Reviews and Problems with Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
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For fans of Alchemy, Kawaii/Manga/Anime Art.
Sophia Cerveny, Amazon
17 August 2014
Summary: The game itself can be a little bit slow at times unless you love to read through a lot of text but yet with the push of a button several times you can easily evade that. I had never played a game in this series and was surprised how much I really enjoyed it. This game is for alchemy buffs and anime/manga art lovers. Beautiful graphics and a good story make a really cute, fun, and overall an enjoyable game.
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.
Turn-taking, story driven game with side quests, multiple endings
R. West, Amazon
21 March 2014
Summary: Atelier Ayesha is a cute, turn-taking, story driven game. There are monsters lurking, TONS of side quests, multiple endings and a lot of synthesis. Take Ayesha through the story to find her missing sister, Nio. The battle system is turn-taking style, so you have plenty of time to decide your next move. Use the rear attack to gain an advantage and use the special skills of Ayesha's allies. Controls and navigation were pretty easy to learn.
Summary: I started playing and immediately liked it. There wasn't much of a story (ok so main character's sister is missing) but that didn't matter. Game play was much better than other games I've played, like Final Fantasy XIII. In FF13 all you do during battles is keep hitting the X button. This game wasn't like that. I liked researching new items to synthesize and new ways of creating the same products. Now for the part that makes me hate the game....
review of game and its mechanics, considering past two games in series
15 April 2013
Summary: At the time of writing, I have played Mana Khemia, sampled some Atelier Iris games and Mana Khemia 2, and played Atelier Ayesha and Meruru. Of the Atelier series, I have played them out of order, starting with Meruru (third of Arland trilogy), Ayesha (first of Dusk series), and now Totori (2nd of Arland). This is the first game in a new trilogy of Atelier games, the Dusk series.
Summary: Ayesha is the start to a new trilogy of Atelier games. If you enjoyed the previous Arland trilogy, you will find many familiar things, as well as many new things. Gameplay wise, the game is similar to the Arland games. Alchemy is back, of course. So is the usual time limit with time passing for various tasks like alchemy, traveling, fighting and gathering. The game also has an excellent sound track like previous games.
Summary: This has all the potential to be a really good game, but the execution is somewhat flawed. The talking scenes are both good and bad. The characters show emotion but the way the mouths move is just fake. It's not like in Meruru where the characters actually look like they are really speaking. The mouths move, but it's not at all synched with the voice and even when the voice stops, they just keep on moving (like it's a fixed animation).
Summary: To be fair I am only about three hours into the game and so far I'm feeling a little disconnected from it. It's visuals and sound are as expected from GUST (meaning beautiful) but as far as narrative and game play it feels unbalanced. Several things have been tinkered with some good (stacking of items) and some bad (you have to push X how many times to make an item?
Summary: Atelier Ayesha is the fourth installment in alchemist games for the PS3 and the first to be set outside Arland. It follows the story of a young herbalist/apothecary trying to save her little sister who has been "spirited away" by "flowers". The pacing has been increased from previous iterations, accelerating the rate of alchemical discovery and exploration compared to both Totori and Meruru. PROS: 1.
Summary: If you have played the previous series (Arland) and enjoyed them then this game will be a refreshing change in plot and characters and you won't regret adding this title to your collection. If you weren't thrilled with the previous series and hoped for lots of changes, then this might be a hit or miss for you. Pros: -Party and supporting characters are very likeable and interesting. Each one has their own traits and distinctive personality.