNDER the stairs. If you 
    shatter the glass, you will be blocked by red tree bark but REMEMBER 
    this area! Now go up the stairs and activate the blue mechanism to 
    reveal a glowing pathway.
    
    Quickly make your way down the path before it disappears and exit 
    through the Emblem Door.
    
    
    ++AREA: RUINED VALLEY
    
    Go up the metal stairs and catapult from ledge to ledge to a new 
    puzzle...if you can call it that.
    
    
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                     +++   DISAPPEARING FLOOR PUZZLE   +++
    
    
    This "puzzle" is almost similar to the Torture Chamber puzzle. After 
    Nero activates the blue mechanism, a set of floor tiles will appear. 
    After a few seconds, another set of floor tiles will appear and the 
    last set will DISAPPEAR. Understand how it works?
    
    The only thing that will distract Nero are the two Mephistos floating 
    around. Avoid using aerial Busters on them and patiently wait for them 
    to get close to use a Buster. As the floor disappears, quickly jump to 
    the next set or else Nero will fall to the area below (Ruined 
    Lowlands). If he does fall to the bottom, Nero then needs to eliminate 
    a bunch of baddies in order to get back to the top.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    As you do this puzzle, look above to see a Blue Orb Fragment floating 
    above the disappearing tiles. When Nero is close to it, use an Air Hike 
    to grab it. Back to the puzzle!
    
    
    The key to this puzzle is patience. If you can't spend the time to 
    patiently wait, then your impatient ass deserves to keep falling to the 
    bottom of the goddamned pit! When the floor is about to disappear, 
    quickly move to the next appearing set of tiles or jump towards it. 
    Rotate the camera so that you don't miss the jump. Keep jumping on the 
    next set of tiles until the path towards the door opens up. From there, 
    get your impatient ass to the next area.
    
    
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    ++AREA: LAPIS RIVER
    
    This area is completely clear of enemies, so just search for Red Orbs 
    all over the place. But DO NOT leave just yet!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET MISSION
    
    Go all the way to the left side of the area (near the end of the 
    waterfall) and the Rusalka Corpse will start buzzing. Look for the lone 
    tree at the end of the path to find a Secret Mission doorway.
    
    
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                  +++   SECRET MISSION 05: SKY SCRAPER   +++
    
    For this mission, Nero has 60 seconds to jump to the very top of the 
    chasm to find a Blue Orb Fragment. Let me explain how it works:
    
    There are a total of FIVE red crests to jump on. The fourth crest is 
    guarded by a steel cage and the fifth red crest looks impossible to 
    reach. Before you do this mission, Nero must have the AIR HIKE ability 
    or else he won't be able to reach the last red crest.
    
    
    --RED CREST #1: Jump straight up and then use the Grim Grip to grapple 
    TWO grips in mid-air. When Nero grabs the second grip, direct him 
    towards the second crest.
    
    --RED CREST #2: When Nero lands on this crest let him jump straight up 
    and then grapple TWO more Grim Grips and direct him towards the third 
    red crest.
    
    --RED CREST #3: Jump straight up and you will see that the fourth crest 
    is guarded by a steel cage. Simply do a mid-air combo to break one side 
    of the cage. Fall back to the previous crest and then jump straight up 
    and direct Nero to the middle of the steel cage crest.
    
    --RED CREST #4 (STEEL CAGE): Again, jump straight up and then use the 
    Grim Grip to grapple a single grip. As soon as Nero catapults higher, 
    use an Air Hike jump to jump to the last crest located ABOVE the Grim 
    Grip. The Air Hike jump is tricky and might cause you to fall all the 
    way back down to the bottom. 
    
    --RED CREST #5: Simply jump straight up and move Nero towards the 
    ledge. VOILA! Blue Orb Fragment Get!
    
    
    Copy and paste this URL to see how it's done:
    http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/181781.html
    
    
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    Exit the area.
    
    
    ++AREA: ANCIENT PLAZA
    
    Chimera will appear in the area, so start eliminating them! Clear the 
    area and then exit.
    
    
    ++AREA: WINDSWEPT VALLEY
    
    You just found the Gyro Blade! Now activate it and hurl it at the 
    doorway to bust it open. Use the Gyro on the Chimera and then hurl the 
    Gyro at the other sealed doorway. When the path is open, head down the 
    stairs to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: RUINED VALLEY
    
    Get ready for a semi-Indiana Jones type of chase. Quickly run down the 
    metal stairs to avoid getting chomped by Echidna. Destroy the cocoons 
    blocking the way and then make it all the way to the end of the path 
    and then exit out.
    
    
    ++AREA: FORGOTTEN RUINS
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    Approach the nearby blue Combat Adjusticator and start whacking away at 
    it with some hard combos. Keep attacking it until Nero receives an 
    ATOMIC rating to receive a Blue Orb Fragment! WOO-HOO!
    
    Now continue down the path to encounter some more Chimera. Eliminate 
    them all and then access the Divinity Statue at the end of the path. 
    Stock up on stuff and then enter the next area for a boss battle!
    
    
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                       +++   BOSS BATTLE: ECHIDNA   +++
    
                    ______________  __________  _   _____ 
                   / ____/ ____/ / / /  _/ __ \/ | / /   |
                  / __/ / /   / /_/ // // / / /  |/ / /| |
                 / /___/ /___/ __  // // /_/ / /|  / ___ |
                /_____/\____/_/ /_/___/_____/_/ |_/_/  |_|
                                                            
    
    Echidna likes to play it rough! The battle is not so difficult than the 
    battle with Bael but you still need to be fast with your evasion moves. 
    Echidna uses a couple of killer moves:
    
    --VIPER SLAM
    Echidna hovers around the arena and then quickly knocks you down. Use a 
    well-timed evasion roll to get out of the way of her attack or use a 
    Buster grab to smack her just as she gets close to you.
    
    --VIPER SEEDS
    Echidna spreads her "legs" and starts laying eggs. Simply use the Grim 
    Grip to grapple near the vulva-looking sac and then use a Buster to 
    smack that sack up. Yes, I made it sound disgusting, so what?
    
    --VIPER TENTACLES
    Echidna plants herself on the ground and summons a bunch of her 
    tentacles from the ground to pound you. Catapult towards her head and 
    then whack, whack, whack!
    
    --VIPER ANTENNAE
    This is Echidna's only melee attack where she double-swings the antenna 
    on her head in circle. Use two back jumps to evade this cheap attack.
    
    
    When she moves around the arena, catapult towards her head and then 
    start wailing at her body. From there, you'll be spending a lot of your 
    time evading and then attacking as soon as she stops. When she gets the 
    wind knocked out of her, grapple towards her and use the Buster to 
    trigger a special attack to reduce her health by 15%.
    
    Just as she begins to lose more health, she starts glowing in a gold 
    color and starts hurling seeds at you. Ignore the seeds and continue 
    the assault until she gets knocked out. Once Echidna is out for the 
    count, jump up towards her and use the Buster to end the battle in 
    stylish fashion! 
    
    
    Nero will obtain the SEPHIROTHIC FRUIT which will allow him to disperse 
    the red tree barks blocking certain paths.
    
    
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                   +++   MISSION 8: PROFESSION OF FAITH   +++
    
                    __  _______________________  _  __  ___ 
                   /  |/  /  _/ __/ __/  _/ __ \/ |/ / ( _ )
                  / /|_/ // /_\ \_\ \_/ // /_/ /    / / _  |
                 /_/  /_/___/___/___/___/\____/_/|_/  \___/ 
                                                            
    
    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: EMBRACE THE LIGHT TO ESCAPE THE FOREST
    
    
    ++AREA: ANCIENT TRAINING GROUNDS
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    Make you way down the path towards the archway. As you pass under the 
    archway, the Rusalka Corpse will start buzzing. Look above the archway 
    to see a cocoon on the ceiling. Do a Kick Jump and then whack it to 
    reveal a Blue Orb Fragment underneath it.
    
    To retrieve the Orb, go back out and jump on top of the pillar on the 
    right side of the archway entrance. Get in close to the Orb and then 
    use the Grim Grip to grab it! Now jump back down and continue through 
    the area. Eliminate the enemies in the way and exit to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: LAPIS RIVER
    
    --OBJECTIVE: GO BACK TO THE RUINED CHURCH
    
    
    The area is enemy-free, so collect more Red Orbs (and try out Secret 
    Mission 5 if you haven't done so). Exit through the northern side to 
    the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: ANCIENT PLAZA
    
    --NEW ENEMY: ASSAULT
    These guys are the lizard version of the Frosts. They use a small 
    shield for protection and like to use ground attacks. But they're no 
    different than the Frosts, so just use mid-air Busters and aerial 
    combos to eliminate them all. When all of them are slaughtered, exit 
    out to the next area.
    
