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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 (371) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars

Critic Reviews Nov 10, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Worth Playing Nov 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85 Oct 24, 2008 17 out of 20 85
RPG Site Oct 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Oct 17, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Nov 05, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
HonestGamers Nov 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Nov 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Armchair Empire, The Dec 13, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
GameDaily Nov 14, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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Doppelgamer (303) added Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP) on Dec 05, 2008