I’ve a unique opinion from the opposite man, so right here goes nothing:
I would desire PSO Ep. 1&2 for the Gamecube.
I desire it is aesthetics to any of the PSO entries, and there are mods on the market on a website known as PSOPalace that allow you to mod your rom to emulate it in 1080p amongst different enhancements.
So here is the jist:
Max degree is 200, it is an motion RPG you possibly can actually sink your tooth into. There’s so many minute particulars you possibly can plan to distinctly construct your character. For instance, your character’s identify will decide your part ID, which determines what loot tables you will have entry to. You may truthfully mess up your character by going a mage and having a bit ID that focuses on a weapon sort you do not care about.
You feed a pet robotic companion who offers you stats. They evolve like tamagotchi. Should you’re new you may remorse feeding it random issues and being caught with stats you do not need.
Fight is not wonderful, however it’s actually distinctive. Every character has distinctive assault animations for every weapon sort, so some will assault quicker than others. Oddly sufficient the quickest spell caster is a bare-handed FOnewem. Which… you’d by no means do since you’d need the consequences/stats from a weapon like elevated lightning harm. Timing is vital with assaults, you will all the time assault in units of three with timing various between completely different weapons.
Gear is the place it will get grindy some drops are ridiculous with a 1/20000 drop charge. However extra than simply stats you will have distinctive results with completely different items of substances. A defend that makes your spells stronger. A sword that casts spells with each swing. A sword that saps your individual life to deal extra harm.
I may truthfully go on. It is an enormous wall of knowledge and truthfully most of it does not matter. Once I was youthful and performed I ignored 80% of what I simply stated. I performed a mage, I used claws as a result of I believed they had been cool, I had a bit ID that did not give me what I needed, and I nonetheless sunk a whole bunch of hours and obtained to degree 110. Returning to it by way of emulation has solely made my appreciation develop for the sport as I uncover all these minute particulars that was poured into this 20+ 12 months previous sport.
And since I’ve come this far: I am fairly bitter that each installment that has come out after the unique PSO by no means actually recaptured my nostalgia good. If I needed to suggest to you something aside from the unique PSO for Dreamcast/Gamecube. I would go together with Zero. It is the closest to it. With that stated, I’ve sunk a whole lot of time into PSO2 on Steam, however it’s completely no the place close to the identical sport. I really feel like I am enjoying some Dragon Ball Z MMO with all of the motion and dashing round I’ve to do.