RPGfan : Star Ocean:First Departure Review

John McCarroll writes "Every generation, there are gems in the Square Enix family of games that never make it to North America. In the most recent generation, North America was robbed of Front Mission 5 and Dragon Quest: Shounen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon. In the PSOne generation, we lost out on Tobal No. 2 and Another Mind. Back in the 16-bit days, we lost out on Square titles like Bahamut Lagoon and Enix titles like Terranigma. With current handhelds being as powerful as they are, we've seen release of titles never before seen in this territory, such as Final Fantasy III, for example. Now, Square Enix gives us the chance to play through another of these missing gems: Star Ocean: First Departure. Is it worth picking up? If you're an RPG fan with a PSP, the answer is undoubtedly yes. That's not to say that Star Ocean is perfect, as there are issues with the title that make it feel archaic, but anyone who liked The Second Story or Till the End of Time will fall in love with this game"

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