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  • Summary: Jude Maverick has grown up in an isolated town called Ciel, which is completely enclosed in a large sphere floating thousands of feet above the surface of Filgaia. His sheltered world changes forever when he sees the sky "tear" and ships entering his homeland. Upon inspecting the camp site set up by the intruders, he sees something that he has never seen before; a girl. The girl's name is Yulie and she is being held captive by the intruders after being captured by a "Drifter" for hire, Arnaud G. Vasquez. After the invading army attacks Ciel and brings the whole sphere crashing down, Jude, Yulie and Arnaud join forces to find out the army's true intention behind Yulie's abduction. With the help of another Drifter, Raquel, these four idealistic teenagers travel the war-torn land of Filgaia in search of truth, their own identities and their individual paths to adulthood. Innovative new HEX battle system unlike anything seen before in turn-based RPGs; easily accessible while providing an amazing amount of speed, depth and strategy. Action elements on the field map such as double- jumps, using the new "Accelerator" ability to manipulate time, and equipping items to solve puzzles maintains the excitement between battles. [XSEED] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. 90
    Story problems aside, I really enjoyed Wild Arms 4. It is one of my favorite games in the series, just for the gameplay alone.
  2. With an interesting story, innovative combat system, customization, and fairly strong sound and graphics, Wild Arms 4 makes for an exciting adventure into the world of Filgaia.
  3. A hodgepodge of ideas that work pretty well together, and at least give this series a fresh direction after many years of the same old stuff.
  4. 70
    If you don't mind the half-baked jumping puzzles and tired character development, you'll find plenty to sink your teeth into.
  5. The fourth in the series continues with what works, featuring standard turn-based RPG conventions, with a bit more twist and strategy in combat.
  6. The biggest folly, however, is that instead of building upon the establish lineage that fans have come to expect and enjoy, Wild Arms 4 breaks away and tries to be something wholly different, and in so doing succeed only in alienating existing fans.
  7. Having long since outlived its usefulness, the Wild Arms series has gone, with this entry, from merely banal to actively irritating. With such a wealth of RPGs getting translated nowadays and more companies than ever eager to get into the act, it's about time this appendix was removed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5