Star Ocean: The Second Story

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Star Ocean: The Second Story (SO2 for short) is an RPG developed by tri-Ace, and published by Enix. It was first released in the year 1998 in Japan, 1999 in America, and 2000 in the PAL region, all three on the Playstation console.

This game takes place in the fictional, and futuristic year of SD(Stardate) 366, also known as 2452 AD. This is about 20 years after the original game in the series, exclusive to Japan, and roughly 406 years before Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. SO2 is unusual in that it offers the player the opportunity to experience the storyline from the perspective of either the male or the female lead character. This decision affects certain scenes that are only referred to in one path but are fully shown in the other, as well as determining whether or not certain characters can be permanently added to the traveling party. Also, due to the fact that there are a grand total of 86 endings (all playable characters could have an ending alone, with one of the other characters in the party, or possibly with some special NPC), this greatly increased the game's replayability.

This section also includes quotes translated from the Japanese remake, Star Ocean: The Second Evolution, which came out in Japan in 2007 for the PSP. This version not only includes new cinematics, but also a special playable character who 'first' appeared in Star Ocean 3.

Characters

Claude

-Well, that's somewhere around eighty points!
-[when leveling up] My strength!
-[when close to death] I don't want to lose...
-[when dead] Mother...
-[when dead] Rena...
-This is bad. Here's the enemy!
-[when defeating a significantly higher level enemy alone] That's about ninety points!

Rena

Celine

Dias

Ashton

  • (To the dragons on his back, before a battle) Ready, you two?

Precis

Leon

Bowman

Opera

Ernest

Noel

Chisato

Welch Vineyard (Second Evolution Only)

Conversations

Regular Conversations

Private Action Conversations

PAs in Both Games

Exclusive to Second Evolution

Welch: Rena, you came at a good time.
Rena: What?
Welch: Ashton, Ururu and Gyoro have learnt a performance!
Rena: A performance?
Welch: Yea! Just watch!
Rena: Umm, well I...
Welch: What?! are you saying you're not going to watch?
Rena (if you choose to watch): No, No.. I'll watch, I'll watch.
Welch: Alright then. :)
Ashton: Ahh..
Welch: Ashton! What was with that sigh, Come on! Gyoro and Ururu too, let's go! 1, 2,3 go!
*Ashton performs a dance and song*

Lyrics:
I'm Ashton,
The Dragon Warrior!

Ururu! Gyoro!
And me!

Me and the 2 are really, really REALLY good friends!

Welch: So how was it? Totally great right?
Rena: Well, umm...
Welch: Alright, time to take this on stage, we can hit it big!
Ashton: *Light sobbing*

Ending Conversations

Rena and...

Bowman

*Rena is standing near a bookshelf in the Linga University Library.*
Bowman *enters, and walks to stand next to Rena*: How are your studies going?
*Rena is startled by Bowman [three yellow marks]. She turns to face Bowman.*
Rena: Oh, hi Bowman.
Bowman: You sure were absorbed in something. You didn't even hear me until I said something.
Rena: There are so many books here. And when I start reading them they're all so interesting I forget the time...
Bowman: Ha ha ha... Just as I thought. You should be in academia. You know? The most important thing for professors is that they enjoy what they study.
Rena *head lowered in embarrassment*: Professor? I'm nowhere near THAT...
*Bowman begins talking and Rena raises her head.*
Bowman: That's where you're wrong Rena. You're professor material. I guarantee it!

Chisato

*Rena and Chisato are standing next to each other over a desk in Rena's room. A scroll is laid out on the desk, which Rena is apparently writing on.*
Chisato: So with your help, the Ten Wise Men were defeated in the Nede year 3700000014. At the same time, you put an end to the long history of Energy Nede.
Rena: To the ... long history of ... Energy Nede. *rolls up the scroll and takes it off the desk* Whew, we are finally finished.
*Chisato and Rena turn to face each other.*
Chisato: Yes, it has taken quite a while ... 1-2-3 to finish it.
Rena: Thank you so much for staying along with me for so long.
Chisato: No problem at all. I had some free time. But why did you think to record the history of Nede after all? Now that Nede is gone, it has no particular meaning.
Rena: I don't care if no one ever looks at it. I just wanted to leave evidence in some form that the people of Nede did exist. In order to prove that the presence of Nede was not in vain.