Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"There are games that are released in Japan that gamers in the West feel like we may never see and then there are those that seem quite obvious. When Ar Nosurge was released in Japan earlier this year, it was a title that seemed to have a very limited chance of being released in the West thanks to the fact that it continued a story that started from a game that never made its way West, Ciel Nosurge, and the fact that that title was the start of a new series of games called Surge Concerto. Still, less than eight months after the Japanese release of the title, Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star has been released in the West. Being the first game of its ilk to head West since Ar Tonelico Qoga, is Ar Nosurge worth picking up?"