History VideoGame / PhantasyStar

13th Sep '17 7:45:50 AM Ramidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first game in the franchise is notable for being a lot more MedievalEuropeanFantasy than any of the games after it, with standardized concepts like knights and magic. The series would progress to more of a SpaceOpera with science-fiction elements, although the remainder of the tetraology would retain the presence of certain elements from ''PSI''.
30th Aug '17 3:42:59 AM Ramidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AIIsACrapshoot: Throughout the original tetralogy, this is averted and subverted. If a robot or AI is causing problems, then it's either because the AI was given faulty or incomplete orders, the situation has changed over a thousand years and the original orders are no longer relevant, or [[spoiler: it was designed and programmed by the enemy to begin with]].
30th Aug '17 3:25:03 AM Ramidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CantDropTheHero: Rolf. ''I'' and ''III'' don't have enough characters per party to use this trope, while ''IV'' selects your party for you up until the end, and then, you only get to choose one OptionalPartyMember to take along with the four required ones.

to:

* BecomeARealBoy: Nearly all robots in the quadrilogy avert this. Even if they're RidiculouslyHumanRobots who have emotions and act like people, they're ultimately tools created to serve a purpose, not human beings. Their ''modus operandi'' when they lack masters is to continue in their final mission until it becomes completely impossible or irrelevant, then [[DrivenToSuicide shut down permanently]].
* CantDropTheHero: Rolf.Rolf in ''II''. ''I'' and ''III'' don't have enough characters per party to use this trope, while ''IV'' selects your party for you up until the end, and then, you only get to choose one OptionalPartyMember to take along with the four required ones.
1st Aug '17 4:43:15 AM Ramidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RedundantResearcher: Subverted.

to:

* %%* RedundantResearcher: Subverted.
31st Jul '17 6:21:49 AM CosmicFerret
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Creator/{{Sega}}'s answer to the RPG craze of the late 1980s, the ''Phantasy Star'' series was a classic contemporary to ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Having been in the hands of several of Sega's development studios (in chronological order: Sega [=RD4=], Sega [=AM7=] (Overworks/Sega Wow), and Sega [=AM8=] (Creator/SonicTeam)), the franchise has taken several different forms since its inception.

to:

Creator/{{Sega}}'s answer to the RPG craze of the late 1980s, the ''Phantasy Star'' series was a classic contemporary to ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Having been in the hands of several of Sega's development studios (in chronological order: Sega [=RD4=], Sega [=AM7=] (Overworks/Sega Wow), and Sega [=AM8=] (Creator/SonicTeam)), the franchise has taken several different forms since its inception.
7th Jul '17 11:41:19 PM SonicGamer07
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first game in the franchise is notable for being a lot more MedievalEuropeanFantasy than any of the games after it, with standardized concepts like knights and magic. The series would progress to more of a SpaceOpera with science-fiction elements, although the remainder of the tetraology would retain the presence of certain elements from ''PSI''.



* LighterAndSofter: The series has gradually gotten significantly less dark as more entries have been added, which started from ''Universe''. ''Nova'' is an exception, as it's a DarkerAndEdgier counterpart to ''Online 2'' that attempts to invoke the feel of ''Online''.



* SeriesMascot: Rappies, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter little fat fluffy yellow birds]]. It wasn't until ''PSO'' that they started to fill this role; it's more pronounced in the later games. They also appear in ''PSIII'' by the name "Chirper."

to:

* SeriesMascot: SeriesMascot:
**
Rappies, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter little fat fluffy yellow birds]]. It wasn't until ''PSO'' that they started to fill this role; it's more pronounced in the later games. They also appear in ''PSIII'' by the name "Chirper."



* ShoutOut: In ''PSII Text Adventures''. Shir's quest involves stealing the [[VideoGame/FantasyZone Opa Opa]], a famous treasure.

to:

* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
In ''PSII Text Adventures''. Shir's quest involves stealing the [[VideoGame/FantasyZone Opa Opa]], a famous treasure.
2nd Apr '17 4:22:50 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Sega's continued to make games in the ''Phantasy Star'' series, but they've largely taken place in entirely new settings with only tenuous connections to the Algol System... well, apart from the fact that Dark Force just can't seem to leave the universe alone. For more information on the sub-series that came after the tetralogy, see ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', ''PhantasyStarUniverse'', and ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarZero''.

to:

Sega's continued to make games in the ''Phantasy Star'' series, but they've largely taken place in entirely new settings with only tenuous connections to the Algol System... well, apart from the fact that Dark Force just can't seem to leave the universe alone. For more information on the sub-series that came after the tetralogy, see ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', ''PhantasyStarUniverse'', ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'', and ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarZero''.



* ''[[PhantasyStarUniverse Phantasy Star Portable]]''

to:

* ''[[PhantasyStarUniverse ''[[VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse Phantasy Star Portable]]''
23rd Jan '17 6:05:37 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ShoutOut: In ''PSII Text Adventures''. Shir's quest involves stealing the [[FantasyZone Opa Opa]], a famous treasure.

to:

* ShoutOut: In ''PSII Text Adventures''. Shir's quest involves stealing the [[FantasyZone [[VideoGame/FantasyZone Opa Opa]], a famous treasure.
16th Jan '17 2:02:46 PM Ramidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LegoGenetics: Numans are humanoids comprised of human, monster, and animal DNA. To top it off, the first Numan may have been created ''accidentally''. (Exactly what happened is unclear.)

to:

* LegoGenetics: Numans are humanoids comprised of human, monster, and animal DNA. To top it off, the first Numan may have been created ''accidentally''. (Exactly what happened is unclear.)
8th Nov '16 5:18:20 PM nybiker1
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SeriesMascot: Rappies, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter little fat fluffy yellow birds]]. It wasn't until ''PSIV'' that they started to fill this role; it's more pronounced in the later games. They also appear in ''PSIII'' by the name "Chirper."

to:

* SeriesMascot: Rappies, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter little fat fluffy yellow birds]]. It wasn't until ''PSIV'' ''PSO'' that they started to fill this role; it's more pronounced in the later games. They also appear in ''PSIII'' by the name "Chirper.""
** The [[TalkingAnimal musk cats]] were basically this for the original tetralogy.
This list shows the last 10 events of 73. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.PhantasyStar