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5.1 out of 10

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness takes place five years after the ev Read more

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Overall 3
3.0

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GamesAreFun
18 October 2007
  • Excerpt: The story for the game seems to be a fitting metaphor for the game itself - an experiment that just didn’t work out quite right and is sure to inspire many people to form resistance groups to thwart any move to continue the series along this path.
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Overall 6
6.0

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness

Playstation Illustrated
18 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Traditionally, the Arc the Lad series hasn't broken much new ground in the RPG genre. It's stuck with the norm and generally done a great job with it. The series' latest installment, Arc the Lad: End of Darkness , takes a different approach and includes an online multiplayer mode and action-based combat system.
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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 9
8.6
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 8
7.8
Control 6
6.0

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RPGFan
22 October 2005
  • Excerpt: Released in Japan as Arc the Lad: Generation, End of Darkness is the fifth (and hopefully final) game in a series that began in the early days of the Sony PlayStation. The series is well-known and held in high esteem back in Japan, but American gamers have only been exposed to Arc the Lad in the last few years, and the delay has allowed nearly all the title's hype to wane.
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Arc the Lad: End of Darkness

The Armchair Empire
5 September 2005
  • Conclusion: Those heroes are the saviours of the world in the earlier Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits. Some familiar faces you will recognize are Maru, Tatjana, Ganz and Paulette. In fact, the story is set in the same world but just years later. Deimos and humans live in peace but there is still leftover animosity from that time. The story seems okay, not mediocre but not good. If you'll excuse all the clichés, it doesn't really detract from the game at all.
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Overall 3
3.0
Gameplay 3
3.3
Graphics 7
6.7
Sound 2
2.2
Storyline 3
3.3
Replay value 2
2.2

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness

RPG LAND
4 August 2005
  • Excerpt: Arc the Lad: End of Darkness marks the second foray of the Arc the Lad series on the PS2. The story takes place after the events that took place in Arc the Lad: Twlight of the Spirits . At first this game seemed to house potential, but End of Darkness just couldn’t hold its own and failed miserably. The story begins with our hero Edda, who has special exorcist-type powers he can use on monsters.
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 8
8.0
Addiction 4
4.0

Argh! The Lad

GIN
1 August 2005
  • Excerpt: If I never have to hit my X button again, I will be a happy man. Between scrolling through dialogue and hack 'n' slashing my way through this game, my X button will need a long vacation. You begin your journey through this session of Arc the Lad as Edda, a young boy with a rather standard anime look.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Replay value 6
6.0

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Video Game talk
3 July 2005
  • Excerpt: Regardless of your feelings about real-time combat in roleplaying games, the industry seems to be moving in that direction (even when it has no
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Overall 5
5.3

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness Review

GameSpot
23 June 2005
  • Summary: End of Darkness is mindless and repetitive, and the online multiplayer does nothing to mitigate the weak single-player campaign, lifeless characters, and dull presentation of the game.
  • Pros: Online multiplayer for up to eight players, Familiar characters return from previous games in the Arc the Lad series
  • Cons: Simplistic, repetitive battle system, Cliché, uninteresting story, Dull graphics and an uninteresting world
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Overall 5
5.0

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness

TotalPlayStation.com
21 June 2005
  • Conclusion: An above-average RPG experience loses all the things that made it entertaining and in the process makes it purely average in nearly every way. This is a horrible way to reuse the assets from a game that was legitimately entertaining.
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Homemademech
14 August 2005
  • Excerpt: If you liked the last game, Twilight of the Spirits, and really why wouldn’t you since it was a rather decent RPG that can now be had for about $20 or so, then the people over at Namco/Cattle Call figures they have your number with End of Darkness! My it must be big since, for the life of me, Blockbuster has not -- eh? It’s nowhere to be found? What the… ?
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