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An unforgettable, intricate journey.
In an endless sea of stars, at the 
edge of the universe, a single fateful
encounter is about to take place. For 
the gods have set forth on a quest to 
destroy the universe. now, two 
people are about to cross paths, and 
their meeting will force them to 
endure both the gods and their 
devilish advisors. 
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STAR OCEAN The Second Story is an expasive RPG developed by Enix makers of the
legendary Dragon Quest series (known as Dragon Warrior in North America).  As the
pioneers of the RPG category, Enix is sure to deliver another masterpiece given the
impressive and unrivaled level of detail found in STAR OCEAN The Second Story.


Innovative polygonal real-time combat system:  three combat modes to suit any player's experience level;
create custom combo moves; a zooming camera captures battles at stunning angles.
Enormous game depth is added through a host of mini-events called, "Private Actions."  Encounter these
smaller events as they have an actual affect on the main story line and can ultimately change the ending
to the game.
Discover the detail involved in this game where players acquire a "Skill System" so they can create items
from raw materials.  Acquire the skills to create items by cooking, alchemy, metalwork, compounding and
A "Double Hero" system allows gamers to choose to play as the male protagonist or the female lead.
One of the largest gaming worlds in RPGs that provides over 80 possible endings
Characters have an "Emotional Level" that actually emulates life where characters have to think and feel
for themselves.  For example, a close friend's death in battle may instigate rage and therefore more
furious combative counter moves
Dazzling computer graphic sequences dramatically tie the story line together.
Boasts an easy to use inventory system with over 800 items!
Exclusive to the Playstation game console - the only system for RPGs

Leon  on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 02:50:05
Can i have pics of starocean mostly Leon and Rena
Raymond Guerra  on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 14:36:04
This is the best rpg game i ever played. Now this is the bomb
~^Yung G^~  on Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 08:37:46
Thepuppetmaster01 () on Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 20:48:24
Well, a few things about this sweet game. First, the real-time gameplay is an awesome addition to the normal 
RPG format. I was getting tired of turn-based stuff. Second, I believe the programmers were smart for making 
the normal enemies tough before boss battles in the area you're searching. They pep you up and get you ready 
for how tough the boss may be, and it gives you an idea of what level you need to be. However, a few things that 
aren't so cool. This may seem stupid, but the characters in the game's graphics don't look anything like the 
manual art. Second, I hate the wise-men. Decus and Vesper were just annoying. Jibril, Nicolus, and Ruprecht 
were just, blah. And Marsilio, Shigeo, and Berle were jokes. Challenge flies over your head and crash lands into 
a wall with their intelligence. But I look forward to Cyril and Indalecio. I'm around level 110, and yet the game still 
isn't boring. Well, I'll complain no more, I should praise Star Ocean instead. I could ramble on and on, but I won't. 
All I'll say is that anybody who doesn't like this game belongs in an asylum. Buh bye. Oh! Once I think of an 
e-mail address, I'll post it. 
Adam  on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 16:38:55
Alright, i loved the game, the graphics are awesome, i love the sounds, and the gameplay is great! I'm still working 
on beating Indalecio with the limiter off, so i'm sorta stuck, and after you get the Silver Trumpet from Gabrie Celeste, 
says you can use it to call her "evil" side, but after i composed the tune "the evil melody" and played it, she wouldn't 
appear. does anyone know what i do? oh, and I was on level 230 w/ Claude, and around 150 with Precis, Rena, and 
Noel. I used Dragon Howl and had precis and noel attack themselves. anywayz...i still don't have the eternal sphere, 
i just figured out how to do it. if you have any question about the game, email me, and i'll get back as soon as i can!


ps any Vertical Horizon fans out there?

Gene  on Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 09:35:26
The game is exallent I recomend it to any one who likes any type of game the only problem is all of my charicters 
are past level 100 and I'm stuck in level 3 of the cave of trials can any one help me ? I played a total of about 1000 
hours on about 10 games playing them all at once trying to do every thing posible diffrent combos of charicters and I
still got stuck on the game I'm still want to finish. 
Jay  on Sunday, August 27, 2000 at 20:11:38
In the Inteligence... thing, I don't remember, anyway, the boss is really evil and can kill you with one hit with the stupid
laser. Kill the arm first by becoming Bowman and standing under it, and using Pillory until the arm dies. Then you won't 
have to worry about the laser and you can leisurely kill off whatever the other enemies are called. :)
?????????????????????????????? (???????????????????????) on Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 10:18:44
Aaron  on Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 02:30:47
I give this game a perfect score. I really love this game and now know lots about it. If you have any questions i would try 
to answer. If you wanna just email back and forth talking about this great game then feel free. The first time through the 
game i had only Claude, Rena, Precis, Leon, Noel, and Celine. I beat it with about level 100 guys. I used Claude, Rena, 
Precis, and Celine and beat the last boss. IT was pretty hard. It took me a couple times to finally win. I think the cave 
of trials is actually pretty easy. I expected much harder. Right now im just training my guys (in my new game i started) 
using the 2 people time in the cave. I have about 2 more levels and i win the trials! My Rena is like at level 230! Well Id 
love to keep talkin about the game but i dont wanna bore you. Bye
Lorenzo-1  on Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 01:21:35
I have had star ocean for three days now and this game is one of the best games i have ever played. There is one problem
I need a strategy guide. So if you can e-mail me telling me a great site for star ocean that will be great.
SIERRA SIERRAPNIC@HOTMAIL.COM  on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 20:15:15
Zach  on Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 13:04:25
For the person who cant get by the food level all you have to do is feed him food until he say your food sucks and then you
feed him mandrake and then some pops out and the door opens 
Prof. Thomas  on Wednesday, August 9, 2000 at 21:39:45
I must say this has to be my Favourite all time game (Next to Zelda: Ocarina for 64)
When I first played this game I LOVED it and I thought I was doing pretty well for a
while when I got stuck (as claud, lost Rena in the Forest at Mars) so I stoped playing.
After a LONG time (like a year almost) when I was bored over at my friends house and I desided
to pick up the controller. I started a new game and now Im about to start leons quest (my guys
are at like lv. 40 w/ a team of 6). I rate this game a 9.9/10 for everything except
The irealism of food creation, identify, etc. and game features such as sizing. I love this
game and advise everyone who has playstation and/or loves RPGS to buy this game. Its long, fun
and challenging. It has a good plot, great cutsceens, and multiple endings for infinant replay
value. I'm already considering bbuying a playstation, I dont even own it and play it much and I love it.
INCREADIBLE GAME, and it even bases some parts of it on relationships and occurances...
But can someone tell me 1 thing? When does the second CD kick in???!!! my friend is on the island
where you end up getting stranded, and thats 4 out of 5 islands! Well gotta go,
enjoyed the chat. My favourite character I've met so far is Ashton. After all I havent played
this game in a while! Well BubYEe! GET IT NOW!
Freakin dalai lama  on Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at 20:21:03
This game is cool. one of the better RPG's I've ever played. I've beaten it several times, and I've gone through the cave of trials
pretty much the same amount of times. but I still don't understand some things. what is the purpose of the pictures, fanzines, 
the aphrodisiac, the energy drink (I've tried to use it and I don't know how it works), and the evening dress. what are those
things there for?! I mean u can't use the fanzines for anything (at least as far as I know) the pictures are pointless. and the 
aphrodisiac and the energy and stuff doesn't work for me! I'm clueless! so if anyone knows PLEASE fill me in.
Dias  on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 00:49:28
This game was the best damn game ive ever played and i want to buy a playstation 2 so i can play star ocean 3 i rate this 
99/100 it was a super excellent game but some parts can be frustarting the battle system is magnefieco and im sure the 
man who created this should be very proud of this game.and ill give a few tips on characters if you have ashton you cant get 
opera or ernest if you start with rena you can get dias at the lacour defense post but you cant get leon if your claude then u
cant get dias but can get leon at the village on conntinent of el. i have a problem im at level 85 does any 1 think i can beat 
super indelcieilo (sorry im not speller) i have claude rena dias and ashton.what level should i be at
Oliver  on Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at 16:15:37
I'm not a big fan of rpgs but this one is great. i am still playing it for the first time and can't seem to understand how to open
the door in the love stage in the cave of trils.....can someone help?
Reeco  on Friday, July 28, 2000 at 20:45:17
I love star ocean. i here all this talk about a hidden dungeon but i cant find it and i did everything it said what the tips and triks 
part said but were it is at is very vaugeplease help. also what is this about the limited last boss i dont understand and how do i get it.
p.s. ive also got the last boss but i cant win.
Silver  on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 17:51:59
HOW DO I GET ASHTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adam (RPGDemon1232) on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 18:50:46
Star ocean:the second story rocks!! Its my favorite game it got a nice battle system and its got good Graphics.If any body needs 
help with this game just send me a e-mail i have a great Wlk through on my home page that i did.So if you need help e-mail me 
and i'll send the walk through to you!!

ohyeah i give this game a ...10

Claude Kenni  on Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 19:10:22
I'm not too far in the game (I'm on lv.40 and just got precis in about 25 hrs, and i iknow that i picked the game up pretty late(its july
of 2000), but i still think that after ff7,8 and parasite eve it is one of the best games that have ever hit the psx.) And since im only
there, i dont know if i can really criticize the game. well that really doesnt matter cuz i really dont have any complaints so far except 
that the voices get annoying after hearing them constantly in battles for almost 6 hrs. other than that i think that it is one of the best 
rpgs i have ever played, and i think that it is definetly worth the time and $$$ required for the game. i think every RPGer that wants 
a challenge b4 ff9 and PEII should consider buying it. i give it a 10/10 easily. i alos have some game tips and one game shark code 
thart may help you during the game. (email me and ask and ill reply with them asap).i also would like any1 who knows any gameshark 
codes or tricks in the game that are not included in the text above to email me or IM me (S/N suededenim3188 or gundamwinga4265). 
Noel Valenzuela on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 19:08:54
I really star ocean, I even make friends with this game. Star Ocean is really the best game in the whole world. Star Ocean also is 
the coolest game in all of the RPG games that i have played. But for my second time for this game, how could i get precis, opera, 
and dias. And please give me some hints on how this characters will join me and how could i get them.....(from where? and when?). 
Please give me also CHEATS AND MORE CHEATS in this game. I'm begging because i'm desperate!!! 
Please e-mail me at
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Arthur Barnes  on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 17:38:36
Star ocean rocks, but i need help i cant find the ield of power on energy nede please help
dammit_man  on Monday, July 10, 2000 at 20:11:46
man this game is the best and i got it for free from a friend of mine but i would have paid for it.
i have gameshark codes and alot of other stuff i can help out until the last fight.
i know a complete walkthrough and easiest paths to get through the cave of trials.
i can tell you how to get all the characters except for opera and ernest but im working on them 
this game rating is an 11/10 it's awesome!!!! :)


Kito  Kyuketsuki  on Monday, July 10, 2000 at 15:54:40
 would just like to say that this game is awesome and I really like playing it and I'm shure many others do from the look of this site.
I would just like to show that there is one more fan out there who thinks this game is the best. What puzzles me is that so many 
of you ask simple questions like how to find Opera and Ernest. If you really need them then go to a site that has that but if not then
do as I did and just look around and pay attateion. It took my ages to find Ernest but it payed pff it the long run. So just try and do
it yourselfs sometimes ok?
~Ze Dark lord~
Dammit_man  on Saturday, July 8, 2000 at 08:05:43
I've some game shark codes for you. code:8009a9db c9ff
8009a9da 3b9a 
2.skill point code:8009b9c2 0xxx (x is the # of sp acquired)

3.exp code:8009bf48 ffff

4.item modifier(only cool stuff).:y=#of items 1=4 2=8 5=20
8009 acxx yzzz 
reverse side:1d6-1e4
machinery :1bd-1d5 
have fun kicking the games ass i did! 

