Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis

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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.


Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis PSP Purify - Roxis' handy ability which allows to prevent certain attacks
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis PSP Vayne's cat Sulpher plays an important role in the story
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis PSP Supporting attack with 3 characters from the back row with Vayne being the third one activates the powerful Variable Strike
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis PSP There is a huge number of items, including some naughty ones

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
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Apr 02, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85 PlayStation 2 Jun 20, 2008 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 May, 2008 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 2 2009 7 out of 10 70
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Jul 05, 2008 6.7 out of 10 67
ZTGameDomain PlayStation 2 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamernode PlayStation 2 Feb 25, 2008 6 out of 10 60
RPGamer PlayStation 2 Mar, 2008 3 out of 5 60
GamesRadar PlayStation 2 Apr 01, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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