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Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland by NIS America

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  • Fantasy Violence
  • Mild Language
  • Partial Nudity
  • Suggestive Themes
  • Use of Alcohol
Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Publisher: NIS America
  • Developer: NIS
  • Category: Role-Playing

Product Details:

Atelier Meruru takes on a mission-­based game system where you are entrusted to rebuild a kingdom in 3 years and your ini2al gameplay will revolve this core mission. There will be many quests varying from interac2on to bables and all of this will contribute to the overall progress. You will also gain points that allows you to perform different poli2cal tasks such as crea2ng new buildings, businesses and leveling up your kingdom which in turn gives you more access to different areas to build. Interac2ons with new characters in the game will unlock CGs and also shows character development to our various lead characters. Bables are similar to Atelier Totori where 3 of your characters will bable in a turn based system.

  • All new kingdom building sim system
  • Updated bables with a new combo system
  • The environment will change depending on how you build your kingdom
  • Improved visual graphics
  • More places to explore
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for RPG and Atelier fans If you liked the previous two games, then you will like this one. In terms of gameplay, quests, alchemy synthesis, everything is pretty much the same. The whole thing about expanding your kingdom is very similar to earning points as an Adventurer in Atelier Totori. Now, if you are playing this game for its story and character development (like I am), then you will not be disappointed. I think the story is pretty good, but that is a matter of personal opinion. As for the characters, they are heavily focused upon, a good part of this game will be you listening to their interactions and dialogues with one another. There are a lot of returning characters from the first two games, with a good amount of new characters as well. Personally, the character scenes are my favorite parts of the game. They are enjoyable to watch and pretty darn funny at times. As for the battle system, it is nice to have, but like the previous games, it is not what this game is about...if that makes sense. If I were to give a percentage on the different aspects of this game, I would give it the following: 15% Battles with enemy, 35% character interactions (talking, scenes, etc), 40% Alchemy (gathering, doing requests,etc), 10% exploring areas. I give exploring 10% because in this game, the locations that you go to only has one screen. For example, say you enter a forest on the world map, that forest only has one "room" to them, again its complicated to put into words, but I hope you know what I mean. But overall, this game is great if you are a fan of the series or are into other games like "Rune Factory" or "Harvest Moon". If you are new to these types of game, then it could take a little time to get used to it. Bottom line, a very good and highly underrated game.
    Date published: 2012-06-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from This game is "OK" When I started playing this game. I thought it would be entertaining. It was, for the first 3 hours. The next day, I was less entertained. This game is a kids game. It is not worth your money if you are a teen, like me.
    Date published: 2012-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Apprentice of Arland With a host of improvements which both streamline and simplify gameplay elements, Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland is a game ordained to please both franchise veterans as well as casual JRPG fans. Featuring an onslaught of opportunities for gathering, synthesizing, fighting, and building, the game’s stirred sense of urgency and engaging mechanics are capable of cultivating marathon sessions. Much like the protagonist of each series entry, Apprentice of Arland exhibits the kind of development able to nurture feelings of nostalgia as one reflects on the progress of Rorona, Totori and Meruru.
    Date published: 2012-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Grand Finale Although the game remains a relatively niche title, those who are looking for a traditional JRPG or are fans of the series will love it. With its fine-tuned battle and synthesis systems, nice soundtrack and fun characters, the game is a definitive conclusion to the Arland series.
    Date published: 2012-05-30
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