Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by Zac Grubb0
5 Tips to Make Dream Drop More Manageable
After beating Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, I can safely say that it has the hardest story related bosses out of any Kingdom Hearts game. Towards the end, I actually spent a good 2 hours on one boss fight before I came to terms with the fact that I just wasn’t strong enough to beat him. Did I mention I was on standard mode? Not even Proud! So after grinding a bit and beating the game, I realized all of the different things I could have been doing to make that fight a little smoother:
- Gold Star all of your Dives
The Dive system is probably my favorite way to travel between worlds that Kingdom Hearts has come up with thus far, but I was so focused on beating the game I only played each Dive once. This was a huge mistake. Every Dive that you gold star gets you a particularly helpful item, and on the final world you can earn one incredibly powerful skill. Also, if you gold star every level, you earn a keyblade better than anything you can acquire through story alone.
- Don’t neglect your Dream Eaters
This is a big one, considering how much fun the main game is, it’s easy to forget about your Dream Eaters. However, without the skills and buffs you earn from these creatures, you’ll be a sitting duck when the time comes to take on bosses. So here’s the thing, if you don’t take the time aside to play the mini games and gain link points for your Dream Eaters, you’re going to make the game a lot harder than it has to be.
- Don’t get too attached to your Dream Eaters
Now it’s all well and good to train your Dream Eaters, but you have to keep rotating them. During my play through I found a team I liked and stuck to it for a long time. I didn’t realize that by just grabbing the skills I needed and then moving onto other Dream Eaters I could have been seriously boosting my stats. So just remember, train your Dream Eaters, but don’t forget to keep making more.
- Never pass up a fight
I think after enough playing we all hit that point where we just want to see what happens next. This can lead to getting lazy and skipping out on some battles just to get to the next area. Dream Drop is not the kind of game where you can do that and still be as strong as you need to be at the end. I had to go skill hunting and gain 8 levels just to stand a chance, and even then the ending fights were rough. The best way to level naturally throughout the game is to flat out take on every battle you see. This includes every regular encounter, as well as all of the portals. Whether you finish the portal missions or not, there’s always experience to be had.
- Flick Rush really does help!
If you follow these tips you should end up with plenty of Dream Eaters, and chances are some of them are going to be strong. Take the strongest ones and make sure you play through the Flick Rush tournaments. The prizes can be pretty good and while you may come across them in treasure chests naturally, Flick Rush is a good way to get anything you missed or earn some extra abilities.
As long as you remember these 5 simple tips the bosses of Dream Drop won’t stand a chance. If you have any specific questions about bosses, I’ve got strategies, so reach out to us in the comments below. Try to keep spoilers to a minimum though, we wouldn’t want to ruin the epicness that is the last hour of this game for anyone. Good luck everyone, and happy gaming.