I have seen some "content creators" go out of their way to have a hot-take on a game that released recently as well (names excluded because the whole situation is embarrassing for that community) to fixate on irrelevant details and sidestep every merit of the game to ultimately essentially say, "I don't play these games and I like this other series better, but this brand new game is made by people who clearly have never played the originals." The comments on that video were a cesspool of people high-fiving each other agreeing and parroting what that person said and people who actually did play the game knew that the reviewer was wrong on almost every attempted fact (people behind the game, the history of the series, how the game plays out as the reviewer mentions issues and mechanics that aren't part of the game he played, and so on).
Well, you pretty much prove my point about the value of having people who did play PSO to give their reactions to this "history" video about it. Since he got some things wrong and have some missing information regarding to his facts then it is just as important that it's pointed out by people who were actually experienced it there or researched it better than him. This thread isn't meant to be some sort of confirmation bias nostalgia party here, it's a discussion about the game's history and that includes disagreements to everyone's findings including the reviewer himself. However...
It got to the point where that reviewer went to Reddit to try and stomp every hater out there that tried to correct him and went out of their way to harass people who responded because they double-downed on a "toxic community" attacking them when that reviewer was simply wrong on their facts and started moving goalposts to save face.
It is extremely disappointing to learn he had that kind of reaction to being corrected, I assume he went to the official PSO2 reddit and had a fight on it or was it his own? Either way, that's all the more important to have many different voices on the subject and have different takes on it. This will give the game's history a broader perspective rather than a narrow one.
What do you think Ananana and friends could possibly offer the game by 'free advertising' it as it is? You know it didnt take those guys to start calling it a beta test like i did from week 1, right? Whats Anamana going to say in his reaction to some review about PSO that will make people flock to pso2? "30 things about PSO that are missing in New Genesis" Is what hes more likely to generate... And it would all still be just his own opinion. One persons.
I guess I can say that to both of you pretty much missed the point of me wanting them to react to this "review," if you believe that my goal was "free advertising" for PSO2 NGS from making this post. Technically, that's already done with that video's very existence, except that it's still mostly focus on PSO rather than the latest version. The real point of this is to talk about and compare notes with the overview. To see what he got wrong, what he got right, your own, and the other Youtubers', experiences when you played the game. This isn't a "let's blindly agree with everything that guy said" topic, it's a "hey, this guy made a history video about PSO, let's get as many people as possible to talk about their own takes on this game's history."
Case in point there's a comment on that video where that person explains that PSO is more like a Sega take on Diablo, says PSU is the true sequel to the game, which I agree, since like the previous Phantasy Star games could be taken as their own universe. Except the Online versions are more literal on that front, except for the Playstation Portable versions as they really are direct sequels to Phantasy Star Universe since the setting is still the same and not completely different like PSO2 or Phantasy Star Zero for the DS. These kinds of takes broaden horizons in the end and at the end of the day discussions and reactions to things like that should be "That's interesting, I never thought about it that way," and not "What this person said is 100% true and you shouldn't question it."