10 Overlooked Xbox 360 Games That Should Be Backwards Compatible

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#4. Star Ocean: The Last Hope

I feel like the Star Ocean series as whole doesn’t quite get the recognition it deserves because, on the surface, it is very similar to the Tales series put out by Bandai Namco. Both feature real-time 3d-ish action combat with a party of 3 or 4. But Star Ocean‘s combat has only surface similarities and in many ways goes much deeper, and that’s especially true in Star Ocean: The Last Hope. But as this was, at least, initially a Japanese RPG on the Xbox 360 (the PS3 “international edition” would come out a year later), this is yet another solid RPG that fell by the wayside. It features a story pretty similar to Xenoblade Chronicles X mankind being forced to relocate to a new planet to survive and encountering aliens both friendly and hostile and tells that story WAY better.

With a new Star Ocean game finally coming our way after six long years, but only on the PS3 and PS4, it’s a shame that Xbox One owners would be left out completely in the cold. And if they happen to own an Xbox One and a PS4 (which I do), what a great way to warm up for a whole new Star Ocean than by playing the last one through the magic of backwards compatibility?

Next: #3:.... Bayonetta