When you finish the main story in Final Fantasy 16, there is still a lot to do.
Final Fantasy 16 is a long trip that takes place in many places all over Valisthea. The game will take about 30 to 40 hours to finish, which is a lot of time, but you’ll want to keep playing as long as possible because it’s so much fun. After the credits roll, there are a lot of things to do in the game.
You can enjoy a more difficult task with New Game Plus, or if you like to finish everything, the many side quests and monsters to hunt will keep you busy for hours.
New Game Plus Final Fantasy Mode
You won’t be left thinking if you should sell your copy to buy the next big game after you beat the last boss and rolled the credits. Final Fantasy 16 has a big New Game Plus mode where you can play through the whole story and all of the game’s material again.
You can now make this game mode harder by choosing Final Fantasy mode when you choose New Game Plus. This gives you a whole new challenge with tougher enemies and a style of fighting that is more like what other games in the same genre offer.
Clear All The Chronolith Trials
As you walk around Valisthea, you will see blue-lit towers here and there. These things are called Chronoliths. When you go into the Chronolith, you can take part in different time-based tasks that have different rules.
Even though they aren’t the hardest part of the game by a long shot, they are a nice change of pace when you get lost in the open fields. You can also use these tasks to learn how to play an Eikon you haven’t played before.
Craft Ultima Weapon
So you’ve written Gotterdammerung? You’re running through the realm with confidence, but what if you had a better weapon? The most powerful tool.
Inside the main game, the best tool you can get is the sword you can make with the help of Blackthorn and his old friend. But once you unlock New Game Plus, you’ll be able to improve your old weapons even more. Eventually, you’ll be able to use your maxed-out blades to make the famous Ultima Weapon.
Clear The Hunt Board
Unlocking: Once you open the new Hideaway, a cute Moogle named Nektar will come up to you and tell you everything you need to know about the huge hunt board behind them.
In Final Fantasy 16, there are 32 different hunts. They go from easy (C Class) to hard (S Class), with C Class being the easiest and S Class being the hardest. You can start one of the first S-Class hunts quite early in the game, which makes the fight hard for most players. You can go back to the board before you start a New Game Plus, and then you’ll have enough levels for the powerful Svarog.
Finish All The Side Quests
If you were as interested in the Game of Thrones-inspired story as most people were, you might have missed some of the best stories in the side quests. Even though they’re called “optional,” these quests are a great way to fill in the blanks in the stories of different people and add more color to the world of Valisthea.
Some of the quests focus on even minor characters, like Martelle’s goal to grow new fruits in a controlled environment after the Blight destroyed the land. You can also go on a small journey to find out one of your best friend and companion Torgal’s best-kept secrets.
Collect All The Orchestrion Rolls
The music in Final Fantasy games is one of the best things about them, and 16 is no different. The music is sad when something bad happens and fast when you’re beating up Eikons that are bigger than life.
In the Hideaway, which is part of the Tub And Crown pub, there is a cabinet called the Orchestrion that looks like a jukebox. Just like a regular jukebox, you have to buy and add different Orchestrion Rolls to this machine in order to play some funky tunes for the people in the bar. You can buy these rolls in shops all over the realm, but you can also find them in chests all over the land.
Get The Perfect Shot
Final Fantasy 16 has its own built-in photo mode, just like every other game with great graphics and settings. Even though Final Fantasy 16‘s picture mode isn’t as good as other games’, like Death Stranding or Ghost of Tsushima, it can still give you some great shots that don’t need much or any editing.
Taking beautiful pictures of the Eikons won’t get you a prize or anything special in Spacebar Clicker, but it will get you some cool points on your favorite social media site.
Some of the hardest combos you can do in Final Fantasy 16 that you can see on Twitter look like they were done by the best fighting game players in the world, but you can go to the lab and learn these tricks just like the strongest winners.
You can use the Arete Stone, which you can find in the Hideaway, to get to the training mode in Final Fantasy. Even though the game isn’t as hard as you might think, you should play it a few times to get better at the flashy juggling moves.
Learn More About Valisthea
During cutscenes, the Active Lore System is a great way to learn more about the world of Valisthea. With so many strange names and words, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on in the whole realm.
When you learn something new, Harpocrates, the historian who lives in the Hideaway, will put it all in a database for your ease. In Harpocrates’ books, you can read about terms you might have skimmed over, and you might even learn something new about them. Fans of Final Fantasy 16 will enjoy finding out more about the world where the characters live.
Reach The Level Cap
If you choose the hard “Final Fantasy” mode after you’ve unlocked New Game Plus, Clive’s level cap will go up from 50 to 100. This level cap will give you enough power to fight some of the game’s bigger enemies.
There is no reward for hitting level 100, other than the satisfaction of seeing Clive run over some of the earlier enemies by just pressing square. The game doesn’t have anything harder than Final Fantasy mode, but you might want to try some of the harder S-Class hunts again to see how tough you are.