Excerpt: Mechanically, Luminous Arc 2 is a solid example of a tactical RPG. Height and character facing are important, but not to the degree that it's impossible to win a battle without striking the enemies from behind. When you're told that the monster has a 54% chance of hitting you, the blow connects half the time, more or less. Stylus control makes navigating battles and menus easier rather than getting in the way.
Conclusion: It may be hard to pick out the best RPG on the Nintendo DS because they have so many. Luminous Arc 2 is one of the best Nintendo’s portable has to offer. Atlus has done it again by releasing another top notch game. If you own a DS then you better pick up this game right away.
Summary: Luminous Arc II is a clear improvement over its predecessor, with the new Engage system and improved interface drawing your eye away from the fact it’s still a straightforward strategic RPG. It may not be part of a classic, well-respected series such as Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics, but it takes itself far less seriously than either title and is as likely to make you chuckle as hatch a master battle plan.