Inotia 4 has been released this year! Initially it was only available in iOS, and I don’t own any iOS (nor do I want to own one) device so I looked for some wild APK of Inotia that would work on my Android. The guide started when my parent allowed me to borrow her Android device time to time because the game won’t function properly on my low-end Android phone.
Inotia 4 Download Links(Version 1.0.3)
This version, which I think is incomplete, is the one I found outside Google Play. Inotia 4 was not yet out on Google Play (Android Market) officially so I needed this. I played it like some preview of the game. Some texts were left in Korean language. To download, go to Inotia 4 PLUS: Assassin of Berkel v1.0.3 – Android (by Com2uS Inc.), that page has several download links to the Inotia 4 APK.
Update (July 19, 2012) – I just found that Inotia 4 is already released for Android! Get Inotia 4 from Google Play now. 😀
Update (July 12, 2012) – Finally, I began writing my Inotia 4 walkthrough! Scroll down to find it.
Update (June 26, 2012) – The game runs well on my parent’s Samsung Galaxy S. Its screen is large enough, even though I think everything looks a bit stretched horizontally. And I could take screenshots of the game! I might not be able to write an Inotia 4 walkthrough though, because I am playing the game in bits. I’m only borrowing it when my parent is asleep.
Update (June 24, 2012) – I’ve been waiting for Inotia 4 to become available in Google Play (Android Market), but still can’t see it there when I search. I found an APK of the game somewhere in the web though. It’s called Inotia 4 PLUS. I don’t know why there’s PLUS on the name. It installed successfully and I was able to play, BUT character artworks and texts have fuzzy edges. I could hardly read the texts. I realized that my Android phone’s screen is too small for the game when my boyfriend installed it on his phone – it was crystal clear in his phone! So, it seems I’m going to delay writing a walkthrough for Inotia 4. That will be until… either when I get a better Android device (probably not anytime soon) or when there’s an updated release of the game that would look better on Android devices with smaller screens.
Inotia 4 Walkthrough by Catzie
I’m finally starting my walkthrough for Inotia 4. 🙂 The copy I have is buggy but I’m playing it anyway. It’s Inotia 4 Plus version 1.0.3, and I play it on my parent’s Samsung Galaxy S (Android 2.3, Gingerbread).
My plan for this Inotia 4 walkthrough is to cover only the guide for quests, just to help people reach the end of Inotia 4’s story while doing the optional quests to gain gold, experience points, and extra items.
I’m neither a hardcore gamer nor a good writer, so if you notice any mistake, it would be great if you could point it out. In a nice way, of course. 🙂 Somebody here has a short temper for rude people. :p
Inotia 4 Walkthrough Quick Links to Quests
This Inotia 4 walkthrough is grouped by quest. To help you find quests, here are quick links:
- Shadow Tribe Leader’s Mission (Part 1)
- Shadow Tribe Leader’s Mission (Part 2 – To Portia)
- Shadow Tribe Leader’s Mission (Part 3 – Knight of Berkel’s Uniform)
- Cause of Weakness
- Beginner’s Fusion Machine
- Mercenary Emblem
- Shadow Tribe Leader’s Mission (Part 4 – Joining the Channel’s Rescue Team)
- Rookie Bounty Hunter – Hanun Forest
- Lehman’s Request (Finding the Wizard)
- Wolfdog in the Area
- Isolated Grumman
- Channel Rescue Operation (Part 1 – Arnen Castle Infiltration)
- Channel Rescue Operation (Part 2 – Sudden Attack of Arnen Soldiers)
- Enemy’s Leader
- Channel Rescue Operation (Part 3 – Solitaire Infiltration)
Getting started with Inotia 4: Assassin of Berkel – Settings Screen
The screenshot above is the main menu of Inotia 4. You can change some game settings before you start the game. Press the SETTINGS button and you’ll see this:
You can turn the Sound on or off here. “Light Effect” can also be turned on or off here, but I’m not sure what light effect is in this game. Maybe it has something to do with spells you cast? There’s option for Data Backup. You can either save or load your data from this settings screen. I never tried this feature, but it says “You need to register or login to Com2uS Hub if you want to use the data backup/restore”. I think it’s useful in cases like when you’re resetting your device to factory settings. The last item in the settings screen is Language. English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are available. It frightened me when I accidentally set my language to Chinese. I couldn’t understand a thing! Hahaha. Good thing it isn’t hard to change back into English.
