Ok, looking at the vid and screenshots, this is clearly more PSU2 or possibly PSU x pso... but no PSO2
-Character animations like walking / running look ripped straight out of PSU aswell as the character design (even though the hand-drawn chars on intro do seem reminiscent of PSO).
-No mags ...yet? 1 toon looks like he might have a section ID but that's about it... can't see any others.
-Combat still appears to be like PSU system... no sign of timing attacks to execute full combo...
-PP is still here, what happened to TP? I guess no show of Force character cause it would give it away too quickly...
-Combat reticule is definately from PSU aswell as autolock-on...
-Level design does seem like a step back in the right direction
PSP or PSP2(i) worked ok for the PSP, but if SEGA ported PSO on PSP it would be the instant best-seller !
If you're gonna make PSU2, don't call it PSO2... or at least have some decency to admit it...
Tips for a good sequel : take the original and make it bigger/better/prettier etc... not strip/dumb it down or try re-inventing the wheel badly... psu flopped for a reason
Example of good sequels :
-Streets of rage 1 & 2
-Shenmue 1 & 2
-Panzer Dragoon 1,2 and Orta (Saga is in another league)
-Virtua Fighter 1,2,3,4 and Evo
Ok think i vented enough for now...
Oh and the music in the vid sounds more like pso mixed with ALOT of Panzer Dragoon... as well as the enemy design at the end of vid...LOL.
I'm still hoping this 'psu2' will be good... maybe they got the formula better, but for now it still looks like PSU crossed with more pso than the portable psp2(i)... but certainly not a true PSO sequel...
(p.s: maybe get Platinum Games to make the real sequel