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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 7
7.0

Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia

Playstation Illustrated
17 August 2007
  • Excerpt: It is safe to say that there are few games on the PS2 that are like Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia . The only game that even comes close is the PSOne RPG Thousand Arms , and even that didn’t go as far as Ar Tonelico . From the start, the game is heavy on the “dating sim” side, so if the idea of wooing digital women isn’t your thing, you probably won’t like it. However, if you enjoy quirky Japanese RPGs, Ar Tonelico might be worth a look.
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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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