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October 13, 2017

How did anybody figure out how to beat Star Ocean 2?

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DevsBro 5 days ago#1
Level 93, still losing to story bosses badly..
Ask SO2 board, I need the bunny shoes. How do I get the Bunny shoes?
I need to pickpocket them from the rabbit in Fun City. How do I pickpocket?
I need to have a particular talent, two particular skills and a particular item. How do I get talents?

I swear...
That sounds ridiculously obscure
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kingdrake2 5 days ago#3
we need to help him solve his problem, but i got nothing :(.
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DevsBro 3 days ago#5
There's something wrong with the people who made this game.

There should be no possible way, no matter how badly you messed up character building, for a story boss to wipe a party leveled in the upper 90's.

This game is terrible and I hate it.
DevsBro posted...
There's something wrong with the people who made this game.

There should be no possible way, no matter how badly you messed up character building, for a story boss to wipe a party leveled in the upper 90's.

This game is terrible and I hate it.


Have you tried attacking?
DoGCyN 3 days ago#7
DevsBro posted...
There's something wrong with the people who made this game.

There should be no possible way, no matter how badly you messed up character building, for a story boss to wipe a party leveled in the upper 90's.

This game is terrible and I hate it.

I think I beat the game in the mid 90s, but that was strictly for the final boss (limiter version) on the normal difficulty. Are you somehow on the Galaxy or Universe difficulty?

You get Talents iirc randomly upon using a skill that might use said talent. So if you pickpocket enough, you might gain Dexterity, etc.

Also, the level cap is 255
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Medussa 3 days ago#8
unlike many JRPGs, Star Ocean level cap is not 100.

that being said, the game is not that hard. challenging, sure. but you should be able to figure things out, and should definitely not need any of the hidden pickpockets.
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DevsBro 3 days ago#9
Maybe it's not tht hard if you know what you're doing.

But like I said if you're 50 levels overleveled, knowing what you're doing shouldn't matter.
Medussa 3 days ago#10
which fight are you having trouble with?
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DoGCyN 3 days ago#12
There are a few unusually hard fights in certain locations of the game.
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Medussa 3 days ago#13
I'm not going to lie. SO2 has a lot of stuff that's hidden until you unlock it. so, first time without a guide, you are kinda fumbling around in the dark for a while. but I can only remember 3 fights being super hard compared to the rest of the stuff being encountered at the time (though, they do come in rapid succession)
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DevsBro 3 days ago#14
Very last boss, I think.

Earthquake is one-hit wiping me (actually, it leaves two characters in the 1000's of HP for him to follow up with a tap to each for the win), the stupid purple wave move is instakilling anyone that doesn't block it (why do so many attacks in this game deal 700 hits at once?), and the explosion move wiped my party but in fairness two characters were low HP so maybe they would have survived it.

Are you somehow on the Galaxy or Universe difficulty?

No idea. I've been on the ragequit cycle so long that I don't remember choosing a difficulty setting.
DoGCyN 3 days ago#15
DevsBro posted...
Very last boss, I think.

Well that explains it. He's pretty tough. Chances are, you are also fighting the Limiter version, which means hes much tougher when that gets turned off.

If that made you feel worse, I'm sorry
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DevsBro 3 days ago#16
Huh, I just looked it up and apprently there's no solution for Earthqauke. Leveling won't affect the damage you take from it, nor will any equipment whatsoever.

So... huh.
Renault 3 days ago#17
spam poison pills with bowman
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Kisai 3 days ago#18
So you're fighting the final boss with his limiter off, which is an optional thing to make him the hardest boss in the game, and you're confused by that?

At least, I assume you're fighting him with his limiter off, because you don't need a hugely complicated set up to beat the final boss normally.

Also, you played the entire game without even learning about talents?
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DevsBro 3 days ago#19
No, I don't think so. I'm in Fienal.
pauIie 3 days ago#20
Yeah you must be fighting him with the limiter off. I wasn't that high and beat the game.
Kisai 3 days ago#21
Another thing to keep in mind is that 93 isn't that high of a level in the grand scheme of things. SO2's max level is 255, so if you were that high and still having problems, I'd be even more confused.
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DevsBro 3 days ago#22
How do I know if the limiter is off?
VandorLee 3 days ago#23
You should have bunny shoes, final weapons/armor and generally 3 killer moves users and Rena.

Or use bloody armors and EASILY beat anything in the game.
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DevsBro 3 days ago#24
Ah hell

Apparently you can't make bloody armor after buying magical rasp.

Besides I don't want to go through thst dumb switch maze agin anyway.
VandorLee 3 days ago#25
DevsBro posted...
Ah hell

Apparently you can't make bloody armor after buying magical rasp.

Besides I don't want to go through thst dumb switch maze agin anyway.


You could ditch it....
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sylverlolol 3 days ago#26
If he walks around normally during the fight, the limiter is on. If he is flying around like it's an episode of DBZ, the limiter is off.
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DevsBro 3 days ago#27
What if he walks around for a whioe and then an angel comes down from the sky and hivers over his head and he kinda floats?
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Kisai 3 days ago#29
Ludwig Von 2 posted...
I wish I could play this game again. Why the fuck isn’t it on the PlayStation Network in the US?!

Is it in other regions?
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CreekCo 3 days ago#30
DevsBro posted...
Maybe it's not tht hard if you know what you're doing.

But like I said if you're 50 levels overleveled, knowing what you're doing shouldn't matter.


Level 90 or so isn't really high in Star Ocean. Tbh, if you went through the whole game w/o learning any talents you probably missed a lot of other stuff too. SO is a game where you need to pay attention to details. You'll do better next playthrough. What party are you using?
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theone1331 3 days ago#32
This game was my very first JRPG as a kid, and I could barely even read when I beat it. It really isn't that hard.
Kisai posted...
Ludwig Von 2 posted...
I wish I could play this game again. Why the fuck isn’t it on the PlayStation Network in the US?!

