Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: WTF??! New PSO!?
Apocalypse Tribe HQ > Diversions > Phantasy Star
Pages: 1, 2
donkeybeatz
Ah King posted this at The Arcade:

PSO Blue Burst
user posted image
Supposedly there will be more info on this on April 5th

What could it be???

EDIT: I found some more info on this on PSOW:

PSO: Episode 4 Announced

"In a sudden and rare press release, ST has revealed the next and final installment of the PSO series! We have the full excerpt of this exciting news!

This new volume of PSO will feature a continuation to the storyline that is already present as well as new items, new weapons, new stages, new costumes and 3 brand new classes. Currently planned for GC only, Episode 4 will feature server side saving features. The player limit per game has also been increased to 12 people.

Needless to say, we're more than just excited. Don't forget to read more!"

Obviously the PSOW post is an april fools joke.. the blue burst thing however is still in question

--d-_-b
Sheik
OMFG that is so sweet! I think someone finally got it though their head that server-side saving will be much nicer for all of us...!
at-emote1.gif
Skorpius
*notes that its april 1st*
*waits for an APRIL FOOLS*
EDIT: I just saw "Obviously the PSOW post is an april fools joke.. the blue burst thing however is still in question"

so yeah
Mute
Probably more rehashed stuff. =T Though it wouldn't surprise me if this was all a hoax.
king.gif
Alisha
QUOTE (Sheik @ Apr 1 2004, 02:34 PM)
OMFG that is so sweet! I think someone finally got it though their head that server-side saving will be much nicer for all of us...!
at-emote1.gif

actually its not and its one of the reasons ive held off on FFXI if pso ep3 was online only id only be lvl 11 and have no s or ss cards :(
Ether
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is... The artwork not being new isn't a good sign either. Watch it be some EP 1 2 and 3 compilation if it is real

Do they have april fools day in Japan? beigebiggrin.gif
DarkEpyon
All I can say is... stay tuned folks.
Alisha
maybee ill believe it on april 5th it just seems weird to me that there isnt a sonicteam or sega in the url
kyori
I hate April Fools.
AC9breaker
QUOTE (Mute @ Apr 1 2004, 02:51 PM)
Probably more rehashed stuff. =T Though it wouldn't surprise me if this was all a hoax.
king.gif

It also wouldnt surprise me if we all throw away another 50 bucks on it too. LoL
I know I probably would. =/ Hmm Ive never seen a HUcast in that pose before...Hmmm*Is intruiged*
unitself
meanest. joke. ever.

:D
Ether
user posted image

From the official PSO website, so its real this time

Sega = milking PSO for everything its worth!

Edit: Just noticed the date is 2003, I guess this might be old beigedead.gif
donkeybeatz
QUOTE (Ether @ Apr 1 2004, 04:42 PM)
user posted image

From the official PSO website, so its real this time

Sega = milking PSO for everything its worth!

Edit: Just noticed the date is 2003, I guess this might be old beigedead.gif

Yes it is old. =T I seen that banner back before Ep3 import came out.
Supposedly a limited edition box.
Ether
Oh well, I bet I could still post it on PSOW and fool people

"See there, it says Box! Episode 3 is coming to Xbox!"
kyori
Blue burst is for real!

http://www.sonicteam.com/pso/pc/

!!! Because it's the name of PC's ep1/2. rofl.
Sheik
The trilogy was ment to include PSO+ and PSO EP3. I believe it is already released, but in Japan only. This is different than the "Blue Burst" game...which is new.

Was the US ever going to get a PSO+ release? For some reason I doubt it...
at-emote1.gif
Zio
Heh, this could possibly look cool. On the site you posted Kyori it looks like to me in the picture it says 4/5 which might mean episodes 4 and 5.
Crushinator
BOO @ Sonic Team for tricking us with another rehash on PC, and BOO @ PSOW for posting BS April Fools news.
psobsesser
You should NEVER joke about something that would be as cool as this.
HC82
I think the only new PSO expansion we can realistically hope for, would be a PSO ep3 card battle expansion set.

Outside of that, it was stated that there are no plans for anymore new PSO expansions. If anything, it's about time they make a PSO 2.
Adiamas
After the release of PSO ep3 in japan, I've read somewhere that PSO 2 is under devolpement. It suppose to be in a totally different gameplay and story. Blue Burst is probably the PC version of PSO ep and 2. Lol. But the april fool joke sounds sooo cool. If it does happen it would be more fun then FFXI IMO.

buttrock.gif
DarkEpyon
Well, here we are at April 5. As expected, their site has gone up.
Here's what I was able to discern from it.

- Server-side saving, and something called a "team system" (Perhaps this will work like guilds/linkshells in MMORPG's).

