Twenty years ago, we experienced the original story of Lloyd Irving and his journey to save the two worlds of Sylvarant and Tethe’alla with his friends. Filled with unforgettable characters and an emotionally charged storyline, it still resonates with longtime fans.
Today, it is our pleasure to bring Tales of Symphonia Remastered to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. As part of the excitement, our production team would like to share a few personal tips with newcomers and returning veterans to set you on the right path. We hope you will enjoy your journey in Sylvarant and Tethe’alla!
The adventures of Lloyd and his friends is a tale to remember. Guide the party by honing your swordsmanship and sorcery skills.
Arts and Techniques
Set up each character to use magic or techniques, which can be called a special technique. As character levels increase, each character will learn magic or techniques. When magic or techniques are used, the character will perform powerful attacks or enable recovery by consuming a character’s TP.
On the menu screen, you can set the magic techniques that the operating character activates with the left stick combination and the magic techniques that you want your companions to perform. For techniques, there are “beginner magic,” “intermediate magic,” and “advanced magic,” while for skills, there are “Lv1. Special Attacks,” “Lv2. Special Attacks,” and “Lv3. Special Attacks. However, not all techniques are earned from character levels. Some techniques can only be learned by using a lower-level technique 50 times.
Additional abilities can be added to your character. During the game, you may obtain EX Gems, which you can equip on your character to grant them EX Skills.
- Get EX Gems
- Equip on character.
- Select a Skill
When certain EX skills are equipped on the same character, a compound EX skill can be learned at the end of a battle. For example, in the case of Colette, if the level 1 skills Defend and Accuracy are equipped, she can learn a compound EX skill called “Search Item”.
EX skills have a function, which allows the character type to be changed. Type determines the arts and techniques a character learns, and the current type is indicated by a gauge on the status screen. This gauge changes with each battle, and the number of EX skill types set determines whether the character will grow into a T-Type or S-Type.
They learn techniques that have a large number of hits and area effect techniques capable of targeting multiple enemies or allies. For those who emphasize continuous techniques or like to specialize in magic, the T-type is recommended.
This type learns techniques that are focused on powerful single target damage. The S-Type is recommended for those who want to deliver a powerful blow. It is especially effective against single bosses.
Production Team Tip: For characters who use magic, it is recommended they grow into a T-Type and learn magic with a wide range of effects. For example, Indignation is a lightning type of skill with a large area effect and high power, which will give you the upper hand in battle!
All four party members are able to combine their techs into a single attack known as a Unison Attack. Techs that are performed during a Unison Attack do not consume any TP and, depending on the combination, can inflict additional damage.
- Set the technique you want to perform.
- Fill the gauge.
- Hit the starting move (right stick pressed in)
- Unison Attack Activation
At the end of the Unison Attack, depending on the combination of techniques used, a compound special technique will occur. For example, a swordsman character like Lloyd, Zelos, or Kratos can activate the compound special technique, “Cross Thrust”, by using “Sonic Thrust” together. If the combination of techniques is powerful, the compound special technique will also be powerful.
Gungnir, a powerful combined technique, can be activated by using Raine’s Ray or Holy Lance ability combined with Hurricane Thrust or Super Sonic Thrust from a swordsman character.
During battle, characters not controlled by the player will be controlled by AI and act according to a behavior pattern that can be customized. The strategy is divided into three categories with instructions on the selection criteria for priority targets, how many magic and techniques to use, and the range to engage the enemy. The strategy can also be set from the battle menu while in battle. The User Command allows the user to register up to three preset strategies for all members, which can be changed instantly during the battle.
Production Team Tip: Enemies may appear more than once at a time. In such cases, we recommend customizing the strategy according to the battle situation, such as prioritizing the low HP enemies to be defeated first.
Rest is important during your journey! Let’s cook to recharge your body and soul. By utilizing cooking, you’ll be able to unlock several ways to recover your party member’s ailments and resources. To cook a dish, select the character in charge of cooking and the dish to be made on the menu screen.
If the necessary ingredients are available, all members can be recovered and treated immediately. It can also be done at the end of a battle, so you’ll want to stock up on frequently used ingredients. However, cooking has a chance to fail, and when it does, its effectiveness is greatly reduced. Let the most skilled characters cook as much as possible.
Cooking skills vary from person to person, and each character has their own proficiency level. Proficiency level increases with each dish, and the higher the level, the higher the success rate and the more effective the dish. There are also secret recipes that you can learn from Wonder chefs hidden around the world. One Wonder chef is hidden in each city and they can be difficult to discover as the chef is disguised as other objects like a pumpkin or a bear statue.
Production Team Tip: We especially recommend Cream Stew and Miso Stew. These two should be mastered before taking on a strong enemy!
- Cream Stew: Cures all Status Effects for the party.
- Miso Stew: Restores a large amount of HP/TP.
With these tips from our production team, we hope that you’ll be able to guide Lloyd on his journey to save the world. Tales of Symphonia Remastered is available now on Xbox X|S and Xbox One.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered
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