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  • Summary: (Known is Japan as "[eM] -eNCHANT arM-") In Enchanted Arms, players embark on an epic adventure filled with unique characters and more than 75 special controllable creatures that players can unlock as they progress. Players take on the role of Atsuma, an Enchanter-in-training who will transform from a naïve student to the most powerful savior in a war 1,000 years in the making. As the story develops, players face increasingly difficult challenges and learn to master Atsuma's special fighting and magical abilities. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 54
  2. Negative: 2 out of 54
  1. With the Japanese dialog, the stunning visuals and the solid turn-based combat system it's the first game in a long time that sates my appetite for the old school RPG.
  2. The combat system is different and requires more strategy compared to other RPGs.
  3. It’s not a landmark adventure, but it is a worthy adventure.
  4. The colorful adventure is generic in every way except for the graphics, but it should sill be a fun experience for hardcore RPG fans. The world that you explore in real time looks as good as some cut scenes on PS2 RPG’s.
  5. Ubisoft brings the Japanese RPG experience to the 360, but sadly doesn't dazzle us with truly next-gen visuals and revolutionary gameplay.
  6. 65
    Enchanted Arms is something of a run-of-the-mill effort but it does enough differently and enough well to warrant a look.
  7. A fundamentally flawed and boring RPG, Enchanted Arms might be steeped in Japanese charm but without any sense of fun or involvement, there's no reason to buy this. [Issue # 11, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. StormF.
    Oct 18, 2008
    10
    An excellent JRPG. For those reviewers that dislike it; as another critic has said, they seem to down rate it based on criticisms of the genre rather than the game it self. It's rather like giving the latest version of Tiger Woods or PES a bad rating because you don't like golf games or football games. This of course maybe the "fault" perhaps of Oblivion. This was many "new" gamers first introduction to RPGs and perhaps they think that it is representative of all RPGs, rather than being part of a sub genre of a greater genre. It is also, as far as I can remember, the first JRPG that you can actually switch the soundtrack to the Japanese - which oddly i find far better than the English one - like the difference between a subbed and English soundtrack Anime. Collapse
  2. DanielT
    Jun 5, 2008
    9
    This is my first rpg for the xbox 360. The game starts off super slow, but once you put enough time and effort into this game, things really begin to pick up. The addition of "Golems" add a lot of interesting aspects to the game. Overall, I pretty good game. Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2013
    9
    Enchanted Arms is a great RPG game that actually has some strategy to it. Huge team customization, wonderful detail, a large variety of golems to choose from, strategic battles that require you to think more than you probably should, wonderful and actually emotional story, great bosses, and overall a great game. Expand
  4. SteveT
    Aug 31, 2006
    8
    I have noticed this trend with JRPGs over the years where the male characters appear to be extremely feminine. With Enchanted Arms they go one step futher and go straight to flaming gay. (well at least with Makoto, the rest are questionable) That being said the game is actually pretty fun to play and for as quick as it was put together I am impressed. Granted I am sick of the whole young kid and his pals set out to save the world cliche, but what else can we expect? Hopefully someone will break the mold one day. (like give us male leads that are older, a little less fey and tons less whiney) Lastly I would say I would recomend this game to any of the Final Fantasy crowd or turn based RPG lovers. I think it is a good begining effort to bring JRPGs to the Xbox community. So if you don't mind a little diversity in your PCs then check out Enchanted Arms. Its kind of like a Final Fantasy meets Pokemon thing that is fun to play. Expand
  5. MatteoG.
    Sep 8, 2008
    8
    despite poor graphics decent turn based combat and very good character deepness make this title very enjoyable
  6. Jun 21, 2013
    7
    It's certainly a good game with a decent set of characters and enjoyable storyline, even if it's not deep and gripping. I honestly found the combat frustrating with the encounter rate at times, but I managed to get past that to finish the game and I'm glad I did. Just don't expect it to be anything other than an enjoyable game with some flaws.. Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2011
    0
    I rented this game when that was a thing that people still did. Having payed good money for the time I had with this game, i forced myself to be subjected to fighting alongside characters like this man who thinks that he is a beautiful girl...That just doesn't say "awesome" to me. The gameplay is poor quality and I ended up boxing it and returning it several days early after getting maybe 10 hours in. This "game" would only be attractive to someone obsessed with JRPGs to the point that they do not mind poor quality. Expand

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