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Posted by Zalasta

Thank you for playing games like this so I don't have to!

Posted by atomic_dumpling
@Plasma said:
" All the other sites didn't find it hard to finish...  "
Because a) they cheated or b) played the easiest difficulty setting. If you are on a strict deadline, you do everything to finish it. It's standard practice (that's assuming they finished the game at all).
Posted by Kahoona

Ryan needed to use his magic more and the big guys would have went down easy.  Especially the shield one considering the charge breaks his defense and puts him on his back.

Posted by TheClap

Fuck that.

Posted by R3Qui4M

Ahhhh! Get back up! Ugh! lol

Posted by Daryl

Thanks for letting me know to never buy this game. 

Posted by Robopengy

 I was stuck on this part forever, then I turned down the difficulty to the easiest and did it in one try. Worst part of the game by far, and I liked the game.

Posted by BatOtaku13

use the cross the entire time, thank me later.

Edited by Jimbo_N

Fully specced holy cross makes this a cakewalk. just spam crosses in all direction until you win. Theres also a treasure u can find that prolongs the time you have before the hitcounter resets. Also use the spells you've gotten. The Lust one was very helpful if i remember right. 
Granted I haven't seen the whole thing yet so this comment might be invalid.
Posted by solidlife

guess its a Rental now.

Posted by AzureSkeith

haha i was in the college library and totally got all excited when you beat it, i still haven't beaten that part going on a week now, but i now know it can be done so ill keep trying haha

Posted by Shasam

And the winner for best sighs in a GB bomb video goes to...

Posted by DrPockets000

Bummer Ryan :(

Posted by TheEtherEel

With all the similarities to God of War I keep hearing about, that series has never had something this frustrating necessary for beating the game (the challenges on the other hand...)

Posted by project343

At this point, I would simply eject the disk, put it in the case. And then drive to my nearest Gamestop and cash it in.

Edited by SonicFire

What's funny is that the quotes in the loading screen seem to suggest that playing the game is hell. This is a bad, bad game mechanic.  It's things like this that have pulled me away from single-player action games (like God of War, DMC, etc.) altogether.

Posted by Afroman269

Wow this just tells me to avoid this game.

Posted by JackRandom

There's a relic that increases the combo timeout by three seconds, make this challenge a complete joke :-/

Posted by ProfessorBread

I have two concurrent thoughts watching this: 
 
1.) Whose version of fun is this? 
 
2.) Relief. Relief that I am not alone in my inability to get through ridiculous sections like this on my first go. It makes me feel just a little better than I am not the only person on the internet who gets frustrated at sections like this. I'm sorry you had to go through that, but I'm sure it helped more than just me.

Posted by Jeffk38uk

Let us descend down to greater woe. XD Great vid, even if its at the cost of Ryan's threshhold of just going HAEEEETTTT.

Posted by Afroman269
@JackRandom said:
" There's a relic that increases the combo timeout by three seconds, make this challenge a complete joke :-/ "
That still isn't an excuse to force players to play through ridiculous challenges that should be an extra unlock after beating the game instead.
Posted by Khrome83

You need the cross. Its in the first 2 levels of holy. Stand in the center and spam it. Using magic can create too long of a delay and break the combo. Jumping and pausing breaks it.  This is the only way I was able to "cheap it" and get through the game. It took me about 23 times before I found this out and then a few more to perfect it. Good Luck Ryan. 
 
BTW I yelled more during this game than any other. Pissed me off more than any other in a LONG time.

Posted by MrMoobz
@EmuLeader said:
" The easiest way to beat this game is to go holy. the cross combos are incredibly good for multiple enemies and the ranged cross upgrades make this part much much easier.  Also, for this part, there is a relic that makes you be un-interruptible when using cross attacks "
 What he said ^^
Posted by BLipp18

ryans gonna be screwed on the final boss since he hasent leveled up the cross attacks at all!

Posted by Charles4U

ha ha.  i had this exact same problem.  
There are 2 relics tha u must use, if u have them of course.
One makes u un-intertuptible during cross attacks.
One increases the time allowence for combos between attacks.
Use both of these relics and use a lot of cross attacks.

Posted by spatss

Poor Ryan. I really detest parts like this, and was thinking about picking this game up when it hit the bargain bin but not after this video.

Posted by Kazona
@aXone said:
" @Kazona said:
" I was somewhat interested in this game, but after seeing this, there's no fucking way I'm going to play it. "
so .... because ryan didn´t know how to play this particular challenge you won´t buy/rent the game ? "
I won't buy (can't rent here) the game because mandatory challenges like that are just a retarded, cheap way of increasing the game's length. Not to mention that I am absolutely certain I would have just as much difficulty with that particular challenge as Ryan did.
Edited by originalgamer

the best way i found this was stick get the super cross combo + the relic that extends your combo window, and then simply hammer the B button until they''re all dead. 
   
 works a treat 

also u can dial down the difficulty, there's not achievements for completing the game on different difficulties  

works a treat

Posted by insane_shadowblade85

I was watching a walkthrough of this and this dude just used his cross powers.
Posted by JackRandom
@Afroman269 said:
" @JackRandom said:
" There's a relic that increases the combo timeout by three seconds, make this challenge a complete joke :-/ "
That still isn't an excuse to force players to play through ridiculous challenges that should be an extra unlock after beating the game instead. "
They arent exactly "ridiculous."  By that i mean they are in no way comparable to the challenges in (for example) Bayonetta, which were truly brutal, and appropriately optional.  
 