    
    ++ARE: WINDSWEPT VALLEY
    
    Ignore the Gyro Blade (you don't need it) and just make your way up the 
    stairs to the Ruined Church.
    
    
    ++AREA: RUINED CHURCH
    
    A large gaggle of Scarecrows, Chimeras, and Assaults will appear in the 
    area. Eliminate them with some Buster combos to clear the area. From 
    there, collect the remaining Red Orbs from the cocoons and walk up to 
    the red tree under the stairs to open a new path.
    
    
    ++AREA: THE LOST WOODS
    
    Approach the mantle in the center of the area to encounter a REALLY 
    easy puzzle.
    
    
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                      +++   THE LOST WOODS PUZZLE   +++
    
    
    This puzzle is short and simple. There are three paths to follow: one 
    on the north, one on the east, and one on the west of the mantle. The 
    main point of this puzzle is to follow the light and find the way out 
    of the woods. 
    
    Nero needs to enter THREE different paths in order to solve the puzzle. 
    If he enters the wrong path, he enters the Hidden Pit and has to kill 
    some enemies to escape back to the Lost Woods entrance. 
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    Believe it or not, there is a reason to enter the Hidden Pit! Enter the 
    wrong path (intentionally) to get transported to Hidden Pit. Kill all 
    the enemies but DO NOT exit yet! There is a Blue Orb Fragment floating 
    way high above the center of the area, so use an Air Hike to grab the 
    fragment. Now get outta there and solve the puzzle!
    
    
    Here's how the puzzle works: look at the shadow of the altar. If the 
    shadow is pointing in a specific direction, go the OPPOSITE way. Enter 
    the path on the NORTH and this will lead Nero back to the Lost Woods 
    entrance. Now take the EAST path and then enter the WEST path to solve 
    the puzzle. Easy!
    
    
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    ++AREA: FORGOTTEN RUINS
    
    Simply traverse the bridge all the way to the end and exit out. DO NOT 
    jump down the Forgotten Ruins bridge to the bottom! If you do, you have 
    to navigate all the way back to the Ruined Church!
    
    
    ++AREA: ANCIENT TRAINING GROUNDS
    
    As soon as you enter the area, a variety of scarecrows and Assaults 
    will appear. Take on the lizards first and then deal with the 
    scarecrows. Once that's done, approach the Divinity Statue and stock up 
    on stuff because the next boss battle is gonna be a doozy!
    
    
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                     +++   BOSS BATTLE: ANGELO CREDO   +++
    
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                         / ____/ __ \/ ____/ __ \/ __ \
                        / /   / /_/ / __/ / / / / / / /
                       / /___/ _, _/ /___/ /_/ / /_/ / 
                       \____/_/ |_/_____/_____/\____/  
                                                      
    
    Angelo Credo is not as tough as the other Knights that you've 
    encountered but he is still quite dangerous. AC has some damaging 
    attacks up his sleeve:
    
    --FOUR-HIT COMBO
    He'll usually retaliate with this combo if he blocks your attacks. To 
    avoid getting hit, jump back FOUR times while still locked-on him to 
    evade the combo.
    
    --DOWNWARD STRIKE
    If you break Credo's guard, he'll fall back for a second. If Nero 
    doesn't attack him immediately after the guard break, Credo will slam 
    his sword down on Nero. It's a sneaky move, so jump back if you can't 
    counter from the guard break!
    
    --CRESCENT FIRE SLASH
    This also a retaliation attack where he jumps up and does a crescent 
    slash on the floor. Simply jump straight up or back to avoid getting 
    hit by this cheap attack.
    
    --JOUST PROJECTILES
    When AC zooms to the other side of the arena, he'll shout "Show me what 
    you got!" and start throwing large jousts at you. Use the Buster grab 
    to snatch the joust and throw it back at him (or evade if you miss).
    
    
    Just like the battles with the other Knights, the main tactic is to 
    break Credo's guard by using the Streak on him. When he falls back from 
    the attack, immediately do a High Roller on him and then perform an 
    aerial combo and a mid-air Buster to knock him down.
    
    Simply evade his attacks and then keep trying to break his guard and 
    using the Buster. Follow this tactic and you should be able to defeat 
    him WITHOUT using Devil Trigger. After the battle, Nero will receive 
    the AEGIS SHIELD. This item will allow Nero to use enemies as shields.
    
    
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                        +++   MISSION 9: FOR YOU   +++
    
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                  /  |/  /  _/ __/ __/  _/ __ \/ |/ / / _ \
                 / /|_/ // /_\ \_\ \_/ // /_/ /    /  \_, /
                /_/  /_/___/___/___/___/\____/_/|_/  /___/ 
                                                          
    
    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: LOCATE THE CAPTIVE KYRIE!
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAN ALBUM BRIDGE
    
    Enter the next area and destroy the furniture for some Red Orbs. Exit 
    out to the next bridge and prepare to meet a new enemy.
    
    
    --NEW ENEMY: ALTO ANGELO
    These guys are 'roided up versions of Bianco Angelo. Alto is 
    accompanied by two Knights and they have a new attack. The new attack 
    consists of them falling back and then rushing at you with their 
    jousts. Simply evade all three rush attacks and then defeat them the 
    same usual way: from behind.
    
    Be careful of Alto Angelo though, because he likes to use charged-up 
    sword strikes which can be quite annoying if you aren't watching him. 
    Use a Buster on Alto Angelo to defeat him. Now enter the next building.
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    There are a couple of things to find in the Grand Hall. To the right 
    side of the entrance is a hidden Devil Star S sitting in the corner. On 
    the left side of the hall is a blue Combat Adjusticator. Whack away at 
    it with some mixed combos until Nero receives a SMOKIN' rating to 
    unleash a Blue Orb Fragment!
    
    Now that you've collected all the stuff, exit outside to trigger a 
    cutscene. From there, go back inside the Grand Hall and enter the newly 
    opened doorway (watch out for those lasers) and go upstairs.
    
    
    ++AREA: KEY CHAMBER
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE KEY OF CRONUS
    
    
    As soon as you enter, get ready! Alto Angelo and his crew make a 
    surprise ambush, so get to it! Eliminate Alto and the boys to unlock a 
    new item. Approach the altar and get the KEY OF CRONUS. This item 
    enables Nero to slow down time to a minimum when he activates a Chrono 
    Slicer in the area.
    
    Exit the area by activating the Chrono Slicer and then carefully get 
    through the lasers and go upstairs.
    
    
    ++AREA: THE GAUNTLET
    
    The Rusalka Corpse will start buzzing as you enter the Gauntlet. Stand 
    in the middle of the metal fence on the floor and a large gaggle of Red 
    Orbs will come flying down. Now approach the blue mechanism and 
    activate it to start the Gauntlet challenge.
    
    
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                      +++   THE GAUNTLET CHALLENGE   +++
    
    
    --FIRST FLOOR: SCARECROWS
    Defeat the scarecrows to activate the elevator to the second floor. At 
    the top, you'll notice a Blue Orb Fragment. Ignore it for now and exit. 
    Use the Chrono Slicer and carefully maneuver your way to the next 
    elevator.
    
    --SECOND FLOOR: FROSTS
    Four Frosts will appear in this challenge, so bust out the hard combos 
    and eliminate them! On the next floor, use the Chrono Slicer and then 
    maneuver around the lasers to the next elevator.
    
    --THIRD FLOOR: ASSAULTS
    Eliminate the lizards in high style to complete the Gauntlet challenge. 
    If you were able to get through the whole thing with little damage, 
    then good for you! 
    
    
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    Exit out and power up at the Divinity Statue because this next boss 
    battle will either be a breeze or a pain in the ass.
    
    
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                    +++   BOSS BATTLE: ANGELO AGNUS   +++
    
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    Angelo Agnus is much tougher (and WAY cheaper) than Angelo Credo and 
    you'll see it when you get to this point in the game. Be sure to stock 
    up on lots of Vital Stars because this is gonna be a long battle. AA 
    uses some devastating moves:
    
    
    --GLADIUS STRIKE
    Agnus will summon a bunch of swords (just like the last time you fought 
    him) and throw them at you. Remember, grab the swords with the Grim 
    Grip and then use the Buster to throw them at him.
    
    --CUTLASS STRIKE
    Agnus summons two Cutlass fish and then starts swinging them at you.
    
    --FIREBALL PROJECTILES
    For this attack, Agnus will hurl fireballs at you. Yes, it's a super 
    lame attack, but you still have to roll away to avoid getting hit.
    
