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An anniversary tribute to Phantasy Star Online


This GameCube keyboard controller was made specifically for Phantasy Star Online Episodes I & II. Yes, I actually have one of these things, even though I've never played the GameCube version online. I clearly have a problem.

There was something about PSO that took control of me in a way that no game ever had before, and it didn't let go. In a lot of ways, I still don't think it has. While my friend and I occasionally get online and have a nice session of Phantasy Star Portable 2, there's just something that feels like it's missing from the original game. My love of PSO's magic can be compared to how a lot of people feel that no Final Fantasy title will ever overtake the seventh game in the series. By all accounts, the later games in the series should all have been huge improvements, but something always pulls me back into that original world that happily robbed me of so much of my time, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

So here's to you, Phantasy Star Online. You changed the way we played 12 years ago, and you're still going strong. Let's all pour one out for one of the most revolutionary video games ever made, and I'll see you all online when Phantasy Star Online 2 comes West.
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About pedrovay2003one of us since 2:15 PM on 11.14.2006


Fatal Frame Series (PS2, Xbox, Wii, Wii U, 3DS)
Metroid Prime Series (GameCube, DS, Wii)
Zelda Series (Various Nintendo Platforms)
Journey (PS3, PS4, PC)
Dishonored (PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Metal Gear Solid Series (Everything)

My most prized gaming-related possession: A factory-sealed copy of the original Famicom Disk System version of The Legend of Zelda.

Mario and I were tight back in the day, yo.

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