It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. Sega’s Phantasy Star is one of the best series of RPGs that has somehow flown under the radar. A large part of that is definitely due to Sega’s uphill battle within the console market but even on the Genesis most gamers still did not care. There’s no doubt in my mind that the series would be more popular if they were on the NES and SNES but I also don’t think they would be anywhere near the same awesome games that they are because of it. Many only know about PS due to its online installments and are completely oblivious to the four games that started it all. Despite their low profile Phantasy Star has always been forward thinking and ahead of the curve and for Sega fans they were a perfect substitute for Final Fantasy. Join me as I explore the highs and low point of the first four main entries and detail why you should rush out and buy these games now if you are so inclined.
Phantasy Star III – Generations of Doom