Worth a second look
Luminous Arc got a bum deal. Despite not being the longest game in the world, too many people wrote it off before it picked up. The result? Too-few people appreciate this little gem of a strategy RPG. It may be a little off the beaten path for Advance Wars fans, but if you've got some extra time to sink in, we recommend giving this one a try. If you're used to long hours and serious business, Luminous Arc is a fun little break that still manages to give you what you want, and it's a beautiful game to boot.
Also, hey -- it's got online multiplayer! Also a buxom sequel that has us hoping for localization.