X360 Friday, October 3, 2008 | 7:01 AM

Star Ocean 4 images

Star Ocean 4 images

Star Ocean 4 should be playable at the Tokyo Games Show next week and Square-Enix finally decided to release some new screenshots of the game. Let's just hope this new game by Tri-Ace will help us forget about the semi disappointing Infinite Undiscovery.


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Commented on 2008-10-03 07:12:40
whats with the size, the ones of gamespot are bigger..thanks tho, its great to see something new and it looks great to boot. Cant wait to see more.
Commented on 2008-10-03 07:18:51
Very impressive graphics.

It's going to be tough for any jrpg to top tales of vesperia for me :)
Commented on 2008-10-03 07:38:03
Those graphics are the best JRPG graphics I have seen, by a large margin.
Commented on 2008-10-03 07:39:43
Looks amazing.
Commented on 2008-10-03 07:40:49
looks gorgeous, one thing to note is IU was made made by the Radiata Stories team while SO4 is done by the Valkryie Profile/SO3 team so we can expect more quality from them..
Commented on 2008-10-03 07:45:12
Yeah, the Radiata Stories team were always into presentation more than graphics or technology. You could see it in Radiata Stories (nice story, good characters, okay 30fps engine) and IU.

SO4 is tri-Aces true team, and they're not disappointing one bit. Can't wait for the PS3 version.
Commented on 2008-10-03 07:51:03 In reply to deathbyfire
Posted by deathbyfire
Can't wait for the PS3 version.
Keep in mind that given its current status, you may keep waiting forever. Never assume.

THX for the size fix BTW
Commented on 2008-10-03 07:57:32
Looks damn good.
Commented on 2008-10-03 08:12:15
Looks amazing, damn.
Commented on 2008-10-03 08:26:41
How come a western machine like the xbox, still gets a lot more JRPGs than normal RPGs?

JRPGs are imo all boring story wise (strange mixes between european and eastern stories), they all are extremely repetitive, and they all target the teenage audience.

I want good old RPGs with a distinct western feel for my xbox dammit...

Ah well - at least this fall there will be something to choose from, but is has been long in the waiting...
Commented on 2008-10-03 08:27:43 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
Never assume.
So I should...

Never assume S-E likes money (FFXIII multiplatform)
Never assume the Star Ocean series has been a PS franchise
Never assume the Star Ocean series sold best in Japan, where the 360 isn't
Never assume that the game will bomb on the 360
Never assume the PS3 has 4x the userbase in Japan (famitsu sales data)

I'll try not to assume, but it's hard to change reality...
Commented on 2008-10-03 08:51:53 In reply to deathbyfire
Posted by deathbyfire
So I should...

Never assume S-E likes money (FFXIII multiplatform)
Never assume the Star Ocean series has been a PS franchise
Never assume the Star Ocean series sold best in Japan, where the 360 isn't
Never assume that the game will bomb on the 360
Never assume the PS3 has 4x the userbase in Japan (famitsu sales data)

I'll try not to assume, but it's hard to change reality...
Which is exactly why SE is giving the 360 some exclusives, right? But I have to agree with some others here. The game looks pretty damn good. Look like there will be mainly teenagers once again :(
Commented on 2008-10-03 08:56:05
S-E has given the 360 no pure exclusives, just timed ones. FFXIII is multi, Last Remnant is just releasing earlier, and SO4 will release on the PS3 sooner rather than later. It makes no sense for a Japanese company to make an exclusive for another console that doesn't even sell well in their own country.

Worldwide the 360 is pretty much tied with the PS3, so there's no reason to be exclusive there either.

And I don't mind teenagers, just no kids. Looks like it's too late for that one though.
Commented on 2008-10-03 08:57:25
looks awesome
Commented on 2008-10-03 09:18:14
looks good graphically, although character designs look a bit generic... also:

the image with the girl at the computer...she looks a little spazzed out
Commented on 2008-10-03 09:53:38 In reply to deathbyfire
Posted by deathbyfire
S-E has given the 360 no pure exclusives, just timed ones. FFXIII is multi, Last Remnant is just releasing earlier, and SO4 will release on the PS3 sooner rather than later. It makes no sense for a Japanese company to make an exclusive for another console that doesn't even sell well in their own country.

Worldwide the 360 is pretty much tied with the PS3, so there's no reason to be exclusive there either.

