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Star Ocean: The Last Hope

STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE is the latest entry in the futuristic space opera RPG series, STAR OCEAN. Science fiction and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the celebrated franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc.
Average Customer Rating:
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8.5
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49 out of 5786%of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Review 1 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Slow, boring, and difficult
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Posted on:3/26/14
JunkGamer
Location: Lakewood, CO
I bought this game thinking it would be mildly enjoyable. I played one of the older games long ago for just a bit, and thought it was alright. I've played games with similar mechanics and enjoyed them (Tales of Vesperia) and games with similar visual styles and enjoyed them (Phantasy Star Universe) so it seemed like an obvious choice. I played for a bit, and was struck by a couple of things, at first. The graphics are PS2 quality; The render distance is pitiful and the environments could almost even be from an N64 game. I can deal with that. The combat is needlessly complicated, and feels very clunky. I'm not expecting massive polish here, either, but it's just downright awkward. Camera controls in and out of combat are strange, and half the time the camera seems to be making things intentionally difficult for you. Speaking of difficult, the difficulty curve in this game isn't a curve, it's a ledge, and when you hit it, all your characters die and you lose. If you really want to get further in the game you need to grind for XP, and that means a lot of empty battles against pointless monsters, with clunky controls and frankly irritating characters. To top all of this off the game seems to be comprised of equal parts gameplay and cutscenes. You can skip the cutscenes, and in their one, sad flash of brilliance the devs give you a quick text summary of each cutscene. Unfortunately, whether you watch the cutscenes or not you have no way of knowing what to do afterward. Probably half the time I spent playing was wandering, talking to everyone I could find, trying to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing. It even worked occasionally. Put all that together and you have a pretty irritating experience. Three disks worth of it, which seems absolutely insane to me. Definitely not worth my $10, and I can't possibly recommend this to anyone.
 
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Review 2 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Amazing JRPG
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Posted on:10/11/13
ktt257
Location: USA
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
One of the best JRPGs I have ever played. The storyline is pretty decent and the characters are likeable. I love the fact that you can switch between characters in battle and how there's a variety of moves to choose from. The combat is pretty unique, however it can get repetitive at times. I personally love how there's a secret dungeon called the wondering dungeon at the end after you finish the story. The only thing i don't like about in this game is the lack of save points. Overall it is a satisfying game to play if you want a challenge.
 
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Review 3 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
great game a must have
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Posted on:10/1/13
doomsdaydiscoman
Location: lincoln ne
This game is perfect for: casual gamers
everyone that loves rpgs will fall in love with game series a must have in any rpg collection one of the best rpgs i have ever played to date
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Review 4 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Single biggest flaw
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Posted on:6/4/13
Dracofallen
Location: Sanford, NC
The game overall is good the story is detailed and decently long, the character advancement is great, but the thing that kills the game is its single biggest flaw. There is no targeting system you literally have to run around and hope you can change your camera angle and hope you switch to the monster you want to kill. this makes beating some of the latter bosses next to impossible.
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Review 5 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
"ok" game
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Posted on:8/1/12
navi007
Location: middle of the woods
This game is perfect for: casual gamers
its not a bad game except for voice acting other than that most of the characters are good and there is a lot of content
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Review 6 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
sucky
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Posted on:7/16/12
gamerpolice
i thought all sandbox games were fun,until i played this game,it just sucks,the graphics look like a drawing,just leave it on mute,it will save your ear this is just a head ache waiting to happen,just don't get it
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0 of 4 found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Great Game
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Posted on:7/6/12
synroth
Location: Gloversville NY
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
I bought this game a couple of days ago, and at first it seems like a boring RPG then the opening cinematic takes off and the game takes on a life of it's own. I am hooked on this game and the story seems good so far and game play is flawless. Great game all around
 
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Review 8 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
LOVE IT
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Posted on:11/25/11
stony
Location: braintree
This game is perfect for: casual gamers
this game is worth it to buy i mean only for people who love to play game like this i mean i myself came from many game series and this game is old and seem good to me , okay i know it came from japan but who cares the control are kinda odd not enough special attack and the attack is only 3 hit base which make me mad i mean tale of vespiera is a really amazing game and all with a 4 hit base but more combo and special but this game is worth it to collect cause you never know it might worth money in the future.HOW EVER the grapic is great the sound is great the control need more improvement the quest are good the storyline are worth it to understand
 
