Alpha Kimori™ Great Doubt™ Episode One is the first of a trilogy of bright and colorful Japanese Anime inspired story-driven episodic 2D Role Playing Games, which feature an intricate action-adventure epic story with a delightful mix of sci-fi and fantasy elements.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (75 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 17, 2014

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Reviews

“Alpha Kimori: Great Doubt is an excellent, thought-provoking RPG.”
4/5 – Gamezebo

“Sherman3D created a brightly futuristic world with a style of its own that stands out from the pack.”
84% – RPGFan

“Alpha Kimori is a great indie RPG that starts out simply enough, but provides surprising depth in its themes and story.”
4/5 – Operation Rainfall

About This Game

Alpha Kimori™ Great Doubt™ Episode One is the first of a trilogy of bright and colorful Japanese Anime inspired story-driven episodic 2D Role Playing Games, which feature an intricate action-adventure epic story with a delightful mix of sci-fi and fantasy elements.

The story of Alpha Kimori™ is set 50 years after the alien invasion of Earth when the newly discovered planet Kimori plays host to two warring human factions – the Bidarians, who want to reclaim Earth, and the Jinrians, who are contented with their new home. Even as the Bidarians destroy with their mighty Robotic Intelligent Cybernetic Armor (RICA) technology, the Jinrians defend the planet with the ability transmute into colossal indigenous creatures. Amidst the turmoil, young Bidarian warrior, Rick, falls in love with Jinrian princess, Yuki.


Features:
1) Cute Japanese anime inspired graphics with full sprite battle animation.

2) Engaging sci-fi-fantasy love triangle interactive novel storyline with lots of twists and turns.

3) Life bars and escape option during combat.

4) Classic Japanese RPG Turn Based Battle gives players time for strategy.

5) Ki Skill animation and battle elemental special effects.

6) Four visible party members and switchable lead character.

7) Avoidable combat with visible enemies.

8) Player is never lost with quest journal.

9) Theme song sung by the popular Vocaloid character, Hatsune Miku ( composed by Yossy http://www.Studio-Misty.com ).

10) 5 hours of average gameplay time.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 600 Mhz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 6.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 6.0
    • Hard Drive: 70 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Alpha Kimori is a game with an interesting story. The gameplay itself is that of a simple RPG. The difficulty isn't high and in general you won't find any great challenge in this game. The main point of the game IS the story, resulting in a short game with characters you can still really care about.
If I had to describe it, I'd say it feels the most like a visual novel with RPG elements. All in all, the game is for a somewhat niche group, but it's awesome all the same. If you're looking for a good story, be sure to check this game out!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Wonderful JRPG game , instead of the traditional rpgs which force you to grind for useless xp to level up or find nonsense loot etc This one focuses on doing that via a good story. Thank god there are no random encounters you can move about peacefully . Nice anime style graphics suit the game well.
The game has some lovely music as well , looking forward to episode 2
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
I got this game a few weeks ago and I have to say even for an RPG Maker game this one is awesome to play through. I don't know how far I am yet, but to me this is a hard game to put down once you start playing it. I can't wait until Episode 2 comes out on Steam so I can play it.

I don't know why the RPGmaker haters are hating on this game, but for once I'm going to say this: if you don't like RPG Maker games...then why are you here in the first place?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Alpha Kimori™ 1 is a old-school style JRPG game made in RPG Maker. I've seen how there are many negative reviews simply for the fact that this game is made from RPG Maker. This is what you would call a biased review - the "reviewer" is letting their feelings for RPG Maker-created games get in the way of seriously taking the time to actually go through the game. One reviewer I've even seen admitted to reviewing this game before playing it. Judging a game by it's cover, or anything for that matter, is never a good idea.

