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...
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.
Excerpt: A dry, hot wind blows across the untouched wastelands. Tumbleweeds dance across the ground, lizards skitter across the parched earth, and a young, blue-haired man eyes the open fields, his heart filled with hope.
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: If you're surprised to see continued consistent support for the PS2, you really shouldn't be, considering there are 130 million consoles worldwide. Many developers and publishers have already pledged more titles for the PS2 well into 2008, which means we'll be seeing a lot more games..
Excerpt: It has been 10 years since the creation of the Wild ARMs franchise by Sony and Media Vision Entertainment. With that comes a special anniversary edition of the game including an 80-page art book. This only has one print run, so once they are gone, they are gone.
Excerpt: Genre: Role-Playing Game Publisher: Xseed Games Developer: Media Vision Release Date: August 28, 2007 The 10th anniversary edition of Wild Arms 5 comes in a beautiful package. It's large and well designed, with nice box art and a beautiful 80-page art book that covers the entire history of the Wild...
Excerpt: Over the course of the series, Wild ARMs has seen many changes for better and for worse. In Wild ARMs 5 , much of what makes the series so beloved comes home for a nostalgic reunion and a blissful marriage of classic and modern elements.
Conclusion: Wild ARMs 5 is one of the best RPGs to hit the PS2, simple as that. An old-school approach to the genre whittles down the gameplay to simple, core elements while stripping out all the annoying bits that have built up over the years. A definite buy.