Originally released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel has received enough positive reception from fans to warrant a remaster to the PlayStation 4 released just a week ago on March 26th. The remastered edition, complete with enhanced options and mechanics from the Windows PC version, is titled The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Decisive Edition.
For players new to the Trails of Cold Steel or Legend of Heroes series, the game is a must-play for JRPG fans. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is simply the best JPRG I’ve played since Persona 4 and has quickly become one of my favorite games of all time. For those of us who purchased a copy of the original Trails of Cold Steel on the PlayStation 3 or PS Vita, is the decisive edition worth spending $49.99 USD?
Here are five reasons to buy the The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition.
How do you transfer save data to The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Decisive Edition?
For hardcore Trails of Cold Steel fans who have already completed the game or people currently playing the PS Vita or PlayStation 3 version of the game, the Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition offers players a convenient and easy cross-save option. Simply upload your save data through the in-game menu on your PS Vita or PlayStation 3 and download the save data through the in-game menu of the Decisive Edition on your PlayStation 4.
Please Note: to utilize the cross-save feature, players must be signed up for PlayStation Plus. Without PlayStation Plus, players can not access PlayStation's cloud storage service.
2.Faster Loading Times
Compared to the PS Vita version of the game, the Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition is exponentially faster due to the PlayStation 4’s hardware capabilities. From cutscenes to area transitions, and even going in and out of battles, loading times are unbelievably faster on the PlayStation 4.
When many JRPGs can already take upwards of fifty to eighty and even hundreds of hours to complete, faster loading times can make a huge difference. The less time spent staring at loading screens means more time doing everything else you may have been neglecting to feed your gaming addiction.
3. Limited Merchandise
What merch is included in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Decisive Edition?
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel -- Decisive Edition comes with limited merch you can’t get anywhere else.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Decisive Edition includes:
- Steelbook Case
- Game Soundtrack in individual sleeve
- 50 mira replica Erebonia metal coin
- 10-page exclusive comic and 52-page physical manual
4. English/Japanese Dual Language Support
If you’re one of those people that prefer the original Japanese spoken dialogue and voice acting, then this feature is for you. The Decisive Edition will include both English and Japanese language support which can be switched via the in-game menu. This option may also be useful for those looking to study Japanese.
Additionally, five thousand lines of spoken English dialogue never before seen on console have been added to the Decisive Edition from the Windows PC version of the game.
5. Turbo Mode
How to use Turbo Mode in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition?
By far the best and most useful feature they’ve added to the Decisive Edition is Turbo Mode. By simply pressing the left trigger(L2), players can now activate Turbo Mode which runs the game at an exponentially faster speed, allowing players to fast forward past boring cutscenes or chunks of dialogue.
The Turbo Mode not only allows you to skip through the game’s story, but also can be used to speed through battles and most importantly, to fast travel throughout the large map. For hardcore fans wanting to replay the game and revisit the world of Erebonia, this feature is a godsend.
For those who have never played the game before, without a doubt The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Decisive Edition is the definitive version to play. If you like JRPGs or are wanting to start getting into JRPGs, there is no better place to start than the Trails of Cold Steel. These are just five reasons to purchase the Decisive Edition, but for any fan of the series this purchase is a no brainer.
Will you be purchasing The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Decisive Edition or if you’ve already picked up a copy, what do you think of the game? Let us and our readers know in the comments below.