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USK update - Four new Sega games: Phantasy Star, Gley Lancer

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

The USK is the German equivalent of the PEGI, ESRB, OFLC and all those other rating groups. They have been known to rate VC games occasionally, however, they never add the ratings to their site. Sometimes, though, they slip up and accidentally add them as Wii games - This is the case today, as they've added four new games which are all published by Sega, and are all Mega Drive games. The games are as follows:

Gley Lancer (Import): This shooter by NCS (The makers of Cybernator, among other games) never made it out of Japan, but still has a small cult following. It's one of the Mega Drive's rarest shooters, so this is quite a welcome addition!

Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom: The next game in the Phantasy Star series is a bit worse than II, but is still quite good in it's own right.

Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium: Yes, they already rated the fourth game as well! As a step up from III, IV is generally considered to be the best game in the series. One to look out for!

Super Fantasy Zone: This one was already rated by the ESRB a while ago, but while the US will receive it as import game, Europe will get it as a regular one.

So, four more upcoming Mega Drive games for Europe! About a month ago, there were only 3 upcoming ones left - Now it's got the most upcoming games of any system (Not counting currently Japan-only games and ones no longer rated)! Which ones of these will you get?

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User Comments (13)



Damo said:

That should keep Sega fans happy! That's four really decent games, and Gley Lancer may be overrated (IMO) but it's a really rare and expensive game, so it's good people will be getting the chance to own it without having to sell a kidney.



Jogurt_the_Yogurt said:

I've been waiting for PS4. I've never played a PS game, and since many people say it's the best in the series, I thought I might as well start there and dispense with the rest.



Kelvin said:

Good releases, and it's looking more and more likely that the first Phantasy Star will be one of the first Master System releases.



DJ_Triforce said:

I have to say... THANK YOU, VC-REVIEWS! You guys are awesome with these updates. I must check this site 15 times a day, literally, and it's great to see frequent updates.



Bensei said:

8 news after a release, new record!

I guess we get the non-import 3 this month and the 4th next month because NoE will make a special event out of this and release all Import titles in a month.
I hope NoE starts thinking that MK Wii and Wii Fit are quite a concurrence to the VC and release it now with a week delay (so hopefully another Hanabi week in April ) and proves that I was wrong before



wii-c-kid said:

Wow, regardless of how good these games are, does the VC really need another two RPGs and another two shooters? Obviously NoE never heard the saying 'variety is the spice of life'



Atlantis1982 said:

Unfortunally, Damo; still waiting for Zero Wing. Though, I guess it wouldn't hurt to try out the Phantasy Star games.



Kelvin said:

wii-c-kid, I'd agree that we've seen quite a few shoot-em-ups, but rpgs have been a bit thin on the ground. I mean, we've had, what, two rpgs so far? I think there's room for more.



Manicfatty said:

@Damo - I've played Gley Lancer in emulation, and I dug it. Plenty of fun to be had, and certainly a very good shooter. I guess I never heard the hype surrounding it or I might share your pov that it's overrated. It isn't a Thunderforce/Lightning Force game, that's for sure. I would rather have seen M.U.S.H.A. show up on the hit list myself. And I could do w/o PSIII. Bought it when it came out, and was immediately disappointed. Not a bad game, but a REALLY long time to play mediocrity. PS IV, now...YAY! And it's not $100 dollars!

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