Arc the Lad Collection PlayStation

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  • Summary: The Arc the Lad Collection is ultimately an interesting, varied, and rewarding experience that has a tendency to sometimes get bogged down.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Arc The Lad Collection is a love affair with the single most impressive packaging I've seen in ANY media, that includes music and DVD's.
  2. Simply too great a package for any RPG lover to be without.
  3. 88
    Working Designs has done its fanbase a kind service with this one, and in exceptionally classy style.
  4. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    I'm really amazed at just how much there really is in this collection. [Jan 2002, p.144]
  5. 80
    Arc I is too short; Arc II is rewarding but drags on a bit; and Arc III looks bland. The overall story, though, makes all three worth playing in the long run.
  6. Even if you've never played a strategy RPG in your life, Arc the Lad is the perfect starting point: it's not overly difficult, it features an easy-to-use battle interface, and the variety of gameplay increases with each chapter in the series.
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    These games just haven't aged as well as the Final Fantasy or Lunar series. [Feb 2002, p.168]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. KimberlyP.
    Feb 14, 2002
    This is the best, I love the game more than the anime although that might be due in part to my "control issues" ^_^
  2. SanchoD.
    Oct 1, 2002
    Everyhing is incredible; the only thing that is annoying is how many times you can move but otherwise it's awesome.
  3. JoeS.
    Mar 21, 2002
    I haven't owned it... I've read about it. Resere your copy now before it's too late. I got air mail delivery baby.
  4. TimH.
    May 6, 2002
    This game is awesome!
  5. RyanP.
    May 9, 2002
    All 4 games are wonderful. Plus you get a whole load of extras. It's really fun and addictive.
  6. DJLampien
    May 20, 2002
    Arc the Lad 1 is too short but the others are great. I could not put them down.
  7. VidM.
    Feb 28, 2005
    I really wish I could give the three games here individual scores. Arc the Lad II is clearly a ten. Second only to FFT as the #1 TRPG. The I really wish I could give the three games here individual scores. Arc the Lad II is clearly a ten. Second only to FFT as the #1 TRPG. The battle system and hunting concept are top-notch. The parallelism and scope of the world is nothing short of amazing. Arc the Lad I is more like a 5. The "game" (if that's what it really is) lasts less than ten hours. "This has been a long and perilous quest," says Arc a few hours in. Really? When was that? I must've missed it. It is sweet that you get to transfer your Arc I data over to Arc II though. Plus, Arc I is too dang short to leave any lasting scars. Arc III is also about a 5. It's longer than Arc I, but it's also drab and uninspired. I hear the series was supposed to end with the second game. Clearly, there was no room left for a third installment. The characters just sort of flounder around in a meaningless story saying ridiculous things, like "Gee, I sure wish I was Arc." Yeah, me too, Alec. Me too... Expand

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#3 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2002
#1 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2002