Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus

3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
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  • Expanded character customization. Players get many more options to customize facial features, hair styles, body types, color palette, and clothing options.
  • Enriched player-to-player interaction . New lobbies, including the Casino Voloyal which features games like roulette and slots, provide more social experiences for players.
  • New weapons, combat abilities and classes heighten the intensity of real-time battles. With additional weapons types and new special fighting abilities, such as SUV-weapons, Photon Arts, and all new classes, players will have more ways to expand or special
  • New levels, enemies and bosses. With new areas to explore, such as the ruins of Old Rozenom City and the Granigs Mine, and new enemy types including new bosses, players face brand new challenges in all-new environments.
  • The user's personal avatar is the star. In Phantasy Star Universe, players experienced the Universe through the eyes of Ethan Waber. Now they navigate the missions using their own customized avatar, working to restore peace in the Gurhal System.

Product Description

Platform: PC

Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus is the enhanced edition of Phantasy Star Universe, bringing a more personalized and interactive universe to the series. The online multiplayer world has been expanded, enriching the battle experience for up to six players with additional new maps and levels and lobbies. Gamers now have more customization options for their characters with additional weapons, armor and clothing, and they can bring this greater level of customization into their rooms, with the new room grid system that allows full customization of their personal space. Ambition of the Illuminus also continues the single-player storyline from Phantasy Star Universe. This time, the player's personal avatar is the central character, investigating and working to restore peace after a terrorist group known as the Illuminus, brought chaos to the Gurhal System. Through a series of single-player missions, meeting familiar characters like Ethan Waber from Episode 1, along with new ones, including a GUARDIAN instructor, Laia Martinez.

Features:

  • Navigate the missions using a customized avatar
  • Environments include the Granigs mines or Paracabana Coast where 35 new enemy types can be discovered
  • New lobbies, including the Casino Voloyal, feature games like Roulette and Slots, providing more social experiences for players
  • New room grid system allows users to place items anywhere in the room
  • New weapons, combat abilities, and classes
  • Players have additional customization options, from new facial features, hair styles and the addition of bangs, to new body types and CAST body armor

Product Information

Platform:PC
ASIN B000RLEMD8
Release date November 20, 2007
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #27,898 in videogames
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Product Dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
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By M. Thompson on December 1, 2007
Platform for Display: PC
After so many years of gaming I finally got around to a Phantasy Star title and it's great! Past reviews describing PSU as an incomplete game kept me away before, but it certainly has filled out nicely since then because it feels like a full gaming experience to me. Well worth the price in my opinion (including the optional $10 subscription for online play). And I highly recommend this new "expansion" Ambitions of the Illuminus which is actually stand alone. It has just about everything from the first. Also it seems the game has been tweaked so new players can level up quickly to about midlevel. This provides a little "catch up" I assume.

Graphics look splendid on my old machine. I have a crappy NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 and it runs smoothly (albeit in a 640x480 window; I gotta upgrade this dinosaur).

Sound is satisfactory. I find myself listening to the default music more often than pulling up my own music.

The community is quite decent. I've played MMOs that are just an ocean of kids and this is not one of those. Beyond the kiddy chatter at hot spots I found very helpful and considerate members.

Not much lag at all through my connection. I've heard this game isn't very demanding as far as bandwidth so long as your connection is better than dial-up.

I recommend doing some research before buying this game since it's set up a little different than most. For example, there's online and offline playing modes and PC/PS2 servers are separate from Xbox servers.
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Had to play this on the 360 the first time around... I didn't like the fact that I paid for the game and they basically said "no offline for YOU anymore."

So I bought it for the PC. Level 107 and climbing!
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I love this game. Played it before. Servers are down so all you have is offline mode, but still a blast. If you have a problem with the game loading because of the "safegaurd" software just do a google search and it will point you in the direction of a small patch that you download and put in the game file and you're fine from then on.
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Had to get this to tide me over until North America gets PSO2. Can't stop playing. I Love this game!
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brand new. i used to play this game on xbox so i was thrilled to see that i could play it on pc to, installed great and works great to this day.
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The problem with this product is not the game, but the platform.

If you want to play this game, don't play it on PC or PS2. The PC/PS2 servers are merged and the servers are divided by continents, whereas the XBOX 360 version is much more populated (albeit with many idiots) and stretches beyond countries. Not only that, but the PC resolution and controls are weird. To access the menu, you hit the HOME key, and to attack with any weapon, you hit the DOWN arrow. Seriously.

Aside from that, the game itself is tons of fun, if not flat and repetitive. This is a game for people who enjoy the ego maniacal pleasures of making a detailed character and buffing them up to level 150. :)
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If you have Phantasy Star Universe, then you absolutely need this expansion. The new missions, items, character options and story progression are a big shot in the arm for the game; smoother animation, richer story, and better character voices help lift the game to a higher plateau of playability. The game is highly maintained by Sega, and is constantly updated with fresh content (it's almost ridiculous how often they update the game with new goodies). Whether you're an avid MMORPG player, or someone who occasionally dabbles in the online gaming universe, you can't go wrong with Phantasy Star Universe (and this new expansion, of course).
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By Drellic on September 4, 2010
Platform for Display: PC Verified Purchase
I picked up this product, even though the game is no longer supported for online fun. I picked up the DS game Phantasy Star Zero, and I picked up this one wanting to play it on the computer, too. Similar style to the DS one, and it's definitely easier to play with a controller. When I read why it shut down, the official announcement mentioned the 'future' of the Phantasy Star franchise. I can only hope it will be coming soon.
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