We Got This Covered wrote:
I may be a newcomer to Atelier, but it’s not as if I didn't know what to expect. I’m predisposed to its brand of charm and general pleasantness thanks to the likes of Rune Factory, while item crafting via Synthesis is something that appears in at least a half-dozen other JRPGs. Even so, I never expected to have as much fun with Atelier’s mechanics as I did. Though certain elements of Escha & Logy’s offering can be a bit plain, what it does do well (namely crafting and time management) it absolutely thrives on. I hadn’t realized it, but I’ve never truly enjoyed RPG crafting until now.