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Wild Arms 4 (PlayStation 2)

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Description

You play as a young teenager named Jude Maverick. You live in a quiet village that floats high above the ground, unaware of the world that lies beneath it. But one day, your world is shattered to pieces, and you descend onto the earth to face the terrible reality: the world of Filgaia was devastated by wars. A few settlements amidst rusty tanks is all that is left of civilization. The democratically elected government has some plans for improving the conditions of the world, but as you meet a young girl whom they used as a tool for their purpose, you realize you must find a better plan to save her, and the world, from complete destruction.

The fourth installment of the Wild Arms series abandons its traditional Wild West theme and is set in a post-apocalyptic world. The gameplay system introduces hex-based battles. Battle screens are divided into seven hexes, each one of which can hold several party members or foes. You navigate your characters on the battle field, trying to force the enemy into an uncomfortable position. There is also a variety of skills you can learn and apply in battles to get benefits. As in previous Wild Arms games, the dungeons contain many environmental puzzles to solve.

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Wild Arms 4 PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Wild Arms 4 PlayStation 2 This calls for a forced sneak mission.
Wild Arms 4 PlayStation 2 That doesn't do his reputation as a Drifter much good.
Wild Arms 4 PlayStation 2 Something's afoot.

Alternate Titles

  • "荒野兵器4" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Wild Arms: The 4th Detonator" -- Japanese title
  • "ワイルドアームズザフォースデトネイター" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

PSX Extreme Feb 26, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Jan 27, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN Jan 12, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot Jan 10, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 22, 2007 15 out of 20 75
VicioJuegos.com May 27, 2008 74 out of 100 74
Legendra Feb 26, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Jan 18, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Pro-G Nov 20, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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אולג 小奥 (169544) added Wild Arms 4 (PlayStation 2) on Mar 03, 2006