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Star Ocean: The Last Hope (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and gameplay. The graphics and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Star Ocean: The Last Hope (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Star Ocean The Last Hope International Review

 

Released exclusively, Star Ocean: The Last Hope International is the latest U.S. release of Square Enix's Star Ocean series.

- Mike V.

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

 

Star Ocean has been an RPG series that has only received modest attention. Overshadowed by other Square Enix series likeFinal Fantasy and Dragon Quest, the Star Ocean series has only begun to receive attention thanks to its PSP ports in recent years...

Star Ocean is an enjoyable RPG with engaging battles and an addictive item creation mode. Despite the bland dialogue and vague mission objectives, role-playing fans will love the open worlds and intense combat with their party members. Ultimately, Star...

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International (PS3) Review

 

One year after the Xbox 360 release, Square Enix and tri-Ace deliver the latest installment in the always epic Star Ocean series.

I did enjoy the battles once I got into them though. You can earn bonus tiles by performing special actions which increase hit points, mana points, money, etc. depending on what bonus tiles you collect by the end of the battle. Battle trophies are also...

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope International Review

 

Last year, Star Ocean: The Last Hope launched for the Xbox 360, another in a string of exclusive RPGs that PlayStation 3 owners didn't receive. Most of these titles did eventually make their way to Sony's machine but we typically have to wait a while,...

Then again, with the number of RPGs available nowadays, you might want to think twice before dropping the full amount. I still have to look into Resonance of Fate, for instance. But if you do the research and decide that Star Ocean: The Last Hope...

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

 

Nearly a year after it was released on the Xbox 360, Star Ocean: The Last Hope International finally makes its debut on the PlayStation 3. It was received fairly well on the 360, but how does the new version stack up?

Combat system is enjoyable, once you get the hang of it; Story is interesting and unconventional; Environments look great

Characters look like emotionless dolls; Voice over work needs some improvement; Difficulty needs smoothing out; Save points are few and far between

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope (International Edition)

 

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to say that I am not quite finished playing Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope – International Edition. From what I can tell I'm about 3/4 of the way through and the boss fights are just getting tougher and tougher....

Deep combat with other extras to keep the player occupied ; Decent telling of the early days of the franchise's universe ; Original Japanese dialogue reinserted

Story takes a long time to get anywhere ; Cliche riddled execution ; Save points few and far between

Well worth playing for fans of the Japanese Role Playing Game genre, those that have already played through the Xbox 360 version won't find any reason to play it again. Some of the issues with the game (such as with the save points) should have been...

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

 

Most game companies are very fond of re-releases, and Square Enix is no different. From their Japanese-only Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ to The Last Remnant for PC to Final Fantasy I and II for just about everything but digital watches, Square Enix...

All-in-all, Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a tri-Ace title. It's amazingly fun and amazingly flawed in many ways. Just about every system in the game is breakable, but that's a tri-Ace hallmark. Those who played the game on the Xbox 360 will find nothing...

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

 

With all of the excitement surrounding the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XIII, it's easy to overlook some of the other quality adventure games coming out at the same time. Despite coming from Square Enix, Tri-Ace's Star Ocean: The Last Hope...

Square Enix really outdid themselves with Star Ocean: The Last Hope International. This is a huge, gorgeous adventure with a memorable storyline and plenty of cool twists. Better yet, it has some of the most compelling combat sequences ever found in a...

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope

 

A new hope. (PS3)

Starting life on the SNES in 1996, the Star Ocean series has always specialised in its own inimitable brand of vividly coloured science-fiction, sending players on a planet-hopping tour through the cosmos. A JRPG that proudly wears its sci-fi...

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

 

The PlayStation 3 version of this intergalactic quest has a few extra surprises that fans of Japanese role-playing games will appreciate.

Awesome combat system ; Intermittent moments of visual beauty ; Lots of extra stuff to do

Character voice work is spotty ; Disappointingly predictable story ; Meager save points