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Game checklist...

Robust skill system: Check
Hefty item creation system: Check
Fun and somewhat challenging (until you abuse the hell out of it) battle system: Check
Multiple planets to explore: Check
Side quests: Check
Lots of collectibles: Check
Space elvesEldarians: Check
Good voice acting: Ch.... er.... damn, can't have everything?

Anyhow, yeah, I'll be in my bunk cuddling up to my 360 if anyone needs me...


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Feb. 27th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Star Ocean: The Last Hope.
Feb. 27th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Heh, gee, how'd ya know? *whistles*
Feb. 27th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Sarah is annoyingly voiced. Kittycat (yes, I renamed her) is annoyingly voiced.

Welch has to die in a fucking fire, like NOW.

Edge, Bacchus and Reimi are decently VA'ed, though, and Faize isn't that bad.

I thought for almost 10 hours that Bacchus was voiced by Brent Spiner pitching his voice a bit deeply, until I looked it up.
Feb. 27th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
I haven't reached Sarah yet, I just ran into Merry/the kitty.

Welch... yeah, annoying voice, although the PAs that involve her are hilarious. XD

Agreed on Edge, Bacchus and Reimi and Faize, and myself, I thought Bacchus was the guy that did Ziggy in Xenosaga (which, looking it up, would be Richard Epcar). Huh.

Lym... well, Lym isn't *bad* voice acting since it fits how her personality is supposed to be, it just makes we want to stab my eardrums out after a while. (Although at least it's not as bad as one of the NPCs in Star Ocean: Til the End of Time, if you played that.)
Feb. 27th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Lym's voice isn't all that annoying, 'kay. It's just her word choice, 'kay, that gets on my nerves after about 15 seconds, 'kay. Plus the fact, 'kay, that she's *theoretically* 15, 'kay, yet looks and acts around 6, 'kay.
Feb. 28th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Okay, yes, Sarah has an ANNOYING VOICE. (I don't even have her in my party, just met her once, and gahhhhh *twitch*)

I don't really mind Merry's voice. Then again, I guess I'm kinda used to the catgirl thing in general.

Also: How goddamn long am I gonna have to put up with Emo!Edge? I mean, yeah, he has a good reason, but still. -_-
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
I'm a couple of hours ahead of you, and he is emo'ing out as we speak, but he may be purging it. We shall see.
Feb. 28th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
OK, update: Purgatorium? A bitch to get through. Good chunk of story, though.
Feb. 28th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)

I just got a certain person back in my party after a Certain Incident, and am now going to look for ANOTHER certain person. If that tells you where I am.

And now I must get some sleep, and put down the controller for a bit. Noooes!

Feb. 28th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Oh Dear God. Um, I just had the 8th character join. You've met them already.

Help me. A .45 hispeed lead injection may just do the trick.

Mar. 1st, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Blah, you're pulling way far ahead of me... I haven't even hit the Purgatorium except to poke around and say "oh hey, we can't get in!" because I keep getting sidetracked by item creation, trying to do quests, etc.
Mar. 1st, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
I've gotten a LOT of IC and quests out of the way, but I've been pushing the storylinew harder than I should. I'm somewhat underlevelled now, so I'm about to go grind for several hours. Just finished the 5th boss in my mid-40s, which is an easy fight if you blindside, impossible otherwise.
Mar. 1st, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
Whee, just finished the Purgatorium. Or at least, I killed the final boss and watched the cutscene after, then saved just outside the door (and am letting my system idle for a few while I get tea, etc)... hopefully that means I'm done with it, except climbing back out.

Actually I didn't think it was that bad, although that might've been because I was expecting worse, after your warning. The mothership though... gyah. Someone stab that designer through the heart with a spoon, please. XD
Mar. 1st, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
The layout wasn't bad once you figured out the statue thing, but the boss fight was tough -- and the dialogue worse.

(You are rapidly approaching a lengthy cutscene, BTW. Bring a sandwich. Or five.)
Mar. 1st, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Long Cutscene is Long!

But worth it. Soooo worth it. I'll... yeah, I'll be in my bunk.
Mar. 2nd, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
Annnnnd, there's another longass cutscene, but this one was ... less juvenile overall? I've just hit the standard Star Ocean "OK, final dungeon, here's a teleporter, go do all your sidequests and grinding" position. Definitely fun.
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