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Trails through Daybreak Tips for New Players

A lot of fans are likely going to be picking up Trails through Daybreak as newbies to the series. If Trails through Daybreak is your first dive into the series, here are a few tips to keep in mind as you start your adventure.

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Enjoy the Worldbuilding

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One of the most distinctive features of the Trails series is its rich worldbuilding. Unlike many games where NPC dialogue is often repetitive or inconsequential, in Trails through Daybreak NPCs provide context and depth to the story. Their dialogue changes as the game progresses, reflecting the evolving world and events.

Even minor characters walking around town can offer insights that enhance your understanding of the narrative and the setting. Make it a habit to talk to everyone you encounter. Their stories and comments add layers to the plot and help you feel more immersed in the world of Zemuria.

Be Mindful of Missable Sidequests in Trails through Daybreak

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Trails through Daybreak follows a more traditional approach to sidequests, meaning it’s possible to miss several of them if you progress too quickly through the main story. Sidequests often provide important character development and useful rewards so it’s beneficial to complete them whenever possible. Always prioritize finishing available sidequests before advancing the main plot.

Additionally, keep an eye out for hidden quests that aren’t immediately obvious. This often involves talking to as many NPCs as possible, as some quests are triggered through specific interactions.

Make Ample Use of Your Buffs and Debuffs

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While Trails through Daybreak may not reach the difficulty levels of games like Shin Megami Tensei, mastering the use of buffs and debuffs can significantly impact your success. Much more so than some other JRPGs. This is especially true in boss fights. Speed is a crucial factor in battles, and speed buffs can give you a decisive advantage by allowing your characters to act more frequently.

However, don’t overlook other buffs and debuffs either. They can turn the tide of difficult encounters by enhancing your party’s strengths and exploiting enemy weaknesses. Always be mindful of your abilities and use them strategically to maintain the upper hand in combat.

By using these tips, new players can maximize their experience and fully appreciate what Trails through Daybreak has to offer.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak will come to the PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC on July 5, 2024.

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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.