Star Ocean Till the End of Time (HD Edition)
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Publisher: Square Enix
Thanks to the latest in HD emulator technology, the content of the original game remains untouched in this HD conversion available exclusively via download.
Full HD up-rendering reduces jagged edges and enhances light and shadowing, allowing for a much clearer game display.
In addition, features unique to the PlayStation®4, such as trophies, sharing functionality and remote play are also fully supported.
*Movie cut scenes in the game are still shown at the original resolution.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - Launch Trailer | PS4
It's especially important to remember that Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is a 13-year-old game, and you'll notice this from the off. It was a bit of a dungeon-slog in 2004, and the spotlight's even brighter now. Some awkward dialogue sections and rudimentary dungeon design aside, the fundamentals of this classic JRPG keep it more than relevant, with a progressive battle system, a series best soundtrack, and a thought-provoking narrative that concludes the Star Ocean timeline with aplomb.
All in all, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is an adequate and enjoyable JRPG. Nothing about the game or the port is particularly exceptional, but aside from one particularly controversial plot twist, it doesn't do anything particularly wrong, either. It's a fun JRPG with a lot of replay value, and anyone looking for a nostalgic trip or to experience a somewhat obscure game will have a good time. A higher-quality remaster or port could've done a lot to elevate the game to the next level.