Daverost wrote:I split-saved for the three endings in the original.
But you did have to do NG+ to get all of the fairies for a trophy. And it was easier to recruit a secret character that way.
Admittedly, I did that for my second run through the game for the second/third ending, but yeah, you did have to for that. I'd actually recommend doing that secret character on the NG+ too, because you break the game (even more) getting them on your first play through and I sort of regret doing it in hindsight.
I'm guessing just to see everything, even without trophies, you'll have...
- Original endings included
- Each new route having a minimum of one ending (if the breaking point is where I think it'll be, this will not be a good place to make multiple saves)
- Three difficulties
As far as trophies and seeing stuff is concerned, just by nature of having the different routes, this eliminates a lot of the problems of the first game (provided they don't introduce new ones in their stead). While they'll probably rework a lot of stuff, the quest stuff and secret characters will be no problem on a second play through the game, and you're going to be doing at least three (possibly four if you want to do the original game twice or accidentally do it without getting the endings right).
For you trophy guys, I'm betting they might do something like one for each of the new endings, then just a "See All The Endings In The Goddess Route" to not make it too redundant, but they could still shove that in there too I guess. I dunno. Wdog or one of you guys that cares more would probably know.
Personally, I just hope that the new routes have some nice... new stuff to them. To speculate for a second, Imma guess
that we'll probably see Marianna, Ethel, and maybe totally-not-Sherman's-sister as the leads of whatever endings we're seeing in the new routes, though it could also be that Eralyn (or even Tiara depending) gets a different leading role in both of them alongside Marianna and Ethel respectively, maybe?