Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

67%

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Cubed3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Dec 16, 2019

With developer Gust's unexpended expansion to their most favoured sub-series, comes what can be considered the best in the Atelier set to date. Casting away previous conventions to introduce new, more enriching characters, and world-building structures, Atelier Lulua's challenge spikes and lack of English dub does little to take the shine off the gem beneath.

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8 / 10
Oct 20, 2019

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is a significant leap in the series when compared to its predecessors. Not only has its visual environment undergone a major rework next to previous games in the series, it also features the finest alchemy and combat systems in games carrying the Atelier name. The best game for anyone to enter this series and a very welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

It took me back to the days of spending an hour in the menus of Final Fantasy VII, trying to find the perfect materia combinations and for that reason, I loved it.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Aug 19, 2019

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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ZTGD

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

Atelier Lulua is a solid, albeit safe final entry in the Arland quadrilogy that does an admirable job of bidding farewell to a lovable cast of characters.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 9, 2019

From gorgeous graphics to deep crafting and combat systems, Lulua is an impressive game.

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B
Jun 19, 2019

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is a deep, charming game with lots to do and explore, and is a worth a look if you’re a Switch owner looking to get an RPG fix. Recommended.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2019

Atelier Lulua is a significant entry in the Arland series with many noticeable improvements made for the gameplay. The story just acts as a stepping stone to send the player on an adventure with a charming lead and memorable cast.

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Jun 19, 2019

The enhancements fitted to Atelier Lulua easily make it the most approachable game in the subseries, despite it not being completely free of faults.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2019

GOOD - Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is a massive improvement over the other entries of the Atelier series on the Switch. The colorful visuals, exceptional crafting system, and gameplay enhancements make this a fun and rewarding experience in its own right. However, the overly simplistic story, uninspired level designs, and other minor issues keep it from reaching greatness. This is the perfect introduction to the Atelier series and a good place to jump in.

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