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* EarlyGameHell: The earliest part of the game involves Rhys travelling alone with minimal equipment. At level 1, even the most basic {{Mook}} can make short work of him. It's only when Mieu and Wren join the party that the game's difficulty curve settles down.

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* EarlyGameHell: The earliest part of the game involves Rhys travelling alone with minimal equipment. At level 1, even the most basic {{Mook}} can make short work of him. It's only when Mieu and Wren join the party that the game's difficulty curve settles down. Also, the 2nd and 3rd generations always start the main character off with Mieu and Wren accompanying him (still equipped with whatever they had at the end of the previous generation), so it's never quite as bad as it was for Rhys.


* EarlyGameHell: The earliest part of the game involves Rhys travelling alone with minimal equipment. At level 1, even the most basic {Mook} can make short work of him. It's only when Mieu and Wren join the party that the game's difficulty curve settles down.

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* EarlyGameHell: The earliest part of the game involves Rhys travelling alone with minimal equipment. At level 1, even the most basic {Mook} {{Mook}} can make short work of him. It's only when Mieu and Wren join the party that the game's difficulty curve settles down.

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* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler: The entire plot is Dark Force manipulating three generations of one royal family into performing actions that will release it.]]

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* EarlyGameHell: The earliest part of the game involves Rhys travelling alone with minimal equipment. At level 1, even the most basic {Mook} can make short work of him. It's only when Mieu and Wren join the party that the game's difficulty curve settles down.


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* OddballInTheSeries: The setting being outside the Algol system and the GenerationalSaga nature of the plot as well as differences in graphical style make this almost seem like a GaidenGame.

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* ForcedLevelGrinding: Continuing the series' tradition from the [[VideoGame/PhantasyStarI first]] [[VideoGame/PhantasyStarII two]] games, expect to spend a LOT of time wandering around fighting random encounters.

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* MascotMook: This game debuted the bird enemy "Chirper", which would later reappear in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' and every ''Phantasy Star'' title after it under its more iconic name, the Rappy.

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* ProgressiveInstrumentation: Each time a party member is added, a new instrument is added to the overworld theme. What's more, whenever someone dies the corresponding instrument is removed. This can result in some really strange sounding versions of the theme (for instance if the fifth slot party member is the only one left alive, there's just a drumbeat.)


** [[spoiler: Alair and Sari both remain single. Thea and Maia are never seen again. Lena marries someone else (producing Sari). Laya returns to stasis if you marry Alair, but later joins the third-generation party (or if you exploit an oversight by giving Laya's Bow to one of the cyborgs before completing the second generation, you don't need to get her at all... meaning she remains in stasis ''forever''). So yes, the one rejected tends to not get much of a HappyEnding.]]

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** [[spoiler: Alair and Sari both remain single. Thea and Maia are never seen again. Lena marries someone else (producing Sari).Sari), and in all likelihood dies in Lune's attacks. Laya returns to stasis if you marry Alair, but later joins the third-generation party (or if you exploit an oversight by giving Laya's Bow to one of the cyborgs before completing the second generation, you don't need to get her at all... meaning she remains in stasis ''forever''). So yes, the one rejected tends to not get much of a HappyEnding.]]


** [[spoiler: Alair and Sari both remain single. Thea and Maia are never seen again. Lena marries someone else (producing Sari), and in all likelihood dies in Lune's attacks. Laya returns to stasis if you marry Alair, but later joins the third-generation party (or if you exploit an oversight by giving Laya's Bow to one of the cyborgs before completing the second generation, you don't need to get her at all... meaning she remains in stasis ''forever''). So yes, the one rejected tends to not get much of a HappyEnding.]]

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** [[spoiler: Alair and Sari both remain single. Thea and Maia are never seen again. Lena marries someone else (producing Sari), and in all likelihood dies in Lune's attacks.Sari). Laya returns to stasis if you marry Alair, but later joins the third-generation party (or if you exploit an oversight by giving Laya's Bow to one of the cyborgs before completing the second generation, you don't need to get her at all... meaning she remains in stasis ''forever''). So yes, the one rejected tends to not get much of a HappyEnding.]]



