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SCE takes the Arc the Lad series away from its roots and into an Online-playable action-adventure game. Players become a hunter who must travel the world and take on jobs, usually revolving around taking out enemies in real time using magic and special abilities. Collect cards from battle and events and equip them to gain new skills, all the while following an RPG-like storyline. You view the action from overhead, with a camera zooming in and out depending on the intensity of the action and occasionally switching to other angles for dramatic effect. You attack enemies in real time, tapping X once for a simple attack and repeatedly for a combo. You can also guard against attack, dash at an enemy, and press a button to run about the play field faster. The game places heavy emphasis on magic use, with the magic meter recovering automatically and quickly following each spell.


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Arc the Lad: End of Darkness Concept Art
Arc the Lad: End of Darkness Screenshot
Arc the Lad: End of Darkness Screenshot
Arc the Lad: End of Darkness Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "妖精战士:黑暗的终结" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Arc the Lad: Generation" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews Jul, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Jun 14, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
IGN Jun 15, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Next Level Gaming Jun 29, 2005 61 out of 100 61 Aug 08, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Cheat Code Central 2005 3 out of 5 60
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Game industry News (GiN) 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GamersMark Jun 30, 2005 4.7 out of 10 47
UOL Jogos Jul 20, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Matthew Upson (63) added Arc the Lad: End of Darkness (PlayStation 2) on Dec 20, 2004