>big star ocean stream. >no threads

>big star ocean stream
>no threads
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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    they need to fire their art director

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I haven't seen character models this ugly since.... ever actually.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Look at capcom games then or square enix's forspoken.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      the art was fine but the fricking models are shit

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >they need to fire their art director
      3D art director specifically, holy shit. Akiman’s designs are getting raped once they translate it to 3D, Akiman doesn’t deserve this.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus Christ these are images from a NEW game?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      can I play as old Raymond

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Last Hope was so fricking bad that I really don't want more Star Ocean.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      'kay

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Loved it. Tri ace are amazing.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      That was my second favorite SO game.
      Did the little girl saying kay ruin your life somehow?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      F 1 L T E R E D

      (Don't worry I made sure you can see this reply even if you're using word filters)

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I still seethe over Anamnesis.
    Maria is my wife.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Excellent taste.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      You mean it shutting down, right? Because it was the best SO game in a long time.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, I loved it and played it daily.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Same, its probably the best mobage i've played in a long time.

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't enjoyed star ocean since second story.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      are you moronic? SO3 was fricking great.

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    why didn't SE just let the franchise die?
    nobody asked for another one.
    not even that nearly naked lady from the last one could sell it.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >nobody asked for another one.
      Frick off, I've been waiting for the next Star Ocean since 5 and thought sure as shit we'd never get one after the mobile game hit it's EoS. One of my favorite schlock JRPG series.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        You have bad taste. Probably because you're stupid

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      tri-Ace wants to try their hand at it. I assure you, Square Enix is not out here commissioning it; they're paying for SO6 with the Anamnesis money.

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    What do I need to see.
    It's another Star Ocean game.
    You'll start off in space (probably) and end up stranded on a planet that has medieval era technology, and 30-40 hours later you'll finally finish that planet and MAYBE go off to a second planet home of the bad guys that were responsible for everything bad that happened on planet 1.
    There will be a complex skill and crafting system, and the combat system will be pure octane action.

    I don't need to watch some 30 minute JP stream that isn't going to tell me anything I don't already know or won't give a shit about until the game comes out (like character names or designs or motives)

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I thought it was going to look worse I'll get it.

  8. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >ps4 game
    >graphics look worse than xenoblade 3
    what went wrong?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      No budget

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Xenoblade has no budget, man this game must have negative budget or something, or maybe no in house tech team, that goes a big way for Xenoblade.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          homie xc2 hit mainstream and sold a lot, how could they not have a budget? meanwhile the last 2 star oceans were complete flops and tri-ace is probably on debt to make this game

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            And the 2 Xenobldes before 2 flopped and lost money as well, and Nintendo historically does small budget games, the budgets are probably comparable with Xenoblade having the one advantage of having inhouse tech team, the actual character art looks fine for Star Ocean, but then in game the characters look like shit, this is what using Unity or Unreal? it looks like it because they have clearly put no effort into the materials, meanwhile Xenoblade built everything from scratch, thus they tailor made the individual parts to match, funniest part is using a out of the box engine isn't much cheaper than doing it inhouse and if you want to do something serious it ends up more expensive.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              that's a long ass post about shit you made up in your head

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                You don't save shit using Unreal or Unity unless you are an actual indie studio, if you are a professional studio you are losing money using Unreal or Unity for anything other than prototyping gameplay.
                Xenoblade X sold less than half a million units in it's lifetime, it was either PS2 budget or it lost money.
                The original Xenoblade maybe made money, but it sold less than X, until Definitive Edition where it's combined lifetime sales would be now close to 2.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Kek you're literally arguing made up shit in your head. The engine is not announced yet but the game literally looks like just an upgraded star ocean 5 which was made on their in house shitty engine.
                Just shut up moron, you don't know shit.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Holy shit, so they are Falcom tier, what a joke.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                falcom used sony proprietary engine tho

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                I remember reading an interview or at least an article about an interview and they were talking about the old engine developers using an inhouse engine, but new devs wanting to just use Unreal.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                unreal5 is the holy grail of engine.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                every game on unreal looks the same and I'm fcking tired of it

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous
              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >shitch version
                OOF

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                apologies the other pictures i found are all webp

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                It's alright, as long as you understand.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                webp converter addon
                come on, you cant be tech-illerate on Ganker mate, wise up

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                converter or literally just open it in paint and save it as png,jpg or whatever

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                pretty sure all falcom games starting from cold steel use phyre engine

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Only CS and TX do. Ys VIII and IX are on Yamaneko, and Kuro is on a new engine which looks very much like another version of Yamaneko, but I'm not sure.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Didn't they talk about building a new one, whatever it is it's really bad considering how okay low destail graphics but then performance problems out the butthole.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >And the 2 Xenobldes before 2 flopped and lost money as well
              They factually didn't

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Either X lost money or it was made on a PS2 budget.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                It was the Wii U, but I can't argue

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                lol of course you can. Nobody outside Square and maybe today's Atlus budget JRPGs with the expectation that they'll sell millions. 600k or whatever it did is more than enough to justify more games.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            if they don't have the money to make a good looking game they should just dissolve the studio and fold the people into other groups or let them go

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Nah that's for pussies, real men sell their house for a dream.

  9. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    the battle system looks 400x better than integrity and faithlessness and the main character seems like a bro even though his model looks like shit

  10. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    ded franchise

  11. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Valkyrie Elysium x Star Ocean
    Wow 2 dead franchises

  12. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Gankertards arguing and baiting each other in chat
    i shouldn't have made this thread

  13. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    How are we at a stage where devs are so incompetent that they can't even translate Akiman's designs to 3d?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Star Ocean has always had terrible 3D models compared to the 2D designs.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        They SERIOUSLY couldn't get a better team of 3d modelers? In the whole fricking industry? There are cheap chinese and korean freelancers making better stuff that would kill for a big profile job

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Wasted design. I'd be furious if I was the concept artist.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Its weird that a mobile game had the best models in the series

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >he posts the relative good looking 3D model
        ingame she literally looks like a doll.
        doesn't express any emotions whatsoever.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          i dont remember correctly, but i think there was a lore reason for that, her growth was stunted because of magic or something like that

  14. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Aside from the medieval fantasy stuff, the game reminds me of Xenoblade X. I like it.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Same. I also wanted X to have some way of flying and air-fighting without a doll when I played it, and SO6 actually has it.
      Hopefully the game is at least decent, looks interesting.

  15. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >After the last one, they want me to put more money in to this shit pile of a game series.
    The best thing about the last one was the optional DLC battle music from Valkyrie Profile.
    It is the one JRPG i could not find anything nice or good to say something about.
    It fricking even soft locks you at the final boss.

