• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2008
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Apr 26, 2014
    10
    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
    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.
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  2. 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 yourA 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
  3. MatheusA.
    Mar 2, 2009
    9
    While a simple SRPG comparing to many out there, this one gets some attention because of the captivating characters and beautiful soundtrack. It's fairly easy to start playing, and has a nice difficulty curve, which makes this title very good for relaxing and enjoying the storyline (and maybe the fanservice).
Metascore
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.