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Why PlayStation 3 Owners Should Want Star Ocean: The Last Hope

While Halo Wars clearly wasn't up to the task of battling Killzone 2 for exclusive superiority in the first part of 2009, there's another Xbox 360 exclusive that PlayStation 3 owners should want: Square-Enix's Star Ocean: The Last Hope.

Now, I'm well aware our readers really have it in for the veteran RPG publisher right about now, and that's perfectly understandable. We may get Final Fantasy Versus XIII as a PS3 exclusive some time in 2047 but until then, the days of Square games only on PlayStation consoles are over. Personally, I don't have even the slightest issue with that; I remain mostly convinced the multi-DVD production of Final Fantasy XIII won't be as good as the Blu-Ray production of the game on the PS3, especially considering the White Engine was specifically designed for Sony's machine. At the same time, I think it's great that Square-Enix has expanded their anticipatory fanbase by finally making a major FF release available to more gamers around the world. The more people that get to play great games, the better it is for our industry; plain and simple.

Therefore, I don't really have any personal vendetta against Square-Enix. I believe they haven't been able to live up to the Squaresoft glory days (and I doubt I'm the only one), but I can accept that...what irks me no end is that S-E goes and makes something like The Last Hope a 360 exclusive. Considering that most every installment in that series was on a PlayStation console, and not one ever came to a Microsoft console, I don't see how this was a wise move. Go ahead and make it multiplatform; no skin off my teeth. But why strip PlayStation owners of the game? They're the group that's actually familiar with this series! Well, whatever. The point is, PS3 owners should want this game, and it's only because - from what I've seen of the reviews and feedback - it's basically vintage Square. The voice acting is horrendous (FFXII's was fantastic, though), and the graphics are really, really pretty. And, that hybrid real-time/turn-based combat has apparently returned.

Look, it's kinda like a next-gen throwback, which is why it's not landing 9s in reviews. It got an 8 from IGN, a 7 from Game Informer and a 4/5 from X-Play; you'll probably see it hover right around an 8 when all the reviews are in. This is exactly what I expected, and in all honesty, it's the type of game that will appeal to fans of the franchise...which confuses me all the more, considering its exclusive console destination. If you enjoyed previous iterations in the series and you own a PS3 but not a 360, you should be annoyed. Me, I've got a 360 so I gots no problem (me gonna get my JRPG fix), but this is a general advisory piece; yeah, I'm trying to tell you how to feel: you want The Last Hope. If you're a JRPG fan, you just do. Don't scoff it off because you suddenly despise Square-Enix or hate Microsoft or whatever; just feel sad you won't get it.

Then again, there's always the chance of a port, right? Like they're doing with The Last Remnant. So perhaps The Last Hope will arrive on the PS3 at some point, and perhaps it'll even be the superior version. But the gap in time sucks no matter how you slice it; it's why I bought the GTAs on the PS2 when they came out rather than waiting like 8 months for them to arrive on the Xbox. The slight increase in quality wasn't enough to keep me from playing my favorite stuff for that long. In the end, PS3 owners who happen to be JRPG fans are missing out. Sorry, people.

Related Game(s): Star Ocean: The Last Hope

2/21/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (102 posts)

MSB 007
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:15:51 AM
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well tbh i dont want it on the ps3.........want to know why??
because im getting it on the 360 ahahaha


TIKUP/MSB

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Random_Steve
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:22:33 AM
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meh, dont really like JRPG's tbh. Halo wars looks good though. If i had a 360 i would def get halo wars of star ocean

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ps92117
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:43:05 AM

wow

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Random_Steve
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:45:17 PM

i know, it seems my opinion is different to everyone elses here. With the exeption of MGS4, i hate japanese style games

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migabyte
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:50:05 PM

I used to like them, but now they kind of bore me. I would definitely not buy this game. I tried the Valkyrie Chronicles Demo and I liked that, but I haven't bought it.

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thepill
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:27:02 AM
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I agree that this game looks very interesting, and I do want the game, but I have to go a little off topic here and talk about the marketing of this game as opposed to that of KZ2.
The release dates for both games are separated by only three days, but I cant go Three Hours without seeing a SO commercial, yet I see a KZ2 add every other DAY. SONY PLEASE GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER AND PUSH YOUR PRODUCT. Hell hire me and I'll market the hell out of you.

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vicious54
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 2:25:53 PM

I saw the KZ2 commercial last night on cartoon network. It's a great commercial but they need to show it on more channels.

