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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 63 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Phantasy Star adventure that began on the PC now comes to your GameCube with new gaming modes and new content. Phantasy Star Online I & II features new character classes, weapons, enemies, items, and quests. A new split-screen feature allows three of your friends to join you on yourThe Phantasy Star adventure that began on the PC now comes to your GameCube with new gaming modes and new content. Phantasy Star Online I & II features new character classes, weapons, enemies, items, and quests. A new split-screen feature allows three of your friends to join you on your adventure, as well as in other game modes, on the same console. Episode I includes all of the content from the original PSO and PSO Version 2, while Episode II brings a new, full-length adventure. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. I've logged 70 hours on the game so far, and I'm nowhere near quitting. Sure, I've finished the game many times already, but the game's structure of almost endless goals keeps me coming back for more every single day. [Jan 2003, p.82]
  2. The best RPG the GameCube has to offer, and it is the only online game the GameCube has to offer, not to mention that it is a damn good one.
  3. Sixty hours is barely scratching the sun beaten and twisted surface of this game. Sixty hours in PSO is nothing.
  4. Abandons exterior features and special effects to deliver an addicting Action/RPG with an intriguing story and noticeable Japanese influences.
  5. But even if you only go online with this game for a month or 2, it will be wholeheartedly worth it.
  6. If you're already a PSO vet, there's little reason beyond character-leveling to re-play the first episode, but for one and all, there is a new, engaging and entertaining experience here, provided you can pay the online piper.
  7. Admittedly better value for money than the rather uninspired "version 2" Dreamcast release, but for a game which has seen as much development as this to suffer from fundamental flaws and dodgy design decisions in so many areas is bizarre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. PSOGreatestFan
    Mar 10, 2003
    10
    This is the best i ever played, it's not worth a 10 - it's at least a 20 or something.... COOLCOOLCOOLCOOL.
  2. KyleD.
    Jan 3, 2003
    10
    Unfortunately the scale only goes to 10...
  3. AdamG.
    Sep 8, 2005
    10
    I have only played offline with my friends, but it was still a dazziling experiance, one for me to enjoy.
  4. DerekT.
    Mar 28, 2003
    10
    This game is AWESOME!!! Do you feel me? All the weapons, guild quest, and the new characters. And I thought the Dreamcast Version was good, This game is AWESOME!!! Do you feel me? All the weapons, guild quest, and the new characters. And I thought the Dreamcast Version was good, but the Gamecube Version is great! The Online play is even better. You can trade with other players and help people level up. Well I'd name more, but there is too many. I have 3 characters: Dante the HUmar AKU the FOmar Ghostwriter the RAmar I'll be going online soon so look for me. :-) Expand
  5. AbelardoF.
    Jan 2, 2003
    10
    Is Great.
  6. LukeB.
    Apr 12, 2003
    10
    The best Online game out at the mo , actually the BEST game out at the moment. Buy it people .
  7. ShawnT.
    Mar 15, 2003
    4
    I bought this game based on all the good reviews. Might i say that i was not pleased with this game. You fight bears? penguins? What the hell I bought this game based on all the good reviews. Might i say that i was not pleased with this game. You fight bears? penguins? What the hell is that? You cannot delete individual files, u have to delete the whole character file which is crap. I was pleased with the graphics and create player option. Expand

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