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    Nikkolas

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    Wild ARMs Series

    Post by Nikkolas on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:39 am

    So I've been prevented from getting a PS3 or PSP for a while due to money obligations but there are plenty of JRPGs I have yet to play for the PS1 and 2 and I own a PS2. So I cast about for a series to try and sink my teeth into and I settled on WA. All five main games are across the PS1 and 2 and they're pretty cheap on ebay.

    I'll be getting the first game the start of April but I wanted to see if anyone here has played these games? They aren't talked about much. Even something like Suikoden still gets brought up more but it hasn't had a new game in a while either I don't think.
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    RED ODA

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    Re: Wild ARMs Series

    Post by RED ODA on Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:05 pm

    I Played WA in 98 but never finished it, because it was rent. I own the game since a few years and never had chance to play. I hope I can get a good emulator for my PC since my PS2s and my PS1 are not working properly. I also played WA2, loved it but never finished even though Iam close to the end. Persdonaly I recommend these two titles to anyone who like JRPGs.


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    Re: Wild ARMs Series

    Post by Gwendal on Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:31 pm

    I've only played WA3 and 4. WA3 is decent, but I personally found it a bit frustrating how the Western theme gradually morphed into a standard JRPG plot eventually, and things get a bit nonsensical towards the end. There is one neat plot twist in there, though. The battle system works, but it's a bit slow and clunky at times. There's also an optional item you can get from a sidequest early on that makes things a lot easier, since it doubles the power of healing items. Dungeons have quite a few puzzles, which can be frustrating, but also makes them more involved than in most JRPGs. Finally, you have to walk around and search for locations on the world map before you can enter them, which sounds fun but is a big pain in practice.

    WA4 is a much shorter and simpler game, but it's also fun and breezy. The story is much more of a shonen anime affair, but it has some interesting concepts and touches to it too. It's also straight-up sci-fi instead of Western/sci-fi like WA3. The battle system is a lot of fun, but one of the party members (Raquel) is overpowered enough to destroy any semblance of challenge of you abuse her special ability.

    All in all they're both solid games and worth playing if you like JRPGs.
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    Pixy

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    Re: Wild ARMs Series

    Post by Pixy on Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:30 pm

    I've only played WA3 and 4. WA3 is decent, but I personally found it a bit frustrating how the Western theme gradually morphed into a standard JRPG plot eventually,


    welcome to wild arms!

    my favorite wild arms game is probably still the first one. Very Wild West in the beginning, with a sick whistling intro.

    But then.....jrpg monsters invade castle town......egads.....

    But I still like it a lot. The plot is still pretty unique, and there's a lot of cool moments. The awful graphics hold a special place in my heart.

    WA2 is probably my second favorite but I can't really recommend it to anyone. The translation is probably the worst in existence, which is what I love about it. There are two characters who, in the japanese version, spoke entirely in metaphors. In the english version, all of these metaphors are translated literally, and also probably incorrectly. So someone will have a text window that just says "

    Punch Drunk Momentalism"

    and nothing else. The plot also jumps the shark in an incredible way. No description can do it justice.


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    Monstrocker

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    Re: Wild ARMs Series

    Post by Monstrocker on Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:54 pm

    Omg the Wild Arms series is the best, in my opinion Very Happy the first one and the 3rd game was by far my favorite!

    They are going to have another Wild Arms game. The producer of Wild Arms spoke with Famitsu of creating one Very Happy


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    Re: Wild ARMs Series

    Post by Guest on Thu May 22, 2014 12:48 pm

    Hmm,I only played one...Wild Arms alter code F or alike...was great but I got bored of it >.>
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    stitchedmoon

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    Re: Wild ARMs Series

    Post by stitchedmoon on Fri May 23, 2014 6:40 am

    The first Wild ARMS for the Playstation is one of my favorites. (It also has great music, especially the song from the intro animation.) I haven't played any others, tho. :<



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    Monstrocker

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    Re: Wild ARMs Series

    Post by Monstrocker on Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:58 am

    .: The very first Wild Arms game is so fun. The music and the story really got me into the feels.

    Alter Code F was a pretty good remake too. One thing for sure, the translation and localization sucked. Agetec didn't really handled it well because the translation was not so good. They also did not put any voices in it as well :c


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