The challenges in dantes were a breeze next to some of the bullshit non-"challenge" portions of the game that made me want to snap my controller in half :)
Posted by Chokobo

There's a relic that increases the time the combo meter stays active.  I had it fully upgraded and beat this on my first try.  Barely.

Posted by OllyOxenFree
@project343 said:
" At this point, I would simply eject the disk, put it in the case. And then drive to my nearest Gamestop and cash it in. "
Cash it in to Gamestop?  Wow it must be THAT bad of a game!
Posted by Afroman269
@JackRandom said:
" @Afroman269 said:
" @JackRandom said:
" There's a relic that increases the combo timeout by three seconds, make this challenge a complete joke :-/ "
That still isn't an excuse to force players to play through ridiculous challenges that should be an extra unlock after beating the game instead. "
They arent exactly "ridiculous."  By that i mean they are in no way comparable to the challenges in (for example) Bayonetta, which were truly brutal, and appropriately optional.   The challenges in dantes were a breeze next to some of the bullshit non-"challenge" portions of the game that made me want to snap my controller in half :) "
Well just like you said with Bayonetta, the key word here is optional. These challenges are not needed and I think that adding a relic to help you with counters is their way of saying, "yo we put this gay challenge in the game that will be less gay if you have this". Even the artificial length really isn't the main problem here. Everyone I know that played this game was simply not having a good time after the first two circles.
Posted by stratzilla

There's a relic that increasing the "window" between a combo ending by 3 seconds. There's also a spell called Sins of the Father that juggles multiple enemies in the air. I was able to finish this challenge on hard mode with these two methods in 40 seconds.

Posted by SamuSlave

This whole arena fight chapter seemed like Visceral Games ran out of either ideas or time, and I know that they can do great stuff so it kind of saddens me that the end of this otherwise good game is marred by this lazy inclusion.

Posted by HairyToeKnuckles

I often wish I had a miniature nerd in my pocket I could pull out in games like this and hand him the controller: "Here, little nerd. YOU do it!"

Posted by Kohe321

Me and a friend blasted through the challenges easily. The combo one was simple as hell, just blast crosses in all directions (if you have it upgraded) and you should be fine.

Posted by WUNDABAR

This just seems fucking dumb

Posted by Artemis_D

I am feeling Ryan's frustration all through this.  It's as if I'm the one playing it, not him.

Posted by RussWoods

jesus
Posted by RobotHamster

Wait, why are they playing god of war 1?  Ohhh, its dante's inferno... oh..... well I sure can't wait for god of war 3!!!!!!!!! Anyway, great vid Ryan! 

Posted by SquirrelGOD

Yeah, I think I'll wait until this is $20, and maybe pick it up then if I'm not having too much fun with the likes of Just Cause 2.  I'll tolerate crazy hard areas and challenges for the REAL God of War games, but not for lame clones.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

At least they were able to get some video content out of Ryan's torment, though I doubt the trade-off was worth it! 
 
Either way, I am glad this had a happy ending. Watching this though makes me lose pretty much all my interest in playing it right now. I don't want to play any of these types of games until after I am done with God War III.

Posted by Kamikaze_Tutor

Awesome, a challenge like this on a god of war clone with broken combos. I gave up playing this game when I went back and played a bit of GoW2 to compare the combat mechanics.
 
Amazing it got so great reviews, even from Destructoid, but then I recall that dtoid used the $200 check sent as PR and everything made sense.

Posted by CannonGoose

Ahaha, you can hear him mashing the buttons during the intervals.

Edited by SiN13

Haven't watched all the video so I don't know if this has been stated, but there is a relic that extends the amount of time between hits to keep the counter going. Also I got through almost all these challenges by just spamming the cross attack.

Posted by Googly

Oh man.  Just watching Ryan try and do this challenge makes me not want to play this game.

Posted by SinGulaR

Good job Ryan.
Posted by thehexeditor

I'd rather have a game bring out pure frustration or elation than indifference which is indeed the most vitriolic of sentiments to a game developer.
Just ask the guys working on CnC4!

Edited by brocool

This one was tough, I just pressed B Non-stop! Definitely the least fun part of the game
 
yikes! you exclusively leveled up the sytche, why no love for st.lucia, it improves your cross power + combos.. wouldve made this a lot easier dude :)