Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack
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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.
With the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack, the entire library of PlayStation 3 Atelier games is now playable on modern systems. While the Arland trilogy broke ground by being the first 3D entries in the franchise, the Atelier Dusk games trade technical innovation for narrative, introducing a strikingly solemn and mysterious world inhabited by gorgeously designed characters that won't be soon forgotten by anyone who plays these games.
The best way to play the best Atelier games to date, now on a system you actually own!
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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An attractive trio of JRPG titles given a new lease of life with polished audiovisual presentation and a range of quality of life fixes, there's no better entry point to the Ateiler franchise than this highly enjoyable trilogy for newcomers. However, previous players of these games will find little to return to them as the range of improvements are ultimately meagre.
Playing in the Dusk world from start to finish, self-contained with no other influences is a much better entry point for me.
Whether you’re a newcomer to the franchise or just nostalgic for last-gen’s Ateliers, this deluxe trilogy set is an easy recommendation to consider adding to your digital library.
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.
Overall I think old and new fans alike would agree that the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack gives you an appreciation for each game’s features, the shared world-building, and the improvements each installment contributes to the Dusk series.
Overall, Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack is a trilogy that is worthy of a lot more time from me and I intend to give them more time soon. I have enjoyed every aspect of the games and the story has especially pulled me in. At $89.99 USD you can purchase the game on PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and you won't be disappointed. You get three games for a decent price. I hope you have fun playing.