X360 Thursday, December 18, 2008 | 2:34 PM

Star Ocean 4 trailer

Star Ocean 4 trailer

Square-Enix released this new Japanese trailer of Star Ocean: The Last Hope. The video quality isn't very good, but it's still a nice watch.
Update: Better quality version online.


December 08 trailer (HQ)

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Commented on 2008-12-17 09:23:19
Nuke it from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.

Game looks beautiful. Probably won't play it though, I've never understood Japanese RPGs.
Commented on 2008-12-17 09:46:09
Man that video was just a long video of star ocean 4 porn :) ( yes not litterly :P ) gah I sooo cannot wait for this game :) I cannot wait at all, by the way did I mention I cannot wait ^^ ?

the JRPG I had most fun with is after all SO2 and SO3 ^^ I bet this won't let me down either ^^.
Commented on 2008-12-17 09:56:37
After spending 40 hours in Persona 4 thus far, I'm not finding this game as exciting as I once did--or any upcoming RPG for that matter. But it does look nice.
Commented on 2008-12-17 10:04:02
Looks good but the graphics are all over the place.

Gameplay looks pretty cool though, looks like there will be plenty of combos to go through :)
Commented on 2008-12-17 10:20:50
My First must buy in 2009! :)
Commented on 2008-12-17 11:01:45
I Fap'd so hard, I think I broke my johnesy. Is all that... CG?
Commented on 2008-12-17 11:07:41 In reply to donkeyman
Posted by donkeyman
I Fap'd so hard, I think I broke my johnesy. Is all that... CG?
Nope! that's all INGAME!
Commented on 2008-12-17 12:19:00
Day one buy!!!
Commented on 2008-12-17 12:27:09
OMG! the closups on characters remind me of an anime style Thunderbirds...The way they don't change expressions...it sure is a style choice but it gives me shivers like Thunderbirds did.
Commented on 2008-12-17 13:21:10
Feb '09
Hell yeah! Can't wait to get this one.
Commented on 2008-12-17 14:06:21 In reply to Nakano
Posted by Nakano
OMG! the closups on characters remind me of an anime style Thunderbirds...The way they don't change expressions...it sure is a style choice but it gives me shivers like Thunderbirds did.
It's not a flaw, it's a design choice.

Dolls don't have expressions.
Commented on 2008-12-17 14:26:10
I'm planning on getting this as well, it looks amazing

But yeah it's a shame the characters remind me of marionettes/the movie Team America.
Commented on 2008-12-17 14:28:34
I don't really have time for RPGs (although I bought Mass Effect and Fable 2, I haven't finished them yet though) but I think I might buy this as it just looks so awesome!!! :D
Commented on 2008-12-17 14:31:52 In reply to Nakano
Posted by Nakano
OMG! the closups on characters remind me of an anime style Thunderbirds...The way they don't change expressions...it sure is a style choice but it gives me shivers like Thunderbirds did.
Erm, there already is an anime Thunderbirds, lol! It's called Thunderbirds 2086. (It's a 2D show not CGI though, it was made in the 80s.)
Commented on 2008-12-17 14:36:25
70 days, ive started my countdown. This is easily my most anticipated game of this generation. And while the trailers have been sporadic in quality, ivecomplete faith the game will be amazing given the previous 3 and the remakes.
Commented on 2008-12-17 15:06:02
Edge Maverick! thats either the best character name in gaming history, or the worse.. i cant decide. Either way you can pretty much assume he'll be limp wristed.

Such a shame its a JRPG..and will keep the tired old combat mechanics and random encounters of that.
Commented on 2008-12-17 15:14:26 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
Such a shame its a JRPG..and will keep the tired old combat mechanics and random encounters of that.
Star Ocean is an Action RPG, it also does not have random encounters at all. It's pretty unique in the style it runs to as well, so it's defectively not your common JRPG.
Commented on 2008-12-17 15:38:46
The lighting looks insanely good IMO and the engine, although rough in places, holds out very well indeed.
Commented on 2008-12-17 16:25:11
I'll never understand why Japanese devs insist on putting chicks with cat ears and dressed-up-little-10-year-old-girls in their games.
Commented on 2008-12-17 16:31:42 In reply to fr0sty
Posted by bleachedsmiles
Such a shame its a JRPG..and will keep the tired old combat mechanics and random encounters of that.
As if Oblivion, fallout 3, and any other western rpg isnt using the same old boring action only shooter style mechanics weve been seeing since the 80s. Things havnt changed in ages, there are just differant styles. I prefer my games turn based(although as someone mentioned SO games are action rpgs) If anything, we need more classic jrpgs and less classic wrpgs in the world today, seeing as how the wrpg is much closer to a genre that is way too overcrowded, that being FPS.
Posted by nam37
I'll never understand why Japanese devs insist on putting chicks with cat ears and dressed-up-little-10-year-old-girls in their games.
Nor will I, I live here in tokyo and see the stuff daily, its creepy.
Posted by fr0sty
The lighting looks insanely good IMO and the engine, although rough in places, holds out very well indeed.
I think so too, which is another reason I think it will come out fine in the end. I dont like the techno world though, it looks way to pixelated to me.
Commented on 2008-12-17 17:28:08
Char design is so lame. Allways the same like in almost all other JRPGs, I dont want to play a little boy. Give me a real man as Mainchar.
Commented on 2008-12-17 18:09:36 In reply to Nakano
I have to agree about the Thunderbirds thing. The animations look terrible (like most other games in this generation) and especially the mouths move like they are made of wood. Don't tell me it's a 'design choice' since it's simply lazyness of the developers.
Commented on 2008-12-17 18:18:53
^ Agreed. The character design is way too japan-ish for my liking. Don't dig their, pardon, "pedo" style...
Commented on 2008-12-17 18:19:51
looks good.
Commented on 2008-12-17 19:08:39
I got a seizure watching that.

Is it me or does the game remind you of Xenosaga?
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