Excerpt: Gust is not your average JRPG developer. While most JRPG’s attempt to make epic stories that have you saving the world and learning important life lessons along the way Gust is much happier making cute silly little stories with just a touch of raunchy humor. The first Gust game I reviewed was Ar Tonelico 2 , which was a great game except for an unfortunate localization job and extremely dated visuals that brought the title down to being average overall.
Conclusion: It’s no doubt that Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy has succeeded in the areas where the first installment didn’t. While some may be weary due to the buzz surrounding Alchemist of Al-Revis, Fall of Alchemy is truly a solid RPG experience that PS2 and PS3 gamers alike can both partake in. With more than 30+ hours of gameplay, two storylines, a diverse roster of characters and locales, you can easily see that this title is well worth every penny.
Conclusion: Let me conclude this review by saying that while Mana Khemia 2 is not without its flaws, it's been handed a serious helping of charm and innovation that helps it stand on its own. If you haven't experienced a Gust RPG before, then you would do well to invest some time at the academy of Al-Revis. Despite its shortcomings, I thoroughly enjoyed the alchemy-focused gameplay and approachable school culture that Khemia 2 brought hand-in-hand.