Is it in other regions?

The psp version is available on PS3 in Japan. 

Anyways, who are you mainly using in your party tc?
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Yaridovich 3 days ago#34
The bunny shoes double your speed, right? Battle speed I mean. It's been a while.

Also the music is super nostalgic.
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Twin3Turbo 3 days ago#35
The chances of him accidentally doing the things that would turn the limiter off are pretty low, I doubt that Indalecio has his limiter off.

That being said, I believe that certain enemies in the field of power (I believe that's the one on the snowy mountain) drop bloody armor.

Overall, level 90 to 95 is good enough to beat the final boss, but if you are still having trouble

1. Try to get bunny shoes. You already know about the pickpocket-able ones from the bunny. Be aware that people with dexterity are better pickpocketers, however not everyone can learn that talent. Look at your team and see if any of them already have the Dexterity talent and if so, level up their ability. 

You can also win them in the bunny races at Fun City. Just be aware that this can take some time as it's luck based. Just bet on the bunny shoes every time you see them.

2. You could look up how to get to the secret dungeon. You can level up a bit there and on the first floor, there is a pair of bunny shoes in a chest (or maybe the boss on that floor drops them, either way there is for sure a pair in that floor)

3. Like I said, I'm pretty sure bloody armor is dropped by certain enemies in the field of power 

Who are you using in your team BTW? 3 attackers and one healer is usually the best way to go.
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Twin3Turbo 3 days ago#36
Btw I saw your post in the SO2 board. You mentioned having to move Claude to the 3rd spot because when you went to the coliseum it screwed things up.

That happens. An easy fix for that is to go to the menu, go to the battle formations. You can choose the battle leader on this screen as well as battle formations. Choosing the leader is the person that you start battle with.
DevsBro 3 days ago#37
Party is Claude, Leon, Chisato, Rena.

I have Precis too but I would.honestly rather just not play the game anymore than grind her up from level 30-something listening to that terrible terrible voice.

You'll do better next playthrough.

Oh man. I don't see myself ever doing another playthrough. This one was painful enough. Is painful enough, I should say. I think there's still a good 15-20 hours of grinding or item collecting left.

Btw I saw your post in the SO2 board. You mentioned having to move Claude to the 3rd spot because when you went to the coliseum it screwed things up.

That happens. An easy fix for that is to go to the menu, go to the battle formations. You can choose the battle leader on this screen as well as battle formations. Choosing the leader is the person that you start battle with.

Ok, will try. Thanks.
marc55 3 days ago#38
the one remember more is the final battle 

and it wasnt that hard 

are you keeping an eye on all the characters and making use of the blocking commands you dont want them to use or you just control one and hope the rest know what to do on their own ?
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DevsBro 3 days ago#39
are you keeping an eye on all the characters and making use of the blocking commands you dont want them to use or you just control one and hope the rest know what to do on their own ?

The second, I guess. What is a blocking command?
Romes187 3 days ago#40
What a great game
DevsBro 3 days ago#41
What a great game

So I've heard.
marc55 3 days ago#42
DevsBro posted...
are you keeping an eye on all the characters and making use of the blocking commands you dont want them to use or you just control one and hope the rest know what to do on their own ?

The second, I guess. What is a blocking command?


i meant blocking commands 

some bosses are resistant to some atributes you can block / turn off some skills so the characters wont use them

agaisnt the final boss i did this with my casters so they only used lighting and fireballs unless i make them do anything else 

i did this because those spells are fast ( faster with casting time reducing equips ) and interrupted the boss most dangerous spells 

there is a buff spell i cant remember how it was called that allowed you to attack some enemies fromt he front and deal damage to them 

the ones im talking about had a shield and you deal little damage to them unless you came from behind
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CreekCo 2 days ago#43
Leon is the weakest link in your team
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Shotgunnova 2 days ago#44
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DevsBro 2 days ago#45
Hey, it's Spicule! Oh ho ho, it's HOT!!!

Those guys were ridiculous af too. I liverally leveled more than 100 levels (total between four characters) before I managed to beat them.
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DevsBro 2 days ago#47
This is absurd.

I guess the goal is to just stop him from doing earthquake in the first place but he moves around too much for you to really do anything about it.
yusiko 2 days ago#48
well i find the easiest trick to beating the game is that whenever you are fighting a boss
try to get their HP down to 0 
if you do that its an instant win
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CreekCo 1 day ago#49
DevsBro posted...
This is absurd.

I guess the goal is to just stop him from doing earthquake in the first place but he moves around too much for you to really do anything about it.


It's possible to lock him down. You need to work on the skill Guts though. It's what keeps you going when that happens.
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Romes187 20 hours ago#50
for reference my team was always

claude
rena
ashton
bowman

a few sword dances and mirror slashes should kill indy if his limiter isn't off

bowman can just spam poison pills and secret medicine and he's invincible except in the CoT in some parts
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    Romes187 21 hours ago#51
    and at endgame if you have the leviathan sword with angel armband on both claude and ashton you can pretty much just spam regular attacks and kill everything

    cept maybe the one secret final boss...but she's cheap
    DevsBro posted...
    There's something wrong with the people who made this game.

    There should be no possible way, no matter how badly you messed up character building, for a story boss to wipe a party leveled in the upper 90's.

    This game is terrible and I hate it.


    I don't recall what level I was at that point. I think I was 150s/160s when I got as far as I ever got in the post game dungeon. Did lots of grinding and was making good progress, then I was dropped down into a room with little harmless looking worm things and my party was dead in seconds. Worms weren't even using any special moves. That was depressing and I never played the game again.
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