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Phantasy star online 2

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  • 19-02-2012 8:12pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭


    PSO2.jpg


    I have enjoyed the past Phantasy Star games on the megadrive PSO2 looks absolutely Amazing. i never got a chance to play Phantasy Star Online on the dreamcast but im pretty blown away with the way PSO2 shaping up to be.
    Still no Current Release Date for Europe/America but fingers crossed it comes over ...










    if i find any further news i be sure to keep this thread posted


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,891 ✭✭✭megaten


    I'm cautious of MMO's but I've always loved PSO's art direction. I might get just to appreciate the graphics if it's solo friendly. Though I doubt it will be.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,368 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    I'd probably play this if it came out over here. I had my first taste of Phantasy Star Online recently in a friends house when we played the GC version in 4 player split screen mode. It was good fun and was like a more action focused diablo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,322 ✭✭✭✭super_furry


    Are there Mags?

    Because if there aren't, then screw that game.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,368 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    There's definitely MAGs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,707 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki


    The MMO landscape has shifted since PSO's release.

    Let's hope they build on what made PSO so famous & loved in the first place, and ignore all the crap WoW added.

    And maybe I won't miss it this time around ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,998 ✭✭✭✭VinLieger


    Listening to the Gianbombcast last week they werent too confident it would be released in EU/US unfortunately


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    VinLieger wrote: »
    Listening to the Gianbombcast last week they werent too confident it would be released in EU/US unfortunately

    which i cant quite understand , they can just release it digitaliy on steam or something.. it would sell quite well hear if not better than japan


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,891 ✭✭✭megaten


    which i cant quite understand , they can just release it digitaliy on steam or something.. it would sell quite well hear if not better than japan

    If they're willing to bring over the psp games I'm sure they'd be willing to bring out one that actually has a shot of making money.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    megaten wrote: »
    If they're willing to bring over the psp games I'm sure they'd be willing to bring out one that actually has a shot of making money.

    Psp game sold about a million copies , or near it anyways

    thats what i like to think anyways ...:pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,891 ✭✭✭megaten


    Psp game sold about a million copies , or near it anyways

    thats what i like to think anyways ...:pac:

    In the west?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    megaten wrote: »
    In the west?

    globally .. not sure on the exact number , close enough to million anyways .

    people still go nuts for phantasy star


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,368 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    As far as I'm aware the PSP games bombed outside japan. They were only popular in Japan because they were monster hunter clones and came out at a time that any game that was a monster hunter clone was a gauranteed million seller in japan. Sega burnt a lot of bridges with the PSO fanbase with PS universe but a lot would still like to see a return to the original style of gameplay.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    As far as I'm aware the PSP games bombed outside japan. They were only popular in Japan because they were monster hunter clones and came out at a time that any game that was a monster hunter clone was a gauranteed million seller in japan. Sega burnt a lot of bridges with the PSO fanbase with PS universe but a lot would still like to see a return to the original style of gameplay.

    interesting , think you are right just checked vgchartz Phantasy star portable 2 sle 810,000

    620,000 copies in japan
    80,000 in europe
    70,000 in america
    50,000 rest of the world


    cant say thats bad though considering psp pretty much dead in the west and was used as far i know it was bought cause it was easy to hack


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,368 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Valkyria Chronicles 2 sold better in the West I believe and Sega have that down as a bomb.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    Valkyria Chronicles 2 sold better in the West I believe and Sega have that down as a bomb.

    Sega shot themselves in the foot by bringing it to the psp but i think they only done that cause japaneese spend more time on handhelds than sitting at home playing consoles

    Well pso2 still in alpha stages ( i think ) and japan has not a solid release date yet .. So im still hopeful


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,368 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    They should make it free to play, plenty of obscure japanese MMO's have been doing good business on a FTP model in the West like Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    They should make it free to play, plenty of obscure japanese MMO's have been doing good business on a FTP model in the West like Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine.

    i have no doubt it be free to play , many mmo are FTP These days or went to FTP and just used micro transactions , only mmo i can think off are PTP are star wars old republic and WOW

    guild wars gone ftp, DCUO Went ftp , the upcoming marvel mmo is FTP

    It be bad business for it to be PTP Structure cause its being 12 years since PSO proper game so best way to bring players in is to be a FTP model and getting the ball rolling


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    Has now been annouced for ps vita , be able to play on same servers as pc gamers

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/339375/phantasy-star-online-2-announced-for-ps-vita/


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,322 ✭✭✭✭super_furry


    Has now been annouced for ps vita , be able to play on same servers as pc gamers

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/339375/phantasy-star-online-2-announced-for-ps-vita/

    If I didn't already have one, I'd be sold. Grinding my MAGs on the toilet, truly we are living in a golden age.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,536 ✭✭✭✭Varik



    At least they're some plans in place for it, can't understand how so many Japanese games still stick to the old wait until it's out in Japan before starting on localization. Most developers can't afford to limit a game to one console let along one region, there would be some examples of games not warranting a western release but planning for something is always cheaper than trying to do it after the fact.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    Phantasy Star Creator tool is available for everyone to give ago

    http://segabits.com/blog/2012/04/07/phantasy-star-online-2-pc-character-creator-demo-out-now-download-here/


    Also Phantasy star has be announced it be free to play , so no matter the outcome fore a western release , we still can play it


    http://segabits.com/blog/2012/04/13/how-currency-in-phantasy-star-online-2-will-work/


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,376 ✭✭✭corcaigh07


    imagine if it came out on XBLA and was free to play, that would be lovely! still, a vita suddenly sounds much more appealing to me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    Artwork looks fantastic , this is by far the best work sonic team have done in years , they are really stepping up their game big time

    bNsuA.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    Phantasy star online 2 open beta will begin june 21st

    So it begins :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    Phantasy star starts today download link is here


    http://pso2.jp/players/download/


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,067 ✭✭✭Gunmonkey


    Might jump into this, even though I would be wandering through menus with no idea what I am clicking. PSO was a blast back in the days o' the DC.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,824 ✭✭✭RoyalMarine


    there's a pretty good translation of the menu's over on pso-world.com


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭richymcdermott


    Phantasy star online 2 confirmed for western release 2013

    Defiently getting a gaming pc now :D

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/357112/phantasy-star-online-2-set-for-early-2013-western-release/


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