    --SOUL SUCKER
    He prepares for this attack by saying "Your power will be mine!" If you 
    can damage him before he initiates this attack, then he won't grab you. 
    If he DOES grab you, he absorbs about 10% of your health. CHEAP.
    
    --SOUL ERASER ("TIME TO DIE!")
    This is Agnus' most annoyingly cheapest attack. He turns green and then 
    uses an explosion of energy to suck a large amount of health out of 
    Nero. As soon as you see him do this, catapult towards him and then 
    smack him until he falls back or else you'll pay dearly.
    
    
    Catapult up to Agnus and start wailing away with aerial combos. Evade 
    the attacks I mentioned above (including his face grab move) and keep 
    the pressure on him so that he doesn't use his cheap life-sucking 
    attacks. When he gets knocked out, grab him with the Buster to trigger 
    a cool grab move. Repeat until Agnus falls on his st-t-t-tuttering ass.
    
    
    
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                   +++   MISSION 10: WRAPPED IN GLORY   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: END THE AMBITIONS OF HIS HOLINESS
    
    
    Exit Agnus' room and go back to the Gauntlet. Stock up on stuff from 
    the Divinity statue if you need to and enter the elevator to encounter 
    a new enemy!
    
    --NEW ENEMY: FAUST
    Faust is bigger version of the Mephisto and has some painful laser 
    swipes. Faust is usually accompanied by two Mephistos but defeating him 
    is still the same. Use mid-air Busters to punch him in the face. Keep 
    punching him until he reveals his true form and falls to the ground. 
    Wail away with hard combos until they all perish.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: EXIT THE BUILDING
    
    As soon as that's done, the elevator will descend to the second floor. 
    Use the Chrono Slicer and maneuver around the lasers to the next 
    elevator. Activate the blue mechanism to reveal the exit. Use the 
    Chrono Slicer to freeze the lasers and then jump down the newly 
    revealed exit to the bottom of the Gauntlet. DO NOT LEAVE THE AREA JUST 
    YET! There's Blue Orb fragment to retrieve.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    After jumping down to the Gauntlet, approach the blue mechanism and 
    activate it to bring the elevator back down. Take the elevator to the 
    second floor and then use the Chrono Slicer to get into the next 
    elevator. Take the second elevator to the third floor.
    
    After the elevator stops, jump down to the second floor and rotate the 
    camera to find a Blue Orb fragment floating near the elevator shaft. 
    Simply jump towards it to retrieve it. Now jump down and exit the area.
    
    
    ++AREA: KEY CHAMBER
    
    Alto and his boys make ANOTHER surprise ambush. Use the Chrono Slicer 
    to slow down time and use it to defeat Alto (or just escape).
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    Exit out of the Grand Hall to the newly revealed bridge. Cross the 
    bridge and enter the next building.
    
    
    ++AREA: SECURITY CORRIDOR
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET MISSION
    
    
    You got a ton of lasers that are moving and are at a set pattern. It's 
    almost similar to the laser puzzle from Resident Evil 4. Use the Chrono 
    Slicer and maneuver your way past the lasers. Jump over the ones that 
    are low and run under the ones that are high. Simple, right?
    
    When you make it to the other side, the Rusalka Corpse will start 
    buzzing. Approach the wall near the Chrono Slicer to find a Secret 
    Mission door.
    
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                    +++   SECRET MISSION 06: VERMIFUGE   +++
    
    For this mission, Nero has to eliminate all of the Chimeras before they 
    morph with the lone Scarecrow. To complete this mission, use Nero's 
    HOLD move on the nearby Scarecrow and then quickly jump towards the 
    path that has the Gyro Blade. Toss the scarecrow above the Gyro Blade 
    area and then deal with the Chimera seeds the same usual way.
    
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    After all the hijinks, exit the Security Corridor to the next area. 
    Inside this area is a giant whirling set of blades. Simply jump down to 
    the bottom (don't jump near the blades) to encounter Faust and his 
    crew. Eliminate Faust and the boys to reveal another Chrono Slicer.
    
    Activate the Slicer to slow down the blades. From there, jump on top 
    from blade to blade. Ignore the blade on the very top and then jump 
    towards the next doorway before the Chrono Slicer deactivates. It will 
    take a few tries, so DO IT!
    
    
    ++AREA: EXPERIMENT DISPOSAL
    
    A trio of Biancos will appear here, so start busting them open! The 
    tight corridor is a great place to trap them, so lure them in and wreck 
    their asses. Once you're hot in the anchovy, be sure to bust up the Red 
    Orb Statue in the corner. Now go all the way to the back and approach 
    the purple pedestal but DO NOT take the elevator just yet!!!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    Just above the purple elevator is a very well-hidden Blue Orb fragment. 
    To retrieve it, Nero must have the Air Hike ability. Air Hike to the 
    top ledge above the elevator (it'll take a few tries). When you land on 
    the ledge, rotate the camera to find the Orb. Do another Air Hike 
    towards the Orb to retrieve it! You can also obtain this Orb in Mission 
    12 with Dante (in case you missed it here). Now take the elevator up.
    
    
    ++AREA: MEETING ROOM
    
    A duo of Alto Angelos will appear for an ambush, so be ready! Unlike 
    the Biancos, Alto uses a sword which can be more painful than a joust. 
    As usual, attack them from behind and use the mid-air Buster to shorten 
    the battle. Once that's done, enter the next corridor.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET MISSION
    
    Across from the Divinity Statue is a doorway to a Secret Mission.
    
    
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                +++   SECRET MISSION 07: FREE RUNNING   +++
    
    This mission is EXACTLY the same as the Disappearing Floor Puzzle from 
    Mission 8. Nero has to quickly work his way past disappearing floor 
    tiles while evading (or eliminating) a trio of Mephistos. Too easy.
    
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    When you're done drinking from the fuzzy cup, approach the Divinity 
    Statue and stock up on stuff because the next boss battle might be the 
    toughest you'll face yet.
    
    
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                  +++   BOSS BATTLE: DANTE - PART TWO   +++
    
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    One thing you need to remember before facing off against Dante: BE 
    DEFENSIVE! Dante is also just as defensive and can evade all of Nero's 
    attacks with no problem. Not only that, but Dante can counter attack at 
    Nero immediately. Dante is equipped with all four of his styles 
    (Swordmaster, Trickster, Royal Guard, and Gunslinger) and he isn't 
    afraid to kick your ass with them either. You'll know if Dante is 
    switching styles when he says the name out loud ("Swordmaster!").
    
    As I mentioned above, BE DEFENSIVE! If you spend most of the battle 
    trying to do a Streak or High Roller on Dante, be prepared to meet a 
    Stinger in the face. Also, avoid using the Buster from up close because 
    he'll just smack you. The Blue Rose does nothing for this battle and 
    activating the Yamato Devil Trigger is a waste of time.
    
    So how do you defeat the almighty Dante then? Read carefully as I 
    explain. Out of Nero's list of attacks, the only one that will cause 
    major damage to Dante is the mid-air Buster. When the battle begins, 
    press the R1 Button to lock-on to Dante and then walk BACKWARDS. You 
    want Dante to walk up to you so that he can initiate a combo.
    
    When Dante gets close, he'll start a combo (it doesn't matter which 
    style he's using). Immediately jump back while still locked-on to him 
    and use the Grim Grip to grab Dante while he's performing his attack. 
    As soon as you grab Dante, perform a short mid-air combo and then a 
    Buster attack to knock him down. Repeat this tactic as much as you can 
    to whittle Dante's health faster.
    
    
    The strategy I mentioned above is the one I found to be the most 
    effective. It doesn't require you to waste ANY Vital Stars or use the 
    Devil Trigger. 
    
    
    
    ++ALTERNATE CHEAPER METHOD:
    I have not tried this tactic, but I have been told that Nero can use 
    the gazebo in the middle of the room. Jump on top of the gazebo and 
    wait for Dante to jump up to you. When Dante jumps towards you, quickly 
    use the Buster to grab him and slam him down. Repeat until satisfied. 
    If this tactic worked for you, then use it.
    
    
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                    +++   MISSION 11: THE NINTH CIRCLE   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: PREVENT THE BIRTH OF A GOD
    
    
    ++AREA: ADVENT CHAMBER
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    The area is empty for now, so make your way to the back of the room to 
    find a blue Combat Adjusticator. This will be the last for Nero to 
    break, so strike it with mixed combos until Nero receives a SMOKIN' 
    SICK STYLE (SSS) rating to unleash a Blue Orb Fragment. 
    
