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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #90 on: April 16, 2015, 02:22:06 PM »
(going through a full dungeon to get to the Shrine of Kaddan only to face that stupid fucking moving block puzzle is a bag of ass).

Fun fact: That's when I ripped the disc out of my PS2 and sold the game!

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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #91 on: April 17, 2015, 01:44:01 AM »
I enjoyed Star Ocean 3 so yeah.......I didn't mind at all the "twist" that seem to upset everyone else.

So yeah, I'm ready and hyped for Star Ocean 5.

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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #92 on: April 17, 2015, 09:52:42 AM »
ttp://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/17/star-ocean-5-details-story-setting/

Not a major update, but there's a little more fleshing out in terms of the story as well as a few new images to boot.



Fuck You Silconera! Edit: http://gematsu.com/2015/04/star-ocean-5-first-details-famitsu-screenshots

Even more screenshots and deets than what the previous tossers were able to toss into their halfassed article before publishing it with the word "First!" blazoned on it.
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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #93 on: April 17, 2015, 10:42:53 AM »
Man, that article really insists that Fidel is like a Brother to Miki.

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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #94 on: April 17, 2015, 11:11:38 AM »
Man, that article really insists that Fidel is like a Brother to Miki.

But they aren't, so its totally okay (granted, they could be half-siblings and it'd still be totally okay for Japan).

Also it seems that our generic anime swordsman is the son of a generic anime swordsman's father, so that's good to know. Man, we're breakin' all the rules here :v (well, I guess when you're aiming low, the target's not all that hard to hit).
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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #95 on: April 17, 2015, 11:29:04 AM »
Man, that article really insists that Fidel is like a Brother to Miki.

But they aren't, so its totally okay (granted, they could be half-siblings and it'd still be totally okay for Japan).

Gotta win over dem SAO fans!

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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #96 on: April 17, 2015, 12:00:08 PM »
Guy looks great, the girl..... fell and hit the bottom of the uncanny valley.  Fuck, are tri-Ace taking fan input like Squarenix has been to fix that?  She looks different from the rest of the cast (and even the artwork) and it's really odd (move in the eyes, give her a bit more nose so she doesn't look like a person's thumb).  Everything else is more or less gorgeous (like holy shit those environments); the anime look in realistic 3D is a little off-putting, but it's pretty nonetheless (and if tri-Ace is behind it, the gameplay and combat oughta be super-duper).

EDIT: woah, is the main guy 23?  Senior citizen by JRPG standards. :P



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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #97 on: April 17, 2015, 12:23:27 PM »
Regarding protagonist Fidel’s age: “It’s worth pointing out that Fidel, the protagonist, is 23 years old. Star Ocean fans are becoming adults and the type of people who own PS3s and PS4s are going to skew a little older, so we made Fidel as old as he is to better enable those players to more readily project themselves into him.”

Why do I suddenly feel old and creepy? I guess they don't coun't SO fans who started with the original games?
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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #98 on: April 17, 2015, 01:22:34 PM »
Regarding protagonist Fidel’s age: “It’s worth pointing out that Fidel, the protagonist, is 23 years old. Star Ocean fans are becoming adults and the type of people who own PS3s and PS4s are going to skew a little older, so we made Fidel as old as he is to better enable those players to more readily project themselves into him.”

Why do I suddenly feel old and creepy? I guess they don't coun't SO fans who started with the original games?

I feel ya there, I started with SO2 when I was like 11. I'm thinking that since they're using SO3 as a touchstone, and that game is 12 years old, and the targeted demographic was probably around 12-16, they're assuming the fans of SO3 are probably in their mid-late 20's. That being said, I am happy some JRPG developers are not afraid to have older (by JRPG standards) protags.

Also, I'm guessing the Event Scenes in the link Aeolus provided will be this iterations PAs.

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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #99 on: April 17, 2015, 02:19:36 PM »
Regarding protagonist Fidel’s age: “It’s worth pointing out that Fidel, the protagonist, is 23 years old. Star Ocean fans are becoming adults and the type of people who own PS3s and PS4s are going to skew a little older, so we made Fidel as old as he is to better enable those players to more readily project themselves into him.”

Why do I suddenly feel old and creepy? I guess they don't coun't SO fans who started with the original games?

I feel ya there, I started with SO2 when I was like 11. I'm thinking that since they're using SO3 as a touchstone, and that game is 12 years old, and the targeted demographic was probably around 12-16, they're assuming the fans of SO3 are probably in their mid-late 20's. That being said, I am happy some JRPG developers are not afraid to have older (by JRPG standards) protags.

Also, I'm guessing the Event Scenes in the link Aeolus provided will be this iterations PAs.

I got SO2 along with my playstation for my 15th birthday.

Speaking of age, Fidel isn't any older than the majority of SO2's cast. Celine and Opera were both 23, and Bowman and Dias were 27 and 25 respectively, with the exceptions of Rena and Pris everyone else hovered around 20.
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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #100 on: April 17, 2015, 02:24:15 PM »
Cliff was 36.

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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #101 on: April 17, 2015, 02:50:53 PM »
Cliff was 36.

Fayt, Sophia and Maria were college age. Nel and Albel were both their early twenties, I think. Adray was actually old-old, not JRPG-old. Mirage was... I have no idea, mid-twenties? Older? And the two token kid characters could easily be kept out of your final party if you didn't want them. Yay for that!


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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #102 on: April 17, 2015, 07:15:41 PM »
So, this is pretty exciting news to hear since it's from Square Enix that isn't an iOS port. However, I'm someone who has yet to play a Star Ocean game. Should I start out with the 1st one or 2nd one? Because I can't find a way to play the 1st one since it's only on the SNES and the 2nd one is on PSN Classics.

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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #103 on: April 17, 2015, 07:31:40 PM »
So, this is pretty exciting news to hear since it's from Square Enix that isn't an iOS port. However, I'm someone who has yet to play a Star Ocean game. Should I start out with the 1st one or 2nd one? Because I can't find a way to play the 1st one since it's only on the SNES and the 2nd one is on PSN Classics.

The first one was actually remade for the psp, if that's an option for you.
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Re: Star Ocean 5
« Reply #104 on: April 17, 2015, 07:33:03 PM »
So, this is pretty exciting news to hear since it's from Square Enix that isn't an iOS port. However, I'm someone who has yet to play a Star Ocean game. Should I start out with the 1st one or 2nd one? Because I can't find a way to play the 1st one since it's only on the SNES and the 2nd one is on PSN Classics.

I'd play the SNES Star Ocean 1 over the PSP one, it's better as an SNES game than it was as a PSP game.  But if that ain't an option, get Star Ocean First Departure (an SO1 remake) and Star Ocean Second Evolution (an SO2 enhanced port).

Star Ocean 3 is hard but rewarding experience, but SO4 has a swell battle system and look but piss poor characters and plot.
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