Star Ocean: The Last Hope International includes improved playability, warmer

SCRAWL: "Star Ocean: The Last Hope International producer Yoshinori Yamagishi has said in the latest issue of Famitsu that he is no longer going to be involved with the Star Ocean, however, he's glad his last Star Ocean game is done on PlayStation 3. He also confirmed a few details about the PlayStation 3 game, coming this February 2010."

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Dragun6193247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

"Yoshinori Yamagishi has said in the latest issue of Famitsu that he is no longer going to be involved with the Star Ocean, however, he's glad his last Star Ocean game is done on PlayStation 3."


Hope to hear some more info @ TGS maybe like some new Characters or improved the story. Though I'm glad to hear that they improved playability and gave the game a more warmer outlook.

gamesR4fun3247d ago

all the rpg's are coming back home

with improvements ty ms for funding some more great ps3 games.

jjl3247d ago

Hope that includes bug fixes as well. This feels a lot like the "Director's Cut" of Star Ocean 3, but more changes. In fact, the colour of the logo for International is fuschia which was the same for Star Ocean 3 Director's Cut.

GameGambits3247d ago

No amount of upgrades will fix the horrible story, dialogue, and voice acting. Glad they will put the Japanese voices on this one though to make the last bit more bearable, but after completing the 360 version I don't think I can go back to this knowing how piss poor the story and its contents are.

Redempteur3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

for the voice acting .. i'll put the japanese voices ..
for the dialogue i guess more events will do the trick ( since there is a new character )
For the story ..well it's not THAT bad and since Star Ocean games main dish is the battle system i really don't care

GameGambits3247d ago

I fully agree. The battle system is pure genius. Every Star Ocean game delivers a further step into perfecting an already perfect formula. It's a great mesh of stylish action gameplay into the still necessary strategy and juggling other RPGs have.

My favorite game of all time still to this day is Star Ocean: The Second Story. So I hope no one is pinning me as a hater of some sort against Tri-Ace, Enix, or the SO games, but SO4 was the worst of all 4 story wise. It made me cringe more than the port of my favorite to PSP. The PSP version had horrible generic anime voice overs, generic anime cut scenes, and they changed the art style into cutsie wootsie dumb anime that doesn't even sit well with Japanese anime enthusiasts.

SO4 granted starts off at a solid pace story wise, but then just derails close to 1/3 of the way through as the lead character cries. He's emo the whole game for god sakes. One of the extra endings lets him cry again. He also cried at another point during the adventure. Dialogue within cut scenes wasn't just poorly acted out it was just monotone and lacked any real sense of adventure going on.

The music and the gameplay are TOP notch. Of course the synthesis craft is also very well done on it too, but SO2's was a bit better because it was deeper. That one also gave you a sense of accomplishment since you could fail your creations which lead to a better reward feeling once you made really good gear.

I know I got stealth disagrees because I'm laying it on thick, but being subtle about a game that only deserves a rent is not what I do. Times are tough, cash doesn't flow for everyone, and if by some chance someone reads what I'm saying and it SAVES them 60 dollars vs. the 7-10 to just rent it and come to the same conclusion as I did then you're welcome.(I played SO4 all the way through by the way and I still give it a 7/10 at most, because SO2 set the bar so high. Even SO3, only failed in the last home stretch of the game and earns itself a buy, but SO4 does NOT)

Anyone disagreeing with me actually play this game from start to finish like me? It's nothing special, and it's a rental. If there was a RPG to be stoked about going from 360 to PS3 it would be Lost Odyssey---that was worth every red cent.

Redempteur3247d ago

I personnally prefer SO3 battle system's more unforgiving and the learning curve is steep . but my overall enjoyment dodging all these attack managing HP death and MP death was funnier for me .

i'll give an honorable mention SO : first departure battle system who reminded me of the "tales of" games in a GOOD way .. fun , fast , simple ..too bad it was quite hard to do combos but still it was good

SO 4 battle system seems like a good mix ..and since it 'll be filled with action and fixes from the 360 version ( like the targetting system ) i'll be happy .hell I'm HAppy !

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El Botto3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

Hahaha bots, we have the definitive versions. You have what exactly?

Answer: you have BETA versions.


3sq3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

The Betabox doesn't need warmer from SO4 cuz they already have got the heater AKA betabox.

Sir Ken_Kutaragi3247d ago (Edited 3247d ago )

...RPG's!!! ;)
Back to the PlayStation Brand. Did that NASTY M$ Hurt you? :-(
Did they try and take all the RPG's in Japan to try and Hurt the PS3??? It didn't work did it!!! ;-D
Don't worry we will save you!!!;)

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