What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

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What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby Arctic » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:00 pm

I like the first game the most, and Atelier Iris 2 the second most. I didn't really like the third game all that much.
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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby SpaceDrake » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:10 pm

I'm torn between 1 and 2.

One was really rough around the edges in places, but my god, that game had moxie. The cast was amazing (and well-localized) and really helped to carry the game. Two was a good bit more refined, the combat system was smoother and better explained, and some of the characters were absolutely amazing (Poe!), but it never really seemed to have that same vital spark that the first one did.

Three is definitely the black sheep of the family. The opening song is amazing, though.

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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby aquagon » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:40 pm

Personally, I like the most 2 from the Iris trilogy. I just struck me that Gust refined better the battle and exploration systems, not to say about the cast, their interactions, and the plot in general (though it seems they also had to downplay the synthesis).

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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby CelticRedemption » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:49 pm

i like em in chronological order.
1 was just amazing, nothing i can add to that ( except it tore me apart how Veola hates you after the golden pigs quest )
2 was also great! loved it, maybe not so much the overworld system, but still
3 was good, i didn't like the world time limit system much, but it had its ups and downs, loved the different styles in battle
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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby Onislash » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:32 am

I liked number 2 the best. Probably because it was far more easier to understand certain aspects of the game. Number 1 and 3 I do not hate but I liked 2 best.

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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby ManaAlchemist » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:15 am

For me, AI3 is definitely, without a doubt, my favorite AI game. I just loved the characters, found it to have the best soundtrack of them and it was just wonderful. Sure I love the first game too, but 3 just was slightly better, though i just don't like AI2 as much as the other games which is why I'm sad that it was the only game out of the 3 to come with a bonus soundtrack disc (at least here in europe).

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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby Svengaard » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:06 pm

I also liked them in chronological order.
I enjoyed the item creation more than I did the combat. That's not to say I don't like battles, but AI:EM appealed to me because item creation and experimentation wasn't very common in (localized) RPGs before it. It was a nice change from Final Fantasy XXII, Dragon Quest XXXIX, and Cash-grab of Mana.
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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby CelticRedemption » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:57 pm

Svengaard wrote:I also liked them in chronological order.
I enjoyed the item creation more than I did the combat. That's not to say I don't like battles, but AI:EM appealed to me because item creation and experimentation wasn't very common in (localized) RPGs before it. It was a nice change from Final Fantasy XXII, Dragon Quest XXXIX, and Cash-grab of Mana.


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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby yuki-chan » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:03 am

I liked the 1 and 2, the 3 whas very short to me

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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby Solice » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:07 am

I think I liked Atelier Iris 2 best. From what I could tell, 2 was a prequel to 1. If that's true, I wish they would have made a game that covered the events between the end of the second and beginning of the first that would have included the conflict of alchemists that Iris had to deal with and was talked about in the first game.
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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby XCronoX » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:11 pm

I liked them all equally, they were all good.
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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby Tyranid5 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:18 pm

I liked them all, but for different reasons really.
1 was just beast game, couldn't be beat.
2 had probably the best plot set-up of all three
3 had amazing systems, and not so amazing systems. Still good game.

3 had a lot of potential, but the play style of it seemed more like Mana Khemia than the other two atlier iris's. This made the game annoying at times also because the gather system was similiar to the other two (pop-up windows for each individual item gathered), smoothing it with the mass gather materials method Mana Khemia uses would've made the game so much less time consuming and not like a chore.

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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby s4nji » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:52 am

All of them has good storyline and gameplay, I like all the series, but i like the soundtrack from AI 1 and AI 3 :D

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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby TheNecromancer » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:41 pm

I loved all three. While they share many traits, they are all unique enough to stand out.
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Re: What's your favorite Atelier Iris game?

Postby Grim-Thanatos » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:34 am

I never played AI1, so out of 2 and 3, I enjoyed 2 much more than I did 3.
3 just got on my nerves for some reason. I don't really know why though :?:
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