Blog: Star Ocean: Second Evolution Playthrough
Hello, I just started a new playthrough with Rena, mostly because I want to recruit Dias Flac , argueably my favorate character in the game . I just got through the long intorduction and have progressed in the story as far as staying at Rena's aunt's hotel in Krosse city; after this point I have spent my last few playing sessions grinding in the Lasgus Mountains west of Krosse. I have not been practicing Justus_Bowman's StaP as I do not plan on using either Rena or Claude (a first time for me) throughout the remainder of the game.
My party will be:
Fighter: Dias Flac (StaP Optimized for: Str, Con, Dex, Guts)
Fighter/Healer: Opera Vectra (StaP Optimized for: Str, Dex, Stm, Guts)
Fighter/Self-Healer: Bowman Jeane (StaP Optimized for: Str, Con, Stm, Guts)
Currently my party consists of:
Rena Lanford - Lvl. 31
Str - 93 ; Con - 48 ; Dex - 55 ; Agl - 10 ; Int - 99 ; Luc - 180 ; Stm - 47 ; Guts - 60
Celine Jules - Lvl. 32
Str - 152 ; Con - 46 ; Dex - 47 ; Agl - 13 ; Int - 113 ; Luc - 154 ; Stm - 41 ; Guts - 48
Claude Kenny - Lvl. 35
Str - 363 ; Con - 128 ; Dex - 125 ; Agl - 50 ; Int - 105 ; Luc - 132 ; Stm - 65 ; Guts - 57
At this point I plan on traveling to Harley to purchase Bandit's Gloves for Rena as she is a Level 10 Pickpocket with the Nimble Fingers Talent and I plan on getting the Mischief item from Philia as well as the treasure chest from the old man in Marze. I may complete the Rena/Harley quest with the crime boss there. Does anyone else think it is weird that he has healing magic? I know throughout the rest of the Star Ocean universe this is not a big deal, but on Expel, there is no healing Symbology. This always stuck out to me as odd.
On a side note, my wife is playing through Star Ocean for the first time, albeit Second Evolution rather than Second Story. I tried to get her to play the original first (cause honestly I like the place-names in the original better than the ones in the PSP remake) but she prefers the voice-acting.