History VideoGame / PhantasyStarII

26th Feb '17 1:08:42 PM ZorotheGallade
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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Most of Kain's techs only work on machines, which you probably will have encountered none at the point he joins you giving you no reason to bring him along. [[spoiler: Come the time Mother Brain sics all the robots on Rolf, and he becomse an invaluable member of the party.]]
16th Jan '17 2:25:28 PM Ramidel
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* WeatherControlMachine: The Climatrol system is part this and part [[{{Terraform}} terraforming project]], converting the natural [[SingleBiomePlanet desert planet]] of Motavia into a thriving green world. Sadly, it's been repurposed as a Biomonster manufacturing facility that you must destroy, and then everything ''really'' goes to hell.
16th Jan '17 2:00:27 PM Ramidel
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* DarkerAndEdgier: This is the darkest game in the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' quadrilogy, which is saying something. It started the Phantasy Star trend of AnyoneCanDie, and it rather convincingly portrays a world that's on the edge of collapse while its citizens continue to while away their lives in a dying paradise. The game also features one hell of a DownerEnding (see below). Probably the darkest JRPG of the 16-bit era, only challenged by the ShinMegamiTensei games. Hell, it's possibly one of the darkest narratives in gaming history. To put this in perspective, the first major quest involves saving a DamselInDistress whose father had become a bandit to raise her ransom money...and then when she's brought to her father, [[ShootTheShaggyDog he kills her for any money she might be carrying before learning who she is, and then kills himself once he learns the truth]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: This is the darkest game in the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' quadrilogy, which is saying something. It started the Phantasy Star trend of AnyoneCanDie, and it rather convincingly portrays a world that's on the edge of collapse while its citizens continue to while away their lives in a dying paradise. The game also features one hell of a DownerEnding (see below). Probably the darkest JRPG of the 16-bit era, only challenged by the ShinMegamiTensei games. Hell, it's possibly one of the darkest narratives in gaming history. To put this in perspective, the first major quest involves saving a DamselInDistress whose to cross a BrokenBridge, just like in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyI''...but it's a BrokenBridge because the damsel's father had become a bandit to raise her ransom money...money and blocked the bridge, and then when she's brought to her father, [[ShootTheShaggyDog he kills her for any money she might be carrying before learning who she is, and then kills himself once he learns the truth]].
29th Nov '16 1:10:36 AM Sabrewing
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* HelloInsertNameHere: All of the party members introduce themselves in Rolf's home and then offer to accept a nickname of your choice. Nei averts this, since she has to share a name scheme with Neifirst.

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* HelloInsertNameHere: All of the Your party members introduce themselves in Rolf's home and then offer to accept a nickname of your choice. Nei averts this, since she has to share a name scheme with Neifirst.Neifirst, and Shir straight-up refuses to accept a nickname.
18th Nov '16 3:27:22 AM Sabrewing
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* LiveItem: Teim, after you rescue her from the Tower of Nido.

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* LiveItem: Teim, after you rescue her from the Tower of Nido. Amusingly, her name is an anagram of "item".
13th Oct '16 10:32:39 AM DracMonster
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** When Nei is killed by Neifirst, Rolf tries to revive her at the clone labs, but is told "it only works on humans". Prior to this, if she dies in battle she can be revived there just like any other character.

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** When Nei is killed by Neifirst, Rolf tries to revive her at the clone labs, but is told "it only works on humans". Prior to this, if she dies in battle she can be revived there just like any other character.[[note]]In the original Japanese it makes more sense -- she's a biomonster and you just blew up the plant manufacturing those.[[/note]]
14th Jul '16 4:36:37 PM Discar
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The Earthmen, true human beings from Earth, are all presented as the {{Outside Context Villain}}s of the game. Though Darkforce was likely brainwashing them into the plan to destroy Algo, they still were forced to leave Earth because they destroyed its environment.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The Earthmen, true human beings from Earth, are all presented as the {{Outside Context Villain}}s Problem}}s of the game. Though Darkforce was likely brainwashing them into the plan to destroy Algo, they still were forced to leave Earth because they destroyed its environment.
5th Jul '16 3:20:45 AM Ramidel
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* TheManBehindTheMan: A chain of them.
** Neifirst is the BigBad for the first arc of the game. She is, however, a creation of an "accident" arranged by Mother Brain. (Mother Brain does not actually control her, but it hardly matters - she's out to destroy humanity, exactly as Mother Brain wants.)
** Mother Brain becomes directly involved in the plot after Neifirst bites it. However, she herself was designed by the Earthlings.
** The Earthlings introduced Mother Brain to the Algol system in hopes of cleansing it so that they can take over. They, however, are pawns of Dark Force.
** Dark Force's true goals are revealed in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV''.
20th Jun '16 5:10:47 PM Twist
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*** In the remake, it's stated that there isn't enough left of them to clone anyway.
16th Jun '16 8:01:17 PM Ramidel
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* DarkerAndEdgier: This is the darkest game in the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' quadrilogy, which is saying something. It started the Phantasy Star trend of AnyoneCanDie, and it rather convincingly portrays a world that's on the edge of collapse while its citizens continue to while away their lives in a dying paradise. The game also features one hell of a DownerEnding (see below). Probably the darkest JRPG of the 16-bit era, only challenged by the ShinMegamiTensei games. Hell, it's possibly one of the darkest narratives in gaming history.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: This is the darkest game in the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' quadrilogy, which is saying something. It started the Phantasy Star trend of AnyoneCanDie, and it rather convincingly portrays a world that's on the edge of collapse while its citizens continue to while away their lives in a dying paradise. The game also features one hell of a DownerEnding (see below). Probably the darkest JRPG of the 16-bit era, only challenged by the ShinMegamiTensei games. Hell, it's possibly one of the darkest narratives in gaming history. To put this in perspective, the first major quest involves saving a DamselInDistress whose father had become a bandit to raise her ransom money...and then when she's brought to her father, [[ShootTheShaggyDog he kills her for any money she might be carrying before learning who she is, and then kills himself once he learns the truth]].


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* ShootTheShaggyDog: The first main quest involves rescuing a DamselInDistress and bringing her back to her father, a bandit guarding a BrokenBridge...only for her father to kill her by mistake, and then commit suicide.
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