Blake  on Thursday, July 6, 2000 at 21:45:09
This Game Rocks But I Can't Beat The First Boss On Nede
Jay  on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 18:25:56
This is the best game ever, i beat it 5 times and i still play it, all my guys are at level 255 and have beaten the Iselia Queen(the last 
and hardes boss) at least 100 times. if anyone needs help just email me.
FLungo  on Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 19:40:58
Star Ocean is really, really, really, fun and exiting, but, i neeed HELP!!!!!!!!!! when you go to the base of the monsters, you have to
geuss a word for a preast........if you know the word, PLEASE E-MAIL ME!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!
FLungo  on Saturday, June 24, 19100 at 21:55:13
Okay, this game is really great, but.......ya know when you meat Ashton Anchors, and you have to find that bottle to put the tears 
of the giant bird in, well, i found the bottle alright.........BUT I CAN"T BEAT THE FRICKEN BOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Celine starts of with 1 MP,
so i use Fairy Glass on her to make all the spells free to cast. Claude and Ashton are fighing the boss, while Celine is casting her 
spells on it. Rena, of course, is doing nothing, and whenever i asing her to do something, she doesn't. So the boss quickly kills 
Ashton with her regular attack, WHICH DOES 500 PINTS OF DAMAGE!!!!!!! oh, by the way, my guys are leval 20.THE BOSS IS
IMPOSSIBLE I TELL YOU!!!!!!! HOW MUCH HP DOES IT HAVE FOR GOD SAKES????????????????????????????????????
Well, that's the only thing that sucks (so far....) except for the talking, GOD!! Well, this game is great, even though i have only 
been playing it for 8 hours.........HEHEHEHEHEHE!!!!! if anyone has some tips for me on how to beat this boss, please e-mail me.....
FYchichiri  on Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 20:08:14
This was an awesome game. The game play was fantastic and the game itself has replay value. The Skill system as well as 
the proficiency with moves gave the game much more depth in game play than others. The party numbers and the battle system 
is a great deal like Tales of Destiny which is also a great game. The only major flaw of Star Ocean however would have to be the
horrible voice talents (Anyone who has any appreciation for the original Japanese voices should know that. The voices were one 
of my favorite parts of Tales of Destiny). But after a few battles and learning a few skills you begin to overlook that. Over all it's a
great game that I highly recommend to anyone who likes RPGs.
Stephen Waters  on Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 17:24:53
We have only just received this game here in the (UK), no Chrono Cross or Legend of Mana for us Brits :( , and i have to say
this game is superb, much better than FF V11. 
Having a choice of two main characters to play the game as adds to the replay value, while not having subsequent allies forced
on your party makes a refreshing change. The graphics in general are excellent, the reflections as you pass a mirror or a river 
and the kaleidoscopic, dynamic in-battle spell effects are just two outstanding examples. There's too much yadda-yadda for me
personally as i prefer to tool up and kick an enemy's ass rather than talk about the weather.
Ratings wise i would have to give this game a solid 8/10, definately one of the better rpg experiences.
P.S Although i have completed the game, i did'nt unlock the extra modes of play so if anyone can E-mail me with tips on how to 
boost my voice collection i would be very grateful, thanks.
P.P.S No matter how many times i play the Evil Melody she won't come out to play!, any ideas??, and yes i am on a battlefield,
help please!! 
Anthony Johnson  on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 21:43:07
ahhhh yes i finally finshed one of the best rpgs ever. to all you gundam fans out there xenogears is the game for you.i don't know 
where to begin explaning how cool the game is, you can on ground or in the gear(which is the mobile suit) you have energy powers 
and yuo can upgrade your gear when you get. you got to get it cause its the coolest
Lynk  on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 21:02:10
Hi i love this game but i can't beat the boss in the place in Neve it's called the cave of power and i can't beat the robot when 
it's at the final form.
Koko  on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 05:08:40
I really really love all stuff in this game, but i'm tired to gain more and more level, can anybody help me with ... maybe some
kind of game shark code or something 
Dylan  on Monday, June 19, 2000 at 17:05:54


Kkevin  on Monday, June 19, 2000 at 07:00:45
DUNGEON??? the place with all of the rotating statues. THANKS!!!
Naked Dude  on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 12:55:34
out there. First of all, you can choose to start the game as either Claud Kenni, the son of one of earths best rocketship 
captains, or Rena, a magic user from arlia. Also by earning skill points you can level up abilities and then: forge wepons, 
cook your own food, or even pickpocket average people! This game is truly a masterpeice and although i havent beaten it,
i recommend everyone who owns a Playstation to buy it in the near future.

4EVER....just email me and tell me what to do...>THANKS!

Chris g  on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 19:40:13
This game was fuckin awesome. Ilove the graphics and detailed backround and Dias is the best person in the game.
The end boss is really fuckin hard is watchout
Elbryan  on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 17:55:18
This is one of the best RPG's i have ever played and deffinitly hard to beat! as for that i have a few questions.

I have tried adamantly to beat Dias the first time in the Arena. He tears me up every time! I even kicked everyone out of 
my part of my team or killed them purposly to gain him to around lvl 60! I still died, is he tough or what?! I think its rigged.
Does anyone know how to find Ashton, hes the only one i am missing.
I need help finding the Eternal Sphere, claudes best weapon. I also cant find any decent armor for Claude, Dias, Rena, 
and Celene, to keep them out of trouble, if you have any ideas, please tell me how to get the armor and weapons.

The best armor and things that i have heard of for claude is the Eternal Sphere as a weapon, the duel armor, the bunnyshoes, 
the atlas ring, and Paras Atene, but i dont know how to get any of these except the atlas ring.
if you can help please try.


Tyler  on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 09:18:04
I think this game totally rules! I have beaten it on alot of the difficulty settings that you get to choose from when you have
enough voices in your voice collection, and I can try to help anyone some. Have any questions, just e-mail me. I also 
know alot of the secrets.
Indelacio  on Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at 23:56:40
William  on Sunday, June 4, 19100 at 18:38:40
How do you make the sword sharp edge?  And how do you make dais best sword?
Dias (???) on Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 12:02:02
You can beat Inandelico without him even using that damn "Time of Truth" attack. You must have Claude's speed very
very high, and his Mirror Slice Lv.2
Now go after Inandelico and DON'T STOP MIRROR SLICING! Sure, you may not do any damage when he begins the 
Time of Truth, but you'll knock him out of it if you keep hitting him. Hope this helps some of you!
Dias Flac  on Sunday, May 28, 2000 at 14:14:17
THIS GAME KICKS! There is no better game for any system better then this. I have beaten it 37 times and every single 
time it was different.I was looking for a game like this because I love RPG's (as if everyone doesn't)and I like games 
where you need to have skill and timing to win. I am sitting in the cave of trials laughing my head off at how easy beating 
the crap out od Indalecio is gonna be now. I also want to tell you a secret, But I won't tell unless you e-mail me.
Nemesis  on Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 03:30:23
tar ocean is the best rpg in the hole world!
I really love it!
Ashley  on Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 21:10:58
If anyone needs help, there is a beautiful walkthrough. i have used it for strategies and finding every character in the game. it is 
for the Japanese version, but the two are exactly alike. it gives a list of all the PA's and it tells how to find all the characters.
Rena's walkthrough.
Claude's walkthrough.
Charlie  on Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 23:36:26
I thought the game swas one of the best I have ever played!  There is just one thing that I would like to know.  When you beat the 
game they tell you at the end that there will be ANOTHER STAROCEAN at the very end.  If you have any information on this 
Please e-mail me.
Karo  on Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 10:21:58
Is it really possible to beat dais at the tournament of arms I'm at level 85 and I'd like to know if I'm wasting my time working up for it...
Fei Fong Wong  on Friday, May 19, 2000 at 14:55:55
I really love the game and boy the graphics are awsome I love the battlfield man 
the game is the coolest!!!!!!!!!! I still can't get chisato any one know how to get her 
please e-mail me!
Neonsaber  on Friday, May 19, 2000 at 18:41:23
I just started SO2, but i'm stuck.  I can't talk to the professer to get my book translated in Linga.  I got Precis but i can't get Bowman 
but i know where his house is.  Wut do i do?
InFeRnO  on Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 16:21:30
Scorch  on Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 15:10:07
I'm not sure what the percentage is, but if you get enough voices you can listen to the music tracks in "Voice Collection"

-Easy Voice Collecting,  Use books to up friendship and romantic levels among characters.  Each character has wails for when 
their friends get hurt and say thank you for saving each other. 
Also don't forget about the Provocation skill, three each, and swallow your pride and escape from battles for more voices (2 or 3 each).
And finally, don't be afraid to let your characters get their but kicked a few times.  If you're on Earth difficulty, you might not find really 
hard battles till the cave of trials, but you can control characters and just let them take a beating (like a red headed step child).

