Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
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About this game
Developer: Gust Co. Ltd.
Content Rating: Teen
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.
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It will keep you busy for hours trying to craft better gear and foraging throughout the map for that much-needed material. Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is a cutesy, time-consuming monster for the Switch, and it’s worth getting.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is the best game in the series. With a brand new starting point and important changes to the game's mechanics, a larger number of players can come in and enjoy the journey. The battle system is challenging at first, but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. RPG veterans will likely feel the same, but there are difficulty sliders to give you more time to learn the ropes. While the alchemy system is lessened in scope, I think it benefits newcomers in a big way.
If you’re a fan of previous games in the Atelier series, it goes without saying that you’ll enjoy Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, too. It’s a charming adventure set against a gorgeous backdrop, and even though it may take a while to get going, it’s worth persevering with. Its combat is engaging, exploration is a delight, and its characters are a pleasure to know. Even if you’ve never played an Atelier game before, Atelier Ryza is one worth jumping into.