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vicious54
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 2:28:22 PM

I saw the KZ2 commercial last night on cartoon network. It's a great commercial but they need to show it on more channels.

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ps92117
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:28:31 AM
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SE is trying to expand to more western audience, so there gona go ahead and make SC exclusively to a fanbase that never had it.

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laxpro2001
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:39:45 AM
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My bro (who I live with at college) has a 360 but I'm kinda broke from all the steeet fighter 4 and fight stick... which is awesome!

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KBsocks
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:43:33 AM
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I feel like a beaten house wife...
I want to say I'll never buy a SE game.
But the truth is I'll be there for the midnight launch.
What irks me the most is not a single SE game that I know of came out on the PS3 this generation.

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rpg4me
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 5:57:34 PM

That was a STUPID insult to any female that is going through that horror! And I don't care if you are a female either, that was just plain immature. In other news I feel like a 'insensitive video game nerd loser' that just got corrected. Back to the article. Yeah I think that a lot of people that bought Square games are on PS3. But a lot are on 360 too. I can see square putting infinite undiscovery and the other exclusive on xbox360 but those are action games. This seems to be like a hybred and I got ta have it because it is the closest thing to a actual turn based. Glad I have a xbox because blue dragon and lost oddyssey are top notch! Don't believe the ratings it is from JRPG haters. There is a reason games get great Japanese ratings and low USA ratings its the taste of the reviewers. Their needs to be petitions started by the leaders of this site. Step up!

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NiteKrawler
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 3:55:53 PM

rpg4me, calm down. You're being way too sensitive here. This sensitivity is what keeps race and gender issues alive. It's why black people can say anything they want to whites but the minute anyone says anything about a black person it's a huge issue. Unless kev was glorifying the act of beating a woman, there is no reason to act crazy about it. It happens a lot, it's tragic, that's life.

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AceTatsujin
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:45:45 AM
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Worst article I have ever on PSX. I am a big-time Star Ocean fan, but the matter of fact is forking out @%!# how much money? 200 for a shitty ass system and an additional like 60 US dollars and I'll probably want to dumb more money to purchase other things to complete the 360, or even purchase an elite version for 400 US dollars? STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP.

NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

I need new RAM (8G), I need to pay off my other pre-ordered games, I need to purchase another PS3 and a 1080p TV (32"), and I need to dump my money on school.

I fork my money on quality products, things that will last me, that I know they are useful to me, and I am going to use them, and for the purpose of these things to live a long time, not f--king die out on me.

Microsoft will not get my money for their shitty ass system. They didn't even try to make a real next-generation system and they call it "next generation". I'm not a die-hard person for Microsoft, and they DID ruin the gaming experience this generation for me, and many many other gamers. They're not real, they are NOT original. I sure am for SE's RPG games, but if they release shit on DS and Wii and 360, guess what? -- No love from my wallet -- I'm the consumer, I decide. Even if the game is all that great and "omg your missing out" What do I care? I simulate my time, money and games the way they are meant to be. I'll be enjoying K2, Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 for the matter of fact, and I just started playing God of War I, II and Shadow of the Colossus (purchased them recently). This, should be enough for me until the next good games come out.

Thanks for reading.

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www
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:18:29 PM

whoah!...hehehe....relaax....take it easy.
Billy Gates is a wonderful man.
c'mon let the hate go,360 isn't as shitty as you think.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:22:12 PM

Yeah, you're not helping the image of our community. When we say no flaming and no system bashing and no fanboy attitudes, we're not restricting this to one side.

You need to calm down in your anti-MS vendetta.

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food86
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 2:27:26 PM

i am with ace in this one though I own a 360 I can relate to everything he says. I would be more pressed to purchase games on my ps3 than on my 360. truth is I don't own one single game for the xbox except the one I got for free with the arcade. and a refurb 20gb I got for free. truth is I'll prob only rent star ocean and return it later. I just can't justify starting a game collection on my 360 when the pos is going to break on me. that way when I get rid of it it won't be tied to games that I own for it. ps3 has me covered.
although it may sound fanboyish. lets put it this way we are fanboys of quality. and while the 360 has some quality titles the hardware does not justify its cause.

