Kemco experiments with 3D in new RPG Alphadia Genesis

By , on March 3, 2014
Last modified 8 years, 9 months ago

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.

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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.

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