Hello everyone, I hope your having a wonderful day.
Today I’m going be talking about Atelier Firis which is the sequel game to Atelier Sophie, which came out in November of 2015. I really enjoyed playing the first game so much that I couldn’t wait to play the next one. A general summary of the game if your unfamiliar with the series is that your main character is an alchemist and your job is to collect items, ingredients or destroy monsters in order to create items using alchemy to help solve your or other peoples problems.
For this installment, your main character is Firis a shy, super good girl character who has an unique ability to find ore in mines. Her ability comes in handy since she lives in an underground city that only a select few get to go out or in. According to the story only certain people can go in and out the gate and for some reason Firis isn’t one of them whose greatest desire is to go outside the city and travel the outside world. But, no one (especially her parents) believes that she can go outside and survive long enough to tell the tale. Until she meets a certain someone who literally blows a hole in her world and gives her the tools to survive the outside world, so she can prove to everyone that she’s not a weak little girl to be coddled.
When I first played the game I felt like I was thrown back into my childhood because the graphics reminded me a lot of when I was playing video games on my PlayStation 2. It wouldn’t have bothered me if it was the same level of graphics from the first game which is wasn’t. The Atelier Sophie was way better graphic wise and I would like to think its because the first game’s release didn’t do so well as the developers hoped, so they had to cut the budget in certain areas. Even with that in mind, I simply am enjoying this game a lot so far. The story sucks you in to a point that you can’t wait to see what will happen next that something like how good the graphics are doesn’t even matter anymore.
I would very much like to say that you can start any atelier game in the series without getting lost since each one has their own story, but when their are moments when other characters from the previous games pop in to say hi. It kind of makes you want to start from the very beginning of the series. So, you can fully appreciate what’s really happening when they appear, but that’s entirely up to you.
I’m really enjoying game and I hope you do too if your into adventure or rpgs with anime moments, but if your not that okay. I would definitely recommend this to beginner gamers because the controls are so easy to understand. But, if you prefer to watch the gameplay unfold then I’ll leave the a link to my gameplay at the bottom to watch to your heart’s content.