411Mania writes: "Usually when you play a Japanese RPG, you're expecting something of the turn-based affair. Most of the biggest hits in the genre make use of this system. Star Ocean; however, does not. In Star Ocean you control one of three characters – the AI controls the other two, you can issue general tactics to them though – and you're free to move about the battlefield as you please. You control every slash and bit of magic you fling. So, compared to your typical RPG…you're actually quite in control."