Everything you need to know about Fast Travel in Star Ocean: The Divine Force compiled in one guide.
The Star Ocean series has finally released its newest entry after a long break with Star Ocean: The Divine Force. The game retains its signature gameplay elements and themes with some new features and additions. This JRPG lets you explore and travel a vast world to fight monsters and rivals and train yourself to be the strongest.
Since the game has a large map with different locations to travel to and explore, the game offers a convenient, fast travel mechanic to utilize your time better. Star Ocean: The Divine Force’s fast travel system works similarly to other RPGs and JRPGs. Likewise, this mechanic allows you to travel freely from one location to another in an instant.
This guide outlines how this fast travel system in Star Ocean: The Divine Force works. Furthermore, it also talks about when it unlocks and what to be aware of during fast traveling. So if you’re confused about this system, learn more below.
How To Unlock Fast Travel in Star Ocean: The Divine Force
Fast Travel is unlocked automatically as you progress through the game’s main story. In fact, it unlocks within the first hours of the game, so you don’t have to worry much about wasting time traveling from place to place.
Complete the quest in the city after Larcette Village, where you have to save a doctor trapped in the Delryk Mines. This is a straightforward, beginner-level quest you should have no trouble completing. However, we suggest you complete this as soon as possible, or else you won’t get the nifty fast travel feature. Additionally, this is a part of the main storyline; hence you won’t have to worry about missing it.
Finally, the fast travel features become accessible on your map upon completion.
How To Use Fast Travel in Star Ocean: The Divine Force
Fast Travelling is a simple process in the game. You don’t have to go to any particular location or object to initiate this. To travel fast, you have to:
- Open the World Map (Given you have completed the quest to unlock the fast travel feature).
- Hover to any location you discovered and press the X/A/Appropriate Keyboard key binding.
- This will open a window that lets you confirm whether you want to travel to that location.
The window may also contain a warning message, “You will be unable to witness certain events if you decide to fast travel to this location. Are you sure you want to fast travel?”.
So let’s see what this message means and how to ensure you don’t miss out on anything while fast traveling.
What does the Fast Travel message mean?
The message basically wants you to know that you may miss out on critical story-related scenes or interesting cutscenes if you fast Travel to a specific location. These are usually conversations between your party members that you would witness if you traveled by foot. Although most of the conversations are random dialogues or directions about your journey, there are occasions when you might actually miss out on essential details and scenes.
You can avoid this by simply walking/ sprinting to your desired locations or using D.U.M.A for faster Travel. But nothing beats the speed of fast Travel. So what’s the solution?
Unfortunately, if you don’t want to risk it, you should avoid fast traveling when you’re following the storyline or taking up story-related quests. However, this shouldn’t waste too much of your time as, most of the time, the journey is not too long. Moreover, you can grind, train for XP and resources, and bond more with your teammates.
On the other hand, if you’re completing side quests or taking up side content for extra benefits or progressions, don’t hesitate to use the fast travel option. This will help you complete them faster and focus on more important parts of the game.
That is all there is to know about fast Travel in Star Ocean: The Divine Force. So enjoy the game, explore the gigantic world, and don’t forget to use your time with the fast travel feature efficiently. Just watch out for important events you may miss out on.
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