I love traditional JRPGs. Having grown up with the genre on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and whatever else I could get my hands on, more than any other genre the JRPG has been a mainstay for me through my life.
Related reading: Earthbound might not be a new JRPG, but it’s on the Wii U Virtual Console and it’s certainly a classic JRPG.
Yet despite its weaknesses, Alphadia Genesis doesn’t do anything outwardly wrong. It sets out to offer a nostalgic JRPG experience, and it achieves that. It might lack the style and substance of a truly good game, but I can think of worse ways for JRPG veterans to eat away a lazy Sunday or two than this.