STAR OCEAN 3TILL THE END OF TIME
1. Come in contact with
the enemy to trigger a fight.
2. Fight the enemy within a confined area, in which you will be able to move freely around
3. Receive experience points and items after the battle.
There are three basic moves
you do in battle. Remembering these three basic moves and how they work will be the key to mastering Star Ocean's unique battle
Are fast attacks that are used to stop an enemy from using a major attack. You can
tell when an enemy is using a major attack if a purple trail is following them.
Are slow and
powerful attacks that are used to damage an opponent who is standing still and guarding.
a minor attack, stunning or damaging the opponent who used the attack.
the (x) button to execute a minor attack on the enemy.
Major attack-Press the (o) button to execute a major attack on the
Guard-It is activated when your fury is at 100% and you are standing still.
Battle Skills-Hold down the (x) or
(o) button to execute the battle skill that you assigned to that button.
Move-To move the character use the left analog
stick or the directional buttons.
Open the Camp Menu-To open the camp menu press the (triangle) button.
manual switch targets press the (square) button.
Sidestep-Use the left analog + the L2 button or the direction buttons.
Characters-To switch characters press either R1 or L1.
Toggle Auto or Manual battle mode-To switch between the two just
press the R2 button.
Things You Should Know
After using an item, magic, or battle skill you will be vunerable
to an attack for a second or two.
There is a wait time for spells, the time depending on the spell you use.
your HP or MP reaches zero your character becomes incapaciated.
A battle trophy
is a certain condition that you must perform during battle to collect the trophy. Completing the condition will add the date
and time of the completion to the list of all completed trophies. To view them simply go to the main menu and choose battle
trophies. In order to collect these trophies you must create the data at the battle simulator at the beginning of the game.
Starting a new game and loading the same battle trophies data will allow you keep all of the stats from your last game. Here
are the following things you can unlock for completing a certain percentage of battle trophies.
the use of each player's 2P costume.
25%(75 Trophies):Allows the use of the Universe difficulty mode.
Trophies):Allows the use of each player's 3P costume.
55%(165 Trophies):Allows the use of music test.
Trophies):Allows the use of 4D difficulty mode.
80%(240 Trophies):Allows the use of each player's 4P costume.
Trophies):Allows the use of Full Active Mode.
gauge on the right of the screen is called the bonus battle gauge. When the gauge is filled you will enter a bonus battle.
Winning bonus battles result in rewards to futher boost your experience points or the amount of Fol acquired. It can also
allow you to heal more HP and MP.
How the bonus battle gauge works:
1.Attack enemies to charge up the gauge.
the up the gauge completely.
3.Enter bonus battle mode.
4.Defeat all enemies with bonus battle still activated.
Your battle gauge will break if:
1.Your character takes a critical hit.
2.Your character is killed.
party escapes from battle.
4.You reset the game.
|Fighting Mode is a mode where can fight against
your party members, to unlock fighting mode you must do the following things.|
1.Explore the Aquatic Garden of Surferio.
the Paracelsus's Table at the end of the dungeon.
3.Show the treasure to Craftsman's Guild in Peterny.
4.Go to Peterny
and choose to go to the fighting arena.
Setting up Fighting Mode
In fighting mode you can choose from four
different fighting formats. You can also choose any of the playable characters, certain ones will have to be unlocked.
a Time Limt
You can choose from three different time limits: 90 seconds, 180 seconds, or unlimited. You must select
the time limit before the fighting format otherwiste you will get
the default time of 180 seconds.
Select a Fighting Format
In fighting mode you can choose from four different
formats: 1P vs CPU, 1P vs 2P, 1P vs CPU vs CPU, 1P vs 2P vs CPU.
Select a Character
1.Select the character
you would like to fight with.
2.Select which color twin you wish to use.
3.Select which type of skill set you wish to
Select a Stage
You can only choose a stage if you have visited that area in the game. Stages that have
not been unlocked will be displayed as ????.
The match will go on until either you or your opponent
is defeated, or time runs out. If time runs out the match is considered a draw. You will return to the character screen after
This is where you can select battle tactics for your AI
characters, switch party members, and change the starting battle formation.
Tactics-Setting a Battle Plan
set a battle plan for your character, select the character bring up another menu. A menu with six tactics will appear. Select
which one you want and when you are in battle the AI character will execute actions based on the plan you set.
This is where you can switch party members who will participate in battle. To replace party members
select the character you want to take out and then select the character you wish to replace the character with.
Battle Formation and Leader
This is where you can change who you want to control when the battle starts and what formation
the party starts in. There are ten formations to choose from, select the one you what and your party will start in that position.
To select a leader press the (triangle) button to bring up a menu and then select which member will be your leader.
Loose Line-Widely spaced vertical line.
Forward Line-Aggresive formation near enemy.
Triangle-Inverted triangular formation.
Escape-Formation for making a quick escape.
Spear-One brave hero out front.
formation protecting back.
Right Flank-Protects right flank.
Left Flank-Protects left flank.
|Tactical Skills and Status Skills are special skills that
are used as support skills. Although they are not used directly on an enemy, they can greatly influence the outcome of the
battle. Tactical Skills are effective, but exert a large amount of Fury and HP/MP. So save your Tactical Skills for when you
face bosses or tough opponents.|
There are four different types of Status Skills which you can distribute your SP to
level up the skill.
HP:Increase the max HP, Amount increases with Level
MP:Increase the max MP, Amount increases with
Attack:Increases effectiveness of attacks
Defense:Increases ability to evade enemy attacks
Here is a list
of all the available Tactical Skills
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