The ninth game in Gust’s Atelier series, following the adventures of Vayne Aurelius as he enrols in the world’s premier alchemical educational establishment… and hopefully learns something about himself in the process.
Publisher: NIS America
Available on: PS2
Cover Game Articles
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis – The Ninth Atelier - Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis is the beginning of a whole new chapter in Atelier history. What's new... and what's stayed the same?
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis – School of Hard Knocks - Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis may be a lot more alchemy-centric than its immediate predecessors in the Atelier Iris series... but it also has one of the most satisfying combat systems out of all the PS2-era games in the franchise!
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis – A Learning Experience - Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis has one of the more unusual progression systems in the Atelier series -- but one that makes good use of the core alchemy theme as a means of measuring your character's overall level of knowledge and power.
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis – Narrative, Themes and Characterisation - The PS2-era Atelier games tend to explore the question of how a power such as alchemy isn't "good" or "bad" in and of itself; it's all about who is using that power. Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis is no exception, albeit from a slightly different angle.
The Music of Atelier, Vol. 4: Mana Khemia – Alchemists of Al-Revis - We've established the fact that Gust's sound team is a force to be reckoned with pretty firmly by this point -- so where does Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis fit into its repertoire? Let's listen!
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy – Back to School - It's time to return to the world of Mana Khemia for the first direct sequel in the Atelier series for quite a while. Bring on the tenth Atelier -- and let's see what makes this one unique!
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy – One Must Fall - The Atelier series' mechanics often reinforce a core theme of the series: togetherness and cooperation. This is especially apparent throughout Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy thanks to its combat mechanics, themed around the idea of "unity".
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy – Making the Grade - Like its predecessor, Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy puts alchemy and the crafting of items at the very core of its character progression mechanics. Let's take a closer look at how this works in the context of the game as a whole.
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy – Special Measures in the Darkness - Mana Khemia 2 explores some fascinating subjects over the course of its narrative. In this part of the Atelier MegaFeature, we explore female protagonist Ulrika's side of the narrative, and how it provides commentary on tolerance, acceptance... and the modern education system.
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy – Doing New Game Plus Right - Let's go round again! How does Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy encourage its players to enjoy two full playthroughs -- plus a bit extra after that -- without feeling like they're going through the motions or retreading old ground?
Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy – Life on the Light Side - Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy's two distinct narrative paths provide a very different perspective on the same events that occur throughout a rather turbulent school year. And the Extra scenario that unlocks after clearing them both resolves things nicely!
The Music of Atelier, Vol. 5: Mana Khemia 2 – Fall of Alchemy - Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy brings us one of Gust's most solid soundtracks from the PS2 era, combining the distinctive "Atelier sound" that would continue to be refined in the following generation with some face-melting rock beats.
Other Articles about Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis
Waifu Wednesday: Anna Lemouri - Once again Waifu Wednesday rolls around, and we’re still not out of awesome female characters from Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis to celebrate! This week we’re taking a look at Anna Lemouri, who joins the cast after protagonist Vayne and his friends Jess and Nikki complete their first year at the Al-Revis Academy and become … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Anna Lemouri
Waifu Wednesday: Jessica Philomele - It’s that time of the week again, and there’s no way I could let my coverage of Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis slip by without celebrating Jessica Philomele, arguably the most prominent female character in the game. Jessica is the one who appears alongside main protagonist Vayne in the promotional artwork. Jessica is the first … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Jessica Philomele
Waifu Wednesday: Nicole Mimi Tithel - With the Atelier MegaFeature continuing apace, the next game on the list is Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis — a title which, despite not actually having “Atelier” in the title, is officially the ninth mainline installment in the series. Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis is full of wonderful characters, and you get plenty of time … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Nicole Mimi Tithel