History Franchise / StarOcean

27th Sep '17 3:23:00 PM AyaSai
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There is also a 2001 game for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor titled ''Blue Sphere'' ([[IThoughtItMeant not to be]] [[SimilarlyNamedWorks confused with]] [[VideoGame/BlueSphere that one]]), taking place two years after the events of ''The Second Story'' with all twelve party members available.

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There is also a 2001 game for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor titled ''Blue Sphere'' ([[IThoughtItMeant not to be]] [[SimilarlyNamedWorks confused with]] [[VideoGame/BlueSphere that one]]), taking place two years after the events of ''The Second Story'' with all twelve party members available.
available. In December 2016, Tri-Ace released ''Star Ocean Anamnesis'', a mobile RPG game featuring both original characters of ''Anamnesis'' and returning characters of all five ''Star Ocean'' Games.
15th Jul '17 5:14:24 AM TMK
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* ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge: The series likes this a lot. In the [[VideoGame/StarOcean1 first]] and [[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory second]] games, this is justified by the protagonists being on planets protected by an AlienNonInterferenceClause. The [[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime third game]] has the same justification (the protagonist ends up landing on an underdeveloped planet in an escape pod, being rescued by the crew of a ship, then crash landing on another underdeveloped planet and spending a good amount of time there), but halfway through the game you return to "developed" space, and yet many of the protagonists continue to use anachronistic weapons.

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* ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge: The series likes this a lot. In the [[VideoGame/StarOcean1 first]] and [[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory second]] games, this is justified by the protagonists being on planets protected by an AlienNonInterferenceClause. The [[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime third game]] has the same justification (the protagonist ends up landing on an underdeveloped planet in an escape pod, being rescued by the crew of a ship, then crash landing on another underdeveloped planet and spending a good amount of time there), but halfway through the game you return to "developed" space, and yet many of the protagonists continue to use anachronistic weapons. In the [[VideoGame/StarOceanIntegrityAndFaithlessness fifth game]], you spend almost the entirety of the game on an underdeveloped planet, with sporadic periods in space.
4th Jun '17 8:01:59 AM PF
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''Star Ocean'' is a series of {{Role Playing Game}}s developed by [[Creator/TriAce tri-Ace]] and published by Creator/SquareEnix.[[note]]Enix before the merger.[[/note]] All of them are set in the same universe, a high-tech SpaceOpera, but all of them spend a significant amount of time focusing on a [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy low-tech, high-magic world]]. The games are known for their fast-paced, real-time battle system, and for the Private Action system that allows the main character to interact with party members in cutscenes while in towns. These can affect the ending through changing RelationshipValues.

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''Star Ocean'' is a series of {{Role Playing Game}}s developed by [[Creator/TriAce tri-Ace]] and published by Creator/SquareEnix.[[note]]Enix before the merger.[[/note]] All of them are set in the same universe, a high-tech SpaceOpera, but all of them spend a significant amount of time focusing on a [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy low-tech, high-magic world]]. The games are known for their fast-paced, real-time real time battle system, and for the Private Action system that allows the main character to interact with party members in cutscenes while in towns. These can affect the ending through changing RelationshipValues.
4th Jun '17 8:00:49 AM PF
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There is also a 2001 game for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor titled ''Blue Sphere'' ([[IThoughtItMeant not to be]] [[SimilarlyNamedWorks confused with]] [[VideoGame/BlueSphere that one]]), taking place two years after ''The Second Story'' with all twelve party members available.

