Star Ocean is a series I never really appreciated when I was in my teenage years. I love RPGs, but something about this series just rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps it was thinking the RPG was all about futuristic space. When in reality the series has mixed sci-fi with high fantasy. It’s something I adore now. There was one Star Ocean game I never had the chance to play though, the very first one. It never released in the US until a remake on PSP. Now years later, Square Enix has breathed new life into the franchise with the release on Switch and it’s everything I could have hoped for.