Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Koei Tecmo Games, Gust

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
82
Top Critic Average
86%
Critics Recommend
Based on 87 critic reviews
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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Rating Summary

Based on 87 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 87 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Jan 26, 2021
Nintendo SwitchJan 26, 2021
PCJan 26, 2021
PlayStation 4Jan 26, 2021

Developer: Gust

Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games

Genres: RPG, Simulation

Ryza returns in the lead role, making her the first character in the history of the long-running Atelier franchise to take on the hero role in two successive entries. This all-new adventure, set three years after her heroic efforts in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This dynamic sequel revolves around Ryza’s journey to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird as she explores ancient ruins while seeking the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Critic Reviews

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Destructoid

Adzuken
7.5 / 10.0
Destructoid

I'm sort of in the same position as I was last time around: I enjoyed the experience, but I'm not exactly in a hurry to go out and pick up the rest of the series. If anything, I'll wait until the next opportunity I get to slip into Ryza's incredibly tight shorts. Given the series' typical pace, that will probably be in another year or so.

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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is a significant shift for the series, being the first-ever direct sequel with a returning protagonist in all of Atelier. While this isn't a perfect entry point for newcomers, Atelier Ryza 2 builds on every aspect of the previous game flawlessly. Even with some minor hiccups, the immersive exploration systems and addictive combat are top-notch. The gorgeous visuals and comfy music are just as much of a delight, but the best piece of the puzzle is the relatable narrative about growth and friendship that I won't soon forget. A highlight of the Atelier series, and an absolute must-play.

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While Atelier Ryza 2 doesn't do much to stand out other than its in-depth crafting system, the core joys of the genre are here. If you like JRPGs, you could do much worse than this.

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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy is a lighthearted JRPG, with an incredibly compelling gameplay loop of crafting and leveling up.

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Audience Reviews

7 / 10.0
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