Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Image
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  1. 100
    Atelier Lulua's an interesting one from Gust. On the one hand it's certainly the most visually impressive and detailed effort we've seen from the series to date. Gust has always had limited budgets to work with, but the team has really pushed themselves here to make something that does look very "next gen". It also plays very cleanly. On the other hand, Atelier Lulua is a very traditional game, and is an effort to bring fans back to trilogy that has had two other full trilogies developed in-between. It's almost painfully delightful, warm, colourful, and completely charming in everything that it does, but its reliance on nostalgia and series tradition means that I'm just not sure that this will be one to win the series new fans.
  2. May 21, 2019
    83
    Atelier Lulua is up there with the best that the series has to offer. Although it doesn't do anything exceptionally unique, it's an enjoyable and rewarding adventure set in such a memorable and charming world that you'll find it hard to put down.
  3. May 21, 2019
    77
    Those who love "anime style" products will find a nicely modeled character design, but also a truly sparse concept and little environmental inspiration. For the rest, even The Scion of Arland, like its predecessors, has a sweet and carefree charm, characterized by an untraceable genuineness elsewhere.
  4. May 21, 2019
    74
    Whether you are a fan or new to the series, Lulua has something for you. It doesn’t have many new feature, but overall it’s a very enjoyable JRPG.
  5. Apr 29, 2019
    73
    The Scion of Arland’s story and gameplay feel like a culmination of the series, and a tutorial system makes it a lot easier to jump in for newcomers. The soft-touch visuals match the atmosphere of the series, but the battle system brings in new ideas without much success. While some events could have been better explained for those not familiar with previous iterations, in the end this entry creates some of the most exciting moments in the series.
  6. May 22, 2019
    70
    Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland has plenty going for it. It’s got an interesting story that longtime fans will love, and its gameplay will keep JRPG fans satisfied well into the late hours of its run. Like so many other titles from the genre though, it’s held back by long-held conventions that work against it, and keep it from being something better than just another entry in the Atelier series.
  7. May 5, 2019
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.

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  1. 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