Now let’s hit the START button. 😀
Now we see the screen where we can select save slots. I placed labels on the screen’s buttons. I’m not trying to be a female Captain Obvious here. :p Just helping out so no one fails to notice any button. Oh, I just hope *I* don’t miss placing label on any button! (>_<) So... pressing an occupied slot will let you load that, and pressing an empty slot will let you begin a new game. Hit the Back button on the top left if you want to go back to the main menu. I already have a saved game there on the first slot, but I'm gonna choose an empty slot so I can play the same pace with you.
Inotia 4 Class Selection
We have 6 different character classes to choose from. I’m going to choose the Assassin.
I know you can view the following info in the game, but let me show you anyway the descriptions for each character class, including initial status points. It’s in tabular format for easier comparison:
|Decription:||The original power of noble knights were beyond what humans can hold. With solemn denomination and loyalty to the Shadow Tribe, the black knights were the main players to be the Tribe’s virtuoso.||They have been a part of the Inotian continent for a long time. With many rigorous training coursesand real battle skills, they hold the strongest independent combat powers on the continent.||These wizards have been lured to the fascinating dark powers of the Shadow Tribe than of religious faith towards the church. Their practice of magic and witchcraftry is of the highest destruction on the Inotian continent.||Some of the dark Shadow Followers were once devoting priests of the Life-giver, Tamit. Their distorted faith towards dark magic is more destructive than it was when they were empowered with powers of the light.||In the woods, away from most human activities, live these pursuers. Shadow Tribe members contact them to collect valuable information that provides their survival.||From the highlands, north of the Inotian continent are a champion of savages. Some of them are mercenaries of the Shadow Tribe, not for honor or wealth, but for their strong desire to slaughter enemies in battles.|
Press the icon of the character class that you choose, then press START button again.
Watch the scene.
After the scene, you gain control in the game. You’ll see many buttons on the screen. Following is a screenshot with button labels to help you understand this game’s interface.
Inotia 4 Game Interface
Let me describe the purpose of the buttons.
- Mini Map See where your character (silver mark) is on the map. The green marks indicate passages/exits. The white round marks indicate shop keepers or NPC’s that you can talk to.
- Save Game Save your current progress to the corresponding slot.
- Online Shop I never actually tried this. Maybe you can buy some special items from there.
- Game Menu When you press this you’ll be taken to the screen where you can find the screens for Character Statuses, Items, Skills, Party Management, Quests, and Options. More info on these screens later.
- Directional Pad Moves your character.
- Merchandise Dealer This is not actually part of the game’s interface buttons, but I just want to point out that this is the NPC you talk to if you need potions, bags, resurrection scrolls, lamps, etc… Oh, Busybody Luna looks just like her! Luna is the girl you see in every town getting game reviews. ^_^
- Main Character Marker That grayish icon indicates where Kiyan, the main character, is.
- Shortcuts You have here 6 slots where you can register skills and potions that you often use. I feel that I always need more slots.
- Party Info This area shows characters that are in your party.
- Change Shortcuts This button lets you modify shortcuts.
- Action button Press this button to talk to NPC’s, examine objects, attack enemies, open chests, consume spring water for recovery, hit vases, etc…
Let’s familiarize ourselves with the Game Menu. That’s the #4 button in the screenshot I showed earlier. Press that button and you’ll see the following. Again, a screenshot with labels:
Some descriptions for Game Menu labels:
- Close – Exits the Game Menu
- Status Tab – This tab is the active tab in the screenshot above. It will show you information about your active party members.
