Star Ocean First Departure R

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

50%

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Based on 33 critic reviews
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7 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019
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Dec 20, 2019

Star Ocean: First Departure R does its job of bringing First Departure to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, but fails to do much beyond that.

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80 / 100
Dec 4, 2019

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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8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2019

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

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7 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2019

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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70 / 100
Dec 4, 2019

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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81 / 100
Dec 7, 2019

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

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7 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2019

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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6 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

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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71 / 100
Dec 10, 2019

Star Ocean: First Departure R is a beautiful retro game, but at the same time, it does almost nothing to get up to speed on the current gen, making it almost impossible to recommend to anyone unkown to the series.

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