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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #9: The Alliance Alive

Christmas is on the way! It’s time to adorn the tree with dazzling lights, bust out the obligatory TV specials, and gobble festive treats faster than the chef in your family can put them down. More importantly, it’s a precious opportunity to ditch your routine and bask in the company of those you hold dearest.

There might not be snow banks to leap into depending on your geographic coordinates, but video games under a blanket can provide fun with 100 per cent less mess (barring severe eggnog mishaps). It wouldn’t be Christmas at DDNet without our requisite list of games to keep you warm and cozy for the holidays. Each day until Christmas, we’ll highlight a title that’s perfect for passing the time, bonding with friends, or stuffing in your buddy’s stocking.

Join us on this 24 day adventure as we count down to the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas!

Game #9: The Alliance Alive

Though 3DS releases these days tend to be ports, the system is still clinging to life despite the existence of the spotlight-hogging Switch. FuRyu proved that earlier this year with The Alliance Alive, a JRPG that is one of the very best the handheld has ever had. On the surface it looks like a pleasantly nostalgic little romp, but there’s actually a great deal of innovation within its mechanics and storytelling. Holidays might be the best time for lengthy games, but they do have quite a bit of traveling in there too. If you haven’t “switched” over yet, take solace in knowing there’s a stellar portable adventure you probably forgot about in the face of 2018’s blockbusters.

The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #9: The Alliance Alive
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