Star Ocean: First Departure is a good, solid game. You'll probably find yourself comparing the game to Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest when playing, but Star Ocean should really be viewed as its own entity. There are few outstanding role-playing titles on the PSP, but this is a game that can be added to that list. After the average Infinite Undiscovery on the Xbox 360, tri-Ace have definitely redeemed themselves with this. If you like the Role-Playing genre, you'll enjoy First Departure.