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    Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland - Impression

    I have horrible temptations to reword "My Sharona" to "My Rorona," but the only cure for this is more late 1970s pop music. Read RPGamer's impression of this upcoming pop classic, and see if you'll be calling Rorona's name. My-my-my-my, whoo! Curse you, Patrick Gann. Curse you!

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    You're too late. I did that parody almost two years ago

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    Seems to be a very positive preview. I'm excited for the game and hope it does well. We need Totori.

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    I'm torn regarding this game. It seems like a game I'd like, but I hate time limits in games. It's completely counter to the way I like to play. I also hate replaying parts of games, and the thought of having to do an assignment all over again if you fail is very unappealing.

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    I just thought I would mention that both Atelier Rorona and Atelier Totori have numerous game breaking bugs so you have been forewarned. Even the patches for Rorona have not fixed all the bugs. Check out the link below.

    http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ロロナのアトリ...AF.BE.E5.BF.9C

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    I always think these games look fun but I'm not really into games that are too heavy handed on item creation and that seems to be the theme here.
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    I HATE time limit games. Period. I won't be playing this.


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    Truthfully guys, the time limits are NOT that bad. You get roughly 80 days (or more) for every assignment, so they are completely doable. You never really feel the crunch unless your not focusing on trying to complete the assignment.

    As for the "bugs" I have yet to encounter them. If I do encounter them, I'll make note.

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    I think I encountered ONE bug in all the time I spent playing this game, and I'd saved only a few minutes beforehand.

    And I also second the opinion that time limits in this game aren't the game-killing experience that some make them out to be.

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    Wow, lots of hate on time limits.

    Time limits are never the issue in Atelier games. Ever. You have plenty of time to finish the required quests. The only reason the time limits are there is so that you manage your time effectively on the non-required events.

    You'll have time to do everything you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevega View Post
    I always think these games look fun but I'm not really into games that are too heavy handed on item creation and that seems to be the theme here.
    Nev, that's kind of the theme of the entire series.

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    Well as a person who plays RPGs I like to get every single item in a game and complete everything plus upgrade the characters to their max level. This game looks beautiful tough.
    Never buy a game published by D3 Publisher that is not WKCII. They cheated on their fans by releasing a game that they didn't support not even for a year and they released a rushed translation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaijinMonogatari View Post
    Nev, that's kind of the theme of the entire series.
    Yeah, you can't play an Atelier game without it. Kind if its gig.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GaijinMonogatari View Post
    Nev, that's kind of the theme of the entire series.
    Yeah, I see what you mean.

    The special edition package for this game looks nice.
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