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If you played Champions you can just about view Return to Arms as an expansion game. You get a little bit of new packaged with a whole lot of old, so your enjoyment of this game is likely to be exactly what it was with Champions. If you're new to the series you'll have fun jumping right into Return to Arms, although if you're looking for story you may want to go with the original game. So there you have it love Champions, love Return to Arms, but if you're tired of Champions Return to Arms won't hold your interest for long.
The second is at Netjak with an overall score of 7.7/10:
Overall, Champions: Return to Arms is a fairly decent title. It is better than its predecessor, but it hurts itself by trying to employ too many platforming elements. If you loved the first game despite all its flaws, then you should love this sequel even more. If you're curious, but wondering if I'm going to say, (caveat emptor,) then maybe you're better off renting this title. Either way, happy questing!
The third is at Gamenikki with an overall score of 7/10:
Still, unless you've either got a fetish for all things Norrath, or if you somehow missed out on CoN: Realms of EverQuest - and at $19.99, how the hell have you missed it? - there isn't much here to recommend an immediate purchase. Rent it before you spend the money.
And the fourth is at AllPS2 with an overall score of 3.0/5:
If you're looking for something a bit 'less' than that level of commitment, though, you may be disappointed. I still have no hesitation about recommending the original Champions of Norrath to PS2 gamers as a great example of an action-RPG, but I'd be considerably more reluctant to do the same for RTA.