History VideoGame / PhantasyStarII

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.
16th Jun '16 7:38:58 PM Ramidel
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* CyberPunk: Has elements of this, though cybernetic implants are out, and the society is more [[CrapsaccharineWorld crapsaccharine]] than [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]]. There's still a totalitarian MasterComputer running things, human cloning and data centers as key elements in the game mechanics, and genetic engineering has gone completely out of control.
4th Jun '16 10:14:38 PM GunarmDyne
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* HeavySleeper: Nei in the remake. Rolf makes, "No oversleeping," a condition of allowing her to join him.
4th Jun '16 9:31:10 PM GunarmDyne
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* HeavySleeper: Nei in the remake. Rolf makes, "No oversleeping," a condition of allowing her to join him.
29th May '16 6:36:13 PM nombretomado
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''Phantasy Star II'' takes place a [[ViciousCycle thousand years]] after the original ''Phantasy Star'', and in the intervening centuries the people of the Algo(l) system mastered {{terraform}}ing, using complex control systems to transform Mota(via), the original game's [[SingleBiomePlanet desert planet]], into their breadbasket. But the normally automated control systems are starting to go haywire. Our protagonist, Rolf, a government agent (and descendant of ''PS1'' heroine Alis, as it happens,) is sent to investigate. Accompanied by his [[MysteriousWaif mysterious]] friend Nei, they find themselves caught up in a plot to destroy the entire solar system. They stop the plot, but not without great losses.

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''Phantasy Star II'' takes place a [[ViciousCycle thousand years]] after the original ''Phantasy Star'', and in the intervening centuries the people of the Algo(l) system mastered {{terraform}}ing, using complex control systems to transform Mota(via), the original game's [[SingleBiomePlanet desert planet]], into their breadbasket. But the normally automated control systems are starting to go haywire. Our protagonist, Rolf, a government agent (and descendant of ''PS1'' ''[=PS1=]'' heroine Alis, as it happens,) is sent to investigate. Accompanied by his [[MysteriousWaif mysterious]] friend Nei, they find themselves caught up in a plot to destroy the entire solar system. They stop the plot, but not without great losses.
21st May '16 11:12:03 PM NoxSky12599
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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: You have 8 playable characters, but can use no more than 4 at a time in your party, with the rest simply sitting around at Rolf's house when not in use. Notably, this is the ''only'' one of the original tetralogy to do this (with the minor exception of ''PhantasyStarIV'''s final dungeon).

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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: You have 8 playable characters, but can use no more than 4 at a time in your party, with the rest simply sitting around at Rolf's house when not in use. Notably, this is the ''only'' one of the original tetralogy to do this (with the minor exception of ''PhantasyStarIV'''s final dungeon).dungeon, which at least provides an in-story justification for it).
19th Apr '16 8:12:24 PM Ramidel
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* DubInducedPlotHole: The reason that Nei [[DeaderThanDead can't be cloned]] makes much more sense in the Japanese version. In the original, the DNA for her non-human parts is [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup unavailable after Climatrol's destruction]]. In the English version, however, it just says that they can't clone nonhumans, which doesn't make any sense because Nei could be cloned like anyone else before the fall of Climatrol.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: The reason that Nei [[DeaderThanDead can't be cloned]] makes much more sense in the Japanese version. In the original, the DNA for her non-human parts is [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup unavailable after Climatrol's destruction]]. In the English version, however, it just says that they can't clone nonhumans, which [[VoodooShark doesn't make any sense sense]] because Nei could be cloned like anyone else before the fall of Climatrol.
19th Apr '16 8:10:15 PM Ramidel
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* DubInducedPlotHole: The reason that Nei [[DeaderThanDead can't be cloned]] makes much more sense in the Japanese version. In the original, the DNA for her non-human parts is [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup unavailable after Climatrol's destruction]]. In the English version, however, it just says that they can't clone nonhumans, which doesn't make any sense because Nei could be cloned like anyone else before the fall of Climatrol.



** [[VoodooShark The argument the game gives makes little sense though]], since it states non-humans cannot be cloned ever, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation but Nei was clonable just fine before beating Climatrol.]]
** The Japanese plot makes more sense, as it says that Nei can't be revived after beating Climatrol because her non-human parts are completely destroyed. It becomes acceptable if one considers that the DNA samples to create the biomonster parts (including Nei/Neifirst) were stored in the Climatrol after Neifirst stole them, [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup and after Climatrol's destruction, the clone labs could not use the information to repair Nei's non-human parts anymore]].
28th Mar '16 9:14:34 PM KD
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The Japanese box art shows Nei with a {{BFG}}, while the American box art shows Rolf as the one with the gun. In-game, that's [[TheBigGuy Rudo's]] specialty. Nei uses [[WolverineClaws tiger claws]], while Rolf is a swordsman.[[Note]]Rolf is able to use the Sonic Gun and Bow Gun, but these are not particularly strong options for him.[[/note]]

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The Japanese box art shows Nei with a {{BFG}}, while the American box art shows Rolf as the one with the gun. In-game, that's [[TheBigGuy Rudo's]] specialty. Nei uses [[WolverineClaws tiger claws]], while Rolf is a swordsman.[[Note]]Rolf [[note]]Rolf is able to use the Sonic Gun and Bow Gun, but these are not particularly strong options for him.[[/note]]
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