Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica
Game review links: IGN Review
Game review score: IGN 8.4, Gamespot 7.3
Game description: Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, known in Japan as Ar tonelico II Sekai ni Hibiku Shōjo-tachi no Metafalica (アルトネリコ２ 世界に響く少女たちの創造詩（メタファリカ）, literally "Ar tonelico 2: The Girls' Metafalica that Echoes to the World", with "Metafalica" meaning "song of creation") is a video game, developed by Gust for the Sony PlayStation 2 which was released in Japan on October 25, 2007 and takes place roughly one and a half years after that game's canonical ending. Though superficially similar to Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia in both aesthetics and style, the core game play mechanics of Ar tonelico II have undergone huge changes from those of its predecessor, most notably in regards to the battle system and the fact that actions within an Infelsphere may now directly affect the storyline.
Test configuration on Windows:
|Graphics by GSdx:||r5412|
|Sound by SPU2-X:||r5403|
|Pad plugin is LilyPad:||0.11.0r5403|
Game runs at solid 60fps with default settings even on lower end systems.
Upscaling in GSdx hardware mode causes various minor graphical glitches, primarily in character portraits and FMVs. The portrait issues can be reduced by setting the GSdx WildArmsOffset hack to half. The FMVs can be fixed by using the manual gamefix Switch to GSdx software rendering when a FMV plays.
|Graphics by ZZogl:||untested|
|Sound by SPU2-X:||untested|
|CPU:||Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz|
|GPU:||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series|