Rated 10 out of 10 by SUNBOYZ Amazing Game
This game is one of the best out there and plus it was made by the sonic team and it's not even about sonic. Game play was amazing, music went well with all missions. Graphics were good, the weapon's to me were badass but your teamate's AI was okay but not great besides that the game is still really, really good. The story line was exciting and fun. The boss battles were epic not like the ones in games like Kingdom Hearts were as you know when there going to die but in PSU2 it was unexpected which was the fun of it. The free missions you acquire throughout the game as you lvl. up the missions get harder instead of staying the same you can choose which lvl mission its C is the lowest were as lvl S is the highest. The cool thing is unlike every other game when you beat it you can still continue and lvl up your character the story doesn't end you can still keep your weapons your money photon arts (skills you can buy or obtain on speacial missions) and everything else!! if you are a hardcore gamer and likes RPG's i recommend this game for you
Rated 9 out of 10 by Xanlan PSU on PSP
This game is great and is a must have for ps fans. Although im new to the series, I instantly fell in love with it. Now i played PSU online for about a month (due to the dumb fee of 10$) and it was fantastic. This is all of that but better! Online is really fun and there is TONS of weapons and loot. The story wasnt all that bad either and was pretty long and its pretty epic. But the thing i really liked is you can use your story character offline AND online! Both modes are fun and havent bored me a bit. I just love the satisfaction of getting that new weapon or costume and going online to show it off! Although there is one thing that did dissapoint me was that there is only one lobby in the game for shops and such. Again not a deal breaker. So if your new to the series or a fan and wondering if this game is worth it, IT IS! This is a great offline and online game and you should be playing it right now!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by vlaine A Very Solid Game
I started on this series at phantasy star portable around 2010, and after playing that game to near death(3 save files, over 1500 hours total), I wanted more after getting all that I could. lo and behold, Phantasy star portable 2 (PSP2)comes out months after I learn about it.
To those familiar with the franchise, PSP2 is the epitome of the phantasy star series in America, japan hasn't given us any of the newer ones in the series yet. but as far as PSP2 goes, it's still among the greatest games you can get for your psp/vita. The story is your pretty basic evil king revives scenario, but the story isn't what you'll be playing for, the gameplay, and the style of the world are fantastic, the controls are simple, but effective, and you can easily put in over 500 hours before you even realize it. the music suits the atmosphere, but there's not too many memorable tracks besides some of the bosses and the story ending theme.
Overall, while I might not have painted the best picture with my words, the game speaks for itself, go pick it up and give it a shot. although I should warn you, the game is pretty hard to find nowadays, so if you get a copy, and you like this game, do not lose it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by FFXIVLover Free Online!
I will admit that PSU was a fun MMO and it was unfortunate that it really didn't take off with more updates and stuff...But for all of us PSU fans, we are in luck! PSP2 is pretty much a FREE version of PSU but BETTER! Of course there are some differences...(you have to join a party before you can interact in the town, also your in a different 'town' than in PSU) But you get to visit similar (or the same) places as in PSU plus more content! And its FREE ONLINE with WiFi!! Also, don't worry about trying to level up two different characters for Story and Online modes..A huge perk is that you can use the same character for both online play and story play! If you are any kind of a Phantasy Star fan, this is what we have been waiting for since PSO!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Araxon almost everything is perfect
this and dissidia:duodecim are probably the two best games on PsP. it had a great plot, it had the quirky acting that made you love PSU and PSP1. it had a Hub world(minor detail, but still) it had more weapons, more missions, another class, cooler outfits, everything was better. the only real flaw with this is that the music in this is severely behind what you may expect. some of the songs sound like the same quality as a pokemon game for DS! but if you have the game on mute, plug in your iPod, and find a few friends, then your ready for a grand old time. Oh yeah, speaking of multiplayer, ONLINE FREAKING MULTIPLAYER.
Rated 8 out of 10 by NEJWBFKAJLFjanfkjnjkFNKJn I like it.
If you played part 1 and liked it then this game is for you. If you own a psp and want to play with others online in a four man group this game is also for you. The story is alright but I personally think that it could have been better. I like the actual gameplay and the create a character which is almost identical to part 1 but now you can dodge by doing a tuck and roll. There are more missions and cool enemies. So if you have a psp and want a good rpg that you can make your own character in to play with others this game is a must buy.
Rated 0 out of 10 by SoulGamer Loving the New Phantasy Star.
I'm a huge fan of the Phantasy Star series; especially the Portable series. I downloaded the demo for this game and I have to say I love how they fixed the whole game. The town and character interface feels so much more alive then the "click and interact" of PSP1.
Humans and Newmans finally stand on even ground with the addition of Mirage Blast and playing on the PSP's Ad-Hoc takes this to a whole new level. I highly suggest this game to any fan of the series new or old.
10/10 - My opinion
Rated 9 out of 10 by AzureFlamez New Games Same Base New Experience.
This is a wonderful for I think all players, however this is more of a hardcore type of game. However I think with friends playing together this game can be perfect! Wonderful gameplay, so good that you'll loose track of time (if your anything like me) while playing with anyone you can get in touch with. Now don't get me wrong this game is not nothing without internet is your in a place without internet, the story is definitely one of my first choices to pass the time. Highly recommended!
Rated 0 out of 10 by xBladeM6x I imported the JP Version.
Imported the JP version of this game, and I can tell you now. Everything you have ever loved about PSO/PSU is in this game, but done right. This is the definitive PS experience, and It's on a handheld. Also, the infrastructure mode is always updated with new events and missions that can even be played offline. This game overall offers 1000's of hours of gameplay due to all the hunting for weapons, unlocking titles, level chatacters, and so much more. 10/10 Also, hai Pso-world :3
Rated 9 out of 10 by PSPgamr A massive portable game, and a good one too.
In the day and age of shooters a good action rpg can be difficult to find, but luckily Sega decided to give those of us who appreciate a well thought out rpg something to cheer about. If you want a quick summary about what Phantasy Star Portable 2(PSP2) is really like than think star wars mixed with monster hunter and kingdom hearts. Yet at the same time this game is nothing like any of those. The gameplay is the only thing that isn't as smooth or fast pace as those games. It feels slightly rigid and there is a whole lot of locking on and mashing square. Also your character doesn't have the agility and quick moves of a keyblade master or jedi, instead they are slightly slower moving. Yet, despite my complaints the gameplay is more than just hack 'n slash, there are strategies to defeat some of the more difficult foes and those add some depth to the gameplay. That is where most of the complaints stop though, because from a graphical standpoint this game looks very good, a game that clearly had high production value, the sound is good and even though there is no voice acting the clever writing gets the character's personalities across. Yet, the real reason that this game is so good is the fact of how massive it is. A good fifty hours can be sunk into this game and you may still be left with missions to complete, weapons to unlock, and quests to perform for clients, and this length is the true strength of this game. Overall PSP2 returns us to the day when shooters didn't dominate the gaming landscape, and for that we thank it.