I’ve been playing Phantasy Star Online 2 for about a week now and some times I forget that it’s an MMO. Once I plug my HDMI Cable, and 360 controller into my laptop it’s like I’m playing this game on consoles all over again. It just feels like the original Phantasy Star game did back on Dreamcast. Even when I’m in the lobby and I’m surrounded by other players playing the game I still feel the same way because that’s how it was back in the day. It was just like this and it’s a good feeling. There obviously some things that makes it an MMO like the cash shop. You have to pay just to have more then two characters on your ship. You have to pay to get the really good costumes that I see everyone walking around in and you even have to pay to upgrade your bedroom size.
The core of the game itself can be enjoyed without you ever spending a dime but it just bugs me that I can’t create four characters like I could back in the day and that I have to pay real life cash just for a cool looking costume to wear. The costumes you have available to you look ok but some times I want to really stand out from everyone else and I can’t do that without reaching in my wallet for my credit card.
The gaming community here is great. Everyone is really friendly and regular helps me out if I need it. I’ve even had a fluent Japanese speaking person help me translate some things and I really appreciate that. Playing in a group is intense and a lot of fun. Especially the boss battles. Bosses become harder as you get more people in your group. So if there is four of you going up against the Dragon, or against the giant snow wolves then prepare for a long, and challenging fight because they will go all out on you and some times you’ll even fight more then one. Sega regularly updates this game. Since I’ve downloaded it there has been three big updates of 2 gigs a piece.
Phantasy Star Online should come to America. The first one did very well over here and the second one could do even better if Sega releases it. I can even see this game coming to consoles because it is a Phantasy Star game and as I mentioned above it doesn’t feel like a MMO. This feels like your regular game that you walk into a store or order online to play. The only difference is you don’t have to buy this game. It’s completely free to play and that’s awesome considering the quality of this game. It’s not your average, generic MMO.
Phantasy Star Online has over 500,000 players just playing on the PS Vita alone and that number can easily increase if it was ported over. Could you imagine if this game came to the PS4 and Xbox One? It would be huge and fans of both consoles would rejoice. Did I mention that this game is cross platform? I’ve ran into quite a few players that are playing the game on their PS Vita. They told me that they can’t go to PC players blocks but they can do missions with them and that’s awesome. I think more games should be cross platforms because in the end we’re all gamers and we’re just trying to have some fun playing a good game.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is worth every second that I’ve put into it so far and I’m absolutely loving it right now. I’m pushing level 30 and I’ve already made a Sega ID for a few of my friends to join my wife and I in our adventures in space.
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