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Killer is Dead

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Had a Bad Dream! in Killer is Dead

Had a Bad Dream!20 (15)

Completed Episode 5.

  • Unlocked by 5,760 tracked gamers (54% - TA Ratio = 1.36) 10,732  

Achievement Guide for Had a Bad Dream!

150,385 (93,805)
Achievement won on 28 Aug 13
TA Score for this game: 2,446
Posted on 30 August 13 at 17:08, Edited on 03 September 13 at 15:32
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For most of the level, you're just walking (slowly) where the camera is looking. There are paths that appear and vanish. Plus several cut scenes along the way. Not much to it.

This ends in a boss battle, which can be confusing until you notice what's happening. As with all battles, it helps to come fully stocked with Mika tickets for reviving (you can have as many as 10 of them) or the "Healing" special skill (upgraded a couple times also helps) so you can hold LB to drain blood back into health.

Just attack all of her clones. Don't bother trying to shoot them with Musselback, just use the katana with X. Dodge as needed, by moving the left stick and hitting B, to avoid the red lasers that shoot from the clones. The trick here is that she doesn't lose any health until you finish off each clone. On higher difficulties, this can take quite a few hits.

Often, you'll go into a weird mode where you're looking through the eyes of one of the clones. It seems to be triggered by attacking one of the "shadow" clones -- a version that's kind of a black misty outline of her. When this happens, aim downward to keep moving toward it, slicing away. There are frequent orbs shot out to hit you, so dodge if possible. Basically, get in a few hits then dodge, and repeat. Once taking out this clone, it'll switch back to the normal view where you can focus on other clones, until the same thing happens again.

Once her life is drained by defeating clones, go up to her and hold RT + X to land the final blow. You'll need at least one full blood rose on the meter to do this (as is the case any time you use what's basically the same move as the Adrenaline Burst).

The achievement unlocks after cut scenes, when the mission results appear.


Here's a tip for getting AAA rank on the level. This was one of the tougher ones to figure out for me. The above strategy still applies for standard play, but if going for AAA in all missions, try this.

Play on Easy, and have the Ulti Mondo suit and Dark Booster arm equipped. This means you've purchased them from the store, after unlocking them by beating the game once. Go through the level skipping cutsenes to get to the boss quicker. Then, when the battle begin, stands back and aim and just keep shooting her, each time a new clone appears in the water. This goes really fast, and when prompted, use the RT+X finisher. This should net you the AAA ranking.
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