Visuals are the first thing that really pops out about Jeanne D'Arc
. The game opens with a beautifully animated sequence that fills you in on the game's backstory and introduces you to Jeanne and other supporting characters. This transitions to cel-shaded in-game visuals that come really close to matching the animated intro. Though they aren't a perfect match, the use of color and general style flow and work together really nicely.
Though Jeanne D'Arc is a Strategy RPG, it isn't as complex as other games in the genre. The grid-based movement and battles, special moves and other hallmarks of the genre are here in full-force, though the gameplay isn't nearly as daunting as other games in the genre, playing into the developer's goal of making a game that is accessible to a larger audience. However, long-time Strategy RPG fans shouldn't worry about the game being "dumbed down" in any way since it is still a challenging game. The only differences are in the approach and new battle tactics.