Since I beat Sakura Wars over the weekend and I have about 2 weeks before Record of Agarest War comes out I figure I'd keep the theme of dating in April going. Since the beginning of this month started with a dating sim RPG and it will end with a dating sim RPG I figured I start up Ar Tonelico 1, yeah I know AT isn't a true dating sim but it's very close.
The story I've done in a nutshell: (Warning maybe spoilers)
So the city Platina was attacked by a new virus and Lyner was sent to core with Ayatane, and Shurelia to fight this new enemy. Of course things go south and they are forced to flee. Ayatane stays behind to give the others time to leave after making their way down the tower the virus catches up forcing Shurelia to send Lyner down to the lower planet to find a crystal purger. Lyner leaves only to crash meets a young girl named Aurica who runs away after healing Lyner after his crash. Lyner is then befriended by a man named Jack who helps him defeat wolves. After learning how to grathmeld Lyner heads off to a new city called Nemo where he helps Aurica find out she can cast song magic and again flees from the scene. Lyner and Jack then meet up with a Cardinal named Randolf who wants to thank Lyner by offering him a place in the church. Lyner doesn't take the offer yet and is sent to the inn where a evil villian named Bourd how beats the crap out of Lyner and captures him. After waking Lyner meets Misha how knows Lyner but Lyner doesn't know her. So she helps him escape and after running around the Tenba base for a bit come across a girl named Krusche and help her take down a metal robot that when berserk. After helping Krusche leaves, leaving Lyner and Misha to run away when Bourd shows up to kill Lyner. After fleeing the Tenba base Misha and Lyner come to a floating city known as Firefly Alley.