X360, PC Friday, October 26, 2007 | 11:57 AM

Ambition of the Illuminus screens

Ambition of the Illuminus screens

Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of Illuminus is the first expansion of the action-RPG game from Sega, which had made quite the commotion in the online world for the Dreamcast then the GameCube with its Phantasy Star Online titles. Awaited on PC, Playstation 2 and Xbox 360, it will only be offered on the Xbox Live Marketplace for the latter (1200 points - November 20th) while other gamers will benefit from a disc version. Those living in Europe will have to wait until the end of the year before being able to discover all the new stuff.


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Commented on 2007-10-26 13:32:53
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Commented on 2007-10-26 13:49:13 In reply to YingYangDragon
Posted by YingYangDragon
Look last gen.
You don't say? It's an expansion to PSU, of course it wont look like gears of war :P
Commented on 2007-10-26 13:49:45 In reply to YingYangDragon
Posted by YingYangDragon
Look last gen.
Looks like fun to me
Commented on 2007-10-26 16:00:22
It may look cool, but I tried the demo and it was so horrible. The animations suck.
Commented on 2007-10-26 16:01:04
It was a demo
Commented on 2007-10-26 23:11:31 In reply to Megido
Posted by YingYangDragon
Look last gen.
This is MMO
even World of Warcraft looks not better
Commented on 2007-10-27 13:36:07
Ace: there is a bit of a difference in scope here though. WoW (wich isn't particularly impressive if you ask me) has a huge world with no loading times except for in the beginning. PSU has small cramped environments with loading times in between every level. The thing is that PSU was originally developed for PS2, which explains the crappy graphics.
Commented on 2007-10-27 18:06:40
phantasy start universe was actually a port form the ps2, which it was originally developed for. so i assume the expansion pack would be made with last gen hardware also
Commented on 2007-10-28 15:23:04 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Ace: there is a bit of a difference in scope here though. WoW (wich isn't particularly impressive if you ask me) has a huge world with no loading times except for in the beginning. PSU has small cramped environments with loading times in between every level. The thing is that PSU was originally developed for PS2, which explains the crappy graphics.
and what? graphics looks the same, I know that locations in PSU are small, cas this is ps2 port, but still, I said only about graphics)))
Commented on 2007-10-28 18:31:57 In reply to ACEfromRussia
Posted by ACEfromRussia
This is MMO
even World of Warcraft looks not better
It's not an MMO, it's like Monster Hunter (which subsequently is like Phantasy Star Online; even the netcode AFAIK is shared). Monster Hunter is a considerably better game in every single respect; graphics, gameplay, etc. I'm not so sure why Sega still tries, PSU was a failure in every respect, and that's coming from a diehard PSO lover.

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