- Bag Tab – Your items are shown here. You can equip multiple bags so you could hold more items. Initially you have only one bag and it has 16 slots. You can get more bags to equip from merchants or monster drops. Take note that there’s a special bag in the Bag screen. It’s the QUEST bag at the bottom right, with a letter “Q” on it. It stores items that are related to your quests. Pressing on consumable items like potions give you the option to USE, set HOTKEY ON (shortcut), or DESTROY.
- Skill Tab – Make your character learn new skills every time you level up and gain more skill points.
- Party Tab – Here you can find mercenaries that you get. This is where you can add and remove characters to/from your party. You can also delete mercenaries here.
- Quest Tab – This helps you keep track of what you should do to make progress with the story. There should be labels whether each quest is a main quest or an optional quest.
- System Tab – This lets you save the game (though you can save the game from the main game screen), get HELP, or go back to MAIN MENU.
- Party Members – This area shows the portraits of your party members. My screenshot shows only 1 member, but later on in the game you can have up to two more members. Just press on the picture of the party member whose status you’d like to check or set.
- Basic Character Info – Shows character level, character class, and name. Available status points, available skill points, HP, MP, and Experience Points are also shown.
- Status Points – Pressing on the button with (+) plus sign lets you add points to your STR, DEX, VIT, INT, and MEN. Allocate your points wisely.
- More Info – This area shows the calculated total amount of damage, magic damage, and etc. that your character can do. These are based on your status (STR, DEX, VIT, INT, and MEN) and equipment.
Now let’s move along. Go East like your companion told you to find Darius. Watch the scene.
First Inotia 4 Quest: Assination of Earl Grafton
And now you get your first quest:
Assassination of Grafton the Earl
Darius, the vice-leader of the Shadow Tribe, ordered Kiyan to assassinate Earl Grafton. Follow the Earl’s crew, do away with him, and report back to Darius.
Required: Earl Grafton, dead.
There will be non-aggressive monsters in this map, meaning they won’t attack you until you start attacking them. Let’s attack them now (I feel that I sound so mean!) so we start gathering gold, items, and experience points soon. Head South, approach the bat, and press the action button to attack. You need to press it only once and your character will automatically attack it until it’s dead. You will notice that a skill and a small Healing Potion are already set on the shortcuts area for you. Enemies will drop gold and items when killed. Walk over those objects to pick up. Enemies drop mana gems (shiny blue orbs) as you attack them. Picking them up lets you recover MP faster.
Tip: Picking up mana gems while fighting tough enemies, especially bosses, keeps you from running out of mana so you can continuously use your skills in battle.
Another tip, for later when you get party members: Using healing potions heals all party members at once.
Move your character to the East side of the map to trigger another scene. Save your game and prepare to fight 3 Berkel Soldiers.
When you defeat them and go South a little, you’ll notice Clear Springs. Press the action while facing springs like this to recover HP and/or MP.
Exit this area on the South-Eastern side of the map. Watch another scene. Then, follow the path until you reach a barricade that has a question mark (?) floating above it. Examine using the action button. Watch the scene. Prepare for another fight with Berkel Soldiers.
When they are defeated, head South then East to the Cave of Silence entrance. Note that from that point onwards, enemies will be aggressive.
Follow the path, getting rid of the enemies as you come across them, until you reach the exit at Northeast. Save before you go, because the next map won’t let you save.
Tip: When entering a passage and the game notified you that you won’t be able to save in that map, it usually means there’s a coming battle in the next map. So, prepare for that.
Now we encounter Earl Grafton. Watch the scene and defeat him in the fight.
Tip: Kill underlings before killing bosses during fights may make things easier for you.
Tip: Each time you level up, check for status points and skill points and use them up to strengthen your character.
Watch the scene that follows the defeat of Earl Grafton. Make your way back to Darius. He’s in the Shadow Tribe Camp, where you first gained control of your character in the game.
Tip: People, passages, or objects with blinking question marks above them are the ones you talk to, enter, or examine to make progress with quests.
