Phantasy Star Online 2 Articles
Are you thinking about heading to Halpha to defeat the DOLLS and save the world? Whether you're new to the Phantasy Star Online series, or you've been away for a while and you're ready to see what all the commotion is about in New Genesis, here are 8 tips that I wish I knew when I first hopped into PSO2: NGS.
As a Phantasy Star Online fan, forged on the Dreamcast and battle tested in Phantasy Star Universe and Blue Burst, I can unequivocally say that Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is by far the best in the series. There is, however, one major factor that could determine how the game resonates with you even more than the core game loop itself. The community.
When it was first announced, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis had somewhat of a confusing pitch. Despite so many similarities between the nearly 10-year-old PSO2 and the updated New Genesis versions, the game plays, and feels, much more like a sequel than a continuation or expansion.
The second Japanese closed beta test for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis came to a close over the weekend. I was lucky enough to get a few hours in Halpha with one of my favorite classes. With everything that I knew about New Genesis going into the closed beta, it still surprised me when PSO2:NGS exceeded my expectations.
Steven breaks down the different classes in Phantasy Star Online 2 - giving his tips on which is best for beginners and those, well, not so great.
Now that Phantasy Star Online 2 has officially released on XBOX One, with a PC release on the way, more players are entering the game and quickly getting overwhelmed by 8 years of content, hitting them all at once. After weeks of testing and trial and error, there were parts of the game that I wish I knew before I started.
With the conclusion of Phantasy Star Online 2’s closed Beta event on Xbox One this past weekend, I can say without a doubt in my mind that I will be playing it on Day 1 when it launches this Spring. Here are just a few of the comparisons I made during my brief time in Phantasy Star Online 2 and why I think it’s the free-to-play version of one of the best MMOs ever.