Phantasy Star Online 2 Free to Play on the Vita

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    For fans of the upcoming MMO looking to play on the Vita, this might be some phantastic news.

    [​IMG] The Escapist

    While the PC will be hitting North America and Europe next year, there has yet to be a confirmation for the Vita version (along with the i0S and Android ones, but whatever). As far as we know right now, it is Japan only.

    So, could this game propel the Vita like a rising star, or should Sega just learn how to use word check already?
     
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  2. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

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    I'm actually really looking forward to it now sadly I don't know if I have enough money to be able to get a copy.
     
  3. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    "will be completely free to download and play"

    Does that mean it's a free download for Vita users?
     
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  4. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    Might be worth checking out if it's a free download.
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    Well that is kinda what "free to play" entitles.
     
  6. narutofan777

    narutofan777 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    does anyone know if it has an offline mode for story mode like the ones for the psp? would I have to stay online to play?
     
  7. EMP Knightmare

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    I don't know about the Vita users getting it for free, but I've been playing PSO2 since July on PC and this game was worth the wait. It would be interesting to see what elements of the game would be cross-platform knowing that a Vita wouldn't be able to run PSO2 as a PC would so I'm sure the co-op features will be limited.
     
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    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    I meant to type "doesn't", not "does" to show him it won't cost him money. Oops.
     
  9. EMP Knightmare

    EMP Knightmare Fixing GBATemp's Feng Shui Engine (using Win XP)

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    OK Just read that upon release on the PSVita it will be in the Playstation shop for free ^_^
     
  10. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    US and EU will most likely not be seeing this for a while. We have to wait for the inevitable Japanese first release, and then god knows how long that's going to take to get localized, seeing as the PC version is still relying on fan translation patches.
     
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  11. Rydian

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    The PSP ones were Phantasy Star Portable, a different series (in the Phantasy Star Universe series that started on consoles and PC). PSO2 is likely to be like the later release of PSO, online-only... unless they make you have totally different characters for offline and online.
     
  12. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    After playing the Japanese beta(on PC), I can say with certainty that, no, there is not an offline mode. Those that have play-tested the game on the Vita are saying that it's pretty much the same thing as the PC version.
     
  13. EMP Knightmare

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    The English patch out right now isn't half bad for what it's worth ^_^
     
  14. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

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    Ugh, I wish using different accounts on Vita didnt require a complete wipe, otherwise I'd be downloading this from Japan day one. Also wish my PC wasnt a piece of trash, it'd probably explode just from trying to run a speed test.

    Hope we get it sometime this decade, I loved Universe and Portable 1 and 2. This game is pretty high on my hype list, right after Monster Hunter and Final Fantasy XIV.
     
  15. soulx

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    No because PSO2 requires an internet connection. A game that pretty much requires an internet connection to play on a handheld won't be the "killer app".
     
  16. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    No, it's not bad at all, but we will most likely need to see a "real" translation by the dev team before any real progress is made towards the US Vita version.
     
  17. LightyKD

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    Great news for Vita owners. I'll be grabbing the Android version once it's available.
     
  18. ferofax

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    I for one wish this succeeds. I wanna see a 3DS version though, but if it's unannounced, it's probably not coming. I hope Sega has a Phantasy Star 0-2 in the works though. Zero was awesome, and a snazzy 3DS version/sequel of the game would be awesome.
     
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    Now a days people have smart phones with tethering abilities. It may tear through data, but the Vita also has 3G. Plus with WiFi connections spreading like wildfires? I see nothing wrong with this.
     
  20. Zarcon

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    Not saying it won't be nice, but a game that requires a constant/reliable internet connection to even play won't be the game to make a Vita a must have.