History VideoGame / PhantasyStarIV

13th Jul '16 11:36:31 PM PurpleAlert
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** [[JustifiedTrope This gets an explanation toward the end.]] Each of Algo's three planets is the original home of each of the sentient races, with modifications by Mother Brain to make them inhabitable for Parmanians. [[spoiler: They were created specifically to function as a seal over the dimension the Darkness is trapped in, with a race tailor-made for each one to provide Protects of the Seal.]] Now that Mother Brain is gone and the environmental control system is failing, the planets are gradually going back to their normal states.
5th Jul '16 3:53:12 AM Ramidel
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* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: If Chaz is unworthy of Megid, Re-Faze will kill him, even if that means that there's no champion left who can wield Elsydeon and fight the Profound Darkness. His duty to prevent an out-of-control UnholyNuke apparently trumps his duty to not see Algol destroyed by another force that already ''has'' it.]]
2nd Jul '16 11:02:48 AM Morgenthaler
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''Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium'' is a direct sequel to the second ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' game, returning to the Algol System a thousand years after the events of ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII''. The game stars Chaz Ashley, an apprentice Bounty Hunter who lives and trains on Motavia with his [[TheObiWan partner and mentor]] Alys Brangwyn. Chaz and Alys are summoned to the Motavia Academy, where they're hired to deal with an unfortunate monster infestation of the school's basement, then to investigate the cult that is causing suffering and destruction all over the planet. This eventually leads Chaz on a mission across the entire system, where he finally discovers the truth behind Dark Force.

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''Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium'' is a direct sequel to the second ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' game, returning to the Algol System a thousand years after the events of ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII''. The game stars Chaz Ashley, an apprentice Bounty Hunter who lives and trains on Motavia with his [[TheObiWan partner and mentor]] mentor Alys Brangwyn. Chaz and Alys are summoned to the Motavia Academy, where they're hired to deal with an unfortunate monster infestation of the school's basement, then to investigate the cult that is causing suffering and destruction all over the planet. This eventually leads Chaz on a mission across the entire system, where he finally discovers the truth behind Dark Force.
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* RebelPrince: Rune, though it's not traditional royalty. He has nothing against being the heir to [[spoiler: Lutz's will and memories]], but he's not interested in living up to the wise, graceful image of his title and admits he's always been [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold kind of a dick.]] One of the images in his character settei shows him sitting on a throne and wearing fancy ceremonial robes, complaining that he's bored.
25th Jun '16 5:02:46 PM PurpleAlert
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* AllThereInTheManual: The Phantasy Star Compendium has notes from the creators about some of the things that the game doesn't address, like Zio's [[BodyHorror monsterized hand]], [[TheArtfulDodger Chaz's life before meeting Alys,]] [[DeathByOriginStory how Alys became a hunter,]] and [[ChildhoodFriends how she and]] [[AloofBigBrother Rune]] know each other.
27th May '16 3:53:14 PM nombretomado
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** In fact, the monster Hugh had to take care of WAS an Igglanova (the boss critter in PS4's basement) during the earlier stages of its evolutionary development.

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** In fact, the monster Hugh had to take care of WAS an Igglanova (the boss critter in PS4's [=PS4=]'s basement) during the earlier stages of its evolutionary development.
26th Apr '16 5:08:44 AM PurpleAlert
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* InterfaceSpoiler: Multiple for the fact that [[spoiler:Chaz is the real protagonist]]
** [[spoiler: Chaz's level is what is shown on the save spot]]
** [[spoiler: Chaz is the one who reads the signs and talks with the characters, with Alys chastising him if nothing is there]]

