Star Ocean (スターオーシャン, Sutā Ōshan?) is the first installment of the Star Ocean series, and the first game ever developed by tri-Ace. It was never released outside of Japan due to the closing of Enix‘s American division, Enix America Corporation. Star Ocean‘s plot features emotional levels between characters and a Star Trek-like story.
It received a manga adaptation called Star Ocean: And Then to the Far Reaches of Time. A remake of this game for the PlayStation Portable, named Star Ocean: First Departure, was released in December 2007.