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    Eve of Extinction
    
    System:      Playstation 2
    Written by:  Berserker93 (aka. Berserker or Kevin)
    Started:     June 22, 2002
    Email:       berserker_kev@yahoo.com
    
    EOE: Eve of Extinction (c) YUKE'S Co., Ltd. 2002
    
    This document Copyright 2002 Kevin Hall
    
    Version 1.0 - this is a rough draft of the FAQ; I will be adding a walkthrough 
    for Stage 5, 6, and 7 shortly.  I will also add in some of the areas that I am 
    still working on later.
    
    Version 1.1 (June 27, 2002) - I have fixed many of the grammatical errors that 
    were throughout the FAQ.  I have also added a bit more to the Weapons section.  
    Few minor updates to copyright and special thanks section.
    
    Version 2.0 (June 29, 2002) - I have added the walkthrough for Stage 5 and 6.  
    I have also added the controls for swimming and a little more to the weapons 
    section.
    
    Version 2.5 (June 30, 2002) - I have added the walkthrough for Stage 7.  I 
    have also added a glitch in the SECRETS Section (thanks to spiderXero) and 
    have added more to the WEAPONS Section.
    
    Version 2.6 (July 5, 2002) - Walkthrough is finished.  I have added the 
    Questions and Answers Section.  A few errors are corrected. FAQ was cleaned up 
    a bit. ^_^
    
    Version 3.0 (July 8, 2002) - Added Landing Attacks and Weapon Change Attacks 
    to the WEAPON Section.  Also added Descriptions of both in HOW TO PLAY 
    section, along with Changing Default Controls.
    
    Version 3.1 (July 17, 2002) - Added combo for twin blades (HS, LS) that I have 
    been neglecting to mention for some reason (thanks to Colban (the 
    magnificent)).  Updated QUESTION AND ANSWERS section.
    
    Version 3.2 (October 16, 2002) - Long time, no update...Added REVIEW Section 
    (the new Section VII), added another strategy for defeating the Stage 6 Boss 
    (thanks to Nick Wedge), added a bit more information about the Katars at max 
    level, added a few more sites to the COPYRIGHT section.  There may be one more 
    update to come later! :)
    
    Version 3.3 (March 1, 2003) - Well, while not being the update that I had 
    hoped for, the FAQ has been revised and cleaned up a bit.  I might try to have 
    a list of the Data Disks and their locations in the future...maybe ^_^;
    
    Version 3.4 (June 10, 2003) - Added two new sites in the COPYRIGHT section 
    that this FAQ can be located at, and changed my email address.
    
    Version 3.5 (August 5, 2005) - Updated guide to 79 characters per line, 
    changed email address in places that I had forgot about, fixed formatting here 
    and there.  Contact Info added as well.
    
    Sections:
    
    Section I:    Introduction
    
    Section II:   How to Play
    
    Section III:  Weapons
    
    Section IV:   Walkthrough
    
    Section V:    Secrets
    
    Section VI:   Questions and Answers
    
    Section VII:  Eve of Extinction Review
    
    Section VIII: Copyright and Special Thanks
    
         A: Contact Info
    
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    Section I:  
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    INTRODUCTION
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    This is my first FAQ that I have ever written so please forgive me if it is 
    not perfect.  If you have any questions, suggestions, complaints, comments, 
    then email me at berserker_kev@yahoo.com.  Also, let me know if I forget 
    anything. :)
    
    Eve of Extinction (EOE) is a mix of many different games.  It has weapons and 
    combos much like Soul Caliber, the adventure areas of the game, and the 
    puzzles are much like Soul Reaver(Josh moves just like Raziel whenever you 
    have the rod equipped), and the action parts are like Sword of the 
    Berserk(also made by Eidos and Yukes).  
    
    In EOE, an evil corporation named Wisdom is trying to achieve worldwide 
    military control using the EOE(the latest legacy model).  EOE basically 
    centers on Josh, former employee of Wisdom, and Eliel, whose soul is wired in 
    the Core of Josh's weapon (legacy).  Josh seeks revenge on the company for 
    what they did to Eliel, and he is the only chance that humanity has against 
    Wisdom.
    
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    Section II:
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    HOW TO PLAY
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    CONTROLS: (default)
    
    Analog:   moves Josh (press lightly to walk, press firmly to run)
    D pad:    moves Josh (walk only)
    Square:   Jump
    Triangle: Legacy Action 
    X:        Light Slash (LS)
    O:        Hard Slash (HS)
    R1:       change weapons
    R2:       camera adjust
    L1:       change weapons
    L2:       lock-on, block
    L3:       1st person view
    R3:       Legacy drive
    
    I will refer to each button by the action it performs since some people do not 
    play with the default controller option. (Like me!)
    
    Changing Default Controls
    If you want to configure your controls then go to the options menu and select 
    button configuration, which will be the last option. (Controls can also be 
    changed during the actual game by pausing the game and going to the option 
    menu)
    
    Saving your game:
    You can save your game anytime you want.  To do this press start, and select 
    save and the game will allow you to choose a save file.  Once you restart your 
    game you will start out at the previous Ley Line that you passed.
    
    Continues:
    You have an unlimited amount!
    
    Map:
    Enemies appear as red glowing dots on the map.  Ley Seeds also appear on the 
    map.  Important locations appear on the map as red stars.
    
    Changing Weapons:  
    Josh's weapons can be changed with the R1 and L1 buttons.  You can change to a 
    different weapon during a combo and Josh will change to the next weapon that 
    you have and finish the combo.  You might also need to change weapons in order 
    to get to another platform while jumping.
    
    Gaining Levels for your weapons:
    Each time you use any of your weapons, your percentage on the right, above 
    your available weapons, will go up.  When the percentage reaches 100% you will 
    gain a new level, and you will be able to perform higher combo attacks for 
    that weapon.  Each weapon can gain a total of 5 levels.
    
    Using the Legacy Drive:
    To use a Legacy Drive you must first find 2 Ley Seeds, then press R3, and use 
    the right analog to trace the pattern on the screen.  The pattern must be 
    traced almost perfectly.  Most of the patterns are easily traced, but a few, 
    toward the end of the game, can be a real pain.
    
    Grabbing onto a far away platform:  
    Jump over to a platform, and Josh should automatically grab the ledge.  In 
    order to make some jumps, you must do the pole vault jump, and then quickly 
    switch to your bare hands so Josh can grab the ledge.  This can really be 
    tricky whenever you first start to play.  Later you will need to use another 
    combination of weapons  Note: if the platform is really far away use the walk 
    button to position yourself.
    
    Pulling yourself up from a ledge:  
    When Josh is hanging from a ledge you can make him pull himself up with either 
    the jump or Legacy Action buttons.  You can also release Josh's grip of a 
    ledge by pressing the L2 button.
    
    Grabbing onto a pole or ladder while standing:  
    Tap the Legacy Action button to make Josh grab a ladder or a pole while 
    standing next to it.
    
    Back flipping off of a ledge or pole:  
    When Josh is hanging from a ledge or a pole you can press either attack button 
    (LS or HS) to make him do a back flip.
    
    Recovering from a fall:
    Once knocked down, if you press the jump button as you land, Josh will spring 
    back up.  If you do not time the button press right, Josh will stay on the 
    ground for about 2 seconds, and risk getting hit by an enemy.
    
    Controls for swimming:
    The up and down directions are reversed once you submerge yourself in water. 
    (Up = Down, Down = Up) You can swim around on the surface also (controls are 
    normal).  To pull yourself up, press the grab button (Legacy Action button) 
    near a platform.  Once grabbed on, you can pull yourself up with the jump 
    button.  Beware Josh's Oxygen level!  It depletes VERY quickly!  Even I could 
    even hold my breath longer than him! :)
    
    Action Movies:
    Do not put your controller down to watch all of the cutscenes!  This is not 
    Final Fantasy X!  Some of the cutscenes allow the player to interact.  These 
    are known as Action Movies.  These cutscenes allow the player to input certain 
    button combinations.  If the player does not enter the buttons correctly then 
    Josh will suffer damage.  You cannot die from an Action Movie!
    
    Changing the order of weapons:
    When the game is paused, go to the Status screen.  You can change the order of 
    your weapons, which can make for some dirty and horrifying combinations.  The 
    current levels and information regarding each weapon can be viewed here as 
    well.
    
    Landing Attacks:
    Landing Attacks are weapon attacks that can only be performed after a jump(the 
    second Josh lands) or Legacy Action. (see the WEAPONS Section for more info.)
    
    Weapon Change Attacks:
    Attacks that can be done during a combo when Josh switches to a different 
    weapon. (Weapon Change Attacks can be performed during any combo)
    
    ITEMS:
    
    Ley Seed:
    You need two of these to power up each weapon so you can use the Legacy Drive 
    of that weapon.  The Ley Seeds come in blue and red colors.  They are found 
    inside of Ley Lines.
    
    Ley Line:
    A stream of Chi that shimmers in many areas of each stage that can only be 
    seen by wielders of advanced Legacies.  The Ley Line will replenish all of 
    your health and your Legacy meter.  The Ley Line also serves as a checkpoint 
    if Josh dies.
    
    Data Modules:
    Disks that are received from Wisdom guards.  The Data Modules have information 
    about many different people and places from the game.  Some are just notes and 
    documents.  (The Data Modules can be viewed by pausing the game and choosing 
    Data on the menu.)
    
    First aid box:
    Some of the enemies may drop a first aid box once beaten.  The box will 
    restore some of your health.  
    
    Vitality Crystals:
    A clear glass case with a crystal inside which will replenish some of Josh's 
    Legacy Drive energy.
    
    Important items:
    Some enemies may drop important items that will help you advance through the 
    game, such as a card key.  Enemies that have an important item will have a red 
    arrow above them which points down at them.
    
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    Section III:  
    
    ~~~~~~~
    WEAPONS
    ~~~~~~~
    
    Below is the entire list of all the available weapons in EOE, and information 
    associated with each.  I have listed the combos associated with each weapon.  
    You can still do all the prior level combos after you go up a level.  For 
    instance, you can still do Level 2 combos after you get up to Level 3.  Each 
    weapon will take off more as you raise the level of it.
    
