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Review: Alliance Alive HD Remaster (PS4 Retail) The-al10

Developed by  Cattle Call Games and published by NIS America, Alliance Alive HD is a remaster of the 3DS JRPG of the same name which was met with a somewhat mixed reception from critics, but we rather enjoyed the game and this version is a great game as well in our opinions! Continue reading our review to find out why we think this game is worth a purchase!

Review: Alliance Alive HD Remaster (PS4 Retail) Ss-01010

The story in Alliance Alive is pretty good, but is decidedly retro with very simplistic story-telling as well as no voice acting. It all ties together with the old-school look and feel of the game. The game is pretty short only clocking in at around 20 hours in length. As for the gameplay the battles are done in simplistic turn-based fashion with a slight twist to the skill learning formula which is actually quite advanced as you learn skills based on the way you battle, but the algorithm is extremely complex and thus is difficult to figure out what actions trigger certain skills to "spark" and be learned.

The game has a ton of side-quests as well so completionists can expect to add an additional 15-20 or so hours into the game just for the side-quests and if you want to unlock every skill for every character chances are you'll need to sink 80+ hours into this game. As short as the game is, it truly shines in its replayability which is fantastic news! Now for the downsides, the dungeons are too simplistic and can be boring at times, the story is very predictable and uses many overused tropes, there isn't enough variety in enemies, there are a few glitches here and there, though none we experienced were game-breaking, and in-general Alliance Alive is simply solid to good in its best aspects, luckily there isn't a whole lot wrong with the game so it's still a fun game for JRPG fans.

Review: Alliance Alive HD Remaster (PS4 Retail) Allian10

The audio-visual presentation of the game is quite nice, but of course it won't wow gamers though that's sort of expected from a game that was designed from the ground up to be a love-letter to the classic 32-bit era classics in the genre. The world map feels like it was ripped straight out of a PSOne era JRPG and that's a good thing in our opinions! The character models are gorgeous however thanks to the unique art direction the game uses, and some locales look breathtaking as well, but again it's a result of the amazing art direction rather than the actual graphics engine the game's assets utilize. LUL

The soundtrack is pretty enjoyable as well with some catchy tunes here and there that fit the game quite well, but there are other tracks that feel out of place or are rather forgettable which is a shame, but overall the audio-visual presentation is good!

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Bottom-Line: With a good, but cliched story, solid gameplay, and good audio-visual presentation Alliance Alive HD Remaster is an enjoyable experience for all fans of the JRPG genre, but a few issues do hold the game back a bit. Overall, however we give the game a solid to good level of recommendation!


Score: ★★★★★★★½☆☆ 7.5/10



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December 11th 2019, 12:40 pmKeAfan7
Our review is now live! Enjoy! Wink
What a lovely review! This looks simply wonderful! Love
December 15th 2019, 8:44 amZatchbell
Amazing review @Towafan7!
December 25th 2019, 6:01 pmSplatuna
WiiWareWave always dies every December. In any event excellent review @Towafan7!
December 28th 2019, 10:54 amStaroceancrazy
Awesome review @Towafan7 Exclamation
December 28th 2019, 11:12 amKeAfan7
Thanks for the feedback you guys! Wink
Nice review @Towafan7!
January 12th 2020, 7:50 pmZatchbell
@Splatuna And the first half of January as well. I'm back though! I got a bunch of amazing new games during the holidays last year! Review: Alliance Alive HD Remaster (PS4 Retail) 631737971
January 12th 2020, 8:26 pmSupertimbros
Great review!
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January 13th 2020, 2:40 pmAqua Cherry Blossom
Nice review! I rather enjoyed this remake lol. Smile
January 13th 2020, 7:11 pmAmufungal
Nice review as always. Smile
January 13th 2020, 10:31 pmKrazyredd
Krazy good review @Towafan7!
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February 10th 2020, 10:53 pmMario fan of the 80s
Great review!
February 13th 2020, 1:24 pmKeAfan7
Thanks for the comments! Wink
February 20th 2020, 2:49 amToughGamer
Good review @Towafan7!
February 20th 2020, 2:54 amKeAfan7
Thanks for the feedback! king
February 24th 2020, 2:57 pmRWBY_Red
Good review!
February 25th 2020, 11:36 amBigJho
I had this on 3DS and it was relatively fun. Great review @Towafan7!
@Towafan7 Nice review! Smile
May 31st 2020, 11:59 amTalesfanatic
Nice review Towa!
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