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Rise of the Third Power

Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: Jun 20, 2024 [$11.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $9.99
  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • There’s no doubt that for many the 16-bit era was where JRPGs really exploded into the mainstream, so titles that bring back and celebrate that style are pretty welcome to see on the Switch after a slow-ish start for the genre. Rise of the Third Power certainly deals in the general turn-based combat mechanics, terrific visuals, and quirky character and situations departments in line with the classics. That said, it also brings some more modern concepts to the table with a streamlined equipment and inventory system and some key revisions to how your party works and is managed as well. Whether you’ll appreciate the efforts to improve on the classics or would prefer they remain mostly the same may vary with taste, but the attempts to tweak the format are appreciated. Finally, while the story may have some familiar elements to it, for me it was the characters and their interactions that managed to make it memorable for the most part, providing an above average total experience in the genre on the system.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.0]

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