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  • Summary: 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 9 protagonists, and well-designed battle mechanics. One thousand years ago,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 9 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... [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Apr 25, 2018
    95
    The Alliance Alive is one of the best examples of bringing old school RPG design to modern platforms. With an interesting story, charismatic characters and a deep battle system that requires strategy, The Alliance Alive is one of the biggest surprises for the 3DS and possibly one of the best RPGs of the year.
  2. Mar 26, 2018
    90
    Cattle Call has done a fantastic job with The Alliance Alive, addressing the complaints of its predecessor while building on its strengths to make something that’s truly special. Whether it be the engaging story, expansive overworld, deep combat, or unique progression options, this is a game that oozes quality in just about every aspect. The Alliance Alive is a must-play for fans of JRPGs, and we would give it a strong recommendation to anyone looking for another great game to add to their 3DS collection.
  3. Mar 26, 2018
    84
    The Alliance Alive is an easy recommendation to make to my RPG-loving friends. If you’re not intimidated by dense menus and the concept of micromanaging your team to perfection, all while not being able to count on level grinding to brute-force your way through difficult sections, you’ll enjoy The Alliance Alive. For everyone else, come back when you’ve got a bit more experience.
  4. Mar 26, 2018
    75
    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.
  5. Apr 13, 2018
    70
    A JRPG that combines classic concept with original decisions, but that remains in the shadow of the greats of Nintendo 3DS.
  6. Mar 26, 2018
    70
    The Alliance Alive tries to make improvements on its predecessor, but only to a certain level of success. It still gets bogged down by a somewhat repetitive gameplay loop, and the expanded story focus is merely adequate. However, the game can be comforting if you are longing for an RPG that feels like the ones of the days past.
  7. May 4, 2018
    50
    For all the ways The Alliance Alive seems like a pleasant throwback RPG early on, it features too many frustrating design decisions and gameplay systems that have little impact until the endgame. It all adds up to a game experience that elicited very little satisfaction, ending with a variety of negative emotions and an unpleasant lasting taste.

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  1. Apr 19, 2018
    10
    It's a good RPG, the guys of Foryu took a while but after the hit or miss on Legend of Legacy they were able to make a good saga-like game.
  2. Apr 5, 2018
    10
    I played about 20 hours into the game so I believe that is more than enough time to state my opinion of the game.

    For a game that as
    I played about 20 hours into the game so I believe that is more than enough time to state my opinion of the game.

    For a game that as similar art style as Legend of Legacy I felt as if I was going to get a similar experience in Alliance Alive. To my surprise, I was amazed by the face at how well the story was handled ( so far), I was surprised it even had a story so that is a plus, and what I like the most is exploration rewards; ( Finding Chaos Gems/ Guild spots/Order Gems/) and you have to use things like a glider for an example to get to some of these, it's like the world map has purpose.

    Music is on par with Legend of Legacy which is awesome. Difficulty has been fine, but it starting to get harder from what appears to be the halfway point in the game.

    Combat is the same as LoL, but at least you get money every fight instead of nothing xD.

    Anyways, I highly recommend this game, and if you are on the fence because of the first game (Legend of Legacy) then have no fear as this game does a lot of things right.
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  3. Apr 10, 2018
    10
    It is really great RPG. I like combat without levels and art/talents system. The game has a balanced level of difficulty which is rare inIt is really great RPG. I like combat without levels and art/talents system. The game has a balanced level of difficulty which is rare in JRPG. I finished game in 30 hours and I never got bored. It is worth mentioning that the music and story are great. The creators did a great job.
    I recommend the game to everyone!
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  4. Apr 5, 2018
    9
    Pleasantly surprised by this game, I was expecting to go in to what I thought I would be a very middling experience but I came out playingPleasantly surprised by this game, I was expecting to go in to what I thought I would be a very middling experience but I came out playing what, in my opinion, was probably the most addicting JRPG I've played in a few years. Expand
  5. May 27, 2018
    8
    I thought this game was great. There are a lot of unique ideas at play and I didn't find the story or characters to be too generic as othersI thought this game was great. There are a lot of unique ideas at play and I didn't find the story or characters to be too generic as others have stated. In fact, I think they do a good job showing the friendship and camradarie the protaganists share. The main reason I rate this game so high is the amount of detail that went into the world. Names are mentioned but never explained and you get this sort of grand picture of the world and the people in it. Characters respond dynamically to what you do all over the world and even react differently based on who you have in the lead. There are also a lot of secrets and things to discover, some you'll have to use your brain a little to find out how to get them. Exploring the world is thoroughly enjoyable as well. I am updating my review and lowering the score because of the way the ending works out, without ever bringing the guild system to its full potential, and lack of real end game content. The spell system is also really wack, with most sorceries and sigils being largely useless for the majority of the game, save for the heal sigils. Expand