Game in March. Anime in... Spring? Summer? I am ready for the onslaught of eschatology in the coming months.
I hope KT offers a special edition this time around. Fucking cheapskates.
I've bought PS3 recently. Never tried Atelier before. Is Ayesha good place to start and then move to Escha?
>Game before the Anime.
So fucking hype for Atelier domination.
Better start with the very beginning, Rorona, before it's too late
>Escha -to- Logy
Yeah, that should be fine. A lot of atelier games are self-contained series. Ayesha and Eschatology are part of the Dusk series. They take place in the same world so there will be a handful of recurring characters. I think it's supposed to eventually be a trilogy.
The previous series was the Arland trilogy (Rorona, Totori, Meruru) and is worth playing but also completely independent of Ayesha and Escha.
Are both trilogies connected? I don't have too much time on my hands to finish all 4 games inb4 casual
The issue is about the gameplay.
What will you do after you play Escha&Logy and fell in love with it? Play the "older" ones?
This can get pretty bad.
On the other hand, if you didn't like the prior games, you wouldn't be able to be here.
I think the gameplay between the two series is different enough that it shouldn't be too big of an issue. The Arland games steadily refined combat and synthesis along the way, but the synthesis in the Dusk games is completely different so it's not like playing Escha and then Totori would be a downgrade, it'd just be different.
PS3 Rorona kind of a stinker, through. Going from anything to Rorona would be a rough transition. Even going from no previous Atelier experience might be harsh.
Story wise? They're independent of each other.
Gameplay-wise, core gameplay is the same, but the way they handle things are different
>comparing Hidari and Mel
Apples and Oranges anon.
But on a personal bias, I like Hidari better. Mel's designs make the characters look too much like dolls. Hidari's designs feel a little more natural.
Plus Kishida's art has gotten worse recently.
Mel lost his sanity.
I like Hidari's work better.
The water color-esque palette she uses in her style is real pleasing to the eyes
Both are good artists.
But there is something just comfy and cozy about Hidari's style that Mel doesn't have.
Have you people not learned your lesson from DeSu2A, Dangit Grampa The Animation,, and Blazblue: Alter QUALITY yet?
No way this will be good. At least Atelier can be legitimately discussed here now though.
Sometimes I forget that Hidari did the art for Remember11.
Holy shit did her art change over the years.
Studio Gokumi will find a way.
Like you wouldn't dress up as a cute girl if you could.
Soon for what? I already played this ages ago
Same here. It's not just his designs either, his poses and the way he draws hands and limbs are always really varied.
Hidari is a dude.
Studio Gokumi is a respectable studio that has alot of nicely animated works to their name. Compared to those examples you gave, which were animated by shitty studios.
Plus, unlike those games, Atelier isn't really heavy on the plot. So no worries about a rushed pacing. Even if it's mostly SoL stuff, they can get away with it no problem.
People are just angry at Mel because they subconsciously remember that one edit of the cute schoolgirl about to be raped by black transfer students and it makes them rage. All sorts of people rape cute girls, not just blacks. You shouldn't be so angry about that edit and just accept the fact that Mel's drawings are cuter.
Huh. The wiki page lists the gender as a she though.
Judging from his art I assumed he was a woman too at first, it wasn't until he started getting interviewed for Atelier that I found out.
Here's a video with him if you're interested. http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1340708990 He shows up 7 minutes in.
>Judging from his art I assumed he was a woman too at first
Same here. You don't see a lot of dudes using watercolors, which is a shame really.