STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R
|a game by||Square Enix, and tri-Ace|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Anime Games, Action Games, RPGs, JRPG Games, Star Ocean Series|
What if you could play your favorite classic from the past, but redesigned with all the features of a modern game? Star Ocean the Second Story R is the reboot of the original as its name suggests, but it is packed with new features and quality of life enhancements for new players. Whether you are a firm fan of the series or a new player just starting out, there is something in this game for everyone. Let’s take a brief look at what the game is about, before moving on to the new features and enhancements.
The story opens with dual protagonists. Players can choose to start out with either Claude or Rena. The story is centered around Claude, a young Ensign in the Earth’s federation. He accidentally ends up getting transported to a planet called Expel, where he is mistaken for the Hero of Light by Rena. The game develops and changes depending on what choices the player makes along the way, but this premise remains the same.
The original game is a very cute 2D style game, but the new reboot takes graphics to a whole new level. The developers have matched 2D cartoons with 3D backgrounds to give the game a new and polished look. On top of the beautiful graphics, the game is also now fully voiced in both English and Japanese, a huge improvement on the sound quality from the previous game. The original soundtrack was also remixed, so it has a modern touch but the same classic feel.
Finally, there are a whole host of quality of life enhancements in gameplay itself. Fights are no longer triggered randomly as players are walking around the map. Monsters can be seen and engaged with or gone around. If monsters are snuck up on from behind, it gives the player a bonus—but it works the other way around. Mobs can also attack from behind and it will give them the bonus if they are successful. The game is packed with similar features and enhancements.
Although there are many new features to the game, it is a fan favorite for a reason. The original game, Star Ocean the Second Story was the second in what is now an eight part series, and it was hugely popular for a reason.
Star Ocean the Second Story R has many of the same features, including lots of crafting skills such as cooking, art and metalcraft to help your party with its progression. The result is a game with many features to keep players busy and add tons of replay value.
Although the game isn’t perfect despite all the modern additions, it’s still a great game. If you’re a fan of the Star Ocean series, you’ll like Star Ocean the Second Story R. The game has been improved in so many ways that respect the players time, and shows a true understanding of what matters to a player. Even if you’re new, this game is worth playing.
- Endless replay value
- Fully Voiced
- Quality of Life Enhancements
- Break mechanic is overpowered in the game
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP