Reviews and Problems with Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland
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Hate the game but not the series.
25 February 2015
Summary: Ok so I've played many games and genres but I have never played one quite like this. Story line is ok, graphics are nice, combat is simple and addictive..... BUT and this is a big one.... You have a time limit, and its not a lot of time either. You perform "synthesis" and many of the higher level ones take a good deal of time to make. No matter how fast or slow you advance through the game you have now way of extending your time, which to me, is a very serious drawback.
Summary: I didn't finish the game. Everything in it made me hate the game. Story, gameplay, Alchemy mechanics and exploring the dungeons. dropped the game after 20 minutes of starting. Not even bothering to play anymore since I got bored watching the intro/tutorial.
Summary: Its amazing how I could not find this game anywhere!! I got it off here and about 2 and a half months later I had played enough of the Atelier series. No real rivalries and the whole game looks like a play. Enough said. Not the game for me.
review related to later games in the Atelier series, and a focused look at the game as a standalone via gameplay mechanics
16 September 2014
Summary: At the time of writing, I have played Mana Khemia, sampled some Atelier Iris games and Mana Khemia 2, and played Atelier Ayesha and Meruru. Of the Atelier series, I have played them out of order, starting with Meruru (third of Arland trilogy), Ayesha (first of Dusk series), and now Totori (2nd of Arland).
It's like the Pretty Cure Anime Series, Soulless and Mass-Produced.
That White Guy, Amazon
12 September 2014
Summary: Basically, this is a game series that is churned out once a year, and it shows. Often called soulless and formulaic, the standard Atelier game goes like this: You have THREE years to achieve an overall goal. If you fail to meet that goal, the game restarts with all your EQUIPPED weapons intact. At the time of writing this, I've only played the PS3 Atelier games, so I don't know about the PS2 games. Before even touching this game, play Atelier Meruru.
Summary: As installments in videogame series become more numerous, their developers change to tend their mechanics a little for sake of experimentation and to pacify the masses that tend to complain about new entries of these franchises being essentially the same game over and over. However, there is occasional outcry of these series straying too far from their roots, and thus the developers will attempt to bring the franchises “back to their roots.
Summary: I've been playing Atelier Rorona (the first of the series) and I enjoyed it. You play as an alchemist named Totoria (Totori for short) who was trained by none other than Rorona. You will play as Totori as she fulfill her dream of becoming an alchemist and adventurer just like her mother. I've been playing for over 50 hours now and I enjoyed it just like I enjoyed the first of the series especially when they have a heroine from the first one.
Summary: A good story and challenging time limit make this a good game for tween girls. There is a little bit of Japanese "loli" overtones, but nothing to really make a parent nervous. The multiple endings make this a game they will play multiple times. I recommend to any parent trying to find a game your girls will love. But, please read the other reviews to understand the game mechanics, etc.