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Phantasy Star II

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Description

A 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.

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Phantasy Star II Genesis Meeting Nei
Phantasy Star II Genesis A young man haunted by nightmares...
Phantasy Star II Genesis Bridge
Phantasy Star II Genesis Title

Alternate Titles

  • "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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Video Games Genesis Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 30, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN Wii Feb 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN Xbox 360 Jun 26, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameCola.net Genesis Mar, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Japanese title translation

Phantasy 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".

References

The technique, Megid, is short for Megido. In The Bible, Megido, is a city that is associated with the end of the world, therefore, Megid is a technique of ultimate destruction.

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