Editorial 2

I’m Done Waiting For Phantasy Star Online 2 To Come To USA

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How long has it been since Sega promised us a western release of Phantasy Star Online 2? The majority of us that wanted to play the game already has and everyone else has either forgotten about the game or gave Sega the middle finger.Β 

Phantasy Star Online 2 is a fantastic game. I reviewed it a few years ago and gave it a 9. That’s how much I loved it, but I’m tired of waiting for Sega. I’m tired of dealing with IP blocks, hacks, and who knows what else why we wait for Sega to localize the game. To make matters worse there’s already a translated version of the game that we couldn’t play until recently.

That was Sega’s was of slapping all of their American fans in the face. It’s been so long, and we’re getting so many great MMOs, that I don’t think anyone will bother downloading this game if it was announced tomorrow because Blade and Soul, and Black Desert are right around the corner. We’ve been patient with Sega for years about this game and it’s time we faced the facts. Phantasy Star Online 2 is not coming here.


They haven’t updated their website in years and they keep giving us the same bullshit answer every time it’s brought up. I stopped playing PS02 a while back and I don’t think I’m going back. Even if Phantasy Star Online 2 is announced I don’t think I’ll want to go back because I’ve already put two years of time on the Japanese servers. My main character is there and I would rather play with him then start all over again.

Blade and Souls is finally coming to the West. Black Desert didn’t take long at all to come here, but you expect us to believe that Phantasy Star Online 2 is taking you guys more then 3 years to localize the game when you’ve already done it everywhere else. I used to love Sega as a company, but now I don’t know. They’ve fallen so far that I don’t of them the same way I used to.

The Sega that gave us Shining Force, Sonic, and Phantasy Star is long gone. They’re a shadow of their former self and I’m done with them until they start treating their western fans better.

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    The Otaku Judge
    Nov 28, 2015 1:26 am

    Despite growing up with a Megadrive I hate Sega too for the reasons you outlined. If PSO2 ever comes here it will probably perform poorly, as most of the diehard fans have already played the Japanese version. They won’t acknowledge that poor sales are due to the delay though, they will just say the West isn’t interested in those type of games.

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      Nov 28, 2015 7:18 am

      You’re right. Sega has butchered Sonic, killed Shining Force, and refuses to localize Phantasy Star Online 2 in the west for some stupid reason. If it ever comes here I’ll be too busy playing Black Desert to care.

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