Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

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Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby medrius » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:52 am

Hi all,
so i played through 1 mostly without a guide (however it was on the switch with maps which made it possible). I tried 2, but it seems almost impossible without using some kind of guide. Are 3 and 4 just as bad as 2, or can i get away with them playing blind?

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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby etony33 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:56 am

You'll be fine. Just talk to everyone.
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby etony33 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:09 am

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This came with PS2. You would be totally justified in using a guide.
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby etony33 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:10 am

I'm not really sure why Rolf looks like an old man and Nei has giant boobs in that picture.
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby medrius » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:10 pm

Hey thanks. Im sure ill try to use a map during 3 and 4 also. The only thing that bugs me is that its impossible to tell what the spells do by their names, but I guess that was what instruction booklets were for.
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby etony33 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:40 pm

Res heals one person, Gires heals everyone, Anti cures poison, Rever revives someone, Zan damages one row of enemies (only worth using in very limited circumstances), don't worry about the rest (PS3).
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby J86 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:19 pm

etony33 wrote:Res heals one person, Gires heals everyone, Anti cures poison, Rever revives someone, Zan damages one row of enemies (only worth using in very limited circumstances), don't worry about the rest (PS3).


Gires is a better heal on a single person isnt it?
Sar is heal everyone. Or is that just in PS4?

Also Gi- means 2nd level and Na- 3rd level of the spell
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby etony33 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:09 pm

That's PS4 (and PS2). PS3 is the oddball.
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby Zucca » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:15 pm

etony33 wrote:This came with PS2. You would be totally justified in using a guide.
Two of friends of mine had PS2 European version. Only one of them got the hint book with the game.

A PDF version of the hint book is on segaretro.org at least.
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a g.uide?

Postby DarkMyau » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:54 am

I never used a guide with any of them, because I rented 2 lol.

But I would honestly say that on Phantasy Star 1 is tricky. The other games are pretty straight forward
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a g.uide?

Postby Zucca » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 am

DarkMyau wrote:But I would honestly say that on Phantasy Star 1 is tricky
I think it's the hardest one of the classic series. I died several times on my first completion. But I also refused to use any dungeon maps... :twisted: But that way I roamed the dungeons much longer, thus grinding exp at the same time. So the further I got, the easier the gameplay got.
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby etony33 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:31 am

My dad, the first time he played, had Alis at level 22 before he realized he needed a Roadpass to continue.
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby DarkMyau » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:43 pm

etony33 wrote:My dad, the first time he played, had Alis at level 22 before he realized he needed a Roadpass to continue.


A friend of myne did the same thing. He seemed convinced that Alis would gain a skill. And back then it wasn't out of the question that grinding would be needed to progress. Y's also in SMS needed a bit of grinding just to get to the first boss.
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Re: Can i play PS 3 and 4 without a guide?

Postby etony33 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:03 am

DarkMyau wrote:A friend of myne did the same thing. He seemed convinced that Alis would gain a skill. And back then it wasn't out of the question that grinding would be needed to progress. Y's also in SMS needed a bit of grinding just to get to the first boss.


Hmm, how does this game work...maybe I'll go outside the town...oh, a Scorpion. This must be the battle screen. So, I guess I'll try attacking, and...oh, I'm dead. Hmm.

Never seen any other game where you just get owned at the very beginning of the game like that, with the possible exception of FF2j if you walk the wrong way out of town.
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