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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Hailed as one of the greatest games of all time by fans and media alike, the role-playing game Phantasy Star II features an epic storyline and turn-based battles. Play as Rolf, Nei, Rudo, or several other characters as you navigate through the Algol Star System battling the evil Dark Force. Build your characters, select the right weapons and armor, and battle the forces of evil through various missions as you find the right combination of characters to complete each objective. Experience the magic once again in this great sequel! [Sega] Expand
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  1. One of the better examples of the early RPG genre, and a game of depth and longevity that really stands out alongside its platform and fighting peers. It's hard to imagine who'd want to grumble about a weighty adventure like this for such a low price.
  2. 70
    If you ever wished to play this classic game or would like to immerse yourself in a solid RPG and can handle a very simple graphical style, there's no reason not to grab this. It might be a little clunky compared to modern examples of the genre (and we're not talking just about the graphics here) but it's actually aged rather well.
  3. 70
    Pricing aside, Phantasy Star II is one of the truly classic role playing games of the 16 bit era. While it has some technical issues like the truncation of words and a less than elegant menu system it stands the test of time with its long and enjoyable story.
  4. Sometimes it ends up feeling like a chore. [Oct 2009, p.77]
  5. The basic framework of the combat is acceptable, but really...nah. [Issue#48, p.99]
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  1. Jul 28, 2013
    Major flaws put Phantasy Star II just shy of a great adventure, sticking to the formula of truly unique concepts but lacking basic elements. Use a guide and enjoy the soundtrack. Expand