RPGFan Delivers a Stellar Atelier Sophie Review
JRPG followers know all about the Atelier series. It has long since been a bastion of quality and longevity (despite a few minor missteps), which is why fans were hoping for another solid and rewarding entry with Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. Well, for the most part, that’s what they got, as explained by one of the role-playing gurus at one of our favorite sites, RPGFan.
Critic Derek Heemsbergen delivers a detailed, in-depth review that perfectly caters to the audience in question. If you didn’t know, JRPG followers expect that level of depth with their reviews and furthermore, they expect a certain amount of knowledge and enthusiasm. That’s what you always get in RPGFan reviews and why they’re so often a review haven for JRPG fans who are a little disillusioned with reviews at other sites.
Here, we get a fair amount of history (a must considering the long-running IP in question), a robust analysis of both the story and the critical game mechanics and systems, and a candid, well-informed conclusion. Franchise followers will know what has changed for the better – and worse – and exactly what to expect when they dive into this fresh installment. Very well done.
Why We Like It:
— As always, RPGFan understands their audience and exactly how to produce reviews for RPG fanatics. This review is another great example of that understanding.
— Detailed, deep, and nicely structured, so the reader gets plenty of information on all the essential game elements.
— Gives the reader some franchise history as well as a few compare-and-contrast segments, which let fans know how this entry stacks up to previous ones.