Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Image
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  • Summary: The long awaited 4th installment of the popular "Arland" series that had begun with the "Atelier Rorona." In this new story, players will revisit the nostalgic world of Arland and embark on exciting journey of alchemy together with Rorona's daughter, Lulua.
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  1. Sep 4, 2019
    85
    How you feel about Atelier Lulua ~The Scion of Arland~ will be largely influenced by which parts of JRPGs you like most. If you are drawn mainly to an engaging story and the interaction between characters, you’ll probably enjoy it. If you’re a fan of lots of combat and fast paced action, it might not be your cup of mana. If, like me, you enjoy tweaking stats and finding the best combinations of items to maximise your characters, then you will love it. I spent more time crafting than anything else and I loved it. It took me back to the days of spending an hour in the menus of Final Fantasy VII, trying to find the perfect materia combinations and for that reason, I loved it.
  2. May 30, 2019
    80
    Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is the perfect way to conclude this now tetralogy. That said, Gust could surprise us with another game set in the world of Arland. For now, though, Atelier Lulua is a crisp and clean experience with cute visuals and an even cuter cast of characters. While the gameplay is simple, it’s engaging enough to hold your attention and the best part is that you don’t need to have played the previous three games in order to understand this. With the added bonus of the simplified alchemy procedure, it’s an overall great title to pick up if you’ve been curious about the series.
  3. 80
    With dozens of hours of enjoyable gameplay, this polished title will appeal to JRPG enthusiasts and Atelier fans alike.
  4. May 27, 2019
    70
    Atelier Lulua is a fun game to play in small spurts. It combines crafting/gathering with a decent JRPG combat system. While crafting and gathering can be tedious at times, the general concept is pretty fun.
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  1. Oct 8, 2019
    8
    This game is amazing both in soundtrack and story also gameplay too, that be careful what you hate you never knew it could be good if you giveThis game is amazing both in soundtrack and story also gameplay too, that be careful what you hate you never knew it could be good if you give it a try it's a realization that I make mistake for blindly disliking this game without logical and reasoning, plus originally wanting nothing to do with this game until I played this game gave it try after beating Sophie and Meruru it was a while back until Ryza was releasing in a few months ago I was flabbergasted with this game. Anyway, this game combines the new and old in a unique item creating a straightforward way for new players and previous players who played the arland series. The game is about a girl who is the adopted daughter of a famous alchemist their nation who is very well known in the first-three games who wanted to surpass her. She on a journey to solving riddles to help improve her skills as an alchemist along with friends both new characters and old characters if you played the previous arland games on ps3 currently on pc, switch, and ps4. The game removes an infamous feature with the time limit for the new player couldn't have a problem this game, unlike the previous series. The only con I could think this the price of DLC and game could be better as bundle otherwise its great game. The performance of the game runs smoothly on modern-day systems no issues for both intel/amd Nvidia/amd if an FX 8320 in 4Ghz can run this game with gtx 970 but Linux users you guys are out of luck for now with the weird fps. However, the game runs in higher fps and higher resolution like previously atelier games no issues here. Overall, this game is very cute and warmhearted I strongly recommend this game for anyone in cuteness and fun gameplay great soundtrack. Expand
  2. May 23, 2019
    7
    This game so far is quite wonderful, the art, music, alchemy systems and combat give quite the experience. Unfortunately however i am quiteThis game so far is quite wonderful, the art, music, alchemy systems and combat give quite the experience. Unfortunately however i am quite disappointed at the lack of an English track for the voices. as someone who always plays the English tack in every version of this generally great series of games i am quite sad especially when older characters in it make an appearance with essentially a different voice than when first experienced. I don't know it kind of kills the vibe a tad for me. In any case the JP voices are not bad and i will most likely finish the game i have to dock a point or two off, and in the future i will only purchase an entry that has the English track as sad as it makes me. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2019
    7
    This game is basically 80% Yuri 15% crafting and 5% battles.

    Seriously I'm not a fan of Yuri but to each his/her own. The thing is
    This game is basically 80% Yuri 15% crafting and 5% battles.

    Seriously I'm not a fan of Yuri but to each his/her own. The thing is basically most on the game is Lulua just flirting with the girls. Maybe yeah they can call it just being best friends. But I am a guy I guess I just look at it at a different way.

    Yuri aside let's focus on the story. I gotta be honest with you I never played the arland series. this is my first Arland game. But I'm basing my score in comparison with the first atelier game that I ever played. and I can say for sure the story in this one is just not for me. I love the humor when Lulua suddenly appearing and just appearing in the screen. MY Favorite characters are Eva, Aurel and I belive I would like sterk and Rorona too if I play the first of the series. But after playing this game I'm not even motivated too. The ending doesn't even make any sense any more it's like they're not even trying. Just believe in the power of Yur.. Oh I mean friend.. you know what screw it! Just believe in the power of Yuri and anything will be possible!

    Music is as always top notch but atelier Escha and Logy's Music is still unbeatable. But because maybe it's my first atelier game.

    Graphically it is impressive from my previous atelier games. The colorful and presentation it impressive.

    all in all I would recommend this to the people who played the first of the arland series until the third one. It looks like this is a fan service game for you people.

    PS: Lulua made a Philosopher curry. I watched FMA. this gives me a cannibalism vibe. as you know what the contents of the philosopher stone...
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