Your Mission Assigned by Cardinal Janus, Leader of Shadow Tribe
Talk to Darius and watch the scene. Take the chance to learn more about level-ups, experience points, stats, and skills. Then you will be back to the Shadow Tribe headquarters. Watch the scene and you get a new quest:
Shadow Tribe Leader’s Mission (Part 1)
Cardinal Janus has an assignment for Kiyan. Find Janus in Sanctus Imriel, the Empire’s church. Go to the northern exit of the Shadow Hall. The Sanctus Imrielis at the northeast side of Berkel Capital.
Required: Speak to Janus.
First, exit the room. Climb the stairs and take the Northern exit, the one where light shines through. You will be in Berkel Capital. Go to the Northeast of the map to find the church. It will have a question mark floating near the passage. Enter it and you’ll find Janus. Watch the scene.
Approach and talk to Cardinal Janus. After the scenes, you get a new quest:
Shadow Tribe Leader’s Mission (Part 2 – To Portia)
Janus ordered Kiyan to disguise as a Berkel Knight to take part in the Channel Rescue Operation. Go to Portia to learn how to be part of the Rescue Team. She will be at the Shadow Hall.
Required: Speak to Portia.
You will find yourself at the Shadow Hall after the scene. Portia is the woman with violet hair in the middle of the hall, with question mark blinking above her. Talk to her and watch the scene. A new quest is given:
Shadow Tribe Leader’s Mission (Part 3 – Knight of Berkel’s Uniform)
For your knight uniform, you need to get reagents and 5 ectoplasms from the Shadow Training Dungeon 2. Return back to Portia after you get these necessities.
Required: 5 Ectoplasms.
Let’s do some side quests. Talk to Dark Sorcerer Kane, the one with pointy hat to the left of Portia. You’ll get the following quest:
Cause of Weakness
Dark Sorcerer Kane requests you to terminate 5 knife-needled mosquitoes that live in Shadow Training Dungeon 2.
Required: 5 Knife-needled Mosquitoes.
Let’s also do the side quest of the fusion machine now. Examine the fusion machine that is located to the right of the Shadow Hall’s exit. The place where you can get the required items is in a different dungeon, but I like to do this quest now. 🙂 It’s a repeatable one:
Beginner’s Fusion Machine
The Fusion Machine requests you to collect 5 pieces of metal from the Shadow Warehouse.
Required: 5 Paillettes.
Enter the passage to the right of the fusion machine, next to where a boy stands. See the screenshot below for some visual help. I encircled the object that you need to collect in the warehouse. Walk over it to pick up. You need to collect only 5. Kill Wine-Drunken Bats and Rats as you go so that you gain experience points and gold.
Note that each time you pick up a quest item, you will see on the top center part of your screen how many more you need to fulfill the quest. For example, when you pick your first Paillette, you will see “1/5 Paillette”. Pick 4 more Paillette to fulfill the required number of objects. If the message no longer appears when you pick up the quest item, it means you already collected enough.
When the business in the warehouse is done, exit, and examine the fusion machine again. You can repeat the quest if you want to.
Now, let us go to the Shadow Training Dungeon 2 to do the other quests. Head down the stairs, and enter the passage on the Southwest of the map. You will be at Shadow Training Dungeon 1, where monsters are not aggressive. To get to the Dungeon number 2, take the Southwest exit.
Remember what we need to do: Kill 5 Knife-Needled Mosquitoes and collect 5 ectoplasms from Reagents. There are only mosquitoes and Reagents in this dungeon. The ectoplasms are not always dropped by Reagents you kill, so you’ll probably need to kill over 5 Reagents until you get 5 dropped ectoplasms.
Tip: Monsters respawn after some time. If you don’t want to wait until they respawn, exit then re-enter the map to make them instantly respawned.
Reminder: You can check how much you progressed in your quests by opening the Game Menu and going to the Quests tab.
When you get everything you need, return to the Shadow Hall by exiting to the East then Northeast.
