I have long been a fan of JRPG’s and was drawn to the Atelier series back in the olden times of the PS Vita. I enjoyed the approach of building a trilogy out of the various releases. Looking at other role-playing franchises with a large volume of entries, there is often little that ties them together save for universal ideas. The Atelier franchise embraces the worlds and characters that come before. Early titles in the trilogy packs feature heroines and heroes that make an appearance in subsequent games. Not simply cameos where you meet them, but the ability to recruit them to your cause and make them a part of your new team. One of my favorite games of 2019 was Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists ~Ateliers of the New World~ which unites familiar faces over scores of games together.
Over the course of the day, Nintendad published three reviews for Atelier games from the Dusk trilogy pack. Below is a summary of each review with accompanying score. Feel free to click on each link for the full details.
As a game I was always interested in playing I’m glad I wasn’t disappointed. I’m now looking forward to playing others in the series.
A delightful, narrative heavy JRPG experience that does not take as much commitment as the larger, more time consuming JRPGs. There are some minor issues spread throughout the game, but overall definitely worth playing.
The cute cast and vibrant interactions outshine the catastrophic backdrop and diminish the story but don’t fully blind the journey.