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How is Arc the Lad Collection (PS1) ?


#1 Kain Vincent   Monarch of Games CAGiversary!   1781 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Kain Vincent

Posted 27 August 2005 - 01:20 AM

I never played Arc the Lad Collection for PS1 and I was wondering if it's a fun game. I checked reviews and those looked good. However, I would rather have the opinions of fellow CAGs who played the game for fun.

I saw a used copy at my local Gamestop for $29.99, and the case looked to be in great shape. I doubt it has the manual or any cool extras. Is it worth it?

#2 Epic Wolf   Banned Banned   2529 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2005 - 01:30 AM

Christ I just saw this one sealed on somebody's TL for $50 but this guy has it 2 :
http://www.cheapassg...ight=collection

#3 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18241 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

zionoverfire

Posted 27 August 2005 - 01:44 AM

It really depends on how much you like strat. RPGs, if you liked FF tactics a lot I'd suggest trying it out.

#4 Reality's Fringe   Goes sex for pussy CAGiversary!   7112 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Reality's Fringe

Posted 27 August 2005 - 02:26 AM

I hear it's good, but I can't say for sure. I got one at TRU a while abck and it still hasn't been opened.

#5 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29325 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2005 - 02:34 AM

Christ I just saw this one sealed on somebody's TL for $50 but this guy has it 2 :
http://www.cheapassg...ight=collection


that person mostly wants a Lunar 2 complete for it. i doubt they ever get it since i seen Sealed arc the lad collections go for 50 on ebay and complete mint lunars are close to 80+


i got one for 50 bucks (still sealed) and i was able to trade for one here for a game i got at the gamecrazy 5 buck sale... Its an okay game but it gets very boring after awhile . I played it for like 10 hours before i got sick of it.

if its complete i say buy it for 30. If its disc only and you want everything wait a while and im sure you will find a new one on ebay for around 50

#6 Kain Vincent   Monarch of Games CAGiversary!   1781 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Kain Vincent

Posted 27 August 2005 - 02:37 AM

that person mostly wants a Lunar 2 complete for it. i doubt they ever get it since i seen Sealed arc the lad collections go for 50 on ebay and complete mint lunars are close to 80+


i got one for 50 bucks (still sealed) and i was able to trade for one here for a game i got at the gamecrazy 5 buck sale... Its an okay game but it gets very boring after awhile . I played it for like 10 hours before i got sick of it.

if its complete i say buy it for 30. If its disc only and you want everything wait a while and im sure you will find a new one on ebay for around 50


It had the jewel case, but I have yet to see the discs. Since the manual is hardbound, I doubt they have it.

Wow, my 1000th post! :bouncy:

#7 Skylander7   Accidental Engineer/Beer Snob CAGiversary!   2214 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Skylander7

Posted 27 August 2005 - 02:45 AM

It's ok, I loved it for a while when it came out, but got exhausted with at near the end of part 2. I kind of want to sell mine, but at the same time keep holding out like I'm going to finish it one day. I will say that it had a pretty decent storyline. If you like RPG's for story and aren't so hung on graphics, I'd say give it a whirl

#8 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18241 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

zionoverfire

Posted 27 August 2005 - 03:25 AM

It had the jewel case, but I have yet to see the discs. Since the manual is hardbound, I doubt they have it.

Wow, my 1000th post! :bouncy:


You might just want to PM hotshiet, I think he had a complete one for sale, might as well get all the little goodies so if you ever try to sell or trade it collectors will be interested.

#9 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   29325 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2005 - 03:49 PM

also you might want to ask. I got a complete one at gamestop last month for 29.99 all the goodies was behind the shelf

#10 Epic Wolf   Banned Banned   2529 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2005 - 03:53 PM

Slide where's your TL... I still want that Tactic's Ogre ;)

#11 SeriousMite   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   12 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

SeriousMite

Posted 27 August 2005 - 04:04 PM

I thought it was awful. It's one of those strategy RPG's that's so simplistic, it doesn't require any strategy whatsoever. And the storyline is just a jumbled mess of RPG cliches.

#12 Kain Vincent   Monarch of Games CAGiversary!   1781 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Kain Vincent

Posted 27 August 2005 - 05:15 PM

also you might want to ask. I got a complete one at gamestop last month for 29.99 all the goodies was behind the shelf


I'll check into this one. Thanks slidecage.

#13 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12782 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2005 - 09:40 PM

I have it and beat all three games. Arc 1 was very short (12 - 20 hours) but helps set up the story.

Arc 2 plays more like an RPG with stratagy element. You can physically walk round towns instead of "point and click." Many people consider this one the best in the series, plus many returning characters makes the story very cool. This one takes bout 60 - 70 hous to beat.

Arc 3 was may personal favorite. It's plays like Arc the but the looks of the characters arn't super-deformed. Cool chracters and several cameos from previous games. It feels like it plays better to me. Not so much side story stuff to distact me, like Arc 2 had.

Plus tons of etra stuff like the Monster Battle Arena game and Making of Arc. Plus little cheap toy.

#14 kimsh0t   Banned Banned   1353 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 August 2005 - 04:13 PM

its a good game.

#15 dtcarson   No cute in-joke here. CAGiversary!   3405 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

dtcarson

Posted 29 August 2005 - 05:43 PM

If you like the tactics games, and don't mind some obviously dated graphics, it's a pretty good set. The characters do have personality, and they are varied, although I generally used the same set of characters, and didn't really get too deep in the 'monster collecting' thing. They're not the most challenging of games, but they are pretty fun. I got stuck/quit near the ending of Arc 2, now that I've brought my PS1 mem card down to the PS2, I should bring Arc down and try to finish it.