Excerpt: A mysterious girl falls out of the sky in a golem's arm, and the search for Johnny Appleseed begins in the latest installment of the Wild ARMs series. Wild ARMs 5 marks the return of the HEX battle system and draws much more on the roots of the series than did its predecessor, which lacked many elements seen in the games before.
Excerpt: As I previously stated in my preview, the Wild ARMs series is one that I always seem to forget about, yet it is one that I always enjoy when a new one comes out. Whether this has to do with my like for "quirky" games or the game's old West setting is anyone's guess. Wild ARMs 5 carries on the legacy developed by past games and delivers an overall fun RPG experience. Wild ARMs 5 isn't going to dazzle you, though at the same time, it doesn't look all that bad either.
Excerpt: Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the tenth anniversary of the Wild Arms series. We now bring to you Wild Arms 5, the latest entry in the series and one of the weirdest games that has crossed over to the states. This is arguably one of the best games in the Wild Arms series, mixing the series trademark features with an interesting storyline and some fairly interesting characters.
Conclusion: Wild Arms 5 is an RPG to look into if you don’t mind a weak plot. It has some challenging parts, a decent battle system, some fun puzzles, and is long enough to entertain. I wouldn’t recommend it over, say, Persona 3 – but it is far better than Wild Arms 4, and a fun game throughout.
Excerpt: I have a bit of history with Wild Arms. I loved the first installment to death, and it was one of the few RPGs I've beaten multiple times. On the other hand, I disliked Wild Arms 2 because it didn't click with me, and I loathed the gameplay mechanics in Wild Arms 3. I didn't even enjoy the remake of the first installment due to using the 3rd game's engine. As my interest in the series was waning, along came Wild Arms 4.