The official Twitter account for Star Ocean The Divine Force has clarified gameplay information regarding the choosable protagonists. For those unaware, this entry will allow players to choose between Raymond or Laeticia as the game’s protagonist, with the former offering a more sci-fi perspective and the latter being more about fantasy. This design decision is reflective of Star Ocean: The Second Story, as the last title to use this concept.
Square Enix has reiterated that the companions who join the party will differ depending on whether Raymond or Laeticia is the chosen protagonist. The wording here is specific, as it doesn’t explicitly state party members, but it is probably implying that. The party members we have seen could only be the mandatorily required cast, and there are recruitable characters that we have yet to see. It’s definitely exciting to see Star Ocean pursue this gameplay avenue once more.
Star Ocean The Divine Force is the newest RPG from developer Tri-Ace. The game features a sci-fi setting as the sixth entry in the franchise with an action-focused battle system. This narrative tells an original story led by protagonist Raymond, the captain of a space trading ship, along with Ydas, and Laeticia, the princess-knight of an underdeveloped planet. After how lukewarm Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness was, it’s relieving to see this series be given another new chance.
Throughout Star Ocean The Divine Force, players get to choose between protagonists Raymond and Laeticia, witnessing the story from multiple unique insights. Raymond’s perceptions offer more sci-fi know-how, while Laeticia’s perspective focuses more on fantasy elements. Combat is real-time, utilizing quick maneuvers such as chain attacks that highly benefit from contextual positioning on the battlefield. Further, the addition of Stop Mode allows players to literally pause the action, letting them form new stratagems on the fly.
- The game has been confirmed to be freely upgradeable to PlayStation 5.
- English Mini Manga 1
- English Mini Manga 2
Star Ocean The Divine Force is releasing on October 27, 2022, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.
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