Atelier Ryza is a long-running JRPG that has a massive cult following. The newest iteration in the series is starting to grab mainstream attention. However, some of its mechanics are incredibly obscure. The game is a long adventure, so you’ll regularly want to save your progress. There’s no autosave feature, which means going to save is even more critical.
There’s only one place in the game where you can save your progress. Ryza’s house that you encounter in the first area is the only designated save spot. Once you enter Ryza’s home, move upstairs to her bedroom, where you’ll find a diary. Once you interact with the journal, you get the option to save your game.
It is a slightly inconvenient mechanic, and most games work around this by allowing you multiple save points. However, it works fine in Atelier Ryza because you can fast travel back to your home at any given moment. The only time you can’t use the fast travel feature is during a cutscene or a battle.
You can select wherever you want to fast travel on the map. The game will ask you to confirm your choice, and you’ll be at your home in a matter of seconds. It will take some getting used to, but the mechanic doesn’t take anything away from the game.
Gamers need to be very careful about saving in the game. It’s a long haul, and losing progress because you forgot to save can be infuriating. Make sure to write in your diary whenever you’re about to embark on a great mission.