I don't know what took me so long to post videos of this game, but here they are. This is the first boss that you'll encounter in the game, the Rockbear. If you think sticks and stones may break your bones, just imagine what those rock knuckles could do to you!
Mouse over the image to reveal the weak point.
What I like about this boss is the fact that it'll call up more Rockbears if there are more players in your party. You see, boss battles usually involve a single strong enemy which you can gang up on by inviting more people to hunt it down, but this guy doesn't like to mess around. Bring more than 2 people in your party and 3 Rockbears will spawn just to fuck you up real good. AI-controlled NPCs doesn't count since they die a lot more than being helpful during boss battles. The horn on their head is their weak point, which means that any attacks done to that area will deal MASSIVE DAMAGE!
Rangers during the beta test are damn strong because of their skill, Weak Bullet. It causes any part it hits to become an instant weak point. Can't hit the horn because it's too small? Shoot the Rockbear's gigantic arm with a Weak Bullet and unleash a barrage of attacks, all your attacks will become super effective. If you hit a weak point (like the horn) with a Weak Bullet, then that area becomes a super weak point which allows you to unleash MORE MASSIVE DAMAGE!
Here's another Rockbear encounter from a player named "Momoyo" playing as a Hunter with the Wired Lance weapon equipped. Wired Lance is a new type of weapon for this game. This weapon reminds me of the Slash Harken from Code Geass except they are actual weapons instead of mechanical grappling hooks. They look kinda neat, don't they?
Some copyright information regarding the game:
「画像は『PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2』クローズドβテストにおいて撮影された実機画像です。開発中のため、正式版とは異なる内容であり、今後改良される可能性があります。」Now in English:
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These images were taken from "PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2" during its Closed Beta Trial. Because the game is still under development during this time, future improvements may be implemented and the content may differ from the official release.Before you ask, I'm required to put those copyright information since both the screenshots and the videos posted here were all taken from an early version of the game. The full game is supposed to be release early this summer. Maybe around June or July if there are no delays with the schedule.
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