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0 of 6 found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
DO NOT BUY
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Posted on:10/21/11
Deaththysoul
Do not buy this game uncurable glitching and no real direction in the story just a complete waste of money and time seriously buy mass effect or even fable.
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0 of 18 found this review helpful.
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Anonymous
DO NOT REVIEW
Posted 2/17/12
how about if you like western rpgs (or for that matter consider mass effect 2 an rpg and not a shooter with rpg elements) you don't bash jrpg's that apparently you don't understand, as star ocean does not stray far from convention insofar as plot. You can beat and do most things in fable in one sitting should you be so inclined, star ocean has a post game dungeons that provide 80 or so hours of gameplay after the 80 you put in to beat it. They are different types of games aimed at different types of gamers. Learn to be objective should you wish to provide relevant and competent reviews.
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Review 10 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Great game
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Posted on:6/13/11
Chrmngphlsphr
Location: St. Louis, MO
This game is perfect for: casual gamers
I fell in love with the series after The Second Story on the original PS and was always fascinated with the universe and storyline. This is a good game with a fairly interesting story. Combat is always excellent in Star Ocean and there are a multitude of things to do in the game beyond the main storyline. My issue is with some of the voice acting and melodramatics. The lead character, Edge, is a bit of a drama-queen and the little girl is preposterously weird. Kay? Seeing this come out for the 360 gives me at least a little hope that they will restore the series on the next-gen systems.
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Review 11 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Game freezing
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Posted on:5/30/11
RoseRed143
Location: Houston. TX
We brought the game we got to disc 2 then when we were fighting a big boss the game freezed we even went to get another and still had the same problem.
 
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0 of 7 found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
My favorite RPG
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Posted on:5/20/11
dopefromie
Location: Highland, Ca
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
Ive been an RPG Fan since waaaaay back in the FF3 days. Ive played pretty much everything sqaure and tri ace put out and this is by far my favorite game. The story is amazing, some complain about the graphics but they are very smooth and definitely nothing to cry about. Its a typical star ocean game so if you didnt like the last you probably wont like this one.
 
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1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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MasterOblivion
the place where i live
 
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Ok RPG
Posted 12/30/11
its ok
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Review 13 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Read before you buy
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Posted on:4/14/11
Washingtongamer
Location: Kirkland, WA
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
Unfortunately I listened to all the glowing reviews for this game on how great it really was. I stopped 1/3 of the way through because I couldn't stand the awful character interaction and script anymore. The graphics are good, the battle system works, but the story and character development is just bloody awful. I know it was made by the Japanese, and you can tell when you play it. It's all translated from formal Japanese, and it sounds just terrible in English. They bow and nod their heads annoyingly and half the conversations make no sense. I do not recommend this game to any serious gamer. Go buy Dragon Age, Mass Effect, even 3D Dot Game Heroes is better scripted than this stealing pile.
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3 of 20 found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
so many extra things u can do and fun battle syste
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Posted on:4/6/11
RPGxxxGuru
Location: atlantic beach fl
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
the best rpg on xbox coming from a the guy whos played all good rpg and i mean ALL from super nintendo and up.get this game if u like rpgs or ur just dumb for questioning my credibility on rpgs or something.better than ff13 coming from the biggest ff fan in the world.ff13 is garbage compared to the others.
 
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2 of 7 found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
game play
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Posted on:3/31/11
skaterfaith
Location: orlando,fl
This game is perfect for: casual gamers
The gameplay of this game is great the graphics are top noch, the overall view is at its best. The only bad thing about this game is the level system, from lv 1 to 10 is a walk in the park, from 10 to like 12 is like a hour and an half process, i mean i enjoyed the game to the fullest, that was my only draw back to the game was the lv system.
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1 of 3 found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Played older games with better controls
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Posted on:2/27/11
Reylas
Location: Middletown, OH
This game is perfect for: kid gamers
Ok story and concept are good. The graphics and controls though leave much to be desired. For a game released in '09 for a "Next-Gen" console it was very poorly done. Camera controls are awkward, control wise it is very easy to get stuck, litteraly. Combat and targeting are sub-par. For comparison: Final Fantasy 12 which releasd in 2006 for the PS2 has better graphics, controls, and battle system than this game. The same could be said for Star Ocean: Till the End of Time which was released in in 2003 also for the PS2, better graphics, controls, battle system.
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3 of 14 found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Very good rpg game.
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Posted on:2/17/11
Ratbone121
Location: Duluth, MN
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
Now, this game isn't any Tales of Vesperia or Dragon Age or anything like that but it still ranks high as far as other rpg games go. Unfortunately, some of the game I missed out on because I was playing on a hand-me down t.v. that Fred Flinstone gave me, but I've been thinking of picking it back up and giving it another shot. I got about a third of the way through the game but it was really very good until then. I'd suggest picking this game up and giving it a try if you're a true rpg fan. Have fun!
 
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Ok RPG
Posted 12/30/11
its an ok rpg.... the only part that i hate is the running around part where you have no idea where to go!!!! so other than that its a pretty good rpg.
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Review 18 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
You should play it
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Posted on:1/4/11
XxfallenangelxX
Location: Anderson, MO
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
It was really good. The graphics are awesome. I'm up to 200 hours on it with all the extra stuff it has. And the voice acting is solid, although the script will make you bang your head against the wall occasionaly. I really liked it. You will also like the story. It avoids most cliches. Play it. You owe it to yourself.
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Review 19 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Solid
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Posted on:12/30/10
Anarchyz11
Location: Ohio
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
This game is an all around good RPG, especially for its now lowered price. The characters are well developed (Save one annoying 7 year old girl), and the graphics are above-par.
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Review 20 for Star Ocean: The Last Hope
ssssooo ggggoooddd charictar design
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Posted on:11/15/10
jjamieson
Location: newhampshire NH
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
i loved this game so good especialy remi GOOD STUFF however completly useless in battle
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