Star Ocean: First Departure

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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.

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by Zac on 12/11/2008

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.

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great game!

on 3/28/2009

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.

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Product Overview

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.


Manufacturer Square Enix Llc
Mfg Part# SQE90819GM
SKU 208586001
UPC 662248908199
UPC 14 00662248908199
Format PSP
An improved battle system keeps players immersed in the action with more "private actions" added creating new layers of character interaction and story.
New Events have been added along with newly created graphics for the PSP version.
Powerful "Special Arts" abilities allow characters to unleash devastating attacks.
Fully voiced, for a more immersive gameplay experience.
Brand-new animated scenes by powerhouse anime studio Production I.G!
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 90819
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Square Enix Corporation Ltd
Product Name STAR OCEAN: First Departure
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Additional Information Players: 1 Rating Descriptor: Animated Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol
Distribution Media/Method UMD
Platform Support PSP
Features A classic series evolves: The action-packed RPG experience is recreated on a handheld console for the first time All-new animation movies: Fully voiced animated cut-scenes presented in a gorgeous 16:9 widescreen format provided by anime powerhouse Production I.G Refined battle system: Intuitive skills and combo system coupled with redesigned 3-D backgrounds provide a stimulating and action-packed battle experience Private Action system: Interact and discover riveting episodes between characters with added voiced dialogues and brand-new event face graphics
Package Type Retail
Software Name STAR OCEAN: First Departure
Software Sub Type Role Playing Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Product Attributes
Age Range 12-14 years
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Format Sony PSP
Game Genre Role Playing Games / Action / Adventure
Game or Puzzle Type Action & Adventure
Safety Warning WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts. Not for children under 3 years
GamePro All in all, Star Ocean: First Departure has aged very well, and remains a unique and innovative RPG full of life and personality.
Playstation: The Official Magazine ...definitely worth playing if you're curious about Star Ocean's origins or if you're itching for a charming and portable classic RPG.
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