Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Episode 2

The Aloof Warrior Check out previous “reports” here. As always, light spoilers ahead! The episode begins with Itsuki finding success in his role as student council president, getting stuff done. We’re introduced to Suzuki Aika, a new student just back from living abroad. Aika is curious about Itsuki and it gets weird. Anime! Itsuki showsContinue reading “Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Episode 2”

Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Episode 1

The RPG That Begins with “Nice to Meet You” And thus begins my watch of the PSO2 anime. Light spoilers ahead. While the episode begins with a Cool Action Sequence, what you’d probably expect from an anime adaptation of an action RPG, it quickly transitions into a high school slice of life show. Tachibana Itsuki isContinue reading “Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation Episode 1”

Oracle Memories (book)

There’s a PSO 2 trading card game (in Japan)! Wild, right? What’s even wilder (OK it’s not actually that surprising) is that there is a book collecting art from the cards. It’s full of large, textless illustrations featuring supporting characters from the game. There are also images of the cards themselves. While it’s unlikely we’llContinue reading “Oracle Memories (book)”

Phantasy Star Online 2 – Impressions After 60 Hours

Previous impressions: 20 hours, 40 hours. 60 hours in, it’s pretty safe that, despite some quirks, I love this game. I finished up Episode I in the story. Though told strangely (seemingly random cutscenes selected from a menu), there ended up being some surprising (and tragic) moments. I’m definitely much more invested in the worldContinue reading “Phantasy Star Online 2 – Impressions After 60 Hours”

Sympathy 2013 Concert CD / DVD

This is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin: a recording of a 2013 concert that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Phantasy Star series. There are two CDs, encompassing the entirety of the concert. As you can see from the track listing, the songs definitely skew towards the multiplayer-focused games in theContinue reading “Sympathy 2013 Concert CD / DVD”

ファンタシースター公式設定資料集 復刻版

This is my absolute favorite book on the Phantasy Star series. Released only in Japan (obvs), the book is solely focused on the original quadrilogy of games. As soon as you open the book, there is a fantastic fold out “poster” featuring fan favorite characters. The features start pretty conventional, with an overview of eachContinue reading “ファンタシースター公式設定資料集 復刻版”

Phantasy Star IV in the Mega Drive Mini Perfect Book

At the launch of the Mega Drive Mini in Japan, Famitsu released a special magazine covering the console and the games. In addition to an interview with Hideki Kamiya, the magazine also contains the greatest SEGA Tower of Power I’ve ever seen. There are also four pages devoted to the premiere RPG on the miniContinue reading “Phantasy Star IV in the Mega Drive Mini Perfect Book”

CAST Cast Episode I – Sega Ages Phantasy Star (Switch)

For the first ever episode of the CAST Cast I am joined by Bryan, Guillaume, and Neal from Nintendo World Report to talk about Sega Ages Phantasy Star on the Nintendo Switch! Check out the episode HERE (coming soon to other podcast providers)! Bryan’s review of Sega Ages Phantasy Star Neal’s impressions My plea for a Sega Ages versionContinue reading “CAST Cast Episode I – Sega Ages Phantasy Star (Switch)”