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: 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.
Excerpt: The RPG Master was not sure what to make of Arc Rise Fantasia when it came into Family Friendly Gaming. The characters have some fantastic colors to their hair, and the styles are well stylish. The main hero L'Arc has a major background that he is not aware of.