A serviceable JPRG marred by uneven production values and poor A.I.
The key moment of Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness happens about an hour in, when a hulking spaceship roars out of the skies and crashes near a spot where the world's fantasy-themed locals are hacking at each other with slabs of steel. It's a powerful, Columbus-style moment; a clash of technology and world views. It's also an unfortunate metaphor for Integrity and Faithlessness itself, as virtually every good idea this uncharacteristically brief JRPG brings up finds itself clashing with the complications of a poorer one. Sadly for those of us who've held out hope in the seven years since Star Ocean: The Last Hope, it's a struggle that never really resolves itself.

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