you love it when you wake up in the middle of the
night with the worlds best idea? Me too. Don't you
hate it when you realize that you should have thought
of the worlds greatest idea, like, 5 years ago? Yeah,
me too again.
at Sega must be feeling that pain. They finally realized
that instead of trying to ram that big ol' square
peg through the round hole, they would take the time
and make a friggin' round peg.
that was confusing. Simply replace the words "square
peg" with "The Phantasy Star Online series"
and "round hole" with "game consoles
that don't really have online support like the GameCube"
and you'll get it. Actually, that's confusing too,
now that I have requested my buxom secretary to read
it back to me....yes, videogame journalists ALL have
buxom secretarys. That's how we get to talk to women.
We have to pay them.
PSO comes to the PC, where it should have debuted
over 5 years ago. Back then the PC was online and
fine while the Dreamcast was not exactly the best
way to play with people all over the world. Thankfully
someone at Sega realized that this is the way it should
have been all along and have made it so.
the screenshots received from the fine folks at Sega,
PSO has never looked better thanks to the horsepower
of the average gaming PC these days. Admittedly I'm
not a fan of online RPGs and I'm pretty damn sure
I won't EVER play this game unless some maniac forces
his way into my office and holds a gun to my head,
but nevertheless I've heard that some of you actually
do enjoy a good online RPG romp now and then.
Burst will be available via download this Spring.
If you do happen to see me online playing this one,
call the police! Thanks in advance.
its debut on Dreamcast in 2000, the revolutionary
PHANTASY STAR ONLINE series has received 17 awards
worldwide and now the PSO journey continues on PC!
Each player takes on the role of a Hunter on the Planet
Ragol and ventures deep into lush worlds filled with
mystery, intrigue, and powerful enemies. You'll battle
in real-time and draw off the magic of more than 1,000
powerful rare items as you continue to search the
planet for survivors of the Central Dome explosion,
as requested by Governor-General Tyrell.
three quests have been created from the offline
portion of the PSO story. Visit the Governor-General
and receive up to 15 quests, or get to the Laboratory
to accept 18 quests that await you there.
new character named Momoka is introduced through
one of the Governor-General's quests. Also, new
morphing technology allows you to customize your
character's face, hairstyle, clothing, and body
from any PC.
character data is held on a server allowing you
to play anytime from any PC that has Internet access
and PSO Blue Burst installed.
a team and chat with other members at any time via
"Team Chat". The "Team Point Ranking
System" allows you to compete and it converts
undesired rare items into team points.
sense of realism where results of battles are determined
by player's ability and the parameters of the player's
character. Customize your command palette for simple,