SCRAWL: "On Monday night, a listing for Star Ocean: The Last Hope was posted onto GameFly, and picked up by the internet only a few moments after. Curious to find out what's going on, we contacted Square Enix and have received a response today."
Yep, that basically confirmed it.
I just wonder what they're adding to it. I played the 360 version, but got bored near the end, lol.
they're working on ps3 version and get it over with, its not like this game was a big hit.
Now watch the very same guys who dissed the game come in flocking in here with happiness
I don't know why this would surprise people when the game released nowhere on the box did it say exclusive to the 360. I have been just waiting for the PS3 release date.
It doesn't even have the "only on Xbox 360" logo on it.
If they don't fix the crappy voice acting then I probably won't even bother with it.
But I thought Star Ocean: The Last Hope sucked? What's with this sudden spark of interest now?
The sudden interest, Blaze, is that there is the possibility of it not sucking with a PS3 port. You know, SE could improve on the game by fixing the story and voice acting. Alone in the Dark was unplayable on the 360 but became somewhat bearable with the PS3 version for example. If SE fixes pacing and story issues, gets rid of the atrocious English dub, and changes the creepy as hell doll look, then the game could actually be good. But until they do that, it will remain mediocre IMO. And if SE does not change anything for a potential PS3 port, then I would just not buy the game for the same reasons I didn't buy the 360 version. The atrocious voice acting and creepy doll look did not appeal to me.
Yeah that'd be cool and all for them to do....if they actually developed the game. All Square did was publish, its all up to tri-ace.
I know Tri-Ace developed the game, but SE published it (and own the IP) so it is up to them as to whether they want to publish an enhanced port. If a PS3 port becomes anything like SO3 Director's Cut, it may become worth buying.
I'm not happy. Give me Lost Odyssey!
You're right, Ive played both and LO is way better than SO4. But this game isn't as bad as a lot of people on N4G made it out to be simply because it was on 360. Anyways you people have fun with the PS3 version, I don't really mind it going multiplat cuz Ive already played it.
I don't care what the reviews or complainers say/said. Answer me http://www.n4g.com/Redirect...
"Square Enix reps told Kotaku "We cannot comment on a PS3 release at this time." However, they went on to say that the listing on Gamefly.com was "an error and had been taken down from their site." http://kotaku.com/5325866/s...
I have a 360 and I have not played this game yet (the enthusiasm just wasn't there when it came out). Someone tell me I need to play it (is it any good?)
"But I thought Star Ocean: The Last Hope sucked? What's with this sudden spark of interest now?" Not everyone who has a PS3 thinks it sucks. It is possible that those who interested in the game are posting.
Well blu ray .. with it star ocean the last hope - will no longer have stupid disc swaps - will have enough space to put DUAL voices - Will have enough space to put BOTH menus . NOw if they can - add extras - fix what they cut before the release because of dvds . - new characters ? - a versus mode like in SO3 director cut ??? And i'm not even dreaming yet ...
this game sucks so bad... not even the complete version gonna save it.........
You forgot the option for us to choose whether we want CG or anime portraits during battles and menu screens. I liked the anime ones much better than the CG ones. Hopefully on PS3 they can fix this option for us too.
Wow ps3 have the dumbest fanboys ever born I mean how do to these people even get through life ? Just look at the 1st few post. SE yeah it was a error and they removed it from their(gamespot) and these idiots this that some how cofirms a ps3 relaese of the game ? Did i miss something here ? Are ps3 owns not still waiting for trusty bell to be release outside of japan for the ps3 ?
i said i wanted BOTH menus that was what i meant
Cause it will come to the PS3, SE needs the money. At least MS was able to move some systems in Japan thanks to the timed exclusivity. It will be interesting to see if PS3 owners start praising SO4 when it gets extra content like they did with NG2S
If they fix everything that was wrong with SO4, I do not see why they should praise it.
"It will be interesting to see if PS3 owners start praising SO4 when it gets extra content like they did with NG2S " Did they ever CONDEMN the game? They were just condemning the reasoning behind making it exclusive, not that the game was/n't crap!
Actually, We did critize NG2 the original, However, if you do Look at Sigma, they improved everything we critiqued about it.