    NOTE:
    LS = Light Slash
    HS = Hard Slash
    
    >>>>>>>>>>
    Bare Hands
    >>>>>>>>>>
    (default weapon)
    
    Description:  Josh's bare hands can easily beat down one enemy, but I cannot 
    recommend using his bare hands against a group of 2 or more enemies.  The 
    damage inflicted is minimal, and the combos are not too powerful.  The hard 
    attack also leaves Josh vulnerable if it is blocked or even if it hits.
    
    Element: N/A
    
    Legacy Drive:  N/A
    
    Legacy Action:  use (lets Josh press switches)
    
    Attacks
    LS:  punch
    HS:  roundhouse kick
    
    Jumping Attacks
    LS:  Jump kick
    HS:  Jump kick
    
    Landing Attack:  (HS or LS after Josh lands from a jump)
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Roundhouse Kick (can be followed up by LS or HS.  LS 
    can be charged (hold down button) for more powerful attack)
    
    Combos
    
    Level 1
    N/A (you start at Level 2)
    
    Level 2
    LS, LS
    LS, HS
    HS, HS
    
    Level 3
    LS, LS, LS
    LS, LS, HS
    
    Level 4
    No new combos
    
    Max Level
    No new combos
    
    >>>>>
    Sword
    <<<<<
    (default weapon)
    
    Description:  The sword is the best weapon for hit and run techniques.  The 
    slices are very fast and Josh recovers almost instantly from each hit that he 
    dishes out.  The sword starts out relatively weak, but after you start to 
    power it up you can pull off some mad combos.
    
    Element:  Fire
    
    Legacy Drive:  Burst of flames (Josh releases a flame burst from the sword)
    
    Legacy Action:  Somersault (Josh does a somersault in the air.  This is good 
    to use if you are expecting an attack.  You can evade the attack and counter 
    with a slash.)
    
    Attacks
    LS:  Horizontal slice
    HS:  Vertical slice
    
    Jumping Attacks
    LS:  jumping vertical slice
    HS:  same as LS jumping attack
    
    Landing attack:  Sword Swipe (HS or LS after Josh lands from a jump or after 
    Legacy Action)
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Sword Swipe (can be followed up with HS)
    Combos
    
    Level 1
    No combos
    
    Level 2
    LS, LS
    LS, HS
    HS, HS
    
    Level 3
    LS, LS, LS
    LS, LS, HS
    
    Level 4
    LS, LS, LS, LS
    LS, LS, LS, HS
    
    Max Level
    No new combos.  The sword deals out fire damage to enemies at max level.
    
    >>>
    Rod
    <<<
    (default weapon)
    
    Description:  The Rod is an excellent weapon to have when you are fighting 
    more than one foe.  Josh has many combos with the Rod that can knock down 
    enemies if they try to pressure or surround you.
    
    Element:  Lightening
    
    Legacy Drive:  Lightening Strike (Josh strikes the ground with the rod and 
    lightening rains down in front of him.)
    
    Legacy Action:  Pole Vault Jump (Josh spins the Rod around and plunges it into 
    the ground while vaulting himself up into the air.  Note:  The spinning of the 
    Rod in this action will actually hit enemies if they try to interfere.)
    
    Attacks
    LS:  Vertical strike
    HS:  Horizontal Strike
    
    Jumping Attacks
    LS:  Josh swings the Rod vertically in the air
    HS:  Same as LS
    
    Landing Attack:  Rod Swipe (HS or LS after Josh lands from a jump or after 
    Legacy Action)
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Rod Uppercut
    
    Combos
    
    Level 1
    No combos
    
    Level 2
    LS, LS
    HS, HS
    LS, HS
    
    Level 3
    LS, LS, LS
    LS, LS, HS
    
    Level 4
    No new combos
    
    Max Level
    No new combos.  The Rod deals lightening damage to enemies at max level.
    
    >>>>>>
    Katars
    <<<<<<
    (received after completing Stage 1)
    
    Description:  The Katars hit fast, kind of like the sword.  With the Katars 
    Josh can knock the enemy up into the air and perform a juggle while the enemy 
    is falling.
    
    Element:  Water
    
    Legacy Drive:  Burst of water (Josh lets loose a stream of water from the 
    Katars.)
    
    Legacy Action:  Back Flip (Josh does a flying backward somersault and uses the 
    Katars to land on his feet.)  The back flip is useful for getting Josh out of 
    troubled spots quickly or you can do it to dazzle your friends.
    
    Attacks
    LS:  Standing Vertical Slash
    HS:  Josh slides toward the enemy with the two Katars in front of him and 
    strikes.
    
    Jumping Attacks
    LS:  Horizontal slash
    HS:  Horizontal slash
    
    Landing Attack:  Double Katar Swipe (HS or LS after Josh lands from a jump or 
    after Legacy Action)
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Katar Stab
    
    Combos
    
    Level 1
    No combos
    
    Level 2
    LS, LS
    HS, HS
    LS, HS
    
    Level 3
    LS, LS, LS
    LS, LS, HS
    
    Level 4
    No new combos
    
    Max Level
    No new combos. Katars now do water damage to enemies. (the water damage is 
    barely noticeable, look for the tiny water droplets as the opponent is hit 
    with the Katars)
    
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    Snake Sword
    <<<<<<<<<<<
    (received after completing Stage 2)
    
    Description:  The Snake Sword is your first weapon that can inflict big 
    damage.  The damage can really add up once you get this baby up in levels.  
    The Snake Sword does not have too much of a reach like you think it would 
    have.  If only Josh could use the Snake Sword like Ivy from Soul Caliber…tsk! 
    tsk!
    
    Element:  Time
    
    Legacy Drive:  Time Freeze (Josh uses the Snake Sword to stop time for about 2 
    seconds.)
    
    Legacy Action:  Sword Grapple (The Snake Sword extends and grapples on to any 
    nearby wall.  Josh can use this to reach far away platforms.)
    
    Attacks
    LS: standing slash
    HS: more powerful standing slash
    
    Jumping Attacks
    LS:  Vertical strike
    HS:  Vertical strike
    
    Landing Attack:  N/A
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Horizontal Strike (can be followed up with HS or LS)
    
    Combos
    
    Level 1
    No combos
    
    Level 2
    LS, LS
    LS, HS
    HS, HS
    
    Level 3
    LS, LS, LS
    LS, LS, HS
    LS, HS, HS
    
    Level 4
    No new combos
    
    Max Level
    No new combos
    
    >>>>>>>>
    Crossbow
    <<<<<<<<
    (received in Stage 3)
    
    Description:  A pink crossbow!  Heh, what will they think of next!  The 
    crossbow can be used to take out enemies from quite a distance.  If enemies 
    are really far away, you can usually stand back, and keep shooting them. 
    Sometimes, they will not even move.
    
    Element:  Life
    
    Legacy Drive:  Life Recover (Some of Josh's health is healed instantly after 
    the use of this Legacy Drive.  Afterward, a shield surrounds Josh and 
    gradually heals for about 10 seconds.  This is probably the best Legacy Drive 
    in the game!)
    
    Legacy Action:  Frontal Roll (Josh rolls forward.  This is good for escaping 
    attacks.)
    
    Attacks
    (number of shots depends on current level of the crossbow.)
    LS:  fires out a shot from the crossbow 
    HS:  delayed crossbow shot 
    
    Jumping Attacks
    (number of shots depends on current level of the crossbow.)
    LS:  fires out a shot
    HS:  fires out a shot
    
    Landing Attack:  N/A
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Crossbow Shot (press LS 2 more times for 2 additional 
    shots)
    
    Combos
    
    Level 1
    (1 shot)
    
    Level 2
    (2 shots)
    
    Level 3
    (3 shots)
    
    Level 4
    (4 shots)
    
    Max Level
    (5 shots)
    
    >>>>>>>>>
    Giant Axe
    <<<<<<<<<
    (received in Stage 5)
    
    Description:  One of my favorite weapons!  Josh may swing the Giant Axe really 
    slow, but look at the enemies life as you hit them with a combo, were talking 
    at least half!  The Giant Axe is good for about 2 enemies, but I cannot 
    recommend it for a big crowd.
    
    Element:  Gravity
    
    Legacy Drive:  Gravity Smash
    
    Legacy Action:  Evade  (Josh digs the Giant Axe into the grounds and pulls 
    himself back.  Not very useful.)
    
    Attacks
    LS:  Vertical strike
    HS:  Spinning strike
    
    Jumping Attacks
    LS:  N/A
    HS:  N/A
    
    Landing Attack:  Overhead Strike (HS or LS only after Legacy Action)
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Overhead Strike (very damaging!)
    
    Level 1
    No combos
    
    Level 2
    LS, LS
    LS, HS
    
    Level 3
    No new combos
    
    Level 4
    No new combos
    
    Max Level
    No new combos
    
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    Broad Sword
    <<<<<<<<<<<
    (received in Stage 5)
    
    Description:  If you have played Sword of the Berserk and have seen the way 
    that Gatsu uses the Dragonslayer, then you will love this weapon!  This weapon 
    is really good for getting a crowd off of you.  It seems to be a little bit 
    faster than the axe, but the damage is not as high. 
    
    Element:  Earth
    
    Legacy Drive:  Duplicate (The Broad Sword lets Josh make a duplicate of 
    himself which the enemies will attack)
    
    Legacy Action: Evade (Much like the Giant Axe evasion, and just as useless.)
    
    Attacks
    LS:  Vertical Slash
    HS:  Spinning Slashes
    
    Jumping Attacks
    LS: N/A
    HS: N/A
    
    Landing Attack:  Reverse Vertical Slash (HS or LS only after Legacy Action)
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  2 horizontal slashes
    
    Combos
    
    Level 1
    No combos
    
    Level 2
    LS, LS
    HS, HS
    LS, HS
    
    Level 3
    LS, LS, LS
    LS, HS, HS
    
    Level 4
    LS, LS, HS, HS
    
    Max Level
    No new combos
    
    >>>>>>>>>
    Boomerang
    <<<<<<<<<
    (received after completing Stage 5)
    
    Description:  The Boomerang is one of the coolest looking weapons in EOE.  Too 
    bad it's not that great.  The only good thing about it is throwing it out 
    straight or using the jump attack with it.
    
    Element:  Wind
    
    Legacy Drive:  Wind Burst (The Boomerang sends wind out in all directions.)
    
