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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.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      Combo Fanatic (15 points): Pull off a 50-hit combo.
      Combo Master (30 points): Pull off a 100-hit combo.
      The Magic Man (15 points): Learn every type of magic.
      Wordsmith (10 points): Collect 50 percent of all words.
      Weapons Collector (30 points): Find every weapon.
      Village Handyman (10 points): Complete 10 quests.
      Jack of All Trades (10 points): Complete 20 quests.
      Go-To Guy (10 points): Complete 30 quests.
      Man of Means (10 points): Accumulate 1,000,000 pieces of gold.
      Educated Warrior (10 points): Read the final novel segment.
      King of the Lost Shrine (10 points): Defeat a certain boss within two and a half minutes.
      A True Friend (10 points): Defeat a certain boss within one minute.
      Boss of the Junk Heap (10 points): Defeat a certain boss within four and a half minutes.
      Scourge of The Aerie (10 points): Defeat a certain boss within eight and a half minutes.
      Protector of Facade (10 points): Defeat a certain boss within three and a half minutes.
      Permission Granted (10 points): Defeat a certain boss within two and a half minutes.
      A Dirge for the Hero (10 points): Defeat a certain boss within two minutes.
      Soul Crusher (10 points): Defeat a certain boss within three and a half minutes.
      Book Burner (10 points): Defeat a certain boss within one and a half minutes.
      The Once and Final King (20 points): Defeat a certain boss within three and a half minutes.
      The Strongest Bond (30 points): Defeat a certain boss within three and a half minutes.

    Additionally, there are 20 secret achievements:

      The Book of Legend (20 points): Grimoire Weiss joined your party.
      The Wild Companion (20 points): Kainé joined your party.
      The Mellow Companion (10 points): Emil joined your party.
      Release (20 points): You freed Kainé from her petrification.
      Key Collector (20 points): You unlocked the key to the Shadowlord's castle.
      A World in Flux (10 points): You defeated the Shadowlord.
      Call Her Back (100 points): You viewed the first ending (Ending A).
      Lingering Memories (100 points): You viewed the second ending (Ending B).
      Thank You (100 points): You viewed the third ending (Ending C).
      Something Very Special (200 points): You viewed the fourth ending (Ending D).
      Legendary Gardener (10 points): You successfully cultivated the legendary flower.
      Fish of Legend (10 points): You caught a rhizodont.
      A Round by the Pond (10 points): You caught one of every type of fish.
      Material Hunter (10 points): You collected 50 types of raw materials.
      Upgrade Apprentice (10 points): You upgraded 5 weapons to their maximum level.
      Reform Specialist (10 points): You upgraded 15 weapons to their maximum level.
      Forging Master (20 points): You upgraded 30 weapons to their maximum level.
      All Aboared! (10 points): You rode a boar for at least five minutes.
      The Sheep Whisperer (10 points): You killed 100 sheep.
      Lightspeed Fighter (10 points): You completed the game within fifteen hours.

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