  16. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't they get the guys who make the battle system and put them in like... any other project

  17. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >amazing gameplay and music
    >shit everything else
    Tri Ace alright, I’ll buy it

  18. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Model look slightly better

  19. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    i dont fricking care about xeno can you fricks stop talking about it

    talk about spaceships instead

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, I'm taking all my copium and migrating to your franchise until Xenoblade X2 comes out.
      Wanna talk about PSO?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >talk about spaceships instead

      I thought Star Ocean is a medieval fantasy JRPG

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        It is "advanced society travels to less developed civilization, people from both places travel back and forth" instead.

  20. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Assblasted cuz chad doesn't look your way? homosexual

  21. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Out of all the series Square continues to put money and faith in, why Star Ocean of all things? They have so many dormant series that are lucky to even get shitty looking remakes like Front Mission

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Square is almost certainly not the one footing the bill here. tri-Ace itself wants to make Star Ocean games. They just don't own the license so they have to ask Square Enix to publish it, however reluctantly.
      Also, this is probably tri-Ace's last chance, all things considered.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        tri-Ace is owned by some random ass JP mobile games company.
        They're not an independent company anymore, so this idea that this is probably their "last chance" rings false. Especially in the wake of how awful 5 sold and how quick the mobile game hit EOS.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >so this idea that this is probably their "last chance" rings false. Especially in the wake of how awful 5 sold and how quick the mobile game hit EOS.
          How the hell do you come to that conclusion that that should be hopeful? Those are very bad signs.

  22. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Star Ocean ruins itself not only by terrible writing but also taking place in a futuristic settings but has the story take place in primitive environments. Its lazy and anti creative.

  23. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Anamnesis was a great looking game, but when TriAce goes console everything looks like shit

  24. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Where in the frick is my Second Evolution R port you clueless frickwits.
    And where's my SO3 HD remaster port?
    Those fricks need to pull their head out of their ass and release 2 and 3 to modern hardware.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Second Evolution R is only in japan
      SO3 HD is only for PS4

  25. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Watched the whole stream and it actually looks... pretty good? The updated faces are more VP2/RoF style than SO3-5 (and thank god for that), MC is fricking jacked, the armor girl is not a shitty moebait, Elena is hot, the combat looks cool, and there seems to be a bit more sci-fi than SO games usually have.

  26. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Oh boy, cant wait to get teased about some huge intersolar system conflict then get confined to Magic Renaissance Boonies XIV for 3/4ths of the game because its apparently where every plot important event happens

  27. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    MC actually looks and sounds like a wienery chad, non of the feminine betacucks in xenotrannies.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      rude, Lora might be a tomboy but she's a cute

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      nu-Xeno games wish their MCs were this swole.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Akiman is such a god. His talents are really wasted here with how badly they've translated them to 3D.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Xenoblade 3 MCs looks so fricking bad even C-tier games like Star Ocean are mogging them
        Frick the Xenoblade Ethics Committee

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        There is no way this MC will sell in Japan, they hate chads.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Buyin'.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        they pilot and henshin into robots, they don't need to wear a diaper like this MC

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >shitty Evangelion rip off
          That's all Xeno will ever be.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >three females in the party
        >two titcows and a cute knight girl
        Yeah, I'm thinking kino is back on the menu.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          God Sophie was fricking begging for it.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >Doesn't button her jeans
            Damn 4D-connecting jailbait...

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              I never understood how Fayt and most of the cast's 3D model faces looked just fine in this game, but Sophie's looks absolutely fricked. Trying to give her a cute squished "uguu" face really didn't work so well.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                I think she's kinda cute, but yeah I know what you mean. I think even Fayt looks kinda weird depending on the angle and lighting. Depends on how flat the face is more or less. Cliff looks perfectly fine for instance.

                Also, I fugging hate parts of SO3's localisation. It's really good for the most part, but I hate some of the name changes? They should've just left his name as Fate Linegod, spelling it in a moronic way was never gonna obfuscate his super meaningful MC name. I get the censorship of biblical names, even if it's a shame.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Absolutely starving for BFC.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Look at that fricking chad on the right. Goddam.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        My husbando.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        What Star Ocean game is this?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          That's promo art for Star Ocean 6 which hasn't released yet.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        the mc design reminds me of Cobra. Will he be as based?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        God the healer girl this time looks like absolute shit.

  28. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Who cares about Star Ocean - there's about to be a Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris DLC stream. We might even get a reveal for a new game as well.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Get this trash outta here and call me when they announce Fatal Bullet 2.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Is the dlc actually good?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Is the dlc actually good?
        Not really. It added a bunch of new bosses that were pretty fun, and because they structured the story in an episodic way they were able to write some fun little stories that focused on those characters - even Eldrie gets some fun little scenes where he tries and fails to compete with Kirito for popularity. But overall it didn't really propel the story forwards at all - it just gives Kirito an in game canon second sword to dual wield with. The final DLC is supposed to wrap the gamiverse story up which is pretty worrying to be honest.
        Also if you want to play the DLC you have to grind like a mother fricker even with the level boost otherwise the chapter bosses will push your shit in. So if you just played the MSQ of original release and stopped you're kind of fricked until you go grind up some decent weapons and upgrade it.

  29. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    All of them look like weird sex dolls and I hate it.

  30. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The models and environments look like shit but the actual gameplay looks pretty decent. Do we know if this game takes place post SO3?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I’d have to guess it’s between 5 and 3

  31. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly forgot there's a new star ocean coming. The blonde's hot but i'd rather play the new xenoblade right now.

  32. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >thread is about Star Ocean
    >>HEY GUYS CHECK OUT XENOBLAD
    >>HEY GUYS CHECK OUT SAO
    >>HEY GUYS CHECK OUT THIS OTHER NON STAR-OCEAN GAME
    Frick off and go back to your own threads you colossal homosexuals.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      star ocean is dead after 3

  33. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I am kinda tired of them using generic middle age fantasy setting in SO games.

  34. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Favourite track?
    Tedious dungeon to navigate but music kept me through it.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      You know it's gotta be the sax.

  35. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    last one was SO FRICKING BAD. i have 0 faith and 0 hype for this.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Literally how any game should be approached

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        nope, last 2 Xenoblades were so fricking good i have all the hype and preordered Xenoblade 3 AND got the DLC pass.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          All Xenoblade games are so bad I'd happily replay The Last Hope over those.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            nice bait homosexual

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Literally how any game should be approached
        >buying games with 0 faith
        Do you hate your money?

  36. 2 years ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      That model doesn't look so bad. The textures are super flat however. It's amazing how much of a difference it makes.

  37. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand why Tri-Ace chose to do another SO given how badly the last one did. They would have done better to go make a game with another IP they owned and developed like Valkyrie Profile.

  38. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Cute

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >we want the homestuck audience

  39. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >10/27
    Where the frick do I find time to play everything coming out this autumn?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Is it even confirmed to have the same global release?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Considering the Steam version launches on the 28th, I'd say yes. But I don't play westcuck versions.

