|Phantasy Star Online Episode IV: Blue Burst|
|Developer: Sonic Team|
|Number of players: 1|
Phantasy Star Online Episode IV: Blue Burst (ファンタシースターオンライン ブルー バースト) is the fourth episode in the Phantasy Star Online series, and was released exclusively for Windows PCs in 2005.
Episode IV recycles a lot of content from previous Phantasy Star Online episodes., however adds four new areas and the inclusion of teams which can work together to achieve certain goals (such as cheaper discount on items and free character customization). Though there is an offline story mode, the main bulk of the game requires a connection to an online server.
Blue Burst's story takes place not long after Episode II. A meteor crash landed into the deserts of Ragol and it's up to hunters to investigate. Rupika (who was seen breifly in the Gran Squall mission in Episode I) and a man named Leo Gahart seem to be connected to this incident. Episode IV is noted for also being significantly more difficult than Episode I and II, and also not as prone to hacking as the console ancestors of the game, due to everything being saved server side.
This was the last update to Phantasy Star Online before focus shifted to Phantasy Star Universe.
|Phantasy Star series|