Wild Arms 3 Reviews (PlayStation 2)
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|Overall User Score (17 votes)||3.6|
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PSX Extreme (Dec 18, 2002)
All in all, Wild Arms 3 is a wallop of a game. It exudes the polish that so very RPGs have. With excellent graphics, incredible music, a well told story that is adventurous in every respect, interesting and fleshed out original characters, and solid battle system and difficulty to fit everyone's need, Wild Arms 3 has the makings of a classic game to be. It's already on this reviewer's top ten favorite RPGs of all time. Oh and did I mention there's a really kick ass animated opening with cool vocals?
Gameplay RPG (Apr, 2002)
Si l'on ne peut déceler de véritables points tuants, il est également difficile d'établir une liste de défauts. Pour un jeu qui se veut juste bien (à tous les niveaux), Wild Arms Advanced 3nd fait partie des aventures les plus gratifiantes et les plus passionnantes qui aient été pondues sur PlayStation 2. Il serait franchement dommage de se priver d'un investissement d'une aussi grande qualité !
GameSpy (Oct 31, 2002)
I play a lot of console RPGs. I play so many, in fact, that my roommate walked in on me digging through my drawers of games and asked, "What, did you buy the genre?" Of the many RPGs to come out for the PlayStation, Wild ARMs is one of the universally loved, due to its refreshing "Wild West" setting and great gameplay. With Wild ARMs 3, the series gets one hell of a facelift and expands gameplay tenfold.
GameZone (Oct 26, 2002)
Saddle your horse, partners, Wild Arms 3 is an RPG adventure fans of the genre shouldn’t miss even with its trivial imperfections. With a wonderfully crafted story, great characters and an immense world to explore, gamers will be spending hours with this one.
Game Over Online (Nov 29, 2002)
Everyone basically knows the standard formula for an RPG, primarily because true innovation seems to be both hard and disruptive to the genre. So what’s typically found in many of these titles are an evil unleashed upon the land, wreaking havoc and terror and destroying the peace and tranquility of the people. Inevitably, a group of heroes sets out in search of the disturbance, killing hordes of monsters, collecting tons of dough and gaining lots of experience and abilities before discovering the source of the trouble. Well, in 1997, Sony attempted to turn this formulaic plot upside down by releasing Wild Arms, an RPG that blended these prescribed elements with the untamed harshness of the Wild West.
games xtreme (Mar 30, 2003)
In all the game is well done, though to get anything out of the game, you will have to put a substantial amount of time in. The game is less exciting than the Final Fantasy games and is comparable to the Super Nintendo RPG games. The game does feel basic throughout and lacks serious customization, the battle system could have done a hell of a lot more. The game is very pleasing to the eye and should provide plenty of entertainment to RPG fans. I wouldn’t recommend this game as a rental because you probably wouldn’t see all the game has to offer in such a short period.
Games TM (Feb, 2003)
It's clear from the of that Wild Arms 3 is certainly up there as one of the better RPG games available on the PS2 today, even if it's not entirely devoid of faults. For once, adventure fans have a reason to stop holding their breath for the next big Square thing and look to the present instead.
Gamezine (Jun 15, 2003)
En conclusion, même si ce n’est pas le meilleur RPG que j’ai pu voir, Wilds Arms 3 se place facilement en deuxième position dans le peloton Playstation 2. Moins gnangnan que FFX, moins complexe que Suikoden III, ce jeu semble avoir tous les atouts pour conquérir le cœur des novices comme celui des experts, un achat indispensable si vous avez 60€ en poche.
GamePro (US) (Oct 14, 2002)
Wild Arms 3 continues the strong lineage of storytelling in this follow-up to Sony’s respected role-playing game series. A solid mix of visual flair, musical excellence, and story-driven gameplay makes this adventure a worthy and long-awaited follow-up to Sony’s notable role-playing series.
Gamesmania.de (Mar 25, 2003)
Das bizarre Szenario macht Laune, die wirr-verrückte Story meist auch. Die langweiligen Zufallskämpfe und lästige Designsünden verhindern höhere Spielspaßwerte. Für Genre-Fans aber auf jeden Fall einen Blick wert, für Fans der Serie sowieso.
IGN (Oct 16, 2002)
Wild Arms 3 is clearly the child of its parents. You may perhaps interpret that as you will. After all, the only time the series has not stood in the shadow of better games is when it was very first released, before Final Fantasy VII reshaped the North American RPG market. Ever since, it has played something of a second fiddle, to FFVII, then Chrono Cross, and now the current crop of PS2 RPGs.
