Phantasy Star Online 2 – Impressions After 40 Hours

I’m 20 hours deeper into PSO 2 since my last post and hoo boy have I learned a lot. My teacher was failure, which I recommend. If I could share one “if I would have known then what I do now,” it would be: do the sub class quest as soon as you get itContinue reading “Phantasy Star Online 2 – Impressions After 40 Hours”


25th Anniversary Phantasy Star Visual Chronicles

I picked this book up on my honeymoon in Japan in 2014, so it’s weirdly special in that sense. The book was originally released in 2013, and covers every game in the series, with a focus on the (then recent) PSO 2. There is art and information about each pre-PSO 2 game. A few interviewsContinue reading “25th Anniversary Phantasy Star Visual Chronicles”

Phantasy Star Online 2 – Impressions After 20 Hours

Phantasy Star Online 2 has finally received a proper English release, and it has been a long time coming. I’ve been playing on Xbox One (X) since the closed beta and have A LOT OF THOUGHTS, so I’m going to collect them in chunks over the next few weeks (months? years?). It’s gonna be aContinue reading “Phantasy Star Online 2 – Impressions After 20 Hours”

Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (packaging)

While my feelings on Phantasy Star Universe are… complicated, I absolutely adore the portable spinoffs, Phantasy Star Portable 1&2 on the PSP. I especially fell in love with the second game, and to this day is remains my most-played PSP game. A sequel/expansion to Phantasy Star Portable 2 was released, but stayed, in Japan. IContinue reading “Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (packaging)”

Phantasy Star Soundtracks Available on Streaming Services

These days, most of us are using some kind of “service” for getting music. SEGA has released quite a few soundtracks across these platforms (including, most recently, the Panzer Dragoon series), but the Phantasy Star selections are a bit thin at the moment, consisting of only three official soundtracks on Spotify and Apple Music. TheContinue reading “Phantasy Star Soundtracks Available on Streaming Services”