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  • Summary: During desolate times on the "Sea of Sand", Drifters venture across the vast lands of Filgaia searching for fortune and adventure. Amidst the deserts lie cities erected from eroded rock and scavenged wood. Towns that a few call home provide rest and solitude for the many travelers of the barren wasteland. Tales of mystic relics that harness unmatched powers spread across the land. While some vision the items as treasure, others have deciphered a secret bringing unlimited power. Meanwhile, one object of mythical stature attracts four Drifters to a common place. These four strangers discover the strength in working as a team. Shortly thereafter they learn of an ancient prophecy determining the future of their eroded homeland. Setting aside their differences, they roam the lands and unlock the knowledge and mystical forces making their adventure their destiny. [SCEA] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
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  1. Exceptional battle systems, enemy encounter rates, an 'epic journey' with more twists than a pretzel and a creatively represented story... This is bound to be loved by both RPG fans and those few who hated RPG's for the obnoxiously random enemey encounters.
  2. Well-presented, deep and involving.
  3. With a wonderfully crafted story, great characters and an immense world to explore, gamers will be spending hours with this one.
  4. With a ton of side quests, the game easily takes 30+ hours to complete, and it stands as one of better choices for gamers interested in a new role-playing experience this time of year.
  5. While the excessive combat and frustrating search system can make the game trying at times, overall it is not a bad title. If you enjoy Japanese-style console RPGS, this one is definitely worth a look.
  6. 75
    Might not bring much new to the table (aside from its gorgeous cel-shaded graphics), but it's such a stellar example of this traditional style of RPG'ing that it's worth a look. [Nov 2002, p.74]
  7. Look past the shaky dialogue and you'll find a strong RPG that will especially satisfy fans of the series. [Nov 2002, p.60]

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  1. Kiddzeal
    Apr 15, 2003
    10
    Cute!
  2. EvertZ.
    Mar 4, 2003
    10
    A superb game, briljant atmosphere and phenomenal game play and storyline ! Just buy it !
  3. JakeZ.
    Dec 25, 2002
    10
    Just one word, "Cool!" That basically sums up the entire game.
  4. Andtat
    Mar 27, 2003
    10
    Two words: TOTALLY AWESOME.
  5. FlameSniper
    Nov 25, 2002
    9
    WildArms3 has a cool western-style soundtrack and fast battles. Story also nice. Haven't played much yet but it surely will be as good as part1 and 2. I am sure of it!! If not then i will post it here!! ;) Expand
  6. CraigB.
    Mar 24, 2003
    8
    It would be the best game only if it had actual diaglogue, not subtitles.
  7. Sep 22, 2010
    8
    If you can get past the games dated RPG mechanics as well as some of it's design flaws there is a lot of fun to be had with Wild Arms 3. Even with all it's issues the enjoyable story, western steam-punk fantasy setting, and catchy soundtrack should make up for a lot of the games faults. If your fond of older RPGs then you'll likely have a good time while it lasts. Expand

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