Rated 10 out of 10 by Crekcurt I kind of like it.
I have played phantasy star universe for both the playstation 2 and the xbox 360, so I was already familiar with the basic story line that was going on in phantasy star portable. I did find it refreshing to actually get to play the story mode as the story mode for universe is really bad and very uninteresting. I found the game play to be very much like you would expect to see on the playstation 2, minus some camera control. As far as the camera controls go I had to pretend I was playing a hybrid of PSO and PSU where you just hit the shoulder button to center the camera as you turn. I did find the inability to go online with my character to be annoying. I loved the fact that they added extra weapons and higher skill sets for the job types in this game though. I think that it's great that I can be a CAST/fight master and still have the ability to use magic. This minor change made me and a few other friends get this game and we have been playing together for months.
Rated 9 out of 10 by NightSky72 A relaxing, fun and portable Phantasy Star
Let me start out by saying that Phantasy Star Portable is essentially Phantasy Star Universe in portable form. However, it has many additions, including achievements that yield exceptional rewards, many new items (including plenty of S-ranks) and 8 different type (class) options. I'll be honest that the game is quite easy, but that makes the game very enjoyable and relaxing (in my opinion). You feel your character grow stronger with each class, character and skill level. There are plenty of free missions to undertake (after going through the Story Mode) as well. Do not purchase this game with the intent of experiencing a riveting story however. It can be mildly interesting at certain points, but the story is just as bland (or weird, depending) as Phantasy Star Universe. Overall, if you are looking for a very fun action-RPG where finding high-ranked items is fun, leveling is rewarding, and completing achievements is worthwhile, this is the game for you.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Kyo1990mii Phantasy Star Portable
This one of my all time most have games.I love this game and i wanted this game on my Sega dream-cast ! The story is awesome and the levels are simply amazing looks with ever background in this game just makes you want to become the world's best painter hahaha. I tell everyone who have a PlayStation portable to play this game and see what you are missing.
Rated 10 out of 10 by CaptainFalcon07 A New Fan To The Series!!!
I gotta say i've never been a fan of this series only because i wasn't into rpg's at the time when i heard this game come out for the dreamcast i let it slip by but after going to a video game design school you learn to open your mind to different genres of games and i played the hell out of every rpg game since big guild wars fan now and then i heard this was coming out for the PSP and i wanted to know what ive been missing out on all these years which was a lot this game is INCREDIBLE character customization is the best ive ever seen in any game to date and the fighting is like that of watching your favorite fighting movie i can't stop playing this game it's so good i would recommend this game to anyone that plays current rpg's on the home consoles like mass effect because its just as addicting also the upgrading of your characters job, class and weapons is awesome too please if you have a PSP go pick this game up NOWW!
Rated 0 out of 10 by TruJustice Great so far
I've been playing the demo version and am I'm addicted. It's no 360 version of course but it's a GREAT port over for the PSP. The graphics are as good as the PSP can get and so are the sounds. You don't get the open world within the city, but the levels are the same you are use to seeing on the main system. I've played the demo version until I capped at the Lvl 20 cap (demo only limit). If you don't destroy the boss in the second mission of story mode, you make it easier to play the Multimode over and over. Defeated the bosses on "C" and "B" there, and it's making me want to play it again when the actual game is released. If you never played this game on the major systems before, I don't know if you will like it. If you are familiar with the series and are a fan, I can not see how you could NOT like this port over to the psp. It seems very promising so far and have enjoyed using the weapons I have found. A very decent hack and slash RPG to experience. I only hope the levels are also randomly laid out as they are on the major systems. The PSP Demo version hasn't shown that.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Gunwing Sounds fun and I like Space RPGs!
I have been keeping tabs on Phantasy Star for many years, even back in the PS2 days. I never rely got into Japanese RPGs, of any kind till about 2 years ago when Final Fantasy: Crisis Core hit the PSP system. I was vary impressed by the quality of the English voice overs, the great graphics, and even more the smooth as silk gameplay that never got old, and was both fun and challenging to the last second you played it. Now I too have been convinced that Japanese RPGs are worth the trouble and time it takes to get into them. PSU Portable will be my first venture into the Phantasy Star Universe and while I loved Final Fantasy I think I will like this one even more as I'm a huge sucker for Space Oprah style RPGs. (Mass Effect, KOTOR, KOTOR2 etc) This year I also hope we will at least get a full announcement on a truly 3D Star Ocean game like my Xbox360 will be getting this year!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Sf2fan Best PSP game so far.
If you've played Phantasy Star Universe for the PC/Ps2 or xbox 360, its essentially the same game but on the PSP with minor tweaks (MAGS ARE BACK!). This game has the best graphics i've seen on the PSP. You can play with your friends for FREE unlike the PC/Ps2 or xbox 360. I have been a fan of every Phantasy Star Online game since the dreamcast, and this is by far the most epic game sega has released. Its too bad the english Phantasy Star universe servers don't have many players. This game is similar to monster hunter (I believe thats what it is called) and is probably one of the best action / adventure / rpg games on the market. The game is quite challenging and very fun multiplayer. The controls are fairly easy to grasp. The sound is OK.. some of the english voice acting isn't great but the story is well written. I've never seen so many character customization options (The only thing you can't pick from PSU is height). All that is missing is online play, you can however use ad-hoc for multiplayer and I believe you can download ad-hoc party from the PS3 or use xlink on the PC. Due to lack of online functionality I rate it 9/10!
Rated 10 out of 10 by NiteMist Worth it for sure!
I am somewhat of a new player of Phantasy Star, I had friends that played the older versions, I got this game a few days ago, it became instantly addicting, when you first start you pick from so many options to customize your character with, I swear I spent at least a good 20 minutes just picking out everything! The first few missions are very easy and the tutorials although you can skip them are very helpful. If you have a PSP and are into RPG games i deeply recommend getting this game, Its not so hard but not so easy, it gets you thinking but has a relaxing effect to it, which is great after playing certain challenging game. I have become so addicted to this game its all I have been thinking about lately! If you have thoughts about getting it but you arent so sure, trust me if you dont get this game you will regret it later :D
Rated 0 out of 10 by Sf2fan Possibly the best PSP game
I have played the Japanese version (which was very hard to get mind you, was sold out for weeks after its release in japan) and it is honestly the best game I've played for the system. If you've played Phantasy Star Universe for the PC/Ps2 or xbox 360, its essentially the same game but on the PSP. This game has the best graphics i've seen on the PSP. There is a bunch of downloadable content and you can play with your friends for FREE unlike the PC/Ps2 or xbox 360 versions. I have been a fan of every Phantasy Star Online game since the dreamcast, and this is by far the most epic game sega has released. Its too bad the english Phantasy Star universe servers don't have many players. This game is similar to monster hunter (I believe thats what it is called) and is probably one of the best action / adventure / rpg games on the market.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Tiggy Before you buy!
PS:P lives up to it's predecessors in the sense that it is a port. Yes! A port as far as gameplay but with a different storyline. I purchased a copy and was very disappointed that the missions (maps) were all the same as the ones found in PSU and Ambition of the Illuminus. The other problem is that the game can only be played "ad hoc". Want to play with your PSU buddies from across the world? Not happening here. You can't raise your own Partner Machine and you cannot decorate your room. Even though it may be a bit of a disappointment to PSU fans, PS:P can be a great hit for those who have not experienced PSU. It's fun, still addicting, and makes a good 4-player multiplayer (if you have 3 friends that own a copy). It would have been nice if you could take your console characters to the portable console and vice versa.