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Take the role of a mercenary Larc Bright Lagoon in this epic fight against the gods in an atempt to save the common race!


Review: Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii Retail) 900x

Story & Gameplay:

The story in this game is epic and has an emotion driven feel to it. The game is a turn based rpg that has a unique rogress system that allows you to boost stats and summon mighty rogress to aid you! Expect it to take quite some time to play through this game as the main story will likely take 80+ hours and if you add the secret dungeon, hidden bosses and sidequests, it can easily take 150 hours to complete this game 100%.

Review: Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii Retail) 900x


Wow, just wow this games graphics are absolutely awe-inspiring as the in game graphics such as models, special effects as well as the towns and dungeons are better then what's seen in most PS2 rpgs. It also has mind-blowing CGI cutscenes that look like something you'd see on a X-Box 360 rpg.

Review: Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii Retail) 900x

Sound & Music:

The voice acting in this game gets alot of hate by gamers and though it is not AAA quality it's still above average. The soundtrack is awesome and most of the music fits very well.

Review: Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii Retail) 900x

Bottom line:

This is one great rpg that no gamer should miss out on as it has a great story with tons of sidequests, 100+ hours of gameplay, decent voice acting (despite what you might read on other sites), an epic soundtrack and not to mention graphics that defy the limitations of the Wii.


Score: ★★★★★★★★★½ 9.5/10

9- Awesome This game has little in the way of flaws, and is a highly enjoyable experience.



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Review: Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii Retail) Rukiafan7

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May 4th 2011, 5:21 pmMarioman18
Despite all of the criticism and bad press this game has gotten,I think it's one of the best rpgs since Final Fantasy XII Smile

I just don't get why every hardly changed call of duty game gets rave reviews,yet an awesome and unique rpg like this gets treated like trash...... Thank you for giving this great game a score it deserves Very Happy

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June 24th 2011, 6:53 pmStaroceancrazy
This is a underrated game for sure,but your review is great and unbiased Very Happy
June 24th 2011, 9:54 pmTowafan7
Thanks you two!
October 5th 2011, 11:48 amWarfmasterST
This is a great game no doubt about it, but it cheeses me off that Xenoblade and The Last Story are almost certainly not going to see an american release Sad
October 27th 2011, 7:29 pmTrinity33
Nice review! Is this a good buy at $10?
October 27th 2011, 7:38 pmNINTENBRO
Trinity33 wrote:Nice review! Is this a good buy at $10?
Hell yeah it is! Tell me you didn't find a new copy that cheap, tell me you didn't.
October 27th 2011, 7:44 pmMs_Kinomoto
Um....very nice review Rukiafan Smile
October 31st 2011, 8:00 amRagnar
Trinity33 wrote:Nice review! Is this a good buy at $10?

Where did you find this for $10?!?!?
October 31st 2011, 11:36 amAkatsuki
My guess is he got is used at EB Games since they sell it for roughly translated from yen to American dollars about $11 here in Tokyo Wink
October 31st 2011, 2:09 pmShanaNoShakugan
This is a very fun role playing game I like the battle system with its unusual group attacks and spiritua summoned beasts system Smile
November 30th 2011, 6:16 pmZezHylia
I enjoyed the sidequests and optional bosses Cool
June 23rd 2012, 5:41 pmLink_i_am
I can't find a copy of this game anywhere...
September 17th 2012, 9:27 pmGuest
Kawaii review Rukiafan! I love you
October 25th 2012, 7:15 pmTalesfanatic
This game is just as good as The Last Story and Xenoblade, but alot of people disagree for some reason. Neutral
I'm happy you gave this game a fair review and score! Very Happy
October 25th 2012, 10:44 pmNINTENBRO
Why doesn't this Wiiview have any screenshots, especially when you noted how beautiful the visuals/graphics are. Sad

Someone please help Rukiafan add some screenshots in his review!
October 25th 2012, 11:34 pmTalesfanatic
This review needs pictures now!
October 26th 2012, 12:09 pmToughGamer
Good review, but the pictures are missing.
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December 13th 2012, 1:45 pmAqua Cherry Blossom
Unfortunately us Europeans will never be able to play this game. Sad
February 13th 2013, 12:43 pmAmufungal
This game is a fun RPG that is underrated by most gamers
May 13th 2016, 12:05 pmSplatuna
Good review, but it's really short.
Aqua Cherry Blossom wrote:Unfortunately us Europeans will never be able to play this game. Sad

Yeah, it's very unfortunate.

But hope's not lost, Europeans could get it on Wii U as a Wii download, if there's some demand.

- Arc Rise Fantasia isn't the only game I'd pay 19.99€ for, there's also
- Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny,
- Phantom Brave: We Meet Again,
- Trauma Team,
- Excitebots: Trick Racing,
- Shiren The Wanderer,
- Fishing Resort,
- Mario Super Sluggers,
- and a few other gems that are out in the US and never got to EU.
May 14th 2016, 11:04 amTowafan7
@SKTTR Unfortunately Arc Rise Fantasia and Rune Factory's developers both went bankrupt and their IP's weren't sold off, so those two series are officially dead and thus can't be released on the Virtual Console service...Neutral
June 11th 2016, 11:32 amRWBY_Red
Why is there a smiley in the article?
June 11th 2016, 3:00 pmTheRealSquigley
Whoa, it's one of @Ichigofan's earliest reviews... "See the legend before he became a legend!" Even back then your reviews were superb! Review: Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii Retail) 631737971

That one smiley seems a little lonely, however...
June 12th 2016, 11:04 amTowafan7
@Natsume Thanks for the heads-up!

@GeekyGamerZack That smiley was an oversight, our website didn't have the emoticon feature until slightly after I wrote the review so it just sort of showed up! Laughing
June 12th 2016, 11:16 amStaroceancrazy
What happened to the screenshots? Surprised
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