Ashton  on Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 16:16:10
I thought the game was great the hidden dungeon was pretty tough but I think I'll live.I made it to the ninth floor without passing 
the 2nd floor. If you would like to know how e-mail me please.
Justin T. Melanson  on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 11:14:00
Alright, if you are an avid fan of RPGs, I got a quote for ya'. 
"Two words - BUY IT!!" Anyways...this game is beautiful in every way, the graphics are awesome, the controls are easy, the enemies 
are extremely challenging, and the music in the game is phenominal!! This is where the game really stands out. Though it was all 
done on computer, it still manages to keep an orchestral feel to it. Mr. Motoi Sakuraba should be extremely proud of himself for 
composing a magnificent soundtrack for a beautiful game. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this game a 10 for graphics, challenge, and 
control, and an 11 of course for the soundtrack!! The only thing I have to say is that this game is an absolute must have for RPGers 
who love to fiddle with their games, like me!! 
Leah C.  on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 20:17:23
Star Ocean The Second Story game was AWSOME!!!!! I enjoyed it SOOOOO MUCH but I cannot find any other Star Ocean games 
in Sykesville, Maryland so let me know if you know any where :)
????  on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 17:01:49
This game is the best game ever!!! I never knew there could be an open-rpg game like this. This game has so many diff. characters to 
pick from. ( i picked Claude, Rena, Opera, sometimes Dias and sometimes Celine cuz she knows Meteor Swarm which does MAJOR 
damage. Dias is alright though.) I personally like Opera cuz she can do Spread Ray and Alpha on one which can do multiple hits. Ten 
WIse Men Don't stand a chance. I leveled up sp high it took 5 min to beat Indalecio evn when he's stronger with the Filia PA. If anyone 
needs ANY help what so ever E-MAIL ME!!!!!
Leah C.  on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 20:27:43
Hey Violent J what you do is just go easy on yourself and gain some levels then GO FOR IT! ;)
Timo  on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 20:31:51
Can You help me to find Enerst? I will give you all cheats all RPG!!
William Brinkman  on Friday, April 21, 2000 at 18:32:14

This game is cool. Foronce a rpg game that i do not get tired over. These cheats help

Joshua Bradley  on Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 21:52:01

All i gots to say is WOW!!!!!> Ha ha i've recomended (pardon my spelling) this game to 6 of my friends and the love it. Im trying to get all 
the sounds to create that picture. This game has kept me going when im bored. I spent 51 hours playing the game but i got stuck in a 
cave by not getting to the levers in time. And it PISSED ME OFF. I was so mad. but months later i came back and im playing it. And its 

Brian_Indalecio (XxXAshtonXxX) on Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 12:46:41

I love this game to the fullest. I play it a lot. My current party is Claude, Rena, Ashton and Precis (My best party) Claude and Ashton are 
on lvl 180 while Rena is on 159 and Precis on 139. Hey don't stress urself out on Indalecio limiter on because I beat him with my chars on 
lvl 77 all u need is a little of resurrection bottles, blueberries and blackberries. Now I have fought him with his limiter off but I got my butt 
kicked. But anyway jus make sure u have all the essential supplies. If u need help I'd be glad to help out

Ashton  on Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 14:24:54
Star Ocean is the best game that ever came out. I know a lot about the game I have beaten it so many times but each time it gets better 
and better. The best guy on the game is either Ashton or Ernest. I have most of the voices. I don't mean to brag but I have beaten the 
game many times in universe mode it is easy to me. I also can beat the end guy in the hidden dungen. To me the game is fun but easy. 
If there is any questitions just ask. Later

P.S. I have only had the game for a couple of months and I have gotten no help from anyone

Nevin  on Saturday, April 15, 2000 at 18:10:10
I think this is the best RPG game ever. IN fact its really not a rpg. this game rocks. this game gets 10/10
It's just me  on Saturday, April 15, 2000 at 22:55:54
Did you know that you can get a sound test for all the music in the game? i didn't until it just popped up one day. if you have around 960 
voice clips or so, this option will appear from the voice collection. also for all of you who say Gabriel(Indalecio in th USA version) is so hard, 
it isn't really, you just have to be at level 115. what is really hard is Gabrie Celesta in the cave of trials (toughest boss in the game). if 
someone knows a strategy to beat her could they post it on this message board? and what level should i be at? anyways if you need help 
ask me, i've beaten the game 3 times and the cave of trials almost once.
ADaMmiT  on Sunday, April 16, 2000 at 20:38:39

But I need help on the hoffman ruins PLEASE e-mail me with help. 
By the way I give the game 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000/10

Dias Flac (Eric)  on Friday, April 14, 2000 at 14:14:29

STAR OCEAN ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think its the best game in the whole world!!!!!
the cool things about it are that the boss of the game is WHOA! very hard! other than that you cant fight a limited version of him in a tournment!
theres lots of secret characters too!(if anyone knows how to get Opera,Pricis,Ernest or Dias please email me, and i already know you CANT 
get Dias in Claudes game!)


I give this game a 10/10 IT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

here are some screts I figured out or have seen posted else where:

How to get the Iternal Spehere:

To get the Iternal Spehere you must goto the old man who is a blacksmith in lacour RIGHT after the tournament of Lacour (the one house where 
the girl would not let you in before) then buy a sharp edge from him combine it with a pice of mithrill then you will get the minus sword combine 
it with another mithrill and you will get the............Iternal Spehere!!!!!!!!!!
(It helps to have the orghestra playing while ya do this)

Fight Limited boss of the game:

To fight this hard enemy you must either get to battle 50 in the 50 battle tournament in Nede or u must fight him in that one cave in Nede that 
you fight the big Crstal boss in (before you kill the boss but he is still VERY rare and VERY hard)

Boss of the games race:

I figured this oput on my owm.....

If you look closely at the boss of the game and you will see Cat ears on him (like leons) and he also carriers a book he also a 

D1&Only  on Friday, April 14, 2000 at 06:34:59
Star Ocean, the BOMB? right, whatever...It's D 1 & Only AtOmIc BoMb!! I mean,
pErFeCt iN eVeRy lItTlE iNcH oF cReAtIvItY!!! SO2 sounds kinda *~Geeky~* but 
bElIeVe mE, iT iS D uLtImAtE gAmE oF cOoLnEsS!!! I mean, yEaH, SuRe, tHErE aRE soME FlaWs, likE, I juSt Can't SeEm tO beAt D 7 
AnD 8tH wIse mEn!! mY pEoPlE aRe lIkE, stIlL iN D lEvEl 80's AnD sTUfF. My pArTy iS Claude, Rena, Bowman, and CeLiNe. dO u 
ThiNK they're not tOO GoOd 4 tHe wHoLe eNdInG stOrY thing? I  jUSt sTaRtEd thiS gAmE arOund MarcH 25 (mY liTTlE bRo'S B-dAy). 
Iv'E aLrEaDy pUt lIkE 62:36 tImE iNtO d FiLe. Is ThAt BaD? aNyWaYs, umm...DoEs any1 here know how to get Opera, and Ernest? 
please, tell me! e-mail me @ : thanx and have a nIcE dAy!!
Cloud1140  on Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 21:24:32
Star Ocean is a great game! The battle system is awesome...I've never seen anything even compare to it! I'm currently having some trouble 
with the Cave of RTTrials...I can't figure out what the heck to do with the statues on the 2nd level. I'm just confused about that. And I love 
finally getting stuck ina dungeon like this.I'll definitely give this game 10/10!Great graphics, actually has characters personality, it's all 
good! Over 80 possible endings adds to it's already made greatness. Thank God for Star Ocean! Hey....I've leveled up like frick...I just 
can't find my way through the 2nd level in the Cave of Trials...Can someone help me out, here?
Anyway, about the game, it's ultimate. I love a challenge.80 endings just adds to the fun. Not to mention finally being able to get past 
level 99 on a game! It's great, I'd give it 10/10
Cyberyder  on Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 20:48:51
FF8 sucks next to Star Ocean...By the way ... ff8 SUCKS
Paula Joyce  on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 05:14:05

Aloha!!! Umm....I just totally 100% LOVE star ocean!!yup..yup...Anyways, I can't get my 2 favorite characters!! Opera and Ernest....
So please, if you know how, please tell me!!I've tried just about every tricky ways to get em' but still end up on the internet for about 
5 hours!!So please...please tell me and spit it out!! 

Bowman and Celine (The runner-ups for favorites)


John  on Sunday, April 9, 2000 at 10:09:43

This game i awsome. I've beaten the game only once but have gotten to Indaleco Celesta in a little over 5 hours and almost won my 
first time through. I got the Eternal Sphere on the first disc and got the Battle Suit from the guy on the Calnus. The first time through 
Survival Battle I beat Hell-Servant and got Fortune. Oh and the trick for the Santa Boots is cool but I have a better one. Just use a 
Cinderella Glass, a Second Ledger, and use Identify All "Give a discount". This will reduce the price of the Santa Boots to about 4.5 
million fol instead of 10 million.

Joyce Ann  on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 00:42:45

Hey, like oh-mi-gosh! I LOVED the game, I swear! but like, I wish we can use more than 4 people in battles. I started out with Claude,
Rena,Ashton, and Celiner. But now, I am on planet Nede, and unfortunately, I have Bowman,Claude,Celine and Rena. In fact, I still 
have 3 peeps left over!! my level 35 Leon, 28 Ashton, and level 40 Noel!! Anyways, besides that, How do you get Opera,Ernest,and 
Chisato? Oh and yeah, Is there such a character named Esmeralda with the power of Rena,Celine, and Ernest Combined???!

Thank you for your time (although it's also money)
JA (aka Star Ocean #1 fan)

Billy  on Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at 18:48:55

when i am with leon nad i amgoing to get the crystals i can not beat thoes two monsters
TEllll me i need cheats!!

Lord Kalis  on Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at 18:40:19
Really would like to know where i can find some maps for the cave of trials!
Giselle Lanford  on Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 19:32:02
OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!! I want to start an Email Star Ocean RPG, but none of my Star Ocean buddies have email. If 
you're interested, email me!!!! Please, if I get at least 4 interested people, I will do this. It all depends on YOU!!!!
Oky Sabeni  on Thursday, March 16, 2000 at 02:39:21
Wow!!! It is really a cool game.... At first, I thought that I do not have to bother with the skills but now....
he he he he he he he

However, I think I am mising some characters and I am in Nede...... Can someone tell me where to get the "guy" who would use the 
because I have seen the weapon but am confused what it's for....


RaverMeister15 (again)  on Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at 19:33:16
Just a little update of my last message: My Claude is now at level 225, Ashton is at level 215, Precis is at 210, Rena is at 215 and 
my other characters (Leon, Noel, Celine) are at level 160. I have 5 pairs of Santa's Boots (and I know what they do!!!!), 6 Tri-Emblems, 
9 Tri-Emplems, Levantine Sword, Holy Sword Farewell, ALL the Ultimate weapons, im at level 13 in the cave of trials at the final boss 
(she got 1,000,000 HP and like 10 times more powerful than the NORMAL final boss!!!!!) I got 3 battle suits, 1 valiant armor, 6 pairs 
of Bunny Shoes, 3 "Million Staff", 16,365,788 gp, 600 different items, ALL my Killer Moves are maxed out, i got tri-Ace, Meteor Swarm, 
Extinction and thats just SOME of the things that i got!!!!!!
Anyway, if u need help, e-mail me!

