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Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia (PS2)

Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia (PS2)
alaScore 88

35 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) the Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 35 reviews)

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Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia (PlayStation 2)

 

Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia is a conventional role-playing game in most respects, but it strays from the well-worn path of similar RPGs by incorporating elements of the dating sims and visual novels that are immensely popular in Japan. It sounds like...

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Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia

 

What if I told you that I'm playing a game in which you played as a whinny little bitch of a hero who has to save the world, fall in...

Great storyline and world ; Great gameplay mechanics via the Reyvateil ; Super good vocal music ; Cool clean 2-D artwork

Lack of exploration ; Bad voice acting ; Too many anime stereotypes

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Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia Review

 

Sure, you can't pronounce the name, but why should that stop you from looking into a good looking role-playing game from the factory that is NIS America. Ar Tonelico: Melody ...

If you’re looking for an RPG heavy on the role playing elements, Ar Tonelico might be something you want to take a look at, but if you’re hoping for something with a little more action and a deep story, you’ll want to look elsewhere. It’s a nice little...

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Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia

 

Gust is a relative newcomer in the developer world and American gamers will only recognize their name from the Atelier Iris series. Being the lovers of quirky anime inspired role-playing games that they are, publisher NIS America has taken to bring...

If you're a sucker for a quirky RPG released by NIS then there's no doubt you have already checked Ar tonelico out. The game offers a lot of personality (insert perverted "dive" joke here), a few interesting gameplay gimmicks, and some inspired events....

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Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia

 

A stock but solid role-playing game (RPG), Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia isn't going to win and graphic design awards, but the game does exude personality like many games like it -- even the prettier ones -- don't. Follow?

Ar Tonelico is a recognizable, presentational cousin to NIS America's Atelier Iris games: Unintelligible-English title, cool battle animations, 2D characters over attractive, static background art, comfortably-familiar RPG elements and, of course,...

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Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia

 

In terms of dubbing, the English one is so horrid that I highly recommend making at least one playthrough of the game listening to it. Even if it's just for the pure joys of watching the overly serious tone the English VAs, which came out as comedy...

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Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia (PS2) Review

 

What do RPG, anime, dating simulation, psychology, and song magic all have in common? They are all elements in this game.

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Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia

 

Japanese developer Gust is responsible for two of the best and most-underrated role-playing games in the latter half of the PlaySatation 2's life span - Atelier Iris and its sequel, the aptly named Atelier Iris 2. The Iris games combined strong,...

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Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia Review for the PS2

 

Sugar, spice, and that's about it.

Quick pace; Juvenile innuendo; Crazy broads; Easy RPG interface

Ugly as all get out; Too easy combat; No overland or town maps

A funny thing happened to me when I ran into the fatal PS3 memory card glitch several hours into playing Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia. First, there was disbelief. Next, a fine rage. And then just a lingering ethical dilemma: If I write the review...

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Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia

 

Ar tonelico is primarily a 2-dimentional turn-based Role Playing Game (RPG) that has an anime-like style. With the majority of games coming out in 3-dimensions, you'll probably either love this nostalgic style or hate it. I happen to like how it is...

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