  40. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why the frick does the mobile gacha game's 3d models look significantly better than this game's models?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      sorry bro, i wanted SOUL and they delivered

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        His voice just doesn't match his face

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          he sounds wienery and looks wienery, what do you mean?
          sure it's a bit high pitch but it's also pretty rough, reminds me of keiji fujiwara

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >looks wienery
            His voice and body match but his face is too young it's weird when they zoom in.
            But maybe that's part of the lore like the cyberpunk (not CDProject game) where everyone looks young and pretty?

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              to be fair, everyone looks young because of the stupid doll face

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >reminds me of keiji fujiwara
            Why'd you have to remind me.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >His voice just doesn't match his face
          It does when you realize Subaru Kimura also voiced Beat.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            I hope he’s as much as a likable bro as Beat was. Love that dude.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I can hear him saying You are small time

  41. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >what went wrong?
    A bunch of low quality entries in the series and general pessimism over quality of writing and gameplay

  42. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Remember this?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >brown and bloom
      well that brings back (bad) memories.

  43. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >all these woman at the helm
    The japanese love to doom their ships

  44. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any hope for the Star Ocean series?
    I can't even be bothered to watch the video knowing how shit the last games have been.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      5 is the only objectively bad game in the series, and that's mostly because midway through development they were told by their bosses that the game needed to be able to be completed in 20-30 hours because people don't want to play 50+ hour JRPGs anymore.
      This caused massive issues with the story, and they had to scrap a lot of the existing cutscenes due to them being too long. And as a result of having to scrap a bunch of existing cutscenes we were left with "player direction" where there was no direction in cutscenes and the player was able to run around and emote while the "cutscene" was happening.

      It also resulted in the story just kinda...ending on a very unsatisfactory spot just when you'd think the story was in it's apex of the 2nd act.
      And yet despite all that, the combat system and the skill system is the best the series has ever had, and some of the characters in 5 (mostly Fidel and Emmerson) were way better than they had any right to be.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I wish SO5 were ported to PC as well so I could give it a go, I gave up consoles with the PS360 generation.
        I ran through the series again just last year after seeing the reveal for SO6, emulating The PSP versions of 1-2, SO3, and I picked up SO4 on Steam to see how well I actually remembered it when I played it on PS3. And SO4 was fricking great from beginning to end. A lot of critiques regularly levied against it back on the original release (with the usual showing of the same two or three comedy skits) were honestly bullshit, kay.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >midway through development they were told by their bosses that the game needed to be able to be completed in 20-30 hours because people don't want to play 50+ hour JRPGs anymore.
        Would personally shoot those people in Minecraft because beating the game in under 20 hours was a big part of why it was so shit. Felt incredibly rushed, short and insubstantial. No time for anything to develop or progress, the game is just over after what seemed like just the first act of any normal RPG.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Most good JRPG's only last 20-30 hours max, anon.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Hello, FF7 here.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              30 hours

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              first time takes about 40-50 hrs

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >most good JRPG's
            >20-30 hours max
            i think you didn't play a single good JRPG in your life

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Chrono Trigger, FF4, FF5, DQ1-6, Phantasy Star 1-4 and many more gloriously amazing JRPGs are under 30 hours.
              The reason modern day JRPGs aren't that short is because they're all bloated to hell and back with fully voiced dialog for practically every text box. That shit takes substantially longer to listen to than it does to read through.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >only 4thgen era games
                Anon don't be moronic. By the time 5th gen rolled around jrpgs were averaging 50 hours at least. And even before then you still outliers like ManjiMaru which absolutely was pushing how far a jrpg can go without feeling short or too long

                Modern jrpgs are padded just because nobody is just satisfied with the happy medium of 50-60 hours plus post game content

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                god I want more 20-30 hour jrpgs. they feel so bloated these days

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous
              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >By the time 5th gen rolled around jrpgs were averaging 50 hours at least
                Yeah, that's where the padding started. 30 hours is still the sweet spot once you trim down the unneeded fat.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              I don't think you've played a single good one, homosexual. All of the best ones clock in at 20-30.

              CT, FF4-6, DQ1-4, etc.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                but anon those don't count because they're 4th gen games and clearly he's talking about 5th gen or beyond games because he's a zoomer that never actually went back and played the NES/SNES era JRPGs.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Don't care, homosexuals need to learn what good games are somehow.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Oh I know, and coincidentally enough my list is almost identical to yours, just with a few more games (

                Chrono Trigger, FF4, FF5, DQ1-6, Phantasy Star 1-4 and many more gloriously amazing JRPGs are under 30 hours.
                The reason modern day JRPGs aren't that short is because they're all bloated to hell and back with fully voiced dialog for practically every text box. That shit takes substantially longer to listen to than it does to read through.

                )

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Nah. Good JRPGs should be in the midgame by 20-30 hours and end at 50-60 hours.

  45. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Still angry over Anamnesis.

  46. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    It's so weird seeing this on everything but Switch, I guess they are REALLY hoping the international audience picks it up

  47. 2 years ago
    Anonymous
  48. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    i just noticed that SO5 still isn't on PC.
    wtf.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Star Ocean 2 isn't available on anything currently.

  49. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Goddamn
    I thought the weird porcelain doll 'anime if he real' no shaders look was a 7th Gen console problem that would have stopped with SO4
    What the hell
    I didn't realize how well Tales was handling the transition to HD in comparison
    I guess that is just the Star Ocean aesthetic now

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >I didn't realize how well Tales was handling the transition to HD in comparison
      This.

      Stupid rivalry between fans of the series aside, Tales having a way better record in translating the designs into 3D is an objective fact. Tales of Arise characters are the exact same between 2D and 3D, shit, I hope Akiman works on a Tales game now.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >year 2040
      >star ocean 10 comes out with hyper realistic environment and bodies
      >faces still look like this
      KINO

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Nappy time!

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        the thing is triace capable of making good looking model

        the graphic looks way worse than Resonance of Fate, triace make ROF2 already, frick star ocean, shit cant beat Xenoblade3 anyway

        and in VP Silmeria
        i dont know why SO always ended up looks like shit, maybe triace themselve dont like to work on star ocean

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          That it is a trend and that they are capable of doing otherwise tells me it is 100% intentional
          This is what Star Ocean is supposed to look like, 2 was a fluke because it was a 2D game so it couldn't have StarOceanFace

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >2 was a fluke because it was a 2D game
            Anon, did you see what the PSP anime portraits looked like?

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              I did not
              wow, so it IS intentional! They even tried to backport the big glass eyes

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          They unironically think the style looks good

  50. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    the graphic looks way worse than Resonance of Fate, triace make ROF2 already, frick star ocean, shit cant beat Xenoblade3 anyway

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >bough this last Steam sale
      >never played it
      I really need to get to it.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        its pretty punishing for a jrpg

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        nuGanker would get filtered because the combat has a learning curve

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          The game always punished people for being unable to understand the combat or story.

