By Spencer . August 11, 2008 . 11:01am
Way back in Star Ocean, the first one for the Super Famicom, Tri-Ace included optional story scenes where players can chat with their party before entering a town. This feature carried over to later Star Ocean games in various forms and it will be a part of Infinite Undiscovery too. Viewing private events changes the speaking character’s emotion outlook. This affects the game in battle and relationships.
This isn’t the only element that Infinite Undiscovery shares with Star Ocean. Writing, crafting, alchemy, forging weapons, and cooking are part of the game too. It’s almost like Infinite Undiscovery is Star Ocean with an open MMO-style world like Final Fantasy XII. I just hope it doesn’t have a plot twist of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time.
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