Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution

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  1. Dek

    Dek New Member

    Well, you people have waited for a while, and I finally have it...The review for Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution.

    Story: The story is different depending on which side you choose- the hunters, which is a group that protects the government using weapon data that are stored in cards (hunters items are green), and the Arkz, who want to reveil the true intentions of the government and broadcast these intentions to the people of Pioneer 2. No matter what story you choose, the game takes place 21 years after Episode II.

    Graphics: Although the graphics really aren't a revolution, i did do some comparing between the different games, and the graphics in EP3 are a little smoother. Speaking of graphics and art, the art designs on the cards are very well done :lol:

    Sound: The sound was pretty good in this game. Although there were a lack of sound effects when in battle mode, the music was so good to make up for the bad sound effects.

    Gameplay: It is very hard to understand how to play this game at first since it is a completely new card game to play, but it does make sense after a while

    Dice- Roll 2 dice: one for attack points and one for defense points
    Set- use your attack points to equip items/summon monsters
    Move- move your characters to attack your opponents
    Action- if you have any AP left, you can attack your opponent
    Draw- you can now discard cards from your hand and draw new ones to keep your 5 card hand
    Defense- this is where your defense points are used. If you have any defense cards (like Guard or Reduce), you may use them to reduce the damage inflicted on you.

    Overall: this was a great game. Not only is it great offline, buts its great online. If you already have EP 1&2 and a hunters license, you can enter the EP1&2 Serial Number and Access Key on EP3 and you would be ready to play online instantly.

    Positives:
    + better graphics
    + great music
    + its online
    + great storyline

    Negatives:
    - lack of sound effects
    - complicated gameplay at first
    -online quests arent available right now

    Overall score: 95%

    And if you guys ever want to find me on PSO EP3, the name is the same, Arthas Zero...
     
  2. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member

    I love it... too bad, not enough people play, that broadband adapter is pain-stakingly hard to track down.
     
  3. Dek

    Dek New Member

    yeah, the adapters are the biggest problems when you purchase EP1&2 or EP3.

    you are correct about the number of people playing. One day, I found out that tehre were about 690 or so peeps in the U.S. playing. THen I checked Japan. 1190 :lol:
     
  4. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member

    thats because japan is flipped time. go on at like... midnight, thats 2:00 PM for us.
     
  5. Dek

    Dek New Member

    NEWS FLASH: A Prelude to Episode 3 is available on PSO EP 1&2 in the form of a mission.

    Mission name: Blue Star Memories (under VR simulations)

    How to play this mission: Go to any of the Blocks in the Japan ship and start a new game. Make it a password game because this mission is a one-player mission. At the Hunters Guild, select VR (or VR simulators. You know where to go).

    Mission Storyline: Its ten years after Dark Falz was defeated. As your character, you must help Break and Orland (the two guys in Episode 3) get their hunters licenses. Right now, they are only kids, so there arent any Arkz or anyhting of that sort to worry about. All you have to do is help them complete a Series of VR Stages. Once you're done with all the 3 stages, a 4th stage (which is the boss level) will appear. This is all im gonna give you for now.

    Kid Break uses Agito as his weapon
    Kid Orland uses Brionac as his weapon

    Reward: Meseta depending on difficulty setting
     
  6. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member

    what does that have anything to do with it...?
     
  7. Dek

    Dek New Member

    like i said. This Episode 1&2 mission is supposed to be before Episode 3, so this kind of helps fill in a few holes in teh EP3 story.
     
  8. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member

    think about it... it is before.
     

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