Enchanted Arms PlayStation 3

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
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  1. An okay effort, it's just not a "next-gen RPG."
  2. The game is just as strange and flashy as it looks – but among that weirdness is a game that’s pretty darn fun.
  3. A pretty, mostly typical RPG wrapped around a deep, compelling battle system and more than 100 collectible monsters.
  4. PSM Magazine
    70
    Enchanted Arms uses all the familiar constructs of the genre, playing as if developers went down a checklist of what a Japanese RPG should feature and made sure to include them all. [June 2007, p.82]
  5. Tacking on the motion controls has really weakened Enchanted Arms’ improved outing on the PS3, shoe-horning completely out of place and unfocused pad-shaking into an RPG and forcing players to accept it as necessary.
  6. Play UK
    69
    Just be sure you've got a book or PSP spare for those, frankly, unbearable loading times. [Issue#152, p.78]
  7. Enchanted Arms is a capable and often enjoyable role-playing game, but it's also one that you'll likely forget as soon as you finish it.
  8. PSM3 Magazine UK
    68
    It provides some fun. [June 2007, p.68]
  9. 65
    There's nothing here that stands out. You've done it all before.
  10. The thirty new Golems and the Sixaxis support don't really offset the loss of online play. However, if you're just looking for an RPG to pass the time, you could do worse than Enchanted Arms.
  11. games(TM)
    60
    Combines lovely visuals and irritating characters to create an uninspiring romp. The strong story is limited by genre fail-safes while the combat is suitably tactical. [Apr 2007, p.131]
  12. 60
    Enchanted Arms does nothing that particularly stands out, and there are superior experiences to be had on inferior hardware.
  13. 55
    It features a yawn worthy story involving a guy named Atsuma who has a mysterious past and a secret unknown power that could potentially save the world. As I said, yawn.
  14. 55
    After a few hours, it feels like you're going through the motions instead of getting caught up in the story and characters.
  15. Maybe if there was a little less fighting and a little more convoluted storyline, Enchanted Arms would be more bearable.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. May 1, 2012
    8
    Enchanted Arms exeeded all my expectations. I agree the first hour of this game was boring and not representative of how the game will be.Enchanted Arms exeeded all my expectations. I agree the first hour of this game was boring and not representative of how the game will be. Luckely the gay character won't be in your party for long, his voiceset was awfull. But all the other characters have very good voices in English. I'm having no problems making time to complete this game, having much fun with it. The storyline is very well done, the golems all look good and have their unique voice sets. The game is as liniar as FF13 but in this game I don't mind that much. The music is very well done as well. The battles are not as strategical as FF Tactics but still offer nice strategy to be thought out while doing them. For the price you can buy this game at the moment I'll recommend every RPG lover to try it out and make it through the first boring hour. But then when the game kicks in you'll love it. 8/10 for this game for me. Full Review »
  2. Jack
    Apr 5, 2008
    4
    The game is really not bad per se, but it wears thin after a few hours of play. The random encounters happen about every 1-2 minutes and gets The game is really not bad per se, but it wears thin after a few hours of play. The random encounters happen about every 1-2 minutes and gets extremely tedious at the best of times. Overall the graphics are not impressive and the sound is very poor, especially the fight track which seems to be a 16-bar music piece which gets repeated over and over. This plays with every random battle, so you are stuck listening to it every 2 minutes or so... VERY VERY annoying. Oh yeah and the dancing is really really lame! Full Review »
  3. D.G
    May 5, 2009
    7
    Sure it never blew my mind away or it never really made me go Wow! But what it did was made me smile. The game has such a light hearted Sure it never blew my mind away or it never really made me go Wow! But what it did was made me smile. The game has such a light hearted feeling to it that its hard not to fall for its charm. I didn't find myself really hating any of the characters and I thought the battle system felt fresh. It not change your life but it'll make it alittle better. Just give it a try. For any RPG fan, its worth a look. Its not as epic as the FF series but thats fine. It doesn't need it. Full Review »