I have followed Phantasy star since it first came out and is actually the reason I first got into Monster Hunter. (Little Known fact: Monster Hunter got it's influence from Phantasy Star. You can look the it up on the Wiki for more information)
Just FYI, there are rumors of new Phantasy Star Games in development for both the 3DS and Vita. (We can always hope they are true)
I have never played Blue Burst but may have to check it out.