My name is FightsWithFish and I am interested in beginning to speed run the Phantasy Star series starting with the original. They always say check with the community about the use of emulators therefore, that is what I am doing with this thread. It appears that, if I understand it correctly, the website indicates that most people use the Master System however, I do not feel like forking out the cash for the system and cart. Would Fusion be acceptable for speed running? If not then what emulator or solution do you suggest.
I also see these cool overlays that have timers, tracks, section of game etc. and I'd like to use these tools to start running.
By the by I plan to be an active member because Phantasy Star II was the game that brought me to a new realization of what a game is and is responsible for basically every game I ever played after. I have played all of the Phantasy Star series except the text adventures and fan made PS II and the Japanese only releases.
I have decided to start with Ages first. But I am still curious because I want to run the other Phantasy Stars as well.