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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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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What do you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening?

One of the more imaginative entries in The Legend of Zelda series is going to reappear. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will bring a classic portable game back. Right when it’s needed too, what with the Switch Lite launching alongside of it. But, people might be wondering what this adventure is like. Should they play the newest one or go back to its origins? Are there any other games to play to prepare?

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How to get into Sumikko Gurashi games

San-X, like Sanrio, is one of the major mascot character companies out there. If someone likes a cute being, say like Mamegoma, Rilakkuma or Tarepanda, then there is a good chance San-X made it. Case in point, Sumikko Gurashi is one of the company’s more popular groups of critters. Which makes them a great lead-in to some Japanese games that can sometimes be rather import-friendly!

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Team Rocket succeeds because of its grounded and persistent nature

What makes a good villain? It could be how justified and vindicated someone feels when they get the chance to rise up and defeat them. Ones with intense backstories and motivations that almost a player sympathize with them are intriguing too. But, when it comes to the Pokemon series, one villainous group keeps enjoying one uprising after another. Team Rocket can’t be kept down. (Team Go Rocket even took Pokemon Go by storm.) In the case of this group, one could argue it is their persistence. Because, while the group does have an array of activities that can make people justified in fighting them and does have more affable members like Jessie and James, their in-game activities come down to relying on certain Pokemon they are familiar with, gradually building up plans, never hiding their intention and always being ready to make a comeback.

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A beginner’s guide to Fire Emblem

With the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, a lot of people have been talking about the long-running strategy franchise, and many are being introduced to what it has to offer. So where do you start if you want to get into the series? What’s the next step if you enjoy Three Houses or mobile hit Fire Emblem Heroes, and where do you go after that? We’re here to help you answer those questions.

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