I missed out on Star Ocean for PS2, and I was eager to try out this release for PS4. Akira Yasuda (or Akiman) of Street Fighter 2 fame designed the characters for this entry in the franchise, which was developed by tri-Ace.
In Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, you play as Fidel -- who has his world turned upside down when a spaceship crashes into his small village, revealing a young girl who can’t remember who she is.
You have a sizeable party in this game, as you can control up to 7 players and switch between them on the fly. Spell Cards for healing and casting offensive spells are a really great touch. Crafting items and using your cookery skills is very rewarding, are the optional dungeons you can play throughout the game. I also really appreciated the bold move to replace cutscenes with in game dialogue.
Last but not least, Ray Chase’s voice work (of FFXV) also pops up in this title!