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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 03, 2012 (08:48 PM)
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Great review, Rob. I like your fair assessment of your own assessment by giving the game a good score. It makes me feel like you had fun despite your issues and that you would, with a grain of salt, recommend this game. It's tough to do a review like that, but it works well here.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 03, 2012 (08:53 PM)
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Hey, quick question, though.... switch discs? Really? In this day and age?


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Author: Suskie
Posted: February 03, 2012 (10:00 PM)
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Remember that Xbox 360 games are DVD format, and thus have only a fraction of Blu-ray's disc space. So if a game has high production values (especially if it's a long, dialog- and cutscene-heavy RPG such as Star Ocean), yeah, the developers will have to do that. It's not terribly common, but a number of my Xbox 360 games have multiple discs. Microsoft is apparently considering Blu-ray for their next console, which is kind of a no-brainer at this point.


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 03, 2012 (11:18 PM)
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The Last Hope had a cutscene segment so long my wireless controller switched itself off.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 03, 2012 (11:55 PM)
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HA! That reminds me of Xenosaga. Or at least the first one. Wasn't that the game that let you save mid cutscene? I didn't have the heart to suffer through the second and third.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 04, 2012 (07:45 AM)
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Good job on even finishing this game. I have to take half year breaks from playing because the things this game does wrong annoy me so bloody much.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 04, 2012 (09:16 AM)
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Jerec
That happened to me, too. I think it was around, what, the ones after the eight-tier fight with clone soldiers?

Zipp
Yeah, with the 360 a lot of JRPGs have multiple discs. Lost Odyssey had four, while Blue Dragon, this and FF XIII all had three. This is the only one where it's a pain though, as to do optional stuff, you go between the game's planets. So, if you want to go back to one of the first ones you visit, you'll be putting an old disc in. And if you're like me and like to (a) install a disc when you're playing it AND (b) un-install it when you're done with it, you'll be really, really pissed when you have to take time to re-install something you took off the hard drive.


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: February 05, 2012 (12:57 AM)
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Hm, this actually doesn't sound as terrible as I've heard other people say it was. Mission accomplished I guess?

Also, I'll bite - what's the fifth destination that's supposed to be familiar? It's been ages since I touched a SO title.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: February 05, 2012 (04:35 AM)
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I hope it's Expel.

I really, really hope it's not Energy Nede.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 05, 2012 (07:36 AM)
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Roak, at least I think that's the name. It's the one where most of the Super Famicom Star Ocean was set. In this game, you basically prevent the resurrection of Asmodeus, so he can be resurrected and beaten in SO1.


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