Reviews and Problems with Star Ocean: First Departure
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Get ready to stare at your PSP for HOURS!
1 December 2013
Summary: I've decided to make my PSP into my JRPG machine. I'd only ever played Final Fantasy games but those became stale for me. This game took many hours of my life that I don't regret using on my handheld gaming machine. It was fun. It pissed me off. And I enjoyed it all. I realize this game isn't for everyone. You don't like JRPG's, don't get this game.
Summary: I,ve always loved the star ocean series so to be able to finally play the first one was pretty exciting. I've always loved the addition of the skills which allow you to cook meals, craft/upgrade weapons, make potions amd much more. Plus if you love to grind for exp. this game lets you level up past LV100 unlike most rpgs that cap at LV99(ie. fanal fantasy).
Summary: The original was never released in America, so I have no idea how much it changed story-wise or in terms of the original menus or anything. The game is great, taking the original and boosting it graphically up to the second's level of 3d and sprites. It takes the battle system from the second and makes this game appealing to anyone who has played the second Star Ocean. It also has voice-overs and cutscenes. It's great for a RPG player or fans of the Second one.
Summary: For many the Star Ocean for the PS provided a brand new role playing experience! It was vast, it was fast paced, it was complex, it had a guy with dragons attached to his back... the list goes on. I can remember the first time I played this game. I went through all the dialogue in the beginning and talked, and walked and shopped like you do. Finally I was set upon by some brown cowled ruffians with wicked scimitars and black hearts.
Summary: I've not played it because I bought it for my son... He said it is a very good game, with excellent graphics. It was a game he has been wanting for a while, and seems to be enjoying it thoroughly.
Summary: If you're already familiar with Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPGs), then the mechanics of Star Ocean: First Departure should be very familiar to you. The game even borrows well-worn story cliches, like the boat that can't take you to the next leg until you deal with the menace blocking the waters. Where it differs however is in the variety of environments: it is a science fiction game wrapped in a fantasy setting.
The game that started a franchise.... regurgitated
29 April 2009
Summary: I first played the Star Ocean franchise way back when Star Ocean: Second Story was released for the PS2 in the 90's. I had never played the first Star Ocean title. Now, re-released for the PSP, this game has been given a graphics overhaul and some nice anime cutscenes, in hopes of entertaining old fans and introducing new ones to the colorful Star Ocean franchise.
Summary: I have not played any Star Ocean games before this. I began playing this game on the heals of completing Chrono Trigger (DS) and Tales of Phantasia (GBA). It plays much like Tales of Phantasia as one might expect. The cut scenes and voice acting are done well for a portable game and add to the game. The battles are real-time, but felt less tactical than Tales of Phantasia did. Battles were still fun.
Summary: Pros: +Well done cutscenes +Visually stunning +Fun gameplay and mechanics +Fairly good storyline +There are various ways for the story to unfold +Tons of custimization, side quests and secrets +Well developed characters Cons: -A little too easy, which some may not enjoy as much as others -A lot of exposition throughout the game -The voice acting can grate on the nerves In Japan, a little company called Enix (now Square-Enix) crafted an RPG called Star ocean where it was...