- Looks like they're having game masters, a la FFXI and other MMORPGs.

I don't see this joker coming out here in the States anytime soon. Anyone here sign up for the beta? I sure as hell didnt.
unitself
also, I am reading thiings about this Blue Burst being a PC version of PSO 1 and 2. It seems that SEGA never release V.2 to the PC. So, that's what this is.
Nothing new for us GC kids. Sorry folks.

I pieced all of this thru going to http://babelfish.altavista.com/ and copy and pasting the japanese URL into the box and hitting go.
donkeybeatz
wowowowow some updated stuff for Blue Burst!

Some new areas:
user posted image

New enemies:
user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

Interesting no?
DarkEpyon
Those pigs look like a cross between a wild boar, a hildetorr and some other craziness. I like it I like it!
Skorpius
Heh, Japan only, so far..
Castoth
I need to hear of at least 4 new areas before I would consider getting this same style of game again (not to mention how many people here and at TA will actually buy this game as well).

Doesn't seem like a bad start so far though.
DarkEpyon
Another thought - I just hope those monsters Donkey showed us aren't the ultimate versions of the e2 monsters we all know and love to hate. Also, if this doesn't turn out to be another "Nihon-dake" (Japan only) release, we won't need the services of Layrinn, aka "Seņor Teclado" (Spanish for "Mr. Keyboard") to churn out adaptors.
unitself
... and speaking of which. I always thought it was weird of them (lazy?) not to have made ULT versions of EP2 monsters.
...and speaking of EP2. It's a shame that they dropped the exp points per monster in EP2. It almost made it not worth it.

That one new area look pretty cool though. I wonder where that huge hole in the ground goes to?
Not so found of the new pig nosed thing. I do like the other one though.
DarkEpyon
The pigs look like they could be replacements for the gibbons. The four-legged fellow looks too much like an a.beast to serve as a delbiter replacement.
DarkEpyon
user posted image
Guess this is what the GM's are going to look like in-game. Hey wait a minute. These models have been around since v2!
AC9breaker
Hey your right. I recall seeing early concept models of those guys back when Version 2.0 came out for Dreamcast. I believe I saw the picture in that old pso site called mamek. I dont have the link anymore so i cant get there. But I recall them still having that pic. Along with the HUnewmen and RAmarl and FOcast too.

I recall seeing those recently and just thought they where early renditions of our moredn day FOmars. now I see the rabbit hole goes deeper. I just Hope sega brings these new areas over to the Gamecube. It would be so awesome! 8D

>.>
<.<
HC82
I'm guessing the concept idea for a GM was around during the Dreamcast days. Infact, that model was around during the ver1 days.

I guess Sega was too cheap to fund the idea, so it was scrapped. Now close to 3+ different PSO remakes later, combined with massive cheating, and hacking, ST probably convinced sega to fork over the dough for this.

If PSO had server side saving, I would actually still be playing it now.

I did renew my GC PSO hunters lisence, so be on the look out for me anyway.
donkeybeatz
I'll guess I'll bump this again beigeroll.gif
I finally got around registering my game ID and as I speak, I am (slowly and painfully) downloading the game (beta).
I just visited the official site and they have actual rendered areas.
I dunno if its CG or in-game but it looks nice.

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

user posted image

whooaaamg!
and besides... PSU isn't coming anytime soon.
donkeybeatz
After a bunch of trial and errors registering and a bunch of *ahem* program downloads...
After like hours and hours of downloading... and like 15-30 mins of patches, I FINALLY got to playing the game.

user posted image
Blue Burst Beta Get!!

user posted image
After slaying some wolves and boomas.

user posted image
Lobby.

user posted image
The lady that keeps on giving...

user posted image
New NPC. Loading up some quest I don't know about beigelaugh.gif

user posted image
One of my favorite chat symbols in PSO. I had to make one.

Nothing really new so far (that I have experienced anyway). Though I really want to try the Team thingie whatever they called it. The game looks exactly the same as the GC running on Pro-scan. It's probably a bit sharper maybe. Anything new I'll update... or I'll just steal some news from other sites king.gif
Crushinator
Holy shit, is that TEN shortcuts for spells, traps, items, etc??? AWESOME!

Those high res fonts look really nice too...

Do you know if the beta will allow you to access the new area with the piggies?
donkeybeatz
Those screenshots I took are in 16 bit color 800 x 600 resolution.
I ran 32 bit color with 1024 x 768 resolution and it looks nice!
But it's sorta an overkill for my PC so I had to tone it down afterwards as it froze my PC.

user posted image
Is it me or is Irene looking a bit more umm detailed?

