Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Review :
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Today we are going to look at Stranger of Paradise final fantasy origin, Stranger of Paradise final fantasy origin is an action RPG that serves as a reimagining of final fantasy 1. As far as I’m aware it’s technically considered an alternate universe prequel to final fantasy 1 and as such would not be considered canon.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Review: The game does feature some souls-like elements but these systems are very light and depending on the difficulty setting that you choose to play the game does feel quite different, you can choose between story mode, action mode, or hard mode with a fourth chaos difficulty being unlocked when you complete the main questline. Selecting story mode will cause the gameplay to function a lot more like a hack and slash title you don’t need to worry too much about getting here and enemies will feel much weaker.
The higher the difficulty that you select the more souls like the game is going to feel a more difficult setting is going to require you to play more carefully learning what the enemies can do and then reacting accordingly, things like finding the next checkpoint will matter far more because you’ll probably die many more times on the harder difficulty settings every system and mechanic becomes more and more relevant and essential the higher you climb on the difficulty scale. So if you just want to casually hack through some monsters and get showered in loot drops like diablo you can do that but if you want a more focused and challenging experience that borrows a few ideas from the souls games the game’s got you covered in that respect as well.
You play as jack a straight point kinda man who’s seemingly obsessed with wanting to find and kill chaos you’re joined by ash and Jed on your initial adventures but you’ll soon run into a couple of other party members, you the opening cut scene and after playing through the full game i can confirm that the demo is literally the opening missions of the full release so yeah if you’re curious to give that a go do keep in mind that it’s only available until April 18th, 2022 gameplay-wise it works very much like neo you’re given an overview of a world map and then you select your missions from there some of the missions do get remixed into shorter side quests which you can unlock later and you can access a blacksmith from the menus in order to dismantle your unwanted gear.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Review: The missions and levels are mostly linear in terms of exploration but you can find some hidden areas, alternate routes, and the ever-so-satisfying shortcuts. If you ever see a closed-door near the start of a mission you can bet that it’ll say it doesn’t open from that side you’ll be fighting through various corridors and rooms solving simple puzzles looting truckloads of gear and of course taking down bosses once again anyone who’s familiar with neo will understand exactly how the loot works in stranger paradise.
At the end of every mission, you’re absolutely flooded with loads of different weapons, chest pieces, shields, boots, and more you’ll need to search through the items you’ve picked up and equip the best ones for the job and as you’d probably imagine each weapon and piece of gear has a ton of stats to keep track of and of course certain sets of armor work better for specific jobs and provide a better bonus speaking of jobs instead of selecting a class in stranger paradise it uses a job system each job is basically its own class with its own skill tree and filling out these skill trees can unlock more advanced and expert jobs basic jobs usually only allow you to use one type of weapon, for example, the ronin job only allows the use of the katana swords but the advanced and expert jobs allow you to choose from a small selection of different weapons in this game.
The XP that you earn from killing enemies doesn’t go to you it goes to the job that you have equipped each job can be leveled up to 30 and at that point, it will be considered mastered jack can have two jobs equipped at any one time and you can switch between them on the fly even during combat at the press of a button. Jack will also have two completely different load-outs for each of the jobs that you have equipped which means that each time you switch the jobs on the fly the entire outfit will change as well, you can even increase the jobs affinity which provides further bonuses and makes specific jobs even more efficient and potent a lot of the weapons and gear you discover will actually have an affinity bonus tied to them as well it’s shown here as the job symbol followed by a percentage the higher you can get a jobs affinity the more passive bonuses you’ll be able to activate.
Also, it’s worth noting that you’ll be able to fully equip and gear up each and every party member however you see fit they can each only have one job equipped at a time and they only start with one but you’ll unlock more of them as you progress as you fight you’ll be increasing your maximum mp.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Review: MP is the pink bar below your health bar and those segments are used to activate all of your skills and spells when you start a mission you only have a maximum mp of two segments but as you progress through the level and kill enemies your maximum mp will increase on the higher difficulties this increase is lost when you die but you can enable casual mode to stop this from happening if you want to.
Skills are obtained by leveling up jobs and spending the job points you gain on the job skill tree you do of course have your standard combos but ending a combo with a skill can hit for big damage the skills you learn can be placed at various points in a combo string allowing you to customize exactly when and where certain skills and attacks will activate you can even absorb a spell or skill that your opponent has used against you and throw it right back at them I mean you’ve got combos, parries, follow-ups, buffs spells skills, and so much more to mess around with there is an absolute ton of options and the game allows you to take on enemies and play the way you want to. There’s also an online co-op mode that allows a group of up to three players to enjoy the game together now, of course, you don’t have to use this feature at all if you don’t want to but it is another option that’s open to you.
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