Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack
If you already own some of these, or if crafting isn't your cup of tea, that's something to consider. But if you're an RPG fan, the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack is well worth the time and money spent, and will be enjoyed.
Though fans who have played these already may find the investment hard to justify, the Atelier Dusk games present probably the single best entry point for newcomers to the series currently.
The Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack is expensive, but that $90 is probably the best JRPG bang for your buck that you can get on the PS4. It contains three excellent games that all offer a huge amount of content. None of them are flawless, but they are charming, cute, and incredibly easy to pick up and play. If you're a fan of the Atelier franchise or are just looking for some light, casual JRPGs to play, this is the collection you want.
The series on the whole is a great throwback to the older Mana Khemia series. Ayesha is the weakest entry, graphically, story and gameplay wise, but things improve drastically with Escha and Logy, with a serious, "cool" factor to Logy, with the series coming to a very refined closure with Shallie. For JRPG fans that have any interest in those, they are a great pickup together. While not quite "traditional" RPG quests, they are very similar to the JRPGs that really first started getting popular in the West many years ago.
A set of interesting RPGs set in a unique, fascinating world. Imagery that will stay with you long after you stop playing. Tried and tested combat is a shame but the interesting crafting is worth a look.
Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack is an incredible collection of three great games that were somewhat forgotten on the PS3 and now arrive for a new (and bigger) audience that finally can appreciate its incredible charm, beautiful narrative, fantastic art direction and, specially, charismatic and memorable characters.
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If you're one of those that is new to Atelier (and thanks to Ryza I know that there are a lot of you out there), then here's your chance to catch up on three of the most distinctive and interesting JRPGs of the PlayStation 3 era.
If you are looking to pick up an Atelier game for the first time, I can quite easily recommend Atelier Ayesha as a brilliant JRPG in it’s own right, but also a fantastic jumping on point in the series, and the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack is a great way to play the trilogy on current-gen hardware.
All in all, the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack is a great package.
Being able to play the Dusk trilogy again is a luxury that I didnt' plan to have at this moment. I highly recommend trying and enjoying these titles if you haven't already.
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