Arc of Alchemist

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

43

Top Critic Average

10%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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30 / 100
Jan 30, 2020

Arc of Alchemist features repetitive combat, tired tropes, an empty world, and a poorly thought out and written story. There is nothing interesting in this package, just skip it.

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3 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2020

Arc of Alchemist is not technically broken, which is the best thing I can say about it. Combining the most basic combat, the most complicated menu system, the weirdest economy, some pretty poor PS2-era graphics, and the densest, most indecipherable tips section, Arc of Alchemist is indeed reminiscent of a work of alchemy – if said alchemist was attempting to turn your valuable time into dust. Avoid at all costs.

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4.3 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2020

At only ten hours long, Arc of Alchemist won't waste much of your time. This wasteland has seen better days and couldn't come as recommended to any but the most ardent of Idea Factory fans.

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Feb 11, 2020

Thanks to the choppy framerate, horrible combat, and forgettable characters and story, Arc of Alchemist fails to elicit anything more than a shrug and a sigh. Unless you're a hardcore Idea Factory and Compile Heart fan, stay far, far away from this one.

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5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2020

Arc of Alchemist is an RPG that most people who play will forget about it shortly after finishing it. Given an average finish time of 6-8 hours (without new game plus), the journey is over before it really feels like it's begun. What's here isn't really impressive to look at, either. The Lunagear concept is slightly interesting, but mixed with the blandness of the rest of the game it doesn't make this a must-have release. If you really like building bases, you may have some fun with Arc of Alchemist. The rest of us can wait on a meatier RPG to take up our time with.

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3 / 10
Feb 6, 2020

In sum, Arc of Alchemist is not worth your time.

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2 / 10
Feb 1, 2020

Idea Factory's latest release stretches the limits of what can be called a playable videogame.

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2.5 / 5.0
Jan 30, 2020

Fun or not, there are a lot of flaws and there are plenty of better options for those looking for mindless violence.

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3.5 / 5.0
Feb 4, 2020

Arc of Alchemist is a flawed, but fun experience.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2020

Arc of Alchemist is an RPG game that had lots of potentials to be great but unfortunately, its different parts don’t match together well. There are problems in the combat system and some main RPG elements. The graphics also look outdated. Despite all this, You can still enjoy the game, but Idea Factory has many better RPG games than Arc of Alchemist.

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