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Jeanne d'Arc (PSP)

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Description

It is the 15th century, the time of the Hundred Years' War between England and France. A young French girl from the village of Domremy trying to assist her father with his daily labors discovers a mysterious object: an armlet that binds magically on her wrist. Soon the village is being attacked and finding the first sword she can, she steps forth to encounter the enemy, some humanoid beasts. Taking strength from the armlet, hearing a mysterious voice and having for assistance her close friends, she manages to defeat them and embarks on a long quest to help her countrymen and vanquish the evil forces invading France.

Jeanne d'Arc is a turn-based strategy RPG game of the Japanese variety, that fuses medieval history with fantasy and the craziness of Japanese anime. This is a well known story retold through tactical battles one after another, while game dialog along with hand drawn cutscenes twist the story into different territories from the original.

It is a story of teen friendship and dedication, remorseless war, evil magic, unavoidable death, heartache abandonment and purifying hope. Jeanne joins the army and along with 14 other companions with different skills and personalities march to face England's Henry VI's troops. With her are other armlet wielders, able to use them and transform into fearsome warriors able to strike down evil at its core. The game features a map to move through locations where the battles which push the story forward happen along with free stages that add nothing more than fun, strong items and difficult bosses.

Screenshots

Jeanne d'Arc PSP Roger attacking a shadowguard
Jeanne d'Arc PSP Gilles can hit a guy 2 squares away with his spear
Jeanne d'Arc PSP Stage cleared
Jeanne d'Arc PSP Fighting on the river bank.

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The Press Says

Game Chronicles Sep 04, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Gaming Age Aug 24, 2007 A- 91
Game Over Online Oct 15, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Kombo.com Aug 28, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamingExcellence Oct 26, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
The Review Busters 2007 8.75 out of 10 88
Extreme Gamer Sep 06, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Sep 21, 2007 B+ 83
GameSpot Aug 20, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Talk Sep 08, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Jeanne d'Arc appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #4 PSP Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PSP Action Game of the Year

Frankenfed (33) added Jeanne d'Arc (PSP) on Sep 07, 2008