Claude C. Kenni  on Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 17:52:22
This game was very good. I loved the first one and i cant wait until the third one for PS2. If any body has any questions 
on it i know everything on the game so please E-mail me.
Michael  on Sunday, March 12, 2000 at 22:42:55
I loved this game! I am an avid player and keeper of the Final Fantasy series.
I love the series but it possessed a certain incapability that Star Ocean has
provided. Simply put, I was able to play the game (and beat it!) with only the 
two main characters. No other RPG has offered the option of taking or leaving a 
playable character before. Star Ocean has done it and I am exstatic! It was 
tough at some parts but I pulled through okay. I did the Cave Of Trials but only
got to the 6th level. (those funny thieves running around at the speed of light
was overwhelming) It might have been okay if I had a couple pair of bunny shoes
or any other item to increase combat speed. oh well. I still was able to make 
it to the and through the wise men. I recommend this to anyone who has played 
to give it a try. I believe that everyone should try it out to see for yourselves.
Nathan  on Friday, March 10, 2000 at 14:01:15
I think this game really kicks butt I've only played it two times because I was dumb enough to master everyone I have. But 
the bosses we a sinch because of that and Im still working on the other endings. From a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give it a (9.5).
Rena  on Thursday, March 9, 2000 at 23:11:28
This is THE BEST game since Lunar and FF7. I rented and absolutely LOVED it. It has the best graphics and the fighting 
style is really cool!!! Also the game is kinda hard, but fun, and in-depth. Over 80 endings is awesome! Now if I could just get 
out of the Cave of Power!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr..... If you could help me with this please E-mail me! Oh yeah if you liked this game, 
maybe you'd like Lunar too. why don't you visit my Lunar site? Soon I'll probably have a site for Star Ocean too. 

The Lunar Eclipse My Lunar Site

Jeff  on Thursday, March 9, 2000 at 20:08:34
This is by far the best RPG I have ever played. I have beaten it about 12 times I have found everything there is to find in this 
game and let me tell you there are alot of secrets to find. I like how you can pick your main character. 

Oh and also there is a new game out that i just bought and so far its kinda like Star Ocean its called Grandia if your interested.

Josh  on Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 14:24:22
This Game kicked ass. I would definately recommend it to a friend.. :)
Jp leseberg  on Friday, March 3, 2000 at 23:57:13
I think this is a great game. It is never boring. I am an older adult and I love this game. The cooking, customizeing, and all the 
creating you can do with this game. My grandsons 11 and 8 love it too. They have stuck with it too. Have not lost interest. 
Thanks for the great game. 


RaverMeister15  on Friday, March 3, 2000 at 14:11:24
It's one of the best game ever created!!!! Claude is at level 130, and my other characters are at level 110, im in the cave of trials, 
got the eternal sphere (Claude's best sword) , funny slayer, weird slayer, santa's boots (which u can steal in Arlia too), Tri-Emblem, 
and a LOT more stuff!! if somebody wants my advice, my e-mail is up there. my team is: Claude, Ashton (which i have the final attack: 
Tri-Ace) Precis and Rena. Claude's best killer move is Ripper Blast at level 3: it KICK ASS!!!!! if you want the eternal sphere, just 
customize the SharpEdge (the sword that Dias used in the Tournament) with a Mithril, it will become the Minus Sword. Customize 
it with a Mithril and it will become the Eternal Sphere.
Chris  on Thursday, March 2, 2000 at 22:12:58
I think that this game is very cool. I am near the end, but wasn't able to find any of the other characters except for Precis and Leon 
and the guy with the dragons. Could you please e-mail me and tell me where to find them. Thanks. Bye
Curtis  on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 18:21:03

This is the best game that has been made,i give it a 10..........if u like this game play tales of destiny

Anthony  on Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 16:37:03
This game was soooo awesome,i loved it!! Right now im at level 131 with Rena and Claude.If you even want to stand a chance against
the final boss you HAVE to be over level 103 and your HP should be maxed at 9999.I was at level 109 with Claude and Rena and 106 
with Ashton and 103 with Dias.You just have to keep attacking him constantly so he doesnt cast any spells.Then use Rena to caste 
Haste and Growth and Angel Feather and Protection on each of them (Healing when nesecary) and caste Delay on Indelecio.You 
should have 20 Angel Statues cuz they are a huge help if you need to heal really fast.So all that talk about the Ten Wisemen being 
impossible to beat isnt true.Also dont even bother to learn pickpocket if Rena is your main character,no matter how skilled she is she 
will never be able to pickpocket until she is over like 98,and even then its real lucky if you ever steal from someone.Well,im off to the 
secret dungeon again,im on the 7th floor,the level99 funnytheives are so fast and hit for 2000 hp ech,hard,but worth the experience.
This is the 5th rpg game i've played,the fighting style is so awesome and uniquei just love being able to actually control the characters
in battle.My fav characters are Ashton and Celine,and Rena,and Claude too,and Dias,Precis and Noel are cool,so is Chisato,lol,ok,
bye! Now i have to get Opera and Bowman and Ernest when i play again,whoopie!
Alex Ngo  on Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 18:44:32
IF YOU'VE SEEN THE 'PA' IN 'the port of clik' BEFORE THE TIDAL WAVE GO TO 'central city' AND TALK TO filia. SHE'LL DIE AND 
Steve Matsushima  on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 15:23:08

review: This is by far the best game I have ever played.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------  on Monday, February 14, 2000 at 12:41:40

I know a lot about SO2, just ask me.

Violent J  on Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at 16:27:02
Please, somebody tell me how to beat the first big bird thing in the fun city survival battle with claude/eternal sphere/low speed!!!!!
Please,PLEASE, tell me how to beat the second bird thing also with above conditions or Dias/crimson diablos/high speed/ tri-emplem!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Don't E-mail me, just post the answers here, please.
P.P.S. this is the best game EVER!!!!!!!!

Violent J  on Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at 16:00:34

This game is "Practically Perfect In Every Way"!!!!!!
I need help though. see, I'm stuck in the fun city survival battle, and the only way that I can get past the 31st fight is with Dias and if I don't 
get Claude in some matches soon, Rena's gonna have like 1,000,000,000,000 kids with Dias!!!(I'm trying for Claude/Rena and the books 
don't work any more. Also, I'm trying to get all my characters leveled to 100 so I can fight the ten wise men.) First, How do I get Claude 
past the first bird? And second, how do I get anyone past the second one? (By the way, I have the Highest, Best weapons for everyone. 
Third, who is stronger in super-high levels: Chisato or Opera
P.S. to guy who can't find Ernest: come back tomorrow or the next day and I'll tell you how. (I've got to find my cheat sheet.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------   on Tuesday, February 8, 2000 at 12:34:25
Great story line awesome speed and battle effects. Great spell system.
The idea of item creation skills and super speciality skills is a tremendous
step forward in highly interactive rpgs. On my Game rating scale


Alex  on Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 08:37:43
 Ive played it and it kicks butt. but, does anybody know how to get Ernest when you have Opera in your party?
Lord_vanderwall (look down.) on Friday, January 28, 2000 at 22:08:00
Ok i have decided to review this game again, and now i give it my highest rating for all rpg's -10/10. i know that some rpg players wouldn't
consider this the best game theyve ever played but if you think of all the new functions and things you can do , this game will stay a fresh 
game for years. this i give credit that is due. the game is the best rpg since tales of destiny.


Esham  on Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 00:27:51
Well pretty much everything that people said on this list is old, but i read a couple of them and some people say that they are stuck and 
stuff like that, well they must not be used to RPG's IF they were they would know that its better to train alot, then go on through the story 
and plot of the game, cause just going strait through it gives you very little level ups, and when you hit the 10 wise men your screwed, 
and the last boss is WWAAYYY harder then all of them, but still beatable if you train alot, i beat every boss in 1 try except 1 and that 
was the last boss, it took me about 5 times to beat him, the others i beat easily cause i trained at spots that were hard to beat untill they 
were nothin to me, then i would move on its good tactics to use trust me, start a new game and use my tactics and tell me that it didn't 
make it easier cause if you do say that you would be lying cause you hate being wrong, i don't play it anymore but im thinking about 
renting it again, im not sure, i havn't played it for a LONG time, the last time i played it was when i first rented it "when it first came out" 
and that was quit a while ago, but i can try to help you out with using certain kinds of tactics in battles and stuff, just e-mail me with 
details of what you are stuck on, i have never "not" been able to beat a RPG game, they are easy but very good, and since i can beat 
them fast with the tactics i use i can go rent the game, beat it, and take it back for only 5$ instead of going to a store and paying 60$ 
for it and beat it and not be able to take it back, well thats all i have to say.
David Gutierrez  on Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 09:31:02

Wow.Definitely Wow! So many endings and so little time!

Phil  on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 20:18:56
This game kicked butt. The so called difficulty isn't true. If you simply make all of the people in your group be in love with each other. 
When one falls the others will get mad and puff mirror slice. The big daddy drops faster then a kid on tequilea.
Jerry  on Tuesday, January 18, 2000 at 10:58:18
Even though i only borrowed the game from my friend i think the game is pretty awesome game. I like the battle system because its 
different then other RPG games but if u really want 2 realy awesome RPG games then try Final Fantasy 7
or Final Fantasy 8. They're not connected so it don't matter which one u try. They are both awesome games but if your the kind of person 
who likes an awesome game with awesome graphics get Final Fantasy 8
Bruce  on Sunday, January 9, 2000 at 18:04:36
Can someone tell me how to get past the food god in the Cave of Trials?
Nothing I give him will open the door. 
Every time I try to create new food, it fails.
I've maxed out all my skills.


DiabloChaos  on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 13:18:54
I just got SO2 for christmas. (It's Jan 5th now) I'm already 20 something hours into it. I happen to be a person
who loves alot of items. 800 of them? Sweeeet. I'm actuallly stuck right now. I'm in a dungeon looking for a metal or something
and Leon needs to get it. Two big bosses attack us, and they have ALOT of HP. My guys are strong as hell, but it doesn't matter
This game is hard sometimes, but the skills and the item creation system amazed me.
1000000000 out of 10!!!!!
Wally Kowalski 3  on Tuesday, January 4, 2000 at 08:43:24
I got this game a little while ago and I got hooked on it more than Final Fantasy 8. There's Ton's of stuff to do and get I'd give it a rating 
of 10 out of 10.
Anonymous  on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 13:23:19
This is the greatest RPG... no, GAME in the world!!!! the battles are awesome, the items you can get are awesome, there's tons of 
realism, n the secrets are nigh-endless!!! this is december, n the game came out in July, but i Still play it! Brian Boitano would play 
this game, it's so awesome!!!! i am in the cave of trials, lv.7, n all my characters are over lv. 100. my only problem is Celine's last spell, 
after explode. there is one missing spot! how do i get it??? please tell me someone!!
oh, by the way on a scale of 1 to 10, i give it a 999,123,654,000,080!!!! you MUST buy this!!! it is awesome!!!!!!!!
thank you for your patience.
Sarah  on Sunday, January 2, 19100 at 20:16:54

I love the way the characters have a certain relationship with each other, based on what the private actions turn out 2 be. The choice 
of the characters are so mind boggling - Chisato, or Noel? Opera or Ashton? Dias or Leon? To begin as Claude, or Rena? Well, whatever 
u choose, the choice will effect what the ending will be. 
 I think the game is one of the best selections I had ever made. Everyone should own this game. I think the makers of the game had 
gone 2 the top 2 think this one out. Can't wait 4 what they think up next!!!! 

