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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.

Screenshots

Phantasy Star II Genesis Bridge
Phantasy Star II Genesis Getting your first assignment
Phantasy Star II Genesis On the world map
Phantasy Star II Genesis Teleport Station

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Phantasy Star II Screenshot
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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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Critic Reviews

Raze Genesis Apr, 1991 90 out of 100 90
The Review Busters Genesis 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 20, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Jan 20, 2010 16 out of 20 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 30, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Genesis Jun, 2008 7.25 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jun 17, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Feb 23, 2008 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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