  51. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >kek that face
    is this Xenoblade X spiritual succesor?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      potato-chan is an outright beauty compared with the monstrosities in SO3

  52. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Cautiously optimistic about this one but not sure why

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Because they're copying SO2

  53. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Star Ocean 3 is butt ugly and I'm tired of pretending it's not.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      That's not a controversial opinion

      >year 2040
      >star ocean 10 comes out with hyper realistic environment and bodies
      >faces still look like this
      KINO

      I get the feeling its just the droopy eyes problem. Fix that and they look decent like Meracle and Myuria's models

  54. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    who the frick does this appeal too? those characters are hideous

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      to Ganker of course

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      They unironically think the style looks good

      I love those doll faces. I just love them. They're too cute and endearing.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I love them too. Well, in SO4 they don't look so good, mostly cause they literally can't emote, but in 5 the characters looked great.
        I like the realistically-lit 3D CG anime look they do in all their games. It's like playing with PS2 FMV CG graphics, it's cool.
        Plus it's less straining to look at than other JRPGs with millions of bright colours.

  55. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >realtime combat shit
    this why i hate most AAA Jrpg nowadays. only Xenoblade and FF7R does jrpg combat right and FF16 go back to realtime shit again

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Xenoblade and FF7R
      >jrpg combat right

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        He's an utter moron with shit taste

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit taste

  56. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    still best girl

  57. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >shit designs
    >shit art style
    >shit gameplay
    lol

  58. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >october 27
    october and november are stacked as frick

  59. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    But it looks like a late PS3 game.

  60. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Dare I say...it looks better than Xenoblade?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Xenoblade 3 was ruined by the ethics committee censorship, not a far comparison

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It looks like what if XBX was the new template for the series' visuals, but Monolith didn't improve the models just the resolution

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Xenoblade been getting worse graphic wise since Xenoblade 2. I want to believe it was due to a rushed development with a skeleton crew considering most of the team was working on Breath of the Wild, but Xenoblade 3 looks like it has the same problem considering it's been in development for years now.
      Also there's that the artstyle is shit, but what can you expect from Saito? Takahashi only hired the frick because of one medicore anime film from 2014.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >getting worse graphic
        3 looks better than the previous games

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        They put no fanservice and add Blacks but tri ace are based. Sad no e-girl though.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Xenoblade been getting worse graphic wise since Xenoblade 2.
        That's hilariously subjective, the lighting and character models alone in 3 shits on X and 2

  61. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Radiata stories pre order bonus
    so we getting a remaster right? RIGHT ?

  62. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    3 had one of the worst plot twists in the history of games and it made me hate the series.

  63. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped caring about Star Ocean the moment they pulled the "THE SERIES IS A MMO" twist

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      3 had one of the worst plot twists in the history of games and it made me hate the series.

      It's the same bullshit as going to beat up a vague godlike entity who wanted to kill everyone because they didn't like the way that their creations turned out. The final battle is even the same old, we don't need you because we surpassed what you planned/intended and became something more.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        but thats the kinoest setting for a videogame

  64. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    i like xbx graphics more than xb3 and xb1 remake

  65. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    looks cool

  66. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >essentially all the footage is of what appears to be one planet
    Ah yes Star Ocean but we just frick off on one planet again

  67. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The problem with 3's ending isn't the twist, it's the ambiguous "did they or didn't they?" ending that triace will never expound upon. So every new star ocean game has to be a prequel to 3.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      true, they should just drop the numbering at this point tqhfamalam

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Star Ocean never actually numbered their titles officially, only some trailers and fans run with numbers, this new game for example is titled "SO6" in the Japanese reveal trailer but officially once again it isn't numbered, Star Ocean always runs with different titles, not numbers.

  68. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    This but inronically they've always been a far worse Tales of game to me

  69. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >new Star Ocean
    >new Valkyrie game

    statistically one of em are gonna suck right tri ace cant do this shit

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      VP isn't even by Tri-Ace.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I think you mean Valkyrie Elysium isn't going to be. There's no P in it, it's not a part of the Valkyrie Profile line.

  70. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    i don’t even know what a star ocean is

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      People say space is like a star ocean

  71. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    What's this theory that suggests SO4's universe has yet to become part of the eternal sphere?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >has yet to become part of the eternal sphere
      Sounds like a ludicrous cope from people who didn't like SO3.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >4 literally ends with setup bait for the ancestor of the OG MC
      The person that didn't like 3 simply need to get over it.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >The person that didn't like 3 simply need to get over it.

        you mean the entire fanbase?

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Speak for yourself or at the very least stop pretending that angry SO2 fanboys speak for everyone. 3 is consistently rated in the upper half of the franchise among its players.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Star Ocean 3 is my favorite and I will cherish it till the end of time

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >two characters with katanas
            >neither use them as weapons
            kek

  72. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Square Enix are cowards and don't put e-girl party members in their games anymore, so I don't care about anything they put out.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >SE
      It's Tri-Ace though.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Square Enix
        >Star ocean

        Yes, but their marketing and publishing decisions are made by Square Enix.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Square Enix is publisher. If you think they hold no power then you're a moron.

          Star Ocean has never had a loil member outside of Peppita and that was over 20 damn years ago. Stop being moronic conspiracy morons

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Oh and fricking Kay girl I guess

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            They've probably never played a SO game and want to seethe for the sake of seething so they invent reasons to get mad.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Cope you're the one who didn't play for agreeing since lymle was in 4. He said kay because she always said that and westoids were seething at the time.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            They've probably never played a SO game and want to seethe for the sake of seething so they invent reasons to get mad.

            e-girl is a body type, not an age.

            Welch, while not in the original release, counts for the remakes of both 1 and 2 as she's both short and flat in her official designs in those games.

            3 has Peppita.

            4 has both Lymle and Meracle.

            5 has Relia.

            Every single modern release of a Star Ocean game has a e-girl party member. You're the ones who haven't played them.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Precis in SO2 is 4 years old.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Ashton's strike zone is ridiculous

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Square Enix
      >Star ocean

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Square Enix is publisher. If you think they hold no power then you're a moron.

  73. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Discount game

  74. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Tri ace have one of best anime doll like looking characters. Cope and seethe westoids granny lovers.

  75. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Westoids were seething at e-girl in 4 no wonder it was removed and let's not forget the censor of pants in 5.

  76. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >e-girlgays have mental problems and are shitposters who don't care about games for being games
    What a surprise.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Look up the gameplay video
      >It's just Tales Of Berseria with its god awful AP system
      I'd talk about the game if it was worth talking about.
      Might go back to play SO4 instead I guess

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Berseria did not invent AP moron. Literally the best tales combat game uses the same system instead of TP.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          No but it did remove every single basic attack in favor of that garbage AP only attack system where everything is a special attack

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Its easy to care about games for the sake of games when you don't have to worry about your favorite character type/tropes being systematically removed from them because the developers on the other side of planet can't stop listening to twittertards who can't separate fiction from reality.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        you're addicted to outrage just like a troony

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        And you know that its westoid twitter pandering because they also have two brown characters front and center on the promo art. Sure, Star Ocean has had brown party members before, but these things come in pairs.

