Reviews and Problems with Star Ocean: First Departure
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Required History for RPG Fans
22 September 2009
Excerpt: As I was playing First Departure, I felt like an archaeologist discovering a missing piece of a long-lost civilization. From a historical perspective, it's interesting to finally play the first game in this series, but the genre has evolved a lot since Tri-Ace first made the game during the 16-bit...
Excerpt: Fans of classic gaming don't have any great need for slick graphics. In fact, we almost have the opposite reaction, thinking that slick graphics and surround sound receive far too much focus in place of story, character development, and gameplay depth.
Conclusion: Star Ocean: The First Departure is an excellent remake and it should be added to your PSP collection if you are an RPG fan. If you are looking to play all of the old games before the fourth game comes out next year then you better get started, the second game in the series will come out early next...
Summary: For years I've heard great things about Enix's Star Ocean series. While I've always loved the traditional Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games, I'm always hearing from the small cult of Star Ocean fanatics that tell me that I'm missing out.
Excerpt: Games have come a long way in the past decade, even within the RPG genre. As a result, the spectacular experiences of the 1990s aren't always going to please gamers of the new millennium, even if you dispense with tweaked visuals and improved balance.
Excerpt: Name: Star Ocean: First Departure Genre: Action/RPG Platform: PSP It’s now been twelve years since the first Star Ocean was released in Japan for the Super Famicom, and in that time, role-playing games have come a long way. With several sequels, some of which have never been released in the U.S.
Summary: If you’re a fan of Role Playing games or you desperately want your friend to start enjoying the genre, this game is definitely for you. It’s a pretty simplistic and easy-to-pick up JRPG. The combat doesn’t get too deep for those un-familiar with the genre and the story is pretty easy to comprehend.
Summary: Star Ocean: First Departure may be simplistic and not offer anything new by today's RPG-standards, but it's an entertaining game that some might have passed-by because they were unwilling to brave the language barrier.
Summary: En bref, Star Ocean First Departure est un jeu de rôle tout à fait honnête qui a le mérite de piquer notre intérêt pour cette franchise. Avec ses combats à la fois simples et stimulants, de même que par son accessibilité, il devrait attirer de nouveaux joueurs vers ce genre parfois boudé en raison...
Pros: Bonne introduction à la série. Les cinématiques. Les textures. Accessible aux débutants. Honnête compte tenu de l’âge.
Cons: Un peu vieillot. Manque de souplesse au niveau des contrôles lors de l’exploration. Utilisation répétitive de certains lieux. Les bruitages un peu minces. Uniquement en anglais.