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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

Expert Review

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 6
6.0

Expert Review

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 8
7.6

Expert Review

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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Overall 8
8.0

Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia review (PS2)

HonestGamers
9 February 2007
  • Excerpt: successfully immerses you in its world, makes you anxious to seek out each new song and experience. Try to fight it and you’ll hate the game. Embrace it and you’ll find yourself wrapped in one of the most unique experiences available, wrapped up nicely in an intriguing story and tied together with the pretty little bow that is the reyvateil.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 10
10
Sound 9
8.9
Storyline 8
7.8
Replay value 6
5.6

Ar Tonelico

RPG LAND
8 February 2007
  • Excerpt: When first diving into a Reyvateil, she might experience a little bit of pain or embarassment. But as you dive in repeatedly, she’ll slowly get used to it, and if you’re any good, learn to enjoy it.
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