Phantasy Star IV

by SEGA Entertainment, Inc.

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Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium is a role-playing game released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in the early 90s and it comes as a follow-up to Phantasy Star III. The game continues the story of the Algol Star System, which is also featured in the previous releases. Many gameplay elements from the previous installments are kept in Phantasy Star IV. There are turn-system battles, magic spells and overhead explorations: all of the are available in this release. The game is acknowledged as one of the best RPGs ever to be released and is the last one featuring the Algol Star System.

People say:

8.0

I've been waiting for this one for a while! This episode, m the series is best described as not as good as Part 2, but better than 3. The graphics are bright and colorful, and the audio Is pretty good The only place PS4 lags is in the plot department. I couldn't get into the characters, and the story twists weren't surprising. However. PS4 is sffll an excellent title, and definitely worth buying. RPGs are great, so try this one!

8.5

Having blown through the second and third games. I awaited PS4 as a welcome challenge and was not disappointed. The hew magic technique where you combine magic spells was a plus Everything from the large quest to the many characters will keep you glued to the TV; I know I was. Or maybe it was the feet that the game costs almost $100. Ouch! It's a great game, but the price will frighten many players away.

7.0

When I started PS4, it seemed I wasn't going to enjoy it at all because of how slow the story developed. Well, it took a while, but I found myself really getting into the game. The weapons, the magic, the potions, the characters and their abilities were all great. On the down side. I thought the graphics should have been cleaner and less dithered, and the music was a rnirxx disturbance. All in all. a good game for the PS series.

7.5

I must admit, from first glance this game just didn't look too great. It took quite some playing for the story to progress, but once it did, you get involved. There is a good selection of magic, weapons and other assorted RPG items to keep you happy. The only drawbacks were the lack of graphic detail and the fact that the music can get annoying. However, it's still a top RPG with enough game play to get you wrapped up in it.

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Overview

Five years ago Sega made role-playing history with the release of Phantasy Star, the first RPG with 3-D, first-person perspectives and combat. The adventures of Alis and friends to defeat lassie and restore peace to the Algol Star System led to Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star III on the Genesis, two titles that have set the standard by which all RPGs are judged. Now Sega is bringing the Phantasy Star saga full circle. Past is about to meet present in the last chapter of this epic series. Prepare yourselves for an adventure like no other. Prepare for Phantasy Star IV, the End of the Millennium.

Phantasy Star's Grand Phinale

The Final Game In Sega's Most Exciting RPG Series!

Phantasy Star IV is the biggest and best game in the series. Weighing in at a hefty 24 megs, Phantasy Star IV delivers phenomena graphics, storyboard-style cinematic sequences, awesome sound, and the ability to combine attacks. The adventure is broad and sweeping, containing many side quests before you reach your final goal—and the batde to end all batdes! Playing as the central character, you control the actions of four magic- and nonmagic-using characters who join you during the game.

Phantasy Star IV takes you into the future 1,000 years after Phantasy Star II, when the space prison Gaira destroyed the planet Palma and sent the Algol Star System back into the metal age. Motavia has become an arid desert planet and Dezoris a blizzard planet, covered by drifts of snow and ice. And the followers of the Dark Force have continued to keep a foothold in the star system, led by a mysterious dark wizard named Jio.

With the full wrath of the Dark Force, Jio has unleashed hordes of bio monsters across Motavia. These creatures have spread like a plague across the face of the planet, finding strongholds in every shadow, dungeon, and tower, infesting villages large and small. With the increase in monsters has came a new profession: monster hunter. This is where you enter the game. You are a novice monster hunter. You have been summoned with your instructor to the Motavian Academy to destroy the monsters growing in the basement. What you learn there will begin a journey that will take you to the stars...and beyond.

Aduenturers Across Time

The world of Phantasy Star has evolved greatly since the Dark Force first brought evil to the Algol Star System. You can see the changes in the cast of adventurers.

It's here need we say more?

Plagues of twisted creatures. Droughts. Evil sicknesses. Return to battle with these forces of darkness in Phantasy Star IV for the Genesis. This hugely wished for fourth title in Sega's best selling RPG series revisits the Algo star system. This one's bigger and better than the last three than ever before. One player is tossed into a saga of good against evil across three planets, battling everything from massive Sand worms to killer Snow Slugs. Expect more than 70 hours of sword-quenching gaming with Chaz and company. Join the Motavian Monster Hunters' Guild and vanquish evil - it's not only fun? the pay is good.

Turning Monsters To Mash

All the sword and spell stuff you've come to expect is here, but Phantasy Star IV gives you more. You get Macros, which let you set up to eight predesigned battle plans so that you don't have to choose the type of attack for every character during every fight. You can have straight use of weaponry, a combination of minor Skills and Techniques and attacks, or all-out full-power blasts-all preselected and ready to roll. Then there are Combination Attacks, in which two or more characters join their Skills and Techniques to create exceedingly powerful attacks. Combat from your vehicle? The Land Rover, Ice Digger, and Hydrofoil now have special attack equipment so that you can literally blow enemies out of the water without exiting your vehicle.

Hot Hints

Hints:

  1. Use Alys's house in Aiedo as a rest stop. Rather than paying for a room at an inn, you can hike or use Ryuka (a transport Skill) to stop at her home and recover your energy for free.
  2. Sell those Shields. You'll make better progress with a Two-Handed Sword or a pair of weapons for a stronger attack.
  3. Arrange your characters from strongest to weakest. This way your best couple of attacks can smash the weaker monsters quickly and your less powerful folks get hit less often.
  4. Some of the towns have hida den areas. Go behind the bar in the Hunters' Guild, or hug the outside walls of Kadary and Aiedo.
  5. Upgrade your armor and weapons as often as possible. If you don't have enough Mesata (cash), get out there and whup some monsters to earn it. Always buy the better items before moving on to your next quest.

If you like Phantasy Star IV, try other games: Phantasy Star 2, Phantasy Star 3 - Generations of Doom.

Phantasy Star IV rating

Phantasy Star IV system requirements:SystemP-100.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game modes: Phantasy Star IV supports single modeSingle game mode

2006-04-29 Put an end to the evil forces attacking humanity once and for all in this final installment of the epic Phantasy Star IV saga.

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