Calista () on Sunday, January 2, 19100 at 14:31:18

This game is THE BOMB!!!!!!!

What else can I say? I absolutely love it. Except for the fact that I can't beat the last freakin wise man. But I can say I am extremely 
excited to see all the 80+ endings. I give Star Ocean 2 a 9.9/10. 

Bill  on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 08:54:58
This was a cool game.  I liked the way the Characters interacted with eachother and I loved the selection and the way to obtain different 
characters each time.
Lord_vanderwall  on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 22:07:11
Oh man. this game is a kickbutt game and i have found some really cool stuff. I am at level 34 or so and i have a ton of damascus's and 
orichalcum's. i have used blacksmith( before the linga sanctuary ) and i have gotten barrier armor, and core armor, as well as bloody 
helmet, and chaos mail. if anyone wants to know how, e mail me. forget that... i ll tell you now. i went to the mountain place, right next to 
cross and saved. after that i went in to the mountain and fought once. i would normally win unless it was the wolf people or knights.( other 
than that are the flying thingies and heraldic women, globe thingies that take mp or those bird guys) i would win once leave save then come 
back for round two. repeat a gajillion times and i was at level 34 before the lacour tournament. try it. you wont be disapointed.  oh ya it 
reminds me of tales of destiny...
Grecia  on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 17:38:22
I can only say that this is the BEST GAME I EVER PLAY AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Geoff Fox  on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 01:09:13
I love this game. its one of the best rpg's that ive played.  i had gotten to one of the last battles but i keep on getting killed. but i will 
eventually kill those three bastards. tip. tip. umm once u get the combat skill get strong blow or something like that and gale up first 
cuz it will increase ur attack and speed which is a good thing once u start facing the ten wise men. 
Cory  on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 15:34:39
The game is cool.I'm 9 hours into the game and some far it's a great game.
They should of did a little better on the people grafics,but other than 
that the game is cool.
Darren  on Friday, July 23, 1999 at 23:56:12
I think the game is great and it was worth the wait. the only draw back is the amount of playing time is lower than a normal rpg.
Jason Rydl  on Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 00:57:38
This is an AWESOME game. No question of that. But unfortunatly it has a few 
noticable flawes. Most aren't to bad but the big ones are near the end. If 
anyone reading this has gotten to the last 4 wise men you will know what im talking about. IMPOSSIBLE. After playing for almost 40 
hours non-stop having a reasonable amount of difficulty i expected a really hard fight that would take me two or three tries. NOPE. After 
more tries than I can count ive never lasted more than 4 or 5 minuts. (on the 7th and 8th wisemen.) One of them right off will cast 'Spicuel', 
a fire spell that will usually kill Rena and Celine immediatly. You can revive them but it doesnt help much. The enemies will kill them again 
b4 they can be healed. The second guy drains your MP like you wouldnt belive. Up to 700 points at a time.I heard somewhere that you had 
to be at least level 220 ( IS THAT POSSIBLE??) All rpg fans know just wandering aroung gaining levels really sucks and takes away from 
the game. My party is level 83 and i dont stand a chance. I was going to go back to do it over to see if i missed something that would of 
helped me but it turns incre!
dibly boring the second time thr
u. VERY boring. Thats the biggest flaw. The other ones are minor, just that if youve played FF3 FF7 or Secret of Mana you will see lots of 
rip offs in the game. Well i dont mean to bash this great game but... its going to be impossible to get one ending, let alone 83. Ahhh. 
Wonding what the endings are like and not getting them is going to kill me.
Matthew Lao  on Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 19:33:42
This is a KICK BUTT GAME, but the only fault that i would give this game is that the characters talk too much.  another thing is that I 
NEED SOME HELP!!!!!!!, i am stuck, i cannot seem to defeat the two frickin monsters you have to fight in Hoffmans Ruins, even when 
i leveled my guys up to level 40 and 41 and stuff, i just cant seem to defeat those two bastards!!! If anyone does know how to defeat 
Wetrex  on Monday, July 26, 1999 at 19:12:43
Star Ocean doesn't sound like a cool game, now does it. Kinda sounds wimpy and
childish. Well thankfully it's name doesn't represent the "coolness" of the game.
I started playing this awhile ago and have yet to find a major problem with it.

Now contrary to the opinion of others, I kinda liked the music. Especially that
music in Lacour, you know the dark and moody. Definitely awesome. The in battle
voices are well appreciated and welcome.

The graphics take awhile to get used to if your a polygon-addict (like myself),
but get down right majestic in the right situations. Again great graphics.

But all this stuff isn't worth a cheap bottle of beer if there isn't any 
nonconformity. Well thank that guy high in the sky, because baby we're loaded 
with ingenuity. First we got specialties. Huh...What, I don't get it.
Well don't get your panites in a twist and I'll tell you all about it. As you get
experience points you obtain skill points. These skill points can be used to
increase your skills in paticular places.  Then we got the 80+ endings, oh baby
tell the wife to rehire the pool boy, cause I'm not getting out of this chair.

Then, my friends, there's the overall feel of the game. I actully cared about
Claude and the others. Well maybe not Rena but I liked the others.

So I give it a 34123/34130.
oh I'm kidding 9/10 
P.S.Yes this is the same wetrex on So what I have no origiality.
Sue me.

Lord Markus  on Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 17:31:08
Little Sauce  on Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 13:12:25
Yo, I am stoked on how crazy this game is! I have already got about a dozen
different endings and all of them have surprised me! There is one feature which 
pisses me off and that is the battle sequences. It is 2-D attacking and I hate
when enemies get the jump on me while I'm running around them. One of the best
character development games ever made! It isn't as difficult as some RPG's though,
for exaple, Seventh Saga for SNES! Anyways, buy this Game ASAP, Later
Crawd  on Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 12:39:44
This game is the BEST it is cool and fun I love the 80+ endings.I play 14 hours a day also I like the battle system. My rating is 9.0/10
this game is a RPGers must have game I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! 
Corn Nuts  on Friday, July 23, 1999 at 01:24:48
I though the game was pimpin'(Even though i still haven't finished it yet). It had a good story and i love the choice of heroes thing. the 
graphics are decent but with an awesome game who needs good graphics. This game Is most definetely not for the a gamer just 
exploring the RPG Genre Or for the weak minded. I give Star Ocean 2 a (9/10). E-Mail me if Ye need help. I will reply generally in 1-7 
days(unless outta town or my comp gets messed up again)
Corn Nuts
Ryan Mowatt on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 09:43:33
I actually have a question, I have Opera, and I have been looking all over high hell for Ernest. That little SOB is no where to be found. 
I checked The Hoffman Ruins, Mountain Palace, Even where you get the bird tears for Ashton;thinking he might be hanging around 
(he is an archeologist). I did private action on every town, and walked into everytown regularly, talking to everyone. Please if someone 
knows tell me, if i missed something i would like to know.
Unknown  on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 14:13:42
I must say, I haven't had this game for very long, and I haven't had that much time to play it, but from what I have seen from the 
game, it easily compares with my two favorite games, ever (Xenogears, and Final Fantasy VII).  If you haven't tried this game, and 
you're one of those people that rent games before you buy them (unlike me, psst: beyond the Beyond SCUKED) go rent it right 
now! Or if you like to buy them first (like me, psst: Wild Arms and Brave Fencer Musashi were also great games) go buy it before 
the store nearest you runs out. And I garuntee you, if there wasn't so much hype for games like Final Fantasy VIII, the anthology, 
and Lunar (myself included), this game would be sold out.  All in all this game kicks some serious @$$!
AlabasterDragon  on Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 09:36:29
This Is a really AWSOME GAME!! The only bad thing is the hauffman ruins you like have to be on level 50 try it email me if you 
beat it please. Laccor is hard!!
Neelix`s twin brother on Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 13:48:02
A good game not all the way but it`s worth your $$$$ or ££££ or whatever...
I will give the game this good score of 89 of 100 mainly becuse some new cool stuff that is possible in the game but in the end 
it`s still like most RPG`s at this time... not that im complaining ohh maybe i am some thing NEW whould be nice... the skill 
system was a good first step...

* i must say the game isn`t as hard as people say...
i completed the game with lv 80 on my heroes and you could rise mutch higher

* U can cheat your way 2 level 100 buy copying medallions and only needing 1 exp 2gain lv each time this stinks...big time

but a good game none the less waiting for nr3 all ready...

