Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Apr 29, 2019
    72
    The Atelier franchise celebrates its 20th anniversary bringing back familiar faces from previous games in a city-run spin-off with a slow pace that will not please everyone, but that will convince fans of the most famous alchemists of the video game industry.
  2. Aug 15, 2019
    70
    With an impressive array of characters and events, Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists is very likely to appeal to those who want to see more of Atelier characters and even if the game may feel repetitive and confusing at some moments, there's enough here to keep fans entertained for some time.
  3. 70
    Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World is a unique spin-off that I quite enjoyed. Not everything works about the title, like the investigations and opening portions of the adventure. Particularly the latter could've been so much better by not throwing me into an unskippable tutorial. Once you get handed the reigns over the journey, it is a surprisingly fun town management game I couldn't stop playing.
  4. Mar 30, 2019
    70
    Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists can be a disappointment to the series' fans, as it left behind its main focus (RPG) to embrace the management of a city, with simple and route mechanics. What's worst is that even if it includes most of the main characters from the series, it doesn't use them in all of its full potential.
  5. Mar 27, 2019
    70
    While it may be quite a departure from a standard Atelier game, Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists is a valiant attempt to diversify the series. It may not appeal quite so much to fans of traditional JRPGs, but there’s certainly enough here to enrapture Atelier fans along with newcomers who enjoy the townbuilding genre. As long as you can get past the frustrating first hour, Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World opens itself up to be a rewarding and engaging experience that’s surprisingly hard to put down.
  6. Apr 7, 2019
    65
    With less fighting and exploration, but more management, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World takes some risks. Which is a good thing, but some fans may be displeased.
  7. Apr 15, 2019
    60
    Despite its rough presentation, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World is a complex town-building game that manages to incorporate different elements from the Atelier series into a satisfying experience.
  8. Apr 1, 2019
    50
    Nelke doesn't feel like a celebration of Atelier, but closer to a cash-in.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Nov 11, 2019
    2
    Están todos los personajes de anteriores juegos... pero es todo lo que ofrece, un juego específico para fans, sin reto alguno, gestión deEstán todos los personajes de anteriores juegos... pero es todo lo que ofrece, un juego específico para fans, sin reto alguno, gestión de recursos mascadito... muy muy fácil, la historia esta demas, nada memorable, me lo pille rebajado, a precio completo no lo vale ni de broma. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2019
    8
    You can see all those previous main characters from Atelier series in one game and that's enough.