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  • Summary: Even though everyone has them,
    the memories we create with our friends are
    special to each and every one of us. The story of "Atelier Ryza" is
    about a girl and her friends on the
    verge of adulthood,
    discovering what is most important to them.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    What is important is that I came away from this game very happy. It's a joy to play, the overall experience is video game comfort food, and I don't think I'll ever get bored with the way Gust approaches the alchemy systems with the same sense of experimental creativity as the alchemy in the game itself.
  2. 90
    Atelier Ryza is a journey about making the best of the here and now, and it is beautiful to behold for it. I felt incredibly engaged every step of the way, wanting to see the game through. I hope that this is the beginning of an engrossing new trilogy.
  3. Jan 3, 2020
    90
    Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout begins a new trilogy in the Atelier series and this new chapter is a crowning achievement under the Atelier name. With visible improvements in the combat system and the audiovisual environment, but also more accessible than previous entries in the series, Atelier Ryza puts the threshold at a higher level regarding what is yet to come for Atelier.
  4. Oct 30, 2019
    85
    Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout on Nintendo Switch is a fantastic conversion.
  5. Nov 11, 2019
    80
    It will keep you busy for hours trying to craft better gear and foraging throughout the map for that much-needed material. Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is a cutesy, time-consuming monster for the Switch, and it’s worth getting.
  6. Nov 6, 2019
    80
    It’s a charming adventure set against a gorgeous backdrop, and even though it may take a while to get going, it’s worth persevering with. Its combat is engaging, exploration is a delight, and its characters are a pleasure to know. Even if you’ve never played an Atelier game before, Atelier Ryza is one worth jumping into.
  7. Nov 8, 2019
    70
    The RPG saga benefits from new battle and fighting systems, but still has lot of room for improvements when it comes to visuals and staging.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Jul 30, 2020
    10
    Amazing
    Just amazing This game should be bought by everyone who owns a switch
  2. Dec 13, 2020
    10
    I have never played an Atelier game but saw this game got good reviews and decided to give it a shot. I am so glad I did. I absolutely loveI have never played an Atelier game but saw this game got good reviews and decided to give it a shot. I am so glad I did. I absolutely love this game, from the characters to the different environments to the gameplay, I love it all. The battle system is very fast paced and most random battles are really quick so it never feels too grindy. The characters are great and have big development arks over the course of the game. The story builds really well and its pretty relaxing to play through, but also still really interesting as you learn more about the history of the world. The crafting system is one of the most addicting gameplay loops I can remember in awhile. This is one of those games where I would sit down to play it and before I knew it 4 hours had flown buy. It was a great experience and it runs really well on switch. If you like JRPGs and you haven't tried this you really should cause it very quickly became one of my all time favorites. Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2019
    9
    A much more fleshed out entry to the series. Atelier ryza offers a more explorable game, getting rid of the time contraints in favor ofA much more fleshed out entry to the series. Atelier ryza offers a more explorable game, getting rid of the time contraints in favor of exploration and combat. The combat system has evolved into a active time battle that is more fast paced than the turn based system from before. The alchemy system has also been revamped. Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    8
    Great visuals runs solid on the switch only played in handheld Easier than the other Atelier games in the past but still enjoyable. A solidGreat visuals runs solid on the switch only played in handheld Easier than the other Atelier games in the past but still enjoyable. A solid new entry for people that want to jump in an Atelier game. Less frustrating time management system gives newcomers the change to explore, experiment new crafting techniques. A more intense turn-based combat system that will keep you on your toes vast areas to explore, collecting items for crafting is even easier than before giving you a chance to craft items without looking for a specific item. I would give it a higher score if the game was a little more difficult. I finished it much quicker than any of the other games in this series. Looking forward to a sequel since most of the Atelier games are Trilogy. Expand
  5. Jan 29, 2020
    7
    Atelier Ryza est un excellent JRPG. La série a passé un cap avec cet opus. Que ce soit techniquement mais également dans le gameplay, le jeu aAtelier Ryza est un excellent JRPG. La série a passé un cap avec cet opus. Que ce soit techniquement mais également dans le gameplay, le jeu a su moderniser la formule. Le scénario, un peu cliché au départ, prend ensuite de l’épaisseur pour nous offrir une jolie petite histoire. Sans doute le jeu Atelier le plus à même de faire passer un nouveau palier à la licence, notamment en occident. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2020
    5
    Ok, why is this game ratet so good? The core feature of the first 10 hours is a awful turtorial where you have to go from A to B, from C to BOk, why is this game ratet so good? The core feature of the first 10 hours is a awful turtorial where you have to go from A to B, from C to B an back to A than you have to craft sometihng. But where is the gameplay? Where is the JRPG story an where is the action. Where are the deep characters the game feels like a 10 hour boring turtorial. Expand
  7. Dec 5, 2019
    0
    This is an unplayable port.There are zero mouse controls and everything is done with a joystick and keyboard and the keyboard layout isThis is an unplayable port.There are zero mouse controls and everything is done with a joystick and keyboard and the keyboard layout is incredibly crappy.Badly optimized game Expand

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