In the two generations of PlayStation consoles, the Wild Arms series has been Sony Computer Entertainment’s flagship JRPG. After releasing over five games on PS1, PS2, and PSP, it shocked a lot of gamers that a follow up entry to the series was never released on the PlayStation 3. But seeing as how developer Media Vision is focused in making iOS RPGs like Chaos Rings, it will take a lot of prayers from everyone before it can happen. But then again, it would be nice at least to see Wild Arms return for one more time on the PlayStation 4.
Arc the Lad
During the golden days of the PSOne era, when Working Designs released some of the best collector’s editions on the console and made them STANDARD, we received a little compilation called Arc the Lad Collection. Inside this little black box was the first three titles in the Arc the Lad series and a little game centered around the second title’s monster arena. These games were some of the finest strategy RPGs on the entire console. There were two other Arc the Lad titles that came out on the PlayStation 2 that experimented with different role-playing styles as well. One swapped the grid system for a less restrictive circle-based movement system; the other gave up the tactical gameplay entirely to become an awkward mash up of an action RPG with an online MMORPG community. What I want to see is a return to the series’ roots: a by-the-numbers strategy RPG that doesn’t rely upon dozens of units on the field at a given time or damage reaching the trillions. Oh, and bring back those bagpipes from Twilight of the Spirits.