What is Phantasy Star?
Phantasy Star is the best multi-game story in classic gaming, spanning 3 main games, side stories, tons of lore, and even text adventures.
The PS series tells a sweeping tale of good vs. evil but also explores complex and melancholic themes and characters. Each main game was far ahead of its time, and it was SEGA’s flagship RPG series in the ’80s and early ’90s. But today, PS’s impact is still not fully appreciated.
Below are links to PS resources, and as well as what is the best way to experience these games are a modern gamer.
As SEGA canceled Phantasy Star Generation:4 many years ago, this project aimed to create a definitive, series-ending Phantasy Star experience that can also be better appreciated by modern players.
Download the Phantasy Star Generation:4 patch here.
Listen to “Found in Fanslation”, featuring me (the author of this patch) and the works who either helped make Phantasy Star Generation: 4 happen, and also folks who’ve contributed to the Phantasy Star retranslation community:
Click the “Anchor” text on the right of the episode banner to listen.
Episode 3: “Laquering Laconia” – Maxim and the SMS Power Phantasy Star retranslation 2.0
Episode 2: “Decisions, Decisions” – Squirrel, co-editor on Phantasy Star Generation: 4
Episode 1: “Inside the Phantasy Star Generation Remake Fan Translations” – Vivify93, accomplished fan hacker and a big part of fans being able to enjoy the Playstation 2 remakes of Phantasy Star I and II in English.
- Restore every mistranslated connection to the other PS games
- Best express Japanese creators’ intent in both story & themes
- Make the game’s script more colloquial, fun, and emotional (from NPCs to main story)
- Add PS lore
- Add depth to character relationships
- Explain character actions that had been given no in-game reasoning (see project site for details – spoilers)
Graphics/sound are unmodified from SEGA’s English release, besides adding in monsters present in Japanese that were censored from the English release.
Let’s Play Director’s Commentary on YouTube coming soon.
Phantasy Star Fan Resources
Phantasy Star ROM hacks