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Platform: Sony PSP

Rating: 3.4 / 5.0 (14 votes)

Released: 2009-03-10

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Mana Khemia: Student Alliance by NIS America

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Game Details

Brand: NIS America Category: Role-Playing Platform: Sony PSP ESRB: Everyone 10+

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Description

Mana Khemia is the spiritual sequel to the Atelier Iris series and fourth entry in the RPG series published by NIS. Mana Khemia is different from the previous Atelier Iris games in that it's a campus sim-style RPG, where you can interact with classmates and professors to complete academic quests. You play as Vayne Aurelius, a novice alchemist who was invited to attend Al Revis Academy. At the academy Vayne academy, you will meet human and not so human alchemists, and together you will solve the mysteries of alchemy. You will discover and create items, weapons, and even character stats through the use of alchemy. Everything you find in the field is used to craft items with alchemy; you can fish, hunt, dig, & search for new ingredients (over 400 items/ingredients are available) Multiplayer functions – offline co-op multiplayer (2 players); multi-cartridge multiplayer

Features

  • Avatar, item and team crafting allows for complete and compregensive personalization instead of just leveling up through combat.
  • Multiplayer options including a co-op mode were you can battle monsters together to get rare items via the PSP's ad-hoc wireless connection.
  • Jump start functionality allows players to install part of the game on to the memory stick to make loads faster.
  • Over 100 hours of game play, 20+ main dungeons, and more than 150 ways to customize your character growth.
  • New academic questing system that allows players to take on quests that the professor assigns, with success or failure affecting the outcome of the story.

Editorial Review

In Mana Khemia: Student Alliance players on the PlayStation Portable experience the spiritual sequel to the Atelier Iris series in this fourth entry in the Role-playing (RPG) series published by NIS. What makes Mana Khemia: Student Alliance different from the previous Atelier Iris games in that it's a campus sim-style RPG, where you can interact with classmates and professors to complete academic quests.

'Mana Khemia: Student Alliance' game logo
Vayne Aurelius from 'Mana Khemia: Student Alliance'
Vayne Aurelius.
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The Story
In Mana Khemia: Student Alliance you play as Vayne Aurelius, a novice alchemist from deep inside a local forest who was invited to attend Al Revis Academy. Once in your new surroundings here at the academy you and your best friend your pet cat Sulpher, will meet human and not so human alchemists, and together you will solve the mysteries of alchemy. As you attend classes you will also discover and create items, weapons, and even character stats through the use of alchemy. Everything you find in the field can be used to craft items with alchemy. Fish, hunt, dig, and search for over 400 items and ingredients hidden throughout the game that you can enjoy both in local single player action as well as multiplayer via a PSP ad-hoc wireless connection.

Key Game Features:

  • Multiplayer Options – A co-op mode were you can battle monsters together to get rare items.
  • Jump Start Functionality – Install part of the game on to the memory stick to make loads faster.
  • New Academic Questing System – Players will take on quests that the professor assigns. You fail your mission, you may have to stay after school. Also depending on who you work with for your assignments, the outcome of the story will change.
  • Avatar Crafting – Personalize your characters by “crafting” skills and stats instead of just leveling up through combat. Crafting skills and stats allows the player to create unique characters like a warrior that excels in summoning magic or a magician that’s an expert at snipe shooting.
  • Item Crafting – A comprehensive item/weapon crafting system. Create anything from healing potions to swords through alchemy.
  • Team Crafting – Craft items using your team’s recipe.
  • Symbol Encounters – No more random encounters. Visually confirm and engage enemies.

Screenshots:

School based quests in 'Mana Khemia: Student Alliance'
School based quests.
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Expansive environments in 'Mana Khemia: Student Alliance'
Alchemy everywhere.
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Battles in 'Mana Khemia: Student Alliance'
Exciting action.
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Easy Charcter swapping in 'Mana Khemia: Student Alliance'
Easy character swapping.
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More Details

Publisher: NIS America Category: Role-Playing Binding: Video Game Language: English

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