Arc the Lad 3 is arguably the best looking game of the series, as well as the longest. Dropping sprites in favour of polygonal environments, the game looks like a mix of Xenogears, Suikoden, and Breath of Fire IV. Itís very high on production values, with FMV quality thatís somewhere between Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and an absolutely wonderful soundtrack. (My favourite of the 3 games) Looking at Arc 2 and Arc 3 is like the difference between night and day.
In the end, Arc 3 feels like an updated version of Arc 2, which isnít a bad thing at all. The game follows my personal favourite lead character of the series, Alec, as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery. When he was a child, his town was burned down in flames by what has become known as ďThe Great DisasterĒ, and a Hunter (ass-kicking mercenaries of peace and justice) rescued Alec, giving him a pretty impressive sword. Ever since that day, Alecís life goal has been to become a Hunter and to find out where he came from. He shares many parallels with Lunarís Alex, although
Alec is more in control of his emotions and actions; heís your typical cool-headed, but ambitious hero. As you can probably guess, Alec does become a Hunter and the Huntersí Guild from Arc the Lad 2 makes a return. However, the jobs in Arc 3 have more variety than those in Arc 2. For one, you wonít always be fighting monsters; sometimes youíll have to complete puzzles. Just like Arc 2, itís possible to fail at a job, which earns you a smaller reward. All of this, in addition to various other abilities such as synthesizing weapons and items, make Arc 3 a completist junkieís dream come true.
Arc the Lad III focuses on bounty-hunting jobs that have the party embarking on various quests for the Hunter's Guild, some of which help further the game's storyline. The most notable addition to the combat system in this incarnation is monster cards. Captured monsters can be turned into cards, which can then be used to summon the respective creatures in future battles
3rd RPG of light and sound "Arc the Lad" series! And to improve the guild system, the story proceeds by guild work. Previous data takeover alive and well. 3 years ago, catastrophe at the expense of previous work hero Elk us to seal the ruler of darkness, life of millions of people around the world is lost beginning. Now, a new adventure by Aleksandar boy who survived this catastrophe begins!
- Third person perspective.
- 2D graphics
- Cartoon graphics
- SCI-FI, Futuristic & Medieval Fantasy themes.