posted by Sylvia_Night (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) Dec 31, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
This is my first time playing the Atelier series but I would have to say the gameplay was awesome and the storyline was fun to follow. Although the game may have been a bit easy I still found it entertaining and relaxing nonetheless. Most recipes really didn't take much longer than two weeks to complete and for the most part they give you a month deadline to complete assignments. (So basically play at your own pace while taking the time to enjoy all the other aspects of what the game had to offer.) All that plus the captivating artwork, compelling characters and beautiful music, I would highly recommend that people buy this game if not at least try it. Five stars.
I've tried to find my niche in gaming, searching for a relaxing title that stimulates my brain right before bed. This game has: relaxing music, simple storyline (with some adorable innuendos), cute costume-decked-out chicks setting out to "battle", all the while having ongoing missions to keep you occupied on many levels. To compare, FF13 - that was an incredible let down. A small segment of this game (when you confront monsters) resembles that fighting style, and I like how it's done. Although Atelier Rorona starts a little slow with the storyline, and many twists and turns throughout the game leave you saying ("what the !?"), it's done in full anime style. It's a very popular and successful formula, so if you weren't expecting that, then not sure what to say to those who gave it a 1 or a 2?
Visual: Beautiful screenshots, artfully design graphics, character sketches, and frame shots were made in every step of the game. It blends a style of single frame with full, bouncy 3-D type rooms. Rorona can jump, but I'm not sure why (haha), and there are many areas of the 3-D rendered town which seem to present absolutely zero purpose. Between the synthesizing and character interactions, it's a great game to gather, buy/sell, explore, complete missions, and not having to worry about dying! (No time constraints or stress in failure!) For those who pointed out some of the holes in the game, I'm not sure what they were complaining about, other than not a difficult challenge.
Could have done better: in the town areas, the people are just walking like zombies. maybe some more interaction and dialog would be nice. Also, putting some real purpose and more depth into the town areas. Other than that, I like the fact they kept it simple!
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
I am a long time fan of the Atelier series, and Mana Khemia! I was a little scared when the new game is cell shaded and not my favorite 2d sprites. Well I can now say after playing the game beginning to end that I like the change. If you are a fan of any of the other Atelier/Khemia games then dont miss out on the new edition. If not I have two questions, do you like goofy rpgs? and do you like alchemy? If you answered yes to either of these than give this game a try. You will be given three years to try and say you alchemy workshop. Every three months you will be given an assignment to complete, most are alchemy based, making items and what not. At the end of the three months you will be graded and if you pass the story moves forward, if you fail its gameover and you have to start the game over again.......this is next to impossible to do. You will have several people from the town you can hire to take out with you while you search diffrent dungeons and forest for things you will need in your alchemy recipes. There are tons of mini quest you can complete for the towns people and even your friends for money and also respect. The more request you complete for friends the cheaper they are to hire, and the more you complete for the townspeople the better the ending you can get. The game has a ton of endings to look for and is wiz to play through after you run through the first time. Over all really fun game, tons a replay value and a really cute rpg for the ps3. Dont miss out!