Rated 9 out of 10 by 3
Rated 9 out of 10 by AJCk19 Final Fantasy Tactics without Squares.
Pros: interesting dark story, very well done music, and likable characters
Cons: can beat it in a week and switching of main characters is annoying
This game would have definitely been worth preordering
This game should have gotten more attention than its predecessors in the "Arc The Lad" IPs. A good comparison to this game is Final Fantasy Tactics except it doesn't have chibi characters, but instead it has fully 3D rendered characters and doesn't use squares in moving or attacking. Which adds more depth to the strategy into this tactical rpg. There are puzzles in this game, but they are simple. So don't worry about getting stumped and not being able to continue. Another likable thing in this game is that you don't really have to be bothered with too much random encounters and the environments that you walk around in are small, but fun.
The thing that annoys me the most about this game is not because you can beat it in a week, but the switching of the 2 main characters and you really don't have much of a choice. It messes up the flow of the game especially when you like one more than the other.
If you have new+ data you can transfer it on to Arc The Lad: End of Darkness.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Prince Eric Arc The Lad is a great adventure
Arc The Lad introduces a unique storyline with a twist and mystery. Players can take control of the dark side or the good side, with the main hero. The fighting mechanics is exciting because you can have special moves or just slash through all of the enemies. The leveling up part takes a while , however it is quite fun. The stages in this game are fantastic. The graphics are not top of the line but they set the right tone. This game is for all of the RPG fans out there. Arc The Lad is unique in the way it switches to the dark and good side with the main hero. Changing the appearance of the hero as it changes or evolves to evil or good. This aspect to the game adds a nice spice to the game play and action. Players looking for a good RPG, give this game a chance.
Rated 10 out of 10 by masterwordless love it
This game is so fun much fun when I first got it I was more or less interested because of the title but when I started playing it was so happy because it is more than just a title that sounded cool it was one of the frist RPG's i ever played and it's a must have in every bodies game lib.