Star Ocean fans will love this latest installment.

User Rating: 9 | Star Ocean: The Last Hope International PS3
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International is the latest entry in the Star Ocean series and it does not disappoint. Star Ocean fans should keep in mind that The Last Hope is a prequel, which predates Star Ocean.

The Last Hope's story is simple yet complex with many variables that determine the outcome of the game. At times there are silly moments between characters just as there's serious moments as well. The characters themselves are interesting and tend to grow on you as you play while listening to music that suits the situation. Visually speaking, The Last Hope is truly a next-gen game with realistic graphics. The battle system is a bit different from the other Star Ocean games since it feels similar to Star Ocean: Till The End of Time's battle system but plays more like the first two Star Ocean games.

Overall, this is a fun and wonderful game to play with lots to do besides the main quest, since there are many side quests to keep you busy. I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys playing role-playing games in general.