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The Alliance Alive

Atlus, Sega
Mar 27, 2018 - Nintendo 3DS

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Learn about combat in The Alliance Alive!

Azura, Galil, and Renzo Are Ready to Fight Daemons in The Alliance Alive thumbnail

Azura, Galil, and Renzo Are Ready to Fight Daemons in The Alliance Alive

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A Resistance is Born in The Alliance Alive

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Critic Reviews for The Alliance Alive

Good pacing, engaging mechanics, and an interesting setting help make The Alliance Alive a noteworthy RPG.

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The story and characters of The Alliance Alive will stay with me far longer than anything else in the game. Yoshitaka Murayama has proven '90s-style storytelling is still as enrapturing today as it was two decades ago. His work just needs to be paired up with a better game. I respect all of the new gameplay ideas present here, but without fine-tuning, they bring down what should be one of the last great 3DS games.

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The Alliance Alive is a great-looking game with an interesting premise and intriguing battle mechanics, but in the end it falters from its combat decisions.

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I had hoped that after a few initially rocky hours, The Alliance Alive would somehow turn it all around and be a game that I would love. Unfortunately that's not quite the case here, and on a system with no shortage of good RPGs, it's hard to sell The Alliance Alive to anyone but the most ardent of fans.

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This is just a charming game. The art style is like a watercolor painting come to life

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Cattle Call moved a bit closer to greatness with The Alliance Alive, but they are still not quite there as one of the 3DS's last RPGs falls short.

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This RPG is more than deserving of attention with its compelling combat system, well developed progression, rich and varied visual environment, as well as a vast and varied world. Alliance Alive would deserve to see an earlier release in Nintendo's last-gen handheld, if only to ensure more visibility to its efforts.

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I had a lot of fun learning about these characters in search of a blue sky and I appreciate FuRyu taking chances on new IPs in a generation full of sequels and remakes. The Alliance Alive is a straightforward and fun JRPG with enough to keep the player invested throughout its story, but it could use some work on difficulty balancing and the inclusion of voice over.

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