Sore Knuckles achievement in Shenmue

Sore Knuckles

Beat the 70 Man Battle

Sore Knuckles0
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How to unlock the Sore Knuckles achievement

  • WhiterValkyrieWhiterValkyrie1,236,552
    20 Aug 2018 21 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2018
    15 5 4
    This is story related.

    This will unlock after conquering the 70 man battle at the end of the game. You are paired with Gui Zhang and you have to fight through loads of Man Angels members. It is best that you use a quick to execute move that you have built up a little to take them out as they are nearly all very weak.

    Head through the alley on the left once you have cleared away the initial few, where you come across a large open area. Keep fighting. Every so often you see bosses enter (they have special introductions) and are harder to beat than the others. Be sure just to tackle this guys on their own, and that you dodge a lot of their powerful moves. If you become low on health, then either run around with cn_RT for a bit so that you avoid enemies, or just stand still and get the weaker ones approach you. Take your time throughout.

    The last guy that enters is a boss, that friend of Terry's. He is very tough to beat, and Gui Zhang doesn't even help! Keep at a reasonable distance so you can notice his attacks early enough to dodge them with cn_Y + direction, and so that you can attack him at legs length (with leg based moves). Take your time here, there is no rush (and so you can heal slowly too).

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    WhiterValkyrieTry to do it again, yes there are many glitches with achievements in this game. You must sometimes do the requirement multiple times !
    Posted by WhiterValkyrie on 02 Sep 18 at 14:04
    The Reverend JCI'm not sure if this has been patched, but I didn't have any issues with story based achievements unlocking - just the Gacha collector one which required a few more toys than advertised, but that was it for me.
    Posted by The Reverend JC on 06 Oct 18 at 14:08
    TheOnlyMattoDidn't dodge once on the last boss guy I think that was bad advice. Run from him and turn in circles so he attacks you. Gives you an opening to attack him, then after a combo immediately run away again. This should give just enough time to heal the max damage he can do to you. He stands and gloats after hitting you and leaves himself wide open. If he grounds you, get up and mash A before running away again. Take your time.

    The rest of the group can be smashed by charging them with RT and hitting A to one shot them.
    Posted by TheOnlyMatto on 03 Aug 19 at 21:15
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  • thebritt2001thebritt2001372,417
    14 Jan 2020 14 Jan 2020
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    I wanted to offer a better solution to doing this as I found it to be pretty hard, especially compared to the rest of the game. My method rendered this extremely easy, so if you're having trouble like I was, do it this way;

    Take note, this will make the fight far more boring.

    Do *not* leave the starting square.

    The game naturally expects you to follow the alley, as the walkthrough and other guide suggests, but ignore that. Just stay in the starting square. The 70 guys will come to you, you do not need to go after them. They will run that whole alley, just one or two at a time. There will be no big crowd to put down. Gui Zhang often takes out several of them as they pass by him, so you won't even need to tackle them all as they trickle towards you. While they are coming for you, you have lots and lots and lots of time to regain health by dodging (Y and a direction) because they're taking so long to reach you.

    The hardest part is going to be Stick Man. He's tough, but since you'll have full health when he arrives you'll take him down. I found punches worked best against him because he often blocked my kicks (I used kick on everyone else). Best yet, you'll have lots of time to leisurely regain health after you beat him (this was my real trouble when in the larger area from the other guide)! I was at full health before the next peons even arrived.

    The last guy, Village People Man, is pretty tough with a lot of life, but he's not as hard as Stick Man. He's just more time consuming.

    Remember, you may want to pause the game if you arm gets sore from mashing the kick button! ;)
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