Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX

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Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

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Oct 30, 2021

With improved performance, previously-paid DLC included, photo mode, and new content exclusive to the DX version, this is easily the best way to play Atelier Lydie & Suelle.

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Apr 24, 2021

If you have played it before, especially on the Switch, you’re probably better off buying Sophie and Firis separately when they go on sale since the DX version doesn’t add anything vital or new.

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May 6, 2021

Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX includes a brand new painting that actually allows you to explore a bit of the world from Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists which contains its own boss quests. It's awesome when they tie games together like this, isn't it?

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8 / 10
Sep 11, 2021

In this new game, the combat system has been slightly tweaked and the downloadable content in the original game is included. Overall, most of the other elements are kept intact and therefore, for longtime fans of the series this is a fun addition to their Nintendo Switch library.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2021

Overall, I quite enjoyed my time with Atelier Lydie and Suelle: the Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX. While it was disappointing to be the only title in the trilogy without English voiceovers, the changes to the battle system and alchemy synthesis were very well appreciated. Combat was fun, synthesis felt good to perform, and the recipe book was a lot nicer than what you had to contend with in Firis. The increased battle speed was a welcome gift, the returning characters were great, and it was wonderful to see Hagel again after such a long time. While I would suggest playing the previous two titles before this one if you haven't before, you still won't go wrong picking this title up on it's own.

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Liked-a-lot
May 2, 2021

The original game was released in 2018 and it was the first ever Atelier game to make it to the Switch. Back then I felt that it was a pity that this would be the one to serve to Nintendo gamers as a first experience. Protagonists that are not the most lovable girls I’ve met in the Atelier series and no English voices. I must say though that some of the chats the girls have are quite funny. But, replaying it now in the order of the Atelier Mysterious trilogy I feel more kindly inclined. I can see how Gust tried for an open world approach in Atelier Firis and though they abandoned that in this game, they made up for it using the Mysterious Paintings. Even though I liked the two earlier games, Atelier Sophie and Atelier Firis, just a little bit more, Atelier Lydie & Suelle: the Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is still a lovely game in an amazing series.

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