Honest Gamers writes: "So what if the story isn't the kind of thing that will be etched into marble tablets and preserved for the sake of future generations? It doesn't really need to be, honestly. It simply needs to give the player an excuse to beat things up, which it does well enough. Star Ocean: The Last Hope is the type of game that can have you reaching to play it again even though you just beat it a half-hour before, just for the opportunity to rough up some more monsters. The number of RPGs that have that kind of instant gratification is extremely limited, a true testament to the kind of fun you can have only with the likes of Star Ocean: The Last Hope.