Reminder: Blinking question marks usually indicate the person or object that you need to talk to or examine to fulfill quests.
Talk to Dark Sorcerer Kane.
Dark Sorcerer Kane gave me a Handbag. It only has 4 slots, but it’s going to be useful since my inventory is full. Please note that you won’t be able to conclude a quest that rewards you with an item if your inventory is full. So, you’ll need to free some slots in your bag to make room for the reward. Go to Game Menu then Bag tab and choose which item you’d like to DESTROY (discard). If you also got a Handbag from the sorcerer, let’s equip it now. Press the handbag on the Bag tab and on the box that appeared, press EQUIP. You now have a new tab of bag with 4 slots. 🙂
Now let’s talk to Portia. Kiyan, as an assassin, gets Berkel Leather Armor.
Talk to Darius to get Mercenary Emblem quest:
Darius hands Kiyan the Mercenary Emblem, a sign that enables him to recruit mercenaries when needed. Learn how to use the emblem and get mercenaries, and then return to Darius.
Required: Use the mercenary emblem.
To fulfill this quest, open your Game Menu and then choose the Bag tab. See the following screenshot for some visual help. The item you need to select in the bag is marked. The USE button on the left side will appear when you press the Shadow Mercenary Emblem item.
After pressing USE, you should check the new mercenary you got by going to the Party Tab in the Game Menu. He or she is now an active party member. What class did you get? I got a Priest, and I was like “Wow, lucky” at first because I think a healer is essential in the party, but then I saw that this Priest doesn’t have a healing spell. :-[ I don’t like the mercenaries in Inotia 4, to be honest. I feel that they are very weak, unlike in Inotia 3.
When done checking your mercenary, talk to Darius again. He’ll offer to fill you in with some info about mercenaries. I’m going to place the info here, with a few modifications to make terms consistent, for reference.
About party recruitment and managing
The Party Tab will let you know exactly what is happening with your hired crew. You can Recruit and/or Release them at this tab. You will be able to see their stats, skills, and equipment.
About party controls
You are the party leader, so you’ll be the one to attack any target. The two other party members will follow you. Tap twice on “Character Info” and your men will attack the target. Also, tap once more on Character Info to control your men however you please.
* On the Party Info area, tap on the photo of a member to set him/her as leader of the party.
About party AI settings
If you go to Skills Tab and press “A.I.”, you can set your party members as your AI followers. Not only can you decide on the times each mercenary uses skills, but you can also go to the SETTINGS key below and select how many auto-counterattacks you’re going to hit. Battle style will differ according to how AI settings are arranged, so use the best one that fits you.
Shadow Tribe Leader’s Mission (Part 4 – Joining the Channel’s Rescue Team)
To be a rescue team member, you need to take Janus’ recommendation letter to Lehman who is at Hanun Forest 1. Hanun Forest 1 is at the southeast of Berkel Capital.
Required: Talk to Lehman.
Tip: Visit the Merchandise Store to stock up some healing potions and resurrection scroll to keep your party members alive. It is located to the left of the church.
Let’s exit Berkel Capital through the South East passage near the weapon shop. We are now at Hanun Forest 1.
You’ll see a dark guy Bounty Hunter Lars standing past the gate. Talk to him to get your first Bounty Hunter quest.
Rookie Bounty Hunter – Hanun Forest
Defeat the acid slime and starving wolf boss and return to Bounty Hunter Lars.
Required: 1 Acid Slime and 1 Starving Boss Wolf.
Acid Slime (green) is in Southwest of Hanun Forest 1, near the leap-gate and near the springs.
Starving Boss Wolf (dark gray) is in Hanun / Hanun Forest 2, at the Northwest area.
If you played Inotia 3 before, you’ll know how easier it is in Inotia 4 to find whatever you need to hunt for in Bounty Hunter quests because unlike in Inotia 3, the monster or person you need will be marked in the map. See the mini-map in the following screenshot:
That’s the marker for anything you need to defeat for Bounty Hunter quests, so pay attention to it.
