^ seriously? ='( My buddy just let me borrow that game too. Does anybody have an opinion on the Atelier series? If it's worth the drive, I could pick them up for 20 bucks new (as opposed to the 40$ amazon) from a semi-far gamestop.
Demon's Souls online going bye bye May 31st.
As for the Atlier series. The recent ones for PS3 are pretty good. They're charming games that really REALLY sticks to normal JRPG conventions. Don't expect anything groundbreaking from them, is what I would say.
Although the Atelier series in general has always had a huge emphasis on synthesizing. That's usually the core gameplay of the games. You'll probably spend more time on the synthesizing screen than anywhere else. Some of the Atelier games (like Atelier Iris 2) had a different emphasis so it just depends which Atelier you wanna know about.