Dominic Sheard: "I find it refreshing when a company breaks up their flow of expected releases with a new intellectual property. Gust is such a perfect example of this, and anyone who follows Japanese RPGs has probably heard of the studio. Since 1997, the developer has released 17 Atelier games across multiple platforms. Gust's latest game is still an Japanese RPG, but moves away from turn-based gameplay and into the realm of hack-and-slash, real-time action with a twist of role-playing elements. The game comes with a darker theme than fans might expect from the developer, but one thing Gust followers will notice is that Nights of Azure upholds the studio's love for beautiful art styles and female leads."