Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is the enhanced port of the PS3 version. It is the 15th game overall in the Atelier series, and the 2nd in the “Dusk trilogy” following Atelier Ayesha. The game is developed by Gust, and localized by Koei Tecmo.
The game follows Escha Malier and Logix “Logy” Fiscario, 2 alchemists who work as government officials in the R&D division in a small town called Colset. Escha is a traditional alchemist, focusing on alchemy while Logy specializes more on assembling weaponry and armour, similar to a blacksmith. Their main form of work involves completing tasks that helps the government and the town in some way such as repairing a windmill or exploring unknown places. Along the way they will meet both new and recurring characters from the previous game, and discuss about the nearby floating ruins dubbed the “Unexplored Ruins”. No one knows what these ruins contain but it is a goal that Escha and her friends believe it will be worth doing.
Because the game features 2 protagonists, you can choose to play the story from either Escha’s point of view or Logy’s point of view. The core storyline remains the same but certain events and dialogue are unique from one another. It also determines who you control when exploring, and that they must always be used in battle as well.
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To be frank, I’ve never played any games of the Ar series except for one… Ar Tonelico Qoga. I did enjoy it as a standalone JRPG but I also heard how bad it is compared to the previous games in the series.
This will be a small review of the game (based on around 8 hours of gameplay)
A bit late to the party, but better late than never. Tales of Xillia 2 was recently released, IN ENGLISH, which I am very excited for. A shame the so-called “Pocket Watch” is actually just a compact mirror. I don’t think I’ll have any use for it but oh well. The Ludger figure is pretty cool though.
(Ludger, the king of the Tales of figures)
It cost me $165 AU, which is around $153.70 US. While other websites had around $120 – $130 US, shipping made it just as expensive as the AU price, or just slightly cheaper but with a longer waiting time due to the difference in locations so I ordered my CE from an Australian website. Only had to wait 3 days after shipping which was a big plus for me. =)
I was skeptical about this game, which is the main reason for this very delayed review of this game. The majority of the reviews from both sources (gaming websites / magazines, and the gamers themselves) have been giving it some criticism… fair to say, I can see where they are coming from.
From the general point of view it seems to be an Action JRPG where you control a little minion named The Hundred Knight and tackle on stages, usually fighting some sort of boss at the end of each, to advance through the storyline. Sounds simple enough right? Read on.
Before it was released I did had high expectations of the game, considering it was a big deal when it was first announced a few years ago if I recall correctly. It’s rare that NIS would work on an Action-type game where as the majority of their games are of the regular JRPG type or the strategy / tactics type of game. It was initially going to be an open-world game, similar to that of an MMORPG where you would be able to explore an entire world without much limitations. It didn’t succeed as they wanted to focus on the graphics and other aspects of the game instead. So they converted it to an Action RPG. Continue reading
BLAZBLUE CHRONOPHANTASMA | Cero C/ESRB T | Arc System Works | Aksys | PS3 | PSVITA
BlazBlue Chronophantasma, shortened as BBCP is the third installment of BlazBlue series (if we don’t count the extend versions and such). The story continues from Continuum Shift directly revolving inside Ikaruga, which is pretty much ruined after the Ikaruga Civil War. Story aside, we also get some changes for the battle system.
I said NA coz normally I buy japanese games (don’t start calling me a weaboo ._.)
and you won’t even think this is actually a package of a fighting game lawl
I finally got the game! After waiting first when the jap version came out, and then the NA ver came out and I have to search everywhere to get this ): kudos to my friend who helped me to get one!
Ahh Final Fantasy. It’s a love-hate it series. A lot of people still enjoy the games coz of the awesome graphics, gameplay and storylines… others may hate it because of those exact reasons. While I don’t call myself a fan, I do like playing some of the games, such as this one. This is pretty much a short review / first impression.