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Score Breakdown Based on 706 ratings
  1. 10 (136)
  2. 9 (199)
  3. 8 (216)
  4. 7 (92)
  5. 6 (27)
  6. 5 (17)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (10)

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  • User Rating 9

    It only gets a 9.0 because i love the original and this is a way i can play the game LEGALY.<br /> read more inside

    Rated on September 14, 2009 by snkzero

    Some of you may have read my other review, of the Nintendo Super Famicom counterpart. I stated that, it was one of the few games that it would be worth learning Japanese to play. I still think t...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Read the review for it but was surprised to find that it's really quite enjoyable!

    Rated on October 05, 2009 by GuardianGoryn

    I first read the review about this game on GameSpot and wasn't all that impressed by it. I had played Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time and really enjoyed it so I though I'd give this one a shot any...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    This game had quite a few downsides, but overall it came through just by being fun.

    Rated on January 18, 2010 by Jon_To_The_C

    The remake for the original Star Ocean game has its quirks, and honestly, quite a few of them, but the game managed to pull through. Fixing those few could have been enough to make it to the top thoug...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    I hoped for alot for the first U.S. release of this game, but I was mistaken however.

    Rated on February 05, 2010 by GothicWar

    First off I'm not saying this game is bad, but not the greatest Star Ocean Game in the series. First off the visuals are nice, good voice overs, and ok story line. My first bad thing about this is tha...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Great Cutscene animation, yet there seems to not be enough. Good Story. Game play is a bit dull and skills are confusing

    Rated on April 13, 2010 by lasthopeofearth

    Let's talk about Star Ocean: First Departure. First, First Departure is the remake of Star Ocean, which was only released in Japan. Unlike the original, this one was also released in North America. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Great iteration of the NES classic.

    Rated on April 30, 2010 by Isual

    The graphics still do stand up as a testament that 2D sprites never grow old. The gameplay is a total revamp using the same design from the Playstation One sequel star ocean: second story (which is a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    This little gem shines bright on the psp!

    Rated on October 26, 2008 by melaniebrian

    This is the first game in the Star Ocean series and was never before released in the U.S. This remake of the orignal Star Ocean offers improved graphics, anime style cut scenes and full voice acting, ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    I love it, but it has its slow points.

    Rated on October 22, 2008 by MorbidToaster

    Overall, Star Ocean is a great, solid, classic RPG. I have to say that I was surprised by the voice acting and cut scenes. I remember playing the original and going through the game struggling to read...

    8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Return of a classic for some. First appearence for PAL territories for others and worth the wait for JRPG fans.

    Rated on October 23, 2008 by nintendofanjp

    This JRPG was originally on the Super Nintendo Entertainmeny System (SNES) back in 1996 and the start of one of Enix's better JRPG series they've made. Basic story is Roddick (who name you can change ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1.5

    I hate it...

    Rated on October 24, 2008 by diyari

    Well some people may find this game cool but I dont like it at all... I found the game a complete waste of time. some players say that it does have a good story,well I agree with those who say the...

    3 out of 44 found this review helpful.