Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is a follow-up to the 2015 release, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. Like its prequel, Hacker’s Memory is available on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
If you have already played Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, then you mostly know what to expect. Hacker’s Memory is an entirely new package in regards to the story, but many core mechanics are shared between the titles. This beginner’s guide is more suited for true rookies of the series, as it will cover several elements that are in both games. However, with so many Digimon to collect, stats to keep track of, and mechanics to master, even Digimon Story veterans owe it to themselves to brush up on important beginner tips.
Don’t Get Attached, At Least Right Off the Bat
Hacker’s Memory Tips and Tricks For Beginners
Newcomers need to understand how evolution works in Hacker’s Memory. Perhaps most importantly, players must know that Digimon don’t follow a concrete evolution path. Unlike Pokemon, Digimon evolve in a variety of ways and have a branching path of evolutionary options. Another important distinction to make between the two is that Digimon evolution is temporary and reversible. Unlike Pokemon evolution, which results in permanent changes, Digimon evolution is free-flowing and constant. In fact, evolving and devolving Digimon is a continuous process throughout playing Digimon Story, and being aware of that is important. When I first played Cyber Sleuth, I quickly grew attached to some of the awesome Digimon I created and was later disappointed when I inevitably had to devolve them. The interchangeability of the Digimon in Hacker’s Memory makes it hard to develop bonds initially, so don’t enter Hacker’s Memory hoping to bring your original starter to the finish line.
Because of this, don’t concern yourself too much with selecting your starter. While choosing a starter in a Pokemon game is an enormous decision that markedly affects the game’s difficulty, the Digimon Story series takes another approach. There are definitely differences between each starter Digimon, but with so many evolution lines and pathways, the importance of your starter quickly dwindles as you progress through the first hours of the game. The available starters are somewhat common finds in the actual game, and this abundance means that you should avoid painstaking deliberation over your starter.