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Star Ocean: First Departure- PSP

Star Ocean: First Departure- PSP
alaScore 85

11 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Star Ocean: First Departure- PSP. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) the Star Ocean: First Departure- PSP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Helgeson (

The Little King


Little King\'s Story is one of the most intriguing games of the year, and for good reason. At its best it takes the good things about Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing – the feeling of controlling and interacting with a virtual world – while...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Carolyn Gudmundson (

Star Ocean: First Departure


Star Trek meets Xena in a polished update to an old gem

Extensive specialty system ; Great mix of fantasy and sci-fi ; Tons of options for developing characters

Mostly horrible voice acting ; Battles can get too button-mashy ; Character art looks generic

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : David Chapman (

Star Ocean: First Departure


The Japanese classic sails stateside in this PSP remake, but did it lose anything on the trip?

Excellent combat system; great updated presentation that retains old-school appeal

Grinding gets really repetitive; visuals sometimes feel small on the PSP screen

Despite a couple of minor hitches, Star Ocean: First Departure is one of the best remakes Square Enix has brought to portable consoles. Playing it anew, it's easy to see why the series holds a special place in the hearts of hardcore RPG fans. If you've...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Eric (

Star Ocean: First Departure


How many gamers have heard about the Star Ocean series? Not too many, but Square Enix is hoping the Star Ocean series will become the next big franchise, along with Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. With a new game in the series coming out next year will...

Star Ocean: The First Departure is an excellent remake and it should be added to your PSP collection if you are an RPG fan. If you are looking to play all of the old games before the fourth game comes out next year then you better get started, the...

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"so much fun!"


This is no doubt, an amazing remake, and the voice acting is awesome! Star Ocean First Departure has a very intriguing story line, and there are so many many many possibilities in this game, including different endings on how you act, how you treat...

May, 2009

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"Amazing Remake"


this game is excellent. the gameplay is nice a new, taken from the star ocean 2 gameplay engine, gives this game a nice touch. 40-50 hours of gameplay if you dont use any sort of guide, a great storyline, and multiple characters that you cant all get 1...

Dec, 2008