Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel




GameCritics

There's always more to learn of the characters in all sorts of ways, and underneath the goofiness, there was still a thick layer of strong narrative and character development that kept me invested through sixty hours. I don't know if JRPGs will ever return to their previous prominence, but if Ar Tonelico Qoga is any indication, they still have a lot to offer.
85


ZTGameDomain

Ar tonelico Qoga is a rather surprising game. I was expecting another boring, strange Japanese RPG with very sexual elements. What I got was an entertaining Japanese RPG with very sexual elements…that is also strange.
85


ZTGD

Ar tonelico Qoga is a rather surprising game. I was expecting another boring, strange Japanese RPG with very sexual elements. What I got was an entertaining Japanese RPG with very sexual elements…that is also strange.
85


Level7.nu

Except for the random encounters and a bit boring battle mechanics this is a great JRPG.
80


Destructoid

Anyone who claims to be tired of overly self-serious JRPGs that concentrate on graphics above all else has no reason not to at least give the game a look.
80


Cheat Code Central

A polished, pretty game that offers an interesting (if labyrinthine and melodramatic) storyline, a fun crafting system, and the kind of bombastic visual effects lovers of JRPGs have come to expect.
80


Worth Playing

To sum things up, Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel doesn't look so hot on the surface.
80


PSX Extreme

A decent game that many should enjoy, provided they're familiar with the distinct Japanese flair, and provided they like the drastic gameplay change.
73


SpazioGames

Ar Tonelico Qoga is the third and final installment in the saga. It does have what it takes to satisfy the fans, but it's not impressive enough to reach a bigger audience.
70


GamesRadar

Where the game lacks in production values it makes up for in a lengthy story that fans of Japanese visual novels will enjoy (although it's not as static as visual novels).
70


PlayStation LifeStyle

A decent game that should find a home with people wanting a solid JRPG. A couple of nagging flaws keep this game from fully reaching its potential, but even with those, there is still plenty to enjoy here. A serviceable story provides good balance between humor and drama but is killed at times by awkward dirty jokes.
70


GamePro

It's hardly a masterpiece of gameplay or character development, but it was quite successful in keeping me intrigued and entertained on a few different levels.
70


Eurogamer Italy

In this first try of the series on PS3, Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel steps on the 3D court and gives its fans a complete overhaul in terms of gameplay. Despite some graphical/technical problems and minor bugs, this third (and final?) chapter of the series has a lot to offer and will keep you entertained for a long time.
70


RPGamer

Ar tonelico Qoga is a worthy finale to the series... providing you can find the true ending, of course. Its strengths are many, and NIS America has done its best to keep a polished localization.
70


GamesRadar+

Where the game lacks in production values it makes up for in a lengthy story that fans of Japanese visual novels will enjoy (although it's not as static as visual novels).
70


Vandal Online

This isn't a bad game, but we expected more. Possibly JRPG hardcore fans will consider it a decent entry in a genre passing through difficult times, but actually it doesn't bring anything new or noteworthy.
69


RPG Fan

Perhaps Ar tonelico Qoga will quench the thirst of many wanting to play a console JRPG, but the game is filled with debilitating flaws. Almost everything that Ar tonelico Qoga provides has been done before in a JRPG; the lack of original content and presence of overused content doesn't leave much to praise.
68


Game Over Online

Ar Tonelico Qoga is a game with much potential that is overshadowed by its sexualized themes and excessive fan service. Much of the appeal is lost with its stereotypical cast of characters, bland visuals and repetitive random battles that quickly outwears its welcome. I couldn't help but feel very underwhelmed by what could have been a promising and satisfying game. A lot of high hopes and expectations were riding on this latest Ar Tonelico installment with its best moments being marred horribly by its flaws and shortcomings.
67


Machinima

Qoga adheres to every JRPG trope you can imagine but manages to be disarmingly charming and original within that framework. Think of it as a low-budget Tales of Vesperia.
65


Extreme Gamer

This one is for the fans and if you're one of them, Qoga should provide enough psychological babble to keep you locked up for hours.
64


IGN

With all the technological bells and whistles driving this sequel, it ended up halting rather than evolving the series. Great animations set against clunky backgrounds, too much repetition in both the combat and music, and the lack of difficulty hold this JRPG back from being something truly special.
60


Meristation

Ar Tonelico Qoga is not as interesting as the previous two games. It lacks the charm, the visuals and the gameplay, but it delivers an interesting plot and a great soundtrack. It's not the best game in the series and it's a bit uninspired, but it will satisfy hardcore Ar Tonelico fans for sure.
60


GamerNode

Ignoring the distraction of sophomoric dialogue and the game's less-than-enjoyable combat, there is value in this journey for the right sort of player, thanks to an interesting, well-paced plot and strong character development.
60


Gaming Nexus

Just be aware that you're getting in to a game that's got a few rough spots that you'll have to navigate to find the good bits. You'll also have to brown bag it when you walk out of the store.
58


Playstation Official Magazine UK

An incoherent mix of unattractive art styles and an absurd plot. [Apr 2011, p.114]
40


games(TM)

More like a clinically insane uncle; you'll spend time with it because it's family, but it will confuse and embarrass you with every opportunity it gets. [Issue#107, p.114]
40


Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)

Either way, there's more titillation than fun in Qoga. [April 2011, p.84]
40


Play UK

Feels like a glance into the mind of a perverted otaku, and little more. [Issue#203, p.94]
27


Game Revolution

Even after playing the last game, Ar Tonelico Qoga is simply disappointing. If only Gust had decided to fix what was wrong with earlier incarnations - the non-intense battles, the remarkably "blah" characters, the below-average everything - they might have had something here.
25


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