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Difficulty Settings Explained for FF16 (Final Fantasy 16). Includes the difference between Action Focused and Story Focused, Best Gameplay Mode, and Support of Timely Accessories.

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Is There A Difficulty Setting? What Is The Difference

Difficulty Varies Depending On Gameplay Mode

For those who want to enjoy mainly the story
・Slightly less enemy HP and damage from enemies
・Equipped Timely Accessories from the start
 ┗Attack & Dodge are performed automatically
For those who are confident in action games
・All operations are performed manually
 ┗Timely Accessories are in possession

In FF16, the difficulty level changes depending on two Gameplay Modes, "Story Focused" and "Action Focused." In Story Focused, damage and enemy HP are slightly lower. Timely Accessories, which automate some movements, are also equipped from the start.

Early Game Guide

You Can Use Timely Accessories At Both Modes

Even you play in Action Focused Mode, Timely Accessories are also in your possession from the start. If you equip them, part of operations can also be automated in Action Focused Mode.

Timely Accessories & Their Effects
Ring of Timely StrikesRing of Timely StrikesBy pressing □, you will be able to use your equipped Ability and Feat to perform various attacks.
Ring of Timely EvasionRing of Timely EvasionWhen Clive is about to be attacked, if he is ready to dodge, he will automatically evade.
Ring of Timely FocusRing of Timely FocusTime slows down when Clive is about to be attacked by an evadable attack.
*No effect when equipped with the Ring of Timely Evasion.
Ring of Timely HealingRing of Timely HealingClive will automatically use a potion when his HP falls below a certain point.
*Potion will be used before high potions.
Ring of Timely AssistanceRing of Timely AssistanceTorgal will automatically respond depending on Clive's attacks.
*Same effect as the Ring of Timely Strikes.

Up to three Accessories can be equipped, so you can customize the difficulty to your preference by combining them as you wish.

Timely Accessories Guide

Storyline & Available Items Won't Be Affected

The storyline and available items will remain the same regardless of the mode you choose. Your decision can be based solely on the level of difficulty you prefer.

Ultimate Difficulty Will Be Added After Completing The Main Story

After finishing the storyline, a new and challenging level called "Final Fantasy Mode" becomes available. This level is incredibly difficult, with changes in enemies and where they appear. Players with exceptional action skills should give it a try.

Recommended Difficulty

Try Action Focused Mode First

Action Focused Mode

You can change the difficulty at any time, so it is recommended to try Action Focused at first, where you can enjoy the action elements to the maximum. If you are familiar with action games, the difficulty level is right for you.

Equip Timely Accessories If It Is Too Difficult

Timely StrikesTimely Strikes
Timely EvasionTimely Evasion
Super Easy・Attack & Dodge automatically by pressing □ repeatedly
The two together make the battle much easier
 └ Note that it may be too easy
Timely FocusTimely FocusQuite Easy・Almost avoids all the Attacks
・For those who are not good at action games
Timely AssistanceTimely AssistanceEasy・Enhances Torgal's power
・Recommended as it reduces the battle time
 └ Remove it if you aim for high difficulty
Timely HealingTimely HealingSlightly Easier・No need to worry about HP
・Can be used immediately from the start
・For those who run into the enemy and get hit

If Action Focused Mode is difficult for you, try equipping these Timely Accessories before changing to Story Focused Mode. It is best to adjust the difficulty for your preference by referring to the above.

All Timely Accessories List

Use Story Focused Mode If It Is Still Too Difficult

Story Focused

If you find the game difficult even with the maximum use of Timely Accessories in Action Focused Mode, change the mode to Story Focused. Equipping Timely Accessories in Story Focused will make it the easiest difficulty level.

How To Change The Difficulty

Can Be Changed In System At Any Time

Can Be Changed In System At Any Time

The Gameplay Mode can be changed from Main Menu → System at any time. Feel free to toggle to match your mood. You can change various settings other than the difficulty level.

You Cannot Change Difficulty When You Select Final Fantasy Mode

You can unlock Final Fantasy Mode after clearing a game. If you select Final Fantasy Mode, you cannot change to other difficulty for that save.

▶︎Final Fantasy Mode Guide & Tips

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