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Submitted by Instigator 1198d ago | review

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland Review | IGN

"The Atelier franchise has always walked a fine line between greatness and mediocrity. The games have always been a good step or two shy of becoming excellent, while remaining one false move from being average. Last year's Atelier Totori overcame its flaws with a freeform sense of adventure and a heartfelt story revolving around a sympathetic main character. Sadly, Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland lacks both of those traits and fails to correct its predecessor's missteps. The result is a game that will disappoint returning fans while remaining too niche to appeal to the greater role-playing game audience at large." (Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland, PS3) 6/10

Son_Lee  +   1198d ago
I hate how IGN (and other sites) will lower a game's score (RPGs mainly) just because it doesn't appeal to everyone.

NO game appeals to everyone! If the game is good, let it stand on its own merits, whether it will be for the masses or not.
Canary  +   1198d ago
That's kind of the problem: the game may not have to, but IGN ~does~ have to appeal to the masses. That's why they typically review games after only a couple hours, routinely mark down Japanese titles and niche titles, and laud undue praise on blockbusters.

Just go back and read their reviews for Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, Assassin's Creed, etc.
nirr   1198d ago | Spam
Baka-akaB  +   1198d ago
IGNorants strike again , nothing to see , let's move on .

It's yet another review dumped onto some freelancer .
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