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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

Oct 29, 2019 - PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Destructoid
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
God is a Geek
8.5 / 10
GameMAG
8 / 10
ZTGD
7.5 / 10
PC Invasion
8 / 10
PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10
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2.5 / 5
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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Trailers

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout - Character Highlight Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout - Character Highlight Trailer | PS4

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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout | TGS Trailer | PS4

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout | Story Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout | Story Trailer | PS4


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Critic Reviews for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

Destructoid

Adzuken
7 / 10.0
Destructoid

It's a refreshing change of pace from moody protagonists saving the world from unambiguously evil villains. While I like to poke fun at fashion issues like Ryza's butt hungrily devouring her shorts, I had fun with Atelier Ryza. It's not quite enough to get me to run out and pick up the rest of the series, but if I'm ever in the mood for some more anime crafting hijinks, I'll probably give them a look.

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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout reinvents the wheel on a series that felt like it was beginning to grow stagnant. Fresh combat and an engaging new protagonist help this entry usher in a remarkable new era for the long-running Atelier series, and other improvements like great Switch performance and gorgeous music are just icing on the cake. I never thought that Atelier Sophie could be out-done, but Atelier Ryza has thoroughly made the case to be my new favorite game in the series.

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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is the best entry point for newcomers to the Atelier series.

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GameMAG

Unknown Author
8 / 10
GameMAG

Atelier Ruza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is a rather meditative story about friendship and mutual assistance, which abandoned timers, cruel search for rare components and a too complex system of alchemy. All errors can be corrected, death in battle returns you home with a slightly reduced number of components collected, and songs and dances on the background of the fire will fill you with the warmest feelings. Atelier Ryza is a great choice for beginners, but also potions veterans will not be disappointed for sure.

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ZTGD

7.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

In a bid to move the series forward towards a new direction, Atelier Ryza presents a new exciting combat engine and one of the best takes on alchemy yet, but falters with its plodding pace and a cast of forgettable characters.

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Atelier Ryza is a great game slightly marred by a poor port, lack of enemy variety, and hard-to-find ingredients. But anyone who likes crafting games absolutely owes it to themselves to play this, as it's a huge amount of fun.

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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout makes some fundamental changes to the core mechanics that may get under the skin of long-time fans but are welcome for those looking to jump into the franchise for the first time.

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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout feels like a massive step backward, both in terms of gameplay and story. Although GUST attempted to inject some real-world themes into this tale, it's unfortunately just more of the same.

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