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Let’s Ride The Star Ocean Escalator

By Spencer . February 5, 2009 . 11:35pm

Star Ocean may not be Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy, but it is an established Square Enix franchise. Microsoft seems content about that and are giving Star Ocean: The Last Hope a big marketing push.   Causeway Bay is one of Hong Kong’s busiest and most crowded shopping districts. Before metro passengers hit the stores […]

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Battles Of Star Ocean: The Last Hope

By Spencer . February 3, 2009 . 3:12am

Fights in Star Ocean: The Last Hope, much like Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, are frantic. One minute you’re throwing black holes and blasting enemies with bullets and in the next you’re slicing them with a laser scythe. Let’s hope the computer controlled party members can keep up with the action with intelligent […]

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Star Ocean: Second Evolution: Still Stunning After All These Years

By Jenni . February 1, 2009 . 4:04pm

When it comes to Square Enix and its many, many remakes, sometimes incredibly deserving titles still remain trapped on their original consoles. Thankfully, Star Ocean: The Second Story wasn’t one of them, as it has been revitalized and rereleased…

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How Many Private Actions Does Star Ocean: The Last Hope Have?

By Spencer . January 29, 2009 . 9:20am

Over 100 and they will be easier to discover compared to past Star Ocean games. Private actions are unlocked by making Edge talk with party members on the Calnus, his ship, while everyone is doing their day to day tasks. Some of these scenes can only be found at night when the characters are rooming […]

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope Screens Show Lymle And Her Cerberus Pal

By Spencer . January 14, 2009 . 9:01am

Square Enix sent over a bunch of pretty Star Ocean: The Last Hope screenshots to stare at to prepare for the revised February 24 release date. Some of these show Lymle and the cerberus she summoned. Some of them show other characters. Can you name all of them?   Let’s see there’s Bacchus, Myuria, Faize, […]

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope Release Bumped Up

By Spencer . January 9, 2009 . 10:29am

Like any year we’re bound to see lots of games get delayed, but not Star Ocean 4!   Square Enix covertly changed its release date from March 3 to February 24. We get Star Ocean: The Last Hope a full week earlier than expected and that launch date is only five days after it comes […]

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Microsoft Makes Budget Star Ocean 4 Xbox 360 Bundle

By Spencer . January 6, 2009 . 6:47am

While aesthetically less impressive than Sega’s Yakuza 3 PS3, the Star Ocean 4 Xbox 360 package makes up for it by including lots of goodies. This package contains an Xbox 360 Arcade console, disc with five Xbox Live Arcade games, wireless controller, Star Ocean 4, a selection of songs on the Star Ocean Best Collection […]

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope Spans 3 DVDs

By Spencer . December 5, 2008 . 8:10pm

Remember the days of comparing the “length” of RPGs by how many CDs they came on? Since DVDs became the standard media format we missed doing that in the PS2 / Xbox / Gamecube era. The Xbox 360 doesn’t have a fancy Blu-ray drive so Microsoft and Square Enix are going back to basics by […]

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Meet The Characters And Hear Their Voices In Star Ocean: The Last Hope

By Spencer . November 26, 2008 . 11:49am

Since the Last Remnant is out Square Enix is starting to push Star Ocean: The Last Hope with gameplay videos. You may have seen this trailer before since it’s recycled footage from TGS, but this clip is slightly different. This video wasn’t recorded from a giant screen and it has English voice acting. No word […]

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Star Ocean: Second Evolution Lands Two Weeks Later

By Spencer . November 24, 2008 . 5:38pm

Star Ocean: Second Evolution will ship out on January 20 instead of coming out on January 6. This minor release date shuffle should give RPG fans extra time to cruise through this holiday season’s RPG surplus. In early 2009 the RPG flood will continue with Ar Tonelico II, Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly […]

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Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope Spaceship Screens, Finally You Get To Fly One

By Spencer . November 7, 2008 . 10:50am

It seems like you will spend quite a bit of time in the Calnus, your spaceship in Star Ocean 4. For the first time in a Star Ocean game you can joyride in outer space instead of magically teleporting via save points. The Calnus is more than a mode of transportation too. Inside the ship […]

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Starting The Superb Star Ocean: First Departure

By Jenni . October 29, 2008 . 6:35pm

Star Ocean: First Departure offers a unique opportunity for Star Ocean series fans – it is the first time that the title has been released outside of Japan. This alone would make it stand out and a must buy for…

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Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope Launches Next March

By Spencer . October 9, 2008 . 7:07am

Tri-Ace plans to deliver Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope to Japan on February 19, 2009. While Star Ocean 4 is getting a worldwide release Square Enix isn’t going to be pulling a nearly simultaneous release like they’re doing with the Last Remnant. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope won’t come out in North America […]

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Star Ocean 4 and the Last Remnant *are* playable at TGS

By Spencer . September 10, 2008 . 10:08pm

Square Enix said Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope and the Last Remnant would be at Tokyo Game Show, but in what form? The ambiguous presence might be accredited to where both games are going to be found. Inside the press release announcing  Infinite Undiscovery’s release in Japan, Microsoft said playable builds of Star Ocean […]

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Star Ocean remakes seeing an international release (update)

By Spencer . July 9, 2008 . 7:46am

Back in April this was a rumor, but you knew Square Enix would pull through. Star Ocean: First Departure and Star Ocean: Second Evolution will eventually come out in North America since both games will be at their E3 booth. These games are respective remakes/ports of Star Ocean 1 (Super Famicom) and Star Ocean 2 […]