Starting out is a bit of a slog. Although the character customisation options are quite varied, it all feels a little standard with a few choices of class and race that everyone has seen countless times before within the genre. Of course that doesn't matter if the story is compelling, but unfortunately this isn't the case in Phantasy Star Zero. It all feels a little predictable. Some efforts are made to make things more interesting, such as the different branches taken depending on what race you have chosen, but ultimately it's all been done before.