    Once you're done, approach the blue mechanism and activate it to reveal 
    some Grim Grips. Catapult to the second floor and get ready for some 
    more enemies. Faust and his boys will crash the party, so bust a move 
    on them and use the mid-air Buster to get them. Kill all three to clear 
    the area. Approach the elevator and take it to the top.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE LOCKED GATE
    
    A floor portal will appear here, but ignore it for now. Approach the 
    metal gate and there will be a note on the side that says "PROCEEDING 
    ALONE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED". The gate itself has two step-buttons on 
    it that need to be pushed in order to open. To open the gate, walk up 
    to the front of it and the camera angle will change. Use the Grim Grip 
    to grab one of the Scarecrows to open it up. EASY.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: ACTIVATE THE ELEVATOR
    
    Go up the stairs and then access the Divinity Statue to stock up on 
    items because this next section will be a bit difficult. When you're 
    ready to rock, approach the Grim Grips on the opposite side of the 
    floor and catapult to the other ledge. Use the Kick Jump to reach the 
    high ledge and then jump down.
    
    Go to the other end to find THREE more Grim Grips but DO NOT use them 
    yet! Jump down to the bottom and you will find a Devil Star S sitting 
    by itself. Grab it and then go back up to trigger a battle with a trio 
    of Biancos. Eliminate them to clear the area and then jump back up and 
    catapult to the next ledge and jump down.
    
    A solo Alto Angelo will show up near the blue mechanism, so kick his 
    ass to clear the area. Activate the blue mechanism to reveal more sets 
    of Grim Grips. Catapult your way to the very top and get ready for some 
    more hilarity with Bianco and his boys. Approach the red activation 
    device and prepare for Bianco's ambush.
    
    Eliminate Bianco and his boys to activate the elevator. Now jump down 
    from the left side and make your way back to the elevator. From here, 
    more Knights and Scarecrows will appear for an ambush. Take care of 
    them and then SAVE your game. Stock up at the Divinity Statue and then 
    take the elevator for a boss battle!
    
    
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                        +++   BOSS BATTLE: SANCTUS   +++
     
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    Sanctus is NOT as difficult to defeat as he seems. All it takes is some 
    fast evasion and a few hard aerial slashes to shatter this protective 
    shell. Even with that in mind, Sanctus does have some annoying moves:
    
    --REPENT!
    Sanctus will throw two waves of fire at you. Simply evade left to right 
    to avoid getting hit by both of them. If he doesn't throw fire, he'll 
    shoot fireballs using the two turkey basters that are in front of him.
    
    --ELECTRIC SHOCK
    Sanctus will shoot a large stream of electricity from his hands towards 
    you. Evade this attack by catapulting above him.
    
    --THE SAVIOR IS COMING
    Sanctus will usually do this move after he takes massive damage. He 
    creates an explosion of energy around him that damages Nero if he is 
    too close.
    
    
    The main way to damage Sanctus is to damage the halo shell that he is 
    using to hover around the area. Catapult towards Sanctus and smite him 
    with a barrage of aerial combos. Evade his cheap attacks and then keep 
    attacking him in the air until his halo shell shatters (leaving him 
    weak and vulnerable). Grab him with the Grim Grip and then use the 
    Buster to reduce Sanctus' health by 20%. As long as you stay evasive, 
    there won't be any need to use Devil Trigger. When Sanctus has 30% of 
    his health left, he will start using the Savior statue.
    
    The Savior's ground pound doesn't really harm Nero, so just wait for 
    the statue's arm to pull back and then wait for Sanctus to reappear. 
    Continue the same strategy to end the battle.
    
    
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                    +++   MISSION 12: A NEW BEGINNING   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: COME TO GRIPS WITH THE POWER OF THE LEGENDARY DEVIL 
    HUNTER!
    
    
    This is the point of the game where the dynamics change. You are now in 
    control of Dante, so be prepared for a different kind of offence 
    because Dante will not have any use of the Devil-Bringer. Unlike Nero, 
    Dante is a MUCH faster character (in fact, he might be too fast) and 
    has some devastating combos up his sleeve.
    
    
    ++AREA: ASCENSION CHAMBER
    
    Test out all of Dante's moves and Styles on the Scarecrows. Switch 
    styles and see which one suits you best. Once you're done, exit outside 
    to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: MEETING ROOM
    
    Stock up at the Divinity Statue if you need to and then enter the 
    Meeting Room to meet a new enemy.
    
    --NEW ENEMY: MEGA SCARECROW
    This enemy is more of the same as its smaller brethren but they do have 
    some sharp attacks. Slam a Stinger + Million Stab combo in their face 
    to clear them all out.
    
    
    ++AREA: EXPERIMENT DISPOSAL
    
    --OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN THE WING TALISMAN
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE GOLD ORB
    
    
    Exit the room and approach the elevator to receive the WING TALISMAN. 
    After ascending the elevator, Dante will have TEN minutes to complete 
    the mission. Jump down to the bottom of the Gauntlet to see a blue 
    mechanism but DO NOT activate it yet!
    
    There is a Gold Orb on the other side of the room, so go and grab it! 
    Now activate the mechanism to summon the Gauntlet elevator. Enter the 
    elevator and get ready for some fun!
    
    A trio of Frosts will appear, so eliminate them with some Stinger 
    combos in their fat faces. Defeat all three of them to activate the 
    elevator. When the elevator stops, exit out and then leave the area 
    (but don't forget about the Red Orb statue in the corner).
    
    
    ++AREA: SECURITY CORRIDOR
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE KEY OF CRONUS
    
    
    After the cutscene, Dante will be at the bottom of the area with the 
    whirling blades. Just like in the previous mission, Faust and his boys 
    will appear to ambush you. Since Dante can't use a mind-air Buster on 
    them, the next best thing is Ebony & Ivory.
    
    Use rapid gunfire on Faust and his boys until one of them falls to the 
    ground. From there, shove a Stinger in their faces until all of them 
    are gone. Once Faust and the boys are finished, grab the KEY OF CRONUS 
    from the mantle to stop the whirling blades.
    
    Exit out of this corridor by using the blades. In the next area, use 
    the Chrono Slicer to slow down time and then work your way thru the 
    lasers. There are a couple of tricky jumps for Dante to make, so be 
    careful! Exit the area.
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    
    After crossing the bridge, enter the Grand Hall to encounter Angelo 
    Bianco and his boys. The strategy for these guys is still the same 
    (attack from behind) but you'll need to be more evasive to avoid 
    getting poked around cheaply. Change to Trickster style if you need to 
    and continue to pound hard combos on them to finish them off.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    Before you leave the area, take the stairway on the left side of the 
    Grand Hall up to the Key Chamber. Ignore the Gladius swords and 
    continue up to the Gauntlet elevator. Approach the red Combat 
    Adjusticator and whack away at it until Dante receives a BRUTAL rating 
    to unleash a Blue Orb Fragment.
    
    
    Once that's done, exit outside and go down the bridge all the way back 
    to the forest area to complete the mission.
    
    
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                  +++   MISSION 13: THE DEVIL RETURNS   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: DRIVE DOWN THE DRAGON THAT SPREADS ITS WICKEDNESS 
    THROUGH THE FOREST!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: GET TO THE DEN OF THE SHE-VIPER
    
    When the mission begins, you'll notice all the purple mists blocking 
    the way of certain paths. Those mists act as teleportation devices that 
    lead you to certain areas of the forest.
    
    
    ++AREA: ANCIENT TRAINING GROUND
    
    Stock up at the Divinity Statue if you need to and hightail it to the 
    next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: FORGOTTEN RUINS
    
    The doorway exit is locked, so jump down to the area below to encounter 
    some Scarecrows and Chimera seeds. Eliminate the seeds first and then 
    take care of the scarecrows. Approach the purple mist dead ahead and go 
    through it to teleport to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: WINDSWEPT VALLEY
    
    --NEW ENEMY: CHIMERA ASSAULTS
    These guys are the cheapest enemies you will face in the game. Not only 
    do their sharp blades move around constantly, but the Assaults will 
    also swarm you. Spread your combos evenly between the three of them and 
    you should be able to get by without taking too much damage.
    
    When the area is clear, IGNORE the two paths on the right side. They 
    lead to nowhere, so approach the purple mist on the stairway going to 
    the Ruined Church to teleport to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: ANCIENT PLAZA
    
    A handful of Assaults will rise up to fight you. Eliminate them all 
    with a Stinger in their stupid shielded faces. Once they're dead, exit 
    the area from the other end to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: LAPIS RIVER
    
    When you enter this area, Faust and his boys will make an appearance. 
    You DO NOT have to fight them! Instead of fighting, go under the bridge 
    to find the purple mist. Enter through it to get to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: WINDSWEPT VALLEY/RUINED CHURCH
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    Enter the Ruined Church. Approach the cocoons on the right side to 
    unleash some Red Orbs. Also, approach the red Combat Adjusticator and 
    attack it until Dante receives an ATOMIC rating to receive a Blue Orb 
    Fragment. Once that's done, take the doorway under the stairs to the 
    next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: LOST WOODS
    
    Eliminate the Assaults and then solve the Lost Woods Puzzle. Again. 
    With that in mind, the solution for this puzzle is different than it 
    was for Nero's mission. To solve it, Dante needs to go through FOUR 
    paths to solve the damn thing.
    
