Is the story worth it?

I've been playing since the game launched for PC last year, at this point I have both classes that I use at level 100, also I never did the story so naturally I went back to Ep. 1 and started it. The thing is that after 40 minutes or so I saw myself skipping all the cutscenes/dialogs, doing really boring quests and getting no decent rewards at all, so here's the question: is it worth doing the story? Do we even get anything decent from finishing it? If so, do I need to do it all from Ep.1 or can I skip all the way to Ep. 6?

@NotTriEdge said in Is the story worth it?:

I've been playing since the game launched for PC last year, at this point I have both classes that I use at level 100, also I never did the story so naturally I went back to Ep. 1 and started it. The thing is that after 40 minutes or so I saw myself skipping all the cutscenes/dialogs, doing really boring quests and getting no decent rewards at all, so here's the question: is it worth doing the story? Do we even get anything decent from finishing it? If so, do I need to do it all from Ep.1 or can I skip all the way to Ep. 6?

It will come into use later for the upcoming screenshot mode since you need to have progressed through the story and seen the area to unlock use of it.

Doing all the story and quests on S-Rank gives you a buttload of SG and 40 augment transfer passes at the end, so it's very worth it.

As for the storyline... no. I was incredibly disappointed by the finale and all the build-up they did was incredibly wasted.

@Matt said in Is the story worth it?:

Doing all the story and quests on S-Rank gives you a buttload of SG and 40 augment transfer passes at the end, so it's very worth it.

As for the storyline... no. I was incredibly disappointed by the finale and all the build-up they did was incredibly wasted.

Nice! Now the dumb/lazy question: is there a way to skip things faster? 'Cause I don't think I can handle all the fun of pressing Escape and Enter on my keyboard for hours in a row.

There isn't, sadly. That's all you will do for hours because Eps 1 and 2 are very long, specially in some of its Story Quest (the active quests where you play, not to be confused with the Event Quests that are just cutscenes.)

It does get faster by Eps 3, because the quantity of Event Quests gets reduced bit by bit for each Episode, with Episode 6 being the shortest in terms of content.

For someone whom would be predisposed to making a weekend of it, and possibly more from the sounds of things, how many hours of story would yall say that there are..? I had no idea it was as potentially as long as it sounds here. I'm so excited! Been focusing on Lvl. 75+'ing all classes, as a casual pace, and only have Luster to go at this point. Then I will form my "master self" as a Launcher Ra/Ph most likely. And do the story with the utmost of focus and enjoyment.

And I do understand everyone has their idea of what is or is not a good story this that and the other. In that way I'm an "easy drunk". A porn where two people move from the stove to the kitchen sink is plot change enough for me! And I don't think I even have a concept of what a god actor is also. 🙀 😹

o/ =^.^=

If you start from the very beginning and didn't skip a single cutscene or dialogue, I'd say there are more than +30 hrs to +50 hrs of Story content, it might be more or less depending on how fast you can finish the quests, if you focus on getting S Rank on Hardcore for titles, and if you fast read the text before the characters finish speaking.

In my personal opinion, the game's story might not be good, it is certainly serviceable, but not good. But even then it can still be enjoyable in some parts, specially when it comes to character interaction.

The SG is worth doing the story but for 1-3 I’d recommend just watching the PSO2 Oracle anime because the story is a lot more streamlined and just overall better since it’s not so choppy with like 5 second cutscenes in ep1.

@NotTriEdge said in Is the story worth it?:

I've been playing since the game launched for PC last year, at this point I have both classes that I use at level 100, also I never did the story so naturally I went back to Ep. 1 and started it. The thing is that after 40 minutes or so I saw myself skipping all the cutscenes/dialogs, doing really boring quests and getting no decent rewards at all, so here's the question: is it worth doing the story? Do we even get anything decent from finishing it? If so, do I need to do it all from Ep.1 or can I skip all the way to Ep. 6?

Skip all the way to EP6.

If you do story missions, and get S-rank, you also get a handful of Augment 45%'s which are VERY handy when doing affixing late game.

Luther is the best part of the story and carries the hell out of episode 2. Everything else ranges from decent to pure garbage.

@Onyx-Grimoire said in Is the story worth it?:

Luther is the best part of the story and carries the hell out of episode 2. Everything else ranges from decent to pure garbage.

Finally someone else said it.

@Onyx-Grimoire He also carried episode 5, he's the only reason why that episode wasn't completely boring.

Too bad Luther is a chump in the Oracle anime. I don’t think I’ve ever been so disappointed in a fictional character in my life.

;_; it hurts milk, it hurts alot.