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Average User Score: 7.5Apr 27, 2014I am appalled to see this game get such low scores, critics are such idiots. any ways, this game is a perfect video game, solid gameplay,I am appalled to see this game get such low scores, critics are such idiots. any ways, this game is a perfect video game, solid gameplay, action, controls, and context, at time of this review I beaten every level on normal (theres 85) and am going to go do them all again as a different class. there is just SO MUCH replayability its insane. anyone who doesn't like this game suffers from a damaged brain which can not register fun.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Feb 27, 2014I really like this game. its a great change of pace, and still has a bit of challenge in it. but its a very relaxing challenge (timeI really like this game. its a great change of pace, and still has a bit of challenge in it. but its a very relaxing challenge (time management and crafting stuff).
the only other Atelier game I played was Rorona, which I thought was good but was easy to mess up the endings requirements (I am unsure if the rest of the Arland series is like that) so I was happy this game was a lot simpler and a lot less to "worry" about.
The graphics are very nice and anime-like. there is some places where its nice just to look around.
and the characters, is probably the best thing about this game. if you dont value characters much in a game chances are you will be bored with this. and if you hate cliche anime characters you might, too.
as for the english dub, it really isnt so bad as people say. its sometimes annoying how American they sound, for example they keep saying "totally" but I would advise not to follow bandwagons without experiencing the things yourself. what I am saying is, the dub is fine. however the option for Japanese would have been nice.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.1Oct 18, 2013I like this game. It is my first atelier game, and I dont normally play that type of game. But I really liked the lightness of it, it's aI like this game. It is my first atelier game, and I dont normally play that type of game. But I really liked the lightness of it, it's a great break from action and difficult titles that I am used to playing.
The characters are the main part of this game I think, and they are great. The rumours really are true about Gusts character design.
The gameplay, well the combat was average. I think its a common problem with these types of games also, but you can't really play them without reading a guide looking for the "flags". The alchemy system is pretty good and deep, because the games emphasis is on it.
Yeah... I want to write more, but theres not much to really write about. It's just a nice break from normal games, very cute and charming with a light storyline. Many endings for people who like that, but personally I dislike that level of grinding.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Oct 15, 2013As a newcomer to the series and not much of a player of rhythm games (only played Rhythm Heaven and Theatrhythm), I will say this game isAs a newcomer to the series and not much of a player of rhythm games (only played Rhythm Heaven and Theatrhythm), I will say this game is perfect if you ever liked listening to a Vocaloid song. I am actually going to import the older Japanese games in the series I enjoyed it this much.
It is true that it's very basic gameplay, but that's not really a bad thing. Since it's definitely not "easy" so long as you challenge yourself with the difficulties (easy normal hard extreme).
The song list is decent, it introduced me to a lot of vocaloid songs, and turned me into a real fan. Before I was just like "Vocaloid? its pretty good if overrated" but now I would say it's my favourite type of music. The music videos along with the songs are great although you can't see english subtitles, only romanized. It's probably for the best since it would be distracting anyway. Also it has all the Crypton Future Media vocaloids, if you were wondering Miku, Rin Len, Luka, Kaito and Meiko. The latter two only have a couple of songs each though.
Alongside the main rhythm game, which is great on its own, is the character customisation and Diva rooms. The customisation is fun, with modules (costumes) and accessories for head, chest and back. You can use these for the main rhythm game. For the Diva rooms, which might not be for everyone, you can design their room with furniture and shelf items and the vocaloids will sometimes interact.
I would also call it even a bridge into Japanese/otaku-ish games. The reason is mostly the characters, they're all really loveable and cute. You will probably come to understand why Japanese people are known for loving fictional characters, to the point of considering them real. (and there is nothing wrong with that).
The diva rooms are one of the most fun parts, sort of. It's hard to explain why without sounding a little weird. But basically, you feel like you're making REAL friendship with Miku and others. You will feel like you're in the room with them, and consider them friends. Nothing to the level of Nintendogs, and you can't do anything lewd, just stroke their heads and watch them do various things. As I said earlier, this game might awaken something inside of you that you didn't now existed. But dont worry, you will like it. And hopefully you don't get dirty thoughts over Rin. She's 14.
Something else which might attract people is the edit feature, you can make videos and take pictures, personally I have very little creative talent so this is not for me. I am sure many Vocaloid fans actually use the software so will probably enjoy this, but me, I'm a do-er not a maker.
Maybe this isn't the place to say this, but many people call this a "weaboo game" or for poser otakus. I will admit, I often dub things as "weeaboo" and "poser otaku", but this made me change my stance on vocaloid. Sure you have the 15 year old girls talking about "awesum japanese music" with their friends and commenting saying they are hardcore fans on youtube, but that's what happens when things become popular. More or less what im saying is, don't act like a hipster.
So all in all, a great rhythm game with tons of content and challenge, focused on the Vocaloid fanbase but also is a great introduction to Vocaloid or even dare I say it, the otaku culture.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Aug 28, 2013a very good MMO, a great thing for Final Fantasy fans but maybe if you are not a fan of Final Fantasy it will just be "good" rather thana very good MMO, a great thing for Final Fantasy fans but maybe if you are not a fan of Final Fantasy it will just be "good" rather than "great.".
The levelling is fine, but the class and job system is the best, you can be all of them on one character.
the combat, well, it's fine but there is nothing super great about it.
the story is good for an MMO, the backstory and the world is fantastic but the actual story through the quests is above average for MMO's.
all in all, play this if you like Final Fantasy you won't regret it.
don't pay attention to the ones rating it low because of login issues. they are working very hard to fix it, and really it happens to most MMO's. it's not a good reason to give it a low score (although it is very frustrating).… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Aug 28, 2013honestly one of the worst games ever made, a crime to the industry.
firstly it has no gameplay whatsoever, it's just walking around, lookinghonestly one of the worst games ever made, a crime to the industry.
firstly it has no gameplay whatsoever, it's just walking around, looking at things, walk around some more.
the story is also ridiculous and has many loopholes.
do not trust anyone who rated this game good. they played it because they are social justice morons who read about it on their transgender rights blog and rated it highly for the simple reason it has a lesbian in it.
terrible, awful, a crime to humanity. whoever thinks this is art, or a game, or even a good concept in the first place should be locked in a cell for their crimes.… Expand