Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings Reviews
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is the kind of game that's best played when one just wants to sit back and relax for a while.
Given how many incredible JRPGs the PS4 already has, this wouldn't even be near the top of my recommendations for the genre on the platform- but if you're looking for a nice, sweet game to relax with, you could do far worse than Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings.
As a stand alone game or as an entrance to the series, I would highly recommend skipping this saccharine walk through half realized ideas.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Paintings 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 is a fine conclusion to the “Mysterious” series that is made more enjoyable when played after Atelier Sophieand Atelier Firis. It could have done more to innovate upon the previous titles, but it gave me a ton of enjoyment. If you like Atelier games, you'll like this game.
It is one of the most charming and easy going JRPG games this console generation has seen, and I will certainly be crafting cute items for days to come.
It doesn't earn the credit it gets and instead just perpetuates a good idea that's been at the core of this franchise for two decades. This series needs a lot of work before the next entry; hopefully series' developer Gust will put in the work. If they do, I'll be there to play it myself.
Atelier Lydie and Suelle is about collecting ingredients in various places, see the daily routines of the sisters in order to learn new recipes, experiment these new recipes with different ingredients and skills, create new itens and equipment with alchemy and finally test them in battle, while exploring new worlds searching for new ingredients. This captivating cycle is the core of the Atelier series and is exactly what makes it so special, and Lydie and Suelle perfectly shows the strong points of the series.
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Atelier Lydie & Suelle is a descent RPG with beautiful and colorful world. gameplay elements are deep enough and the game has the ability to satisfy most of RPG and JRPG fans. also we must say that Atelier Lydie & Suelle is one of the best games in Atelier series and could be the good point for new players to meet with the Atelier series for the first time. Atelier Lydie & Suelle is an RPG that we recommend it to you and worth your time very well.
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With the current trilogy, Atelier has taken on a downward trend and needs a fresh trilogy with most of the problems solved. The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is a not so convenient ending on a series that could have delivered much more.
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If you're an Atelier fan then of course you should buy this.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is an enjoyable romp with a charming world, an interesting alchemy system, and plenty of content. Its different systems intertwine with each other in a unique way that makes what is otherwise basic combat interesting, even if it's still not perfect. It's a shame that so often the pacing is broken to make you do uninteresting tasks to get back to the best part of the game - exploring the paintings - but that doesn't stop it from being entertaining, nonetheless.
PSN Game Price: $59.99
In Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, there's a charming story and intricate systems that help make it one of the best entries to date. I can't think of a better way to help celebrate 20 years of this long-running series.
A fun Atelier game that can be fairly complex with its alchemy mechanics, but it is also simple to understand even if you have never played any of the past entries in the series.
Go into this game with an open mind, and allow the game's pleasant charm, sweet characters and storytelling, and light, graceful approach to JRPG action to wash over you, and you may just find yourself as in love with the utterly refreshing and pure experience that Atelier Lydie & Suelle has to offer you.
As someone who's played every game in the trilogy, I must say that Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings ties it all together in a masterful way..
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is a great new addition to the Atelier franchise – it takes on board the issues the previous games had and corrects them with small tweaks here and there. It's a shame the open world has been removed, but I personally don't feel that has reduced the charm and delight the game delivers – especially if you liked Atelier Sophie, as Lydie and Suelle works very similarly. This is a great game for both newcomers and fans of the franchise with its ease of use and user-friendly mechanics, if you're a fan of JRPGs then you have no excuse not to try this game out.
Atelier Lydie and Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings readily enchants with a charming story and some fantastical worlds to explore. But, while the game’s greatest strength lies in the depths of its alchemy system, Gust has failed to have thrown enough new ingredients into their murky cauldron to innovate on the experience as much as has been seen in what came before. What we’re left with is a rather average concoction.
Overall, Atelier Lydie & Suelle is a very niche game that fans of the series will no doubt enjoy. I’m sure if you give it time and are willing to fork over the hefty price tag, newcomers will find some quaint enjoyment in it too. It’s ambitious for its budget which I appreciate, even if it doesn’t come out looking the best. Aside from that and the poor frame rate, the production is great with music and direction. The story is what you will be here for and if you’re into the cutesy anime style of the dialogue then you’ll definitely be in for a warm, delightful, fuzzy time as you go with the sisters on their journey to be the best in the Kingdom. I definitely did.
The Atelier saga is a videogames series with too much potencial but the people in general don't give them a chance, I recommend the Mysterious trilogy so much. Lydie & Suelle is a great conclusion to the trilogy with the cutest twins and a improve gameplay that you will love.
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