Electronic Gaming MonthlySure, I applaud Sega for attempting to transform the single-player experience into something meatier, but poor voice acting and clumsy storytelling lend the proceedings a cheesy B-movie vibe. [Jan. 2007, p.101]
PSM MagazineIf you're into anime, then Phantasy Star Universe is worth checking out. [Jan 2007, p.88]
PSM3 Magazine UKA massive waste of an opportunity for Sega to bring us an MMORPG worth shelling out for. Bah. [Jan 2007, p.67]
Official Playstation 2 Magazine UKA solid and substantial attempt at bringing online RPG play to offline gamers, but it lacks any long-term appeal without others. [Christmas 2006, p.78]
Awards & Rankings
#59 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#57 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings
May 2, 2013Cool game and idea, making a MMORPG style game for Ps2 and with online, I never had the chance to play online, but the story mode was veryCool game and idea, making a MMORPG style game for Ps2 and with online, I never had the chance to play online, but the story mode was very well done, and I liked the free mode where you could make your own character, made things interesting and gave it a change of pace, the missions can kind of get repetitive at times though.… Full Review »
UNDERPLAYEDJun 15, 2008ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED GAMES!!
Hands down the most innovative multiplayer action dungeon crawler on ps2 and possibly computer.ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED GAMES!!
Hands down the most innovative multiplayer action dungeon crawler on ps2 and possibly computer.
GRAPHICS=10(considering its made with in the limits of a
multiplayer game,with alot! of animations, on a home console (the ps2)
The design is AAA Anime scifi
GAMEPLAY=10 the experience I got from this was unlike any other. Heres why.
Gave me a large amount of controll over
what my character looks like with out it
looking like shit model that was made in a
wrestling game,character generator.
Higth, width, skin tone,facial structure,
at the slide of a bar!, at about 1:56 you can
see what I mean.
and vast great verity even over the voice,
and yes like every online game you can grow tired of it, but sooner or later some
feature will come in and spark you up
The one thing that this games lacks, is Sega's support and lack of good narration. There are a lot of PSO fans who bitch and whine about this being diferent from pso.
I say shut up, because its more like Phantasy star then pso and it has Pso in it but better, only thing missing is the offline grinding, which the psp version should have. The game is 10 times as big and has deeper way better mechanics system, and a new counter and timed attack system which just adds to the depth.
Having a verity of themed rooms to choose from and a NPC that you grow that manages your weapons and sells you shop items while your offline is pretty awesome. the shop system is pretty in depth and Sega is always improving on a good shop system that already worked good to begin with,by adding a good depth of features unlike any other game has seen.
You do not have to be total nerd to pick this up and play!
sonic team (especially if Yuji naka is behind it) has always been good about making games accessible by anyone.
ITS NOT THE GREATEST THING 4 EVER, but it has a ton of FUN INNOVATIVE features that have set a bar, that many are not aware of.… Full Review »
EmilyB.Dec 31, 2007I have never gotten to deeply into the offline but my boyfriend loves it and i enjoyed the online story mode tremendously! This game has I have never gotten to deeply into the offline but my boyfriend loves it and i enjoyed the online story mode tremendously! This game has enough things to level (technics, attacks, type, character) to keep the most hard core gamer busy but can also keep someone who wants to play a little here and a little there coming back when they want a chance to save the universe! I love this game and have created quite a friend base on it, so much so that we started a "clan". With the AoI expansion it just made everything that much more fun and exciting! I recommend this game to casual and hard core gamers both!!!… Full Review »