Star Ocean Till The End Of Time Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** An action RPG and the third installment in the Star Ocean series, originally released on the PS2 in 2003. The game can be challenging on its hardest difficulty setting, and requires a lot of time for the Platinum.
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Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time
Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time is an action RPG and the third game in the Star Ocean series. It was first released on the PlayStation 2 in 2003, then revamped in HD with trophy support for the PlayStation 4 in 2017. Rather than using menu-driven combat like its predecessors, the game uses real-time interactive combat in which players can switch to controlling different characters in the party, while others are controlled by an AI. Characters have a Bonus Battle Gauge which, when filled, players can access Bonus Battle which allows for certain benefits to the character, such as experience points or receiving items.
Following the events of Star Ocean: The Second Story, Fayt Leingod and his childhood friend Sophia Esteed, are on vacation with Fayt’s family on the planet Hydra IV, when the planet is suddenly attacked by an advanced alien race known as the Vendeeni. Fayte and Sophia are separated after the attack, and must travel to different worlds, fighting their way to be reunited once again.
The original Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time on the PS2 received positive reviews with an average score of 81%, praised for its imaginative settings, battle system, and character customization, though criticized by some for its voice acting and technical issues.
This is a high 3-star difficulty. The game requires three playthroughs, one of which is on its most difficult mode, which can be quite challenging at times, especially at the beginning before you can acquire better weapons. Also, with three playthroughs required and plenty of post-game requirements, unlocking the Platinum will be a very time-consuming feat.
Expect over 200 hours of gameplay for the Platinum.
Start with your first playthrough on Galaxy mode and enjoy the story. The only missable trophy you need to worry about is the Follow The Clues trophy, which involves using the Ancient Book to find all seven treasures. First, you need to find and recruit Roger into your party before leave Duggus Forest. From here, you will need to complete this side quest before the boss fight with Crosell in the Urssa Lava Caves, otherwise you will be locked out of completing the sidequest, and therefore the trophy.
After you completed the story, it’s time to head into the Fighting Arena and work on those related trophies. This includes winning all the single battles for the Solo Act trophy, winning all team battles for the Terrific Teamwork trophy, and reaching Rank 1 which enables you to fight and defeat Dirna and Solon for the New Champions trophy.
Next, it’s time to complete the post game dungeons. This includes going through the Maze of Tribulations and defeating Gabriel Celesta for the Breaking The Seal trophy, the Urssa Cave Temple and defeating Fayt for the Mirror Image trophy, then Sphere 211 and defeat the final superbosses Lenneth, Freya, and the Ethereal Queen for the Final Floor trophy. At this point, you should also have collected all 26 Trading Cards for the Collect ‘Em All trophy.
Hopefully, you should now have enough BT’s to unlock Universe difficulty mode. Here, the enemies will have 1.5 times more health. After defeating the final boss, you will unlock the Master Of The Universe trophy.
If by now you’ve unlocked 65% of the BT’s, you should be able to start your 4D difficulty mode playthrough. Here, the enemies have anywhere between 1.8 to 3 times more health. This playthrough can be quite challenging in the beginning, but will get easier once you’ve gotten better equipment. After defeating the final boss on 4D mode, you will unlock the Toughest Challenge trophy.
From this point on, it’s a matter of mopping up any few remaining trophies. This may include those relating to the Bunny Race and collecting 80% of the battle trophies for the Elite Trophy Collector trophy. Be sure to check out the Star Ocean Till The End Of Time trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need and their requirements.
Here's a text-based Walkthrough by Alex:
And a Walkthrough on IGN:
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Monarch:
And dertswa687 has a great Trophy Guide here:
A video demonstration of the New Champions trophy by Monarch:
And a video demonstration of the Mirror Image trophy, also by Monarch:
And Monarch's video demonstration of the Final Floor trophy:
A useful Battle Trophies FAQ by Aerius:
An Item Creation FAQ by Alex:
A useful Item Creation Calculator by Aerius:
Demonfayt has an Item Refining FAQ here:
And a Money Making FAQ by Xythar:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: