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OXM: Star Ocean: The Last Hope Review

Can OXM forgive the game this trespass? Oh god, they're such pushovers… but definitely, yes. Last Hope is just engrossing, enjoyable, and ridiculously charming enough for them to skip a little beauty sleep. And despite their grumbling, once the game ended, they still longed to linger a little while more in Star Ocean's satisfyingly fluffy, bunny-filled universe.

Pros:
* Addicting mix of battling, questing, and storyline.
* Satisfying number of extras, goodies, and secrets.

Cons:
* Needs more save points and more direction in side quests.

Questionable:
* Was that the first intergalactic fist-bump in a JRPG? Ugh.

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Namikaze_Minato3216d ago

Another fantastic review! Who's the flop now?

gaffyh3216d ago

I don't recall anyone saying it would be a flop, most people just expected it to fall short of the hype. Which it kinda has, but still it's getting reviews of around 8 which is very good, epecially compared to the other crap Tri-Ace has been releasing.

Namikaze_Minato3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

Sony fanboys... they really wanted this to be a flop (like TLR)... but, their "negative force" isn't working with SO4.

GWAVE3216d ago

This is the first S-E 360 JRPG to have a Meta score at 80 or higher (Tales of Vesperia is the only other one with a score of 81). Congrats, Tri-Ace. Then again, there are only six reviews so we'll see what happens when more reviews start pouring in. The report of 510p resolution and the 7/10 from Game Informer does have me a bit worried...

gaffyh3216d ago

@Namikaze - I'm sure you would like to believe that, but the fact is TLR (Squeenix), and IU (Tri-Ace) both kinda sucked. Although IMO TLR was pretty good, but I'd only recommend it to hardcore JRPG fans, casual players will NOT like it at all.

I'm glad to see Star Ocean 4 got a good score, I've been waiting for a good traditional RPG since Lost Odyssey. Tales of Vesperia still isn't out in Europe :(

meepmoopmeep3216d ago

Star Ocean: The Last Flop

:)

i'm getting this day one.
looks awesome.

Namikaze_Minato3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

@gaffyh - Wanna know the main problem?

Sony Fanboys (especially the ones who loves JRPG's) want SO on the PS3. Square isn't helping the PS3, so they come and say that all the games (from Square or Tri-Ace) released on 360 were flops.

But they always forget that WKC was a flop too (it can be a great game, but it'll never be what many people expected). Both IU and TLR were good games and had great ideas, but they lack polish...

heroicjanitor3216d ago

You are weak. Why are you weak? Because you lack... Perspective.
The way you talk you act like xbox fanboys would have liked nothing better than for Killzone 2 to be the great game people thought it could be. Don't try to reason with either side, it doesn't work, you'll only lose bubbles.

gaffyh3216d ago

lol @ heroicjanitor - excellent Naruto tie in.

GameGambits3216d ago

@gaffyh

Tri-Ace had flops? You must be thinking of SquareEnix as a whole. As far as I know Tri-Ace only handles making Star Ocean and Valkryie Profile games. All of which are outstanding JRPGs that deliver 100+hours of gameplay when you start touching side quests.

I could be wrong though in whoever made InfiniteUndiscovery in SquareEnix's branch. If it was developed by Tri-Ace that is indeed a major fail, because god I hated that game. Played 2 hours then just said eff this.

The Last Remnant was good if you are a JRPG fan. The few issues can be easily overlooked with a deep new battle system and tons of side quests. Plus the game is challenging. :)

I still think Lost Odyssey is the best JRPG this console generation so far, but SO4 could take that crown. :)

gaffyh3216d ago

@Zlatko - Yeah Infinite Undiscovery is Tri-Ace, that's what I meant by crap. I do have the game, but I played it for 4 hours and now I'm finding it hard to go back to it again. So boring.

Sarcasm3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

blah blah blah blah blah blah that's all I see

If the game is good, just play it already. No need to get all defensive. You're just as insecure as the fanboys you try to call out.

And stop acting like Xbox360 fanboys didn't wish MGS4, LBP, R2, GT5P, KZ2 would flop. In which none of them did.

Lifendz3216d ago

After how many bad SE RPGs, 360 finally gets a good exclusive RPG from SE.

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N4Sony3216d ago

Who's approving this filth??? How dare there be good XBOX360 news on N4Sony! These JRPGs for the XBOX are NOT to be promoted, because Sony are the JRPG masters! If any JRPG is to be talked about, it can only be White Knight Chronicles whose mediocrity is greater than that the likes of which has not yet been seen for such a heavily hyped JRPG title this generation!!!

How dare you all approve this! Only filth who own XBOXs would buy this game. Not allowed on this site. NOT ALLOWED!!! Mods, get on deleting this news post! It is shameful for such a credible Sony-only-good-news-site!!

gaffyh3216d ago

@Deviant - yeah I know right, what a retard.

no_more_trolling3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

such a retard. this guy has no clue what sarcasm is lol

good one N4Sony. U made me smile

N4Sony3216d ago

That's what I'm here for ;)

At the other two: You morons are the reason I post like this. Fun times pointing out the noobs

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Namikaze_Minato3216d ago

Only on Xbox 360, as always. =D

DNAgent3216d ago

Mediocre games usually are.

N4PS3G3216d ago

higher rated games usually are

Namikaze_Minato3216d ago

Yeah, like White FLOP Chronicles, FLOPlore, and the Masterpieces:

HAZE AND LAIR!

OmarJA3216d ago

No like :

Too Flop
The Last Flop
Infinite Unfloppery
Flop Wars
Race Flop
Flop Dragon
...
& the list goes on...

mxdan3216d ago

you guys are like a bunch of 8 year olds.

Its a game system for gods sake.

And equal ones at that.

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N4PS3G3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

Great!!

PS.The Combat in this game looks extremely fun ..this might my first JRPG purchase in recent times

abcd3216d ago

Ign: "Though the design on these guys and dolls isn't the hottest, the visuals in the rest of the game are pretty darn good."

GamePro: "Beautiful visuals"

x-play: "Gorgeous and diverse environments "

NaiNaiNai3216d ago

its because the 360 can upscale to 1080p. so in the end the game still looks great.
-nai-

laaakokaracha3216d ago

bubbles for you!

ur soo right!

the whole 510p discussion was pathetic!

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