Reviews and Problems with Star Ocean: First Departure
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J. Michael Gallen "J. Michael Gallen", Amazon
20 July 2014
Summary: Once upon a time, Nintendo of America localized the very first installment of Enix’s Dragon Quest series for the Nintendo Entertainment System, retitling it Dragon Warrior due to copyright conflicts at the time.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Summary: I'm a huge fan of "Star Ocean: The Second Story", so when I heard its predecessor came out, I had to give it a try. The battle system is identical to the Second Story, except for the addition of a 3 attack combo you can perform by pressing the attack button in succession (which is great if you're...