As the threat of a rogue Witch looms over Carnava, the Queen calls upon the Magic Association to save the land. Beautiful hand drawn graphics and a stunning score from Yasunori Mitsuda's Procyon Studio combine with multiplayer support to create the must-have strategy RPG of the year!
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30 chapters, 30+ hours of gameplay — The newest chapter of the Luminous Arc story features new and returning characters, gorgeous visuals, multiple endings, and even more challenging strategy gameplay.
Brand new content and enhancements — Sporting a more refined interface, rebalanced strategy features, responsive touch controls, and many more improvements, Luminous Arc 2 provides a gaming experience that builds upon the success of the original in every way.
“Engagement” system — Connect with your Witch allies by “engaging” to boost Roland's stats and give him access to powerful combat skills.
Take the battle online — Pit your strategic mettle over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection against strategy fans all across North America.
Luminous Arc 2 is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Generic story, but...Having played all the games created by the same team, this game's story is really dull and some characters are just annyoing, but it's fairly enjoyable. The gameplay is rather easy once you understand how to play it and if you do guild jobs(farming) to level up. Every time a unit attacks, they give off dialogue that sometimes doesn't make sense with the move and is repeated constantly. There are scenes after some battles that you can do to get closer to your allies, but if you don't do them correctly, you won't get a favorable outcome and fighting all over may be tedious. Flawed game, but it's worth a try if you have not a lot of games left to play or if you wanna play a very similar, but a more recent and better version of this, play Stella Glow.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of
Something Fresh...? TOTALLY!!So I bought this game with the soundtrack and art book. Let me tell you something, I’m glad I did! Thank you Atlus and Marvelous Entertainment for such a grand RPG!
First I should start off with the rich character design. I love how light and airy everything is, for both animation and storyline, with a certain seriousness to it. But I have to say this game had a shortage of dominate and masculine male characters. The closest character is Rasche. Even he has a such a faint feel of power he soon can be annoying for complaining. If you like a large cast of male characters you’ll want to buy a different game, cause this is all about the withes. Personally I love the idea of lots of witches. My only request would be to have more dominate male characters. Besides that the characters are nicely done. Moving on to battle system. Not for everyone but once you get use to it the battle system can become lots of fun. Multiple endings? GENIUS! The off and on voice acting is also very cool. And the menu setting to turn the music off and on during conversations is very smart. There is a bit of comedy, adventure, action, and a twinge of romance. Overall a fresh fun game for the expected 30 hours of gameplay. And a little tip, Rina rules!!!
Date published: 2012-02-29
Rated 4 out of
Pretty Alright.....This is a pretty good RPG. The battles are fun and the plot line is in-depth, with multiple endings. But that second ending is really hard to active, you about have to go to a walkthrough site because of the level of difficultly in figuring out what to do. This game is turn based and reminds me a lot of Final Fantasy Tactics games. The characters are well developed and likeable. There are side quests apart from the main story line that revel things about the characters and the world that the game inhabits. My only real complaint about the game as a whole is that it's quite short.
Date published: 2011-08-19
Rated 5 out of
One of my favoritesThis series somehow ended up becoming one of my favorites. I picked up the first one just looking for a decent srpg and got sucked in. I am just about ready to 100 percent the game having gone through and beaten all the side quests and I'm right around 40 hours. For a DS game the graphics are bright and colorful, limited animation sequences are top notch, sound is good quality the writing is funny and entertaining. Over all one of the best experiences I have had on the DS.
Date published: 2011-02-28
Rated 4 out of
Marvelous battle system. Decent storyline...The game is GREAT. Its reccomended for first-time turn-based SRPG (Strategy Role Playing Game) players. The story throws me completely out of wack, however. Why? Because it is a typical Witch, Knight fantasy theme. Its...rather boring, the storyline, after playing it once. The storyline IS interesting the first time though--I even cried at the part *CAUTION SPOILER* when certain guy Rasche somewhat dislikes dies--I'll admit THAT. Then I did a rerun of the game, and when I hit that part, it wasn't sad at all. So, decent storyline. The battle system follows that of an average Turn based SRPG, with extra candies: Engagement, which is +50 on a specific stat, depending on which witch you select to use Engagement with. FDs: This is in all Luminous Arc games--its like a super power REVENGE KILLAH! >:D There's also a sight of previous characters from the 1st Luminous Arc game. (No Lucia, though. Sorry.) If you're not looking for too serious of a game, you should buy this. The gameplay to get 100% rate usually takes 60 hours, so the time is rather bulky.(Unless you're like me and like to spam Guild Quests...haha.)
