Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
Buy On
  1. 40
    Mana and magic system aside, the game’s primary selling point is the same as so many other RPGs: a couple dozen hours of content. And if merely killing time is the goal, then it could fill the bill.

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 15, 2014
    9
    The very reason I became an Atelier Iris fan.

    Good and Interesting story. The second entry in the Atelier Iris game, it is certainly more
    The very reason I became an Atelier Iris fan.

    Good and Interesting story. The second entry in the Atelier Iris game, it is certainly more interesting than new games in ps3.

    Has two focuses and, by far, is more interesting than escha and logy. Synthesis and Battle, the two later unite in the story, even though it's not two stories, it has more of these elements than the ps3 one.

    Overall, a very decent game for Ps2. Interesting and very well done story.
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  2. Sep 10, 2013
    7
    While it follows the style and tone of it's predecessor. It lacks the charm and innovation AI1 had. AI2 seems to be a bit more combat focusedWhile it follows the style and tone of it's predecessor. It lacks the charm and innovation AI1 had. AI2 seems to be a bit more combat focused this time. While the combat is greatly improved upon from the game before it, it's still a little dull.

    None the less, AI2 is far prettier than AI1 also has far more interesting characters and overall story arc.

    Overall:
    A decent addition to the Atelier series that isn't as good as the game that came before, but, still fun and enjoyable none the less.
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  3. NicholasT.
    Mar 6, 2008
    5
    The game offers us more of the same goodness but also has quite jumpy difficulty level that reeks of inbalance. That could become a real The game offers us more of the same goodness but also has quite jumpy difficulty level that reeks of inbalance. That could become a real turn-off for some. The game is a walk in the park for the first introductive parts of the game and then the very 1st proper dungeon skins your ass raw. The 1st AI had a steady not too easy but not painful difficulty which is much more enjoyable than this 1st overpowered then underpowered then back and forth all the time gameplay. Full Review »