Kratos will acquire the **ICARUS WINGS** after the battle. You will have the
chance to use the wings every time that Kratos performs a double jump - hold
the X button during the second jump to have Kratos spread out the wings and
glide. Gliding will become a major factor here on Atlas. Kratos can only
glide a certain distance and then the wings will automatically retract. Keep
in mind that Kratos also has some attacks with the Icarus wings - L1 + X on the
ground or in the air will perform a different type of attack.
Run to the left to find a save point along with a --GREEN CHEST--. A few
Harpies will fly down from the sky and attack. They're slightly more
aggressive than the others you have faced thus far, but still fall just as
Walk back over to the right and climb the rock wall. Transition to the ceiling
then back to the wall and climb over to the left. Follow the platform to the
left then jump and glide to the others. Jump and glide over to the chained
platforms and defeat the Harpies when they attack while you're on the second
platform. Jump to the next hanging platform up ahead and maneuver around the
big chain while gliding. Jump and glide to the distant platform below then
jump into the hole ahead.
Harpies and Satyrs will attack upon walking further into the tunnel. Open the
--REPLENISHER CHEST-- to the side if needed and walk toward the small bone in
the back. Attack the small appendages in the wall to make them retract. Pull
the small bone out of the wall then move it over to the bluish ledge against
the left wall. Jump on top of the bone and jump on top of the ledge on the
left side to find an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (17/?)++
along with a --RED CHEST-- in the hidden area above. Drop back down and pull
(don't push) the bone through the opening where it was. You need to pull it so
that you can make it through. Jump on top of the bone while on the other side
and hop up to the platform with the --GREEN CHEST--. Move down the tunnel
ahead then jump and glide to the platform in the lava below. Walk over to the
pile of rocks on the platform.
BOSS: ROCK MINOTAUR
Ground Pound: The Rock Minotaur hits the ground with both hands then
aggressively pounds the ground in front of him.
How to avoid: Roll or move away.
Lariat: The Rock Minotaur holds out its arms and spins in place.
How to avoid: Roll or move away.
Rock Throw: The Rock Minotaur picks up a boulder and tosses it.
How to avoid: Roll.
The Minotaur still hasn't changed. Don't let him get you close to the edge and
try to stay next to him so that you only have to dodge away from the lariat
instead of the ground pound. Jumping attacks work very well for this battle
since he will usually only attack once you land - double jump and attack as you
fall with either the Spear of Destiny or Athena's Blades.
Eventually the Minotaur will pound the ground and release a bunch of orbs. The
wall beside the rock platform will shatter to reveal a portion of the wall that
you can jump and cling on to. The rock platform that you're standing on will
start to tilt over into the lava so jump and glide to the wall. The Minotaur
will move to the back of the area while in the lava and will start to hurl
boulders toward the wall. Move to the right or left very quickly by tapping
the left analog toward the desired direction and tapping X. Wait until he is
just about to throw the boulder before you perform the jump. Once the platform
surfaces from the lava jump (Away + X) and glide back to the platform to
continue the battle.
The Rock Minotaur will crumble and leave behind a single boulder. Push the
boulder over to the tunnel shown by the camera angle then jump on it and glide
to the tunnel. When you reach the ledge at the top of the tunnel, jump and
glide down to the left side to find --2 UNMARKED CHESTS--. The left chest
contains a ++PHOENIX FEATHER (18/?)++.
Glide over to the platform against the right wall then continue into the next
area. Glide to the platform up ahead and the camera will zoom in to show
Atlas' hand in the distance. Hop over to the platform on the left side to find
a --GREEN CHEST-- along with a save point. Attack the appendages on the wall
to the right of the current platform. The appendages will release a rock that
will hit a purple object in the lava next to the middle platform. Jump back
across and hop over to the rock. Attack the purple object to shatter it then
get ready to quickly grapple to the grapple point above as the rock moves
closer to the edge of the lava fall ahead. Swing then jump and glide over to
the tunnel in the distance.
Shatter the rock up ahead and it will break and an updraft will exit from the
rock floor. Don't use it just yet though. Jump into the pit and strike the
left portion of the wall below the platform you need to glide to in order to
reveal an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing a ++GORGON EYE (24/?)++. Stand in the
updraft then jump and spread the Icarus wings to have Kratos float upward.
Glide toward the ledge up ahead when Kratos hits the ceiling. In the next area
a whole swarm of Fire Nymphs will attack. Grab them with the O button and
throw them into the hives along the wall to stop them from spawning. If your
aim is not that great then just attack the hives with whatever weapon of your
choice. One of the hives will break away to reveal a section of wall that
Kratos can climb.
Make sure that all of the Nymph hives are gone then start from the right side
and jump to the ledge then to the climbable wall. Climb up and to the left
then jump across the slick wall to grab the climbable section. Climb upward
then transition to the ceiling then climb over and fall to the platform with
the --BLUE CHEST-- and --GREEN CHEST--. Look to the left in the background to
find the next section of climbable wall. Leap toward it then glide to it to
make Kratos attach to the wall. Transition to the ceiling then climb over to
the shiny rock structure blocking the way and shatter it by attacking it.
Climb over to the area below the rock platform up ahead then let go. Jump and
glide over to the tunnel in the distance.
You'll be able to see Atlas' head in the distance through the opening. Climb
the strip of climbable wall off to the left then transition to the ceiling.
