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7.4 out of 10

Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia

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Overall 7
7.0

Ar tonelico

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Unique battle system, Diving into crazy minds, Excellent music
  • Cons: A bit too much talk, Hackneyed setups, Excessive customization
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Overall 8
8.0

Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia

Just RPG
11 August 2007
  • Excerpt: "You never forget your first..." Even with the tagline adorning the game's box, Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia , the newest Gust game released by NIS America, seems determined to invoke a very different image to the minds of players than your average RPG. But, is Ar tonelico being quirky for the sake of quirkiness, or is it truly a world apart from what we have known before?
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 5
5.0
Storyline 5
5.0
Replay value 4
4.0

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Video Game talk
6 August 2007
  • Conclusion: If you're a sucker for a quirky RPG released by NIS then there's no doubt you have already checked Ar tonelico out. The game offers a lot of personality (insert perverted "dive" joke here), a few interesting gameplay gimmicks, and some inspired events. Unfortunately the awkwardly paced 45 hour adventure leaves a lot to be desired in the end. Things just lack the overall polish that one might expect and in the end Ar tonelico resides firmly in rental territory.
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Overall 7
6.5

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TheStar.com
24 May 2007
  • Excerpt: A stock but solid role-playing game (RPG), Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia isn't going to win and graphic design awards, but the game does exude personality like many games like it -- even the prettier ones -- don't. Follow?
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Overall 7
6.5

Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia

Evergeek
24 May 2007
  • Excerpt: A stock but solid role-playing game (RPG), Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia isn't going to win and graphic design awards, but the game does exude personality like many games like it -- even the prettier ones -- don't. Follow?
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Overall 6
6.0

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GamesAreFun
27 April 2007
  • Excerpt: opens with an attack on the city of Platina, one of the highest points of the tower of Ar Tonelico where the protagonist Lyner lives and works as a knight. In the world of Ar Tonelico, magic is cast and controlled with songs and hymns by a race of beings called Reyvateils, who have lived with humans for a long time. Attacks from monsters known as viruses are rather commonplace.
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Overall 8
8.3
Features 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 10
9.5
Lifespan 8
8.0

Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia

Gaming Target
30 March 2007
  • Summary: You'll never forget your first?at least until your second or possibly third.
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Overall 5
5.0

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GamingNexus
12 March 2007
  • Conclusion: A solid RPG/dating sim that will please those that love all things Japanese
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Overall 8
7.6

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Realm of Gaming
26 February 2007
  • Excerpt: In the world of Sol Ciel, where only one tower and two floating islands are left, there exists a rare type of people called the Reyvateil. They are always female and have a tremendous amount of power. As the protagonist Lyner, the player will get to dive into the minds of a B-Type (Misha) and a Third Generation (Aurica) Reyvateil to craft more magic. Diving sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
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Overall 8
8.0

Singing a Different Tune

TotalPlayStation.com
21 February 2007
  • Excerpt: It was about seven hours into the game when those words suddenly lept across the screen. Despite all the borderline pedo characters and the slightly meandering storyline, I was starting to like the game. And then a character more or less encapsulated the whole of my thought process when I was reunited with one of the characters introduced at the beginning of the game with a single sentence. I was hooked.
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