Most parts of the game will require you to do some dungeon crawling. “Dungeon” is a generic term used for anylocation with hostile enemies that you need to clear out and collect treasures. This may include fields, tunnels, ruins,mountain paths, etc. Dungeons will always contain monsters, harvesting points and items. Some may feature uniquecontraptions like gondolas or switches.As much as you want to avoid fights sometimes, there will always be chances that you’ll need to clear your path outfrom monsters. Be warned though, one monster may contain several squads. More of the battle system will bediscussed later in this guide. If a monster gets in contact with you first, then you’ll have a major disadvantage in theensuing battle. To avoid this, you’ll need to draw them in by pressing RT to start the battle in default balance.When you enter a dungeon, it won’t have a map by default. Early in the game, a map will be provided for your firstdungeons but for the succeeding ones, you’ll need to search for the area’s map in the form of a treasure remnant.(These act as treasure chests in the game) Also, some dungeons have multiple areas. Some of these new areas mayneed a different map other than the one you currently have. For example, if you collect “Blackdale Map 1”, expectthat you’ll need Blackdale Map 2 or even Map 3 later on.After getting the mysterious mole creature known only as Mr. Diggs in the game, the dungeons will feature harvestingpoints. These are shining spots in the floor, wall, ground, vegetation, water, etc. Different components can beharvested from these points. More details will be provided in a separate section as well.
Early in the game, you’ll eventually get another abilitycalled
. Activating Timeshift will slow themovements of monsters and will allow you to “tag”multiple monsters. Pressing RT will engage all taggedmonsters, even if they are out of range. These are called“Links”. Linking several monsters at once will increase thedifficulty of the battle. However, winning a battle againstlinked monsters will always reward you with a heftyamount of items, as well as several stat increases for yourteam. Using Timeshift will deplete its gauge so make sureto engage the enemies before it runs out. Also rememberthat if you examine an item, contraption or harvestingpoint while on Timeshift mode, you’ll revert to normalmode with your Timeshift gauge depleted. Defeating evena single enemy will always refill your gauge at full.
Once you acquired Mr.Diggs, you should be able to gather components from harvesting points. Different componentscan be acquired from specific points (refer to the table below). Mr.Diggs also has stats which increase as you continueusing him on harvesting points. He will start with a dig count of 5, which will increase as you find
which willadd a dig count permanently, as well as restoring the dig count to max.