Conclusion: Arc Rise Fantasia isn’t anything that hasn’t really been done before, but that doesn’t mean that the game isn’t worthy of at the very least a look. Besides what was the last truly groundbreaking RPG?
Conclusion: This is primarily because the battles are, for the most part, utterly superb. The liberation of a dam far in the distance, slowly pushing forward and gaining ground inch by inch. A daring stealthy night-time raid which turns into a run for your life.
Traditional Japanese RPG features mild fantasy violence.
Common Sense Media
29 October 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Arc Rise Fantasia is a traditional Japanese role-playing game. The monster-battling action is pure sword and sorcery fantasy -- lots of slashes and flashes, no blood and guts.
Conclusion: Arc Rise Fantasia is a decent game if you like the old-school JRPG format. The battle system is fun, and the story (despite pulling every cliché out of the JRPG handbook) is entertaining enough.
Summary: Arc Rise Fantasia comes with the the usual JRPG trimmings (both good and bad), it lasts a decent amount of time without dragging excessively, and the battle system is actually fun to play through.
Excerpt: Over the years, there have been a lot of really beautiful RPGs released. So many that really, it has become a standard for RPGs to have to be beautiful with exceptional graphics to be considered good. In that case, Arc Rise Fantasia should be considered excellent.
Excerpt: Hallelujah! Arc Rise Fantasia (ARF) is the answer to my JRPG prayers. Lately, it has been hard to face the drought of quality console JRPGs; even the ones we did receive have been missing that little spark that makes the JRPG pop. Thankfully, I have good news: we shall be sparkless no more.