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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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There are 5 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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Star Ocean: First Departure Screenshot
Star Ocean: First Departure Screenshot
Star Ocean: First Departure Screenshot
Star Ocean: First Departure Screenshot

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User Reviews

Set Sail in a Sea of Stars... So Hai (371) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars

Critic Reviews Oct 24, 2008 17 out of 20 85
1UP Oct 17, 2008 B+ 83
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 Nov 05, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Oct 17, 2008 7.4 out of 10 74
GameDaily Nov 14, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Nov 03, 2008 6 out of 10 60
RPGamer May 24, 2009 3 out of 5 60


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Doppelgamer (304) added Star Ocean: First Departure (PSP) on Dec 05, 2008