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.
posted by Phoenix838 (WOODSFIELD, OH) May 25, 2010
Member since Jan 2009
Having never played a Star Ocean game before, I wasn't sure what to expect. But I quickly realized that I could really get hooked on the game, and I did. The combat system is wonderful, very easy to use but also fun to dig into a bit. I really enjoyed the story that I had played through (more on why I never finished later) and actually tried to continue to advance despite multiple freezing problems.
Now to the reason I never finished; Freezing. Around 2/3rd of the way through the game it started freezing on me constantly. I could extend my play sessions by signing out of the PSN and disabling a few options, but the game would always freeze within an hour or so of play.
I'll likely re-add this to the end of my Q incase it was either the disk or problems get solved in FW updates.