        When a Japanese dev wants to pander to the west they replace the e-girls with minorities or furries. Its been this way for a few years.

  77. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >excited for this, VE, and pre ordered Xeno 3
    I'm happy.

  78. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Ah, that sweet sweet washed out PS3 graphics look. Now on PS5! Why can't nips into graphics.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      nips are shit at software

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      and yet the weebs still rape western games in terms of artdirection even on their own medieval turf

  79. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Hey guys, this my new star ocean wife, just wanted to let y'all know haha! So back the frick off!!

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >blonde
      >strong as frick to the point she can manhandle Ray like a child's doll
      >black ring around the neck
      I'm guessing she's Klausian.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Best thing that might save game for me. Any other sexy female? Not sure why main has more armor than a man.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous
    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Nice

  80. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    i dont speak the language but from the video it
    seems like they use a kinda ff7r combat system which would be pretty amazing, star ocean games always had better combat systems than the tales competition.

  81. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Wonder if PA and character endings will be making a return. They've been a standard for most of the series, so it would be weird if they weren't back. I hope they don't pull a SO4 and just make it so maxing out affection just leads to an extended epilogue for said character.

  82. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Space Jrpgs are the best :), Phantasy star online, Xeno, star ocean 🙂

  83. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    All those memes, lost in time.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous
  84. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone started with 2?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It's the most recommended SO game.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It was the first one playable in English

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I started with 1, DeJap translated ROM.

  85. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Was it really necessary to place these two gauges right in the middle of the screen?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      They want the xenoblade audience

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I wish xeno would have similar gameplay to star ocean. Much more fun.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        The Milia Wars audience.

  86. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Star Ocean will always be that thing that people confuse for Phantasy Star and Xenoblade even if Star Ocean predates Xenoblade. It's a marvel that this franchise is still alive

  87. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    This game seems more like an evolution to Beseria than Arise was.

  88. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    It looks decent, but I'm still skeptical after what happened with SO5. Prerelease, everything looked like it was on point with SO5, but then it came out, and the game was bare-bones and super short, and didn't even really have proper cutscenes.
    I really hope that isn't the case with this game, but they've been showcasing tons of proper cutscenes, so that gives me some hope about it.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao, it looked like a shitty Infinite Undiscovery reskin from the start.
      SO6 looks just as empty and generic as 5 for now, I wish someone would try to do the crash landing plot like Jet Force Gemini did where every character is unique and mandatory to explore new places instead of just being a tool to increase your DPS

  89. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    sniffe

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      WTF is that a butt in my jp game?!?

  90. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    SO5 was such a let down I just can't get hyped, even though I've been a fan of the series for decades. Like, I'm glad it's not dead, but I'm really reserved about having any excitement after what we got last time. Not super feeling the character designs this time either, feels weird we play the chad of the game and the lead girl is the same sort of moe blob as like the pink chick in 5.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      All female jrpg characters are moe blobs now. That's all the weebs will tolerate

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      > lead girl is the same sort of moe blob as like the pink chick in 5.
      I mean, at least this time she doesn't stick out like a sore thumb like the pink girl did in SO5. The Pink hair girl wasn't even designed by Akiman since apparently the dev team threw her together because they used her during the testing phases of SO5.

  91. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Star Ocean past 3 was never good

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Only 5 was bad. 4 was more star ocean than any previous star ocean. 7 planets only 2 were medieval.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      i liked "the last hope" but never played the 5th game.
      hope this is going to be good

  92. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    They really need to hire better 3d modelers

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      they've needed to hire better 3D modelers since they first transitioned to 3D.

  93. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Although 5 was trash and I would hope they learned from their mistakes, the fact they still haven't done anything about the atrocious 3d art design is worrisome

  94. 2 years ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Best girl stuck in worst game

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous
    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It really feels like the budget for that game went entirely into environment graphics and her body.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      holy kek

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Stuff like the emotes is the kind of unnecessary SOUL you only get from tri-Ace.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      i want to frick that thing on the right

  95. 2 years ago
    Anonymous
  96. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I actually like the look of it better than Tales of Arise

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      tales of arise has that really ugly kinda black outline on everything even realistic looking assets its kinda weird

  97. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    When are we gonna get an action JRPG that emulates the ArcSys 3D anime style?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      its a pain in the ass to make
      and even more pain to make them look good at every angles

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        lazy devs get to work
        if even noname studios can churn out good looking anime fighters on Arcsys engine (Granblue, DNF) then an RPG is doable too. Time to justify that $60 price tag
        We cannot be complacet with PS2 looking models on PS5 hardware

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >lazy
          Budget. Also if you did try it would only be 20 hours long

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            No, lazy and pure incompetence, shit made for the PS Vita like Cold Steel 1 had 3D models that were faithful to its 2D designs and had cutscenes for the most trivial insignificant shit for 60 hours, and that shit was as low budget as Falcon titles used to be.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Tri Ace are like SNK they cannot into 3d. But they can't do a 2D game anymore.

              [...]
              it's not my fricking problem, AA devs in 90s busted their asses to make games look as good as they can, stretching the technological limitations of the time
              now we have the best tools, engines and hardware there has ever been and suddenly it's "muh budget", "it's gonna be a short game"
              don't wanna hear it

              No one. Not even big companies can afford to spend that money on a gamble for a niche jrpg series that most people don't even know

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                I thought KOF14 and 15 looked decent, but 14 has better facial animations, IIRC.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            arcsys animations only looks good at specific angle.

            it's not my fricking problem, AA devs in 90s busted their asses to make games look as good as they can, stretching the technological limitations of the time
            now we have the best tools, engines and hardware there has ever been and suddenly it's "muh budget", "it's gonna be a short game"
            don't wanna hear it

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              one can dream...
              not even nintendo has that kind of budget

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >now we have the best tools, engines and hardware there has ever been and suddenly it's "muh budget", "it's gonna be a short game"
              It does come down to budget because modern development costs millions compared to costs in the 90s. The big problem with SO5 was the fact that it had no budget and it had no development time.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >being this mad

              just don't buy the game and move on.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >90s devs busted their asses to make games looks as good as they can
              No they fricking did not.
              "90s devs" made the surface look pretty and cut a frickton of corners. Everything just below was almost always a ugly fricking mess both technically and visually, not just because of "limitations" of technology but because they had deadlines to meet. They didn't have the luxury of pushing boundaries; on the contrary, they were constrained by the limits and most of their time was spent making shit even function and fit.
              It has little to do with budget; "budget" implies money. The actual fricking budget that matters is TIME, and with little time the envelopes you push and limitations you work around have to do with making things look "good enough" in the places people will focus on.

