Achievements: -Mission 01 cleared (10)
“Earth” Explorer (10)
In this mission you will be making your way into the Arkid hive to remove all visible threats.
You’ll find yourself standing by the VS – “Nida”, hop in by hitting “B”, and move out. Destroy anything that will give you T-Eng. While moving under the stone arch, Genessa will be spewing out Sepia, and Sepia will be emerging from the snow, you should have no problem taking them out with your Gatlin Gun. As you approach the garage, a Chryatis will also emerge.
Blast away at the yellow joints of the Chryatis body, to effectively break off the two large blade-like arms that it will use to chop at you with. Once you’ve removed our new friends arms, shoot the T-Eng sac on its tail, and rejoice in your small victory.
Next exit the Nida to move into the garage. There will be a lot of Sepia flooding out of Genessa in the garage, it may seem like a good time to use the Shotgun, and if you picked it up before entering I suggest holding it a little longer. Use the grenade to blow up the fuel tanks or cars near the Genessa, and then move in to finish off anything still kicking.
When you’re done lighting the fire settle down by the “Data Post” and hit “B” to activate it.
If you’d like to make the ending a bit easier, head up to the barbed-wire fence upon exiting the garage. Look for a dead man, and then dig up the rocket next to him. (Hit “B” to dig). Before heading into the hanger, shoot the fuel tanks or any Sepia/Genessa you see.
Once you walk in a Chryatis will claw up. Personally I suggest you ignore the giant beast, and just get up the stairs to the far side of the hanger. From up here you can hit the Chryatis joints without worry. Make a new door by blasting the fuel tanks, and head out. Ready to be like Indiana Jones? Here’s your chance, your first encounter with a Dongo.
The Dongo will roll up into a ball and try to run you over. Or it will use its massive pincers to try and crush you like a mouse in a rat trap. Try to move around them when encountered. If you can manage this, give’em as good a shot as you can at the thermal energy sac on the tail. Or shoot the cars/fuel tanks near the Dongo’s to avoid closer combat.
After you’ve finished with the Dongo’s, move up to the cliff, and using your “anchor” pull yourself up to the next ledge, and activate the next Data Post. Be careful of the landslide, and move to the left of the hill after seeing the rocks roll by. Wait for another Dongo to roll down this pass, and step aside so as it can fall off the cliff. Be careful of more fall rocks, shoot any loose boulders you notice up ahead to clear the pass. Anchor yourself to a cover position if you get caught close by.
When you enter the mouth of the cave, the first swarm of Trilid will begin. Use the shotgun to take out these clusters; and any Genessa that would spawn more of these pests. As you move in, take out all the swarms, and Genessa, and activate the Data Pad to your right. Move up the stone bridge removing the nests of Genessa up here. Circle around the cliff, to the next bridge, and activate the next Data Post.
Run up the web-like bridge and into the nest.
The “Godon”. A stronger more evolved form of the Dongo. Quickly grab the Drio (VS). Once in you’ll be able to attack with a Gatlin Gun. If you want to place a Rocket Launcher or another Gatlin Gun onto the Drio’s opposite arm simply stand with the empty arm over the detached weapon and press ‘B”.
Only use the Rocket Launcher if you will not be close to the splash damage. As the Godon attacks, side step it with sliding dash, or hover over it and blast away at the tail as you would with a Dongo. When you weaken the Godon it begins Rolling about the hive, like crazy, just avoid it, and watch for falling debris. The battle shouldn’t be too hard for a first attempt, but you have plenty of more weapons and another VS if you sustain heavy damage to your initial SV.
Target Marks: Target spells “Earth”
-T- Look for the stone-like archway shortly after grabbing the VS –“Nida”, there will be some storage to the left of the path, behind these cans, is “T”, shoot it to take it.
-A- After passing through the fence and on the side of the fuel tanks facing the wall you’ll find “A”.
-R- Go to the top of the stairs in the hanger, and in the corner of the hanger is “R”
-E- Once in the cave, drop into the stream, looking east at the waterfall.
-H- When you step off the first stone bridge in the cave, step onto the ledge to the right, looking north under the bridge you were on and “H” is sitting there.