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Live a Live

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Live a Live is a beautiful remake of an overlooked classic. It’s unlike any other RPG you’ve tried before – and its short stories, in different eras, make each of its 9 chapters unique and distinctive.

Game Info

Previously unreleased outside of Japan, the RPG game Live a Live is releasing on the Nintendo Switch system in the HD-2D style! Seven different stories featuring different protagonists, time periods, and gameplay styles await. In The Wild West, a wanderer with a bounty on his head fights for his life. In the Twilight of Edo Japan, a shinobi undertakes a secret mission. Experience these tales in any order you choose—the adventure is yours to control. What other stories will you uncover on the horizon…?

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Total Reviews: 63

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43% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

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Rebekah Valentine (IGN)
July 21, 2022
9/10

Live A Live is a fascinating JRPG time machine that’s getting its dues at last thanks to a remake that brings out the best in its seven stories, strong combat, and unusual structure.

Edwin Evans-Thirlwell (Eurogamer)
July 21, 2022
Recommended

While component tales and battles can be hit-and-miss, this elderly Squaresoft anthology is a wonderful testament to its genre’s flexibility and range.

Andrew Reiner (Game Informer)
July 21, 2022
9/10

We’ll never know how Live A Live would have fared in the U.S. back in the day. Flash forward nearly three decades, and I can’t recommend this revitalized relic enough. It’s that good. This is another must-play Switch RPG that entertains in ways I didn’t expect and kept me glued to the screen for well over 20 hours.

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Live a Live Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Takashi Tokita

PRODUCER(S):

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DESIGNER(S):

Nobuyuki Inoue

PROGRAMMER(S):

Fumiaki Fukaya

ARTIST(S):

Kiyofumi Katō, Yoshihide Fujiwara, Yoshinori Kobayashi, Osamu Ishiwata, Yumi Tamura, Ryōji Minagawa, Gosho Aoyama, Kazuhiko Shimamoto

WRITER(S):

Takashi Tokita, Nobuyuki Inoue

COMPOSER(S):

Yoko Shimomura

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