The third installment of the “Dusk” storyline and the 16th title of the Atelier RPG series, Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea is posed to be one of the most robust and feature filled titles of this venerable series. Sublime Anime art direction, a haunting soundtrack, a touching story and crafting centric gameplay with an unbelievable amount of choices makes this title one of the best representations of what the Atelier series has to offer.
Taking place 10 years after the Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk and 6 Years after Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, protagonists Shallistera and Shallote are bond by the threads of fate as they are tasked with protecting their home; their oasis town is facing immediate drought, and it is through the power of alchemy in which they place all hope. Despite all the dangers they face in their journey, one thing is for sure: these two women will have their lives changed forever through their growing exchange of friendship in an adventure like no other.
Keeping with the series' theme of choice, players will be able to forge ahead with the option of two playable characters with individual skills, storyline, and adventure. As well, the game's universe has been expanded substantially; fields are much larger, and budding alchemists will have their work cut out for them as the amount of items and raw materials have grown proportionally as well.
A new goal management system known as the “Life Task System” streamlines the abundance of tasks for easy reference; depending on how players approach their game though, certain changes will effect their adventure. To tailor to individual play styles, if players are more battle orientated, game progression is altered to reflect this with more battle related tasks. The fields, monsters, and items will dynamically adjust itself as well! These life tasks are a requirement, and failure to accomplish tasks results in a penalty; what results is a supreme role playing experience. This coupled with the multiple endings that the Alchemist series is famous for awaits those in Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea!
|Official Release Date||Mar 10, 2015|
|ESRB Everyone 10
Titles rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) have content that may be suitable for ages 10 and older. Titles in this category may contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
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|Average rating:||(5 out of 5)|
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Buy it, you may like it. I however was unimpressed, I think people should wait for Atelier Shallie Plus on the Vita.
2 path, 2 heroines
No more time limitation
A better alchemy fusion
A new system combat ( Burst and reserve C.T)
Not a long gameplay ( Around 15-20h)
Bump to really easy battle, to really hard difficult boss in the map! Reserve it on NG+
Humour is pratically absent
Some errors in the english translation.
For the atelier fans it's different at some points, but don't be fool, it's a great game. Not the best, but you need than one for sure!
You can't miss this game if you are a fan to Atelier series. A big change to mention, they remove the time limit so you don't have to worry about the time, which made the game a lot easier to play.
And if you are a trophy hunter, this game is fast and easy to platinum. Very fun to play too.
Finally non sepia coloured scenes. Love the series, but I should mention them that they quite not funny as Arland series. I like old humour style more than this.
great game from Atelier series
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