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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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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 5
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Value for money 5
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Gameplay 5
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Graphics 5
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Sound 8
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Addiction 4
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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
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Gameplay 6
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Graphics 8
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Sound 7
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Storyline 4
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Replay value 6
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Expert Review

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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