    Take these directions: NORTH SOUTH EAST EAST. If you go in the wrong 
    direction, you will be taken to the Hidden Pit where you have to face 
    off against some tough Chimera-infested doofuses. Solve the puzzle to 
    get to the last area.
    
    
    ++AREA: FORGOTTEN RUINS
    
    Stock up at the Divinity Statue and then go up the path to a boss 
    fight.
    
    
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    --BOSS BATTLE: ECHIDNA
    
    I won't go into too much detail here since this practically the same 
    battle as before. When using Dante, stay evasive of Echidna's attacks 
    and whack away with Swordmaster combos. When she plants herself on the 
    ground and summons her tentacles, use Dante's DRIVE attack from a far 
    distance to avoid using up-close combos. Keep up the pressure on her 
    and the battle will be over in no time.
    
    After the battle, Dante will obtain the GILGAMESH. This item enables 
    Dante to use melee combos on his enemies. Now exit out of the area to 
    complete the mission.
    
    
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                   +++   MISSION 14: FOREST OF RUIN   +++
    
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               / /|_/ // /_\ \_\ \_/ // /_/ /    /  / /_  _/
              /_/  /_/___/___/___/___/\____/_/|_/  /_/ /_/  
                                                             
    
    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: GET THROUGH AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!
    
    
    ++AREA: ANCIENT TRAINING GROUND
    
    --OBJECTIVE: MAKE IT BACK TO FORTUNA CASTLE
    
    
    --NEW ENEMY: FAULT
    These weird looking things grab you and pull you under to the Ruined 
    Lowlands area (from the Disappearing Floor puzzle). You will know when 
    they are appearing when they make a rattling noise. They can't be 
    killed but you can do two quick Stingers on them to unleash mini-Green 
    Orbs for health.
    
    Continue down the path while avoiding the Faults. Eliminate the 
    Scarecrows and the Chimera with caution and then exit when the area is 
    clear.
    
    
    ++AREA: LAPIS RIVER
    
    Faust and his boys will appear here and you cannot leave until you 
    eliminate them. The best way to defeat them without getting pulled by 
    the Fault is to stay airborne. Equip the Coyote-A and use nonstop mid-
    air blasts to get the Mephistos. Keep up the strategy for Faust and you 
    should be able to get by with little problems.
    
    If you need health, wait for a Fault to appear and then use a double-
    Stinger to unleash some Green Orbs. Exit out to the next area when it's 
    cleared.
    
    
    ++AREA: ANCIENT PLAZA
    
    A handful of Assaults will appear in the area just to make it harder 
    for you to get by. Eliminate them all cautiously (from the Fault) and 
    then hightail it outta there.
    
    
    ++AREA: WINDSWEPT VALLEY
    
    You're almost done with the mission! As you enter the area, Chimera-
    infested Assaults and scarecrows will appear. Eliminate them all using 
    caution (from the Fault) to clear the mission of enemies. Once that's 
    done, exit out of the area to the top of the mountain.
    
    
    ++AREA: FOREST ENTRANCE
    
    There are a couple of goodies here for you to retrieve. Obviously, 
    approach the Red Orb Statue and pound some combos on it to unleash a 
    bunch of Red Orbs. Secondly, go under the tree bark filled with cocoons 
    and destroy them to get more Red Orbs. 
    
    On top of the large tree is a Vital Star M. To retrieve it, go inside 
    the tree bark and look for the small opening with a green-ish glow. 
    Jump up towards it to retrieve it. Lastly, try out Secret Mission 08 
    located in the middle of the gazebo. Since the mission is primarily for 
    Dante, DO IT. Once you're done, hightail all the way back to Fortuna 
    Castle to complete the mission.
    
    
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                    +++   MISSION 15: FORTUNA CASTLE   +++
    
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               / /|_/ // /_\ \_\ \_/ // /_/ /    /  / /__ \ 
              /_/  /_/___/___/___/___/\____/_/|_/  /_/____/ 
                                                             
    
    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: EXTERMINATE THE DEFENDERS OF THE ICY PLAIN!
    
    
    ++AREA: FORIS FALLS
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    
    Take the left path going up the stairs to find a Red Combat 
    Adjusticator. Pound a barrage of mixed combos until Dante receives a 
    SMOKIN' STYLE (SS) rating to unleash a Blue Orb Fragment. When that's 
    done, exit from the upper left doorway to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: CENTRAL COURTYARD
    
    --NEW ENEMY: BLITZ
    Make your way to the middle of the terrace to encounter a new enemy! 
    The majority of his attacks are all electric-based (as if you didn't 
    already know). You CANNOT damage him while he is still electrically 
    charged. So far, the best strategy I found to use against this dumbass 
    is to use the walls. Move Dante near the wall (with the lamppost) and 
    use Kick Jumps on it to stay airborne from its attacks.
    
    Equip Ebony & Ivory and shoot him with a giant amount of bullets while 
    Kick Jumping. Keep on jumping up and shooting him in mid-air and you 
    should be able to weaken him after a ton of bullets have been sprayed 
    into his cranium. Once he's weakened, he'll stay immobile and you can 
    approach and damage him until he recharges his electric armor. Continue 
    this tactic one more time and then he'll turn RED.
    
    From that point, once he turns red, simply evade his super electric 
    blasts by rolling left to right and then he'll explode. STUPID ELECTRIC 
    ASSHOLE! After all that hi-larious crap, exit back into the castle.
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE LIBRARY
    
    
    There's nothing to do in the Grand Hall, so just enter the blue doorway 
    to the Gallery and then exit the Gallery to the Library. Stock up on 
    stuff at the Divinity Statue before going in the Library!
    
    When you enter the Library, be ready to face off two waves of Angelo 
    Bianco and his boys. As usual, shove a Stinger in their faces while 
    evading them. Attack them from behind and use the Coyote-A for faster 
    results. Once the room is cleared, enter the newly opened path.
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET MISSION
    
    Before going down the stairs, approach the Red Orb statue and gather 
    all the Red Orbs. Now jump down the spiral stairs but DO NOT exit the 
    area yet! There is a Secret Mission doorway underneath the stairs, so 
    examine it to start a Secret Mission.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
                 +++   SECRET MISSION 09: UNBREAKABLE   +++
    
    For this mission, Dante is simply required to defeat everyone without 
    taking damage or getting caught by a Fault. Any questions?
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    After all that, exit the area.
    
    
    ++AREA: LARGE HALL
    
    There is nothing in this area and only one doorway to enter. Enter 
    through that door to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: DINING ROOM
    
    Make your way all the way to the main Dining Room to encounter some 
    Scarecrows and Mega-Scarecrows. You can handle these guys, right? I 
    don't need to explain anything! When it's cleared, exit back outside.
    
    
    ++AREA: LARGE HALL
    
    --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE TORTURE CHAMBER
    
    
    Navigate the hall towards the red doorway to the Torture Chamber.
    
    
    ++AREA: TORTURE CHAMBER
    
    Eliminate the giant pack of Frosts to open up the doorway. Should be 
    too easy by now, so DO IT. After you're done, jump to the chasm below.
    
    
    ++AREA: SPIRAL WELL
    
    There are no enemies here, so activate the blue mechanism and then step 
    on the blue crest to make a super jump outta there. If you need Red 
    Orbs, then jump on the red crest first. Otherwise, hightail it back to 
    the Torture Chamber.
    
    
    ++AREA: TORTURE CHAMBER
    
    Go all the way to the end and enter the big brown doorway.
    
    
    ++AREA: MASTER'S CHAMBERS
    
    Be prepared! A bunch of Scarecrows will appear here for a distraction. 
    After you kill a few of them, that stupid blitz bunghole will make a 
    surprise appearance. Again, use Kick Jumps on the wall and shoot Ebony 
    & Ivory bullets at him until he's weakened. Kill the bunghole to clear 
    the area. Now exit outside.
    
    
    ++AREA: SOLDIER'S GRAVEYARD
    
    There are no more enemies here, so just destroy everything in the area 
    to gather up some Red Orbs. Approach the Divinity Statue and stock up 
    on stuff and then enter the doorway for a boss battle.
    
