Though it is technically the third game in the series, it doesn’t carry a number like its predecessor; nonetheless, Star Ocean Till the End of Time is an RPG that succeeds in every last aspect except one, which managed to ruin the entire experience for many players. Otherwise, the game is virtually flawless and tons of fun to play.
The combat system is reminiscent of Star Ocean 2 in that you have complete freedom to move around the battlefield as you see fit, launching attacks from behind and moving out of the way of incoming blasts. However, unlike Star Ocean 2, the battles are not random and you can weave your way through enemies to avoid unnecessary battles. The most notorious part of the game is the story. While it seems mostly average, there’s a distinct twist that simply ruins the build up and feels as if the game starts over completely.
Nevertheless, Star Ocean Till the End of Time is one of the best RPGs available for the PlayStation 2 and is definitely worth your time.