Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Global Test Preview
Hey fellow gamers, sorry for the delay, but we are here to discuss Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis global beta test over the weekend. I did a video talking about this fully but wanted to share some written words about the upcoming title update.
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis Upgrade:
So, bare with me Ark operatives because this synopsis is a doozy.
“Taking place on the planet Halpha 1,000 years after the adventures of Oracle, the next generation of ARKS operatives team up with mysterious allies known as the Meteorn, alien beings that arrive on the planet via pods from outer space, in order to combat a new threat: the Dolls.”
Okay, I am not going to sit here and be like, “yes that is accurate and makes sense.” Nope, I honestly went into his game blind just knowing the basics of the grind, leveling up both my sub-class and main class. Also, taking in the sites of my friends, but now I am highly intrigued.
As some of you already know that PSO 2 is from the Japanese MMO that came out in 2012 which finally released here in the states back in 2018 I want to say. However, it still had those old graphics which you can tell. There was indeed a need for an upgrade now that Sega knew we the fans were itching for a new Phantasy Star Online 2.
It looks pretty:
It does and there are so many great captivating scenes for example the moment we noticed the sun rising in the distance. That was a glorious sight to behold. Even at night seeing the starlit sky and just walking around the world is just fun to explore. You can see a graphic upgrade even with the characters that give you a wide range of customization features.
The enemies as they are called “Dolls” have great designs and a sort of creepiness to them. However, the ones that are silver or look more chrome I can do without for sure.
My favorite is the Combat:
When going into New Genesis, I was expecting to pick my classes or play with my other characters. Glad to see there is an evolution in the game and classes. I of course went with the fighter class which is a big improvement to the bouncer. As my subclass, I went with the gunner. Going around the lands doing quest and sub-quest of course grants you level up points. It was pretty easy switching between classes by using the D-pad up and down.
Yes, I am using an Xbox series X controller while playing, get off my back pc players. Chaining the attacks and switching on the fly to my sub-class made the combat enjoyable. Honestly, I can’t wait to deep dive further, and when it comes to the Urgent quest which took some grinding.
We had to reach level 950, but I tried hard and leveled up to 969. The best part about this mission is that meeting new ark hunters on this venture. Got a party invite which gave us a bonus and we went to town on the big bad. This thing was a towering mess, but as a raid boss goes it was fun teaming up with everyone. That is the joy of these MMO’s meeting people and fighting alongside new friends.
Also special shout out to Unkamen Soul for joining me through most of as we shared stories and basked in the glory of New Genesis.
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is a beautiful upgrade and I am looking forward to playing it fully. I am interested in the crossovers that will happen and call-outs to classic sega gems. Hell, I would be impressed if they did a Jet Set Radio collaboration where we get new gear or layered gear. If you played please share your thoughts below and let’s link up when the game drops. – Beast Out –