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I've always been a fan of the Atelier/alchemy type games. They have always been a lot of fun even if they are rather easy.
However, this one has a single flaw that will make it close to impossible to even play for a large portion of people.
If you don't have an HD tv, a lot of the text in the game is so microscopic and blurry that it is impossible to see. Many other games have had this problem, but this has to be the worst case I've ever seen..
The normal chat text and incombat text is perfectly readable and at a fine font.. however most of the status screens, items, equipment, etc use this font that just doesn't translate to a SDtv.
Is it playable? technicly yes it is, but only if you like headaches and trying to read font that is impossible to decipher even at extreamly close range..
Now, I know what you are thinking. "Well genius, go out and buy a HD tv, they arn't that expensive these days." I agree with that to a point. yes, I should upgrade soon. However, most other games on the ps3 are able to use font that is perfectly readable.
Also, from what I have read, even if you have an HDtv, the font problem is still pretty serious.. it's not as blurry, but it is still very very small.