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Arc Rise Fantasia: refreshingly familiar


Maybe it's just me. Maybe I have simply played too much Final Fantasy over the years, but it really seems as though Arc Rise Fantasia's is cribbed from Final Fantasy moments. There isn't an instant in this trailer that doesn't evoke some moment from Square Enix's powerhouse franchise.

This doesn't mean Arc Rise Fantasia doesn't have potential on its own. We've certainly enjoyed Image Epoch's work so far, and more RPGs on the Wii means more happiness. It just looks very ... familiar, and more so every time new media is released.

Anyone else hoping for a Japanese track in the English-language versions of the game? Everything just sounds so right in the footage that it's hard to imagine with less-energetic American voice actors.

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