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  • Alternate ending sequence

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding alternate ending. Note: To unlock all the endings easily, successfully complete the game, and save when prompted. Load that saved game file to resume from the second part of the game. Additionally, the second playthrough has additional story scenes, and the third playthrough gives you the option of endings C and D, or ending B again if you fail to meet the goals for those endings. Finally, ending D will delete all of your saved game data except for the settings.

      Ending A: Successfully complete the game.
      Ending B: Successfully complete the game with a cleared saved game file after unlocking Ending A.
      Ending C: Successfully complete the game after unlocking Endings A and B, then fight a Boss after the Ending A or B final Boss; when given a choice, choose the top option.
      Ending D: Successfully complete the game with Ending A and B, collect all 30 weapons, and fight a Boss after the Ending A or B final Boss; when given a choice, choose the bottom option.

  • Avoiding delay after falling

    To avoid crumpling when hitting the ground after falling, perform a double jump immediately before landing.

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

      Combo Fanatic (Bronze): Pull off a 50-hit combo.
      The Magic Man (Bronze): Learn every type of magic.
      Wordsmith (Bronze): Collect 50 percent of all words.
      Village Handyman (Bronze): Complete 10 quests.
      Jack of All Trades (Bronze): Complete 20 quests.
      Man of Means (Bronze): Accumulate 1,000,000 pieces of gold.
      Educated Warrior (Bronze): Read the final novel segment.
      Combo Master (Silver): Pull off a 100-hit combo.
      Weapons Collector (Silver): Find every weapon.
      Go-To Guy (Silver): Complete 30 quests.
      King of the Lost Shrine (Silver): Defeat Gretel within two and a half minutes.
      A True Friend (Silver): Defeat a berserking shade within one minute.
      Boss of the Junk Heap (Silver): Defeat P-33 within four and a half minutes.
      Scourge of the Aerie (Silver): Defeat Wendy within eight and a half minutes.
      Protector of Facade (Silver): Defeat Roc within three and a half minutes.
      Permission Granted (Silver): Defeat the betrayers within two and a half minutes.
      A Dirge for the Hero (Silver): Defeat Goose within two minutes.
      Soul Crusher (Silver): Defeat the betrayers within three and a half minutes.
      Book Burner (Silver): Destroy the world-saving tome within one and a half minutes.
      The Once and Final King (Silver): Defeat the Shade inside you within three and a half minutes.
      The Strongest Bond (Silver): Defeat someone you care for within three and half minutes.

    Additionally, there are 21 secret trophies:

      The Book of Legend (Bronze): Grimoire Weiss joined your party.
      The Wild Companion (Bronze): Kainé joined your party.
      The Mellow Companion (Bronze): Emil joined your party.
      Release (Bronze): You freed Kainé from her petrification.
      Key Collector (Bronze): You unlocked the key to the Shadowlord's castle.
      A World in Flux (Bronze): You defeated the Shadowlord.
      Call Her Back (Silver): You viewed the first ending (Ending A).
      Lingering Memories (Silver): You viewed the second ending (Ending B).
      Thank You (Gold): You viewed the third ending (Ending C).
      Something Very Special (Gold): You viewed the fourth ending (Ending D).
      Legendary Gardener (Bronze): You successfully cultivated the legendary flower.
      Fish of Legend (Bronze): You caught a rhizodont.
      A Round by the Pond (Silver): You caught one of every type of fish.
      Material Hunter (Bronze): You collected 50 types of raw materials.
      Upgrade Apprentice (Bronze): You upgraded 5 weapons to their maximum level.
      Reform Specialist (Bronze): You upgraded 15 weapons to their maximum level.
      Forging Master (Silver): You upgraded 30 weapons to their maximum level.
      All Aboared! (Bronze): You rode a boar for at least five minutes.
      The Sheep Whisperer (Bronze): You killed 100 sheep.
      Lightspeed Fighter (Bronze): You completed the game within fifteen hours.
      The Final Verse (Platinum): Unlock all other trophies.

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