Star Ocean: The Last Hope Xbox 360

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  • Summary: STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE continues the franchise's soaring space opera, blending science fiction with fantasy for a unique RPG experience. The refined gameplay features four party members and team-oriented combat, while maintaining the innovative real-time battle system that has become aSTAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE continues the franchise's soaring space opera, blending science fiction with fantasy for a unique RPG experience. The refined gameplay features four party members and team-oriented combat, while maintaining the innovative real-time battle system that has become a trademark of the STAR OCEAN franchise. The year is S.D. 10. In the aftermath of World War III, humanity voyages into the stars in search of a new home - and a second chance. A prequel that combines sci-fi and fantasy elements, spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the STAR OCEAN universe. Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise's famous real-time battle system, including the amazing graphics and visual effects only possible on Xbox 360. Features CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cut scenes for the acclaimed Final Fantasy RPG series. [Square Enix] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Star Ocean: The Last Hope will draw you in with it's great action, easy to use team system and it's solid story. Another great Square Enix title for the Xbox 360.
  2. Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a fun game that will keep players occupied for days on end. There are so many things to do with the various endings and side missions players can embark upon. Even though there are a few issues, they can be overlooked by the sheer fun players will have with this game.
  3. 80
    Star Ocean: Last Hope won’t make anyone forget that FF XIII is on the horizon. But as far as holding us over in the meantime, this game more than succeeds.
  4. Hardcore RPG gamers might strive for more in the end but anyone starved for a decent RPG title will find an adequate title here, so strap in and head towards the endless star ocean.
  5. Unfortunately, many of these positive aspects are undone by the game's presentation: bizarre design choices, overly long and deeply uninteresting cut scenes, creepy and off-putting character models and an extremely lackluster dub. It's not a bad RPG; it's simply a mediocre one with a lot of uninteresting filler between enjoyable, if not particularly challenging, gameplay segments.
  6. I can happily and honestly recommend Star Ocean to any experienced players of RPGs of the Japanese persuasion and fans of the earlier iterations of the series. To new entrants to the genre, I proffer a warning: you might find it difficult to wade your way into the heart of this game at first, but if you feel determined to get to grips with the genre, Star Ocean could prove to be a big ol' bucket of gems for you.
  7. The clichéd characters, the abysmal voice acting and the repetitive, unrewarding gameplay all reinforce this idea that you are playing a video game - a poorly written, poorly made one at that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. AbiB.
    Mar 2, 2009
    10
    Definitely the best star ocean along with Star Ocean 2! The battle system couldn't get any better than this really. And the graphics Definitely the best star ocean along with Star Ocean 2! The battle system couldn't get any better than this really. And the graphics just WOWed me! this game is up there on the top of the list as long as graphic is concerned on current generation console. I love how the atmosphere this time, really keeps on the sci-fi feels as it should be. Unlike SO3, where half of the game were set on medieval setting (Really, it's suppose to be a space opera for god's sake!) anyway, i'm really glad they make it right this time! Did i say i love this game? Expand
  2. AndrewC
    Dec 21, 2009
    9
    A very good game in my opinion, although I admit it may be an acquired taste. I have a high tolerance for Japaneese cheese. The disk changing A very good game in my opinion, although I admit it may be an acquired taste. I have a high tolerance for Japaneese cheese. The disk changing is annoying, and some of the characters are a little annoying (Lymle, I'm looking at you), but quite a few are actually quite well written, a la Myuria. Okay, the voices for some characters are downright annoying at times *cough*Sarah*Cough* , but hey, they gameplay is super-special-awesome. As are the bunnies. You have to love the bunnies. Expand
  3. ReginaldY
    Oct 11, 2009
    9
    Star ocean is a great game for those who wish to play an jRPG which is not turn based, as it has more of a RTS kind of feel to it.
  4. SiphonedL.
    Jul 19, 2009
    8
    Another good RPG from Sq Enix.. gameplay is great although slightly long drawn in certain portions and yet too terse in others specially the Another good RPG from Sq Enix.. gameplay is great although slightly long drawn in certain portions and yet too terse in others specially the ending dungeon.. Characters are great to play with specially the subscenes are hilarious.. although Sarah is irritating.. Amazing battles if you like Namco games like Tales of the Abyss (PS2).. Engrossing storyline.. Only negative aspect i can think of right now which is really REALLY annoying is the collection subquests and completing the shop quests.. they take too much time to be of any enjoyment! Coliseum is great too in Disc 2.. I'd rate it 8.5.. Definitely not a bad game!! Expand
  5. TroyP.
    Jun 4, 2009
    7
    I am enjoying the game. The good: great gameplay! The bad: bad voice acting, weak story, no really cool characters. Infinite Undiscovery I am enjoying the game. The good: great gameplay! The bad: bad voice acting, weak story, no really cool characters. Infinite Undiscovery (another Tri-Ace game) had a WAY better story and better characters, but this has better gameplay. Its fun, but the story is not emotionally moving like Lost Odyssey's story or Infinite Undiscovery's story. I feel no emotional attachment to the characters. But this game is WAY better than Last Remnant in every way, in my opinion. Ok, I was just trying to give readers some perspective by comparing Star Ocean to other recent RPGs on the Xbox 360. I like RPGs for their story and gameplay. This delivers with its gameplay, fails with its story. Expand
  6. May 6, 2011
    5
    The best part of this game is the combat. The characters are cliched and the voice acting makes you want to tear your ears off. This game isThe best part of this game is the combat. The characters are cliched and the voice acting makes you want to tear your ears off. This game is more or less for those who like every JRPG regardless. Expand
  7. Aug 8, 2012
    0
    Honestly I can't imagine how anyone on this world could like this game. It's the worst bunch of clichés you'll ever find in a game.Honestly I can't imagine how anyone on this world could like this game. It's the worst bunch of clichés you'll ever find in a game. Game-play mechanics are old, unimaginative, boring and poorly executed but the story and the characters...omg... story and characters are something unbelievable. I think that even an 8 years old kid should find the story offensive. This game should be played by everyone only to see how bad a bad game can be :) It's also so long and pretentious that it deserves the title of one of the worst games ever made. Expand

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