Reviews and Problems with Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia
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A solid B
26 August 2011
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: 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: 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.
Summary: Lessee, having played 40+ hours of this game and already seen two of the endings, I'll join in the reviews... A lot of the basic info for this game has already been explained in previous reviews, so I won't repeat it here. But I'll add that grathnodes, which are used in "grathmelding" to make new and (usually) more powerful items, can also be used to customize weapons, armor, equippable accessories, and even the "song magics" of the Reyvateils.
Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast", Amazon
15 February 2008
Summary: Another RPG by Nippon Ichi Software (most famous for Disgaea), Ar Tonelico has a more futuristic bent and a fairly unique setting. The setting is a world twice destroyed, first by humans and then by a massive virus. The virus was captured and sealed in a great tower by the "heroes of Elemia". Now the Knights of Elemia watch over the sealed virus. However, in mysterious circumstances, the virus is set free.
Summary: Not bad.If your into rpg games that love to play the hero of saving the world.Mostly played enjoying random long battles,and like the story and old school feel of the game.Graphics and sound could be done better, but overall it's a fun game.
Summary: Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia is the latest 2-D RPG from the developers at Gust, who are mostly known for the long-running Atelier series. The game was released in North America by NIS America, over a year after the Japanese release. Originally scheduled for a much earlier release date, the game was delayed several times due to NIS America not realizing just how much dialogue needed translating.