It's been a long time coming, but the first true sequel to the best online RPG to ever hit a console is finally nearing completion. Sorry, EverQuest Online Adventures, we're talking about the classic Phantasy Star Online and its soon-to-be follow-up, Phantasy Star Universe.
Sega was recently kind enough to drop by with the latest versions for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360, so we'll be sharing all of the juicy details in the coming weeks. While the preview copies are currently limited to offline
Thursday 5 October 2006
With Phantasy Star Universe heading for a November launch, we've had the chance to take a tour of the online action. As any fan is aware - and if you aren't a fan, now you know - multiplayer is where Phantasy Star Online really shined and the same seems to be true of PSU.
Your adventure begins with character creation and there are more options than ever. Outside of your sex and build, most of these can be changed later at various shops. Unlike PSO character data is
Our Phantasy Star Universe adventures continue, and we've got a whole lot more to reveal. Last week we delved into the revamped single-player adventure and the fast-paced new combat system, so check that if you missed out. This time we're all about the excellent graphics and detailed character customization.
As any online RPGer will tell you, the ability to customize your own character can make or break a game. You don't want your avatar to look like everyone elses'; you want to be a unique
Phantasy Star Universe is mere weeks away from launch, and today we took a tour of the online action. As any fan is aware - and if you aren't a fan, now you know - multiplayer is where Phantasy Star Online really shined, and the same seems to be true of PSU. If you'd like extensive details on single-player, check out our recent previews. Otherwise, come take a tour of Sega's online universe.
Your adventure begins with character creation, and there are more options than ever. Outside of your
At E3 2012 we got hands-on with an indie platformer that might be this year's Limbo. It's called Pid, and we were totally enchanted by its mysterious world and interesting puzzle mechanics...
Unfamiliar with Pid? Hopefully a glimpse at this quick playthrough will pique your interest. The digital-only platformer has a unique take on using light beams as bridges, but as seen in this video, it's not as simple as it sounds...
Developer, Flying Lab Software is hoping to sink its hooks into the massively-profitable MMO market with Pirates of the Burning Sea. We scored some hands-on time with an early build of the game, and got a chance to sample the character creation and combat system.
Youll get to swear allegiance to the English, French, or Spanish. Serving one of these nations works like a faction, and opens up three classes. You can defend your nations ports as a Naval Officer, engage in state sponsored piracy as
Oct 12, 2007
We just got our second look at Sony Online Entertainment's Pirates of the Burning Sea, and we are now officially excited to try it out. We didn't get any hands-on time with the world's first Pirate themed MMO this time, but we got to see two quests being completed, which showcased the supernatural elements of the game.
You wont find any pirates shooting fireballs for five D20 worth of damage. The magic in the game is strictly in the realms of voodoo and ghostships - you know,
"Wherever we want to go, we'll go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails - that's what a ship needs... but what a ship is... what the Black Pearl really is... is freedom." - Captain Jack Sparrow
Freedom is what Disney is going for with Pirates of the Caribbean Online. Its upcoming MMORPG is simpler and more streamlined than competing games. The publisher hopes to net a mass market audience by parlaying the popularity of the movies and eschewing
If youre looking for a family friendly massively multiplayer RPG (MMORPG) with characters your kids will actually recognize and care about, Pirates of the Caribbean is shaping up to be exactly what the doctor ordered. Especially if youve got kids old enough to think that cartoons just arent that cool anymore.
While Pirates is an MMO, it would play almost exactly the same as a single-player game. While you can chat with other folks and put together a player-based crew for your seafaring