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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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Critic Reviews

Just RPG 2008 90 out of 100 90 Oct 24, 2008 17 out of 20 85
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Nov 14, 2008 B+ 83
Game Shark Dec 12, 2008 B+ 83
1UP Oct 17, 2008 B+ 83
Playstation Illustrated Nov, 2008 81 out of 100 81
GameSpy Oct 17, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Oct 24, 2008 15 out of 20 75
RPGamer May 24, 2009 3 out of 5 60
Game Revolution Dec 16, 2008 C- 42


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