              The modern tools to make games have made it "easier" but also way more time consuming, which is why the typical dev time of a year or so has extended to 4+ years. And it isn't just because the assets and code they're working with is an incalculable many more times complex than the 2D and 3D of the 90s, but also modern games have way way way more fricking content. They are putting in way more fricking effort NOW than they have ever been.

              You ever wonder how that extra time is used, why game development time went from months to years? In most cases, a majority of games are "feature and content complete" very quickly, the following several years is spent on adding minor features and polishing up the game again and again and again.
              Unlike a fighting game, an RPG like Star Ocean has a LOT more fricking work to do than design and animate a dozen or so characters in a flat fricking box with backgrounds they don't interact with. Guilty Gear has the luxury of being able to focus so much on their character animation... but you don't even have to look far to see those corners that were cut. Open up the fricking story mode, look at those fricking animations and not-main-character models.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          arcsys animations only looks good at specific angle.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          rpgs cost waaaay more money to produce than fighting games anon they are basically the most expensive thing you can make in video games for both single player or multiplayer

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Arcsys 3d doesn't work on actual action games that lets you rotate the camera. It looks good on 2d fighting because they cheat a lot and actually deform their 3d models to make them look good and anime-like on side view. Hell they don't even implement "3d animation", more like they use 3d models to create each animation frame 1 by 1 and carefully tweak every detail then run it like traditional animation. That's impossible to do on an actual 3d rpg.

  98. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Star Ocean will always be cool but I'm still sad we will probably not gonna get existential kino like SO3 again, at least not anytime soon. And generally in JRPGs.

  99. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why is she so flat?

  100. 2 years ago
    aceman

    >Star ocean game
    >doll models
    Soul

  101. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    please tell me that i can dress the main girl as lenneth

  102. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    it seems as formulaic, generic and souless like Xenopozzed 3.
    At least i didn't see a Black person.

  103. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, the game is confirmed to have the usual shitty 3D models that frick up the original 2D designs, but will it have actual cutscenes at least? SO5 had only 5 or so actual cutscenes amidst the dozens of events where characters just talk while traversing the map.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Who knows. Maybe everyone will just stand in place again

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I think so, Raymond opening is like an 8-minute cutscene and the trailers are showcasing a decent amount of what seems to be proper cutscenes.

  104. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    They need to change their art direction.
    Go for semi-manga aesthetic like the new Atelier games or Xenoblade 2 and the remake.
    You cannot have kawaii ugu~ faces with a normal renderer.

  105. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    gives me som Xbox 360 nostalgia vibes

  106. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    hope this comes to pc so i can mod the ugly out of these character models

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      its already confirmed for steam

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I'm surprised 5 never did after 4, but maybe it was just that big a flop.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Considering how effortless some PC ports are it must've been a REALLY horrible flop. It's a shame, I'd get it simply for the possibility of mods.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      What's ugly with this one? Unless you mean the literal in-game models and their buttery faces

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        If the dude is talking about mods it sure ain't about redrawing a picture.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >Unless you mean
        yes

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      This design brings me back to 2009 somehow, I wonder why. It just looks so soulful and sexy at the same time.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Did the SJW ethic team aprove this character?

        Akiman is untouchable, literal god among men

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I hope character endings come back.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Did the SJW ethic team aprove this character?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      4 didn't get any modding. Dunno why.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Kinda came too late, no-one is interested in modding a game that long after its initial release, they got other shit to do.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        4 is on pc? thats a fricking stealth release

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          It was released with no fanfare yes, they just dropped on Steam many years after the original 360 and later PS3 release.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          It's also pretty bad port for as far as settings go and controls for M+KB users. The controls config menu doesn't explain the mapping for all actions and mouselook doesn't work for camera movement. I was forced to exclusively use keyboard for slow ass camera movement and general controls

      • 2 years ago
        aceman

        I would imagine being SO4 had something to do with that

  107. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Don't have a good enough PC to run it and no modern console. You think im gonna be in for a low framerate and resolution mess if I get it on PS4?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      SO6 looks as bare as SO5 was, but now the zones have verticality to them it seems, anyway SO5 was a PS3 game in Japan, I don't think SO6 could be any noticeably worse on the PS4 version.

  108. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    gameplay looks excellent
    story looks intriguing
    the girls are cute
    i'm in
    simple as'

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Holy based jrpg enjoyer, getting tales of arise vibes from this

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >getting tales of arise vibes from this
        Arise had incredibly faithful 2D to 3D design translation for starters, I'm not seeing that in SO6, quite the contrary in fact.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          This also has like a tenth of the budget arise had. I'm happy enough with getting games in the same direction at least.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >getting Tales of Arise vibes
        There isn’t a gay-ass stagger bar for enemies/bosses so far so it already looks to be better. Plus big guys have hitstun.

  109. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I dont trust them after SO5. What a piece of shit.

  110. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    They look like fricking plastic dolls.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      wtf with the blond man proportions

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Wrong head on body

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        He's a big guy

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      The frick.
      >little boy face on Ken's body

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >not a single old hag/obese/trans xerson
      the hate against this game is coordinated

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      SOUL

  111. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >game looks good
    no wonder Ganker hates it

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It looks as poor as SO5, a late PS3 game that got ported to the PS4.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I like how it looks, not everything needs to be ultra AAA and the gameplay looks fun
        did you even see the battle system? of course you didn't

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >I like how it looks
          That's on you, if you have no standards so be it.

          >not everything needs to be ultra AAA
          Who is asking for that? Competence isn't tied to budget, Nihon Falcon is as poor as they come and they make good use of their limitations to deliver visuals faithful to the art direction of their titles.

          >did you even see the battle system? of course you didn't
          Nice baseless assumption there, nothing to say about that since as shit as SO6 looks the combat seems nice, but that won't make turn a blind eye to the ongoing problem of terrible 3D art direction.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >"That's on you, if you have no standards so be it."
            >meanwhile...
            >"YAAAAAS!! love the art!!"
            didn't even read the rest

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >deliver visuals faithful to the art direction of their titles.
            That IS what they're doing though. Just because it doesn't look like Vita-tier anime garbage like Falcom's shite doesn't mean they're not realising their art faithfully.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      All tri-Ace media has proven rather controversial, with the sole exception of Valkyrie Profile 1. (And to a lesser extent Radiata Stories, but Radiata Stories was a little too low profile for controversy.)

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I'd argue most of their troubles come from PlayStation. Star Ocean 3 was a mess on PS2 because of Sonys outdated libraries. Star Ocean 4 and 5 had to work on PS3 and needless to say the hardware was a disaster for most third parties.

