The Alliance Alive HD Remastered

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

61%

Critics Recommend

Based on 23 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Oct 9, 2019

GOOD - It’s not going to wow anyone with its visuals or music, but The Alliance Alive HD Remastered a solid entry in the JRPG genre, further adding to the Nintendo Switch stellar library of games. Try it out if you’ve got nothing else to play this month, but with huge AAA games like Dragon Quest XI S and Zelda: Link’s Awakening arguably offering better experiences it’s hard to recommend this one over them as your first choice.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

As someone who has always loved a good RPG, I was not disappointed in The Alliance Alive at all. Yes some parts got a little frustrating at times, but that’s part of what makes the experience something you remember. While maybe not as portable as its 3DS brethren (at least for the PS4), the HD remaster is definitely a crisp and vibrant addition to the JRPG scene that I just couldn’t put down.

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Geeks Under Grace
Johnathan Floyd
8 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2019

Alliance Alive HD Remastered is a cut above the average RPG, and worth investing some time into it.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2019

The Alliance Alive was a game that I was very surprised by, as it’s of really high quality! Containing some of the best aspects from the SAGA series with some handy quality of life improvements, and you have one of the best pick up and play RPGs that I’ve seen on the Switch in a long while.

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Oct 8, 2019

Ultimately, The Alliance Alive HD Remaster is an interesting call back to the JRPGs of old and the excellent combat system is its saving grace. If you played the original back on the Nintendo 3DS, there’s not enough new features to dive in for a second time however if you missed out on this game the first time around then The Alliance Alive HD Remaster is a competent if somewhat unremarkable game.

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Liked
Nov 12, 2019

An classic RPG with strong, deep, combat mechanics, a captivating story and some nostalgia thrown into the mix, from old-school RPGs

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4.5 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2020
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8.4 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2019

The Alliance Alive is a wonderful and easy to recommend JRPG.

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2019

Even accounting for the passage of time, and the contempt that familiarity brings, The Alliance Alive HD Remastered is still a class act. This traditional tale offers a unique blend of fun characters and engaging exploration. The battle-system is sufficiently deep, and caters to any style of play. There are times where this journey isn't as good as it could be, but absolutely nothing about it stands out as truly awful. All in all, it's a wonderful RPG that deserves to be checked out.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2019

If you picked up Alliance Alive the first time around, whatever that experience was for you will likely be repeated on the Switch. To those whose main interest is the battle system, if grinding for moves and abilities is your thing, this remastered is a much prettier and convenient version to play.

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