|Game Title:||Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey|
|Platform:||PlayStation Vita (PS Vita)|
|Release Date:||March 7, 2017|
|Publisher:||Gust, Koei Tecmo Games|
|Unpacked Size:||2.85 GB|
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey is a RPG game published by Gust, Koei Tecmo Games released on March 7, 2017 for the PlayStation Vita.
Atelier Firis is the 18th game in the Atelier series and the 2nd game in the Mysterious trilogy. It is also on the PS4 and PC.
Atelier Series Description
The Atelier games are a series of “crafting” time management RPGs where you gather materials from the field and monsters and use them to synthesize a variety of items via alchemical reactions. The synthesis system, although simple in practice, gives you a decent amount of customization on your items. Throughout the game, you will be obtaining better materials, which you will then use to make and remake items for better effects.
Every few months, you will be given assignments (Gone in Shallie and the Mysterious series) where you turn in specific items or perform the main goal given along with a bunch of sub goals that you should complete for maximum benefits.
Other than that, the game is pretty open world. You gather and craft, gather and craft, rinse and repeat. And trigger events to interact with the other characters in town.
If you want some CHALLENGE, there are some optional bosses that require alot of preparation to defeat in late and post game.
Atelier Firis Description
The 2nd game in the Mysterious series is set 4 years after the original about a young girl named Firis Mistlud, who like previous games, becomes the disciple of the Sophie by chance and Firis now wants to explore the outside world after being stuck in her isolated mining town for the last 15 years.
Her parents aren’t too keen on the idea but will agree if she can reach Reisenberg to take the official exam and become a certified alchemist within a year.
As I said, the time limit makes a partial return for this game. You have 365 days to reach Reisenberg, collect some letters of recommendations, and pass the exam. After that, the time limit disappears and you can wander as you like.
Quite honestly, from what I heard, this game falls a bit flat after Reisenberg arc story-wise because all you’ll be doing afterwards is exploration of the world map and nothing else. If you enjoy that kind of stuff, great, but that will seriously be all you’re doing until the end of the game. You’ll have alot of maps to explore, much more than what you could explore in Sophie.