Huh, I hadn't noticed that. I've yet to play SO1 but there's Roakians (that how you spell it?) in SO3. That's good news in a way, because I was sorta thinkin' this one'd have less to do with the other games in the series, it being a prequel and all.
Roak, and possibly other planets (besides Earth) previously visited in the Star Ocean series being present leaves me a bit confused though..
So are these characters, in accordance with that plot twist in SO3, all A.I. and don't know it?