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Decent Mechanics Make A Glacier-Solid Game!

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eshop - Review: Alvastia Chronicles (PS4 PSN) H2x1_n10

Developed by Exe-Create and published by KEMCO, Alvastia Chronicles is a decent attempt at recreating the greatness of the 16-bit era, however it falls short in many ways, but regardless is still a solid JRPG! Keep reading our review to learn more!

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The story of Alvastia Chronicles is pretty straightforward and doesn't do much that we haven't seen before, but what's there is pretty good stuff. The gameplay on the other-hand is pretty unique. It's basically The Last Remnant in 16-bit form in the way it utilizes squads of characters who fight together as one with a united HP pool and multiple attacks, which is quite enjoyable, but the mechanics are definitely watered down so don't expect complex unit commands and such.

The game itself is somewhat short and can be beaten in 20 hours or less if you don't focus on side-quests and collecting all units in the game. The controls are easy to learn and the game's difficulty is a tad on the easy side. Another great thing is that the Vita version of Alvastia Chronicles is PSTV compatible which we commend the developer for continuing to support the niche device that has long been discontinued.

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The audio-visual presentation is decidedly retro, but unlike previous 16-bit or is this 12-bit? KEMCO titles Alvastia Chronicles has a somewhat lacklustre art-style and feels off in a sense, because in some aspects it's 8-bit while in others it's 16-bit. It sort of ruins the game's nostalgia factor that KEMCO strives for. Luckily the soundtrack is much better and not only fits the game, but is quite memorable as well!

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay, flawless controls, and an excellent soundtrack, Alvastia Chronicles is commendable JRPG that has potential, however a somewhat erratic visual presentation and short story hold the game back quite a bit, though the PSTV compatibility really does help if you plan on purchasing the Vita version of the game. In any case we give Alvastia Chronicles for the PS4 a solid level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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Towafan7
on March 5th 2019, 1:58 amTowafan7
Our review is now live! As always be sure to leave us a comment below! Wink
GeekyGamerJack
on March 5th 2019, 3:40 pmGeekyGamerJack
Message reputation : 100% (1 vote)
@Towafan7 You've put me to shame in terms of sheer number of published reviews. If only I still had more time to complete the games I own...

As it is, I have very little spare time for gaming these days, though I'd like to think that playing games will be a necessary part of my game design degree if I get in. Y'know, for...let's call it "research". Wink

SEMI OFF-TOPIC: I've actually been crafting my second attempt at Dawn of Neon, a JRPG that's set in the same multiverse as Crystals of Silveria. The main spells are mostly finished, with the next step being creating the playable characters. Neon can't finish his/her journey alone! eshop - Review: Alvastia Chronicles (PS4 PSN) 631737971 #ShamelessSelfPlug
TechnicalIssues8
on March 6th 2019, 3:11 amTechnicalIssues8
Great review! I’ve been on the fence about this game and your review helped my decision tremendously. Thanks!
Grumblevolcano
on March 6th 2019, 10:56 amGrumblevolcano
Excellent review mate. @GeekyGamerZack Maybe, but your anime series is quite popular. All of my friends look forward to new episodes.
Towafan7
on March 6th 2019, 11:15 amTowafan7
Thanks for the feedback you guys! Wink
Towafan7
on March 6th 2019, 11:19 amTowafan7
@GeekyGamerZack Your content is incredible! That said I can't wait to read your certain series of exclusive features you'll be cooking up soon! Wink
Kain
on March 6th 2019, 2:52 pmKain
Nice review @Towafan7. Smile
Talesfanatic
on March 6th 2019, 3:55 pmTalesfanatic
Awesome review!
Tinglemaster
on March 6th 2019, 4:36 pmTinglemaster
Great review, I'll get this on Switch!
Staroceancrazy
on March 7th 2019, 2:55 pmStaroceancrazy
Awesome review @Towafan7 Exclamation
Inoue79
on March 13th 2019, 5:54 pmInoue79
Nice review.
ToughGamer
on March 14th 2019, 1:58 amToughGamer
Good review.
Kenshin A-Go-Go
on March 15th 2019, 6:40 pmKenshin A-Go-Go
Great review!
Towafan7
on March 18th 2019, 1:53 amTowafan7
Thanks for commenting! Wink
Zatchbell
on March 19th 2019, 3:28 pmZatchbell
Great review.
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