X360 Friday, January 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM

Star Ocean 4 images and video

Star Ocean 4 images and video

Square-Enix once again updated the Star Ocean: The Last Hope official site with a whole bunch of new images, along with a new video showing part of a cutscene.


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Commented on 2009-01-16 16:13:57
looks stunning.

The first of the 360 exclusives this year
Commented on 2009-01-16 16:21:14
they all look creepy. nice, tech wise. but its a bit "kids playing dress up" to me...kids with porcelain doll faces.
Commented on 2009-01-16 16:26:23 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
they all look creepy. nice, tech wise. but its a bit "kids playing dress up" to me...kids with porcelain doll faces.
Agreed.... most of the characters in the game don't look old enough to be doing the kinds of stuff they are doing in the game.
Commented on 2009-01-16 16:26:50
some impressive screenies
Commented on 2009-01-16 16:31:47
graphically looks really sharp, and modelisation is really good, but animation and facial expressions stink bad. They look like robots.
Even tobal 2 on ps1 had better facial expressions.
Commented on 2009-01-16 16:32:17
They do look creepy but very well done.

Glad to see the synthesis is back :)
Commented on 2009-01-16 16:45:43
I personaly like the character design, it just got a quite a difference and unique feeling about it.

Cannot wait for Feb 24 to play this!
Commented on 2009-01-16 17:31:50
lolz at slutty elf, looks good anyway, not a big fan of designs but i'll live with them
Commented on 2009-01-16 17:33:31
Hmm, it's kind of not as good as it used to look.

But whatever. It's still the best looking JRPG thus far.
Commented on 2009-01-16 17:37:56
Yeah having said that.... Textures aren't great at all, and they are bullshots.

No UE3 game won't have jaggies on this generations consoles.
Commented on 2009-01-16 17:46:59 In reply to lb003g0676
Posted by lb003g0676
Yeah having said that.... Textures aren't great at all, and they are bullshots.

No UE3 game won't have jaggies on this generations consoles.
SO4 doesnt use UE3
Commented on 2009-01-16 18:04:26 In reply to lb003g0676
Posted by lb003g0676
Yeah having said that.... Textures aren't great at all, and they are bullshots.

No UE3 game won't have jaggies on this generations consoles.
How are they bullshots? Wouldn't they have doctored the entire image if they were bullshots?
It's pretty obvious all the power in the game is given to the characters
Commented on 2009-01-16 18:09:04 In reply to Tinks
Wellcome to Japan - The Country where little kids have big breast.

Looks disturbing but great?


Well at least I'm not worried about FF gfx when I see this...
Posted by Tinks
How are they bullshots? Wouldn't they have doctored the entire image if they were bullshots?
It's pretty obvious all the power in the game is given to the characters
Yeah, thats the problem with most japanese games. Chars look too damn good to fit into the environments.
Commented on 2009-01-16 18:23:27
That cutscene is bloody hilarious!! And I really really wish for the European/US versions of the game to include Japanese voices with English Subtitles.

The voiceacting is priceless(not to mention hilarious!!)

That cutscene if you understand Japanese shows just how exactly this game will be in terms of character development n all. CANT WAIT!
Commented on 2009-01-16 18:29:11
I'm hesitant to get 100% behind this game since Square is involved, but I can't resist them cute anime girls!
Commented on 2009-01-16 19:02:58
Best looking JRPG ever, FF13 be afraid
Commented on 2009-01-16 19:32:02 In reply to Yoshaw
Posted by Yoshaw
That cutscene is bloody hilarious!! And I really really wish for the European/US versions of the game to include Japanese voices with English Subtitles.

The voiceacting is priceless(not to mention hilarious!!)

That cutscene if you understand Japanese shows just how exactly this game will be in terms of character development n all. CANT WAIT!
IIRC, there wont be japanese voices for the US version. was stated in an interview over at ign i think
Commented on 2009-01-16 20:23:52
The video is a bit lifeless, but I guess one should expect that with lifeless looking characters
Doesn't change the fact that I will own this game though and I'm sure love playing it
Commented on 2009-01-16 20:26:44
They are supersampled images (bicubic downscaled from uber-res) so they classify as bullshots in my book. The game wont look nearly as good when they probably will not use the FREE-AA available to them on the 360.

Though if made on a better engine, the game could run at 1080p and be downscaled to 720p for supersampling for people who use that res. But it would make more sense just to render at 720p with 4xFSAA (like Ace Combat). Most likely it will barely run at 720p with no AA, as we are used to with these types of games regardless of who makes them.
Commented on 2009-01-16 20:38:03
Eerily reminiscent of Xenosaga.
Commented on 2009-01-16 21:28:51
Never finished any of the other Star Ocean games but this looks great.
Commented on 2009-01-16 22:18:42
Best looking jrpg this gen so far but some severely assy textures here and there. I'll totally give it a try though, even after the total fiasco with IU as i still hope tri-ace might pull themselves up a notch with this one.
Commented on 2009-01-16 22:24:44
I can't get over the horrible animations. The characters just seem so lifeless and dull.
Commented on 2009-01-16 22:31:31
Gonna have to import this one day one as i'm in the EU along with a US console.
Commented on 2009-01-16 22:47:21
Looks very pretty but my interest in this game was severely diminished when I read that there will be no option for the original Japanese voice track. The shockingly awful dubbing in Infinite Undiscovery and Tales of Vesperia ruined those games for me.
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