Phantasy Star Online 2 is a free-to-play Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) from Sega. It features anime-oriented artwork and lengthy fights with powerful bosses of gargantuan proportions.
The game’s story features a gigantic fleet called The Oracle which is searching the vast space for planets that the people of the three races it carries can explore and inhabit. There are three playable races and a variety of classes with distinct abilities that fulfill different roles in combat.
One of the most welcome characteristics of Phantasy Star Online 2 is the character creation system. It’s a process that offers almost limitless possibilities; facial characteristics, hair color and styles, clothing, muscle tone and size can all be altered to your heart’s desire so that you can end up with a unique-looking hero. Weapons are ridiculously huge and come in various types; the same goes for costumes and accessories, with more than a thousand different styles available!
The most distinctive feature of Phantasy Star Online 2 is easily its combat system with your mouse keys used to unleash basic attacks. Whenever you perform an attack move, a red circle appears around your hero; when the color starts to change you must follow with a second attack and so on in order to create a devastating combo that will destroy your opponent. It’s a very satisfying process and together with the excellent animation and visual effects results in a bloody feast for your eyes!
And then of course there are the Boss fights. Forget everything you know; in Phantasy Star Online 2, bosses are huge, correction, gigantic and the fights are very challenging and require your full attention, plus they last well over half an hour!
Unfortunately, there is a rather big problem; the game’s only official language is Japanese, meaning that even if you download all the English patches available, you will still end up with partially incomprehensible dialogues and texts that you don’t fully understand! Other than that, Phantasy Star Online 2 is a great game, a true representative of the genre that will offer you many hours of pure entertainment!