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Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  opened by paleface at 04:07:00 09/02/03  
  last modified by paleface at 04:08:14 09/02/03  
  paleface [sys=PS2; cat=Role_Playing; loc=NA]
Intriguing mix of elements on the early going of this RPG. You start with the typical "loot your home town and then go fight some easy monsters" thing, but the battle is free-movement turn-based combat, somewhat similar to Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter (entry 30). Characters are full-fledged rather than super-deformed, something of a rarity in RPGs, and certainly in the Arc the Lad series. The models look pretty good too, with nice texturing in particular, and the same can be said of the game in general. Saving seems a little peskier than it should be, since you have to track down the nearest save point rather than just being able to save from the menus, but at least exploring is pretty painless thanks to the almost nonexistent load times. The battle music is this weird sort of pulse jazz stuff that I don't really dig, but the voice acting is quite good. Not a bad start, all in all, and I should play this some more.
· Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter (PS2)

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