//rant//

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www
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 3:18:55 PM

food86,it's clear you prefer ur ps3 cause u got it first n starting a collection for 360 will be expensive.Thus you'd rather stick to buying games on ya ps3,that's most definitely sensibly right but picture this;

Yes,360's 33%failure rate is unacceptable but what happens when your ps3 dies? You pay $150 for a fix/replacement/refurbishment or in some cases they don't even fix it at all once you've tampered with it.

Realize that $200 could get you a NEW 360 arcade console but u definitely can't shell out $400 for a new ps3.Don't let the 360's hardware failure bug you too much,the arcade is gonna get cheaper n cheaper.

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NiteKrawler
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:16:49 PM

www, who says the PS3 will die? I got my PS2 when they first came out pretty much and it still works perfectly. My opinion is that PS3's more often than not will hold through long after this generation is gone. That is not something that can be said about the 360. I think that's all food was trying to say.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:47:41 PM

At least he's honest, I don't wanna plop down the money for a whole new system to play a game that I have supported for years only to have the new system overheat and die because I played for 7 hours straight.

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www
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 5:33:17 PM

haha Nitekrawler,perhaps u haven't pushed the ps3 to it's limit.Just like you,i never contemplated my 60GB dying,but it did,it's a machine,it's bound to fail,it can't be flawless.
Oh-yea,no doubt,the ps3 is far more superior to the 360 in terms of reliability,no doubt about that.Just hope you don't get in my shoes though.

btw
ONE BIG SECRET:A friend of mine's 360 got 2 red lights just cause the fans stopped working.He bought a powerful fan n placed it behind the system when playing n guess what?
I could swear to you that his 360 stays on for about 12hrs+,no rrod.TRUE STORY.

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Alienange
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 5:57:25 PM

I think Ace is bang on. Which leads me to think... does Square believe that the old PS1+2 crowd have defected to the 360? Why else would SE do this? You can tag me as another one who will not be buying this game. You can say I'm missing out if you want, but I'm also missing out of those "great" Wii games and it doesn't bother me in the least.

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dlte
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 6:25:46 PM

WorldEndsWithMe:
7 hours? I could run my PS3 24/7 and it would be fine.

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NiteKrawler
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 7:30:34 PM

@ www: That's true, I treat my PS3 like a baby. I usually only play for a couple hours at a time max. Hopefully, that means my system will last a long long time.

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Alienange
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 9:18:38 PM

@dlte ... Isn't WEWM talking about a 360? I think sooOoo

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 11:30:46 PM

Alienage ftw. I try to give things the benefit of the doubt but honestly, would anyone buy a refrigerator that died that often? I'm not stupid and I watch what happens, even the PS3 is having problems I can't try to excuse lately, but if your fridge died 33% of the time you would lose a helluva lot of food.

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Tatsujin
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 12:42:38 AM

I agree with Ace. I don't know what S-E is trying to do, but all they ARE doing is losing their fan-base. If it goes multi-plat, thats amazing.. no prob... PS3 exclusive, someone would expect it, and I know some people bought Ps3s just because of Square Enix and their well known relationship with Sony... but this is what they get. Stab in the back. That's fine, but when they become the least-liked company, it's not our problem. No love from us.

P.S. I rather pay $150 to get my PS3 fixed rather than paying $200 bucks and having a 33% chance of failure everytime I turn on my damn console. At least I don't have to worry about WHEN (It's not a matter of if, its a matter of when) my console is going to get the RRoD. Just my two cents.

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King James
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 11:35:50 AM

Why would u buy a 32 inch 1080p tv? That's pointless.

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Dridion
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 7:00:42 PM

NO I totally agree with AceTatsujin and always values his/hers opinion. If you've read my comment on Ben's love issues, there's so much traitors out there that will eventually "claim" they've all been loyal and it'll all be BS. Microsoft is no way original. They rip people off, pay developers off for exclusives, and copies every damn thing, not to mention that their sales, more than likely, are falsely shown only by the many duplicate systems they've sold due to RROD. Name one thing that Microsoft has that's original and don't say online cause that spawned off the dream cast even though it wasn't as big. Sorry Ben and www I just can't approve of stuff like this and I do apologize for the fact that I may be tainting the site a little, but something really has to give. Microsoft will never earn a penny from me. Not even for a computer. And square is such a hypocrite. Read the last paragraph under video games at this url.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_enix#Video_games

They say they don't want to support/not support Sony too much cause they don't want them to neither overpower or to be overpowered in this gens console wars yet they are clearly supporting the hell out of Microsoft; if you don't believe let me justify. Name a single game from them that has appeared exclusively on the ps3...exactly. They continue to support the hell out of Microsoft and dish out games such as star ocean (which may or may not appear on the ps3), last remnant (even though it was an utter failure and is soon to come to the ps3), final fantasy 13 (same as remnant minus the failure), possibly KH3 and so much more. Square will one day open their eyes (hopefully). Until that day comes, we must part ways (unless they bring kingdom hearts 3 exclusively to the PS3).

