Star Ocean: The Second Story
|Star Ocean: The Second Story|
EUSony Computer Entertainment
|Designer/s||Minato Koio (Character Design)|
|Release Dates||JP30 July, 1998|
NAMay 31, 1999
EUApril 12, 2000
ESRB: E (Everyone)
Star Ocean: The Second Story is a role-playing game developed by tri-Ace and published by Enix (Now Square-Enix), and Sony Computer Entertainment for the Sony Playstation and later the Sony Playstation Portable as Star Ocean: Second Departure.
It is the second installment in the Star Ocean series and the first to be released outside of Japan.
20 years after the events of Star Ocean, the son of a highly esteemed space commandeer, Claude Kenney is on an assignment with his father to investigate some alien ruins on a distant planet. With much upon his young shoulders, due to being the son of such an important man, and being in such a position due to this, he is frowned upon by his peers. Expected to act in a manner befitting an officer far beyond his experience, Claude decides to take matters into his own hands, disobeying his father's own orders when he finds a strange machine. Recklessly approaching it without regard for his own safety, he is consumed in a bright light that leaves not a trace of him to find for his shocked peers.
Meanwhile, the underdeveloper planet of Expel has been plagued by a string of natural disasters following the collision of the Sorcery Globe, a meteor from the heavens, into the lands surrounding the kingdom of El three months ago. The citizens are all terrified and praying for the day where their hero will descend from the heavens in his alien raiments with a Sword of Light that will vanquish the darkness. A young girl, Rena Lanford in the town of Arlia has lately been frequenting the ancient Shingo Forest where she feels most at ease, despite constant warnings that the monsters around the area have become more violent since the events of the Sorcery Globe.
These two young souls are destined to meet, and together they will leave behind all that they knew on a quest to destroy the Sorcery Globe that transcends even the solitary planet of Expel. Together, with friends they meet along the way, they will disembark into the star ocean.
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