LTTP: Arc Rise Fantasia

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by prowler, Dec 24, 2011.

Dec 24, 2011

LTTP: Arc Rise Fantasia by prowler at 2:22 PM (1,240 Views / 0 Likes) 33 replies

  1. prowler
    OP

    Member prowler Sony

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    Ragol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG]



    This has been on my HDD since forever so I decided to give it a whirl last night; I could not stop playing, it's so good. At first, I thought it'll be a generic turn based RPG but it opens up a lot more afterwards plus the difficulty is just right, not too easy and not too hard. I'm not that far into the game yet, I've just got to some major city where L'Arc lives.

    Anyway, if you stopped playing this game due to the terribad VA's, get the undub and start again, I can not recommend it enough. Sometimes I forget I'm even playing a Wii game because of the graphics :P

    Sample of the battle system:

    I dunno how to describe it, it's kinda turn based but not at the same time.

    Sample of the amazing OST
     


  2. kylster

    Member kylster mich weich töten

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,384
    Location:
    Fr33D0M R1N6
    Country:
    United States
    Wait so the undub version has better graphic then the dub???? WTF! hm... Seriously is this the case here?
     
  3. impizkit

    Member impizkit Lazy Lurker

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    943
    Country:
    Australia
  4. prowler
    OP

    Member prowler Sony

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    Ragol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG]
    Don't listen to reviews, form your own opinion!
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. kylster

    Member kylster mich weich töten

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,384
    Location:
    Fr33D0M R1N6
    Country:
    United States
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Well I can believe it cause it's like anime often better when it's undub cause they leave in all the extra ;)
     
  6. impizkit

    Member impizkit Lazy Lurker

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    943
    Country:
    Australia
    I said I was going to try it. It still looks really good. Thanks for the suggestion, prowler_.
     
  7. prowler
    OP

    Member prowler Sony

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    Ragol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    ... I think you've got mixed up?
    Why do you think that the Japanese game has better graphics than the English version? The undub is just the voice files swapped.
     
  8. kylster

    Member kylster mich weich töten

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,384
    Location:
    Fr33D0M R1N6
    Country:
    United States
    I played it and the graphics look grainy to me kinda worse then Skyword Sword but still confirmation on the undub vs dub looking better?

    I figured it would be the same concept that they might change some things around like Sony did another Tales game the Jap had a playable character but the 360 version US did not have the same PC but was a NPC instead.
     
  9. Lucif3r

    Member Lucif3r GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,464
    Country:
    Sweden
    Not my cup of tea... Combat looks way too slow.
     
  10. prowler
    OP

    Member prowler Sony

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    9,473
    Location:
    Ragol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No why would it have better graphics? You're seriously confusing me
    I'm using a component cable btw.
    Combat is quite fast but if you're expecting some as fast like FFXIII, go play FFXIII :P
     
  11. rockstar99

    Member rockstar99 Hi

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,375
    Location:
    Toronto
    Country:
    Canada
    Looks nice, will play it after DQ Swords.

    How long is it approximately?
     
  12. HaniKazmi

    Member HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,657
    Location:
    Manchester
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Was this thread made based on my comment? :P

    Guess I'll dig out my Wii and try this game one more time.
     
  13. Hells Malice

    Member Hells Malice Are you a bully?

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    5,651
    Country:
    Canada
    Yeah I found ARF to be incredibly fun.
    The main cast of characters aren't bad for VAing though, once you get used to them, but the more minor characters are fucking terrible.

    There are some ridiculously difficult fights in that game, but they're so fun. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the turn based combat. I usually can't stand it. Plus you REALLY REALLY need to use all of your characters, and buy all their weapons to unlock the things on them, because they're useful as hell.
     
  14. kylster

    Member kylster mich weich töten

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,384
    Location:
    Fr33D0M R1N6
    Country:
    United States
    I'm not trying to confuse you I'm just assuming it would be the same :) you know we Americans tend to dumb stuff down LoL j/k No I just watch a lot of anime and know the difference between the quality of dub vs undub and figured games might be the same I've never actually played a undubbed game so I wouldn't know but alas I'll have to take your work cause I'm not feeling up to the task of google searching :)
     
  15. Hells Malice

    Member Hells Malice Are you a bully?

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    5,651
    Country:
    Canada
    What era do you watch anime from?
    I dunno about pre-2000, but anything post-2000 and you're full of shit. The video isn't TOUCHED for anime dubs and undubs, since the audio tracks are completely separate.
     
  16. kylster

    Member kylster mich weich töten

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,384
    Location:
    Fr33D0M R1N6
    Country:
    United States
    huh :*( tears roll down my eyes
    there are plenty of anime that when they come to the united states edit a lot of things out like nudity or blood; these are just some minor things but there are others as well where they alter some part of the movie for us Americans. This is the quality loss I'm referencing. Though my eyes are green so I don't think im full of it good sir ;)

    BTW:
    C'est la vie; Frohe Weihnachten und ein glueckliches
     
  17. Lucif3r

    Member Lucif3r GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,464
    Country:
    Sweden
    Never played FFXIII, and I dont plan to... Im just very allergic to all types of turn-based combat. Real real-time or gtfo plz ;D
    If I hadnt played MMOs for the past 6 years, Id probably be allergic to autoattacks as well. (although I am to some extent)
     
  18. emigre

    Member emigre Has complex motives

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,919
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Y'know I've started playing the game last week and so I've put in around 17 hours.

    The first ten hours is a piece of piss, after that you will need to become much more tactical with how you battle or else. On the whole I like the game, I was in a mood for a generic JRPG and I'm finding this really enjoyable.
     
  19. JonnyPoots

    Member JonnyPoots GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    May 21, 2011
    Messages:
    162
    Country:
    United States
    The game's amazing
    I did the same thing too - couldn't stand the dub, stopped playing, got the undub, fell in love
     
  20. emigre

    Member emigre Has complex motives

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,919
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Personally I think the dub is brilliant albeit for the wrong reasons.
     

Share This Page