Now, the game itself has a very unique story that includes warring human factions, were-people, robot fighters, and angels. All in the same game. That's fairly interesting in itself. JRPG's, on average, have the player grind a bit or search for powerful items just to beat some kind of boss. This is not the case for this game, mostly: although I did grind a wee bit (maybe ten battles total), this amount of grinding is rather low as far as these genre games are concerned. This helps to flow through the story better. The music isn't what you would consider outstanding, but I found the theme to be pretty good. I particularly like how the theme is implemented into major boss battles, giving them a more "adrenaline rush" kind of feel.

Naturally, this game is by no means perfect (nothing is perfect). This does not mean that you, the reader, should shy away from this gem. The only complaint I can think of for this game is that it's rather short (beat it in ~5 hours). I strongly feel like there could have been a lot more story put into this first episode in the series, especially with the main character development.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this JRPG and simply can not wait until Episode 2 becomes available on Steam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
I am about 2 hours into the game and so far finding the storyline compelling. I love this so far.

Only complaints are I get the ocassional game stutter, and had the game crash. nothing a game update can't fix.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Ok, i've done this first EP.
And really feel good game close to the end. All walkthrough is kinda boring.
List of thing for paying devs attanction :
- It have reeeeeeealy a lot of flashbacks, and a lot of time there are same and reply again. CMON!
- Music. There is lack of variative OST in-game. As long as for story games music is really important part of player's mood, here is just few tracks and thats all. BTW i really loves last tracks coming in last boss fights. They did it right there!~
- Items. All over the game except last boss i didn't even motivated to use any items collected thro~ gameplay. At last fight just use some 100% HP restorers for easy way. All other stuff just sold as useless.
- Equipment. 1 armor\1 weapon change through all Episode. It's like joke. And even when i got them from shop they're given by story...?
- Ok, Equipment don't have a really trouble till this one: ALL OVER THE GAME u can use special skills and never care about being out of Ki (kind mana). If player never forced to use regular attack, so what the point to hide highest dmg ability away from player? ;D All fights is just about spamming the same skill from characters. Nuff said.
- Can't make any screenshot through steam -_-

And things thouse i love <3
- Sprites. Characters (ok, humanoid characters ;D ) are made with pretty pixel-style and details. All world looks lovely as long as the characters.
- Story, not bad at all, and kinda interesting. And there is also some side quests for minor rewards.
- Characters by themselves. Rick, Vanessa and Evlar are my faves as persons. I really feel them with story through dialogs.

By the way game is weak a little bit. I hope future EP will be much more participating, full of open world travel (as long as actual map looks like) and more soundtrack in-game for epic wins! Whoo! :3
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Unfortunately, I cannot give this a positive review as the game is riddled with bugs. It doesn't support proper monitor resolutions and many of the graphics and text do not even appear on screen for me.
I'm a huge fan of the JRPG genre, but I'd stay away from this game.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
I do not like this game it gives me a vide that i hate, it has a simular fighting style as FF but it does not feel as FF or anything close to it 0/10
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38 of 50 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Alpha Kimori is a sci-fi Japanese-style RPG set on a planet that humans have colonized and fled to, and home to two warring factions: one that wants to reclaim Earth, and one that wants to live in peace on their new home.

This game is really bad.

In a good RPG, combat requires some tactical decisions and creative use of skills and abilities to beat tougher enemies. In Alpha Kimori, combat is purely a grind, with 99% of fights requiring nothing more than mashing Attack, 1% requiring the occasional Defend command to heal, and 0% of the fights requiring the use of a skill. The sole exception to this rule is the final battle, which is the game's only interesting fight. I highly recommend using JoyToKey and setting up a turbo controller so that it will do the button mashing for you.

In a good RPG, characters are deep and memorable, live in an interesting world, and take part in a grand story. In Alpha Kimori, the plot is dumb and predictable, the heroes have no interesting qualities, and the world is shallow.

Here's the plot: one faction likes to kill animals and people to drain their energy. Our heroes are the only few people that think that rampant murder might be wrong. So, after murdering a few hundred bunnies and birds, the heroes decide to abandon their home for another faction that is only a little less bloodthirsty. A few times, they remember the one defining moment in their lives (the one time someone said that killing was mean) in the form of about ten flashbacks to the same event. There's supposedly a romance in there too, but our leads have less chemistry than oil and water.

