Reviews and Problems with STAR OCEAN THE LAST HOPE: INTERNATIONAL
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Beautiful nonsense, with a lot of shouting
Jason F., Amazon
10 July 2014
Summary: I haven't finished this game yet. My thoughts thus far: -Beautiful, colorful landscapes -Interesting battle system, but it can be difficult to control targeting -Even the Japanese voices are annoying with the female characters. There's altogether too much shouting, male and female characters alike. Lymle's slooooooooooooooow mumbling is perhaps the most annoying. -Thankfully, the voices can be turned off in battle. I wish every game had this feature!
Summary: I bought this product because I have played Star Ocean 3 before and thought this would be a great RPG to play since I was in the mood for something decent after my disappointment with FFXIII. I like the battle system in this game and the anime-like art, but the story and characterization feels bland and cheesy. The character Lymle's voice acting bothers me be a lot.
if youre craving for some JRPGs you can give it a try. just dun expect much
9 September 2011
Summary: Pros: -very user friendly, multiple langauges subs/dubs. -two interfaces to choose from and can be changed anytime in game. -battle system is fun ot begin with. CONS: -story is relatively lame in my opinion... it's afterall SE and TriAce... they can do better. -battles get very repetitive after awhile.(i know it happens in most RPGs but this one is especially repetitive imo) -the cuttings and editings between cut scene are very poorly made. not smooth at all.
Summary: ...I'm forced to average the two. I commiserate with another reviewer about the "This was on the X-Box, so it's worse here by definition!" reviews, but I can't co-sign on grade inflation. And honestly, while this game has a lot going for it, its flaws can be severe. The average player probably wouldn't notice (i.e.
Difficult to recommend without making some reservations
techmannn "techmannn", Amazon
19 April 2010
Summary: I like grinding dungeon crawlers and if you like that kind of game, Star Ocean is an 8 out of 10 game. There are some annoyances worth mentioning: 1. the characters look good enough but it is all in the typical anime fashion -- big eyed girls wearing tiny skirts. But the environments often look grainy and are covered with aliased jaggedy edges. Everything and I mean everything is normal mapped and therefore looks super shiny.
Summary: Star Ocean: The Last Hope International is a great game. The combat is good, the progression is good, the storyline is ok. Unfortunately though the game is let down by an archaic and very poorly implemented save system. Rather than being able to save your game whenever you like you have to find save points like in old SNES/PS1 RPGs.
Summary: the characters were simply annoying. I finished the game but did not bother to do any extra's I just couldn't get into it. The battle sysytem is alright, the graphics and music too, it just wasn't to my taste.