Star Ocean: The Second Story

A group of humans fighting with lights in a forest.
  • Developer: tri-Ace
  • Publisher: Enix SCEE Square Enix
  • Year: 1998
  • Genre: RPG
  • Platform/s: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

Star Ocean: The Second Story features options for the player-character to have romantic relationships with any party characters, including those of the same gender; however, other sources suggest that there is only one same-gender party member that Claude and Rena can end up with, and it is unconfirmed which is accurate.

There are up to 87 endings in the game, and these are dependent on choices made throughout the title. These choices lead to increases in Friendship and Romance points as part of a hidden 'friendship' system, and the lack of appropriate cutscenes for increasing Romance points with same-gender characters makes having a same-gender relationship difficult; as such, the best tactic for achieving this outcome is actively sabotaging potential opposite-gender pairings.