Arc Rise Fantasia Screenshots And Character Art Is Silent

By Spencer . April 30, 2010 . 4:25pm

Alf nice to RyfiaL’Arc, the appropriately named protagonist of Arc Rise Fantasia, is destined to be a hero. But, that doesn’t mean he has to fight Feldragons alone! L’Arc has friends like Prince Alf, comic relief sidekick Niko, clueless Ryfia, and flirtatious Leslie.


Art for the main characters are below and a spartan selection of screenshots follow below.


L'arc holds Ryfia Adelle Jealous


Sub-characters: Paula and Luna.

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Playable Characters (from left to right): Niko, Serge, Ryfia, Adele, Leslie, Prince Alf, and L’Arc.

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  • puchinri

    I can’t enjoy it now that I’ve heard the dub.
    Was there a lot of kanji in the original?
    And if so, was there any furigana?

    • Aoshi00

      I’ll just go play the Jpn ver. and forget about the US release now..

      Hm.. kanji like in any regular game, nah no furigana.

      • puchinri

        And that sucks, but I guess I can make do.

    • Hraesvelgr

      After hearing the voice acting for the game, I’m seriously considering going the “undub” route. I’ll still support the game by buying, but unless they change the voice acting (highly unlikely at this point), I don’t think I’ll be playing it.

      • Guest

        Why would you support this localization by buying it?

        • Hraesvelgr

          Well, I’m of the opinion that if these smaller name titles aren’t supported, we’ll end up being stuck with stuff like Final Fantasy. I don’t mind importing every now and then, but it’s often tedious and not that cheap.

          • Tokyo Guy

            Yeah but the problem is also that by purchasing the game, it counts as a sale for the company that butchered it. All they see is money, not the motivation.

            It’s really a travesty that such a fine game has been so horribly localized for North America.

      • TyeTheCzar

        I would import it if the story didn’t sound so cliched. Seriously, are any JRPG developers besides Atlus even trying anymore? I just hope the battle system and overall gameplay make up for it.
        And Ignition… they clearly don’t care. They are an insult to localisations everywhere. Imagine what they could have done to Lunar if they got the rights to it?

        • Ren

          Actually, having played the japanese version and having read a lot of the late game spoilers, I can say it has a very interesting story, with enough character interation and development and a lot of really unexpected twists overall. And the Tales like Chat (skit) system was also a great addition. About the gameplay… the japanese version was eternally locked in widescreen, and could be quite difficult to navigate in the world map because of the bright colors in my sd televison, cities were big enough to lose yourself on them, loading times were unexistant and you could pretty much jump over text and some animations besides the ability to skip cutscenes. The battles were fun and you could easily be overpowered in the boss battles if you didn’t grind a lot or had a good strategy, but it wasn’t nintendo or SMT hard, and you’ll be really thankfull for the tatics button (like the auto in SMT) in the normal battles. The only things I didn’t like from the battle system was it’s FF3 like magic system.

          A great game overall that I didn’t finish because of the language barrier and that I hope won’t be butched in the american localization. Tough you can take my opinion with a grain of salt since I really like imageepoch.

  • Pity the art looks so nice. Would have considered this game under different circumstances.

  • shion16

    THE VOICES!!!!
    THE GO****** VOICES!!!!
    The only way i could play this game is after i cut my ears

  • idofgrahf

    This is one of those games that I wish the characters keep their trap shut and make me read instead of hear them. omg, the games english voice acting is one of the worst I’ve heard in a long time.

  • CIN

    It’s really funny how I didn’t really find those voices to be so appalling. They sound average at most but not THAT bad geeee. Ask for an option to switch them off or sth :]

  • thebanditking

    Really sucks that the voice work is so terrible and that the characters art was altered (though thats a bit of old news by now). I really like imageeepoch as a company but bad voice acting kills this for me. Im not someone who hates dubs either I actually watch most of my anime in english (though it depends on the VA’s) so I do like hearing my games in english but not when they are poorly translated or acted.

    Oh well, I guess I just continue to wait for Last Story as none of the Wii’s RPGs other then that look very good.

  • Shadow_Raskolnik

    The VA is not bad necessarily, it’s just the actors sound uninspired and bland. Not to mention the localization seems subpar all-around.

    Overall I’ll probably still buy this game, although it’s a pity that Ignition has to pretty much ruin every good game they come across due to their poor localization standards.

  • Pesmerga00

    Many years of RPG playing have made me almost immune to bad dubs. I made it through the early PS1 days, so I can make it through this. Hopefully there will be a voice toggle. If not it’s not the end of the world. Bad voice overs yelling out cheesy super moves has the strange ability to grow on me. (FEROCIOUS WIND!) The bad translation however DOES bother me.

    • epy


    • Joanna

      Yeah, I think I can endure these voice as well. But I’m still going to punish Ignition by buying this game when the price drops (25 or under). If this was their first mistake, I would be much more forgiving, but I refuse to take this BS from them.

  • Kris

    Ignition, why must you keep ruining things that look good?

  • masuto

    Please let the game have the option to turn down voice.

  • cowcow

    I’ll play the English version because I get too lost in the Japanese version anyway

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