I’ve gotten bored of unstructured rambling about games, so for this time I shall return to my good ol’ organized review format. Rejoice…uh, whoever preferred the old format.
Phantasy Star Portable is a spin-off of Sega’s franchise, Phantasy Star Online. That itself is a spin-off (or I guess not spin-off, since it’s been more prominent that its main series for the past decade) of Phantasy Star, a set of four RPGs with a sci-fi theme for the Sega Saturn. 4chan’s /jrpg/ loves it (the original series, I mean). Phantasy Star Portable (which I shall now refer to as PSP1 for short) is an Action RPG that consists of button mashing, dungeon crawling, loot collecting, and…that’s basically it. It was pretty fun and relaxing for most of the ride, but not really my kind of thing. It tries hard to feel like an MMO, but since I don’t like MMOs much, it didn’t have much lasting appeal.