Summary: Luminous Arc is your regular strategy turn based RPG. It has everything you expect from an RPG game, which is perhaps it's greatest downfall, there's nothing new in this game. The game is based on a tried and tested formula and theres nothing that's completely original to seriously affect you and get you addicted. Another major let down is the lack of a job system and evolution. That's the bad side of the story, now for the good.
Excerpt: "...DS and the PS2, and Luminous Arc is no exception to the rule. It’s one of those games that yet again I picked up due to the fact that the cover intrigued me and it seemed like it could be entertaining. I won’t say that I was immediately hooked, or that it took over my life like some games have a habit of doing but it was quite a cute, charming game that was entertaining to play. Which to be fair is all you really need in a game. ===Premise=== You ...
Pros: Cute, enjoyable, original plot
Cons: Could be more interactive and the touch screen controls are awful
Protect the light, condemn the dark and all that jazz...
8 November 2011
Excerpt: "Luminous Arc is a strategy role-playing game released for the Nintendo DS in 2007. Now I’m a particular fan of this genre (as my Final Fantasy Tactics A2 and Fire Emblem reviews can attest to) because in them you customize your team members of different classes and put them against the enemy in set battles, playing them out in a chess-like fashion. However this tried and tested formula of gameplay can get very bland if put into a game with little ...
Pros: Solid strategy - based gameplay, interesting features .
Cons: Predictable story and characters, awkward controls, subpar music and voice acting .
Luminous Arc (DS): Protect the light, condemn the dark and all that jazz...
8 November 2011
Summary: Luminous Arc is a strategy role-playing game released for the Nintendo DS in 2007. Now I'm a particular fan of this genre (as my Final Fantasy Tactics A2 and Fire Emblem reviews can attest to) because in them you customize your team members of different classes and put them against the enemy in set battles, playing them out in a chess-like fashion.
Luminous Arc is a fun little game that never really reaches its potential.
Digital Tiger, amazon.ca
28 August 2009
Summary: The game play is standard SRPG, you move your characters around on a grid based battle ground and wipe out your enemy before they wipe out your team. The combat system is just fine but because you can't rotate the battle field its very difficult to see were a character is being placed when the area is crowded with characters and enemies.
Summary: This really is a game of two halves. Gameplay is deep, and the graphics well done (although I feel some slightly less revealing outfits for the heroines and villainess would be no bad thing) The story is where it falls apart. With a bouncy J-pop soundtrack and the aforementioned fanservice, pastel landscapes and a young lad with bright silver hair as the protaganist,you would expect this to be upbeat. It is not.
A classic DS game that has been missed by the masses. sRPG A ...
15 May 2009
Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed this turn based role playing game. I got hooked on the genre after the excellent 'Advanced Wars' and 'Final Fantasy' series. The story is fantasy think Zelda setting with many dungeons, towns, forests and swamps to explore in an isometric angle. There aren't that many side quests compared to other similar games but the main story is good enough to keep you hooked.
Pros: Story. Gameplay, Audio/Voice overs. Battles. Levelling system. Hours of game time.