    Legacy Action:  somersault (same as the Sword's Legacy Action)
    
    Attacks:
    LS:  Josh throws the Boomerang straight out in front of him.
    HS:  Josh throws the Boomerang to the side and it makes a half circle in front 
    of him and then comes back.
    
    Jumping attacks:
    LS:  Josh throws the Boomerang quickly while in the air (very useful air 
    attack)
    HS:  same as LS air attack
    
    Landing Attack:  Underhand Boomerang Toss (HS or LS after Josh lands from a 
    jump or after Legacy Action).
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Josh jumps and throws the Boomerang.
    
    Combos
    
    Level 1
    No combos
    
    Level 2
    No combos
    
    Level 3
    No combos
    
    Level 4
    No combos
    
    Max Level
    No combos
    
    >>>>>>
    Tonfas
    <<<<<<
    (received after completing Stage 6)
    (automatically comes with 2 Ley Seeds)
    
    Description:  The Tonfas hit very quickly but they have some slow recovery 
    time, much like using your bare hands.  The Tonfas are much better once you 
    start to gain levels.
    
    Element:  Light
    
    Legacy Drive:  Invincibility (Josh gets a metallic shield around him and 
    becomes invincible for a few seconds.)
    
    Legacy Action:  Back Flip (Almost identical to the Katar's back flip.  Good 
    for avoiding attacks.)
    
    Attacks:
    LS:  Downward Strike
    HS:  Tonfa uppercut
    
    Jumping Attacks:
    LS: Jump kick
    HS: Jump kick
    
    Landing Attack:  Roundhouse Kick (HS or LS only after Legacy Action)
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Tonfa Uppercut (can be followed up with HS)
    
    Level 1
    No combos
    
    Level 2
    LS, LS
    HS, HS
    LS, HS
    
    Level 3
    LS, LS, LS
    LS, LS, HS
    
    Level 4
    No new combos
    
    Max Level
    No new combos
    
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    Twin Blades
    <<<<<<<<<<<
    (received after beating the game)
    (automatically comes with 2 Ley Seeds)
    
    Description:  Good lord, the damage!  After these blades are leveled up to 
    level 3, one combo can equal instant death for any enemy.  You can even make 
    mincemeat out of the bosses with these.
    
    Element: Cheese? :)
    
    Legacy Drive: Explosion (the twin blades make a big explosion in front of 
    Josh)
    
    Legacy Action:  High Jump (Josh jumps about the same height as he does when 
    you do the Pole Vault jump with the Rod.)
    
    Attacks
    LS:  Vertical Slash
    HS:  Josh slides toward the enemy with both blades in front of him and 
    strikes.
    
    Jumping Attacks
    LS:  Vertical air slash (tap button twice for 2 slashes)
    HS:  Vertical air slash (tap button twice for 2 slashes)
    
    Landing Attack:  N/A
    
    Weapon Change Attack:  Blade Uppercut
    
    Level 1
    No combos
    
    Level 2
    LS, LS
    HS, HS
    LS, HS
    HS, LS
    
    Level 3
    LS, LS, LS
    LS, LS, HS
    
    Level 4
    LS, LS, LS, LS
    LS, LS, LS, HS
    
    Max Level
    No new combos
    
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    Section IV:
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    WALKTHROUGH
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Before you start to read this walkthrough, I recommend trying to go through 
    the game yourself.  Just listen to Eliel and you can, most of the time, figure 
    out a certain situation.  If you are completely stumped on a part, then look 
    it up in this walkthrough.  I cannot guarantee that you will NOT run across a 
    spoiler, but I have tried to not spoil anything in this walkthrough storywise.  
    I do not talk about the cutscenes, so you do not have to worry about that part 
    being spoiled for you.  I do make a special note when there is an Action Movie 
    (all of the Action movies and proper button inputs are listed in the SECRETS 
    Section).  The walkthrough is based on the normal difficulty.  Good luck!
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    
    *******
    Stage 1
    *******
    
    Business District
    
    When you first start out, after the beginning cutscenes, Josh will have to 
    face 5 Wisdom enemies.  Use this chance to get the proper feel of the game.  
    Try to change between your weapons during combos.  Believe me, you will be 
    sick of changing weapons by the time you reach the later stages, so you might 
    as well get used to it now!
    
    After you beat them, go past the two wrecked trucks until a cutscene starts.  
    After the cutscenes, follow the agent.  A cutscene will activate (Action Movie 
    1).  Take out the enemy.  Thankfully, Josh's bare hands are already at Level 
    2, so he can bust out a few combos.  After you beat the enemy proceed further 
    into the corridor.  Another cutscene will take place (Action Movie 2).  After 
    the cutscene, go out the exit. Follow the agent that has Eliel.  Eliel will 
    tell you about the R2 camera angle feature which you WILL need throughout the 
    game.  You will eventually stumble across a gate, which can only be unlocked 
    by a cardkey.  Keep that in mind.  Follow the agent further until you come 
    across a pole in the middle of the room.  Jump and grab on to the pole, and 
    position Josh so that his backside is facing the area where the agent was. 
    Back flip across to the area.  Josh will need to jump and grab onto the ledge 
    in front of him.  Eliel should explain this to you well enough.  Now, go up 
    the ladder.  Follow the corridor until you find a gate.  Press the switch to 
    open the gate, and a cutscene will start (Action Movie 3).  Fight the enemy, 
    and proceed to the next room.  Defeat the enemy in the next room, and pick up 
    the cardkey.  Go back to the area with the gate and the cardkey reader that 
    was mentioned earlier.  On the way back, you will come across your first area 
    where you will have to use the Rod, and do a Pole Vault jump, and then quickly 
    switch to Josh's bare hands and grab the ledge.  Try to get the hang of this 
    now, because it will take some getting used to.  Once you get back to the 
    gate, Josh will automatically use the cardkey.  Proceed forward, and grab the 
    Ley Seed in the next room.  You will need to use the Pole Vault jump to 
    collect the Ley Seed.  3 enemies will appear after Josh has gotten the Ley 
    Seed.  After you beat them, go into the room where they came from.  In here, 
    you will have to use the Pole Vault jump and then quickly switch to Josh's 
    bare hands to grab the pipe on the ceiling.  Pull yourself across to the other 
    side.  Grab the next Ley Seed!  A cutscene will start.  Now, do the Legacy 
    Drive.  Another cutscene will start.
    
    After the cutscene, go over to the Wisdom building.  3 enemies will attack 
    Josh.  Get rid of them.  One of the Wisdom guards will seal off the building 
    by shutting off the power as Josh try's to enter.  You need to find a way to 
    open that door!  Go over to the right side of the building and Eliel will give 
    you a hint on how to power up the building.  You will need to power up that 
    generator with the Rod's Legacy Drive.  The only problem is that you need to 
    find the 2 Ley Seeds for it.  Along the way you will run into many enemies.  A 
    Ley Line is a little ways down the street.  Next to the Ley Line is some 
    stairs that lead down.  Go down the stairs, and proceed to the subway.  You 
    will run across a gate that needs a cardkey to open.  See all of those 
    enemies?  Well, the one with the red arrow above him (further in the back) has 
    the key.  Defeat all the enemies and grab the cardkey, and use it on the 
    cardkey reader to open up the gate.  Proceed through the gate, and you will 
    run into more enemies (what did you expect!).  Defeat them, and pull the 
    switch next to the computer.  The switch opens up the exit door.  Continue 
    forward, and you will run into another enemy.  Go down the stairs and you will 
    have to fight 5 more enemies.  You can jump on the rail tracks to activate 
    cutscenes (Action Movies 4 & 5).  Now, proceed up the stairs on the opposite 
    side.  There should be a gate in front of you.  Guess what!?  More enemies.  
    Proceed through the exit that you unlocked earlier (yeah, it was all the way 
    over here).  There are 2 switches on the other side of the gate that you can 
    press.  Press them to open the gates (this will make thing easier later).  
    After that, go down the corridor, and go up the stairs.
    
    Once you exit the subway, there will be a Ley Seed to your left behind a gate.  
    Pole Vault jump over the gate.  You will need to Pole Vault jump onto the 
    basketball, net and then jump and grab the pipe.  Pull yourself over to it, 
    and collect the Ley Seed.  Jump back over the gate, and proceed further down 
    the street.  A cutscene will activate, and show you where the next Ley Seed 
    is.  Yep, all the way up there (There is a secret nearby for Special Game. If 
    you want it, refer to the SECRETS section of this guide).  Proceed all the way 
    to end of the street.  There will be a few enemies along the way.  Once you 
    reach the end of the street, you will need to Pole Vault jump and grab onto 
    the top of the Diner sign.  Once you get on top of the sign, go up the stairs.  
    When Josh runs out of stairs to climb, you will need to Pole Vault Jump and 
    grab the side of the top of the building.  Proceed to the right and take out 
    the enemy.  You will need to Pole Vault Jump to the next building.  Now you 
    will see a crane.  Break the strut that is holding up the crane by hitting it 
    with a weapon.  Now Josh can get to the other side!  You might want to WALK 
    across the crane until Josh gets to the end.  I would hate for you to fall. :)  
    Now change to the Rod, and do a (betcha can't guess) Pole Vault Jump, and 
    quickly switch to Josh's bare hands and grab the side of the next building.  
    Take out the enemy and grab the Ley Seed.  You now have the Rod's Legacy 
    Drive.  Go down the stairs on the side of this building to get down safely.  
    Go back through the subway, and get back to the main street next to the power 
    generator.  Now, use the Rod's Legacy Drive on the power generator to give the 
    building power.  The door to the building will open.  Go into the building, 
    and a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 6).  You will now fight the first 
    boss.
    
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    Boss:
    
    Hans
    
    He will start out as a shadow.  You need to get rid of the chandelier so there 
    will be no light in the room.  There are 2 ways to do this:
    
    1.  Use the Pole Vault jump and grab onto the ledge above.  Go over to one of 
    the sides.  Use the Pole Vault jump again, and hit the chandelier.
    
    2.  Use the Rod's Legacy Drive under the Chandelier.
    
    Your choice!
    