      • 2 years ago
        aceman

        Even Second Story? It's probably the one SO game that isn't really controversial. Besides maybe 1 (And well. Not a lot people care about it)

        But most of thier post ps1 games are a shitfest for one reason or another

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        SO2 and VP1 aren't controversial. They're as safe as you can get, being PS1 2D sprite shit. And you just know most of these nostalgia frickers have no clue how skills and item creation in SO2 or anything at all in VP1 works.

  112. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >proper staggering even on large enemies
    LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  113. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I've never played a SO game, but I'll look into this one since the rest of the year is barren as far as releases go.

  114. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >unzipped blonde
    THEY LEARNED

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      What they learn?

  115. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    why does he look familiar

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Looks like Maximilian

  116. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I hope they fix the dogshit framerate though

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      PS5 hardware is shit compared to Series X

  117. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >amazing art
    >garbage 3D models
    I hate this

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Akiman leaving Capcom was a mistake, his godly artwork is being wasted.

  118. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Star Ocean
    Unless it's Second Story being released on current consoles I don't give a frick.

  119. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    making a star ocean game in the first place who gives a shit about this beyond bargain bin series. it’s like tales games weren’t shitty enough for you

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      star ocean games always had better, more intense and more fun combat than tales

  120. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    deceptively thicc

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Post butt coomer

  121. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    *blocks your path*

  122. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Star Ocean was never good.

    Star Ocean 2 was a fluke and the only good game to ever come out of that whole franchise.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like somebody is asking to get air raided

  123. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    SHE'S IN

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >ポーン

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      cute

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >ソーア
      >Es'owa
      Bravo localistion team

  124. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Character models have the PS2 era feel to them so I like them. Reminds me of Xenosaga trilogy.
    Day 1 buy for me anyway, game looks fun.

  125. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    what happened to valkyrie elysium and diofield chronicle? moved to 2023?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      valkyrie elysium still supposedly coming in 2022. SE likes to reveal more info in dumps later like star ocean and final fantasy.

  126. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >everyone has fetal alcohol syndrome
    Jesus Christ, they should have let the series die after Till the End of Time.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      They should have left you die after being born, but here we are anon.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It's soul, you wouldn't understand.

  127. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    i'm looking forward to divine force, sonic frontiers, hogwarts legacy, and steel rising.

    you mad, Ganker?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      LITERALLY FUMING

  128. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    So is the vaguely non asian looking asian dude the game director?

  129. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Federation battleship that shoots down the MC has a Kenny on it
    So what, Claude's kid is a bad guy?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Supposedly going by the summaries.

      5 bucks says he's not actually a bad guy

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        What summaries?

  130. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Why not go back to star ocean 2 graphics? People are actually buying those type of graphics these days.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      HD-2D is cancer. Nostalgia gays need to frick off.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        No one said anything about HD-2D m8.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >a good artstyle that ages very well is cancer
        lmao gay

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Square Enix is testing the waters with the Live A Live remake. It might happen.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Implying literally anyone left at tri-ace can do 2d

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      not really comparable since it seems to be turn based (by the suikoden guys)
      but this.. this battle style really impressed me somehow. Seriously look at the two videos.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        that actually looks sick

  131. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    the artstyle is growing on me...
    what a cutie :3

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      To much armor.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >girl wears less
        >too sexualized

        >girl wears more
        >NO, GO BACK GO BACK

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Needs more armor actually.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        this little princess is for cute, the other girls are for sexy

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Don't diss the based frilly plate dress style, there's not enough of that as is.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        having a girl in actual armor is a fricking rarity.
        you should be hanged for saying that

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Both Elena and Laetitia seem cool, which is a first for SO.

  132. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    they fix the MCs face?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      A little bit, but he still has a tiny head.

  133. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >what went wrong?
    is clear on your pic.
    >mix of gameplay and in-game cinematics.

  134. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    They uploaded Ray’s story opening. Looks solid, Ray is a bro, Elena best girl.

  135. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    https://twitter.com/starocean/status/1542191414506885123?s=21&t=VnB2khlDy3CP7aV54jX7ew

    Two protagonists

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >no space explosions sfx

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It looks like it'll be SO2 style where the other protagonist still joins the party. It's just a matter of viewpoint and probably specific events where the selected protagonist is elsewhere.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      who is the other protagonist? armor girl?

  136. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Trailer already shows more environments than the entirety of 5

  137. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I only played Star Ocean 3. How come Star Ocean 4 and 5 were never marketed and advertised? I am kind of shocked this is the sixth game of the series.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      4 was. 5 was a budget game.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Square Enix was fully onboard with Star Ocean 4 which ended up being a megaflop. tri-ace then went on to make a couple more experimental titles that flopped and loss their good graces with the company.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        star ocean 4 wasnt even bad and especially not nearly as bad as people pretended, the hate boner for it because "kay" has always been moronic

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >You're just mad Dante's hair isn't white
          Frick off.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Star Ocean 4, despite some very questionable decisions, was at least a full on entry in the series and wasn't a beta version that was released as a full game like SO5.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly it WAS pretty bad, I don't think the main cast had a good character in it, aside from maybe Faize who fricks off towards the end. Lymle wasn't even the worst thing in it, i'd say that goes to Sarah. Thanatos was pretty hilarious though.

          • 2 years ago
            aceman

            >i'd say that goes to Sarah
            Harsh

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              Sarah is beautiful but she is a bad character and everyone should hate her.

              • 2 years ago
                aceman

                I will argee to that at least.

                But I still think she's pretty that can't change

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          You have to take into account that when SO4 came out it was effectively every trope western players hated about japanese games in a generation where there was massive push from western devs and journalists to take a larger share of the gaming business. While the gameplay itself was adequate, it did itself no favours at every other aspect. It also came out in 4 discs lol

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Pretty much yeah. The gameplay is pretty amazing if dumbed-down compared to SO3, but it's the character designs and writing that drag it down.

            But honestly, nowadays you have games like XC2, Persona and Trails which offer moronic cringe aplenty but people love that shit. Maybe it was just the wrong place and time for SO4.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              No, so4 is still embarrassing as frick but it's pretty and fun so whatever.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Well yeah, but that's what I'm saying. So are many popular JRPGs. Like, there's no way you're playing XC2 without some heavy self-irony.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                SO4 is cringe at all times. XC2 has a solid dub and most of the peak anime is buried under Blade quests. For people who just played main story it kept itself proper outside of a few scenes.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                >XC2 has a solid dub
                No, the first game had a solid dub. 2's dub is fricking terrible.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >It also came out in 4 discs lol
            >Post-game bonus dungeons are on Disc 3
            >Any time you want to go back to your ship to do item crafting you have to go back to Disc 4

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            >SO4 is anime as frick to the point the director admitted he just wanted to direct a dating sim
            >The deal with Microsoft made Tri-ace to try and westernize a game that was Japanese to its very core
            It was a weird time.

