If your brand new to the Atelier game series than you will probably enjoy this game, it's cute and charming, the art and graphics are great and the alchemy system and combat are easy to pick up. That being said if your a fan of the series and have played all the games you will find this one lackluster. The storyline and charectors completley lack the soul and heart found in the previous games. I found myself having no emotional attachment to them. The alchemy system has been dumbed down to a tetris like mini game. The combat system while still enjoyable also feels dumbed down and easy. Worth playing but don't expect an amazing experience like the previous titles.