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”

SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Collected Works

SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works, written by Keith Stuart and designed/edited by Darren Wallis, is a book from Read-Only Memory chronicling the hardware, games, and stories from the console’s heyday. It’s not a “comprehensive” guide of every game, but rather a “behind the scenes” guide. I’ve been slowly devouring it over the course of theContinue reading “SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Collected Works”

Welcome to Rocket To Motavia

In 2011 I wrote a blog post on my now-defunct Sega fansite Blue Skies Daily about hearing music from Phantasy Star Online 2 for the first time. I didn’t say much, but I was pretty dang stoked. Nine years later, the game has finally officially launched in the West on Xbox One, with a WindowsContinue reading “Welcome to Rocket To Motavia”