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  • Summary: The year is A.D. 2087. In the aftermath of World War III, Earth has been ravaged and the population decimated by a deteriorating environment. The countries that survived have joined together to form the Greater Unified Nations and turned their eyes skyward - to space. Edge Maverick and hisThe year is A.D. 2087. In the aftermath of World War III, Earth has been ravaged and the population decimated by a deteriorating environment. The countries that survived have joined together to form the Greater Unified Nations and turned their eyes skyward - to space. Edge Maverick and his childhood friend Reimi Saionji are chosen as pioneer members of the Space Reconnaissance Force, which was created to seek out new worlds beyond the stars. Their ship, the Calnus, takes its place on the lunar launch pad along with four other starships of the first reconnaissance fleet. These ships - humanity’s last hope - blast off one-by-one and sail into the awaiting wormhole that leads to the vast star ocean. And so, Edge and his crew begin their voyage in search of a new haven for humanity...and a second chance. [Square Enix] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Last Hope International is the definitive Star Ocean 4 experience, and as far as I'm concerned, the best next-gen RPG money can buy.
  2. The story, in the end, putts out into just about nothing, with only the Personal Actions bits giving it any real endearing qualities, but the actual trip, the experience is well worth the cost of entry.
  3. 82
    Although competition is tough, this tri-Ace game can face anyone, offering excellent gameplay which will keep us engaged through all the game.
  4. Star Ocean: The Last Hope – International is a decent RPG with some beautiful music. The story starts of kind off slow but the Last Hope's biggest sin is the fact that we had to wait so long for the PS3-version.
  5. The PlayStation 3 version of this intergalactic quest has a few extra surprises that fans of Japanese role-playing game will appreciate.
  6. Game Informer
    70
    Even PS3 gamers who would be playing it for the first time should be wary about a purchase. [Issue#203, p.97]
  7. 40
    It's a shame that the (supposedly) final entry into the Star Ocean series is marred by so many cosmetic and localization problems, because the game does sport a great easy-to-use item creation system and a fast-paced rough-and-tumble combat system.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Jan 1, 2016
    10
    This is my favorite game of all time. I was simply amazed by this game, the star ocean series made me dream about so many thing, i startedThis is my favorite game of all time. I was simply amazed by this game, the star ocean series made me dream about so many thing, i started getting interested alot about space in real life. I absolutely loved the story, the characters are great, what i liked the most is exploring this game! The planet Roak is absolutely beautiful, i wish i could visit for real! I don't know why but no other game made me feel good like SO4 did, this became my favorite game of all time really close with Persona 4 Golden, i'm really hyped for Star Ocean 5! This will remain a special forever to me. Expand
  2. MikeL.
    Feb 14, 2010
    10
    Great game. Love the story and graphics.
  3. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    A great game, that should have gotten nothing but the highest of praise. The amount of depth is astounding - the ability/item creation,A great game, that should have gotten nothing but the highest of praise. The amount of depth is astounding - the ability/item creation, character progression, interaction with your party members, & the superb real time combat. Yet all the Western press could do was moan about Welch's "annoying voice". I'd much rather be playing this than some superficial garbage like Mass Effect (2). There was a time when depth & non-linearity were appreciated. Honestly, I don't know what's gone wrong with the gaming industry. Sad days. Expand
  4. MartinD.
    Feb 14, 2010
    9
    Great visuals, excellent battle system, Being a JRPG expect long cut scenes which are reasonable. Experience some crashing/freezing during Great visuals, excellent battle system, Being a JRPG expect long cut scenes which are reasonable. Experience some crashing/freezing during battle sequences but aside from this technical issue, it can be a prelude to FF XIII. Expand
  5. BrettC.
    Feb 10, 2010
    8
    This is a solid game, the PS3 port is definitely the definitive version. Any fans of the Star Ocean series or JRPGs will not be disappointed.
  6. Dec 3, 2011
    8
    I do a more complete review here: http://petergamingblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-review-star-ocean-last-hope-ps3.html. But what can I say? ItsI do a more complete review here: http://petergamingblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-review-star-ocean-last-hope-ps3.html. But what can I say? Its a decent game. It looks gorgeous, the music is great, the combat is fun, and the broad strokes of the story are quite enjoyable. Expand
  7. Jul 1, 2016
    0
    The game has tons of holes in the story, which I won't discuss for the sake of spoilers in case you're interested in a six year old gameThe game has tons of holes in the story, which I won't discuss for the sake of spoilers in case you're interested in a six year old game that's actually worse than the one that just came out. People have been saying that Star Ocean 5's story is bland, but at least it's not riddled with inconsistencies, annoying unlikable characters, and horrid voice acting like Star Ocean The Last Hope. Even if you use the Japanese voices they're still pretty bad, and the character quirks are simply obnoxious, kay? And that doesn't even go into the myriad of technical issues. I lost several hours of progress, including several cut scenes, due to a freeze, and I had one friend who had nearly completed one of the post game dungeons and lost the whole thing.

    Gameplay wise it's a decent Star Ocean game, and pretty much what you would expect. But with characters like Edge Maverick, a man with the name of a Sonic the Hedgehog OC, and immortal lolita characters with bland as a trait, it's hard to enjoy. I would much rather have tofu that tastes like nothing than a bowl of crap like Star Ocean The Last Hope.
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