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The Alliance Alive

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Available on:Nintendo 3DSMar 27, 2018

Publishers: Atlus, Sega

Genre: RPG

The makers of The Legend of Legacy bring the classic JRPG back to form in The Alliance Alive, a new adventure that evokes the nostalgia of the JRPG greats by offering huge world-exploration, an intertwining story of nine protagonists, and well-designed battle mechanics. One thousand years ago, Daemons invaded the world of Humans. They subjugated Humanity and created the Great Barrier to separate the realms. The world was thrown into upheaval, and the Dark Current was born. Humanity was decimated and now Daemons rule atop a hierarchical society. However, the time for resistance has come. The world is about to change yet again... A WORLD LIKE NO OTHER Built on a sprawling world brimming with numerous secrets to discover, players will need to establish and unite guilds throughout the four realms while battling the Daemons. ENGAGE IN UNIQUE COMBAT Use the Ignition system, a part of the turn-based combat that allows for deep customisation and nuanced gameplay, to reach an enhanced state and deliver devastating Final Strikes.

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

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