Are items that opponents drop random or does the computer remember? (spoilers)

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#1 Posted by dragonballkid (387 posts) -

I don't want to spoil anything to major from the plot but in the tournament I originally thought 2 opponents who dropped style books - then the game finished. After that I replayed the same missions to change the outcome but the same books weren't dropped by my opponents this time.

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#2 Posted by PLZKLLME0080 (684 posts) -
As far as I know, if its a fighting style you already know, it won't drop again. If you don't posess the book, even if it dropped and you forgot to pick it up, it should still have a chance to drop again.
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#3 Posted by The-Overfiend (25 posts) -

ive cleared the game 13 times thus far and i think it changes on each playtrough.

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#4 Posted by Threesixtyci (4451 posts) -
I had a book drop that I couldn't pick up. Would fall back to the ground like when your inventory is full. So, not too sure about them not dropping if you already have it.