Review – Star Ocean The Second Story R (PlayStation 5)

Star Ocean: The Second Story R – A Refreshing Remake

Square Enix has been making waves with their HD-2D style RPGs, and their latest release of Star Ocean: The Second Story R is no exception. This remake of the beloved Star Ocean the Second Story brings a fresh take on the classic game, with updated visuals and revamped gameplay.

The game allows players to choose between two main characters, Claude C. Kenny or Rena Lanford, each offering a unique perspective on the story. The choice of character influences the overall narrative, making for a dynamic and engaging gameplay experience.

One of the standout features of Star Ocean: The Second Story R is its stunning HD-2D graphics. The highly detailed 2D sprites set against a vivid 3D environment create a visually captivating world for players to explore. The addition of “Private Actions” in towns allows for deeper interactions with party members, adding a layer of depth to the gameplay.

Battles in the game are seamlessly integrated into the exploration, with real-time action and the removal of random encounters. The fluid combat system allows for dynamic strategies, while the addition of Assault actions and Bonus Gauge mechanics bring a fresh twist to battles.

Star Ocean: The Second Story R

Star Ocean: The Second Story R also introduces a skill system that adds a layer of customization and depth to gameplay. The fully remixed soundtrack further enhances the overall experience, with standout tracks that elevate key moments in the game.

Overall, Star Ocean: The Second Story R is a must-play for fans of the series and JRPG enthusiasts. With its updated visuals and immersive gameplay, it offers a refreshing take on a beloved classic.

Provided by Square Enix