Jeanne D’Arc

Rating: ★★★★
Category: Video Games
Genre: Strategy
Console: PlayStation Portable (PSP)

St. Joan has always been a childhood hero. My dad is a devout Catholic and I was raised through stories of martyred saints — many of them died gruesome deaths — but it was always St. Joan that stood out. I’ve read about her sharp intellect and incredible tactical prowess. Incredible because she was a simple farm girl, who could neither read nor write, and yet she managed to lead armies through battle after battle before she was injured and inevitably sold to the English.

One of my students, who saw how obsessive I can be when it came to Final Fantasy Tactics, figured that I’d love Jeanne D’Arc and suggested that I rent the game. I savored every minute of it. Here, at last, is an interactive account of my favorite saint’s life. Of course, one can’t expect the game to be totally loyal to history, what with the talking frog, lizard soldiers and man cats scattered all over your battle map. I was wondering how they were going to end the game; we all know that St. Joan died on the stake after being accused of witchcraft. >>> VIEW SCREEN SHOTS AND COMPLETE REVIEW AT THE OTAKU FRIDGE. >>>

6 Comments

  1. Marcelle Fabie

    May 1, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Loved the twist that explained that one away.

    And I loved powergaming after finishing the game and trying to get the best possible combinations of characters. 😛

  2. je anne

    May 1, 2009 at 2:48 am

    lol was jst amazed with the name :p

  3. Bea Lapa

    May 1, 2009 at 5:06 am

    it's the reason why i'm not done with the game even after beating it. but i'll have to restart from scratch as i missed one gem.

  4. Bea Lapa

    May 1, 2009 at 5:07 am

    you were probably named after her. ^^

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