Summary: Atelier Meruru is a nice RPG with loads of side quests, trophies, alchemy and and the usual time limit. While it is pretty solid, some of the time it got worn out. Alchemy is needed to progress through the game. Items are needed to complete a lot of quests and build friendship. The friendship will help unlock trophies and get your allies to levels needed to trigger events for trophies. The quests get you cash and popularity.