luminous arc is horrible

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Oct 23, 2007
  1. pikachucrackpipe
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    seriously i thought this game would be awesome but i don't care for 20 min of dialog with a girl who is suppose to clean and wont
    don't bother with it. battle system (from the one fight you get to do in nearly 45 min of play) was lacking

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    [​IMG] I loved it.
     
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    Friggin' good game, a bit too easy all the way but still pretty good SRPG. Cant wait for the sequel :-)

    Now I'm looking foward to Front Mission 1st :-)
     
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    I thought it was alright, alright enough for me to beat it. Although I will admit the battle system lacks depth and a lot of the abilities in the game are useless
     
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    It was ok, still better than Hoshigami or whatever that was called.
     
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    This is why I can't play RPG's anymore, I just can't be bothered.
     
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    Story and Battle Wise, The game is great. What really turned me of is the awful touch screen calibration. Many times I moved someone to the wrong square even when I precisely tap where I want them to go. It takes like 2 hard taps to navigate through menus. No other game has this problem. I hope the sequel fixes this.
     
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    The story was OK, but it seriously lacked some depth. I mean, FFTA, even if it had a "kiddy" and shallow story, at least it had like 270 side missions, many of them that followed their own "mini-storyline", which added a lot to the core game. I found LA to be too linear and with too much dialogue in-between missions... you could easily spend 20 minutes hearing characters talk, just to end the following battle in 10'...
     
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    You know there's an option in the menu to change to button controls rather than touchscreen, right? [​IMG]
     
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    I totally agree, this game blows. Such a complete rip off of tactics advance, without any tactics to speak of. No options to skip text and an ending I can't even remember, it was so short. There is so much whining in the game, the only thing I liked was the character sketches of the witches in all their boobular glory.
     
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    It was very much like 'FFTA for beginners'. It lacked the mission depth of FFTA, the story and characters were very generic and 2D (pun really not intended, I swear), and the gameplay controls were fiddly and frustrating. It could have been good, but it wasn't that great. I hope that the second one fixes what they did wrong.
     
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    Wy would you want to skip dialogue in an RPG?

    If nothing else, it's rude. [​IMG] Have you ever sat watching a Bond movie and skipped over the "talky bits" just to see the explosions? [​IMG]
     
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    It was so bad I went out and bought a PSP and Jeanne d'Arc just so I could be reminded of what an SRPG is meant to be... Honestly...
     
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    you should have gotten a ps2 and disgaea 2 [​IMG]
     
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    well Luminous Arc was o.k, the storyline could be better, and the battle system...well its is suppose to be like that.....its a FF tactics kind of games......

    but there is still room for improvement....
     
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    The Game was rather good bot mentioning WFC that maost game today lack
     
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    I for one, loved it and it's periodical voice-overs.
    It was the first time I heard a voice-over on the DS.
     
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    The dialog in it is absolutely woeful though, it took 20 minutes of constantly pressing A to get in to any sort of gameplay, got really, really bored, really, really quickly.
     
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    Not to name names, some people here don't know what the @#$! they're talking about [​IMG]

    I thought Luminous Arc was a decent grid-based strategy RPG addition to the DS. It has a fair amount of faults, but also does a lot of things right when compared to a rather large amount of predecessors for this style of game.

    My only real gripe is that it's much too easy. I've been playing the PS2 title, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together also roughly the same time as Luminous Arc, and for those not familiar it's another strategy RPG that preceded the original Final Fantasy Tactics (prob the best of these type games ever IMO) and has some of the same people who went on to work on FFT if I'm not mistaken (apologies in advance if I am). It's like 9/10 on a hard scale where luminous Arc is like 2/10 on the same scale [​IMG] But yeah, LA is a decent little game, but not a great one.
     
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    It's a nice distraction until FFTA2 comes out. It looks really beautiful but I hate the way it handles. Play it and FFTA or FFTA2 and you'll notice that LA feels a bit...clunky. [​IMG]

    Still...for SRPG junkies...it'll do.
     

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