Developer Gust's Atelier franchise has found itself upon stable footing in the West as the cute-but-serious anime RPG has garnished quite a cult following. To date, every one of the last Atelier games has been published in the States by NIS America. The latest title, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, marks new beginnings as it not only kicks off a new story arc in the Atelier franchise, but it marks the first game not published by NISA. Released by Tecmo KOEI, Atelier Ayesha tries a few new things to (presumably) attract a larger following. Are those alterations worth it? We're not so sure.