Around last year, I started getting curious about a game series that I hadn't noticed before, called the Atelier series. It focuses on young women who strive to become alchemists in some way, and much of the gameplay revolves around making items out of various ingredients. Anyone who's talked to me at all knows that back when I was a kid, I wouldn't touch other games like this with a ten foot pole, partly because they never interested me, and partly because I was never able to own the consoles required to play them...until now.
So far, I've only played three games in the series: Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis, Atelier Escha & Logy, and Atelier Ayesha. They all have their good points and bad points, but out of all of them, Escha & Logy is my favorite of them. I do own the first two Atelier Iris games but haven't played them yet, along with Atelier Shallie. I do plan on getting Atelier Sophie some time this Christmas, as I hear it's good. As of recently the Atelier series wasn't doing very well...until the most recent game, Atelier Ryza came out, selling so many copies that it became the highest selling game in the series to date, especially since the previous year, Atelier Lydie & Suelle sold so poorly, when it was ported to the US, it didn't receive an English dub. I personally have no interest in the Ryza game, as many of the decisions that went into the character designs really tick me off to no end, but if they keep the Atelier series thriving, who am I to complain?
I like what I've played of these games so far, and I can only hope it keeps going.
Which reminds me, I REALLY need to finish my review for Escha & Logy.
Moment #11: Playing various Atelier games for the first time.