phantasy star online 2

Official Site: Phantasy Star Online 2
Studio: SEGA
Launch Date: May 27, 2020 in North America; July 4, 2012, in Japan
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid B2P
Platform: PC, Console, Mobile

Massively Overthinking: When the original MMO is better than the sequel

A few weeks ago, two lovely gamers I follow on Bluesky were discussing how let down they felt by Diablo IV, less because Diablo...
Just barely avoided this fate.

Perfect Ten: The MMO franchises that can’t count past two

Back in the day, there was a running joke about how Capcom had shown with Street Fighter that the company could not count higher...

Phantasy Star Online 2’s latest update adds more story and raises the level cap as SEGA America begins layoffs

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis players are in for a treat today, and they deserve it after waiting through a nine-hour maintenance with...
Something fell.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...

Four Winds: Catching up with Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis

I believe it was Napoleon Bonaparte that once said "SEGA better release Phantasy Star Online 2 stateside or I'm going to conquer France." Unfortunately,...

The Game Archaeologist: The Sims Bustin’ Out, the online Sims game nobody remembers

Many gamers who complete that Venn diagram of being fans of both MMOs and The Sims no doubt will be familiar with the tragically...
The look.

Vague Patch Notes: MMOs are still just games you rent

When I was a teenager, I accidentally stole a few games from a video rental place. You might wonder how you accidentally steal something,...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis confirms preset skill updates are arriving in late January

This bit of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis news is probably going to be aimed more towards the regular and deeply entrenched players,...
waugh? okay

The MOP Up: Warhammer Online’s Return of Reckoning ‘chickens out’

Return of Reckoning's rogue server changed how combat buffs worked and added a new level 40 quest that pays out in, er, a "Chicken...

Phantasy Star Online 2 celebrates its 2.5th anniversary (?) with a Super Genesis Festival

You're going to have to roll with the oddity on this one because SEGA is celebrating Phantasy Star Online's 2.5th anniversary of the New...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis’ December 6 update focuses on powering up characters faster

If you've felt daunted by the prospect of climbing the character and item levels needed to get to some of the juicy new stuff...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis gets more quests, story, events, and level cap raise in October

It's the final week of September, and that means Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is looking ahead to the slate of October updates...
Bad plans.

Perfect Ten: 10 of the worst launches in MMO history

Launch time is a difficult time for every MMO, and honestly, I have nothing but sympathy for the teams launching a new game at...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is celebrating autumn with its September content updates

The month of September is often the start of autumn in many people's minds, and that definitely appears to be the case for Sega,...

Vague Patch Notes: Contemplating the origin of the Big Five in the MMO space

A few weeks back, I talked about the various tiers of MMORPGs, and that included a discussion of what we call the Big Five...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis details guild housing, new quests, and new gear coming in August

The August update arriving to Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is looking to be pretty full if the MMO's latest NGS Headline video...
The eternal.

SEGA backs down on blockchain push, admitting ‘the action in play-to-earn games is boring’

As companies like Ubisoft and Square-Enix keep going in hard on crypto, others are finally giving up on what have always been losing propositions,...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis celebrates PSO2’s 11th anniversary all through the month of July

The month of July will mark 11 years for the original PSO2, which is reason for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis to celebrate...

The Stream Team: Playing around in the creative space of Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis has released its ver. 2 update, and while there are some different features added to the game with...

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis enters ‘ver. 2’ with new player housing feature and several bugs

This week is likely a big one for players of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis as the June update (aka ver. 2) has...