Star Ocean: The Second Story (PS) - Rena's Scenario 5:16 - Benjamin Arcand
Speed run of Rena's scenario on Star Ocean: The Second Story in 87 segments, completed on May 17 2007. Available in five versions: low/normal quality DivX, and normal/high/low quality H.264 MPEG-4.
I entered into this game expecting around 10 hours to speedrun. A lot more battles were also expected, which is why such heavy preparation was put into the first disc. Some of the preps really did help cut down the time, but others... well, guess I overestimated what the AI was capable of in damage support. That or I underestimated the power of Claude =P
To save time, I didn't go out of the way to obtain party members. The only ones allowed to join were the people who ask to tag along during the main plot. Therefore, my speedster party was composed of:
* Claude Kenni- THE god of speedrunning SO2. Eternal Sphere > All (minus the rare instances where the enemy negates the star damage) Sorry, Indalecio... no Time of Truth for you!
* Rena Lanford- Never used Heal or Cure Light once, to my surprise. She was good at triggering the Anger status for the guys when killed. All-Star Pickpocketeer of this speedrun.
* Celine Jules- Good at Anger-inducing and Thunderbolting Indalecio in the face. Thought I'd use her for Alchemy in Disc 2, but that proved to be unnecessary.
* Dias Flac- Master of Bandit-slaying, Shin-disrupting, Synard-shredding, and Enemy-placeholding while Claude and Bowman do all the actual work.
* Bowman Jean- Poison-Poison-Poison-Poison-Poison Pills! Excellent damage support when Claude wasn't knocking targets out of the pills range.
* Noel Cha- ...just kidding!
Overall, I was satisfied with the speed of the battles. Some of the out-of-battle parts could have been better, but that was not where my main concern lied. Event Skip would have been an awesome feature for this (and make the run much much shorter), but sadly that's only for Till the End of Time in this series. Right, well, that's all I've got to say. Have fun, m'kay?
Captured by Nate.
- 2007-11-20 08:14:36
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