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Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope

スターオーシャン4

Developer

tri-Ace

Genre

Role-Playing

Release Dates

02/24/09 Square Enix
02/19/09 Square Enix
06/05/09 Square Enix

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Owners: 245
Favorite: 5
Tracked: 4
Wishlist: 10
Now Playing: 12
 
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Star Ocean: The Last Hope (X360) > Opinions (380)

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reviniente posted 29/11/2017, 05:26
Always thought this was a weird cover for a Star Ocean game. At least in the west, that is.
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Adamx509 posted 13/06/2012, 03:18
Great gameplay,fine story,annoying characters...
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yo_john117 posted 24/09/2011, 08:52
Looks like FF
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Avatar0319 posted 24/03/2011, 11:44
Star Ocean
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piggychan posted 24/02/2010, 06:05
wow nightwish thanks for that link... gonna grab some popcorn and watch the fighting begin on both sides of the consoles XD
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Nightwish224 posted 09/02/2010, 03:23
Looks like the 360 version is still coming out on top.

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=BVNav&from=&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Fd.hatena.ne.jp%2Fyoda-dip-jp%2Fsearchdiary%3Fword%3D%252a%255bGame%2520Compare%255d
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Boneitis posted 26/01/2010, 10:09
I've had this game for about a month now... I might play it one day.
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Mad55 posted 02/01/2010, 09:11
iu no way too short
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tphi posted 29/12/2009, 11:50
Infinite Undiscovery is much better...
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mrstickball posted 26/12/2009, 08:05
I have about 6 hours into the game. I rented it for the Christmas work break, and figured I could either beat it, or get close to beating it by then.

The camera during exploration SUCKS. Otherwise, its a good game - much better than IU, which uses the same engine.

The other thing I dislike is the battle bonus board - losing all your gems after you re-load a save is retarded. I had a great +7 SP bonus that I wanted to keep. It'd be nice if you could keep at least half of the gems after loading.
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spacetattoo82 posted 21/12/2009, 01:05
great game, under rated....

after 4-5 hours in it gets a lot better.
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ClaudeLv250 posted 04/12/2009, 04:42
And an amazing spinoff at that.
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Son1x posted 23/10/2009, 10:23
@Multiverse
Blue Sphere is considered a spin-off.
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Mutiverse37 posted 19/10/2009, 08:18
Does anybody know why this is always called Star Ocean 4? It is actually the fifth game if you count Blue Sphere. We never got Blue Sphere in USA so I can see why we might consider it Star Ocean 4 here, but I was surprised that even the Japanese gamers refer to it as Star Ocean 4.
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Nightwish224 posted 05/10/2009, 05:00
As much as I love Star Ocean, I'm glad I didn't have to wait for it. I'd rather have my game now as I previously stated before. Go have your almost year later game, because I've already played it.
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Skeeuk posted 20/09/2009, 08:28
im ove 2 hours in and im struggling to enjoy it.

the cam and running movements are really faulty, why could they not have made it smooth.

great grafix and music, but i hate the battle themes.
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Nightwish224 posted 20/09/2009, 08:17
Yeah I agree, I'd rather get the game first. There are so many other games coming out to begin with. SO for 360 came out at a perfect time for me. I actually had sufficient time to play it.
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Barozi posted 18/09/2009, 05:29
That was my reason to buy a console over a PC ugrade.
I'm sick of waiting for ports.
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 11/09/2009, 01:59
Yeah, great battle system
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Nightwish224 posted 29/08/2009, 07:58
When I play other rpgs, I really miss my SO battle system. Ah, it's that good.
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ROBOTECHHEAVEN posted 27/08/2009, 08:41
really liked the game alot, its my 3rd favorite jrpg on the 360. only behind lost odyssey and infinite undiscovery.
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NeoStar9 posted 20/08/2009, 05:06
Looks like it's doing well sales wise. Not a mega seller but still I'm sure they've made their money back by now and are in the profit area.
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 17/08/2009, 09:57
finished it today.
7.5\10

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Seraphic_Sixaxis posted 13/08/2009, 04:03
IMO one of the Xbox 360's BEST, if it wasn't for this game i would not own a 360 today, its THAT good...

Though the day a PS3 version is annouced, after doing a comparisson selling the 360 version.
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Rawnchie14 posted 13/08/2009, 03:54
It's a solid game, good times.
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coolbeans posted 12/08/2009, 04:41
Hopefully it drops to $30 in price soon. Don't really want to spend $50 new for it with other games coming out.
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Zezlar posted 12/08/2009, 04:33
This is a very good game, but it suffered in reviews due to critics having a JRPG bug up their ass.

