Awesome. I have looked very much forward to this for long time.
Can't wait. Thanks for this.
Here's hoping for an update soon!
I'm also waiting for an update to the guide
I look very much forward to this as well.
My sincerest apologies for the lack of updates. i'm really bussy with work, personal life, and some game testing these days, it was nearly imposible for me to play odin sphere or any other game (except the one i'm testing), but i've bought the vita verssion of it, hoping to be able to play when i'm alone at work or while trabeling home.
@slj, i'll contact you via Facebook soon.
It's great to hear from you. Yeah I know what it feels like when life is busy. I'm just glad you haven't given up on the guide. I look forward to hear from you soon, but no need to stress...
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well people, i have several things to say.... i'll do a double post, starting what i wrote for slj and assault_freak. in the next post, i'll ask some questions and give some more coments.
some weeks ago, i was able to buy a psvita to play odin sphere at work, or while traveling, so i was able to continue playing for trying to make the guide.
at first, the game was harder tan the original version, because this remake has platforming, some doors need keys to open, and you can't know where the doors are. but i've managed to solve those problems nicely, thanks to having the game in a portable device like the vita.
about the platforming, you can't die or hurt yourself if you fall, so that's a positive. but the characters in odin sphere are very movile, meaning that even if you do a wrong jump, you can do a double jump, you can even use some attacks to gain altitude to reach the area or platform you want. platforming is a joke for these characters, definitely.
next up is unlocking doors.
in some stages, when you win a battle, you gain keys that you need to open closed doors. these doors are easily found by sighted people because they have a map, but for us, they doesn't make any sound, and there's no indicative of where they are.
this was frustrating me a lot, because... you know, a great game with lots of story, great voice acting and combat mechanics and? .. well, fortunately, i discovered something that saved owr lives hahaha.
teleportation!. at specific areas of the stage, there are checkpoints. kind of. by pressing select or touchpad in ps4 and then start, you can Access a menu with all the checkpoints you have reached. by selecting one, your character will teleport immediately to that place and know what? every area of the game that needs a key to unlock a door, has a checkpoint! furthermore, when selecting a chekpoint from the menu, it doesn't wrap around so it's even easier for us!.
next up is alchemy.....
as you win battles, you will get some items that can be used to create alchemy potions. these include healing potions, antidotes, tornadoes to attack enemies, and more.
i've discovered that if you press triangle while mixing items, you can Access a menu with all your available recipes to mix. by selecting one, and if you have the ingredients, the game will do the mixing for you and that's all, you can have your potion!
next up is... skills.
in every stage of the game, there are three skills for your character.
you get one after clearing a specific area of the stage, one is hidden inside the stage and the last one is given to the character when defeating the boss of the stage.
of course, the problem is the hidden skill of each stage. but fortunately, i was able to find all of them at the moment! i'm at the 3rd book, meaning, i'm using the 3rd character and the other two i have used already have all of theyr skills!.
to use these skills or power or special attacks or whatever you want to name them, you can select them from a menu, or assign shortcuts.
one shortcut is circle, another is up +circle, down+circle, and so on.
another way to do them is assigning them to directions + buttons, like if you were playing a fighting game. down, forward + square, forward, down forward + square, down, up + square. and so on.
with the help of a sighted friend, we recorded how they appear in the menu for assigning them.
after all of this, do you understand why i haven't updated the guide yet? this sounds nice, but it took me a long, long time to figure all these things out, hours and hours trying to find a skill, trying to mix potions, wasting items and backtracking to the point of extreme boredom. but it's done and i'm advancing pretty quickly now!...
considering the Little time i have, and that i'm living with my girlfriend and can't find sighted people to help like before.....
i even found the shop lists in a japanese site and i'm translating the list into english so we can have everithing we need... trust me, i'll do the guide, i'm puting a lot of work in this game.
there's more, like the timeline to view story events, but that's easy and i think this is enough for now, it was an extremely long message! hahaha.
you deserved an explanation, so i wrote all of this. i think i'll send this message to the forum as well.
any coment is apreciated!
now, i can say for sure... i've finished all 5 books!.
but there is another book, called armageddon.....
in this final book, you decide the fate of your characters. you can get the correct ending, or multiple bad endings for your characters if you don't follow the prophecys....
Only one battle left, and i'll finish the game completely!.
About the guide itself, i'll include phisical descriptions of all the characters and enemies, i have the item listings already, and i've discovered and obtained all skills for each character.
a question about the final book and endings.
there are some notes that hint on how to fight in the final book, they're easy to understand and i think i should coppy those notes into the guide instead of giving the correct path to the good ending, in this way you can experiment yourselves and if you get a bad ending, you can always replay the book.
all the diferent scenes and endings are voice acted, so i think it's funny to watch the result of your decissions yourselves
what do you think?
All I can say is, your patience is amazing. I enjoy games, but have not nearly enough patience to go through everything like that... and I'm looking forward to the guide when it's finished. I haven't touched the game in probably three months, so I may just start from scratch since I have no idea where I am in terms of progress anymore. So I'm definitely not as hardcore as you... thanks for all your hard work! I thought about looking at a Japanese site for menus and lists, but never had the time or motivation... and Alchemy being possible with the game mixing recipies for you is the one thing about this verison that I already knew about. Keep up the amazing work man!
about the final book, I think you just need to list the strategies for each boss, and the list of attacks for each of them. for the order of characters to play in that book, it's not necessary for it, so anyone can get all the endings, including the good ones.
speaking of guides. what games have people written guides for? I'd like to expand my game experience from fighting games. I am considering buying Re 7 so.. that's one.
guys, i finished the game! finally!
i've unlocked boss rush mode and new game +, i think. i can redo all the game but with my skills unlocked and much stronger enemies!
Congratulations. Huge creds to you man. I could never do it.
Holy [wow] dude. Your patience is totally amazing... I would never have had the patience to do just half of all what you're doing regarding to this game. But I don't have access to any patient sighted people. It's so great that you're even able to figure out all this great stuff. Just [wow]... All your work is really worth a donation...
Regarding the last chapter, I would like to just have the notes, so we are able to figure it out on our own in an accessible way instead of having it spoiled.
I have the feeling that this game, with your guide, is going to be one big reason to get a console for those who don't have it already. This game seems to have so much to offer, so I think it'll be the mainstream game I will play most in my life. It's amazing that you've found so many workarounds for things in the game. Keep up the fantastic and totally amazing job. I bought the game long time ago then it was very cheep, but I haven't installed it on my ps4 yet, because I'm waiting for the guide.