Break the stalactites along the wall to keep revealing more sections of the
ceiling to climb on. Breaking the first stalactite will uncover a secret
square area up in the ceiling. Transition to the wall up in the small square
area to discover a --RED CHEST-- and an --UNMARKED CHEST-- containing the ++URN
OF PROMETHEUS++. Climb back down then climb even further along the wall while
breaking stalactites. Sentries will attack eventually while moving to the very
back section. Transition to the wall of the next square area in the ceiling
then climb up to the floor above.
Walk over to the platform with the large chain attached to it and jump on top
of it. The platform will move downward a bit then a section of climbable wall
will be exposed to the side. Jump over to the wall then climb downward and
transition to the ceiling below. Climb over to the bony stalactites at the end
of the ceiling then attack them to make them fall on the vents below. Don't
drop down just yet, follow the ceiling over to the platform right next to the
save point then drop down and hop across to save your game before moving
onward. You'll need to attack some appendages to make them move back into the
wall while climbing on the ceiling.
Jump and glide over to the updraft where the vents used to be and this will
give Kratos the extra boost he needs to make it over to the platform ahead.
Glide to the first chained platform then to the large platform below. Harpies
and Hades Legionnaires will attack as you land on the large platform. Use the
Spear of Destiny to quickly fight them off. The Piercing Shards attack (L1 +
/\) works very well to knock the Legionnaires off balance. Rotate the lever in
the middle clockwise to make the platform rise into the air then quickly jump
and glide to the first of the smaller chained platforms. Leap to the second
then the third and slide across the small chain on the third in order to reach
Kratos will land near a save point with a --GREEN CHEST-- and a --RED CHEST--
nearby. Climb the wall to the side then jump across to the right section of
the next wall. Sentries will start to spawn on the wall below but climb up
quickly and attack the rocks above you to make them come crashing down on the
Sentries. Don't stand below the rocks or you'll get hit yourself. The rocks
will kill the enemies instantly. Keep moving up the side of the wall then
transition to the ceiling once you reach the top. You'll see two grapple
points to the side. Face them and quickly let go of the wall then grapple to
the first grapple point. Swing then jump to the next and grapple to it.
Kratos will swing around in a circle while on the second grapple point. Jump
to the third with proper timing then grapple on to it and double jump toward
the climbable wall. Climb up the wall then jump (Away + X) to the platform
across from the wall. Hop to the next platform for a really good view of the
side of Atlas.
Turn to the left then grab one of the boulders. As you can see, you must reach
a very high ledge up ahead. Pull the first boulder below the ramp so that it
is stands to the side next to the top of the ramp. Pull the second boulder up
the ramp and position it right next to the boulder below the top of the ramp.
Push the boulder on top onto the boulder below. They don't have to be perfect.
Pull the two stacked boulders over to the first higher platform then get up on
top of the raised platform. Pull the top boulder off the bottom boulder and
position it below the high ledge. Jump and grab onto the side of the high
ledge then pull yourself up.
Turn around while on the high ledge and find the climbable wall to the left
(the camera angle's left) then jump and glide over to it. Climb all the way
over to the left and fall to the platform with the --UNMARKED CHEST--
containing the ++GORGON EYE (25/?)++. Climb back over to the other ledge that
you came from and open the --GREEN CHEST-- if needed then start to scale the
climbable wall up ahead.
As you make a turn to the right while climbing, notice that there are boulders
falling down the sides of the climbable portions of the wall up ahead. While
you quickly climb up the wall (Up + X) jump from the right wall to the left and
vice versa to avoid the falling rocks while moving up. When you get to the
top, move over to the left and quickly down the wall to the left. The next set
of walls is just like the first set, so jump between them on your way up. When
you reach the top, run over to the broken chain that the camera angle will show
and attack it to break it and free the Titan from the chain's grips.
Atlas will pick Kratos up and the following action sequence will play twice.
Atlas squeezes Kratos between two fingers while talking with him and
Kratos will >>STRUGGLES<< (L1, R1) to keep from getting squashed. Kratos
suffers major damage for each time that the buttons are not pressed. >
Atlas will bestow upon Kratos the **ATLAS QUAKE**. This ability, if you'll
pardon the pun, totally rocks in both appearance and effect. Kratos will pound
the ground with one hand to make the ground shake then step forward with an
earth-shattering stomp to the ground as if he is performing a dance of complete
ownage while his enemies fly into the air. Practice this ability on the
Guardians that show up and impress Atlas with their defeat while using his
skill. A cutscene will trigger after all of the Guardians are dead.
Outside the Palace of the Fates
Jump and glide to the piece of bridge up ahead with the save point and save
your game. Fly to the next platform but look to the left while gliding to see
a rock column with a chest on top. Double jump and glide over to the section
of climbable wall on the rock platform to the left and climb on top to see an
--UNMARKED CHEST-- that contains a ++GORGON EYE (26/?)++. Jump and glide to
the next tallest rock platform up ahead. You'll notice another tall rock
platform in the distance with a --GREEN CHEST-- on top. Jump and glide to the
next platform and pull yourself up to the chest. The section of climbable wall
is only there just in case you took the lower route in which case, you would
have had to climb the wall then glide across to the platform you were just on
in order to reach the top portion with the chest. Jump and glide toward the
entrance of the building ahead.