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* InterfaceSpoiler: InterfaceScrew: Whenever a party member leaves, it makes room for a new friend. [[spoiler: Nice to meet you, Seth!]]
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Multiple for the fact that [[spoiler:Chaz is the real protagonist]]
** *** [[spoiler: Chaz's level is what is shown on the save spot]]
** *** [[spoiler: Chaz is the one who reads the signs and talks with the characters, with Alys chastising him if nothing is there]]there]]
** One look at [[spoiler: Seth's]] skill list will tell you exactly what he is.
26th Apr '16 5:04:04 AM PurpleAlert
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** Figuring out the fourteen Combination Attacks is a matter of trial and error, one of which (Lethal Image) can be used for only a ''very'' short time. Many players will likely never realize that they've missed it. Also, the combinations of Blizzard, Conduct Thunder, Fire Storm and Shooting Star get much stronger if you use higher-level spells ([=NaWat=] instead of Wat, etc...) as opposed to lower ones.

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** Figuring out the fourteen Combination Attacks is a matter of trial and error, one of which (Lethal Image) can be used for only a ''very'' short time. Many players will likely never realize that they've missed it. Also, the combinations of Blizzard, Conduct Thunder, Fire Storm and Shooting Star get much stronger if you use higher-level spells ([=NaWat=] instead of Wat, etc...) as opposed to lower ones. It doesn't help that the original instruction booklet claimed there were ''fifteen'' combinations.


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* HiddenElfVillage: The Esper Mansion, which serves as something of a monastery for reclusive magic-users, and won't allow outsiders into the building without one of their own as an escort.
12th Apr '16 7:15:47 AM Kahran042
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* InferredHolocaust:
** Ultimately, the fate of [[spoiler: Rykros]]. It's not exactly clear what its inhabitants even ''are'', but since the heroes essentially kill two of the four of them left, it means the other two are going to be alone, together, forever. [[spoiler: Re-Faze might be able to murder ''the hell'' out of Chaz by himself, but Le Roof is completely non-aggressive, and the two warriors they set forth as the bosses by which Protectors prove their worth were taken out relatively easily. This all would be fine, except their entire planet is ''swarming'' with high-level Darkness creatures, and once the Profound Darkness is gone, they have no purpose]]. They're basically carrying their own BolivianArmyEnding off into the universe.
** The ending [[spoiler: has the environmental control system gradually deteriorating, with Wren and Demi overseeing it "for a little while longer".]] The natural habitat of Parmanians is long gone, and they're not native to Motavia or Dezolis. More than one fan has explored the ways ''that'' eventually will get dark in fanfics.
29th Mar '16 7:41:12 AM KD
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: A few examples:
** If you want to find out if the dialogue changes if you don't have anyone who can cast Gires [[spoiler: when Alys dies]], you will find that Juza will spam his powerful Forceflash ability (unless one of your healers will level up and master Gires with the EXP gained from defeating him) to kill your entire party. Even if you grind to make Alys and Gryz as powerful as possible, Gryz's lack of useful Skills and Techniques and Alys' extremely slow and limited growth path, as well as the fact that neither of them have healing techniques, mean that Juza will still wipe the floor with them. It'll just take longer.
** Guards don't let you leave first city until you've done with the story. You can try spending several hours grinding monsters in very first dungeon in horribly painful attempt to gain access to level 7 and spell that would teleport you to world map, but even then guards would appear on world map along you and drag you back.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: A few examples:
** If you want to find out if the dialogue changes if you don't have anyone who can cast Gires [[spoiler: when Alys dies]], you will find that Juza will spam his powerful Forceflash ability (unless one of your healers will level up and master Gires with the EXP gained from defeating him) to kill your entire party. Even if you grind to make Alys and Gryz as powerful as possible, Gryz's lack of useful Skills and Techniques and Alys' extremely slow and limited growth path, as well as the fact that neither of them have healing techniques, mean that Juza will still wipe the floor with them. It'll just take longer.
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Guards don't let you leave first city until you've done with the story. You can try spending several hours grinding monsters in very first dungeon in horribly painful attempt to gain access to level 7 and spell that would teleport you to world map, but even then guards would appear on world map along you and drag you back.
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