Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX

Koei Tecmo Games, Koei Tecmo Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
77
Top Critic Average
80%
Critics Recommend
Based on 6 critic reviews
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Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX

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Based on 6 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews
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Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 22, 2021
PCApr 21, 2021
PlayStation 5Apr 22, 2021
PlayStation 4Apr 22, 2021

Developer: Koei Tecmo Games

Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games

Genre: RPG

The Mysterious series combines heart-warming everyday elements with extraordinary experiences in a world full of wonders. The 1st instalment, "Atelier Sophie", is back in DX form! <Game Introductions> As a fledgling alchemist, Sophie works with Plachta on various alchemic recipes in order to hone her skills. As they learns new recipes, explore the fields, collect materials, and synthesize new items, the power of alchemy and Plachta's memories begin to come to life. <What makes it DX> - New episodes of Sophie's growth and a new costume that will help her follow in her grandmother's steps! - Three new cauldrons to assist in your adventures! - Sprinting option to make getting around a lot easier! - 'Fast Forward' feature for fast-paced battles! - Lots of previously released DLC! - Photo mode to enjoy capturing beautiful images! <The Story> ~A Journey to Restore Memories of Alchemy~ A chance encounter between a young alchemist Sophie and a sentient book Plachta takes them on an adventure to recover Plachta's memories and gain alchemic knowledge. The “Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX Digital Art Book” is included as a purchase bonus. Note: This title can also be purchased as a part of the discounted “Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack”, together with “Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX” and “Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX”. Please be careful of making redundant purchases.

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX Critic Reviews

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Overall, Atelier Sophie is a pleasant and comforting experience that Atelier fans will know well. Newcomers to the series will find a cozy and welcoming endeavor that highlights the hidden wonders of the mundane. The story, light yet still having purpose, is strengthened by the DX version’s additional scenes surrounding Sophie’s grandmother and her importance to the community. There is a theme of growth and self-improvement while emerging from the shadows cast by those before. Sophie is an upbeat, positive, and wholesome protagonist surrounded by a grand cast of colorful characters, each with their own ambitions. By the time the game is over, Kirchen Bell will feel like a home away from home. It’s small, but it has a lot of heart, much like the game itself.

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Atelier Sophie DX plays it safe and might seem too familiar, but its charm and superb crafting system make it worth the while.

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Whether you like to blast through a game’s story as quickly as possible or take your time mastering every possible mechanic along the way, there’s something to like in Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. So if you’ve passed this installment in the series by up until now, I’d encourage you to give it a go — particularly if you’re one of the series’ many new fans who came along with the introduction of Ryza. You won’t be disappointed!

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Its gameplay is supremely rewarding and streamlined, its music is incredible, and it's genuinely funny at times. What's not to love?

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