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: 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.
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.
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...and probably, a lot more RPGs.
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. Wild ARMs 5 has a completely independent story from the other games allowing newcomers to pick up and play without having to be concerned about being lost along the plot line.
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.