Reviews and Problems with Atelier Iris 2: Azoth of Destiny
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Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny PS2 Review
31 May 2010
Excerpt: Whilst the RPG genre is generally one of change, Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana looked to the past for inspiration. Combat and other mechanics were simplistic, though executed to a pleasing enough degree, it’s perhaps the deep alchemy system that garnered most praise from RPG fans and kept them marching...
Conclusion: The combat system feels like a simplified version of Grandia’s, but cranked to a frantic pace that lets you complete each battle within seconds. The game earns major points for not trying to pad its running time with extraneous combat; a counter keeps track of random encounters in dungeons, and cuts...
Excerpt: In April of 2006, courtesy of NIS America, the second installment in Gust’s alchemic series, Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny was released for the PlayStation 2 system. The game features much of the same style and charm of the original, but with even more additions.
Excerpt: Atelier Iris 2 ’s visuals are much like those offered in the first game. That is to say they’re bright, colorful and have a nice style and charm to them. Characters and backgrounds are hand-drawn, giving every area you enter a storybook feel that carries a charm and life you normally don't see in...
Excerpt: Japanese RPGs have never really been a genre I've enjoyed. I remember when I played Final Fantasy X; having rented it for a week, I loaded up my PS2, played for ten minutes, watched movies for 30 minutes, then fell asleep.
Conclusion: Ok, here's the bottom line. I had a lot of fun playing Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny, I really did. Did I enjoy it as much as I did the original game? Probably not. There are a lot of nice streamlined concepts here from the item synthesizing to lack of Mana upkeep.
PS2 Review - 'Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny'
2 May 2006
Excerpt: Genre: RPG Publisher: NIS America Developer: Gust Release Date: April 25, 2006 Atelier Iris was a far more popular game than it perhaps had any right to be. This had to be due, at least in part, to it being the only RPG to come out during the spring '05 season.
Conclusion: Atelier Iris 2 is a very enjoyable RPG for those older players out there who are a bit tired of all the 3D RPGs that get released every few months. It’s not as good as the original but offers a competent play through.