GO Critic: If you live in North America, there’s a very high chance you’ve never heard of the Arc the Lad series. The now defunct G-Craft studio developed this tactical RPG with very little intention of it leaving the land of the Rising Sun. And for 8 years, it and its sequels stayed lost to international audiences. It was in 2002 when the Arc the Lad Collection was created, when the game was finally exported, and could be experienced for the first time by many avid JRPGers who had developed a taste for that particular style of game thanks to major players like Square. This would be the first time I encountered the game.