Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist Of Arland from Koei Tecmo and Gust for the Sony PS3 is a popular alchemic RPG franchise that carries on the tradition of the Atelier series, using alchemy as the main focal point.
Atelier Rorona focuses on the exploits of Rorolina Frixell, a young girl who is assigned to complete alchemy tasks over 3 years in order to keep her alchemy workshop and not be banished from the kingdom of Arland.
At the behest of a wide number of fans, Atelier Rorona Plus features a completely redone 3D character model for Rorona, but the improvements dont stop there as the game itself has been significantly enhanced: the item synthesis & crafting system has been redesigned for better playability, while there will be additional chapters and playable characters previously unavailable throughout the series.
Players can craft new items and also battle enemies using the power of alchemy. As all games in the Atelier series, this title is set against a stunning anime-like background with beautiful 3D graphics and is characterised by an elaborate crafting and synthesis system.
The Alchemist of Arland is a classically styled role-playing game, set in a realm of alchemy and magic, with turn-based battles and complex character development. Based on a long-running Japanese series, it is the fourth console game in developer Gust's Atelier series to be released in North America, and the first developed for PS3.
The game's graphics employ cel-shaded 3D characters and finely detailed 2D backgrounds, to create the effect of playing through a high-definition anime feature.
Combat plays out with each character and enemy making its attack in turn. Positioning is not important in the abstract battles, but using the most effective attacks at the right times, against creatures with different elemental strengths or weaknesses, can make a significant difference in a close fight.
The game's alchemy interface allows players to combine quest rewards and found objects into tools, armor, and weapons of great power or specific use. An ultimate challenge is to create the rarest object in the world -- an object perhaps powerful enough to save the realm, or destroy it -- using exceptional ingredients and alchemistic expertise gathered throughout the adventure.
The plot plays out as a series of 12 great tasks, each of which must be accomplished within a limited amount of game time, in order to proceed to the next. The story branches, according to the player's role-playing decisions, to multiple possible endings.
Players can spend countless hours adventuring unexplored lands and synthesize rare items!
- Cross Save/ Share data between the PS3 and PSVITA versions.
- With an expanded crafting system they'll be even more items for you to discover and create.
- How you play and interact with characters will decide which of the 30 different endings you will experience!
- Explore additional stories and new chapters featuring Totori and Meruru, the main characters of the other two parts of the Arland trilogy.
- With only 3 years to prove herself, take on the role of a young girl who must use her skills as an alchemist to avoid begin banished from the kingdom of Arland!