Ambition of the Illuminus, the upcoming expansion for Phantasy Star Universe, will be available for download via Xbox Live November 20th for $20. However, if you don’t have an Xbox and want to play it for PS2 or PC, the retail version will set you back $39.95. Seems unfair somehow, doesn’t it? All this just to go chat with Japanese players disguised as cat people speaking unintelligible English.
I am a hardcore Phantasy Star fan from its Genesis days, so anything with Phantasy Star in the title has garnered my interest since. I was actually disgusted when I tried to play this game. Not only was the interface initially confusing and odd, but the people playing the game when I logged in made annoying WoW players look like the most pleasant people you’ve ever met. Maybe I just had a bad experience, but frankly I think this MMO series is mostly unplayed for a reason.