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8.2 out of 10

Star Ocean: First Departure

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Overall 7
7.0

Required History for RPG Fans

Game Informer
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 era. I can't say that the game is executed poorly; the combat works well and the revamped visuals make it look like the PSone sequel, Star Ocean: The Second Story.
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Overall 9
8.5

Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP)

The Review Busters
23 March 2009
  • 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 year as well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Test Star Ocean First Departure

Generation NT
20 March 2009
  • Pros: Esthétiquement séduisant, Histoire qui se tient et fait cohabiter plusieurs univers, Combats rythmés
  • Cons: I Love English mais pas trop non plus, Angles de caméra médiocres en vue intérieure
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Overall 8
8.1

Star Ocean: First Departure

Playstation Illustrated
11 February 2009
  • 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. Star Ocean: First Departure was probably a great gig for the graphic designers, voice actors, and musicians involved. "Icing on the cake" or "gilding the lily" as the old expressions go, right?
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Overall 8
7.8
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.8
Control 7
7.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Star Ocean: First Departure Review

Cheat Code Central
8 February 2009
Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 1
0.7
Graphics 1
0.7
Sound 1
0.8
Versatility 1
0.5
Funfactor 1
0.8

Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP) Review

411mania.com
21 January 2009
  • 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. As a portable game, it works fantastically. You can play it for short bursts and not lose out on the story. It’s a good game for those less hardcore.
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Overall 7
7.0

Star Ocean: First Departure review (PSP)

HonestGamers
30 November 2008
  • Excerpt: It's all quite basic and it works smoothly without any noteworthy hitches except the obvious one: it gets repetitive. By the time you reach the end of the game, you'll probably have faced more than 800 different enemy groups, with most battles won simply by spamming your basic sword strokes and perhaps the same projectile spell. You can experiment with numerous variations if you like, but there's no incentive to do so...
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Overall 7
7.0

Star Ocean: First Departure

gamervision.com
17 November 2008
  • 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., and a new installment planned for the 360, the Star Ocean series is one of Square Enix’s longest-running franchises.
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Overall 7
7.0

Star Ocean: First Departure Review

gamezine.co.uk
15 March 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Star Ocean: First Departure

GameFocus
9 November 2008
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