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Live a Live

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Total Reviews: 26

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Critics Consensus: 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.
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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.

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30% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

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Rebekah Valentine (IGN)

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.

July 21, 2022 |

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.

July 21, 2022 |
Recommended
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell (Eurogamer)
9/10
Andrew Reiner (Game Informer)

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.

July 21, 2022 |

Rebekah Valentine (IGN)

9/10 - (Read Review)

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)

Recommended - (Read Review)

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)

9/10 - (Read Review)

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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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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