Excerpt: Atelier Meruru is the last title in the Alchemist of Arland trilogy, and it finishes the series on a high note. It won’t appeal to everyone, but those who want a light-hearted take on the standard RPG will find it a very enjoyable adventure.
Pros: sharp, detailed graphics; kingdom building and crafting are fun
Cons: voice acting isn’t very good; poor item management in the inventory
Conclusion: Fans of the trilogy like me will hate to see it end, but it was good to know that the trilogy did indeed end with a bang. Atelier Meruru packed an in-depth character roster of unique personalities than span all three games, which bring about unique and interesting moments and combat scenarios. Newcomers to the series can easily jump into this title and enjoy it, however for those wanting the total experience, I would recommend picking up the first two titles.
Excerpt: The Atelier Arland series has come to a close with its third and final game: Atelier Meruru The Apprentice of Arland . Don't worry alchemy fans; as I'm sure you know Gust has already announced their next Atelier game, it just won't be based in Arland. So does Atelier's " Return of the Jedi ” continue the upwards trend in quality that it had from the last games, or is this more of a “ Phantom Menace ” scenario?
Excerpt: Als Kind in den Kessel gefallen? Mit » Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland « erscheint nun auch in Deutschland der letzte Teil der unter Japano-Rollenspielern beliebten Arland-Trilogie. Grundsätzlich bleibt alles beim Alten: In der Rolle einer jungen Alchemie-Schülerin gilt es, das Königreich Arls durchs Erlernen immer neuer Trankbrau-Künste florieren zu lassen.