Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings
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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.
PSN Game Price: $59.99
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 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 & 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.
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.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings has allowed me to rediscover why I fell in love with the series in the first place. And though I did find the lack of characters and inconsistent translation frustrating, just about everything else blew me away.
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
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.