I bought this game like a year ago on PSN and never played more than a few hours into it. I'm trying again because my computer is kaput and I can't play Planescape BUT ALSO because the promise of having an army of super soldiers with really big stats entices me.
Some observationals: Everyone but Laharl sucks. Or at least they start out that way. I knew I needed to grind in this game, but forgot you needed to do that right from the beginning. I'm only on the second chapter, so I can't grind on that map that has all the invincibility squares. Also, this game is crazy. There are like thirty different things to do and I'm too low level for all of them!
That's why I need tips! I got the basics of the game, I just don't know what to do with myself. There's this crazy item world stuff that seems really cool, but when should I actually start doing that?
Should I try to destroy Geo Stones for the bonus at the end? That's what I've been doing in the item world, that is when the RNG doesn't make it impossible to clear them.
Should I transmigrate a generic soldier right when the new tier is unlocked, or should I wait? Maybe its worth waiting until the character has enough mana to trans into a genius? That said, if I want to make a new brawler type (for example), should I start from the highest tier or go from the base and grind?
How do I level up clerics anyway?I know you can teach them mage spells, but then why bother having the mages around?
Monsters: do I use them, or stick with generics?
And finally, should I just play Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lion instead?