Star Ocean III: Till the End of Time User Reviews
Generally speaking, if you’re going to play an RPG, keep an eye out for two things and how they’re executed – storyline, and gameplay. Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time does alright in the gameplay department, but it manages to throw the idea of telling a competent story out of the window. I keep on getting told by peers that it’s an awesome game. I questioned their obliviousness – this game screwed up one thing that holds RPGs together. It’s like if you made a pizza, but forgot the cheese. It’s going to fall apart the minute it’s out the box, and that’s how I felt about this entire game.
By now, I'm sure the majority of gamers have heard of the two companies Squaresoft and Enix. Well, a few years ago, they formed into Square-Enix, which is widely known for its Final Fantasy franchise. Tri-Ace is also a popular company with gamers over the world. Star Ocean 3 was announced for the first time a long time ago, but the game was never released until 2003 in Japan, and 2004 in the United States. So with Tri-Ace making the game, and Square-Enix publishing the game, you'd think that with the history of these two companies that the game would be a great product of great quality, rig...
Intense combat, many, many hours of gameplay, good storyline, good sound and music, and good graphics.The bad:
Some voices, a bit too easy.Summary:
Ah, here we have the third game of the Star Ocean series, Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time. Question is, is the game as good as players were expecting? Let's find out.
STORYLINE 9/10: The storyline of this game is definitely one of the best ones to date. It starts off as a 19-year-old boy who loves to play something called "Battle Simulator." He, and his family from Earth, go to the planet Hyda IV on a vacation. After not hanging out with his cousin Sophia, who is now pissed at him for not hanging out with her, he tries to make her happy again. How does he try? He gets her to pla...
The gameplay is magnificent for an rpg, I mean it ain't no Devil May Cry but this is still tons of fun. Also this game is super long if your a completist, I have 130 hours and I haven't even completed have of the extrasThe bad:
Bad: Ok here it goes, well the story is weak, the voice actors need to get fired (except for Roger and Maria's actors, I like them). Another thing that bugs me is that when your out of MP you die and that just sucks, also in my opinion it is not as good as other releases like this, such as Star Ocean 2.Summary:
At first I wondered why the hell was this the title if it had nothing to do with the game, the I realized that it takes just that long to completely beat this game. This game is about Fayt Leingod. When you first see him he is on vacation, he's just chillin, then out of nowhere these people attack for no reason and to make matters worse he ends up on an underdeveloped planet. Thats as intersting as it gets storyline wise because the story is weak. The gameplay is this games true strength. Battles are very fun and at first may seem simplistic but then become much deeper and compl...
- Lots to do
- Lots of Extras
- Audio seperation
- Stupid AI most of the time
- Bad camera angles in battle
- Stregnth too dependant on weapons
- Appalling dialogue
- Horrible music
- A bit too much back tracking
And I thought this game was going to be good. Square-Enix usually doesn't let me down but in this case, they did. The game is about a teen whose flight gets interrupted by the 'bad guys' for unknown reasons. It isn't until later that he finds out that they are after him because of a power that only he possesses. It turns out that he, and his childhood friend, are the keys to saving the world. The story-line isn't half bad although it has a big twist which I think it could have done without because the enjoyment level rapidly fell after that point.
The only thing that this game has going for...
There's a bit in here that some people would kill for. The storyline is yes, a little cliche'd, but otherwise, it's got that edge of the evil forces of doom and such. It's not all that bad, so the storyline is worth getting into, yes.
The graphics also shine out. They're pretty amazing. Fans of anime will be happy with the massive eyes. The cuscenes are extremely detailed and some of the space cutscenes can really take you out. The cutscenes with fighting are just truly amazing. Your eyes will take a beating from the colours.
THe sound. THe music isn't highly addictive, but still worth a download or something.
Also, the time. On your first try, it'll keep you amused for about 150 hours. A two disc adventure to love, really.
Ugh. THe ending. It's just not worth going along this two disc adventure for. It's absolutely terrible, the ending. The plot is very cliche'd and yes, the storyline wouldn't leave you hanging on end, even though it's a good game.
Too many things that happen. In one war, you're sent off to rescue friends, get metal, develop weapons and it adds up. It's very, very boring at some points of the game.
Oy, it's a bit hard, too. With the final boss only having 400,000 HP and the final bonus boss having 20,000,000 HP, it's actually quite difficult.
The game is in many cases, overrated. But the fun in inventing, playing and the addictive battle system can keep you amused. I racked up well over 200 hours on my first try, and with two discs of great gaming, it's a long twisting storyline that proves Tri-Ace could have done much, much better. THe storyline is a bit bad, but that doesn't mean it's totally bad. In fact, it's good. The game could be a little broader without the sidequests but the 2 player version is da bomb!
In all, around 86/100. A two disc gargantuan adventure that will keep you amused and frustrate you to the end of your w...
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