I don't think the reviewer was saying it was bad because the character is white, it's bad because the main character looks exactly like the generic space marine archetype. If the guy was black, that would at least be a departure from the incredibly generic character design.
The one issue I had with NAGI's art was the occasional side character with an outfit that was just WTF. Like Tenba President Ayano from AT1. That outfit just looked extremely uncomfortable and seconds away from a bizarre and painful malfunction.
Yeah, actually. Ciel no Surge is a...non-standard game with an episodic structure that functions kind of like an odd visual novel, for a rather badly performing console. I would like it to come out, but I understand why it probably won't.
Ar no Surge, on the other hand, is a PS3 RPG that apparently has some direct connections to Ar Tonelico. It sounds pretty likely to me.
Even though I've never cared for the story and characters that Matsuno creates because of how poorly structured it is, I've always loved the way he handles strategy elements. So I hope to god that this comes to PC at least and not on a mobile phone where I actually have to deal with my iPhone.
It's coming to PC. The initial basic release is for IOS, Android and PC.