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Star Ocean: First Departure is an enhanced remake of the original Super Famicom game, Star Ocean, which was never released in North America. Developed as part of a plan to re-release the first two Star Ocean games for the Sony PSP.

Featuring more-detailed sprites, 3D landscapes, several anime cinematics, updated voice acting, new playable characters, and an official English translation. Even with all this new content, the game still manages to fit on a single UMD disc.

The story is essentially the same, and characters are able to train various skills and crafting professions, like in the original game. The new anime cut scenes can also be viewed from the title screen, once the player has seen them in-game.


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Set Sail in a Sea of Stars... So Hai (347) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Nov 18, 2008 A- 91
Game Shark Dec 12, 2008 B+ 83
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Nov 14, 2008 B+ 83
RPGFan Dec 08, 2008 82 out of 100 82
RPG Site Oct 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamer 2.0 Nov 05, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71
gameZine (UK) Jan 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70 Oct 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gamervision Nov, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Armchair Empire, The Dec 13, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65


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Doppelgamer (270) added Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP) on Dec 05, 2008