Ever played any of the SO games before?

#1 Posted by KingdomHearts93 (32 posts) -

topic says it all


I played, beaten, and enjoyed SO3 and played a small bit of SO2.

#2 Posted by Tanuki (275 posts) -

I only liked Star Ocean: The Second Story.  Actually, I think I enjoyed that game a lot.  Except for the combat, I don't like not having control.  I did own that Square Enix Star Ocean, Till the End of Time or whatever.  I did not like that game.... At all. 

#3 Posted by KingdomHearts93 (32 posts) -
Tanuki said:
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I only liked Star Ocean: The Second Story.  Actually, I think I enjoyed that game a lot.  Except for the combat, I don't like not having control.  I did own that Square Enix Star Ocean, Till the End of Time or whatever.  I did not like that game.... At all. 

"
I personally enjoyed it but I can see why some people including you don't like it.

BTW, are you planning on getting Star Ocean First Departure?  You might like it as the battle system is similar to SO2's
#4 Posted by Tanuki (275 posts) -
#5 Edited by KingdomHearts93 (32 posts) -

S-E doesn't make SO, Tri-Ace does.  Also, SO games tend to have just as much focus on gameplay elements, if not more than, as on story.

EDIT: I read you blogs and from what I can tell, you prefer RPGs with dark, mature stories.

#6 Posted by Tanuki (275 posts) -

Wow, I totally didn't notice Tri-Ace made Till the End of Time.  I usually notice those things... hahah.  Wow, now I really wish I didn't trade-in the Second Story.  All this talk of SO is really making me wanna play that game. 

#7 Posted by dankempster (2249 posts) -

I own Till the End of Time and I've tried giving it some time on a couple of occasions but haven't been able to get into it. Out of interest, is there a canon within the series? As in, does TtEoT follow on from The Second Story?

#8 Posted by KingdomHearts93 (32 posts) -
dankempster said:
"I own Till the End of Time and I've tried giving it some time on a couple of occasions but haven't been able to get into it. Out of interest, is there a canon within the series? As in, does TtEoT follow on from The Second Story?"
You don't have to worry about that since other than some references to previous games as well as the fact that the games are in the same universe, there is no need to play the games in any order.  It might even be a blessing in disguise that you couldn't get into SO3 as there is a plot twist about 3/4ths into the game that some argue cheapens the experience of the series.  Not everyone thought it was bad though.  I thought the twist was somewhat interesting but could have been fleshed out a little more IMO.
#9 Posted by Cerza (1653 posts) -

I've played all of em. The only one I did not like was SO 3, because the script and voice acting were criminally bad.

#10 Posted by tgammet (90 posts) -

I really enjoyed playing SO1 though I didn't get very far in SO2 and only played like 10 min of SO3. I'm dying to get my hands on these remakes. They're so pretty!

#11 Posted by doe3879 (778 posts) -

The 2nd Story was my 1st RPG, which is the 1st game I bought for the 1st console I owned with the money I got from my 1st job. 
not surprisingly, it's one of my favorite game.  I go back to it every now and then, like every few years later I think about it.  There's still so much about the game that I never notice. 
 
then the 3rd game came along...along with the most baffling twist I never witness.  Turn me off to the series completely, then the 4th came along and I just give up after watching videos about it.  I was interested at first but I only have a PS3. 
The remake of the 1st and 2nd game re sparked  my interest again

#12 Posted by Vonocourt (2116 posts) -

Got a decent bit into Till the End of Time, but got tired as that game has no sense of pacing whatsoever. Did love taking out a giant Chicken by draining his action points with my inflamed sword though.

#13 Edited by MikkaQ (10264 posts) -

I played one of them on the PS3, I have no idea what it was called though. I found it kinda boring. Uninspired, let's say. Which is too bad, because I'm a sucker for sci-fi RPG stuff.

#14 Posted by Three0neFive (2285 posts) -

I played the PSP port of Star Ocean 2 and really enjoyed it.
 
Then I played Star Ocean 4. I tried to like it, I really did - but jesus fucking christ, that is a Japanese-ass JRPG. I still have nightmares of those creepy fucking dolls and their awful fucking voices.

#15 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

enjoyed the 3rd one a lot but yea it get nuts at the end

4th one was ok but got boring at times

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