Phantasy Star II Classic App Reviews

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No.

Game is too long to not be able to save. The in-game save files wipe after the app closes and the developers' save requires a log in...and the log in keeps giving an error. I've had the game for like 3 months and it still isn't fixed. Don't bother.

No saving

Can not save at all. This game is way too long to try and complete without saving. Do not waste money until it gets fixed.

Saving function

Please update the cloud saving function because I almost cleared out the powerplant and I saved but when I died, I pressed main, saved, and the save is at the home screen so I lost all progress

Ruined a great game

Purchased this ages ago and the game itself is great. What’s terrible is the fact that after Sega included it on their network there are ads everywhere. For a game I already bought! Forget it.

PS-2

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...look inside, look inside....

Deceptive purchase offer, use free version

I paid to have the ads removed, and iirc the in-game save feature (presumably using the Data Memory places) was also supposed to be enabled. However I still get a pop-up as EVERY time I open the game, and the in-game save feature doesn’t work. You have to save with the cloud. So what did I pay for? Everything advertised turned out to be false. The app is a good port minus some audio issues, but I can’t recommend paying for it at the time of writing this review. Hopefully the developer will fix these issues with an update.

(Edit)Wonderful Old School RPG but Horrible App

I should start by saying that I love Phantasy Star 2. It's a classic. But I'm not a fan of this app. The app does NOT save my game properly. I've had to repeat areas over about three times. I've tried multiple saves and off/online to no avail. This is a grind heavy game so it's imperative that I can save my progress. The only other minor complaints I have is the music-it's tinny (and it ain't me, I have an iPhone 7+). The direction pad is a bit wonky. Those I can live with but the lack of saving abilities is too much. Please drop a fix and I'll give this 5 stars. Developers fixed. Excellent port. Don’t know what the other reviewers are talking about.

Don't buy it

Way to ruin a game with updates

Phantasy star 2

Don’t not buy this it does not save the game, they know it and they won’t fix it.and they need to stop telling people to save it by using the top right box because half the time when you use that you get an error screen and then you lose all your progress , just fix it or quit.

Saving seems important, and yet...

For ages I couldn't cloud save via Game Center. Fine. It was annoying but I played it when I was a kid and used the in game saves just fine so I did that for a while. Now the game updated and my saves are gone. So okay, I start over. Play a while, save, accidentally back out before trying cloud saving and... local save doesn't exist. You guys. This can't be that hard. Really?

Great game now a terrible mess

You made a great game almost unplayable. Can't save progress in the game anymore, only on cloud. Cloud too slow and unreliable. Already lost 2 advanced games. Not happy. Get rid of SEGA emulator and give me back the previous version... Or give me my money back!

Buggy

I played this game until a little more than halfway through. Then got into loop where the equipment screen won’t close. Ruins my entire game. Beware!

I always wish i played this game on mobile, but

ITS LAGGING HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 non-working save functions - UPDATE: Fixed!

Hi, I’m looking forward to these issues being resolved; the app save feature (ads removed by paying) and the Cloud Save feature in the upper-right hand corner disk menu are both non-functional currently. Unfortunately this precludes any meaningful experience of this expansive classic of electronic literature. As a paying customer, I expect these issues will be addressed. Sega has a long historic legacy and now has the added flavor of nostalgia in the 21st century. - UPDATE: The patch update of 10/09/2017 has repaired save functionality! Epic legend awaits!

Phantasy star broken..,

When I first bought this game I lived it. But each update you guys made, broke if more and more. I never needed to be online to play before, and now an app I paid money for freezes my phone and constantly crashes. Not only that, I paid money for the game, and I was the one that got played. Fix it or return my money!

Unplayable!

I would really love to play past the first 30 minutes of the game for the 30th time, but I’m tired of being unable to sign into Game Center to save my game presumably because of iOS 11. I am deleting this app until I hear word of an update that makes this game iOS 11 compatible. Very disappointed I can’t play a childhood classic.

Crashing Adverts

Lately the game has had advertisements that crash to a white screen and completely freeze up the app. This is on top of the in-game saving not working and the cloud save wouldn't connect last time I tried to use it, so my game never saved. Just glad I didn't get very far in it, but still annoying. EDIT: Finally caved and coughed up the money for it. Whatever, guys; take my $2 and try not to choke on it.

I don't recommend in its current state

I paid for this game prior to the updates. The original version was ad free, this one is not. Even once I restored my purchase I was continually pestered to subscribe to the mailing service. In addition to this, the game will not allow me to save my progress. I have tried both in game and by signing into my Game Center account and neither work. I enjoyed my initial play through back in 2012 but at this point there isn't much I can do with it. I can not recommend this game at this time.

