X360 Friday, February 6, 2009 | 1:06 PM

SO4 images, videos and trailer

SO4 images, videos and trailer

Square-Enix released what should be the very last Japanese trailer of Star Ocean: The Last Hope, and I'm actually impressed by how good the game looks (besides some almost creepy 3d character models).
Update: Added the new images and videos from today's update of the game's official Japanese site.

Official japanese site video #1
Official japanese site video #2
Download: WMV | MP4 | AVI
February Japanese trailer

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Commented on 2009-02-06 10:15:24
Visually this game is a monster and the action/battle mechanics look very well done.
Commented on 2009-02-06 10:33:12
This game looks sharp, both technically and gameplay considering SO's 3 gameplay. I hope in the same deep weapon upgrade system and a decent story.

I hope not to be disappointed again from a jrpg this gen.
Commented on 2009-02-06 10:33:17
Can not wait !!
Commented on 2009-02-06 10:52:23
wow that looked good
Commented on 2009-02-06 11:50:09
Commented on 2009-02-06 12:22:01
Holy crap...
Commented on 2009-02-06 12:23:45
*bounce bounce*

Commented on 2009-02-06 12:47:48
Just amazing, now thats a trailer.
Commented on 2009-02-06 12:59:09
Great trailer with top notchcharacter modelling, but I'm hesitating on this because Infinite Undiscovery (also by Tri-Ace) wasn't very good, and the western versions of this will have forced US dubbing. (which was beyond abysmal in Infinite Undiscovery)
Commented on 2009-02-06 14:10:15
Already have some of it paid offfffff
Commented on 2009-02-06 14:11:58 In reply to moroboshi
Yeah there's no way I'd pay $60 for this myself, but it's worth at least a rental if only for... http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/loligagger... *ahem*
Commented on 2009-02-06 14:57:10 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
Already have some of it paid offfffff
Yep me too!, Gamespot have a hands-on and it looks like this is going to be a solid game all round.
Commented on 2009-02-06 15:06:16
Looks like great fun but I have to agree, Tri-Ace's character designs always make them look like porcelain dolls!
Commented on 2009-02-06 16:57:47
this games looking frigging amazing!

porcelain doll faces, its their style not exactly a bad think art styles a decision each studio makes.
Commented on 2009-02-06 17:26:20
I'd say its a mixed-bag visually. Some of the character models look amazing, but the environmental textures are pretty weak. And what's with the texture on that tree in picture #3?

Oh, and the lighting in those snow pictures doesn't change, even though the whole area gets lit up in the second pic...
Commented on 2009-02-06 17:47:33
Whoah thoes videos are amazing, the visuals really come to life and look so lush, cant wait for this bad boy.
Commented on 2009-02-06 19:55:29
Graphics are totally a mixed bag, it can look horrendous, almost last gen at times (look at the pic with that pink.......thing).

And on the other hand, it can look amazing, almost cg-like during cutscenes when the focus is on the characters which for the most part look pretty damn good (although creepy).

Commented on 2009-02-06 19:59:29 In reply to BLackHawkodst
Posted by BLackHawkodst
Whoah thoes videos are amazing, the visuals really come to life and look so lush, cant wait for this bad boy.
I know what you mean, when you watch the videos and see it in motion it does really come to life.
Commented on 2009-02-06 21:45:51
a buy for me
Commented on 2009-02-07 01:42:18
This stuff is first class. Too bad I don't own a 360 anymore, but I might acquire a new one just in time for this.
Commented on 2009-02-07 01:51:28 In reply to Kudgel
Posted by Kudgel
This stuff is first class. Too bad I don't own a 360 anymore, but I might acquire a new one just in time for this.
Wow, long time no see :D
Commented on 2009-02-07 01:56:12
The cutscenes feel improved over past videos in this one. Doesn't seem bothersome at ALL. Which is a relief, even though there is still some issues there obv

If god existed though, he'd put Japanese voices with English subs on this game. I want that so bad.
Commented on 2009-02-07 02:03:50
I've actually figured it out. It's not the animations that are so incredibly bad, they are passabel, it's the camera work that totally wrecks it. The camera movement is just incredibbly stiff and unnatural making it feel like one of those really early 3d games. All static angles and abrupt halts.
Commented on 2009-02-07 03:02:24
If I got that trailer correct, it will be 3 DVD's, also seems that there isn't much real time rendered scenes and most seems to be with the in game engine.

I really find this game to look really darn impressive, and it also seems to keep SO3's combat system :) I'l be sold and have a fun few sleepless weeks ahead.
Commented on 2009-02-07 03:02:54
Yeah they are a bit awkward. Maybe that is why these videos seem improved, because they have better camera work in them
I like the Japanese voices so much in these videos :(
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