|Star Ocean: First Departure chronicles mankind's journey into space and the adventures that await them there. Space Date 346: The crew of a Terran Federation ship arrives on the planet Roak. With the help of a stalwart band of local heroes, the crew must work together to unravel a mystery and halt a galactic war. This release marks the first time that the initial installment in the popular STAR OCEAN franchise is available in North America. Additional scenarios and characters, integrated 2D and 3D graphics in the style of the PS one game console sequel, fully animated movies, and other bonus features transform the game into a completely new experience.|
"...definitely worth playing if you're curious about Star Ocean's origins or if you're itching for a charming and portable classic RPG. Playstation: The Official Magazine
Its a fantastic game, great animated sprites, the battles are intense and the story is massive. This is identical to the or original release on the PS1, except with the addition on animated sequences and full voice acting.
I bought the game for my girl friend, and she loved it. She had played the second and the third star ocean before and she loved them too.