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Start date 24-10-20 - 15:02
End date 30-11-20 - 15:02
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    You may not remember that in case you live in North America, because it didn't come out here at that moment. It's been a strong two console generations now, but lovers of the first Phantasy Star Online will shortly enjoy the sequel. Phantasy Star Online 2 is free-to-play on the Xbox One, plus also a Windows 10 version will start later this year (PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions launched in Japan in 2016 and 2018, but no word on US releases on those platforms has been awarded ). The game is now in open beta, so we will not give it a review score before it fully releases. However, even in beta form, PSO2 is a action-filled, hack-and-slash-and-shoot adventure with an extensive equipment system and a discreet premium currency component.

    PSO2's concept is straightforward. The massive shuttle Oracle is investigating the stars to locate habitable and resource-filled planets. You're a part of ARKS, Oracle's frontline task force to scout these planets and make certain they're safe. That's pretty much the full excuse the game provides before allowing you to set up a character. You'll take your personality through different harmful surroundings, fighting creatures and collecting loot along the way. The character development system offers a generous quantity of customization options. You may select from four distinct races, each with female and male forms: Individuals, Newmans (distance elves), Deumans (space dark elves), and CASTs (robot folks ). After establishing those traits, you are able to customize your own face and body by means of an assortment of characteristics. You could also add unique accessories and tweak add-on details such as facial hair, scars, jewelry, and clothing. Most of these tweaks are completely decorative, however, the race you choose can impact certain stats in the game to some minor extent.

    You also select from seven beginning courses. Two additional classes, Gunner and Techer, are unlocked later as you play.

    I played as a Ranger from the open beta, a class equipped with an assault rifle, a launcher, and also a melee-focused gunblade. The assault rifle is a beneficial burst-fire weapon type that sprays bursts of bullets at enemies, or can fire specialization aimed and homing shots for more exact power. The launcher is an explosives-shooting weapon which fires more slowly than the assault rifle, but packs a big punch with crowd-hitting splash damage. Each weapon has its own selection of skills and abilities, triggered with the Y, X, and right bumper buttons, along with a secondary set of three skills made by holding down the left trigger to get a total of six at a time.

    Gear can get complicated, with every weapon and item using its collections of stats which improve your character, together with characteristics that provide additional bonuses. You can prepare for combat easily enough by simply equipping the items that have the greatest amounts, but actually digging into the stats that help your personality and keeping a look out for certain perks is worthwhile.If you find a piece of gear you want, you can improve it by using consumable items as well as additional equipment you don't need to"nourish" the weapon or armor, leveling it up and enhancing its own stats. You can even carry more perks from various items through a similar method, enabling you to tweak your loadout even further.

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