Alphadia Genesis is a rather standard RPG for the Nintendo Switch, heavily relying on common anime tropes to provide the brunt of its entertainment potential. It was created by EXE-CREATE, and is a port of the mobile version of the game.
Alphadia Genesis is a basic RPG, following the most common RPG tropes, with the setting being a post-steampunk fantasy world. As the game is a mystery story (kinda), I will avoid talking about it in any great detail. A lot of the game’s content is experiencing the story.
The graphics of Alphadia Genesis are pretty enough if a bit average. They match the theme/setting well enough. The game also contains 3d graphics during the battle system, and they all look pretty decent too, matching the sprites well enough. Some placeholder sprites are used for foes, like giant shadows, and are either for dramatic tension or a lack of overworld sprites. The graphics were made to run on mobile, so the limitations do make sense for what the game is.
The gameplay of Alphadia Genesis is average, and the combat is standard. Foes are common and go down quickly, and even bosses can be defeated quickly with skill/status spam. There are various items to find, weapons to collect, armor to wear. But most of the time simply replacing the parties gear when you enter the town is enough to make it through the game. This is not the Dark Souls of Turn-Based RPGs and should be a decent starting point for beginners. Alphadia Genesis also has an auto-battle, which functions well enough if you can’t be bothered to fight some foes. The game also has four optional super bosses that can be fought once a certain part of the story has been reached, for extra experience and items.
The story is the main focus of the game, but there are combat dungeons and over-world combat throughout. Expect lengthy cut-scenes repeating information you have already heard, with a lot of common fantasy/anime character tropes. Most of the characters are one dimensional and will be forgotten quickly if they aren’t part of the main party, and even the main party lacks character. But there are some decent-ish twists, later on in the story. The game’s constant jokes are either mildly funny or fall completely flat, with a lot of slapstick style humor that doesn’t translate 100% from the sprites acting it out.
Alphadia Genesis is not very re-playable, with a rather linear story. It’s rather easy to experience most if not all of the game’s content on your first play-through, although the game does apparently have a true ending. You will be completing the game again with minimal changes, an extra dungeon, and a few sidequests, so it may not be for everyone. But without giving spoilers, the true ending’s story is considered better than the standard ending.
Alphadia Genesis may appeal to you if you are looking for an RPG with an anime-style story, with combat that can be managed by the auto-battle 70 percent of the time.