posted by DarthBlood (MORGANVILLE, NJ) Jul 31, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
pros: great graphics - it's your standard xbox360 graphics. nice cutscenes, nice background, etc
good music - the music is good, although sometimes i find myself not even noticing it...(is that a bad thing?)
has lots of different things to do - over 60 hrs worth of gameplay, including all sidequests. probably 70-80 if i did the 2 optional dungeons too.
decent voice acting - a lot of people seem to hate lymle, sarah, and meracle for their voices. i personally never hated lymle and meracle cuz their voices are just so cute and fit their characters perfectly. sarah on the other sounded like a guy speaking with a falsetto tone...
item creation - i had the most fun inventing recipes. you basically just put up to three chars into a group and let them brainstorm. depending on their stats (stats as in their affinity to a certain type of inventing...example smithing, cooking, artistry, etc), they will invent a brand new recipe for you to use!
the sidequests - completing the shop orders were really fun. they were difficult, without a doubt, but i did spend most of my time trying to do them all.
private actions - it was FUN watching these. especially the ones involving meracle and edge. it was really cute and makes you wanna go "awwwww"
the endings - special bonus endings for each char, depending on how much they like you.
cons: gathering materials to complete quests take a long time, up until the middle of the second disk
edge's whole character development - basically, after a certain event, edge becomes depressed little beeyatch. he becomes emo. he hates himself, he hates the world, he keeps blaming himself...GOD i hated him so much that i actually skipped a cutscene...for the FIRST TIME.
no warning for certain events - at the second world, if you don't check a guide, you'll be surprised to find that you just lost a bunch of sidequests after a certain event happens. if you're really into achievement points, you'll be so frustrated
As a fan of the remakes on the PSP, I am greatly pleased with the way Last Hope was directed. Great storyline. Gameplay is mastered. Well worth buying for any Star Ocean fan. Especially now that it is on PS3.
To be brief, I loved the First two Star Ocean games, havent played the third one. I loved Final Fantasy 13, and wish I could be putting more hours into that instead of SOtlh, which isnt even worth completely spelling out. I have not completed this game, however in this particular case it should not matter. First of all, like most rpgs, this game has addicting elements, which is NOT unique. You can read below where someone has nailed exactly what is wrong with the voice acting, which is similar to Dora: Purple Planet adventure. Though little kids could not really handle the gameplay, they could definately handle the predictable story, the cheesy overstating voice acting, and just about everything else. I decided I will not send this game back in the mail though. Im going to follow someone below's advice and just change the menu art, and set the voices to japanese... for the sake of the "unique" battle system, and other slightly fun elements.