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Best Traditional RPG: Console - Arc Rise Fantasia
This award may be a surprise to some, as many couldn't look beyond the horrid voice acting, and thus, shelved Arc Rise Fantasia before fully exploring this diamond-in-the-rough. Thankfully, we're not giving out an award for voice acting, but instead to a battle system that refuses to be ordinary. In a day and age where many developers snub the traditional battle system in favor of a more flashy system, it's delightful to see that not all of them have completely given up on it. Let's face it, a great challenge exists in making the traditional battle system seem fresh, but Arc Rise Fantasia manages to do just that. Arc Rise Fantasia wasn't afraid to grant the player more than enough options for battle but it also combated the usually slow traditional battle system by making it faster paced. There's no denying that Arc Rise Fantasia featured the traditional battle system at its finest. Award worthy? We thought so!

Runner-up: Final Fantasy XIII
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