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Orvisman
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 7:22:25 PM

I bought a 32" Toshiba Regza 1080p TV for my bedroom for $600. It was the perfect size for the room. Anything bigger and it would've been too big. And you can see the HD difference on a 32" TV.

I have my 42" Sony Bravia 1080p in my living room. Although, I'm sure with how fast prices are dropping, I'll get a 50"-plus for the living room and move the 42" into the bedroom sometime next year. I guess the 32" will go in my spare bedroom/den eventually.

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PS3_Wizard
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 10:02:19 AM

Hey Ben, How was Ace being a fanboy? It was more of a rant if anything, like how you rant about negative and biased opinions from other news sites. Nothing Ace said was fanboyish, it was just his opinion (one that many others share). In a way, you have to admit he was right.

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ThugNificent101
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:05:05 PM
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I feel somewhat let down by square
I have purchased a good amount of their games and was excited for what i might be getting with the PS3, and am very dissatisfied.

I bought my share of SO games as well, and even though SO Till the end of time was decent (VO wasnt all that great), i still enjoyed it and would have liked more.

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Cpt_Geez
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:07:11 PM
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That's why II own all the systems so II don't have a problem with exclusives anyway I'm not a fan of rpgs so imma skip this game ugh.

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NiteKrawler
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:37:23 PM

May I ask why you use two I's when saying I? Just wondering, maybe it's your thing?

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Orvisman
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 3:31:20 PM

Me too Comptons_Finest. Me too!

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:14:15 PM
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Im really annoyed, i love the 3rd game and would have wanted this.... what i dotn get is why there putting remakes of the 1st and 2nd on PSP and not releasing the new one on PS3, it makes no sense and just causes aggressive fans, and rightly so!

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www
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:24:45 PM
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Right! that exclusive to 360 thing is not understandable.

Anybody played PERSONA 4???...it's square for sake's sake.

Maybe square thinks we still play ps2,i mean if persona 4 was on ps3 it'd be cool.
Eternal Sonata,Valkyria and them have the same graphics.
What is square on?

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Fatcat3788
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:27:12 PM

Persona 4 was published by Atlus...

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www
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 2:17:38 PM

No! rather published by square and developed by atlus....okay so it's not developed by square but it's still great,i'd luv to play it.

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Orvisman
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 3:33:54 PM

Persona 4 was developed AND published by Atlus in Japan and North America.

Published in Europe ONLY by SquEnix.

Ubisoft in Australia.

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Sir Shak
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:29:41 PM
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Haven't played the others so I don't really care much .

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Zaben
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:36:44 PM
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Damn... Why can't SE just do multiplats? More money for them so they can make better games...

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jaynet333
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:50:50 PM
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We all know that MS is not above a payoff. I'm sure that is what we are seeing here. Why else would SE abandon the very platform that got them where they are today? It's a shame to see this kind of negative impact that MS has on the video game market.

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fallingdove
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 12:55:01 PM
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From the reviews it was noted that you had to switch disks to travel between areas. Not a big fan of that, Legend of Dragoon really turned me off for that reason in the PSX days.

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Naga
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:01:17 PM
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I've never played Star Ocean so I wouldn't really care but why jump from Playstation to Xbox? what happens to the story

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mastiffchild
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:15:34 PM
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Look, I was lucky(or maybe not so lucky) to get a good long look at the review copy at a well connected friends. I am upset at the way not MS has treated anyone but at the way SE has treated it's biggest fans. Fans who ensured that there was, in fact, a SE for MS to parlez with today-who supported the company through both famine and feast. Fans who(many of them) bought PS3s on SE's word(less than 12 months ago they still trumpeted PASexclusivity for FF13)-=very loyal fans.
I'm not really one of them but I aqm a big SO fan and in all honesty I don't feel PS3 gamers are missing out on a real curreent genh experiencve with SO4 at all-you're better off playing the styellar first two games on PSP than this average mush. It just goes further down the mediocre road sety in SO3 and goes from really pretty to unbearable shoddy in combat scenes. If there's a p[oprt they'll have to work very hard to get it less glitchy AND the story isn't up to pasr-so sorry Ben I don't agree with you on this one.
SE have let a lot of people down and I dunno quite why they have to leave the vast majority of their fans with nothing ton play on a system THEY helped them decide to buy. FF13 doesn't look as exciting as it once did either now we've seen that the in game stuff isn't much improved from FF12-lets hope they shine itr up a nit better than it looks now as if they don't it's a hell of a wait for FF12.5 innit?
U should never fortget the people who put you where you are, never.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:55:25 PM

