In the end, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is a charming JRPG with beautiful visuals and amusing game mechanics. While I can only imagine the storyline is very rich, it can be a difficult transition for newcomers to the series. The game is quirky and the characters are lovable in a way that any Anime aficionado can appreciate. For a starting price of about $50 USD, I believe it’s a solid buy if you’re into the JRPG genre and/or you have played the previous games before this. Otherwise, you may want to consider renting it for its charming storyline and wonderful art direction.