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    Final Boss Glitch FAQ by Chyld_of_Filth

    Updated: 01/07/06 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    This FAQ does contain spoilers concerning the final boss.
    There are no spoilers concerning the actual end of the game.
    
    Table of Contents
    1.1 INTRODUTCION
    1.2 THE GLITCH AND MY EXPERIENCE WITH IT
    1.3 HOW TO AVOID THE GLITCH (NO WALKTHROUGH, NO SPOILERS)
    1.4 BOSS WALKTHROUGH/AVOIDING THE GLITCH (SPOILERS)
    1.5 IF THE GLITCH IS ACTIVATED AND THE BOSS BECOMES INVINCIBLE
    1.6 MY THANKS
    1.7 CONTACTING ME
    1.8 LEGAL STUFF
    
    
    1.1 INTRODUCTION:
    This is my first FAQ/Guide I have ever written, let alone the first thing I
    have ever written and posted on the internet.  Please forgive me, for this
    reason, if I seem a bit new at the whole FAQ writing thing.  I picked up the 
    game Far Cry Instincts for the Xbox because I am a huge first person shooter
    fan.  The FAQ/Guide that follows is not a walkthrough for the game, but more
    of a walkthrough on fighting him, and most of all, on avoiding the glitch. 
    This guide contains spoilers, as it is obviously written about the final 
    boss.  I am writing this because although the information can be found on 
    the message boards at gamefaqs.com if you look hard enough for it, I wanted
    it to be in an easier, more accessible place.  
    
    
    1.2 THE GLITCH AND MY EXPERIENCE WITH IT:
    The glitch which I, and many other gamers (including you I imagine), have 
    encountered is a most annoying glitch indeed.  This glitch makes the final
    boss invincible during the entire duration of the fight, and as you can 
    imagine, certainly frustrates gamers if they do not know of it.  Although
    the boss is made invincible, and obviously the fight has been changed, the 
    game gives no indication of a change, and simply lets you believe that 
    the boss is, in fact, just that hard to beat.  Let me tell you, he is not. 
    I probably fought him about 10-15 times before I checked the other 
    walkthrough on this site.  This walkthrough, despite being very helpful 
    with the rest of the game, does not mention anything of the glitch, and
    so I continued to fight the boss according to the aformentioned walkthrough.
    It wasn't for another 4 to 5 more tries (and MUCH frustration) that I 
    decided to check the message boards for new strategies, and upon 
    checking the boards, I ran across 3 threads concerning the final boss, 
    and the glitch.  Considering not everyone has access to the message boards, 
    and I wanted the information to be in a single, centralized location for all 
    to use, I wrote this FAQ.
    
    
    1.3 HOW TO AVOID THE GLITCH (NO WALKTHROUGH, NO SPOILERS):
    This is for those of you who don't want a walkthrough on the boss, but
    instead just want the information on how to avoid the glitch.  It is 
    very simple.  When the boss jumps down off of his perch, wait a second,
    allow him to say his his little comment to you, and then attack.
    DO NOT attack him before he says this phrase, or while he is in the 
    middle of saying this phrase, as attacking him in ANY way before he is
    done with his comment wil cause the game to glitch, and for him to 
    become invincible.
    
    FROM HERE ON DOWN THERE ARE SPOILERS!!!! YOU HAVE NOW BEEN WARNED!!!!
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    1.4 BOSS WALKTHROUGH/AVOIDING THE GLITCH (SPOILERS):
    
    *Note that this is merely how I did it. There are other ways I'm sure, but
    this one worked for me.*
    
    1.  When you first begin the boss fight, Crowe will run away from you, and up
    on to the top of a cliff on the opposite side of the arena.  Ignore him for
    now and run to cover behind the downed helicopter in the middle of the area.
    You should position yourself on the side opposite the cliff that Crowe is
    standing on, as this protects you from most (he managed to hit me a few 
    times) of Crowe's fire. If you are having trouble getting in the right spot, run
    to the area which forms a right angle between the (wing?) of the helicopter 
    and the actual body of the helicopter, and put your back against the body of 
    the helicopter.  A message reading something like "Hold X to fire rocket" 
    should appear.
    
    2.  Now the fun begins.  Several of the mutants which you have been fighting
    previously in the level will start to jump from the cliffs surrounding the 
    arena. Don't worry, these mutants only come three at a time, and are (like all 
    enemies in the game), visible on your radar.  Use whatever weapon you like to 
    dispatch them (I used the Machine Gun as it is powerful and they drop ammo for 
    it), and try to get headshots on them.  They will come a bit faster from time 
    to time, so time your reloads after you have dispatched the end of a wave.  The 
    mutants which jumps from the cliffs to your far left (near your enterance to 
    the arena) can be blown up with the rockets from the helicopter.  So do like
    the game says and hold the X button if you need to kill them and buy some time
    to reload.  I think you can only do this 4 times however. This portion of the 
    fight is not difficult, as you have cover from Crowe's machine gun fire, and 
    the mutants are no stronger than the mutants you just fought in the Villa.  
    After you have killed all of the waves of mutants, they will obviously stop 
    comming, and you can sit tight, and wait for your health to recover.
    
    3.  Now it is time to focus your attention on Crowe.  Wait until your life is
    up to 100%, and, (staying in cover) turn to face the cliff where Crowe is
    standing.  There is armor beneath this cliff, and that is your objective.  
    Turn on your feral speed, and run as fast as you can to that armor and the 
    base of the cliff.  Get the armor and hug the cliff wall directly below Crowe.
    Once again, you should be mostly shielded from Crowe's machine gun fire, and
    if he manages to maneuver to a spot where he can hit you, simply run
    to the spot directly below him, and hug the wall more.
    
