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G4TV: Star Ocean: Last Hope International Review

Star Ocean: The Last Hope International won't make occasional RPG dabblers dump Final Fantasy or Fallout 3, but for fans of the genre, it's a worthy addition to your library. Everything about the game feels massive, from the story to the exploration to the combat. It all has a fantastic sense of scope to it that really makes you feel like you are part of this universe-sized adventure.

There are tons of places to go, people to meet, things to build, enemies to kill, skills to learn, sights to see, all in addition to smooth and satisfying combat. Even if you aren't a fan of the genre, you owe it to yourself to check it out. You won't be disappointed.

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TheHater2805d ago

Was that joke?
If you are not a fan of JRPG and you want to try a JRPG, this is one of those games you stay away from.

vhero2805d ago

I totally disagree it's a fantastic game so far I am only on the 3rd planet and am loving it. I think it's a great game to get into the genre as you need a bit of skill in battles rather than just quick wits unlike mosst JRPGs.

GameGambits2805d ago

@vhero. Speaking as someone who has completed it back on my 360, and completed all Star Ocean games, and finds The Second Story as his personal favorite game of all time...I don't recommend this Star Ocean to anyone and everyone in the RPG field. When I do mention it I warn them of the story starting off strong, and then becoming god awful, and the characters become very unlikeable.

Gameplay stays rock solid and fun whole game. Graphics are solid, and the music is a treat in many spots. The voice acting, dialogue, characters, and story become VERY bad.(Idk how much of that is improved with Japanese voices added in PS3 version, but I imagine its much better than the english choices.)

Either way I agree, that this is not a RPG for all, and one I recommend as a rental to those interested by it, because there is much better games worth shelling out a full 60 for.

Baba19062805d ago

i wanted to buy it, but i couldnt find it at any store here in switerland. suck...