Star Ocean: The Last Hope Gets International PS3 Port

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Hey, guess what? Square Enix’s Xbox 360 “exclusive” RPG Star Ocean: The Last Hope is getting a port to the PS3. I know, big shocker, right?

The new PS3 version, dubbed Star Ocean: The Last Hope International, is scheduled for a simultaneous global launch on February 9, 2010. There won’t be too much different compared to the Xbox 360 version, but Square Enix is taking time to add a few things for the PS3, including minor menu and battle system tweaks, English and Japanese voice options, and six language options in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese. So it really is international! Of course, the PS3 version will also be on Blu-ray, so you won’t have to worry about disc swapping anymore either.

Unfortunately, none of these things can save the game from its horrid story, characters and voice acting — I was planning on reviewing the 360 version but after a while I just couldn’t stomach the dialogue anymore, even though the gameplay was actually highly entertaining. But I’ll still give the PS3 version a go. Perhaps the multiple language tracks will make the voice overs at least somewhat bearable.

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