Atelier Rorona is an all new alchemy RPG developed by Gust the creators of Mana Khemia and Ar tonelico series for the PS2. This all new game adopts a breathtaking anime 3D graphics while retaining the classic RPG feel of the Atelier series. Players can spent countless hours adventuring unexplored lands and synthesize rare items.
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. The game's 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.
- First next -gen title in the acclaimed 'Atelier' series
- Anime graphics and backgrounds of PS2 games upgraded to full Cell-Shaded 3D
- Gameplay remains focused on Alchemy, Crafting and Battling
- Unique type of turn-based battle systems including support attacks from party members
- Over 30 different endings -massive replay value
- Raises the bar for JRPG story-telling