Today is the birthday of the Dreamcast! My favorite console of all time, and the first I ever bought with my own money. Oh the memories! I still have mine in storage somewhere…need to find it soon!
My favorite game on the Dreamcast was PSO. In many ways, PSO is the grandfather of all console based Action RPG’s since. It’s not much of a stretch to say that it’s a big part of the reason we even have games like Monster Hunter and Dark Souls. By today’s standards, it is a bit clunky, but it’s still got an amazingly unique cyberpunk artstyle, and some great environment design.
Even better news? It’s abomination of a “sequel”, “Phantasy Star Universe”, had the final nail put in its coffin two days ago, when the XBox360 servers were shut down. I cannot tell you how much I hate PSU, so seeing it die and then getting the opportunity to celebrate PSO’s original console in such a short period of time is really nice.
Hopefully PSO2 lives up to what I’m hearing about it, I’m glad to see it’s a PSO sequel and not a PSU sequel.