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Arc the Lad: End of Darkness
4.9 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
2 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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
5.0

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!
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