RPG Reload File 028 - 'Phantasy Star 2'

TouchArcade: This week's entry, like many of the games we cover here, is an interesting case. The Phantasy Star brand has cast a fairly wide net over the years, with its most popular entries being in the Phantasy Star Online series that started on SEGA's last piece of gaming hardware, the Dreamcast. The series got its start, of course, as a single-player JRPG series that spanned two generations of hardware. For whatever reason, SEGA brought just one of the classic games to iOS during that brief period of time where they were tossing Genesis games out by the bunch. So we're left with the odd situation of neither the first nor last title being available to iOS gamers, but one of the middle installments. At least it's the more well-regarded of the two middle chapters. As it happens to be the only one on iOS, I'm going to be talking about Phantasy Star 2 [$2.99] specifically in this article, but you just know I can't resist using it as an excuse to talk about the entire original series.

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IGiveHugs2NakedWomen3196d ago

Ahhh, the Phantasy Star series. Amazing games.


The Most Underrated Sega Genesis RPGs

Sega Genesis had a handful of outstanding RPGs like Phantasy Star IV and Shining Force II. Outside of the very best examples, many of the Sega Genesis RPGs did not get the amount of recognition they deserved.

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bouzebbal712d ago

Yes OMG.. I didn't know it was called this.. In Europe it was called Soleil.
I remember restarting it as soon as I finished it..

Story of Thor, Light Crusader deserve a special mention!!!

MrChow666712d ago

Light Crusader is the definition of underrated, love that game

RetroCaptainSteve711d ago

Loved Light Crusader! And funny, Story of Thor is Beyond Oasis here.

darthv72712d ago

...because of the actual game or that 'alternate' title screen???

Yui_Suzumiya712d ago

Hell yes.. I remember reading about that code in a gaming magazine when I was a kid, lol

Jiub713d ago

I really wish they would make new single player Phantasy Star games

Jiub712d ago

And also, PSIII is way underrated

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isarai2358d ago


Really smart and tech conscious move though. I mean everyone is downloading these for free anyway on mediocre emulars on their phone anyway, so do this and you give a much easier and more refined way to do so that not only allows them to browse/discover games they never played but will certainly earn Sega some good publicity to the masses

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-Foxtrot2358d ago


Why not give console players a bigger, better Sega Ultimate Genesis Collection

lellkay2358d ago

This whole thing would have been so much better on console....guess they are just pursuing the mobile market as its big in Japan.

godashram2358d ago

hmm... I get a "cannot be installed on your device's country" error when attempting to install....So not available in the US yet?

optimus2358d ago

I read another article that said it starts on Thurs. And today is wed. (In the u.s.) so check back tomorrow.

godashram2357d ago

Started working about an hour ago (Still wednesday here) and Sonic just went free too.. you just have to manually search for it since the link on the Sega Forever site is broken (Sega delisted the $2.99 version and relisted it as free)