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Phantasy Star 3

by Thuryl

Thanks! We like it too.Why not check out some similar LPs from our recommendations?
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Original Thread: Fuck It, Let's Get Phantasy Star III Over With Already



Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom was an RPG released in Japan in 1990, and in the English-speaking world in 1991, still quite early in the life of the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. The subtitle in the Japanese version was "Successors of Time", but that sounds kinda goofy so they changed it to Generations of Doom when they translated it. Phantasy Star III is considered the black sheep of the series by most fans, for reasons that will become clear as the LP goes on. The game does have one or two neat gimmicks, most notably the generations referred to in the subtitle: the game takes place over three generations, and the events in later generations depend on choices you make in earlier generations. Unfortunately, Phantasy Star III also has a number of severe flaws which end up making it not very much fun to play.

Luckily for you, dear readers, I made a bargain with the devil and am forced to LP this game for you or else Oyster is allowed to get me banned! At least the box art is pretty cool, and it's a significant improvement over the Japanese version in that regard:


Some of you may remember me as that dude who LPed Phantasy Star and Phantasy Star II a couple of years ago. I did those two games in a semi-serious narrative style, but I'm not going to be doing that this time because even I can't take this game seriously. Instead, I'm going to do it in a style similar to meteor9's Phantasy Star IV LP. (Note: all three of the other games in the series are better than this one. If you feel the urge to play along with this LP, please play one of them instead.)

Well, let's get this show on the road, shall we?

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