Kill The Witches...Why?
I absolutely adore this game! As soon as I beat it and heard about luminous arc 2, I was instantly sold. I love the chess like movement in the battles, just like fire emblem. It is amazing when you later befriend all the characters and you can do joint attacks. My favorite witch is Lucia, by the way.
This game throws you into a plot of humans against witches. Countries have fought wars and are still at odds from the fighting that is happening between witches and humans. Yet as the story unfolds, your party is accompanied by a witch or two! As the story gets near its end, you find out who really is the enemy!
The fighting was good, and the different characters gave you a god idea of what you wanted your future party to be. I figured out pretty quickly which characters I took with me to finish the game! I loved the epic story line and the bends it took you on! It was really that hard, but if you get stuck, just gain a few level ups. Use characters that have potential to be great. Once again, I good game!
Protect the light, condemn the dark!
This game feels something like Disgaea with a little Fire Emblem mixed in. It's easy to learn, easy to master. Just watch your back! Great for casual gamers.
- Isometric tactical rpg
- You start each map with a certain number of characters in battle formation.
-There's at least one good chuckle per chapter, sometimes slapstick or childish, but can be appreciated by all.
- The music is nice, and the graphics are pretty good.
- The majority of the game is voiced over, and the acting is really good, for the most part, including profanity.
- Your character's direction facing and height relative to the enemy affects their damage and hit ratio.
- Upon completion of the game, there are two options: New Game + (which allows you to start the game over but keep your high-level characters. Remember those characters who joined you after you defeated them? Now you fight them with all the spells and skills and weapons you gave them!) and the "never-ending" dungeon (which, as the name suggests, is said to be bottomless, but an in-game character mentions that it probably isn't really. This author wouldn't know, he traded it in before reaching floor twenty. He has since rebought the game in hopes of exploring further, but hasn't taken the time to do so yet. One day...).
-Characters who fall in battle are revived automatically at the end of a chapter, but can also be resurrected by certain mages at a high enough level.
- Characters automatically learn new skills and spells as they level-up.
- Kopin, the Prinny of Luminous Arc, is sure to keep you entertained.
- There's an option to save your game mid-battle, such that you can power-off the system and resume where you left off, should you need to.
The game isn't without its quirks, of course.
- Each elemental affinity has a supporting and opposing type (there are six), which affects damage and healing. Attacking with a supporting element means less damage dealt, but healing supporting elements results in lesser curative properties.
- Characters health and SP are restored every time they level up, which comes in real handy. This was removed for the second game, which changes battle strategy greatly (this is not a bad thing).
- 9/10 of the game must be played with the stylus (this also was addressed in Luminous Arc 2, which is much more button-friendly)
- Not a whole lot in the way of team customization. Each character has only one usable weapon type, and usually only one or two new weapons are available per chapter (per character).
- Grinding must be done via random encounters (which isn't terribly fun. LA2 gives optional side quests that can be done for exp and rewards).
- Relatively short (forty chapters or so, I think).
Over all, it's a fun game with an interesting story and a logical and easy-to-master battle system.
This game looks so fun! I want to get it since not only are the unit designs cool but the story plot is somthing I haven't seen before. The fighting system reminds me of Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced (which I love) so it's on my to get list.
This game sounds great. Not so much the story line from what i have heard. But it sounds like the game play will make up for that. and who knows the story might be good. I'm also looking at Heroes of Mana. i'm hoping to get them for christmas
looks good but there is one thing im worried about the characters and job system characters dont appear to be very deep and the job system is non-existent. but that is just a worry but the story, gameplay, and sound seem top-notch
Gameplay looks great as well as graphics and sound ( with all the voice overs ) but the story sounds terrible! If I am going to put many hours into a game it deffinately won't be this one. Now, Heroes of Mana is a game worth praising.
From looking at screen shots on Google, game play seems to be a lot like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. You'll likely have several characters who you train and advance through different job classes. The battlefield will be turn by turn based, where you may only move on an isometric screen. Complete with pretty good graphics, cut scenes, (and what will be an improvement over Tactics) a second screen, Luminous Arc should be a very promising game.
It's Going to Be Good
Atlus is such a overlooked company, but since playing Riviera: The Promised Land I've realized that the quality of the titles they turn out is usually top notch, If you play Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, you'll enjoy this game, and if your lucky you'll be able to beat it before FFTA2
A strategy game with Wi-Fi in portable form? Count me in!
I honestly was at first very skeptical of this entire strategy RPG genre, but after playing Fire Emblem I really got into it. I'm really looking forward to this game, I've played FFT and for the most part enjoyed it. Now I can't wait to play this game, especially since there are Wi-Fi battles!