My biggest issue with Phantasy Star Online 2 is that it’s not in English, and it’s unfortunate considering the diehard fandom surrounding the series. The recent IP block lift was a fluke, that quickly severed the hopes of Western audiences. And it doesn’t seem that a future release is coming anytime soon, if at all. Too much text is lost in translation, even with fan based translations trying to bridge the gap. Enough is done so that the passionate player can infer gameplay from what’s presented. But I felt like a stranger in a world that didn't want me. Nonetheless, you will be violating the Terms of Service if caught playing on a JP server or SEA server from the West, likely leading to a ban of your account. … [Read more...] about Phantasy Star Online 2 Game Review
Phantasy star online 2 review
Unfortunately, since the game is in Japanese I’m unable to really get a sense of what is going on plot-wise, but from what I can tell, the game has a large emphasis on the story, which is a key selling point. Typically in these kinds of MMORPGs, you just run dungeons over and over without much of a sense of what is going on, but Soul Worker has a lot of story to go through. Which is great, as story is one of the most important parts of an MMORPG to me. Being able to be enveloped by and consumed by the story of a game is part of the fun for me, as it helps give you a sense of the world and a belief that what you’re doing is actually affecting the world. … [Read more...] about Is Soul Worker Online Worth Playing In 2017/2018? A Soul Worker Review!
Overlooking the kind of MMORPG Soul Worker is, you can see some very Anime-esque elements in the game, many you don’t see in other Anime inspired MMORPGs. Traditionally, Anime MMORPGs are just MMORPGs that have Anime-inspired graphics. Whereas Soul Worker feels like an Anime that you’re actually physically playing through. A.. Sci-fi, Slice of Life, Moe kinda Anime. It’s weird. But not in a bad way. Due to the game being in Japanese, and only partially translated into English, the basic premise of the game along with th emajority of what’s going on escapes me, but from what I am able to gather.. Soul Worker follows the traditional Anime trope of being an idiot tween, finding out you have something special inside you that in essence makes you humanity’s last hope against whatever the big bad is. So nothing really special, but then again most MMOs have fairly generic plots either way. … [Read more...] about Soul Worker Game Review
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ALL WOW CLASSIC ALL THE TIME WoW Classic has an LFG addon for forming groups (but Blizzard’s going to block it) - If you're excited to take a trip back to the days of talent trees and expensive mounts but not to the days of shouting in vain looking for a group… WoW Factor: Forecasting the future of WoW Classic - It's probably chiefly due to my professional life that I find myself kind of looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic next week, simply because that's at… WoW Classic’s launch day plans include nine more servers - If you remember nothing else about World of Warcraft Classic, remember the number "10." That will come in very handy on Monday, as the retro version of this fantasy MMORPG… The Daily Grind: Are you making any special preparations ahead of WoW Classic? - This is it, folks: your last weekend before WoW Classic. It's your last time to prepare yourselves before you dive into the comfortable old grind and pony up … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: You are not prepared for WoW Classic