    4.  After you have positioned yourself into cover, look up at Crowe.  Use
    whatever gun you deem necessary to shoot him, perferably in the face, 
    though body shots will work too.  If he begins to damage you, hug the wall 
    again and try to get a different angle. Regardless, keep shooting him, 
    maneuvering for cover, and regaining health if necessary.
    
    5.  **THIS IS WHERE THE GLITCH COMES INTO PLAY**  
    After you have damaged Crowe enough, he will take a running leap from the 
    left side of the cliff (it is the left side if you are facing the cliff,
    right side if you have your back turned to it).  DO NOT ATTACK HIM WHEN HE 
    LANDS!!!!  Instead, back away from Crowe a bit, as he will swing his gun
    in an attempt to hit you.  Do not stray too far from him however, because
    your chance is near.  He will sort of lunge forwards and spin, and as he
    does this he will say something.  (I am not sure what it is, though it is
    something about how he's waiting for you).  CROWE MUST SAY, AND FINISH
    SAYING THIS PHRASE.  If you attack Crowe before, or any time during the 
    time he is talking, the glitch will be activated, and Crowe will become
    invincible.  Let Crowe finish what he is saying, and then immediately 
    feral attack him.
    
    6.  Keep doing your feral attack on Crowe (you should have enough life
    and armor to take a few hits from him if he manages to recover for a short
    amount of time and get a shot off), and make sure you keep him on your
    screen.  Continue to pummel him with your feral attack and Crowe should
    go down soon without having enough time to do any significant damage to
    you.  I did manage to feral attack him up onto the slanted wall next
    to the cliff he originally stands on, and if this happens to you, just 
    back off a tad bit, get some cover if needed, and let him fall back down
    before you resume your feral attacks.
    
    7.  You don't need to actually fire a shot against Crowe once he is
    down off of the cliff if you do the feral attacks right, but if you don't
    manage to keep him from recovering and blasting you, run to cover behind
    one of the rocks in the area.  Using your radar, find out where he stands,
    take out the gun of your choice, peek out of your cover, and shoot him
    in the head, as you can stay in cover and still manage to hit him in the 
    face. Keep doing this until you can either get back into position
    to feral attack him, or he goes down.  This is a very easy fight, provided
    the glitch does not make him invincible.  
    
    8.  That's it.  Watch him go down, follow the blue dots, and enjoy the
    ending to Far Cry Instincts.
    
    
    1.5 IF THE GLITCH IS ACTIVATED AND THE BOSS BECOMES INVINCIBLE:
    After the glitch is activated, I do not believe there is any way to
    unactivate it and (E-mail me if you know a way, and I will include it in 
    my guide, giving you credit of course), you have no choice but to
    die, reload the checkpoint, and start the fight over again.  You don't
    need to restart your Xbox, take the game out, or any of that.  Just
    reload the checkpoint and don't attack Crowe before he is done talking.
    
    
    1.6 MY THANKS:
    Thanks to the people who originally posted this information on the message 
    boards.  I did not discover this information on my own, I merely read the 
    threads and responses that people had posted on gamefaqs, and felt that the 
    information should be in a guide.  Thank you to Ubisoft for making 
    Far Cry Instincts, to Microsoft for bringing the Xbox to us, and to Gamefaqs 
    for having such a helpful site.  Also, thank you for reading this FAQ, and feel
    free to comment on it, as per the instructions below.
    
    
    1.7 CONTACTING ME:
    E-mail me at sicmaggot216@gmail.com if you have questions, comments,
    constructive criticism, FAQ writing tips, or any new information that you find
    regarding this subject.  Entitle the e-mail "Far Cry Instincts", or it will be
    deleted and I will not reply.  I will reply to correctly titled e-mails, just 
    give it a little time.   
               
    
    1.8 LEGAL STUFF: (from the back of the box and for the game itself)   
    Copyright 2005 Crytek/Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Developed
    by Ubisoft Entertainment under license by Crytek. Far Cry Instincts, 
    Ubisoft,and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the
    U.S. and/or other countries. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks 
    of Dolby Laboratories. High Definition AV pack or Advanced AV pack required 
    for Dolby Digital. Sold separately.  Made in the U.S.A.  Microsoft, Xbox,
    Xbox Live, the Live logos and the Xbox logos are either registered
    trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States 
    and/or other countries. 
    
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their 
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
    LEGAL STUFF (from me)
    
    Copyright 2005 Nathan Eckerdt (Chyld_of_Filth216)
    
    I wrote this on my own.  This is not your writing, it is not from you.
    Do not take this FAQ/Guide and call it your own, and do not take this 
    FAQ/Guide and post it on your website without contacting me and getting
    my consent before you do so.  Do not take this FAQ and reproduce it in 
    any way, shape, or form.  This FAQ is copyrighted, and you have been warned.
    
    As of this moment, the only site with permission to post this 
    FAQ is www.gamefaqs.com, and it shall stay that way until otherwise noted.
    If you want to post this FAQ on your site, contact me at 
    sicmaggot216@gmail.com per the instructions above and I will write back to
    you and give you my response.  Feel free to save this FAQ to your hard drive,
    but DO NOT SHARE,DUPLICATE, OR USE THIS FAQ WITHOUT GIVING ME, THE AUTHOR, 
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