Ar tonelico review

  • Unique battle system
  • Diving into crazy minds
  • Excellent music
  • A bit too much talk
  • Hackneyed setups
  • Excessive customization

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.

More Info

Release date: Feb 06 2007 - PS2 (US)
Feb 06 2007 - PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: NIS America
Developed by: Banpresto
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Language, Suggestive Themes


  • didou221 - June 15, 2009 10:59 a.m.

    Heh, heh. Innuendo.
  • Corsair89 - March 8, 2009 7:53 a.m.

    I like this game. I got it after I played and loved the sequel, Ar Tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica. And I like the huge amount of character development. But, I gotta say, this gameplay is solid (it's WAY better in AT2) but the diving is easily the best part of the game (also much better in AT2).

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