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Trails Through Daybreak Alignment System Explained

Trails through Daybreak introduces an alignment system that impacts parts of the gameplay and how NPCs view Van in the story. This system allows players some influence over how certain quests play out.

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How does the Alignment System work in The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak?

Throughout the game, players are presented with various decisions that influence their alignment. These choices often arise during main story events, side quests, and interactions with NPCs. Aligning with Law typically involves making decisions that uphold order and justice, while Chaos aligns with more rebellious or self-serving actions. Gray choices tend to be neutral or pragmatic, balancing things out between Law and Chaos.

Your alignment influences the direction of the story and can lead to different outcomes and cutscenes. Characters react differently based on your alignment, and certain story paths may only be accessible depending on your chosen path.

NPCs and party members may respond differently to you based on your alignment, potentially opening up or closing off certain dialogue options and relationship developments.

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Can I get the answer “wrong” in Trails through Daybreak‘s alignment system?

One of the strengths of Trails through Daybreak’s alignment system is its flexibility. There’s no “wrong” answer when it comes to choosing your path. Players can keep their alignment balanced between Law, Gray, and Chaos, exploring different facets of the story.

For those who like to experiment, you can even keep a save file before major decisions. This allows you to reload and try out different alignment choices, experiencing each version of key cutscenes and outcomes.

By understanding and utilizing the alignment system, players can tailor their experience in Trails through Daybreak. This makes each playthrough a bit more personalized. This system can also add some replay value.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak is available on the PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC.

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Cory Dinkel
Cory Dinkel is a freelance writer for Siliconera since 2023. An award-winning digital journalist, he has worked for local and national news outlets for nearly a decade. His favorite genre is the JRPG and he will not be taking questions during his "There is Not a Love Triangle in Final Fantasy VII" speech.