Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews
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Mar 7, 2017

Most importantly, given that this is the first time that he's helmed the creative side of an Atelier title, Shinichi Yoshiike has proven himself to be a confident and safe pair of hands to shape the series into the future. As such, I expect that this series will continue to remain my favourite among the more traditional JRPG franchises out there.

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90 / 100
Mar 7, 2017

Atelier Firis: Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey is the first open-world Atelier game and it takes the fun battles and item creation modes from the previous titles and makes improvements and additions that make this the most impressive game in the series. Fans of the series will find this a triumph, and even those unacquainted will be impressed with this fun, strategic, and light-hearted adventure.

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4.5 / 5.0
Mar 7, 2017

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey provides a great example of how a game can provide an entirely fresh experience merely by shifting around the mechanics that it already had, as opposed to piling on new ones.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2017

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey is the latest in Gust's Atelier series and quite honestly one of the best so far. Set after Atelier Sophie, join both the new and old protagonists Firis and Sophie through a wonderful and open-conceived alchemic journey.

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8.7 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey is a game that can be played and enjoyed by both fans of the series, newcomers, and even people who would otherwise not consider it. It may not be a complete return to form for the series, but It does a great job of mixing both modern and classic Atelier games. I believe that it ranks slightly higher than the last entry.

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the_nmac
9 / 10
Jun 12, 2017

We certainly liked a lot of the changes made to this new PS4 entry in the series. Right from the start, it feels more open and accessible for everyone especially for those new to the franchise. The mobile Atelier is a very nice feature, and it makes tasks seem less like fetch quests. We also had more fun with the game's battle system as it feels more refined. Playing it on the big screen on PS4 or on the go on the PS Vita felt great, so you'll be able to play either at home or on the go thanks to the game's cross-save features

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2017

Atelier Firis tells a heartwarming story of a girl determined to forge her own path in life with the help of her sister and a few friends.

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8.3 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2017

Overall, Firis is a solid entry into the long-running franchise that should appeal to previous players and newcomers.

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8.2 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2017

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey is the new episode of the famous franchise. This chapter improves all the features of the prequel and reintroduces the time limit to complete the main plot.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 7, 2017

Despite its relatively flat cast, the game is a rather enjoyable experience that will feel well-rounded to fans of the series. The large map offers far more exploration opportunities than previous games did, which may help compensate for a pretty lackluster battle system.

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