Not an American user?

Description

Claude Kenni is a young man who recently joined the Earth Federation, following the steps of his father. A strange energy has been spotted somewhere on a distant planet, and Claude and his father go there to investigate the matter. However, Claude gets sucked into a portal and ends up on a mysterious planet, in the middle of jungle. There, he sees a young girl threatened by a ferocious beast. That young girl is Rena Lanford, an inhabitant of the planet and the second protagonist of the game. The dangerous encounter makes the paths of the two heroes cross, and they continue their journey together.

Like its predecessor, Star Ocean: The Second Story is a Japanese-style role-playing game with action-based battles. Combat takes place in an arena that allows player-controlled characters to chase down or run away from enemies, as well as unleash special moves that damage any enemies in a large area of effect. Characters can learn various skills during the game, and become an expert alchemist, blacksmith, scientist, etc. They can also produce their own items (like for example making armor from iron ore if the character has the appropriate skill).

Another stand-out feature of the game, carried over from the previous installment, are the so-called "Private Actions". The protagonist can talk to other party members and raise or lower their sympathies, influencing their performance in battle and ultimately branching the plot and affecting the ending. The games has eighty slightly different endings that depend on the player's choices during character conversations throughout the game.

Screenshots

Star Ocean: The Second Story PlayStation As the story unfolds the mayor explains that there has been trouble in the world since a strange meteorite known as The sorcery Globe landed
Star Ocean: The Second Story PlayStation This is a scene from the introduction, before the character gets sucked through the portal. It is used to familiarise the player with some of the basics of the game
Star Ocean: The Second Story PlayStation This is the screen that's used in the village store to buy and sell stuff
Star Ocean: The Second Story PlayStation After the character has been selected and named there are a couple of game configuration screens.<br>This one sets the difficulty level

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game


Alternate Titles

  • "Star Ocean 2" -- Informal title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


Critic Reviews

RPGDreamers 1999 10 out of 10 100
Video Games Jul, 1999 4 out of 4 100
Video Games Apr, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun Aug, 1999 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Sep 17, 1998 8.3 out of 10 83
RPGFan Feb 14, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Super Play (Sweden) Apr, 2000 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 17, 2000 12 out of 20 60

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

There is no trivia on file for this game.


Related Web Sites

S M (5) added Star Ocean: The Second Story (PlayStation) on Apr 16, 2001