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PSO2

DesralDesral Denver, COMember Posts: 27

Phantasy Star Online 2.

 

Gameplay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH1azqx1fD4

Boss Fights:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bNjIqUPJVg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4qnsy-JnZ4

Character Creation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiUmRujYUrA

Housing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpWEITrGjjg

Symbol Art:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p4XgYdDZbk

 

Japanese version currently in full release. Western version slated for Q1 2013.

  • Action-based combat -- all real-time.
  • Casual design on leveling. Little grinding.
  • No preset character class / models. Full customization.
  • Skill tree / subclass system. Three base classes, three unlockables.
  • Interchangeable classes. Switch anytime you want -- no penalty.
  • Multiple outfit / accessory combinations. Many outfits can be recolored.
  • Story mode for single players.
  • Multi-parties of up to 12 players in most dungeons. (Scripted *non-random* boss fights restricted at 4.)
  • Only PvE at the moment. PvP may be added later. No confirmation.
  • Robots. (Because everyone loves robots.)
  • Customizable player housing. Current 100 furniture item limit.
  • Auction house. All players can buy -- licensed players can sell.
  • Symbol art system. Design your own chat emotes.
  • Lobby-dungeon system. Not an open world.

F2P with cash shop. Stand-alone items, licenses, and gachas (random lottery cash shop).

The cash shop has no game-breaking features. It offers aesthetics (outfits, accessory tickets) and some upgrade items for equipment enhancement / customization. Upgrading is, in itself, wholly unnecessary, and (in my opinion) actually makes the game feel too easy.

Housing, auction house *sales*, and trading are off-limits to free players. There are monthly licenses in the cash shop for housing and listing items in the auction house. There's also a premium option that grants both of these, trading, and other perks. Currently, there's only one method for those outside of Japan to purchase cash shop currency, and the markup is high.

There are various guides online for those interested in signing up for the Japanese version. Visit bumped.org or  PSO-World's forums if you happen to be interested. Otherwise, keep an eye out for the Western release.

Chao.

Comments

  • doragon86doragon86 Boston, MAMember Posts: 589 Uncommon
    Do note IP region blocks have begun for the Japanese version of the game. 

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  • LoLifeLoLife LA, CAMember Posts: 174

    Phantasy Star Online 2 nice you have my attention image

    Here the Wikipedia acticle:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasy_Star_Online_2#NPC_Hack_Incident

  • CastillleCastillle KhobarMember Posts: 2,672 Uncommon

    I played it for a few weeks on the jap servers.

    Did not like it as much. Too few maps...Umm...The dynamic events were decent but the lack of maps put me off..

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  • Odinthedark1Odinthedark1 Linden, NJMember Posts: 330
    Originally posted by Castillle
    I played it for a few weeks on the jap servers. Did not like it as much. Too few maps...Umm...The dynamic events were decent but the lack of maps put me off..

    For me it was lack of weapons/classes...im so used to all the stuff that Phantasy Star Universe had....

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORMember Posts: 5,606 Uncommon

    Bought. It took me back to PSO on the Dreamcast.

  • DesralDesral Denver, COMember Posts: 27
    Originally posted by Odinthedark1
    Originally posted by Castillle
    I played it for a few weeks on the jap servers. Did not like it as much. Too few maps...Umm...The dynamic events were decent but the lack of maps put me off..

    For me it was lack of weapons/classes...im so used to all the stuff that Phantasy Star Universe had....

    True. The game does feel as if it's just getting out of beta now (content-wise). Updates have been constant, though, and the developers have mentioned adding non-dungeon content (mini-games and such) in the near future. It'll take a bit, but their track record has been good.

     

    Originally posted by doragon86
    Do note IP region blocks have begun for the Japanese version of the game.
    Have they? There was a registration ID block a few days ago, but that's been lifted for now. I'm not sure if specific regions have been blocked, though.
  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Maplewood, NJMember Posts: 1,102 Uncommon
    I have been looking around, and so far found nothing on the release date (or start of the beta) for American and Europe.  Everything has been fairly quiet since the announcement.  Has anyone found soething that I overlooked?

    Since when is Tuesday a direction?

  • Godshelp12Godshelp12 Let me hide city, WAMember Posts: 30 Uncommon
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  • thinktank001thinktank001 oasisMember Posts: 2,121 Uncommon
    Originally posted by MadDemon64
    I have been looking around, and so far found nothing on the release date (or start of the beta) for American and Europe.  Everything has been fairly quiet since the announcement.  Has anyone found soething that I overlooked?

     

    There is some kind of english beta in progress or about to start soon for the Vita.   I know there is a thread with information @PSO-World forums.

     

     

  • thinktank001thinktank001 oasisMember Posts: 2,121 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Godshelp12 They said "Spring 2013"   Still got a couple months to wait.   If you don't want to wait, you can play on the Japanese version.  That's where I've played and I don't plan to switch over to the NA release. Learning Japanese at the same time, good for practice in game. :P

     

    IMHO, you probably won't have a choice when there is a US release.  Sega doesn't really have any reason not to implement a regional block, or at the very least implement a regional block for new accounts.

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