01-09-2008, 03:06 PM
hmm..i'm in dilema, when the game came out i've played it 8 hours and didn't like it cuz i hate the battle sistem, tooooooooooooooooooo many times i've died...i gave my game and got it back yesterday, so now i'm asking you ppl is it worth to play it from the begining and if it is, some good tips would be which char should i use place for lvling at the begining etc,etc...


hope you understand what i wrote...

01-09-2008, 06:23 PM
If you're no good at the battle system, then yes, you probably should start again. It's pretty easy if you do what Basch says in the tutorial. As for leveling, killing Wolves will give you enough experience before killing the Rogue Tomato, then switch to Hyenas and Ursatrixes in the Giza. The latter are tougher than other foes, but you should have Penelo by then. Also, stay away from the Werewolves, as they will kick your arse, no doubt.

Once you get to Garamsythe Waterway and kill the rats. You should kill Steelings too, but be careful, as you won't be able to flee from them easily. Once you get Fran and Balthier you can train on Ghosts and Garchimeras (I hope that name's right...), Amalia (guest) will help out too.

The boss is easy too, just let Amalia use Phoenix Downs to keep you alive, and remember to remove Poison immediately. If you still can't beat it, level up some more on the Garamsythe foes until you can.

I hope I've given you enough information to keep you going for a while...

01-09-2008, 07:16 PM
hey, i had the exact same problems when i first played the game, but i've replayed it now and i know i good way of making your team kick ass.

first off, after you do the rogue tomato hunt level up to level 3 by fighting wolves and cactoids. I also advise that you steal from cactoids as you can get cactus fruits which are pretty good selling for early on in the game.
When you get to level 3, sell off all your loot and buy cure from the magick shop, get some other magics if you can aswell

when you get penelo for the first time just travel around giza plains so the whole of the map is highlighted (make sure you avoid the werewolves though!), this should give a descent amount of exp, lp and loot. Again, when you get back to rabanastre sell all your loot and buy the black magics as this will help a lot.

You should be about level 5/6 when you get Fran and Balthier on your team in the Garamsythe Waterway, make sure you kill EVERYTHING you see, you should be strong enough and it'll help a lot (you should really always do this no matter where you are)
Your magics really come into play when you get Amalia as guest. To make quick work of the 3 battles ahead you should: cast thunder constantly at the imperials (make sure Fran, Balthier and Vaan are targeting the same one), cast fire constantly against the flans (same rules apply) and cast blizzard constantly against the Firemane.

I have some other pretty good pieces of advice, but i dont wanna include them because of spoilers, ask me if you want to hear them, hope i can be of help!

01-10-2008, 12:05 AM
thx people for help, i'll give my best :D...

Scar Man
01-11-2008, 03:19 PM
the beginning of the game is somewhat hardship,but during the later periods you'll find out this game is fairly too easy,especially the bosses,completing the main storyline with a average level of 45 is enough.

01-11-2008, 10:45 PM
Maybe, but it's all the insane extra stuff like Yiazmat that make the game challenging (and more fun!)

01-12-2008, 12:15 AM
i was in Dalmasca Westersand and a monster named Dustia killed me with 2 hits is that?!.. right now i'm on my way to Bhujerba to save Penelo,all my char are lvl 10, is that ok? and i got first quickening fo Vaan, it's pretty cool.... have 2 questions, 1st one is about weapons should one character use more weapons ? and 2nd one can i use Heavy armor for Vaan?..once again thx ppl

Scar Man
01-12-2008, 03:10 AM
actually i dont get you...
for the 1st question ,do u mean a character holding two weapons at a time(it's definetly impossible)?or do u mean buying the best weapon you've seen so far then usethem?if so,that's for sure, if you have enough cash

that 2nd thing,i forgot the utilities of this steel,but relatively i emphasizes more on physical defence than magic defence,anyway it's up to you

01-12-2008, 04:43 PM
All the types of armour give different benefits -
Heavy Armour increases your strength
Mystic Armour increases your magic power
Light Armour increases your max HP

If you ever forget, the Imperial that stands by the gate in Rabanastre (near Migelo's) will tell you. And, assuming you have the right license, any character can equip any armour, so it depends on your needs.

And finally, the monster called Dustia that killed you was rare game. Some are really weak, but some in the early areas are fairly powerful. (Look out for the Fideliant in the Westersand - although you can kill that with a Phoenix Down)

Anyway, if you see something you don't normally see, it is usually better to target it (but don't attack) without Libra on, and see what colour the monster's name is. Red means stay away, it is way too tough for you. Yellow means you should be able to deal with it, but it might be a tough battle, and Blue means it'll probably be piss easy. Of course, this can be wrong, but it's usually a pretty good estimate.