11 August 2005 | asgardsgc
Star Ocean Review
Review: This is one of the most wonderful games I have ever experienced. It has A huge world to explore all while developing a massive storyline that is so very well written and orchestrated. It is amazing as you see the depth of the characters and you feel the stunning looking environments around you.
Graphics:While the graphics are not quite realistic as some games they still work well with the setting and the feel of the game. There are many detailed surrounding that will make you stare in awe every time you explore a new place. Characters::The story explores all the emotions and feeling of all the characters and expresses them through beautiful cinema as you advance in the story. The characters come to life as you explore many(Many) side quests and communicate with the many NPCs in the game.
Storyline: This is some of the best story telling I have ever seen. While this game keeps in the tradition of the world setting of most RPGS it explore the many places a world can take you. You explore waring counties and watch as you are stuck in the middle. You explore many places on quests to get yourself back home while so many spectacular events unfold upon yourself and your band of friends that help you along the way. You eventually find you destiny and will come to understand the reason why all of the events had happened. The story does not stop here there is a lot that you must learn. While exploring the game you are taken through a couple of ship each individually unique and impressive. A begging planet(that as well is still amazing to explore the amazing detail put in on the under civilized planet. A warring world between 2 religions. A great mystical planet that lets you venture to the unknown as well as the town that it leads to.( Iwill not ruin the surprise of the tremendous storyline. Even then as you explore 2 towns of decent sized proportions you will come to the final tower which is more than most games put into a level. It is massive and after you learn the truth and fight the final boss there is even more as you can create a clear game and find MORE places to explore more dangerous and fun than the last. This game has it all and will make you spend at least 80+ hours exploring the mystical worlds.
Battle System: The fighting system in this game is one of live action while you are still training moves and you gain xp after battle. you use SP points gained after leveling to raise your stats and you constantly will be training moves when you gain them after reaching certain levels. Each character is unique and has many moves than suit them well. Even with their own moves to specialize themselves there is also symbology which is as most people call magic. this game has a very nice amount of spells with dazzling graphics to show them off. you will wonder what awaits as you gain new spells for the main casters and you level up. With all the fun you will have training you will barely notice the many creatures in the lands you will be exploring. The creatures always fit the places they are put and all of them will also Be truly unique in fighting style and the actions they take. The are as fun to watch as looking at the beautiful landscapes around you.
Conclusion: This is one of the most well put together games I have ever seen. It has such amazing depth and storytelling that you wont want to put it down. It is by far one of the best RPGs ever told. This game has everything put together into one and a fighting system that is easy to grasp but very unique that is not done in many RPGs. This game has anything you would expect from and RPG and does it well. :P Have fun playing I know you will.