Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout


Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
81%
Critics Recommend
Based on 48 critic reviews
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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

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Based on 48 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 48 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCOct 29, 2019
PlayStation 4Oct 29, 2019
Nintendo SwitchNov 1, 2019

Genre: RPG

The concept of this title, the latest in the series to depict a new "Atelier" world, is "True-to-life youths that develop together, even if just a little bit". It is the story of a girl and her friends who are about to become adults, discovering what is most important to them. To depict the story of the main characters discovering things they've never seen before, we've created fields with natural shadows that allow you to feel the breath of the world. Graphics have been further enhanced, allowing for a world of daily-life and adventure to be depicted in a new way. Main Points ■Advanced "Synthesis" system & "Location Points" The "Synthesis" system in which players combine materials to create items has been revamped. Now, in addition to being able to understand the effects of synthesis visually, the system allows you to enjoy the experience of developing recipes more than ever before. Also, we've included "Location Points" that players can create through synthesis! ■Use different items to gather new materials! When "Gathering" the necessary materials for synthesis, the items you receive change depending on the tools you use to gather them, so it will be easier to obtain the items you want. ■intense Battles With a combination of turn-based command battle and real time elements, enjoy intense battles where the choices you make determine the outcome! It is a system that will allow you to sense the feeling of strengthening bonds with your friends more than ever. Story The Main Character Is Ryza, An Ordinary Girl. Tired of boring village life, she escapes the village to gather with her good friends in a secret location to talk of their dreams and plan thrilling adventures. One day, the determined Ryza and company decide to head for the forbidden "island across the shore" as their first exploration trip. Together with the alchemist and other friends they meet there, they have a "summer adventure" that they will never forget.

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout Reviews

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Destructoid

Adzuken
7 / 10.0
Destructoid

It's a refreshing change of pace from moody protagonists saving the world from unambiguously evil villains. While I like to poke fun at fashion issues like Ryza's butt hungrily devouring her shorts, I had fun with Atelier Ryza. It's not quite enough to get me to run out and pick up the rest of the series, but if I'm ever in the mood for some more anime crafting hijinks, I'll probably give them a look.

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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout reinvents the wheel on a series that felt like it was beginning to grow stagnant. Fresh combat and an engaging new protagonist help this entry usher in a remarkable new era for the long-running Atelier series, and other improvements like great Switch performance and gorgeous music are just icing on the cake. I never thought that Atelier Sophie could be out-done, but Atelier Ryza has thoroughly made the case to be my new favorite game in the series.

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Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is the best entry point for newcomers to the Atelier series.

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If you can look past its obvious pacing issues – and some of its more gratuitous character designs – Atelier Ryza is a solid slice of JRPG comfort food that goes down easy and might just leave you asking for more. If you’re part of that in-group – and you likely know if you are – you’re in for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Where to Buy

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