Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is coming to the West on May 23 as a PS2-on-PS4 game. This was a beloved JRPG back in the PS2 era and fans are excited to play it one more time. However, the price of the game might turn some fans off, as it is currently priced at US$20.99.
PlayStation Lifestyle confirmed the game’s price, making it the most expensive PS2-on-PS4 title revealed to the public thus far. This originally belonged to the Destroy all Humans games, which were US$19.99 each, but that has now changed. While some fan might disagree with the price, there is an odd reason why it’s more expensive than other titles.
For those that don’t remember, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time was two discs on the PlayStation 2. It was and still is a fairly long game that many PS2 owners spent countless hours on at the time. Since converting the two discs might have taken a lot of time, this might be why it’s pricier than most.
Many fans found Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness disappointing, so this PS2 classic might be used for some series momentum. While it wasn’t the most beloved game in the series, plenty of gamers still enjoyed the characters and fighting system. It’s up to the fans if they decide to get this on release or wait for a PS2-on-PS4 sale.
Motion of the Ocean
RPG fans new to the series might want to give Star Ocean: Till the End of Time a shot. Though the visuals haven’t aged well, some of the concepts are interesting and the combat is good fun for everyone. While there are better JRPGs in the market – Persona 5 – it’s still a fascinating title that fans should try.
Some fans want the PSP remakes of the first two Star Ocean games to make their way to the PS4. Buying Till the End of Time might ensure that becomes possible, since re-releasing games is all the rage these days. We might even see the PS3/Xbox 360 Star Ocean game get an HD re-release, though that’s just speculation.
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time will be available as a PS2-on-PS4 game on May 23. Players interested in it can also check out Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness on PS4 and PS3, both of which are available right now.
The game will be available digitally from the PlayStation Store and will feature trophy support, share functionality and remote play
— Star Ocean (@StarOcean) May 17, 2017