This is what happens though when MS makes a dev company push games out the door.

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Banky A
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:18:55 PM
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I love Star Ocean

=( x9999

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Jlane
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:42:32 PM
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Fu** your shit Ben, I don't need to know what games I can't have lol.

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CaptRon
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:43:07 PM
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I agree with AceTatsujin. MS doesn't deserve most of the money it gets from all the ignorant people re-buying their f*cked up consoles. If you ask me you should just get it right the first time and buy a ps3

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Axe99
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:51:00 PM
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IMO, SE has had a major choke in managing customer relations this gen - by the end of last gen, the Sony fanbase would get hyped for a game just because it was SE. Now, SE rarely give them a chance to buy their products! It's unlikely that whatever MS is paying is enough (note that SE made a pretty ugly loss last year) to compensate for either the lack of sales now, or the time it's going to take for SE to get the kind of fanbase on Sony consoles it had. Instead, other companies (Level-5, Games Republic, Sega - BUY VALKYRIA CHRONICLES EVERYONE - BEST JRPG THIS GEN, ON PS3 NO LESS!) will step in and it will cost SE a lot of sales down the track. Still, I've got Valkyria Chronicles and Folklore, which'll keep me going for a bit :). And they will port SO4 to the PS3, even MS would struggle the cost of buying an outright exclusive.

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crapreviews
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:58:57 PM
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too bad SE is employed by MS now lol

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fundando
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 2:14:01 PM
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I had 360 it died. I wont get another one. This article doesn't even belong here.

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daus26
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 2:32:16 PM
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We shouldn't even be asking ourselves this. I just don't see the difficulty of releasing a game in multiplat. It's not like this game can't be handled on the ps3. That'd be a joke.

Also, why the heck delay FFXIII just because the 360 version isn't finished? SE released a finished Last Remnant np, and it didn't have to wait for the ps3 version did it? Infact it's a time exclusive. So WHAT is going on???

MS must've paid SE some serious money. Other than that I'm clueless.

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Banky A
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 12:51:08 AM

Some seriously serial money!

=/

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food86
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 2:40:30 PM
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i am with ace in this one though I own a 360 I can relate to everything he says. I would be more pressed to purchase games on my ps3 than on my 360. truth is I don't own one single game for the xbox except the one I got for free with the arcade. and a refurb 20gb I got for free. truth is I'll prob only rent star ocean and return it later. I just can't justify starting a game collection on my 360 when the pos is going to break on me. that way when I get rid of it it won't be tied to games that I own for it. ps3 has me covered.
although it may sound fanboyish. lets put it this way we are fanboys of quality. and while the 360 has some quality titles the hardware does not justify its cause.

//rant//

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sammyt
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 3:07:08 PM
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Think about it like this: PS3 is getting FFXIII vs. and 360 is getting SO:4. So which would you rather have? I would MUCH rather have FFXIII vs. so Im no longer concerned, but I do really like Star Ocean so its still a game that I hold in high regard just not as much as FF. PS3 FTW!!!

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www
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 3:32:31 PM

problem is.....how long do we have to wait for versusXIII,2047?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:58:32 PM

Versus will either go multi or MS exclusive, you watch.

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Alienange
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 6:05:09 PM

I knew you were going to say that ... I just knew it.

Last edited by Alienange on 2/21/2009 6:10:00 PM

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sammyt
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 3:09:26 PM
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food86=AWESOME, you speak the unbiased truth and It's needed greatly , thank you.

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shindelion
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 3:30:20 PM
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Ben you just stick a knife back in my closed wound. I'm planing the psp version of SO 2 and just came to check whats on the site when i saw this. Sad to say your right, but man I'm still vexed at SE for this. I'll have to play the waiting game for last hope while i enjoy the past games and weep.

