Reviews and Problems with Star Ocean: The Second Story
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Star Ocean: The Second Story
9 December 2005
Excerpt: The rendered static backgrounds in Star Ocean are gorgeous; like art-quality gorgeous. Prepare to go ga-ga as you wander around the various towns and such looking at the beautiful scenery. The game excels in this category. The characters and enemies and such are all sprites, which seem somewhat out of place, but end up working rather well. They tend to get pixilated when very far away or very close, but that’s a necessary problem with sprite-based characters.
Excerpt: Thankfully you have some choice in the terms of the story. You may opt to assume the role of gallant Claude, the son of a war hero trying to make his way on his own merits, or the resolute Rena, who is merely trying to live a peaceful life. Whichever character you choose, don’t expect to avoid the clichés for too long, as they start right up again when the story gets rolling.