posted by The_Antagonist (STATESBORO, GA) Apr 16, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
Simply put Skies of Arcadia still remains my favorite RPG of all time. The content gives hours on end of game play and exploration. The character are diverse and well done.
The idea of pirates in the sky was ingenious and sets up for many possible locations, some of which borrow cultural aspects from countries today.
I played this when the Nintendo Game Cube was in it's prime and I wanted to replay it so badly that I started my Gamefly account solely to replay this gem of a game. This is probably the only was to play this game nowadays unless your lucky enough to have copy yourself or you are fortunate enough to find it in a garage sale.
As for the game itself (with no plot spoilers), the main characters are pretty much young adults with the inclusion of the fourth character which changes as the game progresses which is great because it freshens things up by changing personality and battle strategies. Combat is random encounter so it could get tedious sometimes but hardly something to lament over. Personally I think the music for this game fits it like a glove and never got old except for maybe the battle song but seriously what battle song doesn't? Probably the best reason this game is amazing is it's free roaming world. You don't have to walk a line to every objective and there are many boss battles that would be skipped if you stuck solely to the main objective. I should mention that there's two types of combat one on ground with the characters and another with your current airship. Both offer strategies unique to their scenario and this ensures combat doesn't become tedious quick.
The golden reason why this game blows my mind is the fact it was made for Sega before the Game Cube existed and it still outshines stuff I play today. Oh yeah so that means no voice acting for the main dialogue but you will still hear the characters say key phrases inside and outside of battle.
I honestly think you wont be disappointed if you got this game for your Wi