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  • Summary: Ryza returns in the lead role, making her the first character in the history of the long-running Atelier franchise to take on the hero role in two successive entries. This all-new adventure, set three years after her heroic efforts in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. ThisRyza returns in the lead role, making her the first character in the history of the long-running Atelier franchise to take on the hero role in two successive entries. This all-new adventure, set three years after her heroic efforts in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This dynamic sequel revolves around Ryza’s journey to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird as she explores ancient ruins while seeking the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 10, 2021
    100
    Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy keeps close to everything that made the original Atelier Ryza such a wonderful game to begin with, while also finding ways to build upon those ideas. Sometimes that means little tweaks to fine-tune systems that were already excellent to start with, and other times that means bringing in a whole new Atelier riff on a Tomb Raider-style archaeological adventure. Most of all, it’s a chance to spend a few dozen more hours with Atelier‘s most loveable heroine and her merry band, enjoying those quiet, personal moments as much as the big adventures—that’s what Atelier does best, and what Atelier Ryza 2 does best of all.
  2. Jan 28, 2021
    90
    Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is a fantastic JRPG. Whether you’re a returning fan or a first-time player, it’s an excellent jumping-off point into the franchise. As a first-time series player myself, Ryza 2 was quite a pleasant surprise and one that I find myself continuously drawn into.
  3. May 6, 2021
    85
    This sequel brings back Ryza and her friends in a new adventure which stands out by aspects like the combat system and new alchemy features along with an interesting story.
  4. Jan 26, 2021
    80
    Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy is a brilliant sequel that expands upon everything that made the original great, while forging a path forward that can be further expanded upon in the trilogy's final chapter.
  5. Jan 28, 2021
    80
    Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy overshadows its monotonous alchemy system with a fitting combination of charm, exploration, and a dynamic, living world.
  6. Jan 26, 2021
    77
    Atelier Ryza 2 is satisfied to offer more of the same gameplay from the first title, with marginal improvements over the game published last year. It's still a good JRPG but, unlike its predecessor, plays it a little too safe.
  7. Jan 27, 2021
    60
    There are some truly great parts in this game. Some of the exploration parts were really well done with the backgrounds and environment. The problem with the game overall is each system is fine enough on its own, but does not tie together in a coherent fashion. The alchemy is a little too involved for every single item, the exploration gives far too many items to actually want to sort through, and the battle system has too many small nit-picks to stop it from being great. The story is weighed down by too many trivial plots and it just lacks that 'cool' aspect others of the series like Dusk or Mana Khemia had.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jan 27, 2021
    10
    As someone who absolutely loved the first Atelier Ryza game, I can easily say that this is even better. There’s so much more to do and theAs someone who absolutely loved the first Atelier Ryza game, I can easily say that this is even better. There’s so much more to do and the characters are just as likable, if not more, than before. This game brings back my love of gaming. I’d give this a 9 but I love the characters so much that I can’t help indulging myself. 10! Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2021
    10
    This is not just a beautiful game with awesome graphics but a really nice story with such extraordinary characters and a really good combatThis is not just a beautiful game with awesome graphics but a really nice story with such extraordinary characters and a really good combat system. The crafting is huge and so much fun !! I never played the 1st game but it is not necessary to fast get to enjoy this masterpiece JRPG wich i would give a 9 but considering how addictive ang fun the game is i give it a 10. Don't miss this game if you like RPG games it's just to Good!! Expand
  3. Mar 11, 2021
    10
    looks way better than the rest of atelier ryza games, the improvements are huge; very addictive game
  4. Apr 30, 2021
    7
    Ok, first of all, the idea that people think Ryza is better than Sophie or Lydie/Sue is legit smoking something. Don't get me wrong. AtelierOk, first of all, the idea that people think Ryza is better than Sophie or Lydie/Sue is legit smoking something. Don't get me wrong. Atelier Ryza 2 is...decent.

    Yet when the story chokes on the last act, because all we got was repeating lines and storybeats from earlier in the game, I can't help but feel that it is overrated. Imo I'm being generous with that seven, because I could have gone with a five. It still has no decent OST music, it is STILL a garbage ARPG and nothing about the items or combat have improved either.

    Also, I noticed things like rain texturing and other minor details that add up with its visual presentation.

    I'm glad Atelier Mysterious DX is out. It means I can wash the stench of mediocrity from both Ryza games.
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  5. Apr 30, 2022
    7
    Honestly, it was a fun experience. Not the most exceptional RPG, far from it, and the characters are quite unbearable at times. But makingHonestly, it was a fun experience. Not the most exceptional RPG, far from it, and the characters are quite unbearable at times. But making your own items and stuff with alchemy is really rewarding. Expand
  6. Feb 24, 2022
    7
    Every Game is the same same same nothing of variety and enemies tooo only change color
  7. Feb 7, 2022
    0
    It's just a standard low budget weeb game though the graphics are a bit better than usual, better JRPGs to play

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