Summary: This is the first time i've played a game where i've capped out the game time meter long before finishing. I reached 99 hours 2 dungeons before the end game. Besides those 2 there was still a fair amount of extra end game content to be completed afterwards. The combat style of a shared points meter is one of my favorite ways to add strategy to a normally boring turn based game. This game did it perfectly.
Summary: The true test of a story is whether it takes you along for a ride that you don't want to end. This story is it!!!! Sorry no details as a famous fictional character once said; "I hate spoilers".
Summary: I gotta say this was very new to me by the way its played but it does stand out as a great team work game unfornately... They failed to do the voice acting right and the story was medicore and could have been better but on the bright side **SPOILER ALERT** L'arc does the same thing that Emil did in Tales of symphonia dawn of the new world but however he manages to stay alive and walk with ryfia which is great... Emil.... You never see him again...
Summary: Story 10/10 The story in arc rise fantasia has some degree of clishe jrpg but has a lot of origonal stuff too. Most storylines in games fail to really grab me, and my favorite is still the console fire emblem story, but ARF is a close second. It gets good especialy about 1/4 of the way through, with an incredible and unpredictible twist. in all the game probably takes around 65 hours for the average player, and worth every second.
Summary: I'll keep this simple. I'm a fan of RPGs and I've been playing them for 20 years or so now. It isn't often that a great game like this shows up and it is a real gem for the fans. I enjoyed it all the way through and found it to be challenging and great fun. The voice dialog is questionable in the first few hours of the game, but improves as you progress. Don't let that discourage you from picking it up.
Summary: Arc Rise Fantasia (ARF) is yet another JRPG that has been boggled down by western media. ARF currently holds a whopping 64 score on metacritic. It just baffles me that a gem like this can slip through the cracks but yet a WRPG that is utterly broken in so many different ways can score a 92-96. Anyhow sorry for that mini rant, but let me explain why ARF is that gem I described. ARF is a return to the more classical PS1/PS2 era of JRPGs.
Summary: As the title suggest, Arc Rise Fantasia is "simply the best" in regards to character development and character relationship. It is important that players do not read walkthroughs containing spoilers as it will seriously kill the fun. Hopefully by not exposing too much, I will say that there is no such thing as a minor character in this game, everyone has a role and every one will be interwoven as the game progresses.
Summary: Don't be influenced about all the negative comments about the voice acting. It fits each character and gives them a uniqueness. PLAY THE GAME!! It's consuming. It's been awhile that I actually look forward to my next chance to play a game. Arc Rise Fantasia has done it for me. I can't wait to pick up the controller and continue this one. Why the heck am I typing this review, I'm going to go back and play now.
Summary: Ok first thing I want to say about this game, is that it is WAY under rated! From reading all the reviews before I bought this game, of the many I read all them complained about the same thing! Bad voice acting, and I will say the voice acting is the worst out of all the games I've ever played, and I can understand that there are people who can't stand it. And for those who say the graphics are bad, DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM!