Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the Finish & the Secret Secret is the final installment within the fan-favorite Atelier Ryza sequence within the flagship Atelier sequence and one which concludes our favourite heroine’s story in an emotional means. And whereas not with out flaws, the sport additionally offers gamers with new and acquainted gameplay components.
Starting of the Finish
Atelier Ryza 3 takes place a 12 months after the final recreation in Ryza’s hometown of Kurken, the place she’s revered as each a hero and a extremely succesful alchemist because of her previous actions, heroic deeds, and now worthwhile expertise. Nonetheless, whereas performing her duties because the native alchemist of the island, her peaceable life is unexpectedly disrupted by the looks of recent mysterious surrounding islands, together with a mysterious voice in Ryza’s head that tells her to craft an equally mysterious key for a far-off location. To unravel issues, Ryza calls upon the assistance of her pals, some new, some returning, as extra particulars in regards to the occasion start to unravel.
The primary few hours of Atelier Ryza 3 are extremely nostalgic, notably for returning gamers. These segments concentrate on recalling Ryza’s prior adventures with returning characters akin to Tao, Lent, and Klaudia by way of flashback sequences in the midst of missions. After these scenes, the story then shifts focus to the principle occasion and introduces all new characters main to an enormous 11 playable character forged, all with their very own tales, which I gained’t spoil. Whereas the sport’s narrative admittedly takes a while to get going, when it does, the story being advised is extremely partaking and heartwarming.
Gameplay & Fight
As for gameplay, Atelier Ryza 3’s fight system is detailed, fast-paced, and pleasant. The sport makes use of a mix of turn-based and real-time fight. Gamers should wait till the motion bar fills as much as carry out fundamental assaults. Doing so will grant you Capability Factors which can be utilized to carry out particular magical and bodily abilities. Moreover, utilizing abilities offers you Core Cost Factors, that are wanted as a way to use fight and consumable gadgets throughout fights. As you may in all probability inform, the fight system is sort of too detailed, particularly while you add in new and outdated components akin to buffs, debuffs, therapeutic, and extra. Nonetheless, whereas a newcomer could take a while to determine all of it out, returning gamers gained’t discover a lot new to study. The one actual situation I discovered is that the pacing of fight usually will get disrupted when gamers want to attend to assault in pivotal moments, and much more so when a number of get together members are shocked and the bar resets.
Outdoors fight, gamers may also spend important time with the sequence’ signature alchemy “synthesis” crafting system. The system primarily stays unchanged from the earlier recreation. Gamers can collect supplies as a way to craft instruments with various traits, stats, and high quality. Crafting with the very best stats and supplies will grant a number of distinctive bonuses, whereas instruments crafted can be utilized to assemble superior gadgets wanted to craft extra superior instruments and weapons. The brand new ‘Secret Key’ mechanic is the most recent addition to this technique. Gamers can create particular keys that can be utilized in fight to buff their get together and out of doors fight to reinforce synthesis throughout crafting. Just like the fight system, returning gamers may have no points with the synthesis system as 90 % of the mechanic carries over. Nonetheless, new gamers could take for much longer to get the dangle of.
New Gameplay Options
Essentially the most thrilling a part of the gameplay for me was the a number of new areas with improbable outdated and new traversal strategies, from zip traces to new mounts, akin to dolphins within the ocean. These new traversal choices do an amazing job of permitting gamers to discover the a number of new lush, vibrant, and detailed areas the sport has to supply, a lot of that are a lot bigger and extra partaking than in earlier video games.
Whereas exploring, gamers can even run into a number of sub-quotes of various sorts. Most will activity the participant with exploring surrounding areas to assemble supplies or battle enemies for NPCs, whereas “random quests” are extra time delicate and are often faster to do than the common aspect quests. Whereas I discovered these quests comparatively inoffensive, a lot of them are, sadly, predictable and repetitive.
Other than that, although a bit much less on the Swap, Atelier Ryza 3 sports activities extremely detailed and vibrant visuals, a extremely aesthetic artwork path, and wonderful crisp animations. The sport additionally runs effectively on each docked and undocked. Nonetheless, my largest situation with how the sport runs is how noticeably sluggish every little thing is throughout cutscenes. Each character movement is visibly sluggish, and transitions really feel very delayed. As somebody who values pace in video games, the pacing actually threw me off, however fortunately I bought used to it rapidly.
Total, regardless of some points, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the Finish & the Secret Key offers an amazing expertise that wraps up the sequence and finish issues with an emotional bang that may depart longtime followers glad.
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the Finish & the Secret Key
Nice story Nice fight system
Gradual paced story and cutscenes Overly sophisticated mechanics