Summary: A wonderful predecessor to the amazing PSO 2. Totally worth playing on one of the fan-made servers. The game features many large maps, which are pseudo-randomly generated. The music is beyond fantastic. The graphics - for their time - are beautiful.
Summary: Still the ultimate dungeon crawler that was one of the grandfathers to MMO games. There has not been any game since that comes close to PSOBB. It was truly one of a kind and sadly yet to be remade if even on a P2P style of play.
Excerpt: >> Phantasy Star Online: A survivor’s guide -------------------------------------- Subject: Video game summary/guide Genre: Role Playing Format: Sega Dreamcast -------------------------------------- [Note] Firstly, while this does review the game to an extent, its more of a guide on some of its...
Pros: A online RPG that is often more of an experience than a game, excellent and addictive
Cons: Has a limited lifespan without the online content
Excerpt: Phantasy Star Online (hereby known as PSO) is undoubtedly the most ambitious console game ever devised. Technically a role playing game (RPG) this is similar to lots of games in the genre, yet is like nothing seen before. Intrigued ? Read on. Phantasy Star was once a game for the Sega Master System.
Pros: Glorious to play and look at, online mode is superb
Excerpt: What is it that people like about RPGs? The numbers? The complicated battle system? How about the hit points and weapon strengths? No? Well it must be the characters and story then. Phantasy Star Online is like an RPG without all the stats, numbercrunching or turn based battles.
Pros: Fantastic online experience with great graphics too
Excerpt: Employing A ground breaking graphical technique that makes 3D characters look like cartoon drawings.JSR will guarantee a wow from anyone who sees it in action. Luckily it plays as good as it looks.You're a rollerblader/graffiti artist whos out to tag the neighbourhood to show rival gangs whos the...
Pros: brilliant fun gameplay
Cons: no important flaws although a little frustrating sas it is quite hard
Excerpt: So it's come to this: 16 months after the release of the Dreamcast, we've seen a magnificent total of one "proper" online game. Phantasy Star Online is the second - an addition to the groundbreaking Megadrive RPG series of the same name.
Pros: Hugely addictive online play, Efficient match - making system
Cons: Dull in single player, Online play expense is prohibitive
Excerpt: This has been hyped as one of the biggest most ground brakeing games of this year. So does the hype surrounding this online RPG epic truely warrented???? I have had my hands on this game for several days now which has taken control of my practically my life since i got it.
Pros: online capability,meeting people all over world
Cons: BT are probably forming a hit squad after the size of you bill