Summary: For long time fans of the game
this is a glorious step forward. Sure it's got cel shading, but it doesn't
infringe on the feeling of Wild Arms we've come to know over the years.
No, in fact this game feels very much like the old days. There's the old
adage of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Pros: New edges to all the old familiar Wild Arms gameplay
Excerpt: To us Westerners, the Japanese are renowned for their insane quirkiness – with its odd marriage of traditional RPG elements and cowboy themes, Wild Arms 3 certainly isn’t going to alter our perception of our far eastern friends. A good union or were these two never meant for each other?
Excerpt: Virginia, Clive, Jet and Gallows are all Drifters who manage to end up on the same train at the same time. In the world of Filgaia, Drifters are wandering mercenaries that help out townsfolk, performing dangerous tasks for a fee.
Pros: Wild West theme is a nice change, Great music, Puzzle dungeons add a change of pace, Gimel coin save system is great
Cons: Fairly linear, Towns could benefit from being bigger, Search system on world map is tedious
Excerpt: Everyone basically knows the standard formula for an RPG, primarily because true innovation seems to be both hard and disruptive to the genre. So what’s typically found in many of these titles are an evil unleashed upon the land, wreaking havoc and terror and destroying the peace and tranquility of...
Excerpt: If you ever decide you want to sit down for a long gaming session with Wild Arms 3 , make sure you bring some water. Forget to and you’ll be reminded the minute you sit down to what is one of the most spectacular role-playing adventures the Playstation 2 has ever seen… and the driest.
Excerpt: I'll lay my bias on the table right now. I'm not the biggest fan of the wave of cinematic copy-catting that's been sweeping through the RPG world lately. If I wanted an interactive film...you know?
Excerpt: This fall has seen a bit of a boom in console RPGs, and one of the recent releases has been Wild Arms 3 . The game has some tough competition against other greats, but Wild Arms 3 is one of the PS2’s best RPGs.
Excerpt: Four skilled strangers join forces to save the world from an ancient and unspeakable evil. Along the way, theyll learn to work together, respect each other, and grow into better warriors and better people. Sound familiar?