Reviews and Problems with Phantasy Star Collection
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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure review (PSP)
19 April 2007
Excerpt: Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure might have been developed for the PC, but you’d never know it from playing the PSP version. The game feels like it was made just for Sony’s portable and you could even be excused for thinking that the inverse is true.
Excerpt: I have to admit, I’m not the sharpest tool in the box first thing in the morning. I’m not sure if it’s the lack of caffeine, the mild hangover, or the console induced late night that’s to blame, but I’m starting to realise that I should really stop and think before I do anything before the 10am...
Summary: Phantasy Star Collection is a nice trip down memory lane for fans of the series but it's equally as good for those who want to see where the Phantasy Star series started. As each games progresses it gets better and overall you'll get anything between 50-100 hours of play through all the games.
Excerpt: Sega has treated handheld gamers with even more ports of old games. This collection features Phantasy Star (published in 1988 for the Sega Master System), Phantasy Star II , and Phantasy Star III: Generation of Doom (both released for the Sega Genesis).
Pros: 100+ hours of gameplay, Phantasy Star I & II are excellent titles
Cons: Nothing new here, Phantasy Star III didn't stand the test of time
Excerpt: While I played my share of Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy on 8-bit console machines, I never really touched on Phantasy Star. Sure, I knew about it. I knew that it was good enough that someone decided to do a spoof of it on the PC, as we on the PC never got many of the console style RPGs.
Excerpt: Nostalgia is a funny thing -- it often has the tendency to make games from the past look much better than they truly were. However, just like some wise pundit pointed out, 'you can't go home again' -- and you can't go back to old games, either -- at least not without shattering the fond memories of...
Excerpt: The Phantasy Star series of sci-fi games were among the finest RPG’s ever released. These 4 games appeared well before the next-gen consoles and mighty computers While providing the prevailing foundation for what was to become Phantasy Star Online , the Phantasy Star ’s were “stars” in their own...
Excerpt: Nostalgia is a funny thing—it often has the tendency to make games from the past look much better than they truly were. However, just like some wise pundit pointed out, "you can't go home again"—and you can't go back to old games, either, at least not without shattering the fond memories of how...
Excerpt: Sega's venerable Phantasy Star series has found a home on a lot of consoles lately, but fans haven't forgotten the glory days of old school RPG enjoyment. Phantasy Star Collection packs more than a hundred hours of classic RPG gameplay on a GBA cart, which ain't bad at all. Click here.