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Old 03-19-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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Gold Trophy How To Unlock "aMAZEd" (Guaranteed)

aMAZEd
Beat the labyrinth without dying or failing

This is one of the few skill oriented trophies in the game. Depending on what difficulty you're playing on, successfully unlocking "aMAZEd" can be extremely challenging. Luckily I have discovered a way to unlock this trophy on any difficulty, without having to worry about failing, dying, or any of that nonsense .

The below method has been confirmed to still work with the most recent patch (1.03). Thanks Mer2329 for confirming that..

1.) Enter the Labyrinth

2.) Save the game at the save point (and be sure to not save over it until this trophy is unlocked)

3.) Play as though you're truly trying not to die, or fail.

4.) If you die or fail at any time, do not "restart at the last checkpoint". Instead choose "Quit Game".

5.) Go to "Load Game" at the main menu and select the file that looks like this:



It will be at the very top, and should say "(Auto-Save)" in the description.

6.) Load that file up and continue to play as if nothing ever happened, from where you just died at.

7.) If you die again for whatever reason, repeat step 4 & 5 until you have successfully conquered the labyrinth.

8.) If you accidentally do hit restart at any time, don't worry about it. Just go and manually load the auto-save and you'll be fine. No harm done.

9.) Enjoy your trophy!


If you're playing on "Titan" and you're worried about the difficulty effecting your chances/speed of success, save in the Caverns, during your second visit, after
Spoiler! (click here to reveal)


The reason that this method works is that whenever you reach a certain point in the game, it automatically saves without so much as notifying you. When you select "Restart at last checkpoint" it loads you at the "Auto-Save Point", but adds on an additional death. So, if you don't do restart and instead MANUALLY do it, you'll never have to worry about accumulating deaths of any sort. Which only really matters for this particular trophy, as there are no other death related trophies in God of War III.

I personally tested this method (twice, on two different accounts and difficulties), and I can guarantee that it works. Not only that but I intentionally failed and died many times, at each checkpoint, just to make sure there was no errors.

I wish you all the best of luck with the "aMAZEd" trophy, and with the platinum.



Section Tips

There's a few select parts that are tricky. So here's how you should prepare for them.

1.) Put any and all orbs you have into your Nemean Cestus if it isn't already maxed, because you'll be using it a lot.
2.) Never pass up any of the green/blue chests. There's no backtracking in the labyrinth so even if you're only missing 5% health, it's worth filling up than not.



Spike Room

This is one of the two difficult rooms in the labyrinth. To ensure that you pass it alright, equip your Nemean Cestus. It will knockdown/back every single enemy that spawns in that room.

Stay in one corner of the room and use + to continuously keep the mobs at bay until you know where the spikes are coming out from first. Once you do go stand on the next spot that it will be coming out of. You can tell because the spikes rotate in a counterclockwise fashion for phase 1, and clockwise for phase 2.

Once the tips of the spikes stick out be sure to knock everyone down once, then double jump+glide to a safe spot before they come out. Continue to do this until the Harpy shows up.

When the Harpy comes just jump, hit +, and you will begin riding it as you have done many times before. Do not under any circumstances hit a button while you're riding the Harpy.

The room will spin, you'll kill the harpy, and mobs will spawn just like before.

Repeat the process until the door opens up and you jump to safety.



Daedalus Room

This in my opinion is the most difficult part of the labyrinth. It's very long, clustered, and has a nasty combination of enemies.

Here's the individual strategies for each one:


Wraiths: Tall guys with cloaks, and weird scythes. These are your #1 priority, as they do the most damage and can wreak havoc if they go underground.

-Just use on them over, and over, and over. When you first use it they will be launched in the air. Jump up and use again. Once you're on the ground repeat the process until it dies. You take no damage while grappling so it's completely safe.

- If they go underground then use + to pull them out.


Siren Seductress: First things you see. They're small blue ghost chicks that float around. They're really annoying, but easy to take care of.

