Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$11.24 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by goHastings.

or
 
   
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.21 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
MOST WANTED Add to Cart
$19.40  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
King Beardo Add to Cart
$19.41  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Price For Less Add to Cart
$19.50  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Star Ocean: The Last Hope - Xbox 360

by Square Enix
Xbox 360
Teen
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) 72 / 100

List Price: $19.99
Price: $19.40 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $0.59 (3%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Sold by FRONTIER HOBBY SHOP and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Aug. 4? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
  • Gameplay updates including: the navigable spaceship Calnus, and combat enhancements Rush Mode, Sight In/Sight Out, and "BEAT" system.
  • Classic sci-fi/fantasy RPG action set across the vastness of space that recounts the origins of the Star Ocean universe.
  • Beautifully rendered combat expanding on the franchise's famous real-time battle system and only possible on Xbox 360.
  • Breathtaking CG cinematics by Visual Works, the studio whose previous work includes cutscenes for the Final Fantasy RPG series.
  • An expansive cast of playable characters, each with his/her own personality, signature moves and weapons.
Xbox Gift Cards
Xbox $25 CodeXbox $50 CodeXbox $100 CodeXbox Live

Frequently Bought Together

Star Ocean: The Last Hope - Xbox 360 + Tales of Vesperia - Xbox 360 + Blue Dragon - Xbox 360
Price for all three: $52.30

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Videos Related to This Product


Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001LGFPSY
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 5.3 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: February 24, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,557 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Amazon.com

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is the latest release in the celebrated science fiction and fantasy Star Ocean RPG series. This prequel set during the aftermath of Earth's fictional World War III combines sci-fi and fantasy elements spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the Star Ocean Universe. Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise's famous real-time battle system, introducing amazing graphics and next-generation visual effects brought to life on the Xbox 360 gaming system.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' game logo

Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Players:
Offline: 1

Other:
HDTV 1080p.
Reimi and Edge in 'Star Ocean: The Last Hope'
Crystal clear graphics.
View larger.
Edge Maverick in combat in 'Star Ocean: The Last Hope'
Compelling combat.
View larger.
Reimi character stat screen in 'Star Ocean: The Last Hope'
Classic RPG functionality.
View larger.
Story
A.D 2064...Planet Earth was on the brink of destruction as clashes between the World Republic Federation and the various nations that opposed it sparked the outbreak of World War III. Weapons of mass destruction, deployed with complete impunity razed the land in the blink of an eye. The dire situation forced the two opposing factions to negotiate a cease-fire and an agreement was quickly reached, but although the war may have ended, its effects remained. With the deteriorating environment, Earth's population was drastically reduced and those who survived lived a confined existence trapped in underground cities. Eventually countries joined together to form the Greater United Nations and turned their eyes skyward, to space. With the establishment of the USTA, the Universal Science and Technology Administration, man began to seek new worlds beyond the stars.

AD 2087...The first year of the spacedate (SD) calendar. Thanks to the success of Professor Trillas Bachstein's warp drive experiments, mankind's dream of a spacebourne existence has inched closer to reality and the USTA secretly began to implement its SRF project, the Space Reconnaissance Force. Now it is SD 0010, and the first official SRF mission and your adventure has begun.

Characters
Players of Star Ocean: The Last Hope will meet and interact with a wealth of characters from different parts of the galaxy, each with their own history and weapons of choice. Just a few of the more prominent characters to familiarize yourself with include:

Edge Maverick from 'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' Edge Maverick
Although generally possessing good judgment, this young Earthling commander of the maiden deep space voyage of the SRF ship the Calnus, can be reckless. His signature weapon is the sword.
Faize Sheifa Beleth from 'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' Faize Sheifa Beleth
A young Eldarian committed to etiquette and logic, and capable of astounding feats of engineering, Faize is always honorable of those possessing abilities he lacks. His signature weapon is the rapier.
Reimi Saionji from 'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' Reimi Saionji
The kind and levelheaded navigator of the Calnus, Reimi was born in an aristocratic Saionji family and has a shared history with Edge back on Earth. Her signature weapon is the bow.
Lymle Lemuri Phi from 'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' Lymle Lemuri Phi
Orphaned on her home planet of Lemrick long ago, Lymle is mischievous, but friendly and inexplicably retains the appearance of a young girl. Her signature weapon is the wand.

