When I got my PS3 I was very excited to check out Enchanted Arms as it was one of the few RPG games out right now. I rented it from here after receiving good reviews from the friendly guys at GameStop. They said it was good for hardcore RPGers, so I figured that I would love it. I was pretty wrong.
The Pros: The opening cinematic was great. It gave me goosebumps and I was very excited to play through it. The music in the beginning was also enticing. For it being an opening game, the graphics are decent.
The Cons: The voice acting. I thought it was horrible. The voice actors didn't give the impression that they were really trying to BE the characters. It did sound like they were just reading from a script. Not to mention blonde-haired guy's voice was incredibly annoying.
I wasn't too keen on the battle system either. While many people like a system where you need to move on a grid, I prefer games that either have an ATB gauge or is real time fighting.
The biggest thing that was a turn off for me was that when the characters spoke to each other, you got a default screen with the characters switching back and forth between positions as they spoke. It really takes away from the game, I think, because it makes it seem like you're watching more dialog than playing the game. I prefer having the character run up to NPCs or allies with a dialog boxes appearing.
All in all, the graphics for the game are nice and the music is beautiful at times, but I think that the overall design of the game makes it rather boring. I couldn't play it more than five minutes and I hadn't even gotten into the main plot yet which was disappointing.
I love RPGs with a passion. They're my favorite Genre of gaming, but this to me, is a disgrace to all RPG games. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a lot of people will love this game, and hey, more power to you, but I certainly wouldn't recommend this to a friend to play. Rent it before you buy it. You'll save yourself fifty bucks.
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I rent those Enchanted Arms. B/c I love RPG games. However I read all of user Reviews. I aware most of you hear their voice are no good. Tell you I'm Deaf First time I played the beginning of Games. It's thrill mini movies about Queen of Ice. I look focus their Subtitle and their character storyline. I am glad to not hear their voice. Their storyline are great, Sense of Humor in that games. It's similar to Final Fantasy X,X-2,XI and XII. Please don't expect their voice. Look into Subtitle as you read the book. I'm sure you like those storyline. And of course you make your choose option to answer during storyline. Some them are different storyline. If it bother you from their voice put earplug in you ear! Don't miss good music as I read them they like music don't miss it. I bet you that you won't disappoint this one. Give a try to play this games instead to listen their voice. My rating is 10. Their best graphic artwork, Battle System challenge. Rent it and Enjoy it!