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Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP)

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Description

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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The Press Says

Game Shark Dec 12, 2008 B+ 83
RPGFan Dec 08, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Jeux Vidéo Network Oct 24, 2008 16 out of 20 80
GameZone Oct 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80
AceGamez Nov, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameFocus Nov 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 24, 2008 15 out of 20 75
IGN Oct 17, 2008 7.4 out of 10 74
Armchair Empire, The Dec 13, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Gaming Nexus Jan 07, 2009 C 50

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