There was a time when I thought I wouldn't be able to get into videogames based on alchemy, yet somehow I was quite engrossed in last year's Atelier Rorona. Perhaps it was partially due to the traditional JRPG gameplay or the curious storylines that made the game more than just a vast exercise in mixing items. So when publisher NIS America sent over a preview copy of Rorona's sequel, Atelier Torori: The Adventurer of Arland, it was not hard to make time for this follow-up. I've logged in about three hours of gameplay so far and the video clip on the lower left of this page will show you a glimpse of the changes made to the Arland universe as well as what hasn't changed. Note that while you might recognize some of the music from Rorona, Totori definitely has a robust soundtrack of new background music as well.