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January 29, 2024

A masterclass in remasters: Star Ocean: The Second Story R.

For many, Star Ocean: The Second Story is the best game in tri-Ace’s long running series. While a small part of that is due to it […]
May 30, 2023

Star Ocean: The Divine Force.

I’m in the minority, but I liked Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness. I liked the hogwild, seven person battles. I liked the story of an underdeveloped […]
March 7, 2023

A return trip to a first voyage. Star Ocean: First Departure R.

As I continue to play new releases, a part of me continues to long for what I consider the “golden era” of RPGs. That feeling was […]
July 9, 2018

An ocean of secrets, both good and bad, await you in Star Ocean: The Second Story.

Author’s Note: This review was originally published on January 28th, 2004. Once again, I’ll spare your time. Don’t read this review. The game is absolutely worth […]
July 8, 2018

The hero of light still lives within. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope left some folks with a sour taste in their mouths. I liked it, but its plot, characters, character graphics, limited Item […]
July 8, 2018

Filled with controversy and content, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time truly shines with its combat.

Author’s Note: This review was originally published on March 14th, 2005. I decided to give the game a more reasonable and accurate score. I still don’t […]
July 6, 2018

A dying earth cries out for a hero. Unfortunately, they get Edge Maverick.

Author’s Note: After publishing this review back in 2011, I remember debating whether or not to go for the platinum trophy. Nearly 500 hours later, I […]
July 5, 2018

Star Ocean: Second Evolution is a terrific port.

I will be the first to admit that I’m one of many people who have disparaged the Star Ocean franchise. Sometimes, I wonder if I’ve been […]
July 5, 2018

Star Pond.

Author’s Note: This review was originally published on January 21st, 2009. Since then, my opinion on the Star Ocean series has improved. Like other reviews of […]