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There is also a 2001 game for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor titled ''Blue Sphere'' ([[IThoughtItMeant not to be]] [[SimilarlyNamedWorks confused with]] [[VideoGame/BlueSphere that one]]), taking place two years after the events of ''The Second Story'' with all twelve party members available.
4th Jun '17 7:58:35 AM PF
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* ''[[VideoGame/StarOcean1 Star Ocean]]'' (1996)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory Star Ocean: The Second Story]]'' (1998)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime Star Ocean: Till the End of Time]]'' (2003)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope Star Ocean: The Last Hope]]'' (2009)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanIntegrityAndFaithlessness Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness]]'' (2016)

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* ''[[VideoGame/StarOcean1 Star Ocean]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Star Ocean|1}}'' (1996)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory Star Ocean: The Second Story]]'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' (1998)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime Star Ocean: Till the End of Time]]'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' (2003)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope Star Ocean: The Last Hope]]'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' (2009)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanIntegrityAndFaithlessness Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness]]'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanIntegrityAndFaithlessness'' (2016)



Most famously, the creator of this series were the original creators of the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', leaving [[BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]] due to the ExecutiveMeddling they encountered during the development of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia''. The first game is practically a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Tales of Phantasia'' where the battle engine is concerned.

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Most famously, the creator of this series were the original creators of the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', leaving [[BandaiNamcoEntertainment [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]] due to the ExecutiveMeddling they encountered during the development of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia''. The first game is practically a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Tales of Phantasia'' where the battle engine is concerned.
4th Jun '17 6:13:37 AM Ominae
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Most famously, the creator of this series were the original creators of the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', leaving [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]] due to the ExecutiveMeddling they encountered during the development of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia''. The first game is practically a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Tales of Phantasia'' where the battle engine is concerned.

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Most famously, the creator of this series were the original creators of the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', leaving [[Creator/NamcoBandai [[BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]] due to the ExecutiveMeddling they encountered during the development of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia''. The first game is practically a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Tales of Phantasia'' where the battle engine is concerned.
28th Apr '17 8:04:05 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* WitchSpecies:
** While most species require specialized tattoos to use symbology, there are a few that already have the symbols etched into their very DNA. The Featherfolk, Nedians, and Morphus are among these species.

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* WitchSpecies:
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WitchSpecies: While most species require specialized tattoos to use symbology, there are a few that already have the symbols etched into their very DNA. DNA.
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The Featherfolk, Nedians, and Morphus are among these species.some examples of species that see this happen in most, if not all, of their members.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Unsurprising, given the series' anime-ish style; in fact, at least two party members in every game have literal blue hair, including the male leads of the first, third and fifth games.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Unsurprising, given the series' anime-ish style; in fact, at least two party members in every game have literal blue hair, including the male leads of the first, third and fifth games.
games. In most cases, this can be justified by the fact that they are aliens [[spoiler:or genetic experiments]], though not always.
23rd Apr '17 6:34:42 PM nombretomado
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Most famously, the creator of this series were the original creators of the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', leaving [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]] due to the ExecutiveMeddling they encountered during the development of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia''. The first game is practically a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Tales of Phantasia'' where the battle engine is concerned.

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Most famously, the creator of this series were the original creators of the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', leaving [[Creator/NamcoBandai Namco]] due to the ExecutiveMeddling they encountered during the development of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia''. The first game is practically a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Tales of Phantasia'' where the battle engine is concerned.



** There are major similarities between ''Star Ocean'' and the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' in gameplay and design: real time battles with combat skills that burn MP, item creation, food-based healing items that heal in percentages, Private Actions / Skits, RelationshipValues leading to MultipleEndings, and so on. This is because ''Star Ocean'' was created by tri-Ace, a company whose founding members are best described as "Basically everyone who designed ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' at Namco."

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** There are major similarities between ''Star Ocean'' and the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' in gameplay and design: real time battles with combat skills that burn MP, item creation, food-based healing items that heal in percentages, Private Actions / Skits, RelationshipValues leading to MultipleEndings, and so on. This is because ''Star Ocean'' was created by tri-Ace, a company whose founding members are best described as "Basically everyone who designed ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' at Namco."
29th Mar '17 11:09:43 AM erforce
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* ''[[VideoGame/StarOcean1 Star Ocean]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory Star Ocean: The Second Story]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime Star Ocean: Till the End of Time]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope Star Ocean: The Last Hope]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanIntegrityAndFaithlessness Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness]]''

There is also a game for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor titled ''Blue Sphere'' ([[IThoughtItMeant not to be]] [[SimilarlyNamedWorks confused with]] [[VideoGame/BlueSphere that one]]), taking place two years after ''The Second Story'' with all twelve party members available.

