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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: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  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. Apr 15, 2018
    83
    The Alliance Alive delivers a charming and satisfying JRPG adventure with a mix of traditional and fresh gameplay elements. It's simply a joy to experience the characters and their engaging story as they traverse their varied and vibrant world. It's a must-have 3DS JRPG.
  4. Mar 26, 2018
    74
    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.
  5. Mar 29, 2018
    70
    The Alliance Alive is a successful effort at justifying why the 3DS is still relevant. Thanks to its wide and varied world, well implemented sense of progression, in-depth combat system and rich visual component, this is an RPG that should feature in a great number of 3DS systems, even as the console is past its prime.
  6. Mar 26, 2018
    70
    The Alliance Alive is a solid RPG with a lot of flaws (generic characters and story) but balanced with a lot of strong points too (fun gameplay and combat). Despite its annoying shortcomings, the game can be recommended to anyone looking for an RPG that plays like it's straight from the golden era.
  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 17, 2018
    10
    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 thouroghly enjoyable as well. Expand
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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