While Shin Megami Tensei V doesn’t feel that different from the previous entries in the series in many regards, there are new features and mechanics that do set it apart from its excellent predecessors.
Among the new mechanics that make the game feel different are the exploration mechanics. Traditional dungeons have been greatly reduced in number, and they have been replaced with big, sprawling areas that would not look out of place in a proper open-world game.
Exploring such a big world can be a daunting task, but thankfully the game provides a way to make exploration smoother, and travel quickly between locations. Here’s how to.
How to Fast Travel in Shin Megami Tensei V
Fast Travel is one of those mechanics that become available not too long after the game begins. After getting thrown into the Netherworld, the Nahobino will encounter the first Leyline Fountain, where it is possible to access the shop and save your game. Soon enough, however, you will be able to use another extremely useful service called Leyline Crossing.
Leyline Crossing allows the Nahobino to travel from any Leyline Fountain to another as long as any Fountain has been accessed at least once. To do so, interact with any Leyline Fountain, pick the Leyline Crossing option and choose which area you want to travel to. Once you have picked the area, you can scroll between the Leyline Fountains you have unlocked in the area. Pick one, confirm your selection, and you will be teleported there, free of charge.
Given how big the world of Shin Megami Tensei V is, making use of the Leyline Crossing option is extremely important to save some time and discover all the secrets it hides.