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All places have their own legends, and Filgaia is no exception. Legends speak of a Blaze of Disaster that stained Filgaia with its flames and threatened to destroy the planet itself. But all was not lost. The Guardian Blade Argetlahm called to a young girl born to a noble family, and she became the Sword Magess. With the Guardian Blade and the Guardian of Desire, Lucied, the Sword Magess fought the Blaze of Disaster on an equal footing.
Seven days after she acquired the weapon, the Sword Magess disappeared from Filgaia wrapped in a torrent of light, taking the Blaze of Disaster with her. The Guardian Blade Argetlahm was left embedded in the earth. As time passed, the Sword Magess' tale became a familiar legend to all of Filgaia. But the final chapter of the legend has not yet been written.
Wild Arms 2 is the sequel to one of the PlayStation's first American RPGs. Like the first game, Wild Arms 2 is set in the land of Filgaia. Although this game sports a new cast of characters and some historical revisionism, fans will have no trouble recognizing many elements of the first game's world.
The game adopts a traditional role-playing style, with players leading a ragtag group of unlikely heroes through the 3D world completing quests, gaining experience, and generally doing good deeds while on their way to defeat the final bad guy. Wild Arms 2 does set itself apart with a few innovations, though. On the world map, players can use the search button to find gold, items and town locations. Players can also elect to evade some of the random enemy encounters in the game. Whenever the player's party is about to experience a monster encounter, a bubble with an exclamation point appears over their head. If the bubble is white with a black exclamation, players can avoid the battle by pressing the O button.
In a nod to its predecessor, Wild Arms 2's main characters each have an array of special tools unique to them. These tools include implements like throwing knives, bombs, and even steel-toed boots. Players must use these tools to solve the game's various puzzles. ~ Kyle Knight, All Game Guide