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  • Summary: 1587, 2A - 15 years have passed since the guns of the Great War at last fell silent.
    The conflict rocked the world, leaving half a generation of men and women lying dead on the battlefield. Of the many players that had acted on the world stage, only two remained; the kingdom of Cirinthia and
    1587, 2A - 15 years have passed since the guns of the Great War at last fell silent.
    The conflict rocked the world, leaving half a generation of men and women lying dead on the battlefield. Of the many players that had acted on the world stage, only two remained; the kingdom of Cirinthia and the ancient Republic of Tariq. In time, Dimitri Noraskov, a hero to the defeated Kingdom of Arkadya, rose from the ashes. He saw his king as a coward for surrendering, and a traitor for submitting to the Treaty of Evenheart.

    So did his people.

    They supported Noraskov when he overthrew the king. They supported him as he reclaimed the lands that had been stripped of them. And they supported him as he raised an army. Noraskov had theorized that the nations of the world were still too wearied by the Great War to enforce the terms of the Treaty. Thus far, his gambit has proven
    successful.

    The Arkadyan Empire shows no signs of curbing its aggression. It is feared by many that a reprise of the Great War, that at one time could have been prevented, is now all but inevitable. But there are those that believe it can yet be stopped...

    Rise of the Third Power is a love letter to the glory days of the console style RPG, with modern conveniences such as auto-save, and a combination of the best elements of Japanese and western style gameplay and writing. Experience this fusion of east and west, old and new, in a game meant to surpass Stegosoft Games' previous work in every way!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 25, 2022
    85
    Ignore the retro RPG trappings of Rise of the Third Power; this is a great game regardless of whether you’re approaching it for nostalgic purposes. Its story is just fresh enough, its turn-based combat unique enough, to keep you firmly planted in 2022, not 1992.
  2. Feb 10, 2022
    80
    Stegosoft has made another excellent step towards capturing the nostalgia of SNES-era RPGs, while not clinging too heavily to the mechanics and constraints of yesteryear that no longer feel fun in an indie RPG. For those who jumped into Ara Fell Enhance Edition, Third Power feels like a natural progression forward, with improvements in every aspect of the game, while cutting out a chunk of the tedious bits. For those craving a JRPG that feels like it’s right at home on a Super Nintendo, while seamlessly melding in modern conveniences like adjustable difficulty level and crafting characters based on what makes the most interesting party for the player, Rise of the Third Power is a prime example of a true throwback gem, and I can’t wait to see what the team has in store next.
  3. Feb 15, 2022
    80
    A solid "JRPG-esque" adventure from the team behind Ara Fell, Rise of the Third Power manages to send the player back to the golden Super Nintendo age, even with some not equally great dialogues.
  4. Feb 16, 2022
    80
    By grounding its setting and keeping the scope of its story more personal (albeit with major consequences), Rise of the Third Power gets to really focus on each of its eight main characters. The nature of the plot means things are always moving, and as such the time just seems to fly away while playing. Its mechanics aren’t quite as impressive, but the combat system does seem to have had a lot of thought put into it in terms of trying not to waste the player’s time. Basically, this is more of a game for those looking to get into a good tale than those who want to crunch on some chewy, innovative mechanics. If you’re okay with that, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.
  5. 75
    Rise of the Third Power, whether in 2022 or 1992, will still slot into the middle of the pack for SNES-inspired RPGs. The combat and overarching story are clear highlights, but there's undeniable bloat that hurts the pacing and the character portraits, for the most part, would be better left on the cutting room floor. While a babystep up from Ara Fell, which I awarded a 7 out of 10 in 2020, Rise of the Third Power doesn't quite do enough to earn a full-throated recommendation. That said, it's still a fairly enjoyable classic RPG experience with interesting characters, a simple but fun battle system, and some humorous dialogue.
  6. Feb 20, 2022
    70
    While it has it's shortcomings, Rise of the Third Power is still a wonderful JRPG with great gameplay and music that Switch fans, JRPG fans and quite frankly - History fans, will definitely enjoy.
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  1. Mar 3, 2022
    8
    Rise of the Third Power è una gradita sorpresa. Recensire spesso prodotti indipendenti dal prezzo economico porta con se il timore di spendereRise of the Third Power è una gradita sorpresa. Recensire spesso prodotti indipendenti dal prezzo economico porta con se il timore di spendere molte ore con titoli mediocri, specie perché sull’eshop approda davvero di tutto… In questo caso sono stato rapito dalla narrativa, piacevolmente sorpreso dal gameplay e dal felling nostalgico del prodotto. Scoprire poi che è l’opera di due soli sviluppatori che si firmano Stegosoft Games mi porta a complimentarmi personalmente con Evelyn Rose Hall e Joey Peters. Infatti dal loro lavoro traspare molta competenza nel genere e grande capacità narrativa. Se siete interessati la longevità si attesta sulle 35 ore di gioco.

    Premio anche la lucidità del team di sviluppo di aver snellito molte parti dell’RPG, come la gestione dell’equipaggiamento e il crafting, per concentrarsi sulla trama e un combat system solido e divertente. Stegosoft Games ha saputo confezionare un ottimo prodotto. Se cercate un Jrpg occidentale story driven e il budget vi limita difficilmente potreste fare scelta migliore! Certo, c’è un piccolo prerequisito: una buona conoscenza della lingua inglese è necessaria, infatti tutti i testi sono solo in inglese e i dialoghi non usano un linguaggio scolastico. Ma se siete anglofoni il gioco è assolutamente consigliato!
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