Post by Gamemusicfreak on Mar 23, 2006 12:45:31 GMT -5
I would recommend playing the first chapter before the second. Only because even though I don't know Japanese, I finished the first one and still had a decent enough idea of what was going on. When I started the second chapter I already had a good idea how everything worked, and the second chapter really picks up where the first one ended. If I hadn't played the first part, I would definitely be lost as to what was going on.
The battle system is basically the same with a few added features, but playing the first part really gets you familiar with the characters and the overall game system.
Then again, it might be kind of cool to play this one, and then go back and see how it all began. For me though, I was certainly glad I played the first part before the second. They are both great games you won't be disappointed.
:\ The first few fights are too long, and take too long to level up. My party is 50+ and only around Zeiss, and collecting 11 exp per battle just doesn't cut it. Not to mention monsters take 6+ hits to kill, especially since Olivie does next to jack to them (9 RNG is good though...)
Olivier, just like Kroze, is not meant to deal pure physical damage. He needs a proper setup of Orbments so he can use AOE spells. I recommend Stoning Orbment + Defense 3, so he can stone multiple opponents in one kraft (even if he does squat damage, stoning is insta kill), and get Titanic Roar, which is the easiest available spell that hits the whole field.
Unlike Claudia, Olivie does squat with Arts too -_- I'm not sure where I'm going wrong. I've now stuck him in the back as a sniper (CP) to kill off any arts immediately (damn useful in the battle against Seed, especially with a Clock Up).