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Arc of Alchemist

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Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 16, 2019
Nintendo SwitchJan 30, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Publisher: Idea Factory

Genre: RPG

Newly Polished - In the Western release, players can now choose from 7 playable characters each specializing in unique weapons, attacks, and abilities! Four Orbs to Rule Them All - Wielding the Lunagear allows players to combine two of the four elemental orbs (fire, water, wind, earth) to solve puzzles, manipulate environments, and blast any foe. Based Blessings - Construct your base and conquer! Customize Troop Formations, purchase gear, and build facilities to strengthen attacks and learn new abilities. Amass Items & Exchange - There are treasures to be found everywhere. Seek out items to equip and strengthen your party. Exchange materials for even more powerful weapons!

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

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