Luminous Arc review

  • Addictive battle system
  • Oodles of weapons, magic, skills
  • No random encounters
  • Stylus-pointing hiccups
  • Endless lines of text
  • Mostly schmaltzy storyline

Unfortunately, your good time will often be tempered by a futzy command interface that doesn't always recognize your stylus input, although you can make a go at it using the directional pad. An overly clunky and confusing equipment menu didn't knock our socks off either.

Even so, with a lengthy campaign, an addictive battle system, and a cooperative multiplayer mode, Luminous Arc is the kind of title that you can lose yourself in. Of course, there's always a chance you'll accidentally smash your stylus through the touch screen when trying to position your players or tapping through endless text. After yet another well-earned victory, though, chances are that most of these problems will be forgiven.

More Info

Release date: Aug 15 2007 - DS (US)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Strategy
Published by: Atlus
Developed by: Image Epoch
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Mild Language


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