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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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User Reviews

Set Sail in a Sea of Stars... So Hai (338) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars

The Press Says

The Review Busters 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Oct 17, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameFocus Nov 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
RPG Site Oct 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Oct 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamervision Nov, 2008 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers Nov 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
gameZine (UK) Jan 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Dec 16, 2008 C- 42

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