Drew  on Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 12:38:42
Here's a code for you all. 
learn pick pococket early on. 
go t o the city that sinks (before it sinks) and pick pocket the foreseer who says it will  sink. you get an item that makes it so its 
like you pick pocket with every step ( gaining items that youd get from pickpocketing)
email me codes if you have them please.
Frank  on Friday, July 16, 1999 at 02:26:11
This is absolutely the best game I have ever played.  The graphics were about equivelent of that to FFVII, which means it was 
extremely good.  The sound...well, the voices were great, but some songs just keep repeating, even though they're good.  The 
battle system, my god, it is the absolute best out of every single RPG I ever played(and I've played quite a few).  I am about 20 
or so hours into the game, and let me tell you, this story gets REAL deep.  The absolute best RPG for any gamer, experienced 
or new.  It isn't just a must is a must have!
Rickson  on Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 19:59:45
The battle system is wonderful. This is the only type that was different from other.
SpareX  on Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 22:59:14
The new replacement to the King of RPG gameing sections round the world. Blows FF7 away. FF7 only took me 2 days to 
this one could take me a few days more. Now lets see a Dragon warrior anthology plus a sequel.
Now all they need to add the thier sequel RPG's is a the abbilty to jump while in towns, dungeons ( adds more secrets and 
hidden chars) and those map scenes, and a more 3-D battle setup. but great setup already. 
This games is definatly has a SP platnium medal rating. (Top of class rating)
Guy that sucks at RPG's  on Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 15:59:30
Star Ocean ROCKS!!!
i have only played the game for about 20 hours and I am in love with it.
The storyline is Xtremely impressive and the game is so way damn hard. 
(i like mine hard)I had to start over about 3 times cuz i wanted to get
the characters i wanted. (mainly Ashton and Precis) and I STILL don't 
know how to get Precis. if anyone knows how to, please e-mail me at
Matthew  on Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 13:52:37
I've waited four years for any version of starocean to come to the US
needless to say it was worth the way. 
Music's good
Graphics are incredible
story line is outstanding
all-in-all My favorite game.
FireX  on Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 12:18:15
All I can say about this game is that it's game of the year, and the year's only halfway through. It's perfection of the RPG genre. 
This is THE best RPG you'll find on PSX, if you're willing to give its depth a try.
If you're a hardcore RPGer, buy it. Don't even rent it, just buy it right now because it's perfect.
No other RPG on PSX, and quite possibly no RPG on any other system EVER, is going to outdo this game.
Geoff  on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 10:48:25
This game is the best game that i have played. I wasn't able to find all of the characters on Claudes scenario. But all in all 
this is one of the best games i have played.
Cloud Strife  on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 12:37:40
I think star ocean is the second best rpg next to final fantasy 7. the story is great the characters are above average and forget 
lunar the silver star story the game sucks!!! Star ocean rocks and I would rate it 9.5 
Danny McCrow on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 10:59:38
This game is pretty sweet. It has a few flaws, for example, if you don't raise your levels alot, it can get really hard. The ability 
system gets kind of repetitive and old after a while. But still I'd have to say this is the coolest 
game I've played since FF7. Also, this is off the subject, I think FF8 doesn't sound all that great. Back on the subject, on a 
scale of 1-10,(So far, I'm only 25 hours into it) I'd give it a 9.25.
Mew on Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 15:49:24
Star Ocean: Second Story is truely a great game. One of my favorites (and believe me, it's not easy to make it to my favorites 
spot). The entire storyline is wonderful and lets not forget the little things about it. The love plot is great between Claude and 
Rena and of course everyone just loved Fun City! Those little bunnies are just sooooooooo CUTE!! Anyways, Star Ocean: 
Second Story should be in everyone's Playstation game rack because it is a must have!
Jubair Saidi on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 14:52:53
I am in the 40th hour and about to kill them d*** gods!!! is that the end? I don't think so.. that is what makes a good RPG when 
you really can't tell what or where the ending is until it is hapening infront of you! I have to say... I am still stuck on the last one 
BUT I WILL KILL THAT *** of a ****!!! and we shall see whta else this game will trow at me... oh god this is gonna be hard in a 
fun way! RPG style....
Gangster- on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 19:31:05
You want to know how is this game??? I played it 2 hours and now I own it that
is how good this game is!!!!
Mike Roozenboom on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 18:29:43
I think this is a good game for the more experienced RPGer.  Manily because of the wide variety of puzzles in it and the challange 
of the game.  I also think the story line is good, it keeps you hooked through out the whole game.  It's also kinda different that you 
can go above level 99.
I do have one question though.  One the second floor of the Cave of Trials, which way do you turn the statues?  I've been playing 
on the second floor for hours and can't figure it out. So if anyone can e-mail me I would appreciate it.
Dragon-blade on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 16:00:46
Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 00:07:23
Enix's STAR OCEAN: THE SECOND STORY...lemme tell you, it's all I think about lately.  Renting it for a week cost me more than 
five bucks--try five bucks plus a week's worth of sleep!  I haven't sacrificed my health like that since FINAL FANTASY VII, so you 
better believe it's fantastic.  Innovative battle system, nice musical score, epic storyline, characters I love like family...even the CG 
backgrounds rival those of FF7.  If you can get me to admit that, ME, the ultimate FF7 fanatic, then not only is SO2 worth buying--it 
should be treasured like the purest gold.  I grand new title I can't get out of my mind.
Dias Flac Master Swordmen on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 21:24:37
Fasanating! The greatest RPg ever Final Fantasy doesnt come close. The best character besides Claude is Ashton anchors he is 
a strong warrior and ally.The graphics are good and the battling system is better. By, Dias Flac Master Swordsmen
Monday, July 5, 1999 at 01:37:15
Star Ocean is one of the top selling RPG's at the Babbages I work at, and in my personal ratings I would rate it second for top RPG's. 
The top role playing games I think would have to be: 
1.Final Fantasy Tactics(skills, story, and replay value)
2.Star Ocean(skills and replay value)
3.Final Fantasy 7(story, magic system, slight replay value, and challenging)
4.Xenogears(true 3D environment and good story)
5.Lunar:Silver Star Story Complete(excellent cut scenes, but low replay value) 
This rating's would be because of story combined with replay value.  Graphics would follow later along with sound, but I believe the story 
and replay value's to be most important.  Lunar and Xenogears are below Star Ocean because of the low replay value, Xenogears being 
higher though because of the sound, graphics, and story line.  Star Ocean and Final Fantasy VII each have very similar graphics except 
that in Star Ocean the characters aren't as rectangular and it uses a unique battle system.  Final Fantasy Tactics and Star Ocean have 
high replay values also mostly because you can learn skills for the characters which will increase their chances of survival in battle. 
If you do not own any of these games I would STRONGLY recommend buying at least some of them.  Well, that's all I have to say about that.
Mak Kien Leong
Saturday, July 3, 1999 at 11:21:39
Since i start playing this game, the first 1/2 hour is rather too much dialogue but after that, I began to get hooked to the game because 
of the gameplay and graphics. You dont even notice the loading for the battle and after the battle. For me, this game is  better than FF7 
and it will make you get hooked to this game(if you can wait for the first 1/2 hour), so buy it. Rating for me -9.5 out of 10 
Ces Felner
Saturday, July 3, 1999 at 02:13:46
Star ocean is an RPG that strived for more interactivity,the story line where your choices determine the characters who will join your 
party and how the story eventually ends. Being able to split your group up before you enter a town and then meet up with them in the 
town, gives the game somewhat of a deeper feel wich so many RPGs seem to lack that personal character interactivity. The battle 
system depending on wich mode you select whether it be turnbased or fully interactive,operates like a simple fighting game that most 
of the time works especially one on one. The dialogue is sharp but sometimes leaves you wanting to know more. The dungeons are 
somewhat easy and are the same feel for every one.The different types of enemies is not very varied , you will find yourself fighting the 
same type of enemies through out the entire game but with a different color scheme wich somewhat sways away from immersiveness 
that the FF series did so well at.And the voice overs the game could have been with out. Overall solid gameplay , great graphics , and 
an more interactive story makes Star Ocean Second Story a memorable and worth it RPG experience.
Saturday, July 3, 1999 at 00:14:40
I rented this game a few days ago out of curiosity becuase I have never heard of it before.  I got home and 3 hours in to the game i was 
already hooked and just had to play til the end. Im determind to find all 80 endings eventually.  For those that like RPGs the least you 
can do is rent the game.  It is definately worth the time in my opinion.
The Lyon
Friday, July 2, 1999 at 09:34:25
The Game is Great.....But what the Hell is the Deal with all the Dialogue?
They could've cut 75% of the Dialogue and still gotten the same end result.
Other than that I like it.
Wednesday, June 30, 1999 at 09:12:08
I did not think any Rpg could impress me untill FF8 finally comes out in the U.S, but this game does more than prove me wrong. 
Star Ocean:  2nd story is the perfect way to fill in any Rpg'ers time till FF8 comes out.  The graphics are as beautyful as FF7, the 
battle system is a nice change from the usual turn based combat, and the replay value on this game is enormous.  I just started 
my second time through it, and am realizing just how much there is to do! And about the story, it is not what you would really call 
original, but the characters, subplots, and game depth are all more than great.
In the end, Star Ocean The Second Story is one of the best Rpgs to grace the Playstation with it's presence, and an experience 
that not gamer should miss.
Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 17:20:54
Great game but lacks story in the beginning... battles are great(makes me think secret of Mana) but sometimes the enemies hit 
you with something you've never seen and then you are dead... 
Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 14:24:23
A great, addictive game. I just bought it 2 weeks ago and Im 40 hours into it with no end in sight. The game is fun to play and 
has a lot of great features. The complicated issues like item creation and skill points are roughly explained but once you get the 
hang of it you begin to feel it is the best game ever made!
Monday, June 28, 1999 at 21:47:59
Let me start out by saying from a score to 1 to 10 I would give it a 30!!!! The games graphics are alive and captivating! The music 
is great and the characters rule! I am a big RPG lover and this game satifies the hunger...let me tell ya! For those of you waiting 
for FF8 - wait! Get this game in the mean time! The colors are terrific! The Fmv 's are awesome!!! The game is rumored to take 
up to 80 hrs to beat! That is a long game! It may even be longer! This game gets two thumbs up and both my feet at the same 
time! It is one of the best rpgs out there! Huge World! Great quests! Challenging!
Ghetto G 
Monday, June 28, 1999 at 22:59:32
This game is almost as good as ffVII! im not actually dun the game yet, but so far its sooo good! if i were to rate this game it 
would be a 9.5.... the voices of the characters aren't that good though.. it only setback... otherwise buy the game!
Gigi Leung
Monday, June 28, 1999 at 10:32:58
I think the graphic is great.  The real time battle system is good but only one character can be controlled is probably a drawback. 
Plus, keep hiting the x button I think it's kinda boring.
Friday, June 25, 1999 at 19:32:51
This game rules!! I ove the battle system and the specialty/skills option. The graphics are really good and the characters kick a**. 
The story is intensive and really nice9 up to now at least.)
Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 16:50:06
I just bought this game and played it like  hours and it rocks.The game is like a rpg relief from all those crappy rpg that other 
company has throuwn out.Bottom line is that this game rocks
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 20:27:37
Well......we just bought the game and it seems cool so far.  The Graphics are good and the plot is cool.  I find some things hard 
to during battles.  And, I had trouble at first getting adjusted to the battles.  I would rather  search through drawers and 
barrels rather than just look for big red chests, but it seems ok.  On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 7.  Oh, I haven't gone far enough 
that the music is getting to me as some had sugested, I think the music is cool.
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 20:09:40
So far, I've spent 20+ hrs. on the game and all I can say is that this is the most interesting RPG I'd played since Final Fantasy 
VII.  Some magazine may give a low score for the game due to "sounds", but don't let that hold you from playing this game. 
They had put many features into the game that would sure attract any RPG fan.  If you are really into RPGs this game is a 
MUST and you wouldn't be disappointed.

Hint's:  Be sure to save the game everytime you enter a village or enter a private conversation scene.  There are many sub-quests 
in this game and making different dicisions can lead to a different ending.

Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 19:45:42
That last boss is pretty tough
I am level 99 with rena and i'm still getting beat down
maybe its just me...
Lee Crane
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 19:07:52
The damn game is great to play till FFVIII gets here. I have played it for at least 12 hours and then had to start over, and played 
another 12 hours. I still love this  @#$%in game. Also this battle scheam is great!
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 14:48:11
I think this is the best RPG since FF7. After playing the first one I thought this one was really going to stink. The first one had so 
many flaws I thought that the next one wasn't going to get any better. Finally I read alot about the game and thought it had the 
coolest plot to a game I have ever heard. One of the first things I noticed about the game was the high-resolution graphics. The 
opening video was amazing. As I read onabout the game, I found out you can have up to 8 people in your party. I got this game 
the day after reading about it. This is a must to your Playstation collection. I highly recomend this game it is the best game I 
have ever played. I give it a 10/10. 


Matthew Cave 
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 12:48:53
I bought this game cause I was bored. I am bored no more!! My step father took it from me and now we get into frequent fights 
over who gets to play. we love this game so much and we hope to see more to come our way.
Travis Anderson
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 10:35:24
This is one of the greatest RPGs I've played in a while. I mean God! All the skills and the so many different items and weapons 
and side plots! Amazing. I rented it and I couldn't get away from my Playstation for 2 days! I played something like 6 hours 
straight! Hehe...Needless to say I liked this game...Go out and rent it and if you like it why not buy it? That's what I'm gonna do.
Monday, June 21, 1999 at 15:37:12
First and foremost I'd like to say comment on the brilliance of this game.  I mean, who else has thought of a game so detailed 
and so overwhelming that people stay at home for hours just to get through the next exciting challenge.  I for one would rate 
this game above the likes of Xenogears and Final Fantasy 7.  Why you ask?  Well simply for the mere facts that the depth is 
so much greater in my opinion.
  Although Final Fantasy 7 shocked the world with it's breath taking graphics and involving storyline, Star Ocean:Second Story 
did the same thing except in a different way.  Let's look at the facts here.....Star Ocean:Second Story includes great graphics, 
a great storyline, the option of playing 2 different characters for different perspectives on the game, 40 different endings, deep 
customization which includes altering weapons to better suit you, pickpocketing, artistry, writing, scouting, and much more. 
  The battle system is just amazing.  I love how you get your choice of not one, not two, but count 'em, three different options 
of battles.  Moving about gives the gamer more freedom and a better sense of reality in a video game.
I think this game should and will be considered as one of the greatest RPG's of all time, right up there with sleeper hit Suikoden, 
sensation FF7, LSSS, and a few other elite titles worthy of the praise of us gamers.
  All in all, this game rocked the RPG business and gave great joy and pride to us thrill seekers in the video game business.  It 
turned the if not already obsessive game player into a living zombie.  Go out and buy this game because your in for a great 
gaming experience.  But what would a 14 year old RPG fanatic know?!  Go out and see for yourself.  Experience the what all the 
other RPG fans already have, and live what it's all about.
Monday, June 21, 1999 at 12:11:46
It is just Fantastic.  nuff said
Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 14:49:49
I just finished it and it rocked hard core it was a very intricate ending and that 
all of the messages that I picked made a difference in the ending and I really
never expected what happened to happen.  I think that everyone should buy this game
because it rocks A**!!!
Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 12:58:06
I got the game a couple of days ago and so far I like the game. All I have to say is the game rocks!!! And I recomend you buy 
the game! 
I am not terribly far, but from what i've already gathered it is a *decent* game. Great graphics are what is most noticable to the 
eye and fittingly the most salient aspect the game has to offer. And although the "skills creation system", and ability to refine 
a character to ones liking aren't yet experienced by my hand, they look very promising and are sure to add a lot of depth to the 
game (if I survive the cons. However, the cons are a nagging matter as that they seem *to* detract from what could have been 
possibly one of this year's greatest role playing games. The combat is lopsided and requires nothing less than button mashing 
(the overhead perspective needs work, too, as that it limits the distance you can see surrounding enemies in a broader plane) .
Then there is the stale dialogue (courteousy of a translation by SCEA); too much time is spent on the simplest of conservations, 
like a commonplace GREETING. Furthermore, a complaint in itself no doubt for american gamers, there is AUDIO DIALOGUE 
(the reoccuring misery origonally brought about by Tales of Destiny). The characters run off cheesy lines and there is NO option 
to shut it off. (A fair warning, do not spend any points on the skill procation-YOU WILL REGRET IT!)
Final verdict:80% out of a 100(a solid game hardly worth more recognition then a mere rental). 
Friday, June 18, 1999 at 01:59:23
WOW!!!,This has got to be one of the best rpg's I've ever owned, the graphics are awesome, and the battle scenes are the 
coolest i've seen since tales of destiny. I've only played for a couple of hours but I can tell its gonna be an instant classic. The 
original story line,along with individual character personalities and multiple endings make this a very unique rpg, I only regret 
not being able to play the first one which was never released here in the U.S.
Sometimes I forget I'm playing an Enix game at all because it looks like something you would expect from a Square Soft game, 
but out of all the Enix games I've played I have to say it's pretty damn impressive. I'd give it a '10'. 
Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 17:41:42
This game is one of the best since Tales of Destiny has came out. 
Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 19:01:44
Great game.  All the while, I have started over 4 times just to see what happens when you try a new senerio (e.g. bringing another 
character into battle against certian bosses). All in all a GREAT game.  Nothing beats the 3/2-D fighting- although some creatures 
(the guys with the huge sheilds)are difficult to get around for the kill. Never will I underestimate an RPG that I have never heard of 
before renting, 'cause this has changed that FOREVER! 
"The Money Lies where the Rich ones Die"J'99
Chad Wages
Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 14:01:35
This is the best RPG I have played in a while. If anybody is thinking about buying this game I would till them they should buy it. 
It is a very fun and exicting game. The graphics are bad and the fighting mode is easy and fun.
Larry Merkle
Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 16:54:24
-I am only ten hours into the game (and from what I gather the game can take as long as 50+ to complete) so I don't know if I have 
room to critiscize. Actually, that won't stop me at all, because so far there's nothing to be critical about. The game is a welcome 
RPG to the Playstation's already impressive catalog of games. Now if we could only get the new Dragon's Quest game over here...
Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 12:54:43
Star Ocean:The Second Story is a cool game with great graphics but the battle sequences are a bit difficult until you get used to it. 
Other than that the incredible gameplay and graphics makes this a good game.
Monday, June 14, 1999 at 16:48:51
I have this game,and all I have to say..... IT ROCKS!!!!!!
Larry Howell
Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 03:40:37
Well, I never heard of this game until I went to the video store and rented it.  I must say I was astonished at how good this game is. 
Although the game isn't necessarily 3-D based, the game looks rather good.  The characters are cool, and there are a wide range 
of them.  Plus, there are many side stories and extras in the game that are good.  You can alter your character by raising certain 
characteristics which give your character special abilities.  You can create crafting talents within your character, creating items, 
altering weapons, copying items, compose music, write a book, draw art, and other things.  The diversity of the characters is rather 
nice too.  My favorite character is Ashton, who is cursed because he is possessed by a pair of dragons.  Just about everything that 
you do affects the outcome of the game, such as who you take with you along your journey, and who lives and who dies.  And that 
isn't all.  You can choose one of two characters to be your main character, which changes the way the game is played.  There are 
three methods to the combat system which you can choose, depending on how you like to do your battles.  You can control one 
character while the computer controls the other three, which can set you up for many great team attacks.  Vicious bosses can 
become pushovers if you have three swordsmen on all sides hacking away while you have the fourth consistently healing your
characters.  The only drawback that I can see to the fighting is that all physical attacks can only occur on the 2-D plane, which 
means you have to be directly in front of or behind your target, but the spells can go in all directions.  I would definitely suggest 
checking this game out if you like RPGs.  But, I always say rent first.
The Amish God
Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 07:29:50
Star Ocean is a darn fine game.  The graphics are a nice treat for the eyes, but
the music could be improved upon.  The sound is kind of redundant, but i like
the in battle dialogue.  the story is getting way more developed, but due to all
the times you get side-tracked your priorities get mixed up.  on a scale of 1-10
i would give it a 8.5
David~The Amish God
Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 20:46:24
A very good game from the beginning, with the skills and speical moves it is one of the greatest RPG's that I have played and I 
have only played the game for about 6 hours... Only one problem... too much talking but a good story so far.
Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 20:44:32
I'd give the game about a 4.5 out of 5.  It was a great game, it had good character development and a decent story.  You can 
choose to play as two characters, Rena or Claud.  The game has graphics similar to SaGa Fronteir.  The battle system is a 3D 
active feild battle, similar to that of Tales of Destiny.  You control the main character in battle while the others are controled by 
certain Strategies you give them.  The game has a very complex system of levels.  Everytime a character levels up you get 
'skill points' which then may be divided any way you choose among certain abilities.  Once a combonation of these abilities is 
reached the character will receive a 'specialty'.  These specialties can do many different things.  For example, 'Good Eye, 
Kitchen Knife, and Recipie' will get you the 'Cooking' specialty.  This specialty allows you to create items using various ingrediants. 
The character development and the story, with multiple endings, makes this game great.  The only thing that is not perffect is the 
sound.  There are many songs that are repeated all the time, sometimes you are just so bored of it you turn off the sound. 
Other that the sound, this game is a Keeper!
Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 19:35:19
It was an awesome game but really dificult not somthing you should rent unless
you want a really high late fee. I would suggest finding gameshark codes 
because it gets REALLY hard. If anyone has any cheats please mail me :) thanks
Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 14:41:05
I enjoyed this game but found myself wanting more out of the dialogue, it was kinda weak.  They didn't explain many of the 
things I was interested in like the story behind "The Warrior" (the explained a little bit about it but not much) at the beginning 
of the game they just tell the basics of what the warrior's tale is (ex. warrior comes in time of suffering he has 'blade of light'... 
that's pretty much they told you).  I only found myself having to actually think 3 times in the entire game... the rest was set 
up for you! (a bit too linear). The battle engine kicked ass when it was set on real time. The voice samples were cool, and 
the story (overall) was very well written. Star Ocean is great the first time but I doubt anyone will get even 15 of the 80 endings.
(minus FAQ writers and game reviewers/testers).  BUT BY NO MEANS PASS IT UP! especially if you have a younger sibling 
that can't handle the more "mental" RpG games. Such as Lunar (Myghts tower without a guide.. good luck!)
Joey Iovine
Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 15:54:23
Star Ocean is an extremely great game. The graphics in this game are outstanding but, the battle system isn't that good. 
All together this game is pretty good and is one of the best RPG's of the year. 
Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 11:13:08
All I can say is WoW!...I haven't left my house for the past two days...My back is hurting and I am soooo tired!...Ive been 
getting my neighbor to go to the store for me to buy cigarettes and food...this is the most immersive RPG I have ever played! 
I have FFVIII reserved at Babbages but now I think when they call Ill just go get my money back and wait for later!  Buy this 
game, Play this game!  You will never leave your house again!
Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 10:41:51
All in all I think that this game is terrific.  The graphics look awesome for one,  the storyline and plot will keep you hooked, 
good- looking cinematics, and a decent challenge.  I have always known Enix for producing killer RPG's like : Dragon warrior, 
or Seventh Saga(which is the most difficult I've ever played). Then you have the classics like : Act Raiser, or Brain Lord. But to 
say the least, this game is definately a "10" for me. 


