Thesavepoints: I don't know that much about the Phantasy Star series, never having played the original RPG series and only playing quite a bit of Online Episode 1 and starting Episode 3 (the card game one). So I thought it would be cool to play one that was more like the original RPG series. Well, to my surprise it was anything but that. It actually plays almost exactly like the Online games. So let's just say I was pleasantly surprised, if not a bit bummed that it didn't end up being a regular RPG.