This is an urgent message to all ARKS Operatives, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis officially released globally June 9th 2021, and has transitioned SEGA's popular Phantasy Star series into uncharted territory. With the introduction of features, such as Battle Power, Region Mags and an open world to adventure in, does Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis' new additions bring the series one thousand years into the future as the story suggests?
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.
Bradford is a huge fan of 4X strategy games, so when he was able to go hands on finally with some extended time in Humankind, he jumped at the opportunity. And what he found there was a multi-layered complex 4X game that can potentially stand with the giants of the genre.
Phantasy Star Online 2's New Genesis is fast approaching next month, and the SEGA team dropped a benchmark tool to let players get a glimpse of whether their PCs can handle the upcoming MMO.
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.
Rome: Total War is one of Bradford's favorite Total War games of all time, so jumping back in with its remastered version brought back a lot of memories. However, how does the experience, built originally in 2004 hold up here in 2021, even with the new improvements brough by Feral? Surprisingly well, actually.
May is the month of MMO tests it seems, and another one is just on the horizon. Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis will be in testing mode this weekend, and for those who have received their invites, pre-downloads have begun.
Yakuza series spinoff, Judgment, is getting a sequel. Titled Lost Judgment, the upcoming sequel to 2018's critically acclaimed RPG will launch on September 24, 2021.
Phantasy Star Online 2 players won't have long to wait for the massive New Genesis update coming to the MMO. The update will launch in June with a global launch.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is gearing up for its next major beta test of the upcoming New Genesis update, this time coming on May 14th.
Phantasy Star Online: New Genesis is a new world filled with dangerous new enemies called DOLLS, along with the savage wildlife surrounding Central City. The official PSO2 twitter account has outlined several of the new enemies that players will encounter in New Genesis later this year.
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.
Over the past several weeks leading up to tomorrows Prologue Stream, the official Phantasy Star Online 2 twitter account has been posting little teasers of abilities that players will utilize to great effect in New Genesis.
In a tweet depicting several of the weather effects in the upcoming standalone update Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, the developers also warn that players should be careful when venturing out in bad weather.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is planning to launch sometime in 2021, and players that are excited for the game will also be equally as excited to learn about the Personal Shop, and what items gamers can expect to buy and sell.