posted by flirtymac (WEST CHESTER, PA) Jul 2, 2014
Member since Mar 2010
The crafting system is unique and well done and the battle system is just barely passable as ok. However the dialogue and story are so utterly generic and uninteresting it ruins the whole game. I've played plenty of JRPGs and I know they all suffer from this issue to some extent but this one is truly horrible. There's also game design flaws that prevent you from completing a few of the side missions. Even if you are a JRPG fan I'd skip this one.
If you've ever played any of the Atelier games on the PS3, this latest one follows the same basic premise as all the other ones. You have a set amount of time to complete the main assignment with opportunities to complete sub-quests before the end of the period.
You do get to choose your starting character and the new "tree" assignment system was different. If you like the other Atelier games, this one is worth a play through at least once.