Star Ocean: Second Evolution FAQ V.2 (Read before posting)

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8 years ago #1
So, you are interested in Second Evolution and have questions? Well then, here's the thread for you!

1. Basic Info
2. Characters and How to Get Them
3. Other Things

1. Basic Info

Q: So this is a remake of Star Ocean: The Second Story for PSX?
A: In a way, yes, most call it an 'enhanced port' though.

Q: What is different between this and the PSX version?
A: There are new voice actors, as well as fully voiced-over cutscenes, and anime cutscenes that show here and there. There is also a new character, Welch Vineyard, who is making an appearance from the third star ocean game for PS2. Also the battle system has been updated, incorporating three hit combos for normal attacks on most characters. Several glitches that were prominent in the PSX version have been fixed as well.

Q: I heard there are two stories in the game, which one should I play?
A: It depends, if you think you are only going to play the game once I say you should play Claude's story. He gets a bit more insight into the overall plot then Rena does. If you are going to playthrough more then once however, then it doesn't matter. Pick one now and the other next time. The only major non-story related change in the stories is that Rena has a swordsmen named Dias join her group, while Claude has a mage named Leon join. Other then that, everything is the same.

2. Characters and How to Get Them

Q: What is the best party I should use?
A: Anyone you want, all the characters are good in their own ways, just experiment and do some research to see which ones you like yourself. The game is made to be played through more then once anyway.

Q: How do I get Celine?
A: You will meet her automatically in the town of Cross, and will later get a choice on whether you want her in your party permanently or not.

Q: How do I get Ashton?
A: Play the game up until right before you go to Lacour, you'll see an old man and a sailor talking in Harley right before you get to the boat. Talk to them, and they will tell you of a dragon problem in Salva. Run to Salva then and head to the Salva Drift, head off to the left once your inside and keep going left, you will eventually encounter Ashton fighting the dragon, and a little later he will ask to join you because of a 'certain reason'. Note you cannot get Opera if you get Ashton

Q: How do I get Opera?
A: First, make sure you have seen the private action in Cross where you see a three-eyed man, this happens early in the game so don't miss it. Then after the Lacour Tournament head to Hilton and go to the bar, you'll see a three-eyed woman and eventually she'll ask you if you've seen the man you saw in Cross, she will then run off after you tell her yes. You must then go talk to the king back in Cross and ask about her, the King will say she went to the mountain palace and he will give you access to there along with some money. Go then to the Mountain Palace and enter it, the guard will let you in now. Head up, then to the left and you will find Opera, and she will join you. Note you cannot get Ashton if you get Opera.

Q: How do I get Precis?
A: Do a Private Action in Linga, if you are playing as Rena go to the house in the bottom left of the map. If you are Claude, find Precis up at the item shop where Bowman lives. After a semi-long scene she will ask to join you.