Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin: Wanderer of the Rift – now there’s a mouthful. The second expansion to the critically-liked Final Fantasy action RPG spin-off from Team NINJA has arrived and brings with it new story, missions and challenges to overcome.
Picking up where the previous expansion, Trials of the Dragon King, left off, Wanderer of the Rift sees Jack and friends return to their conflict with the series’ iconic Gilgamesh.
The new content in the Wanderer of the Rift expansion includes:
New Missions –After clearing the first expansion, Trials of the Dragon King, players can dive into new missions and experience an original story featuring Gilgamesh.
New Job: Blue Mage –Players can unlock the Blue Mage job by progressing through the Wanderer of the Rift story missions. As a Blue Mage, players can learn enemy abilities and turn them into their own powers, either as instant abilities through Soul Shield or by equipping certain accessories.
GILGAMESH Difficulty Level –While playing on this new difficulty mode, players can obtain special relic equipment imbued with various special effects. Players can utilize these additional special effects while facing off against more challenging combat with higher level enemies, including “chaotic monsters,” which, when defeated, will grant greater rewards.
Dimension Bringer – Once this new game mechanic is activated, enemies in the vicinity of the dimension bringer will be slowed down, with the damage the player inflicts increasing each time an action ability is used. When the effect is active, a special attack can be unleashed which rapidly takes down the foe with combos.
Monster Bells – Players can receive a Monster Bell to aid them in battle by finding a summonstone and completing a special event with that monster. Players can increase their affinity with their monster through conversations, feeding it and using items.
With one more expansion, titled Different Future, still set to release, players can access all of the expansion content through the game’s Season Pass which can be purchased separately or as part of the game’s Digital Deluxe Edition.
We gave Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin an 8.5/10 in our review, saying “While the presentation is inconsistent and the equipment system sorely lacks focus, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is great fun from beginning to end.”