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* ''[[VideoGame/StarOcean1 Star Ocean]]''
Ocean]]'' (1996)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory Star Ocean: The Second Story]]''
Story]]'' (1998)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime Star Ocean: Till the End of Time]]''
Time]]'' (2003)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope Star Ocean: The Last Hope]]''
Hope]]'' (2009)
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanIntegrityAndFaithlessness Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness]]''

Faithlessness]]'' (2016)

There is also a 2001 game for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor titled ''Blue Sphere'' ([[IThoughtItMeant not to be]] [[SimilarlyNamedWorks confused with]] [[VideoGame/BlueSphere that one]]), taking place two years after ''The Second Story'' with all twelve party members available.



** There are major similarities between ''Star Ocean'' and the ''Tales Series'' in gameplay and design: real time battles with combat skills that burn MP, item creation, food-based healing items that heal in percentages, Private Actions / Skits, RelationshipValues leading to MultipleEndings, and so on. This is because ''Star Ocean'' was created by tri-Ace, a company whose founding members are best described as "Basically everyone who designed ''Tales of Phantasia'' at Namco."
** ''Star Ocean'' is a spiritual successor of ''Star Trek''. A developer mentioned that the ''Star Ocean'' series was actually first created with ''Star Trek'' as main motivation.

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** There are major similarities between ''Star Ocean'' and the ''Tales Series'' ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' in gameplay and design: real time battles with combat skills that burn MP, item creation, food-based healing items that heal in percentages, Private Actions / Skits, RelationshipValues leading to MultipleEndings, and so on. This is because ''Star Ocean'' was created by tri-Ace, a company whose founding members are best described as "Basically everyone who designed ''Tales of Phantasia'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' at Namco."
** ''Star Ocean'' is a spiritual successor of ''Star Trek''.''Franchise/StarTrek''. A developer mentioned that the ''Star Ocean'' series was actually first created with ''Star Trek'' as main motivation.



* UpdatedRerelease[=/=]VideoGameRemake: The first games in the series were released on the PSP, with the first being remade with ''The Second Story''[='=]s style and the second being given a more direct port, marking the first release of the first game in North America. The fourth game was later released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 with some new features and characters.

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* UpdatedRerelease[=/=]VideoGameRemake: UpdatedRerelease:
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The first games in the series were released on the PSP, with the first being remade with ''The Second Story''[='=]s style and the second being game was given a more direct port, marking port for PSP in 2008, with similar enchancements that the first release remake of the first game in North America. for same console had.
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The fourth game was later released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 with some new features and characters.



* VideoGameRemake: The first game was remade in 2007 with ''The Second Story''[='=]s style for PSP, and in 2008 it got the first official release in North America and Europe.



* WitchSpecies: While most species require specialized tattoos to use symbology, there are a few that already have the symbols etched into their very DNA. The Featherfolk, Nedians, and Morphus are among these species. Lemurisians occasionally see this happen in a small minority of their women. This also started happening to a small minority of Expellians [[spoiler: after they absorbed the remnants of the Nedians.]]

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* WitchSpecies: WitchSpecies:
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While most species require specialized tattoos to use symbology, there are a few that already have the symbols etched into their very DNA. The Featherfolk, Nedians, and Morphus are among these species.
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Lemurisians occasionally see this happen in a small minority of their women. women.
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This also started happening to a small minority of Expellians [[spoiler: after they absorbed the remnants of the Nedians.]]


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28th Mar '17 5:47:00 PM morenohijazo
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* DayOldLegend: The games do this a lot. It's possible you're just recreating the item for whatever planet you're on; and the FlavorText is aimed at us, the audience; but still.
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