About this game
Developer: Cattle Call
Content Rating: Everyone10+
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, all wrapped in a beautiful portable package for Nintendo 3DS.
Critic Reviews17 Reviews
Azario Lopez — Mar 27, 2018
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.
Branden Johnson — Mar 26, 2018
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.
Kirstin Swalley — Mar 26, 2018
While it may not stand out as an individual title, The Alliance Alive gets by with somewhat unique ideas and a memorable soundtrack. The varied cast doesn’t leave much impression and the combat gets too easy late-game with minimal grinding which makes it a chore more than anything. There are some great ideas here that fail to work together in a way that makes for an overall fun time.
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David Lloyd — Mar 26, 2018
A few frustrating moments aside, I generally enjoyed my time with The Alliance Alive. I wouldn’t say any new ideas were really presented, nor is it much more than your average RPG but if you were a fan of Legend of Legacy and yearn for more than this should satisfy you. If you’re new to the series or are more of a casual RPG connoisseur you won’t be missing out if you decide to give this one a pass.
CJ Andriessen — Mar 26, 2018
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.
Heidi Kemps — Apr 23, 2018
There’s a lot to love about The Alliance Alive: a well-paced story in an interesting world, a meaty mashup of unique combat elements, and a fantastic soundtrack that keeps you pumped and eager to explore. If you can put up with a bit of a learning curve, you’ll find a great portable adventure well worth dusting off your 3DS for.
Brittany Vincent — Mar 26, 2018
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. There's a lot of content to wade through here, but many players, including those who typically yearn for a throwback, will find that the game is frustrating and difficult to get through thanks to its numerous battles and requirements to get through them. It's got potential, and it's a decent narrative to wade through on your way to work or for an hour or so at a time, but it seems as though it still needed some more time in the oven.
Mitch Vogel — Mar 26, 2018
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.
Gabriel Jones — Mar 26, 2018
When it comes to RPGs, the Nintendo 3DS isn't lacking for quality, even this late in the system's lifespan. If there's one title that deserves a spot in the upper echelons, it's The Alliance Alive. Its battle system is reminiscent of the SaGa franchise, except taken to the next level through superb balancing and design. No matter the player's skill level, they are treated to an adventure that caters to them, without coming off as condescending or frustrating.
Andrewrockett — Apr 04, 2018
Ultimately, The Alliance Alive is marred by several instances of weak presentation, a battle system that is occasionally a drag, and mind-numbing ease, with an end result being a game that only marginally improves on its underwhelming predecessor. The game is still a quality one overall with its multiple instances of satisfying battles and fun character moments.
Derek Heemsbergen — Mar 26, 2018
While it can be exciting and rewarding to peel back its layers, The Alliance Alive‘s tendency to not play fair makes it difficult to endorse as an essential addition to everyone’s library. Masashi Hamauzu fans and the SaGa-inclined are the most likely to enjoy its unusual blend of oppressive ambience and RPG esoterica.
Ramón Nafria — Apr 23, 2018
The Alliance Alive es una gratísima sorpresa, que por desgracia todos sabemos que va a convertirse en un juego del que no se hablará demasiado por estas tierras. No está traducido a otros idiomas que no sean el inglés, no ha salido en formato físico, y no tiene una marca conocida detrás que la apoye.
Sergio Melero — Apr 12, 2018
Cumple con las expectativas de lo que es un buen juego, tiene calidad y no presenta fallos graves, aunque le faltan elementos que podrían haberlo llevado a cotas más altas.
Sanakan — Apr 04, 2018
Plus souple, plus agréable, plus riche aussi, que The Legend of Legacy qu’il relègue au statut de brouillon, ce dernier né de chez Cattle Call est infiniment plus recommandable, pour peu qu’on lui pardonne son amour de la statistique opaque et son générique de fin qui défile sans effort.
Mirai_DoDo — Apr 01, 2018
Tout comme The Legend of Legacy, The Alliance Alive n'a aucunement la prétention de révolutionner le J-RPG, bien au contraire. Cela dit, il arrive à fournir une expérience solide en s'appuyant notamment sur l'aspect tactique de ses combats et l'évolution de nos personnages.
Diogo Caeiro — Mar 29, 2018
No fim de vida consola, The Alliance Alive ainda consegue constituir argumentos suficientes para pertencer na colecção de qualquer adepto do género, com um bom sistema de progressão e combate capaz de entreter por bastante tempo mesmo que por vezes os objectivos na aventura não sejam de facto os mais interessantes.
Gianluca Arena — Apr 18, 2018
Alla luce di questo, non possiamo non consigliare spassionatamente il titolo a tutti coloro che si fossero divertiti con il prequel, ma anche a chi non conosce il franchise, a patto che di non aspettarsi valori produttivi stellari e una progressione classica da gioco di ruolo giapponese. In ogni caso, vista la penuria di uscite si rilievo nell'ultimo periodo su 3DS, un prodotto da non sottovalutare.
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