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.