The Alliance Alive’s story constantly deals with topical issues

Games can be used as a means to address important issues. While players may not be able to directly influence the real world they inhabit, they can make a virtual world a better place. Some games can be a bit heavy-handed with messages, such as Final Fantasy VII and the fight to preserve the planet. With The Alliance Alive, things are slightly more subtle. Issues relevant to the ones facing the world today constantly appear, giving people a chance to deal with inequality among different races and climate change in a game that shows things in black, white, and shades of grey.

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The Alliance Alive HD Remastered is a cleaner and clearer experience

The Alliance Alive HD Remastered is upon us. Soon, people will have a chance to go through one of the better Furyu JRPGs released recently. While the obvious perk is having an HD version of the game available on more platforms, there are a lot of other things that have been adjusted to make the experience a little more pleasant on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC. In fact, while some minor things have changed, it’s definitely a good way to play.

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What do you need to know about Gunvolt?

While traditional Mega Man games took a bit of a break for a while, another series stepped up to help fill the Blue Bombers’ shoes. In fact, this new IP’s hero was even a similar shade of blue! Inti Creates picked up where Capcom decided to leave off with Gunvolt, an original character who participated in rather familiar adventures. With the eighth Gunvolt-adjacent game appearing, now is the perfect time to go over who this hero is and why people should be playing his games.

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How to prepare for Dragon Quest XI S

Dragon Quest XI S is heading to the Nintendo Switch! People will be able to have an absolutely massive JRPG and can play it anywhere they want. It’ll be the definitive version with a 2D mode, extra story segments and other new content. It’s so massive that you may not know what would be best to do to prepare for it.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered helps Seifer’s actions seem more understandable

There’s a saying that suggests that the best villains are the ones who, if you change the circumstances or story slightly, could have been the heroes. Back when Final Fantasy VIII was shiny and new in 1999, it might have been easy to look at Seifer Almasy, one of the antagonists, and see him as a jerk. I was in high school at the time and never thought too deeply about who he was or why he was doing what he was doing. But now, with Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, it’s a new opportunity to better appreciate a villain who could very easily have been a hero and often engages in some positive behaviors.

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Preview: Puru-Chara Friends: Hoppe-chan to Sanrio Characters lets you relax and (literally) make friends

Here’s a funny thing about Japanese mascot characters. They tend to get all sorts of games and products based on them. Hoppe-chan has been the star of a number of titles, typically on Nintendo platforms. Most recently, an ambitious cross-over occurred on the Nintendo Switch in Japan: Puru-Chara Friends: Hoppe-chan to Sanrio Characters. Hoppe-chan met Hello Kitty and her friends! It’s a relatively text-heavy game, but one that seems like it suits both the Hoppe-chan and Sanrio experiences.

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