At the start of Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny and Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm there is a dialog asking you to select some sort of video mode with 4 options on the menu
- Start the Game
- Switch to 50hz
- Switch to 60hz
- Test for 60hz
When I do the test option I can see the screen resize so it's a bit taller and fits my widescreen TV. I remember reading the whole 50/60hz thing was used by game to determine screen support and 50hz was standard for PAL region games and 60hz was stanarded for NTSC region games. I can only assume that the reason why Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana didn't have this menu was that between the release of the first 2 games PAL/NTSC Gamers was able to get TVs which could support both 50hz and 60hz.
Since my TV can support both, by default the games are set to 50hz and I don't particularly care if the screen is smaller, I am wondering if there is any noticeable changes performance wise?
NOTE: Neither one of these games, to my knowledge, use any rendered graphics if it matters