And I don't mind teenagers, just no kids. Looks like it's too late for that one though.
What´s about Infinite Undiscovery? you only mention Last Remnant, Known as multi platform since the first day. FFXIII is multy NOW, but not before. It was PS3 exclusive, so, things aren´t so clear.
By now, Star Ocean 4 is exclusive and forget about Japan. S-E wants to expand in USA and Europe with Xbox360, not Japan.
Maybe some day (who knows) you will see SO4 en PS3, MAYBE, not sure as you say.
Commented on 2008-10-03 10:05:20 In reply to deathbyfire
Posted by deathbyfire
Worldwide the 360 is pretty much tied with the PS3, so there's no reason to be exclusive there either.
No thats not true if you look at any figures from any sites and even the latest sales numbers claimed by each console camp, the 360 is a clear 5/6million ahead worldwide.

But back to the screens they look outstanding.
Commented on 2008-10-03 10:13:53 In reply to BLackHawkodst
Posted by sebasrd24
What´s about Infinite Undiscovery? you only mention Last Remnant, Known as multi platform since the first day. FFXIII is multy NOW, but not before. It was PS3 exclusive, so, things aren´t so clear.
Infinite Undiscovery is an MS funded and owned IP. If S-E were the ones that were controlling it, it would definitely be on the PS3. Didn't someone from S-E even state that they'd think about putting IU on the PS3 (even though they probably didn't know it was an MS-owned IP).

S-E is willing to make the money on the PS3. Let's not forget the PS3 still has many S-E exclusives while the 360 only has one exclusive by default (IU) and many multiplatform games.
Posted by BLackHawkodst
the 360 is a clear 5/6million ahead worldwide.
And does that even matter? 5 million isn't much of a gap. They're equal as far as that's concerned. A lead is what the PS2 used to have, a lead is what the Wii now has, a lead is not what the 360 has over the PS3. They are tied.
Commented on 2008-10-03 10:14:31
hahaha the chair behind the girl as well... seems to be in luck hahaha
Commented on 2008-10-03 10:16:53
Very nice! Even though I didn't like so3 battles much but well anyways this is must have ( and hopefully it is better than IU and please with JPN voice acting! ) :)
Commented on 2008-10-03 10:20:10 In reply to deathbyfire
Posted by deathbyfire
And does that even matter? 5 million isn't much of a gap. They're equal as far as that's concerned. A lead is what the PS2 used to have, a lead is what the Wii now has, a lead is not what the 360 has over the PS3. They are tied.
360 noy only have one exclusive (I.U.), Star Ocean 4 is exclusive as well, let´s be serious. If PS3 is SO important to S-E, why we will have FFXIII in 360? Why Star Ocean 4 is still Xbox 360 exclusive? Why The Last Remnant is coming earlier on Xbox 360? Why we have I.U. exclusive? Say thanks to FF Versus XIII... But look, keep dreaming then. Maybe some day Star Ocean 4 will go to PS3 but NOW remains as a 360 exclusive.
Commented on 2008-10-03 10:25:09 In reply to deathbyfire
Posted by deathbyfire
And does that even matter? 5 million isn't much of a gap.
As someone that works in the retail finance sector, i can tell you HELL YEAH that matters 5million is huge in this sector, even with just a 20% attachrate on 5mil a game can be a million sellar, in fact as of oct 2007 the 360 had 8.9mil consoles sold (to gamers not retail) and the PS3 had 3.7mil are you telling me that at 3.7mil the PS3 should have no exclusives because that number means nothing?, that number was more than enough to keep its publishers happy they would turn an excellent profit if it remained exclusive.
But i digress SO4 will most likely come to the PS3 at a later date as i dont belive MS will pay for it to be exclusive.
Commented on 2008-10-03 10:38:47
I'm not really sure how you guys see that this title have the best graphic of any JRPG this gen? First of all non combat frames is CG for those who haven't spotted that yet.

In any event I cannot wait for the title just because it's star ocean ^^. Couldn't care lessf or the graphics.

By the way will you guys be at TGS? And if so, please record some of this demo, this is my most wanted title :P Hell SO3 was my most wanted title and reason I got a PS2 as well a long time ago LOL.
Commented on 2008-10-03 10:45:18
Wow the last screen! The character models look incredible!!!!
Commented on 2008-10-03 10:45:19 In reply to MugiMugi
Easy because it is, even the in-game combat screens are excellent, and until we see any official real in-game stuff from ffx13, SO4 takes the no1 prize :)
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