The guides above are great, but I just wanted to throw my two cents in after doing this (for the 2nd time - did this years ago on the PS3) to give people a hand.1.) Save before the event.
This should be a no brainer. If you are worried about the S Rank achievment for the game
in regards to "too many saves", don't be. I think I had 7 or 8 saves, and still got an SS rank overall.2.) Do this on your 2nd playthrough with Jehuty Ver 2.0 or Naked Jehuty.
I chose 2.0 simply because I wanted to get all the frames in a run, and to be honest not having unlimited subenergy was moot considering a lot
of the enemies will replenish your subenergy with that or metatron drops on kills. 3.) Homing missles, homing missles, homing missles.
This is the only thing I used. Seriously. Do not use anything else.4.) Do not lock onto an enemy.
Shinerbock is spot on with this - locking on is a waste of time here, especially if you are firing nothing but homing missles. They will find their homes without any worries
.5.) Stick to high concentrated areas.
You are going to see enemies scattered about, and a lot of them are fairly spread out. The LEV's will fight back, and they will actually kill things, so if you see two or three in a group of 5 LEV's, let them be. Yes, they will cry and boo hoo about the 3, but if you see a clusterf*ck of baddies coming down on the left, then leave those guys to clean up their own crap, and thin out the herd elsewhere. This is seriously crucial - if you are trying to kill everything in one area yourself, then you are going to lose LEV's. Let them do some work if the numbers are in their favor.6.) Geyser is a waste of time.
If a LEV goes SOS, you will have Leo screaming at you to geyser him. Don't. You will burn valuable seconds trying to get to that one LEV, lock on, switch to your other subweapon, and geyser him all the while watching your lock on bounce all over the place. Do yourself a favor, and stick with homing missles. Random Gamer: But Casual! If a LEV is down, we need to make certain it doesn't die! You are stupid!
Yes, I understand that, but while you are trying to rush over and protect one LEV, others are getting wrecked (i.e. REKT
). If that one LEV is isolated, then clear out the enemies, and then move back to protecting everyone else. LEV's in an SOS state will not ruin this achievement for you; LEV's that go boom will. And eventually (if this LEV is isolated) other LEV's will get to his location.
There is a bit of luck involved here, but I had a few too many runs where sh*t just went sideways because I was wasting too much time trying to geyser downed LEV's. I secure one, and another two go down, so instead of focusing on enemies, I was trying to protect others. What is it they say about a good defense again? 7.) Naritas and Leopardos are Priority Numero Uno.
Seriously, these guys will wreck the LEV's without mercy. If you see enemies on the ground, they are Leopardos. If you see flying V shapes, those are Naritas. If you see orange balls flying at you, those are Raptors.
Raptors are pansies. Do not worry too much about them in reagrds to the hurt they may put on the LEV's. The other two will piss in your cornflakes. Seriously, their melee's alone are OP as hell for the poor LEV's. If you see a cluster coming down the line, and it is sparks on the ground, or flying V's, they need to be disposed of quickly. If they are orange balls, then toss a few missiles and let the LEV's earn their living.Conclusion
Playing the game on Easy with Ver 2.0, this took me 4 attempts, with the first 3 attempting to save downed LEV's with geyser. I went full offensive on the fourth run, had 5 or 6 LEV's down (SOS State), but none exploded. You need to save all 40 LEV's. If they are SOS, and you have all 40, then you are golden. If at any point ADA says "A LEV is destroyed. A pilot is dead" then go back to title and reload your save. Even 1 LEV destroyed will remove the SS rating.
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