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3.8 out of 5 stars
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4)
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Price:£7.49+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

on 8 January 2017
After playing all the previous star ocean games, I found this to be the most disappointing and quite frankly lazy. The music in the game is probably one if it's best features! The problem I have being partially deaf is when characters are talking the subtitles don't tell you who is speaking so things get confusing.
There is next to no character development, nothing that really made me love or even care about the characters.
In the previous games the crafting system seemed much more sophisticated and fun this just seemed really boring and forced. I liked that more characters could fight in the battle field but developing battle skills was a little boring having to wait for the right book. In previous games I really enjoyed the cut scenes whereas in this game there was non. I don't think this should have been a ps4 release. I think it might have been a bit more forgivable for the psp.
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on 31 July 2016
I'd suggest for hardcore fans of the series and jrpg fans.

Graphics - 4/5
Gameplay - 3/5
Story - 3.5/5
Sound -4.5/5
Overall - 3/5

Has some good and some bad elements, combat system is great but get repetitive really quickly. There's ALOT of backtracking in this game as stated in other reviews with fast travel only available near end game. No world map which is a pain in the ass as most of the time you spend guessing where you need to go next. Crafting system is pretty cool once you unlock them. All in all as I said before only buy if your a fan of the series and/or a massive fan of jrpg's.
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on 5 October 2016
I deliberately waited until the price came down on this item as the negative views put me off. However, its a star ocean game and deserves a chance.

I'm glad I waited, though.

This game is average across the board and only the fairly enjoyable, fast-paced combat saves it from being a complete mess.
The story and characters manage to tick the box of every JRPG stereotype going - no small feat, and sadly, the only achievement this game makes.
The camera angles outside of battle are terrible and you can't enjoy any of the scenery because the camera seems to float just over Fidel's back the entire time, as if he was the star of some bizarre day-in-the-life documentary.
Everything is seamless, except when you transition between areas - this means the story segments are seamless too. You can't skip the dialogue and have to wait, pacing around in a small semi-circle, while everyone spouts their lines. Okay, so maybe text boxes are outdated but they did have a use!

The role system is fairly innovative in that you can use them to customize your AI characters and make them behave a certain way - I liked this idea. The star ocean crafting returns and is actually improved as you don't have to be aboard a ship or in town anymore so that's good.

That's about all the praise, I have for it really. Its so very average across the board. Even so, if like me you are waiting for FF 15, this might kill a few gaming hours until November :)
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on 16 November 2016
Been playing this for a while ago now, and it's so so. Battles, game flow, item creation and quests are all massively improved since previous games. But the story is weak, really weak. It's very similar to the story from the first two games, even though it's not really a direct sequel.
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on 23 November 2016
Purchased as an Amazon Warehouse return so the case was a little damaged but the disc was spotless. As for the game itself, it's just fantastic. The characters are typical Star Ocean fare, and the story is (at the point I'm at anyway) standard JRPG. The dialogue though is fantastic and really helps with the immersion into the game, and the graphics are just stunning with the pastel pallette and anime style. Highly recommended.
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on 4 September 2016
I completed it in only 23 hours, that was taking my time to do side activities I came across.
There is only 1 planet that has 3 small cities and the entire game has <10 world map spaces between those cities.
The characters are best described as "vapid tropes" to fill a space.

Lastly, I really don't care for graphics a huge amount in games, but the textures on so much of the world are actually from PS2 era, the character models are HD and look the part but lots of the world building is lazy, if you ever look up or down alleys you can't walk down it looks like they reused Star Ocean 3 assets.

Sadly a bad excuse for a Star "Ocean" game, was a quickly put together bad RPG.

One positive I can give it, the combat system is the best refined it has ever been in the series imo, it's responsive and you can add basic AI behavior similar, but not as good as the gambits in FF12, Some would say "The combat is the gameplay, so where is the problem" But I think anyone who wants to play an RPG wants more than decent combat, as an RPG, Star Ocean 5 drops the ball in all the places it should of focused on.
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on 16 October 2016
Kept me going with sidequests throughout the game. Combat is excellent. There are not a huge amount of places to go and most of the dungeons/field areas feel a but generic.
Likeable characters, forgettable story and graphics are quite poor for a Playstation 4 title.
If you are a Star Ocean fan you may not be getting what you expect, however as a standalone RPG it's a solid 7/10 coming from an RPG fan.
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on 24 May 2017
Loving this game! Quite simple though, thats ok for me, Lot of backtracking to do sidequests, but that enables
levelling up. Quite a cute game, would say a cross between Dragon Quest (1st one), and the earlier Final Fantasys.
Well worth buying, and would say that you would need to buy the Walkthrough Guide Book that goes with it, or you wouldnt
know where all the sidequests and PA's were.
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on 22 November 2017
Got this on a whim after reliving star ocean: Till the end of time. However it just didn't live up to it, feels like a ps2 game and behaves like one.
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on 22 June 2018
Great game I cannot say too much because I still haven't played too much, but after couple of hours I can say it's good.
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