Star Ocean: First Departure R announced for the Switch and PS4

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    A remake of the PlayStation Portable game Star Ocean: First Departure has been announced. Square Enix will be bringing the game, which sports a new R in its title, westward on both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Released originally in 2007, First Departure was a remake of the first Star Ocean title, which was a Super Nintendo JRPG created by tri-Ace, the former developers of Tales of Phantasia. Star Ocean: First Departure R is a notable reveal for the west, as a remake of Star Ocean 2 released in Japan in 2015, but was never localized.

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  1. kumikochan

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    A remake of a remake of another port of a remake of a remake
     
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  2. Fugelmir

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    I'd be angry and disappointed but at least it's not a mobile game for once.
     
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  3. godreborn

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    I think I may have beaten this game on the psp. I'm not too bothered by ports. I did buy final fantasy vii, ix, x, and xii on the switch. I'm at the last boss in ix and the last stage in vii. I'm a few hours in ffx, and I've yet to try ff xii. I did beat all of those games on the psx/ps2, but it was so long ago that I remembered very little about ff vii and ffix. I got stuck many times.
     
  4. Reploid

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    You overdid it.
     
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  5. GothicIII

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    It is a pretty good game - maybe a bit short for ~40hrs (2nd remake is about 60hrs) to 100%.
    It would be better to bundle both remakes into one package. It feels more complete this way. Bought and played both PSP remakes. Sadly this feels like cash grab again...
     
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  6. Unleanone999

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    I love the so series but the first one was underwhelming. Here's hoping they add more stuffs to the game like a new character like what they did with the 2nd evolution.
     
  7. osaka35

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    it's new to the switch so new to me. psp graphics are a bit underwhelming when compared to a 1080p machine, so I'm fine with it. always wanted to play this game anyway, seems like a good place to start.
     
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  8. leon315

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    IT'S A REMAKE of a exclusive psp game, dude.
     
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    Didn't expect that, but a welcome addition nonetheless, since Square Enix screwed over PS3 owners in the US by making it a Japanese PSN exclusive.
     
  10. kumikochan

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    Wich was already a remake. The psp game was a remake of the snes game and after that it has been ported and enhanced to other consoles
     
  11. the_randomizer

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    In Japan, so it doesn't really count since it was never given a western re-release.
     
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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    How about a propper translation of the SNES release?
     
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  13. raxadian

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    This game is on PSP? Cool, I have a PSP.
     
  14. AlexMCS

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    Great news to me, as this is the one Star Ocean game I really like.
     
  15. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Got to admit, didn't see that coming! :blink:

    I been saying to myself they would put the psp star ocean games on ps4, then all 5 games would be on one system. It seems simple since hackers said the ps4 has a psp emulator. Talking about the Parappa the rapper HD thing, not to mention the castlevania requiem as well. Seem like a simple thing.

    All that aside, are these games even good? I never hear people talk about star ocean a lot, and the first game didn't even get released internationally until the psp remake, instead of being stuck on snes. If any game needs a international re-release, its tales of phantasia since its GBA port. :ninja:
     
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    Why are people pissy that it's not the SFC version? The PSP version is better in pretty much every way and has a proper world map, FMVs, more content, better sounding voice acting, etc, get a grip.
     
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  17. EmulateLife

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    Assuming it works you might be able to play the psp version already through ppsspp on Retroarch.
     
  18. pedro702

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    hmm no its just a remake of a remake lol, no reason to call it a port because this remake of remake doesnt exist to be ported.
     
  19. Fugelmir

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    Star Ocean 2 is my top rated game of all time. They remade it but ruined the awesome character art with chibi and fully voiced it.

    There were upgrades all across the board like more fluid combat and a battle minimap.

    But, I'd say the vanilla version is better.
     
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