WTMG's Leo Faria: "Don’t think Atelier Ryza 2 is a bad game. There are lots of good things in it, in fact. The problem is that I was expecting more from a game with a full-fledged Playstation 5 build. With the exception of the fast loading times, the game doesn’t take advantage of the system’s hardware, resulting in a game that looks dated and runs as well as what I would expect from its Switch port. I wanted for the first JRPG on the PS5 to be the new standard of what to expect from these kinds of games from now on, not a passable port with more issues than similar games released for the PS4."