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Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
17 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Call me crazy, but I grow weary of RPG epics. The airship, transcontinental, Inception-like plots that grow more confusing the longer you play type games. Every now and then I seek out a game that enthralls me yet doesn't stem much further beyond the core story line. When that occurs, when that mood hits me, I rely on one of two franchises: Dragon Quest or Alchemy . Recently, I had the opportunity to immerse myself, once again, in Gust's incredible franchise.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

newgamernation.com
28 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Overall, Atelier Meruru is an excellent game, and it should appeal to JRPG and RPG fans alike. This game is definitely the best game in the Atelier series. There are plenty of improvements over the previous entry in the series that make this game more accessible and more rewarding. There is plenty of game here to get through, and with multiple endings and tons of side missions, you’ll have your hands full.
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Overall 8
8.0

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland Review

GameZone
19 June 2012
  • Excerpt: I recently attended E3 2012, where I had the privilege of sitting in a large indoor stadium and watching as a pleading man had his face blown off, something my fellow journalists and media responded to with raucous cheering. Later, as God of War's Kratos worked tirelessly to filling the attractive projector screen with an absurd splattering of blood, I picked up my 3DS and spent the rest of the conference banging through some Tales of the Abyss 3D.
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Overall 7
6.8
Design 9
8.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 3
3.0

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
7 June 2012
  • Excerpt: When I first put Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland into my PS3, I was excited - after seeing the Atelier games sitting on store shelves on numerous occasions, I have always been interested in trying one of them. I would always continue to browse, but I always went back one last time to check out one of the previous Atelier entries - Totori or Rorona - often finding one of the spots occupied by the games totally empty.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Originality 8
8.0

Silver Lining

RPGamer
4 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Sometimes it's hard to say goodbye to a world you've grown fond of. It's even more difficult when you have to bid adieu to a cast of characters that make you smile and laugh. The world of Arland has finally reached its peak, and Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland marks the final farewell to the trilogy. The question is: did Gust pull out all the stops to make Meruru's adventure go out with a bang?
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Overall 8
8.0

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland review (PS3)

HonestGamers
26 May 2012
  • Excerpt: There’s an astonishing level of complexity on display everywhere you turn, so you might have to wait until your second or third trip through the game before trying to actually hunt down some of the more fearsome monsters. Even then, with the benefit of gear that you are allowed to carry over from one round to the next, failure is possible and perhaps even likely. There’s a bunch of awesome stuff to do and see but not nearly enough time.
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Overall 9
8.5

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland Review

ztgd.com
18 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The Atelier trilogy comes to a close, but does it end on a good note? Find out in our full review.
  • Pros: + Nice presentation, + Streamlined menus and game play, + Quests and Goals are addicting and fun
  • Cons: The combat can get old
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Overall 9
8.5

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

Playstation Illustrated
11 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Gust's trilogy of "Arland" Atelier games finally comes to a close with Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland . Although the game retains much of what made the first two games so great and unique, it also manages to tidy up a lot of the previous two games' issues. It's far from perfect, but still a great game for JRPG fans with a taste for something completely different. The first of Atelier Meruru 's multiple tweaks are the environments.
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Overall 8
7.5

Atelier Meruru: the Apprentice of Arland (PS3)

Gamesurf
10 July 2012
  • Conclusion: La vicenda di Meruru conclude degnamente la trilogia delle Alchimiste di Arland (pur non svolgendosi ad Arland), dimostrando la voglia di Gust di crescere pur senza stravolgere il concept. Le novità gestionali inserite nel gameplay lo rendono più vasto, vario e per certi versi complesso che non in precedenza, ma il lavoro mantiene comunque la sobrietà e la freschezza giovanile che ha accompagnato tutta la serie. Il migliore dei tre?
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Overall 7
7.3

Review: "Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland" (PS3)

gamingxp.com
8 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Seit Ende Mai können Gamer-Girls wieder in die Rolle eines süßen, weiblichen Anime Charakters schlüpfen und mit “Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland” die dreiteilige Arland Saga zu einem Abschluss bringen. Fans der Serie haben deshalb aber keinen Grund in Tränen auszubrechen, da bereits ein neuer Teil in Planung ist, der aber in einer neuen Umgebung spielen wird. Ob der dritte Teil der Saga einen würdigen Abschluss bietet lesen Sie im folgenden Review.
  • Pros: Liebevoll gestaltete Charaktere, Tolle japanische Synchronisation, Unglaublich süß, Abwechslungsreiches Gameplay, Rundenbasierendes Kampfsystem
  • Cons: Karge Hintergründe und Umgebungen, Zu viele banale Dialoge, Kaum Story, Missionen und Aufträge enorm monoton, Sehr karges Kampfsystem, Fast schon zu mädchenhaft, Nerviger Soundtrack, Optisch nicht der Hit
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