Date published: 2011-02-10
Rated 1 out of
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Fresh? Innovative? Look elsewhere.Hello. After reading a vast amount of glowing reviews for this game, I rushed to my local Gamestop store and purchased it, believing I was in for an epic change of pace. I'm not easily enchanted by the mass produced, Final Fantasy-ish stories, so I've been on the hunt for that perfect DS RPG for a while. I adore Suikoden Tierkreis for the Nintendo DS. Perhaps that bit of information will give you a deeper insight on my type of game.First turn off happened to be the heavy fanboy service. In-game, the main character appears to be far too young and far too soft for his heavy role. And sadly, the only other prominent male character happens to be his brash, blunt brother. That character doesn't present enough qualities to come off as endearing, and neither does the main character. As I am a fan of a certain type of Japanese animation and graphic novels, I wasn't the least bit thrilled by the large cast of scantily clad, stereotypical female characters, and the severe lack of endearing male characters. If you happen to be a certain 'fangirl', this game will be an instant disappointment. The only characters I find to be truly appealing are Dia, because of her attitude, and the little Pip. Sadly, Pip, doesn't offer much in the way of 'heroism'.The storyline, sadly, didn't catch me from the get-go. I found myself bypassing everything the characters said for a least a dozen cutscenes. The clash between the Witches and their opposing team had no epic, compelling reigns to pull me in, failing right from the start. I'm still trying to give the game a chance, but I'm bypassing every cutscene I come across. I'm only thrilled by the relationship-building intermissions, but a past review on here said those intermissions don't even matter. This game does feature bit of a humor, though, and I suppose it should earn points for that.Music: I love how the name of the song is displayer on the bottom half of the screen, as I am a huge fanatic of video game soundtracks, and would die for the chance to buy so many. None of the tracks have caught my ears, though. And this isn't in comparison to games on other systems. Suikoden Tierkreis and Trauma Center 2 have stirring, cinematic music, and both are featured on the DS.Controls aren't anything to complain over. It takes time to learn the battle system, but one can get used to it. The graphics aren't anything to write home about, and once again, this isn't in comparison to PS3 or XBOX360 games. I have to say the cinematics are adorable, but the main character's appearance in-game betrays his cinematic appearance.Here's the bottom line. If you're in need of something fresh, fun and different, don't stop here. Only pick this game up if you happen to be a fan of the first one.
Date published: 2010-03-29
Rated 4 out of
pretty good game...To start off, this is a pretty good game, but there are some flaws. It is very challenging, since I've been playing for a few weeks and still haven't gotten very far. I usually need to try them 2 or 3 times before winning the battle, or giving up. Because it follows the storyline, the only way to level up is when there's supposed to be a battle in the story, resulting in weak characters, depending on how you use them. You might just be unlucky enough to have your main character as the lower level one. Then when you fight the monsters, which are almost twice your level, it gets really difficult to defeat them. Also, they only let you use a select characters, against a whole mob of monsters. Then when you defeat half of them, they come up with reinforcements, and more reinforcements, which makes the battles almost impossible to beat. There isn't much character customization that you can do with your characters, because they only have a specific weapon/armor for each character, and not a lot of variety in the shops. There will only be new in the shops items after you beat a certain point in the story. The controls are pretty basic, like most other games, and you get used to them quickly. There is a specific function for interface, where they choose the character important at that time, for you, and you get to choose a select person to interact with them and build relationships, though they don't really seem to matter. The storyline is pretty unique, with some twists, but with the usual "enemy being the main character's father" thing going on. Throughout the dialogue, they play music, depending on the setting, and have voice acting for the important parts of the dialogue, which is good, but I don't particularly like it. I would much prefer leaving it in Japanese and having subtitles. The graphics/animation are good, with detailed landscapes during the battles. I suppose the game is pretty long, hearing from other people, and considering I haven't finished it yet. Overall, I think this is a good game, just not for me.
Date published: 2009-02-25
Rated 5 out of
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Best Game EVERThe person above who also wrote a review is absolutely right and this game is also. I also enjoyed the music soundtrack that was part of the game, which matched the storyline, and made even better than thought possible. I also thought the first Luminous Arc game was great, but this was recreated and made even better than I ever thought it could be. For people who enjoyed the Arc the Lad series and thought it was great, must play this. Although I never thought a game could be better than the classic Arc the Lad this game passes it and makes Arc the Lad look mediocre in comparison. The storyline for the game is one of the best parts and makes the game become unforgettable. Even the game is pretty lengthy I loved it so much I have started playing it again and am already half way done with it AGAIN. Everyone should buy this game!