Not all videogames are perfect; that's a given. However, it seems extra disappointing when a game has potential, but it's utterly wasted. As our reviewer Gus Mastrapa found out, Arc Rise Fantasia is a game with a solid foundation, but unfortunately, it's weighed down by anime cliches and horrible voice acting.
"Arc Rise Fantasia is a true test of patience. The new Japanese role-playing game isn't overly long or all that difficult. No, rather than challenge the player with tough combat Arc Rise Fantasia tests their tolerance for fanboy foolishness. The game is rife with cliché. From the game's scrappy, unproven (but ultimately chosen) protagonist to its utterly predictable menagerie of enemy creatures it is as if Arc Rise Fantasia was created in a total vacuum of imagination."
Ok, so it's not all flowers and candy, but there are some redeeming things about Arc Rise Fantasia that JRPG fans will enjoy. Read the rest of Gus's review to find out if this Wii exclusive is for you.