How to play Stoic Mode in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Hi guys, do you remember I called Theatrhythm Final Fantasy the most essential game for anyone with a 3DS?

Well, recently I discovered Stoic Mode.

What is Stoic Mode in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy?

Stoic Mode is where you play the game as normal, but none of you characters have any abilities equipped or any items. This effectively means you are playing with raw stats only. Monsters are harder to kill and it is easier for you to die.

Slight gameplay changes in Stoic Mode:

Field Music in Stoic Mode

Field Music Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Lightning

When playing a field music song in Stoic Mode, you do not get a Chocobo. I think the notes may be slightly different for what is usually the “Chocobo” part. It also means you do not go as fast and getting things like Moogles and Chests is more difficult.

Battle Music in Stoic Mode

Battle Music Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

When playing a battle music song in Stoic Mode, you do not get a Summon. The notes are very different and there is no “break” in the song for your hand to have a rest – this makes the song harder to play. Depending on your characters, and the song you’ve chosen it means you’ll do either more damage to the enemy (if using characters with high Attack and a song with lots of notes) or less damage to the enemy (if using characters with low Attack and a song with fewer notes).

Event Music in Stoic Mode

Event Music Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Yuna

When playing an event music song in Stoic Mode, you get the shorter version of the song and the score you get for notes is weighted differently than if you were playing it regularly. This can be either good or bad. If you find the song quite hard to complete, it’s good because it’s shorter. If you find the song quite difficult to get a high score on it’s more difficult because you have fewer notes and therefore a smaller number of notes you’ll allowed to not get a “Critical” score on. For example, a song with 300 notes, you can probably miss up to 30 notes and still get an S-Rank, but a song with 50 notes you can only miss about 5.

Getting a Stoic Bonus to get SS and SSS in Stoic Mode

When you complete a song in Stoic Mode, you get a Stoic Bonus! It adds 2,000,000 points to your score! Wow!

Scores in Theatrhytm are broken down like this

7,000,000 – 8,999,999 (7,999,999 is the max number of points you can get without a Stoic Bonus): S
6,000,000 – 6,999,999: A
5,000,000 – 5,999,999: B
4,000,000 – 4,999,999: C

And so on (I’ve never gotten less than a C and not failed the song…)

But with Stoic Bonus, there are 2 new ranks that open up!

9,000,000 – 9,999,998: SS (ie S-Rank + Stoic Bonus)
9,999,999: SSS (All-Critical + Perfect Chain + Stoic Bonus)

Have fun! My new goal is to SS everything (I know for a fact that SSS is impossible for me haha). The only 2 songs I have yet to get an S-Rank on are

FUN!

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