What I am about to say is strictly opinion but I feel like I have to say it, you may or may not agree with me but understand in the end its just opinion.
But this game has a ton of gambling in it. Like alot, more then a mobile game I'd have to say. Almost everything is hidden behind the ticket/gacha system and theres even an ingame casino for players to indulge in. Honestly theres more gambling in this game then there is actual game I'm finding.
I was actually willing to look past all that, but I think what really got me was the fact that the trade system is also locked behind premimum which is absolutly bonkers to me. I've never played a game where you had to basically pay real money to use the trade system and on top of that BOTH parties in question doing the trading have to be premium as well? Thats pretty crazy to me.
I love the Phantasy Star franchise, I played back in the PSO days and even PSU.. but this game has a lot wrong with it, and seems to focus soley on the extorting its players for cash rather then providing an actual game to play. As it stands now, I will probably play until my subscrption runs out but I don't think I'll be renewing or coming back once I do, and thats a damn shame because there is an actual fun game here when its not being focused on gambling or premium aspects.
PS: I'm also shocked you guys took out the ingame friend system in order to force players to use the xbox live game bar thingy instead. Madness, utter madness.