- Estimated Difficulty: 5/10
- Offline Trophies 42 , 8 , 2 , 1
- Online Trophies: None
- Length: 80-100 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 3-4+ full playthroughs (14 endings total, though you can 'branch' to multiple endings by reloading saved games)
- Missable Trophies: 3 - Cabbage Festival Victory, Battle Tournament Victory, Everyone at the Lake are each available at specific times, only once per playthrough.
- Guide Status: 2nd Draft
There are three main categories of trophies in this game. Story Related trophies are obtained by completing kingdom requests, or by completing the various endings in the game. Event Related trophies are tied to specific events (not part of an ending). Finally, Achievement trophies are obtained by achieving certain requirements (such as level and collection trophies). Event and Achievement trophies are listed below in the playthrough where it is easiest or most likely to obtain them; depending on your own style, you may get them earlier or later.
0. On Your First playthrough
Whatever ending you pursue on your first full playthrough, you'll obtain Kingdom Request 1-12, as well as Rorona's Atelier. Slice apart with a single blow also seems to trigger on any full playthrough, as should Hom and Kitten. Cabbage Festival Victory is almost assured on your first playthrough unless you really suck at harvesting. You'll likely get Hom Level 50 on your first playthrough as well, and should definitely get it on your second otherwise.
The following steps can be done in any order, but they're laid out expecting you to follow them in sequence. If you want endings in another order then just adjust accordingly.
Please see the Ending Guide for more detailed info on each ending.
1. Lionela/Tantoris/Bad Endings
Focus on getting a Normal Ending and trigger both Lionela's and Tantoris' flags to get Puppet show debut, Forest minstrel, Puppets and Girl, Duet. Save ('A') around the beginning of year 3. From this point you can flub Kingdom Requests (3 little stars each) to get a Bad Ending.
Reload Save 'A', do well in the kingdom requests and save again ('B') just before the end of year 3. If you max both character's relationships you'll probably get Lionela End. Reload save 'B' and fail a Friend Quest for Lionela to get Tantoris End.
If you grab Pamela from the catacombs you'll get Ghost from the Stuffed Animal, and try for Everyone at the lake, as well.
You can mostly ignore Front Quests on this playthrough, so this is a good time to get All Relationships 100. This will also net you Drunk Tifana.
On this and all other playthroughs, make sure you craft all applicable weapons/armour for your main companions (i.e. Lionela and Tantoris in this case).
Farm money for the last few months of the playthrough - you should have around 200,000 cole by the end. (I'll call this clear data save 'C')
2. Cuderia/Adventurer Endings
Start a New Game+ by loading save 'C'.
Focus on getting a True Ending and following Cuderia's route, keeping her in your party at all times. Adventure a lot (try to hit level 26 by the end of year 2), and try for Battle Tournament Victory. If you work on baking pies as they become available, and you have kept Yksel in your party for most of the game, save around end of 2nd year ('D') so you can branch from here in step 3.
You'll trigger Reconciliation near the beginning of year 3, if you're on top of your game.
Hit adventure level 50 by mid-last year, netting you Adventure Level 50. This is a good playthrough to get Town popularity 100 since you need at least 80 anyway for a True End. Hunt down most of the strong enemies and all the bosses you can, netting you Dragonslayer, and Demon Hunter. Save ('E') just before you go for Destroyer. Then get the trophy and farm money until time is up, to get Adventurer Ending. Save your clear data ('F').
Resume from save 'E' and skim to the end of the game for Cuderia Ending.
Your farm-money ending ('F') should get you around 600,000 cole in your clear data.
3. Yksel/Pie/True Endings
Either branch from 2nd year in step 2 (save 'D'), or start a New Game+ from your 'richest' clear data (save 'F'). Bake pies as they become available and get Yksel out exploring with you. If you branched, start to barely scrape by Kingdom Requests (around 3 little stars) to move you towards a Good Scenario Ending. Triggering Yksel's flag nets you The Extremely Busy Cafe.
You now have 3 scenarios - save around beginning of year 3 ('G') and then do each of the following, reloading from this point each time:
- Stay in a Good Ending scenario to trigger Yksel End
- Do well in your last few requests to net you True End
- Do well in your last few requests and bake all pies to net you Pie Artisan Ending.
Going for the Pie Ending should get you Alchemist Level 50 if you haven't already got it.
If you think you can do better than your clear data from step 2 ('F'), farm money on one of these playthroughs for step 4, and make a new save 'G'.
4. Sterk/Gio/Good/Normal Endings
Start a New Game+ from your clear data with the most money (either 'F' or 'G', if it exists).
Try to get about 8 stars per Kingdom Request which will put you on the line between True/Good/Normal Endings. Work with Sterk and Gio until the middle of second year, then save ('H'), for branching to step 5. Try to build some relationship with each of your companions to make your life easier in step 5.
Save again at the beginning of year 3 ('I') to start work on cleaning up a few endings:
- Good Ending - trigger Gio's flag and flub Kingdom requests to shift you into a Good Ending
- Normal Ending - same as Good Ending but keep your Popularity under 80 (if it is above 80 already you can do some of Cuderia's requests to knock it down)
- Millionaire Ending - follow either Normal or Good paths and farm enough money at the end to knock you up over 1,000,000 cole.
Then, from save 'I', follow Sterk and Gio's ending flags to get Wound of Honour for Sterk. Defeating all dragons should get you Monster Encyclopedia Complete unless you missed a strong/bounty enemy during your Adventurer playthrough - if so, clean them up now. Getting those endings will net you Sterk End and Gio End, respectively.
Crafting all the weapons/armor for Sterk/Gio may net you Item Encyclopedia Complete - if not check to see what you've missed.
5. Astrid Ending
This one is doable from the beginning/middle of year 2 in step 4 (save 'H'). Raise all the character's relationships fast - but especially Tantoris' as you have a limited time to get his flag - and trigger everyone's flags. You've done them all before so you should be used to the routine by now. After a while Astrid End will be yours!
You'll also need to satisfy True Ending conditions here so get to work on Front Quests as well.
6. Game Over
Reload any of your saves and sleep until you fail a request. This will get you Game Over and Complete. Enjoy!
[PS3T Would Like to Thank Satoshi42 for this Road Map]