I fell in love with PSIV (First experience of the games) and the rest of the Phantasy Star games prior too and afterwards when it was bought for me by mistake (originally wanted Shining Force II - which was bought a short time after) back when I turned 12 in 93 - and will hold PS series higher than that of FF series; personal view point.
Love how they are not connected, but they are (loosely). Had PSO for the Dreamcast and the EP1&2 version for Gamecube, even had that awful keyboard... Wanted to jump into the JP version, just never had time due to work, family and a barrage of new and exciting, (yet horrible) medical conditions happening. Still I followed the best I could to keep pace and knowledge of what was happening. Sure I might be spoiling thing for myself - "Harry dies in the book!" Okay, great. How did he get to that point though? Not really a spoiler if the meat and potatoes are left out, hell not even a snack to nibble on, cause it is just empty phrase with no context. Although I do keep it to myself, since others might not want to be spoiled.