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Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
Game Over Online
18 April 2015
Excerpt: Ar Tonelico has been a series that featured beautiful character designs, an intricate battle system and stellar soundtrack that was truly unique for an RPG that made its entry on the PlayStation 2.
Excerpt: That’s more or less what this game is in a nutshell, but it’s actually a really fun RPG. The graphics aren’t terribly impressive but they’re crisp and vibrant and they work really well for the game.
Excerpt: Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel is the series' third entry and its first on the PS3. As expected, the game has received a complete visual overhaul, ditching the low-res 2D sprites for beautiful, new 3D characters.
Summary: If you are in the mood for a solid JRPG that is weird and different, Ar Tonelico Qoga is a good pickup. The story might be confusing, but it is also a pretty good tale that touches on your emotions.
Excerpt: Back in 2009, RPGamers were in an uproar over the localization errors that appeared in Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica . There were massive game breaking bugs, scripting errors, you name it.
Summary: Ar tonelico Qoga is the final installment in the Ar tonelico series. In Sol Cluster, a kingdom is ruled by Clustania, an organization with an ultimate goal of enslaving humans and ruling the world. Two key Reyvateils (humanoids) fight back against the injustice.
Excerpt: I've played some strange games in my day; some really weird ones. Now that I have played Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ceil, I can add it to that list, but as strange as it may be, that doesn't stop it from being rather good.
Pros: + Good combat, + Interesting story, + Constant progression, + Diving is strange but fun, + Crafting is fun and rewarding
Cons: Not a very difficult game, The game doesn't allow level grinding, Some story elements may turn off players
Conclusion: Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel is definitely a worthy finally for the long-standing series… as long as you can acquire the true ending. Gust addressed any issues left standing from the last Ar tonelico title, while also ushering the franchise into a visual realm; something fans have been waiting...