Hey everyone,
I've been thinking about getting Phantasy Star online 1 & 2 for the gamecube, now as I understand it, a connection isn't necessary in that the game can still be played offline with someone else in a splitscreen format. The Xbox version requires you to have XboX live subscription even to play the offline mode. Does the game-cube version have a stipulation like that? I've played the Phantasy Star on the Dreamcast way back, is it similar?

Thanks!