In Role Playing Games, gamers know that there are sidequests that are or might be crucial to the RPG that they are playing. However, some sidequests in the game are tedious and a bit of a headache for some gamers.
To me, the sidequest that is the biggest headache is the Dragovian Trial sidequest in Dragon Quest VIII and that is because the enemies there are the strongest in the entire game; Rhapthorne’s minions at his castle paled in comparison to those guys in the Dragovian Trials. I believe that a gamers’ guide to dealing with sidequests in RPGs.
Amazingly, the final fantasy 7 sidequests are not complicated in any way; it takes time and patience not to mention Master Magic Materia along with a few materia combos. Ruby and Emerald Weapon are among the strongest in Final Fantasy 7. I’ve never managed to destroy either of them but I came close every time; always have patience and use your weapons wisely.
Emerald Weapon, here I come! Chocobo digging up treasure. Awesome!
Many of the weapons and armors in Final Fantasy 7 have Double Materia growth abilities which is the key to mastering materia quicker. The Chocobo Hot and Cold game from Final Fantasy IX is another of my favorite sidequests; one that I suggest gamers do because you’ll get a lot of powerful gear early on and as you access more of the world map.
This is quite a hike!
The Dragovian Trials sidequest in Dragon Quest VIII is, in my opinion, worth it and can definitely be conquered if you use your characters’ innate skills such as the Miracle Sword ability. Learning abilities while traveling around in the game will make sidequests easier to do when it is time to do so.
Play this, you’ll like and you’ll get some cool cards.
The Tetra Master card game in Final Fantasy IX isn’t so much a battle of strength as it is a battle of mental strength but should be taken on by gamers to learn something new about arranging cards especially since learning this will lead to a powerful accessory in the game that’ll teach you how to learn one of the most useful support abilities in the game, Auto-Life.
Time, take yours
Many sidequests don’t put gamers first and often times leave gamers more confused than ever before especially if time is a factor on some of them like the Emerald weapon battle in Final Fantasy VII. That aside, take your time because you’ll discover more ways to make that sidequest easier to do than if you were trying to rush it trying to get to the endgame; something I’ve done.
I hate this part of the game!
My advice is to treat every sidequest or the ones that you want to do like you have the rest of your life to do them which you do, but it creates a state of mind where you won’t feel a need to rush or feel as if you’re wasting more time than you care to on doing a particular sidequest; no sidequest is time-consuming if you take your time.
There are many sidequest benefits that await the patient and the ambitious; it can be anything from a powerful weapon to a magic power that will give you access to power beyond imagination. One of the benefits is that you’re always learning about something pertaining to that sidequest that can strengthen you. For example, the hidden training ground in Elven Town in Shining Force 2; gamers can fight monsters to gain levels for their character even pushing them to promotion levels which is 20-33.
Another benefit is the discovery of powerful enemies that gives excellent experience points; somewhere between 10,000 and 120,000 allowing in game characters to go up several levels in almost no time at all. However, you have to work to reap those benefits which means that you have to be open to exploring realms and domains.
Furthermore, extraordinary healing items are another benefit of doing sidequests. The reason is that many healing items in RPGs can heal a character almost completely without the use of magic power expenditure from the characters; it is without question that valuable resources and their benefits await those who are willing to do the hard work. Also, the gamer benefits as well which is a big plus.
Skipping some sidequests isn’t allowed
Hardly an unwritten law in RPGs, skipping sidequests is not practical. You think gamers who play witcher 3 skipping sidequests talking about how they’re not needed to advance as a whole; I guarantee you that you won’t. Skipping a sidequest isn’t completely a bad thing if you’re playing an RPG where a specific sidequest isn’t necessary.
For example, ozma in final fantasy ix. In order to fight Ozma, you have to find and appease the nine friendly monsters in certain locations throughout Gaia. While its might be necessary to take on Ozma with the blessings of the friendly monsters nine, it is not necessary to take on Ozma if you don’t want to but appeasing the nine friendly monsters can go a long way in gaining AP (Ability Points) for your characters’ abilities.
Finding the Argonia kingdom Chancellor and getting Jessica’s ultimate weapon from the Baccarat Casino are sidequests that you ARE NOT allowed to skip because you’ll find powerful weapons with special abilities that will stun your enemies or make it hard for them to attack you outright. Be smart, know what you can and cannot afford to lose.
Make sidequests work to your advantage
Gamers will often find that some sidequests and the aspects of it can kill them over and over again, but making the sidequest work to your advantage can be a lifesaver. Take Chocobo Ruins Depth dungeon sidequest in Final Fantasy X-2. Rounding up the chocobos in the Thunder Plains or Kilika Woods in Chapter 5 will do two things. One, your girls will be able to master some abilities for their dresspheres.
Two, they’ll be able to go up several levels while hunting and gathering the chocobos which will make them more than a match for the Via Infinito sidequest in Bevelle; oh and you’re not allowed to skip that one either. So it’s important to make sidequests work to your advantage.
Sidequests are an integral part of any Role Playing Game, but it is through hard work and dedication not to mention patience that gamers find themselves being more than a match for their competition. So if you’re struggling with sidequests then look no further than this post.