Arc the Lad is a strategy RPGvery similar to tactic games like Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactices Ogre. You control the player and move them to an open spot within the blue pathways. All you do is use your skills and magic to attack and defeat the enemies in your way.
Not only you can battle, but you can explore outside the battle. You have a map to go to places, depending on the location you go to you can fight, explore or even solve puzzles.
When I first played this game, I thought it brought back good memories, and if you ask me.I love old school games, specially games like this one. It took me about 5 days to beat this game, counting my time of slacking off, training my characters and my times of not playing, about maybe 5-6 hours if I play non stop and rush through it.I wouldnt say the game is short though.
What's great abpout this game is that at the end of the game, you can save after beating the whole game. You can then transport the save data to a new game in Arc the Lad II. Where all your characters' stats, tributes and items will be transferred over to Arc the Lad II.
I would recommend to buy the series and not only this game, because if you start out with this game you can understand the rest of the stories on the rest of the series, they all have a connection.