Obscure Obscure walkthrough by ADK Final Version : A Resident Evil like on PC ? I must try it, since Alone In The Dark 4 i haven't seen another one. This walkthrough is dedicated to the PC version but can be used for the console one. Visit my homepage : http:\www.dimensions-sega.fr.st E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Final Version : Overall Faq quality improved (credit section). 1 Review 2 The About Section 3 Characters 4 Weapons 5 Items 6 Monsters and Boss 7 Walkthrough (level normal) 8 Secrets 9 Bugs of the PC version 10 Credits 1 Review : I was surprised to find this game on PC. The console version was announced but i didn't know this game would come at the same time on PC. What's really good with that kind of game is that you know you will need about 5 to 10 hours to complete it. I decided to buy this game because you can play cooperatively with a friend. It is a rare fact which i have seen only in one game : Nanatsu No Hikan (aka Seven Mansions) on Dreamcast. There is no special two player mode, and as a matter of fact, you can just abandon your other character. The second player is not recommended for the final stage of the game. Though I was disappointed to discover that, I was quite happy to share the adventure with a friend. Even when playing alone, the CPU can play a partner for you. Cool, huh? The presentation is full of FMV overscan. Surprisingly the models in the video looks really good for a French game (and more generally for another game than a japanese one). The videos are numerous, not that long but pleasant. The graphics are cool. The college is huge and the rooms are full of surprises. They are better than in "The Sufferer" for example but they are not at the top. The animation runs smoothly at 60 fps (and more on PC). You can interact with the decor, like pushing a chair, a bootle or a door. The engine is excellent because you can walk on stairs and open the doors in real time, no stupid cutscene or useless loading. The engine is new and runs without any slowdown. The framerate is high as i mentioned before and the camera angles are perfect. I simply regret that there are only 2 bosses and that only the final boss is impressive. The sound is composed by a French school. I must admit they do really good work. The symphonic style gives a particular atmosphere to this game. The french voices are excellent and perfectly chosen (i have not tried the English version). Unfortunately the sound requires too many resources and sometimes it will simply disappear. You can associate it to a bug but it becomes annoying when you can't heard anything in a video... The controls are not optimized. Playing with a keyboard is not a problem. The problem is when you pick items while a monster is running after you during a fight can prove disasterous. Even after getting used to this, the controls are awkward. Overall, this game is good. Experiencing a survival horror with a friend is a real plus that make the game feel different. The overall humour and also the story help the player to investigate more in this college to learn the truth. Unfortunately some bugs and awkward controls will disappoint many. This game won't be seen as a revolution too. Despite the fact that Seven Mansions is older, it stays more original. The Background Music is good but in fact Illbleed still has a better one. As i said before the game is good but you will find many drawbacks or comparison to other games. However on PC where the market for this sort of game is limited, you will really appreciate it because you can upgrade the resolution and the animation with a powerful PC. I still prefer Alone In The Dark 4, Seven Mansions or Illbleed, just to mention them. PRESENTATION : 17/20 GRAPHICS : 17/20 ANIMATION : 18/20 SOUND : 17/20 CONTROLS : 14/20 INTEREST : 16/20 FINAL NOTE : 88 % Obscure ADK. 2 The About Section : This section will be in each guide i will produce from now. ABOUT MY ENGLISH : I know it's awful, but it's the best I can do. The best thing you can do is to correct me, if you wish. I am kind enough to warn you so don't expect me to answer to hate mails or to a question like : "Is this your first language ?". ABOUT MY E MAIL ADDRESS : Please write to me only for true questions. Read the FAQ. I'm not repeating that sort of thing. I can tell these questions as soon as I receive them. Sorry to be so blunt, but I'm tired of these emails.. ABOUT THIS FAQ : This faq is intended for MY site and for GameFAQs. If you wish to download it and use it in your own site, ask for the permission. Also, realize that as I update or correct this FAQ, it will be on GameFAQS, but not on your own server. THE RESULT IS EASY TO IMAGINE : I receive questions about things that are in an update and some people continue to ask me when i will complete the faq of Skies Of Arkadia... Conclusion : if you download my faqs, be sure to download the updates as you do for an emulator. It will work better for everyone. 