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Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus $14.99 on Amazon


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#1 Ryuukishi

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:48 PM

Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus

I don't know how many people will be interested, but I've had my eye on this for a while, waiting for a drop, and all of a sudden it's down $25. Maybe in anticipation of the new Phantasy Star game on PSP?

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#2 Josef

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:06 PM

Nice find! I had been waiting forever for this to drop until my friend got me it as a gift for Chrsistmas. I'd be all over it at $15 if I didn't already have it.

#3 Masterkyo

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:08 PM

the PSP and DS version is superior compare to PS2 version!!! $15 still too much for this game :)
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#4 Josef

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:10 PM

the PSP and DS version is superior compare to PS2 version!!! $15 still too much for this game :)


Umm, what PSP and DS version of this game??? There's only a PC version and PS2 version of Ambition of the Illuminus.

#5 SackAttack

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:35 PM

Umm, what PSP and DS version of this game??? There's only a PC version and PS2 version of Ambition of the Illuminus.


I think 360 has a version too but it's DLC-only?

#6 GhaleonsDeadMyFriend

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:36 PM

Got this used at Gamestop for $9.99 last week. It's a good game.

#7 Shady3011

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:40 PM

I think 360 has a version too but it's DLC-only?


Yep. DLC only.

#8 Masterkyo

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:41 PM

Umm, what PSP and DS version of this game??? There's only a PC version and PS2 version of Ambition of the Illuminus.


The DS & PSP version is different game and both coming soon this year and i think handle version always superior compare to console version :)
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#9 whoknows

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:53 PM

Me.

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#10 Knoxximus

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:57 PM

I swear I saw somewhere that you would be able to transfer your character from the PS2 version to the PSP with a level cutoff of 25 or so. If true, it would be good to pick up to get a headstart on grinding.
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#11 tokerblue

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:34 PM

Is AoI online only or is there an offline game? If there is offline, any estimate on length?

I picked up PSU for $10 thanks to CAG, but I haven't like it as much as PSO. :(

#12 doodofdoods

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:39 PM

Do I need the first PSU to play this expansion? Looks like nobody reviewed the expansion in the U.S..

Edit: looks like it's a standalone expansion, with an offline story. not sure how long it is, though, or if it's any good.

#13 fuzzyfuk

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:18 PM

Thanks for deal info. Will Amazon prime it.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:07 AM

Yeah I noticed this today, as I was poking around for other stuff. Good deal if you love the Phantasy Star Online games.

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#15 guyver2077

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:12 AM

too bad not 360.. guess ill have to dl it eventually..

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#16 rockphantom

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:40 PM

Good find! I may pick this up.

I am a huge fan of the classic Phantasy Star series from the SMS and Genesis days. I did buy PSO1 for the DC in early 2001 and was extremely disappointed that it had very little to do with the original series.

I wish that Sega would work on PSV for the PS3 and 360.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:57 PM

I swear I saw somewhere that you would be able to transfer your character from the PS2 version to the PSP with a level cutoff of 25 or so. If true, it would be good to pick up to get a headstart on grinding.


Only in the Japanese version, sadly.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:49 PM

Good find! I may pick this up.

I am a huge fan of the classic Phantasy Star series from the SMS and Genesis days. I did buy PSO1 for the DC in early 2001 and was extremely disappointed that it had very little to do with the original series.

I wish that Sega would work on PSV for the PS3 and 360.


Well, this game essentially follows the PSO model so you'll probably not like it. It beefs up the offline content a little but it's still not a traditional Phantasy Star by any measure.

I'm not into online games, but this is still a good find by the OP for those who are.

#19 Knoxximus

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:38 PM

Only in the Japanese version, sadly.


Awwww...:cry:

Thanks for the info though!:bouncy:
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#20 creid

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:51 AM

Why would they take that out of our version?

#21 Raymond

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 02:19 AM

Is there still people playing Online? Is this MMO?

#22 Shady3011

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 02:29 AM

It is. Not sure about people playing online still but the monthly fee is high for what it is.

I would wait for Phantasy Star Zero (PS0) for the DS since that's looking to be the real successor the PSO universe.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 02:57 AM

Crap! I thought this would've been a great way to top off the Yakuza 2 deal I saw in another thread for free shipping and interestingly enough, I noticed they're both from sega.

But since this is online and with a nominal fee... ah well, good find regardless.

#24 Raymond

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 03:02 AM

Crap! I thought this would've been a great way to top off the Yakuza 2 deal I saw in another thread for free shipping and interestingly enough, I noticed they're both from sega.

But since this is online and with a nominal fee... ah well, good find regardless.


I think there's single player story mode.

#25 Exedor

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:17 AM

The single player in this game is VASTLY superior the the retarded story mode in PSU where you're stuck playing as a predetermined character (Ethan).

The single player is like the old days where you can make any type of character you want and basically play as if you were online. Very much like like single player in PSO. This is what PSU SHOULD have been.

Warning: the 360 version is different and requires a subscription DONT BUY THIS FOR 360 unless you want to pay the fee for online , the PC version is the winrar.

#26 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:24 AM

Warning: the 360 version is different and requires a subscription DONT BUY THIS FOR 360 unless you want to pay the fee for online , the PC version is the winrar.


Wait wait wait, the PC version is free now? Since when?

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:54 AM

Sweet! Dang it, more on to my backlog! lol