> It starts off pretty generic, and the combat system takes a while to develop.
> After 10-20 hours it starts picking up and getting a lot more
> interesting/original, and the combat system really blossoms into something nice.
> There's a newgame+ option as well (similar to Disgaea and Chrono Trigger, among
> others) but you don't get to carry EVERYTHING with you. You'll need to do at
> least 3 run throughs to see everything / get everything / etc , but the second
> run through is a hell of a lot more fun than the first (you know all of the
> twists and you really appreciate some of the earlier moments in the game that
> you took for granted before).
> Rent it and see how you dig the first part of the game. If you're digging it,
> buy that fucker, because it goes sharply uphill midway through the game.
> I liked Star Ocean 3 more though :)