Rated 10 out of 10 by cutiepie867 Great Game All Around!
I love this game. I had reserved it in advance after reading about it, and I found that it is as good as they said! You can choose to be a boy or a girl, and if you want to be a human, CAST, or newman. Humans can use magic, ranging, and melee(hunting.) CAST's are like robots and can't use magic. Newman's are like elves and can't use melee. You start out in Darion City, and go witth your mentor, if you are a human, or someone else, if you are a CAST or newman. Then you go to your first battle area. THe graphics are amazing, and the interfaces are easy to control, once you get the hand of it. Battling is easy enough. More waves of enemys come at you. Once you kill them all, you get a tresure and advance to the next area. The boss fights are just challenging enough to keep you into it, and the online is awesome! You can play in the same exact world as in story mode! I reccomend that any RPG lover get this game. Even if you beat the story mode, the online experiance is wonderful!
Rated 0 out of 10 by L0RDRIKU Phantasy Star: Zero Information
This game removes the Beast race seen in the early Phantasy Star Universe as well as Phantasy Star: AOI. However, it does add two new weapon classes not previously seen which are the Gunslash- A combination of a rifle with a blade underneath the barrel so it is capable of both striking and switches to firing by holding the L trigger. Also added is the Shields weapon class witch is used for defense against attacks. There were original plans for voice chat being enabled for wi-fi however SEGA being awesome like it is (any Phantasy Star online subscriber knows where I am coming from) decided to remove this feature prior to launch. In spite of a few minor set backs this game is a great game to play. If you have played Phantasy Star in the past I highly recommend this game to you. And if you have not, this game would be a prime example to see what Phantasy Star is all about. It is a very solid game and I look forward to SEGA continuing work on DS Phantasy Star games in the future. Me and all my friends can't wait for the U.S. release.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Fangthane Almost here!!!
I gotta say, this is the first time I've been this excited about a new game coming out since Resistance: Fall of Man released with the Playstation 3. In short, this game is going to be great! For all you previous Phantasy Star Online Phans that still hook up your gamecube and/or Dreamcast just to get your "fix", this is the game we've been dreaming about for almost a decade! Phantasy Star Online, on a handheld platform, with no Hunter's license fees. True, you can no longer move while accessing your item menu (due to the lack of a 2nd joystick on the DS), and true, the grapics and audio aren't quite Gamecube/Dreamcast quality, and you can only create 3 characters, but if that's the extent of the complaints that are coming out of Japan for their Version (which released last December), then this game is going to be a must-play for DS Owners! And to answer another poster's question, Phantasy star has been spelled with a PH since its first US release to the Sega Master System in 1989. It used this spelling so it didn't get confused with Final Fantasy.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Neoshine Phantasy Star 0
Back in march, I went to Megacon down in Florida, and was walking around, when one of the boothes caught my eye. I was looking at all the games that they had, and a title caught my eye and caused me to raise it. Phantasy Star 0. But. It was in Japanese. So I debated, and finally rationalized after looking at the back of the box and thinking of my long loving relationship of (like oh so many others) PSO Ep1&2, I got it. I fell in love again. It brought back everything that people loved from PSO, added some stuff from PSU and left all the crap that PSU tried to bring and made a love child of epicness. The mags are back, and can now be fed, EVERYTHING. Yes. You read right. Weapons, armor, spells, anything. They brought back online play that's free for PS0. New maps, new story(Something about a dragon for the first map). The only thing that made me sad about the game? I couldn't read what I was doing lol. So when I was scraping things to my mag, I had no idea if it was important. So to finally read it, I'm stoked. Definately a must pick up game for those who've loved PSO.
Rated 3 out of 10 by Gina Not what i expected.