And yea, you can assign shortcuts to those umm 10 shortcuts. I don't know how to set it yet but you DO use the number keys to use the shortcuts.
And from what I seen so far, you can format your screenname to a specified font.
It's either that or something is really wrong with my PC.
In addition, you can set a font for display in-game. The list of fonts are pretty limited but its alot for PSO.
Chatting is a bit odd since you have to press the space bar first to bring up the text input window.
I haven't gotten past Forest yet since you can't really access it offline.
Online, its a killer since theres a bunch of enemy spawns... at least that is if you're playing solo.
Anyone want to help? beigelaugh.gif
From what I've read, you have to complete some quests in order to unlock additional areas. So I'm not sure if you can access the new areas in the beta.
lv30 is now required for Hard Mode.
And if you guys didn't read up on it, the team leader can kick people out the team, give a member the team leader status, and among other stuff.
Theres also this team flag thing. Basically, if you have a clan or something, all your clan members can have an icon of your choice right next to their names.
Pretty awesome.
Vitamin D
Interesting stuff. Might be worth looking into later on down the line. The new features sound pretty cool. shades.gif
Crushinator
Those new leadership features sound great, I know people have been asking for stuff like that since the first PSO. I may actually want this game if it drops stateside...


user posted image

LOVELY IRENE LET ME TOUCH YOU!!
DarkEpyon
I'ma have to try this.

*goes to try and sign up*

Guess I'll have to go to my "favorite" site (gag) to figure out how to sign up.
AC9breaker
Wow man thats pretty swank. I cant wait to see those new areas. I would be cool if we could all team up again and start from scratch. Lvl 1 is alawys fun. beigesmile.gif Im guessing thise means some downtime from Gamecube pso cry2.gif
donkeybeatz
QUOTE (AC9breaker @ May 24 2004, 03:08 PM)
Wow man thats pretty swank. I cant wait to see those new areas. I would be cool if we could all team up again and start from scratch. Lvl 1 is alawys fun. beigesmile.gif Im guessing thise means some downtime from Gamecube pso cry2.gif

Leveling is alot faster and harder because of the enemy spawns. Sure, normal mode is ok but when you load up those quests they have now, it will seem that all of them are like Endless Nightmares or a very bad map of C-Mode.
I did the 1st quest for Caves and the last room, Nano Dragons kept spawning.
There were only the 2 of us in the team.
Oh I met with Ah-King of Ragol.com fame and he showed me some interesting stuff.
user posted image

RAGOLS Clan!
user posted image
Interesting pic because he assigned me the clan leader lol.

Some news bits and rumors:
I have not confirmed this but if you die, you lose experience. What I can confirm for the beta is you don't lose money if you go back to Pioneer 2.
About the different fonts, it seems it only works on the menus.
Team flags can be purchased with points. As of now, I have no idea how to get points.
Not really new news but theres server side saving. Which means, if your comp freezes or whatever, you don't lose your stuff.
This is Donkey signing out from Ragol. See you next time!

Don't worry AC9, there's always cmode for me on the GC =)
DarkEpyon
Downloading the game right now. If I'm lucky, I'll probably see some of you tomorrow.
Kazicht
Maaan... I WANT! T.T
psobsesser
Hmm...this does seem pretty interesting...
From what I've read, you have to do a bunch of quests in order to progress to new areas or something (instead of just normally going through every level).

And that leader stuff sounds uber cool. You idiot n00bs try to ruin my games all the time? Not anymore! Your ass would be gone!
Heh...that would be great... beigelaugh.gif
Crushinator
Damnit, that sounds too good. Keep the info comin' Donk!
DarkEpyon
I've got the game downloaded and everything. Now to figure out why I'm staring at the background screen even though I put in my ID/pass correctly.
donkeybeatz
It could mean that the server is under maintainence (which happens ALOT, it seems that they have daily maintainence).
Have you downloaded the patches? Are you really sure you input all your info right?
You may want to wait after the game asks you to press enter at the ToA screen.
This is where the game downloads all the character info and whatnot.
Only other problem I ran into is the game seems to hang when I load up the game.
I'm basically looking at a black screen with the hourglass cursor.
And of course, NEVER press alt+tab as it will crash the game.
Zio
QUOTE (DJ_Donkey @ May 23 2004, 03:04 PM)
After a bunch of trial and errors registering and a bunch of *ahem* program downloads...
After like hours and hours of downloading... and like 15-30 mins of patches, I FINALLY got to playing the game.

So let me get this straight, all you have to do is download this game and pay for the subscription?
Nisshoku
As far as I know, the Open Beta is totally free.

And if you can believe it, I've been downloading PSOBB from a torrent on and off since Friday evening, and have almost 70% of it so far. BTW, did I mention I was doing this all on dial-up? beigebigrazz.gif

Either way, I hope to get my ass on Blue Burst before the weekend.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2017 Invision Power Services, Inc.