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  • Summary: For most of the past four millennia, peace has reigned over the Kingdom of Carnava. "The Grand Kingdom" has flourished due to its close cooperation with the Witches of the Rev Magic Association and the ever-present usage of magic. Unfortunately, the era of peace has come to an end. Fatima, the Shadow Frost Witch, broke from the Magic Association and has taken over Granend, the Forbidden Land, with the use of magic. This infighting, dubbed the "Witch Conflict," has pushed Carnava to the brink of chaos. When the young squire Roland gains magnificent powers due to a chance encounter, Sophia, the Queen of Carnava, calls upon him to bring about an end to the discord. [Atlus USA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
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  1. Music is top-notch again, and the graphics are spiffier overall than in the last game.
  2. 80
    If you dig Luminous Arc’s style though, and like to mix a little humor and manga inspiration in with your core gaming, Atlus’s sequel is a great one to have in your collection.
  3. 77
    Even though Luminous Arc 2 is a pretty extensive handheld title (40 hours, multiple endings) with a bonus OST, I cannot recommend it to you. If it was March or April and you were dying for a new game, I would say to buy it cautiously. But we're in the middle of the Christmas season and there are so many games out there.
  4. SRPG fans will have some fun playing Luminous Arc 2, but if you’re not a fan of the genre it's not a game you’ll be playing over and over.
  5. An average game, with good pieces of art, nice dialogues and easy going fights. Unfortunately, it lacks depth and it's far too easy for hardcore gamers.
  6. Luminous Arc 2 is formulaic but charming, a solid strategy RPG that hooks you in with warriors of might and magic.
  7. All in all, Luminous Arc 2 is a game that feels like it should've been a manga or anime instead.

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  1. Apr 26, 2014
    A great Imageepoch game. If you can get past the gratuitous fanservice-y character designs you'll find a really engaging grid-based battle system and some characters that are entertaining in their own right. All the art in the game is hand-drawn so it is all very nice to look at and the battle stages are concise and fun to fight through.

    If you played the original Luminous Arc or not didn't doesn't really matter. The story stands alone and the interface and bosses are much better. The bosses won't chase you thorough a stage while you're trying to eliminate the other threats like in the first game. Intermission choices can be just as hard to make as in LA1 though, so watch out.
  2. Nov 18, 2012
    A fun little turn-based RPG with some gratuitious fan service in the form of cleavage (for those that enjoy this sort of thing in their games). The characters are decently developed and the story is entertaining. It's by no means ground-breaking, but you'll definitely remember the characters even if you don't remember the story that well. The options you take in the game affect your relations (and romance) with the characters and the end-game, which allows for quite a bit of replayability. In fact, after beating the game you can play through again while keeping your characters and their abilities from the previous playthrough. This allows you to get 100% much easier than starting over from scratch every time, or just let you enjoy the different character options without worrying so much about the battles. Don't expect something perfect and just relax, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it - after all, isn't that the point? Expand

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