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: Mixed (195 reviews) - 61% of the 195 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 17, 2014

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“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
    • Storage: 70 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2015
I don't recommend it!
This game may look good and feel like a really good Nintendo DS Game, but it's extremely long and slow.

The battles are totally unbalanced:
The normal moves has almost the same strenght than the special moves.
The bosses mostly uses massive attacks that causes 35% of damage, and the animations are too slow and long.
Many times the battles happens without any motive, you will be fighting without knowing it why.

The biggest part of the missions of the game are forced, where you must do "something" to a Npc that doesn't have nothing to do with the story. (The only reason is to make the game longer than already is)

The game has few songs, and many times it repeats the intro song inside the game, even in a boss fight. The songs aren't bad but the repetition makes them seem old really quick.

You will be walking around on the map most of the time without any reason. The World Map is useless and has a disguised loading.

the story of the game is really shallow for a story made by a developer that wants to create an anime and a manga about it,
There are lots and lots of repeated scenes in the game, and the worst of all 3 episodes got cut off the game even knowing that it was totally possible to put these 3 episodes inside it.

Resume...
The game is forcibly long and the missions are mostly unnecessary.
The songs repeat a lot and they pisses you off. The battles are long and tiring. Not forgetting that the game is absurdly expensive comparing to the games of the same platform.
This is one of the WORST RPG MAKER GAMES that exist!

That's the reason I say: don't waste your time and money playing this garbage game.

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[PT-BR]
Não recomendo!
O jogo pode ser graficamente lindo, e ter um bom ar de jogo de Nintendo DS.
Porém peca muito em ser extremamente longo e demorado.

As batalhas são muito desbalanceadas:
O golpe normal dos personagens tem quase a mesma força que os golpes especiais.
Os bosses quase sempre usam ataques massívos, que causam cerca de 35% de dano, alem das animações serem extremamente longas e lerdas.
Fora que as batalhas muitas vezes são forçadas. Pois muitas vezes você vai estar lutando sem nem saber o motivo.

A maior parte das missões do jogo são forçadas, onde você deve fazer X coisa para um npc que não vai influenciar em nada na história. (tudo pro jogo ficar mais longo)
O jogo possue poucas músicas, e várias vezes vai ficar repetindo a música de introdução dentro do jogo, seja em cenário ou em boss fight. Não que as músicas sejam ruins, mas o excesso de repetição é muito desgastante.

A maior parte do tempo voce vai ficar transitando de um mapa para outro sem motivo algum. Fora que o World Map é inútil, alem de ser um loading disfarçado.

Quanto a história do jogo, pra uma desenvolvedora que almeja fazer um Anime e um Mangá em cima do jogo, a motivação dos personagens é muito rasa.
Fora que há uma repetição de uma cena no jogo várias e várias vezes.
E como não bastasse, o jogo foi CORTADO em 3 episódios, sendo que podiam muito bem ter lançado um jogo completo com os 3 episódios.

Resumindo...
O jogo é forçadamente longo, e as missões são em suma parte desnecessárias. As músicas se repentem de mais e chegam a ser irritantes. Fora as batalhas que são muito longas e cansativas.
Ainda que o jogo é absurdamente caro se comparado com outros jogos da mesma plataforma
Este é um dos PIORES JOGOS de RPG Maker que existem!

Por isso eu digo: não perca seu tempo, nem dinheiro jogando esse lixo de jogo.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
I got this from a bundle and only started it to get the TCs at first. Generally I am not much of a JRPG player at all but I decided to give it a try.

Although the dialogues may be cheesy from time to time I liked the general idea of the storyline. The combat system is very simplistic and there should be more variations in attacks but altogether it works properly. The music in this game is not too bad either but it will become quite repetitive very quickly because of the limited amount of tracks.

I have seen much worse RPG Maker games on Steam, so if you can get this on a discount you may want to give it a try.
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92 of 106 people (87%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
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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95 of 120 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
"So Hashbrick do you recommend Alpha Kimori Episode 1?"

"Absolutely!" is what I would have said if it didn't have so many things wrong with it. At this point it is nothing more than a "Well if you like RPGs and don't mind a huge let down...be my guest"

Let's go down the list of everything that just makes this a disappointment in any regard.

CONS

Short - 5-7hrs depending on how hard you grind there isn't much going for it. The story has a hard time taking off and when you are done you are still wondering what exactly went on in that short time frame. This is exactly why RPGs were never made in episode form originally, it is hard to tell a meaningful story in a short period of time.

Soundtrack - Get ready to hear the same damn music over and over. One of the songs actually sounds like watching a citcom where it hits the high notes and out comes the actors running down the stairs with their names appearing. It is a very odd taste of music and you will groan everytime you hear it even with the short episode.

Lack of Strategy - The only time you will ever use "skills" is on boss fights to quickly defeat them, other than that the whole game is cruise control of spamming just attack and watching ♥♥♥♥ die. There is no weaknesses or status effects just a minor attack up, attack down system.

