Super Nintendo was the first console I owned. I was barely 5-6 years old when “Santa Claus” left it on the Christmas tree. At that time, I had heard little or nothing about consoles, I was playing with dolls, pogs and little else. This gift changed my life, not only because it was the beginning of the existence of Areajugones today, but also because I began to discover a magnificent console that had games capable of making me fall in love .
Illusion of Time, Secret of Eternity, Terranigmathe list of quality RPGs on this console was overwhelming. For me, these were incredible stories, like the ones my parents told me a few years ago before I fell asleep.. But now I had the chance to experience them on this console. At that time, unfortunately, many games did not leave Japan; Live a Live was one of them, since the title was launched in 1994 in this territory without Americans or Europeans ever being able to enjoy it. until today.
If Live a Live had set foot in Europe in the 90s today, it would be in our minds as one of the great RPGs in history., Well, without a doubt, it was a game ahead of its time. Because? Very simple, Live a Live made us discover at the time an innovative combat system, put a spin on turn-based combat, mixing it with the ability to move around the battle board. In this way, even if we take a few turns, moving around the map totally changes the combat strategy. The success was recognized immediately, because later this formula was reproduced and it was even extended with the Tactics format titles.
Moreover, unlike those RPGs where the story only unfolded through the prism of a single character, this Live a Live allows us to enjoy different stories at different times, being able to experience each of them mixed or in the order that best suits us. He was ahead of his time.
Is Live a Live worth it?
Although I will give you my first impressions in this text, I assure you that There won’t be any better sensations than the ones you can extract yourself by trying the free demo. You can head over to the Nintendo eShop and download a demo that will let you try out Live a Live on your Nintendo Switch and draw your own conclusions.
Personally, until the embargo date for the analysis of Live a Live, I can only tell you very little. But it is necessary that you get a general idea of what you can find. If you have read the introduction, you can already guess that we are in front of a remakea redesign of the game that came to the SNES in 1994. The game is a HD-2D genre integrated RPG what a good result it gives with recent works like Octopath Traveler (essential) or the nearest Triangle Strategy.
What are the main virtues of LIVE a Live?
- Graphically it is a very nice game.which is greatly appreciated thanks to this air of nostalgia
- eight different storiesat different times, which you can play in the order you want, even being able to jump from one to the other when you are tired.
- As there are eight stories, there is something for all audiences, but These are all very well told stories. and with the possibility of captivating us.
- A turn-based combat system with the added ability to move around the map. Innovative, fresh and dynamic.
For the moment, I cannot and do not want to tell you much more until the analysis. But I have to say the first hours are very cold. In my case, the game took me quite strongly, and as happened to me with Octopath in its time, it is one of the games that makes me spend the most hours in front of the console. He has an aura that if you get that “click” will trap you for a long time.
I also recommend the same. As far as I can tell you, you can get rid of doubts thanks to the demo that you will find in the eShop, so I hope you go, try it and then if you want we can exchange opinions in the comments. Enjoy traveler.
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