** Sean's ending is identical to Crys's, except the ship avoids a black hole instead of a sun before heading towards the planet.

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** Sean's Adan's ending is identical to Crys's, except the ship avoids a black hole instead of a sun before heading towards the planet.


* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: You better believe it. The most egregious would be the famous use of a color best described as "electric laser limeade" as the hair color of ''five'' different characters[[note]]Lune, Alair, both versions of Kara, and Aron[[/note]].

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: You better believe it. The most egregious would be the famous use of a color best described as "electric laser limeade" as the hair color of ''five'' different characters[[note]]Lune, Alair, both versions of Kara, and Aron[[/note]].Lune's family.

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* AntiVillain: Lune and Siren are not evil, but they missed the memo about a thousand-year-old war being over.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted, as usual for ''Phantasy Star''. Siren is not evil, and he can't even be called rogue; he's just programmed to fight a war that ended a thousand years ago.


** In Sean's ending the ship encounters another generation ship with identical design and receives a friendly hail.

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** In Sean's ending the ship encounters another generation its sister ship with identical design Neo Palm and receives a friendly hail.


* MultipleEndings: Has four third-generation protagonists.

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* MultipleEndings: Has four third-generation protagonists. This does not only influence the playable characters, but they also go through different plotlines and the endings are very different, though each does end with the defeat of the Dark Force:
** In Aron's ending the generation ship passes through a black hole and is transported through time and space to Earth.
** In Sean's ending the ship encounters another generation ship with identical design and receives a friendly hail.
** In Crys's ending the ship narrowly avoids being fried by flying too close to a sun, and heads towards a planet which is implied they will colonize.
** Sean's ending is identical to Crys's, except the ship avoids a black hole instead of a sun before heading towards the planet.


* BatmanGambit: Apparently everything you did in the first generation was part of a set up [[spoiler: by the people of Lashute. They wanted to restart the war, but this was impossible because of the ceasefire imposed by Orakio and Laya. They could have their second-in-commands restart the war, but both had been banished to the Alisa III's satellites, which were beyond the reach of any spaceships they had. Therefore they needed someone to bring them back into position using the satellite control system; so they kidnapped the Princess of Crille and placed her on a beach in Landen; which was a neighbor to Satera, whose royal family held the Moonstone, one of the keys necessary to make the satellite control system operate. Maia, the princess of Cille, was the cousin of Lyle, the prince of Shushoran whose royal family happened to have the Moon Tear, the other key needed to work the satellite control system. Then Lyle kidnapped Maia back and returned her to Cille, which just happened to be separated from Shushoran by a narrow strait which would turn into a land bridge if influenced by the two moons, if they were back in their original positions. Note that Lyle could have, at any time, turned into a dragon and flew the party to Cille, but instead they went with pretty much the most complicated solution of all, which is what the people of Lashute wanted. Wouldn't it have been easier for them to just kidnap Lena and Lyle (or blackmail them) and have them bring the satellites back for them?]]


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* GambitRoulette: Apparently everything you did in the first generation was part of a set up [[spoiler: by the people of Lashute. They wanted to restart the war, but this was impossible because of the ceasefire imposed by Orakio and Laya. They could have their second-in-commands restart the war, but both had been banished to the Alisa III's satellites, which were beyond the reach of any spaceships they had. Therefore they needed someone to bring them back into position using the satellite control system; so they kidnapped the Princess of Cille and placed her on a beach in Landen; which was a neighbor to Satera, whose royal family held the Moonstone, one of the keys necessary to make the satellite control system operate. Maia, the princess of Cille, was the cousin of Lyle, the prince of Shushoran whose royal family happened to have the Moon Tear, the other key needed to work the satellite control system. Then Lyle kidnapped Maia back and returned her to Cille, which just happened to be separated from Shushoran by a narrow strait which would turn into a land bridge if influenced by the two moons, if they were back in their original positions. Note that Lyle could have, at any time, turned into a dragon and flew the party to Cille, but instead they went with pretty much the most complicated solution of all, which is what the people of Lashute wanted. Wouldn't it have been easier for them to just kidnap Lena and Lyle (or blackmail them) and have them bring the satellites back for them?]]

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