3 Characters Josh : Josh is reporter. Always ready to write an article he is very curious and sometimes annoying. His special skill allows him to find any secret in the room. Josh is my favourite character. Stan : Look like Eminem huh ? Stan is a bad boy but he is very strong. His special skill allows him to unlock a door without using a pick lock. Kenny : Kenny loves basket ball. He is the stronger of all the characters. His special skill allows him to run faster. Shanon : The best student of Leafmore High is also Kenny's twin sister. Her special skill allows her to say what to do in any situation. Ashley : She is Kenny's girlfriend and also a strong fighter. She runs very slowly but fight very well using her special skill. Walden : One of the teachers in Leafmore High. He may have been too curious and he will pay for this. He helps the students before he betrays them. Miss Vickson : The nurse. She is Friedman's wife and knows a part of the secret. Friedman : He knows everything but he is not that bad. 4 Weapons : Short range : Bat Metal Pipe Aluminium Bat Mace Long range : Gun Automatic Magnum Laser Lasergun 5 Items : Energy drink : Heal the player Medikit : Completely heal the player Flashlight (3 different kinds, each with increasing levels of power used in boost mode): Weakens creatures Sticky Tape : To combine items Wire : To pick locks. 6 Monsters and Bosses : Monsters : Small creatures Zombies Spiders Super Zombies Bosses : Blob Leonard Friedman 7 Walkthrough (level normal) : Buidling H : Right after the cutscenes you control Kenny. Go to the locker room and use the cellular phone. You must now chase the guy who stole your bag. Exit the gym and use the door to your right. Youre in the garden, follow the guy to the cave. Enter the cave and take the flashlight, the gun and the sticky tape. The tutorial teaches how to combine items. Now use the ladder to enter the cave. Inside follow the corridor. Here is the first trap, use the boost mode of your flashlight to dissipate the dark light. Enter the next room. You can only exit of here by using a door on the left of the room. Then you can only enter in a jail where a student, Dan, joins you. He then exits with you and takes a gun. Exit and you will be ambushed by a super zombie and some small creatures. Run to the exit as you cannot defeat the super zombie and push the box to free the door. Dan wont follow you anymore. Run to the exit and you will see the guy closing the exit. Note : I dont know what happens if Kenny dies here. Maybe you cannot control him anymore, maybe not. Building A : You control Josh now. Take the bat and the CD. Break the vending machine and take the energy drink. Break the window and open the door. You obtain a lockpick. With it open the door of this room to exit to the corridor. Go to the hall and take the map of the building. Continue straight to reach the men's room. You find an energy drink. Visit the room on the opposite of the women's room to find a sticky tape. Visit the women's room. If a partner is with you help him to reach the air shaft. (if not, go get one). You arrive in the staff room. Here, you'll find an old key, an energy drink and some articles. Go upstairs. In this room you find a CD and the staff room key. With it you can unlock a door to 1F and the 2 doors downstairs to the hall. You can exit to the exam library and notice that you will need a crank (later of course). Exit to the first floor. Break a window and push a cupboard to find a screwdriver on the ground. Now exit and go to 2F. Use the old key to enter here. Once inside, go upstairs and fight the small creatures or save your ammo and run for the windows. Walden will come and help you by breaking the windows. The light kills the monster. Walden suggests going to building B where Friedman is. Go to the hall and exit to the courtyard. After the cutscene take the CD and go upstairs to the balcony to find another one. Then go to Building B. Building B : Take the map near the entrance. Enter the first door you see. Inside You find Stan. Control him to unlock the cupboard and then take three cups on the board. Exit. In the next room you find a flashlight and a gun. Combine them and exit. Break the vending machine to obtain some energy drink. The next rooms are the toilets where you find a medikit. Dont go to 2F now and advance. You are attacked by a super zombie, use the light to dissipate the dark light and then shoot him and the small creatures. You can enter the room by using the whole on the wall. Take the items here. Exit. In the last room you find monsters, a CD, a letter and an acid tank. Go to 2F and you see that the door is locked. Go to the acid tank room and use the drink to transport the acid to the locked door. You have 30 seconds to do it. Enter the second floor and go right to unlock a door to the balcony. Kill the zombie in this corridor and then go back to the door to the balcony. You can unlock a locker in this corridor. From this location, you have some rooms on your left to visit. Room 1 : You find Waldens bag with a compass. Kill/avoid the zombies. Room 2 : Unlock the door (use Stan to go faster). You find ammos and an energy drink. Room 3 : locked. Room 5 : Enter and read some coordinates on a map on the ground. 330° and 20°. Room 4 : Friedmans office. Take the CD and listen to the message. In the next part of this office, take the second compass and look at the photo. Now approach of the painting and input on it both compass. The left compass must point to 330° while the right one points to 20°. If done correctly, the painting opens. You find a tape, a key to the library and other stuff. You can now exit to the courtyard and the next goal is to go to building C (the library). Building C : Inside the building you'll watch a scene with a zombie. Dont go to him. Take the map near the entrance. Advance and then 2 zombies will attack you. First room on the left (from the entrance) : a CD. Second room on the left : you find a projector and some items here. Break the window and enter the next room. You find a paper. Put the paper on the projector and you will get a code : 2432 (you can also use this paper on a bright window). Input this code on the safe here and you obtain a new key and a letter. There is another door to