Star Ocean is definitely not a game that has remade the JRPG and brought it back into prominence. The plot is not deep enough and the presentation is a bit too weak. In a genre where storytelling is at the forefront of the experience, these flaws cannot be overlooked. However, the quality of character progression and combat are excellent, and imbue the experience with a combat focus that is a bit rare for its genre. Despite its flaws, Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a solid, gameplay-oriented fling that most fans of RPGs should still be able to enjoy.