Summary: Having been around since 1997, Atelier is one of the more long-running Japanese game series. It wasn't until 2004 and the PlayStation2's Atelier Iris trilogy that we got our first taste of the series in the West, and since then it's continued to fly largely under the radar to all but those who are...
Excerpt: As a long-time veteran of the series, I had a good idea of what I was getting into when I started Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland . True to the series' roots, Atelier Rorona places a heavy emphasis on item crafting. If you use it, there's a good chance you'll have to make it.
Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight that Surrounds You
7 October 2010
Excerpt: I admit, I'm a new fan to the Atelier series. I tried the Mana Khemia games, but couldn't really get into them. I'm aware they aren't the same as the traditional Atelier games, but I never played Iris , so this was my only knowledge of the series prior.