Reviews and Problems with Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia
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1 September 2011
Summary: I had never heard of this game when I decided to buy it, but it looked like it could be fun from the screen shots that I saw. So, not knowing what I was getting into, I bought it. Right from the start I knew it was a different kind of game, just from the first 10 minutes. It's like no RPG I have played before in it's core. It has the usual level grinding and missions and stuff, but the battles are what set it apart.
Summary: It's been a long while since I played this so I can't really give many specifics, but it does alright. The combat is fun, fast paced, and requires a degree of planning. The characters are well fleshed out and pretty interesting to observe. They offer some genuine fun and all the sexual subtext can get pretty funny at times. The world is rather unique. Diverging story-lines offer replay value.
Summary: Ar tonelico Melody of Elemia is a welcome, refreshing RPG game. It features a unique turn-based combat system which takes only a bit of getting used to. I think the battle system is superior to the sequel, Melody of Metafalica, but is not as expansive and deep as the sequel (which is understandable). The characters are entertaining and the story is not too slow. The difficulty and frequent spelling/grammar errors are the only issues I have with this game.
Summary: Classical graphics, hilarious story line that can get tense and serious (but always knows when to lighten the mood), and a simple battle system. The learning curve for this game is only a couple of minutes, and once you get the hang of it everything is smooth sailing. I played this through a few times, and I still love it. ALways seems to be something different.
Summary: This reminds me of the RPGs that I used to,and still do,play for Super Nintendo.These games will always have a special place in my heart.The improved,anime style graphics,music and Song Magic system are all features that I find very enjoyable in this game.If you're into RPGs,do yourself a favor and give it a shot.
Summary: First off, let me say this: If you can't laugh at a good sexual innuendo, or hidden off color comment, this game is NOT for you. However, if you're like me and can appreciate the simple humor behind stupid off-color jokes, then by all means, purchase this game. It's not a groundbreaking story by any stretch of the imagination.
Summary: I really enjoyed this game. I think the areas were more diverse and varied than the second game and the controls were a little easier on my thumbs. The translation could have been better, but I like the fact that you aren't limited to only one girl's higher level songs. I didn't like the endings very much, though. There really wasn't anything bad about them, I just hate open endings.
Summary: Ar Tonelico is one of those JRPG's you either love or hate. If you are a fan of NIS/Gust games (Mana Khemia, Antelier Iris series) then this entry will do just fine. Without any spoilers, this game delivers an amazing, over-the-top musical score the moment you pop the game in. This soundtrack ranks among the very best in any RPG to date, even rivaling Final Fantasy! I would recommend that you find a copy of the original soundtrack if you are a collector of game music.
Summary: This Game was originally bought by my boyfriend, and I spent many bored hours watching him play it. One night he told me to give it a try, and I was instantly hooked. The backstory is engrossing and the cutscene graphics are beautiful. The in game graphics bring back nostalgic memories of the original mario bros. and zelda. My only complaint is that the characters don't voice all of their dialogue, but this is common with atlus games.
Ar Tonelico: A Relatively Unknown Game that Really Deserves More Attention!
Feelah the tigress, Amazon
18 December 2008
Summary: Since this game's come out towards the end of the PS2's lifespan, it's easy to see how it could be overlooked. It truly is unfortunate, though, as Ar Tonelico is a nice, solid RPG experience amidst a sea of other, less than stellar, RPGs out there. Ar Tonelico is a charming game with few flaws and a lot of good points. What's not to like? Graphics (score 7/10): It's unusual to see a PS2 game utilize 2-D graphics.