Phantasy Star 0
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!
If you like PSO
If you like PSO and PSU then you will like PS zero. This game has decent graphics considering that it's for the DS. I love how they brought back the fighting style of PSO, the MAG's, and armor slot selection. Plus they added the ability to roll away from an attack!!! I also like the fact that you can play with you character from the story mode online, that really bugged me about PSU. They also added photon arts to weapons. I love that they did that. The only thing that saddened me is that the level cap is only 100. When you get to the hardest difficulty, it makes it really hard to kill things when you know that your not going to level up any more. I have played just about every version of Phantasy Star that has ever come out and this is definitely one of the best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sega’s guilty Action RPG timesink makes killing thousands of monsters enjoyable on the DS.
Sega’s Phantasy Star series has had many forms. It’s been an old-school turn-based RPG, a brief comic series, and even a card battle game, but it’s garnered the most acclaim as an action RPG. For almost a decade now, gamers have played the life out of 2000’s Phantasy Star Online, and some have have moved up to it’s 2006 sequel, Phantasy Star Universe. Phantasy Star Zero, the series’ most recent rendition, will immediately grab your attention, especially if Universe’s changes left a bad taste in your mouth. Zero is Sega’s attempt to return Phantasy Star to it’s roots, taking inspiration from PSO, and bringing it to the DS.For the unfamiliar, PSZ is an action RPG just like it’s predecessors. Combat is in real time, and up to three actions can be mapped to three buttons with three more on an alternate palette. In traditional Phantasy Star fashion, you’ll be fighting hordes of monsters in search of newer, better equipment, and level ups. However, unlike the others in the series, the leveling grind is a lot leaner, and it doesn’t take forever to get strong enough to survive in the newest area. You can create a character that can either be a Human, Newman and Cast. Humans are balanced, making them great for beginners. Newmans excel at magic, making them ideal for advanced players, while Intermediate players would enjoy Casts, which are physically superior androids, at the cost of being terrible at magic. Character creation is somewhat limited though, in that there are few hair and outfit options , but almost everything can be changed, (even your name) at the character select screen.This is easily the best looking DS game to date. Character and monster models are very detailed and don’t lose their splendor after looking at them for extended playing sessions. The varying environments in the game’s 8 levels are very high quality. With stages including barren canyons, dreary marshland to futuristic lunar stations, each area is complements the top screen very well. Very short, animated cutscenes are scattered throughout the story mode, and break away from the dialogue tied in-between fighting.Of the many achievements Zero makes, it feels as if it’s fallen short in the sound department, specifically the BGM. The Mayor’s building, a hub where players will spend a lot of their time in organizing missions, trading with other players and speaking to NPC’s, sounds like enhanced, old Gameboy music. On the other hand, like PSO, field music transitions into a battle-oriented theme when hostiles are present, a nice touch that adds to the dynamic combat. Over time the music will grow on you and become more tolerable, if it ever was a problem at all, or will continue being a pinch to the ear.Longevity in a Phantasy Star game really depends on how much the player wants to explore, and Zero is no different. A casual gamer can blow through the main story in about 20 hours, but the fun doesn’t stop there. The story mode has subtle differences depending on your characters race, so for completionists, a minimum of three playthroughs are necessary to see and hear everything. For veterans of the series, the real game may not even start until they’ve finished the story mode in the first place! With over 350 weapons to collect, 3 difficulties, and 14 classes due to different racial and gender combinations, things won’t get stale for a while.Online play is presented in a competent form too. Friends can get together and play in person, connect to Nintendo’s WFC and truly play online with strangers farther away. PSZ lacks a lobby system for players to get together and form their own parties, forcing the game to herd players into parties automatically. Unfortunately, this process translates to waiting around while the game does the matchmaking, a process that easily takes 5 minutes or longer to form a party. On the other hand, players can alternately connect with buddies by connecting with their Friend Codes. Nintendo’s Friend Code system is a blessing and a curs
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!
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