3DS JRPG

The Alliance Alive Review

Playing The Alliance Alive is a lot like getting into a time machine and returning to 1997, as it feels a lot like an RPG from that era. For those younger than myself, I'm specifically referring to an era where JRPGs such as Final Fantasy 7, The Legend of Dragoon and Xenogears reigned supreme. If the graphics of The Alliance Alive were downgraded to polygons and shaders, then it would fit right in there. However, it also falls prey to many of the faults the games of the era had as well.

The Alliance Alive Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D takes a massive experience and brings it to Nintendo’s newest 3DS revision. It’s a little depressing that such a fantastic game, and the best traditional JRPG in years, has had such a niche audience.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Denpa Men 3: Rise of Digitoll

The game failed to suck me in. I never once put it down and thought to myself “I just NEED to play it for a little bit longer”. I adore games that feature some sense of realism, whether it be the world, characters, or story. Denpa Men had none of these. Where most games grab my attention very quickly this one failed to grab it at all. I was very disappointed. It requires an intense amount of patience to get a true feel for it, a level which I do not have. I have a tough time writing this game off completely. If you do have a high level of patience I can see how this game COULD become pleasant. However I see myself forgetting about this game entirely in a few months. It didn’t give me anything positive to hold on to. Maybe it is just the style of the game that gave me a bad taste, maybe it’s just not my cup of tea, maybe it is your cup, or maybe, the tea just isn’t very good to begin with.

Denpa Men 3: Rise of Digitoll