All Permanent Events in Shin Megami Tensei V
Detailed below are all permanent events, unchangeable elements, missable features, and points-of-no-return in Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT 5). Be sure to know them when playing the game for the first time to avoid making mistakes as you go through the game’s main story.
Hard Mode can only be selected at the beginning of the game
It is only possible to select Hard Mode when beginning a new playthrough. Once you start the game on that setting, you will be able to lower it at any point during the main story.
Changing the difficulty setting after starting on Hard Mode locks you out of it permanently
Be warned that once you switch to a different difficulty mode after starting on Hard Mode, you will be locked out of the difficulty setting (Hard) for the duration of your playthrough.
The stat build you chose for Nahobino are permanent. Make sure that you are comfortable with your build and the skills inherited by the Nahobino can maximize the stat choices you made.
As you play the main story of the game, all of the dialogue choices you’ve made will account for the post-game. Although you still have to make your final decision on your ending route, the dialogue choices will influence the reception of the post-game quest givers when Nahobino enters the end game area dungeon.
If your alignment does not match, you have to pay 666,000 Macca to the quest giver in order to start and clear it. For example, if you choose to uphold God’s order but have little to no alignment with Abdiel and Ichiro Dazai, you must shell out the fee to pursue the subquest.
In the same manner, the ending route that Nahobino picked will influence the post-game quests and final bosses he will face. If you want to try another ending route, you have to start the game through New Game Plus.