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Old 01-11-2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana

As the new releases have finally slowed down, I'm starting to get through my backlog of games. I am pleasantly surprised with Atelier Iris. I'm about 6 hours into the game and its a fun, SNES era style RPG.

The alchemy element of the game is incredibly easy to use and figure out (Star Ocean 3 should take a notice of this). The battle system is simple to use, but offers an apporpriate level of depth. The story, while very cliched, it is just as funny as Disgaea and the Ratchet and Clank series. Has snyone else played/currently playing this? I remember Brad mentioning he was playing it. What do you all think of it?
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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I played it through some time last year right after it was released and really enjoyed it. I will definitely be picking up the sequel later this year.
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:11 PM   #3
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I thought it was the most underrated RPG of last year, honestly. It wasn't a flashy game, but it certainly had heart.

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Old 01-11-2006, 09:22 PM   #4
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Re: Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana

Yeah, I was playing in a while ago but I never finished. I probably about 15 or so hours into it and then I just lost the motivation because I wasn't reviewing it.

I really liked many portions of it, especially how simple the mana system was and I did think that there were several humorous parts that I appreciated. However, a lot of the game felt like pretty standard RPG stuff and it didn't look like they were going to be any big changes in either the storyline or gameplay.

When I'm playing a game and new mechanics stop popping up, I start to lose interest. If the story isn't strong enough by the time the developers run out of steam, then I usually bow out unless it's an assignment.

It's a pretty solid little game, but I have cooled off on RPGs quite a bit in the last few years and I really find that I can only sit through the best of the best these days-- life is just too short for mediocre RPGs.

If I were going to review it, I would probably give it a seven based off of the 15 hours that I saw. It's not the best game out there, but it does beat out more than a few of its competitors. People who are still hot for RPGs will probably get more out of it than I did.
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:15 AM   #5
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Re: Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana

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Snip. Snip

-- life is just too short for mediocre RPGs.
AWESOME! BEST. STATEMENT. EVER!
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