It's a wonder what $10 can buy you these days. Whilst shopping for Playstation stuff at the mall recently, I perused the used Genesis rack as I am often prone to doing (primarily to find a copy of M.U.S.H.A., but also keeping my eyes open for anything else good.) Lo and behold, I come across Phantasy Star IV. Though I was a Sega Master System fan back in its day, I had never played the original Phantasy Star, and a screwed up save game caused me to give up on Phantasy Star II years ago. I picked up Phantasy Star IV , given that the game usually goes for high prices online, but finishing it, I realized what a truly great game it was. Since then I've played the other games in the PS series, but found Phantasy Star IV to be on the top.