This is the very start of the game, where you find yourself standing in a deserted village after a scene. This is basically where you learn the basics of Thymesia, starting with attacking, healing, dodging, and more. Unfortunately, the game will not allow you to skip this tutorial part. However, you can skip the intro video of the story.
Learning the Basics of the Game
You will be greeted by a series of popups showing you the basic controls of the game, similar to the screenshot below:
Follow the path until you find your first opponent. This is where the game tells you how to take control of Corvus and his attacks. Defeat all the enemies that you encounter.
Be aware of your surroundings as you may find hidden notes (glowing in light blue). If the path is blocked by certain objects such as a fence or barrel, simply attack the objects to destroy them and clear the path. From there, you can examine the note. The first note that you’re going to find can be found inside the building. This is the Paper on the Ground 01.
After picking up the first note, defeat the enemy, where you get to learn about deflecting. This is how you can block an enemy’s attack while dealing some damage in return. After you defeat that enemy, look to the right side and you’ll see another note on the wall of the building. This note is the Administrative Order.
Next, proceed to the next two enemies where you learn how to lock on the target. Defeat the enemies and get the Key to Plaza. This key will allow you to open the gate where you meet another enemy and learn the claw attack. When the enemy is down, use the claw attack to finish him and get the plague weapon.
While in the plaza, you will encounter an additional three enemies. Defeat all of them. On the left side, before you turn right, you will see another note. Interact and examine the note, and you will get the An Anonymous Soldier’s Diary 01 note. Follow the path until you reach the first beacon. The Beacon servers serve as the save point location every time you die. This is where you resurrect, so make sure that you rest to save your progress before you continue.
After resting on the Beacon, follow the path again until you reach another enemy where you learn how to use and throw a Feather. This type of attack will interrupt an enemy performing a critical attack when it hits Corvus. Defeat the enemy to get the Key to Cemetery.
After defeating the enemy, enter the gate and continue. You will see another note on the left side after climbing the stairs from the last fight that you had. This note is the Resident’s Diary. Continue walking until you reach an intersection. You will see stairs going up and down.
If you’re planning to get 100% completion of the game, go downstairs first and defeat the three enemies there. At the end of the path downstairs, another note can be found. This note is the Paper of the Ground Day 02. After picking it up, proceed upstairs and you should meet Varg, one of the bosses in the game. A shortcut scene should also play before the actual match.
You’re still too weak to handle this enemy boss, so no matter what you do, you can’t defeat him in that encounter. That is how the game was supposed to end. Just allow him to defeat you to continue the story of Thymesia. When you are knocked down, you will wake up in Philosopher’s Hill, which is now the second part of the story.
Andrew has been gaming since he was a kid. He loves playing RTS games. He claims that no one can beat him in any of the Command and Conquer games. When he’s not gaming, he’s also a freelance programmer and writer.