Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is the sixth installment of the Atelier series of role-playing games which were developed by Gust, and the first game from the series to make the journey across the Pacific from Japan. It is also the first game in the Atelier series to invert The Smurfette Principle, as this main character, who is traditionally female in the series, is male.In a World where alchemy exists, alchemists travel the land in search of new alchemic artifacts and Mana. The Mana are a race of beings who lend alchemists their power in order to craft stronger magical items.The story follows Klein Kiesling, a young alchemist, as he explores the world along with a group of friends he makes along the journey. Pretty standard RPG fare, narratively speaking.Released in Japan in 2004, North America in 2005 and Europe in 2006, the game received decent reviews, but many of the innovations (which include item fusion/synthesis) earlier adopted by the Atelier series had already been adapted by other games which were released in North America before this chapter was introduced.
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