DualShockers' Tony Polanco writes:
"While there are a lot of different kinds of JRPGs in the world, most of them have one thing in common: they center around a single person or a small group who must overcome their fears and insurmountable obstacles in order to save their world from an evil empire or some sort of catastrophic apocalypse.
Then there’s Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. This game takes a lot of JRPG conventions and interprets them in its own unique way. The emphasis of this game isn’t on combat but on alchemy. You aren’t out to save the entire world but you are working to find out its mysteries and using your skills to make your small home town better. It’s a very laid back kind of game and one which I found refreshing."