Summary: Longs story short: This game is for kids or for girls. Gather materials to make something like cooking. Not alot of freedom during game play, all you do is collect material and make sure to finish assign task. Game is also short, meaning if you just focus on task you can finish it that same day. So before getting this think who it is for and is it worth it (would you spend this much money for short game play).
Summary: i've followed and played every game of the atelier series so far, with much enjoyment i might add. i went to go get atelier rorona the day it came out. it disappointed me hard. with the time based system i was always rushed to do things and having to constantly waste four of my days to recover my hit points. it did not create an enjoyable experience for me. sure alching is fun but only when you have the time to enjoy it and do everything you need.