The game's new weather system affects how the game world changes based on the current time and weather; for example, items receive shop discounts and specific types of enemies appear at certain times and under certain conditions. Yoshito Okamura states that the choice of experimenting with two illustrators aims at creating a mysterious image for the game's setting and allows people with different artistic directions to design different characters which provides greater significance to the character designs. Donate to help support this website:. Fritz Weissberg Voiced by: Japanese ; English A former mercenary who now performs puppet shows during his travels as a doll-maker. Every time an item of a certain color is placed down, any adjacent squares of that color get a boost to its effects. Some well-known voice actors make an appearance people familiar with that scene should recognize. Set against a vibrant background reminiscent of a medieval European town, the Atelier series' latest standalone installment follows the exploits of a young novice Alchemist, Sophie, who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic book imbued with a soul.
An Atelier game without a tight deadline is an odd thing indeed. Sophie is a young girl living alone in an atelier, attempting to make ends meet by creating various things for the townspeople to get by. On the Japanese side, you have Yuka Iguchi, Aya Suzaki, and Kenyu Horiuchi; the English side has people like Christine Marie Cabanos and Erica Mendez. Every few months, you will be given assignments where you turn in specific items or perform the main goal given along with a bunch of sub goals that you should complete for maximum benefits. Leon Voiced by: Japanese ; English A tailor who fights with a spear and uses jamming items.
I asked because i thought there is a menu for event list well, there is but events doesnt appear till you activate it Like in atelier rorona, where the chibi heads has an elipsis bubble in the town map which indicates that there is an event. . The game starts off by giving you a 4x4 grid, but over the course of the game you will create alchemic cauldrons that give you a much bigger space to work with, along with the ability to flip items horizontally and vertically. Once you reach 100%, Support moves are performed automatically. The crafting system at the heart of the game is deep, satisfying and rewarding.
Other than that, the game is pretty open world. By performing attacks or taking damage, a Chain Link bar on the lower right starts to fill up. Granted, the game was still released on the PlayStation Vita and on the PlayStation 3 in Japan that version was not localized. This Mysterious Book seems to hold all the secrets to the art of Alchemy, even going on to become Sophie's mentor. You gather and craft, gather and craft, rinse and repeat.
You can only bring three party members into battle, though you can change your formation whenever you want outside of combat. Run at a steady frame-rate and look good! Deputy head at Vita Player and its parent organization, Infinite Frontiers. He has a sarcastic personality. The same can be said of the game in motion: While the environments can appear a little empty sometimes, they always look far from drab and they contain a hint of realism that is very rarely found on a game whose art is so obviously anime-inspired. You play as Sophie, a mediocre alchemist with potential to become better. As Sophie's childhood friend, she often looks after her and scolds her. On the bottom right once again, just like in other modern Atelier games , there are three different meters you will need to focus on building up to increase the latent characteristics of the finished product.
Koei Tecmo released a brand new trailer showcasing these exciting new features, as well as a gameplay video further expanding on the re-vamped Atelier battle system. Monika Ellmenreich Voiced by: Japanese ; English A talented woman born to a well-respected family who excels at swordsmanship and her studies. However, I still enjoy the aesthetic inherent to the series and only seemed to improve through recent games like Ar nosurge. As Sophie improves her Alchemy skills throughout the story she unravels forgotten memories, and eventually sets out to uncover the strange tale of the book's origin. Oskar Behlmer Voiced by: Japanese ; English A greengrocer's son who has a passion for plants. Since she lost her mentor, Sophie has been trying and failing to make any improvement in her abilities.
The whole entire turn seems to be continuous with you setting your attacks beforehand and then both enemies and allies executes them from top to bottom. Finally, those who purchase either the digital PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®Vita versions from the PlayStation®Store during its first month of release will receive two Atelier Sophie themes, as well as an in-game bundle of useful items boosting their attack uni bag , Hit Points sweets , or Mental Points sotea that can be used on their adventures. The only way this can happen though is if two characters of the same stance are next to each other in the turn order represented on the left side of the screen. The voice acting for both the Japanese and English voice tracks are excellent. She has a serious personality and prioritises politeness, though she enjoys singing. But it serves the game well enough. Julio Sebald Leidenschaft Voiced by: Genki Okawa Japanese ; English A young knight from the country of Adarett studying alchemy.
Images used are for review purpose only and have been sourced from officially released press sources. I dont see any marks or things that would tell me that there is an event? Not every key character will be playable; some are just townspeople in which the latter method will be vital to raising levels with them. Atelier Sophie does little to break away from the conventions of the series. There is no indication of time aside from the weeknames and date. I had a lot of qualms with the way and Atelier Shallie turned out some of it due to Gust's sometimes confusing game design , but here, I never encountered any noticeable typos, bugs, glitches - nothing like that. Mostly looks like Dusk but acts like Arland xD there's no time limit you can take your time which means you miss an event its your fault xD you literally have a section just for events reminding you Its pretty fun i like that i cam take as long as i like haven't played shallie yet so idk what its like Well thats good. The truth is, I was never sure just how well the crafting system would jell with my gaming style.
The story of Atelier Sophie is set in the small town of Kirchen Bell. This does take a lot of the challenge away from the game, but higher level items can still entail a ton of trial and error to fill those meters. Similarly, some necessary materials can only be harvested in specific times and weather conditions. And trigger events to interact with the other characters in town. But that isn't to say it was a disappointment.