The character dialogue is just plain ridiculous.

User Rating: 5 | Star Ocean: The Last Hope International PS3
Im keeping my original review of this game, but as I played into the game more, the more I started to hate this game. It is a disgrace to the other Star Ocean titles. The 3 edits on the very bottom explain all you need to know about the game.

This JRPG is a great game. If you liked past Star Oceans, you will more than likely like this one.

The battle system is the best thing about the game. When you encounter an enemy, you are brought to a stage where can freely run around and attack who you want. You can "blindside" enemies and inflict critical damage. You have a "bonus board" in which if beat enemies in a certain way, you earn bonus xp, money, hp/mp recovery, or party points.

The story is pretty decent. It takes place after Earth's world war 3. The planet is left in horrid condition so humans develop a space exploration military type program in which you are looking for other suitable planets for humans to call home. But, as always, things don't go as smoothly as planned.

The only thing that really, really annoys me about this game is the character's dialogue. All the character say really dumb things. Lymle is the most peice of garbage character every when it comes to her annoying voice, and her saying dumb stuff all the time. For instance she says "kay" after every sentence which gets super annoying because you can't avoid her annoying voice. Though it isn't game,breaking because the pros outweigh the cons.

If you are a fan of JRPG's then this won't disappoint to terribly.

EDIT: I'd like to say whomever wrote the script needs to be fired. Lyml is highly annoying, and Edge is a drama queen.

EDIT #2: Edge is almost as annoying Lyml. I hate how dumb he is. He's supposed to be the main character? No, he is the 2nd main problem in this game. He is sympathetic to his enemies, HUGE DRAMA QUEEN (It's like he turns emo and wants to slit his wrists over the littlest things) I'm lowering my score from 8.0 to 5.0 because while the battle system is great, the storyline is decent, but the characters overall act so dumb. Yes I just deducted 3 points because that's how ridiculous this cast of characters are. They just say, and do the dumbest things. The last Star Ocean was much better.
EDIT#3: My last edit. I took this game back without completing it. This game is just so stupid. I actually hate this game.