Reviews and Problems with Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland
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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.
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.
Excerpt: The ginger-haired Princess Meruru lives in a castle at the center of a tiny kingdom called Arls, positioned along the remote peninsula to the northwest of the Arland republic. Privileged and immature, Meruru hasn’t ever had to worry about anything more important than deciding when she should take her next bath. Her loyal maid, Keina, takes care of all the necessary cooking and cleaning.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Conclusion: Atelier Meruru – The Apprentice of Arland ist ein Gute-Laune-Titel, der es versteht, den Spieler mühelos an die Konsole zu fesseln. Man will wissen, wie die Geschichte weitergeht und ob Meruru eine gute Alchimistin wird und welche Abenteuer sie erlebt. Die Grafik ist zweckmäßig und „typisch japanisch", d.h., dass die Figuren so dargestellt werden, als wären sie frisch gezeichnet und koloriert worden.
Conclusion: S'il peut nous arriver de "punir" les jeux qui utilisent les mêmes recettes sans jamais tenter de les améliorer, Atelier Meruru nous surprend assez pour maintenir l'attention des fans. La gestion du Royaume d'Arls relève l'intérêt et les micro-modifications apportées ici et là suffisent à justifier son achat, que l'on ait le précédent opus ou non.