The role-playing sagas of Square Enix you are in luck! If this morning we remind you that Final Fantasy X turns 20 today, now it’s the turn of Star Ocean, the tri-Ace JRPG saga. Star Ocean was originally released on July 19, 1996 in Japan for Super Nintendo, a version that was never released in the West but was unofficially translated into English and Spanish. This first video game in the role-playing saga was the one that laid the foundations for future titles, such as the futuristic setting, the real-time combat system or the creation of objects.

There are several versions of the first installment

The Star Ocean original has been receiving new versions over time. The first one was a remake 2008 for PSP called Star Ocean: First Departure, which took advantage of the graphics engine of Star Ocean: The Second Story to give you a renewed look to veteran delivery. In addition to the gleaming technical section, which included battlefields in 3d, some colorful pre-rendered backgrounds and a revamped design for the main character roster, new playable characters, a Official English dubbing and animated scenes from the Japanese animation studio Production IG

The second version of the classic Star Ocean It arrived for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in late 2019. Star Ocean: First Departure R It is a remastering of remake for PlayStation Portable, which included some obvious visual enhancements and the option to dual audio in ingls or japan. “It is a very little worked conversion to current systems of a much loved and influential classic role-playing adventure. The title remains highly enjoyable by anyone looking for a good old-fashioned JRPG, but the lack of new features and general sloppiness that transmits this version make it very unattractive to anyone who has already played it, since it contributes practically nothing“we commented in our analysis.

tri-Ace works on a new unannounced project

The saga Star Ocean it has had a somewhat irregular trajectory over time. Its latest original installment, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, was not exactly well received by the media, something that could have affected the future of the role-playing saga. However, since tri-Ace they are starting to hire staff to develop a RPG para PS5 y Xbox Series X/S. “Why not work with us to create future action role-playing games with an exciting, high-quality presentation, for the next generation consoles?”, They posted on their networks.




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