Concept 9: A unique take on traditional RPGs with an anim look and feel.
Graphics 8.5: The anime look is great. The characters and environments are detailed.
Sound 8.5: The BGM and voice acting is great. The only voice that doesn't fit is Jude's. He often sounds younger than he is.
Playability 9: Haters won't care whether this is different or not but the rest of us will find something very enjoyable about the innovative battle system.
Entertainment 9: If you never liked Wild Arms, it doesn't matter how it plays or what the story and characters are like. You'll bash it anyway. But for the rest of us, fans or newcomers, it's innovative, colorful, engaging, and fun.