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Orvisman
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 3:38:32 PM
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Well... I saw the commercial last night for Star Ocean, along with the K2 Bullet commercial, during GameTrailers TV (a great show anout iNFAMOUS) and Battlestar Galactica and it doesn't end with the "only on Xbox 360" tag. The box doesn't have that tag either.

So, the door is open for a PS3 port I would say.

BTW, I'll probably pick it up used for the 360 in a few months and then again for the PS3 if it comes to the PS3.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 3:39:32 PM
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HA!!!!! I just watched the IGN review, apparetnly later on in the game if you want to get to a certain accessible area you have to change disc!!! how appualing!, that wouldnt have happend on the PS3 :)

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shindelion
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:02:47 PM

Heard about that its going to be very annoying to some players.

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fundando
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 7:00:13 PM

Snake, this is the part where you switch discs. Oh wait this is a a blu-ray on on ps3. One of my most memorable MGS4 Moments.

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Im The Man
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:19:50 PM
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I got a 360 but I doubt I'll get this regardless of what system it would've been on...never really got into this series.

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Im The Man
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:20:41 PM
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Halo Wars isn't better than KZ2!?! You're crazy been!!! j/k. Rts has never been my thing either.

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Alienange
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 6:10:52 PM

He just called you a been.

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Skatejimmy5
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:35:26 PM
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Well, I never played the series, and I've never really liked JRPGs, but it's a shame for those who do.

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FeyeR
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:46:22 PM
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I do wish I had star ocean on the PS3 :(

Any RPG would do right about now...

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kreate
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 7:17:53 PM

have you played eternal sonata, enchanted arms, disgaea3, folklore, valkyria chronicles on ps3?

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Deleted User
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:50:59 PM
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I've never played a Star Ocean game so I'm not too upset. I'm not happy with how Square-Enix has been taking Microsoft's dirty money, though. In the end, this deal hurts everybody because it keeps some people from experiencing a game they want. Personally, S-E's tactics have turned me off.

Still, for the PS3 there's Folklore, Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea 3 and in 2009, White Knight Chronicles. It's not like Sony is shut out. I don't think any of these RPGs from S-E for the 360 are anything I'd want on Day One anyway. To be honest, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts are the only S-E franchises I care for.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 5:01:47 PM

PS3 also has the superior Eternal Sonata, I'm gonna do my second playthrough right now (It's cool because the second playthrough is a more advanced level and not just a re-hash.)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:53:10 PM
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Hey Ben, due to one of your earlier articles I was under the impression that Last Remnant wouldn't be a port but was a sumil-development?

Anyway, yeah this is a big huge eff you to Sony gamers and it is causing some serious financial problems for SE, so why do it? Was the exclusivity buyout by M$ THAT much?

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www
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 5:47:52 PM

lol.....oh yea,i could bet a hundred bucks Billy paid $20 billi......hahahaaa!

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kreate
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 4:59:33 PM
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ok so we all know SE has turned their backs on the ps3. and we are mostly assuming that microsoft threw money at them right? of course there's no other logical explanation for this.

i have all the star ocean games except i lost my copy of my super nintendo version which was the very original one...err... sorry maybe i got the super famicon version but it still worked with my snes.

i do have a xbox so i may or maynot get this. mostly because there's too many games coming out for the ps3 that i can barely keep up.

but most of the fans of SE are from playstation owners, and SE has abandoned us not once, but multiple times already. i have decided to let SE go.

i am still a fan of final fantasy so i'll continually play final fantasy games but i'll buy the ps3 version of course.

by now we should realize final fantasy versus 13 will probably go multiplatform. and final fantasy 13 might even come out for the xbox first, than later come out on the ps3.

we can throw rocks at SE all we want but SE like Ben said, is no longer the old squaresoft we use to know.

the move sony needs to make is creating a new team of rpg veteran programmers and come up with final fantasy equivalent game made with much money and resources as possible to gain ground on the rpg side of the ps3.

the ps3 is the best video game console ever created so far to this current date. only thing ps3 lacks is the rpg. probably cuz the betrayal of SE was unexpected by sony.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 5:03:58 PM
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White Knight Chronicles come save us!

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Acehiroku
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 5:09:38 PM
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I'm so looking forward for this RPG, let's hope it ports to PS3 in the near future. I'm just so heartbroken on how my beloved Star Ocean has become....hiks...hiks... now you have to be splitted into 3 ( Three/Tres ) Discs just so you can be in that console. I mean, what happened to the whole "Next generation console" thing ? Are we still in the "Disc swapping" era ? Hey Square Enix, ever heard of this thing called BLURAY ?

