E3 2021: Phantasy Star Online 2 releases a live action trailer for New Genesis

    
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I always feel that it’s a weird vote of confidence when a video game studio puts out a trailer for a game using live actors. It’s that extra marketing push that also attempts to communicate, in an awkward way, that players are welcome into this game world.

However you take it, Phantasy Star Online 2’s latest trailer for New Genesis, “We are the future,” melds a bit of gameplay with live actors looking on with awe and perhaps a touch of bewilderment. “I was just going to Starbucks,” one face seems to say, “And I stumbled upon this glorious weirdness. It’s cool, but I don’t think it’s going to get my drink order right.”

In any case, here’s the trailer for your edification. Enjoy it as New Genesis tries to shore up some of its more shaky spots and strive forward into the future!

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Bruno Brito

Sigh.

Fix your game first.

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Hikari Kenzaki

I played for about 6 hours total yesterday, daytime and late evening, with virtually no lag, so there have definitely been some improvements. Probably still needs some work before the next patch and/or weekend.

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Bruno Brito

Which isn’t the only issue. I’m not into Sega trying to hype up this game when it doesn’t have enough content to keep players playing. It needs a bit more.

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Utakata

Err…so is this a new expansion for this game or something?

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Dankey Kang

Basically. It’s very content light atm so many have taken to calling it a ‘proof of concept’ or game mode as opposed to a full fledged game. The base is extremely good though so I’m pretty confident it’s gonna grow into a magnificent game.

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Hikari Kenzaki

New Genesis is… hard to explain if you haven’t been following it.
So I guess it’s PSO2 and 1/2?
It’s built on the base game but disconnected from it in virtually every way that matters.
It’s set 1000 years in the future and your character and others like her literally fall from the sky on a regular basis and are welcomed by the Eloi, er Aelio, er… Halphans.
You can bring your old characters over (and they can go back) and they keep all their old cosmetics and stuff or you can give them one of the newer, high rez bodies. Or you can create entirely new characters if you’ve never played PSO2.
Regardless, all characters start out as level 1 and have access to 6 starting classes.

It’s fun. I didn’t enjoy PSO2. Too hard to get into and nothing was really explained to a new player. I am enjoying New Genesis and have played it about 30 hours since launch.

They are releasing new content in stages over the next 6 months. I heard we get some new bosses tomorrow, but haven’t looked into the details yet. I only just unlocked the first set of world bosses/events last night.

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Utakata

Yeah, that’s hard to get the head and pigtails around. Because it doesn’t seem to be an expansion, it’s doesn’t seem to be a new game, it doesn’t seem to be a DLC nor a content patch. And it’s certainly not PSO3…what the hell is it then? It seems to defy all classifications. o.O

…thanks for explaining that all though. /bows

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Ben Stone

Its a standalone game for all intents and purposes, just with cosmetics and starter gear carried over from PSO2.

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Khrome

Now if only they made the game available in the netherlands and belgium, that’d be swell. Unless they’re saying that the game absolutely cannot function without lootboxes, which would be another problem unto itself.

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bobfish

It, like PSO2, is built entirely on cosmetic loot boxes.

The premium fee and other convenience items aren’t in the loot boxes, so you’re only being prevented from playing it because SEGA like putting bikinis and angel wings in loot boxes.