- Estimated Difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Approximate time: 20-40 hours
Trophy Breakdown: 39 (26, 7, 5, 1)
- Offline: 39 (26, 7, 5, 1)
- Online: 0
- Minimum number of playthroughs required: 1
- Difficulty Trophies Stack: N/A
- Missable Trophies: Technically every trophy except the Story Trophies; highly missable trophies include The Two, Building Block, One Who Rules the Sky, At Paradise, Grand Champion, Treasure Hunter, Search for the Truth and Sage's Hermitage.
- Glitched Trophies: None
- Cheats: None
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Tips and Tricks
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk FAQ/Walkthrough - GameFAQs (by Malduke)
Atelier Ayesha ~The Alchemist of Dusk~ is the fourth Atelier game on the PS3 and the first of the Dusk saga. You play as Ayesha Altugle a young apothecary who lives in her secluded workshop with her pet cow, Pana. Throughout the game you'll synthesise items and defeat enemies on your quest to find out what happened to your sister, Nio.
Trophy-wise, Atelier Ayesha is very easy, as long as you are aware of the Character Events (particularly the highly missable ones). Most trophies are tied to Character Events and the 10 different endings, with only a few miscellaneous trophies. Fortunately in Atelier Ayesha, you can select which ending you want at the ending of the game, so you won't have to make separate saves to meet the requirements for each ending like in the previous Atelier games. All the required Character Events are listed in the guide so as long as you follow it, you should have no issues obtaining all trophies in a single playthrough.
While it isn't necessary, there is also a fantastic Atelier Ayesha Walkthrough on GameFAQs (courtesy of Malduke) that may help you if you get stuck - if you do choose to follow this, don't be concerned if you can't keep up with it date-wise, as that walkthrough leaves you with 19 months spare time in post-game. I also have a section at the end of the guide that will help with most of the miscellaneous and non-trophy related information: Tips and Tricks.
Step 1: Play through the game normally completing all Character Events, until you gain access to Yggdrasil.
First of all, you'll want to play through the game normally and keep an eye out for Character Events as you play. Variety is key here, as long as you change up your party every so often you'll manage to get most of the Character Events without even trying. The only trophies that are truly missable during this section are Grand Champion and Building Block, which are easy to ensure as long as you win every Treasure Trove Contest when they become available and ensure you complete Keithgriff's Character Events when possible. See these trophies for further details. Also ensure to write any Memories you unlock into Ayesha's Diary, as this will go towards the three Memory trophies.
One thing to note is that for every trophy except the miscellaneous trophies, they will unlock upon seeing a CG image, so don't panic if you think a trophy hasn't unlocked.
While you're playing, there are several non-trophy related goals that I highly recommend you complete. The reason for this is they can result in you getting gear that can shorten harvest time or world travel time, which will make the three years last a lot longer. For further details, please see the Tips and Tricks section at the end of the guide.
Once you reach the point of the game where Yggdrasil becomes accessible, save your game and either rest until the end of the game, or simply walk around the world map until the end of the game. By doing this, you’ll receive the normal ending (and in turn The End of the Journey). With that out of the way, you can move onto Step 2.
Upon completing Step 1, you will earn:
What were you doing?
Thrilling Treasure Contest
Big Sister's Heart
Ernie's Long Legs
One Who Rules the Land
One Who Rules the Sky
The End of the Journey
A Flower of Memories
A Bouquet of Memories
A Garden of Memories
Step 2: Reload your save before Yggdrasil, then play through until you defeat the final boss.
Now that you've got the normal ending out of the way you can continue progressing through the story until you defeat the final boss, Yggdrasil. The game will continue into post-game after defeating Yggdrasil, see Step 3 for further information.
Upon completing Step 2, you will earn:
Step 3: Achieve all post-game Character Events.
Now that you're into the post-game, you can work towards completing everyone's Character Events for the remaining Character Event trophies and to meet the requirements for all the endings. You'll receive a Goal in your notebook for each character, called *Helping [Character] Out*, which indicates that you have not met the requirements for that character's ending. Once these Goals are listed as complete, that character's ending has been met.
You'll also want to reach Alchemy and Battle Level 50 during this step, but that shouldn't be a concern at all. I had over a year left by the time I entered post-game, so there is plenty of time to fight enemies and synthesise to Level 50. Simply synthesise high-level items and complete any (Info) or (Alt.) goals you receive to reach the level caps quickly.
Once you've met the ending requirements and obtained all the miscellaneous trophies, you should have every trophy except the nine remaining endings. If this is the case, feel free to rest until the end; just make sure you make a save before Year 4, 4/1 which you can reload for the endings.
Upon completing Step 3, you will earn:
The Last Labor
Ancient Dragon Slaying
One High Point
Another High Point
Step 4: Achieve the remaining endings.
Now that you've met all the ending requirements, use the save you made at the end of Step 3 to grind out the endings. Once you reach Year 4, 4/1, you'll see a scene with Nio at the workshop and be given a selection of choices, with each one giving you a different ending. Simply go through all these options to complete all the endings.
Upon completing Step 4, you will earn:
The Witch and the Alchemist
Future of a Female Prospector
And the Trio
Search for the Truth
Which will ultimately unlock:
All Trophies Earned
[PST Would Like to Thank Dark_Raven666 for this Road Map]