Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - 2 CD
Best RPG of 2004
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is one of the better games released in 2K4. To see you other people's terrible reviews just makes me sick. Screw what Fayt says within the game, the game isn't targeted to lowlife people who want to see some kid hook up with some girl. Screw the fact that the game breaks the 4th wall (Oh my god, the 4th isn't important, AT ALL.)SO:TiEoT was primarily made for its stunning visuals, and good music, and its great gameplay. Sure, characters dying cuz of no MP kinda sucked, but that is to make the player have a greater train of thought while playing. The storyline was good, forget anyone who thinks otherwise. Character custimization was great, the HUD had nice touches, and the game was VERY long. The addition that the Japanese didn't get till their CE, the two player mode in that dungeon whose name I forgot, was a nice thing to put, I play with my sister and (girl) friend all the time. SO:TtEoT gets a 10 out of 10, no doubts at all about it. P.S 4D mode is SO HARD.
A Masterpiece RPG
For the casual gamer, this game may seem overly tedious, and way, way, way too long, but for the passionate RPG lover and fan, this game is an enjoyable escapade through many unique enviroments both familiar and strange. The graphics are stunning for the system their on, the music is wonderful, the story is complex and yet you won't get completely lost in all the surprise plot twists. The characters are endearing, delightful and multi-dimensional beings that seem like real people you would know. An interesting invention system allows you to create thousands of items, from armor to weapons and even food. There are new things discovered everytime you play it and different allies to make along the way. If you simply adore RPG's, then give this game a try.
Very well put together
Square always seems to make good RPG and lucky for us they have gifted us with Star Ocean III. There really is not flaws and the game is very difficult to figure out, but that seems to be a good thing. The Character customization is stunning, although some characters are irritating there are more good than bad. The Storyline is unlike any other I have seen and although you spend most of your time on a single planet it seems to do well for itself. The Length of the game is long and offers a few sidquests. The battle system is Real Time and you will do much switching around with your characters for them to use magic and other things. The game will take some time to figure out and get used to playing, which can lead to much frustration give it some time and you will end up liking it. I recommend this to any RPG Fan.
Good, But Not For Traditional Or Casual RPGers!
I was expecting this to be like a "Tales of..." game in a futuristic setting, but that's were I went wrong. If you're into traditional RPG games with swords and magic, don't fret, this game has plenty of those and its a solid RPG. The game mechanics are a little odd, pressing "x" as the action button doesn't always work too well, you have to be directly in front of an object or person, which gets annoying. Dungeons are obnoxiously long and convoluted, so if you're looking for challenging gameplay full of enemies and only a few puzzles to solve, this game will probably be the best thing you've ever played! But if you're more into traditional RPG games, you may want to stay away. This game scores high in everything else: decent graphics, story, character development, etc. If you're looking for a dungeon -crawling, adventure RPG to play for hours, give this a shot.
A RPG game at its best
Let me tell you, Star Ocean, from the start of the game, had convinced me to play it, and enjoy it. It is epic, exciting, and tantalizing. Truthfully, this game is one of the best games I've ever played, for its challenge, tenacity, and interest. I played it, and I was playing and playing for days, and I've never gotten bored of it. If you're patient and willing to play this game, you will see that it is a great role playing game, and designed to near perfection. The puzzles and storyline is very interesting, and the graphics are quite well created. The length is very modest, and it is enough for a person to enjoy this game. The battle system was well done, and the sound really gives the game a better sense of what a game should deliver to its customer. The one thing I'd say is a little hokey, was the voices. At times, in the battle system, it kinda bothered me as I played, but overall, it is an ingenious and creative video game, and it is one for the story books, because Star Ocean is just an epic and great video game. Try it for yourself, and you will see that it is an awesome game too.
Could spend hours without realizing.
It was very interactive yet simple. The story line was very compelling to causal gamers. With that the game play complimented it extremely well.
I loved the game. Hours of game play so the game isn't short, plot twists, you can choose what characters you want in your party(well for extra people), amazing graphics for a ps2, different endings depending on what you chose to say to people, and amazing game play. There are some flaws like voice acting, which could have been better, but the game is still good.
as a kid
as a kid i loved this game, i cannot remember many things about it, but i most certaintly do not remember any bad things about it, this was my first role playing game and i remember it a one of the best games i have ever played, i would strongly recomend it to the casual gamer/rope-playing gamers/and to ages 12 +
Great for anyone
This game has had a long lasting appeal on me. I wont give anyone any gripe about the storyline on how good or bad it is, you just have to play it and decide that for yourself, everyone has a different perspective. Now unlike other MMO's, this game gives you a lot to do. What I mean by that is this game has a lot of extra content outside of the storyline. It is not one of those games where you just break through the storyline and say, "That was fun." and throw down the controller. You have a lot of outside influence in the game that can alternate the ending or make the means easier to get there. The sound is pretty much like the other star oceans and other rpg's, similar but not quite the same. As far as graphics go and character development, given the time this game came out graphics wise, it is pretty good. The character development is good also, though you will probably not like some of the characters(as I did), the development is still good regardless. I would recommend this game to anyone if they are just willing to spend the first 3-4 hours trying it out since the beginning is slow and you just can't base a opinion about it right away like any other game. Hope whoever else buys this game enjoys it as much as I did. It is well worth the money.
Great RPG with tons of F.U.N!
This one takes the cake. OMG this game was soooo good! The story was sub par with FF series and Dragon Quest but it took a long time for the story to get moving after a few hours. The gamplay was so good very fun and easy to follow through. The graphics was very nice but I really didn't care for the faces of the characters though. The music was rock and some pop. The only thing that I hate about the sound is I couldn't hear them talk it was to low. Some of voice acting was okay nothing great about it. But this baby has a tons of neat stuff too battle trophies, you can play with a friend too in battle arenas. I tell you pick this one up you won't be like "man I picked up a bad game".