    Now that you have him out of his hiding spot, you can actually hit him.  You 
    can use either weapon against him, but I prefer to use the Rod.  You will need 
    to block a lot because some of his attacks are hard to avoid.  If he ever 
    starts to spin-in-place, then be sure to keep moving to avoid the attack that 
    follows.  If you do avoid the spin move, then Hans might spin into a wall and 
    fall down.  Be sure to let him know of his mistake, with Josh's Rod, if that 
    happens.  You can fight him around the broken chandelier, because the 
    chandelier will damage whoever touches it.  He shouldn't be too much of a 
    problem, but he is actually kind of hard for a first boss.  Josh will receive 
    the Katars after beating Hans.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    *******
    Stage 2
    *******
    
    Chinatown
    
    After the cutscenes, 4 enemies will greet Josh into Chinatown.  Be sure to say 
    thanks with Josh's new Katars.  Go straight ahead and you will activate a 
    cutscene.  It seems that somebody or something is inside that mansion to your 
    left.  There is a key in the big fire that is in front of the mansion.  You 
    need to find some Ley Seeds to get it though.  Take out the enemies that try 
    to surround Josh.  There is a Ley Line to your left if Josh needs recharging.  
    You see that building up ahead?  If you go up to it then some enemies will 
    come out.  You have 2 ways of getting inside of the building:  1) You could go 
    through the front door, or 2) Turn to the left and get up to that platform in 
    the cutscene that activates once you go that way.  I will explain the latter 
    because it is quicker.
    
    (You can skip the next paragraph if you do not want the extra cutscenes)
    
    Before you go up to the platform, turn left and go down that street and you 
    will activate a cutscene (Action Movie 7).  Now fight the enemies.  As you go 
    further up the street, you will run into even more enemies and you will also 
    see a Ley Seed way up high.  In order to get Action Movie 8, you will need to 
    go back to the building at the beginning, and use the Pole Vault jump to go up 
    to the roof (you will have to pull yourself up).  From there, go along the 
    rooftops until Josh reaches a gray rooftop that is right across from the 
    mansion.  Now use the Pole Vault jump and grab the side of the roof of the 
    mansion.  Go up to the walkway section, and walk around until a cutscene 
    starts (Action Movie 8)
    
    Now lets get back on track, Josh needs to get up to that platform with the 
    enemies on it.  To do this, climb the ladder on the building next to the 
    platform.  You will need to Pole Vault jump, and then grab the ladder.  Once 
    Josh pulls himself up, jump over to the platform with the enemies.  Enter the 
    room off to the side.  Go down the walkway and take out all the enemies along 
    the way.  There will be some more enemies once Josh reaches the bottom.  Enter 
    the area with the pots, and a cutscene will activate.  Continue further and 
    you will be attacked by many Wisdom guards.  You will eventually come to a 
    corridor, and another cutscene will activate.  The blades are now moving.  You 
    have a choice of either the left or the right.  The right may look harder but 
    it will get you to your destination faster.  Both paths wind up in the same 
    place.  Go to the right and go through all of those blades.  Timing is 
    everything!  Keep going down the corridor and you will reach an area where you 
    can turn right.  Wisdom guards will be all over you at this point.  Fight them 
    off, and go down the right path.  While going down the right path you will 
    face many more enemies.  Keep going down this path until you reach a Ley Seed.  
    Grab the Ley Seed and a cutscene will take place (Action Movie 10).  Now Josh 
    will have to fight a boss.
    
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    Boss:
    
    Raven
    
    This will be Josh's first encounter with Raven.  He seems really tough at 
    first, but the battle ends shortly.  Either the sword or the Rod works nicely 
    against him.  He sometimes attacks while he is getting up from a knockdown, so 
    be careful.  The best way to beat him is to get a few hits in, and then back 
    up, and repeat.  You cannot stay on top of him because he will surely push 
    Josh back.  The battle will end before you take him down all the way (it will 
    end once Josh has taken about half of Raven's life).
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    Now, take care of the enemies and go back out the corridor.  Go to the right 
    once you make it out of the corridor.  Go past the 2 blades and fight some 
    more enemies.  Keep going down the corridor until you come across a room to 
    your left.  Go inside.  Upon entering the room a cutscene will take place 
    (Action Movie 9).  You will notice a Giant Buddha in the room.  Take the 
    enemies out with whichever weapon you choose, and then start to climb the 
    Buddha on the right side.  Jump off the Buddha onto the area to the side.  
    Fight off the enemies.  Go to the other side of the Buddha (right side), and 
    jump over to the walkway that goes up the Buddha, and begin to climb again.  
    You will need to Pole Vault jump and grab onto the higher walkway once you get 
    so far.  Pull yourself up, and continue up the Buddha.  Josh will eventually 
    reach a part where he will have to Pole Vault jump over to the side.  It's 
    best to jump over to the right so Josh will not miss the area.  Follow this 
    area until you get to the left side of the Buddha.  Jump onto the walkway that 
    goes up the Buddha and proceed until the camera switches to an overhead view 
    of Josh.  Switch to the Rod and Pole vault jump and grab onto the side of the 
    ledge.  Or you can first grab onto the pole and jump up to the ledge.  Go 
    through the corridor in front of Josh, and take out all the enemies along the 
    way.  
    
    You will eventually wind up in a room with steel dragons moving along the 
    railings on the walls.  Take out the enemies in the room.  Now look above Josh 
    with the L3 button.  Position Josh below an opening from the top and use the 
    Pole Vault jump to jump up and grab the first railing.  Try to time it so the 
    dragon leaves the first railing as you are jumping on it.  Now you will need 
    to jump to the next railing and grab on.  Continue until you reach the top.  
    If a dragon hits Josh, he will suffer major damage.  So watch yourself!  Once 
    you get to the top, you will have some more enemies to greet you.  There is a 
    doorway up there that you can go through.  Go through the doorway, and you 
    will reach the last Ley Seed for the Katars.  Go grab it!  There is a piece of 
    a ladder on the side of the building.  It is hard to see because of the camera 
    angle.  Go down the ladder and drop off.  Josh will not suffer any damage.  
    There is a special game icon nearby (Go to the SECRETS section if you want to 
    know where)
    
    Now go back to the mansion and use the Katar's Legacy Drive on the big fire.  
    Grab the key and use it on the door. A cutscene will start, and Josh will have 
    to fight the main boss for this stage.
    
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    Boss:
    
    Viper
    
    Viper is really not too bad.  I would recommend using the Sword or the Rod on 
    him.  He will jump on top of one of the 6 platforms in the room eventually.  
    To get him down, Josh must hit the gong below that platform with a weapon.  If 
    you hit the gong in time, Viper will fall and hit the ground.  Use this time 
    to beat the crap out of him!  Beware the Snake Sword whenever Viper is up on 
    the platforms.  It takes quite a bit of life.  There is really not too much of 
    a strategy for beating him while he is on the ground.  I usually combo him 
    with a weapon (Rod), and try to stay on top of him.  Josh will receive the 
    Snake Sword after you beat Viper.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    *******
    Stage 3
    *******
    
    The Wisdom Base
    
    Beware the helicopter at the beginning!  It will try to shoot Josh as he walks 
    out into the open.  Go up a little ways past the gate on the right, and you 
    will run into 3 Wisdom guards.  Use this chance to start to power up your new 
    Snake Sword.  Go up and to the right a little bit, and you will notice an 
    opening in the gate. You need to go in there in a bit, but first you need to 
    get the first Ley Seed for the Snake Sword.  Go up a little more and to the 
    right and you will see some boxes next to the gate.  Jump over the boxes.  You 
    must watch out for the helicopter the whole time while you are outside!  Once 
    you jump over the boxes proceed forward until you see a ladder on the left.  
    Switch to your bare hands and climb the ladder.  Now, you see the platform 
    across from you?  Switch to the rod and use the Pole Vault to jump over the 
    platform and switch to bare hands during the jump so you can grab onto the 
    edge of the platform.  Pull yourself up, and go up the ladder.  A cutscene 
    will be activated, and you will have to fight 3 Wisdom guards while avoiding 
    the helicopter.  If you are low on health, you should run over and get the Ley 
    Seed right now!  Try to not get near the edge because once you get knocked off 
    you will take severe damage.  After you have the Ley Seed climb back down the 
    ladder that you used to get up there.  Go back the way you came, past the 
    boxes.  Now go over to the area that has an opening in the gate.  Defeat the 2 
    enemies that guard the door and proceed through.
    
    Once you go through the door, Eliel will warn you about the gun turret as you 
    enter into the next room.  The gun turret will begin firing right away!  Run 
    down the stairs to your right and run over to the switch and press it.  This 
    will cause the lift to rise.  Grab onto the lift, and ride it up.  There 
    should be a Ley Line not to far away from you. If you suffered damage from the 
    gun turret then go heal yourself.  Stand on the edge of the lift, and use the 
    rod to hop across to the gun turret.  Hit the turret with whichever weapon of 
    your choosing, (the rod works the best) and hop over to the next platform, and 
    press the switch.  This causes the door below you to open.
    
    Drop down and go through the door that you just opened.  A cutscene will 
    activate (Action Movie 11).  After that, you will be forced to fight 3 
    enemies.  2 more enemies are just ahead.  On the left will be a security card 
    reader.  You need to find that security card.  Go to the door up ahead of you 
    with the switch next to it.  Press the switch, and the door will open.  Go 
    through the door and you will face 2 enemies.  One of the enemies(the one with 
    the red arrow over his head) has the key card for that room you just passed.  
    Defeat both of them and get the keycard.  Go back to the security card reader, 
    and use the security card.  This room has the second Ley Seed for the Snake 
    Sword.  You will have to face an enemy with a flamethrower as you enter the 
    room.  There are a total of 5 enemies in this room.  There is switch next to a 
    lift in the middle of the room.  Go over to the switch, and press it. Ride the 
    lift up.  There will be a pipe up there, against the wall, that you can grab 
    onto and pull yourself across over to the Ley Seed.
    
