I reviewed Star Ocean: The Last Hope way back in the day, drafting the review even before setting up PG's Game Room when I was posting my reviews directly to Facebook. At the time, I applauded the game for it's exciting real-time combat system but bemoaned the absolutely terrible characters and dialogue that polluted an otherwise fairly interesting tale about space-faring pioneers. And, yeah, that pretty much still holds true, but I still think it merits an Underrated RPGs post.
To this day, The Last Hope is still the only entry in Tri-Ace's Star Ocean series that I've played to completion, a statement which may immediately invalidate my opinion in the eyes of any Star Ocean fans who read this post (I do want to pick up the PSP games at some point but they aren't on the PSN...). Maybe I'm just a sucker for Star Trek-esque tales of humanity reaching for the stars- I am beyond excited for the upcoming film Interstellar- because I ended up putting a solid fifty hours into what is regarded by some as the worst game in the series.
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