Excerpt: The first dungeon in Wild Arms Alter Code F is abysmal. In fact, the first 20 minutes or so it takes to get through Rudy’s prologue is packed with every element that drove me away from turn-based RPGs before the tide recently (finally) turned, such as battles that occur literally every few...
Excerpt: The classic tale of Wild Arms is being brought back to life this winter with the release of Wild Arms Alter Code: F . This is no mere remake. It’s a brand new title based on the original Wild Arms .
Excerpt: In 1997, the original Wild Arms was released on the PlayStation. Since that time, the series has spawned two sequels and has another one on the way. Now, eight years after the original release, the game has been revived in the form of Wild Arms Alter Code: F on the PlayStation 2.
Excerpt: Released in 1997, the original Wild Arms was a refreshing RPG release during a time of relative RPG draught. However, the game has not aged well, and someone apparently thought a re-release was over due.
Conclusion: Bizarre localization conundrums aside, this is a solid game through and through. It has more charm and character than a vast majority of RPGs being released these days and gives us a fresh new take on an already-innovative game from years ago.
Excerpt: It has been eight years in the real world since heroes Rudy Roughknight, Jack Van Burace and Cecilia Lynne Adlehyde saved the world of Filgaia on the original PlayStation. When Wild Arms came out, it really sparked a revolution in what players expected from console-based RPGs.
Conclusion: is a good solid update of the original PS1 game. Though there are some problems that prevent this game from being an instant classic, fans of RPG games will have a good time reliving the adventures of Rudy, Jack, and Cecilia.
Excerpt: Is it just me, or has the traditional Japanese role-playing game (RPG) worn out its welcome? Certain advances have been made by a few bold titles, and of course the introduction of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) was a force unto itself, but I'm talking about the old,...