Reviews and Problems with Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland
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Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland review
24 June 2012
Excerpt: Oh, Totori, you're too cute for words. You've got a heart of gold and we can't help but root for you. You capture the essentials that make a JRPG tick perfectly – tons of exploration, quirky party banter intermingled with deep characterization, and you pull us in with your addictive time management...
Pros: Fun with alchemy, Bonding cast members, The beautiful art-style
Excerpt: It's no secret that Japanese RPGs tend to tread a lot of familiar ground. There's nothing inherently wrong with that, but it makes those that tell more unique stories all the more memorable, notwithstanding their flaws. Atelier Totori: Adventurer of Arland is one such memorable game.
PS3 Review - 'Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland'
18 October 2011
Summary: Atelier Totori, featuring more in-depth synthesis and battle systems, follows the story of a new alchemist and her travels around Arland several years after the events of Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland.
Excerpt: Over the last few years or so I've come to realize how bored I am of the constant "epic" atmosphere that the majority of RPGs tend to attempt constantly. What I've slowly learned about myself as an RPGamer is the satisfaction that comes from a million little successes.
Excerpt: Last year, I reviewed Atelier Rorona. It was the first game of the long-running series that I had played. I found it to be a refreshing take on the standard turn based RPG. Now, a year later, almost to the date...
Pros: + Alchemy is complex and fun, + Simple turn-based battles, + Decent story
Cons: Characters can become annoying, Quests can get old after a while