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    --BOSS BATTLE: DAGON
    
    Again, this battle is NO different than it was with Nero. But since 
    you're controlling Dante, his attacks deal a BIT more damage. Start 
    attacking Dagon with hard combos from the left or right side of him 
    until he gets knocked out. When he gets knocked out, pound some combos 
    on his tongue to shave off about 15% of his health. REPEAT. I can't 
    make it sound any simpler than that.
    
    Defeat Dagon to receive Dante's most powerful handgun: PANDORA. From 
    there, jump down to the bottom of the chasm to complete the mission.
    
    
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                        +++   MISSION 16: INFERNO   +++
    
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                / /|_/ // /_\ \_\ \_/ // /_/ /    /  / / _ \ 
               /_/  /_/___/___/___/___/\____/_/|_/  /_/\___/ 
                                                             
    
    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: RETURN THE CONQUEROR OF THE FIRE HELL BACK TO HIS 
    DOMAIN!
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    Just before you enter the next area, there is a Combat Adjusticator to 
    Dante's right. Smack some combos into the thing until Dante receives a 
    SMOKIN' rating to unleash a Blue Orb fragment. Now enter the doorway!
    
    
    ++AREA: R & D ACCESS
    
    The Cutlass fish reappear here. Target them and try to shove a Stinger 
    in their face as they swim around. All it takes is one hit to fish them 
    out. Eliminate them all and then hightail it outta there!
    
    
    ++AREA: CONTAINMENT CHAMBER
    
    This room will contain a mixture of Knights and Gladius swords. Equip 
    the Coyote-A for this section because it'll be Dante's best line of 
    defense. Destroying the Gladius swords are your top priority because 
    they unleash Green Orbs.
    
    Try to get rid of the Gladius swords first and then deal with the 
    Knights last. Once the room is clear, jump towards the next room and 
    exit outside. 
    
    
    ++AREA: FORIS FALLS
    
    There's nothing to do here, so go upstairs to the next area.
    
    
    ++AREA: ANGEL CREATION
    
    Enter the area to face off against a duo of Knights. Just take care of 
    them already! If you made it this far and you still can't defeat them 
    with Dante's skills, then I suggest you stop playing and take a break. 
    Come back when you're ready and kick their asses already!
    
    When the duo of Knights are gone, go up the stairway and enter the 
    opposite side to face off against two waves of Angelo Bianco and his 
    boys. Remember, the Coyote-A does wonders against the hovering Knights, 
    so USE IT. Clear this area of these freaks and then exit outside.
    
    
    ++AREA: UNDERGROUND LABORATORY
    
    Jump all the way to the top and then take the long hall to the exit.
    
    
    ++AREA: GRAND HALL
    
    That's it! You are done with Fortuna Castle, so stock up at the 
    Divinity Statue and then hightail it back outside.
    
    
    ++AREA: FORTUNA CASTLE GATES
    
    --NEW ENEMY: BASILISKS
    These pooches aren't so terribly strong. In fact, it's kinda lame that 
    they get introduced this far into the game. Equip Pandora and start 
    blasting them with shots. 
    
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET MISSION
    
    Clear the area and then take the large mountain path to the top. But 
    BEFORE you exit this area, there is a VERY well-hidden Secret Mission 
    that can be found on the snowy stairway. As you ascend the stairs, 
    there will be a ledge with three hard-to-see mini Red Orbs floating 
    near the mountain wall. Approach the stairway going up and then do an 
    Air Hike and then a Trickster Air Dash in the opposite way followed by 
    a Lucifer attack. This will allow Dante to reach the high ledge with 
    the Secret Mission. 
    
    
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                +++   SECRET MISSION 11: POINT OF IMPACT   +++
    
    For this mission, Dante simply has to destroy two statues located on 
    the north and the south of Gran Album Bridge in less than 30 seconds. 
    As easy as it sounds, you will NOT have enough time to destroy both 
    statues without some heavy firepower.
    
    You will need an upgraded PANDORA for this mission. To destroy the 
    statues from a far distance, you need to use the PF398: Revenge attack. 
    Press and hold the Square Button and then move the Analog Stick in a 
    left-right-left direction to transform Pandora into Hatred. From there 
    QUICKLY rotate the Analog Stick clockwise to transform Hatred into 
    Revenge. (You'll see it when you try it.)
    
    Use the Revenge shot on both of the statues to destroy them. You'll 
    have to be quick because you'll only have enough time to shoot each 
    statue once! Once that's done, collect your Blue Orb fragment.
    
    
    Copy and paste this URL to see how I (barely) completed this mission:
    
    http://www.dailymotion.com/VampireHorde/video/x4fj4n_dmc4-secret-
    mission-11_videogames
    
    
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    Navigate your way through the mines and head all the way back to Ferrum 
    Hills to face off against a familiar face.
    
    
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    --BOSS BATTLE: BERIAL
    
    The battle with Berial might seem a little weird since you don't have 
    the Devil-Bringer (or any houses for Green Orbs). But the strategy 
    remains the same from the last time, so WHATEVER.
    
    Defeat Berial to obtain a new item: LUCIFER. This item allows Dante to 
    throw an infinite amount of red swords depending on the style. Exit out 
    of Ferrum Hills to complete the mission.
    
    
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                  +++   MISSION 17: ADAGIO FOR STRINGS   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: REGAIN POSSESSION OF YAMATO!
    
    --OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE OPERA HOUSE
    
    
    This mission requires you to face off against large hordes of enemies 
    in small areas. These enemies should be so easy by now that I don't 
    need to give strategies. But read below to see what to expect per area.
    
    
    ++AREA: PORT CAERULA
    
    --ENEMIES: SCARECROWS & ANGELO BIANCO & ALTO ANGELO
    Kill all the Scarecrows and then Bianco and his boys will show up. 
    Clear the area and then exit outta there.
    
    
    ++AREA: RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
    
    --ENEMIES: ASSAULTS & MEPHISTOS
    Use hard Stingers on the Assaults and then use the Coyote-A on the 
    Mephistos to shorten the battle. Don't forget to destroy the Red Orb 
    statue! Now hightail it outta there.
    
    
    ++AREA: TERRACE/BUSINESS DISTRICT
    
    --ENEMIES: MEGA SCARECROW & SCARECROWS & BASILISKS
    These guys should be so blah and meh for you by now. Eliminate the 
    whole shmegeggy of these fellas to clear this area. After that's 
    finished, DO NOT leave the area just yet!
    
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE BLUE ORB FRAGMENT
    
    Look for the building with the large sign that says "RESTAURANT-CAFE". 
    There is a blue-colored awning that you can jump above that reveals a 
    Blue Orb Fragment hidden on a terrace. To reach that high terrace, it 
    will take some SUPER tricky jumping on Dante's part (trust me, the Air 
    Hike and Pandora won't help). 
    
    
    Copy and paste this URL to see how to reach that Blue Orb Fragment:
    
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4dvht_dmc4-mission-17-blue-orb-
    fragment_videogames
    
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    ++AREA: OPERA HOUSE ENTRANCE
    
    --OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET MISSION
    
    
    Just before you enter the Opera House area to face off the last set of 
    enemies, look for a closed gate near the entrance. There is a trashcan 
    sitting there that you need to destroy to reveal a Secret Mission door!
    
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                   +++   SECRET MISSION 12: STEEPLECHASE   +++
    
    For this mission, all Dante has to do is get through the lasers from 
    the Security Chamber. Oh, but you can't use the Chrono Slicer to slow 
    down time. HAH!
    
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    When you're done yodeling up the valley, enter the Opera House area.
    
    
    ++AREA: OPERA HOUSE
    
    --ENEMIES: ANGELO BIANCO & ALTO ANGELO & FAUST & MEPHISTO
    Blah Blah Blah. Defeat them all using your skills to clear the area. 
    Now go up the stairs and stock up at the Divinity Statue. When you're 
    ready, enter the Opera House for a boss battle.
    
    
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    --BOSS BATTLE: ANGELO AGNUS
    
    Oh dear god, can this boss be ANY cheaper? Out of all the major bosses 
    in the game, Angelo Agnus is the most annoyingly cheapest of them all. 
    I hate him. You hate him. We all hate him. Screw this guy and anyone 
    that thinks he's a cool boss!
    
    Anyway, Agnus brings a new attack aside from his fireballs, Gladius 
    swords, his energy-sucking moves, and his Cutlass attacks: Basilisks. 
    Yeah, he can now summon Basilisks. Lame. The strategy against him 
    remains the same from the Nero battle. Use it and just kill this prick.
    
    
    Defeat Agnus to retrieve an old but familiar item: YAMATO. This item 
    will enable Dante to use the Dark Slayer style of Vergil from DMC3. If 
    you haven't played DMC3, then you'll have no idea what I just said. If 
    you did play it, then ENJOY IT.
    
