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Live A Live

Nintendo, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Jul 22, 2022 - Nintendo Switch
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
9 / 10
Easy Allies
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Game Revolution
8 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Live A Live

While component tales and battles can be hit-and-miss, this elderly Squaresoft anthology is a wonderful testament to its genre's flexibility and range.

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Live A Live is a fascinating JRPG time machine that's getting its dues at last thanks to a remake that brings out the best in its seven stories, strong combat, and unusual structure.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The 1994 original has some unfortunate flaws, that this remake doesn't try to fix, but in terms of graphics, soundtrack, and sheer invention this is one of the best Japanese role-players of any era.

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We’ll never know how Live A Live would have fared in the U.S. back in the day. Flash forward nearly three decades, and I can’t recommend this revitalized relic enough. It’s that good. This is another must-play Switch RPG that entertains in ways I didn’t expect and kept me glued to the screen for well over 20 hours.

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Live A Live is a beautiful remake of an overlooked classic that should not be missed by JRPG fans.

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Fortunately, it’s not a launch that’s 28 years too late. Live A Live is still full of charm, and the graphics and gameplay have been tweaked just enough to give it some modern touches. Hopefully, it’ll get the recognition it deserves alongside Square’s other classics.

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Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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