    After you have gotten the Ley Seed, go back to the room where you got the 
    security card.  Now, go all the way up the stairs in this room.  There will be 
    an Arachnoid guard up here, and there will also be 2 more guards once you go 
    through the door.  Once you are through the door, go up the ladder to your 
    left.  Keep proceeding forward until you run into a big fan that is spinning 
    with extreme speed.  There is also a Ley Line in the corner.  You must use 
    your new Snake Sword Legacy Drive to stop time so you can go through the fan.  
    You must stand directly in front of the fan because the time stop only last 
    for about 2 seconds.  Go up the ladder in the area beyond the fan.  Go down 
    the ladder at the end of that part.  Now you will wind up in a big hallway.  
    There is a switch next to a big door to your right.  You can press it and open 
    the door, but that is room that you just came from.  So proceed to your left.  
    Keep going down the corridor until you run into a door that you can open.  
    Once you go through the door a cutscene will activate.  Follow the two women 
    up the stairs while either stopping to fight the guards or avoiding them.  
    They will go through a door at the top of the stairs.  Keep following them.  
    There will be a few guards that will bother you along the way.  You will 
    eventually come to an area where you must avoid some laser beams.  It's kinda 
    funny how the women just move right through them.  Anyway, maneuver your way 
    through the laser beams, and be sure to look out for the one that moves around 
    on the floor!
    
    Once you are through the lasers, you will come to corridor where you can 
    either go right or left.  Going left will get you nowhere right now, so go to 
    the right.  There are 2 guards here.  Eventually you will have to turn left 
    and go through a door.  A cutscene will activate.  Do not worry about the 2 
    Ley Seeds just yet.  There are two guards in this room to take out, one big 
    guard and one with a sniper.  There is also a Ley Line in this room.  Go 
    through the door that is next to the Ley Line.  You will come up to a door 
    with 3 switches on the it.  Destroy all 3 switches, and the door will open.  
    After the cutscene, (Action Movie 13) you will have to fight a boss.
    
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    Boss:
    
    Vixen
    
    She has a pink crossbow, which she is quite good with.  She has 3 far-off 
    attacks that she will use.  She sometimes fires a single shot from the 
    crossbow.  She also has an attack where she focuses on you for a couple of 
    seconds, and lets loose one powerful shot.   She also has an attack where she 
    will let loose a whole stream of shots in a half circle in front of her.  You 
    can block her shots.  The best weapon to use for her is the Rod.  It is best 
    to stay close to her while fighting her.  Do not let her get you in the middle 
    of the room, when she is on either of the sides, or she will set up a laser 
    cage around you and use you for target practice.  You will most likely get 
    stuck in the laser cage at least once because you have to cross the center to 
    get close to her.  Do not let her have a moment's peace.  Stay right on top of 
    her and you should defeat her easily.  
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    After you beat her, a cutscene will activate.  You now have the crossbow!  Go 
    back to the room with the 2 Ley Seeds that you previously skipped.  Go over to 
    the left side, and there will be a platform in the center that you can jump 
    over to.  Use the Pole Vault jump. Once you reach the platform, jump over to 
    your right to the next platform.  Once on that platform, turn around and the 
    first Ley Seed should be right across from you.  Jump over and get it.  Now, 
    jump to the platform in front of you.  A cutscene should activate (Action 
    Movie 12).  Now jump over to the lift.  Hit the switch, and ride the lift up.  
    The second Ley Seed will be on the left side after you get to the top.  Grab 
    the Ley Seed, and ride the lift back down.  Go through the door in front of 
    the lift, and go forward.  Turn to the right and there will be a guard waiting 
    for you.  Defeat him, and continue going forward.  A cutscene will activate 
    (Action Movie 14).  Fight off the 3 enemies, and go through the door with the 
    orange light above it.  You will enter a room that is full of steam.  Use the 
    crossbow's Legacy Drive before going into the room.  This will protect you 
    from the steam.  Go through the steam and make your way to the next door on 
    the left side of the room.  Go through that door and through the corridor into 
    the next room, which should be full of boxes.  There is an enemy in the 
    distance.  Take him out.  Once you reach the area where he was standing, a 
    cutscene will activate.  Get over to the train, and another cutscene will 
    activate.
    
    Now you are on top of the train.  Take out the 3 enemies, and watch out for 
    the lights that pass by on the ceiling of the tunnel.  They can hit you and 
    take off damage.  Keep the enemies in front of you so the lights will hit 
    them.  After you take them out, go toward the front of the train.  Each time 
    you jump to the next cart, watch out for the railing on the ceiling. It will 
    hit you at the peak of your jump if you are not careful.  After you have gone 
    so far, a cutscene will activate and you will fight a boss.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    Boss:
    
    Zera
    
    As soon as you start out, you can get a few hits on her before she escapes.  
    She runs toward the end of the train.  What in the world is she doing?  
    Anyway, follow her to the end of the train.  You can stop and shoot her with 
    your crossbow while she is running.  Be sure to avoid the railings each time 
    you jump from cart to cart.  She will stop to fight you ever now and then.  
    Just keep following her until you reach the end.  A cutscene will activate 
    once you reach the end of the train.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    *******
    Stage 4
    *******
    
    Wisdom Airship
    
    Josh has received an invitation to the Wisdom Airship from Agla.  How 
    thoughtful!
    
    When you start out, there will be 3 enemies that you will have to face.  After 
    you take care of them, proceed through the open doorway in front of you.  You 
    will face 3 more enemies.  Take the guy with the gun out first.  They are the 
    most annoying enemies.  Now go through the door in front of you.  A cutscene 
    will activate.
    
    After the cutscene, go through the doorway.  There is a room with enemies in 
    it to the side.  You can go in and take care of them if you want to, or 
    proceed through the other doorway just ahead of you, and a cutscene will 
    activate (Action Movie 15).  Proceed through the door again and to your left 
    will be a kitchen.  If you choose to go down there, you will activate a 
    cutscene (Action Movie 16).  Go to the right, and another cutscene will begin 
    (Action Movie 17).  There is a bar in the middle of this room.  You will have 
    to fight two enemies in here.  Proceed through the new doorway on the opposite 
    side and go through the elevator.  You're now back on the floor that you 
    started on.  Take out the two enemies and go though the door in front of you.  
    A cutscene will activate (Action Movie 18).  After the cutscene you will face 
    a boss.
    
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    Boss:
    
    Raven
    
    Yes, you get to fight Raven again.  Raven is quite a difficult boss to fight.  
    He is much more difficult than he was the first time.  You must remain patient 
    while fighting him.  He is very quick.  The strategy that I use is to run 
    around him, and let him attack first, then run up to him and attack while his 
    defense is down.  The best weapon to use is either the Rod or the Snake Sword.  
    Do not try to just run up and attack him normally, or he will block your 
    attack and most likely hit you.  Use the Crossbow's Legacy Drive if you need 
    some extra health.  The battle will end when you have taken about 90% of his 
    health.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    After the battle, go through the door on the other side of the room.  Get into 
    the elevator, and run into the cargo hold.
    
    *******
    STAGE 5
    *******
    
    The Guiana Highlands
    
    At the start of the stage proceed forward, and a cutscene will activate.  You 
    will now have to fight 3 enemies.  Watch out for the big enemy!  Keep 
    following the trail that you are on, and you will activate a cutscene (Action 
    Movie 19).  You will then have to fight 3 more enemies.  At the end of the 
    trail, you are forced to jump up to a mountain area.  You will need to use the 
    Pole Vault jump.  Once you get up there, go down the path to the side of you.  
    Keep following the path until a cutscene activates.  Now you will have to 
    fight a boss.
    
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    Boss:
    
    Z
    
    Z gave me some problems the first time I fought him.  You have to CONSTANTLY 
    stay on the move.  One way to defeat Z is to use your crossbow on him from a 
    distance.  Using the crossbow can be very time consuming though.  The Rod, 
    Katars, and Snake Sword work nicely too.  If you do use any of those weapons 
    you need to use a combo that will knock him down!  Don't leave him standing 
    while you are right next to him, or you risk getting hit.  Also, if your life 
    starts to get really low, use the Crossbow's Legacy Drive.  Get away from him 
    if he starts to stomp the ground!  Rocks will start to fall.  Also look out 
    for his spinning attack.  He will spin around with his axe out about four 
    times.  Run away if he starts the spin attack.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    After you beat Z, you will gain the Giant Axe!  Now, take the path in front of 
    you.  You will run into 3 enemies along the way, and a cutscene will activate.  
    The cutscene will show you where the 2 Ley Seeds are for the Giant Axe.  Take 
    out the enemies and snag the Ley Seeds.  You will have to jump over to the 2 
    Ley Seeds on each side.  A normal jump should do.  Now, jump over to the 
    platform that is next to the waterfall.  Continue proceeding forward until you 
    run across a big boulder.  Hmmmmmm, it seems like you cannot go any further.  
    You just got a new weapon and a new Legacy Drive and now… Hey, I bet you could 
    use that Giant Axe's Legacy Drive on that big boulder!  Try it!  It worked!  
    Now, go through the new path.  Keep following the winding path until you 
    activate a cutscene.  Oh good lord!  All of your weapon crystals have now been 
    taken away from you.  You will need to defeat the enemies in green with the 
    orange lightsabers to get them back.  You are now stuck with your bare hands 
    only.  
    
