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Over the weekend, Square Enix held a live Star Ocean event in Japan that brought together fans of the RPG series with creators and voice actors for a day of livestreamed festivities. Fans hoping to get news on a new Star Ocean for consoles had their hopes dashed, though, as the spotlight was firmly pointed on the mobile game.

As a fan of JRPGs, I find that this pivot to mobile has become frustratingly common.

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The sad decline of the Mana series has been difficult to watch, and it's equally unfortunate that its spiritual successor Ever Oasis suffers from similar problems -- solid action RPG mechanics and moments of creative brilliance hampered by an experimental gameplay structure that drags everything down with it.