Star Ocean The Divine Drive will quickly contact down on PS5 and PS4! This action-packed science-fiction RPG presents a daring new imaginative and prescient for the beloved RPG collection, with a strong story, progressive traversal mechanics, and a fight system that’s simply… *chef’s kiss.
That stated, we suspect that a few of you should still be questioning what this sport is all about. Learn on and we’ll let you know every thing it’s essential know:
It’s the sixth mainline entry within the Star Ocean collection…
You will have performed a Star Ocean sport earlier than – or at the very least heard of it. The collection has been round since 1996 and has gained many followers due to distinct science-fiction trappings. Whereas many RPGs lean into fantasy tropes, the Star Ocean collection embraces house opera wholeheartedly – suppose spaceships, interplanetary journey, superior applied sciences, and the like. Even now it feels very distinctive within the style.
Star Ocean The Divine Drive is the sixth mainline title within the collection and brings with it excitingly contemporary concepts, together with unparalleled freedom of motion and a blisteringly quick fight system.
…but it surely’s utterly standalone
Much like different RPG collection like Remaining Fantasy or Dragon Quest, every entry within the Star Ocean collection works as a standalone journey. There’s no must have performed via the earlier video games to work out what’s occurring – your complete narrative from begin to end is contained inside the sport. After all, if you’re a fan of the earlier video games, you could spot a reference or two…
It’s an epic journey that fuses science fiction and fantasy
The journey begins when starship captain Raymond Lawrence crash lands on the planet of Aster IV. This harmful world is like stepping right into a long-forgotten previous for the younger spacefarer – individuals nonetheless reside in castles, put on plate armor and kingdoms wage struggle in opposition to one different. Becoming a member of forces with a warrior princess named Laeticia, he units off to search out the remainder of his crew and get off the planet… unaware that he’ll quickly discover himself embroiled in a battle that threatens your complete universe.
The twin protagonist system returns from earlier video games
In the beginning of your journey, you’ll be capable to select between two foremost characters: Raymond or Laeticia. This isn’t only a beauty resolution – the occasions that transpire and the allies you’ll be able to recruit will differ relying on who you play as.
You possibly can play as Raymond …
Raymond is the captain of the service provider vessel Ydas, working underneath Lawrence Logistics – an organization run by his household. He’s a pleasant man with massive hair and an even bigger coronary heart. He will be brash and reckless, which frequently will get himself into hassle – however he’ll throw himself into the guts of hazard to guard his mates. He’s a protagonist who’s straightforward to like.
Laeticia is Princess of the Kingdom of Aucerius: a big territory situated on the underdeveloped planet of Aster IV. She’s a knight and extremely expert with the twin blades, one thing that makes her vastly admired by her individuals. Laeticia is insatiably curious and her encounter with Raymond opens her eyes to an even bigger world than she is aware of… however greater than something she loves her kingdom and can do no matter she will to guard it.
You might have unimaginable freedom of motion
Early within the story, Raymond and Laeticia encounter a mysterious mechanical life kind referred to as D.U.M.A. It offers our heroes entry to supernatural powers, together with the power to go… nicely, nearly anyplace. With a press of a button, characters can soar into the sky to shortly scale cliffs or buzz over buildings – the huge environments of Star Ocean The Divine Drive at the moment are yours to discover from all angles!
Fight is blisteringly quick…
The Star Ocean collection is thought for its fast-paced fight, however The Divine Drive takes issues to a different stage solely! You’ll have entry to a celebration of as much as 4 characters at a time, every outfitted with an ever-expanding assortment of expertise and talents. You possibly can equip completely different instructions to your controller’s face buttons, letting you entry instructions, format combos, use gadgets and extra immediately.
D.U.M.A. doesn’t simply enable you get round with type – it utterly transforms fight by supplying you with the power to run rings round opponents… or extra precisely fly rings round them. Your ‘Vanguard Assault’ powers allow you to cost towards an enemy at spectacular speeds. Change your course on the final second to carry out a Blindside assault – you’ll zip behind your bewildered foe and go away them completely defenseless. Sure, it’s as wildly entertaining because it sounds!
However you’ll be able to sluggish issues down if you would like
All of the above makes for an intense fight system, however should you’re the kind of RPG fan who likes to suppose via their actions, you should utilize ‘Wait Mode’ to freeze the motion so that you may give your allies directions, change targets, or simply take a breather when you plan your technique.
You possibly can recruit a number of allies – and get to know them
As you play via Star Ocean The Divine Drive, you’ll recruit numerous allies, all with their very own distinct personalities and fight kinds. All are playable, and you’ll change between them seamlessly, each out and in of fight. Non-public Actions allow you to spend time with these eccentric people, uncover distinctive character storylines and even particular endings – so it’s price attending to know your staff!
That’s only a very broad overview of Star Ocean The Divine Drive – there’s a lot to find within the sport, however frankly we don’t wish to break any surprises (and oh boy, are there surprises).
The sport’s launches for PS5 and PS4 on October 27. If you wish to strive it out for yourselves proper now although, a free demo can be accessible to obtain (be aware that progress doesn’t carry via to the total sport).
We hope you benefit from the sport – see you within the sea of stars!