Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis
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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game that you take control of a soldier sent to scout new worlds. You must travel across amazing alien worlds and defeat the enemies they contain in an engaging and fluid battle system that gets you hooked from the first fight. With extensive character customization, you are free to make the perfect avatar for your will and use them to save the world from the dangers of the DOLLS. If you are looking for a game with hundreds of hours of gameplay, this is without a doubt the game for you. Let’s get into it.
A third-person action-oriented game, you have a massive selection of weapon types and playstyles to choose from. When I say action-oriented, I mean it. A massive amount of the game is spent in battle with enemies in basically every step of your adventure. As this is the New Genesis version of the game, it focuses much more on an open world, allowing you to explore it all by using the expanded traversal mechanics provided to you. Whether you wish to dash or glide your way across the battlefields, you have a huge world to explore.
As this is an MMORPG, you will find large amount of your game is travelling, fighting, and then upgrading so you can travel further and find more things. It’s a cycle, but that is certainly not to say it is bad, it’s just what the genre is all about. Phantasy Star Online two functions like Final Fantasy 14, mixed with Monster Hunter and a sprinkle of Devil May Cry for its combat.
As you progress in levels, you will gain access to more abilities and equipment, which in turn opens the game up in a few more ways. There is something strangely satisfying about travelling around the world, finding food and then engaging enemies, its like a massive dungeon crawl with no set path.
I would be remiss not to mention how utterly brilliant the character creation is in Phantasy Star Online 2. This game truly hits the sweet spot on how much it is willing to let you play with, how much it is willing to let you alter. You can create an absolute monster or play as the most beautiful genetically engineered elf. The options on what you look like, what you’re wearing, and what your attacks are like, is truly an awesome thing. I’m one of those people who spends ages creating their character, and I felt truly spoiled for choice for the first times in my gaming career.
The visuals of this game are actually pretty great and hold up shockingly well despite coming out several years ago. From independent hair physics to the world around the player, everything looks great and nothing ever looks bad enough to pull your attention away from the gameplay.
A brilliant game with lots of content. If you like MMORPG’s, this is the one to get.
- Timeless visuals
- Great user interface
- Outstanding customization options
- Repetitive gameplay