unlock (with Stan if possible) and inside there is a lot of dark aura. To dissipate it, you must break the window, else if you dont wish to, come back in this room after the night falls. You must open a cupboard to find a level 2 flashlight. Go to the library and opens it with your new key. Take the items here and talk to Friedman. He wants you to go to the Janitor and ask him to open the exit door for you. The night falls. JANITOR ROOM : Enter and take the items here. In the next part of the room you find a video recorder and another tape. You also find the key to building D. Building D : Enter this huge room and advance while you kill some spiders. You find a CD, a map near a door and ammos. You can enter a door to the kitchen where you will get a gun and an energy drink. Exit the kitchen and use the stairs. Here you will have to play with the electric wire, but first you need to find 2 fuses.Kill the monsters and exit to the next room. Youll have to kill 2 super zombies and then unlock a cupboard on the ground to find the fuses. Come back to the previous room and put them in the fusebox. Play with the wire in order to switch on the 3 lights. Then the light will illuminate the building. The order for the eight switches in the panel is shown below: right right up left ---- right left left right Go back to the room where you found the fuses and talk to the nurse. She will open the door. She is too disturbed to tell you much about what's going on, but you will find a crank and some goodies here. Go to the exam library to use the crank (in building A) and you will access to the last room of this building. You find in it a film, a CD and some ammo. When you go back to the staff room you meet again Walden and he gives you the key to building F. Building F : 1F : On your way to building F you pass the parking and you can unlock a truck. Kill the monsters here (or avoid them to conserve ammo) and enter the building. Look at the picture and take the sticky tape. When you enter the auditorium you find a wooden plank on the stage and a medikit at the top of the middle aisle. You can enter the door on the right. Read a letter and then go through the next door. Use the lift to reach the upper floor. BOSS : BLOB Use the boost mode of the flashlight on the monster. Shoot only when his head is exposed and he will die. You can also use the flashlight to kill the little maggots that the blob will shoot at you, so take your time. Lock the lift and go down through the ladder. The elevator shaft will be open. Go to the projection room. (Two spiders appear on the ramp to the projection room). Go back to the room with the lift call the elevator, brace it with the plank. Ride it up to the second floor. Lock the elevator (this might not do any good). Climb down the ladder and then climb down the elevator shaft. B1 : You are blocked here. Take the items and exit. In the next corridor, kill 2 monsters. Exit. In this corridor there are 4 doors, 2 on the right and 2 on the left. Door 1 on the right : locked. Door 2 on the right : It leads to a corridor with a student and ammo. Door 1 on the left : It is an operation room. You find a a medikit and a letter. Door 2 on the left : It leads to a room full of boxes. Push a box to find a second shotgun. Push another box to open the path to a jail. Save. Take the lever. A super zombie comes. Run to the door and then kill him. Take the grenade in his jail and exit. When you exit, you fight 2 super zombies. Go to the operation room and use the lever to go to the underground. B2 : In this corridor, take the ammo and enter the door. After the scenes, you awake in a jail. You have found Kenny. Take the hook and then change your character (press F) because with the hook, he (or she) will open the jail. Take the huge pliers and open the chest with it. You take all weapons and items you have lost. Exit and go to the previous corridor. Kill a monster and you can jump on the box, use the hook to pull down the ladder and exit to the courtyard. Take the CD, you notice a digicode and building E. Go back to the courtyard. Go to the nursery and you find that the nurse is dead. You can use the pliers to go to building G. Use the map to locate it. Building G : 1F : When you enter, kill a monster, then take the map. Door 1 on the right : 1 CD, ammo and a letter. Door 1 on the left : ammo. In the corridor unlock a locker, kill a zombie and take the ammo. Use the stairs and collect a first statue. Stay in the first floor for now and visit the 2 last rooms. In the toilets you find a medikit and an energy drink. In the room near the bed of the zombie you find ammo, a grenade and 2 monsters. Go to the second floor. 2F : The first door you see requires Stans skill. Then enter and kill the 2 zombies and the 2 small creatures here. You obtain ammo and a medi kit. Exit. The other doors are locked so advance toward the north corridor. A scene shows some cracks on the floor. Beware of them because they are random. You might want to save here before risking it. Advance carefully to the other side. Now enter. In this room there are 2 contaminated students. Kill/avoid them. Go right first. Unlock a cupboard and then push another one on a wall. You discover a secret room. Take the letter and then the chest. Use the other character to go on the other side of the huge room, pass a door. You enter a small room. Take the CD and throw the chest in the shaft. Exit of the room and fight 2 super zombies. Go to the first floor and kill the zombie here. The chest fell in the first room on the left (from the entrance). In it you find another Blob. Take the ammo and kill him. Now take the items in the chest. You obtain a map of the underground, a video, and a key for the small office in the library. Building C Part 2 : The next destination is obviously this office. Open the door to find inside the office a second statue and a film. Exit of the library and then you meet Walden. He steels the map of the underground and locked you in the library. The only way to exit of here is to visit the second floor. It's your lucky day, the door to the upper floor of the library (where the spiral staircase was destroyed) is open (magic ?). 