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 (187 reviews) - 60% of the 187 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.

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 ).

10) 5 hours of average gameplay time.

System Requirements

    • 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
41 of 49 people (84%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
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.

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.

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.

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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Alpha Kimori 1 is a short 5-10 hour game depending on how you play. I picked this up in a bundle and i don't believe this game as a stand alone is worth $9.99. If you are a fan of this retro style jrpg you will probably really enjoy this game and for an rpgmaker game it goes above and beyond the typical bad steam rpg game.I think some of the others reviewing this particular game took it way too seriously and didn't enjoy the subtle charms that Alpha Kimori offers.

This is the first in a trilogy and is the only one currently on steam so keep that in mind. The 2nd can be purchased on the offical website.

Great Music
Engaging Story
Fun artwork and Styles
Easy to learn battle system

First hour or two is basically fetch quests.
Areas constantly reused with reskined monsters
Battles can get repetitive
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
An another anime inspired JRPG game...I'm always up for those! 5 hours of gameplay is indeed very accurate and if this is RPG maker game it has alot more effort in it than many others of it's kind out there.

However it also is still lacking in many many areas. Here's the key points:
  • Graphics are nice and detailed better than what you usualy find in most indie jrpgs.
  • Soundtracks are good but not much of variety of them. Their prided hatsune miku soundtrack is a nice addition but when it plays on almost every occasion get's a bit boring.
  • Sound effects of charackters in combact are very weak and lame, I'm sure you can get better SFX from but it's something one can get used to and don't care.
  • Combact itself is quite repetetive, charackters really could use more skills to obtain, however almost all enemy encounters are avoidable if you so desire.
  • The game is really easy, until the last boss fight, where it suddenly becomes frustatingly unfair and luck based.

And lastly it's calling itself the "story-driven" so I guess the most important thing is whether the story is good? The answer would be - yeah it's ok. By no means great, the emo protagonist is a bit annoying, cliche dialogs are a bit too obvious, some nonsensical forced quests inserted out of place is...really annoying, but It's still engaging and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

So overall the game is above average, I'd recommend it for everyone who likes JRPGs. Full price is acceptable, on sale - definitely.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
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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