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Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis: What We Learned From TGS
Mon 12-Jul-21
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Eight years is a long time to wait for a game to eventually get ported from Japan to America. We have seen games get remastered for a completely new generation of console hardware in less time RS 2007 Fire Cape. While its distinctive brand of anime-style flair and pulse-pounding gameplay are far from what you would expect in an ordinary online game, PSO2's amazing combat system, rewarding progression, and enthusiastic community prove it was mostly worth the wait.

Back in PSO2, you just take on the role of a new ARKS (Artificial Relict to Maintain Species) Operative. ARKS is an elite task force focused on exploring new planets and removing a dark and corruptive force known as the Falspawn. That's honestly about all that you need to understand or consider this vague, jargon-packed, and emotionless narrative. Ahead franchise knowledge isn't required to understand it, but experience using the original PSO does help. (PSO2 is completely irrelevant to this single-player Sega Genesis JRPGs.)

Regardless of the top-notch English voice cast, PSO2 simply does not have an intriguing story. Most of it's doled out by stiff characters which lack lip sync and feel like a waste of time. Both entering and leaving these narrative conversations requires sitting through lengthy loading screens. And to be clear, it really does not matter; this is absolutely not the kind of game you play for the narrative, so the developers have clearly just focused their attention elsewhere.

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