In this Atelier Ryza 3 Starter Guide, we’ll go over some of the things to keep in mind for the final part of Ryza’s adventures.
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Atelier Ryza 3 Starter Guide
A lot of Atelier Ryza 3 will be familiar to those who have played the previous entry, as you’ll be following the same loop of finding new areas to battle enemies and gather materials, before using alchemy to craft better and better items. However, the last Ryza game is now a few years old, so treat this as a refresher for certain mechanics, along with an overview for things that are different this time.
Make Use of the Related Menu When Crafting
Whenever you’re crafting new items or viewing them in a menu, you have the option to view the “Related” menu (touchpad on PS4/PS5,View with an Xbox controller, Minus on Switch). This will bring up a list that includes both the item highlighted and any related traits. This is useful for determining the purpose of traits that don’t have useful descriptions. Selecting an item from the Related menu will also let you see where you can gather it (if applicable) or the items needed to craft it.
The Area Map Shows the Locations of Specific Monsters
Another useful feature is the area map, which lets you get a better view of the area you’re in (assuming you’ve reached the relevant landmarks). However, one thing that isn’t made clear is that enemies will also be shown on this map. This only happens if you zoom into the map far enough, and it’s a quick way to find out where you need to go if you’re after monster materials.
The map can also show you chests as well later on in the game, once you start building workshops in each region. When making an atelier, choose the Research Base option and all chests in revealed parts of the map will be shown, both on the minimap and when zoomed in on the area map.
Pick Up Quests As You Encounter Them
Unlike the previous 2 games, Atelier Ryza 3 features a lot more sidequests. They’ll often pop up as you reach new areas, or progress the story far enough. It’s always worth picking them up as soon as possible, even if you don’t intend to do them straight away. The objectives are often on the way to main story quests anyway, and you’ll get some useful rewards in return.
On the other hand, Random Quests aren’t always worth picking up, especially if they require you to hand in specific items. As a rule of thumb, always to the Random Quests that have a character icon next to them. These will give the highlighted character bonus stats upon completion. Random Quests that reward SP are also useful, since boss monster quests often give hundreds of SP and reappear multiple times.
Pay Attention to Equip Quality
While it can be tempting just to improve your weapons and armor while ignoring accessories, this will make things harder in the long run. Not only will you lose out on helpful bonuses and general stat increases, it will also keep your overall “Equip Quality” stat low.
Equip Quality is a measure of the combined quality of your gear (weapon, armor, and 2 accessories). The Equip Quality also grants stat bonuses as it increases, on top of whatever your gear is giving you. Because of this, it’s always worth making sure you’re using high quality accessories, even if the bonuses might not seem as important as the ones on weapons and armor.
Atelier Ryza 3 FAQs
Can You Start With Atelier Ryza 3?
Atelier Ryza 3 does include a recap option that summarises the main plot for the first 2 games. However, it skips over most character building, and most main characters make a return in Atelier Ryza 3. Furthermore, most mechanics are reintroduced quickly, with the game assuming you’re already familiar with how to use alchemy for crafting.
Does Atelier Ryza 3 Have Romance?
Atelier Ryza 3 does pair up certain characters during the latter half of the game. However, this is all done via cutscenes, and the player has no impact on romance unlike games such as Persona 5.
How Long is Atelier Ryza 3?
Despite the increased scale, Atelier Ryza 3 is around 30 hours for a single playthrough with a decent amount of sidequests completed. A 100% playthrough would likely take around 60 or so hours.
Does Atelier Ryza 3 Have Fast Travel?
Yes, Atelier Ryza 3 has full fast travel. This includes traveling to visited landmarks, and quick travel to the nearest atelier via the map screen.