    
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                     +++   MISSION 18: THE DESTROYER   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: CONFRONT THE SAVIOR
    
    
    ++AREA: SKY ABOVE FORTUNA
    
    --OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE BLUE ORBS ON THE SAVIOR'S BODY
    
    
    This battle will be quite lengthy, so gear up before you partake in 
    this two-part extravaganza! Here are a couple of things you need to 
    know when you do the mission:
    
    --BLUE CRESTS
    These things allow Dante to jump from platform to platform.
    
    --RED CREST
    There's only ONE of these in the area and it allows Dante to jump 
    straight up.
    
    --BLUE MECHANISM CANNON
    There is a blue mechanism that controls a large cannon. Activate the 
    mechanism to shoot some cannonballs at the Savior. This will stop the 
    Savior in his tracks.
    
    --BLUE MECHANISM ELECTRIC GUN
    These mechanisms appear after most of the Blue Orbs on the Savior's 
    body have been destroyed. Activate the mechanism to shock the Savior's 
    hand for a short while.
    
    
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                   +++   BOSS BATTLE: SAVIOR - PART ONE   +++
    
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    GOOD! Now that we know what is what, let's ROCK! The main thing Dante 
    needs to do is destroy the Blue Orbs on the body. As long as you keep 
    moving, the Savior's attacks won't reach Dante (or they'll miss). Jump 
    from platform to platform until Dante reaches the blue mechanism 
    cannon. Activate it to shoot a cannonball at its head to stop it cold.
    
    From there, choose any blue crest and jump from platform to platform. 
    Approach the Blue Orbs at each platform and destroy it by using the 
    Coyote-A (two shots) or Pandora (one shot at close range). Ignore the 
    enemies and just destroy the orbs on each platform.
    
    When you reach the top platform above it's head (where you used the red 
    crest), destroy the last two orbs to complete the first section. When 
    the Savior recovers, jump from platform to platform until you find the 
    blue mechanism electric gun.
    
    Activate the gun to shock the Savior's hand for a short while. From 
    there, run onto the arm and approach the blue orbs on the arm. Dodge 
    the purple fireballs by rolling and evade his hand slap by jumping 
    straight up. There are TWO orbs on his arm, so destroy them.
    
    While you are still on his arm, target his forehead and begin shooting 
    it. If you can destroy it before he swats you off, then the second part 
    of this battle will begin. If not, repeat the strategy until you BLOW 
    it off!
    
    
                  +++   BOSS BATTLE: SAVIOR - PART TWO   +++
    
    
    Now comes the fun part! Savior will start using melee attacks such as 
    his hand, his elbows, and his legs to try and stop you. Also, he has 
    that killer laser blast which you wanna avoid at all costs because it 
    shaves off about 70% of health.
    
    Jump from platform to platform and just start blasting him with your 
    fire arms (either one you choose is fine). Stand near a blue crest to 
    be safe. Keep blasting him until he begins his attack and then move to 
    the blue crest to jump to the next platform. Repeat this simple tactic 
    until he gets knocked out.
    
    Once he's out cold, approach the lone blue crest to land on the 
    platform in front of its chest. Smash the blue orb with some hard 
    combos until he recovers. That's pretty much it! Repeat this tactic and 
    you will finish this sucker off in no time!
    
    
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                    +++   MISSION 19: THE SUCCESSOR   +++
    
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: SURMOUNT THE STAIRS OF TRIBULATION!
    
    Yup, just like the Liar's Dice puzzle at Fortuna Castle, Nero has to go 
    through FIVE of these boards to get to the top. I hope you've got your 
    skills in check because this is gonna be one REALLY long mission!
    
    Read the Liar's Dice section to find out what the colors on the board 
    mean. If you land on a Yellow spot on the board, you'll be transported 
    to a boss battle, so be ready!
    
    
    --STAIRWAY #1: ANGELO BIANCO & ALTO ANGELO X4
    These guys should be SO easy for you by now! Eliminate these guys to 
    complete the first step.
    
    --STAIRWAY #2: BERIAL
    This battle will be a little bit daunting since there are no houses in 
    the area for Green Orbs. But other than that, you can handle this 
    flaming boss, right?
    
    --STAIRWAY #3: DAGON
    You will be fighting against Dagon (from Dante's mission) and it will 
    be quite lengthy. He will spend most of the time hopping away and using 
    the Rusalka twins. The Rusalka twins have some painful knife attacks, 
    so be careful of them. 
    
    --STAIRWAY #4: ECHIDNA
    Nope, no changes here. Just defeat her already!
    
    --STAIRWAY #5: ANGELO AGNUS
    Oh dear god, it's this guy again! AAAHHH!!!
    
    
    YEAH! After all of that painful button pushing, it's time to take a 
    break. Approach the blocked fiery doorway at the top and break it down. 
    Enter inside to complete this mission!
    
    
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                    +++   MISSION 20: LA VITA NUOVA   +++
    
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              / /|_/ // /_\ \_\ \_/ // /_/ /    / / __// // /
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    --MAIN OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE EVIL SANCTUS!
    
    
    This is it! The last battle to end it all! While Sanctus has become a 
    bit more powerful (and is equipped with the Sparda sword), he is still 
    the same boss from Mission 11. Even with that in mind, he's got some 
    new moves:
    
    --DEATH SENTENCE
    A bunch of electric lasers will shoot down from every direction. To 
    evade this attack, simply run around the area. For some reason, Nero is 
    immune to this attack when he's moving.
    
    --FIREBALL FURY
    A whole bunch of fireballs will come shooting down at you. To evade 
    this attack, simply run to the left or right and you won't get touched.
    
    --SPARDA COMBO
    When Sanctus appears on the ground, he will use the Sparda sword by 
    swinging it around him for a two-hit combo. Jump back from Sanctus to 
    avoid getting hit by this cheap attack.
    
    --TURKEY BASTER BLAST
    Those turkey baster-looking things that stay in front of Sanctus are 
    rarely used. But when he does use it, he'll throw a large amount of 
    them that surround around you and blast you. To avoid getting blasted, 
    wait for them to form a circle around you and then jump straight up to 
    evade the blast. LAME LAME LAME!
    
    
    Now that you know his moves, let's ROCK! Use the same tactic from 
    Mission 11 to destroy his halo shell. After his shell is destroyed, he 
    will start blocking your attacks. Use a mid-air Buster to knock him out 
    and then another Buster to knock him down on the ground. From there, 
    grab him with the Buster and trigger the grab move to reduce his health 
    by 15%. After doing that for most of the battle, Sanctus will start 
    using a new move when he has less than 30-40% of health left:
    
    --SPARDA RUSH
    Sanctus charges up the Sparda sword and starts rushing at you SIX 
    times. With perfect timing, use the Buster grab just as he rushes 
    towards you and Nero will grab and annihilate him.
    
    
    Remember, don't get too rough and stay evasive! With enough patience 
    and some kickass combos, you'll defeat Sanctus in no time.
    
    
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    The mission is NOT yet over! There's one last thing to do before seeing 
    the End Credits. Nero will face off against Savior and there is 
    absolutely NO clue given to you how to defeat it.
    
    Here's how it works: the Savior will slam his right hand to the ground 
    and then do a roundhouse punch with his left hand. He also has a lame-
    ass scream that doesn't really damage you.
    
    Evade his right hand (the left side of the TV screen) and then use the 
    Buster to stun the hand. From there, Savior will start his roundhouse 
    punch (on the right side of the TV screen). DO NOT EVADE THIS ATTACK! 
    When he begins the punch, jump straight up and use the Buster grab 
    BEFORE he hits you. If done correctly, Nero will intercept the attack. 
    From there, Savior will fall on his ass, so jump up to his forehead and 
    initiate another Buster to END the game!
    
    
    
                  MON CONGRATS, you just finished Devil May Cry 4!
    
    
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    As the credits roll, you have about 90 seconds to eliminate a bunch of 
    Scarecrows before they touch the oh-so-jailbait Kyrie. If one of them 
    gets close and touches her, the "battle" ends and the screen turns to 
    black and the rest of the credits will roll.
    
    But if you CAN protect Kyrie within the time limit...enjoy the extra 
    scene with the Devil Never Cry crew. BOOBS.
    
    
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                     +++   MARISA MILLER - THE SECRETS   +++
    
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              /_  __/ // / __/ / __/ __/ ___/ _ \/ __/_  __/ __/
               / / / _  / _/  _\ \/ _// /__/ , _/ _/  / / _\ \  
              /_/ /_//_/___/ /___/___/\___/_/|_/___/ /_/ /___/  
                            
    
    
                +++   SECRET MISSION & BLUE ORB LOCATIONS   +++
    
    Once you complete all the Secret Missions, find all the fragments, and 
    purchase everything else at the Divinity Statue, you will have a total 
    of FOURTEEN Blue Orbs.
    
