Summary: Such a great game! They took all the annoyances of the Arland series out of their equation and improved overall gameplay. No more irritating characters and has a more serious ambiance all around. Much easier to deal with the time constraints in this one than it's predecessors.
Summary: Great game, great girl, great endings, only thing I hate is the time based mechanic which ruins my explorer soul!!! (loves to get to the last corner of a virtual world!). This mechanic forces you to re-play the game a few times if you want to experience it all.
Summary: Just finished this great game. This is my favourite Atelier series for now. It starts with the story of Ayesha, who lives away from the city. One day her sister, Nio, disappeared suddenly when gathering herbs inside a ruin. A several years later, Ayesha go to the ruin and then found Nio within the glowing flowers. After that Ayesha met an alchemist called Keith who tells her that Alchemy Just finished this great game. This is my favourite Atelier series for now.
Summary: I am not finished with the game yet so just some quick notes to people familiar with the series: What i like: - Same proven formula, with some tweaks - overall the game feels more balanced than other titles. events, synthing, exploring, combat, gathering all feel more equal - events, quests and goals are well cataloged in the menu with updates. (there is a major exception though) - story is a little more interesting than usual.
Summary: Very fun. The emphasis on item creation is not overwhelming but i can see how some people may have difficulty. Unless you're dumb as rocks, you should be fine just mess with all the abilities as they are unlocked to understand them. The storyline is engaging and if you enjoy modern anime then you shouldn't feel too out of place since there are common anime tropes in it. If you enjoy turn based jrpg style games this is right up your alley.