            • 2 years ago
              aceman

              >he just wanted to direct a dating sim
              >Can't date any SO4 girl
              Hack. But Reimi is still nice so eh

  138. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Tri-ace please

  139. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Two protagonists
    >Sci-fi vs fantasy
    >Lots of different environments unlike 5
    >Already more different character attacks than in 5
    >Four character battles so it isn't a clusterfrick of visual effects vomit and stun resisting enemies like 5
    >Blindsides are back in some form
    After 5 I didn't think we'd ever get another game, let alone one that's actually good. Hopefully they bring back PAs, 2's skill system, item creation, and character endings too, even if there's a reduced cast.

  140. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >deep cleavage
    Gaming is healing

  141. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Looks pretty good, I will probably pick it up on PC.
    But man, those faces give me Xenoblade X flashbacks.

  142. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Today I will remind them.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      You wish you had a name that rad

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      needed more belts and a brooding past

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Nothin' wrong with Sharp Goeshisownway.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Never gets court martialed or reports to Moonbase about his massive naivete-induced blunder with an (alternate) earth
      SO4 plotholes will never not be funny to me

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        that was the most moronic twist in history
        >your party members are a cyborg from a super advanced civ and a space elf from a race literally dedicated to safeguarding technology
        >the only one that tells edge its a bad idea to give them that tech is the dumb e-girl cat girl

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Its even more silly considering the party literally enters a military facility engaged in unethical experimentation with xenobiology. And you spoke with a former scientist wary of importing and using potentially dangerous advanced alien tech. Nothing about any of that said Edge should've trusted her.
          But I guess you could chalk it up to Faize and Bacchus just orbiting and trusting a then wide-eyed Edge a little too much.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Wasn't that event before either of those two joined?

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Faize is the third party member you pick up who joins in the fight against the first boss and Bacchus joins in the Cardianon mothership, Both events happen before they get wormholed to not-Area 51.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              So it's before the space elf joins, then.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                I think the anon is referring to faize as a space elf though in SO4's context isn't correct.
                The cyborg is an actual space elf who got just replaced his body and is of the same species of the space elf character you're probably thinking of (pic related)

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                > a space elf from a race literally dedicated to safeguarding technology
                >anon thinks this was referring to Faize

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah my bad, I got mixed up on that.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >he killed billions
      what a chad

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >got away with it
        Gigachad

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Killed billions
      >Married his big ass childhood friend
      Edge won.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I'll never understand why this game gets so much shit and especially why so many people gave Edge shit after he was responsible for Alt-Earths destruction.
      I thought it was incredibly well done personally, the dude is chipper as frick and read to go, spouting goofy ass one liners in battle all game but once all that goes down he's practically silent in battle and out of it.
      There's a lot of little things SO4 did right that none of the other SO games did, but for some reason people completely wrote it off.

      I blame the doll faces and Lymles dub, kay?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah that's the most sensible characterisation anyone gets all game.
        Star Ocean is pretty good with that sort of thing in general. Like most of the characters don't act like moronic anime tropes, but that in turn is most likely why they're not as popular.

        Most JRPG players are complete morons though and can't appreciate a level of groundedness. To be fair though, it doesn't help that the way Edge gets himself into that situation in the first place is pretty dumb. I guess you're supposed to assume that the evil American nazi lady at Area 51 doesn't come across as shady at all in-universe.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >Like most of the characters don't act like moronic anime tropes,
          The part where Raimi slaps edge for suggesting she go down a ladder last or something was something else. She's not even wearing a skirt.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          >Star Ocean is pretty good with that sort of thing in general. Like most of the characters don't act like moronic anime tropes, but that in turn is most likely why they're not as popular
          To be fair, they do. Like, they really, really do.
          But almost all of it is relegated to the private actions that nearly all players skip out on. In fact, a vast majority of the character development happens in the private actions. It's always hilarious to me when people b***h about the characters in SO being bland and having no real authority or story other than helping the main dude do what he needs to do. You can tell those idiots didn't actually do any of the PAs and just B-lined through the main scenario.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Well, you're right, but it depends on the game I think. I felt the characters were pretty grounded all-around in SO3.

            In the other games you get stuff like "X character has a silly obsession with chocolate" or something. Those types of cute anime quirks.
            But in a way it's also kind of a strength that they're all business during the main plot and don't have time to meme about stupid shit all the time.

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >In the other games you get stuff like "X character has a silly obsession with chocolate" or something. Those types of cute anime quirks.
              That only really applies to Ashton's barrel fanaticism in 2 which was both an Atelier reference and also only seen when talking to him in towns and not during any story bits.

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                Anne in 5 really loves cats too, IIRC.

  143. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The Second Story/Evolution is one of the best JRPGs I've ever played. It's not a perfect game by any means, but it's so ambitious that you can't help but admire it. Everything after that has been pure trash.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Every tri-Ace game is ambitious, especially on PS1 and PS2.
      SO2gays seriously need to play another game.

  144. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Series died with the dumb shit in 3. Also every fricking game starts off with cool sci-fi shit and instantly slides into the fricking toilet with bog standard fantasy garbage. All that made 2 fun was the battle system.

  145. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >what went wrong?
    Squeernix is what wen't wron frick anything they make at this point.

  146. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >SEXO girls
    >cool dual protagonist angle, proper scifi vs medieval clash
    >small but interesting innovations to gameplay that's always been good
    Please don't be shit. 5 burned me too hard.

  147. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The last time I played SO2 something new I found was with this NPC in the second town. She just paces back and forth and has whatever dialogue, but if you stand in her way for a few seconds she moves off to the side with the angry emote and her dialogue changes to her telling you you're in the way.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I think she gives you a rare item or something if you keep blocking her way for a long time.

  148. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    >Remove all the shit that makes star ocean iconic
    >Bunch of optimization issues
    >Dog shit tales of arise-esque looking system
    But worst of all are the character designs.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Remove all the shit that makes star ocean iconic
      Star Trek but every plot is getting marooned on a catgirl planet?

  149. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Notice how in the combat they always cut away after a character mashes their basic attack and does ONE special move. That close range/long range bullshit gameplay from SC5 is in the game. You essentially have only two specials at close range (Ground or jump) and two at long range (ground or jump). This is awful.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >That close range/long range bullshit gameplay from SC5 is in the game. You essentially have only two specials at close range (Ground or jump) and two at long range (ground or jump).
      Anon...

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Ok, that's a lot better than I'd thought. It looks like they took notes from Tales of Arise and now every character plays like Alphen. If you can cancel Press moves into Hold moves fluidly, then the game might be decent.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Star Ocean has been like that since the beginning mongoloid

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        The first two played more like Grandia, they were active-turn based.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          For 1 yes, for 2 only if you played on the turn-based mode which no one did.

  150. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Damm, I missed a SO thread.
    I'll just say how much I miss Anamnesis

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