Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland
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Developer: Koei Tecmo Games
And the future of "this world" rests on the shoulders of a single girl.
The long awaited 4th installment of the popular "Arland" series that had begun with the "Atelier Rorona"!
In this new story, players will revisit the nostalgic world of Arland and embark on exciting journey of alchemy together with Rorona's daughter, Lulua.
The dream of this young girl living in the small town on the border of the Arland Republic is to overcome her legendary mother in the mastery of alchemy.
Unravel the future that awaits her beyond the mystery of this "ancient manuscript" and join Lulua and her companions on a new adventure through Arland!
Even if it doesn't go far away from the Atelier formula, Lulua it's one of the most complete and enjoyable entries in the Atelier series. Under its easiness and low difficulty, Lulua its a complete RPG that shines the most on the alchemy options. It also leaves behind technical problems (fps hiccups), but it isn't localisized (english texts).
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Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland maintains the magic that this long-running JRPG series is known for. From relaxing gameplay to adorable characters, Atelier Lulua doesn't disappoint. Newcomers to the series might have some larger story beats go over their head, while long-time fans might be miffed at the fact that so few returning characters are playable in battle. Still, when it comes to the Atelier series, Lulua manages to blend the best of the new with the best of the old with incredibly successful results.
Atelier Lula: The Scion of Arland is currently the most calm, sweet and simple, designed for beginners part of the series with well-written characters, significantly redesigned alchemical system and non-straining course of history. If you want to get acquainted with the rich world of Atelier, but were afraid of time limits and big jumps of difficulty, this part will be a real gift.
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