Sega lastly introduced Phantasy Star Online 2 westward in 2020 because of a partnership with Microsoft. That was step one in a transformational journey for the motion MMO. Today, Sega launched Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, an enormous addition to PSO2. It’s not only a conventional growth to the 2012 recreation, it’s a wholly new expertise. Here’s a fast primer on what to anticipate upon logging in.
New Genesis could also be began from the identical launcher as its predecessor, however the whole lot from the world, quests, fight, and enemies are model new. Sega even gave the sport a graphical overhaul, and within the course of making PSO2 seem like it belongs in 2021. Taking place 1,000 years after the unique PSO2, New Genesis lets gamers’ custom-made ARKS unfastened in an open world on the planet Halpha. With this new method to environmental design comes some adjustments to motion. ARKS run quicker and soar greater than ever earlier than. They can glide by means of the air to journey lengthy distances, and characters are inclined to float whereas slashing away throughout fight.
Humans, Newmans, Casts, and Deumans are the 4 playable races presently within the recreation. They can take up the mantle of six basic Phantasy Star Online lessons: Hunter, Fighter, Ranger, Gunner, Force, or Techter. Each class makes a speciality of sure kinds of weaponry, filling a particular position on the battlefield. All of those lessons had been within the base recreation, although some are lacking. Not the whole lot is one-to-one going into New Genesis. Expect some adjustments when diving into it.
Because New Genesis is contained throughout the similar consumer as PSO2, gamers can convey their character over to this new expertise. A personality’s look is similar in each video games, together with taking a creation from the newly enhanced character editor again to OG PSO2. Unfortunately, there are just a few caveats with reference to having a personality reside in two distinct time intervals. A variety of objects and kit won’t carry over to NGS as a result of they won’t even exist within the new recreation. Character stage, expertise, class expertise, and photon arts additionally don’t make the conversion.
Weapons are a bit extra sophisticated. The visible type of weaponry will stay constant between variations, however will in all probability have differing stats and may solely be outfitted at greater ranges. Some weapon lessons haven’t made their method to the longer term, so something that isn’t in but should wait it out in PSO2 for now.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is on the market as of as we speak on PC and present Xbox consoles. Have you had an opportunity to play some but? Let us know what you consider it within the feedback part under.