4Players.de (Mar 01, 2003)
Wild Arms 3 ist mit Sicherheit kein schlechtes Rollenspiel, aber irgendwie mangelt es dem fernöstlichen Wild-West-Abenteuer vielerorts an Spannung und Überzeugungskraft. Die aufgesetzt wirkende SciFi-Story will einen einfach nicht fesseln, die Protagonisten sind weitestgehend platt und konturlos, deren Dialoge wiederum meist seicht und uninteressant und der Spielverlauf ist so linear wie der Papst katholisch. Dennoch bietet es Genrefans dank ansprechender Puzzles und bewährtem Gameplay angemessene Unterhaltung - zumindest wenn man über solide Englisch-Kenntnisse verfügt, keine Aversion gegen Zeichentrickhelden hat und ein 60Hz-taugliches Fernsehgerät besitzt, um augenfeindliches Interlace-Flimmern und lästige PAL-Balken zu bekämpfen.
RPG Kingdom (Dec 12, 2003)
En effet, le démarrage un peu longuet du jeu, couplé au fait qu'il soit entièrement non-traduit, pourra rebuter les moins accros d'entre vous. Néanmoins, si vous avez une trentaine d'heures de libres devant vous, et si vous désirez goûter à un jeu graphiquement original, oscillant entre manga et Western, et disposant d'un système de jeu particulièrement riche, vous vous devez de vous le procurer.
Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 03, 2003)
Wild Arms 3 ne possède certes pas l'envergure d'un FFX, mais son univers atypique, ses personnages charismatiques, sa réalisation novatrice et son système de jeu très riche en font un titre qui devrait ravir les inconditionnels de RPG. Le grand public aura sans doute du mal à faire l'impasse sur la barrière de la langue et les quelques temps morts qui handicapent cette aventure.
Game Revolution (Oct, 2002)
Wild Arms 3 plays much more like the first Wild Arms than the less spectacular second entry. Things have definitely improved and the dramatic graphics will certainly capture your eye, but when it comes right down to it, this game embraces more classic gameplay devices than it probably should. Still, it's a solid effort and is worth a look, pilgrim.
GameSpot (Oct 23, 2002)
You could probably imagine a world with too many Western-themed games for its own good. But that's not a world we live in at the moment. Games about gunslingers trying to stay alive in the Wild West just aren't common, and stuff like six-shooters and cowboy hats isn't nearly as popular in gaming as stuff like swords and helmets. This is understandable, seeing as odds are good that your dad is much more likely to be a fan of Clint Eastwood movies than you are. Nonetheless, there's definitely room for a good Western game every now and then, and Wild Arms 3, the latest in what's now a long-running series of role-playing games, definitely fits that bill.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Apr 08, 2003)
Wild Arms 3 isn't for everyone by any means. If you don't like Japanese RPGs in general, you probably don't even want to look here; and if you're a fan of recent Final Fantasies but find older Japanese RPGs too slow-moving and all alike, look elsewhere (possibly at Shadow Hearts). However, if you're prepared to overlook quite a few flaws, Wild Arms 3 is a charming and entertaining Japanese RPG which adheres to the conventions of the genre far too much for its own good, but will still provide many, many hours of entertainment.
Legendra (Jul 03, 2003)
Voilà, finalement, Wild Arms 3 est un bon RPG manquant peut-être un petit peu de charme et de séquence scénarisée, avec un bon gameplay, hélas, un peu austère mais une ambiance originale. C'est marrant, ce jeu ne possède pas de défauts super importants, mais il n'a pas réussit à me convaincre totalement, je pense tout simplement que ça n'a pas fait "tilt".
GameCola.net (Jan, 2009)
Basically, if you like a lot of Zelda and Lufia puzzles and have 60 hours that you're just going to waste lying in bed trying to find a reason to get up like I'm doing about 30 years too early, then go ahead and play it. Keep an FAQ and a map nearby so you actually have a chance of completing the game.
Snackbar-Games.com (Jan 03, 2003)
In conclusion I'd say that it might be worth giving this one a rent. Someone with more patience than me may find it more enjoyable. I'd like to give SCEA props for trying new stuff and I think they have created an excellent foundation for other games to build on. This is the first time that I've been semi-interested in an RPG in quite some time. The fact that WA3 was a "western-style" RPG was pretty cool as well. It did peak my interest in other RPGs though and Pickle has convinced me to give Final Fantasy VII a shot. So maybe this game is a good beginner RPG to get people interested in the genre.