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The fourth entry of the Atelier Iris series, this time around the player takes control of a student named Vayne Aurelius at the Al Revis Academy for Alchemy, where players complete tasks and quests set before them by a professor of the university. If a player fails to complete these tasks they will have to stay behind and also the story will change depending on who the player chooses to work with during these quests.

The game still features RPG-style elements, but now with different features. Instead of "leveling up" by defeating enemies where the player can choose how there character will develop using a "crafting" system, letting them choose which attributes they want to modify. Players can also "craft" items and weapons using various objects scattered throughout the world.

Players will no longer have random engagements, something more common in many RPGs, this time around the player can choose who or what they want to fight with the ability to see your opponents symbols on the board, choosing if they want to engage them.

The PSP version features multiplayer battles, more items that can be synthesized, and an option to reduce loading times.

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Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis PSP Each semester consists of opening and closing events, a number of classes, and also free time if we get enough points to deserve it
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis PSP Strolling in the Living Forest. It's a good thing that monsters are visible, so we can avoid unwanted encounters
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis PSP Synthesizing an item in our workshop - usually it's a complex ingredient for even more complex items
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis PSP One of Vayne's power moves

Alternate Titles

  • "Mana Khemia: Student Alliance" -- US and European PSP title
  • "Mana-Khemia: Gakuen no Renkinjutsushi-tachi Portable Plus" -- Japanese PSP title

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Legendra PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
RPGFan PlayStation 2 Mar 28, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Apr 02, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
The Next Level PlayStation 2 Apr 02, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Snackbar-Games.com PlayStation 2 Jun 20, 2008 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 May 12, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxpo.com PlayStation 2 2009 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers PlayStation 2 Apr 01, 2008 7 out of 10 70
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Jul 05, 2008 6.7 out of 10 67
RPGamer PlayStation 2 Mar, 2008 3 out of 5 60

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