GameZone writes: "Nearly two years ago, NIS America released an eclectic, classically designed RPG called Ar tonelico. This unusual game told the story of the Reyvateils, a unique sub-species of humans that could cast magic with the power of song. Though not a success story on the level of Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, Ar tonelico managed to captivate the hearts of those who took the time to play through its journey.
Ar tonelico 2: Melody of Metafalica continues the saga with an epidemic that threatens to wipe out the Reyvateils. Known as Infel Pira Dependency, the reason for the infection has yet to be determined. But there's a cure and it's applied in a very strange way, one that makes me wonder what the ESRB rating will be for the final version, if that's any clue. This isn't the final build but there has been quite a bit of innuendo thus far."