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Mega Drive Collection images

Mega Drive Collection images

Sega is revealing the games in SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection one after another, and this time it's Phantasy Star. The collection is planned to be released on the 27th of February on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.


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Commented on 2009-01-15 18:43:20
AAAAH Those were the days ... memories ... sweet memories ...
Commented on 2009-01-15 19:00:21
Could almost buy this only for Phantasy Star IV...it's that good :) PS2 is nice as well, if you can stomach the combat en insane dungeons. Part 3 is a complete heap of shit though. The generation system is really cool and some of the music is nice but everything else is just terrible...the combat, the dungeons, the graphics...bleh!

A bit of a lol at pic 6...how the f*** do you manage to die in a fight agains 3 xanafaluge? It's virtually impossible :P
Commented on 2009-01-15 19:21:35
Gah! Turn off that horrible smooth filter :/
Commented on 2009-01-15 19:30:19
still got the vaseline filter i see. hope you can turn that shit off.
Commented on 2009-01-15 19:40:59
I think it was established in the last post relating to this game that it would be optional.
Commented on 2009-01-15 20:36:48
Just thought I'd add that Phantasy Star 1 is actually a Master System game and it had cool 3D dungeons for its time! :D (I never finished it though because I didn't actually have the game myself, my cousin did.)
Commented on 2009-01-15 20:56:49
Corellian rogue: Well it was actually re-released for the genesis in 94. And again in 98 in the PS collection for the saturn. Oh and then there was the remake on the PS2. But yes, originally it was a master system game.
Commented on 2009-01-15 22:10:12 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
still got the vaseline filter i see. hope you can turn that shit off.
Yes, you can.
Commented on 2009-01-16 06:40:11
Well, they should probably turn it off for the screenshots so we aren't all looking at a blurry mess.
Commented on 2009-01-16 08:04:01 In reply to FlatuS
Posted by FlatuS
AAAAH Those were the days ... memories ... sweet memories ...
That's all they'll remain for me I'm afraid.
Most games just don't age well.

Poor SEGA trying to find their old way.
They should just keep making Yakuza games, they are awesome and brings a lot of respect for SEGA.
Commented on 2009-01-16 09:38:04
Yes these were indeed the days, the days where we didn't have spoilt brats moaning about graphics etc.
Commented on 2009-01-16 11:08:48 In reply to PlumbDrumb
Posted by PlumbDrumb
Well, they should probably turn it off for the screenshots so we aren't all looking at a blurry mess.
Exactly!
Commented on 2009-01-16 11:24:49
I usually don't mind the smooth filter unlike most people, but I have to admit it does make the images look a little blurry.
Commented on 2009-01-16 12:32:57
It's nice that they've confirmed the original Phantasy Star. Only have the sequels would have been very silly.
Commented on 2009-01-16 15:09:49
I dont understand the hate for PS3, it was my second favorite in the series. I saw all endings and even tried to max exp in the title.(I spent over 1000hours before beating it the first time.

As for this news, looking forward to it. I love smooth filtered games and it will make these titles playable on a HDTV. I really want a remake though of the games, not just a rom port on a collection disk. What I would give for a Full HD remake of PS4.....
Commented on 2009-01-16 21:37:12
RuneX: well part 3 suffers from shitty graphics, a pretty bad combat system and very repetitive dungeons. Like i said the game have a few bright spots but hardly enough to warrant a playthrough. Also i hope those 1000 hours are a typo. No way does the game have content to last for 1000 hours.
Commented on 2009-01-17 14:39:27 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
RuneX: well part 3 suffers from shitty graphics, a pretty bad combat system and very repetitive dungeons. Like i said the game have a few bright spots but hardly enough to warrant a playthrough. Also i hope those 1000 hours are a typo. No way does the game have content to last for 1000 hours.
Nope, not a typo.I cleared it with every character(4 endings or so) and did my best to max out exp and fol.(in terms of numbers, not levels. And unlike FFIV which was pretty easy to to get 999999999 exp and gil, they have a few extra digits in PS3) And I found the graphics to be the best in the series. It certainly had the most detailed characters. The only flaw I found in 3 was the dungeons which could be aggrivating at times.
Commented on 2009-01-18 02:10:44
if only they kept making sonic games in 2d : (
Commented on 2009-01-18 02:55:47 In reply to RuneX
Posted by RuneX
Nope, not a typo.I cleared it with every character(4 endings or so) and did my best to max out exp and fol.(in terms of numbers, not levels. And unlike FFIV which was pretty easy to to get 999999999 exp and gil, they have a few extra digits in PS3) And I found the graphics to be the best in the series. It certainly had the most detailed characters. The only flaw I found in 3 was the dungeons which could be aggrivating at times.
Wow, that's some obsession you have there. Also it's mezeta, fol is Star Ocean :P
Most detailed characters? Did you even play PSIV? Sorry man i just can't take somebody who plays a game like PS3 for a thousand freaking hours seriously. It's a mediocre game in almost all respects and widely seen as the shittiest of the four (for good reason)...that said i can think of worse games to be sure, it just doesn't live up to the standard set by it's predecessors. I would assume a completely different team made generations of doom as well.
Commented on 2009-01-18 05:14:46
The first two Phantasy Star games (and the old DOS version of Wizardry) are the only RPG's I've ever beaten, and I loved every minute of it.
I agree that part III was pretty lame, enough that I decided not to buy it which surprised me.

By the time part IV came out, I had pretty much lost interest in RPGs but playing it I could tell it was as good, if not better than, the first two.

Maybe one day I'll get in the mood and tackle PSiV, but I don't see it happening.
If I do, it won't be with that crappy filter :D
Commented on 2009-01-18 09:08:12 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Wow, that's some obsession you have there. Also it's mezeta, fol is Star Ocean :P
Most detailed characters? Did you even play PSIV? Sorry man i just can't take somebody who plays a game like PS3 for a thousand freaking hours seriously. It's a mediocre game in almost all respects and widely seen as the shittiest of the four (for good reason)...that said i can think of worse games to be sure, it just doesn't live up to the standard set by it's predecessors. I would assume a completely different team made generations of doom as well.
haha, yeah, meseta it was. I always forget the currencies in games, especialy ones I havnt played in a while. That and I have Star Ocean on the brain it seems. As for the detail in teh characters, Rhys was far more detailed than the characters in PS4, in the overworld map that is. The overworld animations and such were much cleaner and more detailed in 3. ITs the only area where 3 had an advantage over 4 to be honest.(PS4 is my favorite of the series, I just happened to like 3 a lot. Then comes 1, then 2. I just couldnt get into 2, not really sure why. )

As for why I spent so much time on it, back when that game came out there wasnt a lot of competition in the RPG field. Im a bit obsessive compulsive as well, so I just had to try and max it. I did fail though as that just took way too freaking long. Unlike FFIV where I made sure to max everything out when I was farming pink tails. (which ill note was a far less enjoyable experience than PS3)

I thought hte idea of choosing yoru bride and having children was quite brilliant. But I digress, regardless of what people do or dont like, I think most here will agree that this bundle is actually gonna be pretty nice.

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