Rated 5 out of 10
by SeaLionsRCool Recycled Garbage
This game is absolutely horrible for a star ocean fan or someone that has played any quality games. They made the game ridiciously hard and it is way off balanced. The characters and story are not the greatest.
There is however a bit of fan service to the original SNES Star Ocean (though most of America and the world outside of the eastern hemisphere more than likely wouldn't know it). There is also a bit of fan service from the Star Ocean : The Second Story. I could honestly see the development of this game and its mechanics being great or bright ideas.
Especially with people that have worked on previous games or similiar titles. I can tell some brainstorming went down in a room with a group of people. Even then I would recommend not buying or playing this game.
You really get the feeling that you are flat out not supposed to succeed or move forward.
Alot of sounds and battle actions recycled from star ocean till the end of time.
Rated 10 out of 10 by MLG_Ro So far its alright
Just picked up my copy yesterday after class and started playing it immediately. So far its an alright game. At least worth playing especially for people who need something to do during their spare time or who gets bored quickly with the games that have been out lately that only take 5 to 8 hours to complete. The one thing I don't like about this game is that its so confusing during the first parts of it because unlike other rpgs it doesn't tell you exactly what to do, so you'll be walking around for like 20 to 30 minutes trying to figure out what you are suppose to do until you get tired of being lost and not knowing what to do and go to gamefaqs or something like that and find a walkthrough to help you out. Besides that part, the battle system is fire I love the blindsided techniques and the fact that you can switch out characters. Graphics are nice, even better depending on your tv and connection of the ps3. With all that being said i think it is a definite buy. I would recommend it to everyone.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Dreaming Lunatic Faboulous!
I just got this game due to a video preview my friend showed me. I absolutely love it! From the graphics, to the story, to the characters, I adore it all! However, i did find that the game reminded me a lot of Tales of Symphonia & Tales of the Abyss, two of my all time favorite games. The thing all these games have in common is the battle system, which is what really sucked me into this game. This game is just amazing, I would suggest it to any "Tales of" fan or even a new gamer! However, if you are already a fan of Star Ocean. here's a great addition to your collection! Seriously, I think I can play for hours(I was up to six just now), unfortunately, playing without stopping isn't possible due to sleep & hunger, wish I could though with this absolutely amazing game in my possession! Of course, if you just want to try it I suggest renting it before buying if you are unsure, though I'm sure you'll enjoy it so much you won't ever go back to returm your rented version!
Rated 0 out of 10 by masrabr for the ps3
anyone who wouldnt see the obvious advantages of playing this on PS3 rather than on failbox 360 needs to take a close look at their 360, assuming it doesnt have a red circle on the front. the playstation 3 hardware is far superior, and you WILL see a large improvement on your 1080p over xbox's hardware, not to mention you dont have to get up and walk to the other side of the room for a disc swap thanks to blue ray. and as for comparison to the other games, there arent many good japanese style rpgs on PS3 yet, so this is going to be a good addition. compared to the first and second star ocean games, anything they make would fall short of SO1 and 2, you cant beat perfection. compare it to star ocean 3 all you want to though, if you liked star ocean 3 in the first place you either didnt get to the end to see how squeenix failed us, overall though, SO4 on ps3 is going to be awsome, i've already traded in my 360 copy, and i've already pre ordered. I hope to see more PS3 ports and fewer 360 exclusives in the future.
Rated 10 out of 10 by MrRaRa Astronomical
This game is amazing! It's like mixture between, Dino Crisis and with the first Dark Cloud! Amazing game if your looking for funny characters, a wide world, easy to pick up on combat, and an immersing story!
Rated 0 out of 10 by wafroman07 I feel so jiped
This game is definatly on of my favorites of all time on X-box, but after reading on a differnt website that this was coming out for the PS3, I wondered what could possibly be the incentive for gamers to buy a game that came out a year earlier? Well, from what I understand the game is to feature at least one extra character, possibly more, I'm made cause i already got it for the X-box and aquired nearly all of the achievments, many hours of gameplay just to have to do it all over again. I'm definiatly buying it again, but this situation is almost Identical as Tale of Vesperia, and how in Japan the game was released on X-box then almost a year later an announcement for a ps3 version with two more characters, multiple extra levels and many more bosses. hopefully they'll release the ps3 tales of Vesperia in the U.S. as well. back to star ocean, I'm fairly sure that the dude in read with the two beam swords is probably one of the extra characters.
Rated 10 out of 10 by MASDGTHYJJ One of the best RPG'S out there
well when i 1st got this game i put it in my ps3 right away i started the game then about an hour in the game you got to roam and fight monsters i hated it because i kept dieing it was really hard but of course i was playing on the hardest mode but then i figured it out this isnt just a typical button smashing game you actually have to use alot of strategy its a really neat set up and after a while you can master it and thats when the game gets really fun well in this game the graphics are amazing brought to the fullest to the ps3 the gameplay never gets boring its not to hard but definetly not easy the story is excelent very good twist and very very very very long i really enjoyed how you could change from character to character and you get alot and there very awesome looking. I would say the only bad thing about this game would have to be the camera viewing its crazy and its really hard to focus in tight end areas well overall this game was great and if you have a ps3 its a must have:)(it reminds me of the series .hack, and .hack G.U very simalur)
Rated 10 out of 10 by Jayebirdie Long lasting experience :)
This game is amazing! The best thing about this game is that it is really really long. Now a days you can beat most games in a day if you play it non-stop. There are many Side-Quest to do. There are a lot of extra stuff in the game like another dungeon after the main boss. The Item creation is neat and the battle trophies are pretty cool. This game is very challenging. The main story is well put together and the cut scenes are amazing. You will have to strategize in order to win the battles in this game. Its get easier once you play it for a little while. (gotta love the blindside.) The game will leave you guessing until the end. Twist and turns in the story will leave you breathless so to speak. This game will challenge you I guarantee it. The only thing I didn't like about this game is the little girl who kept saying KAY in every sentence. Anyone who has played this game will know what I'm talking about.
Rated 0 out of 10 by drgnmstr44 decent game
ok first, you two fanbois need to get over yourselves. do you honestly think that just because this game is finally coming to PS3 and that PS3's hardware is better that you're going to get better graphics? Yes the disc format will be better to have it all on one disc and not 3 but that's just about it. even according to the extra info provided, the only other change is inclusion of the voice over and text in more than 2 languages. You're not going to get better graphics just because PS3 is a better hardware system. and seriously, most people have both systems anyway. As for the game, I liked it on 360. the controls weren't that bad either. the story was good and kept me playing. was nice to see a decent RPG finally come over to that console. I'd highly recommend this to any one that has played Star Ocean or Final Fantasy games. it's a really great RPG with a little action combat to mix it up.
Rated 9 out of 10 by jeffeng Great Graphics, Great Story, Awesome Battle System
I played Star Ocean 3 on my PS2 before. Once I bought a PS3, I bought this game right away. Because I love star ocean's battle system(i think action-RPG would be even better though) and story a lot. There is a few i want to talk about though. Even though this is really a great game to play. But there are also a few annoying things on this game. This game is really for hardcore games only. Because the dungeon on this game is very very very complicated, confused, and annoying. I almost stucked on all the dungeon in this game. I have to go to the internet to look at walkthrough to get through dungeon. And the dungeons are very long and lack of save points(It takes 2-3 hours for me to get to another save point. If i want to save, i have to walk all the way back in the beginning of dungeon to save). But still its worth to play this game. The graphics, story, and battle system is very good.