Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
Quite very Enternaining
At first he gameplay was quite difficult because all of a sudden the game turned 3D I have to constantly see what happens, however later you get used to it. Well, later it gets a little too easy if you leveled at an appropriate amount. For the Graphic you have to give it to them that it is not half bad. They always had the 2D style but when i saw them chaning in to 3D I was worried but this is quite decent enough. An the sounds and music? Do I even have to ask that? It's awesome, the musics are just fantastic and epic. Also you can get in to pretty high level cosmosphere for the heroines before they confess unlike the 2nd series which is nice. The story in the cosmosphere is absolutely phenomenal, it is a must, you must complete all of the heroines story. Also the type of comedy they have in this game fits me qutie well so I enjoy it even more. Overal I think it was a great addition to the series, and they have succeded at going in to the world of 3D. No matter who says I love this game.
I applaud Gust for the quality game in general, and NIS America for the awesome localization. If you’re looking for an excellent example of Japanese RPG goodness, Ar Tonelico Qoga is your best bet right now. It may have gotten a lot of interesting press coverage because of the purge system, asking cute anime girls to strip and all that jazz, but that’s par for the course with this franchise and is to be expected. I’m sure the haters will hate, and JRPGs are getting a bad rap these days, but this is seriously a superb example of the genre. With an interesting story, characters charismatic and an excellent gameplay, every RPG fan or not should be playing this and adding it to their PS3 library.
Doesn't live up to the series
This game is very disappointing. I really enjoyed the first two games because of the combat system, which was both different and interesting, a combination that is difficult to find. The system has been completely revamped, and not for the better. By changing the system to real time and requiring the player to mash one button over and over, the focus has gone from the party's mages to the front line, which makes it the same as just about every other game. Also, the developers have made the decision to go from 2D anime style sprites to 3D character models, which I do not think were executed very well. In a blast from the early 90's, it is impossible to see if equipment is an upgrade until after you purchase it. The dating sim aspects of the series remain intact, but that was never the selling point of the series for me. All in all, this game feels more like it was made before the others in the series, rather than being the most recent. If you really enjoyed the cosmosphere segments of the first two games, this is probably a buy, but otherwise, probably not.
Best One Yet
Ar Tonelico Qoga in my opinion has really turned out well. The graphics are very beautiful, the music is once again very well done. The gameplay style of this one has been totally reworked, and it is quite refreshing, reminds me of othe game battle systems. Because of this fighting change the game is more challengting as I forget to go and defend Saki or Finnel. The controls take a small amount of time to get used to but within an hour you should know what to do. The dive system is quite interesting in this game as well, and quite humorous. This game overall appears to be more humorous than previous versions. I definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes J-RPG's.
A must buy for ar tonelico fans and jrpg lovers
Fans of the series will absolutely want to buy this. The battle system has been completely redone, as with previous games. This game has a battle system very similar to the star ocean and tales of series, which looks very well done. The only down side is that it looks like you can only have one revytail in the battle unlike ar tonelico 2 where you could have two at a time. However, compensation is seen in the large number of revytails in this game. I believe it is somewhere between 9 and 12 revytails. There have also been DLC releases in japan that will most likely make it over to the U.S. adding extra hours of gameplay onto the probably 70 hours the main story will provide. In short, if you either love ar tonelico or love jrpgs then you will no doubt love this game.
Anyone that knows this series- Highly recommended, just look at the you tube videos and the Ar Tonellico Website! This will be the last of them, but Ar Tonelico on a PS3 engine sounds fantastic! Definately recommend preordering because GUST has a habit of making a limited number of the Ar Tonelico game, as anyone can Tell you from Ar Tonelico 1 +2.
A worthy finale to the series
Ar tonelico Qoga is a worthy finale to the series... providing you can find the true ending, of course. Its strengths are many, and NIS America has done its best to keep a polished localization. Ar tonelico Qoga has so much to offer gamers in terms of a fast and frantic combat system, likable characters, and an amazing soundtrack. The game has tons of charm, and should please veterans of the series, while potentially enticing newcomers. It's not a perfect game, but it shouldn't be overlooked by those seeking a fun combat system and engaging story experience.
Sing my ReyvateilI
I have been waiting for this game since last year. Loved the first two, and Melody of Metafalica has stolen my heart, I am so looking forward to these new girls and having my collection completed. 18 more days before release and I can't stand the wait any longer, just looking forward to seeing if there is a Hymnos more Epic than Replekia. Also hoping this new installment has the always awesome Art book
A Fantastic Finale for a Great RPG Series
I'm now about 8 hours into the game and I can say with all honesty that this could possibly be the best of the three games. It's met a lot of criticism from fans of the series, but the new battle system is more enjoyable and I always find myself spending extra time in dungeons to simply battle. The girls are both polarized from the start so most gamers will most likely dislike one and like the other. I personally like Finnel better than Saki, and thus find Saki's voice quite shrill. However, the voice acting is fantastic here. The music, as always, is also phenomenal in both the Hymnos and the OST. Although the game is a bit risqué and eccentric, the story is enjoyable for newcomers as well as long time fans. DO NOT MISS OUT ON WHAT IS TURNING OUT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST JRPGS THIS GENERATION.
Seen a trailer for it and it looks amazing. I am super stoked for this game. I just hope that this release date on here is correct cause if it is, I'm gonna pick up this bad boy the first day it comes out. Should keep me busy till "Catherine" comes out and hopefully tha game comes out soon.