Star Ocean: The Second Evolution is SO BAD.
The battles are all too easy, to the point where all I have to do it press X a couple times and I win. I don't even have to move.
I really wanted to play it for the story, but I can't take it any more. It's one of the worst RPGs I've ever played.
Just had to say that somewhere.
I vowed never to play another Star Ocean game after The Second Story effed me over so badly.
Holy shit, I just played the Arkham Asylum demo. I'm not even much of a Batman fan, but this game looks awesome.
Arkham Asylum played like a much more polished Watchmen. Which I'm not complaining entirely because I liked the Watchmen DLC.
The battle system in Star Ocean 4, however, is pretty awesome. Really liked that game despite the meh story and embarrassingly bad characters.
But, yeah, there's really no direct connection between the stories, and you won't feel lost starting #3.
But, yeah, if you pick it up and finish it, please remember to tell me when you get to the plot twist. And don't spoil it for yourself, either. I promise you that it will be a horrifyingly memorable moment.
I loved the first Star Ocean game, even if it was insanely easy. I have the second one waiting for me on the PSP, still have to get to it.