I should also mention that the quest design is awful. It mostly consists of running through the same dungeons over and over again, sometimes taking the long way around just to stretch out the game.

The graphics look decent, except that the character won't stay anywhere near the center of the screen. The music is upbeat but not at all memorable. The controls are sub-par, and the game is in desperate need of a sprint button.

I really only continued this game out of a morbid curiosity to see how bad it would get. The bad news is that this game really just isn't even entertaining. For most of my playtime with Alpha Kimori, I was actually playing Mario Golf and letting the turbo controller do all the heavy lifting. This game is a tedious mess, and I can't recommend it to anyone, even if you get it free.

The developer needs to get the first game right before continuing with this "trilogy".
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Here is your generic JRPG.
Though, it has beautiful music, a catchy battle theme and a great story concept, the story is almost non existent.
75% of the time, you will be in the same three zones, grinding through monsters.

And that's pretty much it.
The other 25% you will get a little bit of the story, and some character who orders you to go back again to the zones you were already three time through.

An spoiler-free example:
Someone mentions, that this girl wants a word with you, so you head to her home.
The girl isn't there but you can talk to some stranger in her house, who tells you that she is in the flat of that dude upstairs.
So you go upstairs, only to find out she and that dude aren't there either.
Gladly, another random person tells you they are both at a top secret place, and because he's a nice guy he will tell you where it is.
IF you bring him this stone, which is unfortunately at the end of a place you already been three times.
To reach this place, you have to grind two other areas, which you been obviously too, in the past.

Another example:
There is this super important tower which you have to get to immediately.
But first, you have to get a few items, from the zones mentiond above already.
Once you recover the items, you may notice, that you bought these exact ones about an hour ago in the town.
So yeah, thanks for nothing, let's head finally to the tower now.

This basically the gameplay.
Someone tells you to grind through those three zones, you go back, to another port of your hometown, only to get told to go through the damn three zones again.

Sounds a bit harsh, but really: this games doesn't deserve more than 2 out of 10 points.
Especially with that price, which is way to high.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Really enjoy the game. Great art work, good sound track and a really nice story. Plus combines things in rpgs that I like then normal rpgs mechas and magic. Sadly it just only episode 1 and ends on a cliff hanger can't wait for episode 2 to come to Steam. The only things I have to warn you about there is some back tracking involve and the game only froze on me once in the entire play through outside of it's really great!
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
I like it !! Pretty good JRPG !! Im getting hooked on these throw back type of games as of late :) I cant wait for more Episode's of this one :) I say if you like JRPG games give this one a shot!!!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
It's good, but I believe you have to have an affinity for classic JRPGs from the 16-bit era to really enjoy it, otherwise it'll just feel tedious a lot of the time.

The story isn't bad, the characters have a bit of depth and development to them, and the sprite work and art design looks nice. As an RPG, its battle system is just standard basic attack, magic, and item commands selected from a menu, with an option to defend and recover HP/MP, but doesn't offer anything beyond that. Enemies show up in the field and battles can be avoided for the most part, which is a step up from having to deal with completely random battles.

The game could have stood to have a wider variety of music tracks. You'll be hearing the same upbeat town theme a lot of the time, which will sometimes end up clashing with the tone of the story when things take on a more serious mood. The first episode is also really short. Taking my time with it and walking away from it every so often, I still managed to get through it in under 10 hours, and a good portion of the game has a lot of padding from battling and backtracking.

Overall, it offers enough where I could recommend it if you really like older console RPGs and can get it for cheap during a sale.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Alpha Kimori (ep1) is a fun little RPG (in JRPG-style) that while not perfect does prove that with effort a small group of people can use RPG Maker to put something together worth your money. RPG Maker has a seedy reputation due to some people abusing it but it’s far from a bad piece of software, and in the right hands can be used to everyone’s benefit. Alpha Kimori is one such product that stands as testament to this.

