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Phantasy Star II

"This is Motavia, a beautiful, beckoning jewel - gripped by madness."

“This is Motavia, a beautiful, beckoning jewel – gripped by madness.”

Year: 1989
Genre: JRPG
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Sega Mega Drive

Phantasy Star was a success for Sega. The game sold well enough for a sequel to be made quite quickly, and while one would be forgiven for expecting it to be a direct sequel again starring Alis, it turned out to be something else entirely and just as important to the growth of Japanese Role-Playing Games.

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Phantasy Star

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The time: Space Century 324.
The place: The Algol Star System.

Year: 1987
Genre: JRPG
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Sega Master System

Phantasy Star has an odd legacy. The series is generally remembered for its (admittedly amazing) online outings. ┬áThe original games Phantasy Star Online was spun-off from, however, are secretly very important to the evolution of Japanese Role-Playing Games as they are today – for better or worse.

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