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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  1. Nov 18, 2012
    8
    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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73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 67
    Still, the battle improvements, presentation polish, and overall cheeky vibe keep the single-player option well worth playing.
  2. While there may not exactly be a shortage of RPGs available on the DS, Luminous Arc 2 does just enough right to warrant a playthrough.
  3. The story is engaging and the characters are lively and fun. Those that wanted something more in its predecessor will surely be pleased. Fans of the strategy RPG genre will definitely want to check this one out.