Let’s proceed to the lower part of the map. When you reach the area where Lehman is, a scene will start and you get a new quest.
Lehman’s Request (Finding the Wizard)
Lehman requests to Kiyan to find the wizard that has been appointed to fix the leap-gate who has not arrived yet. Wizard Grumman will be somewhere around Hanun Forest 2.
Required: Speak to Wizard Grumman.
Before we go let’s do a side quest from Guard Zone. He’s the one with exclamation mark (!) floating above his head. Talk to him to get his quest:
Wolfdog in the Area
Capture Wolfdog Grayfang in a steel cage at Hanun Forest 2, and return to the Guard Zone.
Required: 1 Wolfdog Grayfang, captured in cage.
I found the Acid Slime (for Bounty Hunter) here in Hanun Forest 1 near the leap-gate on Southwest. It’s green.
Take the exit on South-East. You are now in Hanun Forest 2, even if the game tells you you’re in “Hanun” as you enter. The other guy you need to defeat for Rookie Bounty Hunter quest is in the East of this map. It’s the Starving Boss Wolf, which is reddish in color.
Wizard Gramman, who we need for our main quest – Lehman’s Request, is at the South-East corner. You’ll see the yellow question mark in the mini-map. Talk to him. You get a new quest:
Wizard Grumman rejects to return with Kiyan for he fears the wolves. Kill 5 wild wolves in Hanun Forest 2 to ensure Grumman he’s safe.
Required: 5 Wild Wolves.
Kill 5 wolves around the Hanun Forest 2. Starving Boss Wolf doesn’t count in. Only gray Wild Wolves do. Talk to the wizard again to conclude this quest. Before we return to Lehman at Hanun Forest 1, let’s catch the Wolfdog Grayfang first. It is a dark ray wolf at the Northwest of the map. There’s no marker for this guy in the mini-map since it’s not for a Bounty Hunter quest. If you stand near the spot where Wizard Grumman was earlier, you’ll see the dark gray wolf to the left. Attack Wolfdog Grayfang until defeated. Then examine it to put in the cage.
Let’s now return to Hanun Forest 1. A scene should begin when you enter.
Conclude side quests before taking the leap-gate because they will be cancelled. Talk to Guard Zone to conclude his quest. Then talk to Bounty Hunter Lars on the North. I got the Shining Official Bounty Hunter Boots from Lars.
When ready, talk to Lehman and take the leap-gate. Watch the scene.
Channel Rescue Operation (Part 1 – Arnen Castle Infiltration)
Lehman says the Channel is in the deepests of Arnen Castle. Save the Channel and return to the Empire by going through the leap-gate.
You will be at Old Sanctuary. Enter the castle on the Northwest entrance. Now you’ll be at the Northwest side of Arnen Castle.
Cross to the Northwest part of the map to exit. Note that there’s a Merchandise Dealer at a corner at the West side. Buy potions and scrolls if you can. Watch a scene and prepare to fight Arnen soldiers as a quest:
Channel Rescue Operation (Part 2 – Sudden Attack of Arnen Soldiers)
You’ve been captured by Arnen soldiers. Lehman told Kiyan they are outnumbered, so he ordered to defeat 8 Arnen sentinels.
Required: 8 Arnen Sentinels
Before fighting the sentinels, talk to the Channel Rescue Crew with exclamation mark above his head. You get the following side quest:
Defeat 2 Arnen Guard Leaders to destroy the morale of the enemy
Required: 2 Arnen Guard Leaders
Kill two Arnen Guard Leaders, who you can find at the Southwest and Northeast rooms of this map. Talk to the Channel Rescue Crew again to conclude that quest. Kill 8 sentinels too. After killing 8 sentinels, watch the scene.
Now you are ordered to move along by yourself:
Channel Rescue Operation (Part 3 – Solitaire Infiltration)
Arnen soldiers are growing in numbers. Lehman feels outnumbered to charge forward, so he orders Kiyan to save the Channel on his own.
Exit this area by going to the Northwest.
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