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Time Periods Explained in Live A Live Remake
Square Enix’s upcoming 2.5D remake of Live A Live Remake (Live A Live 2022 HD-2D Remaster) will begin with seven chapter timelines fit into one story. This approach is similar to Octopath Traveler whereas the time period hopping is reminiscent of Chrono Trigger. Each era has its own distinct feel, mechanics, and experiences that will eventually unlock the final two chapters.
You can play the game beforehand through our walkthroughs below:
Here is a breakdown of each of these time periods and how each relates to the overall story of the game:
Prehistory Time Period
The first era features a Prehistory timeline. Characters include Pogo, Bel, Gori, Zaki, and O-D-O.
The Prehistory scenario takes place during the time of the cavemen. The episode follows the story of Pogo who is exiled from his tribe after his rescue of Bel, a woman intended to be sacrificed to a rival tribe’s god, O-D-O. They are joined by Gori, a gorilla friend of Pogo, and Zaki, another member of a northern tribe.
Imperial China Time Period
The second era features the Imperial China timeline. Characters include Xin Shuan Quan, his student, and Odi Wang Lee.
The Imperial China scenario is set in Ancient China and tells the story of the aging Master Xin Shuan Quan. He vows to defeat a rival kung fu school, Master Odi Wang Lee, responsible for killing two of his three disciples. Since two of his students are already eliminated, Master Xin trains his surviving student and they attempt to seek revenge against the murderous Master Odi.
Twilight of Edo Japan Time Period
The third era features a Feudal Japan timeline. Characters include Oboro-maru, Ryoma Sakamoto, and Ode Iou.
The Twilight of Edo takes place in feudal Japan where the ninja Oboro-maru is tasked with the mission of rescuing the political prisoner from a daimyo in league with demonic forces and bent on conquest of the land. After defeating Ode Iou, the prisoner reveals his identity as Ryoma Sakamoto. Oboro-maru must decide of returning to his ninja corps with Ryoma or join the prisoner’s mission to rebuild Edo Japan.
The Wild West Time Period
The fourth era features an American old west timeline. Characters include Sundown Kid, Mad Dog, and O. Dio.
The Wild West is set during the American frontier. A wandering gunman known as Sundown Kid partners with his old rival Mad Dog to save a town from a powerful gang oppressing the people. This group of bandits is led by O. Dio and after defeating them, Sundown must decide the fate of the final duel between Mad Dog and him.
Present Day Time Period
The fifth era features a present-day timeline. Characters include Masaru Takahara and Odie Oldbright.
The Present Day takes place in the contemporary period and tells the story of Masaru Takahara, a man who goes on a quest to become the strongest in the world by defeating opponents through all fighting styles. There is also another fighter named Odie Oldbright who does it the same way but he deliberately kills his opponents. Odie then challenges Masaru in a fight to the end.
The Near Future Time Period
The sixth era features a near-future Japan timeline. Characters include Akira Tadokoro and Kenichi Matsu.
The Near Future follows the adventure of Akira Tadokoro, an orphan in the not-so-distant future who seeks out a notorious criminal biker gang known as the Crusaders. One of the children in the orphanage was kidnapped by the biker gang and Kenichi Matsu helps him. They learn the plot of the Japanese government to use the captives and power up an ancient mech called Buriki Daioh to defeat an evil giant idol named Odeo.
The Distant Future Time Period
The seventh era features a far-future space timeline. Characters include Cube, a spherical robot, Kato, Huey, Rachel, and Kirk.
The Far Future takes place in a distant future and tells the story of the maintenance robot Cube who begins investigating the incident of an escaped Behemoth monster that killed the crew transporting it to earth. Other remaining crew members namely Rachel and Huey continue to blame or mistrust one another after the death of crewmate Kirk. Kato finds out the culprit and attempts to defeat it together with Cube.
Middle Ages – King of Demons Time Period
The eighth era features a medieval timeline. Characters include Oersted, Straybow, Princess Alicia, Hash, Uranus. You must clear the first seven chapters first to unlock this chapter.
The Middle Ages follows the tale of the Oersted, a knight who leads a party to rescue the kidnapped princess of Lucretia and defeat a powerful entity known as The Lord of Dark. The party started with Oersted and Straybow and they eventually recruited Hash and Uranus who defeated the previous Demon King thirty years ago.
The final chapter serves as a crossover even for all hero characters. You will have to make a decision in this chapter and it will influence the ending of the game.
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Live A Live (2022) is a remake of the role-playing video game released in 1994 by Square for the Super Famicom. The game follows the story of eight different protagonists across nine-story scenarios or “episodes” that take place in distinct periods of human civilization. Players will be able to freely begin any of the first seven episodes while the final two are unlocked by progressing further into the game.
Gameplay in Live A Live Remake consists of exploration and combat sections, with each story scenario having gameplay elements unique to the episode. Combat, in particular, is triggered through different conditions in each scenario, with some chapters having scripted, random, and optional encounters.
Live A Live Remake features turn-based battles using characters that have access to unique attacks, skills, and abilities. Defeating enemies yields experience points, allowing each character to level up to gain new actions in combat. Some skills and abilities, meanwhile, can only be learned by reaching certain points of each story chapter or by seeing an enemy use them in battle.
Various other unique quirks and mechanics are also implemented throughout the game’s different scenarios. Some episodes require the use of stealth to navigate through an area while others take advantage of a character’s unique ability to gather clues to advance the story or gain an advantage against enemies in battle.
|Title||Live A Live|
|Platform and System||Nintendo Switch|
|Developer||Historia, Square Enix|
|Release date||July 22nd, 2022|