Star Ocean 3 - Till The End of Time
Star Ocean: The Second Story (PS1) didnt quite set the fantasy world afire it was a heartwarming sleeper hit but still struggled in the chilly shadow of Final Fantasy VII. Thankfully, the series first PS2 installment, Till the End of Time, will likely fare better, although weve had to wait until the end of time for its U.S. launch: The game has faced some serious delays worldwide since it was originally announced in 2001.
Fortunately, all that time in galactic purgatory should be worth it. Americans will get the directors cut version, with new characters, locations, and cut-scenes not included in the original Japanese release. These additions will serve to expand an already enormous quest, with hero Fate Linegod searching for his family across multiple worlds.
The real-time battles from Second Story are back, allowing for combos and synchronized attacks sort of like Final Fantasy X-2 but without all the waiting (or the slutty costumes).
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The newly amalgamated Square Enix USA unleashes its combined RPG power with this spacefaring sequel to the PS1 hit, Star Ocean: The Second Story. Going further into the sci-fi-meets-fantasy realm than even Xenosaga, this epic quest might be the laurel of peace that finally brings Final Fantasy and Star Trek freaks together.
Don't worry if you're not familiar with the Star Ocean series (hell, the first game never even came out here), 'cause this one takes place in the distant future and has little to do with its forerunners. Just expect a gargantuan planet-hopping quest, a complex skill-based battle system, and lovely visuals.