It can be easy to laugh at JRPG factory Kemco. It is easy to imagine teams of designers and writers gathered around a conveyor belt assembling an endless stream of cookie-cutter RPGs.
However, with its latest release, Alphadia Genesis, the developer has stepped outside of its comfort zone by experimenting with 3D visuals.
Given the JRPG genre's focus on menu-based combat, 3D visuals have never been a priority. However, while the over-world map and story play out in 2D, Alphadia Genesis's combat takes place in the third dimension. This adds a little drama to the turn-based battles, as bosses now tower over your fleshed out team of tiny fighters.
The new visual effects are joined by a twist to the fighting system. Members of your team who aren't directly participating in the fight can now assist, adding buffs and additional abilities to characters from off the battlefield.
Alphadia Genesis also bring another dimension to the dialogue with a fully-voiced cast - a welcome change from the lengthy text scrolls of other Kemco games.
If you fancy continuing the saga, you can download Alphadia Genesis for £2.99 / $4.99 right now.