Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings Reviews
The game system in Atelier Lydie & Suelle is solid, combat is great and the soundtrack is nice, but we could have expected more from a title marking the 20th anniversary of the series.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle': The Alchemist and the Myterious Paintings looks like an efficient and long RPG with some good mechanics but will clearly fail to impress or surprise you (except if we talk about its expensive DLC), as its lacks novelty. If you're a true fan, you'll get what you want. If you're not familiar with the series, you could give it a try with this Switch version.
Review in French | Read full review
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 Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is one of the weakest games in the series. There are a number of interesting elements, but it's not enough - the gameplay is too dull.
Review in Russian | Read full review
With its bland story and uninteresting characters, this is a series that is in a dire need of a substantive reboot.
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.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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.
If you love the Atelier series, want to play with some cute girls or simply enjoy anime/manga tropes, odds are this will be a winner. However, if you're hoping for a combat driven or deeper experience, elements of that are certainly here, it just requires a fair amount of time invested. If that doesn't sound bad, give it a go, otherwise you might want to consider sitting this one out.
19th Atelier game, celebrating 20th anniversary of the series, gave up an open world but cute twin sisters make up for this omission. All in all, it's a good old alchemic series from Gust, for which fans have been waiting.
Review in Polish | Read full review
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.
If you're an Atelier fan then of course you should buy this.
PSN Game Price: $59.99
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.
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.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Atelier Lydie & Suelle switch to a twin heroine concept is both funny and entertaining, but the game overall is technically outdated and doesn't add much in terms of gameplay from its predecessors.
A novel, thematic conceit is the most interesting element of this repetitive experience; the rest is weighed down by crybaby characters and vague, unsatisfying gameplay objectives. Atelier is overdue for a revamp.
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.
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.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Atelier Lydie & Suelle is a rather standard entry to the Atelier series. Content with relying on a pretty standard setup, the game doesn't innovate or move forwards, although fans of the series will no doubt be interested in the new story alone. It's a pretty interesting take on the ridiculously wide genre of RPGs, with a much heavier focus being given to its deep crafting system, but that might not be enough to convince new players on its own.
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.