    A big enemy should start to charge toward you.  I would not recommend fighting 
    him with your bare hands unless you are just awesome!  Run past him, and jump 
    up on the platform in front of you with one of the green enemies.  Defeat him, 
    and you will get the Giant Axe back.  Now you can take out that annoying big 
    enemy.  Proceed down, next to the river, and take out the enemies down there.  
    There is nothing near the waterfall, or on top of the side of the mountain 
    next to the river, so go the way that the river is flowing.  Go up to the 
    raised area on the right side of the river and a cutscene will activate 
    (Action Movie 21).  You will eventually have to jump over the river.  Once on 
    the other side, keep following the path until you come across a small body of 
    water.  Jump in, and swim over to the other side (If my directions on swimming 
    were not good enough, then listen to Eliel).  Once you reach the other side, 
    you will run into 2 enemies.  The green enemy has one of your weapons.  There 
    is a Ley Line on the raised platform to the left if you need recharging.  Go 
    down the path to your right until you run across 3 enemies in a valley below 
    you.  Jump down and fight them.  I recommend that you take out the 2 normal 
    enemies first, and then take care of the green one that has one of your 
    weapons.  If you take out the green enemy first, then you will have to fight 
    the boss that is about to come out, along with the other 2 enemies.  Anyway, 
    once you take out the green enemy a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 20), 
    and you will have to fight a boss.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    Boss:
    
    Magnus
    
    Magnus looks scary, but he is not too much of a problem.  You fight him very 
    similar to the way that you fought Z.  You have to keep your distance from 
    him, and combo him sparingly.  He doesn't chase you down near as bad as Z did.  
    I recommend using the Giant Axe to defeat him.  The other weapons do not seem 
    to take off enough, and you cannot knock him down with the Katars.  Any combo 
    with the Giant Axe seems to work fine.  The only major thing to look out for 
    is his reach with that Broad Sword.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    After you take out Magnus, you will receive the Broad Sword.  Now, go back the 
    way you came.  Go back to where that Ley Line was.  Get on the platform above 
    the Ley Line.  Take out the enemy, and jump across to the area in front of 
    you.  Take out the 2 enemies over here (one of them has your Crossbow).  After 
    you get the Crossbow, jump back across, and go back down the platforms.  Now, 
    go over to the left side, and defeat the enemy over there.  You will 
    eventually reach some water that you can dive into.  You will need to use the 
    Crossbow's Legacy Drive in order to survive the swim.  Take a dive into the 
    water, and swim downwards until you reach a hole.  Swim through the hole, and 
    then swim upwards.  Once you reach the surface, jump out of the water, and 
    jump up the path in front of you.  Follow the path and you will eventually see 
    2 Ley Seeds in the background.  Don't worry about the Ley Seeds just yet.  
    Take out the enemies in front of you.  Jump up to the platform on the left 
    side.  There will be some enemies up here; one of the enemies has your Rod.  
    There will be another platform that you can jump to that has a Ley Line if you 
    are interested.  Once you have gotten the Rod jump back down, and another 
    green enemy will appear.  Beat him to death with the Rod, and make him give 
    you back your Snake Sword.  Once you have gotten the Snake Sword back, look 
    over at the 2 Ley Seeds.  They will be to your left.  Now, look at the 
    platform across from the Ley Seeds.  There should be an enemy up there.  Go 
    over to the platform on the right.  Once you reach the platform (you will have 
    to use the Pole Vault jump and grab the side), take out the enemy.
    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    Getting the Ley Seeds for the Broad Sword:
    
    (I feel that this topic deserves it own little section.)
    
    Now, Eliel should tell you what you will have to do on the platform that you 
    are on.  Alrighty then, go to the edge of the platform (walk with the 
    directional pad), and line up the camera so that you can see the 2 Ley Seeds 
    in the distance (one of the Ley Seeds might be covered up by Josh's life bar).  
    OK, now LISTEN to me here.  You will have to switch to the Rod.  Do a Pole 
    Vault jump over to the Ley Seeds.  As soon as you do the jump, you must 
    QUICKLY switch to the Snake Sword, and IMMEDIATELY do the Sword Grapple. 
    (Legacy Action button).  I cannot stress IMMEDIATELY enough! (In other words, 
    press the Legacy Action button like a "maniac" once you switch to the Snake 
    Sword)
    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    After you get over there, collect the 2 Ley Seeds.  A cutscene will activate 
    once you get the second Ley Seed.  The cutscene will show you an area behind 
    the waterfall.  Go there now.  Once you have reached the area behind the 
    waterfall, go into the tunnel.  See the 2 switches on the ground?  Both of 
    them have to be activated at the same time.  You will need to stand on one of 
    the switches, and use the Broad Sword's Legacy Drive.  Go over, and stand on 
    the other switch.  Now, go to the door in front of you.  A cutscene will 
    activate.  A boss fight will start.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    Boss:
    
    Dr. Wiseman (with many special guests appearances!)
    
    First of all, you must get rid of the Laser Barrier that he is hiding behind.  
    To do that you will have to take out those 2 spinning orange-robot-looking-
    things.  You will have enemies swarming you this entire fight.  You can kill 
    the enemies, but the problem is that another enemy will join in.  In other 
    words, there will always be 4 enemies chasing you, and the mad doctor will 
    always be trying to hit with that boomerang of his.  I use either the Giant 
    Axe's or the Broad Sword's Hard Slash (HS) to take out the orange robots.  
    Once you have taken out the orange robots, the laser barrier will disappear.  
    After the barrier disappears, concentrate your attack on Dr. Wiseman.  It is 
    best to use either the Giant Axe or the Broad Sword to beat him.  If you start 
    to run out of life, don't forget to use the Crossbow Legacy Drive.  You will 
    get the Boomerang after you beat him.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    *******
    Stage 6
    *******
    
    The Mayan Ruins
    
    After the cutscenes, you will be standing in front of a temple.  If you go up 
    to the temple, Eliel will start to babble about how you can't get in.  You 
    need to find another entrance.  Some enemies might start to attack you.  There 
    are some right next to you, to the left.  You need to go over to the right of 
    the temple.  From there, you need to go over to the area on the right (below 
    the helicopters on the side of the cliff in the distance).  You will be 
    fighting a few enemies along the way.  The red and blue Wisdom enemies will 
    make their appearance for the first time.  Once you reach the area on the 
    right, go down the ladder.  After you get down the ladder, proceed down the 
    corridor in front of you.  You will run into a sniper enemy along the way.  
    Keep going forward until you run into some more enemies.  There will also be a 
    Ley Line to your left.  Now, proceed down the corridor to your right.  More 
    enemies (of course!).  Keep going forward until you reach a pool of water.  
    You must use the Crossbow's Legacy Drive, and then dive in.  Swim straight 
    ahead.  There will be a hole in the top where you can surface once you have 
    gone so far.  Now, grab the side and pull yourself up.  2 enemies will greet 
    you.  Take them out, and continue forward.  Keep going until you activate a 
    cutscene (Action Movie 22).  
    
    Take out the enemies, and go through the door that just opened.  You will need 
    to maneuver your way through the flames.  Stay on one side, and slowly work 
    your way through.  Once you reach the end, proceed through the door.  There 
    are 4 enemies in here (the ones with the spears).  There is a Ley Seed up 
    ahead of you.  Go over to the right side, you will find a statue head that is 
    not spewing flames.  Use the Sword's Legacy Drive on the face of the statue.  
    Now, a red skull will drop down in the middle of the area ahead.  Go down the 
    right side, and you will see the skull and the first Ley Seed for the 
    Boomerang.  Grab them both.  Now go back to the room where the enemy 
    disappeared in the cutscene a while back.  Go towards the middle of the room.  
    Josh will automatically use the red skull on the statue.  A new door will 
    open.  Take out the enemies around you, and go through the new opening.
    
    Go forward until you reach another door.  Go through this door, and a cutscene 
    will activate.  The skull and next Ley Seed are at the top center of the room.  
    You will need to Pole Vault Jump and grab the side of a few ledges until you 
    reach the top center.  I like to use the right side.  Jump over to the closest 
    ledge on the right side with the Pole Vault jump.  Now, you can use either the 
    Pole Vault jump, or jump normally to the rest of the platforms in front of 
    you.  You eventually reach a platform where you will have to turn and jump to 
    the right.  After that, jump over to the center platform using the Pole Vault 
    jump (you will have to switch to your bare hands and grab the side).  Now grab 
    the Ley Seed.  Turn around and go over to the side of the platform, which is 
    next to the left statue head.  You will need to jump over to the left platform 
    and use your Katar's Legacy Drive on the face of the statue.  Go back over to 
    the middle platform and collect the blue skull.  You will need to go back to 
    the room that you came from, and use the blue skull.  
    
    Another door will open.  Proceed through the doorway and through the next 
    door.  There will be a Ley Line in front of you.  Go over to the left area, 
    and use the Boomerang's Legacy Drive.  Stand in the middle of the room while 
    using the Legacy Drive.  After using the Legacy Drive, go back to the center 
    and collect the green skull.  Go back to the room that you came from, and use 
    the green skull.  An area up high will open (above the doorway that brought 
    you into this place).  You will need to use the Pole Vault jump, and grab the 
    side of the raised area in front of the doorway to get up there.  There will 
    be a Ley Line next to the door at the top.  Now, go through the door, and a 
    cutscene will activate.  You will have to fight another boss.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    Boss:
    
    Zera
    
    She is not really too tough, but she can be very hard to hit.  She will make 4 
    images of herself and circle around you.  Now, all the images will either: (1) 
    Come toward you and circle around you a bit, and then attack, or (2) the real 
    Zera will shoot out a projectile at you.  To avoid (1) you will need to jump 
    at the moment she tries to attack.  To avoid (2) you will need to keep running 
    around in the middle, and dodge the projectile.  After she tries to hit you, 
    she will come out by herself, and try to attack.  This is when you are free to 
    hit her.  Really, any weapon you have got will work fine on her.  The 
    Boomerang and Crossbow can be used on her while she is flying.  Also, don't 
    forget to use the Crossbow's Legacy Drive if you get low on health.  You will 
    receive the Tonfas after this fight!
    
    Extra Stategy: (contributed by Nick Wedge) If you use the Crossbow against 
    Zera, press the lock-on button when she does her split attack, and Josh will 
    automatically lock-on to the real Zera.  This makes the battle a bit easier.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    *******
    Stage 7
    *******
    
    Wisdom Headquarters
    
    After the cutscenes, you will be standing in the middle of the Wisdom 
    Headquarters!  Many enemies will try to attack you in this area.  There are 
    about 8 enemies in this room!  After you have gone forward a little, a 
    cutscene will start.  The cutscene will show you the area to your left 
    (Restricted Area), the area to your right (its open!) and the main elevator 
    (in the middle).  You will need to go up the stairs to your right, and go over 
    to that open hallway to your right.  As you proceed up the staircase on the 
    right, a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 23).  There will be some enemies 
    once you reach the top of the staircase.  Go over to the hallway on your left.  
    Keep proceeding down the hallway (fighting the enemies as you go) until you 
    run into 2 elevators.  Go down the elevator to your left.  After the minor 
    cutscene, proceed out into the hall.  You will face about 4 enemies.  You can 
    go down the right path into the door at the end of that area, but all that is 
    in there are more enemies (about 7).  Take the path to your left, and you will 
    notice a door at the end.  Walk toward the door.  There is another hallway to 
    your right just before you reach the door. 
    
    (You can skip the next paragraph if you just want to finish the game.  It is 
    not necessary.)
    
