Today in History- June 28th, 2005: Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana Comes to America

Triverse writes, "trategy role playing games (RPG) have always been on the back burner for both developers and publishers in the console market. While the reasons for this are unclear, it is clear that gamers that don’t speak/read Japanese fluently have missed out on a lot of good strategy RPG’s over the years. Titles like Shining Force III Scenario II and III, Sweet Home and many others over the years will never be officially released in North America. That is a shame. For instance the title of our history article today is the first in its long lineage to make it to our shores, a series that actually started way back in 1997, in Japan that is."

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Chrono1993d ago (Edited 1993d ago )

I think the Atelier series would have been much better had they made them similar to the Atelier Iris games.

Foxgod1993d ago

imho, still the best atelier game ever made.
Even the Alchemy system is much more complex then the ones found in nowadays atelier games.

Back then you had to mix individual items to create something new, instead of nowadays mixing wood/plant items with stone or metal items to make something.