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Square-Enix is teasing something.
« on: December 10, 2012, 02:28:04 AM »
Here.

Some people are speculating that it's a new Star Ocean game but I'm not sure I buy it.  Well, it's certainly star-y.

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Re: Square-Enix is teasing something.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 03:05:07 AM »
As one of the five people on the planet who enjoyed SO4 despite its stupid characters, I'd be excited for a new entry in the series, but I'm not exactly sure where they'd go with the storyline.  I mean we have a concrete "end" so to speak, in SO3, and we've already seen the Universe 700,000,000,000 years before the series began in SO2.  And of course SO4 being a prequel as well.

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 06:00:02 AM »
I enjoyed star ocean 4 as well, outside of terrible.characters. I'd like to see a new star ocean entry that doesn't have such a bleh story and lame characters, because the gameplay is always solid.

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Re: Square-Enix is teasing something.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 06:18:12 AM »
I might give another Star Ocean a go, but it's going to be hard to top Tales of Graces F's combat.

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Re: Square-Enix is teasing something.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 07:11:37 AM »
According to gamespot, SE is teasing a new Star Ocean.

You guys probably got it right. Even though I've had my gripes with SO3 and SO4 I'm still looking forward to the next one as in general I like Tri-Ace games.

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Re: Square-Enix is teasing something.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 08:09:05 AM »
If they make a SO5, I'd be completely OK with them retconning everything.
Or just do like FF and never consider the other games.

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Re: Square-Enix is teasing something.
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 12:04:28 PM »
If they make a SO5, I'd be completely OK with them retconning everything.
Or just do like FF and never consider the other games.

According to gamespot, SE is teasing a new Star Ocean.

You guys probably got it right. Even though I've had my gripes with SO3 and SO4 I'm still looking forward to the next one as in general I like Tri-Ace games.

As one of the five people on the planet who enjoyed SO4 despite its stupid characters, I'd be excited for a new entry in the series


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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012, 12:12:39 PM »
If it is Star Ocean, I just hope we don't spend too much time putzing about in Medieval settings yet again...

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Re: Square-Enix is teasing something.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 12:59:20 PM »
If it is Star Ocean, I just hope we don't spend too much time putzing about in Medieval settings yet again...

Isn't that what the serie is about?

Part 1: High tech people dicking around in low tech world
Part 2: Starting character + low tech characters dicking around in super high tech world killing god planet dragon... thingy?

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Re: Square-Enix is teasing something.
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 01:58:13 PM »
I guess more words keep getting added to the right side as the countdown continues.  I'm down for a new Star Ocean.  Even though the characters and often the plot make me SMH, they're still fun to play. 

Also, I could see this being on the Vita.
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Re: Square-Enix is teasing something.
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2012, 01:59:45 PM »
Personally, I think the series has never had very good characters or story-- but SO4 was much worse than normal. I'd be a fan of them going the "total plot reboot" angle. They might even drop the number and go with a subtitle or a new "name" (like Star GALAXY!) to empahsize the reboot.
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2012, 02:06:39 PM »
Tri-Ace has never been good at plot or characters. When the story's good, they make it a pain to see the whole thing. Anyway, I actually enjoyed SO4 as well, but it was a combination of playing an excellent battle system and watching a funny-bad anime. I didn't like SO3 much because of the ridiculous plot twist, a big chunk of the plot was utterly meaningless and the characters tended towards being massively underdefined. The MP health thing was a huge pain as well.

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Re: Square-Enix is teasing something.
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2012, 02:18:00 PM »
Tri-Ace has never been good at plot or characters. When the story's good, they make it a pain to see the whole thing. Anyway, I actually enjoyed SO4 as well, but it was a combination of playing an excellent battle system and watching a funny-bad anime. I didn't like SO3 much because of the ridiculous plot twist, a big chunk of the plot was utterly meaningless and the characters tended towards being massively underdefined. The MP health thing was a huge pain as well.

MP thing was great.  I only had about 4 instances where I was MP killed.  IIRC, Freja in Sphere 211 was easier to kill with MP kill, so I thought it was awesomely misleading and different.  But yeah, it can be a pain in the butt (I guess I was just proud when I pulled off a kill that way).

I think VP was Tri-Ace's best attempt at story, bar none.  Even with all the love SO2 gets, it's plot it absolutely shit but one of those rare instances where the insane amount of "classic-ness" to it and the wonderful battle system get in the way of you noticing it too bad.

Either way, the SO series has a great atmosphere and general setting that allow great room for new ventures.  The whole sci-fi/fantasy is a lot of fun for great new settings.  And that's one thing SO4 got right, the scenery was pretty to look at.
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2012, 03:21:49 PM »
Personally, I think the series has never had very good characters or story-- but SO4 was much worse than normal. I'd be a fan of them going the "total plot reboot" angle. They might even drop the number and go with a subtitle or a new "name" (like Star GALAXY!) to empahsize the reboot.
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2012, 03:44:48 PM »
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