Chapter 4-1: Caves
|N300 Gold||Large Pot||N100 Gold|
|Topaz (Trilliant)||Emerald (Pear)||Sapphire (Square)|
|Sapphire (Pear)||Green Herb||Proximity Mine|
|Large Pot||Sapphire (Trilliant)||Ruby (Trilliant)|
|Flash Rounds||Emerald (Square)||Topaz (Square)|
|Ruby (Pear)||Large Pot|
Begin by sprinting straight ahead, into the small building ahead. You'll find a few small pots in here, so procure each of them. Leave through the exit to the left and check out the large pot outside. Once you're ready, take the path to the right and into the caves.
Have your shotgun ready because a new type of enemy will make its appearance soon. They're called the Bui Kichwa, and they look like large spiders. They are pretty quick, but contrary to the old axiom, you _can_ defend speed. They will try to jump on and latch on to you, which is their basic attack. The shotgun should be able to dispose of them easily though.
Anyway, let us continue along the path. Sprint past the ladder, and keep to the left hand side--ignore the pot and the light to the right. Keep going along the direction the left and you will soon find a single Large Pot in the corner holding a... N100 Gold? Nope, that's not what you came for, turn to the left of _that_ and you should find a ledge to climb up, which houses a very tucked away treasure chest. Open it up for the Topaz (Trilliant). Now turn around and make your way back to the ladder you sprint past at first. Take care of the Bui Kichwa along the way.
At the top of the ladder are some more spiders, and some pots. Break each of them and continue down the path. Take note of the single torch to the right. Slash it with your knife to find the Emerald (Pear). Continue deeper into the cave, and take out any Bui Kichwa along the way (and there will be lots of them). Soon you'll come to another torch on the ground. Slash it with your knife to find the Sapphire (Square). Once you make it to the door and the torch to the left, you should see a sparkly object on the ground to the right. Cut it up the Sapphire (Pear). The torch by the door also holds a secret--cutting it up will reveal the Topaz (Pear). Now time to open up the door to the next area.
Begin by sprinting down the passageway to the left. Jump down to the area below at the end of it. On the ground, take note of the two large pots to the left. Procure them and head through the opening up ahead. Jump down to the ground below when you are prompted. Down below, make a Quick Turn and go into the small tomb behind. The sarcophagus (casket) can be explored, so go up to it and hit the Partner Action button. You have come to what appears to be the motherload--unfortunately, most of the gold is only worth N100 and at most N200. Leave through the door on the left and you should find another single torch on the table. Slash it up for another tiny treasure. Head outside to activate a brief cut scene.
After the scene, slice up the two pots to the left and drop down to the level below. Proceed to the path on the left and a group of Majini will appear. Most of them are pretty strong, so I hope you have a few grenades. Watch out for the jumping mothers with the mask and spears. Always keep an eye out for them. Work your way along the path to find a Green Herb near the middle. Continue up the stairs and destroy the oncoming enemies. A Cephalo awaits you at the top of the stairs. There's also a single large pot here, which holds a Red Herb (how convenient). Continue along here and a wave of Majini led by two with the shields will attack.
Blast them up and head into the tomb they came from. Push open another one of those tombs to find more gold. Next, leave the tomb and take a left. Go through the next opening to the left to find some pots and also Ruby (Pear) in the casket where the skeleton is against the wall. Now continue along the path and cross the ramp to the right, to find another sarcophagus. Uh-oh!
Once below, a large wave of basic enemies will start attacking. Dispose of each of them. Do not leave this area until you explore each passage way, because there are a count of 3 treasure chests down here. After procuring each of the treasures, head towards the daylight/opening. Equip your Sniper Rifle and look towards the statue ahead. There are a bunch of the shielded Majini there, so wait for them to turn and take them out. Now make your way into the room and procure all of the pots before going to the statue in the centre of the room.
This will open the door here, but will also create a series of huge fireballs to start rolling around. Stick to the right as you run up and goto the huge torch on that side. Manuever around the fireballs and hit the Partner Action button the on door. Just keep sprinting ahead until you activate the brief cut scene.
Now it's time for some ancient tomb sprinting, a la Indiana Jones. This sequence is pretty simple. You have to constantly be hitting the Run Button and to throw you off, the game will throw various on-screen prompts that you'll have to tap. So the first one is the Action Button to jump over a hole on the floor, the next is another jump with the Action Button, and IMMEDIATELY following that jump, you have to press L1+R1 to conclude the sequence. Now jump down the ledge below and pull on the chains to reveal a large staircase.
Sprint down the staircase towards the door on the bottom. Turn left and procure the large pot to the left before continuing down the next flight of stairs in the room. Turn left as soon as you have the opportunity and follow the path here to the statue and waterfall. Hit the Investigate button and Sheva will tell you to grab the other chain. Turn around and sprint back to where you came from and turn left in the big hallway again. Keep going to the left and you should be back in the room where Sheva is, but on the other side. Hit the Partner Action button to complete the pulling.
Grab the treasure and turn around to head back into the main hallway. This time, turn right to go up the new set of stairs and go up to the statue. Pull on the statue and wait for Sheva to get here. This time, you'll see the stairs become a bridge to the other side. Turn around and sprint across the new bridge. Turn right when you are able to and keep going until the scene initiates. Have your weapon ready for a fight. A Sniper Rifle of some sort works well here. The Majini will be coming from a bridge to the left mainly. Finish them off and switch to your Shotgun as you continue on. A pretty big wave of enemies will appear here, so start blasting away.
After you've destroyed them, make your way to where the Majini are coming from. In that small area where Majini are, just sprint straight ahead to where the wall is and turn left. You should see a Majini with a crossbow here. Take care of him and continue ahead, and you should see a set of stairs leading downwards shortly. Take the stairs down then turn right immediately to go up the next set of stairs. Here's another statue so pull on the chains.
From the statue, turn right and keep going in this direction towards the statue. After Investigating it, turn around and sprint straight ahead until you see the large staircase leading downwards to the left. Turn left once at the bottom floor again, and continue straight down this hallway. Turn left into the opening once more. You should see some Majini coming from the top. Equip your Sniper Rifle and start going to work on them.
Some Bui Kichwa are on the ground floor here, so don't be caught off-guard. There's a pretty large wave of enemies, so don't pull on the chains until the coast is clear for a good minute or two. Once you do pull on the chain, wait for Sheva to run the stairs and do the same. Pick up the treasure and turn around. Stick to the left wall and go in this direction until you see the burning wood and the large pots. There's a Proximity Mine here. Turn around now and go back towards the main hallway. Sprint up the large stairs to the right when you see them. Take a right once upstairs to the statue Sheva was at to pick up the treasure. Quick Turn and sprint in this direction for a bit. Instead of going downstairs right away, turn left at the small torch and keep going in this direction to find a treasure chest containing some Flash rounds. Now head down the stairs and turn right when you can. You should see another one of those statues. Go over and pull the chains to initiate a boss battle.
You've dealt with one of these buggers before. But this time, believe it or not, is going to be even easier. Begin by looking for the stairs in the corner of the room to the right. Once you find them, sprint straight up and don't turn around. Once you reach the very top, you'll have to hit the Run button to dodge -- do so and this will end the battle. However, keep in mind that if you want the Soul Gem, you'll have to defeat it normally. If you want to do so, you can use the Proximity Mine you found earlier to stun it and blast the belly. If you're out of explosives, you can also stun it by blasting its belly with your weapon. Either way, defeat the boss and run up the stairs to conclude the chapter.