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Phantasy Star - Sega Master System

by Sega
Platform : Sega Master System
Rated: Teen
4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Phantasy Star is set on the planet Palma, one of the three known planets in the Algo Star System, located deep in the Andromeda galaxy. The game takes place in the Phantasy Star time of Space Century 342. Two hundred years earlier, space travel had been discovered, allowing for the colonization of two other planets in the galaxy, Motavia and Dezoris. Now, life was good under the rule of King Lassic and citizens were provided with everything that they could want. Unfortunately, this peace and prosperity did not last. The first change began with a new religion that was rumored to have come from another galaxy. The dark priests of this new religion, though never actually seen by mortal man, supposedly promised immortality to any who would join their cause. King Lassic was getting old and the idea of living forever appealed to him. He became the first to join this new religion. Soon after, he was changed. The change started with a horrific suit of armor that the priests made for him. Soon, outrageous taxes drained the people and trade between the three planets slowed. Eventually all trade stopped. Next, the dead began to rise, striking fear in the hearts of everyone. King Lassic had become an evil tyrant, due to the black magic of this new religion. Where there is evil, there is also good. People began rallying in secret against the evil king. But Lassic's Robotcops were deadly in hunting down these rebellious defenders. As heroic protagonist Alis, your brother has been killed by these Robotcops, but before he died, he left his sword and quest to you. Raising the sword to the sky, you accept the quest of your fallen brother.

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  • ASIN: B000BFYA2S
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,384 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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If you look at the games that are said to have catalyzed the console RPG boom, you'll hear the names Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest/Warrior thrown around. Because of the NES's popularity, many gamers totally overlooked Phantasy Star. What they also overlooked was a game that FAR surpassed anything they had seen, or ever WOULD see again during the 8-bit era. Yuji Naka, who you may all now know to be the mastermind behind the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, created something back then which revolutionized console gaming. With its faux-3d dungeons, fully animated enemies, storyline centered on rebelling against a corrupt king, and the novel quest of good struggling against evil, Phantasy Star set the standard that all forthcoming RPGs would have to follow.

Phantasy Star places you in the role of Alis Landale, a teenage girl who lost both of her parents in an accident, and had only her older brother, Nero, to rely upon. That was until she lost him as well, as he's killed out of retaliation by King Lassic's guards for starting a rebellion. With his last breath, Nero pleads for Alis to find out the truth behind King Lassic, to find out why he suddenly became an evil tyrant. Swearing that her brother would not die in vain, Alis set out to find a man named Odin, Nero's friend in the rebellion. This is where an epic quest of self-discovery, exploration, and the pursuit of truth begins. An adventure spanning three worlds, each with its own motif (green, desert, and ice), Alis travels to numerous towns, and ventures through many dungeons in order to accomplish her goal. Combine all of this with a soundtrack that captures the moods of the many environments, and you become immersed in a world which for the 30 hours you devote to it, you may believe is your own.
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In this game you play as a girl (Stong Lead Females were Extremely rare back then) by the name of Alis Landale. In the beginning you are in Camineet where your brother Nero gets killed by Lassic's Robogaurds he tells you just before he dies to seek out a man named Odin in your quest to defeat Lassic and save the algo star system!!. PS is relatively easy to play the menus are easy to navigate, PS was differnet from other RPGs because of 3-D Dungeons, Monster's attacks are animated, it has HP counts telling you how much HP your enemies had , it represented multiple enemies with multiple HP counts. Although this was a good game it was over shadowed by Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior/Quest
Easy to navigate menus
Exellent Visuals (for the 8-bit Era)
Takes a Short time for Battles
Had Actual Characters (unlike FF which is more like create-a-team)
Had 5 save slots
Could Save at Anytime
Easy to get lost in 3-D dungeons
Easy to get bored of
Takes long time to level up when in the lvl 8-30 range
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By M on February 25, 2015
I try to judge this game as fairly as I can. For its time, it was quite a good game, but now it's somewhat dated. Though I can certainly forgive the graphics of this game, certain aspects of the gameplay could be quite frustrating, like leveling up at later levels, because grinding gets REALLY old after a while, and I wished that my character had been able to carry more items. It could also be really easy to get lost in the dungeons, because the compass could only take you so far, so it could be rather frustrating when you just wanted to leave the dungeon but did not have an escape spell, or when you just wanted to get the treasure, and an enemy popped up at seemingly almost every step, once I was deep in a dungeon and was starting to run low on resources, and then I had to do three battles in a row. Quite frustrating. It would be great to have an update to this game, with smoothed out gameplay like they did for the old Final Fantasy games being ported out to the GBA.
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This is a great game but it is difficult, my friends also agreed that the start of the game is what killed it, the starting off difficulty, i mean you cant get to another city before you die. If you can get past that then you are set to go! Enjoy this old classic! I also hear it was the first RPG to hit american soil! People like to debate that but this is true as far as i know.
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