The perfect starting point for those not already into the series; it balances out the problems Atelier Ayesha had, while delivering a package of risk and reward that can keep RPG fans wanting to keep replaying the game.
Atelier Escha & Logy is a lovely RPG that should easily succeed in its goal of pleasing both series and standard RPG fans, with pleasantly deep systems and an inviting world to explore them in.
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is finally out of its niche thanks to a good blend of traditional jRPG gameplay and peculiar alchemy/crafting shenanigans. It has quite a few flaws, but it can easily appeal newcomers as well.
The game's peculiar magnetism stems from its unhurried, two-pronged approach to regularly rushed RPG checklists, and its inauguration of a male lead to balance out the considerable effeminate quirk that has been Atelier's chronic calling card.
God is a Geek
An enjoyable romp through a pretty enough world, but one that may struggle to resonate with Western audiences. Fans of the series and established canon will find much to love, though, from the whimsical characters to the competent battle and crafting systems.
Games Master UK
There's a simple, if somewhat dull, pleasure here - like settling into an easy chair on a Sunday afternoon. [June 2014, p.78]