"The role-playing game genre comes in many different forms, especially of the Japanese variety. One of the longest and most consistent series in that genre over the last two decades has been the Atelier franchise, which first debuted back in 1997. Since that time, Gust has brought the series to a number of platforms, mostly within the PlayStation family. While Gust has been releasing new games as well, they have had a major focus lately on updating some of the more recent entries in the series under the Plus name. The latest comes in the form of Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk that provides players with uniquely complex, but yet still somehow simple gameplay that can be picked up at anytime."