Excerpt: I must admit to a little bias regarding Wild Arms: Alter Code F; the original game was the very first I ever owned for the Playstation, and ever since the announcement from Agetec that it would be translated and released stateside I waited with bated breath, through delay after delay, like a poor, lost puppy in need of apocalyptic western desert planet adventure stories.
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. Wild Arms Alter Code: F is not just a remake of the original, but more like an entirely new game!
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: 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. So, now we have Wild Arms Alter Code: F , an updated version of the original that features newer graphics, refined gameplay, and twice as many playable characters. The most obvious change is the game’s enhanced graphics.
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. Keep in mind that this was before the much lauded Final Fantasy series. As such, the Wild Arms series became a sequel machine, turning out new games with Wild Arms 4 being the last title released.
Conclusion: Had all of the game’s issues been properly addressed, this could have been a thoroughly epic game in every sense of the word. As it stands now, there are some flaws, but again, it is a good game, and the development team has done very well with handling a remake. It’s a wonder why so many remakes don’t get handled this well, and the potential is easy to see here.
Excerpt: Wild ARMs rocked the RPG scene pretty hard when it was released back in 1997. Not only was it appearing on a system that had very few RPGs at the time, but it was an original, innovative title that had all the right stuff. Years later, Media Vision remade the game, upgraded to the standards of the PlayStation 2 and subtitled Alter Code: F . The story has stayed largely the same as the original’s, but with a rewritten script.
Excerpt: The Playstation and Playstation 2 have had many RPG series since the brand was introduced back in 1995 but there have been a few that the Playstation can call its own. Introduced in April of 1997, several months prior to the release of Final Fantasy VII, Wild Arms was met with excellent praise and popularity that eventually spawned two sequels. Now, a remake of this game makes its way to the Playstation 2 entitled, Wild Arms: Alter Code F.