Phantasy Star Universe
Who would you want this phantasy?
Another disappointment! Out of all the RPG games I have played this one is on my disappointment list. The battle system was okay. But it gets boring. Stab, stab, slice, dead and thats all you have to do to kill a monster. There is not much originality in this game. All you do is go through all these missions fighting monsters or in other cases saving someone and you're done. Not something that you can call amazing. But it has its good sides. The story is good and is possibly one of the main things that will keep you going to find out more. Also the "extra mode" that the creators put in isn't bad either. Why not make a character look like you and battle? Its fun and you dont have to make yourself human, you can be a cast, or a Newman, a beast also. So pretty much I highly wouldn't recommend this game, but if you have nothing to do and "need" something to do then Im sure you'll enjoy it a lot. It has its challenges and twists just like any game would. Just good luck getting bored of fighting.
Phantasy Star Universe offers two complete RPG experiences - a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multi-player component. The game offers long-time fans the epic experience they have been clamoring for. The solo adventure features more than 40 hours of gameplay, an emotionally engaging story, traditional cut scenes, and strong character development. The title's hero is Ethan Waber, a 17-year old cadet intent on saving his sister, who is living on a planet under siege by mysterious life forces called THE SEED. In Online Mode, players are given the opportunity to create their own characters from a range of races, and they get to explore all three planets in the Grarl solar system. Fans can travel with a squad of other adventurers, enter urban sprawls teeming with hundreds of other players, and build their avatars into powerful warriors.
PSU is amazing. Good for both casual and hardcore RPG gamers, it will appeal to all.. The music is superb, plain and simply, especially in Neudaiz. However the 2 downsides is that for the real PSU experience, you have to pay for Live, and the combat can get a little bit repetative. But still, i give this game a high reccomendation to anyone intereseted in rpgs, and online gaming in general.
MMO v.s. RPG
This game is a clear mix up of how you differ a Online MMO from an offline RPG. This game was designed as though it was a Online MMO, but it is not. It is confusing why you can not carry your online player offline to level up for fun. A player can solo without being in a party online and just buy healing items so mages are almost useless. While playing online as a mage it is hard to kill mobs because the melees kill so much faster. This game is amazing when it comes to playing as a melee but over time the game becomes hack and slash. The enemies are stupid and the bosses are too easy. This game is a offline RPG which was clearly designed for solo play. Since its so easy to solo playing online is a joke because everybody runs around doing his or her own thing, In MMOs every role should be important, such as melees, mages, healers. Im confused what happened because previous Phantasy Online Games had the understanding of roles. The developers had the right idea toward creating the future of MMOs, but they just lost track. The fasted pace gameplay makes me look forward to future Phantasy Online Games.
Good! but.....You Should Know
This is game is good. Some might say it's alright, some might say it's just horrible but I like it. IF you want you could download the beta or demo on the marketplace to try it. The game is fun, and with friends it is just addicting. The graphics are great and the combat isn't that bad. The only problem I found was the expansion packs are needed for this game and if you are not into button mashing or if anything Diablo style gamplay. If you use a saber it's just hitting A all of the time. But other weapons give diversity. There are also a lot of races and the off-line and online aspect of the game is cool. Oh and the achievements aren't the hardest in the world. Plus the game is cheap now. If it would’ve cost more, plus the monthly subscription then I would not recommend it as much. But since it's cheap and then add the subscription it's not that bad.
This is one of he worst games I have ever played on the xBox 360. When I bought this game, I thought it would be fun just like the other phantasy star games on the gamecube and ps2, but when I played this phantasy star... I was very disappointed. The character customization was great but has a bad story line and the music was horrible. If you want to get a game like phantasy star, but fun, I suggest buying final fantasy. It also has a monthly fee of 10 dollars a month when you play online. It's a waste of money. The enemies look very odd looking and the story makes no sense at all. This is just one of those very confusing and boring games. I didn't finish it because I knew that the same things are going to happen over and over again. Dont get this game!
A really amazing game.
I think that Phantasy Star Universe is a amazing game. I loved the graphics because until this game i have never seen texture so smooth and doesn't look like something out of a sketchbook. The game play was great when i played the game at a friends it was so easy to understand how to do everything right away unlike other new games when you go and buy them, All of the menu's and the control's were layed out perfectly for this game, The leveling up in the game was the same as most other games with leveling in them. I really liked the sounds of the game and how the music changed from the city's to inside the level's, i also liked the way the weapons sounded when you used them they actually sounded real. Overall i think Phantasy Star Universe was a really excellent game.
this is a wonderfull game to any gamer who likes role playing games. First of the battle systes is great. you can switch in between weapons during combat and thers a whole lot of weapons and skills for this games. 1 of the major disapointments of this game is on top of paying for xbox live, you gotta purchase a guardians license(you can find it in the marketplace) which is 8-10 bucks i dont remember to play online on xbox live. But i guess its worth it becuase onlien it has great custimization and very good gameplay. Overall I give this game an 8.5 because even though it was great, i think they could of added a 2 plauyer conponent to it. Sounds great and this game has a lot of lengfh plus side missions. thanks for takign the time ti read this review
Lack Of An MMO
360 lacks one thing that it's superior online capabilities can take advantage of, MMO's. There is a huge fan base for MMO's, Just look at World Of Warcraft. This game is an epic failure to attempt to draw in that crowd. The objectives are extremely repetitive and boring. Grinding is dull at best and after hours of leveling you'll want to chuck the game out the window. All in all if you want an MMO for your 360 this is truly your only option. Just be warned it is a horrid game. 360 could decimate Sony if they ported WoW over to the 360, I feel that this is the future of next gen gaming and once it catches on it'll be huge. I advise sticking to the more standard RPG's available for the 360.
This is just about my favorite game on the 360. I recommend this to anyone who loves a slashin' gunnin' techin' ORPG. The graphics are not the best, however, you will become addicted to this game.