Well, frankly, I'm shocked they're going to bring it over. I've played the 360 game and though it isn't nearly as bad as some reviews made it out to be it's still the poorest game in the series-of which I'm a bit of a fan, even the average third game. I don't know if it'll find much of a market as it's likely to arrive after FF13 and a long time sfter the 360 game too. Had it been a stellar game then yes but it's prolly the weakest ever SO game and when you've got FF13, DS, WKC et al to choose from(and prolly Tales by this time as well on PS3 in the west)which have all reviewed better-then it's only gans of the series that'll be interested and most will, like me, have played the 360 version by that time-you can already get itfor £15 now if you look! If they're to succeed then i'll have to have a major overhaul to fix the tech issues, some daft grinding, the AWFUL voice dubs and so on-AND add some extras to make u for the wait. A NGS2 style remake is the bare minimym for this game to have much hope on PS3, imo, and I feel it's a big risk without a lot of polish and additions. Again, and I've never bashed the game, it's better even now than reviews would have you believe but it's a weak SO game whichever way you spin it. As it stands it's an enjoyable battle sytem and a few good ideas in a pretty run of the mill jrpg(with some issues to boot!).
What a shame. SE is back treading....
dowgrade graphics confirmed only in ps3crap. :(
Nothing stay exclusive on that garbage.
Splinter Cell is next.
Assuming timed exclusivity--and any sane person would see that SO4 is indeed a timed exclusive--then expect to hear the official PS3 release announce at TGS.
squenix is confirmed to have a prescence there after all :-)
But its sure to be announced for Japan, and thus at TGS, first. Just wish that if they do it they add some actual spaceship functionality. Like combat or exploration.
Sorry but even if this rumor is actually true, I hope/expect SO4 be a flop. SE knew Ps3 userbase (many RPG lovers are ps3 owners) is starved of RPG goodness, but they decided to brought it exclusively to x360, giving PS3 owners the middle finger. Somehow, unexpectedly for SE and MS I guess, this turd flopped hard. Now when the rpg starving season is finally ending, who wants this game on PS3? Not interested, thanks.
...what do you consider a flop?
Then what better to give them higher sales? Give them something to think about for the next time they try to pull this between stock/income reports to their shareholders. @Double Toasted: Think it only did 56K in Japan where I don't believe any 360 JRPG has broken 100K.
...500k in the US so again I ask, what do you consider a flop?
Wow...there response was "Error establishing a database connection"? Yeah, that WOULD explain Hiroshi Wada! (Yeah, I know it's just a site issue. So sue me.) EDIT: Back up now. "We cannot comment!"? Good lord, do these PR people EVER learn what "no comment" means in gamer world, and why they should stop USING that phrase? Apparently not.
And how the heck is Gamefly a reliable news source? @Below: Dude, I own a PS3. I only own a PS3. Just sick of hearing about rumors which you then have to wait to be made official after being "non-denied" a ton of times, *THEN* having to fu*king wait for an actual release date. Put the fu*king thing out, or don't put the fu*king thing out. Its only a fu*king game, and its *YOU* who want *OUR* fu*king money!
1. Because there is substance here 2. Gamefly has a track record for leaking things that end up being true. It's not like they usually post false listings. 3. This was a SE response to the listing. I think that would count as NEWS if SE felt the need to make an "anti-comment" (see my post above). 4. The game is already on the 360. Why do you care if it does or doesn't end up on the PS3, and how would that hurt someone who obviously plays their 360 a lot? If it does, you should be happy that they get the chance to play the game. That's what a TRUE gamer would do, right? RIGHT?
I stand corrected, then. Though I'm pretty sure there is SOMEONE on N4G with a similar screen name and avatar that continues to slam the PS3 every time. I do agree that SE needs to straighten up the act of remembering that the PS3 exists (and that all this dodging of simple questions and being proud that you ARE dodging said questions is not helping. So frustrating because they are allowed to get away with it constantly. This is why I hate embargoes and NDA's in gaming anymore. They are used as a weapon or an excuse). I DO think, though, that there is something here, and this is not dead. For one, they said "no comment", which means that something could be happening but they can't discuss it now (basically it's a non-confirmation). Two, as I pointed out, Gamefly HAS let the cat out of the bag before on other unannounced games (which, by the way, if you read Kotaku's version of the story that has laughable comments that never even bring up the "no comment" line, let alone see it as suspicious (though I'm not surprised knowing Kotaku. By the way, they did it AGAIN with the plagiarism), the actual page has not been deleted from Gamefly's server, which means something). Personally, I hope it IS announced, but we'll have to wait and see. SE has a big event planned for GamesCon (though, knowing THEM, they will probably announce FF14 is going to the 360 before they even THINK about SO4 being ported to the PS3), and Sony DOES have that 3 hour conference.
