Atelier Ayesha “Cutest Atelier Ever”

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Far from lamenting the loss of Kishida Mel‘s famously cute character designs, Atelier fans are hailing Hidari‘s designs for the newly announced Atelier Ayesha as being on an entirely new level of beauty and cuteness, to say nothing of the superb  graphics now unveiled.

Other details unveiled include the fact heroine Ayesha Altugle is voiced by Marina Inoue and her imouto Nio by Mariya Ise.

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The game is available for pre-order now.


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    Avatar of Noodlestein
    Comment by Noodlestein
    03:51 02/04/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Love the looks.
    Though it could do with a good healthy dose of anti-aliasing.

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    Comment by Gradius
    05:49 02/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You mean healthy dose of no pantsu!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I see what you did there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anti-aliasing on a 6 year old hardware? While they're trying to push the game on at least 720p? You're one console generation too early.

    But it's funny... as a child, I won't be caught dead holding this kind of girly looking game. Now that I'm grown up, I don't care if I'm queueing at the counter with 2 hot chicks and a little boy able to see it in my hands in plain sight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is that due to growing up or giving up?

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    Comment by HouseLife
    02:10 03/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, since women respond well to confidence, I guess if she ever mentioned it wondering why you'd have that game, you can look at her with a completely straight, honest, confident face and just say "Because it's Rorona, bitch! Da hell you doing out of the kitchen!? SAMMICH! NOW!"

    ...

    That didn't come out how I intended...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:04 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not sure.

    Back when we were still together, my ex checked on my gaming collection and saw Atelier Rorona on the shelf without saying a word. I'll never know if she was only trying hard to ignore it, or she was afraid that I'd call out on her shounen ai shit.

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    Comment by Artist Rising
    21:18 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    anon 21:04
    pffft please....anon

    You tard you don't know what your talking about and you don't have an ex...you lying faggot..NAO
    GTFO!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 03/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's called leveling up

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 02/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Come on, old designs were better. It's okay now, but it used to be magical.

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    Comment by Firetribe
    04:55 02/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You said it. The old designs definitely had more style. These look really plain to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:42 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I disagree.

    While Mel's designs were good. These are also very good. I'd say they are equal.

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    Comment by tomoemami
    08:45 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I agree that they both have their charm; both styles have a very soft and nice style, they both work great with Atelier :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why are you limiting 'old' to Kishida Mel?
    Atelier series run way back.

    I'd say Kishida Mel's design strayed a bit from the classic Atelier look, not that I dislike it since I've liked his art for a long time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rather, they aren't flamboyant. Which is exactly what Atelier designs should NOT be, especially since it's a series that prides itself in being a typical NPC's tale, yet the protagonists look nothing like everyone else in design or clothing, to the point it's retarded.

    This, on the other hand, looks like older Atelier games, much to the euphoric cheers of older fans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    While I dislike Atelier Rorona and Meruru for changing the course of the series' general image, I don't hate them as games.

    Maybe it's because I started late. Ahh... Memories of 2005, and Wendee Lee trying to pass herself as a teenager with Lita... lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's pretty much the idea, or was before the Arland series. The character designs of games that take pride in being a typical NPC's tale shouldn't be more at home at Final Faggotry: Underage Panty Quest XVIII than they should be in Victorian Fantasy: A Little Girl's Life.

    For better or worse, they got more retarded as the Arland series went on (they weren't bad at all in Rorona, outside its cutesy pastel flavor that wasn't present in previous Atelier games), especially to the dismay of older fans. I'd incite you to take a look at older Atelier games and the character designs of each (ignore Marie, though, her dancer-like clothing is just silly) and you'll see this is more in line with the spirit of the series than Kishida's work. And I couldn't be more happy with it, here's hoping Gust also goes back to their roots in storyline, characters and themes, but keeps the highly refined gameplay from Meruru (or, even better, iron it even more).