    Keep proceeding to the door in front of you.  An enemy will literally be 
    waiting at the door for you.  Take him out and go into the library.  Walk 
    toward the stairs in the library and a cutscene will activate (Action Movie 
    24).  There is really no point in going up the stairs right now (refer to the 
    Secrets Section if you want to obtain Special Game 3, which is very close!).
    
    If you are coming out of the Library, then you will need to go down the 
    hallway in front of you that is about midways down.  If you did not read the 
    last paragraph, then go down the hallway to your right.  Get in the elevator.  
    After the cutscene, go toward the left and fight off the enemies.  Proceed to 
    the door in front of you at the end of the hall.  3 enemies will attack you.  
    Proceed through the next door.  3 more enemies will attack.  Now, go through 
    the door on the other side.  Hah, Another door!  Go through it!  You should 
    eventually reach a room with a big pool in the middle of it.  There is a Ley 
    Line on the left side if you need it.  Enemies will swarm you in this room.  
    You need to go over to the diving board, which is to your right.  Climb the 
    ladder to get up on the diving board and a cutscene will activate (Action 
    Movie 25).  If you did not take a dive, then fight off the enemy, and grab the 
    key.  Now, you will need to go all the way back to the Restricted area 
    (Basically where you started the level).  Go back out of the pool room, and 
    make your way back to the elevator.  Some more enemies will pop up on your way 
    back.  Once you get out of the first elevator, go to your left and go down the 
    hallway to your right.  Take the left elevator back down.
    
    Once you make your way back to the main hall that you started in, you will now 
    have to go over to area on the left side (Restricted area).  Go over to the 
    Restricted area and use your card.  Go down the blue hallway, and take a 
    right.  Follow the hall until you run across some elevators.  Use the first 
    elevator to your left.  Proceed into the hall, (which is filled with enemies) 
    and go over to the door on your right.  Explore the area inside until you 
    activate a cutscene (_and possible glitch_ [See SECRETS Section]).  There are 
    3 enemies in here.  Go up the ladder, and take out the last enemy.  Grab the 
    disc and exit this room.  Go back out into the hallway and go to your right.  
    Go to the door at the end of the hall.  Get rid of the enemies in that room, 
    and use the disc on the computer.  Leave the room, and go back to the elevator 
    to your right.  Once you get out of the elevator, go down the hall.  Proceed 
    to your right until you reach a room.  Get inside the elevator in that room.  
    
    Once you come out of the elevator, take out the enemies in your way, and go 
    straight.  Go down the stairs.  Proceed through the double-doors at the 
    bottom.  There are plenty of enemies in this room for you take your anger out 
    on.  There is a Ley Line at the back right.  There is a ladder on your left.  
    Go up the ladder.  You will now be on top of a ventilator.  Run to the 
    opposite end of the ventilator.  There should be a sniper enemy there.  Once 
    you reach the end of the ventilator, you will need to Pole Vault jump to the 
    next ventilator to your right.  When you get across to the right ventilator, 
    you will notice a pipe above you.  Grab the pipe and pull yourself over to the 
    platform that it leads to.  Go up the ladder on the platform.  Go up the next 
    ladder also.  You will run into an enemy.  Take him out, and pull the switch 
    on the right.  Now the main elevator is on!
    
    Slide down the pole that is next to the switch.  Go out the gate door.  Turn 
    to the left, and go back the way you came.  Go up the stairs and back into the 
    elevator.  Once out of the elevator, go to the right, and go back into the 
    main hall.  Now you will need to go down the stairs, and use the elevator in 
    the middle of the room (main elevator).  Some enemies will try to stop you 
    (beat them with the Giant Axe for me!).
    
    (You can now go and get Special Game 3 from the Library.  See SECRETS Section)
    
    After you ride the elevator up, go through the door in front of you.  A 
    cutscene will activate.  Now, you can go one of 2 ways (you will eventually 
    have to do them both.).
    
    1) Go to the left.  Take out the enemies, and go straight ahead.   Go through 
    the door in front of you (ignore the annoying sniper for now).    You will 
    fight 3 more enemies after you go through the door.  Look over at the 
    fireplace.  An item!  Grab the item.  You can go up the stairs to your left 
    and take out that sniper if you want.  Go back the way you came.
    
    2) Go through the door in front of you.  Take out the 2 enemies and make your 
    way through the next few doors.  You will eventually enter an office.  Grab 
    the item to your left.  Go back the way you came.
    
    Once you have the 2 items, use them on the door that was shown in the cutscene 
    earlier.  Proceed through the door and through the next door.  You will 
    eventually reach a room where you must stand in the middle and do your Legacy 
    Drive's in a certain order.  The color on the floor will show you which weapon 
    to do the Legacy Drive for.
    
    The order is: (the same order that you got the weapons)
    Sword
    Rod
    Katars
    Snake Sword
    Crossbow
    Giant Axe
    Broad Sword
    Boomerang
    Tonfas
    
    Now an elevator will open in front of you.  Go through the elevator.  Go down 
    the hall and through the door at the end.  A cutscene will activate, and you 
    will have to fight a boss.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    Boss:
    
    Agla
    
    Agla can be kind of tough.  You have to watch out for his regular slashes, and 
    his Legacy Drives.  If he starts to do a Legacy Drive then get away from him!  
    You can win this fight by running from him and using the Crossbow if you are 
    patient enough.  The Katars' Hard Slash (HS) works nice also.  Any weapon that 
    you have seems to work well against him but I would not recommend using the 
    Sword.  He takes quite a beating before going down so try to use a powerful 
    weapon.  If your health starts to go down too much, then use the Crossbow's 
    Legacy Drive.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    After you beat him, you will see a cutscene.  You will then have to fight the 
    final boss.
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    Boss: (final)
    
    Agla (fused w/original Legacy)
    
    This boss can be a real pain (I'm talking about controller-throwing-tough!  
    Well, at least the first time)  His Legacy Drives can take tons of health.  If 
    he looks like he is about to do some big attack, take my advice, and get away 
    from him!  You will need to pay attention to the color of his body.  That is 
    the color of the weapon that will hurt him the most.
    
    If he turns…
    Clear – use the Bare Hands
    Orange – use the Sword
    Blue – use the Rod
    Aqua Blue – use the Katars
    Purple – use the Snake Sword
    Pink – use the Crossbow
    Grey – use the Giant Axe
    Yellow – use the Broad Sword
    Green – use the Boomerang
    White – use the Tonfas
    
    He is constantly moving and trying to attack you.  Once you find the right 
    weapon for him, then go up and beat the living crap out of him!  I have found 
    that it is almost better to use any other weapon, once he turns clear, than 
    your Bare Hands.  The Bare Hands still do not take off enough!  Don't forget 
    to use the Crossbow's Legacy Drive if you start to run low on health.  You can 
    also use the Tonfas' and Broad Sword's Legacy Drives for pretty good results.  
    Good luck!
    
    ==============================================================================
    
    Once you beat him, you will see the end of the game.  Don't forget to save it!  
    Refer to the SECRETS section to find out some extra things that you can do 
    once you beat the game.
    
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    Section V:
    
    ~~~~~~~
    SECRETS
    ~~~~~~~
    
    Bonus:
    
    Special Game 1: Survival Mode
    
    Received on top of a rooftop in the first stage.  To get the Special Game, 
    find the alley that is to your left, a little ways after you come out of the 
    subway.  There will be a gate back there.  Hop onto the trashcan and use the 
    Pole Vault jump to get over the gate.  Climb the ladder on the building behind 
    the gate.  The Special Game icon will be on top of the building waiting for 
    you!
    
    Special Game 2: 3 Min. Battle
    
    After you get the second Ley seed for the Katars, go down the ladder on the 
    side of the building.  Go over to the next building.  You will need to use the 
    Pole Vault jump to get to the next building.  Once on top, go over to the left 
    and you will see the Special Game icon.
    
    Special Game 3: Boss Battle
    
    Received in the Library of the Final Stage (Stage 7).  You must go back to the 
    library after you have turned on the main elevator.  Then, and only then, the 
    door at the top of the stairs in the library will open for you.  You will need 
    to go through another door, and you will eventually have to jump across the 
    chandelier in the middle of the room.  You will reach another door where the 
    Special Game 3 icon will be waiting for you, along with 2 enemies. 
    
    Action Movies:
    
    Action Movie 1 – Circle
    Action Movie 2 – X, Circle, Square
    Action Movie 3 – X
    Action Movie 4 – Triangle
    Action Movie 5 – Square
    Action Movie 6 – Circle
    Action Movie 7 – Triangle
    Action Movie 8 – X
    Action Movie 9 – Square, Triangle
    Action Movie 10- Circle
    Action Movie 11- Triangle, Square, Circle
    Action Movie 12- Triangle
    Action Movie 13- Circle
    Action Movie 14- X
    Action Movie 15- Circle
    Action Movie 16- Triangle
    Action Movie 17- Triangle, Square
    Action Movie 18- Circle, Circle, Circle
    Action Movie 19- Triangle
    Action Movie 20- Square
    Action Movie 21- Circle
    Action Movie 22- Triangle
    Action Movie 23- Circle
    Action Movie 24- X
    Action Movie 25- Square
    
    Twin Blade Weapons:
    
    As mentioned in the weapons section, the twin blades are the secret weapons of 
    the game.  You will receive the twin blades after you have beaten the game.  
    The twin blades can be maxed out just like any other weapon.
    
    Max out your weapons:
    
    Once you beat the game, you can start a new game from your old save file if 
    you saved it.  When you receive the weapons over again, they will be at the 
    same level they were at when you beat the game.  After you have gone through 
    the game about 3 times, you may be able to max out all your weapons!
    
    Glitch:
    
    Although this is not really a secret, I just had to mention this because it is 
    so funny!  If you go over to the Restricted Area in the last level (Stage 7), 
    and go through that hallway (you must already have the cardkey), and if you do 
    not see ANY enemies, then the glitch will probably work.  Use the elevator and 
    go to the fourth floor.  Go over to the door to your right, and go through it.  
    If there are no enemies in here then the glitch will work.  Keep moving until 
    a cutscene starts.  The cutscene will show Josh sneaking up on HIMSELF 
    (another Josh) who is going up a ladder.  The game will eventually freeze, and 
    you will have to reset it.  This happened the third time I went through the 
    game.
    