I wish I could have bought it for PS3, but it is a must buy for the generation. Good story, Good combat, Good game play. and Good VA except for Sarah.
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reaver_x posted 11/08/2009, 09:46
the game's battle system is pretty top notch. its a shame the characetrs and the story arent as good b/c this had the potential of being one of the best RPG's out there
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 10/08/2009, 09:15
I finished the firs disk. I love the game. I recommend it.
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LordMatrix posted 08/08/2009, 05:22
On another note I'm happy to see this reach Gold status by reaching the half million mark. :) Next week Infinite Undiscovery will do the same. Shame Tales of Vesperia wasn't up there with them in sales though. :(
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LordMatrix posted 08/08/2009, 05:21
lol at those fighting to not buy it out of PS3 fanboyism. There isn't even a guarantee a PS3 version is coming. Stop punishing yourself and by SO:TLH already. The games is quite fun trust me!
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piggychan posted 07/08/2009, 02:21
ooo it got adjusted down by 20k !!
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FootballFan posted 05/08/2009, 05:36
Ill pick up the PS3 version.
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Mutiverse37 posted 03/08/2009, 09:22
@indodude

I agree. Mass Effect is the best RPG of this gen and the reason I purchased a 360 in the first place. I can't wait for ME 2
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Munkeh111 posted 02/08/2009, 04:11
Only Ł20... maybe next summer if there is still no PS3 version then
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kiefer23 posted 01/08/2009, 03:21
@Nightwish, Lost Odyssey was much better.
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Nightwish224 posted 30/07/2009, 02:17
PS3 version denied again :)
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piggychan posted 29/07/2009, 02:57
the battle system and item creation are one of the best, I enjoyed the battles more than Tales of Vesperia.. It's just the director decided it was a great idea to bring back his childhood memories of making the story and cut scenes resemble a childrens sci fi pupet show
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indodude posted 29/07/2009, 05:02
I want to get this game, but many people say it's not good =/. I'll probably get this game eventually, maybe within a year if a PS3 version isn't announced.

@ Nightwish224
Mass Effect.
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Nightwish224 posted 28/07/2009, 03:35
Best RPG on 360 to date. Also the best rpg for this generation.
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ROBOTECHHEAVEN posted 24/07/2009, 03:01
very good game, just like infinite undiscovery. tri-ace is 2/2 on the 360 so far.
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Adobo posted 23/07/2009, 05:53
i'll get this when it drop to 9.99 at futureshop. hehe
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Bagaren85 posted 18/07/2009, 02:47
No price drop where i live.
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Nightwish224 posted 17/07/2009, 04:12
Okay people, there has been a price drop. Please get it. Thanks!! You're missing out if you don't ;)
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coolbeans posted 15/07/2009, 05:36
at for gamestop, not sure about other retail stores.

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coolbeans posted 15/07/2009, 05:35
Price dropped to $50 now :).
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MonstaMack posted 15/07/2009, 06:29
Game is selling better then I thought it would. Still 300k+ to get near Lost Odyssey but with legs you never know.
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kiefer23 posted 14/07/2009, 04:28
Glad to see this selling in Europe.
Must be hurting Vesperia's European sales badly which I'm happy about. Having to wait 10 months after the US release for a European release is bullshit especially when an enhanced port is coming out for the Playstation 3 in 2 months.
Serves Namco Bandia right.
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Seece posted 10/07/2009, 06:09
Can this crawl to 600k? that will be a nice number for it to hit
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Nightwish224 posted 09/07/2009, 12:43
Great numbers!! :)
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reaver_x posted 08/07/2009, 05:25
@slimebeast

well its hard for me to admit but it definitely seems that way. Ppl claim all the rpg lovers are on PS3 but if thats the case how come the games dont sell much there???

Even games like VC that get stellar reviews are being outsold by games like this and TLR which got less than stellar reviews. that just proves FFXIII will sell more on 360 at least in America
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Slimebeast posted 08/07/2009, 05:20
Wow 500,000 copies!

The X360 surely is the JRPG king.
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reaver_x posted 08/07/2009, 03:52
it hit 500k wow lol. and it got it a lot faster than VC did
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Mutiverse37 posted 07/07/2009, 04:30
If the mass Japanese RPG loving fans of the Star Ocean franchise want to miss out.........let them. It is there loss and Tri-Ace will remember that in future games they develop. It is like I have said again and again. Support the developer; not the console maker. That is a lesson the average Japanese gamer has not yet figured out.
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pablogers posted 06/07/2009, 01:58
worst rpg story ever....
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penguin posted 02/07/2009, 09:23
@ TheConduit
Look how many weeks this has been on sale in others only 3 weeks look how much longer valkyrie chronicles has been available, Star ocean is by far outselling valkyrie chronicles and will pass it in the next couple of weeks.
Loving all these 360 Jrpgs ..
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Lurker posted 28/06/2009, 08:15
Closing in on 500k. Not too shabby considering the reviews for it weren't all that great.
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kiefer23 posted 27/06/2009, 08:37
70 hours into it now. I'm an RPG completionist. I need to get 1000/1000 for all my Xbox Rpgs. To bad this isn't selling very well. How come America no longer likes Star Ocean lol.
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invetedlotus123 posted 27/06/2009, 12:04
This is holding LEGS in EU !!!. May follow the same way of Infinity Undiscovery and Eu version outsell the Japanese version with the legs.

