great game very slow paced though I found that kind of a turnoff. the battle system is easy to learn but needs more to add to the combo system and I didn't like how I was not able to choose my target the computer just picked one and thats that. the voice acting was enough to make me hang myself. A character named Lymle is the worst one on the voices kay...lol that will make sense if you play the game. the story line was good but I knew who the last boss very early into the game I don't know if I am the only one ore if anyone else figured it out. good game in the end especially if you are an achievement gamer there are tons that take forever to get. I give it a 7
When I first started playing the game I was a little apprehensive about the battle system because I was worried that I was just going to be hitting the attack button to win every battle...turns out I was wrong.
The battle system in this game is fresh and detailed. The leveling system is very easy to grasp and if you learn the right skills you can chain together your best combos to create some devastating attacks (I don't know what the one review is talking about saying you an only use two in each battle). There are plenty of different directions you can take each character as there are plenty of different skills you can learn and apply to the battles. Weapon synthesis allows you to continually improve your weapons and armor.
The storyline was well developed and I found myself caring about these characters by the end of the game. The cut scenes are well done and add a lot to the game.
The only reason I didn't give this game a 10 was because of some graphical design problems I noticed in the cut scenes. I played the game on HD and noticed that the characters hair wasn't very well done and that during certain cut scenes the characters seemed more wooden then they needed to be...other than that this was a great game and must play for RPG fans.
posted by Christopie (EAST LIVERPOOL, OH) Mar 4, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
I am a fan of RPGs and as a 360 owner I find it... lacking in that area. The ones that are out don't really do it for me, but Star Ocean was definitely a nice change. It's heavy on the cutscenes and has a lot of dialog, corny though it may be, which is also great because it makes it feel more cinematic than ludic. It is a very beautiful and visual game, and the colors are spectacular. Character models and animations are smooth and there are plenty of fun effects thrown into the mix. I also very much like the combat. It can be as simple as pressing A to attack and B to jump out of the way, but also as strategic as jumping out of the way to blindside your opponent for a critical while switching characters and using special moves, and either way it isn't overwhelming. I haven't finished it as of yet but I am sure Star Ocean will be a ride I won't soon forget.