Halfway through Shin Atelier Rorona – Mostly good, a few nitpicks

Shin Rorona no Atelier (New Atelier Rorona) is a 3DS remake of Atelier Rorona, a 2009 PS3 game. I’ve never played the original. Back when it came out I was still hung up on the character designs of the older Atelier games. Thus I decided I just didn’t like the “piss-and-watercolor” style of the new […]

Got the third best ending in Atelier Viorate

Just a short little post for closure. Especially since I never finished Atelier Judie, it feels pretty good to get at least some closure in the Gramnad series of Atelier games. This so-called “third best ending” I got for Atelier Viorate has Vio and Bart’s parents moving back to Karotte Village after 5 years and […]

Atelier Viorate – Alchemy plus shop simulation, so addictive

Let me get a pet peeve out of the way before I start. This game is called Viorate no Atelier, i.e. Atelier Viorate. VIORATE, not Violet. The main character is called Vi-o-RA-toe. It rhymes with, uh, ‘rat toe’, not ‘separate’ and certainly not ‘violate’. I don’t know where this romanization/anglicization of the name as “Violet” […]