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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Phantasy Star adventure that began on the PC now comes to the Xbox and Xbox Live 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 onThe Phantasy Star adventure that began on the PC now comes to the Xbox and Xbox Live 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
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. A marvelous game, and the fact that it's not really changed on the Xbox is irrelevant. [June 2003, p.67]
  2. Voice chatting during the game with people from all around the country, while hammering through the games dungeons and challenge modes, is an awesome experience.
  3. The color usage is really stunning, with all of the neon lighting and exotic environments.
  4. Phantasy Star Online is definitely not an Xbox Live gaming experience for everybody, although gamers who may be more adjusted to the traditional Final Fantasy-style RPG hit/miss combat system at the heart of PSO will enjoy it immensely.
  5. If you are looking for a true MMORPG and not a fan of "dungeon crawlers", PSO may not be for you. With that said, I detest dungeon drawlers and thrive on the complexity found in games like Ultima Online but still enjoyed my time with Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2 immensely.
  6. Although it seems likely most people will end up playing the traditional modes, the additions are interesting, and voice chat is worth the price of admission on its own.
  7. As with all console versions of PSO, serious design flaws significantly detract from the game, namely poor enemy AI and sensory awareness, horrible targeting, and a thin plot.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. LeifD.
    Apr 20, 2003
    10
    Really great game. It is the one game that is the best RPG I have played. Ill be playing this all the times.
  2. Death...
    Mar 29, 2003
    10
    This game is king of rpgs.
  3. SheltonA.
    Jan 24, 2007
    10
    I love this game can't get any better thanks Sega and Microsoft for their hard work send me any facts about more PSO's coming out.
  4. AdnyA.
    Apr 24, 2003
    10
    If there is truly a drug on this planet that's severly dangerous to one's health, this would be it. I've been so addicted to If there is truly a drug on this planet that's severly dangerous to one's health, this would be it. I've been so addicted to this game non-stop since the day i purchased it! It's easily the most fun action RPG co-op game yet. Bravo sonic team, I loved this on the Dreamcast, it's great on the Gamecube, but your excellence has truley shined here on the Xbox. especially with voice chat involved! i havent had this much fun since the good old days of the 16-bit era. where two-four players can play a game in a non-death match/ sports/ fighting enviornment, and play co-operativly through stages of intense action and battle scenerios! PSO forever! Expand
  5. Hello
    Aug 23, 2003
    10
    Great to play this game is bad.
  6. VictorS.
    Feb 14, 2004
    10
    Its iight.
  7. Macc
    Apr 9, 2003
    8
    Fable i kinmg of RPG's. This is a good game howerver

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