DescriptionA millennium has passed since Alis defeated the ultimate evil in the first Phantasy Star. The planet Motavia of the Algol solar system is no longer the antlion-plagued desert: humans have constructed a sentient computer called "Mother Brian", which could regulate the climate of the planet, turning it into a thriving utopia. One night, a young Motavian government agent named Rolf awakens in his bed after having a nightmare. He sees a young girl fighting a demon, but he is unable to help her. Shortly afterwards, he learns that dangerous bio-monsters have broken free from the laboratories, and is sent there to retrieve a recorder that might contain valuable information about the terrible incident...
Like its predecessor, the game is a party-based Japanese RPG with randomly appearing enemies and turn-based combat. Eight characters can join the quest and can be swapped at will to participate in a combat party of four. Characters can equip a wide variety of weapons, including firearms; dual wielding is also possible. Various techniques which require "TP" (technique points, equivalent to magic points in comparable games) are learned by different characters at specific levels. Unlike the first game, Phantasy Star II utilizes the same top-down view for both navigation and dungeon exploration; the now-2D dungeons are notable for their complexity.
- "梦幻之星2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "PSII" -- Common abbreviation
- "Phantasy Star II: Kaerazaru Toki no Owari ni" -- Japanese title
- "Phantasy Star 2" -- Informal title
- "ファンタシースターII ～帰らざる時の終わりに～" -- Japanese spelling
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The Press Says
|HonestGamers||Oct 29, 2005||10 out of 10||100|
|Player One||Mar, 1991||95 out of 100||95|
|Génération 4||Feb, 1991||93 out of 100||93|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Sep, 1990||11 out of 12||92|
|Power Play||Jul, 1990||85 out of 100||85|
|The Review Busters||2009||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Video Games||Jan, 1991||82 out of 100||82|
|Sega-16.com||Jun 30, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jun, 2008||7.25 out of 10||72|
|GameCola.net||Mar, 2004||4 out of 10||40|
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TriviaPhantasy Star II has a subtitle in Japan. In other versions of the game it was dropped. Roughly Translated it reads: "At The End Of Restoration". It has also been translated, as "At the End of the Time Which Can Never Be Returned".
Related Web Sites
- OC ReMix Game Profile (Fan remixes of music from Phantasy Star II.)
- Phantasy Star Wiki (A comprehensive database that covers the characters, locations, items and games in the Phantasy Star series.)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Phantasy Star II.)