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Star Ocean: The Last Hope by Square Enix

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 58.
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  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Category: Role-Playing
  • Players:1 Player

Product Details:

STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE is the latest entry in the futuristic space opera RPG series, STAR OCEAN. Science fiction and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the celebrated franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc.

FEATURES

  • A prequel that combines sci-fi and fantasy elements, spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the STAR OCEAN universe
  • Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise's famous real-time battle system, including the amazing graphics and visual effects only possible on the Xbox 360
  • Features breathtaking CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cut scenes for the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY RPG series

Specifications:

Game Details

Content Download
Yes
Number of Players
1 Player
Resolution
HDTV 1080p
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still a great series! The first time I played Star Ocean was for PS2 and it was Til The End Of Time and I loved it. I switched platforms and I wasn't quite sure how I would like it on the 360. The game was great. Wasn't as good as Til the end of time. I liked the story line better on that one. This one last hope, is up to par. I was not dissatisfied with game at all. If your tired of the Final Fantasy series, (which should never happen) I would recommend this to any RPG gamer or someone looking to try RPG. I beat the game a while ago, so I can't remember much details, but I did like the fighting system and the weapons.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Slow, boring, and difficult I bought this game thinking it would be mildly enjoyable. I played one of the older games long ago for just a bit, and thought it was alright. I've played games with similar mechanics and enjoyed them (Tales of Vesperia) and games with similar visual styles and enjoyed them (Phantasy Star Universe) so it seemed like an obvious choice. I played for a bit, and was struck by a couple of things, at first. The graphics are PS2 quality; The render distance is pitiful and the environments could almost even be from an N64 game. I can deal with that. The combat is needlessly complicated, and feels very clunky. I'm not expecting massive polish here, either, but it's just downright awkward. Camera controls in and out of combat are strange, and half the time the camera seems to be making things intentionally difficult for you. Speaking of difficult, the difficulty curve in this game isn't a curve, it's a ledge, and when you hit it, all your characters die and you lose. If you really want to get further in the game you need to grind for XP, and that means a lot of empty battles against pointless monsters, with clunky controls and frankly irritating characters. To top all of this off the game seems to be comprised of equal parts gameplay and cutscenes. You can skip the cutscenes, and in their one, sad flash of brilliance the devs give you a quick text summary of each cutscene. Unfortunately, whether you watch the cutscenes or not you have no way of knowing what to do afterward. Probably half the time I spent playing was wandering, talking to everyone I could find, trying to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing. It even worked occasionally. Put all that together and you have a pretty irritating experience. Three disks worth of it, which seems absolutely insane to me. Definitely not worth my $10, and I can't possibly recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing JRPG One of the best JRPGs I have ever played. The storyline is pretty decent and the characters are likeable. I love the fact that you can switch between characters in battle and how there's a variety of moves to choose from. The combat is pretty unique, however it can get repetitive at times. I personally love how there's a secret dungeon called the wondering dungeon at the end after you finish the story. The only thing i don't like about in this game is the lack of save points. Overall it is a satisfying game to play if you want a challenge.
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great game a must have everyone that loves rpgs will fall in love with game series a must have in any rpg collection one of the best rpgs i have ever played to date
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Single biggest flaw The game overall is good the story is detailed and decently long, the character advancement is great, but the thing that kills the game is its single biggest flaw. There is no targeting system you literally have to run around and hope you can change your camera angle and hope you switch to the monster you want to kill. this makes beating some of the latter bosses next to impossible.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "ok" game its not a bad game except for voice acting other than that most of the characters are good and there is a lot of content
Date published: 2012-08-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sucky i thought all sandbox games were fun,until i played this game,it just sucks,the graphics look like a drawing,just leave it on mute,it will save your ear this is just a head ache waiting to happen,just don't get it
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Game I bought this game a couple of days ago, and at first it seems like a boring RPG then the opening cinematic takes off and the game takes on a life of it's own. I am hooked on this game and the story seems good so far and game play is flawless. Great game all around
Date published: 2012-07-06
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