Atelier Escha Logy Plus Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
Product ID: PCSB-00906
Genre: Action, RPG
Size: 2.52 GB
Release Date: Jan 19, 2016
After a successful release on the PlayStation 3 back in 2013, Atelier Escha & Logy Plus is the latest in the hit Atelier series to be ported to the Vita, and features all of the downloadable content from the original version. Speaking of which, be sure to read our PS3 review if you’re looking for more a detailed take on the title’s mechanics.
Opting to choose between the female or male protagonist, the game kicks off on the first day of a new job as an alchemist, where you’re immediately thrown into learning the ropes of how things work in the town of Corseit. Escha and Logy’s personalities differ quite a lot, so the lure of a replay is there from the off as you ponder how different scenarios would play out if you’d chosen the other character.
The opening chapters of the game are more akin to an induction at a new workplace than an invitation to explore an exciting new world. Introductions to cast members are completed with an unnecessary corporate undertone. Couple this with the constant reminders of your assignment deadlines and talk of department budgets and stipends, and it can often feel like you’re doing overtime at the real office. With extremely slow pacing, it takes a while to reach anything resembling a plot. Even now, we’re somewhat unsure what the point of everything was outside of completing the characters’ assigned duties.
With too much focus on things like expense reports, which the game pretty much does on your behalf, little time is spent on teaching the core parts of the game: alchemy and imbuing. It often feels like this is down to you as a player to grasp through tedious trial and error.
1. Unrar the Compressed file
2. Install VPK using VitaShell
3. Done! Play! Enjoy!