Game Review: Star Ocean - The Divine Force
Reviewed on PlayStation 5
I'm a JRPG/RPG/MMORPG kinda guy. I like running around large expansive worlds grinding out kills on random enemies while hunting for hidden chests, crafting materials, secret bosses, and all that jive. I've been known to spend dozens, perhaps maybe even hundreds, of hours grinding up character levels and/or money so that my party will be at max level and super OP when I get to that mid-game boss that expects me to be at like level 30 with medium level gear. I'm an explorer. I'm a fighter. I'm a crafter. I'm a grinder. All the things that RPGs were built to do and encourage.
I've played other games in the Star Ocean series before. It has always been a decent RPG to me but nothing that got me super excited when a new game was announced. It has been one of those games that I would pick up when there was a lull between other major releases I wanted to play or if I found it on sale and didn't want to pass up a bargain. That's not to say that they aren't good games, they just were never my "go to" games like Final Fantasy, Xenoblade, or The Elder Scrolls series (Morrowind, Skyrim, etc.).