Before you play the Star Ocean: Till the End of Time game, you will definitely want to know these simple but useful tips and tricks. If you have any tips feel free to share with us!
Things to Know Before Playing
Don’t bother levelling up all your characters. You can pretty much ignore everyone but Fayt, Cliff, Maria and Nel. Just concentrate on those four.
Always save up your SP and max out Determination and than Effort in your skill list. They will make you level up and gain SP mad fast! After that I suggest maxing out customization (so you can make some nasty ass weapons) and also Familiar (so you can send a bird out to a item shop when your stuck in a cave, be sure to pick up pet food though!).
- Use Fayt’s move Sidekick a lot.
- Chain Maria’s Spreadshot and Homing Shot over and over, you can get incredible damage really fast.
How chain attacks work: you get two attack buttons (I forget precisely which ones they were but for the sake of this explanation let’s assume it’s X and O). You can assign a special attack to each button. Assign Spreadshot to X and Homing Shot to O (or vice versa, doesn’t matter). Hold X, and as soon as you see Maria start the animation for her special attack, begin holding O. She’ll immediately go into it, at which point you should hold X again. Do this until your attack meter (or whatever it’s called) goes down and you have to let it recharge. This makes every battle, including the last boss, stupidly easy. This method works for any character, I just prefer Maria because she racks up huge damage and has ranged attacks.
Explore the entirety of all the maps you come to, even the mountains outside of Airyglyph when the plot tells you you need to run. The soldiers wandering the map are tough and if you’re not good at the game’s combat system, they will kill you, but you can still explore it. Exploring the entirety of a map gives you a scale bunny (or something like that, I don’t remember what it’s called, it’s been a while). You can then go back into Airyglyph, sell the bunnies, and then buy Fayt (and maybe even Cliff or Nel, I don’t remember if you end up having enough) weapons that they’re not supposed to have until well into disc 1. Your characters (that you bought weapons for, I recommend Fayt at least) will be absurdly overpowered throughout a good portion of the first disc.
You can get one of those Scale Bunnies from every map you fully explore, giving you an unnoticeable +5% movement speed in battle. They don’t stack with one another**, meaning if you care about the 5% you only have to keep 1 and sell the others, or just sell them all if you don’t care.(**Except for the 1/1 Scale Bunny, which halves your speed while you have it in your inventory. However it sells for several hundred thousand so deal with it until you can unload it.).
Always save up your SP and Max Out Determination and than Effort in your skill list. They will make you level up and gain SP MAD FAST! After that I suggest maxing out customization (so you can make some nasty ass weapons) and also Familiar (so you can send a bird out to a item shop when your stuck in a cave, be sure to pick up pet food though!).