2F : In the stairs, pass a door to find a third statue. Go to the second floor. There is also a medikit at the top of the stairs, near the door. The door in front of you is locked. The door on your right opens on a room with 2 monsters and ammo. Push the cupboard here and you find an entrance to the locked room. Kill the spiders here and take a key and some ammo. The door on your left has the magnum and a monster. In this corridor you can unlock a locker for a CD. The last door in this corridor opens on a room full of energy drink. Last exit of this building by using the key you found earlier. Watch the film in the projection room in the auditorium. Go there and you discover a code which is the one to the garden : 0582. THE GARDEN : Go to the small hut. After the scene, take the ammo and kill the 3 monsters. Go to the next screen. Advance and kill the zombies. Pass the door. Kill a super zombie and go to the end of the path. Destroy the wall (using a bat or a shotgun). Advance to a fork. The right path leads to the fourth statue you need. Then take the left path to reach a known part of the garden. Take the lever on the ground and enter the cave for the last time. THE CAVE : 1) Take the ammo, the CD and use the lever to go down. 2) You find some ammo and monsters. Advance to the exit. 3) You fight 2 super zombies. 4) Enter the door to the jail. This time open the door on the left (on the right you can find what happened to Dan). 5) You find a CD, a letter and some ammos. This room leads to Room 6 (on the left of the room) and Room 7 (near the letter). 6) Room 7 : Go in it to find a photograph. Push the cupboard to find the laser. If you use the ladder you find a shortcut to building F. 7) Room 6 : Kill a monster and take the medikit and the energy drink. This room leads to Room 8 (the door) and 9 (using the ladder). 8) Room 8 : In this room there are a large iron door and an exit back to where you've been. It will be necessary to return here to face the last boss. 9) Room 9 : Take the CD and the ammo. Enter the door. 10) In this room, input the four statues. Kill the blob. Exit through another door in this room. 11) In this corridor you'll have to kill 4 super zombies, try to do it without using the laser (light grenades do wonders). When they are dead, take the energy drink and go to the right to pass a door. 12) Take the CD and open the only door that can be opened. You find in it the last lever and a medikit. Input this lever in the room of the statues to activate the last event. After the cutscene go to Room 8 and watch another scene. Take the ammo, reload all your weapons and save the game before the final boss. I suggest you go alone as a second character won't help. FINAL BOSS : LEONAR FRIEDMAN Know this first : When the boss hits the ground with his hand, run to avoid the 3 dark flames, this can kill you instantly. If you are close of him he will try to hit you with one of his arms. PHASE 1 : Advance and use the magnum to shoot the first arm, you need 4 (Ashley) or 5 bullets to shoot it down. When you see a light on the ground stay in it because the dark blow will kill you. Use this moment to reload. Repeat for the second arm on the right. To reach the third, fourth and fifth arm you will have to walk in the dark light on the ground and then approach of the third arm. Shoot the 3 last arm one after the other to win. Use only the magnum. Enjoy the cutscene. PHASE 2 : After the cutscene, use the laser to shoot the Leonard's head. Shoot, run, shoot, run until he dies. You have completed the game in normal and unlock the making of, the hard and special mode and a new costume for each character alive. The game is not over and you will have to finish it in hard mode to see the true end. From Hans Meier : "I did but I still get the same ending that I had on easy mode. there is stan that is beeing shot by someone and it ends there." I have not tried the game in hard mode but if this is true, i suppose you must try the game in special mode, or maybe there is no true end ? 8 Secrets Complete the game in normal to unlock the hard mode, the special mode, the making of, the super bat, the lasergun and the new costume. Complete the game in hard to unlock ?? (will come later). 9 Bugs of the PC version : The real annoying bug come from the CD protection (Starforce). If you insert quickly the disk and launch the game, you bypass the protection. AS a result, the game will do an alt + tab every minute. So please when you insert the game, let your recorder read the disk information and when it will be ready launch the game. You have long waited to play this game so you can wait 5 more seconds no ? Another bug within the game is that the sound simply disappear during video and in the game. 10 Credits Thanks to Microid for this game. Thanks to Jacob Sander who correct some typos in this walkthrough. Thanks to Michael Hays who has improved greatly the quality of this faq and for giving some useful tips. This walkthrough is copyrighted 2004. Ask for permission to post it on your site. ADK.