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Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP)

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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 (339) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars

The Press Says

Gaming Age Nov 18, 2008 A- 91
Just RPG 2008 90 out of 100 90
Playstation Illustrated Nov, 2008 81 out of 100 81
GameZone Oct 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameFocus Nov 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Dec 01, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 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
Gamekult Oct 27, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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