Redone & Overused Areas - Get ready to go to the same damn areas you go through in the beginning of the game with the exception of the final area that is new everything is rehashed for every quest and side quest. You litteraly do not venture more than a woods right next to your town and nothing more. There is times where you wish they'd just wipe the enemies clean and just let you run instead of running into lvl 1 ♥♥♥♥ at lvl 32 just cause its the very first area but you need to do quest X here for the 10th time.

Story - Extremely weak story of a love triangle (or lack there of) between a brain dead, can't think for myself female that is obbsessed with the main character to the point it makes you sick. Then this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ likes the chick you could care less about while you hunt for another chick on the other faction to realize that you could care less about your own morals that were forced on you by your crazy ♥♥♥ parents who have no problem to just kill you off if you fail your exam?!?! Oh ya and something about some alpha ship that came from Earth to this planet, with two factions; one that wants to get back to Earth and one that wants to just stay and make the best of it, who then made these Kimori human like things but not considered humans who consider themselves gods, while 7 souls of angels that turn into some kinda gem thing implanted in 7 different characters that can call these angel things in battle, while the other faction can turn into enemies and the reason to kill monsters on the planet is to harness their ki energy for....reasons. Confused yet? Good don't expect anything else when it ends there is nothing if anything explained in this crazy mindless plot. (It is suppose to sound like a run-on because of how short the episode is and how much they jam in your throat)

Items That Don't Matter - Throw your items in the garbage, you will never use them if you are on par with the levels you should be. As for weapons and armor you will get hand outs during the story no point of ever using the stores ever...

Lack of world building - There is no detail in most the areas you will travel through, just plain grass, caves, one town and a small one with little to nothing in it.

Cutscenes - Not only will you see the same cutscene cut up in different places over 10 times in different points in the game as they ram it home that "this is the defining moment of change!" You will also be greeted to ingame cutscenes that require npc movement that takes so long and you can't move until its complete. The graduation ceremony you watch 3 npcs walk up take their document and go back to their place, for what, what point is there making the player wait a long ♥♥♥ time for no gain, no dialog, just movement... Seems like they just did one flash back and cut it up cause it was too much work.

PROS

Graphics - looks good for a 2D RPG, models are nicely detailed.

Battle Engine - While not having to actually use it much, it is overall a well built battle engine turn based menu system.

Character Building - While being short it does a ok job at detailing some of the characters and giving them a background, this is probably the shining moment in the game and the only shining moment. There are some cliched character of course but for the most part the reasons and ambitions are clearly detailed throughout the short episode.

FINAL THOUGHTS

If you like a RPG with a meaty story, look elsewhere. If you don't mind grinding mindlessly and go through the same areas over and over again for a little piece of pie (the story or lack thereof) then by all means take the plunge. I can't recommend this game based on the obvious issues with this game there is no meat for the lover of RPGs and in retrospect if I had known it was going to be what it was I probably would have not pushed myself through the entire episode.

2/10 - extremely average run of the mill RPG with little to no reason to actually need to experience it.
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46 of 55 people (84%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2015
Falls short in too many areas. Just going to echo the major points, though:

1. Combat is too simplistic. Just spam your high damage ability and grind. Nevermind any kind of "balance" concerns, it never even attempts any kind of depth by giving things like ability/class variety, itemization, consumable management... nothing!
2. Writing is too awkward. I can forgive the above point and a weak story/premise if the writing is good (especially since this is an RPG where the focus is on writing).
3. I did complete the game. The "hours played" is a little long because I left the game on for an hour or so while I did other stuff. I don't think the game is too short. If anything it's too long. I say this because this game IMMEDIATELY throws you into grinding. And there's plenty more grinding to be had throughout. On top of that, you revisit the same areas all the time! Basically this is a ~2 hour game stretched into 7 or so. And you can't avoid at least doing some grinding. I was about level 37 on the last boss and he presented the only challenge of the game. If I was... I dunno, level 25 or something I don't think he would be beatable.

More on the writing-
The major problems come from two sources: everything is too direct and on the nose (Main character is told to kill, he states that he refuses to kill. Every person has to explain everything like how the government is fascist and fascism is bad. People outright point out their own biases and then say, "But you're not like that" within one second of meeting someone, etc etc) and the dialogue itself is awkwardly phrased. It sounds like it's written by someone with a passion for writing, but their first language isn't English? Like if you were to meet this writer in person you'd be impressed and say, "Wow, your English is great!" but it's not up to snuff when it comes to dialogue in a written story. The phrasing is always SLIGHTLY off. On top of that, it neither attempts to be natural or what I call "movie dialogue" (where each line is meant to both move the plot forward AND demonstrate a [thin] personality within 5 or so words).
So- to put it more simply- it's kind of a pain to read.
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