-Use the Blades of Exile for these chicks. Just do whatever strong/fast combo you're comfortable with. If one flies up in the air immediately jump up and hit circle (not +), to bring her down and do big damage. If you ignore her she'll drain your magic and stun you.

-When you are prompted with for them, ignore it at first, unless you're at full magic then you just kill her. If you're not at full magic then just do a good deal more damage to her, and then use circle. If she doesn't instantly die she'll be very close to death. The reason you want to kill them with if you're not at full mana is because they restore it, and stun/damage nearby enemies.


Minotaurs: Use your Nemean Cestus on them. If there are any shield guys around, then wait til they're near you and use to break all of their shields and damage them at once.

-Continuously use + on them to keep them from charging you, and toss them into others in the area. It's best to keep them knocked against a wall, that way they'll be subdued for longer periods of time. Also as I'm sure you know if you kill them with you are rewarded health. If you are anything less than 100% health, do it that way.


Olympus Sentinel: Blue shield guys with spears. These in my opinion are the second biggest threat, next to the Wraiths. Scratch that, they are actually worse than the Wraiths because they spawn in greater numbers, and don't have a cheesy strategy like spamming one button to kill them.

-Whenever you see these guys you need to focus on them ASAP with your Nemean Cestus. Get their shields down and play it as safe as possible. Don't use + because it takes too long to execute, and you can/will get hit a lot while attempting it. Just quick bursts of over and over will do perfect.

-Because they have spears they have deceptively long range, and they gang up on you. These guys can very easily take 50% of your health on Titan mode, while keeping you stunned at the same time.

-It's best to save as much of your magic for when you run into these + minotaurs at once, as it will make it infinitely easier. Just make sure you are facing the way you want to hit because it is a directional based magic ability.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
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thanks for the tip.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:53 AM   #3
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I thought it was common sense to "not restart from checkpoint" unless the checkpoint is before/at the entrance. This is what I do for most games anyways with similar requirements.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:57 AM   #4
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Yeah got this trophy yesterday. The only part i had troubles with was when the spikes all came oout of the floor.
@ sunnygrg yeah the "not restart from checkpoint" things is pretty obvious. Actually the whole trophy is, there is no trick to it, its just all about messing up. As of now, i think adding tips on how to get past certain parts would be alot more helpful to people that dont have the trophy yet. lol

Also, lol i wouldnt say you discovered this its pretty obvious and im basically the only way to get this trophy without being a beast at the game lol

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Old 03-19-2010, 12:43 PM   #5
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The reason that this method works is that whenever you reach a certain point in the game, it automatically saves without so much as notifying you. When you select "Restart at last checkpoint" that last auto-save is overwritten with a new auto-save, which includes your death/fail. So, if you don't do restart and instead MANUALLY do it, you'll never have your auto-save overwritten with a new death.
I can verify that is not true. I died in the spike room and accidentally hit restart from checkpoint. Then I quit and reloaded the auto save. In the back of my head I was hoping restarting the checkpoint would not overwrite the auto save with my death. I finished the Labyrinth and still got the trophy.

Also, in the room where you have to climb to the top with the crushing spikes.. if you jump off the top and glide down and do that thing where you fall right before you land. That also does not count as "falling" and you will still get the trophy.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:45 PM   #6
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I thought about that, but never tested it, glad to see you did. Thanks
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:24 PM   #7
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Wher doz the labyrinth actually start? lol just wanna be 100% sure i get this right
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:26 PM   #8
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Wher doz the labyrinth actually start? lol just wanna be 100% sure i get this right
You'll be building this giant thing consisting of giant cubes while in the Cavern. Once you enter the cubes, you'll see big letters at the top of your screen that says "Labyrinth". You'll know you're in the Labyrinth when you see these words.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:27 PM   #9
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Wher doz the labyrinth actually start? lol just wanna be 100% sure i get this right
It will pop up on the screen and say "The Labyrinth" when you officially get into it. There will be a save point right here as well for you. Dont worry about dying until the words "The Labyrinth" shows up on the screen.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:43 PM   #10
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Haha Thx guys just need 2 no 4 my hard play thow dont relly wanna do 3 playthows.
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