Atelier Lydie and Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings
KOEI TECMO America Corporation
Windows PC, PlayStation 4
Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol
No Interactive Elements
This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of Lydie or Suelle, twin sisters who help their father run an alchemy shop in a fantasy kingdom. Players explore magical paintings to collect ingredients for alchemy, interact with various characters, and battle fantastical creatures (e.g., slime creatures, humanoid monsters) in turn-based combat. Players can select weapon attacks (e.g., swords, firearms, bows) and magic spells from a menu screen to defeat enemies. Some female creatures wear revealing outfits that expose moderate amounts of cleavage; the game also references some suggestive material in the dialogue (e.g., “They've got everything from special summer pin-up shots, to mature and introspective shots, to sexy offshoots!” and “Pervert! Damn, another old reflex!”). During the course of the game, several characters are depicted drunk, with red-flushed faces and slurred speech; dialogue also references characters' intoxication (e.g., “A little vacation, a loose booze! This is the life, hic!” and “Mireille, you're totally drunk, aren't you. You've been drinking non-stop since we got here”).