Rated 10 out of 10 by Skypasser 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.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Dip7 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by YoungTeeth 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Axl999 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Hymeral Really looking forward to this one...
The Ar Tonelico series (AT) has been one of my top two favorite games. Though they may not be considered hard or anything, the environment that they put you in immediately sucks you in. For those of you not familiar with the game, it centers around the three towers of the world Ar Ciel where all life resides since its devastation thousands of years before. It basically shows how the people and Revateils strive to survive in this sometimes hostile environment. Oh yeah, it'd be wrong of me not to mention one of the biggest draws of the game. Besides the story and setting, the music is extraordinary. The language created for the game (Hymmnos) was designed to invoke the power of emotion and it does just that with the songs sung by the Revateils.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Sasukeuchiha25 simply wonderful
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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by JesseS 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Aoto The best JRPG on PS3 of 2011
For an NIS America title, Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel is probably a game you will not want to miss. Every NIS America game that I’ve played is mediocre or average at best, but in Ar Tonelico: Qoga, it’s guaranteed that you will get the solid JRPG experience that you’ve been craving for. The story, battle system, soundtrack and the humor that the game has is enough to warrant a purchase. If you’ve played the past two Ar Tonelico games on the PlayStation 2, you must definitely get Qoga, as this will be the last game in the series. I feel like NIS America and Gust did a worthy conclusion to its Ar Tonelico trilogy.
Rated 10 out of 10 by BlazingSoul25 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.
Rated 2 out of 10 Quit before Phase 2
I disliked this game enough to quit playing well before I finished with Phase 1. I'm a newcomer to the series, so I don't have any nostalgia for the reyvateil or their music. The dub was awful until I switched to Japanese (thank goodness it was there or I might have given up even earlier). I wasn't expecting quite such a dating sim experience. If it was fighting with a little bit of sweet-talking girls, that would be fine. Instead it was rife with innuendo and the need to have the girls strip so they can power-up.