Retro Games- Phantasy Star IV: End Of Millennum: (1993)

When it comes down to popular games of the 16 bit era one of the many titles that comes to mind includes Phantasy Star IV: End of the Millennum which was released for the Sega Genesis in early 90’s.  While Phantasy Star IV was originally released in Japan during 1993 the game was not available in America until 1995.  This single player role playing game takes place about millennium following the events of Phantasy Star II and concludes the ongoing storyline invovling the Algor star system.  In Phantasy Star IV players have the opportunity to progress throughout the game with multiple characters including the main protagonist Chaz, Rune , Raja, Wren and Rika.  Along with having great visual design and nice cutscenes for the purposes of storytelling the soundtrack in Phantasy Star IV was awesome.  The soundtrack for Phantasy Star IV: End of the Millennum was probably among the best of any role playing game during the 16 bit era.  Usually, when it comes down to RPG titles many people think about Super Nintendo games such as the Final Fantasy series.

Having a  high quality RPG title like Phantasy Star IV for the Sega Genesis  was something that was very impressive considering the fact that the console itself was not mainly defined by games of that genre.  Many people would argue the fact that Phantasy Star IV was probably among the best game within the series during the 16 bit era.  Most people would also agree that Phantasy Star IV was way better than its prequel Phantasy Star III Generations of Doom which was arguable dull in comparison.  Phantasy Star IV had so many cool features including the special abilities that some of the characters had.  While some characters are healers others can teleport players out of dungeons and across different parts of the world.   When it comes down to turn based RPG titles Phantasy Star IV: End of the Millennum was definitely one of the best games for the Sega Genesis which is seen as a gem by many people who grew up during the 16 bit era of gaming.

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