Saki-chan () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 18:39:36
My hint isn't that great, and it's verrry mean.  Now, I'm not a professional PSX player--I'm not one of those people who know all about RPGS or anything . . . but I do LOVE this game!  Anyway, my tip is this.  If you're short on moolah when you meet Celine (the heraldry sorceress), sell off some of her jewelry.  It'll make you some dough quick, and plus, she never notices!  Okay, so that's not really a hint . . . but I leave all the good stuff to the pros--you guys rock, without you I wouldn't have made it past the first battle!
Game Freak on Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 16:06:32
If you are low on FOL during the start of Star Ocean there is a mountain west of
Cross that isn't supposed to be explored until much later. just go to the mountain
and keep fighting the enemies on the first screen. if you are low on health,
just go to Cross and sleep at the inn. I managed to boost my characters from
level 7 to level 24 and earn WAY more than enough to money to buy the bandit's glove.
Cloud Strife on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 12:40:24
I have 1 gameshark code and it may help u on your mission.

Save Anywhere - 80074628 0001
Azazel (none) on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 23:57:14
If you can't seem to pickpocket people successfully then leavel up pickpocketing and learn the talent dexterity
Elessario on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 00:15:45
I've come across many first-timers of SO2 having a terrible time defeating the last boss, Indelecio--I've heard tell that one can only beat him, Limiter or no, at around level 220.  Just to ease the minds of fellow gamers, NO, YOU NEEDN'T BE THAT STRONG!  All you need is 2 of the good fighters (Claude, Dias, Ashton, Opera, Ernest...), a strong spell-caster (Celine, Leon), and Rena in your party, all at level 115.  Also, the 2 fighters and Rena should all be wearing Bunny Shoes (which can be won at Fun City's Bunny Races)...otherwise, when Indelecio teams up with Filia, they'll have MUCH trouble even keeping up with the enemy.  Other than that, just pack along about 15 Resurrection Mists, lots of Fruit and Fresh Syrups, and the obvious items like strong weapons and aromor, plus accessories protecting against the elements,and I guarantee, eventually you'll BEAT the bastards!  Good luck, and don't crap in your pants.  I nearly did...^_^
Matt on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 01:37:49
To get characters up to level one-hundred easily acquire the copy skill and copy forged medals, which can be found randomly with the mischief item, or made with reverse side.  Before using a forged medals equip the Dream Bracelet and then use the medals.  Fight a battle and gain the level up, and then un-equip the Dream Bracelet and you will need 0 experience for another level up(Basically gaining a double use from the Forged Medals).  Also it is very easy to use reproduction to copy the medals if you are at least level 10 in it and have the RIRICA camera.



Become Extremely Powerful in a Relatively Short Time
There are several methods to become very powerful that are available quite early in the game, here are a few.

   1.In the beginning of the game, there is a mountain dungeon that isn't meant to be faced until much later, thusly the enemies
     will raise your characters' levels VERY quickly. At first they'll kick your butt, but with every victory you eke out, you'll
     become stronger [kitchen knife skill makes things easier here, btw] you can build your characters to 3000 hp levels here
     with some work.

   2.Make sure you learn pickpocket [poker face and courage skills] and save up 40,000 bucks. Make your way over to
     Clik harbor and purchase a thief's glove. Now you can go on a world stealing tour, and get many things. Very notably,
     there is a man in Mars who carries a treasure box, which when used will dispense three random items. Once you get it,
     save your game and open it until you get what you want. Though it usually gives you items and such, it occasionally gives
     you VERY powerful weapons including the Force Sword, the Sorceress Knuckle, and the very rare and powerful
     Marvel Sword.

   3.Later in the game, in the colusseum, the A-class battle earns you right around 100,000 exp, and allows you to quickly
     build levels until about level 105 [note: Level 90 is adequate to beat the limited version last boss]

   4.On one of the snowy islands near Giveaway, there is a shop that sells magical rasp, which allows you to create the most
     powerful weapons and armor in the game.

Cheaper Bandits Gloves
To save money when buying the Bandit's Glove go to Salva Mine and get the Cinderella Glass. Then make your way over to
Herlie. Use the Glass in the shop where you can buy the Bandits Glove and then the gloves will only be 30,000 FOL instead of
41,800 FOL!

Discovering Talents
When you learn the super specialty skill "Orchestra", and have enough songs and instruments for each character, use this skill
and for a short time, you will be able to create items without the necessary talents. (For Example: cooking without the talent
"Sense Of Smell".) While the song is playing, you will have the chance to learn a new talent by using your specialty skills. (For
Example: While the orchestra song is playing, use the cooking "Machinery" skill to learn the talents Dexterity and Sense of

Easy Level Up
Use Reverse Side to make a forged medal, and then duplicate it as many times as you want to with Reproduction. The forged
medals bring a character to 1 point under a level up.

Easy Money
When you get your Super Specialty Skill "Master Chef" up to level 6 or higher, go to a store that sells fruits, vegetables, and
egg/dairy products. But 20 of each, then go to Super Specialty Skills and choose "Master Chef" in the item screen, then pick 1
fruit and 1 dairy. Every other try or so (depending on your skill level) you should create "Coconut Milk" which sells for overy
1000 Fol a piece!! You can also take 2 vegetables and make "Fried Vegetables" which sells for over 2000 Fol a piece!

Keep creating the food until you run out of ingredients then go sell everything you created, buy more ingredients and do it again
until you have the desired amount of money you want.

Easy Money with Aston
You will have to be on the second CD with Ashton in your party for this to work. Ashton will need to have "customize" at a
fairly high level and the Orchestra super skill will help a lot. Go to Central City and buy 20 Scythers. Make 20 Damascus (using
alchemy, it'll go a lot faster if you do this while orchestra is playing.)Then have Ashton customize the scyther with the damascus
(orchestra), it will make his most powerfull weapon, but you don't need 20 of em, sell them for about 1.5 million a piece.

Easy Skill Level Gain
For an easy way to level up skills, you need to level up the perserverance skill to level 10. After you do this, leveling up the
other skills will be much easier. For example making it where you can level up most skills with just one Skill Point.

Easy way 2 level 250
Once you are in the cave of trials, And defeated the Level 6 boss and recived the funny sword. Leave, save and go back to
floor 6. Make sure you have a few of the forged medals. But really all you have to do is stay in the dungeon looking for the
stone theives. They are worth over 30000 exp each and usually attack in 4s. I made Cluade Rena and Ashton Lv. 250 in a little
over 2 hours work.

Hidden Dungeon
Save in front of the last boss, and leave the final dungeon. Proceed to fun city and talk to the old man in the back area of the
colusseum. Say yes to all his questions, and you'll be transported back to expel, in Arlia. You'll notice two important things that
are different: 1.There is a penguin walking around where you appear, talk to him and call him silly, he'll kick you back to Nede.
2. When you leave, there will be a Synard waiting for you. Hop on it and head to the area you couldn't access without it, the
dungeon should be glowing with a red dot. Land and enter. The special dungeon is very tough, much harder than the regular last fact, you'll start out fighting harder enemies than you saw in the normal last dungeon on the very first floor.

Hidden Dungeon Tips
The Hidden dungeon is tough and interesting at the same time. There a various enemies here that have a word in front of their
name that are very tough...however, there are weapons [normally useless] that have that same word that wil kill the enemy with
one hit. Example:Lvl.99 Funny Thief...pretty tough, Lvl.99 Funny Thief when someone has the Funny hit kill. On
the sixth level, there will be a man who occasionally appears in the statue room. He sells very rare stuff, including all the rare
metals, the real tri-emblem [not the fake "emplem"], and items that can teleport you out of the dungeon....for you see, there are
no save points, so if you are on level 13 of the dungeon and die, your screwed, so you must leave to save on occasion, and
when you re-enter there will be methods of going down quickly, such as a trap door. The dungeon also contains very powerful
equipment, including [but not limited to] The Levantine Sword, Ashton's ultimate attack, Leon's ultimate attack, Celine's ultimate
attack, the angel armband,several pair of bunny shoes, and the valiant armor. As far as monsters go, from around level 3
onward, you may run into boss class monsters as normal can even run into the last boss of the dungeon as a normal
enemy, so be careful.

Priest's Password
In the demon's den there is a glass priest who asks you for the special word necessary to get the cardkey. The password is

Rip Off Santa
Here is a simple cheat that will help you purchase those majorly overpriced Santa Boots (10,000,000 Fol) from Santa, the
wandering merchant on the 6th floor of the Cave of Trials. First off, you have to meet him. Santa will appear randomly on Level
6, usually by the statues of the thieves so if he isn't there the first time, try leaving the dungeon and comming back. When you
finally meet up with him, he will sell Sage's Stones for 50,000 Fol a piece and buy them back for 65,000 Fol. Buy 20 Sage's
Stones and sell them right back to him for a 15,000 Fol profit!! Now, if you have the super specialty command Identify All, you
can make a 45,000 Fol profit by buying low and selling high! I just wonder if I'll get that Eternal Sphere I wanted for Christmas?

The Ring of Happiness
When you are told to go to the town of Cross for the first time,stop in Alen's house on your way through. Talk to him twice.
The second time he should give you the "Ring of Happiness".

The Ultimate Item
When you have Master Chef level 8 or higher, use vegetables with egg/dairy products and if the combo of ingredients is correct,
you will recieve a "Fruit Nectar" which restores 100% HP and MP, or which sells for 109,000 FOL!

Two Levels for the Price of One
You must have two items in your inventory for this to work: "Forged Medals" and the "Dream Bracelet." (I suggest reproducing
medals until you have many). Equip the Dream Bracelet on the character you wish to level. Now use a Forged Medal on that
character. De-equip the Dream Bracelet. After the next battle, you will gain two levels, at the cost of only one Forged Medal.

Universal Difficulty Level
If you get over 45% of the voice clips, which is about 600 or so, a new 'Universal' difficulty level will open up. Enemy HP and
Attack power is doubled in this mode.

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