Gameplay and Combat
Although Edge Maverick is the main character in Star Ocean: The Last Hope, players will of course experience gameplay action in the form of a number of different characters and utilize the signature attacks assigned to each. The game features a real-time combat system which allows for up to four party members to remain active in battle at a time. Improvements to the game's combat system include 'Rush Mode,' where players can switch out active members of their combat groups for reserve members in real-time; 'Sight In/Sight Out' which allows for timed evasive and counter moves against enemies; and the BEAT (Battle Enhancement Attribute Type) system, through which players can change a character's fighting style at will. Other actions players will master through gameplay include piloting of the spaceship Calnus, a first in the Star Ocean series; item creation in the form of weapons, healing items and accessories; and Private Actions (PAs), a cause and effect relationship between character in-game actions and the acquisition of new abilities and scenarios. Through the increased flexibility mastery of all these skills provides, players should be able to more easily increase their team and individual team member's combat experience and status, and so unlock more advanced combat styles and linked combinations.

Key Game Features:

  • Series prequel - Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a prequel in the classic series, combining sci-fi and fantasy elements, spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the Star Ocean universe.
  • Exciting Battles - Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise's famous real-time battle system, including the amazing graphics and visual effects only possible on Xbox 360.
  • Compelling Scenes - The game features breathtaking CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cutscenes for the acclaimed Final Fantasy RPG series.

Product Description

STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE is the latest entry in the futuristic space opera RPG series, STAR OCEAN. Science fiction and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the celebrated franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc. The year is S.D. 10. In the aftermath of World War III, humanity voyages into the stars in search of a new home...and a second chance. A prequel that combines sci-fi and fantasy elements, spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the STAR OCEAN universe. Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise¿s famous real-time battle system, including the amazing graphics and visual effects only possible on the Xbox 360. Features breathtaking CG movies by Visual Works, the cutting-edge studio whose previous work includes cut scenes for the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY RPG series

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Ocean: Last Hope Review February 27, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having never played a Star Ocean game before, I was a little iffy about picking this one up. I didn't know if it would be another Final Fantasy clone or really stand out amongst the masses of JRPG games that have been hitting the 360 lately. After checking out some pretty decent reviews, I decided to take the leap and pick up the game on a whim.

From the start of the game, I got the feeling that the combat would be a lot like Tales of Vesperia. This is a good thing, as I loved every minute of Tales and for a game to bring up memories of a favorite is definitely a plus. The combat is similar, but not exactly the same. Where Tales used a lot of one button (maybe 2 button) presses to take down most enemies, Star Ocean at least involves a little more strategy. You can whip yourself around bad guys when they least expect it (blindside move) and attack from their rear, issue orders, etc. There's a lot going on in combat, but it's not hard to manage. There are a lot of tools at your disposal, how (or if) you use them, are completely up to you. The combat through the first couple hours of the game remained fresh and exciting, and I actually looked forward to getting new skills and abilities. Where other games kind of throw them at you, I got the feeling SO eases you into them and gives them out a lot less often.

The story in this game is different that most RPGs I have played (remember, I never played the other Star Ocean games). The world suffered after World War 3 and sent explorers into the heavens to find a new home for Earthlings. You play Edge Maverick, one of the chosen explorers on the maiden voyage. That's about all you need to know to get started in the game.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One thing or another... May 15, 2009
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
It's been a long time since I wrote a review, but after 300 hours of gameplay, I thought I would make a few points. Star Ocean is a game that, with slightly better writing and development could have been one of the best games of the decade. But it consistenly falls short.

Let's take a bit of a look.

The game is graphically beautiful. Full appreciation is due to the artists and animators. Not just for wandering around the vast multiworld universe that is the setting for the game, but fight animation is also lovingly detailed. Everything is great except for facial expressions. The characters are usually deadpan, and Reimi has a distant stare that is positively chilling.