Great Game Marred By Terrible Emulator

Initially when I had downloaded this game, I was excited to play one of my all time favorite RPGs and the whole reason I purchased a Sega Genesis back in the day. I quickly fired up the game, paid to remove ads, and began on my nostalgic journey. At first, the game played pretty well. I was enjoying playing and remembering a lot more of the game than I thought I would have. I did notice that the music and sound was a bit off, but the core game was still intact. And then the problems started to show up. First of all, when you pay to remove ads, you still get a splash page ad upon launching the game. This is unacceptable for having paid to remove ads. Next, you could save your game via either the save places in the game or the cloud save. I relied on the cloud save a few times in addition to the in-game save. Frequently, the cloud save said that it saved only for me to find out that it did not and I would lose an hour or more of progress. Now I have updated the game only to find out that not only are all of my in-game saves gone, but you can’t even make new ones. In addition, I have cloud saves and I can load them, but it will crash the entire app every single time. Take this review as a warning. Do not put any money towards this app! In fact, don’t even bother trying to play it at all. An epic RPG game without a working save game system is completely worthless. If I could get a refund, I would!

Game Center?

So I paid for no adds and to be able to save. So where is this Game Center I am supposed to connect to? Never mind, how do I get my money back? Ok,mr dev, every time I go to gamecenter and log in, screen with my correct email pops up, then immediately turns white and gamecenter button goes to off and screen turns white like other guy and I can’t save at all. This is really frustrating. Anyone have an idea how to fix this? Ok, think I might know what I did? I paid to get rid of advertisements but says nothing about the local save, how do I get it to save now?

Great blast from the past!

It's hard to believe this game came out in 1989! Back then it was the largest cartridge game ever but memory was still a limitation so it came with a 100 page manual with maps, hints, descriptions of weapons, techniques, etc. The iOS port is pretty much an exact replica so I recommend finding that info on the web (unless you like frustration!) One cool addition is the cloud save feature which literally lets you save your game anywhere! I even saved the game during the closing credits! It's a good thing too as the regular 'data save' feature quit working about halfway through. The most annoying thing was the control buttons blocking large portions of the screen. I didn't find out until my last day playing that you could adjust the opacity! Oh well... Another bug I found: whenever I tried to use the Neisword to return to Lutz, the game froze and I had to exit and restart from my last save. (I am on an iPad with 10.3.3). I just used Hinas to get back so it wasn't a big deal. Five stars to Sega for allowing me to relive a small portion of my youth! One more thing, I paid to remove the ads and there was only one Sega ad that would pop up when you first start the game. Not as annoying as the reviews led me to believe.

What a mess this is.

I wasn't completely enthusiastic with this version of PS2. Sega put out a far more superior version came out years ago, with no ads or invasive features--it was just the game. But I guess some people got greedy and decided to pull that version, and replace it with this one, where you have to pay to remove ads. That's highway robbery any way you look at it, but I tolerated it because I adore this game and wanted to play it again on my phone (I guess I'm the typical sucker that these types of developers love to cheat). Then a new update comes out, and guess what? I can't access my saved file. At all. Every time I try, it completely crashes the app. And having a Game Center account doesn't help at all--the game has completely erased itself. But the game still manages to shove stupid ads in my face. Doesn't crash then. Way to go, Sega. *golf clap* UPDATE: It's lagging now too. Horribly. And the audio is completely unlistenable. I didn't realize "upgrade" means "to destroy the functionality of something that didn't need fixing in the first place." I will never buy anything associated with Sega again--I just can't afford to keep getting ripped off.

Assblast to the past

Game is so much fun. Nostalgia is real

terrible sound sync!

first of all, I have purchased the old version SEGA suddenly deleted it and made a new version, which has terrible sound sync God dam it! Take my money back! after. update dam! I can not retrive my previous purchase(Im the one who purchased the old version). And terrible sound sync still gets me. Just give me my money. And What about shining force? screw sega!

What have you done Sega...

So this game is horrible port. Probably used 3rd party developer to do the work, and they did the bare minimum. Here are some of the major issues. 1) Sound quality is horrible. They really need to fix this choppy/scratchy noise. 2) There's ads in the game. Even when you pay to get rid of ads, It's getting rid of only Sega's partners ads. So you still see Sega pushing their own ads down your throat. You just can't get rid of them totally. 3) Another seriously messed up part is save function doesn't work properly! When I save and close the program. It doesn't load up where I left off. This is a major problem. Until the problems are addressed this review of 1 star will remain. I encourage others to avoid this game. Shame on Sega for ruining a perfectly good classic game. I hope they take note of this review and work on the bugs. If the game is updated to correct these issues, I will re-review it. Update: So recently the app was updated soon as iOS 11 came out. The game doesn’t even load now. What a junk. Please do not spend any money on this game, better yet save yourself the aggravation and don’t even download as it won’t work.

