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sethimothy
Nov 1, 2006

Nyu for 1d4 points of damage



Once upon a time, there was a game called The Legend of Legacy which was a spiritual successor of sorts to the SaGa series. It arguably wasn't very good. The Alliance Alive is seen as "spiritual sequel" to that game, and has some of the same development team. It has a very SaGa inspired battle system, but a notably linear story. It has secrets, unlockable characters, and a "save the world" plot that has some surprisingly dark moments.

I am so hyped to play this game with you.

This will be a video LP, mostly because when I'm doing an LP the one thing I'm looking for is getting people to post in the thread, and nothing gets more posts in a thread than doing a video LP. "Why isn't this a SSLP?" people will ask, getting me dozens of pages of replies from people. Someone will ask a legitimate question about the game, but I'll miss it, because the thread will get bumped with another "but what this really needs is an SSLP!" I get it, especially for a handheld game SSLP would probably be superior. But it wouldn't be superior for someone like me and I am the one doing this LP so here we are.

This game came out on the 3DS, which has two screens. I am using a setup which puts emphasis on the top screen. During cut scenes and specific content, I will only be showing the top screen. This is not a game I'd recommend playing (or watching the LP of) at full settings on your 4k monitor. I apologize for this.

This game has cut scenes, but no voice acting. Many, but not all of you, are watching a VLP and can read. Some of you are playing this in the background. To that end, I have settled on a narration style of exposition. I argue this is better than reading every line of dialogue, or pretending I can voice act.

This game came out this year to the West, so no spoilers. Questions about mechanics that change as the game continues are fine.

Other than that, this should be fun! I've done one other LP before, and it started very amateurish before reaching a point where it was only mostly amateurish; hopefully this LP will expand upon those skills further.

sethimothy fucked around with this message at Apr 16, 2018 around 17:49

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sethimothy
Nov 1, 2006

Nyu for 1d4 points of damage

Index

Episode: A Cute Couple Go On a Date, Cookies In Hand [001]

sethimothy fucked around with this message at Apr 16, 2018 around 17:48

sethimothy
Nov 1, 2006

Nyu for 1d4 points of damage

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IBlameRoadSuess
Feb 20, 2012

Fucking technology...

At least I HAVE THIS!


Never heard of this so I'll be keeping an eye on this thread.

But why isn't it a SSLP?

HerpicleOmnicron5
May 31, 2013

How did this smug dummkopf ever make general?


Why is this not:

A - just Alliance Alive instead of The Alliance Alive
B - Well known and hyped, considering some of the names attached to it
C - An SSLP?

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sethimothy
Nov 1, 2006

Nyu for 1d4 points of damage

HerpicleOmnicron5 posted:

Why is this not [...] Well known and hyped, considering some of the names attached to it?

I imagine the short answers to this is "It pulls from the SaGa series, a series which has always been very niche" and "the team that did this did The Legend of Legacy, which was not commercially or critically well received." It's questionable whether the developers expected the game to do well anyways. In Japan, the first print run only had 30,000 cartridges. In fairness, the first week around 25k of those were sold, which isn't horrible, but it does show a more restrained approach for sales. Sadly, I couldn't find any NA/EU sales figures, but I imagine for a title like this they'd be about the same.

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