Hmm, Phantasy Star Online 2. A fun game pre-Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. Now that Phantasy Star Online 2: New genesis has some more content, I figured I would talk about it again. And another reason to blog about games and talking about Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is very nice.
Looking back, I never made a review for this game, and while back then I love talking about the game. I think I can give some thoughts on this MMORPG.
What’s Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis?
Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis and not to be confused with Phantasy Star Online 2, is an open-world MMORPG. And I will say that in Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis current state, the game is nothing like Phantasy Star Online 2 the base game.
New genesis is made for the casual players who found base Phantasy Star Online 2 to be too hard. And listen, I get it. A lot of players as they say, “sweat” in that game. And I get it you are a master at Phantasy Star Online 2.
It is good for sega and casual players for making this change. It’s how I see it.
What’s in store?
Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis aims to change that… Somewhat to be easier to get into the game. Affixing is easy in the sense you can no longer worry about doing everything in one go like base Phantasy Star Online 2. There is no casino but with the number of AC banners, the AC banners are the casino.
What else is there? The content around Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is very casual, meaning that hey. If you fail an urgent quest or trigger, you still get something. So even if you fail, you will still win something. It is pretty much an award for participation which can be good or bad. Depends on where you stand.
There is a new Urgent Quest coming in February which looks wild. I mean look at this thing. It is huge, like what the heck. It looks like it would be fun and change the way how urgent quests work in the future.
Speaking of triggers and urgent quests or content.
Content in the game as of now.
There are the aelio quests and main story quests that can be done in, well, Aelio. And when you are done with those. You can do aelio devastators (purple trigger quests) and yellow trigger quests for class exp to help you get to level 20.
And, Aelio has 3 urgent quests that can be done as of now.
Command DOLLS Suppression Op – Battle Power needed: 1184
Nex Vera Suppression Op – Battle Power needed: 1184
Mining Rig Defense: Aelio – Battle Power needed: 1243
And there is a lot of content to do in Aelio if you are starting fresh. And a lot of time to catch up on getting your gear and leveling up your classes in Aelio. For more content, you can hunt Aelio gigantix for units, weapons, and augments. And it rewards you with a fair bit of exp for your classes.
You can hunt down vet monsters that are stronger than the normal monster that you would see. And they do offer some good items if rng is good.
And you got weekly and daily quests, as well as mission pass. Another way to get augments, materials, exp fodder, and other goods. And you can farm materials like rocks used to upgrade your weapons to make them stronger.
Once you clear most of aelio, you can move on to retem when you get to level 20+ and clear the main story of retem, you will get more content to mess around with being retem’s story quests, side quests, new units, and weapons, and new monsters.
And can’t forget retem’s urgent quests which are only two being here at the moment.
Dustyl Vera Suppression Op – Battle Power needed: 1682
Renus Vera Suppression Op – Battle Power needed: 1682
Urgent Quests and Triggers are pretty casual in the sense that you can hop in and join. There is however some form of gearing you will have to do. Instead of things being locked behind levels, it’s locked behind Battle power or BP.
This is not a bad thing because your gear is tied to level instead of being tied to stat points. In base Phantasy Star Online 2 some weapons need x amount of points in a stat to use. But with Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, it is just tied to X level. Get to x level on main class and you can use the weapon.
What are the cons when you are done with the main story quest?
When you are done with Aelio and Retem story quests and managed to hit level 35, there is not much besides the following.
Try to level up your other classes to level 35 for the retem update, which gets boring fast, and there is no reward for doing so other than saying you wasted time leveling other classes.
- Subclasses are there as a second set of passives and sub-skills and what not. Subclasses do not offer extra hp/pp/stats like in base Phantasy Star Online 2
- Leveling up as of now no longer gives you any PP, meaning you need to use augments that boost damage and give pp if you need more power points.
You can log in to do your daily and weekly quests and log out once you are done to earn some N-mesta to get better gear or fashion.
You can hunt Aelio gigantix (If you are level 20 or higher) or retem gigantix (If you are level 35 or higher) for the augments/units/weapons. Hunt is in air quotes because chances are, you will be able to join a room with a gigantix because it is full.
RNG on your RNG. Drops, weapon drops, weapon type drops, fixa drops on the said drop. Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis relies heavily on RNG for any and everything. Before Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis came out, RNG was just for unit drops/camo drops/weapon drops.
If you want to play Base Phantasy Star Online 2, you need to have Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis installed to download base Phantasy Star Online 2 through Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, and you need windows 10.
Guilds have no point in Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis other than showing you are in a guild. They are there for the sake of being there. And you would join a guild for guild rewards of an event for being in a guild. Or doing content with the guild users which can give Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis more playtime if the guild is good or less playtime if the guild is bad.
And if you are looking for more content after you are done in this very casual game, you can join the giga hunters which has group players who sweat in this casual game. They hunt down gigantix monsters. It’s all they do from what I have seen. I will never join and given my impression of them is poor. If you play the game and like to hunt gigantix monsters. They are something to look into.
What can I say?
Can I recommend Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis? That depends on the person playing. If you like games that fulfill your power fantasy? I think Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis can be a good fit for you.
As my friend said. Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis is a good fit for them because it’s an MMORPG that does not need a whole lot of time to make progress, and you don’t need to invest too much of your time either. You hop in and go. There is no need to plan say like FF14 or other MMORPGs.
But if you are looking at Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis with the hope you can get the same experience that you would get in a paid MMORPG say, FF14? You will be sadly mistaken or let down as new genesis is very casual and the hard content at the moment is gigantix monsters, gigantix triggers, and buying augments with a broken market.
Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis is a casual game to bring in new players at the moment and allows more new players to come into the game allowing them to pick up and play. Removing that barrier of entry somewhat was there for Phantasy Star Online 2.
I got to talk about Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis again. And oh. The game is still mixed on steam. Why is that? Several reasons I can assume.
I guess I can recommend Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis but a giant “*” Give the game a try and if you don’t like it, come back in February as there where the game will get more content. And if you don’t like the game after the fact, maybe Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis is not a game you click with, and that’s completely fine.
- game-breaking bugs
- money bugs
- crash to desktop
- freeze up or hang up I.e crash.
- A poor game launch. That soured a good number of players’ experience.
- You need to have Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis to play base Phantasy Star Online 2
- Phantasy Star Online 2 got nerfed due to sega wanting to promote the new shiny game
- Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis feels like an early access game
Thank you for reading my opinion. :3