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Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel- PS3

Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel- PS3
alaScore 83

19 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. There are some less positive reviews about the story.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Ar tonelico Qoga Knell of Ar Ciel Review

 

Ar toneclico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel is the third entry of the series and the first one on the PS3 from Gust and brought to the US by NIS America.

Send your comments to the author mikev@original-gamer.com article id: 2539 | poster: OG var disqus_shortname = 'originalgamer';var...

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Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel

 

Ar Tonelico has been a series that featured beautiful character designs, an intricate battle system and stellar soundtrack that was truly unique for an RPG that made its entry on the PlayStation 2. After the success of Ar Tonelico 2, fans have eagerly...

Ar Tonelico Qoga is a game with much potential that is overshadowed by its sexualized themes and excessive fan service. Much of the appeal is lost with its stereotypical cast of characters, bland visuals and repetitive random battles that quickly...

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Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel

 

Ar Tonelico Qoga is insulting. That such a game was released says a lot about what NIS thinks of their fanbase, and what it says isn't good. Where the game isn't poorly designed, it is creepy and voyeuristic. More often than not, it is both at the same...

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Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel

 

An RPG based around music with dating sim elements? And STRIPPING?

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Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel Review

 

The third entry in the Ar Tonelico series comes to the PlayStation 3. How does the technological upgrade treat this unique RPG?

If you’ve followed the Ar Tonelico series this far, I’d imagine you’ve already discovered the secrets of Ar Ciel and seen the heights of Clustania on Sol Cluster. But for anyone new to the series, make sure you know what you’re getting into. The first...

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Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel Review

 

If you read that and snickered, go wash your hands.

Some beautiful environments; Always something new in the Cosmosphere

Battles have gone from bland to worse; Characters are simple stereotypes; Tries FAR too hard to be funny

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Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell Of Ar Ciel Playtest – Do I Really Need To Purge?

 

Without any thought Aoto jumps into battle with his sword-like tool. After crushing the enemies the maiden transforms into Saki… who strips down to her underwear and turns the Clustarnian soldiers chasing them into cakes.

Weirder than the classism meets clothes shedding storyline is how vague Ar tonelico Qoga is about the "true" finale. It’s easy to miss it and another playable phase (read: chapter). There are other endings to collect and one helpful design decision...

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Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel Review

 

I've played some strange games in my day; some really weird ones. Now that I have played Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ceil, I can add it to that list, but as strange as it may be, that doesn't stop it from being rather good.

Good combat ; Interesting story ; Constant progression ; Diving is strange but fun ; Crafting is fun and rewarding

Not a very difficult game ; The game doesn't allow level grinding ; Some story elements may turn off players

I’ve played some strange games in my day; some really weird ones. Now that I have played Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ceil, I can add it to that list, but as strange as it may be, that doesn’t stop it from being rather good.

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Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel

 

You ever play a game that infuriates you and seems to do everything in its power to prevent you from playing on and enjoying yourself? I really feel like I had that situation come up multiple times over the course of this review. Ar Tonelico Qoga Knell...

Just be aware that you're getting in to a game that's got a few rough spots that you'll have to navigate to find the good bits. You'll also have to brown bag it when you walk out of the store.

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Review: Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel for PS3

 

NIS America has dedicated itself to bringing the Ar tonelico series to North America back in 2007, when it released the first PS2 entry, Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia. Now, four years later, it is continuing to let Reyvateils out of Japan with Ar...

Multiple difficult levels, great translation, good character portraits, Cosmophere sidequests act like visual novels, item synthesis is available, can see talks with party members, can customize Finnel and Saki’s abilities and can talk to Saki and...

Looks like a PS2 game, physics are screwed up so Aoto may bounce down staircases or have trouble jumping, camera angles are frustrating, some environments look rather lackluster and generic and most battles can be won with button mashing the attack...

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