Atelier Shallie is out but no one here is talking about it. I've not played much yet but it seems like it will be another good game. It is different to play not having any time mechanic but Iam starting to get used to it. The two stories seem ver different from each other unlike Escha & Lodgy where they meet up right away I am in chapter 2 and have not teamed up with the other Shallie yet. From what I hear the stories are much more different this time so replaying is pretty much a must.
The only thing to point out is that there is a bug that makes the game crash when opening the Growth System menu that you unlock at level 40. A patch is one the way and people say you can finish the game without it (you'll just be less powerful).
Eh they meet up around chapter 4, so half the game is mostly the same (I assume).
The game doesn't crash when you open the growth system menu and you can actually use nearly half of it. Basically you can move around the stat boost icons without fear of the game crashing. I'm currently grinding end game properties (damn it phoenix drop Super Properties already so I can make an uber bomb to make grinding you faster >.>) without having touched it for the most part.