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スターオーシャン1 ファーストディパーチャー

Developer

TOSE Software

Genre

Role-Playing

Release Dates

10/21/08 Square Enix
12/27/07 Square Enix
10/24/08 Square Enix

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Owners: 121
Favorite: 3
Tracked: 0
Wishlist: 10
Now Playing: 0
 
7.9

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Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP) > Opinions (13)

BasilZero posted 31/01/2012, 12:35
Fans of Squareenix is given another gift from the company as in the form of the Star Ocean series, the cult classic from the SNES era comes back fully remade with new remixes and a few new additions that were not seen in the original game. The audio improved, gameplay tuned and the graphics incredible for a 2D game, fans will surely be remembering this classic for years! 9/10
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outlawauron posted 07/05/2009, 01:44
Got something to back that up?
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Egghead posted 28/03/2009, 02:48
Its only 70k in America, why is this is overtracked?
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Riachu posted 30/10/2008, 01:06
@outlawauron
Selling 500K is actually quite good for a JRPG that is not part of the big three series(FF, DQ, KH). I am more dissapionted in the NA sales for the game. SO3 sold 740K in the US alone. Then again, the game ha sa disadvantage of being released around many big game. I hope that doesn't mean SO:TLH bombs.
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Sky Render posted 29/10/2008, 03:59
SO1 in SO2's engine... It's an interesting experience, though it keeps reminding me that it isn't actually SO2 by the less intuitive menu system. Also, they really did a bit of a poor job of distributing skill point requirements for this one; I had all skillsets mastered long before level 99, let alone level 255.

But it is a good game. Overall, I think I prefer SO2, just the same. Mostly because I've played SO2 to death and know it like the back of my hand, admittedly.

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outlawauron posted 22/10/2008, 06:01
Eh, look at Star Ocean 3's sales. SO isn't that popular in Japan. 200k+ is respectable.
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Simulacrum posted 03/10/2008, 02:58
Pretty low sales.I thought this was big..
Probably Japan has biggest sale so...
Well if its good and comes europe,im happy to get this.
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outlawauron posted 10/08/2008, 07:04
Woop! Can't wait for October.
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blaydcor posted 07/04/2008, 06:37
Has anyone else played this for SNES? I did a few years back. It's a lot of fun. There are translation patches for the ROM if that's your thing.
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lolita posted 18/01/2008, 05:27
@ highwaystar: it's the very first star ocean that came out originaly on SNES but never came out outside of Japan. This is a full remake of the game. The charaters are still in 2D but the rest is in 3D. There's also voice acting and anime cinematic.

The game goes a bit like, on planet Roak (underdevelopped) there's a mysterious desease that turns people into stone. So the main characters who are from this planet, try to find a cure to it and on the way they bump into people from Earth... Then they go to the TimeGate on Styx to go back in time and find the source of it all and at same time find the first person who was affected so that they can make an antidote...

Anyways, it's not as big game as SO3 but it deserves to be played. If you want to play the original you can always dload it (rom) if you're not against that. If not well......Wait for the PSP version.
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highwaystar101 posted 06/01/2008, 06:00
I'm intrugued, I didnt even hear about this star ocean, whats it like
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hunter_alien posted 28/12/2007, 02:08
The game had an impressive start , with 80k sales first day in Japan only , it had a wonderfull start :D
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ClaudeLv250 posted 04/11/2007, 03:51
I love you Star Ocean!!!111
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.22m
Japan
0.20m
NA
0.14m
Europe
0.09m
Others
0.65m
Total
1 111,976 n/a n/a 111,976
2 44,128 n/a n/a 44,128
3 14,136 n/a n/a 14,136
4 8,366 n/a n/a 8,366
5 4,505 n/a n/a 4,505
6 3,466 n/a n/a 3,466
7 2,432 n/a n/a 2,432
8 1,833 n/a n/a 1,833
9 1,433 n/a n/a 1,433
10 1,330 n/a n/a 1,330

Opinion (13)

BasilZero posted 31/01/2012, 12:35
Fans of Squareenix is given another gift from the company as in the form of the Star Ocean series, the cult classic from the SNES era comes back fully remade with new remixes and a few new additions that were not seen in the original game. The audio improved, gameplay tuned and the graphics incredible for a 2D game, fans will surely be remembering this classic for years! 9/10
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outlawauron posted 07/05/2009, 01:44
Got something to back that up?
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Egghead posted 28/03/2009, 02:48
Its only 70k in America, why is this is overtracked?
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Riachu posted 30/10/2008, 01:06
@outlawauron
Selling 500K is actually quite good for a JRPG that is not part of the big three series(FF, DQ, KH). I am more dissapionted in the NA sales for the game. SO3 sold 740K in the US alone. Then again, the game ha sa disadvantage of being released around many big game. I hope that doesn't mean SO:TLH bombs.
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Sky Render posted 29/10/2008, 03:59
SO1 in SO2's engine... It's an interesting experience, though it keeps reminding me that it isn't actually SO2 by the less intuitive menu system. Also, they really did a bit of a poor job of distributing skill point requirements for this one; I had all skillsets mastered long before level 99, let alone level 255.

But it is a good game. Overall, I think I prefer SO2, just the same. Mostly because I've played SO2 to death and know it like the back of my hand, admittedly.

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outlawauron posted 22/10/2008, 06:01
Eh, look at Star Ocean 3's sales. SO isn't that popular in Japan. 200k+ is respectable.
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