- Mission 11 - Final Battle
"Take the moving platform up to the top and
disable the orbital elevator to put a stop to the Frontier
For this mission, you are given control of the L-P-9999
VS suit! The controls for this particular VS are completely
new. It will start out flying. You have the option to
Ascend (Y), Descend (A), fire out the Laser Vulcan (X),
or use the EMF Blade (RT or LT). The EMF blade buttons
can be charged to release a strong horizontal (charge
LT) or vertical strike (charge RT). Your main goal here
is to ascend to the very top of this chamber. Several
Bots and some enemy Vital Suit will attack on the way
up. It is good to stop and destroy the enemy Vital Suits
to get some thermal energy lost from the ascension back,
but the Bots are very numerous so it is for the best
if you keep ascending and ignore them. A cutscene will
play once the top is reached.
Isenburg likes to run away from your current position
and fire several laser blast and rockets at you from
long distance. Move to the side to avoid the laser blasts
and the rockets. The rockets can also be shot. Eventually
one of the plasma guns found on the circular object
in the middle of the area will float over to one of
his sides and he will fire plasma shots at your VS.
He will have two plasma guns on the sides of him by
the time the battle comes to a close. The shots from
these guns are very hard to avoid and can make it a
pain to hit him from close range thanks to the extreme
amount of damage that they can take per hit.
The more aggressive you are to the boss the easier
he is! Run into him and use charged horizontal slices
(charge LT) to damage him quickly then prepare another
and strike him again when you get next to him. Damage
him as much as possible before he grabs the plasma guns
and this battle will be over quick, but if you let him
get hold of the plasma guns too early he will be a pain
to hit. Try to stay right up on him at the beginning
of the battle and do not let up. Don't hit him while
he has his force field around him though since he will
be invincible at that time and he may take that chance
to hit you.
One method that seems to work for attacking him once
he has at least one plasma gun is to wait for him to
swing his right arm to direct a plasma blast from a
gun then hit him with a horizontal slice at that moment.
He seems to always fall victim to any slice at that
moment and this will cancel his plasma gun attack. Don't
hit him when he has a force field up however. Move to
the sides to avoid his rockets when his force field
is up and then strike him when his force field falls.
When he is near death he will send out a few rockets
each time he swings his right arm, but if you let go
of LT fast enough then the plasma blade from the slice
will sometimes destroy the missiles. Timing is key.
Anticipate his missiles then perform a slice slightly
before he swings his arm. This method is not 100% safe
but it will keep him in a pattern to where he will not
attack as much unless the pattern is broken by not hitting
The beginning of this fight is the same as on all other
modes. Hit him aggressively with the horizontal (LT)
slash. Hit him each time he raises his hand to attack.
Once he reaches half of his life, be sure to back off
as he puts up his force field since he will start launching
so many rockets at that point that you will get bombarded
if you step toward him to attack. Fly as far away from
him as is needed so that his rockets and laser blasts
cannot hit you. He will eventually fly toward you and
perform his homing laser blasts (notice the yellow lasers).
Once he has performed his homing laser blast two times,
start to hover near him. He will perform a combo slice:
two uppercuts and a downward spin with his blades. As
soon as he starts to recover from the downward spin,
fly directly toward him and hit him with a horizontal
slash. Fly away once again and wait for him to start
using his homing lasers followed by the slashes then
attack again. Keep up this pattern to defeat him easily
on extreme mode. It is possible to hover above him while
he does the spinning blade attack then retaliate immediately
with your own attack.