For all you min-maxing 100%’ers out there, here’s a guide to help get those tricky achievements. It’s impossible to get them all during a single play-through, so there’s no need to stress over them too much. I made many of these achievements to motivate players to pick less popular choices, as well as rewarding them for paying attention. Warning: spoilers ahead!
Best Dumplings in Yamato
In chapter 1, Kin Oyama asks a request from our favorite ronin. Agree but make sure he knows that nothing is free.
Can’t Trust Anybody
In chapter 1, that mysterious fiancé is a bit too mysterious for our liking. Be a skeptic to reveal her/his true motive.
A Fish Out of Water
In chapter 2, our ronin gets into a mess thanks to an oversized carp. Don’t rely on Masami/Masashi and instead make the most out of the leftovers.
Attack of Opportunity
In chapter 4, buy yourself some time with the tricky guardsman by playing lost. He won’t be such a handful afterwards.
The Most Important Question
In chapter 4, after the Emperor’s long monologue our ronin gets a chance to speak up. It’s always about money with you, isn’t it?
That Just Ain’t Right
This is a difficult achievement to obtain, and involves making a choice in both chapters 4 and 5. In the latter chapter, use the excuse about being newlyweds to try and fool the city guard. And in chapter 4, choose the relationship with Masami/Masashi that would cause marriage to imply a very…improper association.
Leap of Faith
In chapter 5, don’t hesitate on the rooftop. Do it for the kid!
The Better Part of Valor
In chapter 6, nothing is easy in Hyuga. Restrain yourself as Toshie/Toshio recommends.
In chapter 6, you’ll need to be a brutal ronin and find an edged weapon. Afterwards, quench your opponent’s thirst permanently.
In chapter 8, investigate that noise in the alleyway. Give a lecture to the hapless goon; one that he won’t soon forget.
In chapter 8, don’t bother with the alleyway. Get some saké instead, and share it with someone who needs it.
In chapter 9, go ahead and try your luck at Chō-Han. If you win, you’ll get this achievement. May the random number generator be always in your favor!
Not My Client
In chapter 9, a beautiful woman and her troubles falls right into your lap. You’ve got enough problems—go ahead and get her off your hands.
In chapter 9, don’t get yourself poisoned by an incoming dart. Make some small talk with Toshie/Toshio by admiring the night sky.
In chapter 9, get yourself poisoned by an incoming dart. Then go ahead and get hands-on with the good doctor at night.
In chapter 10, the truth hurts too much. Keep it from Hatch.
Land of the Rising Sun
In chapter 11, the ronin and company are heading toward the East Ward. Keep in mind which way the sun rises to navigate the streets of Jijinto.
Saving Her From Herself
In chapter 11, choose the ronin to save Momoko personally. Do so without getting an injury to obtain this achievement. Factors include: who’s poisoned, approaching on the bridge, and whether or not Hatch learned the truth the hard way.
Better This Way
In chapter 11, let Hatch do the rescuing. Do so without getting an injury to obtain this achievement. Factors include: who’s poisoned, approaching on the bridge, and whether or not Hatch learned the truth the hard way.
In chapter 12, a stoic or perverted ronin can talk their way past the giant Daisuke. For the stoic ronin, be direct and honest about why you’re there. For the pervert, well, it ought to be fairly obvious.
And I Meant It
In chapter 12, remember what you said to Masami/Masashi back at the kabuki theater.
Following Your Own Path
In chapter 12, don’t use the Strike of Non-Thought. Instead rely on your own techniques. If you are injured from the bridge rescue however, you may be forced to give in.
Why would you want this achievement?! Just kidding. There are two possible bad ends: Greed and Wrath. Both can occur on chapter 12. When Shiroyama tosses the pouch of gold coins, a ronin with less than 20% attunement will take it and run. Alternatively, giving into the Strike of Non-Thought at less than 30% attunement will turn the ronin into a mindless killer.
A True Ronin
In chapter 13, the snake demon offers you several gifts and powers. Keep your lust for special abilities in check to obtain this achievement.
I Already Told You
In chapter 13, during a trippy spirit sequence, remember what you told the Emperor back at the Lion Temple.
In chapter 14, you find yourself in front of a fallen giant. Let him leave with his life.
In chapter 14, you find yourself in front of a fallen giant. Make sure he stays that way.
In chapter 14, let the boys in blue take care of the mess you’ve made.
In chapter 14, let the shrine maidens take care of the mess you’ve made.
This one is self-explanatory. Congratulations on beating the game!