History VideoGame / ArcTheLad

16th Apr '18 1:53:48 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BadassGrandpa: Gogen in the first trilogy, Camellia is a [[NeverMessWithGranny badass grandma]] in ''Arc'' 4.
30th Mar '18 7:45:41 PM lalalei2001
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* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredIndividual: Arc's blessing from the Guardians and his companions' special powers make them a match for monsters that decimate normal armies.



* SolemnEndingTheme: The second episode credit music: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_kQtYux_9s To Tomorrow]].

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* SolemnEndingTheme: The second episode ''Arc II'''s credit music: music, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_kQtYux_9s To Tomorrow]].



* SpritePolygonMix: ''Arc'' 3.

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* SpritePolygonMix: ''Arc'' 3.''Arc III''.


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* SuperEmpowering: Arc's blessing from the Guardians and his companions' special powers make them a match for monsters that decimate normal armies.
30th Mar '18 7:28:29 PM lalalei2001
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* DarkerAndEdgier
* DarkMessiah: Arc. He's a genuine MessianicArchetype, but he has very little concern for collateral damage when fighting against the forces of Romalia and the Dark One. [[IDidWhatIHadToDo If civilians are killed when he blows up an enemy facility]], that's one thing he ''won't'' angst about.
** In Arc's defense, Romalia intentionally puts their doomsday devices in the middle of population centers, specifically to discredit their enemies. Civilian casualties are inevitable when fighting them.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Many exemples.

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* DarkerAndEdgier
DarkerAndEdgier: ''Arc II'' is much more cynical than ''Arc I''.
* DarkMessiah: Arc. He's a genuine MessianicArchetype, but he has very little concern for collateral damage when fighting against the forces of Romalia and the Dark One. [[IDidWhatIHadToDo If civilians are killed when he blows up an enemy facility]], that's one thing he ''won't'' angst about.
** In Arc's defense,
about. Romalia intentionally puts their doomsday devices in the middle of population centers, specifically to discredit their enemies. Civilian casualties are inevitable when fighting them.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Many exemples.examples.



* EnemyWithout / {{Doppelganger}}: [[spoiler: The {{Final Boss}}es of the first game are the dark selves of Arc and company, given as a test by the Ark to see if they are worthy of saving the world. The final battle itself takes place in an AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield.]]

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* EnemyWithout / {{Doppelganger}}: EnemyWithout: [[spoiler: The {{Final Boss}}es of the first game are the dark selves of Arc and company, given as a test by the Ark to see if they are worthy of saving the world. The final battle itself takes place in an AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield.]]



* FantasticRacism: People from Holn are distrusted by the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture game's expy of Switzerland]] because of their ability to communicate with monsters. In ''Twilight of the Spirits'', Humans and Deimos are locked into a cold war that is pretty close to heating up. Deimos are intelligent humanoid monsters... and also [[spoiler: technically fully human: they can have children with humans and were created by altering the genetic material of humans gifted with spiritual powers.]]

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* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredIndividual: Arc's blessing from the Guardians and his companions' special powers make them a match for monsters that decimate normal armies.
* FantasticRacism: People from Holn are distrusted by the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture game's expy of Switzerland]] because of their ability to communicate with monsters. In ''Twilight of the Spirits'', Humans and Deimos are locked into a cold war that is pretty close to heating up. Deimos are intelligent humanoid monsters... and also [[spoiler: technically fully human: they can have children with humans and were created by altering the genetic material of humans gifted with spiritual powers.]] ]]
28th Jan '18 1:11:20 PM Discar
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** First scene of ''Arc'' 2: Elc's people get wiped out by [[TheKingdom Seirya's]] military.

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** First scene of ''Arc'' 2: Elc's people get wiped out by [[TheKingdom Seirya's]] Seirya's military.
31st Oct '17 12:51:48 PM Ramidel
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* ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge: The setting's relatively modern, but there sure are a lot of swordfighting heroes.
14th May '17 5:35:35 AM Ramidel
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* DefectorFromDecadence: Many exemples: not ''all'' Romalians are happy about the way their country is [[TheEmpire behaving]] and form a resistance movement of their own; Choko may be [[spoiler: a monster created to KillAllHumans]], this does not stop her from becoming [[strike: one of]] the greatest assets of the forces of good, and while Darc's companions may be composed of Deimos and monsters who hate or at least despise ordinary humans, [[spoiler: they still choose to side with them against the [[BigBad Dark One]].]]

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Many exemples: not exemples.
** Not
''all'' Romalians are happy about the way their country is [[TheEmpire behaving]] behaving]], and some form a resistance movement of their own; own.
**
Choko may be [[spoiler: a monster created to KillAllHumans]], this does not stop her from becoming [[strike: one of]] the greatest assets of the forces of good, and while Darc's most powerful defender that humanity has.
**Darc's
companions may be are composed of Deimos and monsters who hate or at least despise ordinary humans, but [[spoiler: they still choose to side with them against the [[BigBad Dark One]].]]



* PersonOfMassDestruction: Choko, as well as [[spoiler:the BigBad: he was an ordinary human at the very beginning, before becoming an EldritchAbomination able to end all life on the world by his mere presence]].
** Arc, Elc, and Gogen also qualify.

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* PersonOfMassDestruction: Choko, as well as [[spoiler:the BigBad: he was an ordinary human at PersonOfMassDestruction:
** Choko is capable of going toe-to-toe with
the very beginning, before becoming an Dark One, a monstrous EldritchAbomination able to end capable of annihilating all life on the world by his mere presence]].
planet, and coming out on top.
** Arc, Elc, and Gogen also qualify. Arc and Gogen's spirit magic, and Elc's [[PlayingWithFire Pyrenian magic]], are army-class threats.
** [[spoiler: The BigBad himself was originally an ordinary human before turning into The Dark One.]]
21st Feb '17 1:49:12 PM lalalei2001
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The ''Arc the Lad'' a strategy RPG series developed by Creator/WorkingDesigns, and Creator/{{Sony}}'s answer to ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' and ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''.

