Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Director's Cut

a.k.a. Star Ocean 3 / スターオーシャン ティルジエンドオブタイム

published by Square Enix / Ubisoft in 2004-01-22, developed by tri-Ace, running on PlayStation 2
type: action/reflex, beat 'em up, role-play
genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Manga
series: Star Ocean
setting: Future
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn

Personal review


Kirsla, south-east exit

Bottom floor, north-east corner

Exit is found in north-east; look for discreet ruins near an oasis cut by stones, near a rock "wall".

Found in Mountains of Barr, north-west part of the same region you enter the copper mine.

These require dragon windpipe flute, obtained from much farther into the mountains from a graveyard. You can play about four tunes with the flute depending on the length of time the key is pressed (and supposedly hardness), match the tune with the description of the relief. The other tunes are needed later

Happy / yellow - short, chipper tune; short, light tap
Playful / green - mellow/sad tune; long, light tap
Sad / blue - mellow tune; short, hard tap
Angry / red - long-ish, fast paced tune; long, hard tap

You can practice the presses away from the reliefs to avoid the spawning of the dragons when you get the tune wrong. IMO the playful and sad tunes are the wrong way around.

Doors with changing relief needs all tunes played on matching emotion relief. They need to be played in order starting from the one after blank. Failure seems to reset the sequence.

Aqueduct entrance is at the south-west corner of Airyglyph. In case you've forgotten.

# 2009-10-24 11:38:33

Official description


Fayt Leingod's idyllic family holiday is brutally cut short when a mysterious military force attacks planet Hyda IV. Separated from his loved ones, Fayt sets out on an emotional quest to be reunited with them.

A sci-fi universe
Stunning graphics and cut-scenes

10 playable characters
Upgrade system and customizable weapons

Real-time dynamic battle system
Challenging mix of action, tactics and breathtaking spells

An open-ended plot with multiple endings
Many side-quests and a gripping storyline

Director's cut additional features:
* New characters, enemies, areas and much more
* Exclusive 2 player versus fighting mode
Box blurb - # 2009-08-24 19:16:02 - official description


healing/energy stations - blue symbols on the ground which are free, and inns which cost little to use.
grinding - although you can avoid most battles in the open, you'll have serious issues later on. Such as 24-25 level character being unable to defeat the sub-boss on the way to Marquis. Regular enemies on Barr mountains being too tough at similar level, level 30 being insufficient for the first regular enemies on the second disc (they're effectively harder than the Marquis boss battle you recently beat).

-- creatures seen only briefly (not worh tagging)
skeletons, giant chameleon-like creatures, giant porcupines, giant spiders, bats, some dog-like creatures, flying giant fish, giant horned tortoises, witches, treants, lone fairy, plant-like tentacle creatures, frog-like humanoids, lizardmen, mycoids, caninoids, inorganics (rock/soil and crystalline), and some others. generally speaking, it's a mishmash of seemingly random "monsters" working together against you.
Sanguine # 2009-10-23 17:16:37

Technical specs

additional hardware: Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Surround,
display: textured polygons

Editor note

EAN-13: 3307210171146 (PAL; Director's Cut only mentioned in the back cover; SLES-82028; 2 DVDs)
# 2009-08-24 19:00:15

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