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  • Summary: The alchemic RPG franchise from Gust carries on the tradition of the Atelier series, using alchemy as the main focal point. Atelier Rorona Plus focuses on the exploits of Rorolina Frixell, one the most beloved characters of the Arland trilogy (Ateliers Meruru/ Totori/ Rorona), a young girlThe alchemic RPG franchise from Gust carries on the tradition of the Atelier series, using alchemy as the main focal point. Atelier Rorona Plus focuses on the exploits of Rorolina Frixell, one the most beloved characters of the Arland trilogy (Ateliers Meruru/ Totori/ Rorona), a young girl who is assigned to complete alchemy tasks over 3 years in order to keep her alchemy workshop and not be banished from the kingdom of Arland. Players can craft new items and also battle enemies using the power of alchemy. As all games in the Atelier series, this title is set against an anime-like background with 3D graphics and is characterized by an elaborate crafting and synthesis system. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jun 23, 2014
    100
    For Atelier veterans, Rorona Plus deftly addresses pretty much every criticism that could be levelled at the original Rorona while providing plenty of new content to enjoy. For Atelier newcomers, this is a solid, enjoyable and charming game that marks an ideal entry point into the broader series as a whole.
  2. Jul 1, 2014
    90
    In conclusion, if you are picking it up for the first time, this is obviously the version to get. This is an improvement in so many ways - including navigation of Arland, swappable costumes, and everything you can harvest from such as wells, are highlighted.
  3. Jun 27, 2014
    88
    Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland, while not perfect, is an improvement over the 2010 version.
  4. 75
    Atelier Rorona Plus is good value for those wanting to enjoy the end of the Arland trilogy on PS Vita. If you have purposely skipped this game the first time around, nothing about this version will change your mind. Still, Koei Tecmo and Atelier fans will not regret picking it up.
  5. Aug 4, 2014
    72
    It's better than the original Atelier Rorona, but I'd still rather be playing any other Atelier game.
  6. Jun 19, 2014
    70
    The additions are not likely to be enough for those who own the original episode, especially with so many rivals on PS3. However, it is a very recommendable option on PS Vita.
  7. Jun 28, 2014
    70
    Atelier Rorona Plus, while being a nice addition to the PsVita library, has simply not enough new contents to appeal to the ones who already own the 2010 version for PS3. Still, we're talking about a nice and happy JRPG, different from the usual fare.

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  1. Sep 28, 2014
    8
    its a good game. compra ae mano, é bom serio, testado, aprovado e selado com o selo rick felix(feliz) de qualidade, hu3hu3hu3 brbrbr, aprovaits a good game. compra ae mano, é bom serio, testado, aprovado e selado com o selo rick felix(feliz) de qualidade, hu3hu3hu3 brbrbr, aprova ae manos, vlw, flw Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2014
    2
    This is an angry rant on Atelier Rorona Plus because the original review posted got taken down. And this will continue to be reposted becauseThis is an angry rant on Atelier Rorona Plus because the original review posted got taken down. And this will continue to be reposted because I paid 50$ for this game on the playstation store, and played this nightmare through to the end so I earned the right to speak out. Everyone will know how bad this game truely is.

    - Right off the bat, the game begins with a 30 minute tutorial, explaining synthesis, and how to recruit party members. Doesn't even give time for the player to collect their thoughts or look around as all areas are blocked off with invisible walls until it's over. Don't start your games like this!!! It makes new players feel uncomfortable having to process so much information at once. And not everyone can. And if skipped, they won't know what they're even doing. Break up your tutorials piece by piece; don't dump it all at once!

    - This game has good story, graphics, voice acting, and atmosphere, but fails to do everything else right.

    - A knight named Sterk gives you assignments to complete throughout the game. They range between crafting and killing monster. Miss one assignment within the in-game timer and it's game over, and you have to reload a save. All of this is just house chores! Here's what gameplay is like: you go out and kill monsters, collect ingredients, return to watch cut-scene, synthesis, then turn in assignments for your next headache! Rinse & repeat about 200 times! This isn't fun!!! Any real gamer can see that these are mini side-quests forming into the main quest storyline. You have to do them too, which is the torture of it all. It is boring and unacceptable for today's gaming. The game attempts to color it's synthesis menu by giving you a variety of things to make. But the problem is you end up making the same thing 20 times during gameplay. And when you run out of ingredients, you'll magically notice an assignment involving an item you just did 10 minutes ago!!! **** ARP!

    - This game continues to taunt players with what could have been a really enjoyable battle system. But it's destroyed by the in-game timer described above!

    - The deafening soundtrack will destroy you if you don't download the free BGM DLC on the store, because the few good songs isn't worth sticking it out for.

    - There is no enjoyment for doing anything outside of cut-scenes. I paid 50$ of my own money on the playstation store to tell everyone if this game was worth it, and it was some of the worst 30 hours of my life.

    Fortunately, Atelier Rorona Plus isn't the worst game I've ever played, but it's still pretty bad. I feel sorry for the developers who actually had to make this crap because this game isn't fun. No one should buy this game. No one needs to endure this torture.
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