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Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists ~Ateliers of the New World~ Review (PS4)

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The Legendary Alchemists and nelke is a spin-off based on the popular Atelier series of video games. Like a different Atelier match, it might look at first glance but once you dig deeper, it becomes clear that this is much more of a town building simulator compared to the usual JRPG. It’s a game that provides cameos of the guide alchemists .

Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists begins when the lead character, Nelke arrives in a town. It is her job to become the new administrator of this town. She is personally appointed by her father to oversee it and settle any issues. Nelke will have to fulfill a set of tasks ordered by her father to make sure the town is running efficiently. These include benchmarks like reaching a specific target and they have to be completed in a limited amount of time so the clock is always ticking.

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Battles in Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists feel pointless. They don’t offer any strategy or depth to make you think twice before taking any action.

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Nelke and the Legendary Alchemist is not a bad game at all. It just feels like an average attempt at a city building simulator and then branding it with the Atelier name. This is what elevates Nelke from an otherwise mediocre affair to a good distraction from the main Atelier series.

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