360 JRPG showing legs now, this show us something right?
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Nightwish224 posted 24/06/2009, 10:05
@ Crystalchild

The combat alone motivated me to the end. I did like the story too. I wish I was still playing it!! Must move on to PSP versions lol.
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Crystalchild posted 22/06/2009, 03:23
sales are "okay", for an RPG released on 360 only.
@game: i really enjoy the game, but i played just 8 hours. i hope it motivates me till the end.
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tonio_13 posted 22/06/2009, 01:21
@Soriku, this games has been advertised in eu (which is extremely rare for a jrpg), + it is translated.
It would be a shame if it does'nt reach SO3 numbers
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Bagaren85 posted 22/06/2009, 05:23
Some hours into, im pleased. Good game. And sales arent that bad.
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elzumo posted 22/06/2009, 04:32
Yeah, I did too.
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FilaBrasileiro posted 21/06/2009, 11:52
I regret buying this game
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Soriku posted 21/06/2009, 05:59
The game released in EU already? O_o

Wonder if it'll outsell SO3 in EU (sold 110k according to VGC numbers).
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MorgZ posted 20/06/2009, 06:48
15 hours in now and still really enjoying it, unfortunately work commitments are stopping me from playing it more but Im looking forward to the rest of the game. If EU sales can reach 100k then the game could reach 600k sales which I hope would be perceived as reasonable by SE
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Xen posted 20/06/2009, 02:15
tri-Ace have said that the engine is adaptable to any platform, so a port is possible.
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Seraphic_Sixaxis posted 19/06/2009, 08:58
Good sales of a SO game, can't wait for a PS3 Upgraded tweaked version with more characters, dungeons AND online.

When it pulls a ToV ima gonna sale my 360 version and wait for MC II for 360.

The benifets of owning both HD consoles are a wonderland.
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Nightwish224 posted 18/06/2009, 07:21
I've heard things that Microsoft funded the engine for this game. It makes me doubt a PS3 version for this. Yet you never know these days! I'm just glad I have it, and completed it. One of my favorite jrpgs for sure.
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Zezlar posted 17/06/2009, 05:52
One of the best JRPGs this gen, a must buy. Only downfall is that stupid disk swap to go to previous areas.
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Seece posted 17/06/2009, 04:56
600k lifetime? that would be a solid number I think ...
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piggychan posted 17/06/2009, 02:41
btw did they fix the screen res for the EU release. I got mine set higher than 720p and had no game freezes yet. near the end of game now
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djevolve420 posted 17/06/2009, 12:05
this game is awsome, you want a all out rpg, this what you should buy.
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Nightwish224 posted 17/06/2009, 09:17
Yeah, but it's still no justification for stating a "crappy launch." I did compare those two games, and it may not have been the best comparison... but more importantly I just wish people would try out the game more. It's highly detailed, interactive, and engaging... kay? :) Ahhh I'm still torn on getting a psp for the other two games.
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coolbeans posted 16/06/2009, 10:40
lol, somehow I missed that :P fair to say then your right munkeh but cmon.....is there really any reason to say "I can't wait to play this on 1 disc when/if it comes to PS3"? Even you should realize how unneeded that is.
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Munkeh111 posted 16/06/2009, 10:26
@ coolbeans, here is a nice quote from you:

Only said that because Munkeh is probably a PS3 fanboy and had no reason putting "being on 1 disc" thus losing even more respect for him.
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Riachu posted 16/06/2009, 08:12
I don't get why the game didn't sell a little better in NA. It may had some serious complaints but there were actual TV commercials for the game. It just seems like TV commercials aren't effective anymore.
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pearljammer posted 16/06/2009, 04:07
More importantly... why even bring Valkyria Chronicles up... Egghead hadnt even mentioned it.
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pearljammer posted 16/06/2009, 04:05
@Nightwish224: Youčre comparing apples to oranges. Valkyria Chronicles is a SRPG... I ask you to find another SRPG that blows its sales out of the water (except FFT, of course).

