Phantasy Star Portable
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.
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!
If you love anime looking type of games, this is the one for you. By far this is one of the best psp games I've played so far. The character creation customization is very nice! you can wear anything you want and your attributes are based on your job selection and glowing line stuff on your body xD I beat the whole game once and replying it isnt bad either, and after you beat it you can keep playing it! The lvl's go up pretty high, you can also play with other friends if you want. I have this black wings on my character that I think is pretty awesome! If you love RPG Like me then this is one of the best one's out there for psp! You can choose from different race, and create the voice sounds+ size of character. If you played the sequels you'll probably know what Im talking about.
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.
Perfect For Combat
The game play was amazing! I loved the customization and the limitless combinations that you can have. The weapons, armor, and even the races themselves all circle around the kind of person you want them to be. The only problem I had was the lack of cut scene and animation it brought. There was no problem with the plot twists, just getting there was a hassle. Plus, if you are playing a new file as a different race, you have to go through the tutorial ALL OVER AGAIN! Overall this game is so worth buying for the PSP. It's like getting a really great game for a really great price.
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
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.
Old School Phantasy Star Player....
I've been a Phantasy Star Player since the 90's. And I have to say, sense Sega had it for the Sega Saturn, and then the Dreamcast. I played the hell out of Phantasy Star, now since it's been release for Playstation 2 and X-Box, and Now the PSP. YEE-HAW no more online pay! But so far I've beatin the game, and I love the graphics, weapons, the customize characters, and you can pick there jobs. If you don't know about Phantasy Star, you need to try it! Believe me I got hook on it at 14. Now I'm 26 and I still love it. Great Storyline, 3 worlds to explore, alot of quest, awsome weapons, rare items "Armors, Weapons, New Clothing, Skills, and et ceretra. Look me up. I'll help ya out on quest. Character: Foulutaka Level: 89 pace: Newman Class: Hunter
For RPG fans
Similar battle-system to Final Fantasy 12, which I for one really enjoyed very much, a free roam environment in which you can run away from enemies to heal(except for bosses, they can chase you down). I got for Christmas and I really enjoyed. would recommend this to Final Fantasy, Persona, and Tales of ..... Fans everywhere.
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!