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Harvestella: 5 Best Tips for Beginners

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Square Enix’s revolutionary game, Harvestella, has taken many JRPG and life-sim fans by storm. That’s because Harvestella takes the best aspects of both these genres and puts them into one complete game. The high-stakes intense action of RPG games, and the slow but rewarding grind of life-sim games. So, all in all, there is a lot to accomplish in both major aspects of the game, and with that, a lot more to comprehend as a result. That’s why we’re bringing you the five best tips for beginners of Harvestella, so you can easier grasp the basics of the game. The quicker you do that, the easier it will be to make the most of your time in Harvestella and have the best experience with it!

5. Utilize Fast Travel

There are a lot of towns, settlements, and even cities to discover in Harvestella’s world. However, there’s even more space in between these locations, much of which you will have to traverse through as you progress the game’s story. While, you do have to uncover new terrain by foot, if you’re heading back to an area you’ve already discovered, it’s better to fast-traveling to it. This is one of those tips for beginners, that will save you tons of time in-game. Thusly, allowing you to be more efficient in your spare time.

You learn how to fast-travel in Chapter 2 from Dianthus when he teaches you of the Motus Monolite. Which, essentially, serve as the fast-travel beacons in Harvestella. So, whenever you come across a Motus Monolite, you’ll want to activate it. This is especially important in areas like dungeons, where you’ll most likely come back to farm the mobs at a later date. But by utilizing fast travel, you can save much more time in your day. That way you can spend more time doing activities that level your character.

4. Unlocking Jobs

Unlocking Jobs in Harvestella is essentially how you upgrade your characters skills and moveset. Moreover, the jobs you choose play a big factor in how you perform the in-game combat. There are a total of eight jobs in the game, each of which you unlock when a new member joins your team. This opens at first with two very basic jobs, Fighter and Mage, but gets more complex with the later jobs like Sky Lancer and Shadow Walker.

That’s why one of the best tips we can give beginners of Harvestella, is to learn each job and get comfortable with their abilities. That’s because each Job’s abilities are meant to combat specific enemies and bosses you’ll encounter throughout the game. As a result, the more you learn each job the better you’ll know which one to utilize in battle.

You can even equip three jobs at once. Now you don’t get all these jobs abilities at once, but you can quickly swap between them in the heat of the moment. Typically, you’ll want to go with the top three jobs you’re most comfortable with. But it’s always smart to swap out equipped jobs with ones that work best against the enemies or bosses you’re fighting; rather than being stubborn and using one just because you like it, though it’s less effective.

3. Farming and Quietus

As much as Harvestella is an action-adventure RPG, it’s also a life-sim game. Farming is at the forefront of Harvestella’s life-sim experience, and it has huge implications for other areas of the game as well. That’s why one of the best tips for beginners is to make sure you’re constantly farming. If you take care of your crops day-to-day, then farming can be your greatest benefactor in Harvestella.

For example, a key benefit of tending to your farm is that you can make home-cooked meals, using food from your crops. Not only does this give you a constant supply of food to replenish your energy but it’s much more cost-effective than buying food. Not to mention, you can always sell your excess crops for Grilla.

If you want to make the most out of your crops, then you’ll want to make a Hammer relatively early on. This will allow you to make more space in your fields so that you can plant, grow, and harvest more. But, you’ll also need to keep a close eye on the seasons if you plan to make the most out of your crops. As if you plant close to Winter or Quietus, any crops you’re growing in the changing of to these seasons will die out.

2. Chat Up A Storm

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Talking to NPCs is part of the RPG experience and the case is no different with Harvestella. That’s why one of the best tips for beginners, is to make sure you always speak to characters you come across throughout the game. A lot of the time these extra characters have side missions where you can earn Grilla, snag new loot, and even unlock special abilities. Not to mention, most are filled with backstory that is pretty entertaining.

However, another reason to talk to NPCs is to find Love. If you spend a long enough time talking with a character, you’ll be able to romance them!

1. Tricks to Conquer Dungeons

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There are more than a couple of dungeons you’ll have to face in Harvestella. Each one, tougher than the last. That’s why if you know you’re heading into a dungeon, which typically means fighting mobs and eventually a boss, it’s best you come prepared. Because dungeons can sometimes be multiple-day-long quests to complete.

It’s crucial you bring food and drinks with you when venturing into dungeons. This will help you replenish your health and stamina along the way, allowing you to explore the dungeon for longer. Another tip for dungeons in Harvestella is repairing. There will be bridges and ladders you come across in dungeons that need to be repaired. These are meant for easier travel when you’re backtracking through an area. And since we know how much we tend to go back to dungeons to farm, it’s worth it to repair these when you come across them.


So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our tips for beginners? Are there other tips for Harvestella you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.