Star Ocean: The Last Hope - безусловно, хорошая и глубокая игра. Вот только понравится не всем. Если ещё свежи в памяти грязные трущобы Shadowrun, десятипиксельные фигурки персонажей из Shining Force, а Nintendo DS стоит на полке рядом со свадебным фото, то игра точно сделана для вас – «старая школа», как есть.
Well crafted and presents a huge adventure for you to lose yourself in. With everything from solid dungeons to exciting battles and sidequests, the game has a ton to offer for your buck and stands as a worthwhile entry in the genre. If you're looking to have a groundbreaking new RPG experience it probably isn't the game for you, but otherwise I think it'd be a great addition to any collection.
This new chapter in the Star Ocean series is a recommendable option for those who are wishing to enjoy a new and long JRPG adventure. The characters and story needed more charm, but the combat system and the deep character development are enough reasons to judge The Last Hope as a great role playing game.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope will deliver a ton of Japanese RPG goodness.
Not an RPG for the ages, but it is a lot of fun to play. The way the story is delivered, through awkward dialogue and drawn out cutscenes, could be a lot better. The strong points of The Last Hope, namely the combat and level progression, keep things lively and engaging and help make this one a good way to kick off your JRPG gaming for 2009.
Tri-ace has made an admirable effort with Last Hope, but the game ultimately just isn't capable of standing out amongst the other giants in the genre. It's enjoyable, but in a way more reminiscent of recent Square-Enix games than its classics. It's not the most epic adventure, but if you seek rich combat experiences in your RPGs, Last Hope certainly delivers.