Excerpt: Last summer, when I probably should have been frolicking on a beach somewhere or throwing a Frisbee around with scantily clad women, I was instead holed up in my room with my Xbox 360 and a copy of Star Ocean: The Last Hope. And in no way did I find that depressing. To date, I've invested a total of 132 hours and 59 minutes into the game (yes, really), and so hopefully I'm deemed qualified to offer an opinion on the game.
Excerpt: It seems rather fitting that the end of the long-running Star Ocean series would come around full circle to revisit where the series first began--with the degradation of our beloved homeworld and with humanity teetering on the brink of annihilation. After fiercely mucking things up on planet Earth with a little trigger-happy nuke action, the last remnants of human civilization have ventured outward into the galaxy to find new worlds to colonize and meddle with.
Pros: Awesome combat system, Intermittent moments of visual beauty, Lots of extra stuff to do
Cons: Character voice work is spotty, Disappointingly predictable story, Meager save points
Excerpt: From a presentation standpoint, Star Ocean: The Last Hope International is a mixed bag. Let's start with the good. The game is technically sound; you won't see any screen-tearing or framerate issues. The interior of the Calnus has a great space-opera vibe to it, though it doesn't even come close to Mass Effect 2 's Normandy SR-2. The environments look nice, but they are often quite empty.
Summary: I really enjoyed my play-through of this game. In fact, it’s all I could think about as I sat at work each day, just waiting to get back to see how the story was going to unfold. But with the long cut scenes and few and far between save spots, you really need to dedicate about 2 hours each time you want to play this game.
Conclusion: Avant de s'attarder à l'un principaux soucis de Star Ocean : The Last Hope , il est important de souligner quelques éléments liés aux fonctionnalités du jeu en dehors des combats. À l'instar des précédents volets de la série, il est possible de s'adonner aux joies de la création d'objets. Bien moins aléatoire que dans Star Ocean 2 et pas aussi complète que dans Star Ocean 3 , le système s'effectue par le biais d'un personnage assez agaçant : Welch.
Pros: Sentiment de liberté, Système de combat riche en fonctionnalités, Voix japonaises disponibles, Choix de l'interface et des artworks, Bonne durée de vie, Moteur graphique de bonne qualité...
Cons: ... mais mal adapté aux choix artistiques, Quelques saccades, Scénario au rythme variable, Cut-scenes ridicules, Déplacements trop rigides
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The JRPG genre has been an unexplored territory for me for many years now. Even with all the good titles and the positive reviews they seem to be getting over the past years, the idea of a bunch teens saving the world has never appealed to me. So when I got the chance to review Star Ocean: The Last Hope International, I had a couple of doubts in my mind: one, is it going to be fair to the game for me to play and review it?
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International (PS3) - Review
25 March 2010
Excerpt: After a painfully long wait for many, the PS3’s version of Star Ocean: The Last Hope is finally here with Star Ocean: The Last Hope International. The new edition of the game boasts Japanese voice tracks and anime menus that were cut out of the English version. Even with the late port and high price, this action RPG is worth a look. In the year 2064 the Earth almost destroys itself in a massive nuclear world war, forcing humans to begin searching for a new home in space.
Excerpt: Stop me if you have heard this one before: It is the future, shortly after the big WW3. Everything is destroyed except the White House. Since Earth can no longer sustain life, the surviving humans have teamed up to find another suitable planet. They are mankind’s last hope! All eyes are upon these heroic pioneers, risking their lives for our salvation! Can they find the answers to our survival in the infinite expanse of the great Star Ocean?