No one cares.I finished SO4 and the only aspect I enjoyed was the combat system.The characters and the story...well there is always a chance for SO5 to step up to the plate
Star Ocean PS3 is better look than Xbox360.
Well tri-ace is doing end of eternity right now for BOTH platforms.How could they have time and enrgy to port the game unless square enix is doing it themselves.
Meh. If it is indeed a timed exclusive, than Square made a piss poor decision. Announce the game through the PSP remake and then release it on the 360, the console which PSP owners are less likely to own. Good job! The game has gotten bad press (though considerably less than Last Remnant) and I don't think just porting the game will cut it. It will take some substantial improvements to the story and voice acting to get PS3 owners interested in the game.
I REALLY hope people do not buy it for PS3. SE needs to take a minute and see where their real console fanbase is. That sounds really fanboyish, but it's true. They had a huge amount of potential this gen, but pissed it away with their quest for Western market penetration. They know who buys their games, I just don't think they cared enough to make their money the first time around (or maybe they did?). I didn't see SO4 propelling the xbox to unimaginable heights in America OR Japan. If people buy it, they basically tell SE: "Yeah bro it's cool that you make us wait a million months to play your games! I kinda thought we'd get it earlier but you know, whatever. Oh, and can you PLEASE release it at full price?" Same goes to all those devs with timed exclusivity nonsense. Gamers shouldn't support that kind of thing. All this MW2 stuff is going to really show how stupid people can be. The sales will be huge, and people won't care they were bent over and robbed by Activision. Getting bent over and robbed by SE doesn't sound any more appealing. At least to ME anyways. This COULD be just a mistake, but that's my response when SE quietly slips it onto shelves.
the problem is that 80% of the gaming population don't research much and are either too lazy or too stupid to stand up against tyrants like Activision. Square-Enix knows that, which is precisely why they will re-release SO4 again on PS3 with some minor additions and maybe 1-2 useless characters. Sad thing is...it will sell well. Oh well,hopefully the poor sales of the 360 version had waken them up and teached them not to screw with their fanbase again.
That's pretty strange, Square Enix dispraise PS3, they could even cancel the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII if it wasn't so advanced in its development. But when they announce Last Remnant on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, we figure out that the PS3 version mysteriously disappeared and we still don't have any news since the release of the game. But when it's about to deny a game that is not under development, they say "No comment" like Sony. Are they frustrated because they have to develop Final Fantasy XIV on PS3? Which big Square Enix game would release on PS3 after FFXIII, vsXIII and XIV? Kingdom Heart will go to Wii, that DMC rip-off will be a flop, they probably will release an extend version of Disgaea 3, but that's all. Square Enix have no faith in PS3, they just don't want admit it.
Er, what? SE knows they won't make a lot of money if they don't release a game on the PS3. They've been chart tracking and they have seen a new IP like White Knight Chronicles push 400,000 copies in Japan alone (which is about how many copies they have sold WORLDWIDE for their 360 exclusives)! They know that they cannot release any more 360 exclusives and hope to sell a million copies. They've tried and failed to break into the Western market with 360 exclusives and have learned their lesson. Japan is now their number one target and as such, FFXIII will release exclusively on the PS3 in Japan this year. This of course sucks for Western gamers like us. That being said, Last Remnant was a mediocre game that deserved canceling. It would not have performed any better on the PS3 and as such was quietly shelved. The bad press for the game was tremendous as was the fan sentiment around it. Saga team wasted development dollars and as such should be fired. p.s. SE only publishes Disgaea 3 in EU. All other territories, the game is published by NIS, the developers and owners of the franchise.
They don't despise the PS3 at all, they just were offered enough "incentive" to work with MS for some time. Also, they've been developing FFXIV for the PS3 for the last 5 years, so no, I doubt they're "frustrated" with that, else you know, they'd have scrapped it a long time ago. Last Remnant disappeared because it was a brand new IP, that got bought out by MS for TE, which actually ended up hurting the game, as it was a technical mess on 360, and well, after months of the bad reviews and poor sales, I doubt they imagined it'd perform any better on PS3. Disgaea 3 is owned by NIS, and will remain a PS3 exclusive, simply because of the massively strong relationship they have with Sony. Also, SE only published it in Europe, due to Koei losing the publishing rights. Also, future titles from NIS are likely to be published by NIS Europe.
