Kombo writes: "The first Star Ocean game for years is set around 2080 and features the story of the brave souls who enter the first experimental hyperspace travel portal. The game is refreshingly presented and echoes the design of Phantasy Star. The characters are colorfully dressed and all the locations and characters in the game are very bright and fun. The game has a cartoonish feel to it and whilst not aesthetically outstanding, is pleasant to look at. It is probably closer aligned with manga or anime than any other visual media."