Ar tonelico's developer, Gust, has been very kind to the RPG audience the past couple of years. With two Iris games in the bag and tonelico already arriving less than a year later, fans should eat this up with a huge smile on their faces. We certainly loved pounding bosses with the game's frantic battle system and spelunking through the Reyva Teils' inner workings ("Please be gentle..."), but Final Fantasy followers might be looking for more. Even so, at times tonelico conveys more energy and thoughtfulness than most big-budget RPGs even attempt. It's primarily for the hardcore audience, though any gamer looking for another fantasy outlet should take a look.