on 08 February 2009
I'm not going to ask why they change it the people who are getting this game are very likely also into anime why change it?
Because this is a 360 game: a game on a platform where the Star Ocean series has never appeared. Its highly-Westernized audience is far less likely to be into anime than fans on other platforms, and S-E needs to account for that. Besides, anime just doesn't provide the same rush of aggression hormones that 360 fans crave; for that, you need to go as far into generic photorealism as you possibly can so that it "feels more real" to those who have let their self-immersion abilities atrophy (since, after all, imagination is what kiddies do).
It makes perfect sense, really.
Complexity is not depth. Machismo is not maturity. Obsession is not dedication. Tedium is not challenge. Support gaming: support the Wii.
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What do I hate about modern gaming? I hate tedium replacing challenge, complexity replacing depth, and domination replacing entertainment. I hate the outsourcing of mechanics to physics textbooks, art direction to photocopiers, and story to cheap Hollywood screenwriters. I hate the confusion of obsession with dedication, style with substance, new with gimmicky, old with obsolete, new with evolutionary, and old with time-tested.
There is much to hate about modern gaming. That is why I support the Wii.