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sammyt
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 5:58:48 PM
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Well, theirs a reason FFXIII vs. is gonna be PS3 exclusive, and thats cause SE made FFXIII multi-plat but still wanted to please the die-hard PSfans so they're making them their own exclusive. anyobdy know anything about Agito?

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kreate
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 7:11:12 PM

i'll believe that when it actually happens. but my wishes are the same as yours.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 10:16:22 PM

Agito is PSP

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ec0li
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 6:25:16 PM
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I have a feeling SOTLH will be coming to PS3 sooner than later...maybe fall.

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kokoro
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 8:31:43 PM
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I don't think square enix betrayed Sony or Playstation owners for that matter. I don't understand why this sort of upheaval did not occur when square enix published Final Fantasy 7, 8 and 9 for the PC. That's multiplatform- is it not? While it's true that Square hasn't released a single title for the PLaystation 3, you can't really call them traitors for wanting to expand the Final Fantasy franchise.

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NiteKrawler
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 9:59:05 PM

I think most people are upset because we have nothing from them. They'd be happy if it was multiplat as long as they got something.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 10:32:34 PM

PC iterations hardly count. And no one with any sense is upset about expanding the FF franchise, we are upset about the way they are going about it (Holding back on a PS3 release to make a port) and for SO4 it just makes no business sense unless the timed exclusivity deal was insane to take a game franchise over to a platform comprised of gamers who probably never cared a lick about it in the first place.

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Common Cence
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 1:01:10 AM

IMO the reason SE has betrayed the PS3 community is their constant hypocrisy.

Notice before IU before TLR before this generation they said they would treat all platforms equally. My question to you have they given the PS3 anything? When they opened a studio in LA did they try to hire anyone with experience on the PS3? Or did they just ask for people that developed for the 360 and PC?

Another reason is that when they said they had no favorite console Hiroshi Takai, and although his views do not represent the company as a whole, said he prefers the 360 a week after SE said they had no favorites.

The "reason they betrayed" the PS3 community is that when asked about the betrayal they point out FFXIII multiplatform as the cause why people are angry at them, sure FF13 on 360 was the reason a few months after it was announced but the way they've treated the Xbox 360 as their new savior has drawn the ire of PS3 owners

The biggest example is Hiroshi Takai, this guy was the lead developer on the Last Remnant and he told the world the PS3 version would suck. I know what you're thinking "When did he say that?" He said it when they used the UE3 (which has a history with the PS3) and seeing as the main problems of The Last Remnant is technical issues what does that mean for the PS3 version when the Xbox 360 is tons easier to develop for.

The reason they betrayed the PS3 community is that they've continued their hypocrisy.

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isaya85
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 10:15:52 PM
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No one cares about this to be honest we have enough exclusives and other games to play and we still got level 5, I think people should be able to speak their mind about M$ and their products consumers should not have to tolerate buying faulty products thats why nothing in this industry is going to change because people keep letting this crap slide folks need to take action

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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Common Cence
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 12:47:32 AM
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The only problem I have with the idea that only PS3 owners know the star ocean series is absurd.

"They're the group that's actually familiar with this series!"

What makes this wrong is that how are you to tell that people who bought the 360 never bought PS1 or PS2. Playstation 3 owners do not know much more than 360 owners (excluding japanese gamers) because this is a different generation and SO4 is the first SO in this generation.

All I'm saying you have little right to say that PS3 owners (again excluding Japan) know more about Star Ocean than 360 owners

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Edito
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 5:41:39 AM
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didn' like the article... why not to change the site name to gamersxextreme insteed of "PS"xextreme???

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 10:51:08 PM

because u fail sir.

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questing222
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 7:52:51 AM
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Edito, you should be happy to be part of a community that writes great articles like this.

I came to this site as a 360 owner looking for news on the ps3, and i found it.. good news, in abundance.
I ended up getting a ps3, even though i still use my 360 more often, and generally prefer the 360.

The reason i still come to this site, and the reason i bought a ps3 is because of articles like this and because of the *majority* of the posters who reply to these articles.

