Starting to follow the Phantasy Star crowd, I wish I never did! Sega's take of RPG and MMO and I think it's apparent that Sega is competing to start taking your money! As a PS2 owner, I grabbed a copy of both Phantasy Star Universe and it's expansion. It offers a story mode however due to the server shutting down, the game is unable to connect online. I also have a Dreamcast and a copy of Phantasy Star Online which I should play.
Thus being Sega, they're making every effort to popularize the game on other platforms like the PC and PSP, along with the upcoming Vita. I think there alot that goes in the games and spin off however I shouldn't really care about it.
I really love the art directions of the games thou. It's your typical J-Pop in fashion, music and style.
I think it's interesting to note that it's made from the Sonic Team, the same folks that created Sonic!