Phantasy Star Portable 2 PSP

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2010
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
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  1. Sep 28, 2010
    5
    I'll just put this is as simple as possible, if you played the PS2 version and the first in the portable series and you didn't like it... don't even bother. At first the series felt refreshing but when they just starts to get lazy and using the same gameplay engine over and over again I just want to say either polish it or just stop it, the plot is... it's from Sega, they haven't beenI'll just put this is as simple as possible, if you played the PS2 version and the first in the portable series and you didn't like it... don't even bother. At first the series felt refreshing but when they just starts to get lazy and using the same gameplay engine over and over again I just want to say either polish it or just stop it, the plot is... it's from Sega, they haven't been capable of producing anything nice in a really long time and I don't expect it too anytime soon. For fans that like it go ahead for those who's new and willing to try, I suggest something else. Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2010
    7
    As close as you will be able to get to having an MMO on your PSP. The amount of effort and care that went into to detailing the little things found in this game is noticeable. While the story mode is OK to get you going, to get the most out of this game your going to definitely need access to the internet to play online or a couple of buddies with the game. While some camera and lock onAs close as you will be able to get to having an MMO on your PSP. The amount of effort and care that went into to detailing the little things found in this game is noticeable. While the story mode is OK to get you going, to get the most out of this game your going to definitely need access to the internet to play online or a couple of buddies with the game. While some camera and lock on issues can sometimes frustrate, overall this is a very fun, addicting dungeon crawl game for the PSP. Expand
  3. Jul 9, 2011
    0
    Probably one of the funniest games on the psp and after playing the first I was so surprised to have a really good upgrade and not just a simple remodel of the first one (for the most part...). First of all: WoW, this game is massively huge (in both gameplay and content): there are lots stages and missions, a lot of weapons, a lot of customization for your character and 4 classes to chooseProbably one of the funniest games on the psp and after playing the first I was so surprised to have a really good upgrade and not just a simple remodel of the first one (for the most part...). First of all: WoW, this game is massively huge (in both gameplay and content): there are lots stages and missions, a lot of weapons, a lot of customization for your character and 4 classes to choose (hunter, ranger, force and vanguard); you're gonna lose a lot of time on powering yourself up and switching classes. Second: the first one lacked multiplayer because it was only ad-hoc and since I hadn't peeps to play with i just playedby myself: the sequel has online too (yes!) and even though it's nothing great it's still good to play it and chat with other players. And third: some changes were made: the combat system is a lot flexible (you do more damage as the chain is higher), which is actually a good thing and helps on some hard fights; the 4 classes (less than the previous) are a lot more balanced and can be customized to the player's desires (higher hp, better attack, etc); depending on the race, you have a fixed amount of PP, which is basically your "magic points" (instead of having weapons with fixed amount of PP), the skills (or discs) don't upgrade now by using them repeatedly but by buying new ones. Few things though made me feel sad: there's basically no voice acting in most of the dialogues (except cutscenes); the story isn't bad but it's just there...to be there, since your character doesn't talk and it's not even seen in the cutscenes; game can be sometimes very hard and cheap (some bosses stun you then kill you right after: niiice...) and the controls, even though they are the same as the previous game, are still annoying to master. Bottom line, a great and funny game, lots of things to do, very fun battles and in general a bigger game than the original: get it and enjoy it! Collapse

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#8 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Feb 3, 2011
    60
    Simply put, if you're not a fan of the genre, then Phantasy Star Portable 2 isn't for you. If you have been a fan for this long, then the good news is that there's more missions and loot for you to spend the next few weeks collecting, as well as a fully online multiplayer that's both functional as well as free. Whether you'll find an audience of fellow PSP players connected at the same time, however, is almost as uncertain as the universe itself.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2011
    70
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  3. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2011
    67
    "Quotation Forthcoming"