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The main features that separate it from the Japanese launch is the addition of "voice chat, Live Talk, Georama, and numerous online quests to deliver a sophisticated adventure for players of all gaming levels." Definitely a great way for more interactivity for online gameplay.
One of the main aspects in the gameplay that differentiates from other RPG games is its a three-pillar approach for the online gameplay features – GeoNet, Georama, and Quests.
With Geonet, it allows you to create a profile, post blogs, text message and make announcements. Kind of like a myspace, haha.
Georama enables you to create and customize your own towns and villages, create or purchase objects, offer shops and collectable items for visitors, as well as populate different towns or villages by inviting non-playable characters (NPCs) from the Story Mode.