Secondly, Valkyria Chronicles is incredibly hyped over the internet through word of mouth. Much like Tales of Vesperia, actually.
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coolbeans posted 16/06/2009, 02:46
Call you a fanboy by word I mean
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coolbeans posted 16/06/2009, 02:35
Umm, Munkeh just wanna point out I never called a fanboy by word in here.
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DirtyP2002 posted 16/06/2009, 11:32
I predicted this would be a million-seller. guess I was wrong. Expected MUCH better sales in NA. But >500k is still okay.
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Dark_Rulez89 posted 16/06/2009, 07:49
Solid numbers if ya ask me..I just want Square-Enix to slash the price to 50 dollars so i can get it:p
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Munkeh111 posted 15/06/2009, 10:34
Okay, but not enough to justify not taking it to the PS3
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MorgZ posted 15/06/2009, 09:45
im now 15 hours in and really enjoying it. Best JRPG on the 360 since Lost Oddysey. Shame its not going to push huge numbers but surely 500k would be considered as OK sales?
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Egghead posted 15/06/2009, 08:02
After all that advertising and still a crappy launch?
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Xen posted 15/06/2009, 06:05
As for as it goes... Europe fails once more.
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Munkeh111 posted 15/06/2009, 05:05
@ coolbeans, I have a PS3 and a 360, and my jRPG loving friend advised me that it was not such a great game, so there was no need to get it at launch. However, I do like SOs, I enjoyed the part of SO 3 that I played, and I feel that having it on 1 disc is superior.
May I point out the reason that I think this is such a problem, is because in the IGN review they warned that once you finish the game, you cannot just continue playing just on disc 3, you will have to change discs to go back to old planets, unlike Lost Odyssey.
I don't get why what I said makes me a fanboy, and I don't appriechiate the accusation.

Anyway, in terms of sales it is okay, but there was a lot of TV advertising, so they probably would have been expecting more
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tombi123 posted 15/06/2009, 02:05
Actually a pretty good first week for a JRPG in Europe.

I saw it advertised on TV, which surprised me.
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 15/06/2009, 12:31
Better first week in Other than what I expected.
I hope it will have good leg.

I think it will sell 60k eventually
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scourge29 posted 14/06/2009, 07:56
i knew this game will be a failure, i just hope square enix made a profit
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Egghead posted 14/06/2009, 02:12
Good sales so far and NPD is tracking somewhere similar. I think this game will be quite big in EU due to the marketing.
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TheConduit posted 14/06/2009, 11:54
Wow great sales
Almost as much half the last iteration
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coolbeans posted 11/06/2009, 05:29
outlawaroun, that's not the point at all of what I was trying to convey when answering back to Munkeh's comment. View what he said, I never disregarded having this game on one disc was a bad thing.
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outlawauron posted 11/06/2009, 05:02
@ coolbeans

Well you have to change discs to go to certain planets. So yes, being on one disc would have helped tremendously.

@ Naum

I had to use a FAQ to get all the PAs.
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Naum posted 11/06/2009, 01:43
Pretty decent so far, but the most annoying thing yet is when Edge became Emo, luckily it passed.

Quite easy to miss some ff the Character PA's.
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FilaBrasileiro posted 11/06/2009, 12:31
This game is okay, not as good as previous iterations, but it's still okay....
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pearljammer posted 11/06/2009, 12:15
I'm really not enjoying this game. I'm on Disc 3 and am finding it difficult to get motivated to complete it.

I wouldn't recommend it to most JRPG fans, the dialogue is cheesy, the entire game is inexplicably bright, the story is okay and the voice acting ranges from good to incredibly annoying.

I especially dislike whenever there is a turning point for any given character or the group is about act/embark on a certain mission, they always each have a one liner to deliver... the dialogue is just that awful.

It's one saving grave is it's fantastic battle system. Unfortunately, it's somewhat marred with a horrid targeting system.

My advice, get Tales of Vesperia if you haven't already. Much better in every aspect than this...

I was hopeful too, after enjoying SO 1 & 2 on PSP.
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CaptainDJ posted 10/06/2009, 11:59
I'm buying this when it's like $30.
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.21m
Japan
0.32m
NA
0.20m
Europe
0.06m
Others
0.79m
Total
1 164,870 n/a n/a 164,870
2 20,014 61,488 n/a 11,775 93,277
3 5,229 21,111 n/a 4,026 30,366
4 2,953 13,549 n/a 2,580 19,082
5 2,179 7,173 n/a 1,372 10,724
6 1,778 5,478 n/a 1,049 8,305
7 1,526 4,472 n/a 857 6,855
8 1,387 4,417 n/a 845 6,649
9 1,173 4,147 n/a 793 6,113
10 1,127 3,838 n/a 732 5,697

Opinion (380)

reviniente posted 29/11/2017, 05:26
Always thought this was a weird cover for a Star Ocean game. At least in the west, that is.
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Adamx509 posted 13/06/2012, 03:18
Great gameplay,fine story,annoying characters...
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yo_john117 posted 24/09/2011, 08:52
Looks like FF
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Avatar0319 posted 24/03/2011, 11:44
Star Ocean
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piggychan posted 24/02/2010, 06:05
wow nightwish thanks for that link... gonna grab some popcorn and watch the fighting begin on both sides of the consoles XD
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