Very disappointing game. NZgameshop (first time user here) offered a very good service, even though the game was not good. I am a Star Ocean fan, and loved games 1-3 but no.4 and this one were just plain bad. This game in particular is located on a single planet, never move once through space, at least SO 2 got transported to another planet to explore. The amount they recycled from previous games; abilities, animations, enemies, especially characters and music etc. was ridiculous. I would play its predecessor again (any of them) rather than this. The story is far from memorable and is just mundane. There are breaks in the story which do not make sense why certain characters did not react in certain ways. The story is probably about 20 hours long as opposed to previous games which involved much more exploration, and the ability to explore.
I think that the staff/devs for Star Ocean 4 and particularly 5 have simply been lazy.