One day i went to Gamestop, looking around for a while when i found this game. i wanted it badly but i only had 34 bucks on me, and the game was 34.99 with tax. so, i wanted to know if they had it used. but they didnt so i went to a different gamestop that had it and bought it because it looked cool because of the dragon on the front. i started to play, it, yeah it was pretty cool, the whole anime themed clips. but when i went tthrough the levels, it was weird. i realised the graphics were horrible, the levels were boring, and the way your health goes quickly i didnt like. it was not fair to me that i had to keep restarting the quest each time. when i had to stop playing my DSiXL i had to quit my quest because it doesnt save quest data. i returned the game, even though it was pre- owned. i was so happy i returned it. i was also happy i didnt pay 35 bucks for a new copy because it is SO not worth the money.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Nick Storm Perfect Roleplaying game
This game is one of the best games I've ever played. It has great character customizability, and there is no lack of challenge. Three months after I got it, I'm still playing it a lot. The only part that wasn't great was the storyline, which is good in the begginging but gets worse. The game has 15 sidequests, which are mostly comical, but provide extra challenges.The game has tons of different weapons, which are great since when you get bored of one type, you can switch to another for a different gameplay. I just wish that the gun blade type weapon was for the melee classes too. My best character is currently a level 56 human melee, and I hate that I can't use gunblades.The wifi isn't good. One time, I played with this guy. He was great during the actual dungeon part, but as soon as we got to the boss, he just equiped a shield and blocked for the whole battle. I understand how this strategy works, but leaving it to your teamate (who's 20 levels below you) is just plain mean. Not only that, but some people don't even do anything for the entire dungeon. They just follow and collect spoils and Exp.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Djknitex "For all you pso fans"
This is a good game, especially for you classic PSO fans out there wanting another online RPG with no fees, PSZ brings that back with classic gameplay, new areas, weapons, and customization. The graphics are good for the DS, online play is awesome, so much to do, max level is 100, storyline looks great, the game might be hard at first for new players, but it's worth playing afterwards, I wish the sound, interface and controls were a little better, but other than that, it's still great, good rpg to play on the road, and you get to keep your SP player char and play them online, no more making new characters. There's alot to do, quests, leveling, and looking for rare. Play this game like an hour a day, when bored, or just on the toilet, you'll have fun.. anyways... for all you classic RPG fans, this one is for you! BUY IT NOW AND PLAY!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gojiron Simply Amazing
Phantasy Star 0 (zero) takes all of the great qualities of the previous games and puts it into one tiny package! Anyone who has enjoyed previous Phantasy Star games will be able to love this one just as much if not more. while newbies will be able to pick it up and learn its simple, yet complicated, controlls very quickly. The Character Creation is a little lacking, and the backgrounds can get a bit stale. But the game play is ABSOLUTELY solid! The many weapons, skills, abilities, armor, and customizable options add onto the greatness and improve on what the PSO for gamecube could not offer. This game is more like the one for gamecube but they added the perfect amount of improvement to make it near if not PERFECT! I suggest this game to any action game fans, fantasy fans, fans of the series, and fans of all games everywhere!
Rated 10 out of 10 by ghhfmdfnshgrebvetrh Get Ready Phantasy Star Fans! It's the DS game we have ALL been waiting for!
This game is truly one of the best DS action/adventure games ever! The interface is AMAZING! Same with the character customization. It surprised me that they still had MAGs, our robot partner that helps you through-out the game! It is basically Phantasy Star online, but the graphics aren't all that great, the storyline isn't as good, and the interface isn't as good. I would think that this game would be good for people who are interested in sci-fi, action/adventure, and of course DS lovers. This game is a mixture of action, adventure, and RPG.It is obviously a great game, and I think that no one would be disappointed in the game, unless they have a bad taste in games. This game is awesome and can't let anyone down. Again, the greatest DS game EVER! I reccomend this game for EVERYONE!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Kaosis PSO on the go
If you love PSO or PSU, then this is one to pick up. Overall, it feels alot more like PSO especially with Mags and completely random levels. Lots of weapons and armor to collect as we all awesome multiplayer. You can draw and save chat buttons which is also a que on PSO. Even the story is very solid and interesting. While this game is great there is a few short comings. graphics are great for a DS system and sega did good working with the limitations but sometimes just isnt smooth enough. The maps are random by a block system. The only real downside to this is moving from block to block gives a second of white. Also the weapon count is alittle light. However, this is a 100+ hr adventure when you play through all 3 storylines and collect everything. It's a keeper