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Book of Fairies Radiata Stories: A Guide to the Fantasy RPG
If you are looking for a fun and engaging role-playing game with a colorful world, a humorous tone, and a branching story, you might want to check out Radiata Stories. This game was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005 by Square Enix and tri-Ace, the developers of the Star Ocean series. In this article, we will give you an overview of what Radiata Stories is about, what are the book of fairies and goblin song, how to choose between human and fairy paths, and what are some of the gameplay features and story elements that make this game worth playing.
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What is Radiata Stories?
Radiata Stories is a fantasy RPG that takes place in a world where humans and fairy creatures coexist. The game follows the adventures of Jack Russell, a young aspiring knight who joins the prestigious Royal Radiata Knights. However, his life changes when he meets Ridley Silverlake, a noble girl who has a mysterious connection to the fairy creatures. Depending on Jack's choices, he will either side with the humans or the fairy creatures in a war that threatens to destroy the world.
What are the book of fairies and goblin song?
The book of fairies is an item that Jack can obtain in the game. It contains information about the different types of fairy creatures, such as dwarves, elves, goblins, orcs, dragons, and more. It also teaches Jack how to perform goblin song, a special skill that allows him to communicate with nonhuman characters and recruit them to his party. The book of fairies is only useful on the human path, as it can help Jack recruit some characters that he would otherwise miss. On the fairy path, Jack can learn goblin song from other sources.
How to choose between human and fairy paths?
The game has two different story paths that diverge at a certain point in the game. The human path follows Jack as he remains loyal to the Radiata Knights and fights against the fairy creatures. The fairy path follows Jack as he defects from the Radiata Knights and joins forces with the fairy creatures. The choice between the two paths is determined by Jack's actions during a key event in the game. Depending on which path Jack chooses, he will encounter different characters, locations, quests, and endings.
Gameplay and Features
Combat system and skills
The game features a real-time combat system that allows Jack to move freely on the battlefield and perform various actions such as attacking, defending, dodging, or using items. Jack can also use skills that he learns from his weapons or from other characters. Skills are divided into four categories: Volty Blast, Volty Change, Action Skill, and Support Skill. Volty Blast skills are powerful attacks that consume Volty Points (VP), which are accumulated by hitting enemies or being hit by them. Volty Change skills are transformations that alter Jack's appearance and abilities for a limited time. Action Skills are special moves that can be assigned to different buttons and used in combat. Support Skills are passive abilities that enhance Jack's stats or grant him various effects.
Character recruitment and friendship system
The game has a unique character recruitment system that allows Jack to recruit over 150 characters to his party. Each character has their own personality, appearance, skills, and backstory. Some characters are only available on certain paths, while others can be recruited on both paths. To recruit a character, Jack has to interact with them in various ways, such as talking, fighting, giving gifts, or performing goblin song. Jack can also increase his friendship level with each character by spending time with them, completing quests for them, or fighting alongside them. The higher the friendship level, the more benefits Jack will receive from the character, such as improved skills, new items, or access to secret areas.
Exploration and quests
The game has a vast and vibrant world that Jack can explore. The world is divided into different regions, such as the human kingdom of Radiata, the fairy forest of Tria, the dwarf village of Earth Valley, the dragon lair of Fort Helencia, and more. Each region has its own culture, history, and secrets to discover. Jack can also visit various towns, shops, inns, and dungeons along the way. The game also features a day and night cycle and a calendar system that affect the environment and the characters' behavior. For example, some characters may only appear at certain times of the day or on certain days of the week.
The game also offers a variety of quests that Jack can undertake to earn money, items, experience, or friendship points. Some quests are related to the main story, while others are optional and can be found by talking to NPCs or reading bulletin boards. Quests can range from simple tasks like delivering items or defeating enemies, to more complex ones like solving puzzles or investigating mysteries.
Story and Characters
Jack Russell: The main protagonist
Jack is a 16-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a great knight like his father, Cairn Russell, who was a hero of the Dragon Campaign. He is brave, energetic, and optimistic, but also reckless, impulsive, and naive. He loves fighting and adventure, but he also cares deeply about his friends and family. He joins the Radiata Knights with his childhood friend Ganz Rothschild and his mentor Leonard Ford. He later meets Ridley Silverlake, a noble girl who becomes his partner in the knights. However, his life changes when he witnesses Ridley's transformation into a half-fairy creature due to a ritual gone wrong. Depending on his choice, he will either stay with Ridley and join the fairy creatures, or stay with the Radiata Knights and fight against them.
Ridley Silverlake: The heroine with a secret
Ridley is a 16-year-old girl who belongs to the noble Silverlake family. She is proud, elegant, and intelligent, but also stubborn, aloof, and independent. She has a strong sense of duty and honor as a knight, but she also struggles with her identity and emotions. She joins the Radiata Knights with Jack as her partner and becomes friends with him despite their differences. However, her life changes when she is chosen as the vessel for the ritual of soul transfusion, which transfers the soul of a fairy creature into her body. As a result, she becomes a half-fairy creature with a split personality: one that retains her human memories and feelings, and one that inherits the fairy creature's instincts and powers. Depending on Jack's choice, she will either follow him to the fairy path or oppose him on the human path.
The Radiata Knights: The human faction
The Radiata Knights are the elite military force of the human kingdom of Radiata. They are divided into four brigades: Rose Cochon (led by Ganz), Theater Vancoor (led by Gerald), Vareth Magic Institute (led by Larks), and Olacion Order (led by Anastasia). They are loyal to Lord Jasne Colton, the ruler of Radiata and the head of the Cross Ward. They are also allied with Lord Lucian Tilton, the leader of the Void Community and the head of the Fairy Ward. They are engaged in a war against the fairy creatures after they attack Radiata Castle in retaliation for Ridley's abduction.
The Fairy Creatures: The nonhuman faction
Why you should play Radiata Stories
Radiata Stories is a game that offers a lot of fun and variety for RPG fans. It has a charming and humorous story that can branch into two different paths with different outcomes. It has a dynamic and exciting combat system that lets you customize your skills and tactics. It has a huge and diverse cast of characters that you can recruit and befriend. It has a rich and colorful world that you can explore and discover. It has a great soundtrack that matches the mood and atmosphere of the game. It has a high replay value that lets you experience different aspects of the game on each playthrough.
If you are looking for a game that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer, you should give Radiata Stories a try. You will not regret it.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Radiata Stories:
Q: How long is the game?
A: The game can take anywhere from 20 to 40 hours to complete, depending on how much you explore and do side quests. The human path is slightly longer than the fairy path.
Q: How many endings are there?
A: The game has two main endings, one for each path. However, there are also some minor variations depending on your actions and choices throughout the game.
Q: How can I recruit all the characters?
A: You cannot recruit all the characters in one playthrough, as some are exclusive to one path or another. You will need to play both paths and use multiple save files to recruit everyone. You can also use a guide to help you with the recruitment requirements and timings.
Q: What is the best weapon for Jack?
A: There is no definitive answer to this question, as different weapons have different advantages and disadvantages. You should experiment with different weapons and skills to find the ones that suit your playstyle and preferences.
Q: Is there a new game plus mode?
A: Yes, there is. After you beat the game, you can start a new game with your previous data. You will keep your items, money, skills, friendship levels, and recruited characters (except for those who are path-specific). You will also unlock some new features, such as a theater mode and a bonus dungeon.