Of the many PS2 JRPGs, I'd rate Wild Arms 4 still pretty decent.

Of the many PS2 JRPGs, I'd rate Wild Arms 4 still pretty decent.
I like the grid based combat and how there's a focus on debuffing, good positioning, and making use of elemental tiles.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty fun tbh. That ending however is rather amusing. I think everyone other than Yulie got what could be considered a bad end.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I think everyone other than Yulie got what could be considered a bad end.
      Arnaud and Raquel got to live the rest of their lives out with dignity, have a brief loving marriage and a child. There's nothing bad about it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon, Raquel died. Granted Arnaud looks to be a loving father, that can't be considered really "good".

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Raquel died within a few years, Arnaud lost his wife and his business is failing while he has to take care of his daughter without her mother.

        I believe Raquel and Arnaud's whole goal at the end was to find a way to save Raquel which they failed to do.

        Jude was so broken he swore off civilization and went off-grid or something like that if I remember right.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he swore off civilization
          Actually a happy ending for some.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I like the grid based combat and how there's a focus on debuffing, good positioning, and making use of elemental tiles.
    A bit rough around the edges because you can only attack or move on a HEX. Raquel who can do both makes her really great, and include her broken weapon, she can basically one shot anyone until you hit the superboss.
    I like the improvements 5 made over from 4 like everyone can do what Raquel can do now and not being limited to a hexagonal shaped battlefield. Small stuff but the end of battle HEX treasure you can get is quite random on 4. Thank god 5 made a badge that allows you to alert you when a treasure is beneath a HEX so you can stay there and safely get them once a battle ends. The bonus dungeon in 5 have some good equipments you can get there hidden within HEX.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm saving 5 until I beat 4. I know it's a big improvement so i don't wanna work backwards. Honestly though I'm beginning to think there isn't a bad numbered one. Even the worst I'd still say it's a 3/5

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm saving 5 until I beat 4.
        You do that. There are some fanservice in 5 that you'll appreciate if you played the previous entries.
        The best one is an NG+ though. Its a Knight Blazer costume for the MC and it also changes the battle theme too.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is 3 the best on the PS2?
    I recently played 1 and 2, will definitely play the rest whenever I get my PS2 hooked up.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Adults are BAD and STUPID!
    >War is BAD and STUPID!
    >We'll be the new generation to forge a path for a brighter tomorrow without war and suffering!
    Somehow managed to outdo KH's awfully cliche writing for babies. Makes me embarrassed to be a JRPGgay sometimes.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The further WA leaned into the western aspect the worse the games became. Being a foreign element in a normal fantasy world is what made the western stuff stick out and remain memorable, when everything is a bleak desert and everyone has infinite ammo ARMs it's just boring.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      WA is one of those games that took the "our tech past was greater than what we got now, but ultimately will frick us in the end" to a more reasonable conclusion than any other JRPG or RPG has done so far.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wasn't it all the Elws fault?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, the Elws were fighting back against invaders. The Metal Demons were offshoots of a race that lost control of them. Implied to be the ones that showed up on Filgaia in 5.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            Didn't WA3 reveal the metal demons were the remaining humans that were still on the heavily polluted Earth and had to rebuild themselves into cyborgs to survive?

            Yes, sorry, forgot about that. Also, did anyone notice the folks that showed up in 5 are humans just a bit bigger than the humans on Filgaia?

            Are these games even really connected? E.g. Asgard keeps getting dumber and dumber (only played 1-3), like they forgot the ending and just dragged up its corpse to mangle it.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not really. They all claim to take place on Filgaia but it's almost like each one is a different universe.

              3 might come a few centuries after 1 possibly. A lot of the names are the same but the world is totally different.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, the Elws were fighting back against invaders. The Metal Demons were offshoots of a race that lost control of them. Implied to be the ones that showed up on Filgaia in 5.

          Didn't WA3 reveal the metal demons were the remaining humans that were still on the heavily polluted Earth and had to rebuild themselves into cyborgs to survive?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, sorry, forgot about that. Also, did anyone notice the folks that showed up in 5 are humans just a bit bigger than the humans on Filgaia?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    found my netx game

    i enjoyed the first one so i expect a good experience

    thanks vr!

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Decent game overall, bit it's still the worst of mainline Wild Arms.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I ended up dropping the series at 3. The story and characters felt distinctly inferior to the first two games, but the final straw was probably the sheer fricking number of gimmick bosses. Do future entries return to the roots or is it all downhill from here?

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