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  • Summary: A Battle of Epic Proportions!

    Alphadia Year 1092: Fifteen years have passed since the end of the terrible Energi Wars, where clones were used as weapons. Two kingdoms, after nearly destroying each other and the natural resources of Energi, signed an important peace treaty, and have been
    A Battle of Epic Proportions!

    Alphadia Year 1092: Fifteen years have passed since the end of the terrible Energi Wars, where clones were used as weapons. Two kingdoms, after nearly destroying each other and the natural resources of Energi, signed an important peace treaty, and have been co-operative neighbors ever since: Augustine and Archleign, where the story of Alphadia Genesis begins.

    Alphadia Genesis boasts a rich, complex story starring Fray, a member of the local guild, and Corone, a knight. As their journey progresses and conflicting national interests come to the forefront, it becomes apparent that it may take more than a little work on both their parts if their relationship is to weather the foreboding storm on the horizon.

    3D battles feature beautifully rendered graphics, dynamic camera angles, and more skills than you can shake a sword at!
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  1. Dec 1, 2014
    70
    Its biggest issue is how safe it plays everything, but anyone wanting a straightforward approach to the JRPG genre will leave more than likely impressed by Alphadia‘s endearing simplicity and nostalgic allure.
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    60
    A little more effort on the part of the writers would have gone a long way toward making the narrative and characters less insufferable, but as-is most JRPG fans should be well-versed enough in this banality to look past it and enjoy the game for what it is.
  3. 60
    It sets out to offer a nostalgic JRPG experience, and it achieves that. It might lack the style and substance of a truly good game, but I can think of worse ways for JRPG veterans to eat away a lazy Sunday or two than this.
  4. May 26, 2015
    50
    There are a lot of classic RPGs out there on PSN and the Wii U's eShop and many of them are definitely worth playing, but Alphadia Genesis is not one of those - unless there is an insatiable desperation for a turn-based RPG, that is.
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  1. Feb 18, 2015
    7
    For the first hour of this game I was a bit disappointed. Only the battles are 3d, the remainder of the game is a 2D map. The controls don'tFor the first hour of this game I was a bit disappointed. Only the battles are 3d, the remainder of the game is a 2D map. The controls don't suit the Wii U, you keep trying to use an analogue stick and find the character stopping dead. Some of the music feels like it's on a ten second loop that makes you want to turn the sound down. The dialogue is thick and slow with pages and pages of dialogue about feelings.

    However, I took a break after 60 minutes playtime, came back the following day and found myself getting really into it. If you make that effort to persist then it pays off. I found myself drawn in by the plot and genuinely wanting to know what happens. The gear and skill system suddenly starts to make sense, you realise that it's quite hard to get lost and the difficulty increases are gradual... you start to have fun.

    As you can tell this review is after 2 hours playtime so it's not comprehensive but I definitely recommend giving this game a chance. It is JRPG by numbers but right now the Wii U lacks a good JRPG and this comes close.
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