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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

Just RPG 2008 90 out of 100 90
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Nov 14, 2008 B+ 83
AceGamez Nov, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Oct, 2008 3.9 out of 5 78 Nov 05, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Legendra Nov 15, 2008 6 out of 10 60
RPGamer May 24, 2009 3 out of 5 60
Gaming Nexus Jan 07, 2009 C 50
Game Revolution Dec 16, 2008 C- 42


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