Phantasy Star 0 Mini is a Japanese DSi-exclusive bite-sized version of Phantasy Star 0. It costs 200 yen, and allows for up to four players to team up and face its single stage. You can choose to play as one of three NPC characters from PS0. No matter who you choose, you start at levelContinue reading “Phantasy Star 0 Mini”
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)”
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”
There’s a PSO 2 manga (in Japan)! It’s very silly. You can buy a copy from Amazon Japan.
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”
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”
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”
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”
The Saturn Phantasy Star Collection was always something I longed for, every time I’d see it advertised in the back of a magazine like GameFan. Needless to say, when I was finally able to purchase a copy (in Japan, no less), I was ecstatic.