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Wild Arms 5 Description
Reviews By S. Rhodes : Date September 1, 2007
You’ve got to hand it to the Wild Arms series. They definitely do things differently than several RPGs. If you’re looking for an RPG that’s just all around different then Wild Arms 5 is actually a treat. It doesn’t reach as high as it could, though, but at least it does reach higher than most RPGs would dare to reach, and does a lot of things quite differently and out of tradition for RPGs.
Wild Arms 5 has a fairly simple story. Dean is a guy who loves exploring ruins. He’s a Golem-Hunter, but he’s tired of being cooped up in his town. When adventuring with his friend Rebecca, an arm suddenly falls from the sky. Clasped inside the arm is a girl named Avril. She only mentions something from the past but Dean has no clue what it means. Despite that he decides to investigate anyway. And in true RPG fashion, no one stops him. It’s a simple story, but it has its own charm.
There’s not a lot of character development going on in the storyline, though. For the most part, you like the characters, but you really wish you could learn more about them. This has usually been the case with all the Wild Arms games. It’s no different here. Most of the dialog is good at least. However, despite the games well written dialog, its attempt at humor don’t always succeed, and in some spots it hurts the dialog. In spite of all that, the game is fun.
Reviews By Jason Logan : Date October 1, 2007
Wild ARMs 5 is a good game and a whole lot of fun. It’s not particularly original, but it takes some of the best elements from each game in its series and blends them together into a quality offering that should appeal to those who’ve long been a fan. For those who haven’t, the fifth game is almost certainly their best bet for an introduction into the world of Filgaia. There’s still a lot of room for improvement with this series, but after a few disappointing entries, it’s refreshing to have one that gets things so much more right overall.
Reviews By Ian Carlson : Date March 24, 2008
The story within Wild ARMs 5 borderlines on the last good story from the Wild ARMs series back when Wild ARMs 2 was released. This story involves a lot of things, comedy, drama and tragic events. The combat system is taken from Wild ARMs 4, which I didn’t really care for since I mainly play JRPGs. The graphics are pretty good–similar to Wild ARMs 4 though yet faster–and the world map makes its comeback in this game.
If you want to get into Wild ARMs series, this one is a good start (if you play it all the way through.