Star Ocean: First Departure
From Before I Play
- Do not go into the Abandoned Mine! Or if you do, take out your UMD after getting in there. The game won't load any random encounters. Reinsert the UMD when you get to a new area, repeat. It's a good way to get some neat items early in the game.
- Always save up your SP and MAX OUT Determination and than Effort in your skill list. They will make you level up and gain SP MAD FAST! After that I suggest maxing out customization (so you can make some nasty ass weapons) and also Familiar (so you can send a bird out to a item shop when your stuck in a cave, be sure to pick up pet food though!)