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GF Rating
6.7

440 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

The best in the Atelier series

posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Oct 13, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

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.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

It's fun, but, fair warnings.

posted by Jsouleyrette (EASTMAN, GA) Nov 3, 2011

Member since Oct 2011

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

1. This game is not good for renting, it is very long, and you'll probably play through certain parts twice before you even get a good ending.
2. Only buy this game if you are willing to submit DAYS of your life to completing it, spoiler alert, the main thing you'll probably want to figure out the entire time you're playing this game is "what happened to the girls mom?" in order to find this out, not only do you have to get past the time limits the game sets, but you have to unlock most of the endings, then you finally find out, and honestly, it is enjoyable, but eventually, you get a little tired of playing it. You may want to do more alchemy, but your time limit says, do more jobs, or you may need money to get some of the things you need, but your time limit remaining won't let you spend the needed time to get enough to do exactly what you're wanting to do.
3. As mentioned before, there is a time limit, and if you do not get everything done by the time limit, you start over with only your money, and your equipment, thats right, all the alchemy you did, all the cutscenes you watched, everything, started over, and after your first time limit, you get another, however, noone tells you, finish the boat, or you have to start all over again, from before the previous time limit, so now, you have the first limit, then this second limit, all over again. However, this is the only truly bad part of the game.

Those are the warnings for this game, however, the characters are all very likeable and fun to play with, the gameplay doesn't really get that repetitive feel that most turn based rpgs get, and you'll probably really enjoy it if you can get past the time limits.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Replay value!

posted by GFcritic (AUBURN, WA) Nov 25, 2011

Member since Feb 2008

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

I love these kinds of games. You almost have to play twice to get a access to some of the tougher areas. I'm on my third playthrough and decided to keep it.

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