The story is intricate. Edge and Reimi start out on Earth's attempt to find a colonizable world in order to save the human race from the ruin of a war torn planet. They meet a number of different alien races enlist characters (you wind up playing 4 out of a set of eight characters). Eventually they meet more villanous aliens, uncover a plot to end the universe and have to defeat an evil mastermind. Initially the game is linear, but gradually non-linear elements (such as quests) are introduced and you will do a lot of planet hopping. To some degree there's too much story. The worst example is the infinitely long closing sequence, which is unavoidabe and unstoppable.

Interplayer relationships are interesting as the characters are all quite different. Acting, however, is spotty. The worst example here is the crisis Edge goes through when his actions result in the destruction of a planet. Not his fault, but he spends endless hours whining and beating on himself (massively overacted) before he gets back on track

Gameplay itself is the real problem.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
90 of 113 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
"Terrible graphics!!!"

That's what stands out when I read all of these reviews. I find nobody that thinks these are great graphics. Hmm. I'll get back to this.

Anyway, Star Ocean: The Last Hope is the fourth of the series. Its roots are in space and time travel, and often takes place on faraway planets, though its protagonist is generally from Earth. The first Star Ocean (Blue Sphere) never came stateside; instead, we got Star Ocean: The Second Story. During a time when the first PlayStation was hurting for role-playing games, this was a breath of fresh air. It introduced concepts that were new to gamers but taken for granted since: synthesis, cooking, and customization. In truth, The Second Story was really a 100+ hour game if you wanted to accomplish all there was to do.

What The Second Story also brought to the table was challenge. Other games were hard, but TSS is known even to this day as having one of the worst final bosses in RPG gaming history, a man known only as Indalecio. His original form was bad enough, but when you went to a certain private action, he became "Unlimited Indalecio", a true GOD that gamers were not worthy of. Being level 99 didn't do you any good either. That's not even counting the bonus dungeon's boss, Iseria Queen, who is even worse. Bottom line - the game was blatantly difficult near the end.

Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time was released on PlayStation 2, and it wasn't well received by gamers, mostly because for the most part it deviated from what made Star Ocean so good. But what gamers don't see is that the third game actually added a piece of gaming goodness to the overall series. It introduced a new character in Welch Vineyard, adored by fans, almost to cultish dimensions.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars she seemed very happy with the game
I got this for my daughter for her birthday. she seemed very happy with the game.
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great value for what you get.
Published 1 month ago by Brandon Besant
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated RPG
Very underrated RPG. To me, the battle system is soo much more entertaining. The storyline is really good. Read more
Published 1 month ago by willken
5.0 out of 5 stars cool
the star ocean game is awesome its great to play it. it is kind of hard but, you will have fun playing it
Published 4 months ago by omar
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Game for a 10-Year Old
Laughable voice acting, stupid story, dumb-looking character models. If you have a young kid (under 12 or so) that likes video games, this may be a nice choice for him/her. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Evildead11
5.0 out of 5 stars What I expected
The game is a great game, sometimes repetitive but overall good. If you liked the previous star ocean this will be along the same lines as far as game play.
Published 5 months ago by Ashley Hoyte
5.0 out of 5 stars fun
really cool game it makes you use your mind and drives you crazy but fun I would recommend this game
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Short and sweet it got here on time undamaged and contained what I payed for. Really what more could you ask for right?
Published 6 months ago by Mickey Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Ocean series is a great RPG storyline.
This game is a must have if you own an xbox 360 or a playstation 3.
It provides you with hours of an awesome fun live action rpg battle system and exploration. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Tony D
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what i hoped for.
I liked the idea, but the protagonist is a baby. Edge Maverick, hes hardly a maverick of a hero. This game had three disk, and i got to the end of the second disk and had no... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Terrence Moore
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


Look for Similar Items by Category

FRONTIER HOBBY SHOP Privacy Statement FRONTIER HOBBY SHOP Shipping Information FRONTIER HOBBY SHOP Returns & Exchanges