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Phantasy Star 0: Life As An Afro Mage

By Spencer . January 9, 2009 . 10:44pm

Sega confirmed Phantasy Star 0 is coming to North America this fall. After getting a taste of the Japanese version that’s going to feel like a long wait. Phantasy Star 0 plays as good as it looks providing you’re a fan of the Phantasy Star Online series.   I started the single player mode making […]

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Phantasy Star IV Comes Home For The Holidays

By Spencer . December 22, 2008 . 5:45am

Since WiiWare made its debut Nintendo has been slowing down with their Virtual Console releases. They still have some gems to release like Phantasy Star IV which is this week’s lonely Virtual Console game. Explore the galaxy with Chaz in a time before Phantasy Star was synonymous with multi-player online RPG for 800 Wii Points […]

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Phantasy Star Zero Crosses Over With Other Sega Games

By Spencer . October 30, 2008 . 7:09pm

Sega is promoting Phantasy Star Zero pre-orders with a pack of guest weapon trading cards. These special items are: Selvaria’s Spear from Valkyria Chronicles, Valiant from Blazer Drive, and the Gunsword Blade Cannon from Shining Wind. Sorry, if you were expecting the gun from Shadow the Hedgehog or anything like that. The only comical item […]

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Sega USA Publishing Phantasy Star Portable

By Spencer . October 15, 2008 . 7:46pm

Sometime in the middle of Tokyo Game Show Sega announced they have plans to publish Phantasy Star Portable in March 2009. Phantasy Star Portable is piggybacking off the massive success of Monster Hunter Portable, which in some ways shares roots with Sega’s Phantasy Star Online series. The PSP game has a brand new story to […]

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Hands-On Phantasy Star Zero: Team Up And Slay That Dragon!

By Spencer . October 14, 2008 . 1:28pm

Sega’s Tokyo Game Show demo of Phantasy Star Zero was immediately familiar sans the cutesy art style. Three players and one helpful attendant from Sega linked up for one multiplayer game session. I got to play as a FOnewearl, a female magic wielding Newman sporting a fancy pink cowboy hat. She could smack Rappys with […]

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Phantasy Star Zero connects DS owners in December

By Spencer . September 16, 2008 . 6:53am

When Sega said Phantasy Star Zero was coming out this winter in Japan they meant December 25. The release date was announced at a Tokyo press conference where Sega focused primarily on RPGs. One of the novel features in Phantasy Star Zero is it’s visual chat system. Using the touch screen players can draw, save, […]

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Here are eight classes from Phantasy Star Zero

By Spencer . September 12, 2008 . 6:55pm

The official Phantasy Star Zero site is up and it’s light on new information. The character concept art is clearer and now we can identify eight possible characters.From left to right they are: FOmarl, HUmar, RAcast, HUnewearl, HUcasel, RAmar, FOnewm, and HAnewm. There are a total of three races and fourteen different characters to make. […]

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Phantasy Star Zero fuses with Pictochat

By Spencer . September 10, 2008 . 3:17pm

Phantasy Star Zero does not have voice chat, but Sega thought of an intuitive way for players to communicate in Nintendo Wi-Fi games. You write what you want your character to say on the touch screen with a handful of brushes. After you hit send the scribbled message is displayed in a text bubble above […]

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Sega hopes to expand RPG sales in Japan

By Spencer . August 6, 2008 . 10:10am

Just because Sega is developing software like Project Beauty doesn’t mean they forgot about core genres like RPGs. In their Fiscal Year 2009 1st Quarter Financial statement Sega stated they want to expand RPG title sales for domestic market. By domestic they mean Japan so this isn’t a confirmation of World Destruction. However, if Sega […]

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Phantasy Star Portable data exchange: characters for Vivian

By Spencer . May 16, 2008 . 2:18pm

Phantasy Star Portable only has ad-hoc play. However, Phantasy Star Portable takes advantage of the PSP’s infrastructure mode to transfer characters from the PlayStation 2/PC versions of Phantasy Star Universe. Well, characters that have paid accounts and a proper PSU ID. However, character imports have a level cap of 20, a limit of 10,000 meseta […]

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Sonic appears in Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst

By Spencer . April 18, 2008 . 2:08pm

I know this isn’t the first time Sonic popped into Phantasy Star Online, but in case you missed a photo opportunity Sega’s primary mascot is coming back for another cameo. You can find him and Tails in the game for on the next three Fridays. More specifically those dates are: April 18, April 25 and […]

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Phantasy Star Compete Collection collected

By Kurt . April 4, 2008 . 2:28pm

For its 20th anniversary, Sega has released the Phantasy Star Complete Collection as part of its Sega Ages 2500 line. This includes emulated versions of all four Phantasy Star games, along with the Japanese-only text adventures based on Phantasy Star II, and the two Game Gear titles which also never left Japan. It does not […]

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Phantasy Star: Complete Collection (also in English!)

By Spencer . March 13, 2008 . 9:08am

Sega may not release Phantasy Star: Complete Collection outside of Japan, but importers should have no problem enjoying it. In addition to including Phantasy Star I-IV in Japanese, Sega is inserting the English ROMs too. This means you can enjoy enhancements like easy difficulty and faster walking speed in classic Phantasy Star in a familiar […]

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Play classic Phantasy Star at warp speed

By Spencer . March 13, 2008 . 5:37am

At the end of this month Phantasy Star: Complete Collection comes out in Japan. Besides bundling the four offline Phantasy Star games on one disc, Sega is adding interface tweaks. The movement speed option does just what it says. Playing with it makes the party run faster. Characters in Phantasy Star I can walk twice […]

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Goods in the DX Phantasy Star Complete Collection

By Spencer . February 6, 2008 . 5:50pm

My excitement for the Phantasy Star Complete Collection is waning because the Sega Genesis Collection contains most of the emulated games in the Sega Ages release. Phantasy Star I and Phantasy Star II: Nei's Adventure are notably absent from Sega USA’s collection. Fortunately, a bunch of other Sega classics ameliorate the situation. However, the Phantasy […]

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Classic Phantasy Star returns this March

By Spencer . January 16, 2008 . 10:49am

Good old Phantasy Star recently hit the 20th anniversary mark. This would have been the perfect time for Sega to release Sega Ages 2500: Phantasy Star Complete Collection. Instead it lands in Japan on March 27. The PlayStation 2 compilation includes Phantasy Star I – IV plus the eight Phantasy Star II text adventures Sega […]

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