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Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus review

Ready for round II? Or are you already tired of this game?


  • Various gameplay tweaks
  • Taking missions
  • killing monsters
  • New weapons
  • clothes and goodies


  • Same old level grind
  • Smaller player population
  • Dealing with customer support

Dec 5, 2007

Phantasy Star Universe is a game that%26rsquo;s had its fair share of issues. It had to live up to the legacy of the Dreamcast original Phantasy Star Online while being different enough to be a new game in itself, for starters. Then server problems, level caps, and a truckload of lockeditems, missions, options, and locations embittered PSO vets and franchise newbies alike, sending them back to meatier (working) MMOs. There was a one-player offline story mode too, but the less said about that, the better.One year later, PSU%26rsquo;s first major expansion - Ambition of the Illuminus -has finally hit store shelves. We can assure you all that it%26rsquo;s a step up, though it%26rsquo;s still got its caveats.

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GenreRole Playing
DescriptionThis expansion pack brings the player's customized avatar to the forefront of the story, and allows for both single-player and 6-player online modes.
Franchise namePhantasy Star
UK franchise namePhantasy Star
PlatformPC, PS2, Xbox 360
US censor ratingTeen
Release date20 November 2007 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)