The Flame of Olympus
Approach the brightly lit structure in the middle to trigger a cut-scene, where Kratos learns what he must do next. A trained eye will observe the gold specks floating in front of pedestals on the left side of the room. Sure enough, the head of Helios reveals a hidden mural. Unveil a couple more around the room and read the descriptions to draw Hermes out of hiding. Hermes then taunts the volatile Spartan to chase after him--what a tool bag.
Keep in mind that much of the pursuit relies on quick movements and do-or-die situations. If a platform looks unstable, you'd better get Kratos off it pronto.
Ignore Hermes on the other platform for now and opt for the red Orb chests at the end of the pathway. Only after they've been collected should you initiate the chase by gliding toward Hermes and sliding down the smooth wall. Hit the grapple point and land on the wooden bridge below. Every wasted second allows the raging fire to close in on Kratos, and what that happens Hermes wins. Traverse the bridge quickly, jumping over the first gap and over the fire at the second.
Kratos must climb up the vertically hanging bridge as quickly as possible, but some hapless blokes are left hanging for dear life. Whip them out of the way and scurry up the bridge after Hermes before the flames engulf Kratos. You must now guide him through narrow ledges and then glide toward the scaffold. Immediately latch onto the grapple point to avoid falling and get whisked away to a higher area.
Hit the lever here and copy Hermes' circus act to reach the other side safely. Upon landing, the stone bridge takes a crushing blow and collapses to a lower level at first but soon crumbles completely. Scramble out of harm's way by making a run for the grapple points--there should be three in total before you land on stable ground again. Hermes wastes no time on releasing mongrels and Harpies upon Kratos and the panicked citizens of Olympia. Take the ladder adjacent the gate and scale the building side.
The badass Kratos comes up with a brilliant way of reaching Hermes on the giant statue at the far end of the area. Hermes is now wounded and deserving of further punishment. You can find Hermes' Coin among the rubble next to the giant statue head. Spot the trail of blood stains to locate its source, Hermes, who barely puts up a fight. The speed he's come to rely on so much becomes heavily compromised by his grave injuries. Keep slashing at him and counter his jumps to eventually reach the finishing cut-scene.
Kratos takes the Boots of Hermes by brute force and can now use them to get a burst of speed, charge across and up walls, and perform aerial dodges. Only walls that have golden footprints running along them can support the Boots of Hermes. Follow the footprints to the top and clear out the enemies here. The path leads outside, so continue across the bridge and up to the area above. There's a hidden chest in the corner here with a Phoenix Feather inside.
Continue the ascent until no more golden footprints tag the walls and float over to the ledge on the right. Move into the clearing and prepare to fend off Olympian warriors and a Cyclops clad in armor and wielding a chained ball. Despite its intimidation factor, the Cyclops is easy to deal with. Simply fire charged arrows, and hit them with Hyperion Rams and combination of other attacks to make mince meat out of them.
When the coast is clear, head to the far left of the door to find chests, one of which holds a Minotaur Horn.
Table of Contents
- The Beginning
- The Underworld
- The Flame of Olympus
- Poseidon Princess
- Olympus Gardens
- The Labyrinth
- The Three Judges
- Top of the Labyrinth
- PS3 Trophies