"But, see, everything else about the game is sub-par at best. It’s a perfect example of what an RPG shouldn’t do."
I find it hard to write about Star Ocean 3. Not because the story’s difficult to explain or it hits some emotional chord, and not because the battle system or anything else about it is beyond words. Getting the words down is simple enough, but not sounding like a bum while I rag on the lack of quality…that’s a trick.
I’ll strive to be fair; there are some facets of the game that don’t suck. Like, say, the graphics. As rare as the cutscenes are, they’re well animated. And as lame as the attack animations are, they’re well animated, too. Very vibrant, bright colors, pretty. The music’s good, if you’re into 80’s rock.
But, see, everything else about the game is sub-par at best. It’s a perfect example of what an RPG shouldn’t do.
Staff review by Zack Little (March 10, 2006)
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