Phantasy Star Online 2 is a fast paced online massive multi-player role playing game. In this game you fight using a mixture of third person shooting and real time spells and attacks. The system keeps you right in the heat of the moment throughout the battle. This Science Fiction based world provides lush landscapes to explore and plenty of challenging moments for any style player.
While exploring the different landscapes of the game you will be presented with random encounters designed to catch you off guard and offer new challenges each and every time. The game has an elaborate combination system that works with counters and button combinations to make combat. There are three different playable races in the game and each has it’s own strengths and weaknesses. There are three different classes in the game as well allowing up to nine different unique combinations to play the game with.
Phantasy Star Online 2 has plenty of different competing games to worry about. This live action role playing game is similar to games like Final Fantasy or Diablo 3, but it differentiates itself by being focused on Science Fiction. The game is more versatile than Borderlands, a game that focuses on guns solely, and it is more fast-paced than Diablo 3 with a more intricate combat system.
It is also worth noting that both Phantasy Star 2 and Diablo 3 rely on a random encounter system, but they do not work in the same way. While Diablo 3 focuses on random attributes and special abilities, Phantasy Star focuses on throwing similar enemies at you in different and interesting combinations, without really changing their overall characteristics too much.
If you enjoy science fiction, or you like playing games that place you in an open world and allow you to fight enemies with a fast-paced combat system then you will enjoy Phantasy Star Online 2. Even though the game is quite a bit shorter than more mature role playing games on the market, it still has plenty to offer thanks to the random encounter system, smooth combat mechanics, and great looking environment. The game is refreshing to play and it is unique enough to be enjoyable even by the most seasoned MMORPG players out there.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is published by Sega, a very well known and respected Japanese game development and hardware company. They originally created their own game systems such as the Sega Genesis, and the Sega Dreamcast, but have since dropped console creation efforts to focus on just creating games for other company's systems. They don't develop for one hardware company solely and instead spread their games out among several of the different consoles on the market making it possible for everyone to enjoy Sega games today. The company is well-known for being the creators of the Sonic series and they continue to develop new games that feature the lovable spiky haired character and his well-known cast. They also work hard to create new and original games that bring excitement to the industry. Software is where Sega really shines and I don't see them going anywhere anytime soon.