Summary: Pretty fun game with an anime(ish) feel to it. The story and gameplay are sweet, non-stressing, and enjoyable. Probably geared more towards kids in their early teens (12-15) this game isn't all that challenging for adults. I purchased this after watching a Youtube review of the game.
review of game and its mechanics, considering past two games in series
16 September 2014
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...
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.
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.
Turn-taking, story driven game with side quests, multiple endings
R. West "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.
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.
Summary: Jumping right into this game without playing any previous ones I can say I was very pleased. The art and music are definitely keeping me the most interested in the game. I also love the fact that you are basically an Alchemist/Apothecary and can support your own journey.