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Review - Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey

NyxNyx Staff Girly GirlRPGamer Staff
edited March 14 in Latest Updates
Atelier Firis marks the eighteenth entry into this long standing franchise. Change is good, yes? Well, in alchemy, changing a recipe can also bring explosions. Let's all remember that.

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  • SlayerSlayer Member Full Members
    Thank you for your detailed review. I've yet to finish Ayesha & Shallie.
  • severinmiraseverinmira Managing Editor RPGamer Staff
    Do wonder if Blue Reflection had any impact on the development, Gust seems pretty interested in hyping that one.
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  • jscarpejscarpe RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    Thanks for the interesting review Nyx. It's sad to hear that Atelier seems to be continuing to go downhill. Gust still has some good ideas (like in Nights of Azure), but maybe they aren't getting baked for long enough since they were bought by Koei Tecmo?

  • WheelsWheels RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    jscarpe wrote: »
    Thanks for the interesting review Nyx. It's sad to hear that Atelier seems to be continuing to go downhill. Gust still has some good ideas (like in Nights of Azure), but maybe they aren't getting baked for long enough since they were bought by Koei Tecmo?

    Weren't they doing frequent entries before the purchase? Seems like they're just trying to mess around with new ideas, which can't be easy in a yearly franchise.
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  • GaijinMonogatariGaijinMonogatari RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    Yep, the Atelier series has been darn close to one-a-year for the past two decades, with some iterations far better than others. The Arland and Dusk series were cream of the crop, while the nadir was probably the buggy early entries of the PS2 period. This is a series prone to rough transitions between consoles as well. Here's hoping that Mysterious #3 turns out better.
  • Lord_of_the_barrelsLord_of_the_barrels Whiner (i quite like it actually) Full Members
    Ok, I'm late and all as I recently started this Atelier, but I'd like for anyone interested in this game to know that this review is only based on the first half of it. This primary part mostly acts as a tutorial for the rest of the game which is untimed and allows for fast travel and lots of new commodities plus character development.
    Looks like the reviewer saw the first credits and really thought that was the end of the experience, when it was simply the end of the beginning. That's a serious lack of professionalism, but whatever, it's still just a game. But a really good one, I must add, if you're not the kind of gamer that will rush his playthrough to the point that he'll write a review without even finishing it first.

    "Firis feels like a larger step backwards than Sophie did" Hehehe no wonder if you're in for 20 hours instead of the 100 hours required to complete most endings.
  • MacstormMacstorm Ysy St. Administrators
    Yeah, I'll have you know that this game was completed. If you want to make complaints based on incorrect assumptions, at least give more details instead of just whining about thinking we didn't finish the game. The reviewer has played ALL of the recent Atelier games, so bring more complaints than just score whining.
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  • Fowl SorcerousFowl Sorcerous Dread News Editor RPGamer Staff
    so the solution to a bunch of glitches and gameplay flaws is to play for 4 times as long for new cutscenes?

    makes perfect Moo sense.
    we are all done here.
    no need to come back.
    ever.
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