Star Ocean: Last Hope International
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.
New favorite game!
Along with Persona 3, this is my favorite game of all time. Although the Japanese voice acting is much better (an accessible option in-game allows the player to play the Japanese dub with the English sub titles), the English voice acting is somewhat decent (for some of the characters).
Although Star Ocean Till the End of Time was the first JRPG that I have ever played entirely through, I did not feel as deep of a connection to it as I did to Star Ocean the Last Hope. The characters in Star Ocean the Last Hope gradually develop throughout the game. I have never seen characters that developed so well throughout that course of time, so I was very pleased by this.
More realistic than other games
Riding on giant bunnies
Reasonable length between towns, cities, etc
Great plot twist *cries*
Improved symbology (does way more damage than in other games)
Improved healing and support
Less grinding than the other games
Long cutscenes (personal preference)
Improved item creation
Private Actions with characters
Frustrating boss battles
Lymle's voice (although I still love the character)
Long time between save points
Story was too short
Save points do not heal (like all Star Ocean games)
The Last Hope ^_^
Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a really Phenomenal RPG. i would definitely Recommend this to hardcore gamers. ^_^
Great game with some missteps.
This is my first foray into the star ocean franchise and I must say I am not happy that I missed the others. The combat in this game is excellent and outside of the sometimes wonky AI bring to the game everything that I would expect it to do. The graphics are vibrant and the worlds are large which caters to alot of exploration. And this brings us to the sound quality which has a great musical score but horrific voice acting. When you cringe to go talk to some charcters you know something is wrong ( lymle, the girl in the communications center, the fat admiral in the intro cutscenes the list goes on and on). Overall however, outside of the voice acting this is a great game which is now hard to find so if you have a copy hold unto it.
A fun and challenging JRPG
Im more of a fan of Star Ocean 2: The second story, so i didnt know
what to expect because I didnt like Til the end of Time.
As a matter of fact I played 2-3 hours of Til the End of time and lost interest completely. The characters were not that good in my opinion.
Thankfully the game has elements that will remind you of Star Ocean 2.
And there is remixed music from planet Roak that was on the first Star Ocean. There is also Star Ocean 2 music tracks in the game but I have not gotten that far yet. But im getting there.
I wanted a more difficult challenge so I played on Galaxy Level, not Earth Level. It made the game way harder than I was expecting. So if your wanting a challenge then I highly recommend this mode. The characters on this game are better than the ones on Til the End of Time. Private Actions and Customizing weapons and armor also come back to the series.
Greatest RPG I've played in a long time.
This game is beautiful. From the story to the smallest thing you can think of. It has a lot of gameplay. Unfortunately it doesnt have NG+ but your data does carry over. If you haven't played it yet then you should. 10/10
great rpg game
star ocean is a great rpg game great grapics and music a must have for rpg gamers. it also has great gameplay.
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)
A Must Buy For Any JRPG Fan
Best JRPG on the PS3, and even better, since it's the international version you can switch the voice acting to Japanese. Although not many people will use this feature, it does have the talented voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro, who has also starred in the animes, Durarara!! and Canaan. But back to the game. It has amazing gameplay and likeable characters. The graphics are comparable to Final Fantasy XIII's. Star Ocean is a somewhat linear series but it has the feel of an open world it. The only bad part I notice is that it will lag once in a while during battles.
Cleared it, Man!
Cooliest game ever and i've beaten it for the first time. Last time i reached the final round, it was quite frusturating at first because i couldn't beat last year, but THIS year i did. I hope i can go for a second try and if i beat that game a couple of times, i should name it the "Most JRPG game of the year!". It looks like my game is on the sixth year in the making. You wanna know why? Because my game is stcking with me Until 2017. Anyone who doesn't have that game like i do or anyone else, get it because that is the BOOOMMMBBB!!!!