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The ''Arc the Lad'' is a strategy RPG series developed by Creator/WorkingDesigns, and Creator/{{Sony}}'s answer to ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' and ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''.
2nd Feb '17 1:05:56 AM justanid
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1st Feb '17 7:25:57 PM justanid
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The ''Arc the Lad'' series is Sony's answer to ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' and ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''. Its first game launched with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation in 1995. WorkingDesigns released a compilation of the first three games and a bonus arena-battling bonus disc in 2002. The last game in the series, ''End of Darkness'', was released in 2004 (2005 in the United States via Namco) and was an online-enabled action RPG rather than a strategy game.

The original Arc the Lad was a fun, albeit short T-RPG, which followed the adventures of a young lad called Arc Ricolne and his [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits six traveling companions]].

''Arc'' II, its direct sequel, follows the adventures of Elc, a bounty hunter who is the last survivor of a nation of [[ElementalPowers fire users]] slaughtered by Seirya, the country Arc hails from. Being longer, more complex, and infinitely DarkerAndEdgier than the previous episode, ''Arc'' 2 [[TrueArtIsAngsty has been lauded as the supreme game in the series]] and a legitimate contender for the title of "Game with the most {{Player Punch}}es thrown."

Two of the three other sequels (''Arc'' 3, which takes place a few decades after the end of ''Arc 2'' , and ''Arc 4: Twilight of the Spirits'', which takes place a thousand years after the original trilogy and [[VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits has its own page]]) are usually considered inferior but still-decent games, while most of the negative criticism directed towards the series falls upon ''End of Darkness''.

While the games were never released outside of Japan at first, Working Designs made a box set of the first three games along with ''Arc Arena'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. It's quite pricey nowadays, but the fourth and fifth games ''did'' see standalone releases on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Only a WonderSwan Color game, ''Arc the Lad: Resurrection of the Machine God'', [[NoExportForYou never saw a release outside Japan]]. A 26 episode anime ran from 1998-1999, based on ''Arc the Lad'' and ''Arc the Lad II'', animated by BeeTrain and directed by Itsuro Kawasaki.

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The ''Arc the Lad'' a strategy RPG series is Sony's developed by Creator/WorkingDesigns, and Creator/{{Sony}}'s answer to ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' and ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''. Its first game launched with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation in 1995. WorkingDesigns released a compilation of the first three games and a bonus arena-battling bonus disc in 2002. The last game ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''.

'''Video-games
in the series, ''End of Darkness'', was released in 2004 (2005 in series:'''
* ''Arc
the United States via Namco) and was an online-enabled action RPG rather than a strategy game.

The original Arc the Lad was a
Lad'' (1995) [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PS1]] -- A fun, albeit short T-RPG, which followed the adventures of a young lad called Arc Ricolne and his [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits six traveling companions]].

''Arc'' II, its
companions]].
* ''Arc the Lad II'' (1996) [=PS1=] -- A
direct sequel, follows the adventures of Elc, a bounty hunter who is the last survivor of a nation of [[ElementalPowers fire users]] slaughtered by Seirya, the country Arc hails from. Being longer, more complex, and infinitely DarkerAndEdgier than the previous episode, ''Arc'' 2 [[TrueArtIsAngsty has been lauded as the supreme game in the series]] and a legitimate contender for the title of "Game "game with the most {{Player Punch}}es thrown."

Two of
"
* ''Arc Arena: Monster Tournament'' (1997) [=PS1=]
* ''Arc
the three other sequels (''Arc'' 3, which takes Lad III'' (1999) [=PS1=] -- Takes place a few decades after the end of ''Arc 2'' , and 2''.
*
''Arc 4: Twilight the Lad: Resurrection of the Spirits'', which takes place Machine God'' (2002) Wonderswan Color -- [[invoked]][[NoExportForYou Japan only]].
* ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'' (2003) [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] -- Follows
a thousand years after the original trilogy trilogy.
* ''Arc The Lad: End of Darkness'' (2004) [=PS2=] -- Unlike the previous games is an ActionRPG.
* Sony announced in 2016 another game being developed by the studio [=ForwardWorks=], for Android
and [[VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits has its own page]]) {{iOS|Games}}.

The last two
are usually considered inferior by some fans to be inferior, but still-decent still decent games, while most of the negative criticism directed towards the series falls upon ''End of Darkness''.

While the games were never not released outside of Japan at first, Working Designs made a box set of the first three games along with ''Arc Arena'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. It's quite pricey nowadays, but the fourth and fifth games ''did'' see standalone releases on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Only a WonderSwan Color game, ''Arc the Lad: Resurrection of the Machine God'', [[NoExportForYou never saw a release outside Japan]]. [=PlayStation=] in 2002. A 26 episode anime ran from 1998-1999, based on ''Arc the Lad'' and ''Arc based on the Lad II'', first two games ran from 1998-1999, it was animated by BeeTrain Creator/BeeTrain and directed by Itsuro Kawasaki.



!!This game series provides examples of:

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!!This game video-game series provides examples of:
18th Dec '16 5:11:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The series is rife with them, as seen below.
** BadassAdorable / LittleMissBadass: Choko.

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* {{Badass}}: The series is rife with them, as seen below.
** BadassAdorable / LittleMissBadass:
%%* BadassAdorable: Choko.
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