    If anyone knows the true way to activate this glitch then email me! 
    (berserker_kev@yahoo.com).  (Thanks to spiderXero for telling me about this 
    glitch.)
    
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    Section VI:
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    [1]
    Q) I keep trying, but I still cannot get the Broad Sword Ley Seeds.  Can you 
    help me?
    
    A) OK, when you switch to the Snake Sword after the Pole Vault jump, you will 
    need to IMMEDIATELY (tremendously fast, quickly, hurriedly, speedily, until 
    you are red in the face, as if your life depended on that split second in 
    time) do the Sword Grapple!
    
    [2]
    Q) Where is the R3 button?
    
    A) The R3 button is the right analog.  If you press the right analog like a 
    button you will here it click.  This is the R3 button.  (Same for the L3 
    button)
    
    [3]
    Q) How exactly do you get over the dang lake where you have to use the Snake 
    Sword, because it doesn't work?
    
    A) *sigh* See first question
    
    [4]
    Q) Why do you say that you should use the bare hands on the clear form of Agla 
    when other weapons takes off more damage?
    
    A) Yeah, the bare hands are really useless against him, but I believe that you 
    are supposed to use the bare hands against the clear form.  I, myself, would 
    rather use any other weapon, like I said in the walkthrough.
    
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    Section VII:
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    EVE OF EXTINCTION REVIEW
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    A bio-genetics corporation known as Wisdom develops a new weapon.  This new 
    weapon known as "Legacy" will allow Wisdom to achieve world wide military 
    control.  Josh and his girlfriend Eliel find out about Wisdom's plan and try 
    to stop them.  Wisdom kidnaps both of them and uses Eliel's soul to make a new 
    Legacy, the Eve of Extinction (EOE).  Josh escapes from Wisdom and takes the 
    EOE.  Now it is up to Josh to stop Wisdom from continuing their plans of 
    global domination, and get Eliel back to her original form.  From the makers 
    of Sword of the Berserk for Dreamcast (Yukes and Eidos), comes Eve of 
    Extinction for PS2.
    
    Graphics
    
    The Graphics in EOE consist of well-detailed character models and nicely 
    designed weapon effects.  The main characters of EOE are very well detailed 
    and stand out much more than the normal enemies.  The character animations are 
    crisp and stylish.  The main characters look really nice during the cutscenes.  
    Polygon breakup is, for the most part, "non-existent".  There may be a few 
    occasions where a weapon might slip through a wall or the floor while striking 
    an enemy.  
    
    The backgrounds consist of many different outdoor and indoor areas such as 
    cities and mountain type regions.  The backgrounds are in complete 3-D and 
    allow for free roaming.  There are altogether 7 different stages that the 
    player must make his or her way through.  The special effects on the weapons 
    are taken directly from Soul Caliber.  Each weapon leaves a trail of lighting 
    effects as Josh swings them at enemies.  EOE has 10 different weapons to 
    choose from.  When the player changes from one weapon to the next, the weapon 
    will actually morph into the next weapon.  The weapon's Legacy Drives can 
    release some great graphical eye candy, especially the time stop ability.
    
    The only flaw in the graphics is the fact that many of the enemies that Josh 
    fights at the beginning of the game have a "generic" appearance.  The enemies 
    will all be wearing the same outfit (dark green business suits).  A little 
    originality in the development of some of the enemies would have would have 
    been nice.  The enemies in the later stages look a little better, but the same 
    enemy will pop up too frequently.  The camera angles can get a little annoying 
    as well.  The camera does not always follow behind Josh.
    
    8/10
    
    Sound
    
    The stage music in EOE is good, not great, but good.  No real memorable music 
    is present in EOE.  When the player runs across enemies, the game will start 
    to play some upbeat disco type of music, which may start to annoy the player 
    after the 5th enemy encounter.  Many of the enemies will let out a casual grunt 
    whenever Josh hits them.  The weapons make some cool sound effects when Josh 
    swings each one, but whenever the weapon hits an enemy it make the sound as if 
    someone was hitting a plaster wall with a mop.  The voice acting is a major 
    strong point.  Cam Clarke, who does the voice for Liquid Snake (MGS2) and Puck 
    (Sword of the Berserk), does the voice of Josh Calloway.  The cutscenes are 
    especially memorable because of the well-written and spoken dialogue.
    
    7/10
    
    Gameplay
    
    Ah…the gameplay!  The gameplay is the main savior of EOE.  Fighting has never 
    been so deep in a brawler!  When Josh first starts out, he only has two 
    weapons at his disposal, and they are very weak.  However, once Josh starts to 
    gain more weapons the game will get addicting.  Josh has 10 different weapons, 
    which allow him to do many different weapon combos.  Josh is allowed to switch 
    to a different weapon during the middle of any combo to finish the combo.  He 
    can dish out 7 hit combos with ease once his weapons have gone up enough in 
    level.  The fighting never does get too boring because each weapon has many 
    different combos that can be done.  For instance, Josh can do a 4 hit combo 
    with the rod, and then switch to the axe and finish off the combo by hitting 
    the enemy with an overhead strike, which hits about 4-5 times.  Each weapon 
    starts out at a low level with only a few combinations available.  As gamers 
    start to level up each weapon, EOE will start to get a lot more interesting as 
    many more combinations become available.  
    
    Eve of Extinction combines action and adventure, so it is not a full-fledged 
    brawler.  In some instances, Josh might have to explore an area while trying 
    to look for an item or a switch.  Eliel will constantly give the player hints 
    if he or she gets stuck.  The player is expected to perform a few dangerous 
    jumps that could lead to much frustration if the controls are not mastered.
    
    The controls take time to get used to.  There are areas where the player will 
    be forced to switch to Josh's bare hands in order to progress further.  For 
    instance, there are a few parts where Josh has to do a jump that can only be 
    done with his rod and reach a high platform.  Josh might have to switch to his 
    bare hands in order to grab the side of the platform and pull himself up.  The 
    controls can be very frustrating at first, but after a while of playing, 
    everything will come natural.  The only problem with the controls is that the 
    lock-on button is also the block button, so gamers will always be blocking 
    while locked on to an enemy.
    
    Normal enemies provide minimal challenge in the first few stages, but they 
    sure can gang up on Josh quickly.  There is a boss (and occasionally a 
    midboss) at the end of each stage.  Many of the bosses can be quite tough.  
    Some bosses require the player to perform a specific task before he or she can 
    actually hit the boss.  Each level has a few cutscenes where the player will 
    have to enter certain button combinations during the cutscenes to keep from 
    taking damage. (Much like the Quick-time-events of Sword of the Berserk or 
    Shenmue)
    
    8/10
    
    Lifespan
    
    EOE can easily be beaten in about a day, the first time through.  The game 
    allows the player to bring each weapon up five levels.  Each time the game is 
    completed, gamers will be able to start a new game with the same leveled up 
    weapons.  The player will have to beat the game at least three times in order 
    to max out every weapon.  There are also a few special games that can be found 
    throughout the 7 stages.  The special games include a survivor mode, and a few 
    other modes.  There is also a special weapon that can be unlocked.
    
    9/10
    
    Originality
    
    EOE combines a little bit of Soul Reaver (platform), Soul Caliber (weapon and 
    combat), and Sword of the Berserk (action and cutscene) into a nice blend.  
    The new weapon based approach to combat is excellent!  The story could have 
    been better. But hey, we do not play brawler-type games for the story alone!  
    Also, a few more character models for the normal enemies would have made the 
    enemy encounters more enjoyable.
    
    8/10
    
    Overall
    
    If you like plenty of action in your game, and you like a few breaks in 
    between the action, then you will love Eve of Extinction.  EOE might be 
    getting some bad reviews from some areas of the gaming business, but you have 
    to actually play the game to judge it for yourself.  The game does have its 
    flaws, but a hardcore action fan can look past the flaws and realize the 
    perfect gameplay.
    
    Overall Rating: 8/10
    
    (This review can also be found on PS2 Update. (http://www.ps2update.net)  The 
    version on this FAQ is slightly altered.)
    
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    Copyright
    
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    Special Thanks to:
    
    The people on the EOE GameFAQs boards - You guys were the ones that convinced 
    me to get this game.  Thanks!
    
    Ignus Infernus – for being the first person to make a FAQ for this game! 
    Congrats! And for warning me about the Broad Sword Ley Seed emails ;)
    
    CjayC – I do not know you personally, but I have been coming to your site for 
    quite a while.  Keep up the good work with such a wonderful site!  May 
    GameFAQs live on!  Thanks for posting this FAQ.
    
    My mom and dad – Where would I be without you two!  Also, you bought the game 
    for me. :)
    
    Eidos and YUKE'S – Thank-you for another cool brawler game after you made 
    Sword of the Berserk!
    
    Cheat Happens, Cheat Code Central, Gameguru Mania, Jester Race, Neoseeker, 
    GameNation, Computerunderground, CheatCodes.com, Cheats.de, IGN FAQs, 
    Gamenotover.com, and Joel's site – for posting my FAQ on their sites!
    
    Cam Clarke (voice of Josh Calloway) – Thank-you for having such an amazing 
    voice talent.  I don't know of anyone else that can go from doing a forest-elf 
    voice (Puck – Sword of the Berserk) to doing Liquid's freaking awesome voice 
    in Metal Gear Solid!  You da man! Keep up the great voice-overs!
    
    spiderXero – for telling me about the glitch!
    
    golbez66 – for convincing me to write a FAQ. (yeah, you remember.) You should 
    write one too! ^_^  *gives you Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! and a Nintendo*
    
    Colban (the magnificent) – for telling me about the twin blade combo that I 
    forgot to add on my prior updates.
    
    Michael Wilson from PS2 Update – for allowing me to write a few reviews for 
    him.  Go and visit his site, I order you! Muaha! :) (http://www.ps2update.net)
    
    Nick Wedge – for the Zera strategy.
    
    All the people who emailed me – I appreciate your comments.
    
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    My other FAQ(s):
    
    Advent Rising (Xbox)
    
    Advent Rising Game Script
    
    Eve of Extinction [EOE] (PS2)
    
    Psi-Ops (Xbox)
    
    Resident Evil 4 Treasure & Money Guide (GC)
    
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