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PostPosted: Thu Mar 5, '09, 12:30 am 
I've been seeing TV spots for the new Star Ocean game, so I guess it's out now. It's the fourth game in the series, right? I've lost track with all the remakes. Anyone planning to pick it up? My understanding is that it's an Xbox exclusive, so I'll probably get it at some point. I need another RPG for that system.

Although, I suppose I should finish Till the End of Time first. I got pretty far in that game before getting distracted away from it. The battle system was nice, but the item creation (or was it just cooking? I don't recall) was very time consuming.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 5, '09, 5:19 am 
Star Ocean IV: The Last Hope. ^_^ ...Which takes place 300 years before Star Ocean/Star Ocean: First Departure.

I'm planning on getting it when I get paid next- my Xbox time's gonna be divided nicely between Prince of Persia 7, Tales of Vesperia, and this. Wheeee!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 5, '09, 7:20 am 
I've never played anyof the Star Ocean games. They all seem to carry high prices and are quite rare. :blank:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 5, '09, 5:02 pm 
I'll get it at some point, but it's not a priority.

The Star Ocean series is rather unique to me. You see, I have every game released in the US under the Star Ocean name aside from The Last Hope:

Star Ocean First Departure (PSP)
Star Ocean the Second Story (PS)
Star Ocean the Second Evolution (PSP)
Star Ocean Till the End of Time (PS2)

Yet, I have never played a single one of them. No idea why. They just never came up as a priority to me. I hear they are good though :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 5, '09, 5:59 pm 
OH Star Ocean the 2nd story is AWESOME! I hold it in high regards as far as RPG's are concerned and it's one of THE best on the original Playstation. As mentioned in an earlier thread, Star Ocean 2 boasts 82 different endings. :o


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 5, '09, 9:18 pm 
Snorb wrote:Star Ocean IV: The Last Hope. ^_^ ...Which takes place 300 years before Star Ocean/Star Ocean: First Departure.


Oh, it's a prequel, huh? That's good to know. I expected the story wouldn't follow from Till the End of Time from what I remember of that game's plot, so I was wondering what angle they would take there.

Snorb wrote:I'm planning on getting it when I get paid next- my Xbox time's gonna be divided nicely between Prince of Persia 7, Tales of Vesperia, and this. Wheeee!


Prince of Persia 7? Wow, I must have really lost track of that series. I had no idea they were up to #7.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 6, '09, 12:43 am 
Yeah, I had no idea about how far Prince of Persia was. XDD

I've only played one Star Ocean; Star Ocean 3, and I enjoyed it up to a point. The dungeons are long and wearisome, and the battle system is a little clunky when compared to other real time party based battles. There's something about the system that throws me off, but I'm not sure what.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 6, '09, 9:29 pm 
I'm planning on picking up the PSP versions, but I won't be picking this one up for awhile since I don't have an Xbox. D: I have played Star Ocean 3, but I didn't really like that one that much. It wasn't bad by any means, but it just didn't click with me.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 6, '09, 9:55 pm 
Star Ocean seems to be a series that polarizes RPG fans. People either love it or they hate it. I've seen boards with users that loathe the games, and I've seen boards with people that gush about the games non-stop.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 6, '09, 9:59 pm 
Lol well obviously I'm a gusher but I can see where some people would dislike it. The battle system is different and takes some getting used to and the game is clearly old school enough that it can run 80+ hours easily


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