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  • Summary: The beautiful role-playing game follows the exploits of teenage tomboy Ryza, who dreams of escaping her mundane village lifestyle, alongside her band of mischievous friends. One day, as they explore a forbidden island in search of adventure, they meet an elderly magician who will changeThe beautiful role-playing game follows the exploits of teenage tomboy Ryza, who dreams of escaping her mundane village lifestyle, alongside her band of mischievous friends. One day, as they explore a forbidden island in search of adventure, they meet an elderly magician who will change their lives forever. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 29, 2019
    80
    Atelier Ryza is a great game slightly marred by a poor port, lack of enemy variety, and hard-to-find ingredients. But anyone who likes crafting games absolutely owes it to themselves to play this, as it's a huge amount of fun.
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    80
    In the grand scheme of things, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is just another entry in the series, which doesn't have what it takes to be declared the absolute best amongst its many siblings. That said, and although a little more emphasis in alchemy and storytelling, as well as a more open-ended structure would be more than welcome, this is definitely one of the best Atelier titles ever. It's an immersive, beautiful, and relaxing journey, which smells like summer and childhood adventure.
  3. Dec 12, 2019
    70
    Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout bring plenty of changes to the series that make it an enjoyable experience for long time fans and newcomers alike.
  4. 70
    A versatile addition to the series, Atelier Ryza offers new and engaging features, though it does need some tweaking in regards to overleveling.
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  1. Overall, I don’t think Atelier Ryza is the kind of game that’s going to change many minds. Though it ended up surprising me, I would argue that I’m the prime audience for it: a lifelong JRPG fan who enjoys dabbling in games with light sim mechanics.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Oct 31, 2019
    10
    Great graphical improvement, faster and more dynamic battle system, overall and upgrade for the Atelier series, this game is a console port,Great graphical improvement, faster and more dynamic battle system, overall and upgrade for the Atelier series, this game is a console port, so it's best played with a controller, make sure to have that in mind before playing. Expand
  2. Jan 26, 2020
    9
    Atelier Ryza is great, best resourced-based game I have ever played! I gave it an 9 due to a few things I things they can fix, mostly qualityAtelier Ryza is great, best resourced-based game I have ever played! I gave it an 9 due to a few things I things they can fix, mostly quality of life stuff, but the depth of the alchemy engine and the incredible character development more than makes up for and gaps in efficiency. A very causal and lighthearted game, one where you can just relax and have a fun time. Definitely recommend for casual RPG players and those looking just to release steam. Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2019
    9
    This game so far is great! I really like the new way they took the combat, and pretty cool take on the ATB system. The updated / streamlinedThis game so far is great! I really like the new way they took the combat, and pretty cool take on the ATB system. The updated / streamlined way they handled the alchemy I'm enjoying. And right now I'm pretty addicted to it, I played a solid 8 hours the other day and wanted to keep going. the story is pretty solid so far and the characters are pretty good, about 14 -15 hours in so far I'm curious to see where the story ends up. The one thing I'll take a point off for is the lack of an English dub it just makes me sad, hopefully with the new found success this particular entry Is having they will have the money to include one next time. I miss my Atelie dubs : -( . Expand
  4. Feb 22, 2020
    4
    I had only completed Atelier Sophie game and played a little in Atelier Firis but still I can easily point out that Ryza is too casual andI had only completed Atelier Sophie game and played a little in Atelier Firis but still I can easily point out that Ryza is too casual and boring as a result in terms of alchemy which is the most important part of series about alchemy obviously. Also for some reason combat style was changed to some broken analog of FF XIII. All what we have here a nice graphics (at last), Ryza - thiccness princess and Lila - thiccness queen. I bet these are only reasons why this game sold out better than Atelier Sophie. Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2019
    3
    The PC port is poor. Has optimization and performance issues (even on a GTX 1060) despite it looking like a PS3 game (and having ridiculouslyThe PC port is poor. Has optimization and performance issues (even on a GTX 1060) despite it looking like a PS3 game (and having ridiculously low resolution shadows and ambient occlusion), no proper Keyboard/Mouse support, barebones options menu, game physics have issues above 30FPS, and the game has crashing issues on some setups (Specifically with AMD graphics cards). Expand