Should You Pick Raymond or Laeticia in Star Ocean: The Divine Force?
When starting a new game in Star Ocean: The Divine Force (Star Ocean 6), you need to choose between Raymond and Laeticia as the main character of the story. Your decision here will affect various elements in the game, including the storyline, recruitable characters, and Private Action events.
Choose a Character You Like the Most
In general, you should just pick a character who you like the most in terms of design, playstyle, and personality when starting Star Ocean: The Divine Force the first time. After beating the game with either Raymond or Laeticia as the main character, you can simply go through the game again from the beginning using the other.
Some Things to Consider
The decision mainly comes down to which character’s background interests you more and which route-exclusive characters you want to recruit later. Note that picking either Raymond or Laeticia will not lock you out of recruiting the other main character you did not choose at the start since the main story mostly begins the same on either route.
Story events and cutscenes that feature only Raymond or Laeticia are exclusive to their respective routes. There are a number of these scenes throughout the game that often only serve to provide additional backstory or lore for the main character.
When deciding between Raymond and Laeticia as the main character, consider which one’s storyline you want to know more about since the game’s narrative will focus on them.
Recruitable Characters and Character Endings
Certain characters can only be recruited to the party based on who the main character is. Because of this, certain Character Endings will also be inaccessible on a specific story route. Below is a list of characters that will join you based on who the main character is.
|JJ||A mechanized humanoid wielding a katana. JJ’s playstyle revolves around charging his attacks to make them more powerful and performing timing-intensive counters that increase his VA gauge.|
|Theo||A commander in the Aucerian Navy wielding a Halberd. Theo has impressive range with his polearm weapon, able to hit multiple enemies with wide attacks that allow him to plow through groups with ease.|
Character relationship events called Private Actions will be different depending on who the main character is. These special events mostly affect your bond level with various allies, ultimately culminating in the Character Ending you get (which may either be platonic or romantic).
Battle Music (Enemy Encounter BGM)
Both Raymond and Laeticia have their own personal battle music tracks that play during random enemy encounters and boss fights. You may find yourself liking one over the other even to the point of it affecting your decision when choosing the main character at the start of the game.
|Character||Random Encounter BGM||Boss Battle BGM|
|Raymond||“Special Delivery – Coming in Hot”||“Bravery Flows Where Flesh Meets Steel”|
|Laeticia||“Dance of the White Blade”||“Twin Blades to Vanquish Fear”|