"One of the best and most peculiar RPGs you will experience for a while.
Writing a review of a sequel is always an interesting endeavor. Not only must you realize what changes from one game to the next, you have to realize if fans of the original will actually enjoy the changes. Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica is quite possibly one of the hardest games I have had to review in quite some time. Mainly because I had never played the original and secondly because this is easily one of the most obscure and deceptively engaging titles I have come across in recent memory. When a game combines busty heroines, bathing, psyche diving, song attacks and boatloads of sexual innuendo you have to step back and realize that if there were a definition of niche, this would certainly be it. Underneath it all though is one of the most finely tuned turn-based RPGs I have ever encountered, and extremely rewarding for those willing to dedicate enough time to learn all it has to offer."