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GF Rating
6.5

834 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

A very quirky, inappropriate but funny JRPG

posted by Cylanth (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Mar 21, 2011

Member since Apr 2009

38 out of 42 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

If you are not familiar with the Ar Tonelico series, its a JRPG focused on Reyvatiels (female song mages/androids). The series always has a lot of sexual innuendo, and stars almost nude female characters that appear to be very under-aged. Its no different with Knell of Ar Ciel. I felt the material can get very inappropriate at times - from eye rolling to grimacing. In order to power up your Reyvatiel, they have to strip. Yeah, you cant make this stuff up. If you can put up with the concept, the actual gameplay is pretty good. This game is much better than NISA's other recent release, Hyperdimension Neptunia. This game has a better story, better graphics and better rpg gameplay mechanics. Combat can be frantic fun, with realtime combat and strategy. Graphics are colorful, nice character models, voicework is anime quality. Story is well told, even if there are too much thrown at you sometimes. A decent JRPG, if you like the genre. Just dont let your girlfriend/wife watch you play, you will have a lot of explaining to do.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

I was Surprised!

posted by SkySquid (PHOENIX, AZ) Jan 1, 2013

Member since May 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I had my doubts at first ,but as I started playing I found I deeply enjoyed the mechanics of this game. First off, this game is seriously one that matches its rating I suggest not playing if your deeply offended by the vulgarity and random innuendo that causes doubt about whether it's you or the game that is perverted, if you have problems picturing this heres a thought, imagine diving head first into an attractive masochistic womans head and solving her inner dilemmas, that is something you get to look forward to if you play...Who knows maybe you will like it as much as I did ahaha. A warning... I would be very careful on your decisions and actions and pay close attention not to oversave on a mistake because small actions can cause giant rippling effects to this games ending, however on a happy note, there is many endings to enjoy!!! My only problem was the lack of change to the characters weapons as you equipped new ones...

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Solid Game Kinda Racy

posted by bt29 (DURHAM, NC) Aug 8, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Storyline was a slice of apocalyptic world with the remaining humans making trouble.

Enjoyed combat but it took me almost the whole game to figure out how to use the most important player in your team. So demo could use a little clarification. The purge cut scenes were a little annoying after a while but can be easily turned off to speed up combat.

The alchemy portion of the game was important to getting the best weapons but it there wasn't anything to it. You could not fail in creating an item so I didn't really see a point except it was another aspect of the game to find. (Recipes that it is)

I like the dive portion of the game allow you to unlock different personas with your characters and depending on your choice will dictate how far you will be able to dive.

Overall I liked the game and spent almost 50 hours on it before sending it back. If I hit the 50 hour mark I would have probably been bored to tears, since I would have max each character out making the game really easy. I'll keep my eye out for the next installment of this franchise.

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