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  • Summary: The realm of Phantasy Star Online has increased. Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 includes all of the original content, and expands the world with more levels, more features, and more evil to combat. Master the Ultimate Difficulty setting, survive the Challenge Dungeon, and reign as the champion of Battle Mode. The evolution of the original revolutionary gaming experience continues. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. One of the best videogames ever created, something that should forever be remembered.
  2. Version 2 is essentially the same game with new material scattered along the outskirts. [Nov 2001, p.124]
  3. 85
    For all these great additions, there's that black cloud of worry when the concerns of lag, timing out, and cheating come into the equation.
  4. 80
    The whole experience feels more like a dedicated group of fans got hold of a level editor rather than a fully equipped second effort.
  5. With its better balance, new features, and addictive gameplay, PSO Version 2 stands out as one of the last great games for the system.
  6. If you haven’t tried this series yet, you are really missing out on the nicotine/booze/sugar/sex of video gaming. [Nov 2001, p.214]
  7. PSOv2 really doesn't give fans enough to warrant the steep dip in the wallet. With the right online experience, PSO can be a really fun game, but between the original and Version 2, the scales just don¹t add up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8