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Wild Arms 3 (PS2)

Wild Arms 3 (PS2)
alaScore 89

42 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) the Wild Arms 3 (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

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Wild ARMs 5 (PlayStation 2)

 

Butter my butt and call me a biscuit," says a character in XSEED's new Wild ARMs 5. Well, calling him a character is a bit of a stretch--he's really one of the immobile town dwellers you see in every RPG who delivers a single line and nothing else, the...

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Wild Arms 3 (PlayStation 2)

 

You could probably imagine a world with too many Western-themed games for its own good. But that's not a world we live in at the moment. Games about gunslingers trying to stay alive in the Wild West just aren't common, and stuff like six-shooters and...

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Wild ARMs 5

 

I've always been a big fan of the Wild ARMs series. I picked the original Wild ARMs up on a whim way back at launch in early 1997, looking for an RPG to pass the time with until the arrival of the juggernaut that was Final Fantasy VII. Although I...

The hex battle system adds plenty of strategy to combat, and it’s been improved since the last installment ; There’s a lot of replay value here, with a long adventure, a number of side quests and the ever challenging puzzle boxes returning ; The...

Dean repeats the same few phrases over and over again while searching or climbing over obstacles, which gets very annoying very quickly ; The graphics are fairly average for a PS2 title ; Enemy A.I. is alternately stupid and just plain baffling

Wild ARMs 5 takes the series back to its roots in many ways, but also retains some of the best innovations from later titles in the series. While it still has a few problems that prevent it from being a top-tier RPG on the PS2, it's definitely a...

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Wild Arms 5

 

Wild ARMs, as a series, began as one of the first RPGs Sony itself produced for its young PlayStation platform. Sporting a mixture of wild west and fantasy influences, it marked a slightly different take on the RPG formula popular at the time. A sequel...

Another solid storytelling experience, despite stretching credulity past the breaking point along the way ; The graphics are a step up from previous chapters ; The new grid-based spin on the battle system is a whiff of new perfume on a familiar face

The sense that the series is telling the same tale over and over again is definitely weighing it down ; The graphics still aren’t as sharp as other top PS2 RPGs

Wild ARMs 5 will stir nostalgia in fans for the longtime franchise, but also kind of make you hope when it comes back on the PS3 it goes through with the plastic surgery.

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Wild ARMs 5

 

A giant robotic arm; a golem arm, falls from the sky and crashes into a cave. Inside, you find the arm, and the hand opens up to reveal a silver-haired girl clutching a pair of special ARMs. She has a bad case of amnesia, and can only remember her...

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Wild ARMs 5

 

If you are a fan of this series, be sure to pick up the special anniversary edition while it lasts. Wild ARMs 5 is a relatively solid RPG and it is only $40 (cheap compared to the initial price for the newer console games). For others that relish...

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Wild Wild West

 

Wild ARMs 5 is the best game in the series since the first one, and arguably one of the best RPGs on the PS2.

Status effects are still relegated to the hexes themselves instead of characters, so curing an effect is as easy as moving out of the hex to a clean one -- though of course if your characters get boxed in they'll be stuck, but even here the Jump...

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Wild Arms 5

 

A not-so-Wild West adventure, Wild Arms 5 is passable entertainment for a Sunday afternoon.

A simple, easy and undemanding RPG with unexpected moments of hilarity

Brain-dead enemy AI; clunky battle program; stilted storyline

Characters talk a lot. Which is a shame, because what they say is usually some form of a grunt combined with a "yeah" or a "come on!" and the music these exclamations cover up is actually one of the better parts of the game. As they run through their...

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Wild Arms 5

 

Despite being fairly popular among RPG fans, the Wild Arms series has seen its share of high points and low points. After passing on the series after the third game performed poorly at retail, Sony let other publishers take the reigns. Publisher...

Despite its minor flaws and extremely easy difficulty, Wild Arms 5 is still a great RPG that fans will be sure to appreciate. Although slightly more lighthearted in nature than some of the more recent titles on the market, the story is still a well...

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Wild Arms 5

 

An unusual setting and a great RPG make one (more) last hurrah for the PS2

Wearing a cowboy hat and having mana ; Bunches of boss fights ; Hex combat

The Western theme isn't consistent ; Too many pointless cut-scenes ; Cliche plot. Silly plot

Product Specifications

12,000 years ago, the world of Filgaia was immersed in technology beyond anything in the present day. For unknown reasons this technology was abandoned, leaving the human race to live in a comparatively primitive state. All that remained were scattered mechanical parts and remnants of legendary golems - huge devices built to serve mankind. While the use of technology was mostly out of reach, there were some who researched the ancient devices, seeking to enrich their lives on this desolate world. The situation changed about a hundred years ago when a race known as the Veruni arrived on this world. Similar in appearance to humans, the Veruni's superior physical attributes and advanced technology allowed them to quickly establish dominance over mankind. The human race was relegated to second-class status, with many forced to perform hard labor to survive. Fast-forward to the present day. In a small town called Capo Bronco on the outskirts of Filgaia, two youths, Dean Stark and Rebecca Streisand, witness an unbelievable event - the giant arm of a golem falling from the sky. Their disbelief grows when they discover within the clenched fist of the golem's hand a girl with little recollection of her past other than her name - "Avril". This chance encounter inspires Dean and Rebecca to travel with Avril across the wastelands of Filgaia to help her regain her lost memories. Little do they know their journey will decide the fate of all mankind...

Game

Context:Fantasy
Elements:Role playing game (RPG) - console-style RPG
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:1
PEGI Content Descriptors:Bad language / Violence
PEGI Rating:12+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren gem

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:XSEED Games
Model:5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Wild ARMs

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 2
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - role playing game (RPG)
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