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Star Ocean First Departure R

SQUARE ENIX CO. LTD.
Dec 5, 2019 - PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

52%

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Star Ocean First Departure R Trailers

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STAR OCEAN First Departure R - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch

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Star Ocean First Departure R - Promotion Trailer | PS4


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Critic Reviews for Star Ocean First Departure R

A classic JRPG in the good and the not so good: it has that charm that only this kind of games possess, but things like structure and narrative hasn't aged so well. In any case, if you haven't played the original (or the remake), Star Ocean: First Departure R is a great opportunity to do it.

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IGN Italy

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8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Star Ocean: First Departure R gives the players a chance to revive an old classic without ruining its originale core.

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Star Ocean: First Departure R on Nintendo Switch is a fine way to experience the origins of the Star Ocean franchise but a pretty barebones remaster.

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Star Ocean: First Departure R is an above average game that has the potential to be great. While the story, characters, and world are fun to experience, a dull battle system, uncooperative AI, and reliance on random chance bring it down too much.

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I love Star Ocean: First Departure R. It’s a must-play for JRPG fans, and gaming historians.

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Calling First Departure R a full remaster is a bit of a disservice. Though the new character artwork and Japanese voice track are nice additions, this is still very much the same Star Ocean game that fans played a decade ago.

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Star Ocean First Departure R offers an easy way to play a hard-to-find classic RPG, but very few enhancements makes this a purchase strictly for Star Ocean fans. Simplistic combat and minimal options make this a hard sell for devout JRPG fans.

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