A colorful title with adictive crafting, solid battle system and charming characters. Timed quests may turn off some.

User Rating: 9.5 | Meruru no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi 3 PS3
A colorful title with adictive crafting, solid battle system and charming characters. Graphics have evolved since Atelier Rorona, with great detail to character and locations. Kishida Mel returns to provide character designs that made Rorona and Totori stand out even within the Atelier franchise.

As with any GUST title, the sountrack is composed to provide the mood for a magical adventure, certainly not something you listen to everyday. Voice acting can be hit or miss but an option for japanese audio is also provided should that strike your fancy.

Combat is solid but can be seen as simplistic in its execution. The reason why it doesn't get points deducted is because it takes a backseat to crafting. Gathering ingredients and recipes to craft your items is fun and adictive.While a staple of the classic Atelier series, timed quests may turn off some. Great replay value with many ways to build your kingdom.

If you have played Rorona and Totori you must experience the final chapter in the Arland saga.