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Star Ocean: The Second Story (PlayStation)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

tri-Ace's website:
    tri-Ace has produced another installment of "Star Ocean". This installment includes a new user interface, and every system used in the previous version of Star Ocean has been improved. This isn't the typical Play Station role-playing game ? it will break the stereotype users have associated with role-playing games in the past. It has been released by ENIX.

    STAR OCEAN : THE SECOND STORY adopts a "Double Hero System", which allows players to select a main character from both male and female loads. With this system, you can see the same event from two different points of view.

    The "Private Action" system, which earned a good reputation in the previous version of Star Ocean has been improved, and it has been combined transparently with the new "Double Hero System. With this combined system, you can enjoy more events with the members of your party than in the previous series. You can still complete the game without using "Private Action" system, but you'll miss out on some of the attractive features offered by Star Ocean : The Second Story.

    The characters of the Star Ocean : The Second Story will be introduced on the following page.

    Star Ocean: The Second Story is an adventure in which a player walks on the beautiful map created by pre-rendering, 2D and real-time 3D technique. From the following page, you will enjoy beautiful images of the map.

    Star Ocean: The Second Story has a much better battle system than the one in the previous Star Ocean series. The characters are drawn in 2D, but fight battles in real-time on a 3D battle field. Basically, a player controls the selected character while the other characters are controlled by AI.

    -- http://www.tri-ace.com/product/so2/index.html

    Contributed by Pat Cdr (1224) on Aug 20, 2004.

Back Cover:
    Discover What's Out There.

    In an endless sea of stars, at the edge of the universe, a single fateful encounter is about to take place. For the gods have hurled a deadly meteorite into an unsuspecting planet, unleashing powerful mysteries and sudden chaos. Now, two people from different worlds will collide into a journey so deep, they might not ever make it back.

    * Features 3 battle modes including innovative real-time, polygonal combat.

    * Don't just find items. Master great skills to create items from raw materials.

    * Emotions determine the fate of the journey where characters have to think and feel for themselves. Engage in a multitude of mini-events to uncover over 80 possible endings.

    "Delivers an engaging adventure foe an instant role-playing classic." - PSM

    Contributed by Pat Cdr (1224) on Aug 20, 2004.