Really mad I paid...

Kind of feel like they just stole 1.99$ from me. Doesnt reload saves. My save files are just gone. How did they get this right in the early 90's and you soft penised debatantes can't can't get it right in 2017? Poor business and even worse coding. Real professionals...

Works largely as expected

I've replayed this game more time than I care to admit so I spent the $2 for this. I'm not a huge fan of the on screen controls but it works better for an Rpg rather than Sonic. My only real gripe is that ad free isn't completely ad free and it loves to ask me if I'm interested in other products. Second big gripe is that it takes a while to access my cloud saves. If my connection is not a solid 3 bars or higher, it'll time out and boot me off. Come on. Other games that have to access Game Center works fine, why is this one having so many difficulties?

Lost my save file!!!

I was happily playing this awesome game from my childhood for the past few nights before bed..... Well today there was a mandatory update that when installed removes the in game save system! I was hurt to discover my few hours of grinding had been torn away from me and was deleted forever :( I guess the up side is that it was only a few hours and not hundreds that were lost, way to be a total rip off!!!!!!! I will never re-download this piece of crap or any other game from this shiesty developer

Phantasy Star IV please!!!

I haven’t played this iOS port much, but I was a fan of the original game. Just leaving this review to encourage SEGA to release the crown jewel of the series, Phantasy Star IV, on iOS! Loving these re-released Genesis games but I’m hoping to see my favorite on here soon!

Improvements, but...

Sound is finally fixed, but now the SRAM isn't working so you can't save the game properly without using the savestates. In other words, you still can't fully play the game offline even if you paid to remove ads, and this is because the savestates are tied to GameCenter.

Game doesn't save

This is a great idea for those whom want to play original cool games on the go. Personally, this is my favorite RPG games, but one problem remains, THE GAME DOES NOT SAVE. Really this has potential, but lacks a proper save feature, this is a major concern about playing this game. Please get this fixed as soon as possible.

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I'm trying to delete it and it won't work🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

RPG that deletes all your progress? Wow

What's the point if I can't save my game. Played for a week now all my progress is gone. Disappointing.

Still can't save

Every time I try to save, it just insists I have to log into Game Center, even though I'm already logged in. And well, you can't really play an RPG if you can't save.

Can't save

Yup. Can't save. Wasted a dollar. Boooo. I gave 2 stars cause I have faith it will be fixed, but seriously!??? Cmon guys it's a save feature. That's like the most important part of an rpg lol

NOW IT'S WORSE!

Sound/Performance glitches are gone that's great, but now my game won't save AND my old save file is gone!!! Can't to log-in to Game Center either. (iPhone 5s)

Won't save at all

In-game save feature went from saving game data sometimes to not saving at all! I expected more from you, Sega! Fix this, you won't have any more of my money! Until this issue is fixed, don't bother with this app.

Classic gaming at its best

It took them a couple of attempts, but the game works now, including game saves. Thank you for fixing that! Nothing quite like the Phantasy Star series. #releasemoregames

No Sound

I get no sound at all (music or sound effects) with this latest version on my iPhone. Deleting and re-downloading didn't help. And yes, the volume is up. Is there a fix? Everything else seems to work fine.

Good stuff

Love it!

Great game til it deletes for no reason

I played through til I got to level 10 and then it just deleted. I gave the game another chance and then it self deleted at level 15. I was very careful about how i saved. I deleted and probably wont play again. The game itself was good though....if i could play it without having to start over again and again.

great port, buggy saves

having missed the phantasy star series when i had a sega genesis, this port was a great time machine back to my jr high days. the game itself is fun, played many hours for several days (made it ~35% through). and then one day my saved games were completely wiped out. i'm not starting over. i hope ps3 and ps4 will be better.

Nostalgic

I love this game , I've played it way way back and I'm happy to have an app that I can play all over again , definitely addicted , thank you 🤗❤️

No off-line save feature

I must advise that purchasing this app/game be delayed until the offline save feature is corrected. If you cannot sign in, your time playing is forfeited.

Horrible. Wouldn't even download.

Wouldn't even download.

Good but.....

Why no Apple TV support?

Lost my progress

Was playing this all day today. Saving seemingly worked fine. Few minutes ago I loaded it up and I have no save files. Nothing. I had the boat and everything. All gone. I have a cloud save but it's before the first dungeon. Total garbage.

Lost save Game

I was farming Uzo island for ceramic armor only to wake up one day and find my hours of grinding were all for nothing. My save file was gone.

Old times

I enjoy playing this game again but it keeps deleting my file after reaching level 10, happened twice now

Played forever and couldn't save

Complete waste of time....and epically depressing to spend so much time on this mediocre 1990 game only to not be able to save.... this is what we get for allowing kids to take over sega apps. Scammed to get money FAILEd

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