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Damn i have a fetish for high-heel sandals like that. Good ole fap material

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    Comment by Asa
    04:01 02/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Marina Inoue? This game is becoming more and more promising.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    07:56 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The sweet smell of Lily flower is so strong in this one too... <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    missing 2d graphics ;(

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So cute <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks good but generic. Prefer the old though

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    17:17 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watching with the goggles on.

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    Comment by Yamamaya
    14:33 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think I'm gonna buy this. From what I see here the game looks quite beautiful.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:50 04/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have spend my banks for this.
    This must be delivered to my home on time

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 03/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ayesha? Sounds like a black girls name lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:09 03/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah... no.

    Rorona still wins cutest.

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    Comment by PhillB
    07:20 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am lamenting Kishida Mel's exit from the Atelier series. Feels like a lingering magic has vanished.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:19 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Environments look better, but would look much better if they had shadows. Maybe they just wanted the characters to stand out more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    more reason for me to get a ps3

    does her facial expression ever change? :/ it's kinda freaking me out

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, Ayesha is a real cutie!

    I can easily see why Ayesha was the prophet Mohammed's (PBUH) favourite child bride. ;-)

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Enough with this “cutest”, “cuter”, “cuterly” faggotery!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pre-ordering the denizens of translation to work before the fact...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The lack of secondary character is starting to scare me ...
    hope they'll be announced soon .

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Need more brighter colors like the Arland series or is it to fit the sad emotional mood of the protagonist. Nonetheless, it's pretty =D

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It does seem like a dark setting.

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    Comment by Satonaka
    05:09 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    DUDE it looks fkkn amazing.

    Got Meruru Preordered for my "grand finale" set and I cant wait for this one either, bring it on to the USA! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cute?
    It almost seems like uncanny valley to me!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:35 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell it looks like something that EA or some western made... Totori will forever be the best....

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:47 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This has to be one of the dumbest comparisons I've ever heard. This looks nothing like the trash from EA.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The faces are flat. What a failure!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:49 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I noticed that too... Reminds me of the flat faces from Atelier Rorona which was an instant turn-off for me. Good thing they at least improved it in Totori and Meruru, but it looks like they're starting from scratch again with the weird looking 3D flat face character designs =/

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:28 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The faces are great. You're the only failure here!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hopefully they'll give the girls more than one expression.

    Comment by Anonymous

    looks nice but all those "atelier" chars look the same. Boring. They never do something new or different. Those character concepts (in animes, too) are like mass production. No deep, fixed on special role models.
    "Let's make an anime. Hmmm, the characters. There has to be a male protagonist, a teen. And there are girls. One is a tsundere, one the typical boring girl from his childhood who acts like an older sister/his mother. Then there's a little bit naive but cute girl. His friend who has a little bit too much energy. A sophisticated girl, maybe a crazy yandere... I have such good ideas, I'm so creative!! Fuck Yeah!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 03/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have no fucking clue what you are talking about!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:43 03/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you think about it he's right in a way... Maybe more the Type B Otaku stuff then the Type A but especially the moe stuff is like this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 04/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @21:43 No, the guy really has no fucking clue what he's talking about. And "Moe" is something you can't label, because it's personal.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Kawaii. Of course there won't be an English release right? Oh, also, first!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    All the other Atelier games had English release, no reason for this one to stay in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And by "all" you mean - "less than half", of course, right ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    nope he means ALL CONSOLE Atelier SINCE PS2 TITLE are always released in the west complete with original japanese voice, only one or two psp remake did not make it to the west, CONSOLE Atelier are almost surely localized here!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:13 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Atelier Viorate (PS2)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i just found two: the atelier iris.
    where can i find more TOT

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still wrong. Go wiki Atelier series, or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably not. Even if there were, the dubs would ruin it.

    Also, you're a faggot for caring if you're first or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 02/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Even if there were, the dubs would ruin it."

    You know, every Atelier game to date has had the option for japanese voice acting, to the delight of you and many weeaboos.

    Heck, the usual publisher in NA for these games had to make a decision between the japanese voice acting or english voice acting for the DS release of Atelier Annie, as the cartridge couldn't hold both, and they went for the former.




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