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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, '09, 1:48 pm 
Today is the 20th anniversary of the original release of Phantasy Star II! For two decades, gamers across the world have been enjoying the adventures of Rolf and friends, getting frustrated at becoming lost in the dungeons, and grinding like crazy. :lol:

In the spirit of the day, why not share some of your favorite memories about the game? Here are a few ideas:
  • When did you first play Phantasy Star II? Was it on the Genesis, one of the later releases (Wii, Smash Pack, other collections, etc.)?
  • What was your initial reaction to the scene with Nei and Neifirst?
  • Who's your favorite PSII cast member? Least favorite? Which one needed more screen time?
  • If you played PSI first, were you expecting to see Noah/Lutz again or was it a surprise?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, '09, 4:53 pm 
:clap: Happy Birthday Phantasy Star II :clap:


> i first played PS2 when it was originally released on Genesis.

> i couldnt believe it at first, i thought it was a trick you had to resolve if wanted to keep her alive. did the Shir/Sol-Dew trick but of course that didnt work out :(

> you dont really get to know the PSII cast very well, and other then Shir's ability to steal things that you cant buy i didnt/dont really appreciate the "extra" cast members.

> i kinda had the feeling Noah was gonna join the party, was surprised when he didnt! was also surprised to find out it was the same Noah from 1000 years before. (where's Myau?) he still had Alis' Laconian Sword.... but how did he know about Nei? :?


im gonna hafta give PSII another run thru for old times sake :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, '09, 1:14 am 
Thoul wrote:Today is the 20th anniversary of the original release of Phantasy Star II! For two decades, gamers across the world have been enjoying the adventures of Rolf and friends, getting frustrated at becoming lost in the dungeons, and grinding like crazy. :lol:

In the spirit of the day, why not share some of your favorite memories about the game? Here are a few ideas:
  • When did you first play Phantasy Star II? Was it on the Genesis, one of the later releases (Wii, Smash Pack, other collections, etc.)?
  • What was your initial reaction to the scene with Nei and Neifirst?
  • Who's your favorite PSII cast member? Least favorite? Which one needed more screen time?
  • If you played PSI first, were you expecting to see Noah/Lutz again or was it a surprise?


I have nothing but respect for Phantasy Star II. I truly love the game. I really need to play it again someday.

As for the questions:

- Being a huge fan of the original Phantasy Star, I played Phantasy Star II when it first got released on the Genesis.

- When I got the game, it came with the enormous strategy guide, so I kind of figured something was going to happen with Nei. I wasn't really surprised, but I was kind of upset that she was gone for good. R.I.P. Nei.

- My favorite was probably Rolf. My least favorite was probably Hugh, but he had his time to shine against the Biomonsters so he had his place. Can't say I really disliked anyone in particular.

- It took me a while to figure out that they were the same person, but I wasn't really surprised.

Despite how far gaming has come in the past 20 years, Phantasy Star II still has one of the best, most shocking, and riveting endings I've ever seen in a game.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, '09, 5:33 am 
:wink: Congratz to Phantasy Star II a Great game no Doubt! :clap:

When did you first play Phantasy Star II? Was it on the Genesis, one of the later releases (Wii, Smash Pack, other collections, etc.)?
-On a genesis emulator after reading a review for it an old video game magazine

What was your initial reaction to the scene with Nei and Neifirst?

-I was suprised to see she had an older sister. But was sad when Nei died and could no longer be used she was my favourite PSII character

Who's your favorite PSII cast member? Least favorite? Which one needed more screen time?

Favourtie - Nei
Least - Probably Kain

If you played PSI first, were you expecting to see Noah/Lutz again or was it a surprise?

-It was a suprise for me


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, '09, 7:15 pm 
When did you first play Phantasy Star II? Was it on the Genesis, one of the later releases (Wii, Smash Pack, other collections, etc.)?
I was kinda late, I first played it on the GBA Phantasy Star collection. :lol:
What was your initial reaction to the scene with Nei and Neifirst?
I thought that it was a really neat plot device, as much as I liked Nei. This scene was actually somewhat spoiled for me from EGM, when they mentioned that PSII was notable for having "a main character die half-way through the game."
Who's your favorite PSII cast member? Least favorite? Which one needed more screen time?
Tough to say, since the characters weren't so fleshed out in those days. I think that I like them all! :heart:
If you played PSI first, were you expecting to see Noah/Lutz again or was it a surprise?
:misspeak: I didn't make it that far yet. :oops: I really gotta kick my ADD tendancies.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, '09, 11:35 pm 
When did you first play Phantasy Star II? Was it on the Genesis, one of the later releases (Wii, Smash Pack, other collections, etc.)?
I played it on the Genesis, not long after it was first released. Seeing that it's now 20 makes me feel a bit old :cry:

What was your initial reaction to the scene with Nei and Neifirst?
It was the first time I saw a major character in a game die so I was surprised. I was also bummed that I wouldn't be able to finish the game with one of the best characters.

Who's your favorite PSII cast member? Least favorite? Which one needed more screen time?
Favorite.. probably Shir, she was a unique character that I hadn't come across in a game before. Getting free Star Mists didn't hurt either :wink:

Least favorite.. I'll go with Kain. When he joins it's like "yeah, so you're not fighting any machines right now but if you ever do or something then maybe I'll be useful but for now I'm not I guess". So you never take him along until you reach Dezo. By then he's so underpowered compared to whoever you've been taking along. It's not worth the time to level him up so you just ditch him at home.

More screen time.. I'd like to know more about Tyler's back story.

If you played PSI first, were you expecting to see Noah/Lutz again or was it a surprise?
I played the original game after PSII - it was definitely a surprise to see Noah/Lutz in it. I figured they had to be the same person and it was just a bad translation (like the planet names).


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, '09, 12:44 am 
Happy Aniversary to Phantasy Star II! :proposetoast:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, '09, 9:56 pm 
Happy day, PS! Do we get cake, or am I too late? :hyper:


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