Ryan King from OXM writes:
"Ever been woken up by a slap in the face? Star Ocean is a harsher JRPG experience compared with what you might be used to. We've become used to the JRPG as a relaxing visual feast, but Square's latest hits much harder.
On a basic level, this is a space-faring adventure that has you planet hopping, meeting locals and wiping out the indigenous wildlife with swords and fire. Just like early-age colonists, but with porcelain doll features and less body hair."
Pretty, but flaws stop it touching the stars
* Huge scope
* Amazing musical score
* Edge Maverick is a top name
* Battles too chaotic
* Item creation ability confusing