PS3 sites are dime a dozen. Some completely ignore all 360 news. Others choose to write childish articles bashing it at every opportunity.
Some pretend to have impartial opinions but use lies and fabrications to make the 360 and microsoft look pathetic.

psxextreme is written by huge GAME fans who want to bring you the best gaming news that relates to the ps3, while still encompassing what the compeition are doing.
Its clever articles that made me buy a ps3.. not the OMG XBOX SUCKS I HATE BILL GATES crap that other sites *cough* ps3daily *cough* spew.

Reading through the comments here is a pleasure... mostly.
Unfortunately there are still a few fanboy idiots that make the ps3 community look bad.

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Orvisman
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 8:35:25 PM

How you describe those other PS3 sites also sounds like just about every 360 site I've seen, as well as some multiplat sites (Kotaku, Edge, etc... I'm looking at you!).

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 3:13:55 PM
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i have xbox 360 too and I will be getting the Last Hope very very soon. (not to miss out JRPGs on x360 is the exact reason why I got the console, I hv no other games other than JRPGs on 360)

For PS3, RE5 and GOW3, FF13 and v13 are my next recruits.

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Im The Man
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 4:29:55 PM

well aside from re5 you arent gonna have many recruits for a long time

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Im The Man
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 4:30:12 PM

well aside from re5 you arent gonna have many recruits for a long time

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KevinCairo
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:42:38 AM
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I gotta say, the Star Ocean thing is mad dirty. The funny thing is that it's not a big enough franchise to get many Playstation jrpg franchise loyalists to buy a 360 just to play one game; it's just a big loss of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of potential sales on PS3. No one wins on this one - not Microsoft, not Square Enix, and obviously not Sony. Where's the logic?!
I mean who cares about FFXIII going multi or the Last Remnant taking forever for PS3, but this is just retarded.

I think the reason SE is showing the 360 so much love is the same reason they're doing a lot of portable games: it's easier. They're being stingy and want to pump out games as quickly and effortlessly as possible. They don't want to invest the time and money to do multiple PS3 exclusives since it's more difficult, though more rewarding, of a process.

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coverton341
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 1:15:47 PM

I think you hit the nail on the head with the reasoning that they want to pump out games rapid fire like and try to capitalize as fast as possible. They are quite possibly in financial troubles like everyone else and want to make ground quickly. They obviously don't have a great grasp on the PS3 architecture because honestly they don't have anything on it. I mean look how long it is taking for them to do FFXIII and versus

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FFXIIIon360
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 12:46:34 PM
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I'm probably gonna get this one but probably not til march or so.

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Bandit King
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 5:19:42 PM
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Ben, out side of a few forum posters I seriously doubt there is a PS3 owning JRPG fan that would not want Star Ocean The Last Hope on PS3, or any of the other 360 exclusive JRPG's for that matter (just not Infinite Undiscovery trust me folks it really is as bad as they say). Problem is S-E seems hell bent on not giving PS3 only users those games.

I own both consoles and have owned them since each of their respective launches but, over the past 3 years I have had quite a large number of 360's (a lot more then 5 so I'll leave it at that), on the other hand I have only had 1 PS3. It's this simple fact that makes my 360 library sit at 12 while my PS3 library is hitting 25+. Yes the 360 is a great games machine and yes it's hardware is the most unreliable electronic device I have ever owned. Diehard 360 owners don't like to admit it but trust me they know it's true, just as I do.

Though I doubt I will be picking up Star Ocean for my 360 as I still have Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon and Tales of Vesperia to get through (or start for that matter ;p ) and I also have Eternal Sonata and Valkyria Chronicles on PS3 to play (and don't even mention my massive unplayed list of JRPG's for the PSP). Maybe by the time I get through those the PS3 will have gotten a port or I will just pick up a heavily discounted copy for 360 (I got Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon for $30 and $20).

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ec0li
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 6:03:20 PM

You speaketh the truth. 360 reliability is poopoo. I've gone through one rrod with my launch 360 and got it repaired by Microsoft. After getting it repaired, I had a friend modify the heatsink and fans and I've had no problem since. No gamer should have to look for alternative fixes with their consoles. MS needs to cough up another billion for customers.

Star Ocean looks pretty decent.

Where the hell is Shenmue3?

Sorry for hijacking the comments on this article!

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 11:04:13 PM
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My 360 sits in the corner waiting to be fed a rented game every month or so, pff...what a waste of money. Star Ocean will get a rental but like a previous person pointed out its pointless to buy games for a system you know have little faith in.

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