Atelier Ryza for PS4 & NS – Enjoy the time that memories are made of…
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch Ι Genre: Alchemic Adventure
Known in ancient times with different names such as sacred art, divine science, occult science or art of Hermes, the word alchemy has started to be used in the 6th century of our era. Most likely the root of this term can be found in the adjective “chyic” or “chymic”, which changed into “chemia” to denote all the activities of calcinations, fusions, and meltings of various materials (especially metals). Since Ancient Egypt, the alchemy is still nowadays practiced all around the world to pursue the Perfection of the human body through the creation of the elixir of immortality, and panaceas able to cure any disease. Accordingly the Rediscovery of Aristotle, the alchemical art played an important role in the creation of early modern science (in particularly chemistry and medicine).
Following centuries of studies and works; in 1997 the Japanese developer Gust has introduced a video game series strongly focused on this wonderful discipline. The one and only Atelier!
All have started with Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg for PlayStation & Saturn; set in the fantasy village of Salburg in this first incarnation the worst student of the worldwide renowned Salburg Academy must travel far and wide to improve her knowledge & refine her skills to become a real alchemist.
Follow her deeds to master the charming way of alchemy, many other girls have alternated through the years; names like Ellie, Judie, Rorona, Sophie, and Lulua are now globally renowned as the best examples of alchemists. But today a new aspiring superstar arose from the obscurity; her name is Ryza, and she can’t wait to show everyone her abilities!
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout for PS4 & NS is the 21st chapter of this elemental series. As you maybe already know; every Atelier’s episode eviscerates a specific theme which is also the cornerstone of the game, this time the main one is “summer memories”.
Yes, like a fantastic version of Stephen King’s “The Body” which the majority of people know as the cinematic title of “Stand by me”; Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout for PS4 & NS sees Reisalin “Ryza” Stout, a beautiful tomboyish girl, live her journey towards adulthood. Simply iconic and unforgettable; in this new Atelier’s installment, you and your close friends must find a way to live the best future ever.
As soon as you’ll press the start button, you’ll be catapulted into an epic adventure in which Alchemy is one of the greatest means to create a world where people can live in harmony. Even if it seems another orthodox JRPG at first glance; Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout for PS4 & NS is a real standout for many reasons, including a plethora of high-quality content like intense side-missions, astonishingly fast-paced turn-battles, epic anime cutscenes, and not least a superb soundtrack and voice acting.
But that’s not all; you must study hard the fine art of Synthesis. If you master it you will have access to a myriad of sophisticated items including weapons, potions, and any other useful tools. The more you’ll proceed in the adventure, and the more recipes you’ll unlock; gain as much knowledge as you can to become the #1 alchemist of the world.
Let’s begin to work now digitally or physically; Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout for PS4 & NS is a novella filled with lots of adventure, humor, and complex relationships that will let you grow as an adult…this is an ageless classic, miss to play it would be a shame!
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