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  • Summary: Twin sisters Lydie and Suelle are also alchemists, living in Merveille, the capital of Kingdom of Adalet, and they intend to make their atelier the best atelier in the kingdom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 14, 2018
    85
    Lydie & Suelle is an excellent choice as a game for creation, with very funny quests will becoming truly challenging after a while. The game may not have the most interesting fighting system for an JRPG and the best-executed graphics on the console, but it makes up for its failures with a good story and the mechanics of alchemy and exploration.
  2. Sep 3, 2018
    68
    It has great dialogue along with interesting battles but a boring post-game. It offers us a funny and epic story, but it also has excessive loading times for each action and poor quality in Nintendo Switch's portable mode.
  3. Mar 27, 2018
    65
    The Mysterious Paintings has a good battle system and premise, but overall I wanted more from the final entry in the Mysterious trilogy. It seems like a missed opportunity to not include an open world and instead opt for a streamlined adventure with quick travel being the only option for exploration.
  4. Apr 6, 2018
    60
    Atelier Lydie & Suelle is a rather standard entry to the Atelier series. Content with relying on a pretty standard setup, the game doesn’t innovate or move forwards, although fans of the series will no doubt be interested in the new story alone. It’s a pretty interesting take on the ridiculously wide genre of RPGs, with a much heavier focus being given to its deep crafting system, but that might not be enough to convince new players on its own.
  5. 60
    If the game was ever-slightly-more polished it would be a solid recommendation. Instead, this game’s a shrug. It doesn’t earn the credit it gets and instead just perpetuates a good idea that’s been at the core of this franchise for two decades. This series needs a lot of improvements before the next entry; hopefully series’ developer Gust will put in the work. If they do, I’ll be there to play it myself.
  6. Apr 20, 2018
    60
    Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is a fun yet sometimes tedious JRPG that has you doing a lot of busy work. In some cases there is some fun to be had but a boring battle system spoils what I found to be a fun and lighthearted experience and worth checking out.
  7. Mar 27, 2018
    50
    If you really love crafting, Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Paintings might be your jam. But if you like literally any other aspect of a typical JRPG, you’re going to be disappointed. It might be worth $20 for the curiosity, but at $60, I really can’t recommend it to anyone who doesn’t already like the series.

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  1. Jul 11, 2018
    10
    This is my first game in the series and must say I’m not dissatisfied. Very interesting characters with lots of great and humorousThis is my first game in the series and must say I’m not dissatisfied. Very interesting characters with lots of great and humorous interactions. Very fun battle system and the crafting is very engrossing. I hope the other two mysterious games come to the switch. The season pass adds tons of value to the game as well by adding new playable party members, areas to explore, recipes, ingredients and more. Expand