Star Ocean: The Last Hope for PS3 is coming to the West day and date with the Japanese version, arriving on Feburary 9th 2010.
Once again a superior version of a game lands on the PS3. Beta testing FTW!
http://i32.tinypic.com/20ua... poor 360,,
lol "Beta Tested" "Enjoyable" poor bots
Cell processing? LMFAO
how is this a surprise?
And it's all on one disc. Sorry, but the disc swapping was irritating. I don't know why they had to do it either, their excuse being that they: "packed the final dvd so full", that there's wasn't room for additional content and side-quests required disc swapping. And yet, installed on the NXE, disc 3 is SMALLER than all the other dvds (5.2 gigs or so). I'm not a programmer, nor do I claim to be, but I am moderately technologically literate and this is confusing to me. I never actually got very far on account of the voice acting. The Japanese dialog track alone makes this worth the purchase. Edit @ below: The disc swapping occurs between 2 and 3. It's required when switching locations between various planets/ sidequests. I'm really suprised that they couldn't have worked around it like they did with all the other 360 JRPGs this gen. It's not nearly as much of an inconvenience as the voice acting (which is wretched, some of the worst I've ever heard in a game).
Unless they planned to bring it to the PS3 as soon as they announced it 360 "exclusive" and have been working on it since, there's not going to be much added. And if that's the case, that actually pisses me off. Means that Square intentionally di*ked its fanbase over. Actually, how was the disc swapping? Was it linear, 1st half of story on disc one 2nd on disc two, or do you have to switch when going to a specific world while openly exploring?
the battle system is updated, as are graphics as well as manual space control between the planets rather than hub.
The sub-HD stuff wasn't noticable, but the game didn't scale properly (even with the 360's scaler). There was a thin, black border around the game if you played with your t.v. at it's native resolution. It wouldn't stretch all the way to 1080p without cropping the image. Irritating. The whole game was a bit of a mess, come to think of it. They should have just waited and released it multi-plaform, saved us all the grief.
It's better then the 360 version in two HUGE ways. 1- The 360 beta version required you to enter previous discs to re-visit locations for side quests. So once you were on disc 3 you would need to revert back to disc 1 to visit a different planet. Then once you had finished with that planet you would need to re-enter disc 3 and so on. 2- The English dub was HORRIBLE. Thankfully Japanese VA and subs will fix that. Then you have new characters and the re-done menu's and camera angles, other language tracks and subs and most likely a few more things will be revealed later. (Added bonus no RROD, E79 error and bug free since it's been Beta tested)
Even if they add a lot of stuff (which I doubt considering SE disregard towards the PS3) I'm NOT getting this game new if at all. One year later (when the bribe from MS expired) SE is pulling a SO4 PS3 to recoup costs after the failure (in every way) SO4 xbox360 was. Sorry SE my money is in other games next year. Try harder.
Considering all the other JRPGs now headed the PS3's way, how isn't this title now at to bottom of the barrel?
Screw everything else, this is the biggest news of the day for me as i wasn't looking forward to spending $100 on importing the international version for japan. Unless of course the PS3 version of Tales of Versperia gets a U.S. release date.
The reasons are painfully obvious for anyone.The engkish dub (?) dub killed me .. i played so3 and so1 both undubed and it vas a great expérience .. bring it ..my japanese voice track ! and no more ( differents menus for western release and eastern release ...an option to choose is all that is needed
Well FFX had an international version, and it only came out in Japan as far as I know.
it is about time.
This, FFXIII, RoF, and WKC all early next year =)
What's RoF? Edit: I figured it out, Resonance of Fate
I quit playing this on my 360 when I had to swap discs to back track to open the chests I didn't have the right power to open when I 1st found them. This being on 1 disc eliminates the 1 problem I had with the game which was the constant disc swapping later in the game. My B-day is the 19th of February so this is what I will get.
Now there is too many JRPGs out next year.
But the PS3 has been missing some JRPGs, and it's good to have some options...
There seems to be some bugs in the current game. I would definitely like to see those fixed, sort of like a Star Ocean 4: Director's Cut, like what they did with the third of the series.
That blond kid should ride a unicycle off a cliff.
holy crap! and here i thought this game was going to be released later on.
It better be upgraded.
-Star ocean in Feb -WKC sometime in the spring -FF13 sometime in the spring as well The RPG Drought is over.
I thought WKC is out late Janurary
there will be a deluge of JRPGS coming soon on the PS3 and those that have been asking for this will finally get it. However, VC and Folklore are two outstanding RPG'S i have played on the PS3 sofar.
No one read Kotaku, they have a list of the games upgrades including a graphical update
Perhaps people would rather give other sites the hits, instead of Kotexu.
Too bad the game sucks. But the xbots should keep beta-testing games for us. I heard they will be beta-testing Mass Effect 2 next.