Their faith in the 360 is really paying off.
When a new and very Japanese influenced game like Valkyria Chronicles outsells your sequel to a million+ selling japanese influenced franchise (Star Ocean 4) you know you didn't make the best decision by keeping it 360 exclusive. I'm not even saying SO4 should've been PS3 exclusive, but being only on 360 definitely wasn't the best idea. Unless MS's moneyhat was big enough to cover for all those losses and then some. And yes, V.C. has outsold SO4 worldwide last time I checked (500,000+ VS 400,000).
I hate timed exclusivity :( It's like saying to someone, hey, we're gonna give you this old game now, for full price while someone else gets it for half price! and it's been out for a year now! HAHAHAHA! Seriously, it's like spitting in the face of gamers, this crap has gotta stop.
Why?? if we get the sigma treatment i don't mind waiting, i mean this game sucked. But if they fix the story with the extra time then it could be good.
Keep up the hope droids maybe a year from now you will be playing a downgraded version thats sub HD like most multiplatform games on the PS3.
stink up this site too plus you hardly ever use facts thats why not alot of people waste their time on you
yeah i agree...all this guy says is droids u dont play games or droids ur stupid....most ignorant guy, thats why hes on my ignore list now coz hes not funny anymore!!!
Can we actually call most 360 games exclusive when they are made by third party makes me just wanna say splinter cell conviction on ps3 in 2011. well im happy ps3 is getting back to its former rpg glory Demons souls for october imported it alrdy.
BUT BUT B U T BU T Star Ocean 4 IS 360 exclusive. THINKS BOTS FOR THE BETA TESTING.
cool. i loved star ocean: till the end of time on the ps2. hope this one is just as good. (get it..hope...the last hope...? getit?!) always wanted to play this on the 360. but i guess i can wait for it to be released on the ps3.
who the hell liked Star Ocean 3 on PS2? Story was horrible and went to super crap when you found out you are a virtual being. really WTF
i didn't mind the game to be honest. one of my best games on the console. huge story and i liked the idea of doing the side quests after you finished the game as well.
i love it .. i bought it after i pirated it . the story is ok and even if it's twisted make sense to the previous games plot . - Battle system is fun AND challenging ( battle trophies and Mp death are great ideas ) - a lot of things to do . ( did you see the amount of sidequest this game have ) - Nel , abel were examples of good characters . - graphics were good for it's time . BUt i guess you can trash it because OH THERE IS A TWIST IN THE STORY I DIDN'T EXPECT ..
...that twist. I'm sorry, it uffed it up for me. I really hate it. The saving grace IMO was the amazing battle system. I absolutely loved it, as I did with Star Ocean 2. But then again, Star OCean series is not really know for the story. Part two had 86 endings and I got 4 of them because I was addicted to the battle mechanics. The story...meh. I had high hopes for part 3 in which I figured Tri-Ace would learn its lesson and come up with an amazing story. However, the twist was just bad. I mean bad, real bad Michael Jackson. But if you liked it, it's cool. It's a matter of opinion. Anyway, if it comes out for the Ps3, fine. I kinda figured it would. Square was just playing air-head anyway when it came to this. It's probably was a timed exclusive and have an agreement not to say ish about it. Whether it was worth for them to do it is for them to think about. However, if they think it's going to be worth it porting to the ps3 without substantial changes to the voice acting and other enhancements, then what's the point. Don't make this into another Last Remnant. They uffed that one up.
the battle system in SO3 is my favorite out of all RPGs. and I'll be really happy if SO4 comes to the PS3 with Jap voices. I played it nonstop on my 360, but I HATED, HATED the disk swapping and the English voice overs. i hated the VO so much I stopped playing and didn't beat it.
Way to ruin the story genius!
If they want to port it over to PS3, they should really use Jap and sub in English, plus remove that stupid girl (help u making material thing....) got, i really hate her. I didn't even want to try to make weapon, material...etc...because of her. She alone ruin the game. It is actually that bad. But overall, it is a good game. You can actually turn off the voice for character that are annoying. I think even developers knew that so that is why they added that option. @jackdoe "Er, what? SE knows they won't make a lot of money if they don't release a game on the PS3" actually they don't need too, they can always make games for the Wii or DS. Didn't dragon quest IX sold 3million + already just over in Japan alone.