That said the game doesn’t try to be anything more than it appears to be, a very traditional RPG in the style of old SNES classics. Characters have HP/MP that you use in the usual turn-based format to launch your staple attack/magic/healing commands (given different names in this case, but still the same), and you run around from place-to-place viewing events. So if you’re looking for something that stretches boundaries you’ll be disappointed. But, if you can enjoy that style of old-school gameplay then Alpha Kimori is a very polished version of those styles. I should mention here that battles are not random but instead initiated by contacting enemy sprites on the field.

Story-wise things are interesting but feel a little scatter-brained, as if not all the dialogue is in the correct order. For instance our main characters occasionally have drastic shifts in their points of view within the very same discussion, rather than seeming like a solid progression from one view to the next over the course of several discussions. Still the story it’s trying to tell is interesting enough, there are plenty of tropes but it’s still trying to be its own property despite that. Similarly most of the characters are likable, the above mentioned shifting back-and-forth on positions sometimes detracts from them but in the end they’re mostly solid.

Some blatantly not so great points include there being a little too much backtracking for its own good as you revisit a small set of locations many times, it could have stood to have a few more songs for world locations and events (for instance it continues playing the bubbly, upbeat city theme even when events get serious which detracts from the scene taking place), and it’s very easy to begin with and even simpler if you spend more than a few minutes grinding with nothing coming close to beating you.

So make no mistake, if you don’t like this style of game then Alpha Kimori will NOT change your opinion on them. But if you do then this is a well-polished game that clearly has intent to go somewhere and should keep you content for the 5-7 hour playtime the first episode purports.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is good although there are a few problems the music has three tracks that are looped over and over, the combat in my opinion is unbalanced i hit more critical hits than regular ones it take a bit of the challenge out of it i died once in the whole game and that was at the last fight of the game, On to the good it is fun a throwback to the nes days of old and i enjoyed it as a whole.
In conclusion if you like games like chrono trigger the early final fantasy's you will find something to enjoy here
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Little short but very enjoyable for what it is. Only problem I have now is I want to play Part 2 but it not even on steam yet Argh so foobar. All in all it a good game, it worth buying and playing the small little gem. I'll give it a 7/10
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Fun and interesting story that is soon lost from slow boring and purely repetitive combat. I don't think you can get a game over(I have only used a heal once at the game start mainly to test it) because you have way more health than it ever seems you can take damage, you heal from leveling constantly and you get a crap ton of healing items. The combat is either spam your few skills or spam attack 4-5 times to kill the creature that can barely hurt you.
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13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Pro:
* Nice soundtrack.
* Nice art.

Cons:
* Insane amount of forced pointless backtracking. Visit that cave again and again? Seriously?
* "Script owns you" kind of boss fights. It doesn't mean if you just won the fight - if you had to loose you will be taken down by the almighty script scene. Seriously, if I had to loose then throw something unbeatable at my characters to make me think they were weak.
* Weak story right from the beginning. Weak presentaion of the story.
* No CG in the game like in the trailer. So, trailer have nothing to do with the actual game. :(
* Also there are no point to buy the weapons at the store except for Yuki.

No, I don't hate this game. In fact I like it and may play through next parts when they will be released but I wouldn't recommend buying it except for buying with a huge discount.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I've played for almost 3 hours now and have to say it's nice. Not great for an RPG, just nice or okay. I really expected more from the game so I'm a bit disappointed, but I am used to the good old SNES RPG. If you can get this cheap I think it's nice to play for som hours but dont expect too much. I would probably give 4 of 10 points.

I want to edit now:
I played it to the end within 6 hours in total. And i have to admit the story really is facinating. The engine is pretty bad I think, but what do you expect from a game made from the RPG maker.
But I'm looking forward to see how the story develops!
Now it's 6/10 points.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Great story, great combat, great everything.
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