Game details

Game:
Phantasy Star Portable
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
RPG
Release Date (US):
March 3rd, 2009
Release Date (UK):
April 17th, 2009
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Alfa System
Publisher:
Sega
Rating:
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
572 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PSP:
85 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PSP

About Phantasy Star Portable

Featuring over 150 new weapons and items exclusive to the PSP version, Phantasy Star Portable takes place just after the events of Phantasy Star Universe. Players will partner up with Vivienne, a brand new character to the series, to investigate an outbreak of wild animals that may possess the remnants of a once-powerful malevolent force. Selecting from three class types and four different races, players will be immersed in the intriguing single-player Story Mode and addictive Phantasy Star Universe co-op gameplay. Teaming with up to three others, players will experience new adventures via the PSP wireless connection. Exclusive new missions and hardcore features, including Item and Enemy Book records and Titles are unlocked by achieving difficult goals; this will add tremendous replay value to Phantasy Star Portable making it the most addicting action-RPG on the PSP system.

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PSU Review Score
7.0
Avg. user review score:
6.0

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Summary

Despite some notable flaws, Phantasy Star Portable is an addictive hack 'n slash.

We like

  • The variety of weapons and classes
  • The refined control scheme
  • Finding rare loot

We dislike

  • The poor presentation and static storytelling
  • The repetitive 'A' to 'B' mission structure
  • The unsatisfactory path-finding skills of party teammates

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Sega’s Phantasy Star series started off life in the 1980’s by embracing many of the traditional gameplay features that we’ve now become accustomed to in role-playing games. In 2000, however, Japanese developer Sonic Team turned its back on the traditional turn-based combat system and set out to make its Japanese RPG stand out from the crowd by becoming the pioneer of real-time combat in the Dreamcast hit Phan...

Phantasy Star Portable News

  • Phantasy Star PSP gets European release window

    SEGA has confirmed that upcoming RPG Phantasy Star Portable will be hitting PAL territories in Spring 2009. The PlayStation Portable outing picks up following the events of Phantasy Star Universe, and allows gamers to select from up to three different classes along with four race types before tac...

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