    
    --SECRET MISSIONS (THREE BLUE ORBS)
    
    MISSION 1: ANNIHILATION
    MISSION 2: ALLEY OOP
    MISSION 3: NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE
    MISSION 4: TRACKING TREASURE DOWN
    MISSION 5: SKY SCRAPER
    MISSION 6: VERMIFUGE
    MISSION 7: FREE RUNNING
    MISSION 8: ROYAL BLOCKER
    MISSION 9: UNBREAKABLE
    MISSION 10: PUPPET MASTER
    MISSION 11: POINT OF IMPACT
    MISSION 12: STEEPLE CHASE
    
    
    --BLUE ORB FRAGMENT LOCATIONS** (FIVE BLUE ORBS)
    
    MISSION 2 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT - ROOFTOPS
    MISSION 2 FIRST MINING AREA - BLUE COMBAT ADJUSTICATOR
    MISSION 3 SECOND MINING AREA - UPPER AREA
    MISSION 3 SECOND MINING AREA - HIDDEN UPPER AREA
    MISSION 3 GRAND HALL - SECOND FLOOR BEHIND GLASS MIRROR
    MISSION 6 CHASM - ON THE LEFT SIDE BEFORE JUMPING DOWN
    MISSION 6 FORIS FALLS - SECOND AREA - USE STREAK TO REACH
    MISSION 7 RUINED VALLEY - BLUE COMBAT ADJUSTICATOR
    MISSION 7 DISAPPEARING FLOOR PUZZLE - IN MID-AIR
    MISSION 8 ANCIENT TRAINING GROUND - UPPER CEILING
    MISSION 8 HIDDEN PIT - IN MID-AIR
    MISSION 9 GRAND HALL - BLUE COMBAT ADJUSTICATOR
    MISSION 10 THE GAUNTLET - SECOND FLOOR
    MISSION 10 EXPERIMENT DISPOSAL ELEVATOR
    MISSION 11 ADVENT CHAMBER - COMBAT ADJUSTICATOR
    MISSION 12 THE GAUNTLET - RED COMBAT ADJUSTICATOR
    MISSION 13 RUINED CHURCH - RED COMBAT ADJUSTICATOR
    MISSION 15 FORIS FALLS - RED COMBAT ADJUSTICATOR
    MISSION 16 R & D ACCESS ENTRANCE - RED COMBAT ADJUSTICATOR
    MISSION 17 BUSINESS DISTRICT - UPPER TERRACE
    
    **FRAGMENTS NOTE: 
    If you retrieve a Blue Orb Fragment when replaying a mission, you MUST 
    complete the mission or else the Fragment will NOT be counted as 
    collected. If you RETRY or QUIT the mission, it will be forfeited.
    
    
    --DIVINITY STATUE (SIX BLUE ORBS FOR PURCHASE)
    
    
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                            +++   UNLOCKABLES   +++
    
    Once you complete Human or Devil Hunter Mode, you will unlock quite a 
    bevy of goodies:
    --BLOODY PALACE
    --ARTWORK GALLERY
    --SON OF SPARDA MODE
    
    
    As you complete the harder modes, you will unlock more modes:
    --DANTE MUST DIE MODE
    --HEAVEN OR HELL MODE
    --HELL AND HELL MODE
    
    
    When you complete Dante Must Die Mode, you unlock two "new" costumes:
    --SUPER NERO
    --SUPER DANTE
    
    
    ++HIGHER DIFFICULTY NOTE:
    Also remember, once you complete a certain difficulty, Nero and Dante's 
    upgrades and enhancements WILL carry over to the next difficulty. 
    There's no need for you to do all that pesky work again.
    
    
    
                        +++   XBOX 360 ACHIEVEMENTS   +++
    
    
    A COMFORTABLE PACE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS 
    Clear mission 11 in Human Mode 
    
    HALFWAY THERE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear mission 11 in Devil Hunter Mode
    
    ROCK AND A HARD PLACE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear mission 11 in Son of Sparda mode 
    
    EASIER SAID THAN DONE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear mission 11 in Dante Must Die mode 
    
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    SPEAK OF THE DEVIL - 20 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear the game with Super Nero  
    
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    SIMPLY SPECTACULAR - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Complete a mission with an S ranking
    
    THE BEST OF THE REST - 20 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all missions in Human Mode with an S ranking 
    
    A CUT ABOVE - 30 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all missions in Devil Hunter Mode with an S ranking
    
    A STUNNING FEAT - 40 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS 
    Clear all missions in Son of Sparda mode with an S ranking 
    
    NEVER SAY DIE - 50 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all missions in Dante Must Die mode with an S ranking 
    
    KING OF THE PALACE - 50 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all Bloody Palace mode stages with an S ranking 
    
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    BAT OUT OF HELL - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Extend the Devil Trigger Gauge to maximum capacity 
    
    MODUS VIVENDI - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Extend the Vitality Gauge to maximum capacity 
    
    ------------------------
    
    FILLED WITH PRIDE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Acquire 10,000 Proud Souls
    
    BRIMMING WITH PRIDE - 20 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Acquire 100,000 Proud Souls 
    
    PROUD MILLIONAIRE - 40 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Acquire 1,000,000 Proud Souls 
    
    RIVER OF RED - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Acquire 10,000 Red Orbs 
    
    YOUR CUP RUNNETH OVER - 20 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Acquire 100,000 Red Orbs
    
    RED ORB MILLIONAIRE - 40 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Acquire 1,000,000 Red Orbs 
    
    ------------------------
    
    EASY DOES IT - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all missions in Human Mode 
    
    DONE AND DONE - 20 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all missions in Devil Hunter Mode
    
    HARDLY A SIMPLE TASK - 30 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all missions in Son of Sparda mode 
    
    ALL BOW BEFORE YOU - 40 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all missions in Dante Must Die mode 
    
    STEP INTO THE LIGHT - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all missions in Heaven or Hell mode 
    
    TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all missions in Hell or Hell mode 
    
    A THRONE OF GLORY - 50 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all game modes 
    
    NOTHING LEFT UNSAID - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all secret missions 
    
    COVERED IN BLOOD - 40 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear all Bloody Palace mode stages 
    
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    ROOKIE DEVIL HUNTER - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Defeat a total of 100 enemies. 
    
    SKILLED DEVIL HUNTER - 30 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Defeat a total of 1,000 enemies 
    
    LEGENDARY DEVIL HUNTER - 50 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Defeat a total of 10,000 enemies 
    
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    SMOKIN'! - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Complete a Stylish Rank S combo
    
    SMOKIN' STYLE!! - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Complete a Stylish Rank SS combo
    
    SMOKIN' SICK STYLE!!! - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Complete a Stylish Rank SSS combo
    
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    THE FIRST CIRCLE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear stage 10 of Bloody Palace mode 
    
    THE SECOND CIRCLE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear stage 20 of Bloody Palace mode 
    
    THE THIRD CIRCLE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear stage 30 of Bloody Palace mode 
    
    THE FOURTH CIRCLE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear stage 40 of Bloody Palace mode 
    
    THE FIFTH CIRCLE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear stage 50 of Bloody Palace mode 
    
    THE SIXTH CIRCLE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear stage 60 of Bloody Palace mode 
    
    THE SEVENTH CIRCLE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear stage 70 of Bloody Palace mode 
    
    THE EIGHTH CIRCLE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear stage 80 of Bloody Palace mode 
    
    THE NINTH CIRCLE - 10 ACHIEVEMENT POINTS  
    Clear stage 90 of Bloody Palace mode 
    
    
    
                        +++   BLOODY PALACE MINI-GAME   +++
    
    Bloody Palace for DMC4 is the same exact useless mode from previous DMC 
    games except this time, all enemy encounters are timed. As you descend 
    from floor to floor, Nero (or Dante) has to kill a given number of 
    enemies before the timer expires (or until they DIE).
    
    For every set of enemies killed, extra time is awarded to you as you 
    descend to the next floor. You will also be awarded if you take no 
    damage and can achieve stylish combos. Every weapon and style that 
    you've unlocked can be used but any healing items are forfeit. 
    
    If you need more info regarding this utterly useless mini-game, refer 
    to the various Bloody Palace FAQs at GameFAQS. Those authors had the 
    tolerance to finish this useless mini-game, so give their stuff a read.
    
    GOOD LUCK!
    
    
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    you believe in happiness, it's because of unhappiness. If you believe 
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