Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Image
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  • Summary: Set against a vibrant background reminiscent of a medieval European town, the Atelier series' latest standalone installment follows the exploits of a young novice Alchemist, Sophie, who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic book imbued with a soul. This Mysterious Book seems to hold allSet against a vibrant background reminiscent of a medieval European town, the Atelier series' latest standalone installment follows the exploits of a young novice Alchemist, Sophie, who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic book imbued with a soul. This Mysterious Book seems to hold all the secrets to the art of Alchemy, even going on to become Sophie's mentor. As Sophie improves her Alchemy skills throughout the story she unravels forgotten memories, and eventually sets out to uncover the strange tale of the book's origin. Expand
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  1. Sep 30, 2016
    75
    While part of me wishes that it would take a page from the Hyperdimension Neptunia notebook and branch out a little, at this stage, that's just not what the Atelier games are about. What they're about — and what Atelier Sophie continues — is simply being an intelligent, well-made JRPG. It's not flashy, but if that's what you're after, it'll do.
  2. Jun 27, 2016
    72
    While many will love the more relaxed pace I can't help feel that it now means you're much more likely to notice the unfortunately lackluster battle system. Thankfully the game has some really great characters and a fun revamped alchemy system which helps to make up for this.
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  1. Oct 7, 2016
    5
    Lame gameplay, boring characters, bad story. I played an old Atelier game ages back on the DS and enjoyed it way more. Another series thatLame gameplay, boring characters, bad story. I played an old Atelier game ages back on the DS and enjoyed it way more. Another series that goes backwards. Expand