Eggmanland Day Perfect Dark Gaia
No relation to Joanna. (For the previous part of this match, see the 360 version of the battle against regular Dark Gaia.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuLHq5_sgws
Here's the match against Perfect Dark Gaia, the final final boss in the game. Dark Gaia realizes that it's not going to be able to beat Sonic and the Gaia Colossus together, so it cranks things up a notch and becomes Perfect Dark Gaia. The first thing it does is to spread the seven "snake things" (as Chip calls them) into a circle, forming a force field around Perfect Dark Gaia. Sonic also kicks up the pace and becomes Super Sonic. The majority of the battle is about taking down that force field.
It looks pretty hit-or-miss, but there is a winning strategy in order to do things quickly. First of all, you're better off going clockwise (viewed from above), as the snake things pop in and out. You can catch them exposed more often going in this direction. Perfect Dark Gaia has a set pattern. Secondly, at about 1:30 and 2:20, Perfect Dark Gaia will try to attack Super Sonic, with a barrage of explosive boulders followed by a laser beam. (You won't see it here, but this double attack also happens at about 3:40.) When the timer approaches, you should make Super Sonic fly down near the bottom of the barrier, as there are no rocks to get in Super Sonic's way down there. Otherwise, they can come at you without you having enough time to react.
By the way, Super Sonic has 3 hit points. The sperm-like things, the boulders, and the floating rocks take away 1 point if you hit them, and Dark Gaia's laser takes away 2 points.
Once Super Sonic rams into each of the seven snake things four times each, the shield will dissipate. This is when there's one last Quick Time Event that ends in the defeat of Perfect Dark Gaia.
Getting an S-Rank in this stage requires a score of 100,000 or above. Needless to say, the time is important; odds are you won't get the S-Rank if you take more than 10 minutes combined (between the regular Dark Gaia battle and this one). In addition, the Enemy stat is crucial too. 4500 points go in here each time the Gaia Colossus punches a boulder as it rushes towards Dark Gaia. In order to get the S-Rank, essentially, you must perform everything fast and punch a lot of boulders.
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Perfect Dark Gaia (パーフェクトダークガイア Pāfekuto Dāku Gaia) is the final boss of Sonic Unleashed. It is...