About writes: "Can an RPG still be great if the story and characters aren't stellar? That is the question we're struggling with concerning Star Ocean: The Last Hope. The graphics and sound are nice and the combat and overall gameplay is excellent, but the story and dialogue will make you want to pull your hair out. It is an interesting love/hate relationship that will definitely challenge you for the first few hours you spend with the game. Eventually, though, we think most gamers will stop worrying and learn to love it."