This game was a pretty decent game in my opinion. The characters were amusing and the one or two that got grating after a bit could be changed at anytime which is a bonus. The downside is the repetitive need to do alchemy till you get to the good stuff but that's kinda expected in this series so meh.
posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Oct 13, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
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If you played 2010's Atelier Rorona, or any other Atelier game ( by the way, Atelier is French for Workshop), you will know exactly what to expect here. A JRPG based around alchemy and exploration. You get ingredients by either hunting, gathering or merchants, and you then use alchemy to combine the ingredients into items. The items are then used to fulfill quests and level up. Repeat. The graphics are colorful cel shading, but wont impress anybody. Nice music, voicework ranges from decent to horrible. Gameplay is almost identical to previous Atelier games, with some improvements. You no longer need to have the item in your inventory to hand it in, it can be in your workshop chest. Other changes include a different time schedule, different type of deadlines, and more emphasis on adventuring. The story centers on Torori and her goal on becoming a great adventurer. A lot of characters from Atelier Rorona appear in the game, making this feel like a direct sequel, more than a new entry. Overall, if you enjoy JRPGs and light-hearted games, I recommend this game, especially for females, but dont be afraid to play it if you are a guy.