Sega is aiming to top the excellent sales of their PSP Phantasy Star Portable
sales the best way they know how: a Phantasy Star Online
game on the DS. Phantasy Star Zero
is a multiplayer online action RPG that, unlike Portable,
seems to be an all-new entry in the series.
While it's awesome enough to have an online RPG on the DS, and even more
awesome that it's the wonderful Phantasy Star Online,
the communication feature is the most interesting part of the game: Phantasy Star Zero
allows players to speak via stylus drawings. That seems much more useful than, and equally enjoyable as, the Symbol Chat
system from the original game.